Dennis Carroll

Reporter

Dennis J. Carroll is a veteran journalist based in Santa Fe.. He has written extensively on health and environmental issues regarding nuclear weapons workers and atomic testing. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and other major daily newspapers across the country.

Dennis and a colleague were recipients of the Iowa Associated Press First Place Award for Continuing News Coverage of previously unreported health problems among former nuclear weapons workers. That reporting  resulted in the intervention by the University of Iowa College of Public Health to aid the workers. . Dennis was also awarded the Defense Department's Certificate  of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service  and later served as a speechwriter and children's issues policy adviser in the Iowa governor's office.

Dennis' exclusive reporting in the Santa Fe New Mexican also has brought worldwide attention to the decades of suffering and abandonment by residents of southern New Mexico, and their descendants, who lived in the path of the radioactive fallout cloud produced by the world's first detonation of an atomic bomb, the Manhattan Project's 1945 Trinity Test.

Courtesy of photographer Will Wilson

Fifty indigenous artists from around the world express their individual and group interpretations of shared experiences involving nuclear hazards. 

KSFR's Dennis Carroll reports on the new exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MOCNA).

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The Santa Fe city council voted Wednesday to relax financial reporting requirements in city elections. The councilors voted unanimously to raise to $500 the least amount of donations that must be reported from political committees.


Jobs that once required a few months of training and a menagerie of sturdy tools now often need workers who can operate a 3D printer or fix a robot.

KSFR's Dennis Carroll reports on a collaboration of businesses, schools and job training outfits that offer worker training in a variety of much-in-demand digital fields through the Santa Fe Community College.

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As businesses struggle to find employees, counselors offer jobs advice to older workers considering a return to the workplace.

Two employment advisers talk with KSFR's Dennis Carroll about ways workers can adjust to often frustrating and confusing changes at work sites after years of being home bodies.

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Some good news! The number of water users in Santa Fe has increased but usage has surprisingly declined, according to the city’s top water official. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll talks with director Jesse Roach about how and why that happens in the middle of an unprecedented drought.

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Darryl Lorenzo Wellington is a man of many letters – he’s a playwright, an accomplished journalist, an essayist and most recently, pending expected City Council approval, Santa Fe’s new poet laureate.

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A month after New Mexico’s official legalization of recreational cannabis, concerns are mounting over how local police departments will adapt to this completely new industry, plus the new rules that come with it.

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Southern New Mexicans will hold their 12th candlelight vigil in Tularosa Saturday commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Trinity Test, and remembering the suffering and deaths they believe it caused. The test was history's first detonation of a nuclear device.

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One hundred students at the Santa Fe Community College who also have children to raise will receive $400 to $500 dollars a month this fall to help them do just that. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll talks with Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber about the National Mayors Guaranteed Income program, its goal of lifting struggling Americans out of poverty, and how it will be put to use in Santa Fe.

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Santa Fe Pride planners have spiced up their plans for the event this year–  It no longer will be just a bling-strewn drive around the Plaza. Rather, expect  reflections on accomplishments and unification for battles still to be fought in the LGBTQ+ community. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports.

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Looking to cool off from the hot summer sun? Well, Santa Fe's only outdoor pool looks like it'll be closed for the whole summer. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports. 

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The City of Santa Fe, having withdrawn from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities over trust issues, seeks more productive ways to confront lab clean-up and other matters. KSFR’s Dennis J. Carroll talks with City Councilor and coalition board member Michael Garcia about the possibilities.

Via Tourism Santa Fe

That buzz you may be hearing on Santa Fe's plaza and other places around town could well be the sound of tourism springing back to life.

Courtesy photo of Santa Fe City Councilor Renee Villarreal

The Santa Fe City Council is nearing a vote on a resolution by Councilor Renee Villarreal to withdraw  from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities. Villarreal tells KSFR’s Dennis Carroll that the 10-year relationship with the Los Alamos-based group has been marked by a lack of shared values, broken promises, mismanagement, and has nothing to benefit city residents.

KSFR's Dennis Carroll chats with Linda Trujillo, the Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, to talk about the recent legalization of recreational-use cannabis, the business opportunities that come with it, and what challenges lie ahead. 

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