July 4, 2015

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Go Ahead, Make a Wish

40th Anniversary Hard to believe, but it’s been 41 years, and this scrappy newsweekly is still standing.

June 24, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Santa Fe’s Top 10 Stories

40th Anniversary Change—sometimes dramatic, sometimes routine, from the nation’s highest office to the New Mexico roundhouse—characterized most of the top 10 local stories of 1974.

Dec. 30, 2014 by SFR

Where Death Has Lost Its Sting

40th Anniversary On the carpeted floor of a building that once was a church, 20 people are sitting in a circle holding hands. The only light in the room comes from three candles flickering in the center of the ring.

Dec. 23, 2014 by Richard McCord

Workfare Without Work

40th Anniversary The new national welfare reform law, passed in August, has a title right out of Horatio Alger: “The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act.”

Dec. 16, 2014 by Kay Bird

Sorrow & Hope

A conversation about the past, present and future of AIDS with a scientist hunting for a vaccine

40th Anniversary Photographs of microscopic organisms line the walls of the Institute of Human Virology entryway. Resembling modern abstract paintings, these framed images of colorful cells are at the root of the deadliest pandemic of our time—HIV

Dec. 09, 2014 by Laura Laing

Farolito Power: Wicks or Watts?

40th Anniversary The traditional decorations that line walkways and building tops throughout New Mexico at Christmas time may all look the same to the untrained eye.

Dec. 02, 2014 by Kathleen Townsend

Who Is Advertising for Babies?

Out-of-state classifieds are being placed in New Mexico newspapers

40th Anniversary New Mexico babies are being openly advertised for and adopted by childless couples in New York and other states—and it’s all perfectly legal.

Nov. 25, 2014 by Kate McGraw

The Unknown Toll: We’ll Never Know

When 33 deaths were announced, it was just a guess

40th Anniversary Of all the questions to rise from the blackened debris and blood-smeared chambers of the February 1980 New Mexico prison riot, none would be more haunting than the uncertainty about how many men actually died during the horror.

Nov. 17, 2014 by SFR

Riding the Jackalope

40th Anniversary In 1984, a national business journal numbered Jackalope Pottery 329 on a list of the 500 fastest growing American businesses.

Nov. 11, 2014 by Coleman Cornelius

An Army of Ones and Zeros

A week in the online Army

40th Anniversary By Zane Fischer On my first day of basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, I’m given an M16 and told to attempt to qualify as an infantry marksman. I’m nervous because I’ve never actually fired the weapon before and the voice of the drill ser

Nov. 03, 2014 by Zane Fischer

Wrestling toward the Truth

Former publisher reflects on leadership, letters and lowriders

40th Anniversary Issue When I first arrived in Santa Fe in 1978 to work for Richard McCord as a news writer I quickly felt at home.

June 25, 2014 by Hope Aldrich

SF in '74

A Time Capsule Different

40th Anniversary Issue A number of new ideas were introduced to Santa Fe in the 1970s. Some, like the Reporter, have endured. Others, like shag carpeting, polyester pantsuits for women and obligatory sideburns for men, have disappeared.

June 24, 2014 by Mark H. Cross

Why The Reporter?

40th Anniversary Issue When a new newspaper, such as The Santa Fe Reporter, makes an appearance in a city already served by various media, the obvious question to be asked is: Why?

June 24, 2014 by Richard McCord

We’ve Got Issues...

A look back at anniversary editions past

40th Anniversary Issue A look back at anniversary editions past.

June 24, 2014 by Enrique Limón

We Are the Reporter

A paper’s journey through the decades

40th Anniversary Issue Richard McCord's article recounts the voyage of the Starship Santa Fe Reporter, but what, or more importantly, who came next?

June 24, 2014 by Julie Ann Grimm

Also Turning 40

Fossils, weird mascots and overpopulation, oh my!

40th Anniversary Issue Also Turning 40: Fossils, weird mascots and overpopulation, oh my!

