The few surviving Paiutes were forced to flee to Exit 84 on Interstate 15 where they opened a truck stop and a fireworks stand.
But the Paiutes left a surprise for the settlers at the Mormon fort.
He grew up in the city’s largely Hispanic South Valley and graduated from Rio Grande High School.
He attended the University of New Mexico, California State University at Northridge, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the College of Santa Fe.
The first Europeans to travel through the valley were the Spanish who, failing to find gold and unable to enslave or infect the Paiutes, quickly fled the area.
While tourists are primarily its #1 source of revenue, the city is well known for sleazy hookers with Hepatitis C, and large numbers of malnourished, homeless, stick-figure meth addicts who, less than a year ago, raked in millions of dollars before the United States government banned online poker. Meaning "The Meadows" in Spanish, Las Vegas was first settled by the Paiute Indians over 1800 years ago.Like the Spanish, the Mormons were unable to find any gold but unlike the Spanish, found great success in killing off the Paiute.When they failed to infect them with European Diseases, they simply shot them.Another neighbor told police she heard a loud, prolonged argument between the men between 3 and 4 p.m. Another neighbor told police she frequently heard the men arguing but only heard them fighting on Sunday about 4 a.m.Pierce contacted two gang detectives who were doing a vehicle stop on Fremont Street just before 7 p.m.MARK ARMIJO, FORMER NVCS BOARD PRESIDENT Mark Armijo is the president of Nuestros Valores Charter School Board.He was born in Albuquerque, NM to hard-working parents who instilled in him the importance of education.He worked in the manufacturing field in Albuquerque for more than 17 years, and is currently a Systems Analyst at the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.Mark has served as the Governing Board president of Nuestros Valores Charter School, a small charter school in southwest Albuquerque with a Latino population greater than 95%, since the schools founding in 2000.Mark currently lives in the South Valley with his wife Melissa, his daughter Aja, and son Christian.Mark enjoys all sports, especially baseball, camping and fishing, and of course spending time with his family.Pierce told police Hanson was killed by a neighbor and pot dealer, Phillip Porter, and another man, according to arrest records.Porter told police the men, both of whom use wheelchairs, were known in the area for fighting, “so much so, that it is a common occurrence and no one in the complex really pays attention to them,” arrest records read.The detectives had Pierce taken to University Medical Center for injuries to his head and face. Pierce told police two different stories when he was interviewed in the hospital prior to being treated for his injuries, according to arrest records.