Santa Fe Reporter - Local News <![CDATA[Straight from the Source - Panhandlers take the mic at upcoming community forum]]> Steven Hsieh
The last time Ernie Barela panhandled, he made about 30 bucks. That cash lasted him two weeks. Barela usually gets by in Santa Fe on his monthly checks: $245 in welfare and $150 in food stamps. But every once in a while he’ll order more fast food t]]>
<![CDATA[The Other Mike - Big zoning changes proposed for midtown corridor]]> Julie Ann Grimm
A watercolor painted by long-range city planner Richard McPherson years ago depicted a rather utopian image of St. Michael’s Drive—not the reality of seven lanes of zooming traffic and a veritable sea of parking lots, but a boulevard with trees i]]>
<![CDATA[Jail Needs New Shrink - ]]> Steven Hsieh
Santa Fe County is accepting applications for a psychiatrist to perform diagnoses and prescribe medication at the Adult Detention Facility, a government-run jail that serves a large swath of Northern New Mexico. Dr. Luigi Dulanto, the previous psychi]]>
<![CDATA[We’re Going Through Changes - ]]> Julie Ann Grimm
Last week’s masthead included a few important changes that we’d like to point out to readers who might not always read that fine print below the table of contents. Julie Ann Grimm, who’s been editor of SFR for the past three years (pictured ri]]>
<![CDATA[Over the HoneyMoon - Santa Feans win big money in Miller Lite entrepreneur contest ]]>
By: Maria Egolf-Romero
 A few months ago, you read about Ayla Bystrom-Williams and her boyfriend/business partner James Hill in SFR’s My Millennial Life cover story. In case you didn’t, here’s a quick refresher]]>
<![CDATA[County Seeks New Jail Psychiatrist - The outgoing doctor cites difficult working conditions for his resignation.]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Santa Fe County is accepting applications for a new psychiatrist to perform diagnoses and prescribe medication at Adult Detention Facility, a government-run jail that serves a large swath of norther]]>
<![CDATA[Refuge and Respite - Voters in November will decide whether to contribute public dollars to a mental health crisis center]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
When first responders in Santa Fe County encounter someone in the throes of a mental health crisis, the choices for where to go next are severely limited.
<![CDATA[Branching into the Next Generation - National Science Foundation supports mentoring program out of Northern New Mexico College to foster STEM careers]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Not a lot of things motivate middle schoolers on a Monday morning, but when Steve Cox puts a butter knife to a carrot, cuing a sound effect squeal from his laptop, the kids light up.
<![CDATA[What We’ve Taught, and What We Can Learn - Activists from Borneo bring to and gather lessons from US tribes]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
For years while he’s campaigned to save part of the rainforest in Malaysian Borneo from logging, including a two-year-long manned blockade, Komeok Joe carried a stone in his pocket. He’d picked it up and taken it to the river to pray at Standing Rock in North Dakota in the summer of 1992]]>
<![CDATA[AHA Festival of Progressive Arts Changes Venue for Kickoff Show - Friday, Sept. 16 event freaturing XIXA and Thieves & Gypsys moved to El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe]]>
By: Alex De Vore
After Hours Alliance co-founder Shannon Murphy announced this morning that the kickoff event for the 6th Annual AHA Festival of Progressive Arts would move from its original location.]]>
<![CDATA[If Every Drop Counts - City proposes water efficiency ratings system that look to be first of a kind, but the ‘green building’ package isn’t all pretty]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
There’s no fence you can put up around the city and say, “No more people can live here.” However, cities in the Southwest face the very real prospect of saying, “No more people can live on the water we have here.” ]]>
<![CDATA[A Kink in the Pipeline - Federal agencies intervene in Dakota Access, call for broader review of Native involvement in infrastructure projects]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
The situation escalated as security teams arrived with dogs, and tribal protesters left bloodied and maced.]]>
<![CDATA[Secede from Santa Fe! - County officials on both sides of the line want Española on their map, but Rio Arriba is suing to take control]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Española is a city in two places. Its southeastern tip comprises the northernmost section of Santa Fe County, while the rest of Española rests in Rio Arriba.]]>
<![CDATA[Natives to Entrada: Stop It - Protesters at Fiestas reenactment call for an inclusive view of history]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Roughly 50 protesters crowded toward the stage, tightly encircled by police, during the Fiestas annual reenactment of Don Diego de Vargas’s reconquest of Santa Fe. They chanted “Abolish the Entrad]]>
<![CDATA[Business Disaster - Why is the state Department of Homeland Security refusing to pay a contractor for cleanup work?]]>
By: Laura Paskus
At home in his own equipment yard, Martin Urban steps down from a Peterbilt truck he and his employees use for hauling.
<![CDATA[Snagging the High Spot - Ski Santa Fe opens disc golf course that looks to take rank as top elevation in the country]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
With this weekend’s opening of a disc golf course, Ski Santa Fe has pulled a top spot nationally—snagging the title for what seems to be the highest course in the county.]]>
<![CDATA[Catch A Fire; Let Go - Why we love to watch Zozobra puppet burn]]>
By: Maria Egolf-Romero
“Write ‘don’t worry’ on it,” says a tiny girl standing on her tiptoes. She speaks to the elderly woman holding her hand at Zozofest last weekend. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bound Hounds - Santa Fe County mulls ordinance that would ban leaving dogs in chains]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
On an overcast Monday, a Labrador-blue heeler mix lies next to a mobile home off a cul-de-sac in a subdivision near the state penitentiary. She’s leashed via rope to a fence, her default position when her owner, Rilye, goes to work.
<![CDATA[Uniting Nations - New Mexicans join Natives gathering in North Dakota for pipeline protest that has disrupted its construction]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
At least a century has passed since the last time so many tribes gathered for a single cause, but the reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline have pulled support from Indigenous peoples across the Americas, even uniting historic enemies.]]>
<![CDATA[‘The hope of a new school year’ - Veronica Garcia says she’ll keep district on course for gains]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Veronica Garcia says her first priority lies in ensuring teachers, staff, students and the community feel a sense of stability despite a change in leadership.]]>