The past 100 years, Feb. 28, 2019

March 2, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Feb. 28, 1919: Valmora Sanitorium, Valmora, New Mexico, … Dear Sir:

I notice that you recently introduced the bill creating a proper health department for New Mexico. I am certainly pleased to see you strongly back of this measure and certainly hope that it will pass so that should another epidemic rise, or no matter what happens, the state will be prepared … for the best interests of its people.

Yours sincerely,

(Signed) W.T. BROWN


Feb. 28, 1969: The New Mexico Legislature is talking about the possibility of $40 million in tax increases just to meet the defined minimum needs of state government during fiscal 1969-70.

If a richer public school program is adopted, the new money need could soar to nearly $60 million.

The Senate sat Thursday as a committee of the whole to hear the latest facts on finance and taxes.

Feb. 28, 1994: If Pojoaque Pueblo officials want to build a resort hotel, golf course and major casino on their tribal trust land near Cuyamungue, more power to them.

That’s the word from officials of some other Northern New Mexico pueblos.

“If that’s what they want to do, that’s their decision,” said Walter Dasheno, governor of nearby Santa Clara Pueblo. “I’m sure there are some positive things that will come out of it.”

Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. Jake Viarrial announced earlier this month that a 40,000-square-foot casino should be completed within a year, and that a hotel, which could have as many as 500 rooms, likely would follow in a few years. …

A golf course and up to 1,000 manufactured or mobile homes could be added within the next 10 years, he said.