Aug. 18, 2017

Read the Annual Manual

Annual Manual We present this guide to our city for locals and visitors with a challenge for 2016: Soak in the history and culture, and make it your own.

May 04, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Best Sports and Gear Shop 2008

 to Get into Gear

Annual Manual 1 Sangre de Cristo Mountain Works328 S. Guadalupe St.505-984-8221In 1994, Kent Little moved to Santa Fe and opened a climbing-oriented store to combine his experience in retail management with his lov

July 24, 2008 by Charlotte Jusinski


The Locals' Guide to Living in Santa Fe.

Annual Manual The Locals' Guide to Living in Santa Fe. Whether you're new to Santa Fe or Santa Fe is still new to you, SFR's Annual Manual is the best resource for helping you get the most out of living in the City Different. 

May 20, 2008 by None

Bar Stars

SFR’S 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide In this year’s Bar & Nightlife Guide, SFR took the opportunity to highlight the stars of Santa Fe’s bar scene.

April 23, 2013 by SFR

Best Local Brew

SFR’S 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Earlier this month, SFR unveiled its first-ever Local Beer Championship.

April 23, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Born To Be Wild

Karaoke kings, queens and cult leaders

Bar & Nightlife Guide Nanci Bushrow, co-host of Showcase Karaoke, paces in front of the packed lounge in a western button-up shirt, sternly shaking her permed, blonde head like a teacher scolding an uncooperative class.

April 23, 2013 by Loren Bienvenu

Best Outdoor Drinking Spots

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide It’s a shame to hide from the fresh mountain air, sweet scent of lilacs and green oases of mountain aspens and river-lining cottonwoods.

April 23, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

Best Happy Hour Deals

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Though happy hours are popular at well-known Santa Fe destinations like the Cowgirl, many of the city’s best end-of-the-workday deals remain well-kept secrets.

April 23, 2013 by

Best Place to Smoke

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Smokers are modern-day lepers.

April 23, 2013 by Justin Horwath

Best Summertime Drinks

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Summer’s on the way, and with it the opportunity to indulge in libations that, like my preference in men, are strong yet fruity and ideally toting a parasol.

April 23, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Eight Days A Week (Well, Six)

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Karaoke all week.

April 23, 2013 by SFR

Best Manhattan

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide While I tend to consider my own Manhattan recipe pretty fantastic, several local bars present a stiff challenge to its dominance.

April 23, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Best Late-Night Eats

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Don’t believe the hype: It is not impossible to find food in Santa Fe after 9 pm.

April 23, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

BOSF 2017: Food and Drink

Reader's Choice

Best of Santa Fe The best restaurants, chefs, cocktails and whatever else you need to put in your mouth right now.

July 26, 2017 by SFR

BOSF 2017: Living

Reader's Choice

Best of Santa Fe From the best politician to the best nonprofit and nursery school, it's all better than you imagined.

July 26, 2017 by SFR

BOSF 2017: Services

Reader's Choice

Best of Santa Fe Get your hair cut, your dog groomed, your car fixed and your attitude adjusted.

July 26, 2017 by SFR

BOSF 2017: Arts & Entertainment

Reader's Choice

Best of Santa Fe Galleries, museums, artists and movie houses are among what readers voted the best in arts and entertainment.

July 26, 2017 by SFR

BOSF 2017: Shopping

Reader's Choice

Best of Santa Fe Voters picked their favorite retail spots.

July 26, 2017 by SFR

The Very Best-ish of Santa Fe

Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe We take the Best of Santa Fe poll very seriously. So, when the dust clears from the vote tabulation, we take the time to point out some details about life in Santa Fe that don’t make the contest.

July 26, 2017 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe 2010

It's a Wrap

Best of Santa Fe Several times last spring, I was approached by friends and strangers wanting to know if “it was too late to vote.” Being the dullard that I am, I would then dutifully launch into a recitation of all the various deadlines for the primary elections... Of course, folks weren’t asking about that. They were asking about SFR’s annual Best of Santa Fe Readers’ Poll.

July 28, 2010 by None

Arts and Culture

Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe From best band and craziest karaoke to favorite museum and absolutely illest DJ, the City Different struts it's culture different.

July 28, 2010 by None

Food and Dining

Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe There's eating drinking and then there's eating and drinking in Santa Fe. Readers poke their top picks of 2010 for slurping and slushing in da Fe.

July 28, 2010 by None


Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe Santa Fe ranks among the most giving in the nation with huge amounts of philanthropy and more than 1,000 non-profit and charitable organizations. But, let's face it, sometimes you just want to buy something nice. Luckily, Santa Fe is good at that too.

July 28, 2010 by None

Local Living

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 After the 2010 Census figures came out, revealing that close to 5,000 fewer people aged 25-34 lived in Santa Fe County in 2010 than did in 2000, I began to have this conversation with some regularity, and it always drove me crazy.

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Food & Dining

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 It's been an exciting year for Santa Fe's food scene. Exciting isn't always good, though. During the past year, SFR witnessed the closing of three of the best restaurants in town: Amavi, Max's and Real Food Nation. But the departure of some of our favorites also makes way for newcomers.

July 25, 2012 by SFR


Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 Either you've done this, or you know someone who has: You work three different jobs, at least one of which is in the service industry, while using your elusive "free time" to build art installations and perfect your telemark squat. Right? In Santa Fe, we do it all.

July 25, 2012 by SFR


Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012   There's a lot of buzz about shopping locally--how it creates a multiplier effect that stimulates the local economy, fosters relationships with the people who sell you gardening supplies and designer shoes, etc. But Santa Feans don't really need to be convinced: We're all about the local thing, and we're passionate about the shops and businesses that define our city.

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Arts & Entertainment

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 Santa Fe may be a small town, but it was recently named the nation's "most artistic city"--a distinction it surely deserves, if we're to judge by the percentage of people who love/talk/make/buy/support art in any of its multitudinous forms. And while Santa Fe's visual arts have long enjoyed (or suffered from) a reputation for desert landscapes and the like, its current identity is growing and changing in exciting ways.

