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

Crowns, Chile and Gators

Cheyenne Kippenberger being announced as 2019 Miss Indian World. Photo courtesy of Emergence Productions.

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. “I was nervous, I was… Continue reading Crowns, Chile and Gators

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

NM photographers find ways to keep their businesses running

Jennifer Zamora and husband Mike Zamora Photo By Adrianna Valdez.

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 as a family photographer when… Continue reading NM photographers find ways to keep their businesses running

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

UNM’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremony to be in-person outdoors

University Stadium, soon to be filled with UNM Spring 2021 graduates. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

By Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port The University of New Mexico (UNM) decided it would hold a graduation ceremony for its 2021 class this May at University Stadium, allowing only graduating students and faculty to attend. “This is a discussion the leadership team at UNM has been having since the first day of… Continue reading UNM’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremony to be in-person outdoors

How New Mexico schools returned to in-person learning

By Adam Evarts / NM News Port The state of New Mexico is sending kids back to school in-person and on a full-time basis beginning this week. For many parents, the move is long overdue, after spending more than a year of having their students learn from home under coronavirus safety restrictions.  Dr. Ryan Stewart,… Continue reading How New Mexico schools returned to in-person learning