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June 24, 2018
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Santa Fe post office plans not firm (Listen)
(2012-11-29)
Google photo: Santa Fe main Post Office
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The U.S. Postal Service has offered only a little more information about its plan to possibly shut down all or part of the main facility in downtown Santa Fe. Russ Rainey is with the postal system and told city council what's being considered so far. *** The postal system is suffering from massive financial shortfalls forced in large part by congressional mandates.

City council has approved a measure that would require new neighborhoods with mobile homes to comply with the same standards as neighborhoods with conventional houses. Members voted unanimously, saying it would improve the quality of life in the southern part of the city where new development is most likely to occur. The term mobile homes has been replaced by a broader category named manufactured homes.

Council has also given the green light to a cell phone tower at the Hotel Santa Fe. The project had already begun but was halted briefly after a protest was filed. Council last night discussed the protest but denied it.

More changes appear to be in the works for Santa Fe-area businesses. The New Mexican reports that First National Bank may be up for sale and that the Sunrise Springs Inn and Spa has shut down. Officials of the bank are not commenting officially but say a meeting of employees has been called for Monday. First National was founded in 1870 and is one of the oldest continuing banks in the nation. Sunrise Springs has been in operation for more than 30 years.

The city of Albuquerque is looking for options if an oil leak beneath Kirtland Air Force Base forces the city to shut down one of its water wells. The Albuquerque Journal says the Air Force has agreed to pay for planning for a "what if" scenario. They discovered a leak in an underground fuel pipe 14 years ago that had apparently been leaking for decades. Air Force and state officials have been working on cleaning up the spill. The oil plume could be as big as 24 million gallons.

Weather for today and the days ahead is going to be much like it has been. Mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 50s. No precipitation in sight.

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