Feb. 12, 2016

Shut Your Big Trap!

You wanna play hiking roulette?

Blue Corn For people who love the outdoors, New Mexico is truly a magical place. You can hike for miles and miles on public land, marvel over indescribable vistas, gasp at exotic wildlife, desperately try to free your faithful dog from a hidden steel trap … ... More

Feb. 10, 2016 by Robert Basler

Tiny Triumphs

To foster fostering…

Blue Corn If you came here to read another sarcastic, smartass column, I’m sorry. Today, I’m doing a kinder, gentler piece as befits the season. The topic is kittens. ... More

Dec. 09, 2015 by Robert Basler

Say, What’s in This Drink?

Here’s a sobering thought…

Blue Corn People ask me all the time, what’s the best thing about being a columnist for SFR? That’s easy. It’s hanging out with my colleagues in the newspaper’s sumptuous staff lounge. It has an open bar, hot buffet table, omelet station ... Because, y ... More

Jan. 27, 2016 by Robert Basler

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…

Santa Fe Holiday Classics

Blue Corn Hey Bob, happy holidays! And a Merry Christmas to you, inquisitive reader who writes in boldface! You follow pop culture, right? Why aren’t there any classic holiday movies set here in Santa Fe?
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Dec. 23, 2015 by Robert Basler

Pizzagate!

What do you want on YOUR Tombstone?

Blue Corn It seems New Mexico’s governor, Susana Martinez, attended a rowdy holiday pizza party at the Eldorado Hotel here. Things got out of hand, she used her authority to bully the local police, and she later apologized. ... More

Jan. 13, 2016 by Robert Basler

Seven Bucks? Woo-Hoo!

Guess you can’t get here from there…

Blue Corn Right now, if somebody said I had a choice of taking a commercial airline flight or eating a bucket of live cockroaches, my response would be, “Can I put some horseradish on those suckers?” ... More

Nov. 25, 2015 by Robert Basler

We’re Number Two!

Makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice

Blue Corn You may have heard about a new one of those “Readers’ Choice” lists recently. This one, in Conde Nast Traveler magazine, revealed “The 15 Best Small Cities in the US.” ... More

Nov. 11, 2015 by Robert Basler
 

Morning Word: Santa Fe Considers Trimming Payroll

Councilors ask staff managers to plan for job cuts

Morning Word City managers asked to present a plan that focuses on attrition and other "reasonable reductions" without cutting essential services like police, fire and public utilities. ... More

Feb. 11, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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