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The past 100 years, October 9, 2018

October 9, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Oct. 9, 1918: Thomas Doran, manager of the Montezuma hotel here, has returned from Albuquerque, where he had charge of the Combs hotel.

W.M. Atkinson, member of the territorial equalization board and well known business man of Roswell, is at the Montezuma.

Oct. 9, 1968: An estimated 350 high school students and parents held a “peaceful” demonstration in front of the administration building of the Santa Fe public school system this morning demanding explanations of alleged lost accreditation and reasons surrounding the firing of former superintendent of schools Calvin C. Capshaw.

Oct. 9, 1993: In an 11th-hour decision late Friday, Laidlaw Inc. agreed to turn over its Santa Fe Trails bus depot to the city in exchange for $150,000 — terms agreed to by the city.

The move ends more than a week of wrangling over control of the depot and ushers in city control of the Santa Fe trails bus system.

Last month, the City Council fired Laidlaw, the contracted operator of the fledgling Santa Fe Trails bus system, after deciding the city could run the operation more cheaply than the nearly $1.1 million annually being paid to Laidlaw.

The company had operated the bus service since January.

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