June 24, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Almost Murdered

How SFR persevered against the biggest newspaper chain in America

40th Anniversary Issue Richard McCord couldn’t believe what had just happened. Here he was in February 1981 at the Portland District Courthouse in a last-ditch effort to get a copy of a large lawsuit filed against mega newspaper corporation the Gannett Company.

June 24, 2014 by Joey Peters

Back to the Future

Once upon a time, SFR went online

40th Anniversary Issue The year was 2002. I had been the editor of the Reporter for two years, during which time the culture and economy had been rocked by 9/11, and was starting to undergo enormous changes as the Internet’s influence spread like a virus.

June 24, 2014 by Julia Goldberg

The Future of Media

Industry vet looks ahead

40th Anniversary Issue One of the more melancholy sights in Santa Fe today is the empty Borders bookstore on Montezuma Avenue, with a For Lease sign posted in the window.

June 24, 2014 by Richard B. Stolley

Mr. Reporter

Blame Canada, SFR’s April Fools’ tie-in, the Rockefeller connection and other Reporter-isms

40th Anniversary Issue Richard McCord mined just about every single advertiser in town, ringing them up personally. “I didn’t say I’m trying to start a newspaper; I said I’m going to start a newspaper.”

June 24, 2014 by Enrique Limón

7 Days

07.01.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

July 01, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

06.24.15

7 Days When Jon Stewart sat behind his desk for the episode of The Daily Show on Thursday, June 18, he just couldn’t do it. This week, we’re not feeling very funny either.

June 24, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

7 Days

06.17.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

June 17, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

06.10.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

June 10, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

06.03.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

June 03, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

05.27.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

May 27, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

05.20.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

May 20, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

05.13.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

May 13, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

05.06.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

May 06, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

04.29.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

April 29, 2015 by SFR

Just Keep Pedaling

24 hours fast in the saddle makes her anything but a dull girl

Bike Issue 2014 Midnight is the witching hour for most, but not me. On this night, it happened closer to 11:15 pm, as I clocked mile 97. I ride into camp exhausted, dirty, grumpy, aching. I literally can’t feel my lower back, and I’m hoping the stabbing pain in

Sept. 17, 2014 by Stefanie Kyser

Fighting for the Right to Ride

Bike advocates blaze the trail

Bike Issue 2014 Store manager of Santa Fe’s REI and founding member of the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society Bob Ward recounts the tale of one summer day back in 2010 when a confrontation between a mountain biker and hiker came to blows on the high ridgetop trails of Atalaya Mountain.

Sept. 17, 2014 by JP Stupfel

Beyond Recreation

Commuter bikers know the revolution won’t be motorized

Bike Issue 2014 They’ve endured sandpaper scrapes, hairline fractures, dislocated shoulders, bruises and even death. They’ve been honked at, yelled at, threatened by menacing dogs, tailgated by truckers gushing machismo and hit by rocks.

Sept. 17, 2014 by Justin Horwath

The Lure

Officials target economic gains of outdoor recreation

Bike Issue 2014 Attracting people to Santa Fe who have a passion for the outdoors could be an economic boost for the region, says David Griscom, Santa Fe County economic development manager.

Sept. 17, 2014 by Julie Ann Grimm

Get Connected

Bike Issue 2014 You can always tell a great bike shop by the techs who are outside making loops in the parking lot to check their work—popping wheelies, bouncing suspensions and pinching brakes.

Sept. 17, 2014 by SFR

State Republican Party Still Backing Closed Primaries

City Elections  State Democrats may be opening up to changing allowing independents to vote in partisan primaries, but Republicans are holding their ground in supporting the existing system.

June 12, 2014 by Joey Peters

FEC Complaint Filed Against Allen Weh

The complaint, filed by his opponent's wife, accuses Weh of several campaign violations

City Elections  Erin Clements, whose husband David Clements is running for the GOP nomination for US Senate, has filed a complaint alleging Allen Weh violated four Federal Election Commission rules

May 21, 2014 by Joey Peters

Power Couple

A look at two of the mayor-elect’s biggest supporters

City Elections The married, retired lawyers work as a team that has been a mainstay in local progressive political circles. But some view the pair with suspicion. As the mayor’s race kicked off last fall, a memo hung on the community bulletin board halfway between the offices of the city clerk and the city attorney.

