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Rained Out

Forest fire season could be muted by recent storms in New Mexico, one of wettest Mays on record

Local News May is usually one of the driest months in New Mexico. But the series of rainstorms since mid-April have significantly reduced the severity of the state’s drought and the chances of a big fire season.

Monday, May 25, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Pot Applicants Kept Secret

Health Department shields public records

Local News Medical pot patients who want to know who has applied for a license to grow their medication in New Mexico may not get a chance to screen the applicants before licenses are awarded by the state.

Friday, May 22, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Drug Hotline Gets 400 Calls

Councilor Bill Dimas wants evaluation of whether city tip line for narcotics leads to arrests

Local News It has been a little over a year since Santa Fe’s regional drug tip hotline has been in operation, and now the city councilor behind it is asking for a review of the tips.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Fair-to-Farmers Brew

Local coffee shops embrace idea of getting closer to the grower

Local News There’s nothing easy about coffee production. The small-scale growers who produce much of the available high-end, specialty coffees do all the work by hand.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Joseph Sorrentino

Rocky Road

SF Botanical Garden grows away from mountaintop preserve

Local News Santa Fe County expects to lead visitors on just one more tour of a historical mining camp in the Ortiz Mountains, with future access to this coveted piece of open space remaining a mystery in the coming months...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Waiting for Reform

Locals weigh immigration-reform success of DAPA and hurdles to expansion

Local News Three years after the United States gave children temporary permission to stay here despite immigration status, some in the Santa Fe community still have strong opinions on how the federal government

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Gressia Burrola

On Camera

UPDATED: Santa Fe police chief wants to buy lapel cameras

Local News Santa Fe police officers could soon be wearing body cameras on their lapels as a way of protecting themselves against claims made by citizens during calls and arrests.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Thomas Ragan

County Curbside

County plans public meetings on trash and recycling collection plan

Local News Santa Fe County will hold a series of public meetings held next week to discuss the possibilities of bringing curbside garbage collection to three of the most crowded unincorporated areas of the county.

Monday, May 18, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Top of the Top

Read SFR's award-winning work from the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest

Local News  We already know SFR Art Director Anson Stevens-Bollen has the goods, but now the top journalists in the Western states along the Rocky Mountains are affirming his success

Sunday, May 17, 2015 SFR

The Last Mile

Ortiz Mountains preserve road dubbed too dangerous for cars

Local News The Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the nonprofit that manages the Ortiz Mountain preserve, decided a few weeks ago that the road was too dangerous to drive.

Friday, May 15, 2015 Thomas Ragan
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