May 23, 2017

Sugar Crash

After a bitter defeat in the sugary-drink tax election, a look what’s next for pre-K in Santa Fe—and for the man who pinned his name on the plan

Features The mayor was at home. After months spent talking about the futures of 966 children, he was presently concerned primarily with the immediate futures of two. ... More

May 10, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Morning Word: Mayor McMoneybags?

Morning Word The Santa Fe city commission that's studying how much to pay the mayor when the position goes full-time next year came up with a whopper. ... More

May 09, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Cutting Carbon Without Costing People

City commission’s initial recommendations for plan to become carbon neutral by 2040 promises changes that could help, or hurt, Santa Fe’s poorest residents

Local News The city’s work to advance its goal of easing impacts on the climate could dramatically reshape our built infrastructure for decades to come, with ramifications that either increase equity or widen ... More

May 09, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

Second Lifer

Parole board moves to release man on ‘30-year lifer’ sentence, bucking its yearslong trend of denials for most prisoners

Local News On the line was Carole Royal’s husband of 25 years, OC Fero. A caseworker from the Lea County Correctional Facility in Hobbs had handed the phone to him.  “Hello, Carole,” Fero said. “Y ... More

May 09, 2017 by Jeff Proctor

The Truck Stops Here

Planned travel center at NM 14 and I-25 gets its first Santa Fe hearing

Local News “They had to have told you about us,” someone piped up at Ross Shaver. ... More

May 09, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Sugar Tax Fails

Voters soundly reject moralistic tone, show lack of confidence in City Hall's plan for beverage tax to benefit pre-K

Local News A proposed 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks distributed in Santa Fe left a sour taste in the mouths of voters as they rejected the plan by a wide margin. ... More

May 02, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Feds’ sting ensnared many ABQ blacks, not ‘worst of the worst’

ATF goes after low-level drug offenders in NM, across the nation

Local News For three days Yusef Casanova hunted for methamphetamine and a gun. On June 4, 2016, a friend met a man in the heart of a hardscrabble area of Albuquerque pocked with pawn shops but d ... More

Rebel, Rebel

Photographs prove Frida Kahlo was her own muse

Features In only 47 years of life, Frida Kahlo made an everlasting mark on the world as a painter, an icon of individuality and a symbol of feminism, exoticism, self-love and suffering. ... More

May 03, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Addressing a Household Crisis

DA starts a slow shift in how prosecutors handle domestic violence casesby prioritize counseling even without convictions

Local News In the space of just 18 months, some names make repeat appearances on the long list of those charged with domestic violence in Santa Fe. ... More

May 03, 2017 by Elizabeth Miller

State and city cops disagree about pursuit prior to fatal shooting

Discrepancy could impact the legal standing of SFPD’s chase prior to the killing of Andrew Lucero in Eldorado

Local News The Santa Fe Police Department and the New Mexico State Police appear at odds over what exactly happened in the minutes before Santa Fe officer Leonardo Guzman fatally shot a man in far outside the city limits.  ... More

May 04, 2017 by Aaron Cantú

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 10, 2017 by SFR
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