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Monday, June 16, 2003

Blue Skies Wins 2003 Honor From the USDA

Journal Staff Report
    Blue Skies Consulting, an aerial photography and remote sensing company in Albuquerque, has been named the Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year for 2003 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    Company CEO Tami Wiggins and president Michael Racine traveled to Washington, D.C., to accept the award in a ceremony at the USDA last week.
    The company was nominated by the USDA's Aerial Photography Field Office.
    Blue Skies has 15 years' experience on mapping and photography projects in the United States and Mexico, the Caribbean and South America, the company said in a news release.
    Blue Skies also has done numerous projects for the USDA, including acquisition of high-resolution imagery for the agency's Natural Resources Conservation Service National Resources Inventory Project. That project includes five national parks and monuments in Colorado and Utah, riparian studies in New Mexico, and a resource management evaluation in California and Nevada.
    Blue Skies is a five-person firm located at the Albuquerque International Sunport.
    The company will complete construction of a new office and hangar complex at Belen Alexander Airport by the end of the year.