40th Anniversary A 2,150-foot journey down into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) east of Carlsbad can feel like a ride on a phantasmagorical Disneyland ride—until you stop to think about what the multi-million dollar project is intended for: The long-term storage of radioactive waste from nuclear weapons manufacture. ... More
40th Anniversary What you immediately expect when you push open the tall, thick, heavy swinging door at Evangelo’s Cocktail lounge is to see Bob Hope bantering with traders and sailors from behind the bar, Dorothy Lamour swishing between tables in a sarong and Bing Crosby picking out tunes on a warped piano in a corner and humming out in that mellow voice. ... More
40th Anniversary Yet such are the actual facts of the job, according to Santa Fe’s present mayor, Art Trujillo, who announced last month, after just one year in office, that he will not run for a second term. ... More
40th Anniversary For a variety of reasons, including a Federal Communications Commission ruling that a Santa Fe television station could not place its transmitter tower on Sandia Crest beside the transmitter towers of the Albuquerque television stations, it took almost seven full years for Channel 2 to simply get on the air. ... More
40th Anniversary The main piece of furniture is the bed. Black and white tiles line the kitchen, numerous candles that have burned into many early mornings decorate a small brown table. The Bachelor’s kitten swats at the dead candles. She’s named Wanda, after Faye Dunaway’s character in Barfly. ... More
At 10 minutes before 9 pm Tuesday night the political history of Santa Fe shifted sharply and suddenly, as City Councilor Debbie Jaramillo—loved in some precincts and feared in others—scored a startling upset victory, becoming the city’s first female mayor ever.
40th Anniversary Without notifying or consulting city officials, a Chicago-based firm has quietly begun publicizing plans to open in 1982 a new south Santa Fe shopping center almost twice as large as any located here now, and to anchor that center with a new Sears store and a Dillard’s department store. ... More