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

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

Pine Ridge or Bust

Even as Dineh Benally’s illegal cannabis operations in the Navajo Nation are under ongoing investigation, he’s looking for more opportunities across Indian Country. By Wufei Yu and Ed Williams | Searchlight NM Last year, Dineh Benally, the former president of San Juan River Farm Board in the Navajo Nation, oversaw the transformation of 400 acres of cropland into… Continue reading Pine Ridge or Bust

Earthships a prevailing home model amidst environmental challenges

A New Mexican Earthship. Photo courtesy of Earthship Biotecture.

By Bodie Russell / NM News Port With global warming looming, the Earthship, New Mexico’s alternative housing model, is finding enthusiasts and popularity.  “Every time there’s a crisis – global warming, COVID, Y2K, natural disasters – we get hit. The demand goes way up,” said Jonah Reynolds of Earthship Biotecture in Taos. Reynolds is the… Continue reading Earthships a prevailing home model amidst environmental challenges

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