The past 100 years, Dec. 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Dec. 16, 1918: Christmas business as seen by packages received and sent through the post office is picking up. Although feast at Santa Claus is some days distant, the elves of the office already are feeling the effects of the early shopping instructions.

Dec. 16, 1968: Dick A. Shelley, director of personnel for Santa Fe public schools, died Sunday night following an apparent heart attack.

He was 39.

Born in New York City June 30, 1929, he was the son of Mrs. Agnes Shelley, Corona, Long Island.

He grew up on Long Island and came to New Mexico 21 years ago on an athletic scholarship to the University of New Mexico. He also attended New Mexico Highlands and the College of Santa Fe. …

An avid baseball player, he captained the U.S. College All-Star team in 1948 and was offered a professional pitching contract.

Dec. 16, 1993: A hearing examiner has conditionally recommended that the Public Utility Commission approve a 6-year-old least that allows the price Las Campanas subdivision to use Sangre de Cristo Water Co. facilities to bring water to the development.

However, hearing examiner Michael Barlow specified that the least should be approved only if Sangre de Cristo customers are exempt from paying for improvements to the system that may be necessitated by the lease.

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