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