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New Mexico grades most Santa Fe schools D or F

More than half of Santa Fe’s public schools received D’s or F’s in statewide ratings this year, leading New Mexico Public Education Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski to call it a “district in crisis.”“For Santa Fe, the trend is not good,” he said during a visit to a Santa Fe charter school

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-18 01:00:00

New Mexico woodcarving artist Isabro Ortega dies at 66

The man who created The House of the Clouds has died.Renowned carver Isabro “Charro” Ventura Ortega spent most of his life hand-carving and painting the interior of his house — a two-story building perched on a rim road in Truchas, 8,000 feet above sea level. He called itLa Casa de Las Nubes.Ortega

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-19 01:45:00

Santa Fe man arrested in string of car break-ins

What would you do with handcuffs, a child’s backpack full of school supplies and a set of Chinese kitchen knives?That’s a question for Jeremiah Sustaita, 20, who Santa Fe Police arrested on Friday night on a warrant accusing him of a string of car break-ins in a subdivision off Agua Fría street.Sust

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-19 01:30:00

Quick after-work hikes in Santa Fe offer scenic views

It’s 5:33 p.m. and I’m leaving the office in a skirt and sandals — not appropriate attire for Santa Fe’s mountain trails. It’s about two hours before night starts folding in — just enough daylight for a hike.Santa Fe’s outdoor scene is another reason the city is so special, because of its easy acces

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-19 03:00:00

Santa Fe Recovery Center helps mothers get sober

For the first time in a dozen years, Mona is clean.She’d been using drugs since she was 10, and “it started to get really bad when I turned 16 because I got introduced to really hardcore drugs,” she said.Pregnancy, she added, “was a wake-up call.”

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-19 03:00:00

Santa Fe Indian Market draws large crowd

The largest Native American fine art show in the world, sponsored by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to the three-day market which concludes today. It is estimated to bring in more than $100 million in revenues to the state and region.

ABQJOURNAL - 2018-08-18 23:35:00

Local fans of Harley-Davidson steer clear of controversy

David Pearson, co-owner of the Santa Fe Harley-Davidson dealership, stands besides his 2000 MT-500 Harley-Davidson motorcycle Thursday outside the dealership. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-18 01:00:00

Santa Fe Police officers' heartwarming deed goes viral

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Santa Fe Police officers went above and beyond the call of duty for one young boy.Officers Rebecca Hiderbrant, Jill Feaster and Brandon Martinez responded to a burglary at a home on Via del Sol.When they got there, they discovered the thieves stole the backpack and school sup

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-08-17 18:32:34

No suspects in case of man found dead in his apartment

Police have tried to search a dating app, offered a $1,000 reward and even seized a dumpster looking for clues in the killing of Michael Willms, 58, who was found dead in a midtown apartment in late June.While police are still chasing leads, Santa Fe police Lt. Paul Joye said, they don’t have a susp

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-18 01:00:00

Locals upset over new, premium Zozobra ticket options

"Or you can get what we call 'east of the beast,' which is on a rise just east or west of the wild one, or 'uncle bogey man.' All of these give you an opportunity to see Zozobra up close and personal," said Event Chair Raymond Sandoval.


State gives most Santa Fe schools D’s or F’s

More than half of Santa Fe Public Schools received D’s or F’s for 2017-18 academic year, the state Public Education Department announced Friday.The department called the Santa Fe school district’s performance “most concerning. Santa Fe now has a majority of D and F schools — 56 percent.”Four Santa F

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-17 13:00:00

Trump is willing to grow and change

When I saw Donald Trump in the Republican primaries, I loved what he was doing. He bullied the bullies. He wasn’t bound by protocol, and it was a treat to watch. I can hardly imagine how anybody wouldn’t enjoy seeing that. But I bought into the media blitz. I just kept sucking up what I was being fe

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-08-18 02:57:00

Woman accused of threatening McDonald’s staff with needles

Kiana Montoya, 25, is a familiar face to the employees at the McDonald’s on St. Francis Drive, manager Victor Rivera-Martinez said. She has been in there almost every day, he said of Montoya, whose address is listed in various public documents as a homeless shelter on Cerrillos Road, and the restaur


Jeweler, Aaron Brokeshoulder, Will be Featured at Santa Fe Indian Market

The Santa Fe Indian Market is this weekend! It is the largest and most prestigious Native American art show in the world.There are almost 1,000 artists in over 700 booths all over downtown Santa Fe.Jeweler, Aaron Brokeshoulder will be there and gave us a first-hand look at his amazing work.He is a r

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-08-17 20:09:13

Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

"All we have is a positive ID," Donald Gallegos, the district attorney for Taos County in northern New Mexico, said in an interview. "We'll need something else, actual cause of death, manner of death."


Santa Fe woman accused of chasing security guard with hypodermic needles

According to a criminal complaint, employees asked 25-year-old Kiana Montoya to leave several times, but she refused.

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-08-17 23:42:13

Police Chief Knew of Spousal Abuse

Española Police Chief Louis Carlos was the target of an internal affairs investigation in 2014 when he was still a lieutenant for the Santa Fe Police Department. The investigator, now Santa Fe Police Chief Andrew Padilla, found Carlos had violated a Department directive when he did not report domest


Bull Ring bill early red flag of unlawful reimbursements

A nearly $300 tab for three people at the Bull Ring steakhouse in downtown Santa Fe last year was the first sign that something was amiss at the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, a public agency that largely had operated under the radar since its inception in 2011.By the time he received the r


Lightning strike causes $62,000 in damages at govenor’s mansion

It’s lonely at the top. And the risk of lightning is higher, too.A bolt of lightning struck a building housing a generator at the governor’s mansion earlier this month, throwing the compound into darkness and causing more than $62,000 in damage.According to a memo from the General Services Departmen


Santa Fe Indian Market Embraces The Full Spectrum of Native American Art Establishing Native Art Week

Courtesy of Santa Fe Indian Market“Native Art Week is an opportunity for the art community to combine efforts and let the world know that August in Santa Fe, NM, is the best place to experience Native American art.”