The past 100 years, February 6, 2018

February 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 1968: Rio Arriba County was a step closer to having a new courthouse today.

The House of Representatives yesterday passed and sent on to the Senate a bill which calls for a 1/2 cent gross receipt tax to pay off bonds for replacement of the present 50-year-old structure at Tierra Amarilla.

The bill passed 49-13. Twelve Republicans and Democratic Rep. Alva Parker of Roosevelt County opposed the measure.

Feb. 6, 1993: Santa Fe authors Alfonso Ortiz and Richard Erdoes have joined the ranks of writers such as J.D. Salinger, Mark Twain and Judy Blume.

American Indian Myths and Legends, published almost a decade ago by Pantheon Press, was banned last month from Spaulding High School in Rochester, N.H. The ban came after 11th-grade students acted out a story from the book that a teacher found too sexually explicit.