The past 100 years
From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Nov. 15, 1917: Whether Governor Lindsey, Judge Roberts, State Engineer French and Nathan Salmon had been able to kill any bear in Rio Arriba county, where they had been hunting for three days, could not be ascertained today. Neither Mrs. Lindsey nor any one at the capital had heard from the party either by telephone or mail. The hunters, however, are probably many miles from a post office and are too busy seeking Bruin and wild turkey to communicate with friends in the capital.
Nov. 15, 1967: The New Mexican will return to afternoon publication beginning the day after tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 17. This decision comes in response to a poll of our readers who, in ballots mailed to the newspaper, have expressed themselves overwhelmingly.
Although ballots are still coming in, returns from throughout our circulation area show the vote running eight to one in favor of an afternoon paper.
Nov. 15, 1992: Oscar Martinez crashed his Plymouth Volare into Peter Van Tongeren’s Ford Bronco one night last month on Agua Fria Street. Martinez fled the scene, leaving Van Tongeren with broken legs.
Police caught Martinez and found he did not have insurance or even a driver’s license.
Martinez could have been sentenced to jail for leaving the scene of an accident and the galaxy of other traffic tickets that resulted from the Oct. 15 accident. However, Van Tongeren and his family did not object when Municipal Judge Tom Fiorina did not send Martinez to jail.