Statement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Regarding
Meeting With Otero County Officials
The U.S. Attorney’s Office participated in a meeting today with Otero County officials and representatives of the U.S. Forest Service for the purpose of discussing jurisdictional disputes involving use of the Lincoln National Forest. No resolution was reached during the meeting and the U.S. Attorney’s Office continues to monitor the situation in Otero County primarily to ensure that public safety is preserved. To that end, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will make every effort to facilitate a dialogue between county officials and the Forest Service.