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County appraisal effort finds $343M in omitted upgrades

Today, more property than ever is valued at what the state has determined is fair market — and hundreds of guesthouses and casitas that were never on the tax rolls are being being assessed both current and back taxes, some going back 10 years.

Police: Female bicyclist dies in Rail Runner collision

Zia Road west of St. Francis Drive closed late Saturday morning after a female bicyclist was fatally hit by a southbound New Mexico Rail Runner Express train at about 11 a.m., Santa Fe Police Department officials said.

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Confusion, anger as sunken ferry’s relatives wait

Relatives of about 270 people missing have grown increasingly exasperated and distrusting of South Korean authorities, in part because of confusion, early missteps and perceived foot-dragging.

New shared lab is big opportunity for small biotech startups

But a nanowire gadget under development at the new BioScience Laboratory in Santa Fe could soon help medical professionals diagnose traumatic brain injuries in less than three minutes with a small blood sample.

James Beard Award finalist turns mescal into a world-class liquor

Ron Cooper and his company, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, bottles and imports artisanal, certified-organic mescal from Oaxaca, each one produced by individual family producers, each mescal with it’s own distinctive flavor signature.

Jemez Pueblo man puts family’s Native heritage on national stage

The Oak Canyon dance group has been performing locally and in neighboring states, such as Arizona and Colorado, for the last 18 years.

The risks and rewards of cruising families

My husband and I are raising a child while traveling aboard our 40-foot sailboat Ceilydh. The world has two types of responses to our parenting choice: “Lucky kid!” and “That’s crazy!”

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

For the Sherpas, the once-obscure mountain people whose name has become synonymous with Everest, the fatal avalanche was a brutal reminder of the risks they face.

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mo…

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Although we’re only into the second decade of the 21st century, any mid-20th-century predictions that our homes would now resemble something close to that of George and Jane Jetson just haven’t materialized.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

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