Weekly Wrap

February 9, 2024

City’s First Tourism Dashboard Showcases Industry, Visitor Data

This week, the Santa Fe Data Platform announced the launch of a powerful new Tourism Dashboard that provides free access to pre and post-COVID data, including lodging, car and air travel, annual events, and more. Developed in partnership TOURISM Santa Fe, the dashboard tells a remarkable story about the important role tourism plays in Santa Fe’s economic vitality and is designed to help local and state industry professionals make better business decisions using both overall statistics and ground-level detail on tourism in the city. Click here to view the new dashboard.

Vote for Santa Fe in the 10Best

The polls are open for USA Today's annual 10Best awards in the arts category, and three Santa Fe locations are in the running once again! Cast your vote once a day from now until the contest closes for Best Arts District (Canyon Road), Best Immersive Art Experience (Meow Wolf Santa Fe) and Best Art Museum (IAIA MoCNA).

Report Broken Streetlights

Have you seen a broken streetlight around town? Help us know what needs fixing by submitting a report online! The City and PNM own and maintain different lights in Santa Fe (see a map of who owns what here). But, you can report a broken light to us, or to PNM, and we'll share the data with each other to make sure that no matter who owns the light, it gets scheduled for a repair as soon as possible!

"Copsicles" in the Polar Plunge

Last week, the Santa Fe Police Department “Copsicles” jumped into ice cold water for a Polar Plunge to raise funds for local Special Olympics athletes. Together, SFPD and other teams from the community raised over $4,000 to support Special Olympics NM. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to show their support and contribute to this amazing cause!

City Awarded Grant to Support New Endangered Properties Program

The City of Santa Fe Historic Preservation Division is assisting the Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) in its partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch a maintenance and repair assistance program for historic homes. The new program is called the Endangered Properties Program and intends to "...sustain traditional community by assisting with stabilization repairs to allow low-income homeowners to safely stay in their homes and retain property within their family."

The City can support the launch of HSFF’s new program thanks to a $24,000 Certified Local Government (CLG) grant from the State of New Mexico Historic Preservation Division (NMHPD). The City is one of 10 New Mexico communities with access to funding from the NMHPD via the competitive CLG program. The grant required no match from the City and will be used to help HSFF (1) identify three qualifying properties, (2) work with property owners to determine maintenance needs and eligibility, and (3) capture oral histories associated with the neighborhood or property. Click here to learn more about this initiative!

Family Fun at the Southside Feria

Feb.17, 2-6 p.m. | Fraternal Order of Police

Families, friends and neighbors are invited to join in the fun next Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Southside Feria Mercado! Hosted by our Office of Economic Development and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, this culturally-rich event will feature over 30 vendors and a great lineup of entertainment, including Carlos Medina's Mariachi band, the Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico, Compania Chuscales U Mina Fajardo performing Flamenco, and Melange band. Festivities kick off at 2 and continue until 6 p.m.!

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