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IDA Certification

The announcement that the Cosmic Campground has been designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary was announced at the meeting of the Catron County Commission  January 14, 2016.

[pictured right to left, Commissioner  Bucky Allred, Patricia A. Grauer, 
Commissioner Glyn  Griffin, Commissioner Anita Hand, Dr. Al Grauer]

"The Cosmic Campground in Catron County brings visitors from around the United States and the world to enjoy New Mexico’s unmatched wild places,” said Senator Heinrich. "Outdoor recreation is a huge draw for the state and contributes to our economy as a whole. I was glad to support the Cosmic Campground’s effort in becoming an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, and I am pleased with their success. This designation will elevate the status of western New Mexico as a true destination for star gazers and dark sky enthusiasts all while boosting the economies of local communities."

[Pictured Right to left Senator Martin Heinrich, Dr. Al Grauer, 
Patricia A. Grauer]