Santa Fe Reporter - News Briefs http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-145-1-news-briefs.html <![CDATA[Eatery Evicted - The café’s last day of operation will be April 20]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Tecolote is counting down to its last day of operation at the location the restaurant has occupied for the better part of 34 years.]]>
<![CDATA[All Politics is Money - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber received arguably the most attention after the first campaign disclosure reports for statewide candidates for raising $450,000 from his own pockets.]]>
<![CDATA[Private Engagement? - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
State Reps. Luciano “Lucky” Varela and Jim Trujillo, both Santa Fe Democrats, are asking the state Attorney General’s office to weigh in on the constitutionality of a Santa Fe Public Schools program aimed at getting dropouts back into the school system.]]>
<![CDATA[Ceasefire Could Continue - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The Santa Fe National Forest’s Española Ranger District is proposing a 10-year extension of its prohibition on target shooting on the Caja del Rio’s eastern boundary.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicken Suit Hits Court - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Seven Eldorado pet hen owners who are being sued by their homeowner association have launched a fundraiser for legal fees in anticipation of an upcoming trial date.]]>
<![CDATA[Sunshine State? - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
New Mexico’s Inspection of Public Records Act—the state’s sunshine law that serves as the statutory tool for citizens to access government information—says that “all persons are entitled to ]]>
<![CDATA[Breaking Gentrification - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Chainbreaker Collective is venturing into new territory with its recent launch of a “renters’ rights” initiative.]]>
<![CDATA[First Poll in ‘14 Race for Governor - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is leading her top Democratic gubernatorial opponent by five points in the first public poll of the 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Scrappy Compost Pilot Takes Off - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
A nonprofit says it can build Mount Everest—with food scraps. Starting in April, Reunity Resources will begin collecting scraps at restaurants and other commercial establishments in the city.]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Senate Primary Gets Even Nastier - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
The campaign manager for US Senate candidate Allen Weh has filed a defamation lawsuit in District Court against opponent David Clements in what’s quickly turned into a bitter Republican Party primary.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe Has Better Voting Record Than ABQ - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Final election results from the Santa Fe city clerk indicate that fewer than a third of the city’s registered voters took the trouble to cast their ballots in this year’s mayoral election, a number that’s fairly consistent with previous mayoral elections.]]>
<![CDATA[Road to Lamy Could Get Weight Limit - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe County officials are considering crafting an ordinance to introduce a weight limit for vehicles on County Road 33, the thoroughfare that trucks would use to access the Lamy train station.]]>
<![CDATA[Youngster Rocks GOP Senate Effort - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Allen Weh sure wasn’t acting victorious following his narrow victory at Saturday’s state Republican Party pre-primary convention. Weh, a former state Republican Party chairman and current candidate for the GOP nomination for US Senate, stayed behind closed doors powwowing with his staff for a good 45 minutes following the convention.]]>
<![CDATA[No Hurry on Health Care Study - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Among the first jobs for Santa Fe’s new mayor is appointing a team to study delivery of health care here in the wake of the federal Affordable Care Act. But don’t look for any results soon.]]>
<![CDATA[Decision on Zia Station rests with State - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The New Mexico Department of Transportation must decide whether to open a kiss-and-ride Rail Runner stop at an intersection that some nearby residents have deemed problematic. It’s been more than two years since the city formally asked the state to open the station.]]>
<![CDATA[Lien Meals at Airport Restaurant - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
SFR reported last month that the IRS had levied a $108,000 federal tax lien against Duke City Gourmet, but now a new lien is on record against the company that runs the Santa Fe Airport Grill, this one for $9,130. The new lien identifies alleged unpaid federal taxes in different tax periods from the previous lien.]]>
<![CDATA[Cracking the PACs - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Last week, former city Ethics and Campaign Review chairman Fred Rowe filed a complaint to the body accusing Gonzales of wrongly coordinating with two PACs— Progressive Santa Fe and Working Families—as well as the American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees and the unionfunded Working America.]]>
<![CDATA[Road test on the way for Lamy - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe County anticipates that next week it will receive results from an engineering firm on tests of a county road that runs though the heart of Lamy. Residents there are fighting a deal by an Oklahomabased company that plans on sending heavy tanker trucks to offload crude oil onto trains at a station in the small town.]]>
<![CDATA[Railyard Movie Theater Still on Paper - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
The theater would be similar to the Violet Crown already operating in Austin, says owner Bill Banowsky, including that the venture already has a license to sell beer and wine. It will feature 11 stadium-style auditoriums with about 800 total seats.]]>
<![CDATA[Private Money in Public Campaign - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
But whether such a practice violates the city’s public finance code is another question. A quick refresher: the Northern New Mexico Central Labor Council (CLC), an umbrella organization of local labor unions, is offering to pay its members $11-per-hour stipends to canvass and phone bank other union members to support CLC-endorsed candidates.]]>