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The past 100 years: May 17, 2019

Staff WriterMay 17, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

May 17, 1919: Prairie Dogs, Grasshoppers and Fruit Pests to Have Hard Going in Santa Fe County

Biological Survey’s War of Extermination Goes Merrily Forward With Gratifying Results; First Spraying of Fruit Trees in Progress

May 17, 1994: CORTEZ, Colo. — Eleven miles south of here near Towaoc is Colorado’s largest Indian gaming casino and the only one in the Four Corners area.

Since it opened in September 1992, it has generated thousands of dollars in profits — possibly millions — for the Ute Mountain Ute tribe and given at least a small shot in the arm to the Cortez and Montezuma County economics.

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