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Best Thing About SFR

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 It exists! - It's free!! - It's local. - It's weekly - Savage Love - It's FREE! - It's local - Alex De Vore - EVERYTHING!!! - Horoscopes - Best of SF - Daddy Needs a Drink - sense of humor - 7 Days and Overheard in Santa Fe

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Best Thing We Forgot

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 Best Burger - Best Place to Meet Girls - Best Locksmith - Bacon - Best Local Promoter - Best Bakery - Best Bass Player - Best BBQ - Best Builder - Best Casino - Best Chocolate - Best Reason Not to Leave Town

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Tour Thing

A semi-local's guide to touristy Santa Fe

Best of Santa Fe 2012 First impressions are the ones that stick, goes the adage. For Santa Fe's average of 2 million visitors per year, according to Steve Lewis, spokesperson for the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, that impression often comes in the form of a guided tour.

July 25, 2012 by Enrique Limón

Best of Santa Fe 2012

SFR Reader's Picks of the Best Bands, Restaurants, Bars, Shops & Services

Best of Santa Fe 2012 This year's Best of Santa Fe issue features some new successes and longtime favorites--and SFR contributor Chicken Joe (yes, it's a pseudonym) has a companion piece on the quirks that make Santa Fe the City Different--but ultimately, these pages are all about why we can't help loving Santa Fe.

After all, we're still here.

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe 2013

Santa Fe's best shops, restaurants, celebrities, bacon, bars, adventures, politicians, popcorn and much, much more

Best of Santa Fe 2013 “Best” is a bit of a misnomer. How, for instance, could one compare the very different, but equally overindulgent, breakfast burritos of Posa’s and Jalapeño’s?

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Eat It!

Eat It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013  Best preempted movie theater popcorn award“Patronizing the competition, I see,” Game of Thrones mastermind and newly minted cinema impresario George RR Martin told me as we bumped into each

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Drink It!

Best of Santa Fe - Drink It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 OK, bros: you might recall the hazy boyhood nights of drinking a case of Budweiser or a bottle of Wild Turkey, straight...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - See It!

Best of Santa Fe - See It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 If there’s a place to be seen in Santa Fe, it’s a second-story patio. Pick any—Marble Brewery’s Plaza-side taproom...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Do It!

Best of Santa Fe - Do It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 If you want to have a beer with hairy, toothless bikers, gypsy artists and an assortment of wandering dogs...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Play It!

Best of Santa Fe - Play It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 We’ve all been there: the dulcet tones of the summertime Bandstand series finds our ears, and we are drawn to the Plaza...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Localize It!

Best of Santa Fe - Localize It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 The problem every Santa Fean should envy is clearly that of Forrest Fenn: millions’ worth of his wealth is stashed somewhere—somewhere?—in the mountains...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Voter Results - Local Living

Voter Results

Best of Santa Fe 2013 Best Local PoliticianMayor David Coss2nd Gov. Susana Martinez3rd City Councilor Patti BusheeBest Local Political ScandalGov. Susana Martinez-related scandals2nd Jerome Block and the PRC 3rd Santa Fe C

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Voter Results - Food & Dining

Food & Dining

Best of Santa Fe 2013 Best New Café or RestaurantTaberna La Boca125 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 117, 988-71022nd Revolution Bakery1291 San Felipe Ave., 988-21003rd Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen1512 Pacheco St., 795-7383Best Food Cart

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Voter Results - Services


Best of Santa Fe 2013  Best Hair SalonRock Paper Scissor SalonspaSanbusco Market Center, 500 Montezuma St., 955-85002nd TIE: Adorn Hair Studio, Chrysalis Hair Salon & Beauty StoreAdorn Hair Studio: 1600 Lena St.,

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Food & Drank

Best In Class - BOSF 14 Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2014 Santa Fe us a true foodie paradise! Sit back and relax. We saved you a corner booth.

July 16, 2014 by SFR


Best In Class - BOSF 14 Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2014 From buying organic to decorating your home with sustainable wares, Santa Fe is a fantastic shopping destination.

July 16, 2014 by SFR


Best In Class - BOSF 14 Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2014 From film to theater and, of course, music, there's never a dull night in Santa Fe. In the mood for some killer karaoke? Step right up.

July 16, 2014 by SFR

Everything Else

Best In Class - BOSF 14 Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2014 Some standards of excellence defy being categorized. Here you will find everything from illustrated SFR contributors to road rage.

July 16, 2014 by SFR

Food & Drink

BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 From breakfast burritos to beers to dinner dates, you picked the best. Including kid-friendly, green chile, gluten-free, outdoor patios.

July 15, 2014 by SFR


BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 We know you have great taste, that's why we asked. Here you have it: the best spots you, your friend and your crazy neighbor like to shop.

July 15, 2014 by SFR


BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 Get serviced, the spots you use and trust, as well as a few others you may not have known.

July 15, 2014 by SFR

Arts & Entertainment

BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 As one of the largest artistic cities in the USA we proved our candidacy via arts and entertainment. Music, film and performing arts? Check!

July 15, 2014 by SFR

Local Living

BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 We also celebrate all the local people, places and experiences that make Santa Fe such a unique place to dwell.

July 15, 2014 by SFR

We Have a Winner

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Our Best of Santa Fe issue featured a connect-the-dots lowrider along with a message to go nuts with it and deliver the finished product to SFR HQ in exchange for schwag.

Aug. 12, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Local Living

BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 From the best politician to the best nonprofit and the best hiking trail to the best nonprofit and nursery school, it's all better than you imagined.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Arts and Entertainment

BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Galleries, museums, artists and movie houses are among what readers voted the best in arts and entertainment.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Local Services

BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Get your hair cut, your dog groomed, your car fixed and your attitude adjusted.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Food and Drink

BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 The best restaurants, chefs, cocktails and whatever else you need to put in your mouth right now.

July 29, 2015 by SFR


BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Voters picked their favorite retail spots.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Arts & Culture

Best of Santa Fe 2015

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Bands, venues, murals and more mark our staff and contributors' picks for the best in arts and entertainment.

July 29, 2015 by SFR


Best of Santa Fe 2015

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Where to go for the right gift, glasses, gansta hat and everything else you need.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Food & Drink

Best of Santa Fe 2015

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Our favorite off-the-beaten-path choices for chile, muffins, oatmeal, coffee, you name it.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Everything Else

Best of Santa Fe 2015

Best of Santa Fe 2015 You know that drawer in the kitchen that contains aluminum foil, spatulas, a screwdriver and batteries? This section is kind of like that. It's our catch-all for staff favorites on places to go, things to do and other random stuff.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Drinks Guide 2017

Thirsty In the City Different

Drinks Guide Sometimes, when the weekend is growing near and the world is moving way too fast or much too slow, we pack up our day planners and our notebooks and head to the place we euphemistically call the “library.”

