March 26, 2015

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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

Farewell to Quasimodo

40th Anniversary The sounds of Santa Fe are not unlike the sounds of other cities, consisting mainly of traffic and the occasional blast of rock music coming from a tape deck of a cruising car.

Oct. 28, 2014 by Stephen W. Terrell

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 Joey Peters

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

03.25.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

March 24, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

03.18.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

March 18, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

03.11.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

March 11, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

03.04.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

March 04, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

02.25.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

Feb. 24, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

02.18.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

Feb. 18, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

02.11.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

Feb. 11, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

02.04.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

Feb. 04, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

01.28.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

Jan. 27, 2015 by SFR

7 Days

01.21.15

7 Days Been under a rock for the last week? Here's what you missed. SFR's 7 Days is your one-stop shop for all the news that happens in and around Northern New Mexico.

Jan. 20, 2015 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

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 Joey Peters

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 Joey Peters

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 Joey Peters

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

03.25.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

March 25, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

03.18.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

March 18, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

03.11.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

March 11, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

03.04.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

March 04, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

02.25.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

02.18.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

Feb. 18, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

02.11.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

Feb. 11, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

02.04.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

Feb. 04, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

01.28.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

Jan. 27, 2015 by SFR

Eavesdropper

01.21.15

Eavesdropper Send your Overheard in Santa Fe tidbits to: eavesdropper@sfreporter.com

Jan. 20, 2015 by SFR

iLearn

Santa Fe Public Schools increase technology in the classroom

Features 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

March 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

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

Features During the heat of her first gubernatorial campaign, Susana Martinez used what would turn out to be, in many ways, a prophetic phrase.

March 18, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Mind*Body*Spirit

Features 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.

March 11, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Touching Chaco

Confront the lessons of the past and consider the course of the future

Features 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.

March 04, 2015 by Laura Paskus

OBAMACARELESS

Are New Mexico’s political leaders impeding the Affordable Care Act’s progress at home?

Features 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

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

Mission to Mars

A space geologist dishes on the lab, loving her job and looking for aliens

Features 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.

Feb. 18, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

War on Sentences

Rethinking prison terms for nonviolent drug offenders

Features Like other mischievous boys growing up in the mid-1960s, Ricardo Vázquez was a bit of a rebel.

Feb. 04, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Horror Stories

Working toward landlord accountability and renters’ rights

Features It’s the leaky apartment whose roof collapsed. The kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove and air conditioner, none of which work. The bugs. The drafty windows. The clogged pipes. Some shortcomings with rental properties are blatant violation

Jan. 27, 2015 by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Hard Core

Santa Fe cider makers bring on the juice

Features Hard apple cider was arguably the most popular boozy beverage in the United States prior to the 20th century, and its cultural roots run deep.

Jan. 20, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Legislative Preview

Features New Mexico is gearing up for its 60-day lawmaking session, which begins at noon on Jan. 20. Our report covers loopholes in the state rules about spending by lobbyists and records about their activities, and hits on what you can expect as the sausage-making begins.

Jan. 13, 2015 by Justin Horwath

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

03.25.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

March 25, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

03.18.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

March 18, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

03.11.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

March 11, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

03.04.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

March 04, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

02.25.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

02.18.15

Letters to the Editor We'll take you around the entire state in less than 800 words. Come on inside. The coffee is hot and fresh.

Feb. 18, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

02.11.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

Feb. 11, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

02.04.15

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

Feb. 04, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

01.28.15

Letters to the Editor Email letters to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

Jan. 27, 2015 by SFR

Letters to the Editor

01.21.15

Letters to the Editor Email letters to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.

Jan. 20, 2015 by SFR

If Signed, How Narrow Will State Interpret Hemp Law?

Local News    Even if the governor signs the hemp bill, New Mexico farmers still may not be able to grow the plant for a while.

March 26, 2015 by Joey Peters

New Mexicans Continue to Fall Ill to Mean Flu Virus

The Department of Health reports 28 flu-related deaths this season, including the death of a baby in Dona Ana County

Local News   “Some people who get flu may develop severe illness and complications, including death, and we must still be on alert,” says Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward in a news release. “People who develop influenza—particularly if they are at high risk for severe disease and complications, such as the elderly and children younger than 5 years of age—should seek medical care and antiviral medication as soon as possible.” 

