The past 100 years
From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
Sept. 17, 1917: The New Mexican is not familiar with the details of the controversy over the proposed city charter in Albuquerque. It is, however, familiar enough with the endless hair-pulling in the Albuquerque city government to hazard the statement that any other kind of an administration of municipal affairs would be preferable to that the city has enjoyed in the past.
Sept. 17, 1967: Two Santa Fe County officials pointed out this past week that the county has been operating for years on a shoestring budget — and a short shoestring, at that, which needs to be lengthened.
County Commissioner Carlos Martinez and County Manager Don Sandoval discussed some financial facts in the light of what the completion of reappraisal will mean in the way of additional operating money.
And they also repeated their contention that another attempt at a referendum under terms of the Indigent Hospital care Act is the only feasible route toward solving some of the financial ills of St. Vincent Hospital.
Sept. 17, 1992: WASHINGTON — Students from Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos counties have been ranked about average in New Mexico — in quitting high school before graduation.
The dropout rate in New Mexico high schools averages 10.8 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics. That puts New Mexico schools below the national dropout rate of 12.5 percent.