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Unhealthy Department

Changes in the state Dept. of Health’s leadership follow months of scrutiny

Local News “DOH is sick and only you can make it better,” says a robovoice at the end of a voicemail greeting on the local Bullying, Abuse, Retaliation and Fraud Tip Hotline. The unofficial hotline, created last fall ...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Joey Peters

Howe It’s Done

Outgoing PRC commissioner Doug Howe talks about the challenges and frustrations of working for the state’s most troubled agency

Local News To most who pay attention, Dist. 3 Public Regulation Commissioner Doug Howe is a marked improvement over former commissioner Jerome Block, Jr. Block resigned last September after pleading guilty to various fel...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Joey Peters


Two candidates seek to continue former House Speaker Ben Luján’s powerful legacy—but voters may be the ones who lose

Local News Voters in House District 46, which stretches from Santa Fe up through the northern pueblos to Española and includes parts of White Rock and Chimayó, have grown accustomed to power. Outgoing New Mexico House S...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Joey Peters


NM’s decision to review its gun policies has advocates up in arms

Local News He may live in one of the safest counties in one of the safest states in the country, but that doesn’t stop Gary Slider from carrying a handgun with him everywhere he goes. He’s been doing so for the past 3...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Joey Peters


For years, local officials used a Texas price agreement to green-light bus purchases. Now they’ve stopped—but the same out-of-state bus company still dominates the market

Features On July 12, 2011, Lynn Degenhart resigned from his post as a member of the New Mexico Passenger Transportation Association board with a message titled “Ethical Concern.”

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Joey Peters

Third Rail

Controversy heats up over the city’s plan to buy an empty part of the Railyard’s Market Station building

Local News Jagged shards of busted glass greet visitors at the northeast entrance to the second floor of the Railyard’s Market Station building. Inside, undeveloped rooms have been sitting vacant ever since construction...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Joey Peters

The Cocktail Different

Rob Rittmeyer makes an Old Fashioned

Bar & Nightlife Guide Rob Rittmeyer makes an Old Fashioned with a little bit of bourbon, a little bit of sugar and “a little bit of love.”

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Joey Peters

Beer Me

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Santa Fe's Locally Crafted Ales

Bar & Nightlife Guide Santa Fe has just four microbreweries to choose from, and two of them are owned by the same guy (art mogul Gerald Peters). But luckily, each location—Santa Fe Brewing Company, Second Street Brewery, Blue Corn...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Joey Peters

Bus Money

The North Central Regional Transit District can’t account for its past

Local News Nine years after the state approved a new rural public transportation district, nearly two-dozen free bus routes crisscross Santa Fe, Taos, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties. Last year, the district provided r...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Joey Peters

Run Amok

The Public Education Department says a case alleging forged educator licenses is closed, but some officials disagree

Local News Six months ago, SFR reported on allegations that some New Mexico Public Education Department officials had improper educator’s licenses. Since then, PED has maintained that there’s never been a licensing ...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Joey Peters
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