June 21, 2007

Road cuts through petroglyphs

Paseo extension through Petroglyphs opensResidents on Albuquerque's burgeoning west side heralded Wednesday's opening ofa four-lane section of Paseo del Norte, which cuts through 1,200 feet of Petroglyph National Monument.

The opening of the road caps more than a decade of legal battles involving a one-and-a-half-mile stretch that crosses the monument.

Many American Indians consider the petroglyphs--rocks with ancient markings etched by their ancestors--to be sacred spiritual touchstones. The director of the Sacred Alliance for Grassroots Equality, Sonny Weahkee, says he is angry about the road.

2 comments:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
writerfella must ask, since he does not know, does this road represent an inroad on and across the actual Newspaper Rock, from which this blog takes its name?
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Rob said...

No. The original Newspaper Rock is in southeastern Utah, not New Mexico.