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Party's Over

With its budget slashed and a proposed nuclear facility dead in the water, Los Alamos National Laboratory and local activists look for new direction

Features On the morning of Feb. 13, Joni Arends, executive director of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, was sitting in her downtown Santa Fe office when a flurry of emails suddenly flooded her inbox. President Bar...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Wren Abbott

Rescue Me

Atalaya Search and Rescue, one of only two technical teams in the state, is up for recertification next month; Will Taylor goes along for the ride

Features  Wispy, cotton-candy clouds move briskly across the mid-February sky. My girlfriend, Thea Hutchinson, and I take turns climbing the mottled brown basaltic rocks of the cliff band just outside of White Ro...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Will Taylor

VOTE!

SFR’s picks for the March 6 City Council election

Features Instead of a City Council that produces radical, outside-the-box ideas—the types of ideas that are beginning to turn a crumbling Detroit into an urban-planning mecca, for instance—Santa Fe’s leaders turn ...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 SFR

Roundhouse Cowboy

In New Mexico’s shifting political landscape, Andy Nuñez’ brand of rugged individualism has made him an unlikely star

Features On Jan. 17, the opening day of New Mexico’s 2012 legislative session, longtime state House of Representatives Speaker Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe, stood before a hushed chamber. Luján, a diminutive man in his 70s...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Joey Peters

Who Killed Richard Burick?

A simmering mystery raises questions about LANL’s past

Features On a clear day in January 2003, Richard James Burick, the retired deputy director of operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory, drove his silver Dodge pickup into the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area parking lot, ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Wren Abbott

No Page Unturned

Five essential books for understanding New Mexico

Features There are a lot of things Edward Abbey didn’t like: dams, fences, billboards—and cars in national parks. Writing of his time working at Arches National Park, in Desert Solitaire, he railed against visitors ...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Laura Paskus

Homeless in Santa Fe

Two women - one homeless, one not - on what it means to live on the streets of the City Different

Features This fall, a series of community meetings revealed what many Railyard residents considered a serious problem: the rising homeless population in Santa Fe, and a perceived parallel uptick in crime. With the depar...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 SFR

One Year of Susana

Features On a sunny Saturday in March 2010, Republican candidates and supporters thronged the halls of the Albuquerque Hilton. That morning, New Mexico’s Republican gubernatorial field seemed every bit as wide-open as...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

South Side Rising

Despite enduring challenges, Santa Fe’s south side is moving up

Features  Every year, thousands of tourists with open pocketbooks flock to Santa Fe for its multiple culture festivals, opera shows and art galleries. The City Different consistently tops lists as one of the countr...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Joey Peters

New Flame

Are we ready for another Las Conchas?

Features On a late June afternoon, 18 mile-per-hour winds whistle across an open meadow on a small piece of private land in the Jemez Mountains. In the saddle between two pine-covered ridges at the edge of the property,...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Wren Abbott
 
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