July 29, 2016
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Sitting There

$1 billion for New Mexico projects remains unspent, lawmakers told

Local News Hundreds of projects around New Mexico sit uncompleted as $1 billion in state funding meant to pay for them remains unspent, legislative staff told the New Mexico Legislature’s budget arm Wednesday.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 New Mexico In Depth

MorningStar Denied

City Council votes with neighborhood association against senior living facility, later approves major hospital expansion

Local News  After months of conversations and a failed attempt at mediation among the parties involved, Mayor Javier Gonzales reversed his opinion on the proposed MorningStar Senior Living Community.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Pumpkins’ Price

Labor conditions at the site where pumpkins grow for local fundraisers lead to notice of health code violations

Local News Dishes in the janitors’ sink. Insecticides, carcinogenic cleaners and motor oil stored in food preparation and storage areas. Debris, dirt and grease on food preparation surfaces and in storage areas.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Gutter Ball

Developers say they hope it’s not the final frame for the Railyard

Local News It was a big ol’ gutter ball in early September, as the developers of the biggest building in the Santa Fe Railyard filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Building Battles

Local News Development in Santa Fe lands again in front of City Council on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Councilors expect to reconsider their efforts to reconsider their decision on the MorningStar Senior Living facility.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

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
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Morning Word: Lawmakers Tell Governor to Consider Tax Hike

Morning Word More lawmakers, including some Republicans, are asking Gov. Susana Martinez to call a special session to deal with a $650 million revenue shortfall. ... More

July 26, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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