Ryan Lowery is a writer and journalist based in Albuquerque. His work has been published by the Associated Press, Santa Fe Reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican, Idaho Business Review, and many others.


Featured Stories

Sold for Sex

Sex trafficking plagues New Mexico women; however, because there’s no uniform definition of the crime, a lot of it goes undetected. Read more: SFReporter.com

Public art fosters “creative class” community downtown

Public art installations add to Boise’s existing, established downtown art scene, but the city’s growing artwork collection gives the public even more reason to spend time downtown. Read more here: Idaho Business Review

Poisoning of birds highlights dangers of lead in bullets

Some, like veterinarian Dr. Douglas Thal, are calling for hunters to use non-lead ammunition to help stop wildlife from being poisoned. Read more here: apews.com

Refreshing history: Restoration renews former Harvey Girls dorm

This former “Harvey Girls” dormitory in Las Vegas, NM will soon have rooms for rent once more. The building’s owners have given new life to this historic building rich with history. Read more here: LasVegasOptic.com

Las Vegas, N.M., gas stations offer return to simpler times

Motorists in Las Vegas, New Mexico can still find the full-service treatment. Read more here: SantaFeNewMexican.com

Railroad Renaissance: Renovations breathe new life into historic Railroad Ave.

With multiple renovation projects underway, Historic Railroad Avenue’s best days could still be on the horizon. Read more here: LasVegasOptic.com

Man breaks into Plaza Hotel to steal TV, take shower
 Vegas Optic

A Las Vegas man’s getaway wasn’t clean, but at least he was. Las Vegas Police say 30-year-old Ignacio E. Gallegos broke into a room at the Plaza Hotel, apparently took a shower, then removed a 50-inch television from the wall and walked home with it. Read more here: LasVegasOptic.com

One dead, one in custody following weekend shootings

Las Vegas Police responded to two shootings Saturday — a half hour apart — that left one man dead and a second in the hospital. The latest violence marks the city’s fourth shooting and third unsolved homicide in seven weeks. Read more here: LasVegasOptic.com