Aug. 16, 2017 by SFR

Lucky 7

Drinks Guide 2017

Drinks Guide Santa Fe boasts more than 40 bars and 400 restaurants. Narrowing that down to a list of just seven surefire beverages is quite the task.

Aug. 16, 2017 by SFR

Y’all Come Back (Safe) Now

Drinks Guide 2017

Drinks Guide Imbibing in alcoholic beverages in times of celebration, unwinding and reward is cultural token that’s easy to cash in Santa Fe. But getting home safely can present more of a challenge.

Aug. 16, 2017 by SFR

Beer Me

A brief-yet-useful guide to Santa Fe breweries

Drinks Guide The good news is that Santa Fe plays host to more breweries than most other towns its size. The less good news is that you’re just one person and there are only so many drinking hours in the day.

Aug. 16, 2017 by Alex De Vore

The Real Wine List of Santa Fe

Drinks Guide 2017

Drinks Guide People have different expectations about dining out, but as a certified sommelier, I like to focus on the wine list.

Aug. 16, 2017 by Mary Francis Cheeseman

Margarita Mania!

Looking for your lost shaker of salt

Drinks Guide Any local bartender knows that the margarita is the most popular drink throughout Santa Fe. Every tourist wants one, and all the locals have their own variation. Tequila was popularized in the United States during Prohibition.

March 16, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

Fine Drinking

The Quinnster holds it down with high standards

Drinks Guide Remember that one time? That screwdriver that was so good you can still picture the table at the restaurant you were sitting in and the company beside you? Nope?

March 16, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Fermentation Celebration

Santa Fe’s growing beer and cider industries keep the good local brews flowing

Drinks Guide How lucky we are to have a splendid assortment of dedicated beer and hard-cider producers here to keep us from becoming one of Dr. Gonzo’s “bad people.”

March 16, 2016 by Rob DeWalt

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Homebrewing is a beer-loving mad scientist’s dream

Drinks Guide Sure, you could go out and drop a whole bunch of cash on a round of beer for you and your friends. But every act of destruction can be an opportunity for creation: You can make your own beer!

March 16, 2016 by Ben Kendall

Wine on the Mind

In vino veritas—with (local) wine comes truth

Drinks Guide Said one Californian visiting Santa Fe for the first time to another woman, “Did you hear there are wineries in New Mexico?” Move over, Napa. Little do these ladies know; our state is the oldest wine-producing region in the US.

March 16, 2016 by Emmaly Wiederholt

Holiday Gift Guide 2012

SFR's picks for the best local gifts

Holiday Gift Guide Each year, SFR publishes an annual gift guide to kick off the holiday season. We do it after Black Friday—because, as it turns out, Black Friday isn’t about gifts. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, approximately 60 percent of Black Friday shoppers planned to spend money on “non-gift items”—to the tune of $140. So, now that we’ve treated ourselves to those “non-gift” flatscreens, iPads, pea coats and platforms, it’s time to think about others. In this year’s gift guide, we’ve grouped presents by category—food, drink, books, games, toys and so on. There’s something for everyone in here, and we’ve tried to focus as much as possible on local retailers and suppliers. Sure, it’s easy to find everything your new puppy might need at Petco, but a couple of local shops do it better, with eco-friendly beds, organic treats and high-quality jackets to keep him warm. Read about much more in the ensuing pages—and then get out there and support your local economy! And, of course, happy holiday wishes from your favorite local alt-weekly! Disclaimer: Prices may vary for the items listed; SFR has ensured their accuracy to the best of our ability.

Dec. 04, 2012 by SFR

You Got Game

Gifts for the gamer (read: any man under 50)

Holiday Gift Guide For all of us hardcore gamers in the know, the months of October, November and December are glorious weeks full of nonstop triple-A releases and the death of our non-online social lives. But what are those of you who might not know the industry, despite having gamer friends and family, to do? Easy. I’m going to help you with a few suggestions, and I’ve arranged them into age-appropriate groups.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Alex De Vore

Words that Count

Books for every kind of reader

Holiday Gift Guide Giving the gift of words is kind of like buying someone perfume: It’s hard to know where to start, harder to know exactly what your gift recipient really likes and distinctly possible you’ll end up bringing another white elephant into the world. (Really, just don’t ever give anyone perfume. Trust me.) That’s why we asked for a little help this year from two of our favorite local booksellers: Garcia Street Books and Collected Works Bookstore. Conveniently, their suggestions are even categorized by gift recipient—so hopefully, you’ll know just what to do.

Dec. 04, 2012 by SFR

Give Guide

Not in the mood for more clutter? Here’s where to volunteer your time, hand-me-downs and money

Holiday Gift Guide The holidays are the ideal time to give back to the community. Finding the right place or way to give your cash, time or goods can be a bit overwhelming, given how many local organizations do great work.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Katherine Cox

Furry Favors

Gifts for your pet—or your pet-loving friends

Holiday Gift Guide When it comes to pet-related giving, you can always big-box it up at Petsmart or Petco, but the locally owned Teca Tu sells an exclusive “doggie vestido vest”.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Film Fetish

What to buy for (or do with) your cinephile relatives

Holiday Gift Guide The greatest gift you can give your family and yourself this Christmas is a simple one: two-plus hours of silence.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Corey Johnson

Holiday Music

Adding harmony to the holiday season

Holiday Gift Guide It’s hard to top the personalized quality of an iTunes gift card, which allows loved ones to legally download all those songs that they’ve already pirated. But if you believe thought really does count, here are a few suggestions that are sure to satisfy even the most picky or pedantic music enthusiast, from scavenged items to bank-busters.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Loren Bienvenu

Yuletide Libations

Whether they’re 80-proof or kid-friendly, these drinkable presents will make you merry

Holiday Gift Guide It’s December, which means holiday party season is officially upon us—and while it’s perfectly acceptable (or should be) to give the gift of a few cocktails at your giftee’s favorite watering hole, most parties call for a bit more formal, sharable take on presents.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Sweet Nothings

Spicy, sweet, chocolatey and roasted: edible gifts for the foodie in your life

Holiday Gift Guide Got a foodie in the family?

