Author Archives: markhcross
Based on percentages of the popular vote awarded each candidate in the last presidential election, Santa Fe has once again proven itself the most liberal place in the Rocky Mountain West. Boulder, Colorado, which many assume to hold that title, … Continue reading
The newspapers distributed in Northern New Mexico have made their endorsements for the 2012 general election. (The Los Alamos Monitor and the Las Vegas Optic, both owned by media conglomerate Landmark Communications, do not make endorsements.) The usually conservative Albuquerque … Continue reading
The Santa Fe airport will soon offer service to Denver, in addition to the current flights to Los Angeles and Dallas. There have always been mixed opinions about expanding the airport. Former mayor Debbie Jaramillo summed up one side of … Continue reading
I will be on KSFR (101.1 FM) at 5:00 pm today. Diego Mulligan will be giving away a few copies of the encyclopedia as part of the public radio station’s fundraising drive.
Indian actor and activist Russell Means died on October 22, 2012.
My girlfriend, Beth, and I went to DeVargas Mall to see The Master, with Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. We had just exited the theater and were standing outside, talking about the movie, when Shirley MacLaine walked out. Someone … Continue reading
Heath Haussamen shut down his website, NMPolitics.net, in September 2012. Haussamen has joined veteran journalist Trip Jennings in a project called New Mexico In Depth. Haussamen and Jennings will conduct in-depth investigations that New Mexico newspapers have not had the … Continue reading
The Black Hole is closing. Ed Grothus, who established the Los Alamos surplus store in 1953, died in 2009. His daughter Barbara announced in September 2012 that the family has decided to close the store and sell the four-and-a half-acre … Continue reading
The owners of the Santa Fe Reporter have added another newspaper to their stable. The owners of the Willamette Week, based in Portland, OR, bought the Reporter in 1997. In August 2012 they acquired the Independent Weekly, which is based … Continue reading
Randy Travis left Santa Fe after he and his wife Elizabeth divorced in 2010. He moved to Tioga, Texas, where he has been arrested twice in 2012 for drinking-related offenses.