BLM, vets wrangling over Bloomfield campground
Posted at: 02/20/2013 11:26 AM
By: The Associated Press
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A veterans group and a federal agency are wrangling over a campground that's located on federal land but that has been managed by the veterans group for nearly 40 decades.
The Daily Times reports that a Veterans of Foreign Wars post recently asked the Bureau of Land Management for help in combating vandalism at the campground near Bloomfield.
That prompted BLM officials to review the situation and to demand that the post relinquish control until there's a new agreement regarding the site.
That's frustrating VFW members whose group have improved the campground. It's used for recreation, picnics and as a place for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to relax. BLM official Scott Hall says the agency is researching options that could allow the VFW to continue using the site.
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