Dec. 04, 2012 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Gimme Gimme!

Gifts for children or, at least, inner children

Holiday Gift Guide Having both attended and worked at a Montessori school, I am a big proponent of hands-on, technology-free activities for children—preferably made out of glass or wood, involving clay or paper or liquid or scissors and cloth with not-too-sharp needles for sewing: things that are not toys per se, but practical, everyday products that help develop motor and mental skills in growing human beings.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Mia Rose Carbone

Living Green 2013

The No-Nonsense Guide to Sustainable Living in Santa Fe

Living Green Beyond profiling some worthy local businesses and nonprofits—unfortunately, it’s impossible to include them all—the 2013 Green Issue also offers useful information for green consumers, whether it’s eggs or condoms you’re after.

March 12, 2013 by SFR

Home Grown

The dirt on Santa Fe Community Farm’s 2013 growing season

Living Green There is a little farm in the traditional historic village of Agua Fria. The farm, which lies along the Santa Fe River, is home to apple and pear orchards, and fields of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

March 12, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

Green Eggs and Sham?

Cracking the code to egg carton labels

Living Green It’s tough to be a chicken these days. Americans consume roughly 79 billion table eggs each year. That’s a lot of eggs to lay, and most hens in the US are working overtime in battery cages, or 67-square-inch pens (about the size of a sheet of paper) that restrict nesting, foraging and walking.

March 12, 2013 by Elliott Teller

Grease Balm

Santa Fe startup keeps biodiesel local

Living Green Most Santa Feans have heard of biodiesel—waste oil that can be recycled through your car’s engine for a cleaner-burning version of gasoline—but local biodiesel outfit Reunity Resources is breaking new ground by keeping the entire process local.

March 12, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Laws of Nature

Environmental bills in the 2013 legislative session

Living Green This year, state lawmakers put renewed energy behind both pro- and anti-environment bills—and in the waning days of the 2013 legislative session (which ends March 16), several key measures are still wending their way through the House and Senate.

March 12, 2013 by Sterling Fluharty

Farmer’s Market

Green-marketing guru Carolyn Parrs on doing business in a green economy

Living Green Carolyn Parrs is the CEO and co-founder of Mind Over Markets, a local green-marketing firm celebrating its 10th anniversary, as well as the new board president of the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce.

March 12, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Green Legacy

Earth Care’s youth-driven sustainability

Living Green BJ Davis is full of infectious energy. And since taking over as executive director of Earth Care last year, she’s been channeling that energy into new ideas for this youth-oriented environmental nonprofit.

March 12, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

The Environmentally Conscious Condom Consumer

A (tongue-in-cheek, all-puns-intended) guide to eco-friendly action

Living Green Being an environmentally aware citizen in the 21st century is a tricky business.

March 12, 2013 by Robert Sobel

Survivor Men

Two survival experts teach you the basics

Living Green Art Judd wants to save your life. That’s why he’s been teaching the same wilderness survival workshop at Santa Fe Community College for 25 years.

March 12, 2013 by Elliott Teller

Earthy Events

Green stuff to do in March and April

Living Green

March 12, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger


How to make an album without leaving the comfort of your house

Local Music Issue Though there is a certain level of turmoil and undervaluation of music associated with the internet and the world of album production, the good news is that recording is no longer a thing that only studios can handle.

June 08, 2016 by Alex De Vore

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Santa Fe youths can do more to support their own scene

Local Music Issue As a 17-year-old musician in Santa Fe, I’m incredibly disappointed by the local community’s efforts to organize and create opportunities for aspiring young musicians.

June 08, 2016 by None

More Than Just a Pretty Song

Arts education and music could be the unsung hero in boosting our schools

Local Music Issue When students pick up a piece of sheet music or an instrument, they can perceive a wall of difficulty. Can I really play this song? Through coaching and practice, often, the answer becomes a yes.

June 08, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

The Best Around

Best of Santa Fe comes early this year!

Local Music Issue We are just the worst at keeping secrets. We're giving you the info on the winners of our Best of Santa Fe music categories just a little bit early.

June 08, 2016 by Alex De Vore


Local Music Issue This year yielded over 40 album submissions conceived and created right here in New Mexico.

June 08, 2016 by SFR

Six Degrees of DJ Bacon

‘Multifaceted’ doesn’t even begin to describe him

Local Music Issue Sure, there are plenty of musicians splitting time between multiple projects in Santa Fe, but one man stands out in his ability to create brilliant original music, maintain session work excellence and add that certain je ne sais quoi to his backup appearances.

May 06, 2015 by Alex De Vore

The Sound and the Fury

Hey musicians, you couldn’t do it without these guys. Not well, anyway

Local Music Issue The oft-overlooked yet vital members of any stage show, sound guys and gals, are just about the only people without whom a show could not run.

May 06, 2015 by Alex De Vore


Think lyrics just happen? Don’t be an ass

Local Music Issue How do some of our resident songsmiths compose their music? Here are some highlights.

May 06, 2015 by Todd E Lovato

Pieces by Marcos

Credit card? You got it! In search of the mind that brought us “Dakota is a Frito”

Local Music Issue Thirty-three-year-old Warren Langford now lives in Seattle, but he was once an important part of Santa Fe’s music scene.

May 06, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Bandstand Report

Check out these highlights from the upcoming free music series

Local Music Issue The 13th annual Santa Fe Bandstand runs Tuesday, July 7, through Thursday, Aug. 27, and features a lot to navigate. With eight full weeks of free concerts on the Plaza, how does one decide what to see?

May 06, 2015 by Alex De Vore

How to Get Laid

Use consent to be a better lover

Love & Sex Maybe you’ve heard the idea that asking for consent will ruin the mood. In my almost seven years of working at Self Serve down in Albuqerque, I can tell you that’s absolutely not true.

Feb. 08, 2017 by Hunter Riley

Accomplice Accomplished

Love & Sex Yes, this is the Love & Sex issue, but we’re not just here to talk about romantic love. In fact, right now is one of the most important times in history to be an ally for everyone you love, platonic or not.

Feb. 08, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Pleasure is a Weapon

Use It

Love & Sex The future of erotic freedom should look brighter than it does. A broadening of sexual representation and visibility in mass media has been taking the (first) world by storm since the millennial shift.

