SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The staff that manages New Mexico's historic sites is being downsized as part of a plan to cut costs.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the state Department of Cultural Affairs says the layoffs will take effect Aug. 3.
Department spokeswoman Loie Fecteau confirmed in an email statement that 11 positions, including six managers, will be eliminated.
One site manager will remain.
Fecteau attributes the job losses to a mandate to reduce personnel costs by $2 million by the time the state budget year begins July 1.