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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Friday, May 16, 2014

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.

Updated January 26, 2015