Feb. 08, 2017 by JC Gonzo

Have Drama-Free Group Sex

Fulfill fantasies without leaving someone crying in the corner

Love & Sex We all know the trope: Two people are in a relationship, and they want to have a threesome. They feel excited. Giddy, even. And when that magical person (or people) comes into their lives, they get down to business.

Feb. 08, 2017 by Hunter Riley

Freaky Under $50

Do it for V-Day, or Whatever

Love & Sex Valentine’s Day—and dating and romancing in general—can be costly, but they don’t have to be. Love is the prime mover in this world, and you can make it special regardless of the thickness of your wallet.

Feb. 08, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Smart Sex

Wake up with brains! It’s natural!

Love & Sex Pssssssst! Bob? Pssssssst! Yes, I’m here. Why are you whispering and acting all furtive? Shhhhhhhhhh! Because I need some advice on Santa Fe sex.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Robert Basler

Legos and Labia

Giving Little Kids the dreaded Sex Talk

Love & Sex I have not had The Talk with my kids. We talk about our bodies and see each other naked, and I answer whatever questions come, but I hope to avoid The Talk.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Lauren Whitehurst

Three’s Company

Santa Fe’s polyamory community is small but proud

Love & Sex He was a mediator working with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. She was a substitute teacher. And the other guy worked at the post office. They all lived together in a house in Silver City with their children.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Emily Zak

Talk Industry to Me

Two adult film stars open up on misconceptions, current challenges

Love & Sex Mickey Mod and Skin Diamond share their stories of working in the porn industry.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Hunter Riley

Might as Well Face It, You’re Addicted to Porn

In the advent of 24/7 streaming, porn buffers on

Love & Sex Off the lonely Old Las Vegas highway just southeast of Santa Fe sits a clinic that treats a very private activity: compulsive masturbation to porn.

Feb. 11, 2015 by


Do’s and Dosha’s: Ayurveda is everywhere

Mind Body Spirit Ayurveda in Santa Fe is the proverbial Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. Once I saw it, it seemed like it was everywhere—in my spa treatments, my food, my jewelry.

March 11, 2015 by Ashley Biggers


Treasure your body with local feel-good products

Mind Body Spirit As people pay more attention to what they put in their bodies, they’re also more concerned about what they put on their bodies.

March 11, 2015 by Ashley Biggers


Drinking the good stuff

Mind Body Spirit It isn’t just Popeye who’s eating his spinach these days. And maybe eating isn’t the only verb we should consider when talking nutrition. The health- and fitness-conscious are pounding down the greens in liquid form.

March 11, 2015 by Ashley Biggers


Walk-in clinics fill in for the family doc and the emergency room

Mind Body Spirit Maybe you’ve been there. Stuck in an emergency room for hours for a minor problem—only there because getting in to see the family doc, or finding a primary care doctor in the first place, has proved too difficult.

March 11, 2015 by Zoe Baillargeon

Spring Into Healing

Geothermal hot spring pools cure what ails you

Mind Body Spirit “I took 14 baths in the arsenic water of Ojo Caliente and bathed my eyes in the water for a few minutes each day,” she reported. “I suddenly discovered that the growth had disappeared entirely from my eyelid. I was not deliberately trying to treat my eyes with the water when I noticed the growth had gone.

March 12, 2014 by Justin Horwath

PEACE, LOVE and Yoga

In the City Different, there’s practice space for all

Mind Body Spirit Some practice yoga for strength and fitness. Others practice to sweat out last night’s silver coin margaritas. And some are on a path to spiritual transformation.

March 12, 2014 by Stephanie Pearson

DANGER ZONE Intervention

Could mindfulness counseling fight fat?

Mind Body Spirit Obesity, defined as having a body mass index of over 30, is poised to overtake smoking as this country’s leading cause of preventable death. It is linked to a growing number of chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

March 12, 2014 by Daniel Mintie


Ghost buster offers home energy clearings

Mind Body Spirit Jane Phillips looks the part of a put-together professional as she enters the three-bedroom house that I share with two roommates. She’s not quite what I expected from someone who promises to rid houses of evil spirits, although she did warn me over the phone that she’s “not the stereotypical flowing-skirt person.

March 12, 2014 by Zoe Haskell

WHOA, doc!

Non-surgical skin cancer treatment does the trick

Mind Body Spirit Whoa, doc! That word alone was enough to shift me well back in my chair. And there went all my comfy denial. We’ve all heard the horror stories of melanoma being darned near a death sentence because it can spread to infest vital internal organs. And most of us tend to imagine the worst.

March 12, 2014 by Mike Masterson

Mind the MAGIC Shrooms

The sad canon of the hallucinogenic mushroom

Mind Body Spirit .firstcharacterff { float: left; color: #black; font-size: 75px; line-height: 60px; padding-top: 4px; padding-right: 8px; padding-left: 3px; font-family: Georgia; } Fact: New Mexico’s Court

March 12, 2014 by Bett Williams

Sustainably Suited Up

Gearing up responsibly for the great outdoors

Outdoor Guide The trouble with winter is that staying warm in the cold weather calls for lots of gear, and all of our manufacturing, selling and consuming takes a toll on the planet we call home.

Nov. 23, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

But Where Out There?

A few ideas for taking hikes and bikes

Outdoor Guide Open to hikers, bikers and horses, the trails surrounding Santa Fe provide free nature therapy 365 days a year.

June 29, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Try the Tri

Santa Fe has all the right ingredients for a strong triathlon culture, but still hosts few triathlons

Outdoor Guide Last September, Silvio Lopez left his house off of West Alameda to go on a long ride, taking the 45-mile Galisteo Loop, via Hwy. 14.

June 29, 2016 by Reid Singer

Guiding Principles

How New Mexico’s female raft guides persevere in a male-dominated industry

Outdoor Guide Raft guide Keren Mikva declares it “Ladies Day” at New Mexico River Adventures, as seven women step up to guide a group of IT employees from Albuquerque over the rapids of the Rio Grande Gorge.

June 29, 2016 by Andrew Koss

The Long Run

Duo blazes the trail for Santa Fe’s first ultramarathon

Outdoor Guide On a refreshingly cool Monday afternoon, Peter Olson, Taylor Pardue and a remarkably well-behaved border collie named Sten take a breather at the northernmost tip of the Dale Ball Trails, where the juniper and piñón trees recede. 

