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Finding the exact center of a city — an unevenly shaped blob — can be a headache. But in late 2010 Cliff Wilkie, a geodetic surveyor, took on the challenge of finding the exact center of his home city of Albuquerque
When the FBI recently opened an online “vault” for its declassified documents, it spun Roswell into the news cycle like the hypersonic rim of an alien space saucer.
Hatch has accepted delivery of a 65-foot-tall nuclear missile, which it plans to erect out by the highway to attract visitors to the town. It’s part of Hatch’s town slogan, “The New Gateway to Space.”
You can’t stand in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah at one time any more — at least not until June 1, 2010. That’s when the barriers will come down and the new Four Corners Monument is scheduled to re-open to the public, eager to participate in America’s most famous photo-op.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. A hospital in Raton, New Mexico, that specializes in treating injured New Mexico miners would feature a statue of a miner, nearly 10 feet tall, sculpted by a New Mexico artist. Even better, because of the sculptor’s “openness” style, the statue would cost $20,000 less than [...]
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