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!

Taos Suffers Through Ski Season

Mary Beth and her husband stand out front of Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast with their dog Mickey. Photo Via Mary Beth.

Taos 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. The state’s public health orders… Continue reading Taos Suffers Through Ski Season

Same COVID setting, but Lady Lobos prevail while men dwindle

Sports Analysis by Shane Farias / NM News Port Both the University of New Mexico men’s and women’s basketball seasons are in the books, and while both teams dealt with the same COVID-19 restrictions, their results were much different. The Lady Lobos strove to a 15-4 record, winning the Mountain West Conference regular-season title outright,… Continue reading Same COVID setting, but Lady Lobos prevail while men dwindle

In Their Own Words:What children say about online learning and a school year lost to COVID

Anthony, Amelia and Adamina frolic on the trampoline at home. (Don J. Usner/Searchlight NM)

This the first in a series of articles that ask students in New Mexico how they feel about school during the pandemic. What has online learning been like? What do they think about returning to the classroom? Today we hear from a 9-year-old and a 5-year-old in Albuquerque. (The comments have been lightly edited.) By Alicia… Continue reading In Their Own Words:What children say about online learning and a school year lost to COVID

COVID-19 restrictions deplete Santa Fe tourism numbers

New Mexico COVID-19 restrictions for restaurants are limited to 25% occupancy for outdoor dining only, making it difficult for some businesses during the winter.

By Shane Farias / NM News Port Tourism in Santa Fe hit an all-time low over the last 10 months as a result of coronavirus restrictions, which caused the normally substantial number of visitors to drop significantly, affecting local businesses, events and overall revenue for the city.  The first positive COVID-19 case was reported in… Continue reading COVID-19 restrictions deplete Santa Fe tourism numbers

UNM basketball teams return to action as details remain unclear

By Jesus Mata / NM News Port The University of New Mexico’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will be returning to the court this winter after a long delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The women’s team kicked off the season with two non-conference wins last week, beating Midwestern State 93-65 on Friday and Sam… Continue reading UNM basketball teams return to action as details remain unclear

Drive-in movie theaters appear as safe alternatives to indoor screenings

The scene moments before the film is about to start on Sept. 7, 2020 in Santa Fe, NM (Jesus Mata, NM News Port)

By Jesus Mata / NM News Port The summer movie season was largely lost due to COVID-19 measures that forced the closure of indoor theaters but, thanks to some entrepreneurial individuals, drive-ins have appeared as suitable and safe substitutes.   Motorama, located at a former horse racing track in Santa Fe, is a new addition to… Continue reading Drive-in movie theaters appear as safe alternatives to indoor screenings

Local breweries support artists

People gather at Dialogue Brewery to enjoy live music and drink beer at Dialogue’s only location in Albuquerque, N.M. (Courtesy of Dialogue Brewing)

Breweries in New Mexico have been growing rapidly — now at a total of 85 according the Brewers Association — and as a result, music artists and brewing companies have found a common ground.   Malcome Reese, an acoustic artist, booked a performance at Tractor Brewery after he was discovered doing free shows at Brickyard Pizza. … Continue reading Local breweries support artists

Latin fusion band Sol de la Noche drops first album

The Latin fusion group Sol De La Noche released their first studio album 'Al Natural' on Saturday, Sep. 7th at Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Alanie Rael / NM News Port)

By Alanie Rael and Andrea Solis / NM News Port Through a variety of cultures, sounds and colors, Albuquerque music group Sol De La Noche brought life to a party at Marble Brewery. The Latin fusion group released their first album, “Al Natural” on September 7, 2019 at a party held at the downtown bar.… Continue reading Latin fusion band Sol de la Noche drops first album