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The Santa Fe City Council approved the appointment of John Blair to city manager Wednesday in a 8-1 vote.

  

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After sixty years of being a staple on Cerrillos Road, The Lamplighter Inn is closing its doors to make way for new affordable housing and shelter for those experiencing homelessness.

  

New Mexico's minimum wage set to increase in 2022

Dec 28, 2021
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Starting in 2022, the minimum wage for New Mexico will increase by a dollar to $11.50 for hourly employees and $2.80 an hour for tipped employees.

A third Santa Fe city transit worker dies of COVID-19

Dec 22, 2021

A third member of the city of Santa Fe’s Transit Division has died from COVID-19, as reported Tuesday by the Santa Fe New Mexican.


Santa Fe misses deadline for 2021 fiscal year audit

Dec 16, 2021
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The city of Santa Fe announced Thursday that they will not be submitting its 2021 fiscal year audit on time. The deadline for the audit was originally scheduled on Wednesday, December 15.

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Programs of a different kind are sprouting all across New Mexico’s education system with one singular goal in mind– encouraging kids to get to class by walking or biking. 

But, as KSFR’s Bryce Dix reports, advocates, teachers, and parents are divided on how truly safe it is to let our kids bike the streets.

Courtesy Photo | Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

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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Energy watchdogs from across New Mexico have filed formal complaints against NM Attorney General Hector Balderas and an associate law firm– claiming potential fraud and corruption involving business arrangements between the two amongst the proposed Avangrid/PNM merger.

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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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When the pandemic forced schools and childcare centers to shut down, more than five million American mothers gave up their jobs.  Currently, The New York Times reports that 1.3 million of these women are still out of work.

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Young musicians will have the chance to step into the spotlight for an upcoming event put on by the Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club. The ‘Battle of the Bands’ seeks to give young artists in the area an opportunity to win prize money and valuable first-hand experience.

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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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With increased vaccination rates and a downward trend in COVID cases, many entertainment venues are reopening their doors. After a very challenging year. It was hard to watch favorite places fold and stages remain empty. But many musicians are ready to shine again.

City Council Update 4/14

Apr 15, 2021


Santa Fe governing body meeting held on Wednesday 4/14/2021. Topics included a COVID update, the Midtown Campus, Firework Restrictions, PSA's and More. 

Farmers Make Tough Decisions Ahead of Another Dry Year

Mar 31, 2021

Hydrologists predict another dry year here in New Mexico. What accommodations does the agricultural sector need to make in order to survive a drought? KSFR's Georgina Hahn speaks with state farmers to get a glimpse of the challenges ahead. 

  

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