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Clearing the Air

Himalayan Stove Project brings conversation on cooking fire emissions to Santa Fe

Local News Domestic cooking fires, which burn in hearths as far away as Nepal and as nearby as the Navajo Nation, fill homes with smoke, increasing health issues and fueling millions of deaths worldwide each year. And whe...

Friday, October 2, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

All Aloft

Albuquerque's nine-day Balloon Fiesta starts Saturday

Local News After the burning of Zozobra, Indian Market and Fiestas, tourism slows down in Santa Fe and visitors stop to watch hundreds of hot air balloon pilots lift off from grassy fields during the 44th Annual Albuquerq...

Friday, October 2, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

New Life for Fund

Money for the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been extended to Dec. 11

Local News Congress has denied the 60-day extension New Mexico's senators requested  to continue the funding for an important land and water conservation fund, responsible for contributing millions of dolla...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Over the Limit

Santa Fe has 128 liquor licenses, nearly 300 percent over its quota

Local News It’s no secret that New Mexico has a drinking problem. Just a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that 51 of every 100,000 residents from the Land of Enchantment died from alco...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Faux Transparency

Citizens are on their own when trying to pull back the curtain on the government’s public records

Local News About two years ago, Hanna Skandera, then secretary-designate of the New Mexico Public Education Department, started repeating a number.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Laura Paskus

Still Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

NM Game Commission Says No More Mexican Wolves

Local News Mexican wolf recovery stalled out this morning when an appeal from the US Fish and Wildlife Service failed to convince the New Mexico Game Commission to permit releases of additional captive-bred wolves.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Watershed Served Prescribed Burn

Smoke visible as forest managers work to thin fuels above city reservoirs

Local News Smoke from a prescribed burn for the Santa Fe Watershed has been visible on the western horizon from the City Different since the first ignitions were set by hand on Sunday, Sept. 27. 

Monday, September 28, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Basin or Bust

Bus service to Ski Santa Fe begins Saturday in a season-long pilot project

Local News A pair of shuttle buses head up the road to the Santa Fe basin starting today and lasting until the spring. It’s being described as a public-private, pilot project, and the first public transit up the mountai...

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Science for the People

Biologist and activist Sandra Steingraber brings lessons of New York's fracking ban to the West

Local News Sandra Steingraber, biologist, author and cancer survivor, woke up one morning to find that 40 percent of the land in her county, including a parcel just down the block, had been leased for oil and gas developm...

Friday, September 25, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Buckman Budget To Swell

Initial outlook for maintenance and repairs calls for $36 million

Local News Repairs and improvement projects at the Buckman Direct Diversion over the next 20 years could cost $36.4 million, and might require a rate increase to fund. “It's quite a shock,” Councilor J

Thursday, September 24, 2015 Elizabeth Miller
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