Santa Fe Reporter - News Briefs http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-145-1-news-briefs.html <![CDATA[No Takers on Incentives - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
An incentive plan aimed at luring more services to the Airport Road corridor on Santa Fe’s Southside has not accomplished much since officials put it in place in early 2013 and might be slated for changes soon.
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<![CDATA[Booze Ban Faces Challenge - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
A Santa Fe lawyer wants to seek help from the courts in striking down a new rule that prohibits the sale of small bottles of alcohol.]]>
<![CDATA[Drive Time - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Southside drivers can expect a new route option in late August as construction wraps up on an interchange linking the NM 599 bypass to Jaguar Drive.]]>
<![CDATA[Free Money - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Santa Fe is continuing its recent tradition of dropping money onto what it hopes will be the next big thing.
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<![CDATA[Parks Gone Wrong - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
What’s City Hall’s spin on a scathing audit of Santa Fe’s 2008 parks bond program? That the practices revealed by the audit are a “departure from the way the city had traditionally managed capital improvement projects.”
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<![CDATA[Replacement Senator - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Two of the local nominees vying for the District 39 state Senate seat left vacant by the sudden resignation of Phil Griego amid an ethics scandal represent different political parties.
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<![CDATA[The People’s Lines - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Last year, Santa Fe voters approved a new way to redraw the city’s voting boundaries—with the input of members of the public.
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<![CDATA[Mining Double Standard - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The lawsuit asks the federal court to rule that the county and agency violated federal antitrust laws for mining and selling the basalt.]]>
<![CDATA[Less-Frequent Food - Deliveries from the Food Depot to Santa Fe senior centers now come only twice a month]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The Food Depot recently cut its weekly grocery deliveries to seniors at seven sites in Santa Fe down to every other week, says the nonprofit’s Executive Director Sherry Hooper.
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<![CDATA[Boyd Is Back - Santa Fe superintendent reflects on Fort Worth offer, staying put]]>
By: Joey Peters
When Joel Boyd was in the throes of deciding whether to stay as superintendent in Santa Fe or leave for a new opportunity, he says he had couldn’t sleep well.
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<![CDATA[Judge: Gov.’s Political Calendar Not Public Record - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
What the governor of New Mexico does that she considers “political” is not subject to the state’s open records laws, First Judicial District Court Judge Sarah Singleton has ruled.
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<![CDATA[Greenhouse - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Despite the long odds, two bills to reform New Mexico marijuana laws are making progress in the state Senate.
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<![CDATA[Zone for Rebirth - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Weeks after the city evicted the Zona del Sol nonprofit constortium from its Southside building on Jaguar Drive, city officials are now figuring out how to fill the empty space.
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<![CDATA[Jobs Angel? - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
David Perez, CEO of Santa Fe-based Seamless Medical Systems, attributes the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Angel Investment Tax Credit to helping his medical-technology company raise $2 million in capital.
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<![CDATA[Passwords of the Passed Away - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
To activate state Sen. Peter Wirth’s iPad, he says, you’ll need his password. But whose right is it to access his iPad if he dies?
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<![CDATA[Too Good To Be True? - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
This year’s open enrollment period under the federal Affordable Care Act is coming to a close, but already the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is touting its enrollment numbers.]]>
<![CDATA[Light on Lobby - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Voters overwhelmingly support changes to state laws that would shine more light on special interests that spend millions to influence votes, according to a poll commissioned by Albuquerque-based nonprofit Common Cause New Mexico.
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<![CDATA[Dropout - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Preference - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
The Santa Fe Community Convention Center is experimenting with more affordable prices for locals. Now, anyone who lives within the city or is acting on business as part of the city can rent convention center rooms for a 20 percent discount.
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<![CDATA[In The Record - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The Candyman Strings & Things owners Rand and Cindy Cook were utterly surprised to be named 2014’s Dealer of the Year.]]>