The two men who work for an Oklahoma trucking company didn’t expect to be talking down an occasionally menacing crowd in the Tumbleweed Room, a chandelier-decked space adjacent to the barroom of the old Legal Tender Saloon.
Consider this: between 2005 and 2012, political action committees [PACs] spent a staggering $45 million on political campaigns in the state, according to a newly released report by the good government nonprofit, Common Cause New Mexico.
The Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe will start accepting guests this summer, says general manager Tauseen Malik, making the venture the first large hotel to open in the downtown area in years. Drury Hotels LLC bought the 5-acre property at the intersection of Palace Avenue and Paseo de Peralta from an investment group in 2007.
On a recent December night, Tahlia Rainbolt serves as a volunteer coordinator for a team of about a dozen individuals who donate food, prepare it and help clean the kitchen afterwards. On this night, Dec. 27, two soups are available, prepared from scratch with a Progresso base: bacon-cheddar cheese and chicken soup.
Disparity has emerged between two state spending plans announced recently by the governor and a legislative panel in anticipation of the lawmaking session that begins on Jan. 21. The Legislative Finance Committee plan calls for a total state budget of $6.
The City of Santa Fe has sunk thousands of taxpayer dollars into its effort to educate citizens about the upcoming ban on plastic bags. But the ban is approaching fast—Feb. 27—and citizens and businesses still have questions about its enforcement.