Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Carnuel Residents Push for Annexation.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

Petition Circulates; Trustees Nix Idea

One Carnuel resident is asking his neighbors to sign a petition requesting that the Village of Tijeras annex the small community.

But the Canon de Carnue Land Grant Board of Trustees has voted against being annexed by Tijeras, land grant board president Richard Nieto said.

"The land grant isn't supporting annexation because the board of trustees is in charge of the land grant and we can't have Tijeras running the grant," said Nieto.

The land grant has about 390 acres, but some people own private property in the community of Carnuel, located within the historic land grant boundaries, Nieto said. …

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