Latest Santa Fe County, New Mexico Stories
Farmers and experts are concerned that native northern New Mexico chile lines are on the verge of dying out completely, taking with them invaluable plant genetics and the cultural heritage of an entire region.
By ANNE CONSTABLE Tecton Energy, the Houston-based company that applied for permits to drill in the Galisteo Basin last winter, might be trying to sell its mineral leases in the area.
By STACI MATLOCK Public-hearing process slated to begin Oct. 16 By Staci Matlock The New Mexican Santa Fe County's draft oil and gas ordinance doesn't stop drilling cold, but it proposes hefty requirements before companies could sink a well and start pumping.
By JULIE ANN GRIMM Developers trying to erect a new subdivision near La Cienega have narrowly earned conceptual approval from the Santa Fe County Commission. Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to give Santa Fe Canyon Ranch a green light for its master plan of 174 homes on about 1,300 acres.
By Kiera Hay Journal Staff Writer Santa Fe Canyon Ranch is a go. A master plan for the controversial development, which has drawn vocal opposition from many area residents, was approved Tuesday by the Santa Fe County Commission in a tight, 3-2 vote. "I just really feel it was the right decision.
By STACI MATLOCK Smoke from a large prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed was expected to settle in Santa Fe through midmorning today.
By JOHN SENA Choices narrowed down to nine By John Sena The New Mexican One of the first things visitors to Nava Elementary see is a lighted display case with a picture of Francis Xavier Nava. The school's namesake was the first Santa Fean killed in the Vietnam War.
By Journal Staff Report A prescribed burn is scheduled to begin in the Jemez Mountains on Monday. The burn area is located on Peggy Mesa directly east of Pajarito Peak, approximately 8 miles northwest of Jemez Pueblo and 7 miles southwest of Jemez Springs. The burn, which could run through Oct.
By Journal Staff Report Burning of piles of forest-thinning material in the Santa Fe Watershed is expected to start this week, if the weather remains dry, according to the National Forest Service. The burning may take as long as 10 days to complete.
By Kiera Hay Journal Staff Writer The jury's still out on Santa Fe Canyon Ranch. After listening to nearly three hours of testimony Tuesday night, the Santa Fe County Commission voted to table a proposed master plan on the controversial La Cienega development.
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