Dec. 18, 2014

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Which Milk

Practices on New Mexico conventional dairies’ factory farms are hard to swallow

Features Milk cartons and dairy co-op websites feature drawings or photographs of lovely cows standing in lush green pastures and shots of farmers, smiling, standing with an arm around a cow.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Joseph Sorrentino

Power Play

City Council divided on energy future

Local News A new energy plan for the City of Santa Fe sponsored by at least two city councilors is creating tension with supporters of a different plan that calls for the city to study replacing Public Service Company of New Mexico with a municipal utility company. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Cease Pumping

State Engineer tells Glorieta camp to stop pumping water into creek

Local News The Office of the State Engineer is apparently changing its tune about whether water use at the Glorieta camp falls within state rules.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Julie Ann Grimm

Farmer Burden

News Briefs An Abiquiú farmer is suing five members of the Santa Fe Farmers Market’s board of directors, alleging that he is being retaliated against for voicing his concerns. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by Joey Peters

If They Build It

End of first phase for new Southside park delayed until next summer

Local News The first phase in construction of a long-awaited public park on Santa Fe’s Southside was supposed to be completed three months ago. Instead, construction will likely continue into next year. ... More

Dec. 16, 2014 by Joey Peters

Merit Pay

Union and Santa Fe School District at odds over teacher incentives

Local News The labor union representing Santa Fe public school teachers is urging its members to speak out against the way new state incentives were awarded to the city's school district.  ... More

Dec. 15, 2014 by Joey Peters

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Email 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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Dec. 16, 2014 by SFR

All Aboard

First National bank keeps up holiday train tradition

Local News Lights flipped on this morning for the First National bank's annual decorations, which will stay live until Dec. 26, thanks to members of the Santa Fe Model Railroad Club. ... More

Dec. 15, 2014 by SFR

Caldera Clears Congress

Senate approves defense bill that gives Valles Caldera management to Parks Service

Local News The US Senate cleared a large defense spending bill Friday afternoon with public lands provisions that will impact New Mexico. ... More

Dec. 12, 2014 by Joey Peters

Pass the Bottle

Born Here “The whole thing is bullshit. It’s bullshit because they’re putting all the responsibility on the low man on the totem pole.” In case it’s not already clear, this man is talking about New Mexico’s alcohol service laws.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Miljen Aljinovic

As Gouda Place as Any

The Santa Fe Answer Dude….

Blue Corn Excuse me, Bob, do you have a minute? Of course, total stranger who speaks in bold text. What can I do for you? ... More

Dec. 09, 2014 by Robert Basler

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. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. ... More

Dec. 09, 2014 by SFR

Badgers to Replace Fireflies

Santa Fe and Badger Inc. enter $8.3 million agreement for new water-meter readers

Local News Santa Fe city councilors on Wednesday unanimously approved an $8.3 million, 10-year contract with a Wisconsin company to install new water-meter reading devices at tens of thousands of locations across Santa Fe.

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Dec. 11, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Martinez Committee Opens, Then Shuts, Gate on Unlimited Cash

Nonprofit organizing gala reverses course on contributions following SFR inquiry

Local News Following a nearly 15-point victory over her Democratic gubernatorial challenger, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is getting ready to set off her second four-year term with inaugural celebrations that start Dec. 28.
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Dec. 10, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Teens Versus Tourists

Project aims to gather input on teens, influence city spending

Local News Spending time out in Santa Fe is difficult from a teen perspective, partly because of the city’s obsession with playing to the tourist trade. ... More

Dec. 09, 2014 by Cybele Mayes-Osterman

Learning to Break Up

A shame-free approach to ending relationships

SEXed Sex and breaking up have more in common than you might think. Both take a certain level of self-awareness, acceptance and communication to get your needs met. Unfortunately, we do a sub-par job of teaching people how to develop these skills.
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Dec. 02, 2014 by Hunter Riley

Workfare Without Work

40th Anniversary The new national welfare reform law, passed in August, has a title right out of Horatio Alger: “The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act.”
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Kay Bird