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A-10 THE NEW MEXICAN Monday, October 25, 2010 LOCAL & REGION

400 Facts Today’s question: What popular

pre-Territorial gambling pastime
Yesterday’s question: Which building in Santa Fe is named for a Native
American president and where is it? Answer: The Wendell Chino building (1220
on Santa Fe did women in Santa Fe enjoy? S. St. Francis Drive) is named for the influential and controversial president of the Mes-
calero Apache Nation who was born in 1923 (one year before the U.S. Congress granted
Courtesy of the 400th Check back tomorrow for the answer. American citizenship to all Native Americans.) To learn more about this topic, read New
Anniversary Committee Mexican Lives: Profiles and Historical Stories, by Richard W. Etulain, UNM Press, 2002.

Police notes
Cycling is the new driving The Santa Fe Police
Department is investigating
the following reports:
u Officials of Campanilla
Compound Association, 334
gating the following reports:
u An unidentified teenager suf-
fered a laceration to his neck
Saturday when he was struck
with a bottle by another person
Easy-access trails Otero Road, told police over the
weekend that the company lost
at a party on County Road 62
north of N.M. 599. No details
offer reason to ride $1,000 to someone who gave
false information to get hired
were available.
u A bicycle, a spool of copper
and then fraudulently used a wire and an aluminum camper
By Dave Philipps company credit card. shell were stolen recently from
The (Colorado Springs) Gazette a home on Boneyard Road near
u Margarito Delarosa-Perez, 33,
of Santa Fe was arrested Satur- Arroyo Seco. It is unknown
SALIDA, Colo. — It used day on charges of aggravated exactly when the items were
to be that one of the few assault and battery on a house- taken. The value of the property
times you needed a car in this hold member after he allegedly was estimated at about $1,500.
mountain town was when you held a knife to the throat of a u Mesha Delgado, 40, of Espa-
wanted to go biking. woman and threatened to kill ñola was arrested Saturday on a
Not anymore. her. The victim was hit and charge of battering her ex-boy-
Salida is one of the most scratched on the face, accord- friend during an argument at a
bike-friendly towns in the ing to the police report. home on La Puebla Road near
state. The community of 5,500 u Two bicycles worth a total U.S. 84/285.
people is small and flat, so of $2,800 and jewelry valued
everything from work to gro- at $2,500 were stolen late Fri- DWI arrest
ceries is reachable by pedal day or early Saturday from a u Jose Reyes-Salgado, 33, of
power. And finding a parking home in the 600 block of Alarid Santa Fe was arrested by Santa
Street. Fe police Friday on charges of
space downtown is a pain
u A woman told police recently driving under the influence and
compared with finding a bike that someone with the same
rack. failure to have a driver’s license
Daniel Golin rides above the new Arkansas Hills Trail System in Salida, Colo. Salida is name used her information to after reports say he was pulled
So a number of locals ride one of the most bike-friendly towns in the state, with everything from work to groceries obtain medical attention. over on Cerrillos Road after
almost everywhere. Old Sch- reachable by pedal power. PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN MURDOCK/THE GAZETTE u A CD player was taken Satur- weaving from lane to lane.
winns and custom chrome day from a 1992 Subaru Legacy
cruisers lean against seemingly parked in the 800 block of Speed SUV
every bike rack and light pole. school and rode their bikes Los Lovatos. The suspect was
Creaking townie clunkers and straight to the trails. Friends described as a skinny male in u Today’s location of the Santa
sleek titanium single speeds joined them for the ride. his mid 20s, about 5-foot-5 with Fe Police Department’s mobile
They turned onto a trail a long, narrow face. speed enforcement vehicle: Ata-
mix with traffic on the streets.
called Frontside that tacks up u Someone stole a bank laya Elementary School, 7:25 to
Until recently, the only 8:15 a.m. and 2:10 to 2:55 p.m.,
things not convenient by bike the south face of a 600-foot deposit bag with an undisclosed
amount of money Saturday then on Gonzales Road.
were the bike trails. hill called S Mountain — so
named because the residents from an office at Milagro 139,
But Salida is working fever- Help lines
of Salida built a big white “S” 139 W. San Francisco St.
ishly to change that. Locals
near the top. u Justin Guilez, 19, of Santa Esperanza Shelter for Bat-
have been working to create Fe was arrested Saturday on tered Families hot line: 800-
trail systems that start at the Then they sped onto a trail a charge of aggravated bat- 473-5220
edge of town. Now many of called Backbone and flew tery and assault with a deadly St. Elizabeth Shelter for