March 07, 2014 by Joey Peters

Charter Changes Take Flight

City Elections The Santa Fe City Charter will include new language following Tuesday’s voter approval of nine amendments to the document that functions as the city’s constitution. 

March 04, 2014 by Julie Ann Grimm

No Great Race 
to the Polls

City Elections Victor Gallegos, 56, says he’s never voted in his life.  As of 4 pm on Election Day in Santa Fe, that fact had not changed. Instead of voting, the Southside w

March 04, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Final Election Results: All the Nerdy Details

City Elections Santa Fe City Clerk Yolanda Vigil published the final results of Tuesday's Municipal Election around 10:15pm. Results remain "unofficial" until they're approved by City Council.

March 04, 2014 by SFR

Santa Fe’s New City Council

City Elections DISTRICT 1: Signe Lindell says that as a new freshman councilor representing Santa Fe’s northwestern District 1, she’s going to get right down to work.

March 04, 2014 by Justin Horwath

2014 SFR Endorsements

City Elections In the grand scheme of things, about 60,200 people are registered to vote in the upcoming city election as of the last count, yet if trends from past elections play out, fewer than 20,000 will cast ballots. That means city races will be decided by the elite few who bother to exercise their democratic freedom.

Feb. 26, 2014 by SFR

Eavesdropper

07.01.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

July 01, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

06.24.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

June 24, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

06.17.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

June 17, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

06.10.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

June 10, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

06.03.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

June 03, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

05.27.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

May 27, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

05.20.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

May 20, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

05.13.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

May 13, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

05.06.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

May 06, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

04.29.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

April 29, 2015 by SFR

I'm on New Mexican Radio

Madrid debuts new low-power radio station. You should listen.

Features On June 16, I sat in a coworker’s car when a woman’s voice came out of the static: “This is K96.9 Madrid, New Mexico.” I was trying to catch the inaugural broadcast of Madrid’s new community radio station.

July 01, 2015 by Benjamin Yeager

Transformation

Can community-based social programs help drug offenders stay out of jail and reboot their lives?

Features When Angela “Spence” Pacheco was elected First Judicial District Attorney in 2008, she never imagined that seven years later, she’d feel like a mouse running on a wheel—chasing ahead, but never really getting anywhere.

June 24, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Make it POP

SFR's 2015 Summer Guide

Features The heat is on, so sip on some prickly pear lemonade. Dust off your hiking boots. Discover that trail. Take that dip. Climb that peak. Pitch that tent. Beat that path. Walk that dog. Open that frosty one. Smile that smile. The time is now.

June 17, 2015 by Enrique Limón

The Canis Lupus Olympics

Wolf recovery doesn’t come easy, but the Northern Rockies experience proves it’s possible for the Southwest too

Features Witnessing the process of Northern Rockies wolf recovery was something akin to watching an Olympian, 20-way tug of war that lasted for more than two decades, until finally, the species leaped off the endangered species list.

June 10, 2015 by Jim Mann

A River Trickles Through It

With some help the Santa Fe River can be a river again

Features The Living River Ordinance allows the city to put up to 1,000 acre-feet of water back into the Santa Fe River—not to deliver water to downstream users, but just to keep the channel wet.

June 03, 2015 by Laura Paskus

Happy Little Summer

SFR’s 2015 Arts Preview

Features Art is in the air, can you smell it? It seems that everywhere you turn during the summer months in Santa Fe, the city’s deep love for all things art is palpable.

May 27, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Rising Stars

College grads plan careers with help from a state law that allows enrollment despite immigration status

Features Tossing mortarboards into the air following graduation ceremonies is a springtime tradition. It’s often the final act for college students before they head into the world to pursue professional careers and begin to build their adult lives.

