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Fracking Injunction Fails

Environmental groups seeking to pause development near Chaco are told oil and gas profits win

Local News A federal judge has failed to grant an injunction that would put a temporary halt on oil and gas drilling in Navajo lands and the area around Chaco Culture National Historic Park. The preliminary injunction wou...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Pencils Ready

Santa Fe schools enjoy relatively smooth first day of classes

Local News On Monday morning, students in crisp new polo shirts filed into their elementary school classrooms, the dust of any summer construction projects having been swept away, meals that included salad and f

Monday, August 17, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

AIDS Care Pioneer to Leave Santa Fe

Dr. Trevor Hawkins starts a new job with a drug company next month to work on global access to preventative medicine

Local News Dr. Trevor Hawkins saw his first Santa Fe patient with AIDS in 1986 at his general practice and continued to treat many to follow. Initially, the cases were always fatal.

Monday, August 17, 2015 Julie Ann Grimm

Morning Word: Capital Spending Process Is Flawed

Analysts suggest the system has become 'too politicized'

Local News New data analysis shows a lot of  New Mexico's capital outlay money goes unspent. 

Monday, August 17, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Dispatch from the Riverbank

Frustrations with lack of information about toxic mine spill continue in the Four Corners

Local News While the outrage and fury that exploded during public information sessions earlier this week over a mine waste spill into the region's waterways has settled to a simmer, anger and frustration—particularly at...

Friday, August 14, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Mini Booze Battles

City asks district court judge to uphold ban on sales of tiny bottles of alcohol, over the objections from liquor store owners

Local News The legal tit for tat has been ongoing since May, but lately the wrangling has been ratcheted up in district court as the early October deadline looms for a citywide ban on those miniature bottles of booze.

Friday, August 14, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Bed Tax a Boon

City brings in more than $800,000 in revenues from lodger's tax, a 10 percent increase

Local News Revenues from the city’s “bed tax” increased by 10 percent this past fiscal year, bringing in just over $800,000 between last summer and this summer.
 It’s a sign, at the very least, that tourism is m...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Art + Science = Change

New Santa Fe Institute president says fixing the world’s problems starts with a commingling of fields

Local News Commingle mathematicians and visual artists long enough and you might see a commonality emerge: While so many other professionals do most of their work on a computer screen, these two continue to work primarily...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Get Your Dime Bag

Some residents like toting their bags under city rules, others loathe new fee for paper sacks

Local News There’s a new line being uttered at Santa Fe checkouts: “Would you like to buy a bag?” The phrase is still foreign on the tongues of cashiers, not yet six weeks old, really.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Mines out of Time

Major contamination in Colorado river is visible sign of longtime pollution problem

Local News When an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic custard-yellow water spilled from an orphan mine into the Animas River in Colorado, contamination plumed through Durango and past the New Mexico communities of ...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Zach Hively
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