In New Mexico: A Local Voice

This was some time back, Betty Jane Curry was explaining, "back in the hippie days." A long-haired transient blew through town--the little town of Cuba in the mountains of northwestern New Mexico--and made the fatal mistake of sexually assaulting one of Cuba's young women. Betty Jane and her colleagues on the local paper, the Cuba News thought this worthy of note, especially after a knot of vengeful Cubans had their way with the vagrant. Trouble followed publication. As Betty Jane put it: "The local fellows didn't like it at all that we printed their names."

It was one of the few...

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