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2008-10-06 18:00:30

The New Mexican The 80th annual meeting of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association starts Sunday in Santa Fe. Registration and official activities will be at Eldorado Hotel. The gathering of industry representatives and government officials is expected to draw 1,000 people from several states, according to NMOGA president Bob Gallagher. Among the speakers at the three-day meeting will be New Mexico's two U.S. senators, Republican Pete Domenici and Democrat Jeff Bingaman; the state's two...

2008-09-16 12:00:34

From The Santa Fe New Mexican: September 13, 1908: William Frazer, oldtime mining man in Taos County and principal owner of copper mines in the Frazer Mountains, reached the city last evening and registered at the Palace. Solomon Luna, president of the Bank of Commerce of Albuquerque and member of the Republican Committee, arrived in Santa Fe last evening from his southern home and registered at the Claire. September 13, 1983: Food prices next year will surpass government projections...

2008-08-04 15:00:41

By Paul Weideman, The Santa Fe New Mexican Aug. 3--There were three coyotes in the driveway on the way down to Bishop's Lodge Road from Rancho Escondido late one recent morning. They had probably been checking out the big, handsome house recently completed up in Coyote Canyon. That's the name associated with this locale south of the village of Tesuque, said developer Jay Ross. His new house, a sprawling composition outfitted with fine finishes and totaling about 11,000 square feet,...

2008-07-28 12:01:07

By Ana Maria Trujillo, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jul. 28--Khadrah Abu Zanat, a young Palestinian, remembers when Israeli soldiers blocked off sections of the road near her school and tanks began shooting into the building. "Everybody was shouting, and they had the alarm on. Everybody was leaving ... and I went home by myself," Abu Zanat recalled tearfully. Just 11 years old, she went from one house to another, trying to dodge bullets. "There were tanks and Jeeps and they were shooting...

2008-07-25 15:00:48

By Paul Weideman, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jul. 25--Cassandra Wilson is one of the few jazz musicians who gets away with straying beyond the limits of her native genre. The Mississippi-born singer enjoys a reputation as one of America's pre-eminent jazz singers and has often demonstrated an original voice on chestnutty standards, but she has also covered songs from the funk, blues, folk, rock, and hip-hop realms. "In Jackson, my hometown, musicians are exposed to the confluence of...

2008-07-23 12:00:00

By Staci Matlock, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jul. 23--John Eckre powers 90 percent of his popular Bobcat Bite Restaurant on Old Las Vegas Highway with wind energy. It costs him extra to buy it through Public Service Company of New Mexico's Sky Blue program. And it doesn't seem to him the price has gone down much for the wind power since he joined the program three years ago. "I know it takes more money to build up infrastructure and invest in new sources of energy," Eckre said. "But...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

By Staci Matlock, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jul. 22--Rural residents, small-business owners and village leaders wondering if small-scale renewable-energy systems could be the answer to rising power costs can check out the Renewable Energy Town Hall on Wednesday in Santa Fe. An alliance of public entities conducting town halls around the state, gathering ideas, encourages people to drop, ask questions about renewable-energy systems and share their ideas. "This is really a conversation with...

2008-07-18 12:00:51

By Paul Weideman, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jul. 18--Pharoah Sanders, one of the headliners at this year's New Mexico Jazz Festival, is known for a singular style and sound on the tenor saxophone. He's capable of inhabiting grooves by turns wild and restrained. His playing has both power and intricacy, with subtle voices in his controlled microtones and rasping vibrato. I discovered Sanders' music one day in the late 1970s in a little sandwich shop in Pacific Palisades, California. There...

2008-07-17 12:01:09

By Phaedra Haywood, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jul. 17--About 110 people crowded into a conference room at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Santa Fe on Wednesday to bid on thousands of acres of mineral rights on federally owned land in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Bids on the rights -- which are being sold primarily for oil and gas production -- started at $2 but increased steadily. The auctioneer presided over the live auction with practiced finesse, acknowledging the yellow bid...

2008-07-16 12:00:20

By Sue Vorenberg, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jul. 16--George Schwartz, a Santa Fe doctor accused of prescribing unusually large amounts of painkillers and narcotics to his patients, has reached an agreement with the state Medical Board to surrender his medical license but continue his consulting practice. In the "agreed order" with the board, signed June 27, Schwartz essentially agreed to retire. "(Schwartz) does not admit any wrongdoing, but desires an amicable resolution of this case...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'