• Estate for $10 Million Less

    You Can Buy a Santa Fe Estate for $10 Million Less Than It’s Worth

    Robert Knutson, a founder and the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Education Management Corp., took his company public in 1996. A decade later, it was acquired for $3.4 billion by a consortium of private equity firms led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. In 2009, the company went public again, this time with a valuation of about $2 billion. (It’s since been reacquired. A 2010 Bloomberg article reported that Knutson had made $132.4 million in stock sales from his company.) In the meantime, Knutson was busy buying houses with his wife Miryam. The property stretches across 11 secluded acres, but it’s minutes from downtown Santa Fe. “Over the…

  • glass recycling

    Santa Fe, NM to partner with MillerCoors on glass recycling

    Dive Brief: Denver-based MillerCoors’ Rocky Mountain Bottling Co. has approved a request from the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency to become a recycled glass vendor, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. The agency will ship two loads of glass per month to MillerCoors, at a cost of $1,235 each, to be recycled into new bottles. The city has more than 2,000 tons of glass stockpiled from the past year. The agency’s executive director Randall Kippenbrock told the Santa Fe New Mexican this agreement is a more expensive deal than dumping the glass in the landfill, but cheaper than crushing it at the transfer station for alternative uses. The…

  • Small Cell as Answer

    Santa Fe, N.M., Considers Small Cell as Answer to Coverage Woes

    Though some are not happy about the proposal to let telecoms install small antennas in the public right of way, city officials believe the decision will spur more competition and better service to residents. Shutterstock (TNS) — SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe’s often spotty wireless and cellphone service may be in for an upgrade. A package of ordinance changes moving through the city council approval process is intended to open up rights of way to telecommunications providers and encourage more competition over rates among service providers. Matt Brown, the city’s economic development director, said residents shouldn’t expect to see improved service right away, or even in the next six…

  • Real Estate

    This Is the Hottest Real Estate Listing in Every State. Nearly All Have One Thing in Common

    New York’s most-desired house isn’t located on Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side or the Hamptons. It also doesn’t come with doorman service, underground parking or access to a 24-hour gym. And with nearly identical neighbors on either side, it’s not architecture that sets it apart. It’s the price tag. Curious to know what buyers really want in a home, MONEY asked real estate listings website Trulia to compile a list of the houses in each U.S. state that potential buyers most often bookmarked for future reference. Despite different locales, styles and amenities, the vast majority of the homes most desired by Trulia’s millions of users have a single thing in…

  • Deputy Sheriff Lateral / Cadet

    Sheriff SANTA FE COUNTY SHERIFF – SANTA FE, New Mexico Salary Information Entry Level Salary: Academy Graduate: Lateral: Job Description ++Performs a full range of Law Enforcement duties to protect life and property through the enforcement of State and Federal Laws by:++ Investigating motor vehicle crashes, crimes against property, and violent crimes Performs traffic control duties and traffic code enforcement to include issuing citations Conducts crime prevention activities to include community events Operating vehicles in routine and emergency situations Receiving training in report preparation and other general police paperwork Testify in court in relation to all cases handled Must learn how to use specialized equipment, such as firearms, communication equipment,…

  • $500K Grant to Rehab New Mexico Senior Apartments

    SANTA FE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A $500,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Los Alamos National Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will help fund a $15 million renovation project at Villa Hermosa, a 116-unit apartment community for senior citizens. The grant was awarded to Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority (SFCHA), a community-based organization that is spearheading the project. $500K to help fund renovations at Villa Hermosa in Santa Fe, thanks to @FHLBDallas and @LANBtweets. Tweet this The renovation project will include new interconnected walking paths, as well as a new community center building with kitchen and laundry facilities for exclusive resident use. According to SFCHA Executive…

  • Santa Fe chef is a James Beard award finalist

    SANTA FE, N.M. — A Santa Fe chef is a finalist for a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Martin Rios is a finalist for Best Chef of the Southwest, and he is the only New Mexico chef up for the award. The owner of Restaurant Martin on Galisteo Street, he’s been up for a James Beard award in the past. He has been a Best Chef semifinalist eight times for what is called by some as the Oscars of the food world. He describes his restaurant as serving progressive American cuisine. The awards will be announced May 7 at a gala in Chicago. Information…

  • Santa Fe picks publishing entrepreneur as next mayor

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Entrepreneur and Santa Fe Mayor-elect Alan Webber said local government in the nation’s oldest state capital is at an important transition and must adapt to the pressures of being an “world-class” destination. Santa Fe voters elected Webber, the founder of Fast Company Magazine, on Tuesday. He prevailed as a newcomer to political office in a five-way race against a local school board member and three men on the city council. Webber will be the first to lead Santa Fe under a new strong-mayor system, with a nearly quadrupled salary of $110,000. He’ll have greater direct authority over the city manager, city attorney and clerk’s office. He…

  • Broker named to Haute Residence

    Neil Lyon, a broker with Sotheby’s International Realty in Santa Fe, was recently chosen by Haute Residence as its exclusive luxury representative in New Mexico. “With just one representative in a market, the Haute portal unites a distinguished collective of leading real-estate agents and brokers, showcasing their most beautiful properties in those markets to affluent buyers, sellers, and real estate enthusiasts around the globe,” according to a press release from the Miami-based company. The new partnership connects the readers of Haute Residence.com and Haute Residence Magazine to the Neil Lyon Group: Neil and Cindy Lyon and Roberta Lowe. Lyon has a bachelor’s degree in real-estate finance forom the University of…

  • Utah Climate

    Utah is home to some fascinating climate. Southwestern Utah has both the lowest as well as the hottest temperatures in the state. It’s frequently referred to as Dixie as the early settlers could grow cotton in the region. Utah is also home to several ski resorts that offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy snow during the winter months. Skiers from around the world flock to the region to experience the light fluffy snow that can rapidly accumulate in the region. Seventy percent of the land in the state is either BLM land or Utah State Trust land. The U.S. National Forest also owns a portion of the region. Every county…