May 24, 2015

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Rising Stars

College grads plan careers withhelp from a state law that allows enrollment despite immigration status

Features Tossing mortarboards into the air following graduation ceremonies is a springtime tradition. It’s often the final act for college students before they head into the world to pursue professional careers and begin to build their adult lives. ... More

May 20, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Fair-to-Farmers Brew

Local coffee shops embrace idea of getting closer to the grower

Local News There’s nothing easy about coffee production. The small-scale growers who produce much of the available high-end, specialty coffees do all the work by hand.
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May 20, 2015 by Joseph Sorrentino

Rocky Road

SF Botanical Garden grows away from mountaintop preserve

Local News Santa Fe County expects to lead visitors on just one more tour of a historical mining camp in the Ortiz Mountains, with future access to this coveted piece of open space remaining a mystery in the coming months.
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May 20, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Waiting for Reform

Locals weigh immigration-reform success of DAPA and hurdles to expansion

Local News Three years after the United States gave children temporary permission to stay here despite immigration status, some in the Santa Fe community still have strong opinions on how the federal government ... More

May 20, 2015 by Gressia Burrola

On Camera

UPDATED: Santa Fe police chief wants to buy lapel cameras

Local News Santa Fe police officers could soon be wearing body cameras on their lapels as a way of protecting themselves against claims made by citizens during calls and arrests. ... More

May 19, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Shuttered Planetarium

News Briefs Santa Fe Community College's so-called “financial stability” plan to bridge a $5 million budget shortfall claims  another victim: the planetarium. ... More

May 20, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Renters’ Rights

News Briefs Federal housing authorities say Santa Fe landlord Paula Anderson violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against a woman who wanted to move her cat and her daughter into the house she rented from her.
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May 20, 2015 by Zoe Baillargeon

PNM's Electricity Rate Increase Rejected

$100 million request determined to be incomplete

Local News Public Regulation Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to reject the Public Service Company’s 16 percent electricity rate increase for residents and small businesses. The final decision by the PRC fol ... More

May 13, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Setting New Priorities

Here's the Thing Earlier this month, I was asked to say a few words of inspiration at a university department commencement ceremony. ... More

May 20, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

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. ... More

May 20, 2015 by SFR

The Last Mile

Ortiz Mountains preserve road dubbed too dangerous for cars

Local News The Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the nonprofit that manages the Ortiz Mountain preserve, decided a few weeks ago that the road was too dangerous to drive. ... More

May 15, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Leaks at the Lab

Former LANL auditor publishes tell-all book

Local News July 16 will mark the 70th anniversary of Trinity, the code name for the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in the desert of New Mexico, about 35 miles east of Socorro. ... More

May 12, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Copper & Water

Attorney general, conservation groups say Appeals Court decision was off the mark

Local News A contentious rule on copper mine water pollution could be heading to the state’s highest court following the attorney general’s petition seeking to overturn a ruling last month from the Court of Appeals.
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May 12, 2015 by Laura Paskus