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Indian school amphitheater may be saved, but other facilities lost (Listen again)
(2010-07-21)
(KSFR) -
-- New Mexico's two U.S. senators may round up federal money to save the famous Paolo Soleri amphitheater at the Santa Fe Indian School, but questions remain why the balance of the historic sites at the campus were destroyed.

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall offered their assistance to the school after a persistent rash of news reports over the potential demolition of the outdoor facility. Indian school officials say it is too costly to maintain. They estimate the cost of bringing it up to present-day standards could be as much as $4.5 million.

Sen. Bingaman tells KSFR he and Udall would be willing to help find federal funds for the fix up. But he says he knows nothing of the federal requirements that should have protected historic buildings and works of art that were destroyed after the land was transferred to the school.

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