May 20, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Mr. Mayor

Javier Gonzales is looking outside City Hall to unify Santa Fe, but his house remains divided

Features Just after taking over the top job in City Hall more than a year ago, Javier Gonzales rearranged the mayor’s office, clearing out the clutter of his predecessor, David Coss.

May 13, 2015 by Justin Horwath

The Beat Goes On

SFR’s 2015 Local Music Issue

Features And they said it couldn’t be done. Last year, tying in with the hubbub of SFR’s 40th anniversary, we decided to bring an old friend back into the spotlight—our local music issue.

May 06, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Eyes on the Sky

View of the stars is a New Mexican natural resource

Features Most of the time when someone in New Mexico talks about star power, they are referring to Hollywood celebs making an appearance for a fundraiser or getting spotted at a local burrito joint.

April 29, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

OPINION

ipadcms A particular change, by the new Director John F Jones, seems to discriminate on the basis of age and sex. The long-standing fitness requirements were graded by age and gender. The new requirements, put in place by Jones, eliminated that grading, which, especially in the case of “push ups” makes it almost impossible for women.

Jan. 23, 2014 by None

Letters to the Editor

07.01.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

July 01, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

06.24.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

June 24, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

06.17.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

June 17, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

06.10.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

June 10, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

06.03.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

June 03, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

05.27.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

May 27, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

05.20.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

May 20, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

05.13.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

May 13, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

05.06.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

May 06, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

04.29.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

April 29, 2015 by SFR

Wolves in Court

Conservation groups sue Fish and Wildlife Service, arguing failure to protect endangered species

Local News A federal plan that's supposed to help restore populations of endangered wolves doesn't give the animals a fair chance for a real future, argues a new lawsuit.

July 03, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

“Growing up Transgender in America shouldn’t mean growing up to hate your body”

Read local activist Polina Smutko’s empowering (and undelivered) Pride speech

Local News Joining a barrage of colorful balloons, beads and tender signs of affection that added to the already celebratory mood, several guest speakers, including Mayor Gonzales, took the Plaza stage to address the crowd. Among them was to be local activist Polina Smutko.

July 03, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Doggone It

Animal shelter reports break-in and costly damage

Local News Someone stole cash and caused damage to one of Santa Fe’s favorite nonprofits late Wednesday or early this morning. 

July 02, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Bittersweet Soup

Chinese brothers receive federal probation for hiring undocumented immigrants at their Double Dragon restaurants

Local News Chinese brothers receive two years of probation following a prosecution from the US attorney over labor at their restaurants in Santa Fe and Rio Rancho.

July 02, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

All About that Boom

Tribal lands are once again a destination spot for fireworks sales

Local News Former addicts trying to stay clean are peddling high explosive fireworks inside a big tent on the Pojoaque Pueblo—in the name of God and Fourth of July fun.

July 01, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Water Wiser

New smart water meters aimed at spotting leaks before bills climb

Local News Say you forgot and left your drip hose watering your garden last night. How close did that bring your usage to the 10,000-gallon mark?

July 01, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Mind the Mining

SF County Commissioners listen to details of mining ordinance set to lift yearlong moratorium on mining operations

Local News Santa Fe County Commissioners listened Tuesday afternoon to the details of a proposed ordinance that would lift a year-long moratorium on sand and gravel mining operations.

June 30, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Adios, Drought

High precipitation is predicted to continue as officials lift drought designation in much of New Mexico

Local News The National Weather Service released the drought summary for New Mexico on Thursday, June 23, with the heartening headline: “Drought lessening its grip on New Mexico.”

June 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Hike Happening

Gross receipts tax rate increase takes effect July 1

Local News The gross receipts tax rate increases on Wednesday, July 1 in Santa Fe County by one-eighth percent, bringing the rate that’s tacked on to most purchases inside the Santa Fe city limits to 8.3125 p

June 30, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Developer Throws in the Towel

Builder cites lack of interest from City Council among reasons for abandoning apartment proposal

Local News Tierra Concepts will likely be cutting ties with the 16 acres of land on Agua Fría Street they had hoped to develop as a 399-unit affordable housing apartment complex. 

