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Wolves in Court

Conservation groups sue Fish and Wildlife Service, arguing failure to protect endangered species

Local News A federal plan that's supposed to help restore populations of endangered wolves doesn't give the animals a fair chance for a real future, argues a new lawsuit.

Friday, July 3, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

“Growing up Transgender in America shouldn’t mean growing up to hate your body”

Read local activist Polina Smutko’s empowering (and undelivered) Pride speech

Local News Joining a barrage of colorful balloons, beads and tender signs of affection that added to the already celebratory mood, several guest speakers, including Mayor Gonzales, took the Plaza stage to address the crow...

Friday, July 3, 2015 Enrique Limón

Doggone It

Animal shelter reports break-in and costly damage

Local News Someone stole cash and caused damage to one of Santa Fe’s favorite nonprofits late Wednesday or early this morning. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015 Julie Ann Grimm

Bittersweet Soup

Chinese brothers receive federal probation for hiring undocumented immigrants at their Double Dragon restaurants

Local News Chinese brothers receive two years of probation following a prosecution from the US attorney over labor at their restaurants in Santa Fe and Rio Rancho.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 Thomas Ragan

All About that Boom

Tribal lands are once again a destination spot for fireworks sales

Local News Former addicts trying to stay clean are peddling high explosive fireworks inside a big tent on the Pojoaque Pueblo—in the name of God and Fourth of July fun.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Water Wiser

New smart water meters aimed at spotting leaks before bills climb

Local News Say you forgot and left your drip hose watering your garden last night. How close did that bring your usage to the 10,000-gallon mark?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Mind the Mining

SF County Commissioners listen to details of mining ordinance set to lift yearlong moratorium on mining operations

Local News Santa Fe County Commissioners listened Tuesday afternoon to the details of a proposed ordinance that would lift a year-long moratorium on sand and gravel mining operations.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Adios, Drought

High precipitation is predicted to continue as officials lift drought designation in much of New Mexico

Local News The National Weather Service released the drought summary for New Mexico on Thursday, June 23, with the heartening headline: “Drought lessening its grip on New Mexico.”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Hike Happening

Gross receipts tax rate increase takes effect July 1

Local News The gross receipts tax rate increases on Wednesday, July 1 in Santa Fe County by one-eighth percent, bringing the rate that’s tacked on to most purchases inside the Santa Fe city limits to 8.3125 p

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Developer Throws in the Towel

Builder cites lack of interest from City Council among reasons for abandoning apartment proposal

Local News Tierra Concepts will likely be cutting ties with the 16 acres of land on Agua Fría Street they had hoped to develop as a 399-unit affordable housing apartment complex. 

Monday, June 29, 2015 Elizabeth Miller
 
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