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Jazzin' up January: Tootie Heath and company

The Heaths are one of the most significant sibling groups in jazz history. Bassist Percy Heath, a founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, died in 2005 at the age of eighty-one. The renowned saxophonist Jimmy Heath played the Lensic in 2009, and hard-bop drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath lives in San


Los Alamos JJAB Elects David Woodruff Board Chair

David Woodruff leads the JJAB monthly meeting after being elected board chair. Courtesy/JJAB. The JJAB monthly meeting Jan. 16 at UNM-LA. Courtesy/JJAB. Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) has announced that David Woodruff has been elected to the position of Board Chair.


Parks And Rec Board Supports Wall At Hell’s Hole

Tevor Matuszak, 19, died in July 2017 after falling outside of Hell’s Hole Cave near the Red Dot Trail in White Rock. This not the first tragedy to occur at this location. In the past, another hiker fell fatally outside this small cave and a third suffered serious injuries while exploring at Hell’s


In search of lost time: Frank Ettenberg's palace of memories

As he opened the door, Frank Ettenberg grinned like he had been surprised by a friend he hadn’t seen in ages. But it was just a reporter who has written about the artist over the years.


EPIX New Series ‘Our Lady’ is Now Casting Kid and Teen Actors

EPIX new series Our Lady is now casting kid and teen actors in Las Vegas, Nevada. Casting directors are now seeking talent to work on scenes filming in between January 23rd and January 24th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Producers are seeking talent to play the “Jimenez Daughters”. Epix is looking for His


Lawmakers discuss landmark ruling on public education

Santa Fe, N.M. (KRQE) - Last fall, a district court ruled that New Mexico is failing to properly educate its youth, especially minorities and economically disadvantaged kids. The judge said our lawmakers have to make it right.


The 10 Biggest Cities In New Mexico

The US state of New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the country. With an area of 314,160.8 square km and a population of 2,059,192 inhabitants, New Mexico ranks as the nation's 5th most extensive state and the 15th least populous. The state is subdivided into 33 counties that contain


Former surgeon who helped start Santa Fe Prep dies

Dr. Edward “Ned” Goodrich came to Santa Fe in the 1950s because the city had few — if any — general surgeons in the area. By the time he left more than two decades later, Goodrich had plenty of company. But for some, he was the only game in town.


Homeless man found dead outside downtown Starbucks in Santa Fe

A homeless man who was known for being the first customer every morning at Starbucks on West San Francisco Street was found dead outside the downtown coffee shop early Monday morning, police said.


Gabriel Ramos appointed to state Senate

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Newly appointed state senator Gabriel Ramos is expected to begin his first day in office Thursday. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Ramos Wednesday.


How To _________ Like a Human Being

A funny thing happened while I was at the LaFarge Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library recently—the people inside were practically screaming at each other across the room. "In the end, did you ever read Game of Thrones?!" one faceless voice shrieked. "No!" shouted the other, "I watch the show, thou


Pair arrested in Cuyamungue, accused of threatening deputies

Two Santa Fe residents were arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of trespassing on private property in the Cuyamungue area and threatening Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputies who responded to the scene.


New Mexico House Speaker calls for more debate, less pageantry

SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers have faced criticism in recent years for spending too much time during floor sessions watching ceremonial dances and other pageantry — and not enough time debating bills.


New Mexico governor seeks funding for universal preschool

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sounded a rallying cry Tuesday to increase state spending on public education including preschool and encouraged allied Democratic lawmakers to revive initiatives on gun control, pay equity for women and climate-change regulation that stal


Professor warns legislators: Get serious on climate

Walk around the Capitol, and much of the talk is about an oil boom that is buoying the state’s finances, providing more money for schools and whatever else. But for an hour on Thursday, a climate scientist urged one committee of legislators to look past all of that.


New Mexico lawmakers divided on fast-track bills

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham is urging lawmakers to quickly send her noncontroversial bills to sign that were blocked by her Republican predecessor.


Firefighters call blaze at vacant Siringo Road home suspicious

Santa Fe fire and police investigators are looking into the cause of a suspicious Tuesday morning house fire on Siringo Road, Fire Marshal Rey Gonzales Jr. said. Firefighters responded to calls about flames at a vacant structure on Siringo Road near Camino Consuelo around 6:40 a.m., where they found


GOP: Gov. Lujan Grisham’s testing changes confusing teachers

SANTA FE – Republican House Minority Whip Rod Montoya says New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s changes on student testing are confusing educators. Montoya said Tuesday that the Democratic governor’s move to rid the state of the current statewide standardized testing system with a transition tes


Republicans roll out their spending plans, differ from governor

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Republicans aren't crazy with how the governor and fellow Democrats plan on spending a billion dollar budget surplus. Instead, they have their own ideas.


New report advises lawmakers on water resource issues

Researchers at The University of New Mexico are wading through one of the state’s most prolific problems: water resources. Interdisciplinary researchers from across campus published a report titled “New Mexico Water: What Our Next Leaders Need to Know” to help the new administration in Santa Fe navi