Ryan Lowery


Location icon United States

A versatile storyteller whose work has been published by the Associated Press, the Santa Fe Reporter, the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Idaho Business Review, the Las Vegas Optic, and many others.

AP News
Lead ammo concerns New Mexico bird watcher

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - Dr. Douglas Thal has always been fascinated by golden eagles. He grew up on his family's ranch in Golondrinas, where for hours he would watch the majestic birds of prey that resided in large nests built on the ledges of sandstone cliffs.

Las Vegas Optic
A summer of secrets

Following a particularly violent summer, the Las Vegas Police Department is investigating four homicides and one non-fatal shooting. To date, charges have been filed in just one case. Police have provided the public with very little information on these incidents, and have denied three open records requests made by the Optic under New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act, or IPRA.

Santa Fe New Mexican
Las Vegas, N.M., gas stations offer return to simpler times

LAS VEGAS, N.M. - Drive down almost any street in Las Vegas and it's easy to see remnants of the past. Stop for gas at either of the town's two full-service gas stations and you can experience a small piece of that past.

Idaho Business Review
Enhance your guest experience with sights and sounds

Music is powerful. It has the ability to make you feel happy, sad or even nervous. Filmmakers know this, which is why they use music to enhance the images on the screen. In a horror movie, music is often the signal to the audience that the girl on screen should absolutely not open that basement door.

Las Vegas Optic
Restoration renews former Harvey Girls dorm known as Rawlins Building

With the restoration of another historic building on Railroad Avenue nearing completion, it could soon feel a bit like 1898 again in Las Vegas, N.M. Work on the Rawlins Building — a National Register of Historic Places structure — is nearly done, and once completed, it will operate much like it did in the late 19th century...

Idaho Business Review
Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Twenty years ago, Sheri Schmidt went to work for The Home Depot as a cashier. She quickly realized she loved the company and its culture. Now, after working as a cashier, an assistant manager and a loss prevention manager, Schmidt is the store manager of the Boise Home Depot.

Las Vegas Optic
Concerns arise at RHS over anonymous reporting app

Las Vegas City Schools will soon introduce a smartphone application designed to make it easier for students to report inappropriate or dangerous activities happening on campus. The app, called STOPit, was designed by a New Jersey-based software company as a way to allow students to anonymously report things like drug use, bullying, inappropriate student-teacher relationships, or even a planned school shooting.

Las Vegas Optic
Heinrich's foe makes appearance in Vegas

U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich made a stop in Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon to address a small group of people at the San Miguel County GOP Headquarters on Bridge Street. The event was touted as a discussion on combating opioid abuse and overdose fatalities; however, neither topic was discussed.

Las Vegas Optic
West Las Vegas rapper hoping to sign recording contract soon

When thinking about hip-hop music, most people don't think of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Local rapper Yung Tat the Prince would like to change that. Born in San Antonio, Texas, the 29-year-old rapper, whose given name is Jonas Romero, was raised in Las Vegas by his father, Juan "Johnny B-Like" Romero.

Idaho Business Review
Don't forget safety at your next corporate gathering

When guests feel safe, they can relax and enjoy themselves more. Providing a safe event for your guests begins with planning ahead. Often, that planning requires you to imagine some bleak scenarios. But with a plan in place to handle the things that could go wrong, you'll be able to focus on happier aspects of your event.

Las Vegas Optic
Landowners quarrel over access to road

North of Ribera, just off an I-25 frontage road, lies County Road B55 - a narrow dirt road that provides access to a handful of properties in rural San Miguel County. The road also connects to the Santa Fe National Forest. At least it used to. Now a locked gate blocks the road.

Idaho Business Review
David L. Duro, 2019 CEO of Influence

As President and CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, David Duro is well-positioned to see positive changes in the world every day. He’s also leading the charge for that change. “Our YMCA will change the world,” he says. “We envision a community where all children can reach their individual potential — that’s why I’m so excited to get up and go to work every day. I know our programs really make a difference for people.”

Las Vegas Optic
Ribera-area property owners no longer have access to property

Just off State Highway 3 near Ribera, south of the San Miguel del Vado Church, sits a dirt road gated with barbed wire. The adjoining barbed wire fencing is adorned with two signs typically found in rural areas. One reminds people to keep the gate closed. Another advises that dumping is not allowed.

Idaho Business Review
Finia Dinh, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

When Finia Dinh was just months old, her parents and her four older siblings embarked on a journey from Vietnam to the United States in search of a better life.

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