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- Should NM political maps be based around acequias? Group makes the case.Communities are bonded by the annual ritual of “la limpia de la acequia” which leads to the reasoning behind why political districts should carry the ditches in mind.
Story by Patrick Lohmann, Source New Mexico
- UNM sports fans free to ignore health guidanceUNM asks fans to use the honor system when it comes to vaccinations and masks.
- OPINION: My traumatic experience as a breakthrough COVID-19 caseI did everything right: I’m fully vaccinated, I’ve been adhering to mask mandates and social distancing, and I’ve been putting my life on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. But I still got the virus.
- Despite Challenges, Flamenco ReturnsFlamenco, despite its challenges returns
- Proposed Stadium Excites Some, Worries OthersStadium to be left in the hands of voters November 2.
- Zozobra’s Old Man Gloom moonwalks his way to ashes Thousands gather for the 97th annual burning of Zozobra amidst coronavirus concerns.
- PNM’s biggest watch dog is out to stop its mergerThe head of Santa Fe nonprofit New Energy Economy wants New Mexico to control its own utilities. So why don’t other nonprofits have her back?
- Thousands of nurses and hundreds of doctors needed in the stateThe pandemic has only made the New Mexico’s existing problems worse. ICUs across the state are beyond capacity in a time when health care workers are “beyond burnout.”
Story by Austin Fisher, Source New Mexico
- You’ve reached 17,494 students. Please leave a message.New Mexico paid millions to a Utah company to text, email and phone “disengaged” students. Was it the right call?
By Alicia Inez Guzmán / Searchlight New Mexico
- Mayor’s plan to help homeless upsets neighboring communitiesBy Gordon Payne / New Mexico News Port Some residents of southeast Albuquerque are showing concern after Mayor Tim Keller announced the city’s purchase of a former hospital as a means of combating homelessness in the city “The City of Albuquerque has officially bought the Gibson Medical Center, the cornerstone… Continue reading Mayor’s plan to help homeless upsets neighboring communities
- New Mexico prepares for recreational marijuanaManuel Romero / NM News Port New Mexico is officially the 16th state to legalize recreational marijuana, and while it was not the first and most likely won’t be the last to do so, one state official believes New Mexico will “be revolutionary” in the cannabis industry. The legalization came… Continue reading New Mexico prepares for recreational marijuana
- Virtual group meetings divide teen addictsTeens who are down and out can’t simply log on for group meetings after rehab. By Dane Vaughn | NM News Port This year 19-year-old Vincent C. has had six relapses and lost two jobs, his car and a place to stay. He got clean seven months ago but now… Continue reading Virtual group meetings divide teen addicts
- NM schools dealing with increased educator vacanciesAdam Evarts / NM News Port Elizabeth Schilling looks at her watch: 8:47 a.m. The school day is three minutes away. It has been four months since she took over this kindergarten class after the teacher that began the year resigned. In front of her are 12 desks for her… Continue reading NM schools dealing with increased educator vacancies
- Albuquerque City Council approves lease for Orion Center satellite facilityBy Shane Farias / NM News Port New Mexico is set to become the home of a massive satellite facility. The Orion Center is planned to be a four-million-square-foot development built by Theia Group Inc. and its subsidiary company, Group Orion. It will be located on 114 acres of city… Continue reading Albuquerque City Council approves lease for Orion Center satellite facility
- Crowns, Chile and GatorsOutgoing Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger reflects on her unusual reign Jeanette DeDios / NM News Port Nothing could have prepared Cheyenne Kippenberger, former Miss Seminole, as she stood around her Miss Indian World competitors, all waiting for their names to be called at the Gathering of Nations in 2019.… Continue reading Crowns, Chile and Gators
- Who still plays 78’s? HHF on KUNM!“Home of Happy Feet” enters its 48th year on local public radio By Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port “Well good evening everybody, this is the Home of Happy Feet,” is the greeting you might hear from Karl Stalnaker as he introduces his radio show on Tuesday nights. The… Continue reading Who still plays 78’s? HHF on KUNM!
