With Balloon Fiesta grounded, local businesses struggle

By Spencer Butler / NM News Port One of New Mexico’s highest-profile COVID cancelations year was that of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, an annual nine-day hot air balloon festival and the largest annual tourist draw for the city. In the wake of the cancellation, the Balloon Fall Fest, was created by the city of… Continue reading With Balloon Fiesta grounded, local businesses struggle

Meow Wolf workers meet resistance to unionization effort  

An outside look at Meow Wolf as it has been closed since March. (Jah’lani Jones / NM News Port)

By Jah’lani Jones and Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port At the popular art installation in Santa Fe, Meow Wolf employees have been met with push back from both Meow Wolf executives and fellow employees in their pursuit to unionize.   Bill Rodgers, a Meow Wolf Workers Collective (MWWC) organizer, said that despite the resistance,… Continue reading Meow Wolf workers meet resistance to unionization effort  

Local gyms strive to rebound after COVID lockdown

By Spencer Butler / NM News Port As New Mexico’s COVID-19 restrictions continue, issues persist for local gyms who are trying to balance public health guidelines while providing customers with a valuable workout space. As of August 28, The New Mexico Department Of Health has stated that Gyms are classified as “close contact businesses” meaning… Continue reading Local gyms strive to rebound after COVID lockdown

Local plant nursery doing well despite pandemic

Denise Warner, owner, watering the plants in the greenhouse. (Dalton Padilla / NM News Port)

By Dalton Padilla / NM News Port Dominic Galaviz enjoys gardening and found plenty of time for it this year — including visits to Alameda Greenhouse, one of the local nurseries seeing a swell of business despite COVID-19 restrictions. “This greenhouse and others have been so helpful during the pandemic — to keep busy and… Continue reading Local plant nursery doing well despite pandemic

Revel looks to bounce back following COVID shutdown

By Sayre Key-Towne / NM News Port With New Mexico’s COVID-19 cases declining and the state now permitting restaurants to operate at 25% capacity, local food and entertainment venues are beginning to see daylight for the first time in months. Danny Chavez is the owner and operator of Revel — a large, warehouse style club… Continue reading Revel looks to bounce back following COVID shutdown