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Friday, July 25, 2014
Former Santa Fe man gets 22 life sentences for rapes in Montana

Former Santa Fe man gets 22 life sentences for rapes in Montana

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Toby Griego, who had previously been convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl in Santa Fe, was convicted of 27 felony counts in April for breaking into the homes of four women between January and July of last year, repeatedly raping three of them and trying to rape the fourth.

‘Good instincts’ lead to grand prize at Spanish Market

‘Good instincts’ lead to grand prize at Spanish Market

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Andrew Garcia’s Best of Show piece almost didn’t make it to the Traditional Spanish Market. “Good instincts,” said Garcia’s daughter, AnnaRose Garcia. “This was a last-minute pick.”

Ink enthusiasts turn Buffalo Thunder into ‘artist’s realm’

Ink enthusiasts turn Buffalo Thunder into ‘artist’s realm’

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Looking to get a tattoo? New York City-based tattoo artist “Gentle Jay” Blondel is offering tips at the and one of dozens of artists participating in the Ink & Art: Santa Fe Tattoo Expo this weekend at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

First batch of signatures for city pot proposal misses mark

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City Clerk Yolanda Vigil said Friday that ProgressNow New Mexico and Drug Policy Action still have a chance to get the proposed referendum before voters.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Española educators: Students hurt by mental health shake-up

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Organizations that had been providing behavioral health treatment and support to students were abruptly terminated last year over suspicions of Medicaid billing fraud

Jurors hear conflicting recordings about slaying in murder-for-hire trial

Jurors hear conflicting recordings about slaying in murder-for-hire trial

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Jurors in Rhiannon Montoya's murder-for-hire trial heard a recording in which one of the two women who killed Rudy Montoyasays she had only planned to “beat him up.”

Art in Review — Jim Vogel: "Cante Jondo"

Art in Review — Jim Vogel: "Cante Jondo"

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New Mexico resident Jim Vogel makes his home north of Santa Fe in the pretty but remote little town of Dixon. His surroundings are not exactly quotidian, but perhaps his rural homeland invokes a patriotism like Thomas Hart Benton's, that famous painter of proletariat America.

Pageantry on the plaza: Spanish Market & Contemporary Hispanic Market

Pageantry on the plaza: Spanish Market & Contem…

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Although Spanish Market was initially a grassroots effort that began in 1926, it wasn’t until 1965, under the auspices of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, that it became an annual event. Now in its 63rd season, the market once again presents an array of works in a variety of media that reflect ongoing interest in colonial-era arts and crafts.

Onstage — Bachanalia: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Onstage — Bachanalia: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

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The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Bach Plus series begins with a recital by pianist Benjamin Hochman, who interposes between Bach's second and fourth keyboard partitas Luigi Dallapiccola’s Quaderno musicale di Annalibera, a dodecaphonic piece and a double-barreled Bach tribute.

Exhibitionism: Spanish Market show at Jane Hamilton

Exhibitionism: Spanish Market show at Jane Hamilton

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The exhibit includes the figurative paintings of Zulia Gotay de Anderson, Southwestern landscapes by Santos Barbosa, and realist, religious-themed works by Francisco Rodriguez. 

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OPINIONS

Friday, July 25, 2014

Letters to the editor, July 26, 2014

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Ardeth Baxter’s column (“Who was here first? It doesn’t matter,” My View, July 6) states that there is a “cultural game” played by Hispanics a…

Commentary: State slow to act on bridge deaths

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Gov. Susana Martinez was in Taos on Monday to tout the state’s efforts promoting tourism through the New Mexico True ad campaign.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our View: Clean Plaza initiative a great idea

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Perhaps the brooms aren’t new, but they definitely are sweeping clean — the Santa Fe Plaza, that is. It’s part of a citizen-inspired initiativ…

LIFE

Friday, July 25, 2014
House votes to boost child tax credit for some

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

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WASHINGTON — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. Bu…

Review: WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’: Hard to build, easy to bomb

Review: WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’: Hard to build, easy to bomb

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A drama premiering Sunday night on the newly ambitious WGN America, Manhattan, valiantly tries to coax some radioactive clicks from whatever m…

Thursday, July 24, 2014
My View: Bali beautiful

My View: Bali beautiful

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Taking a trip to another country showed me that there is no one way to live.

‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ — Nevada, that is

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Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 classic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, is one of the most biz…

Top Businesses

Century Bank

Century Bank

tel. 505-995-1200

PO Box 1507, Santa Fe, NM 87504

Century Bank has proudly served the New Mexico community since 1887. From one tiny office in downtown Santa Fe to eight full service branches and a customer service center located in Santa Fe, Española, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Rio Rancho, Century Bank has its sights on expanded financial and geographic growth. We are honored to employ over 160 banking professionals dedicated to providing personalized customer service. We offer investment and transaction deposit accounts and various loan services for business and individuals, as well as a full array of other banking services. We also provide our customers the flexibility to access their account information 24 hours a day, every day of the year, via telephone banking, internet banking, mobile banking and our ATM network. Century Bank is an involved member of the communities in which we serve. We are actively involved in programs that provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families. We support the growth and economic development of the areas we serve through our commercial and small business lending programs. Our staff is active in the community and we are proud of our history of service and charitable giving.

Lannan Foundation

Lannan Foundation

tel. 505-986-8160

313 Read Street, Santa Fe , NM 87501

Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. Lannan's Readings and Conversations Program brings to Santa Fe a wide range of writers from the literary world of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, to read from and discuss their work.

David Richard Gallery

David Richard Gallery

tel. 505-983-9555

544 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

David Richard Gallery, located in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District, specializes in post-war abstract art including abstract expressionism, color field, geometric, hard-edged, op, pop, minimalism and conceptualism in a variety of media.  Featuring both historic and contemporary artwork, the gallery represents many established artists who were part of important art historical movements that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. The gallery also represents artist estates, emerging artists and offers second market works. 

Positive Energy

Positive Energy

tel. 505-428-0069

3209 Richards Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87507

A solar electric system is an investment that will serve you for more than 30 years. Positive Energy Solar provides the highest quality installation by the most experienced and highly certified company in New Mexico. EXPERIENCE: Satisfying customers since 1997 More than 700 solar electric system installations QUALITY: Only the highest quality products installed Read outstanding client reviews at www.solar-estimate.org CERTIFICATION: More nationally certified installers and sales advisors than any other installer in New Mexico See more at www.nabcep.org

Lucky Dawg Daycare

Lucky Dawg Daycare

tel. 505-983-6670

1124 Calle La Resolana, Santa Fe, NM 87507

  A quick glance at any sidewalk or dog run in Santa Fe might leave the impression that dogs outnumber people in New Mexico’s capital city. The City Different loves dogs, but the thought of leaving an active dog inside all day while their owner is at work gives most owners pause. Fear not, because the staff at Lucky Dawg Day Care offer dog lovers a quality dog day care service to fit their budgets. To ensure a quality match for the daily group of canine friends, the staff at Lucky Dawg implements a temperament assessment, in addition to the typical immunization and health checks, before admitting new canine members. Dogs over the age of seven months must be spayed or neutered and be current on their immunizations to be considered for the day care program. Lucky Dawg caters to dog owners in Santa Fe, but welcomes canine guests from out of town as well. For owners looking for a better relationship with their canine companions, Lucky Dawg Day Care offers obedience classes for owners and their pets on the weekends. Dog owners can find information about classes and the class calendar on Lucky Dawg’s website. If you have a canine family member in need of exercise and fun during the weekday, contact Kathy and the staff at Lucky Dawg Day Care today.  

