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September 21, 2018
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First News: A Bernalillo County Republican voter has been charged with a felony for attempting to cast two ballots. (listen)
(KSFR) - A man identified as a registered Republican voter is charged with voting twice in the general elections in Bernalillo County. The authorities say 48-year-old Thomas Pino showed up at an Albuquerque voting location first, claiming to be 18 years old. They say he gave the birth date and address of a legitimate voter. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the county clerk says the man appears to have voted twice, once under his son's name and then under his own. They say only one vote was counted. He's been charged with a felony.

Santa Fe's Finance Committee meets tonight and on the agenda is more discussion pertaining to the Community Workforce Agreement. The CWA went into effect October 1st and stipulates that all city contracted work above $500,000 either be performed by union workers or abide by union rules. Separate measures have been introduced to either delay implementation or repeal the agreement. Today, there'll be discussion of making sure Santa Fe County residents receive hiring preference over non-residents. The committee will also move forward on a resolution that the agreement be applied to the city's office renovation work at the Railyard. Meanwhile, all the CWA amendments and proposals will be the focus of full city council at next week's meeting on the 28th.

Residential property values are up a total of about two percent in both the city and the county of Santa Fe. But the assessor's office says new data also show that commercial valutions are down. The New Mexican is reporting that total taxable values of all properties in the city and county rose to $6.9 billion from $6.8 billion a year ago. The taxable value is one-third of the estimated market value of a property.

The coyote-killing contest sponsored by a Los Lunas gunstore over the weekend likely resulted in some 50 to 60 animals shot for prizes. The contest spurred outrage among animal advocates both far and wide with tens of thousands signing a petition to halt it. Gunhawks Firearms signed up scores of teams paying a $50 entry fee to compete for a shotgun or two semi-automatic rifles. Participants were banned from hunting on both state and public lands.

Today's the first day to buy a permit to cut a Christmas tree on national forest land. :Permits are available at Santa Fe National Forest offices in Santa Fe, Peco, Los Alamos and Las Vegas. Some retailers are also selling permits, including REI in the Santa Fe Railyard. The first day of cutting is Thanksgiving Day,.

REELZCHANNEL, the entertainment-oriented cable and satellite network that set up headquarters in Albuquerque back in 2009 is expanding coverage to include Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Comcast will be adding the channel to its lineup previously only seen in Farmington and Albuquerque. The network will also be expanding to markets in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Weather for Santa Fe - a mostly sunny week in store with highs in the mid 50s and overnight lows in the low-to-mid 30s. The only exception will be Wednesday with partly cloudy skies and a 20% chance for a shower.
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