COVID-19 has changed the economic landscape in New Mexico, leading new college grads to reshape how they approach the job market.
By Tyler Braunhardt, Spencer Butler, Jeanette DeDios, Noah Solomon / NM News Port
By 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
Manuel 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
Teens 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
Outgoing 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
“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!
Tyler 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
By 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
Dane 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
Noah 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
By 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
By 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
By 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