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Crossing the Line

Features As border clashes and bottom lines weighed heavy on our minds, SFR invited writers near and far to explore what happens when one crosses over.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 SFR

Right This Way

New conflicts and decades-old Pueblo water disputes are at a boiling point

Features A no man’s land exists in the small community of El Rancho, a checkerboard of private property that sits inside the eastern edge of San Ildefonso Pueblo but has long been a part of Santa Fe County.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Giving Back

Even without a uniform, Veterans continue to serve their community

Features Their amputated limbs make us gasp. High suicide rates rob us of their presence too soon. Many are homeless and tortured by post-traumatic stress disorder.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Schooled in Two

As bilingual education evolves at SFPS,tests still push an English-only agenda

Features Two generations ago, children who spoke Spanish in Santa Fe schools were made to kneel on pencils or grains of rice. At sports team practices, they were punished with extra laps for talking in their native lang...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Elizabeth Miller


10 big stories virtually ignored in the last year by mainstream media

Features When Sonoma State University professor Carl Jensen started looking into the new media’s practice of self-censorship in 1976, the Internet was only a dream and most computers were still big mainframes with whi...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Tim Redmond

The Food Movement

Shaping policy about how Santa Fe gets, grows and learns about food

Features In a city with hundreds of restaurants the head chef at the Blue Corn Brewery on the Southside says everyone deserves the joy of great food produced close to home.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Julie Ann Grimm

Sustainable Fable

Santa Fe’s carbon neutral fantasy

Features Once upon a time, Santa Fe promised to become a city of densely insulated homes lit by solar panel arrays that also power the electric cars parked in their driveways.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Elizabeth Miller

The Right to Bare Bums

Facing nipple discrimination and misconduct at the spa

Features Sunscreen?” my friend Ross asks, tightening the lid on a thermos full of yerba maté. “Check.” We are prepping for a hot springs adventure, doing a final supply inventory before hitting the road.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Dani Katz

Gas, Grass and the Past

Finding Santa Fe High School’s Class of 1970

Features For some, the mere thought of attending their high school reunion is too hard to fathom, because high school years are supposed to be the glory years.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Thomas Ragan

Fractured Communities

Oil and gas development near Chaco divides as it conquers

Features Since oil and gas development took off in the Four Corners area years ago, its beacons appear constantly. Tall white towers of drilling rigs catch the baking noon sun.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Elizabeth Miller
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