I found an area in desperate need of honeybees in their community.
I think you are right, that is probably the closest one4 Corners Beekeepers Association in Durango if that is not too far to travel.
Get a couple of Bee Hive setups, and order a couple of nuc's and start keeping bees. Then try to start a local association.
I am not trying to be snarky here I just mean to say that if a need exists, and you identify it, maybe the best thing to do is try to fix it.
If you can find an association reasonably close you might be able to offer someone in the group a place to put some hives.
May you be blessed in whatever action you decide to take.