Taos News: Río Grande del Norte: Monumental feat for Taos

The celebrations in Taos began with last week’s announcement that President Obama would create the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, and they are likely to continue for weeks to come.

The president signed a proclamation Monday morning (March 25) declaring the Río Grande del Norte, in Taos and Río Arriba counties, a 242,555-acre National Monument. At a standing-room-only gathering at the Taos County Commission chambers Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, described the signing as the culmination of years of work and collaboration to preserve the Río Grande Gorge and surrounding area for future generations.

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