June 29, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Connect the Spots

Officials and volunteers are working to link the city’s trail networks

Outdoor Guide On a sweltering Friday morning, Tim Rogers carries his GPS unit to map an unmarked stretch of trail near the Dale Ball access lot at the intersection of Cerro Gordo and Upper Canyon roads.

June 29, 2016 by Steven Hsieh


‘Sixty Meters to Anywhere’ author on how to stop being who you’ve always been, even, or especially, if who you’ve always been has a substance abuse problem

Outdoor Guide That road often isn’t scenic, and the stories written about traveling it frequently focus on its spiraling descents.

June 28, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Southside Story

Promotions With it's diverse offering of shops, restaurants, movies, nightlife and so much more: Santa Fe's Southside is a vibrant, growing part of our community.  Get your honey-do list done quickly on the Southside while enjoying a bite to eat, maybe even a movie with the kids.  It's all here, so why go anywhere else.  

Jan. 28, 2014 by SFR promotions

SFR Restaurant Guide 2017

Restaurant Guide 2017 After the writers of SFR’s Restaurant Guide tirelessly taste our way through the best restaurants in the city, we get to stretch our vocabularies to describe not just how the food tastes, but how the dining experience makes us feel.

Nov. 02, 2016 by SFR

Restaurant Guide Directory

Restaurant Guide 2017 In this directory we aspire to list every single locally owned eatery in Santa Fe (let us know if we missed something!), so if you're looking for grub, just close your eyes and point. Chances are you'll be happy.

Nov. 02, 2016 by SFR

Guilt Tip

What your waiters are really thinking as they serve you

Restaurant Guide 2017 Waiting tables ranks somewhere on the stress scale near air traffic controller and prison guard. Seriously, it’s tough work.

Nov. 02, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Toast of the Town

Restaurant Guide 2017 Santa Fe has an extraordinary number of high-quality, high-end restaurants. These are some of our favorites, perfect for Tuesday-night splurges, birthday bashes and down-on-one-knee memory-making meals.

Nov. 02, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

All-Access Pass

Diners with physical disabilities say kind, thoughtful staff make all the difference

Restaurant Guide 2017 Aren’t buildings required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and be accessible to everyone? Well, yeah, new ones are. But many of Santa Fe’s charming restaurants are in older, historic buildings.

Nov. 02, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Rugrats in the House

Hewing to the golden rule can ensure everyone has a great dinner out

Restaurant Guide 2017 When I polled parents and servers on my Facebook page, I heard essentially the same thing from both groups: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Nov. 02, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Hotel Scene

Restaurant Guide 2017 Hotels have dreamy atmospheres meant to whisk guests off to another mindset. Walking into a four-star lobby feels like vacation, even in your own town.

Nov. 02, 2016 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Happy Hour Guide

Restaurant Guide 2017 Happy hour is a treat for weary workers, leaving that 9-to-5 grind ready for some R&R. It’s a weekday holiday and an excuse to imbibe.

Nov. 02, 2016 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Top 10 Restaurants

Restaurant Guide 2017 Mouth-watering reviews of the very best of Santa Fe's dining in our Top 10 restaurant choices. 

Nov. 02, 2016 by SFR

‘Closing the Circle’

Restaurants join in compost efforts to move the needle toward a sustainable food system

Restaurant Guide 2017 Avocado pits and lime rinds from the Mexican restaurants. Bone scraps. Meat trimmings. Coffee grinds. Hot dogs from schools. All the spare pieces and parts of what we eat have to end up somewhere, and Reunity Resources has been campaigning to convert

Nov. 02, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

SFR Restaurant Guide: 10 Best


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide This year's 10 Best Restaurants.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: 20 Faves


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide SFR's 20 Favorite Restaurants in Santa Fe.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: Food Carts & Cheap Eats


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Looking for cheap and mobile food in Santa Fe? Find it here.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: The Classics


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Unfortunately, we at SFR can’t profile every single deserving restaurant in Santa Fe. Hence our list of classics—some of the best restaurants around at achieving excellence, year in and year out. We’re lucky to have such a vibrant food scene—not to mention one with staying power.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide 2012-2013

SFR's annual guide to eating in Santa Fe: The Classics, 10 Best Restaurants, our 20 Favorites, Cheap Eats and Food Carts

Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Bear with me through this metaphor: Editing SFR’s annual Restaurant Guide is torture.

Just imagine, for a moment, that you are a person who defines “lunch break” as a cup of coffee and some almonds, consumed as quickly as possible while frantically replying to emails and building campaign-finance spreadsheets. Imagine that, after said break, you must read pages upon pages of mouthwatering details about the pâtés, short ribs, chocolate mousses, bellinis, green chile cheeseburgers, breakfast burritos, seared scallops, fried pork bellies and vegan sandwiches that comprise Santa Fe’s rich, diverse, inventive food scene.

See? Torture.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide 2011-2012

SFR's annual guide to eating in Santa Fe: The Classics, 10 Best Restaurants, our 20 Favorites and a complete list of where to eat.

Santa Fe Restaurant Guide This may be the last Restaurant Guide you ever read.
Not to be alarmist or anything, but 2012 is, in some circles, considered the date of the coming apocalypse. And it’s not just the guys peddling crystals on the side of the highway; many Americans believe that, sometime next year, the world will come to an abrupt, fiery end [cover story, Nov. 18, 2009: “My Oh Mayan!”].
The events of 2011 seem to support this eventuality: fires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and Congress’ near-failure to raise the debt ceiling (and utter failure to do anything else).
Lawrence E Joseph, the author of Apocalypse 2012 (and Aftermath, the guide to surviving said apocalypse), has a name for the shape of the solar flare that could spell our demise: “cosmic croissant.” 

Oct. 19, 2011 by Alexa Schirtzinger

SFR Restaurant Guide: The 10 Best


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide  The City Different is as perfect a place as anywhere to eat, drink and be merry before the world ends.
In order to equip you to do just that, we’ve changed the format of this year’s Restaurant Guide. Instead of a single Restaurant of the Year, the 2011-12 guide profiles the 10 local restaurants we consider the city’s very best.

