April 19, 2015

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Road to Reform

Whether you Call it marijuana, cannabis or the great healer, get the dope on New Mexico’s changing weed scene

Features SFR’s Weed Issue takes you behind the scenes to learn how things are going with the medical cannabis program, what lessons could be learned from Colorado’s taxation plan and other analysis.
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April 15, 2015 by SFR

Broadband Liftoff

Broadband projects are moving forward in Northern New Mexico. We think.

Local News Santa Fe’s broadband wireless project is more than three years in the making. This week, it finally breaks ground. ... More

April 15, 2015 by Joey Peters

Extreme Value

Thousands of local businesses face new appraisals by county assessor

Local News A recent property valuation makes Tom Ross, owner of the eponymous art gallery, wonder if government bureaucracy is suffocating the art and soul of Canyon Road. ... More

April 15, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Governor Vetoes Hemp, Beer and Wine Delivery Bills

Messages say bills conflict with federal law and other state rules

Local News On the final day for action on bills, Gov. Susana Martinez actively vetoed two measures that passed with wide approval during this year's state legislative session. ... More

April 10, 2015 by Joey Peters

Give Me Shelter

City Council gives shelter more cash and agrees to install more signage, nonprofit will pick up trash

Local News City officials and the nonprofit Interfaith Community Shelter group have come to a new agreement that they hope will ease tensions around the publicly owned shelter for homeless.  ... More

April 12, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Drive Time

News Briefs Southside drivers can expect a new route option in late August as construction wraps up on an interchange linking the NM 599 bypass to Jaguar Drive. ... More

April 15, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Booze Ban Faces Challenge

News Briefs A Santa Fe lawyer wants to seek help from the courts in striking down a new rule that prohibits the sale of small bottles of alcohol. ... More

April 15, 2015 by Justin Horwath

PRC Examiner Rejects Power Plan

Report says coal and nuclear in PNM's power replacement plan is 'not in the public interest'

Local News After listening to 17 days of testimony and reading thousands of pages of legal motions and exhibits, an independent hearing examiner at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has recommended the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s power replacement plan be rejected when commissioners vote on the issue sometime this spring. ... More

April 08, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Zen and the Art of Moving

Born Here For the past several years, I’ve tried to orient my lifestyle and choices around these simple mantras, and as a result, my perspective has shifted in some downright bizarre ways. ... More

April 15, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. ... More

April 15, 2015 by SFR

Council OKs Mayor's Planning Commission Appointments

Vince Kadlubek, appointee, gets heat from Councilor Bill Dimas

Local News Even before Wednesday night's meeting, city councilors knew a mayoral nominee had generated an unusual amount of discussion.
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April 08, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Glass Cut Out of Recycling Bid

Will Santa Fe's road to recyclable intentions be paved with more waste?

Local News Officials hoping to increase Santa Fe’s dismal recycling rate, which measures the percentage of material diverted from the waste stream to reuse, still haven’t figured out what to do with one of t ... More

April 07, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Beyond Banana Peels

Chappelle banana peel incident sparks panel discussion on racism and privilege

Local News  A group of artists and activists want to turn the infamous Dave Chappelle banana peel incident into a constructive conversation about race and privilege in Santa Fe. ... More

April 07, 2015 by Joey Peters