Santa Fe Reporter - Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-5-1-features.html <![CDATA[The Sweetest Spot - All the adoration of Pie Town has brought business, and change, to a timeless destination]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Twenty years ago, there was no pie in Pie Town. Now, on any given day, you may have up to four places to choose from—and thank goodness, the proprietors say, because otherwise, any one of them would be overwhelmed.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR’s 2016 Poetry Issue - Spring Poetry Search]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
“Everyone is a poet,” says Hakim Bellamy. “What is cool about poetry is that it is like the most accessible artform, I believe. It doesn’t take a lot—a high threshold of cost or education or anything like that to get in.
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<![CDATA[Top 10 Water Guzzlers - City billing problems take spotlight in our annual report]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
When we first asked for the data for this year’s top 10 water guzzlers story, the city stalled, and then stalled some more, in fulfilling the records request.]]>
<![CDATA[Giants of Folklorico - Family ties and cultural respect keep alive the unique sound of Northern New Mexico’s folk music]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“I quit having a job in 1969, and I’ve been very lucky to do what I’ve loved since then,” aural historian, radio producer and co-curator of the annual Nuestra Musica Festival, Jack Loeffler, announces gleefully over coffee.
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<![CDATA[Growing Pains - How money flows from a nonprofit cannabis producer in Santa Fe to a for-profit Arizona company]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
New Mexico cannabis producers are required to operate as nonprofits, but the model is more of a myth than a reality. ]]>
<![CDATA[She Flew Solo - Photographer Anne Noggle takes flight in museum retrospective]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
In the last self-portrait she made before her death, photographer Anne Noggle has all but disappeared. Her hand, its skin creased, thin and pale, holds a white mask cast from her face and filled with glass eyes, their gaze turned down.
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<![CDATA[Puff of Smoke - How the justice system was designed to clear the cop who killed Jeanette Anaya]]>
By: Jeff Proctor
A joint investigation between SFR and New Mexico In Depth reveals the inner workings of the investigative grand jury process that cleared a state police officer who killed Jeanette Anaya in a Santa Fe neighborhood.
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<![CDATA[2016 Drinks Guide - A Letter from the Editor]]>
By: Ben Kendall
There’s an art to being a good bartender. Not just anybody can pick up some ice, put it together with some booze, a little mixer and call it good.
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<![CDATA[Spinning Out - New Mexico could be leading the renewable energy market, so why are we dropping out of it?]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
The state has the renewable resources to potentially provide 1,000 times more clean energy than Public Service Company of New Mexico’s current demand, according to the state Energy Conservation and Management Division.]]>
<![CDATA[Ben in Tights - At wise fool’s trapeze class, fear is the mind-killer]]>
By: Ben Kendall
There’s a special kind of terror when holding your own weight for an extended period of time, while hanging inverted from a trapeze. Loosen your grip, and gravity’s takeover will be swift and punishing.
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<![CDATA[Bringing Chaco Home - Restoring the lifeline to New Mexico’s plundered ancestral art]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Even though Wendy Bustard manages more than 1 million artifacts from 120 sites in Chaco Canyon that are in the custody of the National Park Service, it takes her just a few seconds to come up with it.
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<![CDATA[An Adoptee Nation - Getting an original birth certificate to comply with the Real ID act is a big challenge for some adoptees]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
As states like New Mexico try to come into compliance with the federal Real ID Act, lost in the political controversy playing out are untold numbers who were born here but don’t have the papers to prove it. ]]>
<![CDATA[K-9 - On the night shift with two cops: a woman and her dog]]>
By: Mark Woodward
It’s sometimes just easier talking to the dog. At the end of a shift, as she walks back into the building from the parking lot, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputy Vanessa Barnett often hears “What’s up, Jackson?” It’s not her nickname.
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<![CDATA[Something’s Gotta Give - As the city heads into budget talks to address a deficit, no one wants to make cuts or increase taxes]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
No one wants to be the first to make a cut aimed at bringing the city budget into balance, but the reality is that with an estimated $15 million budget shortfall, someone will have to get the scalpel out.
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<![CDATA[The Professor and the Pueblo - Was the disclosure of Acoma traditions exploitation or scholarship?]]>
By: Lucas Iberico Lozada
From the moment he picked his way through the crowd and took the stage at Collected Works this fall, it was clear that Peter Nabokov was prepared to face public criticism.
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<![CDATA[Stuck in the Middle - Shrinking enrollment and buildings in need of repair leave Santa Fe’s middle schools with limited options]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
At a time when minds usually wander far from classrooms, the start of winter break this year instead saw students, parents and teachers anxiously gathering to discuss whether their school would even survive to see another autumn.
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<![CDATA[Balancing Corruption with the Budget - From ethics reform to campaign finance, this month’s short session has its work cut out for legislators]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
As the New Mexico Legislature prepares to convene for this year’s session, all eyes are upon the House and Senate, as members introduce a dizzying number of bills to try to curb the propensity for corruption while balancing a $6.5 billion budget.]]>
<![CDATA[Hello, Future... - A collection of letters about our planet]]>
By: SFR
Predicting what comes next isn’t a skill that humans are particularly good at. Yet, being able to cognizantly look to the future and remember the past simultaneously is a trait that differentiates us from the rest of life on Earth.
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<![CDATA[Resolutions - Santa Feans hope, dream and predict for the New Year]]>
By: SFR
While you give three cheers for the end of 2015 and read at least five versions of the Top 10 stories of the year, SFR wanted to provide our readers with something else to ponder.]]>
<![CDATA[Climate of Faith - Scientists have spoken on climate change. But will it take a leap of faith for people to change?]]>
By: Laura Paskus
Four summers ago, a tree fell on a power line, causing a wildfire that ripped through the Jemez Mountains, charring a record-setting 150,000 acres of forest, burning dozens of homes and destroying the Pueblo of Santa Clara’s watershed.
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