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

COVID-19 has affected many families, including mine

Mariah and Aliyah Perry

By Mariah Perry / NM News Port When COVID-19 entered the world, I didn’t know it would enter mine.  Now, as New Mexico reaches 100,000 cases and just set another record high for daily number of deaths, I’m one of the lucky ones.  But this pandemic is real. It’s taking a toll on families. It… Continue reading COVID-19 has affected many families, including mine

NM United supporters make it their goal to uplift community

By Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port Fans of Albuquerque’s professional soccer team, New Mexico United, are not letting up. Despite a rough year, disrupted by the pandemic, they’re still showing their support of the team and the community.  “We’re having to come up with creative ways, ways to support the team,” said supporter … Continue reading NM United supporters make it their goal to uplift community

Rising COVID Cases Affect Albuquerque Community Centers

By Manuel Romero / NM News Port With COVID-19 cases on a dramatic rise across the state, local community centers have clamped down on their usual programs and activities and while putting extra safety protocols in place. Now over nine months since the first reported coronavirus cases were detected in New Mexico, the state’s COVID-19… Continue reading Rising COVID Cases Affect Albuquerque Community Centers

Experts say Kamala Harris rides a wave of women supporting Democrats

The 2020 election is unprecedented as it will be conducted mostly through mail-in ballots. (Gordon Payne / NM News Port)

Gordon Payne / NM News Port Kamala Harris’ candidacy as the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee is not necessarily the reason women are likely to support the party in the 2020 election, professors from the University of New Mexico explain. UNM political science professor Lonna Atkeson recently published a report for the University’s Center for… Continue reading Experts say Kamala Harris rides a wave of women supporting Democrats

UNM freshmen find ways to avoid going at it alone

By Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port  They’ve joined The Pack, but now first-time UNM dorm residents are looking to each other — and to their advisors — in navigating strict housing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic this fall.  “Some of the new regulations include wearing a mask when not in your room or… Continue reading UNM freshmen find ways to avoid going at it alone

Down for the count

The rusted remains of a service station on Motel Drive in Lordsburg. (Julia Sclafani/Searchlight NM)

The 2020 census is doing a number on rural America. In places like Lordsburg, New Mexico, that could spell doom.  By Julia Sclafani | Searchlight NM Tucked away in New Mexico’s bootheel, Lordsburg is the kind of town that hasn’t bustled in 50 years. It’s the birthplace of the state song “O Fair New Mexico”… Continue reading Down for the count

Census deadline moved up, surprising NM native communities

Census packets in plastic bags are geo-coded to specific addresses and left at doors in rural areas. Image: Marjorie Childress / NMID

By Shaun Griswold / New Mexico In Depth New Mexico’s tribal communities suddenly find themselves in a rush to reorganize their plans to ensure a complete census count after federal authorities this week abruptly moved the deadline up by a month, from the end of October to September 30. “We have pretty much lost a month… Continue reading Census deadline moved up, surprising NM native communities