Saturday November 6, 1999


A new job opportunity has been posted at An apparent decision by the BN&SF Railway to sell to a Dallas developer may derail plans for the proposed Wheels transportation museum. After coveting the site for nearly two years, the group's leadersare not giving up just yet. The museum's negotiating team will make a counteroffer for all of the property on Monday. Once upon a time, abusers called the Opressive Ogres and Down Talkers entered the Pueblo of Cochiti with their strange talk and cameras. They were determined to take pictures of what they could not understand. Pete Toya, a Jemez Pueblo spiritual leader was one of 200 dignitaries invited to Pope John Paul II's assembly. We've got two ways of praying to worship the Great Spirit -- the Indian culture way and the Catholic way," Toya said.

ARIZONA The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum has been nominated to represent Bisbee in the national Local Legacies project of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration. The city bought a parcel for the Presidio Museum. The Heritage Foundation is providing funding to help with restoration. A 1860s triplex structure will undergo renovation and will serve as temporary exhibit space while the museum is under construction. Bumble Bee Trading Post was built in 1936 as a country 2-room schoolhouse. Abandoned in 1943 and later restored, a charming Arizona room has become the favorite place for visitors stopping for lunch.

UTAH Historically, a Navajo family's sheep -- often its only source of wealth -- have been passed down from mother to daughter. Navajo women run the flock, and they are also the skilled weavers of the family. That tradition continues, but not at its historical levels. Younger women are more likely to pursue a formal education and follow a career path that takes them away from the loom and, sometimes, off the reservation. Benally says she "rarely" sees anyone younger than 30 weaving.,1249,125013759,00.html? The fever for Mormon collectibles is rising. The Western National Historical Artifacts & Paper Money Show will come to Salt Lake City, Nov. 19-22. Utah could be in for the biggest feeding frenzy since the seagulls first smelled the crickets. Record prices may be paid for Mormon memorabilia, prices that may have ramifications in the market for years to come.

CYBERIA Nearly 38 years after it was lost, a salvage team has hauled up the Mercury capsule that carried "Gus" Grissom into space. The capsule contained seven coins that Grissom had carried into space as souvenirs. Scientists say there was little scientific value in the recovery of Liberty Bell 7, which is slated to be restored for display at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.