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Community Blank

Santa Fe’s local banks are becoming less locally owned

Local News While the corporate banking industry continues its climb toward economic domination, community-based banking is looking less and less like Santa Fe these days.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Matt Grubs

Sweet Speech

7 Highlights From Councilor Ron Trujillo's Anti-Sugar Tax Opus

Local News You were probably asleep Wednesday night when City Councilor Ron Trujillo logged the sole vote against holding a special election in Santa Fe on May 2.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 Julie Ann Grimm and Steven Hsieh

Capitol Gains

New Mexico’s ‘citizen legislators’ can pull in $40,000 tax-free

Local News August 2016 was a busy month for state Rep. Jimmie Hall. It started with a two-day meeting in Albuquerque, then two days in Las Cruces. Hall spent five days in Chicago for a national legislative conference.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Matt Grubs

The Soda War is On

Kids v. Cokes set for May ballot

Local News City Council scheduled a special election for May 2, which early estimates suggest could cost around $90,000. Anyone who wants to vote in the election must be registered by April 4. Early voting begins on April...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Steven Hsieh

Sitting Down With a Soda Tax Expert

A Cornell economist puts Wednesday’s vote in context

Local News It’s the hottest political story in Santa Fe, yet there aren’t any candidates on the ballot. We’re not even sure there will be an election at all.

Monday, March 6, 2017 Steven Hsieh

Lunch Crunch

Car careens into popular Cerrillos Road Eatery

Local News “I can’t believe how lucky we were,” manager Vince Onchaga told SFR. “It’s just before our busy time.” Onchaga was standing behind the bar in the restaurant’s front room when the car came crashing...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 Matt Grubs

A year in solitary: ‘I didn’t want to lose it’

New Mexico Legislature considers bill to better regulate prison use of solitary confinement

Local News FARMINGTON—Joshua Saiz paces outside his mobile home, anxiously puffing on a cigarette and, alternately, flashing a grin at his young daughter. The gravel crunches under his shoes as he takes six sh

Thursday, March 2, 2017 Jeff Proctor, New Mexico In Depth

Dumptown Races

Glorieta Camps under fire for environmental and zoning violations

Local News Heaps of garbage are scattered around Glorieta Camps, a sprawling Christian retreat tucked in the mountainous Pecos woodlands just a few miles southeast of Santa Fe.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Steven Hsieh

Killing Wily

An effort to end coyote death contests returns to the Legislature, but could hunters just dodge it?

Local News When a family driving through the desert near Las Cruces around Christmas 2014 found the bodies of 39 dead coyotes scattered among the sagebrush, they called Kevin Bixby.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Going Greener

Be prepared for Santa Fe’s upcoming recycling changes

Local News Armando Gabaldon still remembers hauling loads of garbage by hand and emptying smelly bins one by one, hundreds of times a day, when he worked as an operator for the city’s waste division.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Steven Hsieh
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