The past 100 years, November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Nov. 20, 1918: 39 Fires In Santa Fe Forest In Summer Do Approximately Damage of $2,000

Nov. 20, 1968: Two men lost six days in the wilderness around Tres Piedras were found Tuesday carrying a jar peanut butter and a couple of biscuits and attempting to walk out of their predicament.

Ross Glaze, 39, Amarillo Texas, and his Springer ranch foreman, Louis Fernandez, 40, were in good shape, although tired and blistered, when they met Sabino Trujillo, construction maintenance foreman for the U.S. Forest Service, just after noon Tuesday.

“Thank God we found somebody,” Glaze said. The two men were taken to a Taos hospital.

Nov. 20, 1993: State District Judge Bruce Kaufman said in court Friday he believes Ken Yarbrough was intoxicated on Aug. 26, 1990, when Yarbrough’s van smashed into another car and killed a 4-year-old boy.“The evidence was not only indicative [of impairment] but overwhelming,” Kaufman said the day after a local jury found that Yarbrough was not intoxicated.

Friday’s statement by Kaufman was a rare instance of a local judge publicly disagreeing with a jury’s verdict.

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