Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Recycling the Recycling Plan - Santa Fe County will draft ordinance that requires current haulers to offer recycling pickup in three distircts]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
The nearly half-dozen trash haulers who serve three districts in unincorporated areas of Santa Fe County would be required to provide recycling services under a new proposal that aims to increase the rate of diversion from the landfill while still keeping the interests of county residents in mind.]]>
<![CDATA[Boil Water in Las Campanas - Roughly 400 residents of luxury subdivision urged to boil water for five minutes to kill possible E. coli]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
A high-end housing community on Santa Fe's west side is reeling as the state has advised roughly 400 residents who live in Las Campanas to boil their water, at least until tomorrow evening. ]]>
<![CDATA[Water for Roads - Water for Roads: San Ildefonso governor accuses Santa Fe County of 'inability to act in good faith']]>
By: Thomas Ragan

San Ildefonso Gov. James Mountain, whose pueblo is at the epicenter of a roads dispute that has now put an entire water delivery system in jeopardy, accused Santa Fe County Commissioners of acting irresponsibly.

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<![CDATA[Information Pothole - State gives medical cannabis producers permission to expand operations but still keeps records secret]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Chronic shortages of medical cannabis in New Mexico could be a thing of the past. State health regulators have approved proposals from 10 of the state’s biggest marijuana growers, who will triple the number of plants they’re allowed to cultivate.]]>
<![CDATA[Labor’s Local Legacy - Native New Mexican Dolores Huerta returns home to talk about Trump, Latinos and civics]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
The legacy of Dolores Huerta, the great labor leader who marched alongside Cesar Chavez and improved the lives of tens of thousands of farmworkers through bargaining power, can be found most anywhere.
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<![CDATA[The Rio Grande Rages - Late season runs through the Taos Box are still drawing visitors to the river]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
Whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande will be winding down in the next few weeks as children return to school, summer vacations taper off and adrenaline junkies are reduced to a trickle.]]>
<![CDATA[Drink Up - How Santa Fe’s city water quality compares 
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By: Elizabeth Miller
The 2014 water quality test shows most of the city’s water sources coming in below the maximum contaminant level goal.]]>
<![CDATA[What a Wish List Says about a City - Soccer is still a big winner as city councilors adjust state funding requests to include more than recreation]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
City councilors on Wednesday night faced the dilemma of all wish list writers: Ask for what you really want (or perhaps need) or ask for what you know you're likely to get.]]>
<![CDATA[Don’t Confuse a Foreclosure with an Auction - What they meant when they said Jackalope was up for auction isn’t what you thought they meant]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Don’t go to Jackalope on Wednesday morning looking to get into a bidding war over that rug you’ve been lusting over or expecting to clear a few pieces of pottery at bargain prices. ]]>
<![CDATA[Water Delivery Withdraws - Santa Fe County withholds cash for water because of roads dispute]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
Santa Fe County will withhold more than $30 million of its portion toward the construction of a regional water system to the Pojoaque Valley, a financial bailing that was passed in the form of a resolution by the Santa Fe County Commission on Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Railyard Apartments on Deck - Empty parcel is eyed for rental housing, but details are scarce]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
A proposal that’s still largely under wraps could bring apartment living to the Santa Fe Railyard. While a community master plan for the city-owned land west of downtown has long reflected the idea that people should be able to live there as well as shop, dine and be entertained, the reality of housing in the development hasn’t gotten far. ]]>
<![CDATA[Labor Great Comes Home to NM - Dolores Huerta, at age 85, is still organizing, still stumping for the Democratic party, loves Donald Trump's anti-antics]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
Dolores Huerta, New Mexican native, born in the small town of Dawson in Colfax County during the Great Depression. Attended grammar school in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Moved to Stockton, California, with her mother, eventually graduating college and becoming an elementary school teacher.]]>
<![CDATA[Shipping Container Sets Sale - City lets folk art business slide on Santa Fe style, metal and tin amid adobe]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
In the quirky world of housing, where tiny houses are now built on wheels and RVs have long been associated with the American retiree, there now comes a third form of housing, only it aint on wheels.]]>
<![CDATA[Premature Parking Enforcement - Marcy Street merchants can't help but think the city put the hoods on too soon]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
At least a half dozen merchants along Marcy Street are mad, claiming they’re losing money after the city put red hoods over the parking meters outside their stores too many days before Indian Market. ]]>
<![CDATA[Up in the Air - Santa Fe’s talk about breaking up with the New Mexico utility giant hasn’t moved off the dime]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
A proposal to create a municipal electric utility—aimed at making Santa Fe carbon neutral sooner than later—appears to be fizzling out.
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<![CDATA[Color Me Unimpressed - Initial report on ‘Summer of Color’ campaign shows mixed reviews for participation, but increased attendance for key partners]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
The Summer of Color launched with a bang, but a preliminary report on the campaign finds that despite enthusiasm and marketing spending, citywide adoption of the program limped through.]]>
<![CDATA[Fracking Injunction Fails - Environmental groups seeking to pause development near Chaco are told oil and gas profits win]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
A federal judge has failed to grant an injunction that would put a temporary halt on oil and gas drilling in Navajo lands and the area around Chaco Culture National Historic Park. The preliminary injunction would have nullified 265 recently approved applications to drill in the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico. ]]>
<![CDATA[Master of Disaster - Did Thomas Williams install the city's disaster recovery system, then get fired soon after by the city? It's part of a lawsuit]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
The city of Santa Fe’s disaster recovery system has been place for at least a year now. But the backup network remains the topic of a legal dispute.]]>
<![CDATA[Conditions Improving - Men who suffered burns at medical cannabis facility are reportedly on the mend]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Two local men continue to recover from third degree burns they sustained while extracting potent oils from medical cannabis plants at Santa Fe’s New MexiCann Natural Dispensary dispensary on July 24]]>
<![CDATA[Morning Word: Capital Spending Process Is Flawed - Analysts suggest the system has become 'too politicized']]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
New data analysis shows a lot of  New Mexico's capital outlay money goes unspent. ]]>