Alexandria Tapia is city’s first cowgirl to hold state's Miss Rodeo crown since 1969

Santa Fe native Alexandria Tapia recently began her yearlong reign as Miss Rodeo New Mexico — and she’s the first Santa Fean to hold the title since 1969,

  • Celebrations, April 13, 2014

    Stephanie Green of Hutchinson, Kan., and Nico Roesler of Santa Fe announce their engagement.

  • Faces & places, April 13, 2014

    Two Santa Fe women will be among four New Mexico authors honored April 26 for their children’s books as part of the New Mexico Press Women’s annual conference at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces.

  • In the market for new digs? Be a gracious open house guest

    As a former Realtor and homeowner, I’ve spent many a Sunday attending open houses. I’ll even make a day of it with my out-of-town guests who are in awe of exposed vigas, hand-troweled plaster and nichos.

  • ‘Pastor Mike’ converts ill-reputed motel into house of worship

    The Rev. Mike Naranjo built a church on the remains of a seedy Española motel that had a reputation for prostitution and other debauchery.

  • Faces & Places, April 6, 2014

    Mayrah Udvardi, a resident of Santa Fe and a student at Wellesley College, was awarded the Watson Fellowship — a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside the United States awarded to graduating college seniors.

  • E-cigs raise new questions about ‘vaping’ in the office

    I had an interesting sighting at the drug store last week. As I walked in, I observed the security guard, who was stationed inside, pull out an electronic cigarette and take a quick “drag,” then put it away. It lasted no more than two seconds, but the image stayed with me. I wasn’t sure if I was intrigued or put off, but it was a reflection of our changing times.

  • Faces & places, March 30, 2014

    New Mexico State University chemical engineering assistant professor Jessica Perea-Houston has been chosen as an International Society for Advancement of Cytometry Scholar, says a news release from the university.

  • Celebrations, March 23, 2014

    Mel and Barbara Yost of Santa Fe announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Yost, to Aaron McCombs of Tucson, Ariz.

  • Celebrations, March 16, 2014

    Patricio and Carmen Carrejo of Socorro announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Carrejo, to Carlos Sanchez, son of Mary and Robert Sanchez of Albuquerque.The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Delia and Ignacio Romero.

  • Etiquette Rules: Social media dos and don’ts for tweens

    And like generations before me, I worry for our youth. First, I worry about the health risks associated with constant physical contact with a device emitting radiation and Wi-Fi. Or simply being near it for hours, days and years on end.

  • Faces and places, March 9, 2014

    Desiree Garcia, 17, daughter of Lionel and Louise Garcia, has been named the New Mexico Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community.

  • Public Works: State worker honored for keeping trafflic flowing smoothly

    It’s easy to take stoplights for granted. It’s less easy to be responsible for keeping up with maintenance and signal timing for all stoplights in a large geographic area with heavy traffic flows.

  • SFPS Science Expo winners

    Santa Fe Public Schools held its districtwide Science Expo on Thursday at Gonzales Community School. Following are the winners:

  • Guatemalan native finds solace in his guitar

    Erwin Sagche has earned the right to moan the blues, but he doesn’t. Instead, he sings the joys of being alive while embodying his chapter of the American dream.

  • Got a birthday party coming? have a game plan for gifts

    As new parents, we’ve reached the one-year mark! It’s been 365 days of adventures in onesies, crawling and teething — plus many memories for the photo album.

  • Celebrations, March 1, 2014

    Stephanie Lopez of Rio Rancho and Richard Bertoldo of Las Cruces announce their engagement.

  • Santa Fe group provides sense of family for orphan girls in Mexico

    About a dozen years ago, Santa Fe attorney Jim Noble, his wife, Pat, and some friends acquired a building in Palomas and began running a program that cared for dozens of children.

  • State worker finds his voice with symphony chorus

    To become internationally known in the world of opera — it’s a tall dream for a singer with less than four months of formal voice training under his belt.

  • Faces and places, Feb. 23, 2014

    Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, named 280 students to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. The following students earned honors and were named to the list: Robin Bulger of Galisteo and Clare McCarthy of Glorieta.

  • Etiquette Rules: Strike Olympic gold with sportsmanship

    The charm and camaraderie of the Winter Olympics is on full display in Sochi, Russia. It must be the commemorative mittens and theme song, “Bugler’s Dream,” that makes these February games feel warm and fuzzy.

  • Andy Otto: Watershed association director has led a meandering life

    Andy Otto’s path to his role as the new executive director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association has been anything but a straight trajectory.

  • Face and places, Feb. 9, 2014

    Matthew Jaramillo of PNM Resources and Kelley Ryals, owner and dentist at Santa Fe Modern Dentistry/Pacific Dental Services, are among the 28 statewide young professionals who recently graduated from the Leadership New Mexico’s “The Next Generation of Leadership” program.

  • Public Works: State’s ‘Smart Roadside’ program IDs high-risk trucks via sensors

    It was clearly an idea whose time had come. For decades, the state Motor Transportation Police Division relied on the instincts of inspection officers to identify high-risk commercial vehicles on New Mexico’s roads.

  • Celebrations, Feb. 2, 2014

    Keyana DeAguero of Santa Fe, the daughter of Gilbert and Ada DeAguero of Española, and Matthew Martinez of Santa Fe, the son of Ascencion and Dolores Martinez of Española, announce their engagement.

  • Wave goodbye to the handshake

    A large part of the curriculum I teach as an etiquette consultant includes introduction skills. One of those skills is the handshake. Children love practicing the handshake because it feels very grown-up and allows them to exaggerate the limp “dead fish” and the aggressive “shoulder dislocater,” along with a bone-crushing grip.

Let's all go to the landfill

After much anticipation and on-again-off-again tension a date has finally been set for the Alamogordo E.T. excavation extravaganza and you are invited to attend.