Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Preserves Shut By Councils.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Report

* Rio Rancho, Corrales vote for bans at special meetings

Rio Rancho and Corrales have closed their Bosque Preserves.

Rio Rancho city councilors called an emergency meeting Friday after fires scorched hundreds of acres along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque.

Corrales acted during a special meeting Thursday night.

The Rio Rancho City Council passed an ordinance effective immediately that prohibits anyone from using the bosque for any purpose.

The city's stretch of the Rio Grande bosque is now only accessible to law enforcement agencies and the Rio Rancho Parks and Recreation Department. …

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