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New Mexican (Newspaper) - September 18, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE SEPTEMBER SUNDAY ONE DOLLAR Sense of community Decades of growth have built an area that many Santa Feans call home A mixed blessing As population grows so does the interest of large chain stores Drain on services City county struggle to stay ahead of needs for roadSj water and police South side rising Lara Now Mexican Foreman Carmelp Martinez left talks to a worker at the site of a house under construction in Rancho Viejo Since 1970 thou sands of homes have been built south of Santa Fe and the metropolitan region has doubled in population Love it or loathe it growth shows no signs of slowing By Julie Ann Grimm The New Mexican Whether its happening inside the invis ible line that marks the city limits or just beyond it Santa Fe is growing The metropolitan region has doubled in population since 1970 and with the people came thousands of new homes and businesses But are services keeping up with growth And is the quality of life getting worse as the city swells Neither government officials nor residents paint an overly optimistic picture Its a said City Councilor Karen Hel dmeyer She said most residents dont feel they receive a sufficient level of service from now and things could get even more stretched This year it is really hitting the fan You can just go dowrithe list and all of these things are grow ing and they are growing at a greater level than our tax base is growing What are we going to do How we grow Indisputably Santa Fes growth is happening mostly on its south side and in a part of town that technically isnt the city the area outside the city limits that looks and feeis more urban that rural City data shows the outlying urban area is grow ing faster than the city and that has been the trend for two decades In 1980 the urban area outside the city accounted for 7 percent of the urban popula tion By 2000 it made up 21 percent Some people call the decadesiong development stretching southward a tumor a checkerboard prickly amorphous confusing Others call it home or work For coffeeshop owner Dave Merriman only the Satter two apply Merrimans threeyearold Java joes on Rodeo Road has so many regular custom ers that a box on the counter is overflowing with Please see SOUTH SIDE Page A9 INSIDE Recreation Library and parks slowly becoming a regional priority PageA8 Water Rules to govern city county remain a work in progress PageA8 PoKce and fire Depart ments not keeping pace with demands Page A8 Roads Area is planning new traffic options before snarls get worse PageA8 Living Contenta Started as an affordablehousing has been keep its quietneighborhood character Neighbors El Popes long trek ends in Capitol Supporters worked nearly 15 years to prepare pueblo leader to take his place in the National Statuary Hall By Shannon Shaw The New Mexican New Mexico and one of the oldest American Indian tribes in the United States will be recognized Thurs day when a statue of Pope the San Juan Pueblo leader who organized the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 will be enshrined in the National Statuary Hall in the nations Gapitol a city of monuments there will be a pueblo person representing one of the most ancient tribes so I think thats very said Herman Agoyo past president of the New Mexico Statuary Hall Foundation and San Juan tribal council member The New Mexico congressional delegation will host the ceremony to formally present the statue Tribal leaders and delegates representing New Mexicos 22 tribes along with the pueblo of Ysleta del Sur in El Paso and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona are making the trip to Washington for the ceremony according to Pam Agoyo current president of the New Mexico Statuary Hall Foundation The 7foqt Tennesseemar ble sculpture of Pope by Jemez Pueblo artist Clifford Fragua will be the 100th Please see POPE Page A6 Clifford Fraguas vision of chosen in 2OOO INSIDE Information on the presentation of the statue Timeline of the statue from original concept to completion Sen Den nis Chavez the other New Mexi can in the hall PageAG HURRICANE KATRINA Nation stands at the brink of a political shift By Steven Thomtna Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON On a spring day in 1911 fire erupted in a New York fac tory killing 146 people many of them young immigrant women trapped in a locked sweatshop Outrage over their deaths crystallized the young progres sive movement produced longstalled reforms and influenced young politi cians who would later help craft the New Deal Today America faces a similar prospect Anger and sadness over the plight of the poor trapped by Hurricane Katrina are driving an intense look at what Americans want from their federal government Politicians are Please see SHIFT Page A7 INSIDE 4 More guardsmen to help with recov eryl Page A7 Funds for Big Easy evacuation plan went else where Page A10 t Questions arise about dire predictions in wake of storm recovery effort Page A10 RUNAWAY VICTORY A record crowd at University Stadium watched roll over New Mexico State 3821 Saturday as star running back DonTrell Moore become the schools alltime career rushing leader Sports Bl WIRELESS INSECURITY A downtown restaurant perfect for a leisurely lunch mkjnt be an equally fine place for hacking into computer networks Local news Cl WAGE WORRIES Santa Fe businesses are taking action before new round of minimumwage hikes takes effect Jan 1 Business EM READY FOR THE WEEK AHEAD From TV to travel to trie news of the weird if its happening its in our magazine Sunday Sunday Inside OBITUARIES 16 Walter L Stark Sept 14 PageC2 TODAY Partly siinny with a Tstorm in the High 83 low 54 PageC10 Index Annies Mailbox Classifieds Crossword Lotteries Mutual funds D7 C2 C2 Opinion CM PoHce notes C2 Scoreboard SportsBI Time Week in Main office 9633303 Eleven sections 112 pages Late paper 9840363 Sunday magazine 40 pages 966300Q 156th year Issue No 261 0 News tips 9663030 Publication No 596440 Swvfaj New Mexico ttt 15C yMri f rrV j 11 J
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