April 17, 2014

This Week's SFR Picks


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El Decreto de las Fiestas

40th Anniversary La vida vale ser bien vivida! Ya se nos llegó el tiempo en que, gozosamente y muy alegremente también, celebramos de corazón y alma, nuestras tradicionales y anuales Fiestas de Santa Fe. ... More

April 15, 2014 by Pedro Ribera-Ortega 0 Comments

Prairie Dog Daze

Some people get serious about rodent rights

40th Anniversary Cute is not a reason to go on living in the grander evolutionary scheme of things, but it must count for something. People love prairie dogs, even if they are next thing to a rat.
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April 09, 2014 by Tom Sharpe 0 Comments

Father Knows Best

SFR visits Fred Phelps and clan at home to see what they have in store for Santa Fe

40th Anniversary “Gramps”—as he’s known to the select few who don’t wish him dead—isn’t merely the patriarch of 13 children, 53 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also Fred Phelps, Sr. ... More

March 31, 2014 by Nathan Dinsdale 0 Comments

EIA Detects High Carbon Monoxide

40th Anniversary Santa Fe has achieved the dubious distinction of being one of four New Mexico cities where the amount of carbon monoxide emitted by cars and trucks has exceeded federally prescribed standards.  ... More

March 25, 2014 by Frank Clifford 0 Comments

The Big Water Decision: Should the City Buy the System From PNM?

40th Anniversary After more than 100 years of having their water system owned and operated by someone else, the citizens of Santa Fe will head to the polls next Tuesday, Sept. 17, to decide if the city should purchase ... More

March 18, 2014 by Scott Gullet 0 Comments

Pride and Plutonium

A Journey Into WIPP

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

March 04, 2014 by Clay Evans 0 Comments

Critics Pan Indian Imagery in American Spirit

40th Anniversary Santa Fe Natural Tobacco took a hit last year for allegedly ripping off Native Americans by using Indian customs to promote its products. A national newsletter called Health Letter blasted the local firm in an article headlined “All-Natural Cigarettes: Exploiting Native American Traditions." ... More

March 12, 2014 by Glen Hunter 0 Comments

The Case for a Full-Time SF Mayor

After one year, Trujillo is ready for the change

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

Feb. 26, 2014 by Hope Aldrich 0 Comments

South Seas, West San Francisco

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

Feb. 18, 2014 by John Konopak 0 Comments

Tainted Love: On the prowl with The Bachelor

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

Feb. 12, 2014 by Julia Goldberg 0 Comments

The Rise and Fall of Channel 2

Why Santa Fe’s first television station went bankrupt

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

Feb. 04, 2014 by Keith Easthouse 0 Comments