Aug. 27, 2014

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Chile Wars

Is that green chile on your plate from Hatch? And how much does it matter?

Features As rotating-drum roasters, chain-link enclosures, propane tanks and boxes and burlap bags of green chile began to appear at grocery stores and local markets in August, anticipation for the chile-roasting season in Santa Fe reaches a fever pitch.
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Aug. 26, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

Swapper in Chief

State land commissioner gets little publicity, lots of power

Local News The last time candidates jockeyed to take over the office of New Mexico commissioner of public lands, a contentious swap overwhelmed a crowded race for the usually quiet public job. ... More

Aug. 26, 2014 by Joey Peters

Sole Renewal

Zappos founder to talk urban upgrades

Local News Before Tony Hsieh arrived in downtown Las Vegas, it was a struggling outlier of the more universally recognized Strip.
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Aug. 26, 2014 by Nick Martinez

Drug Dial

News Briefs Santa Fe residents are calling a new citywide drug tip hotline roughly once a day, according to Santa Fe Police Department numbers.
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Aug. 27, 2014 by Joey Peters

Underpass on the Way

News Briefs A plan to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety at one of Santa Fe’s most dangerous intersections is taking a leap forward with the news that a cash infusion is on the way.
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Aug. 27, 2014 by Julie Ann Grimm

Stripping Zozobra

Old Man Gloom in a loincloth?

Local News A petition posted on wants organizers to "return Zozobra" to "its origins"—but organizers say that's exactly what they're doing this year. 
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Aug. 26, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Email letters to Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. ... More

Aug. 26, 2014 by SFR

Wolf Attack

Game Commission takes a shot at captive wolves

Local News When the New Mexico Game Commission meets in Santa Fe on Thursday, the seven men on the commission are expected to consider a vague-sounding proposal to modify the state’s rules on “live wildli ... More

Aug. 26, 2014 by Laura Paskus

County Ordinance Would Ban Mining

Including the proposed mining project on La Bajada Mesa

Local News Santa Fe County Commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to publish and ordinance that would impose a 12-month ban on mining in its jurisdiction. The ordinance, if eventually approved, would eff ... More

Aug. 25, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Marijuana Ballot

Santa Fe County Commission Moves Forward With Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Local News The Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday afternoon to put a marijuana ballot reform initiative on the city ballot this fall. 
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Aug. 26, 2014 by Joey Peters

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Email letters to Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. ... More

Aug. 20, 2014 by SFR

Don’t Play With Words!

You’re wearing red chiles on your head?

Blue Corn I’ve been reading your Blue Corn column for more than a year now, Bob, and I don’t think it’s as bad as most people say it is. Thanks! I love hearing from readers.
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Aug. 26, 2014 by Robert Basler

Green Chile and Peaches

Born Here There’s a special day toward the end of summer— that time of year when the rain has either finally come or we spend the evenings watching wildfires glow just over the Sangres. One morning, you wake up and walk out of the house and the air is thick like the greasy exhaust from a fast-food kitchen. ... More

Aug. 20, 2014 by Miljen Aljinovic

Free Ride

All city buses are free this weekend in honor of arts markets

Local News The Indigenous Fine Art Market and Santa Fe Indian Market bring wares, but not bus fares. The city of Santa Fe is offering residents and visitors free bus services this weekend in conjunction wit ... More

Aug. 22, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Cannabis Conundrum

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board rejects rule changes

Local News The state Medical Cannabis Advisory Board does not favor most of the changes to New Mexico's cannabis program proposed this spring by the Department of Health.
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Aug. 25, 2014 by Peter St. Cyr

Metaphor and Metamorphosis

The Yawp Barbaric If you have ever watched Sherwin Bitsui recite his poems, you get the feeling he is bringing the news from some other realm—he leans hard into the microphone; his voice is forceful, commanding; his eyes move under their lids like those of someone in the midst of a troubling dream.
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Aug. 20, 2014 by Jon Davis

Just Another Ride

40th Anniversary On shiny chrome extended forks, the stubby black front tires of motorcycles angled out from both sides of San Francisco Street in front of La Fonda. ... More

Aug. 26, 2014 by John Konopak