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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

Test Scores Disappoint

First round of PARCC results dismal for Santa Fe, state

Local News Santa Fe schools scored at or just below statewide averages in language arts, and well below the statewide averages in mathematics in two of three reported categories. 

Friday, October 16, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Growing the Wolf Pack

US Fish and Wildlife Service to override NM decision on Mexican wolves

Local News The US Fish and Wildlife Service will exercise its right to override states that refuse to cooperate with recovery of an endangered species, so that more Mexican wolves can be released into New Mexico.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Brace Yourselves

Santa Fe moves ahead with a 'scaled-down' New Year's Eve event for Plaza

Local News A city-funded New Year's Eve event could feature a light show and a concert after City Council cleared continued planning and fundraising for an outdoor gathering to ring in 2016 on the Plaza.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Elizabeth Miller
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Morning Word: PNM Questioned about Rate Increase

Morning Word Investor-owed utility claims it needs to charge customers more to offset investments in alternative energy resources and to offset the price of its nuclear-generated power.  ... More

June 28, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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