The past 100 years: May 27, 2019

May 27, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

May 27, 1919: With the present condition of the road in the direction of Albuquerque, this is a good time to call attention to the fact that there is another way of getting there beside going over La Bajada and down through Domingo station and Bernalillo. The route is about 12 miles longer, but is much more attractive from a scenic standpoint, and considerably cooler in summer. Most of it lies at an altitude of over 6500 feet.

May 27, 1969: The Office of Economic Opportunity has approved a $230,648 Headstart program through Santa Fe, funded through the Santa Fe Community Action Organization headed by Calvin Capshaw, U.S. Rep. Manuel Lujan announced today.

Funds were provided for a full-year program for 180 pre-school youngsters and an eight-week summer program for 210 students in Santa Fe and Pojoaque public schools.

May 27, 1994: City Police Chief Robert Lucero found out over the radio Thursday morning that Mayor Debbie Jaramillo wants him to resign.

“Oh, I hope that Chief Lucero can see the light and he can see the need for him to either look at retiring or finding something else to do,” Jaramillo told interviewer Mark Bentley on KVSF’s A.M. Show Thursday.

The police department, Jaramillo said, has some major problems, “and part of them are because of his leadership.”

Jaramillo said she does not have a replacement in mind, but has been “scouting around” for a new police chief and might advertise for a new chief.

Lucero, who was later interviewed on KVSF, said he was shocked when he heard the mayor’s comments.

“This was totally unexpected,” he said. I’ve had no conversations about this with the city manager or even the mayor. It’s totally out of left field. Quite frankly, I’m a little bit at a loss for words.”

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