March 26, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Legislature’s Winners & Losers

Local News This year’s lawmaking session in New Mexico made history, putting Republicans in control of two of the three major branches of state government for the first time ever.

CASA away from home

Kids in court for foster care depend on volunteerism

Local News For local children who have been taken away from their families and placed in foster care for their own well-being, a CASA can be a lot more than a home. It’s also a person who stands up for their best interests in court.

March 25, 2015 by Zoe Baillargeon

Federal Judge Allows Martinez Email Lawsuit to Continue

Judge William Johnson grants, denies defendants' motions to toss the politically charged case

Local News In June 2014, the plaintiffs in the case—Crystal Amaya, Brad Cates, Brian Moore and Kim Ronquillo—filed a federal lawsuit against five defendants for allegedly violating a wiretapping statute by disclosing emails they sent or received over Susana Martinez' campaign domain.
 

March 24, 2015 by Justin Horwath

NEA Disputes PARCC Testing Time

Local News  The union representing teachers in Santa Fe wants education administrators and the public to take a new look at how much time standardized testing takes in the classroom. 

March 23, 2015 by Joey Peters

Legislature Ends Session With No Capital Outlay Bill

House and Senate can't compromise on many things

Local News Failure to pass capital outlay bill marks end of bitter, unproductive Legislative session.

March 21, 2015 by Joey Peters

United Healthcare: The Case of the Missing $10,000

Tracing the destination of the ping-ponging United Healthcare check

Local News Officials have not answered why a $25,000 United Healthcare check landed in the coffers of the Republican Campaign Committee of New Mexico instead of the campaign account of Susana Martinez following a Sept. 14, 2010 meeting between the candidate and the company. 

March 20, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Dear Hanna Skandera

Student letters to education secretary about PARCC testing weren't as bad as story portrayed

Local News Several students wrote letters to Education Secretary Hanna Skandera protesting the PARCC exam. Read them for yourself below.

March 20, 2015 by Joey Peters

Hoop Dreams

Attorney General Hector Balderas' bracket is very kind to NMSU

Local News Today marks the start of NCAA March Madness, and in a tradition popularized by President Obama in 2009, politicians are submitting their brackets to the public.

March 18, 2015 by Joey Peters

Morning Word: Judge Accused of Racial Slur

Public defenders want District Court Judge Fred Van Soelen removed from the bench

Morning Word   Insensitive and troubling statements about a fraternity chant prompt calls for an investigation.

March 26, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Solar Farms Get Go-Ahead Vote

Thousands of oil field jobs still on the line

Morning Word Harvesting more of the sun's energy in Santa Fe is one step closer to reality.

March 25, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Keller Urges Governor to Spend

Phil Griego still eligible for Senate retirement

Morning Word The state auditor thinks Gov. Susana Martinez can use money languishing on the books to get community projects underway, create jobs and boost the state's economy.

March 24, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: 'Thwarted Dictators,' Fairy Godmothers, and Bluebirds

A look at news around New Mexico

Morning Word Looks like someone was "furious" after the end of this year's Legislature. It's nothing that some Florida sunshine and an oceanside stroll can't cure.

March 23, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Pelosi Visits Santa Fe

US Rep. Ben Ray Luján puts the city in national spotlight

Morning Word The chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hosts annual issues conference on Saturday after visiting Santa Fe Community College with Pelosi today.

March 20, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Senator Wants UNM President Fired

Wet weather across central and Northern New Mexico

Morning Word Questions are being asked about Sen. George Muñoz' bullying tactics.

March 19, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Advocates Want PNM Records Unsealed

Los Alamos National Labs is conserving lots of water

Morning Word The Coalition for Clean, Affordable Energy wants regulators to unseal testimony in PNM's power replacement plan case.

March 18, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: High Court Asked to Expedite Meetings

District 39 residents want Griego replacement picked sooner than later

Morning Word A legal petition asks the justices to allow Gov. Susana Martinez to select from two names she's already received to replace the longtime lawmaker.

March 17, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Power Plays at the Roundhouse

Who wants to be a senator?

