Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[All Nighter - 24-hour Zozobra softball tournament draws hundreds]]>
By: Nick Martinez
While some you were licking wounds from a late night at the Burning of Zozobra, 400 other people on the other side of the city were staying up all night for another reason: to play in the Zozobra Burn]]>
<![CDATA[Future Trees - New Mexico’s forests are warming and transforming]]>
By: New Mexico In Depth
EMORY PASS, GILA NATIONAL FOREST – The sun illuminates patches of green on brown and black hillsides around Highway 152 near Emory Pass in the Gila National Forest. Gambel oak and other shrubs ]]>
<![CDATA[Burn Him! - What you need to know about getting to Zozobra tonight]]>
By: SFR
Heading to Zozobra tonight? City buses are free. But, here's what you need to know about roads, straight from the city of Santa Fe: The area of the Cross of the Martyrs will be closed to the public a]]>
<![CDATA[Mine Moratorium - Santa Fe County wants to stall mine applications for a year]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners plans to hold a hearing next month about imposing a a mining moratorium in the jurisdiction for the next year, but officials won't confirm whether the rule is aimed at La Bajada Mesa proposal. ]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe Decriminalizes Marijuana - City Council votes 5-4 to reduce marijuana penalties]]>
By: Joey Peters
On a 5-4 vote, Santa Fe City Council decriminalized marijuana Wednesday night, adopting an ordinance change rather than sending the question to city voters.
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<![CDATA[Drug Dial - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Santa Fe residents are calling a new citywide drug tip hotline roughly once a day, according to Santa Fe Police Department numbers.
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<![CDATA[NM Gov. Accepts ALS #IceBucketChallenge - Martinez takes it on the chin for viral charity campaign ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Donatella Versace, Homer Simpson, and now New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez have all taken part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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<![CDATA[Stripping Zozobra - Old Man Gloom in a loincloth?]]>
By: Justin Horwath
A petition posted on change.org wants organizers to "return Zozobra" to "its origins"—but organizers say that's exactly what they're doing this year. 


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<![CDATA[Wolf Attack - Game Commission takes a shot at captive wolves]]>
By: Laura Paskus
When the New Mexico Game Commission meets in Santa Fe on Thursday, the seven men on the commission are expected to consider a vague-sounding proposal to modify the state’s rules on “live wildli]]>
<![CDATA[Marijuana Ballot - Santa Fe County Commission Moves Forward With Marijuana Ballot Initiative]]>
By: Joey Peters

The Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday afternoon to put a marijuana ballot reform initiative on the city ballot this fall. 


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<![CDATA[Swapper in Chief - State land commissioner gets little publicity, lots of power]]>
By: Joey Peters
The last time candidates jockeyed to take over the office of New Mexico commissioner of public lands, a contentious swap overwhelmed a crowded race for the usually quiet public job.]]>
<![CDATA[Sole Renewal - Zappos founder to talk urban upgrades]]>
By: Nick Martinez
Before Tony Hsieh arrived in downtown Las Vegas, it was a struggling outlier of the more universally recognized Strip.
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<![CDATA[County Ordinance Would Ban Mining - Including the proposed mining project on La Bajada Mesa]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe County Commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to publish and ordinance that would impose a 12-month ban on mining in its jurisdiction. The ordinance, if eventually approved, would eff]]>
<![CDATA[Cannabis Conundrum - Medical Cannabis Advisory Board rejects rule changes]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
The state Medical Cannabis Advisory Board does not favor most of the changes to New Mexico's cannabis program proposed this spring by the Department of Health.
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<![CDATA[Free Ride - All city buses are free this weekend in honor of arts markets]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The Indigenous Fine Art Market and Santa Fe Indian Market bring wares, but not bus fares. The city of Santa Fe is offering residents and visitors free bus services this weekend in conjunction wit]]>
<![CDATA[Evaluating the Evals - Even Martinez supporters have big questions about teacher evaluations]]>
By: Joey Peters
Even those allied with Gov. Susana Martinez are raising their concerns about the administration's teacher evaluations and school grading system. ]]>
<![CDATA[Press on the Market - Newspaper buildings in Farmington, Las Cruces, Ruidoso are among property for sale by Digital First Media]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
 A major national media company that owns several New Mexico newspapers has offices up for sale all over the state, including facilities used by The Farmington Daily Times, Las Cruces Sun-News and Ruidoso News.]]>
<![CDATA[Earned, Then Stolen - Workers protest new wage-theft enforcement policies ]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
A half dozen Santa Fe area employees who claim they’re owed thousands of dollars in back wages and overtime pay from a myriad of unscrupulous businesses are protesting a new New Mexico Wage and H]]>
<![CDATA[Dumbfounded - Private property owners face less scrutiny under city historic preservation rules]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
The owners of The Inn of Five Graces in Santa Fe’s historic Barrio de Analco quietly backed legislation that allowed them to purchase a state building.]]>
<![CDATA[Mining for a Vote - Behind the decision to hold secret talks about digging at La Bajada Mesa]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Dozens of citizens voiced opposition to a proposal that would create a mining zone in a 50-acre site on La Bajada Mesa during an Aug. 12 meeting of the Santa Fe County Commission.]]>