Sept. 1, 2015

Dirty Water

Federal rules wouldn’t have saved the Animas River from Gold King anyway

Features When the Animas River was winding that now-famous orange line through southern Colorado and toward the state line, staff for the New Mexico Environment Department were waiting for it. ... More

Aug. 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

The Rio Grande Rages

Late season runs through the Taos Box are still drawing visitors to the river

Local News Whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande will be winding down in the next few weeks as children return to school, summer vacations taper off and adrenaline junkies are reduced to a trickle. ... More

Aug. 26, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Drink Up

How Santa Fe’s city water quality compares 

Local News The 2014 water quality test shows most of the city’s water sources coming in below the maximum contaminant level goal. ... More

Aug. 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Information Pothole

State gives medical cannabis producers permission to expand operations but still keeps records secret

Local News Chronic shortages of medical cannabis in New Mexico could be a thing of the past. State health regulators have approved proposals from 10 of the state’s biggest marijuana growers, who will triple the number of plants they’re allowed to cultivate. ... More

Aug. 26, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Labor’s Local Legacy

Native New Mexican Dolores Huerta returns home to talk about Trump, Latinos and civics

Local News The legacy of Dolores Huerta, the great labor leader who marched alongside Cesar Chavez and improved the lives of tens of thousands of farmworkers through bargaining power, can be found most anywhere.
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Aug. 26, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Railyard Apartments on Deck

Empty parcel is eyed for rental housing, but details are scarce

Local News A proposal that’s still largely under wraps could bring apartment living to the Santa Fe Railyard. While a community master plan for the city-owned land west of downtown has long reflected the idea that people should be able to live there as well as shop, dine and be entertained, the reality of housing in the development hasn’t gotten far.  ... More

Aug. 24, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Don’t Confuse a Foreclosure with an Auction

What they meant when they said Jackalope was up for auction isn’t what you thought they meant

Local News Don’t go to Jackalope on Wednesday morning looking to get into a bidding war over that rug you’ve been lusting over or expecting to clear a few pieces of pottery at bargain prices.  ... More

Aug. 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Labor Great Comes Home to NM

Dolores Huerta, at age 85, is still organizing, still stumping for the Democratic party, loves Donald Trump's anti-antics

Local News Dolores Huerta, New Mexican native, born in the small town of Dawson in Colfax County during the Great Depression. Attended grammar school in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Moved to Stockton, California, with her mother, eventually graduating college and becoming an elementary school teacher. ... More

Aug. 21, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Water Delivery Withdraws

Santa Fe County withholds cash for water because of roads dispute

Local News Santa Fe County will withhold more than $30,000 of its portion toward the construction of a regional water system to the Pojoaque Valley, a financial bailing that was passed in the form of a resolution by the Santa Fe County Commission on Tuesday night. ... More

Aug. 25, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

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Aug. 26, 2015 by SFR

Morning Word: Governor Implicated in APS Whisteblower Lawsuit

Chaos reigns at state's largest school district

Morning Word At the start of the school year, more than 1,300 parents are calling for the head of new school Superintendent Louis Valentino. Plus, a civil suit filed in Santa Fe by a deputy super claims political interference in hiring and contract bids. ... More

Aug. 25, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Color Me Unimpressed

Initial report on ‘Summer of Color’ campaign shows mixed reviews for participation, but increased attendance for key partners

Local News The Summer of Color launched with a bang, but a preliminary report on the campaign finds that despite enthusiasm and marketing spending, citywide adoption of the program limped through. ... More

Aug. 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Up in the Air

Santa Fe’s talk about breaking up with the New Mexico utility giant hasn’t moved off the dime

Local News A proposal to create a municipal electric utility—aimed at making Santa Fe carbon neutral sooner than later—appears to be fizzling out.
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Aug. 19, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr
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