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The past 100 years, Jan. 24, 2019

January 24, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Jan. 24, 1919: It is always a ticklish subject — but has anyone ever been able to forward any valid argument for location of the Spanish-American Normal School at the inaccessible town of El Rito in Rio Arriba County?

The idea of the school is sound: we agree with the president that it is useful and that it can be made immensely more useful. To become so however, it must be located somewhere where people can get to it.

Jan. 24, 1969: Johnny Vigil, Santa Fe County chairman, Thursday strongly denied a published report that he ever met with Republican Gov. David F. Cargo in support of Cargo, then himself questioned the party loyalty of the opponent for his chairmanship, Carlos Martinez.

He also said he didn’t want to “fight through the news media.”

Jan. 24, 1994: A legislative audit shows the state’s school bus program, funded primarily by the gasoline tax, is run so badly that Department of Education officials probably don’t know how much it costs to run a single bus over a given route.

The audit report said private bus owners, who are reimbursed for mileage they drive, often bypass local school districts and deal directly with the state department on mileage claims.

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