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Salsa Fe

Onetime dance novice Madison Kahn explores Santa Fe’s colorful salsa scene—and finds her rhythm in the process

Features Ever since I watched Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights as an awkward 15-year-old, I’ve wanted to move like Romola Garai. Of course, I was still growing into my body and could barely run down the basketball court w...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Madison Kahn

Call of the Wild

Five essential adventures for the Santa Fe explorer

Features “We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor…the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thundercloud and the rain…some life pasturing freely where we never wander.” –Henr...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Nick Davidson

I Speak for the Teas

One company is betting on an exotic tea leaf to empower farmers, sell energy drinks and make a killing. Will it work?

Features Wearing an oversized green wool toque, his Blackberry wedged between his ear and shoulder, Tyler Gage watches the factory staff load 9,000 empty glass bottles onto a cool, steel conveyor belt in a New Jersey bo...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Adam McCauley

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 ...

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