Dylan Syverson

Dylan Syverson first encountered radio work in 2010, producing the documentary feature American Mosaic for the Iowa-based Free River Press. After moving from his home tundra of Minnesota to New Mexico a few years later, he worked as an editor and writer, including for the Santa Fean. He holds degrees in English literature and audio production, and is an avid hiker, electric guitarist, and Texas hold’em player.

Master banjo player and songwriter Bela Fleck will perform with his wife -- herself a banjo virtuosa and singer, Abigail Washburn -- on March 13th at the Lensic. Dylan Syverson spoke with him this week.


Though Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon was first excavated over 100 years ago, a brand new study using DNA analysis has offered one research team some unexpected insights into how the Chacoans may have structured their ancient society. 



The New Mexico School for the Arts is set to become the anchor tenant of Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts district, occupying the Sanbusco Center property. NMSA has coordinated with Creative Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, and the Santa Fe Arts Commission to invite Greenville, SC, mayor Knox White to Santa Fe next Wednesday to speak on arts students’ role in urban revitalization. Greenville’s municipal population, at about 70k, is roughly equal to that of Santa Fe.

Mayor Javier Gonzales delivered his State of the City address last night. Subjects covered included early childhood education, a raise for city employees, and Santa Fe's new resolution to be a "welcoming city" for immigrants.

Yesterday, a federal judge denied the Standing Rock and Cheyenne Sioux Tribes’ injunction against President Trump’s move last week to fast-track approval for completing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The ruling means few legal moves remain for those protesting the pipeline, although many have vowed to stay at Standing Rock and continue their opposition. This morning, I spoke to Santa Fe attorney Jeffrey Haas, who has represented members of the protest movement.

The Internet sales tax has been much in the news as a revenue-generating measure that has won bipartisan support. Santa Fe Representative Carl Trujillo’s HB 202 is expected to advance to the House Taxation and Revenue Committee tomorrow or Monday. Dylan Syverson, KSFR’s news assistant, has the story.