- Leading the nation: How New Mexico is vaccinating its populationBy William Jennings / NM News Port A year ago, New Mexico found itself in the midst of a once in a lifetime pandemic. Now, the vaccine is here and New Mexico is leading at vaccinating its population. About 60% percent of New Mexicans have already received their first dose… Continue reading Leading the nation: How New Mexico is vaccinating its population
- APS Transitions Back to In-Person Learning, Experimenting As They GoBy Isabella Baca | NM News Port During the pandemic teachers had to find creative ways to transition from teaching in person to teaching remotely and back again—but different. Although some parents have opted out of face-to-face meetings, choosing to have their children continue distance learning, most APS students went… Continue reading APS Transitions Back to In-Person Learning, Experimenting As They Go
- After Much Anticipation, New Mexico High School Football ReturnsTyler Braunhardt / NM News Port After a six-month delay, New Mexico high school football finally returned this spring. The New Mexico Activities Association voted in 2020 to move fall high school sports to a tentative late-winter/early-spring start. And months of uncertainty, Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham decided in February that the state’s… Continue reading After Much Anticipation, New Mexico High School Football Returns
- Albuquerque wellness hotels prioritizing families in needBy Daniel Ward The city of Albuquerque currently has three wellness hotels available for unhoused families or individuals with underlying health problems. Two of the hotels will be discontinued at the end of June due to warmer temperatures, COVID-19 cases going down and vaccinations increasing. One will continue operating for… Continue reading Albuquerque wellness hotels prioritizing families in need
- Family proximity quells pandemic baby bluesDane Vaughn / NM News Port In the weeks preceding the birth of her daughter Oakley, Brianna Tower was separated from her husband by restrictions brought on by the virus outbreak. Days after giving birth in San Antonio, Texas, Tower moved to Albuquerque in order to be closer to her… Continue reading Family proximity quells pandemic baby blues
- Happy, Worried, RelievedNoah Solomon / NM News Port Ellie Aikman’s UNM experience has been a whirlwind since last spring. She was frustrated when she received the email over spring break 2020 to return to Hokona Hall to collect her belongings by March 26 before they were donated to Lobo Reclaim. “[I] got… Continue reading Happy, Worried, Relieved
- Ammo shortage causes limitation for trainingBy Dane Vaughn / NM News Port New gun owners learning to shoot are encountering an obstacle: an ammo shortage in Albuquerque that has lasted an entire year. Retailers such as Big 5, Calibers and Right to Bear Arms in Albuquerque answer calls daily about what ammo is in stock.… Continue reading Ammo shortage causes limitation for training
- NM photographers find ways to keep their businesses runningBy Isabella Baca / NM News port Since the beginning of 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic has struck countless small businesses in the city of Albuquerque. Photographers had to find ways to make ends meet without group gatherings such as weddings, graduations, and family reunions. Jennifer Zamora had just started out… Continue reading NM photographers find ways to keep their businesses running
- In their own words: ChimayóBy Alicia Inez Guzmán | Searchlight NM Photography by Don J. Usner This is the second in a series of articles that ask students in New Mexico how they feel about school during the pandemic. Today we hear from three sisters in Chimayó. These comments have been lightly edited. The… Continue reading In their own words: Chimayó
- In Their Own Words: What children think about online learning and a school year lost to COVID – Zuni Pueblo and Navajo NationThis is the third in a series of articles that ask students in the region how they feel about school during the pandemic. Today we hear from students from Zuni Pueblo and the Navajo Nation. By Sunnie R. Clahchischiligi Photography by Don J. Usner and Curtis Ray Benally Not far… Continue reading In Their Own Words: What children think about online learning and a school year lost to COVID – Zuni Pueblo and Navajo Nation
- Zoom Fatigue Adds to Pandemic StressesBy Noah Solomon Struggling focus in front of a computer screen, feeling disoriented in front of a fuzzy camera, mourning the loss of social and physical interaction with others. These are the symptoms of Zoom fatigue, which some students say they’re experiencing since UNM moved classes online last spring. “For… Continue reading Zoom Fatigue Adds to Pandemic Stresses
- Taos Suffers Through Ski SeasonTaos Suffers Through Ski Season By Sean Johnson-Latham / NM News Port Businesses in Taos struggled to remain open as the pandemic throttled tourism in northern New Mexico’s choice ski resort town. “We’re hurting! We’re really hurting!” Marco Barbitta, the general manager of Stella’s Italian Restaurant, shouted into the phone.… Continue reading Taos Suffers Through Ski Season
- Albuquerque Homelessness Rises During PandemicBy Tyler Braunhardt / NM News Port Homelessness in Albuquerque was on a sharp rise just as the pandemic hit and economic hardships related to the pandemic increased pressure on low-income and unhoused people in the city. Now Mayor Tim Keller is asking for $4.7 million to start operations at the Gateway… Continue reading Albuquerque Homelessness Rises During Pandemic
- NM lawmakers approve recreational marijuanaManuel Romero / NM News Port The New Mexico State Legislature, meeting in special session, passed two bills that would expunge past marijuana convictions while making New Mexico the 16th state to permit the recreational use of marijuana. The bills now head to the governor’s desk where she’s expected to… Continue reading NM lawmakers approve recreational marijuana