With all due respect to West Las Vegas senior D.J. Bustos recently becoming the state's all-time leading scorer, it's puzzling to hear him complaint about how defensives play him.
In Thursday night's 54-51 District 2-4A semifinals win over visiting St. Michael's decided on a buzzer shot by his senior teammate Isiaha Gallegos, Bustos made it clear that he didn't appreciate the Horsemen defense, especially the box-and-one a>
Pre-K for Santa Fe took a big step forward this week in our efforts to ensure that 1,000 additional children have access to Pre-K every year. On Monday, the Public Works Committee passed the Pre-K initiative with a vote of 3-1. Voting with us were Councilors Peter Ives, Renee Villarreal, and Chris Rivera. Councilor Ron Trujillo voted against us and Councilor Joe Maestas abstained.
Our next stop is the Finance Committee on Monday, Feb 27 at 5pm, and then a full Council vote on Wednesday, March 8. If the Council approves, Santa Feans will have the opportunity to vote on the Pre-K initiative on May 2!
In case you haven't seen it, here’s the full Pre-K Initi>
Santa Fe Community College Presents Ancient Memory exhibition March 23-April 14
Retrospective of paintings and photographs by Mark Kane
Opening Reception 4-6 p.m. March 23 in Main Hallway Gallery
Santa Fe Community College presents Ancient Memories: Retrospective of Paintings and Photography of Mark Kane. Mark Kane taught both photography and painting at Santa Fe Community College from 2010 until his death in February, 2016.
A native of New York, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College. After a brief stint teaching in the public schools, he became a professional photographer. He lived more than 37 years in Santa Fe. His photographs a>
Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty's first annual School Supply Drive was a huge success thanks to donors like you
It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces show up in the office last week! We are overwhelmed by the amount of love shown to our local educators and classrooms. Hundreds of supplies were collected and delivered to Santa Fe Partners in Education to benefit their Teacher Warehouse, where local teachers can "shop" for free for materials to use in their classrooms.
CBTWR is thrilled to support our community schools through Santa Fe Partners in Education. In addition to the Teacher Warehouse, they offer grants for classroom projects, fund bus transportation f>
Northern New Mexico College Partners with Georgia Tech University on Center for Accessible Materials Innovation (CAMI) Project
Española – Northern New Mexico College is committed to inclusivity, and to reaching out to students from all backgrounds. In that light, the College is a proud participant in the CAMI (Center for Accessible Materials Innovation) Project 31.
The project is funded by a grant to the Northern New Mexico College Accessibility Resource Center in partnership with Georgia Tech University. It is designed to study barriers to accessibility at Minority Serving Higher Education Institutions in the United States and to create innovative solutions.
Nominations are underway for SFR's Best of Santa Fe 2017
Nominate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte for "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Youth Program" in the Santa Fe Reporter's Best of Santa Fe 2017.
The nomination round lasts through March 31.
After that date, the most popular nominees in each category will be placed on the final ballot. Voting on the final ballot lasts the entire month of May.
To nominate us, go to: Best of Santa Fe 2017 Ballot
St. Michael's pays a call on West Las Vegas tonight in the District 2-4A boy's basketball semis, first time the teams have met this season
In 2-6A, runner-up Santa Fe High is home to Albuquerque Sandia Friday night in its semifinals
By ARNIE LESHIN
West Las Vegas, meet the visitors from St. Michael's. You've seen them before on the basketball court, but not this season.
You can blame the two District 2-4A forfeits that you bestowed upon the Horsemen, and just like that 2-0 and 2-0 doesn't make for normal results.
And so tonight at the runner-up Dons' court, the two match-up for the first time in the district semifinals, the winner to play at district>
The Native Plant Society, Las Cruces Chapter presents a ceremonial check to the Friends of Leasburg Dam State Park for their native gardens
Native Plant Society Helps Friends of Leasburg Dam State Park and Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park Grow their Native Gardens
Las Cruces, NM - The Native Plant Society, Las Cruces Chapter has made a generous donation of $250.00 to the Friends of Leasburg Dam State Park for plants for the native gardens situated throughout the Park.
The Native Plant Society also presented a $250 check to the Friends of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park on February 16, 2017. The Friends will use the funds to purchase materials and seeds to>
New Emergency Services Enhancement, Smart911 in Santa Fe County
Public safety officials in Santa Fe County have introduced a new emergency services enhancement that could help save lives, Smart911. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals to create a Safety Profile for their household. The profile can include any information residents may want 9-1-1 call takers and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. If 9-1-1 is dialed, their Safety Profile will immediately display on the call taker's screen saving critical seconds and even minutes in response to the emergency.
