June 25, 2017
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An Enduring Effort

Llama trekking guide works to defend the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument he campaigned to create

The Enthusiast Stuart Wilde has spent a couple hundred days each year of the last 25 trekking into the canyons along the Rio Grande, where burnt-black volcanic rock soars for hundreds of feet overhead.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Mortally Maternal

We can’t really know what’s killing New Mexico’s mothers

Features It’s taken years for her to say it, but Nicolle Gonzales now can frankly state that she nearly died in childbirth.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Ticket to Ride

Angel Fire’s lift-served bike park makes for a love affair for ‘gravity riders’

The Enthusiast Few are the moments a human can start at the top of a 2,000-foot hill and cruise down in a manner that feels like flying. That’s the promise of downhill mountain biking—at least according to its acolytes.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

It’s Really Not About the Bike

Ladies need to gear up, get outdoors and get through it now more than ever

The Enthusiast Let’s start by clearing up a basic misconception: Mountain biking well isn’t solely a product of strength. In fact, it mandates at least an equal share of technique and balance.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Cutting Carbon Without Costing People

City commission’s initial recommendations for plan to become carbon neutral by 2040 promises changes that could help, or hurt, Santa Fe’s poorest residents

Local News The city’s work to advance its goal of easing impacts on the climate could dramatically reshape our built infrastructure for decades to come, with ramifications that either increase equity or widen

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Addressing a Household Crisis

DA starts a slow shift in how prosecutors handle domestic violence casesby prioritize counseling even without convictions

Local News In the space of just 18 months, some names make repeat appearances on the long list of those charged with domestic violence in Santa Fe.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

On the Trail Again

Nearly a year ago, trail runner Karen Williams survived a bear attack. It has hardly slowed her down

The Enthusiast She’s decided it was her CamelBak that saved her life. The backpack Karen Williams wore for an ultramarathon through the Valles Caldera in June 2016 intervened when a mother bear attacked her.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Powered Down

Renewable energy losses in state legislature slow down solar installations—and the jobs that come with them

Local News Not a single one of the bills to boost renewable power in New Mexico survived the legislative session, most dying in committee with the budget to blame.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

What You and Your Legs Can Do

Race from town to the ski area summit was born of a love of doing hard things, and it’s poised to grow

The Enthusiast After starting with a lap around the Plaza, participants in the Plaza2Peak event then run or bike up Hyde Park Road to the ski basin, where they switch to a ski touring rig used to ascend the ski area to the to...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Backyard Canyoneering

Explorations in local slots seek out the best of what New Mexico canyon country has to offer

The Enthusiast The first time Brett Kettering and Daniel Creveling lowered themselves into Pajarito Gorge near White Rock, they had only a vague image of what they were getting into.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Elizabeth Miller
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