Category Archives: From The Editor

The Smokey, Slippery Highways of 2017

Editor’s Note: In today’s piece, my last article for Frontera NorteSur, I update a few of the stories FNS has covered to one degree or another over the years and the trends swirling around them that are likely to continue into 2017 and beyond. Again, readers can see stories from this one and previous years…
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Anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution

From the Editor The Editor Bids Farewell to Frontera NorteSur Well, the time has come to say my goodbye to Frontera NorteSur. Alas, the anvil of austerity is burning red hot and the ink is dripping off the pink slip. Everything aside, it’s been a remarkable journey in the editor’s seat during the past eleven…
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The Brilliant, Beautiful and Ugly Faces of October

Another glorious New Mexico autumn is upon us. Along the Rio Grande, the changing color of the bosque canopy harkens the coming of the crows. In the Hatch Valley, reddening chiles, blossoming white cotton balls and towering, shadowy stands of corn paint a brilliant mosaic. In the skies of Albuquerque, hot-air balloons puff away as…
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Frontera NorteSur: History in an E-Box

Hope that what promises to be a very interesting new year finds everyone well. If you missed any of our stories in 2015, you can always check out our monthly archives where you will find FNS original feature stories, special reports, contributions by New Mexico State University student writers, photo essays and, of course, our…
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A Special Holiday Appeal from Frontera NorteSur

If you donated during our recent fundraiser, a heart-felt thanks go out from Frontera NorteSur.  If you did not, now is the time to take that step.  Your holiday gift will go a long way in assuring that Frontera NorteSur continues reporting on the stories you care about so much in the coming year. We…
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Tomatoes, Thieves and other Treats

Miles of gratitude go out to all the readers who sent messages of support and concern during our recent emergency. Fortunately, the shutdown of Frontera NorteSur was averted and we plan to bring you more stories from the greater borderlands in the coming year. I don’t always have time to respond to every message, but…
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Burque Bronco: Rough Times in the Duke City

As the summer stumbles on and monsoon rains finally shower a water-hungry land, New Mexico’s largest city continues to grapple with chaos, corruption and callousness. So far, July has been a rough month in the Duke City. On July 2, passerby discovered a hand protruding from the ground on the city’s West Side. According to…
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The U.S. and Mexico: Hand-in-Hand in Human Rights Violations

Though little-noticed by the U.S. media, events north of the border bore striking similarities to developments in Mexico in 2014. Like in the mass protests that arose south of the Rio Bravo and then rapidly extended worldwide over the police killings and forced disappearances of the Ayotzinapa rural teachers’ college students in Guerrero, Mexico, the…
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The Contradictions of the California Dream

For better or worse, if something happens in California please be assured it will soon come to a neighborhood theater near you.  Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Pleasant Valley Sunday suburban sprawl, the car culture, LSD, and acid rock all launched or took hold in the Golden State. Politically, California was the birthplace of the 1960s student…
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From the Editor

First of all, a very heart-felt thanks to the readers who donated during our recent fundraising campaign. Your support really makes all the difference.  If 2013 was a busy year,  2014 promises to be no less action-packed. Just a reminder that previous FNS stories can be viewed on our website at: http://fnsnews.nmsu.edu/ Articles from 2013 covered…
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