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Will Brainstorm for Nightlife

Five ideas for revitalizing Santa Fe’s food and drink scene

Food Writing Last weekend, a few SFR staffers traveled to San Francisco for a conference. We were there to learn about digital development in the news industry, but I had another goal: unlocking the secret to creating a vas...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

Dumb and Dumber

Most politicians dumb down their speeches. Not Susana

Local News Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez kicked off the 2013 legislative session with her third “State of the State” speech. Many of the themes were so familiar—education, jobs, taxes, etc.—that SFR decided to c...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

Breaking the Rules

When it comes to making Congress work again, does US Sen. Tom Udall have the answer?

Features Tom Udall gets about halfway to SFR’s conference room before an advertising rep stops him to ask what’s wrong with Congress. “It’s a mess up there,” Udall admits, shaking his head. Then he tells her a...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

Legislative Twitterati

Your guide to the people and hashtags to follow for legislative session updates

Local News Hashtag: The definitive hashtag for all things legislative, #nmleg includes posts by state lawmakers, lobbyists, reporters and gadflies.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

Good, Bad & Ugly

A few of the best, worst and just plain weird bills you’ll see this session

Local News By now, you’re probably familiar with the big issues—jobs, education reform, tax reform, campaign finance, the state budget, etc. But many state lawmakers have filed bills that have nothing to do with thos...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

The Jobs Race

As New Mexico’s economy falls behind, politicians remain at odds over how to catch up

Local News New Mexico needs jobs. The state has lost roughly 40,000 jobs over the past five years; last year, even as the rest of the country recovered, New Mexico lost another 4,800 jobs.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Sterling Fluharty, Alexa Schirtzinger

Where There’s Smoke

Mobile barbecue truck keeps Santa Fe in ribs and turkey legs

Food Writing Around noon on a clear, chilly December day, Steve Schmidt stands in front of his custom-built barbecue smoker in an empty lot on Cerrillos Road, country music playing from a small radio, the aroma of meat an...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger


Everything you need to know to survive the “fiscal cliff”

Local News Five Questions Everything you wanted to know (didn’t you?) about the impending fiscal cliff

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger, Sterling Fluharty

Top 10 Stories

Newsmakers, newsbreakers and more: SFR’s top stories in 2012

Local News Oh, Susana! The rest of the country loves you.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

You Call This Pork?

Santa Fe Botanical Garden moves forward despite governor’s veto

Local News Back in February, after the legislative session, Gov. Susana Martinez publicly excoriated lawmakers for requesting state funds for “wasteful pork.” She called out a few projects in particular—including th...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger
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