June 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Morning Word: Drivers Take Advantage of Low Gas Prices

Prices are down close to a dollar compared to last Fourth of July

Morning Word This Fourth of July holiday will be one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Experts estimate that 1 in 3 people will hit the road, and according to TripAdvisor, more than a quarter of us will drive between 100 and 200 miles.

July 03, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Glass Recycling Hits Roadblock in SF

Bushee skeptical people will use drop-off locations

Morning Word A proposal to streamline glass recycling with five new convenient drop-off sites in Santa Fe isn't dead yet.

July 02, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Businesses Clamor for Literate Workforce

Recruiting qualified employees a struggle in New Mexico

Morning Word Gov. Susana Martinez is getting an earful from business owners about how difficult it is for them to recruit a qualified workforce in New Mexico.

July 01, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Behavioral Health Audits Still Under Fire

Only two providers have had administrative hearings

Morning Word Another mental health care provider owes the state a lot less Medicaid reimbursement money than a controversial audit initially indicated in 2013.

June 30, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Tougher Three-Strikes Law Considered

Lawmaker wants habitual offenders locked up for life

Morning Word Rep. Paul Pacheco, an Albuquerque Republican, plans to propose a bill during the 2016 legislative session that would expand the three-strikes law by adding new felony offenses – possibly aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit murder – to the current list of qualifying crimes.

June 29, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Pay-to-Play Lawsuits Move Forward

Widespread corruption alleged

Morning Word Former Education Retirement Board chief investment officer Frank Foy filed the lawsuits under the state’s Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, alleging scheme cost taxpayers $200 million in investment losses.

June 26, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: PNM's Power Plan Loses AG's Support

Attorney general says utility’s power plan “isn’t good enough.”

Morning Word After reversing his position, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas wants San Juan Generating Station stakeholders to develop new options; he also calls the state’s energy system “dysfunctional.”

June 25, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Clifford Questions Investment Proposal

State finance chief calls emphasis on foreign investments “risky”

Morning Word Department of Finance Secretary Tom Clifford is expressing reservations about a State Investment Council proposal to place more of New Mexico’s money in foreign markets.

June 24, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: State Considers New SNAP Work Requirements

Nearly 20 percent of New Mexicans on food stamps

Morning Word Human Services Department officials want food stamp recipients to become self sustaining through work or work training programs.

June 23, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Former White House Chef's Body Recovered

Searchers faced summer storm and challenging trails

Morning Word  The search is over for Walter Scheib. The former White House chef’s body was located in a ditch 1.7 miles from the trail head where his car was found Tuesday evening.

June 22, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Film Genies to Grant Wish

News Briefs Is your couch-surfing cousin the next George RR Martin or Stanley Kubrick? The New Mexico Film Foundation wants to give away two $5,000 grants for up-and-comers in Tamalewood.

June 24, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Buckman Back after Pricey Fix

News Briefs Santa Fe’s water delivery structure on the Rio Grande is back in action following a repair this spring. Yet officials will soon discuss whether the Buckman Direct Diversion needs a partial redesign in the future.

June 03, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Shaken Confidence

Will the parks bond change voter views on future issues?

News Briefs Do most locals believe that questions about how a recent $30 million parks bond was spent are nothing more than business as usual at City Hall? Those interviewed downtown about the topic sure do.

June 02, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Booze Suit

News Briefs Santa Fe city attorneys are gearing up to deal with a potential challenge to a law prohibiting the sale of small packaged liquor.

May 27, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Renters’ Rights

News Briefs Federal housing authorities say Santa Fe landlord Paula Anderson violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against a woman who wanted to move her cat and her daughter into the house she rented from her.

May 20, 2015 by Zoe Baillargeon

Shuttered Planetarium

News Briefs Santa Fe Community College's so-called “financial stability” plan to bridge a $5 million budget shortfall claims  another victim: the planetarium.

