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A look back at anniversary editions past

June 24, 2014, 12:00 am

 June 26, 1975

Featured stories like “Indian Hospital Gets New Head,” “The Wings of Yesterday” and “City Gives Police Some Back Pay. ”

Choice quote: “On the occasion of the Reporter’s first anniversary, McCord reflected: ‘Relying on the talents and the willingness-to-work of a small number of underpaid persons, we have demonstrated our staying power and established our newspaper as a voice to be reckoned with in Santa Fe.’”

June 28, 1979

Included the stories: “Mental Health Program at Standstill,” NBC’s Mysterious Dish” and “The $100 Misunderstanding: Was It ‘Defacement’ or ‘Art’?”

Choice quote: “Santa Fe needs a unique journalism in step with the city’s unique character, not a pre-canned formula designed to fill the bill anywhere in the country. It’s a big challenge, but it’s one the Reporter will do its best to’re the only town we’ve got, Santa Fe, and here is where we make our stand.”

July 25, 1984

Featured “This Was the Decade That Was,” “Rain-Soaked Barbie Doll” and “So That’s Why He Wears a Mask.”

Choice quote: “We thank every employee, from the once-a-week inserter to the full-time workhorse, because without the special contribution of each of you, the Reporter would cease to function…to our friends one and all, and even our enemies, this issue is offered as a special salute. Enjoy.”

July 31, 1985

OK, let’s just put it out there: Who does an 11th anniversary issue?

Choice quote: “In this special 11th anniversary issue, the Reporter presents, exactly as they appeared 10 years ago, a survey of the stories making news back then. If you were here in 1975, you will have your own memories of those events; if you were not, you nevertheless have felt their repercussions.”

June 28, 1989

On the flip side, this cover made no mention of SFR’s 15th anniversary. A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it blurb was included in the Opinion page.

Choice quote: “Unlike its competition, the Reporter has always been owned locally. That will continue [*cough*]. Throughout its 15 years it has battled for the underdog, for the people of Santa Fe. That, too, will continue.”

June 22, 1994

And we’re back, baby! Stories included: “New Mexico’s Nile” and a letter to the editor titled “Sex Therapy is Not Yoga.”

Choice quote:
“Despite the many changes we made, our most important goal has not changed in 20 years. Nor do we want to change it. Our commitment is to reveal the truth about what’s really going on in this city.”

June 23, 1999

Contained stories like “Our Life in Letters” and “The News. It Is A Changin’.”

Choice quote: “No Reporter anniversary would be complete without a fond recollection of Ernie Pyle McCord, one of the founding members of the paper. Ernie was a dog, a newspaper dog. He even was named after the legendary New Mexico World War II correspondent.”

June 30, 2004

Included features like “Killers Among Us,” Hailing Miracles” and “Culture Capsule.”

Choice quote: “What has not changed at all over the last 30 years is the genuine feeling of accomplishment and pride each week when we put the paper out (which, given the size of our staff, remains a labor of love). This commitment reflects our dedication to the paper, but also to this city, whose problems, accomplishments and—most important—residents make it unlike any other community anywhere.”

June 17, 2009

Stories included: “Fiasco Frontier” and “What Will Santa Fe Be like in 2044?”

Choice quote:
“When we started working on the Reporter’s 35th anniversary issue, the notion of looking through 35 years worth of papers seemed daunting and possibly overkill. But once I started, it was hard to stop reading.” 


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