Jan. 29, 2015

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Horror Stories

Working toward landlord accountability and renters’ rights

Features It’s the leaky apartment whose roof collapsed. The kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove and air conditioner, none of which work. The bugs. The drafty windows. The clogged pipes. Some shortcomings with rental properties are blatant violation ... More

Jan. 27, 2015 by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Goodbye, J.Crew

Longtime Lincoln Avenue tenant closes doors

Local News The sound of packing tape unrolling and cardboard boxes being assembled flooded the air of J.Crew’s lone Santa Fe location at 130 Lincoln Ave. last Tuesday.
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Jan. 27, 2015 by SFR

2015 School Elections


Local News VOTING continues weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm through Friday, Jan. 30, at Santa Fe Community College Room 209 (6401 Richards Ave.) and Santa Fe Public Schools Educational Services Center Conference Room A (610 Alta Vista St.). Election Day is Feb. 3.
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Jan. 27, 2015 by SFR


News Briefs A bill to drop New Mexico out of the Common Core State Standards, as well as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, looms in the state legislature this year. ... More

Jan. 20, 2015 by Joey Peters

Front Line

City plan to find community solutions to shelter problems is behind schedule

Local News Solutions to Santa Fe’s most prominent not-in-my-backyard dispute are emerging slowly, as the city plans another community meeting on its emergency shelter.
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Jan. 27, 2015 by Justin Horwath

A Rose for Santa Fe

The Santa Fe episode of The Bachelor airs Monday

Local News With just one week until the premiere of The Bachelor's Santa Fe-filmed episode, both proponents and opponents of the city and state's subsidy to get the show filmed here are taking notice. ... More

Jan. 27, 2015 by Joey Peters

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Email letters to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. ... More

Jan. 27, 2015 by SFR

School Elections

Early voting underway for school board and community college

Local News Though local education positions don't pay a salary, some candidates on next week's ballot are raising and spending money to secure the seats.
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Jan. 26, 2015 by Joey Peters

Voter ID To The Future

Senator wants state to study thumbprint, eye-scan technology for voter ID

Local News  A Republican state senator wants to take a different look at the contentious idea of requiring voters to present photo IDs at the polls. 
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Jan. 22, 2015 by Joey Peters

Come for the Hubcaps!

Six meals a day in Santa Fe?

Blue Corn There’s sort of a miniature local controversy going on lately, and as much as I usually enjoy shooting off my mouth and taking sides, I really don’t have much sympathy for any of the factions here.
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Jan. 27, 2015 by Robert Basler

Coming to America

Born Here I’ve mentioned before how, as a kid in Santa Fe, I felt, on occasion, discriminated against for not speaking Spanish, or for being raised atheist, or for having a weird name. ... More

Jan. 20, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Email letters to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. ... More

Jan. 20, 2015 by SFR

Updated: PNM mailers: Keep Santa Fe Moving Forward

Company calls proposal to purchase PNM's power system 'misguided'

Local News Public Service Company of New Mexico mailers are urging locals to "help PNM keep Santa Fe moving forward" in a public relations blitz against creating a publicly owned utility in the city. ... More

Jan. 22, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Court Pursuit

Federal lawsuit is next chapter in email scandal

Local News A dozen high-powered attorneys are beginning to wage a pitched legal battle in federal court involving Gov. Susana Martinez and her most outspoken critics. ... More

Jan. 20, 2015 by Justin Horwath

School Choice

Two contested seats dot next month’s local schools election

Local News Much is often made of the porous state of New Mexico’s education. Next month, area voters get a chance to weigh in on it. ... More

Jan. 20, 2015 by Joey Peters

Gimme Shelter!

Reigning cats and dogs?

Blue Corn I’m sorry, but my first column of 2015 won’t be quite as lighthearted as usual, although I do promise some pretty funny stuff near the end if you are patient.
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Jan. 13, 2015 by Robert Basler

Santa Fe’s Top 10 Stories

40th Anniversary Change—sometimes dramatic, sometimes routine, from the nation’s highest office to the New Mexico roundhouse—characterized most of the top 10 local stories of 1974. ... More

Dec. 30, 2014 by SFR