The past 100 years, May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

May 1, 1919: Albuquerque, May 1 — New Mexico veterans of the Great War — soldiers and sailors, and officers of both navy and army are gathered here today from all over the state, to form a state organization, elect officers and select delegates to the national convention of the association which meets in St. Louis May 8 to 10.

May 1, 1969: New Mexico’s medicaid program ended today because the $17 million appropriated for the fiscal year ran out in the first 10 months.

Effects of the end of the federally supported medical assistance program for the poor were immediate as some of the 1,115 elderly receiving nursing home care under the program were taken home by relatives who could not afford to pay costs at the homes.

May 1, 1994: From the perspective of Santa Fe, New Mexico might appear to be entering a new era.

There are Californians on the ridge tops. Many, many more people from there and elsewhere are on the way. Property values are skyrocketing, forcing out indigenous residents.

Just down Interstate 25, the outside world — in the form of a huge, expanding and water-guzzling Intel computer ship plant — has established a secure foothold in the New Mexico desert. In other spots, traditional land uses are giving way to subdivisions and small industries.

The pressure of change is being met with some resistance.