Sandia expanding

Looking for a job and don't mind a little commute? Sandia Labs is hiring 1,900 people this year—1,100 of which are for completely new positions. That's more than a 14% jump in staffing. In addition to that number are 500 already-chosen summer interns, 60% of whom are from New Mexico schools. Many of the new positions are a result of the nation's current push to modernize nuclear weapons. Job seekers can visit Sandia's career homepage to view available jobs.

That’s a lot

A new tough-on-crime initiative in Albuquerque in which Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has put 50 New Mexico State Police officers on the streets in certain neighborhoods to crack down has netted more than 250 arrests in a dozen days. Those "certain neighborhoods" include places up and down the Central corridor, including Nob Hill. (Meanwhile, when it comes to Albuquerque's 29,000 acres of open space, six officers are on patrol. There used to be 28 officers in those areas a decade and a half ago.)

Coming home

A copy of the Treaty of 1868 is about to find its way back to the Navajo Nation. Claire Weaver, a descendant of Samuel F Tappan (an Anglo man who negotiated terms of the treaty for the tribe in the 19th century), has announced that she will donate her original copy of the treaty—one of three originals, only two of which have known whereabouts—back to the Diné.

Repping the block

Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives is not seeking reelection, and one candidate stands alone in east side District 2, which includes parts of Midtown and the Triangle District bisected by St. Michael's Drive. Michael J Garcia has announced his candidacy, and others who have picked up packets about running have decided against it. The next step in the November contest is signatures on petitions due to the City Clerk on July 10. Two incumbent councilors are running unopposed so far.

Looking for White

Taos woman Holly White disappeared three years ago, but a private investigator thinks she may still be alive (TNM $). White's car was found parked by the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge rest area, but her body was never found; theories that she jumped to her death may not hold water, as bodies in the gorge are usually recovered. Anyone with information on White can contact the private investigator, Elaine Graves, at 575-613-3415.

New southern attraction

Santa Fe gallery owner Sara Miller wants to get folks to the Southside. And we don't mean Airport Road (though we think people should go there too); she's talking the neighborhoods out by Oshara Village and Santa Fe Community College, which are actually home to a great many artists and art projects. She refurbished two sculptures in Oshara Plaza, and SFCC students are exhibiting work in the space as well.

Come to us

Restrictive abortion bills in various US states, including Georgia, are pushing investors out, and film is a huge industry in Georgia. This could benefit New Mexico, as those displaced show-people might head here instead. Gov. Lujan Grisham released a statement that said, in part: "I hope film companies make the ethical choice and invest in states that are clear about baseline human rights, not least a woman's autonomy over her own body."

Fizzy NOT-mushroom water

Looking for a different kind of brew as we head into the weekend, and maybe looking to treat your gut nice too? SFR food writer Zibby Wilder loved Honeymoon Brewery, which makes kombucha drinks praised in national press. The space also hosts all kinds of music and fun stuff throughout the week, including a dance party tomorrow night, so plan accordingly. (Editor's note: A previous version of this headline said kombucha was made from mushrooms. It isn't.)

Thanks for reading! The Word can taste this weekend already. And it tastes like Vanilla Pop at El Farol tomorrow. See you there?