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A vaguely defined historical region generally thought to be in present-day northern New Mexico. It included seven pueblos, the fabled Seven Cities of Cíbola, which were sought by the earliest Spanish explorers for their supposed riches.


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Seven Cities of, legendary cities of great wealth believed by Spanish explorers to exist in what is now the U.S. Southwest.
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The El Paso-based Borderland Immigration Council, a group of attorneys and community organizers who advocate for immigrants, said the case could offer relief to about 2,000 more detainees being held in El Paso and Sierra Blanca, Texas, or in the New Mexican counties of Otero and Cibola.
Jim Flores, a JROTC instructor at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The LCR TMP/EA includes the areas of Laguna Mountains, Trigo Mountains and Big Maria Mountains, and encompasses the communities of Ehrenberg, Cibola, Blythe, Palo Verde, Yuma and Imperial within Imperial County, California and La Paz and Yuma counties in Arizona.
Childers, 20, of Cibola, Texas, for unlawful violation of an order of protection and a warrant for failure to appear on traffic charges.
Deborah Green, Peter Green, Joshua Green and Stacey Miller, all part of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps were arrested Sunday morning, the Cibola County Sheriff's Office confirmed.
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Republished with permission from the Cibola Beacon.
The lightning-caused North Fire started May 21 in the Cibola National Forest and is only 30% contained.
The Cibola and Zuni National Forests are great for public-land hunters.
Cortes' conquest of Mexico City around 1520 and Coronado's journey to the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540 are stories almost always told in different books with different characters and different plots, says Hartmann, but in fact they are intimately tied together, and the race between the two conquistadors drove the initial European exploration of what is now the American Southwest.
They came out of the Painted Desert late in the summer of 1540, drawn north by the legend of Cibola, seven cities whose treasures--gold and silver, emeralds and turquoise--were said to defy belief.
The Justice Department also intervened earlier this year in response to a plan by Cibola County, New Mexico, to eliminate voting-rights coordinators.