The past 100 years, Feb. 26, 2019

February 26, 2019 GMT

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Feb. 26, 1919: Employment Office In Santa Fe Has Secured 1,200 Men And Women Jobs

Santa Fe, Taos, Rio Arriba and San Juan Counties Included; Office Over Paris Theater.

Feb. 26, 1969: St. John’s College of Santa Fe has taken legal action in an attempt to have stricken from the record statements by a Santa Fe County Grand Jury implicating students at the school in local drug problems.

Attorneys for the college filed a petition Tuesday in First District Court in Santa Fe asking the court to delete from the jury’s final report all allegations concerning St. John’s students and officials.

Feb. 26, 1994: ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge here Friday issued a split decision in a lawsuit challenging a controversial 1992 land swap between Gov. Bruce King’s family business and the federal Bureau of Land Management.

After a two-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge John E. Conway dismissed four of the five counts Santa Fe County rancher Antonio J. Baca brought against the King Brothers Partnership and the BLM.

But Conway also indicated that he had serious questions about whether the public, through the BLM, got fair value in its trade with the Kings.

The judge said it appeared to him that the Kings “came out smelling like a rose” in the deal.