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Bombs Over Tehran

David Barsamian comes to Santa Fe to talk about the very real possibility of war with Iran—and what we can do to stop it

Features David Barsamian, the founder of Boulder, Colo.-based Alternative Radio and a prolific author, speaker and journalist, comes to Santa Fe this week to discuss “US-Israel War on Iran.” SFR sat down with Barsam...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Death By A Thousand Cuts

Will Santa Fe’s campaign to buy up water rights kill the Rio Grande?

Features Eight miles south of Socorro, Vannetta Perry owns a 54-acre farm. Her husband bought the land in 1973, and five years later, the couple started growing crops like alfalfa, winter wheat and corn for grain. Both ...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Laura Paskus

Behind Closed Doors

PART I: How the City Council is Allowed to Meet in Secret—and Why It Does & PART II: The Higher the Stakes, the Greater the Secrecy

Features “A representative government is dependent upon an informed electorate.” Thus begins New Mexico’s Open Meetings Act, which makes transparency a central responsibility of public officials. In Santa Fe, t...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 SFR

PNM's Solar Dilemma

New Mexico is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the solar energy revolution—but will the state’s largest utility help or hurt the cause?

Features On a windswept hill in Albuquerque’s south valley, rows of metallic blue solar panels gleam beside a humming control center. The energy they capture from the sun’s rays goes into orange containers stacked w...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Wren Abbott

Primary School

Need to learn about a candidate or two? Check out SFR’s comprehensive guide to the June 5 primary election

Features In a scathing dissent from the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, former US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that, by equating corporations’ campaign spending to individuals...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 SFR

Is Santa Fe Mesh-able?

According to the Mesh, the future of business is sharing - but do we have the goods?

Features Lisa Gansky describes herself, somewhat improbably, as “a monkey with one trick”: starting companies. Gansky has made a career of spotting potential trends, then molding those ideas into wildly successful ...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 SFR
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 SFR

Bus-ted

For years, local officials used a Texas price agreement to green-light bus purchases. Now they’ve stopped—but the same out-of-state bus company still dominates the market

Features On July 12, 2011, Lynn Degenhart resigned from his post as a member of the New Mexico Passenger Transportation Association board with a message titled “Ethical Concern.”

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Joey Peters

Extremely Well-Read and Incredibly Amused

SFR's incomplete and totally biased guide to summer reading

Features The book chooses the reader. I believe this; however, I also believe that the reader has an obligation to make himself available to the book. Listen: Years ago, I stopped taking advice on reading material. F...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 SFR

Night Lights

SFUAD students illuminate Santa Fe with graphic art

Features On an unseasonably cold spring night, Santa Fe University of Art and Design students are busy cobbling together all manner of computers, projectors and speakers for a dress rehearsal of this year’s Outdoor Vi...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 SFR
 
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