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Road Warriors

In Brief

Local News The battle for White Peak, that craggy wilderness straddling Mora and Colfax counties, continues. Last week, news broke that Ed Olona, a sportsman accustomed to hunting in the area, had discovered an earth-move...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Close, But...

In Brief

Local News Sometime on the night of Aug. 10, a burglary occurred at SFR. Around 6:30 the following morning, employees called the Santa Fe Police Department dispatch. Officer Corrine Jones arrived at 7:15 am; finding no on...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Builder Beware

Proposed rule change would tighten criteria for “local” contractors

Local News Under that law, the City of Santa Fe deducts 10 percent from a local company’s bid price to make it more competitive. But out-of-state contractors have been setting up temporary offices and receiving the...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

End of the Line

Indicators: Aug. 11

Local News “I heard it on the radio—131,000 jobs lost,” Richard, a tall, blue-eyed man, tells SFR. He’s been unemployed for seven months—the first time in his life he hasn’t had a job.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

SFR Talk: Shake Up Street

With Jason Flores-Williams

Interviews Jason Flores-Williams has had a wide-ranging career—as novelist, Hustler columnist, agitator and death-penalty defense lawyer. Last month, Flores-Williams returned to his hometown—he played football...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Old-School Healing

Curanderos demonstrate truly affordable health care

Local News Aide Avendaño sits perched on a plastic chair, giving careful instructions on ridding oneself of bad energy: Fill a glass jar with water and sugar; write the names of the bad-energy-bringers on slips of ...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

No Rationalization Left Behind

In Brief

Local News On Aug. 2, the New Mexico Public Education Department released the 2009-10 scores for AYP, the major benchmark for school success under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Waiting in Vain

In Brief

Local News After more than a month of voicing her complaints, Deborah DeMack says she hasn’t heard much from County Assessor Domingo Martinez’ office on her home valuation.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Testing...1,2,3

Can Monte del Sol’s original vision survive today’s learning environment?

Features Imagine a school where students and faculty are excited to show up; where everywhere you look, creativity flows; where students compose songs on the guitar between classes; and where teachers find ways to teach...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Pork Chops

Indicators: July 28

Local News 13.5 is the percentage of Democratic US Rep. Harry Teague’s earmarks that went to his campaign contributors, the highest percentage among New Mexico’s congressional delegation.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger
 
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