Award deadline extended

CNJ Staff

The deadline for participation in a state initiative to honor New Mexico women has been extended.

Those who wish to nominate a deceased woman who influenced New Mexican history have until Sept. 5 to do so. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs will honor the accomplishments of New Mexican women through the New Mexico Historic Women’s Marker Initiative 2006.

One influential woman from each New Mexico county will be selected, along with 19 to represent each Native American pueblo, and two to represent the Navajo and Apache tribes.

Submission for nominees should be sent to Patricia French, Chair, Historic Women’s Marker Initiative, 216 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501. E-mail submissions can be sent to

Information on criteria for submission can be found by contacting French at 955-7979 and online at