The past 100 years, July 28, 2018

July 28, 2018

From The Santa Fe New Mexican:

July 28, 1968: A report on the State Land Office suggests the discretionary powers of the single land commissioner should be curtailed and the office replaced by a multimember land commission.

The report from a Legislative Finance Committee staff member, Winfred B. Senior, recommends reconsideration of a constitutional amendment proposal fora three-member commission, which was rejected by the 1967 legislature.

Senior’s report questioned policies involving land exchanges.

July 28, 1993: The frequency of new cases of hantavirus could jump in the fall and winter as cold weather drives deer mice — the carriers of the deadly respiratory disease — indoors and into closer contact with humans, a state health official said Tuesday.

Consequently, health officials are planning a massive media campaign beginning in September to educate the public about the nature of the disease and how to avoid it, said Dr. Gary Simpson, medical director of infectious diseases for the New Mexico Department of Health.

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