Depending on the outcome of an ongoing state Supreme Court case, oil and gas companies may have to cough up money for back royalties they allegedly withheld for natural gas they extracted from New Mexico land.
Almost two years to the day after the violent death of Naayitch Friday, a YouthWorks employee and part-time Santa Fean, a federal jury has convicted his killer of second-degree murder and four other felonies.
Jackie Gibbs, 22, used to be a gang member with a cocaine habit and a hefty juvenile rap sheet. Three years after responding to a YouthWorks flyer she saw posted at a mall, she’s YouthWorks’ operations director and has found her calling helping other young people put their lives on track.
According to SFR research, 48 percent of the people who were indicted for burglary or aggravated burglary last year in 1st Judicial District Court had received only probation for a previous burglary conviction, or were out on bond awaiting trial on a pending burglary charge.
One inmate allegedly died from preventable complications of a perforated ulcer—after begging for treatment for six days. Another lost all vision in his eye after medical staff allegedly neglected to dispense antibiotics. Correctional Medical Services prevailed legally in each of these cases.
Federally-funded and state-supported drug task forces are running rampant in New Mexico. SFR reveals the results of two months of investigation into why armed, masked men in fatigues are landing in helicopters and routinely invading a normally peaceful town.
Jennifer Muñoz has been with the Santa Fe Police Department for 71/2 years. In November, the lifelong Santa Fean left her position as administrative secretary for detective investigations for a newly created one: SFPD anti-graffiti coordinator.