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The past 100 years, Jan. 16, 2019

January 16, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Jan. 16, 1919: A.O. Espinosa, of Mexico City and for many years a resident of Santa Fe, where he studied at St. Michael’s College, is here on vacation.

J.M. Luna, corporation commissioner elected this fall, arrived last night from Los Lunas.

… Jacob Ortiz, who formerly was employed at the Capital Pharmacy, is back from Camp Travis, Texas.

Jan. 16, 1969: New Mexico’s air and water pollution laws are adequate for the present, but the Department of Health and Social Services needs more money and more personnel to adequately carry out existing pollution legislation.

This was the general consensus among those participating in the day-long Governor’s Conference on Air and Water Pollution Wednesday at the PERA building.

Jan. 16, 1994: If the Santa Fe city election were today, Peso Chavez would become the next mayor, according to a poll conducted last week for The New Mexican.

The poll also showed that four mayoral candidates have emerged with significant portions of the vote in the field of 12.

But the 28.6 percent of voters still undecided — more than the number who said they would vote for private investigator Chavez — leave the race wide open with just six weeks to go before the March 1 elections.

… Of those surveyed, 28 percent said they would vote for City Councilor Chavez, 12 percent more than the second-place candidate, City Councilor Debbie Jaramillo.

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