Oct. 19, 2011 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: The Classics


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Each year, SFR makes a list (and checks it twice) just for those restaurants that define the City Different. They’re the ones we know and love—and have for years—for their consistent quality, reliable service and special spark. They’re the comfy jeans of Santa Fe’s restaurant world—ripped in the knees and soft as silk. Obviously, that only makes them sexier. (Alexa Schirtzinger)

Oct. 19, 2011 by Zane Fischer

SFR Restaurant Guide: The 20 Favorites


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Our 20 favorite places you have to eat before the Mayan apocalypse.

Oct. 19, 2011 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: Where to Eat What to Eat


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Where to Eat and What to Eat in Santa Fe.

Oct. 19, 2011 by SFR

Taste the Rainbow

Summer of Color promises a jam-packed season of fine art, food and fun

Summer Arts Preview Sometimes, good ideas start not with careful contemplation, but with a dose of sweet epiphany. Such was the case with the Summer of Color, a seasonlong collaborative exhibition-palooza spearheaded by the Museum Hill Partners.

May 27, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Summer’s Awakening Possible

A personal guide to the estival classical

Summer Arts Preview Summer is a-comin’ in, and many of Our Town’s flossier musical institutions—Santa Fe Symphony, Performance Santa Fe and Pro Musica, to name but three—commence their annual summer snooze.

May 27, 2015 by John Stege

Opera for Dummies

Summer Arts Preview Maybe you don’t know a lot about opera or are riding the fence in terms of whether you’ll check out the 2015 festival season. Allow us to help you by explaining the plots in laymen’s terms; friends…go ahead and buy your tickets already.

May 27, 2015 by Alex De Vore

In-Fight Entertainment

Fight Club gains a dark future and deep past via new graphic novel series and short story tie-in

Summer Arts Preview I am Jack’s subversive sequel. But just a copy of a copy of a copy. May I never be complete. Because every era apparently needs Tyler Durden—a phoenix symbol for the pill-popper generation, a projection of our liberated, fearless, better selves.

May 27, 2015 by Matthew Schniper

Not This Title, Not That

Axle Contemporary makes something out of nothing

Summer Arts Preview Around this time last year, this issue sang the praises of Axle Contemporary’s The Renga Project, an outdoor installation/performance gambit that brought together some 100 artists and poets.

May 27, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Forever Young

Music fest celebrates talent old and new

Summer Arts Preview The Santa Fe Music Alliance (SFMA) has been kind of quiet of late, and it scares me just a little—they’re important. The loosely affiliated org works with members from our local musical community and puts them together for purposes of networking, gigs, instrument exchange and more.

May 27, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Aspen Santa Fe: Ballet on the Edge

Not another generic dance company

Summer Arts Preview Looking for classic ballet with tutus and Swan Lake and the whole bit? Keep looking. Or better yet, catch that on your next vacation.

May 27, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Communication Gets Complicated in The Moment of YES!

Theater Grottesco explores the humor and humanity of the journey

Summer Arts Preview The Moment of YES! begins with four people—Tara Khozein, Apollo Garcia, Danielle Reddick and Eric Kupers—finding themselves on the stage of the Santa Fe Playhouse.

May 27, 2015 by Emmaly Wiederholt

Yay! It Up

Local arthouses provide your summer movie fix

Summer Arts Preview I like to check in with my local arthouse cinemas to see just what the hell is going on for the summer. Here’s what you can find at Santa Fe’s local cinemas.

May 27, 2015 by David Riedel

Paper Gallery

Summer Arts Preview All Action Figure Lego-inspired figurines as subversive art? If Steven Paul Judd and Pop Gallery are involved, the answer is yes.

May 27, 2015 by SFR

Day Trips for Weirdos

Get your windshield buggy and get home by supper

Summer Guide Billy the Kid is kind of like Anglocentric American history compressed into a single person. Stay with me, now: He was fiercely independent and traveled west on a journey of what some might call righteous battle, what others might call treachery.

May 31, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Take A Hike

Summer Guide We’re often told that the great outdoors make Santa Fe one of the most desirable places on earth in which to live or to visit. But with countless hiking options, how does one even choose? Easy: One doesn’t. One just does them all.

May 31, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Beat the Heat

Aqua therapy and the so-good, too-hot, very-rad day

Summer Guide If high concept cinematic offerings such as Caddyshack or The Sandlot or Swimfan have taught us anything, it’s that pools rule when the summer sun’s a-blazing. And no matter your budget or timeframe, Santa Fe has options for you.

May 31, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Day Drink Quest

Summer Guide Something about sipping a boozy beverage with the sun high in the sky immediately catapults one into a vacation state of mind.

May 31, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Summer’s Cool

Wherein we narrow down Santa Fe’s summertime partying options to a few choice events

Summer Guide Are you paying attention? Good. Because we’re T minus zero seconds until Santa Fe kicks into hyper-drive and the goings-on escalate from depressing beers in empty bars to almost too much to handle.

May 31, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Museum Guide

Summer Guide Museums are ocular feasts, stunning spaces filled with art, pieces of history and glimpses into the creative future. In Santa Fe, museums sit atop hills and near the Plaza, and each has special offerings for summer.

May 31, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero


Summer Guide Santa Fe has an eclectic roster of visual art galleries that are constantly opening locally and internationally renowned works, and you could easily spend a lifetime exploring them. Good thing we’re here to guide you through the summer.

May 31, 2017 by Eric Killelea

The Silver Screen

Engage in a long-held summertime tradition: sitting silently in the dark

Summer Guide The studios seem to save their biggest projects for summer, and we can’t blame them. Theaters are a great way to stay cool, and maybe even enjoy and adult beverage with that tub of popcorn. Here are the summer flicks we’re most excited to see.

May 31, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Food Glorious Food

How to validate your desire to pig out

Summer Guide Poor, silly Colorado. You keep trying to compete with our chile situation, but we’ve got news for you: We’ve already forgotten more about chile than you’ll ever know!

May 31, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Summer School

Take a break and learn something new

Summer Guide Summer is the perfect season in Santa Fe for trying something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time or the motivation to learn.

May 31, 2017 by Gwyneth Doland


Burn, baby, burn (fat, that is) with SFR's fitness guide!

Sweat The first choice for our fitness mega-issue cover image—a depiction of St. Francis in a banana hammock flexing his pecs—got vetoed, so we settled for this.

Aug. 27, 2013 by SFR

A New Martial in Town

Enter the world of kiddie MMA

Sweat Last year, Alejandro Rivas got into a bus accident when he was visiting family in Mexico. “When we were coming back on our bus, the bus was going too fast and there was a sharp turn,” Rivas, 11, explains.

