Dec. 9, 2016
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Federal Land Grab

With Republicans mounting a platform that calls for states reclaiming federally owned lands, outdoors advocates reply with a case that makes economic sense

Local News Research shows that states can’t afford to manage public lands—the costs of fighting wildfires alone, which ran at $155 million in New Mexico in 2011, could bankrupt state budgets.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

AirbnFee

A new tax for Airbnb users went into effect this week

Local News Starting this week, Santa Fe vacationers who find lodging through the website Airbnb must pay a local bed tax, adding a source of potential revenue that has for years eluded city coffers.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Signal Revolt

A wireless internet tower allegedly breaks city law, but its owner won’t back down

Local News The tower rises 80 feet, overlooking homes and businesses on Apache Street. To passersby, the structure might seem a harmless eyesore, a pillar of crossbeams better fit for an industrial park than a residential...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Shipwrecked

Thornburg Mortgage execs stay afloat against federal charges that followed housing bust

Local News Lawyers for the Securities and Exchange Commission could not persuade a jury that former CEO Larry Goldstone and CFO Clarence G Simmons III misled investors about the seaworthiness of their ship as it began t...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Gwyneth Doland

All Kinds of Gloom

Holocaust commemoration to precede Zozobra

Local News It’s not all party hearty and “Burn Him!” this year—a solemn, special event is planned for the night before the burning of Zozobra.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Andrew Koss

Triple digit temps dry the Rio Grande

New Mexico's farmers and endangered fish had a tough month

Local News Despite spring runoff that ripped down the Rio Grande in early June, consistently high temperatures in July are contributing to drying in the Rio Grande, the state’s largest river.Under a 2003 plan

Thursday, July 28, 2016 Laura Paskus, New Mexico In Depth

Meter Beating

Farmers Market says city’s big parking hike is hurting the popular Saturday event

Local News The rate change comes with the implementation of Santa Fe’s new fiscal year budget and renewed efforts to minimize debts like those incurred for parking garage construction.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Andrew Koss

Repeating History on the Gila

New Mexico reveals its new plans for diverting the river’s water

Local News This month, the year-old state agency in charge of planning and operating a diversion on the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico had to officially disclose its concept and location for the project.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Laura Paskus

Cannabis Supply in Checkmate

Producer says low plant limit stunts job growth

Local News Close to a hundred well-paying jobs are on hold while the Medical Cannabis Program resists producer's state-wide expansion plans.

Monday, July 25, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Hot in Here

Weather coverage in New Mexico is missing the mark

Local News It’s been hot. On Monday, temperature records were broken or tied in Capulin, Roswell, Clayton, Clines Corners, Santa Fe, and Tucumcari.Cue the small talk and the paper fans, because there

Friday, July 22, 2016 Laura Paskus
 
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