The Santa Fe County Assessor’s Office is reviewing work recently submitted by an out-of-state contractor who was paid $1.86 million to help gather data that could impact the property tax bills of thousands of residents next year, officials say.
Amanita Thorp, who turns 29 later this month, has been goatscaping since 2007. Thorp coined the term when she was preparing for her first contracted job as a wrangler of weed-eating goats. “Now,” she says, “you look up goatscaping, and it’s a thing. It’s pretty awesome.”
The Santa Fe Reporter filed a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Susana Martinez this week in the First Judicial District Court. The lawsuit alleges Martinez “routinely” violated the state’s public records law by withholding public records requested by SFR.
Proponents say two recent court rulings and decisions by county clerks have paved the way for marriage equality in New Mexico, while opponents argue the legality of same-sex marriage isn’t settled—and should be put up to voters.