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    Winner of district judge race in Santa Fe could have statewide impact

    Many of the most serious and complicated civil cases in New Mexico are heard in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Judges who preside over a civil docket in the capital city must be prepared to make decisions that can have consequences for the entire state. During her two terms on the bench, Division II District Judge Sarah Singleton handed down a ruling that negated gubernatorial vetoes of 10 bills (they became laws as a result), ordered the Santa Fe County clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and presided over a wrongful death case resulting in the largest jury award in state history. Four Democrats —…

  • 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…

  • 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…