The past 100 years, March 2, 2019

March 2, 2019 GMT

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

March 2, 1969: Martin Trujillo, chairman of the Carlos Rey-Bellamah Betterment Association, said today that the City Council refused to consider a petition with 79 signatures, objecting to the Pussycat Lounge at 1116 Calle La Resolana.

State Liquor Control Director L.A. (Skeet) McCullock, Trujillo said, never replied to his group’s letter of Feb. 1, asking for a complete investigation before the change from retailer’s to dispenser’s license was approved for the applicant, State Corporation Commissioner John Abrahams.

March 2, 1994: Money was no match for moxie.

Debbie Jaramillo, who raised a mere $34,620 by the week before Santa Fe’s mayoral election, shocked the wealthy camps of her opponents Tuesday when her campaign slogan “It’s time” proved true.

The sometimes brash yet consistent battler of roads and large-scale development was elected mayor of Santa Fe with 38.5 percent of the vote — close to the 39 percent that outgoing Mayor Sam Pick received when he ran in a field of five candidates four years ago.


On Tuesday, Jaramillo collected a whopping 7,199 votes in an election that set a city record for numerical voter turnout. Unofficially, more than 18,700 people voted in the election — sorting through 12 mayoral candidates and confusion over the location of polling places. Votes also elected four councilors, one from each district.