Zuni Pueblo to get 'MainStreet' designation


ZUNI, N.M. (AP) -- Zuni Pueblo is set to make history by becoming the nation's first American Indian Main Street Project from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela is scheduled Thursday to join the Pueblo of Zuni Governor Arlen Quetawki at a special pueblo ceremony dedicating Zuni Pueblo as an official Main Street community.

New Mexico MainStreet services 23 projects and six state-authorized arts and cultural districts. It is an economic development program that assists communities in revitalizing their traditional commercial neighborhoods.

The Zuni dedication is also an initiative of the New Mexico Economic Development Department to commemorate New Mexico's Centennial Year.