June 28, 2016
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State of Waste

Advocates say curbing flares and leaks from natural gas development could boost the state’s bottom line by millions

Local News The roads through oil and gas country are illuminated at night by the several-foot-tall flames of methane being burned off rather than captured.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

A Broken Process

New Mexico is still struggling to comply with a decades-old court order to ensure benefits for indigent people

Local News Abby Knowlton drove to the offices of the Santa Fe Income Support Division on March 23, 2015, to apply for Medicaid and food stamps. She pulled a slip from a number dispenser and sat down to wait.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Gentry Enters Medpot Debate

House GOP leader tries to influence Medical Cannabis Program plant caps

Local News A year after medical cannabis producers got the green light to triple the number of marijuana plants they can legally grow, Republican House Majority Leader Nate Gentry is urging the health department &nbs...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Schoolhouse Rumbles

Santa Fe Board of Education to vote on proposal for how to handle merging Capshaw and De Vargas

Local News The question of how to deal with dwindling enrollment at downtown middle schools goes before the Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education Tuesday evening for a vote. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

No Public Cash for PRC Hopefuls

Candidates broke rules regarding seed money, according to the secretary of state

Local News Two candidates for Public Regulation Commission seats won’t be getting public money for their campaigns, due to violations of New Mexico election law, the secretary of state has ruled. 

Friday, April 8, 2016 Steven Hsieh

‘Still tilting at windmills’

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks to the books that inspired her, and the work that continues

Local News She grew up in a tiny tenement in the Bronx, with a single working mother and a juvenile diabetes diagnosis at age 8.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

City-Powered Panhandling

Police meet downtown merchants for chat about violence, homelessness and electricity around the Plaza

Local News As tourist season ramps up in the City Different, police are clarifying laws about panhandling, talking about how it can (and can’t) be dealt with, and pointing to city programs as alternative options to inca...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Maria Egolf-Romero

Recycling Uptick

Local News Since adding new types of plastic and paper to what Santa Feans can toss in their blue bins, the city’s recycling rate has increased an average of 12 percent.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Cashcoaster

Budget plan relies on money that’s not really there yet and finding $4 million or more to cut

Local News Santa Fe city councilors have tried and tried. As recently as their March 30 meeting, the governing body continued to hammer out the details of a deficit-closing framework to balance the budget for the fiscal ...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Sign of the Times

Pro-Palestine sign on private property drums up neighborhood tension as the Middle East meets the Southwest

Local News On July 12, 2015, activists plastered about a dozen posters over an adobe wall at the intersection of E San Mateo Road and Old Pecos Trail.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Steven Hsieh
 
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Morning Word: Wildfire 100 Percent Contained

Morning Word Officials are monitoring a 3-mile area near the Santa Fe watershed but say the fire that burned 7.6 acres is now out.  ... More

June 27, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Fire Starts in City Watershed

Major resources on tap to fight fire that began Thursday in the Santa Fe Watershed

Local News A small wildfire has ignited in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed, just upstream of McClure Reservoir and in the wilderness portion of the watershed.  ... More

June 23, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

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