May 20, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

NM Behavioral Health Shakeup Goes Federal

News Briefs Members or representatives of the state’s entire congressional delegation say they met on April 30 with US Health and Human Services Department Secretary Sylvia Burwell to express concerns about a service shakeup here.

May 06, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Go Fluoridate

News Briefs Fluoride levels in Santa Fe’s water supply are currently slightly below newly recommended levels issued by the federal government as well as levels outlined in city law, a city official tells SFR.

April 28, 2015 by Justin Horwath

No Takers on Incentives

News Briefs An incentive plan aimed at luring more services to the Airport Road corridor on Santa Fe’s Southside has not accomplished much since officials put it in place in early 2013 and might be slated for changes soon.

April 22, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Booze Ban Faces Challenge

News Briefs A Santa Fe lawyer wants to seek help from the courts in striking down a new rule that prohibits the sale of small bottles of alcohol.

April 15, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Letters to the Editor

05.21.14

Opinion Email letters to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter.

May 20, 2014 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

05.07.14

Opinion Email letters to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter.

May 07, 2014 by SFR

The Dirt: Stop Kvetching and Do

Top 5 ways you can help your environment

Opinion For two years, I’ve been lucky enough to write this column about environmental issues for SFR each month. Now, the time has come to embrace other projects and make way for new voices. Thanks, reader

Oct. 16, 2013 by Laura Paskus

Choosing Love

The intersection of science and wonder can save species

Opinion This summer, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature announced that the western black rhinoceros was officially extinct. The subspecies of African rhino had last been spotted in 2006.

Sept. 17, 2013 by Laura Paskus

Preferring Not To

Melville and the teacher’s dilemma

Opinion Bartleby is a gray-eyed law clerk who shows up in Herman Melville’s short fiction in the 1850s. When he’s first hired, Bartleby does his copying work with great efficiency. But then one day, on being asked to review a document, he refuses.

Sept. 10, 2013 by Seth Biderman

Power and the Press

Public servants shouldn’t get to hand out interviews like prizes

Opinion Behind the curtain of almost every news story is a secret dance. In the process of understanding an issue, reporters must find people willing to talk; it’s those people whose voices and perspectives bring the hard facts of a story to life.

Aug. 20, 2013 by Laura Paskus

The Dance

The child and the curriculum

Opinion It was around this time of year in 2008 that a young man named Julian Martinez enrolled at Monte del Sol Charter School, where I was then dean of students...

Aug. 13, 2013 by Seth Biderman

Mr. Sunshine

This is why we drink on airplanes

Opinion When I’m not traveling with children, I’m pretty easygoing. I don’t get stressed about delayed flights due to inclement weather in Denver...

Aug. 06, 2013 by Rob Wilder

Buckets of Rain

Last week’s historic storm could jumpstart planning

Opinion When the wind and rain started Friday night, my daughter and I were out eating pizza. We watched through floor-to-ceiling windows as wind bent the trees...

July 30, 2013 by Laura Paskus

In the Flow

Rethinking NM’s teacher evaluation plan

Opinion Citing our children’s continued inability to choose the right bubbles on multiple choice tests, Gov. Susana Martinez...

July 16, 2013 by Seth Biderman

Amy Goodman: Oct. 7

Watch What You Tweet

Podcasts Goodman's weekly Breaking the Sound Barrier podcast

Oct. 07, 2009 by None

Amy Goodman: Sept. 30

Books in the Digital Age

Podcasts Goodman's weekly Breaking the Sound Barrier podcast.

Sept. 30, 2009 by None

Amy Goodman: Sept. 23

President Zelaya and the Audacity of Action

Podcasts Goodman's weekly Breaking the Sound Barrier podcast.

Sept. 23, 2009 by None

AMy Goodman: Sept. 16

Let Us Not Become The Evil We Deplore

Podcasts Goodman's weekly Breaking the Sound Barrier podcast.

