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Cock Block

Critics say the AG’s Animal Cruelty Task Force oversteps its authority

Local News Mario Marin describes what happened at his father’s ranch in early May 2009 as a bloodbath. Marin, a former San Juan County sheriff’s deputy who once raised roosters for cockfighting, watched Animal...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger


In Brief

Local News Eleven months have passed since SFR first published Diane Moore’s concerns about hiring and financial practices at the New Mexico Department of Health. For most of that time, Moore has been simul

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Chasing Windmills

New Mexico’s renewable future comes one step closer

Local News Imagine, 20 years down the road, a New Mexico flush with prosperity. We’re talking close to 25,000 new jobsnearly twice what the federal stimulus package is expected to produce over its life span%uF...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

No Home for the Holidays

In Brief

Local News Robert Jones’ litany of tribulations is almost biblical—which lends a precise irony to recent news that he’ll be kicked out of his house a month before Christmas.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

SFR Talk: Doing Less Harm

With Leslie Hayes

Interviews Leslie Hayes always wanted to be a doctor—but she had no way of knowing she’d become one of the go-to physicians for heroin addicts in Rio Arriba County. Hayes’ clients at the Española ...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Don't Count On It

More than 50 New Mexico agencies violate audit law

Local News On Oct. 22, State Auditor Hector Balderas released a list of 54 local government agencies—cities, school districts, villages, water conservation districts and the like—that are behind in filing thei...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Pop Quiz 2010: Court of Appeals Position 1

Local News Judicial races often provide respite from the mudslinging and TV attack ads of, say, swing-state gubernatorial campaigns. This year’s contest for the first position in the New Mexico Court of Appeals is n...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Idol Talk

In Brief

Local News Gursant Singh is an unlikely critic. A resident of Española’s 3HO Sikh community for 18 years, Singh studied under the charismatic Yogi Bhajan and, in 1982, Singh even sued the federal government f...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Copy Cash

In Brief

Local News On Oct. 18, the Foundation for Open Government and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office teamed up to release an opinion on an issue close to SFR’s heart: public records.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Bucks for Busts

Police drug units benefit from federal stimulus

Local News Last week’s so-called drug raid on an Española-area school made national headlines when the bust netted tomatoes instead of marijuana. What the stories didn’t say is that the operation wasn&r...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger
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