Sept. 26, 2016
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Bottom of the Heap

In Brief

Local News New Mexico kids’ reading scores are better than those in only one other state or district nationwide, according to a new report.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Wren Abbott

Park 'n' Buy

In Brief

Local News Santa Feans who currently park for free with city-issued permits received a less-than-welcome surprise in their mailboxes.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Wren Abbott

A New Day?

Amid funding problems, Christus tries again for county cash

Local News Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center couldn’t afford to co-sponsor the Mayor’s Ball, which benefits a local charity, two weeks ago. And if things don’t improve for the hospital, it might have to...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Wren Abbott

Outside the Box

Indicators: Nov. 02

Local News It turns out that a secret decoder ring isn’t the best prize kids can get out of a cereal box. Last school year, Pablo Roybal Elementary, a private school, raised the most money of any Santa Fe school—$2,...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Wren Abbott


Los Alamos National Lab is on track to become a permanent nuclear waste dump

Features In the summer of 2010, an excavator lifted a 1940s-era radiation protection suit from a pit in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 21. With it came two pickup trucks of the same vintage—one of w...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Wren Abbott

Bully Pulpit

A bullied kid had nowhere to go—until his mom went public

Local News When Sandra Tompkins asked her 8-year-old son Dakota about trying to work things out at Aspen Community Magnet School, he curled up in a ball and turned away from her. “‘Don’t ever talk to me about Aspe...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Wren Abbott

Hot Water

In Brief

Local News Some operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility have been put on hold after the National Nuclear Security Administration identified safety concerns.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Wren Abbott

Call of the Wild

In Brief

Local News New Mexicans wanting more protection for endangered Mexican gray wolves aren’t shutting their traps.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Wren Abbott

Climate of Secrecy

State terminates climate change class

Local News Santa Fe contractor Debbie Shapiro recently helped clients insulate an attic and install water catchment gutters to increase their home’s energy efficiency.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Wren Abbott

Smoke-Filled Room

Indicators: Oct. 19

Local News A complaint filed with the state Attorney General’s Office this month could have implications for Gutierrez’ contract length.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Wren Abbott
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