Sept. 3, 2015

Back to School Reading List

For Grown-Ups

Features Although the practice has faded over time, summer reading lists used to be a thing. The public libraries in the Midwestern city where I grew up promoted the idea, with the local Pizza Hut as a sponsor.
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Aug. 12, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm, Elizabeth Miller

Halves, Haves and Have Nots

Nowhere is Santa Fe’s disparity more obvious than in the housing market

Features Santa Fe is a city increasingly divided into haves and have nots, and the divisions of race and class are perhaps no more apparent than in the housing stock. ... More

Aug. 05, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Santa Fe Untapped

Best of Santa Fe 2015

Features You've been waiting all year for the issue that brings you the voting results from our annual Readers Choice awards and a host of other fun reports about the best things to see, do and be in Santa Fe. ... More

July 29, 2015 by Enrique Limón

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. ... More

July 01, 2015 by Benjamin Yeager

Teaching New Teachers

SFPS program chips away at the teacher shortage with accelerated training for hard-to-fill spots

Features Seated at one of the child-sized desks in her bilingual second grade classroom, Araceli Enriquez-Trinidad talks about how she always wanted to be a teacher.
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July 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Start Me Up

Could an uptick in new businesses signal a brighter future for the City Different?

Features “This is the most entrepreneurial activity I’ve seen since I’ve been paying attention to it in the last 20 years,” says Molly Cernicek, Los Alamos native and founder of online athletics channel SportXast. ... More

July 15, 2015 by Charlotte Martinez

The Call of the Curandera

Old healing art in New Mexico is dying out

Features I’m looking for a woman by the name of Sabanita Herrera, whose reputation for healing people is widely known in Northern New Mexico and in some cases, local lore has it, across the country. ... More

July 08, 2015 by Thomas Ragan


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.
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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. ... More

June 17, 2015 by Enrique Limón

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. ... More

June 03, 2015 by Laura Paskus

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. ... More

June 10, 2015 by Jim Mann

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