Mayor’s plan to help homeless upsets neighboring communities

The Gibson Medical Center acted as an overflow unit for Covid-19 patients when the pandemic was at its worst. The center has been bought by the city for $15 million to be used as a gateway center for the homeless (Gordon Payne/ 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 of our Gateway Center network,”… Continue reading Mayor’s plan to help homeless upsets neighboring communities

Who still plays 78’s? HHF on KUNM!

Harry Norton (left) and Karl Stalnaker (right,) KUNM deejays, in front of Stalnaker’s home studio. (Photo by Steven Emmons)

“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 duo of Stalnaker and fellow… Continue reading Who still plays 78’s? HHF on KUNM!

Leading the nation: How New Mexico is vaccinating its population

Photo by William Jennings

By 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 while 43% are fully vaccinated. … Continue reading Leading the nation: How New Mexico is vaccinating its population

Albuquerque wellness hotels prioritizing families in need

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 unhoused families with children.  To… Continue reading Albuquerque wellness hotels prioritizing families in need

In Their Own Words: What children think about online learning and a school year lost to COVID – Zuni Pueblo and Navajo Nation

Brothers Elishah (age 13, left) and Makai Tsosie (age 14, right) take a break from their chores on the family ranch at Lake Valley, NM, and enjoy some horseback riding. Photo by Curtis Ray Benally.

This 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 from the Shiprock pinnacle on… 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 Stresses

By 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 some reason, it feels so… Continue reading Zoom Fatigue Adds to Pandemic Stresses