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    Charter schools target N.M.’s at-risk students

    By Ed Williams / Searchlight NM/ Sara Tafoya never pictured herself as one of New Mexico’s at-risk students. She came from a supportive, college-educated family in Albuquerque, had once earned good grades, and entertained dreams of going to college and becoming a physical therapist. But in her sophomore year, Tafoya “attracted bad situations,” skipping classes […]

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    Public Art Keeps Rio Rancho’s “Vision” in Focus

    By Nathan Barnes/ NM News Port / New Mexico is notorious for its love of art and now Rio Rancho’s newly-approved municipal bonds will provide approximately $137,000 to install new public art pieces as part of the “1% for the Arts” program. Long-time traveler and local artist, Chase Daniels, said public art is absolutely necessary […]

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    State Budget Choking UNM Sustainability Goals

    By Gabriela Garcia-Huff, Brianna Mortensen, Jaden Torres / NM News Port / The University of New Mexico Office of Sustainability set a goal in 2009 to decrease the university’s carbon emissions by 80 percent before the year 2030, according to the Climate Action Plan. However, with stagnant funding from the state and the regular traffic […]

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    CNM film program prepares NM students for real life productions

    By Naydeen Dajani and Haneen Khatib / NM News Port / As one of the top TV and film locations in the nation, New Mexico needs talented workers and the Central New Mexico Community college helps prepare students for those jobs on sets. On a Wednesday afternoon, in a large studio bay on the CNM […]

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    The Art of Nob Hill (not that ART)

    By Nichole Harwood / NM News Port / Local artists are helping revitalize the Nob Hill community with large outdoor murals. With support from residents, businesses and preservation groups like Nob Hill Main Street, these artists are also affirming Nob Hill’s historical place in Albuquerque. Meet the Artist: Aaron Stromberg For Nob Hill’s 100th birthday […]

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    Nuclear activists call attention to NM’s legacy as ‘national sacrifice zone’

    By Christina Rodriguez / NM News Port / “PELIGRO: PUEDE CAUSAR MUERTE, CÁNCER, O DEFECTOS DE NACIMIENTO” reads the eight foot tall inflatable radioactive waste canister. (Translation: “DANGER: CAN CAUSE DEATH, CANCER, OR BIRTH DEFECTS”) There’s a banner tethered to the bottom: “NO NUKES!” The inflatable canister has been traveling across New Mexico: from Albuquerque […]

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