• volunteers plant thousands of flags

    Ahead of Memorial Day, volunteers plant thousands of flags at soldiers’ gravestones in NM

    There are more than 58,000 servicemen and women buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery. (Source: KRQE/CNN) SANTA FE, NM (KRQE/CNN) – Hundreds of volunteers visited the Santa Fe National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend, to prepare it Monday’s remembrances. The annual “flags in” ceremony serves as a time-honored tradition of loyalty and respect. Come Monday, the cemetery will be filled with people honoring the heroes who lie in it. One volunteer, veteran John Colwell, said there is “no higher sacrifice” than the one the soldiers buried at the cemetery made. “We can never say thank you enough,” said another volunteer. As they worked, they paused along the way to…

  • New Mexico set to begin primary vote for governor, Congress

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early voting begins Tuesday at county clerk’s offices and by mail in New Mexico’s hotly contested primary elections for two open congressional seats and the governor’s office. Voting at precincts does not take place until June 5 in primary races that also will help determine the balance of power in the state House of Representatives and narrow the competition for state land commissioner, lieutenant governor and utility commission posts. Direct early voting starts Tuesday at county clerk’s offices across the state and through mail-in absentee ballots that can be ordered online this year for the first time. Tuesday is also the final day to register…

  • glass recycling

    Santa Fe, NM to partner with MillerCoors on glass recycling

    Dive Brief: Denver-based MillerCoors’ Rocky Mountain Bottling Co. has approved a request from the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency to become a recycled glass vendor, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. The agency will ship two loads of glass per month to MillerCoors, at a cost of $1,235 each, to be recycled into new bottles. The city has more than 2,000 tons of glass stockpiled from the past year. The agency’s executive director Randall Kippenbrock told the Santa Fe New Mexican this agreement is a more expensive deal than dumping the glass in the landfill, but cheaper than crushing it at the transfer station for alternative uses. The…

  • Nonprofit behind Santa Fe Indian Market names new director

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The nonprofit behind the nearly century-old Santa Fe Indian Market has appointed a new executive director. A spokeswoman for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts says Ira Wilson will take the helm of the organization, replacing Dallin Maybee. Maybee, an artist and attorney, announced recently that he was stepping down from the position. The annual Santa Fe Indian Market in August has been touted as one of the nation’s most prestigious art markets. Each August, it draws about 1,000 jewelers, potters and other artists, as well as roughly 150,000 people, to downtown Santa Fe. The juried art market on the city plaza lasts two days.…

  • What Is a Living Wage?

    Correction Appended If It Happened in Baltimore, Maybe It Can Happen Anywhere For a few weeks in the summer of 1995, Jen Kern spent her days at a table in the Library of Congress in Washington, poring over the fine print of state constitutions from around the country. This was, at the time, a somewhat-eccentric strategy to fight poverty in America. Kern was not a high-powered lawyer or politician; she was 25 and held a low-paying, policy-related job at Acorn, the national community organization. Yet to understand why living-wage campaigns matter — where they began, what they mean and why they inspire such passion and hope — it helps to…

  • Sports: Week in Review

    SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico LITTLE LEAGUE MOVING FORWARD: It’s full steam ahead for the Santa Fe Little League after a productive meeting Sunday saw several community members volunteer as board members. “We had quite a few people turn out,” said Gary Flores, one of the league’s vice presidents. “We had a few more people come in and new people to come on the board to help us out. We’re going to make it.” Registration starts Feb. 10 at the Santa Fe Place Mall and will continue every Saturday throughout the month. “We’re moving forward,” Flores said. “We’re going…

  • Utah Has Some Of The Most Beautiful Scenery In The Country

    When most people think about Utah, they think about the Salt Lake area. Because it is the most populated part of the state, it is the area that the majority of people are familiar with. However, the state itself has much more to offer. In fact, it has some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the United States. Southern Utah is home to a large number of national parks, state parks, and scenic byways. Traveling through this part of the state can be a truly amazing experience. The most eye-catching points of interest usually include incredible rock formations. For instance, Arches National Park is world-famous for its amazing stone…