Aug. 27, 2013 by

The Icemen Cometh

Curling makes its Santa Fe debut

Sweat On Friday, for the first time at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center (3221 W Rodeo Road, 955-4000), participants pushed their feet off hacks and guided 42-pound stones toward a large target called a house, while sweepers frantically brushed in front of the stone to ensure the integrity of its path.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Justin Horwath

A Divine Journey Into Derby

How ritual ass-kicking became my religion

Sweat Roller Derby—it’s the best cult I’ve ever joined. My heart just wasn’t into the other ones. Instead of chanting dreary prayers, we cheer, “Play Together, Skate Together, Win Together, Sleep Together!” And so, the ritual ass-kickings begin.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Jenni Higginbotham

Pastry Unpuffed

Donut Man Micah Ortega is here to pump you up

Sweat A lot has happened in one-man “mobile marketing” machine Micah Ortega since SFR first spoke to him last year [cover story, Sept. 26: “Character Driven”].

Aug. 27, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Footman's Haven

From mild to wild, get your walk on at one of Santa Fe’s many trails

Sweat I walk everywhere. I always have. Santa Fe, where I’ve lived off and on since 2006 (I wasn’t born here all my life), has become a dusty, meandering, hot, cold, sweaty, damp, hilly and very familiar landscape for me.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

Dodgeball, Shmodge-ball!

Get back to your childhood roots for some serious fun and exercise

Sweat We get it, in-shape people—you’re all amazing, and the rest of us (read, those of us who don’t look at a room full of crying people being screamed at while impossibly gigantic weights are lifted above their heads as a good time)—suck feet.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Alex De Vore

Why I Clean and Jerk and You Should Snatch Too

Release your inner Schwarzenegger at DeVargas mall

Sweat As someone newly outfitted with a BA in liberal arts, I have to admit that the entirety of my fitness knowledge comes from magazine covers and Internet forums. The most heavy lifting I’ve done was carrying War and Peace around with me for a month.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Sophie Engel

Giga Om

Finding center amid uncontrolled chaos

Sweat As I write this, my fiancé and I are in the midst of trying (operative word) to write our vows. It’s surprisingly difficult, made worse by all the people who say, “But you’re a writer!”

Aug. 27, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Drop and Give Me None

There’s no reason to get off your bloated ass if you watch these flicks

Sweat This summer has kind of sucked. Knee injury revisited, physical therapy, another trip to the doc for, perhaps, an MRI; maybe a cortisone shot, maybe surgery. Worse, the PT leaves you so tired, there’s nothing to do but lie on your ass on the sofa all day and brood

Aug. 27, 2013 by David Riedel

Green Gold

Colorado’s pot boom brings in cash, but less than they thought

The Weed Issue Voters approved the measure, and the new worker came on board. And as predicted, Colorado communications officials have kept busy, fielding media requests from all corners of the world.

April 15, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Getting a green card and knowing how to use it

The Weed Issue That may be true at some clinics and hospital around the state and at the Veterans Administration hospital in Albuquerque, but doctors at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe are allowed to use their judgment and recommend patients use cannabis.

April 15, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Hit the Bricks

Despite some progress, New Mexico has a long way to go before laws are likely to budge

The Weed Issue Hillman adds that he was careful to maintain a professional reputation the entire time and not play into the stereotype of the lazy, unproductive stoner. When he recently relocated to Santa Fe, he saw that “change can happen here and your voice can be heard.

April 15, 2015 by

Strained Love

When it comes to choosing the right cannabis strain, you’re your own best judge

The Weed Issue Before I came to medical cannabis I had a limited perception about using the herb as a medical remedy; like a lot of folks, I thought it was purely about getting high. With a qualifying diagnosis from a doctor a few years back, however, I began a journey of healing with medical cannabis.

April 15, 2015 by SFR

Toasty and Roasty

Gear to keep you and yours warm this holiday season

Winter Guide No one likes to be cold. Not even the polar bear or the walrus, the latter which relies on huge amounts of blubber to insulate itself from the trials and tribulations of nature.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Tom Winter

The Ski Grid!

Everything you need to know about skiing New Mexico

Winter Guide Everything you need to know about skiing New Mexico

Dec. 09, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Woodwork: The Lure of the Trees

Winter Guide The trees. Not the dark, haunted woods of Grimm fairy tales, but the powder-filled stashes of dreams. Places where the snow stays cold and light for days, and only the tracks of those who know mar the perfect white carpet.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Tom Winter

Building Buzz for the Backcountry

Mountains see increasing interest in ‘earning your turns’

Winter Guide I’d like to begin with the bad stories. The time confusion made for a trip that truly was uphill both ways and meant seven hours of slogging for half an hour of downhill turns.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

I Am Your Padre

El Niño is the favorite son for wet winters in NM

Winter Guide Just about everybody loves to drop the name in reference to a sudden change in weather, usually during torrential downpours or heavy snowstorms. It’s just got to be because of El Niño.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

When and If...

Getting ready to cope with winter emergencies

Winter Guide Last month, Santa Fe was one among a dozen cities and counties to stage a four-hour teleconference in which everyone drummed up worst-case scenarios.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Why Do We Love Star Wars?

The whole thing is already so ridiculous that we’re just going with it

Winter Guide Despite concerns that auteur JJ Abrams is suddenly in charge of, like, pretty much all money-making sci-fi film properties, the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just about everyone on earth (and beyond) in a tizzy.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Alex De Vore

An Agoraphobic’s Guide to Winter

Hole up and wait for spring with a few tips from our favorite grinch

Winter Guide One of Santa Fe’s major selling points for tourists and residents alike is the outdoor scene around here. Skiing, biking, swimming, looking at dirt and rocks—we’ve really got it all.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Keep Your Force Strong

Fight the winter cold and flu season

Winter Guide Unless you decide to live in a bubble during the winter months, the threat of getting a pesky cold or being laid out by the flu is high, and the holidays just around the corner leave no time to suffer in bed or on the couch.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Big To-Do

Winter Guide Unless you decide to live in a bubble during the winter months, the threat of getting a pesky cold or being laid out by the flu is high, and the holidays just around the corner leave no time to suffer in bed or on the couch.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm


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