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Last Resort

Now no longer a Dept. of Health employee, longtime whistle-blower Bob Ortiz plans to face DOH in court

Local News Three years after allegations of fraud first surfaced at the New Mexico Department of Health, the state’s second-largest agency is still dealing with the aftermath.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Joey Peters

Economic Redevelopment 101

What Santa Fe can learn from Detroit’s economic and cultural reinvention

Local News Large, empty rooms form the entrance to Lucky Bean Café in Sanbusco Market Center, the commercial mall located just north of the Railyard that houses mostly high-end boutiques. A couple of signs display arrows...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Joey Peters

Campus Crusade

Santa Fe was on track to offer local students better access to four-year degrees—until things got all political

Local News Four years, four schools, one location. That’s the promotional tagline for Santa Fe Community College’s proposed Higher Education Center, which will allow students to earn bachelor’s degrees without leavi...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Wren Abbott, Joey Peters

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
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