The past 100 years, May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

May 23, 1919: Eminent Geologists Agree That There is Oil in New Mexico

Indications of Petroleum Found in Pecos Valley Thirty Years Ago; Mining Record Takes Active Interest in Development of Resource Whose Extent is Yet Little Known

May 23, 1969: LAS VEGAS — Administrators and one regent at New Mexico Highlands University here this week issued a joint statement in reply to requests from the Organization of Concerned Black Students (OCBS) on campus.

The reply outlined HU policy on six OCBS requests made in a letter to the administration in April.

May 23, 1994: It’s funny how things work out sometimes.

In the last month or so, Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. Jacob Viarrial has gone on a hunger strike to protest the policies of Gov. Bruce King toward American Indians, particularly King’s refusal to sign agreements with tribes to allow expanded gambling on reservation land.

Pojoaque also has put $20,000 into Lt. Gov. Casey Luna’s campaign to beat out King and former Land Commissioner Jim Back for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The $20,000 gift is the biggest by any contributor, aside from the candidates themselves, in the governor’s race.

And Pojoaque has put another $5,000 into the Republican gubernatorial primary for candidate John Dendahl of Santa Fe. That’s a total of $25,000 doled out to get rid of King.

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