Sept. 16, 2009 by None

Francisco Goldman

The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?

Podcasts Journalist and author Francisco Goldman spent seven years in his home country of Guatemala investigating the murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera.

Dec. 03, 2008 by None

Sarah Chayes

Rebuilding Afghani Civil Society

Podcasts Former NPR reporter Sarah Chayes left journalism in 2002 to help rebuild Afghanistan. Frustrated by the corruption and arrogance she encountered with US-backed aid organizations, she formed the privately owned and funded Arghand Cooperative—a soap and body oil company.

Nov. 11, 2008 by None

David Iglesias Podcast

In Justice: Stepping across the Party Line

Podcasts When New Mexico’s Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney David Iglesias refused to indict high-level Democrats before the 2006 elections, he was fired—along with six other federal prosecutors. His courage in speaking out against the Bush administration led to public outrage and a nationwide dialogue on the overreach of executive powers.

Sept. 29, 2008 by None

Mayoral Address: Visions of Equality for Santa Fe

Podcasts Mayor David Coss shares his vision for a more just and egalitarian Santa Fe; topping his agenda are issues relating to water, the environment, the economy and housing.

April 30, 2008 by None

Homies Unidos: Negotiating Peace on the Street

Podcasts Internationally renowned peace negotiator Alex Sanchez and local community organizers have a frank discussion on Santa Fe's — and America's — growing gang problem.

March 30, 2008 by None

Hard News, Soft Dreams: A Journalistic Walk Across Borders

Podcasts Alfredo Corchado, the Mexican Bureau Chief of the Dallas Morning News and  border photographer Erich Schlege discuss Mexico's border culture and peoples: their stories, their struggles a

Feb. 29, 2008 by None

Street View

07.01.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

July 01, 2015 by SFR

Street View

06.24.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

June 23, 2015 by SFR

Street View

06.17.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

June 17, 2015 by SFR

Street View

06.10.15

Street View Seen something otherworldly? Snap a pic and send it to streetview@sfreporter.com of tag it on Instagram using #SFRstreetview for a chance to win movie passes.

June 10, 2015 by SFR

Street View

06.03.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

June 03, 2015 by SFR

Street View

05.27.15

Street View Send your horizontal shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

May 27, 2015 by SFR

Street View

05.20.15

Street View Send your horizontal shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

May 20, 2015 by SFR

Street View

05.13.15

Street View Send your shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

May 13, 2015 by SFR

Street View

05.06.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

May 06, 2015 by SFR

Street View

04.29.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

April 28, 2015 by SFR

VIDEO: Our Best of Santa Fe Block Party

Video If you were there, you know it was a good time!If you missed the 2014 Best of Santa Fe Block Party in the Railyard, you can get a sense of it here. See you next year:

July 20, 2014 by SFR

SFR and KBAC

Julia Goldberg and Honey Harris

Video SFR VIDEO: Each week, Reporter Editor Julia Goldberg and KBAC morning personality Honey Harris discuss the current issue of The Reporter.

Sept. 25, 2008 by None

Best of Santa Fe: Acceptance Speeches

Santa Fe's Favorites Respond to Winning

Video Many of Santa Fe's Red Carpet winners and runners-up are captured collecting trophies at the 2008 Best of Santa Fe party.

Aug. 09, 2008 by None

BEST of Santa Fe Movie 2008

Video You were there. You reveled. Now you can watch.

July 25, 2008 by Alysha Shaw

Best of Santa Fe: The Movie

The Best of Santa Fe 2007 Celebration

Video

July 16, 2008 by None

OPERA OPENING 2008

Video meets the opera star

Video Two intrepid SFR interns brave opening night at the legendary Santa Fe Opera...

July 16, 2008 by Alysha Shaw

SFR and KBAC

Video SFR VIDEO: Each week, Reporter Editor Julia Goldberg and KBAC morning personality Honey Harris discuss the current issue of The Reporter

May 08, 2008 by None
 
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