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Underwater!

For some New Mexicans, the housing crisis is just beginning

Features It’s a crisp September morning, and Gerald Valdez’ house looks as tranquil as the rest of his southwest Santa Fe neighborhood. A U-Haul van parked in front of his doorway is the only sign of the turmoil wit...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Joey Peters

Do I Look Guilty To You?

New Mexico's grand jury system overwhelmingly produces indictments. Ham sandwiches beware

Features Imagine, for a moment, that it’s a chilly December night, and a pretty young brunette has come to your apartment. Your courtship of her began when you were picking up a paycheck and told her you had all that ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Justin Horwath

Justice Denied

A tangled bureaucracy has left tribal communities facing an epidemic of violent crime

Features “It’s not safe. There’s no safety. You can’t trust anybody. You got to protect yourself,” Rebekah Apachito says. As one of about 1,600 tribal members who live in the Navajo community of To’hajiilee,...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Colleen Keane

Character Driven

He's part donut, part jalapeño, a quarter cupcake and all-around awesome

Features Three times a week, Micah Ortega becomes a donut. “I’m ready, man!” he exclaims in a deafening, raspy, Randy “Macho Man” Savage baritone as he enters Whoo’s Donuts on a recent Wednesday. “I nee...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Enrique Limón

Girl, Empowered

At 33, Jessica Valenti is helping to spearhead a new, online-oriented, ass-kicking brand of modern feminism

Features Last July, renowned feminist author Erica Jong penned a New York Times op-ed titled “Is Sex Passé?” Sex sells, but the essay was less an exploration of sex than of attitudes about gender equality and femin...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Holy Water

In an effort to transform himself and raise money for clean water charities, local yoga instructor Josh Schrei aims to do 3,000 sun salutations around one of India’s most sacred mountains.

Features  “Am I bringing a pair of sledgehammers for you tonight?” That’s not the email you expect to get when making plans for a hike. But when I opened my inbox a few weeks ago, that’s exactly what I sa...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Ali Carr Troxell

Native Talent

Santa Fe’s Native artists are breaking from tradition, but is their work truly contemporary?

Features Cannupahanska’s story is the story of his people. They are the same.Born Cannupa Hanska Luger in Fort Yates, N. Dak., on the Standing Rock Reservation - home to the Hunkpapa Lakota - his first name was broke...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Trouble at the Ol' Racino

Was the Downs' Lucrative, 25-year Racino deal rigged?!

Features At the New Mexico State Fair, just a few hundred feet west of the Downs at Albuquerque racetrack and casino, sits a row of crumbling stables. On a June afternoon, the walkways are littered with dead pigeons—c...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Joey Peters

Does it really matter who wins New Mexico's Senate race?

With just two months until the election, Senate candidates Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson are locked in a dead heat—and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Features Flies buzzed around the heads of attendees seated on the patio of Socorro’s Capitol Bar, a brick saloon near the town’s plaza where, at the turn of the 20th century, the bar’s one-time owner, Justice of t...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Justin Horwath

Homeless in Santa Fe (Part 3)

The third installment in SFR’s coverage of Santa Fe’s homeless population—in their own words

Features This past winter, a homeless woman named Martha and her friend Mary, a caregiver at The Life Link—a nonprofit program that provides various types of assistance for homeless and low-income Santa Feans—came t...

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