Montoya Passes

Long-time friend and Animas-La Plata (ALP) Projectsupporter, Stella Montoya, passed away in January in Farmington, New Mexico. She was 82. Stella was active in various agricultural organizations and spent much time traveling throughout the country representing important agricultural issues. In 1994, Stella and her husband received the New Mexico State Cattleman of the Year award. They were the first to receive the award as a couple. They were also inducted into the History Makers Hall of Fame for Farmington. In 1990, they received the prestigious Citizen Award from the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, for their active support of and involvement with the ALP Project. She also received many other awards and served on various boards.