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School of Jocks

Sweat 2011

Sweat There are gyms all over Santa Fe at which you can swing a kettlebell, do squats until your butt falls off, or even watch Cake Boss while monitoring your calories burned. But if you want to join a basketball tea...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Wren Abbott

Political Minefield?

Critics say NM Environment Dept. fast-tracked mine permit

In what some are calling a politically motivated decision, the New Mexico Environment Department green-lighted a uranium mine’s permit despite unanswered questions about environmental contamination.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Wren Abbott

What the Duck?

Indicators: Aug. 24

Local News More than 7,000 acres of New Mexico riparian areas, from the Jicarilla wetlands in the northwest to the middle Rio Grande Valley, have been the beneficiary of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, which...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Wren Abbott

Hot Property

In Brief

The New Mexico Environmental Law Center and two nonprofit environmental groups are trying to get Rio Grande Resources Corp. to clean up uranium waste at the Mt. Taylor mine near Grants.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Wren Abbott

Deadliest Catch

How far should New Mexico go to preserve the state fish?

Local News On Aug. 25, the New Mexico Game Commission will decide whether to release fish-killing poison into a Rio Grande tributary—all with the ironic goal of protecting the state fish.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Wren Abbott

Nuclear Family

In Brief

Local News It may not lead to any high-profile celebrity sightings in the City Different, but a new movie project will spotlight the history of uranium mining in New Mexico.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Wren Abbott

Take a Number

Foreign residents struggle to get driver's licenses

Local News When Lynn Pickard agreed to help a man get an appointment for a new driver’s license at the state Motor Vehicle Division, she thought it would be as simple as making a phone call or visiting a website.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Wren Abbott

Bad Bird

Indicators: Aug. 10

Local News The virulent Heidelberg Salmonella strain that has so far caused illness in 79 people around the country is drawing comparisons to a separate strain, Salmonella Kentucky, which is the focus of a just-released s...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Wren Abbott

Pay to Play...Kickball

Budget woes shortchange kids’ fitness

Local News For Atalaya Elementary School physical education teacher Kristy Filbin, a simple game of Frisbee golf underscores a major shortcoming in Santa Fe’s public schools.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Wren Abbott

Bearly Getting By

In Brief

Local News The animals of northern New Mexico know drought by a different name: hunger.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Wren Abbott
 
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