Santa Fe Reporter - Features <![CDATA[Dirty Water - Federal rules wouldn’t have saved the Animas River from Gold King anyway]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
When the Animas River was winding that now-famous orange line through southern Colorado and toward the state line, staff for the New Mexico Environment Department were waiting for it.]]>
<![CDATA[Appropriate This! - Seven Native American artists confront stereotypes head-on]]>
By: Enrique Limón
While most fashion and pop culture trends in the digital age are quick to die out, that of appropriating elements historically associated with Native American culture seems to be holding strong.]]>
<![CDATA[Back to School Reading List - For Grown-Ups]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm, Elizabeth Miller
Although the practice has faded over time, summer reading lists used to be a thing. The public libraries in the Midwestern city where I grew up promoted the idea, with the local Pizza Hut as a sponsor.
<![CDATA[Halves, Haves and Have Nots - Nowhere is Santa Fe’s disparity more obvious than in the housing market]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
Santa Fe is a city increasingly divided into haves and have nots, and the divisions of race and class are perhaps no more apparent than in the housing stock.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe Untapped - Best of Santa Fe 2015]]>
By: Enrique Limón
You've been waiting all year for the issue that brings you the voting results from our annual Readers Choice awards and a host of other fun reports about the best things to see, do and be in Santa Fe. ]]>
<![CDATA[Teaching New Teachers - SFPS program chips away at the teacher shortage with accelerated training for hard-to-fill spots]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Seated at one of the child-sized desks in her bilingual second grade classroom, Araceli Enriquez-Trinidad talks about how she always wanted to be a teacher.
<![CDATA[Start Me Up - Could an uptick in new businesses signal a brighter future for the City Different?]]>
By: Charlotte Martinez
“This is the most entrepreneurial activity I’ve seen since I’ve been paying attention to it in the last 20 years,” says Molly Cernicek, Los Alamos native and founder of online athletics channel SportXast.]]>
<![CDATA[The Call of the Curandera - Old healing art in New Mexico is dying out]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
I’m looking for a woman by the name of Sabanita Herrera, whose reputation for healing people is widely known in Northern New Mexico and in some cases, local lore has it, across the country. ]]>
<![CDATA[I'm on New Mexican Radio - Madrid debuts new low-power radio station. You should listen.]]>
By: Benjamin Yeager
On June 16, I sat in a coworker’s car when a woman’s voice came out of the static: “This is K96.9 Madrid, New Mexico.” I was trying to catch the inaugural broadcast of Madrid’s new community radio station.]]>
<![CDATA[Transformation - Can community-based social programs help drug offenders stay out of jail and reboot their lives?]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
When Angela “Spence” Pacheco was elected First Judicial District Attorney in 2008, she never imagined that seven years later, she’d feel like a mouse running on a wheel—chasing ahead, but never really getting anywhere.
<![CDATA[Make it POP - SFR's 2015 Summer Guide]]>
By: Enrique Limón
The heat is on, so sip on some prickly pear lemonade. Dust off your hiking boots. Discover that trail. Take that dip. Climb that peak. Pitch that tent. Beat that path. Walk that dog. Open that frosty one. Smile that smile. The time is now. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Canis Lupus Olympics - Wolf recovery doesn’t come easy, but the Northern Rockies experience proves it’s possible for the Southwest too]]>
By: Jim Mann
Witnessing the process of Northern Rockies wolf recovery was something akin to watching an Olympian, 20-way tug of war that lasted for more than two decades, until finally, the species leaped off the endangered species list.]]>
<![CDATA[A River Trickles Through It - With some help the Santa Fe River can be a river again]]>
By: Laura Paskus
The Living River Ordinance allows the city to put up to 1,000 acre-feet of water back into the Santa Fe River—not to deliver water to downstream users, but just to keep the channel wet.]]>
<![CDATA[Happy Little Summer - SFR’s 2015 Arts Preview]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Art is in the air, can you smell it? It seems that everywhere you turn during the summer months in Santa Fe, the city’s deep love for all things art is palpable.]]>
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - College grads plan careers with help from a state law that allows enrollment despite immigration status]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Tossing mortarboards into the air following graduation ceremonies is a springtime tradition. It’s often the final act for college students before they head into the world to pursue professional careers and begin to build their adult lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Mr. Mayor - Javier Gonzales is looking outside City Hall to unify Santa Fe, but his house remains divided]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Just after taking over the top job in City Hall more than a year ago, Javier Gonzales rearranged the mayor’s office, clearing out the clutter of his predecessor, David Coss.
<![CDATA[The Beat Goes On - SFR’s 2015 Local Music Issue]]>
By: Enrique Limón
And they said it couldn’t be done. Last year, tying in with the hubbub of SFR’s 40th anniversary, we decided to bring an old friend back into the spotlight—our local music issue.]]>
<![CDATA[Eyes on the Sky - View of the stars is a New Mexican natural resource]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Most of the time when someone in New Mexico talks about star power, they are referring to Hollywood celebs making an appearance for a fundraiser or getting spotted at a local burrito joint.
<![CDATA[Oh, Beehave! - Are endangered honeybees on track to be the new dodo?]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
As Earth Day celebrations roll out around the world today, April 22, it’s the perfect opportunity to remember that without honeybees, a majority of the world’s food supply would not exist.]]>
<![CDATA[Road to Reform - Whether you call it marijuana, cannabis or the great healer, get the dope on New Mexico’s changing weed scene]]>
SFR’s Weed Issue takes you behind the scenes to learn how things are going with the medical cannabis program, what lessons could be learned from Colorado’s taxation plan and other analysis.