"The Smart911 platform saves critical time in an emergency when seconds can be the >
Town Hall Meeting
Dem Bills to Attract,
Retain Good Teachers Pass House
Bills Are Part of Continuing Effort to Protect & Improve Education
Tuesday, two bills that aim to ensure New Mexico attracts and retains good teachers by improving teacher evaluations and recognizing teacher skill and competency passed the House. Representative Debra Sariñana's (D-Albuquerque) bill, HB 163, makes teacher evaluations more fair by ensuring a teacher's evaluation is not disproportionately affected by students who have too many absences. The second bill introduced by Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton's (D-Albuquerque), HB 124, provides a three-tier framework for teachers to advance to level II>
Imagine...a woman sitting in your church this Sunday considering abortion...she's torn, hurting and desperate...she feels totally alone.
Why isn't she turning to someone in your church instead of to an abortion provider like Planned Parenthood?
In just four hours, you or someone in your church can learn proven methods to reach out to that woman and help her get to Care Net Pregnancy Center of Santa Fe where we can help her make a life-affirming choice for herself and her child. Drawing on the knowledge of pastors, lawyers, counselors, and medical professionals, our Making Life Disciples training helps churches set up a program to bring compassion, hope, help and disciples>
Eagle Nest Lake Closed to Recreational Activities
Deteriorating Ice Conditions Deemed Unsafe for Ice Fishing
Effective immediately, Eagle Nest Lake is closed to all activities on the lake’s surface due to deteriorating ice conditions.
The State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish jointly manage the lakes and surroundings. State Parks has the authority to close or restrict access to areas of parks, as well as to restrict, limit or prohibit activities such as ice fishing as conditions require. Such actions are taken in the interest of public safety and resource protection.
“Our visitor’s safety is paramount,” said Park Manager Mark Sulli>
Christus St. Vincents: Women's Services
More babies are born at CHRISTUS St. Vincent than anywhere else in Northern New Mexico. Each year, we welcome more than 1,500 babies into the world and care for their mothers, while treating an additional 3,000 patients who visit for prenatal examinations or other obstetrical conditions.
Expectant mothers in labor must check in at registration. Between 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, patient register at the main registration located on the central level of the hospital. Between 7:00 pm - 7:00 am, patients register at the Emergency Department check-in. After registering, patients are assessed and placed in a birthing suite depending on the >
That's Santa Fe High sophomore Sammy Martinez on the top step of the podium displaying his state 6A wrestling championship award won this past weekend. Sammy with gold medal draped around his neck and with his state championship award, the first in 6A for the Demons.
State wrestling championship for Demon sophomore Sammy Martinez, Jaguar Jose Tapia wins unprecedented fifth title, Horseman senior Julian Brittain his first
Demons finish their best in 6A, as do Jaguars in 5A behind two other state champions
By ARNIE LESHIN
Don't tell Sammy Martinez that you can't win a state wrestling championship after finishing second at districts.
For the Sa>
Heinrich To Stand With Taos Community To Defend National Monuments And Public Lands
SANTA FE, N.M. — On Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Taos Mesa Brewing , U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will join a diverse coalition of community members, including Tribal leaders from the Taos Pueblo, and local small businesses to celebrate and stand up for the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and all of New Mexico's public lands.
Senator Heinrich, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, fought back against a bill reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would have sold off 3.3 million acres of public land, including 800,000 acre>
"A jarring comedy of hoodoo proportions." The play opens with best friends Alicia (Roxanne Tapia), Yesenia (Juliet Salazar) and Carolina (Alix Hudson) watching a concert in summer: Yess is checking out her new man playing in the band, Caro is concerned with buying a house and getting pregnant, and Ali is thrilled about working on a thematic of Grace for the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Arts. It's a typical day for the trio. But when Alicia finds out that her long-term boyfriend, Diego, has left her for another woman, her world is turned upside down. She moves in with her eccentric cousin Lulu (Liza Frolkis), goes to therapy, eats ice cream from the container. When>
Good times at weekend state swim-dive championships for Griffins and Demons
Prep has its best team finish by placing 11th with 76 points at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium
By ARNIE LESHIN
After transferring from Desert Academy following his freshman year, Luke Shankin arrived at Santa Fe High realizing he'd have to sit out that season. Practice, yes, actual competition no.
But he didn't take off time from the pool. In the only sport he competes in, he worked hard to do well his first year as a Demon swimmer.
When it arrived, he came through with a stellar regular season, capping it by qualifying in three individual events and being a key member o>
Santa Fe High senior Cheyenne Garcia places sixth in 100 breaststroke at state championships at Albuquerque Academy Natatorium
Second year on the podium for Garcia and St. Michael's senior divers Alexis Gallegos and Amaia Bracamontes
By ARNIE LESHIN
Her sixth-place finish this time in the 100-yard breaststroke was as near to her third place turned in last year.
Regardless, Santa Fe High senior Cheyenne Garcia stepped onto the podium for a second-straight time at the past weekend' state swimming-diving championships at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium.
Not bad for a student-athlete who concluded two years with the Demonettes and now looks ahead to >