Feb. 14, 2016

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On the night shift with two cops: a woman and her dog

Features It’s sometimes just easier talking to the dog. At the end of a shift, as she walks back into the building from the parking lot, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputy Vanessa Barnett often hears “What’s up, Jackson?” It’s not her nickname.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Mark Woodward

Tear Down that Wall

Hearing officer recommends medpot program transparency

Local News A yearslong battle waged by open government advocates to shed light on the state’s Medical Cannabis Program is one step closer to being settled without a costly courtroom fight. ... More

Feb. 12, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

‘Thank You,’ in Any Language

Low-key new Italian restaurant beats Olive Garden

Food Writing When you live on the Southside, certain unalienable truths draw boundaries around your dining options. Yet if you’re looking for a meal away from home and don’t have a downtown pocketbook (who does?), this part of the city is a much better bet. ... More

Feb. 10, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Theater in Motley

Music, magic and mayhem, oh my

Art Features Any artist will tell you, especially starting out, it’s easier to die from exposure than to sustain yourself with it. At the same time, exposure is still the common nonlegal tender that’s offered ... More

Feb. 10, 2016 by Ben Kendall

Leather Bound

Jonny Leather thinks about you guys all the time

Music Features You guys want to know what I like? I like when someone from another town moves here with an unbiased perspective on our music scene. Obviously—and it’s been said before—we live in a bubble, and we all know each other.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Alex De Vore

More Rentals, Please

City adjusts affordable housing requirement in hopes of increasing development

Local News In the years since Santa Fe began requiring rental housing developers to make 15 percent of units in any new development priced at an affordable level instead of the market rate, only one multifamily ... More

Feb. 11, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Get out of Jail

Free? Not hardly. NM bail reform debate looks at those behind bars because they can’t afford to pay bail

Local News State lawmakers are debating whether to ask voters to change the constitution and give judges more flexibility in New Mexico’s longstanding cash bail system.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Jeff Proctor

Pop Quiz

District 1

Local News As the March 1 municipal election draws near, SFR is bringing back an old favorite—our tradition of calling up candidates and testing their knowledge about the office they seek.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by SFR

Chef Eric DiStefano Dies

Friend says longtime chef at Coyote Cafe and Geronimo passed away in his sleep at a health spa

Food Writing The news started to travel around downtown Santa Fe on Friday night, the way that news travels in our town. Word of mouth. Friend to friend. Text message. Facebook posts. Whispers in the corner. 
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Feb. 06, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Gracefully Strong

It’s not just swans and stuff

Art Features Different. Out of all of the words that one could use to describe the all-male modern dance phenomenon that is BalletBoyz, “different” resonates the most with the experience of watching these remarkably diverse dancers in action.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Anna Mae Kersey

3 Questions

with Jennifer Joseph

3 Questions Russian thinker PD Ouspensky once described love as grandiose and expansive, a “cosmic phenomenon.” The Santa Fe Collective’s “Love Notes to the Future” is a project that invites you to think bigger than roses.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Brianna Stallings

La Comedia de la Gente

Keeping it local with Carlos Medina

Picks When asked about his comedy career, Carlos Medina makes one thing clear: He’s not really a comedian.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Cole Rehbein

Shut Your Big Trap!

You wanna play hiking roulette?

Blue Corn For people who love the outdoors, New Mexico is truly a magical place. You can hike for miles and miles on public land, marvel over indescribable vistas, gasp at exotic wildlife, desperately try to free your faithful dog from a hidden steel trap … ... More

Feb. 10, 2016 by Robert Basler

Nonviolent Drug Sentence Reductions

Dozens of New Mexicans have months shaved off their sentences for federal drug crimes

Local News Even as Republican lawmakers push a series of tough new criminal sentencing bills in Santa Fe this month, federal officials, including New Mexico’s senior senator, are rethinking the mass incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders. ... More

Feb. 11, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Small Bites

Eat at Bouche and #SFRfoodies

Small Bites Bouche feels like a place worth coming home to stay. Pull up a seat on their patio to enjoy dinner with a sunset-strewn sky over the top of their walled garden, or take a table indoors, among the hardwood floors and fireplace.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by SFR

Stone Cold Bummer

Born Here For most, Groundhog Day is the first sign that winter will soon be ending; that from Feb. 2 forward, the sun will become brighter and warmer, and things might start looking up. For me, that’s the day after Valentine’s Day.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Miljen Aljinovic

Rollin’ on the Dead River

A tense literary thriller from local filmmaker

Yay Write what you know. Never meet your heroes. Truth is stranger than fiction. There are two sides to every story. These ideas and more are at the heart of Dead River. ... More

Feb. 04, 2016 by Brianna Stallings

Yet Another Comic Movie

There’s even a guy who gets killed by a Zamboni

Ok When two major studios announced they were working on a Deadpool feature film, it was hard to imagine how 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios were going to accomplish bringing a lesser-known cult-status character into motion picture territory.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Ben Kendall

7 Days

02.10.16

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. 10, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

02.10.16

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

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Feb. 10, 2016 by SFR

Savage Love

Savage Love Gay male in my late 20s. I recently ended things with a guy. Our relationship started as a strictly sexual one. We’re both involved in the kink scene in our city and have interests that align in a particularly great way. Quickly it became clear the ... More

Feb. 10, 2016 by Dan Savage

MetroGlyphs

02.10.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com ... More

Feb. 10, 2016 by SFR
 

Morning Word: State Budget Woes

Land commissioner suggests raising gasoline taxes

Morning Word As the price of oil dropped to $26.19 a barrel on Thursday, Sen. Finance Chairman John Arthur Smith says the state budget will likely have to be cut again.  ... More

Feb. 12, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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