Morning Word The powerful chairman of the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee has resigned after ethics violations surfaced. Now the race is on to find a replacement.

March 16, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Lawmakers in Roundhouse Stalemate

Lawmakers still in stalemate at the Roundhouse

Morning Word  It's Friday the 13th, and if you're a little anxious this morning, you may suffer from triskaidekaphobia, or you could be a lawmaker at the center of an ethics complaint. Can gridlock end before the close of the 2015 Legislature? That, plus a look at news from around the state:

March 13, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Replacement Senator

News Briefs Two of the local nominees vying for the District 39 state Senate seat left vacant by the sudden resignation of Phil Griego amid an ethics scandal represent different political parties.

March 25, 2015 by Justin Horwath

The People’s Lines

News Briefs Last year, Santa Fe voters approved a new way to redraw the city’s voting boundaries—with the input of members of the public.

March 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

Mining Double Standard

News Briefs The lawsuit asks the federal court to rule that the county and agency violated federal antitrust laws for mining and selling the basalt.

March 18, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Boyd Is Back

Santa Fe superintendent reflects on Fort Worth offer, staying put

News Briefs When Joel Boyd was in the throes of deciding whether to stay as superintendent in Santa Fe or leave for a new opportunity, he says he had couldn’t sleep well.

March 03, 2015 by Joey Peters

Less-Frequent Food

Deliveries from the Food Depot to Santa Fe senior centers now come only twice a month

News Briefs The Food Depot recently cut its weekly grocery deliveries to seniors at seven sites in Santa Fe down to every other week, says the nonprofit’s Executive Director Sherry Hooper.

March 03, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Judge: Gov.’s Political Calendar Not Public Record

News Briefs What the governor of New Mexico does that she considers “political” is not subject to the state’s open records laws, First Judicial District Court Judge Sarah Singleton has ruled.

Feb. 24, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Greenhouse

News Briefs Despite the long odds, two bills to reform New Mexico marijuana laws are making progress in the state Senate.

Feb. 24, 2015 by Joey Peters

Jobs Angel?

News Briefs David Perez, CEO of Santa Fe-based Seamless Medical Systems, attributes the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Angel Investment Tax Credit to helping his medical-technology company raise $2 million in capital.

Feb. 18, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Zone for Rebirth

News Briefs Weeks after the city evicted the Zona del Sol nonprofit constortium from its Southside building on Jaguar Drive, city officials are now figuring out how to fill the empty space.

Feb. 18, 2015 by Joey Peters

Passwords of the Passed Away

News Briefs To activate state Sen. Peter Wirth’s iPad, he says, you’ll need his password. But whose right is it to access his iPad if he dies?

Feb. 11, 2015 by Justin Horwath

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.

Sept. 16, 2009 by None

Francisco Goldman

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

Sarah Chayes

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

Street View

03.25.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

March 24, 2015 by SFR

Street View

03.18.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com for a chance to win movie passes.

March 18, 2015 by SFR

Street View

03.11.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRstreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

March 11, 2015 by SFR

Street View

03.04.15

Street View We see what you’re up to, and we like it! Send you best shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

March 03, 2015 by SFR

Street View

02.25.15

Street View Send your shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR

Street View

02.18.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRstreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

Feb. 18, 2015 by SFR

Street View

02.11.15

Street View Send your shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRstreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

Feb. 11, 2015 by SFR

Street View

02.04.15

Street View If you see something of note on a one-on-one date or otherwise, send it on over to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes (and a rose).

Feb. 04, 2015 by SFR

Street View

01.28.15

Street View Send your best shots to streetview@sfreporter.com or share with #SFRStreetview for a chance to win free movie passes to the CCA Cinematheque.

Jan. 27, 2015 by SFR

Street View

01.21.15

Street View Send shots to streetview@sfreporter.com for a chance to win free movie passes.

Jan. 20, 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

SFR and KBAC

Julia Goldberg and Honey Harris

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

The Best of Santa Fe 2007 Celebration

Video

July 16, 2008 by None

OPERA OPENING 2008

Video meets the opera star

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

July 16, 2008 by Alysha Shaw

SFR and KBAC

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

May 08, 2008 by None
 
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