Feb. 12, 2016
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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

Still Short on Teachers

SFPS heads into school year with teacher vacancies, despite state issuing more teaching credentials in recent years

Local News With school set to start on Monday, Aug. 17, Santa Fe Public Schools are still facing 16 vacancies for teachers. The district historically begins with some classrooms staffed with substitutes instead of full-ti...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Been through Hell

New grief counseling program helps Central American children who’ve seen horrors

Local News It wasn’t until considerably later in life that Roxana Melendez—born in Santa Fe and of Salvadoran-Guatemalan descent—realized that the hardship that her parents suffered through to get here wei

Monday, August 10, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Priest and Legend Dies

Father Casimiro Roca died this week at age of 97 after serving decades at the Santuario de Chimayó

Local News The Rev. Casimiro Roca, a Northern New Mexican legend for his great faith, his enduring age and his blessing of holy dirt, died this week after having just celebrated his 97th birthday.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Putting the Snail in Mail

Local News Is your mail slow? Ours is, too. And the US Senate Appropriations Committee knows, or at least is trying to know more; in July, it asked the US Postal Service to devise a method for measuring the speed of mail ...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Google Trekker Goes Deep

Gadget helps hikers grab images of Santa Fe’s great outdoors

Local News Google ain’t God just yet, but its capacity to reach into the four corners of the world, with its powerful satellite images, is certainly unprecedented and unmatched.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Redoing Recycling

Change in materials looks to be just the first of several new things to come

Local News Major changes to the local recycling program quietly took place in Santa Fe this summer, expanding the kinds of materials picked up from curbside bins and dropped at rural collection sites to include more types...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Medpot OK? DEA Says No Way

SF cops called in the feds after a cannabis dispensary explosion, and they ripped apart an entire crop

Local News Santa Fe police responded to an explosion at a medical cannabis dispensary on July 23, and called in the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Old Wood Goes Prime Time

Santa Fe father-and-son business to appear on CNBC

Local News Tune in Wednesday night at 8 pm on CNBC and check out a Santa Fe family business that’s managed to make a profit out of burning pines by treating the dead timbers and then creating environmentally conscious w...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Thomas Ragan

A Creative Boost

Santa Fe City Council discusses handing off 5 acres for affordable housing for artists

Local News City councilors have privately pledged to use city-owned land for an affordable housing artist complex on Siler Road and now await more details on what the project will entail. 

Monday, August 3, 2015 Elizabeth Miller
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Morning Word: Santa Fe Considers Trimming Payroll

Councilors ask staff managers to plan for job cuts

Morning Word City managers asked to present a plan that focuses on attrition and other "reasonable reductions" without cutting essential services like police, fire and public utilities. ... More

Feb. 11, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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