Posts Tagged ‘New Mexico’

Hilda Raz for the Lincoln Journal Star

Hilda Raz, writer, poet, author, editor at her home in Placitas New Mexico (Steven St. John)

I had the great opportunity to meet and photograph Hilda Raz for the Lincoln Journal Star last week. Hilda and her husband Dale just moved to Placitas, and Nebraska’s loss is New Mexico’s gain. You should read the article. You can also see more of the photos from my first visit with Hilda and Dale on my online archive.

 

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State Basketball for The Gallup Independent

Kalleen Shutiva consoles teammate Julie Gallegos after Kirtland Central defeated Grants 53-49 in the AAAA semifinals Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque at The Pit. (Steven St. John)Gallup's Stacy Charley dives trying to steal the ball from Roswell's Arianna Gomez. Gallup defeated Roswell 50-44 in the AAAA semifinals Thursday morning in Albuquerque at The Pit. (Steven St. John)Gallup's Stacy Charley shoots over Roswell's Diana Carrillo. Gallup defeated Roswell 50-44 in the AAAA semifinals Thursday morning in Albuquerque at The Pit. (Steven St. John)Stacey Charley is hugged while walking off the court by teammates Celia Herrera (Left) and Robyn Antone (Right) after Gallup defeated Roswell 50-44 in the AAAA semifinals Thursday morning in Albuquerque at The Pit. (Steven St. John)Kirtland Central's Meghan Yazzie fights for the ball against Grants Sydney Carpenter and Teige Zeller. Kirtland Central defeated Grants 53-49 in the AAAA semifinals Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque at The Pit. (Steven St. John)Kirtland Central's Ametia Begay streches out for a loose ball as Sydney Mares of Grants moves in from behind. Kirtland Central defeated Grants 53-49 in the AAAA semifinals Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque at The Pit. (Steven St. John)Summer Tallbull and Haley Taliman embrace after Shiprock defeated Portales 35-33 in the AAA semifinals Thursday morning in Albuquerque at The Pit. (Steven St. John)This was my first sports assignment since, well, last years New Mexico State High School Basketball tournament. Obviously sports isn’t a big emphasis of my work, but it’s fun picking up the occasional assignment documenting these student athletes who play with such heart and dedication.

Santa Clara Pueblo for NMORR

A forest worker tamps down dirt around a newly transfered plant in the Rio Grande Bosque just south of Española in Rio Arriba County. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels. (Steven St. John)A chainsaw operator pushes down a tree in the Valles Caldera in Northern New Mexico. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels.. (Steven St. John)Elk run in a field inside the Villes Cladera in Northern New Mexico. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels. (Steven St. John)A worker carries a newly removed tree on a dirt road in the Valles Caldera. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels.. (Steven St. John)Trees waiting to be planted in the Valles Caldera are watered and counted. Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels.. (Steven St. John)

Santa Clara Pueblo has received $6,513,000 in stimulus funds to promote healthy forests and reduce hazardous fuels inside the Valles Caldera in Northern New Mexico. This was a long travel day for me, but man was it beautiful.

In 2010, along with fellow photographers Michael J. Gallegos, Mark Holm and Jake Schoellkopf, I was commissioned by the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment to document how some of the stimulus dollars were spent around New Mexico. This is the fifth post is a series of six on the work I did for NMORR.

Lea County Schools for NMORR

Lovington schools 1st grade student Alexa Rodriquez works with reading specialist Shawnlee Caballero (unseen). The schools in Lea County are using Recovery and Reinvestement funds to pay for much needed teachers and specialists like Cabalero. (Steven St. John)Lovington schools 4th grade teacher Vickie Auld works with students. The schools in Lea County are using Recovery and Reinvestement funds to pay for much needed teachers like Auld. (Steven St. John)Lovington schools math intervention specialist Maggie Clayton high-fives a student in reward for using chalk on the sidewalk to help solve a math problem. The schools in Lea County are using Recovery and Reinvestement funds to pay for much needed teachers and specialists like Clayton, who also coaches other teachers to help them come up with better ways to involve the students. (Steven St. John)

Lea County schools used stimulus funds to help pay for teachers and education specialists.

In 2010, along with fellow photographers Michael J. Gallegos, Mark Holm and Jake Schoellkopf, I was commissioned by the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment to document how some of the stimulus dollars were spent around New Mexico. This is the second post is a series of six on the work I did for NMORR.