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Past 100 years, July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

July 9, 1918: 336 Laborers At Work On Highways.

State Highway Engineer Has Interesting Figures On The Work Done In Various Counties.

July 9, 1968: The New Mexican, oldest newspaper in the West, became 100 years of age today as a daily newspaper.

The newspaper previously had reached the centennial mark, as a weekly publication, on Nov. 24, 1848.

Facts surrounding the birth of The New Mexican and much of its early history are lost beyond recall. So few of the files of The New Mexican survived a disastrous fire of the 1880s that is hard to trace the history of events during the first years of the American occupation.

July 9, 1993: After a little more than two years as Santa Fe city manager, Ike Pino announced Thursday that he will leave City Hall next month for a lower-paying position with a new state agency.

Mayor Sam Pick has nominated Finance Director David Sena, a City Hall veteran, to replace Pino. The selection requires council approval, but six of the councilors said Thursday that they support Sena for the job.

Pino, who makes $75,000 a year as city manager, will become director of the state Transportation Authority for $55,000 a year, starting Aug.9. His last day at City Hall will be Aug. 6.

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