The past 100 years, Feb. 17, 2019

February 17, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Feb. 17, 1919: Raising revenue is a difficult problem. The governor has probably made all the reasonable suggestions that could be made. We hesitate to criticise any of them but are rather inclined to agree with the Albuquerque Morning Journal that we should be as easy as possible on the “poor man’s show” — the movies which the governor suggest might pay an additional tax. We are not familiar with the exact figures on the present tax burden of movies but the Journal says that in Albuquerque they are taxed forty per cent.

Feb. 17, 1969: A five-million-gallon water tank, the subject of two years’ controversy, is scheduled to be operational March 15.

“Actually the final coat of paint will be on about April 1,” Wayne Bagsgard division manager of the Public Service Co. of New Mexico, said.

When proposed, the tank’s site caused a great outcry from residents in the Cristo Rey Church area of Canyon Road. Now, Badsgard said, the profile — size — of the tank has been altered and the diameter spread “so the tank will be less noticeable from the streets.”

Now the tank will be 16 feet higher than the existing reservoir, 190 feet in diameter and adobe colored to fit better with the environment.

Feb. 17, 1994: The extent of Pojoaque Pueblo’s plans for a casino resort, including a hotel, golf course, and perhaps as many as 1,000 manufactured or mobile homes over the next decade, has caught some Pojoaque Valley residents off guard.

“I didn’t know about the golf course,” said one Pojoaque resident, who asked that her name be withheld. “I think (the resort) will just bring a lot of unwanted people and a lot of tourists.”