Aug. 1, 2015

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Morning Word: Education Reform Passes Senate

Legislation eliminates one-size-fits-all standards

New Mexico’s US senators joined the majority to pass a big education reform bill aimed at giving states more control over local school districts.

Friday, July 17, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Shops for Sale

Sanbusco Market Center near Railyard to be auctioned off

The Sanbusco Market Center, at 500 and 560 Montezuma Avenue, near the Railyard 88,712 square feet will be up for auction beginning August 17 on, for a starting bid of $1.7 million.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Trash Hauler Lovefest

County might require trash haulers to provide recycling services

Don’t mess with our trash haulers. We like them. Even in the absence of recycling pickup.That was pretty much the general consensus of thousands of residents in a series of community meetings in May.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Reversing Course

Governor says state will release identities of medical cannabis producers

New Mexico’s governor is apparently rolling over a medical cannabis secrecy stance before the state even begins to try to defend a lawsuit pushing for the release of information about those issued licenses to...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 Julie Ann Grimm

Morning Word: Singleton Tosses PARCC Suit

Judge says nonprofit lacked standing because it was not a test bidder

First Judicial District Judge Sarah Singleton has dismissed a nonprofit’s lawsuit challenging the state’s decision to award a lucrative contract to a firm closely connected to Public Education Secretary Han...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Another Coal Cost Hearing Set

PNM suggests San Juan plant could be completely shut down

An independent Public Regulation Commission hearing examiner has renewable energy advocates scrambling to prepare for a two-week hearing in September to consider PNM's new coal supply contract.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Whoo Dat?

New, sharper Tecolote takes flight

Many mourned the closure of Tecolote Café last April. The business started by Bill and Alice Jennison some 30 years earlier and now run by daughter Katie Adkins and husband Matt was the definition of a Santa F...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Enrique Limón

Street View


Send shots to or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 SFR

7 Days


Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 SFR

Insects Are Heroes, Too!

Nowhere does the phrase “size doesn’t matter” appear in this 'Ant-Man' review; congratulate me on my restraint

Marvel has gotten so good at making Marvel movies, it doesn’t seem to matter that it doesn’t matter that a Marvel movie isn’t firing on all thrusters.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 David Riedel