June 30, 2016

The Outdoor Issue

Features We’re no strangers to the great outdoors in New Mexico. As home to the nation’s first wilderness area, we’ve long been aware that the blank places on the map can be some of our most valuable.
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June 29, 2016 by SFR

Try the Tri

Santa Fe has all the right ingredients for a strong triathlon culture, but still hosts few triathlons

Outdoor Guide Last September, Silvio Lopez left his house off of West Alameda to go on a long ride, taking the 45-mile Galisteo Loop, via Hwy. 14.
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June 29, 2016 by Reid Singer

But Where Out There?

A few ideas for taking hikes and bikes

Outdoor Guide Open to hikers, bikers and horses, the trails surrounding Santa Fe provide free nature therapy 365 days a year.
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June 29, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Morning Word: PNM Questioned about Rate Increase

Morning Word Investor-owed utility claims it needs to charge customers more to offset investments in alternative energy resources and to offset the price of its nuclear-generated power.  ... More

June 28, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Guiding Principles

How New Mexico’s female raft guides persevere in a male-dominated industry

Outdoor Guide Raft guide Keren Mikva declares it “Ladies Day” at New Mexico River Adventures, as seven women step up to guide a group of IT employees from Albuquerque over the rapids of the Rio Grande Gorge. ... More

June 29, 2016 by Andrew Koss

Fire in Watershed Half Contained

Managers Credit Strong Response for Reining In Flames

Local News  The McClure Fire in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed is considered 50 percent contained, according to Friday afternoon media advisories, and some of the many resources allocated to that fire hav ... More

June 24, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Wildfire a Wrap

McClure Fire is out, but city's watershed could still see prescribed burn

Local News When lightning started the McClure wildfire in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed on Thursday, June 23, fire managers threw a slew of resources at it to contain the fire, attacking it first from the sky and then sending four hotshot crews in by foot. ... More

June 28, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Health Department Under-Reports Medical Cannabis Sales

Who's growing and selling the most and where? SFR obtains financial data for the first time

Local News New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program is growing at an even more rapid pace than reported by the public health agency tasked with regulating the industry. ... More

June 23, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Taking a Stand

Should a reporter be compelled to testify in the state's case against an ex-lawmaker?

Local News After an investigative reporter for SFR did the work that state prosecutors could have done, now they want him to testify in a fraud case against a former state lawmaker.   ... More

June 21, 2016 by SFR

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

Round & Round

Will La Cienega bus service survive after a six-month trial?

Local News Most La Cienega commuters using the taxpayer-funded North Central Regional Transit District public bus network are part of households that make less than $17,000 annually. ... More

June 22, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Where There's Fire

Map shows where methane emissions from natural gas and oil wells put public health at risk

Local News Nationwide, 12.4 million people live within half a mile of an oil or gas well, and within that radius, they are at risk for increased incidence of cancer and life-threatening respiratory ailments.  ... More

June 15, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

'Like' This Verdict

The New Mexico Supreme Court offered some social media best practices for judges

Local News The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a warning to judges this week: Be careful what you post on social media. ... More

June 21, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Eavesdropper

06.29.16

Letters to the Editor Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com ... More

June 29, 2016 by SFR

Going, Growing, Gone

City’s community garden program flourishes despite the efforts of a few furry interlopers

Local News Only one plot remains up for grabs this season among Santa Fe’s eight community gardens. That means it won’t be long before city Parks Project Specialist Jessie Esparza will be looking for ways to expand.
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June 15, 2016 by Andrew Koss
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Morning Word: PNM Questioned about Rate Increase

Morning Word Investor-owed utility claims it needs to charge customers more to offset investments in alternative energy resources and to offset the price of its nuclear-generated power.  ... More

June 28, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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