Category: People

Bill Rehm of Albuquerque was appointed to the House just last week. Now, in the first days of the session, he’s scurrying to learn the basics. By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter SANTA FE – The crash happened in the late 1980s, along a 25-mph stretch of Isleta Boulevard in Albuquerque’s South Valley. High on heroin, the driver plowed straight through a turn in the road,…

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Hotshots are accustomed to being the first responders to large blazes By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST – Standing in front of a two-foot-high pile of piñon and ponderosa, James Champ reaches forward and unleashes a wall of orange. Within 10 seconds, the pile is popping and the flames are licking a dozen feet into the air. The stack of logs and…

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Mexican Consul Solana is a link between two nations By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter Growing up on the edge of one of the planet’s biggest cities, Juan Manuel Solana lived with a foot in two worlds: His family had an expansive garden in the mountains above Mexico City, while the giant municipality offered all its charms below. He figured he was one of the luckiest…

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To the people Albuquerque’s Brother Thomas helps, he’s a hero By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter The Christmas cards taped onto Brother Thomas Reis’ living room television tell it all. There are Thank You’s, and God Bless You’s and Peace Be With You’s. There are so many that it’s hard to see what’s actually on the screen. In all, 71 are visible, from Maine and Florida…

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Woman watches New Mexico grow from window of small-town store Kate Nash | The New Mexican PEÑASCO — When she first moved to this mountain enclave in 1946, Patty Sahd would look out the front window of her family’s store and see women in black shawls walking to church on dirt roads. In later years, she saw families in wagons and then, gradually, the first…

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