Weekly Wrap

March 22, 2024

Santa Fe First in State to Allow Paramedic Administered Overdose Followup Treatment

In response to the increase in opiate-related deaths and overdoses, the Santa Fe Fire Department’s (SFFD) Alternative Response Unit (ARU) and Mobile Integrated Help (MIH) office have developed a pilot program to administer pre-hospital (paramedic-administered) buprenorphine to appropriate patients in the field. 

Patients will then be connected to longer-term rehabilitation and medically assisted treatment services. 

Buprenorphine, which lowers a person’s desire for opioids and gives relief for withdrawal symptoms, has long been a key tool in addiction treatment. Its use by emergency services is relatively new.

Currently, no pre-hospital agencies are providing this service in New Mexico. SFFD was granted a special skill approval for the administration of this project. 

If the patient agrees to participate, they will be administered the medication and transported to community partners that can provide referrals to prescribing physicians. The ARU is staffed with an experienced EMS Captain and an experienced case manager with in-depth knowledge of harm reduction. 

Lovato Named City Historian

Dr. Andrew Lovato is the new City of Santa Fe Historian for 2024.  

A native of Santa Fe, is a descendant of Pueblo and Hispanic cultures and has spent his career as a professor at The College of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community College and as an author promoting empathy and respect for differing cultural perspectives. 

Lovato’s proposed projects include collaboration with local organizations such as Littleglobe, the Santa Fe Public Library, and The Museum of New Mexico focusing on storytelling as a medium for education and social change; the creation of a radio and podcast series to broadcast local storytelling on public radio, with an intergenerational and intercultural lens; collaborating with the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, of which he is currently chair; and focusing on the arts as a vehicle for storytelling through visual arts, dance, theater, film, and music.

3-on-3 Basketball Tourney

Registration Opens April 1 for Adult

Men and Women's Divisions

The City of Santa Fe Recreation Division will host a 3-on-3 adult basketball tournament on May 23 and May 24 at Franklin Miles Park and Herb Martinez Park from 6-10 p.m. 

Registration for the tournament opens April 1 and ends May 1. 

There will be an adult men’s and adult women’s division with a six-person roster limit with a fee of $100 per team. 


For more information, contact Anthony “Bones” Segura, Fort Marcy Sports Complex Recreation Coordinator, at 505-955-2508 or [email protected]. 

Meow Wolf Fulfills 2017 LEDA


Creates 380 Jobs

The City of Santa Fe and Meow Wolf, Inc. completed the final transaction of a Local Economic Development Act grant issued by the New Mexico Economic Development Department and the City on October 26, 2024. 

In 2017 the Governing Body approved Bill No. 2017-18 to grant Meow Wolf $1,000,000.  

Meow Wolf initially agreed to create 250 jobs at an average wage of $46,000 annually. Meow Wolf received another $100,000 for the creation of an additional 50 jobs by December 31, 2020.  

Meow Wolf initially agreed to create 250 jobs at an average wage of $46,000 annually. Meow Wolf received another $100,000 for the creation of an additional 50 jobs by December 31, 2020.

According to Kati Murphy, vice president of public relations and communications for Meow Wolf, the company created over 380 eligible positions. 

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful

Cleanup To Be Held April 13

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and NM Tourism will host the Great American Clean-up on April 13, 2024.

The Great American Cleanup® is the nation’s largest community improvement program annually in an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide.

Register at keepsantafebeautiful.org. Keep Santa Fe Beautiful will provide bags, gloves, and a t-shirt. Pick up supplies on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 1142 Siler Bldg. C.

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