March 3, 2015

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February 4, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr  
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February 11, 2015 by Emily Zak  
February 25, 2015 by Joey Peters  

Special Issues

Power Plan Limbo

Opposition to PNM replacement proposal for sources of electricity remains high as decision looms

Local News The Public Service Company of New Mexico’s controversial power replacement plan is still undecided, and it doesn’t look like anything will be decided before April.
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Feb. 26, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr



SFR v Susana Martinez: Private Accounts

Judge says records custodian searches do not appear adequate

Local News One argument stood out in the otherwise routine briefing: That the doctrine of unclean hands prevents SFR from "profiting from its own illegal or inequitable activity through an award of equitable ... More

March 02, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Morning Word: Jeepers, Beepers and Creepers

Monday morning trippin'

Morning Word It's a new month, so let's hit the road as students prepare for even more PARCC protests
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March 02, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

More Than Meets The Eye?

Bill that bans late-term abortions also allows pharmacists to object giving out certain medication

Local News A bill that would ban abortions after a fetus reaches 20 weeks of gestation got predicted opposition from Democrats before passing the House Judiciary Committee—but not for the usual reasons. 
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Feb. 27, 2015 by Joey Peters


Are New Mexico’s political leaders impeding the Affordable Care Act’s progress at home?

Features The onrush of a late January blizzard prompted many Northern New Mexico roads to close, including a major thoroughfare that connects an interstate and a US highway. Among the people affected was Nohemy Bojorquez-Flores, who scheduled a public event t ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

Charter Watch

Insiders say state didn’t scrutinize ABQ school even though FBI did

Local News One hallmark of the leadership of newly confirmed state Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is her open embrace of charter schools. Under Skandera’s Public Education Department, more than 80 charter schools are currently overseen directly under the ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

Clean Sweep

Regional waste agency wants to close local transfer station

Local News This week, the agency that oversees both the recycling center and landfill here expects to finish writing a bid to seek a facility outside Santa Fe where the joint city/county agency can ship recyclables. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Music & Book

David Berkeley lives here now; get pumped

Music Features Santa Fe’s change of pace seems to lend itself perfectly to Berkeley’s mellow brand of indie-folk. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Yo Quiero Taco Bonsai

The local Asian taco drought has ended

Food Writing The long wait for a steady stream of Asian/Mexican fusion street food in Santa Fe has finally come to an end. Sure, we have plenty of taquerías and fusion joints, but for some reason, the Asian taco has remained somewhat elusive. This is surprising ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Easy Pickings

Hello, I’ll be your victim for this evening…

Blue Corn I’ve written several columns about the wacky crimes in Santa Fe, and I have pointed out that sometimes the victims themselves seem, let me put this delicately, about as smart as an adobe brick. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Robert Basler


New art exhibit speaks volumes

Picks Artist Issa Nyaphaga was a cartoonist in exile in Paris from 1996 to 2006, and a contributor for Charlie Hebdo. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Judge: Gov.’s Political Calendar Not Public Record

News Briefs What the governor of New Mexico does that she considers “political” is not subject to the state’s open records laws, First Judicial District Court Judge Sarah Singleton has ruled.
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Feb. 24, 2015 by Justin Horwath


News Briefs Despite the long odds, two bills to reform New Mexico marijuana laws are making progress in the state Senate.
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Feb. 24, 2015 by Joey Peters

Remember This Every Month

Here's the Thing As an educator and student of history, I am an irrepressible film enthusiast. Because I am also a transplant to New Mexico, by way of Washington DC, I find films offer me a window on the world distinct from my views here in the Land of Enchantment. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

Small Bites

Eat at Dr. Field Goods Kitchen and Chocolate Maven

Small Bites Dr. Field Goods Kitchen Chef Josh Gerwin has turned an unassuming strip-mall corner into a hip haven with a creative and consistently tasty menu and a fine selection of beer. Notables include the carne adovada egg roll ($8), which is stuffed to a wid ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR

Protesting the PARCC

Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test

Local News A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say goes too far. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

Morning Word: Jeepers, Beepers and Creepers

Monday morning trippin'

Morning Word It's a new month, so let's hit the road as students prepare for even more PARCC protests
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March 02, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

3 Questions

with Gabe Pihas

3 Questions Although a Christian epic poem, Dante’s Divine Comedy includes many references to pagan philosophies. On Friday at St. John’s College, St. Mary’s College poetry scholar Gabe Pihas explains the meaning of one such instance. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Emily Zak

Celebrity with a Side of Gross

'Maps to the Stars' is in its own galaxy

Ok Maps to the Stars is a nasty little film—and though I use “little” a little pejoratively, it’s better than his last three. ... More

Feb. 24, 2015 by David Riedel

Under Their Thumb

'Timbuktu' humanizes the players in a totalitarian regime

Yay Director and co-writer Abderrahmane Sissako humanizes the jihadists without ever sympathizing with them; he’s on the side of ordinary people being forced into a totalitarian existence. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by David Riedel

Street View


Street View Send your shots to or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR

7 Days


7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico. ... More

Feb. 24, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR



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Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR