Sept. 29, 2016

Go Ahead, Make a Wish

40th Anniversary Hard to believe, but it’s been 41 years, and this scrappy newsweekly is still standing.

June 24, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Santa Fe’s Top 10 Stories

40th Anniversary Change—sometimes dramatic, sometimes routine, from the nation’s highest office to the New Mexico roundhouse—characterized most of the top 10 local stories of 1974.

Dec. 30, 2014 by SFR

Where Death Has Lost Its Sting

40th Anniversary On the carpeted floor of a building that once was a church, 20 people are sitting in a circle holding hands. The only light in the room comes from three candles flickering in the center of the ring.

Dec. 23, 2014 by Richard McCord

Workfare Without Work

40th Anniversary The new national welfare reform law, passed in August, has a title right out of Horatio Alger: “The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act.”

Dec. 16, 2014 by Kay Bird

Sorrow & Hope

A conversation about the past, present and future of AIDS with a scientist hunting for a vaccine

40th Anniversary Photographs of microscopic organisms line the walls of the Institute of Human Virology entryway. Resembling modern abstract paintings, these framed images of colorful cells are at the root of the deadliest pandemic of our time—HIV

Dec. 09, 2014 by Laura Laing

Farolito Power: Wicks or Watts?

40th Anniversary The traditional decorations that line walkways and building tops throughout New Mexico at Christmas time may all look the same to the untrained eye.

Dec. 02, 2014 by Kathleen Townsend

Who Is Advertising for Babies?

Out-of-state classifieds are being placed in New Mexico newspapers

40th Anniversary New Mexico babies are being openly advertised for and adopted by childless couples in New York and other states—and it’s all perfectly legal.

Nov. 25, 2014 by Kate McGraw

The Unknown Toll: We’ll Never Know

When 33 deaths were announced, it was just a guess

40th Anniversary Of all the questions to rise from the blackened debris and blood-smeared chambers of the February 1980 New Mexico prison riot, none would be more haunting than the uncertainty about how many men actually died during the horror.

Nov. 17, 2014 by SFR

Riding the Jackalope

40th Anniversary In 1984, a national business journal numbered Jackalope Pottery 329 on a list of the 500 fastest growing American businesses.

Nov. 11, 2014 by Coleman Cornelius

An Army of Ones and Zeros

A week in the online Army

40th Anniversary By Zane Fischer On my first day of basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, I’m given an M16 and told to attempt to qualify as an infantry marksman. I’m nervous because I’ve never actually fired the weapon before and the voice of the drill ser

Nov. 03, 2014 by Zane Fischer

Wrestling toward the Truth

Former publisher reflects on leadership, letters and lowriders

40th Anniversary Issue When I first arrived in Santa Fe in 1978 to work for Richard McCord as a news writer I quickly felt at home.

June 25, 2014 by Hope Aldrich

SF in '74

A Time Capsule Different

40th Anniversary Issue A number of new ideas were introduced to Santa Fe in the 1970s. Some, like the Reporter, have endured. Others, like shag carpeting, polyester pantsuits for women and obligatory sideburns for men, have disappeared.

June 24, 2014 by Mark H. Cross

Why The Reporter?

40th Anniversary Issue When a new newspaper, such as The Santa Fe Reporter, makes an appearance in a city already served by various media, the obvious question to be asked is: Why?

June 24, 2014 by Richard McCord

We’ve Got Issues...

A look back at anniversary editions past

40th Anniversary Issue A look back at anniversary editions past.

June 24, 2014 by Enrique Limón

We Are the Reporter

A paper’s journey through the decades

40th Anniversary Issue Richard McCord's article recounts the voyage of the Starship Santa Fe Reporter, but what, or more importantly, who came next?

June 24, 2014 by Julie Ann Grimm

Also Turning 40

Fossils, weird mascots and overpopulation, oh my!

40th Anniversary Issue Also Turning 40: Fossils, weird mascots and overpopulation, oh my!

June 24, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Almost Murdered

How SFR persevered against the biggest newspaper chain in America

40th Anniversary Issue Richard McCord couldn’t believe what had just happened. Here he was in February 1981 at the Portland District Courthouse in a last-ditch effort to get a copy of a large lawsuit filed against mega newspaper corporation the Gannett Company.

June 24, 2014 by

Back to the Future

Once upon a time, SFR went online

40th Anniversary Issue The year was 2002. I had been the editor of the Reporter for two years, during which time the culture and economy had been rocked by 9/11, and was starting to undergo enormous changes as the Internet’s influence spread like a virus.

June 24, 2014 by Julia Goldberg

The Future of Media

Industry vet looks ahead

40th Anniversary Issue One of the more melancholy sights in Santa Fe today is the empty Borders bookstore on Montezuma Avenue, with a For Lease sign posted in the window.

June 24, 2014 by Richard B. Stolley

Mr. Reporter

Blame Canada, SFR’s April Fools’ tie-in, the Rockefeller connection and other Reporter-isms

40th Anniversary Issue Richard McCord mined just about every single advertiser in town, ringing them up personally. “I didn’t say I’m trying to start a newspaper; I said I’m going to start a newspaper.”

June 24, 2014 by Enrique Limón

7 Days

09.28.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Sept. 28, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

09.21.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Sept. 21, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

09.14.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Sept. 14, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

09.07.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Sept. 07, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

08.31.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Aug. 31, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

08.24.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Aug. 24, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

08.17.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Aug. 17, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

08.10.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Aug. 10, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

08.03.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

Aug. 03, 2016 by SFR

7 Days

07.27.16

7 Days News plus jokes equals the original listicle.

July 27, 2016 by SFR

Just Keep Pedaling

24 hours fast in the saddle makes her anything but a dull girl

Bike Issue 2014 Midnight is the witching hour for most, but not me. On this night, it happened closer to 11:15 pm, as I clocked mile 97. I ride into camp exhausted, dirty, grumpy, aching. I literally can’t feel my lower back, and I’m hoping the stabbing pain in

Sept. 17, 2014 by Stefanie Kyser

Fighting for the Right to Ride

Bike advocates blaze the trail

Bike Issue 2014 Store manager of Santa Fe’s REI and founding member of the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society Bob Ward recounts the tale of one summer day back in 2010 when a confrontation between a mountain biker and hiker came to blows on the high ridgetop trails of Atalaya Mountain.

Sept. 17, 2014 by JP Stupfel

Beyond Recreation

Commuter bikers know the revolution won’t be motorized

Bike Issue 2014 They’ve endured sandpaper scrapes, hairline fractures, dislocated shoulders, bruises and even death. They’ve been honked at, yelled at, threatened by menacing dogs, tailgated by truckers gushing machismo and hit by rocks.

Sept. 17, 2014 by Justin Horwath

The Lure

Officials target economic gains of outdoor recreation

Bike Issue 2014 Attracting people to Santa Fe who have a passion for the outdoors could be an economic boost for the region, says David Griscom, Santa Fe County economic development manager.

Sept. 17, 2014 by Julie Ann Grimm

Get Connected

Bike Issue 2014 You can always tell a great bike shop by the techs who are outside making loops in the parking lot to check their work—popping wheelies, bouncing suspensions and pinching brakes.

Sept. 17, 2014 by SFR

Do District 1

Candidate forum to feature sole City Council race

City Elections Candidates in Santa Fe’s only contested City Council race are scheduled to appear tonight at a community forum organized by the Neighborhood Network.

Jan. 05, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

State Republican Party Still Backing Closed Primaries

City Elections  State Democrats may be opening up to changing allowing independents to vote in partisan primaries, but Republicans are holding their ground in supporting the existing system.

June 12, 2014 by

FEC Complaint Filed Against Allen Weh

The complaint, filed by his opponent's wife, accuses Weh of several campaign violations

City Elections  Erin Clements, whose husband David Clements is running for the GOP nomination for US Senate, has filed a complaint alleging Allen Weh violated four Federal Election Commission rules

May 21, 2014 by

Power Couple

A look at two of the mayor-elect’s biggest supporters

City Elections The married, retired lawyers work as a team that has been a mainstay in local progressive political circles. But some view the pair with suspicion. As the mayor’s race kicked off last fall, a memo hung on the community bulletin board halfway between the offices of the city clerk and the city attorney.

March 07, 2014 by

Charter Changes Take Flight

City Elections The Santa Fe City Charter will include new language following Tuesday’s voter approval of nine amendments to the document that functions as the city’s constitution. 

March 04, 2014 by Julie Ann Grimm

No Great Race 
to the Polls

City Elections Victor Gallegos, 56, says he’s never voted in his life.  As of 4 pm on Election Day in Santa Fe, that fact had not changed. Instead of voting, the Southside w

March 04, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Final Election Results: All the Nerdy Details

City Elections Santa Fe City Clerk Yolanda Vigil published the final results of Tuesday's Municipal Election around 10:15pm. Results remain "unofficial" until they're approved by City Council.

March 04, 2014 by SFR

Santa Fe’s New City Council

City Elections DISTRICT 1: Signe Lindell says that as a new freshman councilor representing Santa Fe’s northwestern District 1, she’s going to get right down to work.

March 04, 2014 by Justin Horwath

2014 SFR Endorsements

City Elections In the grand scheme of things, about 60,200 people are registered to vote in the upcoming city election as of the last count, yet if trends from past elections play out, fewer than 20,000 will cast ballots. That means city races will be decided by the elite few who bother to exercise their democratic freedom.

Feb. 26, 2014 by SFR

Eavesdropper

09.28.16

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Sept. 28, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

09.21.16

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Sept. 21, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

09.14.16

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Sept. 14, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

09.07.16

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Sept. 07, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

08.31.16

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Aug. 30, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

08.24.16

Eavesdropper “He said, ‘Send me a Snapchat.’ I’m like, ‘No. I’m not 12.’” —Overheard on the Plaza Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

Aug. 24, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

08.17.16

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Aug. 17, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

08.10.16

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Aug. 10, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

08.03.16

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Aug. 03, 2016 by SFR

Eavesdropper

07.27.16

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July 27, 2016 by SFR

The Next Great Extinction?

Climate change threatens to make growing chiles in New Mexico tougher than ever

Features Until an August storm hammered his fields with nickel-sized hail for half an hour, Matt Romero’s chile crop looked to be heading for its biggest season yet.

Sept. 28, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Eat Like Grandma

How a return to ancestral diets reconnects health and heart sovereignty in Native America

Features “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” That’s what Michael Pollan’s 2008 book, In Defense of Food, advised, delivering an indictment of modern industrial eating and a rousing endorsement of “real food.

Sept. 21, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

S O S!

Voter ID dominates the race for New Mexico’s chief election official

Features If you listen to either candidate for New Mexico’s secretary of state speak with her supporters, you might get the impression that the race for our statewide chief election official is a referendum on so-called voter ID laws.

Sept. 14, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Major Beef

Trespassers in the watershed prompt questions about New Mexico’s cattle culture

Features Hike far enough into the trail systems on the eastern border of town, and you run into signs declaring the territory behind them closed to human access.

Sept. 07, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Dreams on Wheels

Santa Fe attorney takes free immigration legal services on the road

Features Santa Fe attorney Allegra Love believes more legal services should be considered a public service and she’s taken the show on the road this summer to help immigrants in rural New Mexico.

Aug. 31, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Back to School Reading List for Adults

Features The unmistakable nip of fall is settling into Santa Fe mornings, the chamisa are starting to hint at turning their autumn gold and the big yellow school buses are rolling down city streets.

Aug. 24, 2016 by SFR

CannaBusted

Santa Fe passed decrim two years ago, but people are still going to jail for small amounts of marijuana

Features “It is the duty of the police department to make possession of one ounce or less of marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority,” reads the ordinance widely considered Santa Fe’s pot decriminalization order. Under the rule, people caught carr

Aug. 17, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

¡Fuera Trump!

Features At Mexico City’s historic central square, or zócalo, Jose Adan Garcia Canales was busy balancing a small pipe organ on a wooden peg. He turned its crank, and the instrument let out a shrill tune reminiscent of circus music.

Aug. 10, 2016 by Bert Johnson

High Bar

New Mexico’s judiciary gets good marks for integrity and independence, but reformers say more is needed to get money and politics out of the state’s highest courts

Features New Mexico flunked yet another national report card in 2015, this one on the risk of government corruption. But one shiny, bright little good thing stood out in the rating by the Center for Public Integrity: our judicial branch.


Aug. 03, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Best of Santa Fe 2016: Reader’s Choice

You vote. We listen.

Features It's time to see how the votes panned out and who has won the hearts and acclaim of SFR readers!

July 27, 2016 by SFR

OPINION

ipadcms A particular change, by the new Director John F Jones, seems to discriminate on the basis of age and sex. The long-standing fitness requirements were graded by age and gender. The new requirements, put in place by Jones, eliminated that grading, which, especially in the case of “push ups” makes it almost impossible for women.

Jan. 23, 2014 by None

Letters to the Editor

09.28.16

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Sept. 28, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

09.21.16

Letters to the Editor cover, september 14: “sos!” bureaucracy bs People already have to prove their identity and residency when they register to vote. It’s absurd to add an additional bureaucratic requirement of proving ID again at the polls, when there is no evid

Sept. 21, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

09.14.16

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Sept. 14, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

09.07.16

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Sept. 07, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

08.31.16

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Aug. 31, 2016 by SFR

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08.24.16

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Aug. 24, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

08.17.16

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Aug. 17, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

08.10.16

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Aug. 10, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

08.03.16

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Aug. 03, 2016 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

07.27.16

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July 27, 2016 by SFR

Straight from the Source

Panhandlers take the mic at upcoming community forum

Local News 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.

Sept. 28, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

The Other Mike

Big zoning changes proposed for midtown corridor

Local News A watercolor painted by long-range city planner Richard McPherson years ago depicted a rather utopian image of St. Michael’s Drive—a boulevard with trees in the median, safe places to walk and innovate, and modern spaces in which to live and work.

Sept. 28, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

We’re Going Through Changes

Local News 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.

Sept. 28, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

County Seeks New Jail Psychiatrist

The outgoing doctor cites difficult working conditions for his resignation.

Local News 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

Sept. 23, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Over the HoneyMoon

Santa Feans win big money in Miller Lite entrepreneur contest

Local News  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

Sept. 23, 2016 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Refuge and Respite

Voters in November will decide whether to contribute public dollars to a mental health crisis center

Local News 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.

Sept. 21, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Branching into the Next Generation

National Science Foundation supports mentoring program out of Northern New Mexico College to foster STEM careers

Local News 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.

Sept. 21, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

What We’ve Taught, and What We Can Learn

Activists from Borneo bring to and gather lessons from US tribes

Local News 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

Sept. 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

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

Local News 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.

Sept. 15, 2016 by Alex De Vore

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

Local News 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.”

Sept. 14, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

MetroGlyphs

09.28.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com

Sept. 28, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

09.21.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com 

Sept. 21, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

09.14.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com

Sept. 14, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

09.07.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com 

Sept. 07, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

08.31.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com 

Aug. 31, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

08.24.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com

Aug. 24, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

08.17.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com 

Aug. 17, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

08.10.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com

Aug. 10, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

08.03.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com

Aug. 03, 2016 by SFR

MetroGlyphs

07.27.16

MetroGlyphs Russ Thornton is a Santa Fe local who has replaced his first passion, cooking, with a new love interest, the weekly SFR comic he's created called MetroGlyphs. Reach him at santafechef@hotmail.com

July 27, 2016 by SFR

Morning Word: Lawmakers Return to Santa Fe on Friday

Still no deal to fix growing state budget deficit

Morning Word   Gov. Susana Martinez is calling legislators back to Santa Fe to fix the state’s massive $600 million budget deficit and to consider reinstating the death penalty. 

Sept. 29, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Cabinet Secretary Held in Contempt

Morning Word Federal Judge Kenneth Gonzales is holding New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary Brent Earnest in contempt for failing to comply with court orders aimed at improving the administration of food aid and Medicaid health care benefits. 

Sept. 28, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Stolen Email Lawsuit Dropped

Morning Word A federal lawsuit filed by several people who had their emails stolen by Jamie Estrada, a former Republican operative who gained control of the Gov. Susana Martinez 2010 web domain, has been dismissed.

Sept. 27, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Another Fiery Wrong Way Crash Kills 2

Morning Word Investigators are still trying to determine if alcohol was involved a deadly head-on crash along I-25 just east of Santa Fe late Saturday night. 

Sept. 26, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: District Attorney Candidates Square Off

Morning Word While most people were out enjoying the rain or watching Thursday night football, the two candidates for District Attorney in the First Judicial District squared off at a League of Women Voters' candidate forum in Santa Fe on Thursday night.

Sept. 23, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Death Penalty Reinstatement Would Cost State Millions

Morning Word At the same time New Mexico lawmakers are trying to shore up the state’s budget, the New Mexico Public Defender's Office is questioning the costs associated with reinstating the death penalty. 

Sept. 22, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Unemployment Numbers Jump in August

Morning Word State Rep. Monica Youngblood, R-Albuquerque, is going to sponsor Gov. Susana Martinez’ proposal to reinstate the death penalty in New Mexico.

Sept. 21, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Brewers Worry Excise Tax Would Stop Industry 'In Its Tracks'

Morning Word New Mexico's craft brewers are speaking out against a proposed new excise tax, which raise close to $154 million for public safety and alcohol treatment programs. 

Sept. 20, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Educators' Credentials Questioned

Morning Word A 10-month-long newspaper investigation reveals that the Public Education Department's licensing bureau awarded licenses to individuals who didn’t qualify for them.

Sept. 19, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Lab Cleanup Could Cost $4 Billion

Morning Word Removing hazardous waste at Los Alamos National Labs could take two decades, according to a new report from the lab’s own Environmental Monitoring Office.

Sept. 16, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Letters to the Editor

05.21.14

Opinion Email letters to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter.

May 20, 2014 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

05.07.14

Opinion Email letters to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter.

May 07, 2014 by SFR

The Dirt: Stop Kvetching and Do

Top 5 ways you can help your environment

Opinion For two years, I’ve been lucky enough to write this column about environmental issues for SFR each month. Now, the time has come to embrace other projects and make way for new voices. Thanks, reader

Oct. 16, 2013 by Laura Paskus

Choosing Love

The intersection of science and wonder can save species

Opinion This summer, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature announced that the western black rhinoceros was officially extinct. The subspecies of African rhino had last been spotted in 2006.

Sept. 17, 2013 by Laura Paskus

Preferring Not To

Melville and the teacher’s dilemma

Opinion Bartleby is a gray-eyed law clerk who shows up in Herman Melville’s short fiction in the 1850s. When he’s first hired, Bartleby does his copying work with great efficiency. But then one day, on being asked to review a document, he refuses.

Sept. 10, 2013 by Seth Biderman

Power and the Press

Public servants shouldn’t get to hand out interviews like prizes

Opinion Behind the curtain of almost every news story is a secret dance. In the process of understanding an issue, reporters must find people willing to talk; it’s those people whose voices and perspectives bring the hard facts of a story to life.

Aug. 20, 2013 by Laura Paskus

The Dance

The child and the curriculum

Opinion It was around this time of year in 2008 that a young man named Julian Martinez enrolled at Monte del Sol Charter School, where I was then dean of students...

Aug. 13, 2013 by Seth Biderman

Mr. Sunshine

This is why we drink on airplanes

Opinion When I’m not traveling with children, I’m pretty easygoing. I don’t get stressed about delayed flights due to inclement weather in Denver...

Aug. 06, 2013 by Rob Wilder

Buckets of Rain

Last week’s historic storm could jumpstart planning

Opinion When the wind and rain started Friday night, my daughter and I were out eating pizza. We watched through floor-to-ceiling windows as wind bent the trees...

July 30, 2013 by Laura Paskus

In the Flow

Rethinking NM’s teacher evaluation plan

Opinion Citing our children’s continued inability to choose the right bubbles on multiple choice tests, Gov. Susana Martinez...

July 16, 2013 by Seth Biderman

Amy Goodman: Oct. 7

Watch What You Tweet

Podcasts Goodman's weekly Breaking the Sound Barrier podcast

Oct. 07, 2009 by None

Amy Goodman: Sept. 30

Books in the Digital Age

Podcasts Goodman's weekly Breaking the Sound Barrier podcast.

Sept. 30, 2009 by None

Amy Goodman: Sept. 23

President Zelaya and the Audacity of Action

Podcasts Goodman's weekly Breaking the Sound Barrier podcast.

Sept. 23, 2009 by None

AMy Goodman: Sept. 16

Let Us Not Become The Evil We Deplore

Podcasts Goodman's weekly Breaking the Sound Barrier podcast.

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The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?

Podcasts Journalist and author Francisco Goldman spent seven years in his home country of Guatemala investigating the murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera.

Dec. 03, 2008 by None

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Rebuilding Afghani Civil Society

Podcasts Former NPR reporter Sarah Chayes left journalism in 2002 to help rebuild Afghanistan. Frustrated by the corruption and arrogance she encountered with US-backed aid organizations, she formed the privately owned and funded Arghand Cooperative—a soap and body oil company.

Nov. 11, 2008 by None

David Iglesias Podcast

In Justice: Stepping across the Party Line

Podcasts When New Mexico’s Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney David Iglesias refused to indict high-level Democrats before the 2006 elections, he was fired—along with six other federal prosecutors. His courage in speaking out against the Bush administration led to public outrage and a nationwide dialogue on the overreach of executive powers.

Sept. 29, 2008 by None

Mayoral Address: Visions of Equality for Santa Fe

Podcasts Mayor David Coss shares his vision for a more just and egalitarian Santa Fe; topping his agenda are issues relating to water, the environment, the economy and housing.

April 30, 2008 by None

Homies Unidos: Negotiating Peace on the Street

Podcasts Internationally renowned peace negotiator Alex Sanchez and local community organizers have a frank discussion on Santa Fe's — and America's — growing gang problem.

March 30, 2008 by None

Hard News, Soft Dreams: A Journalistic Walk Across Borders

Podcasts Alfredo Corchado, the Mexican Bureau Chief of the Dallas Morning News and  border photographer Erich Schlege discuss Mexico's border culture and peoples: their stories, their struggles a

Feb. 29, 2008 by None

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Street View Send your shots of funny, absurd and other sights to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

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Nov. 11, 2015 by SFR

VIDEO: Our Best of Santa Fe Block Party

Video If you were there, you know it was a good time!If you missed the 2014 Best of Santa Fe Block Party in the Railyard, you can get a sense of it here. See you next year:

July 20, 2014 by SFR

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Video SFR VIDEO: Each week, Reporter Editor Julia Goldberg and KBAC morning personality Honey Harris discuss the current issue of The Reporter.

Sept. 25, 2008 by None

Best of Santa Fe: Acceptance Speeches

Santa Fe's Favorites Respond to Winning

Video Many of Santa Fe's Red Carpet winners and runners-up are captured collecting trophies at the 2008 Best of Santa Fe party.

Aug. 09, 2008 by None

BEST of Santa Fe Movie 2008

Video You were there. You reveled. Now you can watch.

July 25, 2008 by Alysha Shaw

Best of Santa Fe: The Movie

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July 16, 2008 by None

OPERA OPENING 2008

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Video Two intrepid SFR interns brave opening night at the legendary Santa Fe Opera...

July 16, 2008 by Alysha Shaw

SFR and KBAC

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May 08, 2008 by None
 

Morning Word: Stolen Email Lawsuit Dropped

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Sept. 27, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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