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Lining up for the Job

Gov. Susana Martinez expected to appoint interim secretary of state, accepting résumés and recommendations

Local News Got what it takes? Dust off your résumé if you’re interested in becoming the next secretary of state in New Mexico. The interim position is expected to be filled soon by Gov. Susana Martinez.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Wild Horses Slaughtered in Mexico

Southern Colorado rancher Tom Davis sold nearly 1,800 wild horses for slaughter; New Mexico-based livestock business questioned

Local News A southern Colorado rancher sold nearly 1,800 wild horses he bought from the BLM for slaughter in Mexico, and Southwest Livestock Co., based in Los Lunas, NM, was questioned.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Duran Pleads Guilty

Republican Secretary of State of New Mexico pleads guilty to fraud, embezzlement

Local News Embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded guilty on Friday to embezzlement and fraud charges in connection with spending nearly a half-million dollars in campaign contributions at a host of New Mexico c...

Friday, October 23, 2015 Thomas Ragan

David versus Goliath

Movement gets underway to deny the 'old' Walmart a liquor license

Local News There’s a sort of prohibition movement afoot to stop the “old” Walmart in Santa Fe from obtaining a liquor license in a city that has well exceeded its  liquor license quota by nearly 300 p

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Record Rainfall

Santa Fe breaks calendar day rain record with 1.3 inches at the airport, as storm brings first snow and muddy waters

Local News A ton of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and an inordinate amount of the stuff from the Pacific Ocean conspired Wednesday to create a steady downpour of rain in New Mexico, dropping as many as 2 inches in the ...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Shell Game

A Cubs fan goes on a quest for the perfect game-night nut

Local News I read somewhere years ago that if you can recall your very first sip of alcohol ever (not your first drunken episode, but your very first taste of booze), then there was a good chance that you were an alcoholi...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Thomas Ragan

No Safety Net

Farmworkers can’t access retirement benefits because of underreported wages

Local News Maybe you’ve already spent half a day in your kitchen stuffing baggies with roasted chile for the long winter ahead. Or maybe you’re still hoping you get this job done before it’s too late.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Joseph Sorrentino

Efficiently Educated

Santa Fe Community College earns top marks for green building to house green education

Local News Santa Fe Community College student, faculty and staff feedback have fueled ongoing additions to the college’s Trades and Advanced Technology Center, where students prepare or re-skill for careers in sustainab...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Left Out

Western New Mexicans argue that state health officials left them dry by refusing medical cannabis producer permits

Local News  A retired uranium miner and a medical activist are asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to order state Health Secretary Retta Ward to issue a medical cannabis license to at least one new nonprofit in weste...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Making a Little Extra

Santa Fe County to increase price of filming permit for large-scale Hollywood productions

Local News As Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales calls to create a city film office to bring more movies and television shows to town, Santa Fe County is contemplating raising the price for Hollywood's large-scale productions...

Monday, October 19, 2015 Thomas Ragan
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Morning Word: Rep. Espinoza Faces Ethics Complaint

Democratic Party says she used government resources to promote campaign for secretary of state

Morning Word The ethics complaint cites a radio program where Espinoza repeatedly directed listeners to her official, legislative website in order to get information about collecting petitions for her campaign and her contact information. ... More

Feb. 05, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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