Santa Fe Reporter - Local News <![CDATA[Going to Market - SWAIA board chairman says petition that supports alternative Indian Market is ‘silly’]]>
By: Enrique Limón
With Indian Market just four months away, a movement is afoot to perhaps give it some competition.]]>
<![CDATA[Visitation - New CVB head is local man with hotel background ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Privatizing the city department charged with attracting tourism—an industry second only to government in Santa Fe—has been on the discussion radar for years, if not decades.]]>
<![CDATA[15 Sights from Today's Pilgrimage to Chimayó - Thousands flock to the town's Santuario for Holy Friday ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Devotees in the tens of thousands made the pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó, some 30 miles form Santa Fe, today. Faithful from as far away as Albuquerque and beyond braved the unpredictable weather yesterday and today to partake in the rite. ]]>
<![CDATA[Copy and Paste - Public radio station hit with plagiarism allegations]]>
By: Joey Peters
One of New Mexico’s top public radio stations is under investigation for allegations of plagiarism in its news stories, incidents that a former reporter says prompted him to leave the station. ]]>
<![CDATA[Zozobra to Again Moan on Fridays - At least that’s what the Kiwanis Club is pushing for]]>
By: Enrique Limón
The decision to burn Zozobra during Labor Day weekend was made with full knowledge of the Fiesta Council and taking into consideration public safety concerns.]]>
<![CDATA[Water Runs in Quail Run - Figuring out how is another matter ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Quail Run officials say the association is mistreated by the media. It’s consistently been on top water-users lists published over the years, but officials rarely, if ever, provide reporters with comments.]]>
<![CDATA[Operating Loss - Agave Health pay cuts hit worker’s heart]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Naja Harrell Druva is on the front lines of helping hundreds of children in Northern New Mexico, but is caught up in the state’s behavioral health turmoil.]]>
<![CDATA[Peddling Paranoia - New Law enforcement officer training curriculum, critics say, creates a risky mindset]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr

The curriculum of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Training Academy intends to lay a foundation for what individual jurisdictions will instruct officers to do. 

<![CDATA[Desperate Game - How far should NM go to woo Tesla?]]>
By: Joey Peters
How far backward is New Mexico willing to bend in order to bring Tesla Motors to town?]]>
<![CDATA[The Park Police - On government property, eagle-eyed employees get discounted rent]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Meet the park police. The government workers pay below-market, or in some cases, no rent at all, in exchange for conducting caretaking duties of the public property. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tinder Box Fears - Residents fear Forest Service thinning delays jeopardize safety]]>
By: Robin Brown
Creeping drought and destructive crown fires in recent years are making New Mexicans who live at the edges of dry forests uneasy.]]>
<![CDATA[Accountable - Mayor Gonzales talks drugs, homelessness and traffic]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe’s new Mayor, Javier Gonzales, is amazed by the number of interview requests he’s already received. SFR was among those who were given his time.]]>
<![CDATA[Less is More - City requires lower percentage of ’affordables’ in new developments]]>
By: Joey Peters
Lisa Tiger recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of closing the purchase of her house in the Vista Bonita subdivision on the southwest side of Santa Fe. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bottled Up - Plastic reduction initiative has fits and starts at community college]]>
By: Zoe Haskell
Matt Sherman is going to hate the sight of a plastic bottle pretty soon, if he doesn’t already. For two years, he’s been pushing to change the Santa Fe Community College policy on selling disposable plastic bottles.
<![CDATA[Fluoride Wars Resume in ABQ - Santa Fe quietly continues fluoridating ]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
When city and county officials in Albuquerque met last week to discuss reinstating water fluoridation, the scene was one familiar to Santa Feans. Dozens of community members showed up to protest what ]]>
<![CDATA[Equalizing the Wage Floor - SF County adopts “living wage” too]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Kalfin, who provides jobs for more than 80 people, says he supports the living wage, but criticizes county commissioners for being “foolish” in imposing what he describes as a dramatic cost increase on businesses within such a short time period. The new rate is 42 percent higher than the state minimum wage of $7.]]>
<![CDATA[Can’t Touch This - Supreme Court ruling saves home from foreclosure, could have wider effect ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Joseph Romero told the lender that the music and clothing shop he owned in Española brought him and his wife a maximum monthly salary of $5,600 before taxes. But he didn’t need to provide documentation of this income because the kind of loan they applied for didn’t require verification of the couple’s monthly or yearly earnings.]]>
<![CDATA[Production Boom - Cable TV show to spotlight atomic bomb science ]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
The program will be centered on Hickey’s character Frank Winter, described by movie website IMDb as “a brilliant and self-destructive physics professor.” He has been tapped to lead the US Army Corps of Engineers project, but has put his family in jeopardy and his sanity at risk.]]>
<![CDATA[Career Track Twist - SFPS considers ‘Sustainability Academy']]>
By: Joey Peters
As a student at Santa Fe High School in the mid-1980s, she recalls constantly showing up late to class when she wasn’t playing hooky.]]>
<![CDATA[Let’s Talk Healthcare - Study group would examine hospital services, cashflow]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The job losses came as a surprise to some in the Northern New Mexico community served by the small Holy Cross Hospital, and Taos formed a joint county-township committee charged with examining the state of hospital finances and making recommendations based on public meetings.]]>