The New Mexico State Land Office Aug. 2 will host a public meeting to consider a proposal by the VA for a national veterans’ cemetery.

That proposal includes the sale of the land, about 340 acres of state trust land on the northwestern edge of Rio Rancho, where the cemetery will be built.

Under state law, the sale will be conducted through a public auction, according to a meeting notice.

The VA did not return phone calls.

The meeting will be held at Rio Rancho City Hall, Governing Body Overflow Room, at 3200 Civic Center Circle, NE, in Rio Rancho. The meeting runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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