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Campaign Reform

Ethics board says young public campaign finance system need work

Local News Remember the Santa Fe 2014 municipal election? And how spending by political action committees counteracted the first mayoral test of public campaign financing?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Joey Peters

Nonprofit Says City Council's Secret Discussions Violated Law

Discussion of homeless shelter lease precisely type of executive session law intended to prevent, says nonprofit

Local News City Council's "extensive discussions concerning possible relocation" of the emergency homeless shelter from its current 2801 Cerrrillos Road location that took place in a secret Dec. 10 meeting was "impermissi...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Justin Horwath

Christmas for the Birds

Local Audubon holds state’s oldest citizen science project with winter bird count

Local News Forget about partridges in pear trees. Bring on the juncos in junipers. Between now and Jan. 5 2015, a dedicated group of local volunteer bird enthusiasts will brave the pre-dawn cold to participate i

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Zoe Baillargeon

City's Checkbook Needs Help

Santa Fe is 'behind' on budget planning, Finance Committee chairman says

Local News When it comes to figuring out how the City of Santa Fe is faring financially and how it might escape a gap between spending and revenue, officials have fallen behind. Councilor Carmichael Dominguez ha

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Julie Ann Grimm

Crime Decline

Police say November property crime rates are lowest in a decade

Local News November 2014 property crime rates clocked in at the lowest rates in over a decade, say Santa Fe Police Department officials. Police reported 72 property crimes last month, a 41 percent decline

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Justin Horwath

Cease Pumping

State Engineer tells Glorieta camp to stop pumping water into creek

Local News The Office of the State Engineer is apparently changing its tune about whether water use at the Glorieta camp falls within state rules.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Julie Ann Grimm

Power Play

City Council divided on energy future

Local News A new energy plan for the City of Santa Fe sponsored by at least two city councilors is creating tension with supporters of a different plan that calls for the city to study replacing Public Service Company o...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Justin Horwath

If They Build It

End of first phase for new Southside park delayed until next summer

Local News The first phase in construction of a long-awaited public park on Santa Fe’s Southside was supposed to be completed three months ago. Instead, construction will likely continue into next year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Joey Peters

Merit Pay

Union and Santa Fe School District at odds over teacher incentives

Local News The labor union representing Santa Fe public school teachers is urging its members to speak out against the way new state incentives were awarded to the city's school district. 

Monday, December 15, 2014 Joey Peters

All Aboard

First National bank keeps up holiday train tradition

Local News Lights flipped on this morning for the First National bank's annual decorations, which will stay live until Dec. 26, thanks to members of the Santa Fe Model Railroad Club.

Monday, December 15, 2014 SFR
 
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