the trails are open and ready along a fast, contouring chain weapon after he allegedly men, women and children:
for riding, no car required. of turns that weaves through attacked a woman at a home in 982-6611
“When I first moved here in the junipers. They stopped the 100 block of Mann Street. New Mexico suicide preven-
1999 there were two choices to catch their breath at an u Eduardo Sandoval, 18, was tion hot line: 866-435-7166
for bikers: expert rides that overlook of the grid of streets arrested Saturday on suspicion Solace Crisis Treatment Cen-
were far away or a concrete below and the mountains of possession of cocaine, drug ter: 986-9111, 800-721-7273 or
path,” said Shawn Gillis, beyond. paraphernalia and being a minor TTY 471-1624
owner of Absolute Bikes in under the influence of drugs or Police and fire emergency:
Salida’s new trail system is alcohol. 911
Salida. “We wanted to find designed a bit like a ski resort,
something in between.” The Santa Fe County Sher- Graffiti hot line: 955-CALL
with wide, easy “green” trails iff’s Department is investi- (2255)
He spotted the answer out near the bottom, intermediate
the back door of the bike “blue” trails slightly farther
shop: dry, grassy hills dotted
Funeral services
out, and expert “black” trails
with juniper, across the roil- up at the farthest reaches.
ing Arkansas and just blocks
Every intersection is clearly
from downtown.
Gillis and other locals, who
signed and the trails are
designed with no water bars Chaz Golin, 11, front, and Gunnar Shore, 12, foreground, and memorials
call themselves Salida Moun- ride the Backbone trail toward Salida, Colo., on Sept. 29.
or other features that could
tain Trails, started drawing up
deteriorate over time.
a network of trails and learn-
ing the language of local and “This used to be the domain
of just a few gnarly mountain
crew planned to swing some
picks this fall.
only had that or some pretty
boring bike paths.
Express Your
federal land managers in 2004.
“It was five years before we bikers with secret trails. Not Overall, volunteers have con- “The Arkansas Hills are Condolences
put a shovel in the ground,” anymore,” said Daniel Golin. tributed more than 1,500 hours. something intermediate, but
Visit obituaries online to
said Gillis. “The kids love it, and not just “They have done tremen- fun. This way, if you come
read or sign guestbooks,
Environmental studies had the kids. People run up here. dous work,” said Gillis. “I can with a group of riders, some
They walk their dogs up here. look out the back of the bike can spend a day on the Crest donate to charities or send
to be done. Money had to be flowers or gifts.
found. Plans had to be sub- It is so accessible.” shop on a summer day now and some can ride here, then
mitted and approved. But lit- The community cobbled and see more riders in one maybe meet in town to get a
tle by little the Arkansas Hills together the eight-mile sys- afternoon than I did in the bite to eat.” santafenewmexican/
Trail System took shape. tem. The trail group holds first year I lived here.” The push to expand trails
On a recent afternoon, a regular Saturday “shindigs” The benefits of the system is not limited to the Arkansas
group of riders meeting in where volunteers dig trail and are two-fold. First, it gives Hills. This fall a hired crew is
downtown Salida had only to are rewarded with barbecues locals a convenient way to building a five-mile beginner
pedal a few blocks past the and punch cards good for dis- ride, run or walk in hills that trail, called Little Rainbow, Joe B. Sosa, 86, passed
Boathouse Cantina, and over counts at local businesses. for years were barely visited. through the hills on the south away on September 29, 2010.
a bridge spanning the Arkan- The city has also chipped Second, it offers visitors some side of town. Those who wish to send con-
sas, to hit narrow dirt trails. in, spending at least $20,000 options. And the group hopes the dolences may do so at Joe’s
Leading the group were on professional crews to com- “Not everyone can ride network will keep expanding. care has been entrusted to:
Chaz Golin, 11, and his sister plete portions of trail. Church the Monarch Crest,” said There’s already a trail snaking
Melia, 13, followed by their and school groups, as well as Gillis, referring to a demand- northwest from town toward Daniels Family
father, Daniel Golin, one of large trail-focused nonprofits ing route on the Continental the Pike-San Isabel National Funeral Services
the army of volunteers who such as Volunteers for Out- Divide that often graces lists Forest. How vast and intercon- 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
made the trail system a reality. door Colorado, all lent a hand. of best mountain bike trails in nected it could get is anyone’s (505)821-0010
The kids had just gotten off There is even a prison work the country. “It used to be we guess.


Passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2010,

Ariz. to disclose some execution drug info

at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her; father: Es-
quipula Baca; mother: Teresita Baca; sister: An-
nie Gonzales, and brother: Felix Baca.
Polly is survived by her; sister: Filomena Baca;
The Associated Press painfully if he isn’t rendered Court decision on Kentucky’s 1989 strangulation and stab- son: David Baca (Alexandra Nelson); daughter:
unconscious before receiving execution protocol said courts bing death of Chester Dyer of Patricia Romero (Alvin); grandsons: Jesse Benavi-
PHOENIX — Arizona’s other execution drugs. aren’t to become “boards Phoenix in a killing that pros- dez (Tabitha Aguino), Vincent Romero; grand-
response to a federal judge’s Barring a stay, Landrigan is of inquiry” into execution ecutors said was motivated by daughters: Rebecca Romero, Sarah Romero, and
order will disclose the May details, said Cattani, the state’s robbery. Rachel Romero; special niece: Frances Moreno
scheduled for execution on (Fred) of El Paso, TX; many more loving nieces
2014 expiration date of the Tuesday. top death penalty lawyer. Landrigan’s lawyers said and nephews, relatives and friend, and her dear friend Louisa
knockout drug to be used Silver’s order issued Sat- The disclosures in the the state’s disclosure that its Varela.
in an execution, but not the urday night said information state’s response will cover all sodium thiopental came from Polly was known as a very hard worker, a wonderful cook and for
drug’s manufacturer, a pros- about the sodium thiopental, three execution drugs used by a source not authorized by her love of flowers and especially for her wonderful sense of hu-
ecutor said Sunday. Arizona, he said. the federal Food and Drug mor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
including its maker and expi- A Rosary will be held Monday, October 25, 2010, 7 p.m. at
The response today also ration date, aren’t covered by The state had refused to Administration means it McGee Memorial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oc-
will say that the state got its a state law requiring confiden- release much information came from a foreign source tober 26, 11 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment will fol-
supply of sodium thiopental tiality of executioners and oth- about the supply, initially and raises questions about the low at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
through processes authorized ers involved with executions saying only it had obtained drug supply’s effectiveness.
by federal Customs and Food Arrangements are under the direction of
to protect them from harass- enough from a lawful source. In her order Saturday Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
and Drug Administration ment, as the state had argued. Then Cattani said during night, Silver said she hadn’t 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505
officials, Assistant Attorney “It is simply incongruous to questioning by Arizona yet decided whether to (505)984-8600
General Kent Cattani said. suggest this law prohibits dis- Supreme Court justices dur- grant Landrigan’s request
Also, it will ask U.S. District closure of either the manufac- ing a hearing Wednesday that to block the execution or
Judge Roslyn Silver to recon- turer of the drug or packaging the drug wasn’t made by the even whether Arizona can
sider her order for disclosure information such as a lot sole U.S. manufacturer. use a drug from a non-FDA WANT A GUARANTEE? Try Community Bulletin Board. Listings
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including the manufacturer of Silver wrote. She ordered refused to order the state to she needs more information is available. If you have an event you must have published, don’t
the sodium thiopental, which the required disclosures to make disclosures sought by about the drug supply to despair. The Community Bulletin Board is the ideal spot to advertise
is in short supply nationally. be made “immediately” but Landrigan, and his lawyers make those determinations. your free introductory class or lecture, seminars and retreats.
Death row inmate Jeffrey didn’t set a specific deadline. filed a federal lawsuit Thurs- Silver’s order also canceled The notices are up to 100 words and will be published twice
Landrigan’s lawyers contend The state’s response to be day. a hearing she had scheduled — once in the Wednesday issue and once in the Sunday issue.
that use of an ineffective filed early today will argue Landrigan was sentenced today on the drug issue. Deadline is 11 a.m. on Mondays. And placement is guaranteed.
drug could violate his rights that Silver’s order goes too far to death in 1990 on a felony The execution would be For information on the Bulletin Board, send an e-mail to classad@
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