El Meson Restaurant Tapas Bar

El Meson Restaurant Tapas Bar

tel. 505-983-6756

213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

A "Meson" is a typical Spanish bistro, rustically decorated, serving hearty food and wine. For the last 15 years, El Meson has championed the traditional flavors and methods of Spanish cuisine in Santa Fe. Tapas, paella, fine wines and live music are at the core of El Meson. Refined, yet also relaxed, an evening at this Santa Fe institution is as close as you can get to a night in Madrid.

Tesoro's Consignment Gallery

Tesoro's Consignment Gallery

tel. 505-670-5364

900 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Tesoro’s Consignment Gallery, located at 900 West San Mateo Road in Santa Fe, is the newest entrant to Santa Fe’s unique consignment market. Are you looking to upgrade your home with a new chandelier? Have you made changes to your home’s décor and in need of a perfect chair or piece of artwork to highlight the new look? Do you have some unique boots that you just can’t wear anymore? Find those special accent pieces and more at Tesoro’s. Tesoro’s unique location, within walking distance of two major self–storage facility, gives it an attractive advantage to other consignment locations in the area. Santa Feans looking for a way to downsize or upsize their personal space can visit the shop and purchase a unique piece of art or home décor or sell their gently used furniture at competitive prices. The store features a broad selection of art, furniture and fashionable clothing that includes a bridal section for brides to be or anyone wanting to relive their honeymoon. For chef aficionados, look no further than the currently featured O’Keefe and Meritt stove and oven, often recognized as the workhorse of all stoves and a beauty to behold. The artwork for sale is diverse, featuring local artists as well as visiting artists smitten by Santa Fe skies.

Quail Run of Santa Fe

Quail Run of Santa Fe

tel. 505-986-2200

3101 Old Pecos Trl Ste B, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Schedule a tour of Quail Run Santa Fe and experience Santa Fe's best kept secret! The Club at Quail Run features a fabulous restaurant, indoor ozone lap pool, newly resurfaced ProBounce tennis courts, PGA rated golf course and fitness center with spa services. Memberships are available - call today!

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play Video: Missing Santa Fe boy seen on surveillance

Video: Missing Santa Fe boy seen on surveillance

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Surveillance video shows Joseph Rivera, 10, who is reported as missing buying a soda from the Giant gas station on Siler and Agua Fria around 7:45 a.m. Friday, July 11th. Please Call SFPD at (505) 428-3710 if you see him or know where he is.

play Joseph Salazar

Joseph Salazar

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This video from the New Mexico Rail Runner Express shows bicyclist Joseph Salazar, 41, of Albuquerque riding his bike on June 16, 2014 along St. Michael's Drive right before he is struck by the train. The New Mexican has edited out footage of the moments before Salazar strikes the train to be sensitive to the family.

LOCAL NEWS

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christus St. Vincent’s newest offer may not be enough to avoid union strike

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As the contract between Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and the union that represents its nurses and medical technicians entered …

Ex-workers say overtime pay complaints at Posa’s led to firings

Ex-workers say overtime pay complaints at Posa’s led to firings

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When Carlos Campos, a seven-year cook at Posa’s El Merendero, and two co-workers tried to make an appointment with the south-side eatery’s own…

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

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DENVER — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don’t have to like it.

A Manhattan Project for cancer? Top researcher to discuss full-court approach to battle

A Manhattan Project for cancer? Top researcher to discuss full-court approach to battle

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In a tradition that brings the most brilliant scientists and scholars in the world to Los Alamos each year, the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial…

SPORTS

Friday, July 25, 2014
Fuego backs to the wall

Fuego backs to the wall

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Fresh off their best regular season in team history, the Santa Fe Fuego are off to a rough start to the postseason.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

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Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he…

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

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Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Isotopes manager proud of Hall of Fame inductees

Isotopes manager proud of Hall of Fame inductees

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To Albuquerque Isotopes manager Damon Berryhill, two Hall of Fame inductees were just a couple of good guys who were smack-talking clowns on t…

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