June 30, 2015

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Adios, Drought

High precipitation is predicted to continue as officials lift drought designation in much of New Mexico

The National Weather Service released the drought summary for New Mexico on Thursday, June 23, with the heartening headline: “Drought lessening its grip on New Mexico.”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Hike Happening

Gross receipts tax rate increase takes effect July 1

The gross receipts tax rate increases on Wednesday, July 1 in Santa Fe County by one-eighth percent, bringing the rate that’s tacked on to most purchases inside the Santa Fe city limits to 8.3125 p

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Morning Word: Behavioral Health Audits Still Under Fire

Only two providers have had administrative hearings

Another mental health care provider owes the state a lot less Medicaid reimbursement money than a controversial audit initially indicated in 2013.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Developer Throws in the Towel

Builder cites lack of interest from City Council among reasons for abandoning apartment proposal

Tierra Concepts will likely be cutting ties with the 16 acres of land on Agua Fría Street they had hoped to develop as a 399-unit affordable housing apartment complex. 

Monday, June 29, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

Munching on Trees

Hyde Park Road aspen canopy takes a big hit from caterpillars, which could affect fall gold

Hungry, hungry caterpillars are taking a toll on the famed aspen in the Santa Fe National Forest, but forest officials say the trees are likely to rebound.

Monday, June 29, 2015 Julie Ann Grimm

Morning Word: Tougher Three-Strikes Law Considered

Lawmaker wants habitual offenders locked up for life

Rep. Paul Pacheco, an Albuquerque Republican, plans to propose a bill during the 2016 legislative session that would expand the three-strikes law by adding new felony offenses – possibly aggravated burglary a...

Monday, June 29, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Full Steam Ahead?

Or the latest move to open the Zia Road train station coud be yet another false summit on the tracks

State transportation officials in the coming weeks are expected to meet with the development company responsible for building safeguards and infrastructure that will be contingent upon opening the Zia Road Rail...

Monday, June 29, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Farm to Hospital

New Mexico Court of Appeals affirms that farmhands can't be excluded from workers’ comp when they're hurt on the job

With a big decision on marriage equality by the United States Supreme Court on Friday, a  New Mexico high court decision affecting fairness for farm workers here got lost in the shadow. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015 Joseph Sorrentino

Morning Word: Pay-to-Play Lawsuits Move Forward

Widespread corruption alleged

Former Education Retirement Board chief investment officer Frank Foy filed the lawsuits under the state’s Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, alleging scheme cost taxpayers $200 million in investment losses.

Friday, June 26, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

This Weekend

Celebrate Pride!

It's a historic weekend to celebrate love! Don't miss the Santa Fe Pride Parade, dancing, drag shows and more.

Friday, June 26, 2015 SFR
 
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