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Trial by Fire

Rookie firefighter decides to make a career of it after big test during Tres Lagunas fire

Local News It was a summer Josh Ingersoll won’t soon forget. After a long day of mowing lawns at Brush Ranch River Lodge in the Pecos Canyon, Ingersoll, 27, retired to the music hall, climbed behind his drum set and pre...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Karl Moffatt

Soft Money, Hard Sell

Mayoral candidates take first stab at public campaign financing

Local News In the modern world of electoral politics, even smaller cities like Santa Fe face an uphill battle to keep money out of politics. A case in point: Santa Fe Mayoral candidate Javier Gonzales posted a

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Joey Peters

Red Tape

Abortion Access Under Fire

Local News Molly had never conceived before. Then it happened, accidentally, last spring when she and her boyfriend went on a short vacation in the Gila National Forest. Not yet a year into their relationship,

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Joey Peters

Gold in Them Thar Hills

Locals ready to fight Ortiz Mountains mine that claims ‘homegrown’ label

Local News A gold mining operation that wants to start digging soon in the Ortiz Mountains of Santa Fe County has financial ties with an Australian mining business, Delaware incorporation and Arizona roots. Yet,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Justin Horwath

Unsafe Incarceration

Federal law aimed at curbing prison sex assaults isn’t enough

Local News A federal law intended to hold prisons accountable for a culture of sexual violence has been in place for a decade, but changes are coming too slow for inmates and parolees like Kenneth Morgan.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Dream Deferred

Aging Pecos League umpire ‘haunted by baseball’

Local News Harold Moya, Jr. is behind the plate. It’s spring training 2013 for the umpire in the Pecos Baseball League. Moya, 46, peers over the catcher’s shoulder. The pitcher releases the ball and Moya flinches. Sh...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 John Knoll

Breakup

Should Santa Fe part with PNM and run a municipally owned utility?

Local News Before Karl Rábogo electrified an audience of 82 about the benefits of Santa Fe owning its own power company, technical difficulties caused him to pause. The audio malfunctioned at a recent forum held at the S...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Justin Horwath

Welcome to the Dungeon

Union sues over ‘unsafe’ state building basement

Local News Three years ago, several Public Education Department employees stationed in the basement of the agency’s old government building started complaining about similar breathing problems.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Joey Peters

Weather Anomaly

Soaking rains break records­—maybe

Local News Santa Fe got drenched again Sunday night with roughly a half-inch of chilly rain and hail—another soggy reminder that the state is finally getting reprieve from one of the worst droughts it’s encountered re...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Justin Horwath

Can’t Hardly Wait

Federally-funded abstinence-only education finds its way to NM

Local News Six years ago, the state Department of Health made headlines when it rejected a federal grant for abstinence-only education in public schools.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Joey Peters
 
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