Santa Fe Reporter - Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-5-1-features.html <![CDATA[I'm on New Mexican Radio - Madrid debuts new low-power radio station. You should listen.]]>
By: Benjamin Yeager
On June 16, I sat in a coworker’s car when a woman’s voice came out of the static: “This is K96.9 Madrid, New Mexico.” I was trying to catch the inaugural broadcast of Madrid’s new community radio station.]]>
<![CDATA[Transformation - Can community-based social programs help drug offenders stay out of jail and reboot their lives?]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
When Angela “Spence” Pacheco was elected First Judicial District Attorney in 2008, she never imagined that seven years later, she’d feel like a mouse running on a wheel—chasing ahead, but never really getting anywhere.
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<![CDATA[Make it POP - SFR's 2015 Summer Guide]]>
By: Enrique Limón
The heat is on, so sip on some prickly pear lemonade. Dust off your hiking boots. Discover that trail. Take that dip. Climb that peak. Pitch that tent. Beat that path. Walk that dog. Open that frosty one. Smile that smile. The time is now. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Canis Lupus Olympics - Wolf recovery doesn’t come easy, but the Northern Rockies experience proves it’s possible for the Southwest too]]>
By: Jim Mann
Witnessing the process of Northern Rockies wolf recovery was something akin to watching an Olympian, 20-way tug of war that lasted for more than two decades, until finally, the species leaped off the endangered species list.]]>
<![CDATA[A River Trickles Through It - With some help the Santa Fe River can be a river again]]>
By: Laura Paskus
The Living River Ordinance allows the city to put up to 1,000 acre-feet of water back into the Santa Fe River—not to deliver water to downstream users, but just to keep the channel wet.]]>
<![CDATA[Happy Little Summer - SFR’s 2015 Arts Preview]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Art is in the air, can you smell it? It seems that everywhere you turn during the summer months in Santa Fe, the city’s deep love for all things art is palpable.]]>
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - College grads plan careers with help from a state law that allows enrollment despite immigration status]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Tossing mortarboards into the air following graduation ceremonies is a springtime tradition. It’s often the final act for college students before they head into the world to pursue professional careers and begin to build their adult lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Mr. Mayor - Javier Gonzales is looking outside City Hall to unify Santa Fe, but his house remains divided]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Just after taking over the top job in City Hall more than a year ago, Javier Gonzales rearranged the mayor’s office, clearing out the clutter of his predecessor, David Coss.
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<![CDATA[The Beat Goes On - SFR’s 2015 Local Music Issue]]>
By: Enrique Limón
And they said it couldn’t be done. Last year, tying in with the hubbub of SFR’s 40th anniversary, we decided to bring an old friend back into the spotlight—our local music issue.]]>
<![CDATA[Eyes on the Sky - View of the stars is a New Mexican natural resource]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Most of the time when someone in New Mexico talks about star power, they are referring to Hollywood celebs making an appearance for a fundraiser or getting spotted at a local burrito joint.
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<![CDATA[Oh, Beehave! - Are endangered honeybees on track to be the new dodo?]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
As Earth Day celebrations roll out around the world today, April 22, it’s the perfect opportunity to remember that without honeybees, a majority of the world’s food supply would not exist.]]>
<![CDATA[Road to Reform - Whether you call it marijuana, cannabis or the great healer, get the dope on New Mexico’s changing weed scene]]>
By: SFR
SFR’s Weed Issue takes you behind the scenes to learn how things are going with the medical cannabis program, what lessons could be learned from Colorado’s taxation plan and other analysis.
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<![CDATA[Nrrd Core Rising - Pocket protector no more! Haven’t you heard? Geeks are the new cool]]>
By: Alex De Vore
One of the true hallmarks of nerds is passion mixed with a complete lack of guilt for the worlds in which we invest so much time. ]]>
<![CDATA[Top 10 WATER GUZZLERS - SFR’s annual report on where the water went and what went wrong]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Just months after splashing the names, street locations, bills and consumption habits of Santa Fe’s top water guzzlers across the pages of this alternative weekly last year, the city hit my residence with a $276 water bill for using 16,700 gallons in August 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[iLearn - Santa Fe Public Schools increase technology in the classroom]]>
By: Joey Peters
I’m standing in Nano Anaya’s fifth-grade class as he asks his kids to go get their iPads. Several flock to the teacher’s desk and pick out their assigned tablets from a white bin, located near another white bin that holds traditional hardback t]]>
<![CDATA[Access Peak - How United Healthcare bought access to the governor, won lucrative contracts with New Mexico and avoided scrutiny in the behavioral health care shakeup]]>
By: Justin Horwath
During the heat of her first gubernatorial campaign, Susana Martinez used what would turn out to be, in many ways, a prophetic phrase.]]>
<![CDATA[Mind*Body*Spirit - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Scientists and theologians agree: From bacteria eeking out a dry life on rock walls to fields of alpine wildflowers that spring from the ground in abundant color, life is tenacious and precious and full of things we can’t explain. ]]>
<![CDATA[Touching Chaco - Confront the lessons of the past and consider the course of the future]]>
By: Laura Paskus
On the fall equinox, at the tail end of monsoon season two years ago, dense, dark clouds rumbled into a quadrant of Northern New Mexico’s pale blue sky.
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<![CDATA[OBAMACARELESS - Are New Mexico’s political leaders impeding the Affordable Care Act’s progress at home?]]>
By: Joey Peters
The onrush of a late January blizzard prompted many Northern New Mexico roads to close, including a major thoroughfare that connects an interstate and a US highway. Among the people affected was Nohemy Bojorquez-Flores, who scheduled a public event t]]>
<![CDATA[Mission to Mars - A space geologist dishes on the lab, loving her job and looking for aliens]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
A team from LANL headed by Roger Wiens developed an instrument that is among 10 tools on a rover called Curiosity, currently cruising around on Mars helping scientists on Earth learn about geology there.]]>