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Little Luminaries

Down low or up high, farolitos reign supreme

Winter Guide “The ladies had Japanese lanterns,” Gracie Olivas, a Santa Fe resident who’s been lighting farolitos for decades, explains. “When those burned out, they used their papers from their dishes that had been...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Joey Peters

All Politics is Local

News Briefs In its day, Debbie Jaramillo’s 1994 upset mayoral victory was seen by many as a referendum on Mayor Sam Pick’s pro-development policies in Santa Fe during the 1980s and early 1990s. When the two s

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Joey Peters

Wurzburger Continues Mayoral Run

News Briefs Despite not qualifying for public financing for her run for mayor, City Councilor Rebecca Wurzbuger will stay in the race—at least for the time being. After hearing this week that roughly 40-5

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Joey Peters

Savage Cut

Local filmmaker’s take on nuclear tests clashes with PBS

Local News The scene opens with a shot of a green island surrounded by blue ocean waters and the voice of documentarian Adam Horowitz explaining his lifelong enchantment with the Pacific Islands. What he fou

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Joey Peters

Public Finance Woes

News Briefs A former campaign manager for mayoral candidate Patti Bushee alleges the longtime city councilor violated the city’s public campaign finance code. Tarin Nix, who worked on the Bushee campaign for ab

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Joey Peters

Zoo Education

Teachers give new statewide evaluation system bad grade

Local News It’s been a rough few weeks for the Public Education Department as the backlash against a new teacher evaluation program continues to mount.  Critics say the evaluation system imposed this year by

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Joey Peters

High-Speed Delay

City funded project to improve Internet awaits bid process

Local News A typical business in Santa Fe pays about $700 per month for Internet connection. But what they’re getting in return—a speed of 3 megabits per second—is nothing to bargain for.  “That’s in

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Joey Peters

JEWEL DUEL

A VIEW OF THE PLAZA’S UNDERBELLY

Features Nearly everything looked in place on a crisp September morning in the picturesque adobe shopping center. The art, jewelry and clothing stores that make up the blocks surrounding the downtown Plaza wer

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Joey Peters

Building New South Side Park

News Briefs The first phase of construction for the highly anticipated Southwest Activity Node Park on the city’s south side is now up for bid.  Santa Fe has already narrowed the field to three firms who preq

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Joey Peters

Boon or bust?

Allegations fly around union boss’ ethics, cash handling

Local News Jon Hendry makes no bones about it. He knows who he favors as the next mayor of Santa Fe and is willing to work for that candidate.  But Hendry, the president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor,

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Joey Peters
 
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