June 28, 2016
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Forest Restoration

'Fire shed' designation aims to engage city in preventing catastrophic wildfire

Local News Asked if we’re at risk of a catastrophic fire here in Santa Fe, Porfirio Chavarria, wildland urban interface specialist for the city Fire Department, answered yes without hesitating.

Monday, February 15, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Tear Down that Wall

Hearing officer recommends medpot program transparency

Local News A yearslong battle waged by open government advocates to shed light on the state’s Medical Cannabis Program is one step closer to being settled without a costly courtroom fight.

Friday, February 12, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

More Rentals, Please

City adjusts affordable housing requirement in hopes of increasing development

Local News In the years since Santa Fe began requiring rental housing developers to make 15 percent of units in any new development priced at an affordable level instead of the market rate, only one multifamily

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Nonviolent Drug Sentence Reductions

Dozens of New Mexicans have months shaved off their sentences for federal drug crimes

Local News Even as Republican lawmakers push a series of tough new criminal sentencing bills in Santa Fe this month, federal officials, including New Mexico’s senior senator, are rethinking the mass incarceration of non...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

New DA Goes After DV

District Attorney Jennifer Padgett says she'll stop practice of pleading down domestic violence cases

Local News  Newly appointed District Attorney Jennifer Padgett introduced herself to Santa Fe City Council with a nod toward her history with the Children, Youth and Families Department.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Get out of Jail

Free? Not hardly. NM bail reform debate looks at those behind bars because they can’t afford to pay bail

Local News State lawmakers are debating whether to ask voters to change the constitution and give judges more flexibility in New Mexico’s longstanding cash bail system.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Pop Quiz

District 1

Local News As the March 1 municipal election draws near, SFR is bringing back an old favorite—our tradition of calling up candidates and testing their knowledge about the office they seek.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 SFR

Curfew Could Cometh

New Mexico lawmakers consider law that would let cities and counties set curfews for teens

Local News Curfew. It’s not just for war-torn countries where martial law is imposed from time to time by the government and its military to keep chaos under control. It could also come to fruition in New Mexi

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Thomas Ragan

'Cleared of Wrongdoing'

NM attorney general exonerates 10 behavioral health providers in fraud case, leaving two investigations open

Local News The New Mexico Attorney General exonerated 10 health care providers of fraud charges Monday, a significant reversal for Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, which accused 15 organizations of ...

Monday, February 8, 2016 New Mexico In Depth

Dental Crisis

Santa Fe County's health care assistance program appropriates an additional quarter-million dollars for La Familia Medical Services

Local News There’s a dental crisis in Santa Fe, according to Kyra Ochoa, a healthcare assistance manager for Santa Fe County’s Community Services, and La Familia Medical Services, a consistent mainstay for Santa ...

Saturday, February 6, 2016 Thomas Ragan
 
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Morning Word: Wildfire 100 Percent Contained

Morning Word Officials are monitoring a 3-mile area near the Santa Fe watershed but say the fire that burned 7.6 acres is now out.  ... More

June 27, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Fire Starts in City Watershed

Major resources on tap to fight fire that began Thursday in the Santa Fe Watershed

Local News A small wildfire has ignited in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed, just upstream of McClure Reservoir and in the wilderness portion of the watershed.  ... More

June 23, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

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