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Commission fires Mora manager

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3-months salary to be paid

By Martin Salazar

By a 2-1 vote, the Mora County Commission fired County Manager Thomas Sanchez last week, just four days after Gov. Susana Martinez signed the state capital outlay bill that earmarks $1.85 million for the stalled county complex.

Commission Chairman John P. Olivas and Vice Chairman Alfonso J. Griego voted to terminate Sanchez at last Tuesday’s meeting, while Commissioner Paula Garcia voted against the move.

Olivas has stepped in as acting county manager.

He issued a statement about the termination Tuesday morning.


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