From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Jan. 11, 1921: The fifth state legislature got under way shortly after noon today but, after organizing, adjourned until tomorrow awaiting Governor Mechem’s message.

Jan. 11, 1946: Dr. James R. Scott, director of the State Department of Public Health, disclosed today that there were 180 cases of diphtheria in New Mexico during 1945, the highest number since 1938. The disease caused 22 fatalities.

Jan. 11, 1971: The recent proliferation of proposed, large subdivisions — particularly in Northern New Mexico — has stirred great concern among state agency officials and legislators, as well as private groups and segments of the public.

Jan. 11, 1996: A coalition of Indian groups and anti-hunting forces filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday charging the Army should have undertaken an environmental study before approving a buffalo hunt scheduled to begin this weekend at Fort Wingate.

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Taos Municipal Schools Superintendent Andrew Gallegos decided Wednesday that three Taos Pueblo students should be reinstated to the Taos’ boys basketball team after they were dismissed by the head coach for frequently missing practices over the Christmas holiday.

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