Jan. 19, 2017

Action!

The film industry brings big money to New Mexico, but does the incentive cap mortgage its potential future success?

Features After enjoying a surge of activity in the state, mid-2011 came as a dark time for the film industry in New Mexico. The arrival of Susana Martinez in the governor’s office and the subsequent session of the state Legislature presented threats to the future of film here. ... More

Jan. 04, 2017 by Alex De Vore

New Year New Job

For these Santa Feans, 2017 is all about a fresh start

Features Deck the halls, ring the bells and drop the antacid, the holidays have arrived. And by the time we return to the newsroom to crank up the old typewriters again, we’ll be in a whole new year. ... More

Dec. 21, 2016 by SFR

Next in Line

New Mexico sees one high-profile child abuse death after the next, but outcomes for children aren’t getting any better

Features On a winter afternoon nearly five years ago, a 3-year-old child showed up at the emergency room at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. He arrived unconscious and vomiting, covered in bruises. ... More

Dec. 14, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Pay it Forward

Kidney transplant between former judge and ex-sheriff completes a cycle of giving that’s spanned decades

Features A beloved former judge and a tarnished former sheriff both born and raised in Santa Fe met again in the most intimate of ways at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, just before Thanksgiving.
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Nov. 30, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

So Long, Farewell

The world has changed. Do we mourn? Or love what’s still here?

Features It’s a crisp, late fall morning in Santa Fe. Larry Rasmussen, a Lutheran lay minister, and I sit side-by-side at his kitchen table. Sometimes we look at one another. But mostly we both look out the picture window.
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Dec. 07, 2016 by Laura Paskus

A Rio Runs Through Us

Our most familiar river gains new life in a new book from a local conservationist and UNM Press

Features Its course is the heartline of New Mexico, surging down from Colorado, tumbling through Taos Canyon and swelling at the ancient confluence of rivers in Española before pooling in Cochiti Lake.
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Nov. 16, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

2016 Writing Contest

My Great Adventure

Features SFR asked writers to compose works on the theme of “your great adventure” for the new iteration of our annual contest for short fiction and nonfiction.
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Nov. 23, 2016 by SFR

Nearest Ms.

A grossly unqualified candidate campaigning on racism and sexism likely won the presidency. His well-prepared rival was a woman.

Features This never would have happened if Hillary Clinton were a man. ... More

Nov. 09, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

This Guy

Remember that night Donald Trump turned out to be right?

Features The unthinkable started to happen. Donald Trump, the reality television star who took America by the throat, invigorated half the country with a strain of populist nationalism not seen in recent history.
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Nov. 09, 2016 by Steven Hsieh
 

Morning Word: We're From the Government. We're Here to Help.

Morning Word The state's 112 citizen legislators, along with hordes of support staff and legions of lobbyists, descend on the Roundhouse today. ... More

Jan. 17, 2017 by Matt Grubs

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