Volume I Issue 1 of The Corrales Comment arrived in newspaper boxes in Corrales on February 26, 1982. For 40 years thereafter, founder Jeff Radford ensured that The Comment kept Coraleños abreast of the latest happenings in Village Hall, new business openings, and make a public record of special events up and down Corrales Road.
On his 80th birthday, in the summer of 2022, Radford announced that he would retire and sell the Comment to Pat Davis, who had led efforts to launch The Paper after the Weekly Alibi ceased publishing in 2020.
Today, The Corrales Comment is delivered by subscription to more than 1,000 homes in Corrales and surrounding communities – that’s almost 1-in-3 households who receive their local newspaper every other week.
The Corrales Comment, PO Box 1810, Corrales, NM 87048
Pat Davis is on a mission to save local, independent journalism across New Mexico. Following the loss of the Weekly Alibi in Albuquerque in 2020, Davis led the effort with former Alibi staff and co-founder Abby Lewis to launch a new publication, The Paper. In 2022, Davis bought The Corrales Comment from retiring founder and publisher emeritus Jeff Radford. Davis’ Ctrl+P publishing manages both publications which are written by local journalists and contributors. Davis is also an elected city councilor in Albuquerque where he lives with his longtime partner, Christopher, two dogs and one old cat.
Managing Editor, Publisher
Tierna Unruh-Enos is the publisher of The Corrales Comment. Tierna worked as a producer and assignment editor in television news for KRWG-TV in Las Cruces and KOAT-TV before joining Weekly Alibi‘s print team where she moved up to serve as associate publisher and sales manager. In 2020, she helped launch Albuquerque’s new weekly, The Paper., as it’s first female publisher and editor. Today she serves as executive publisher at CTRL-P Publishing, overseeing The Paper. and Corrales Comment.
She holds a degree in journalism from New Mexico State Univ. and a Masters of Arts, (Documentary Journalism) from Prescott College.
John Hankinson is a Corraleño who has made a living supporting local journalism outlets and small businesses who advertise with them. He has served as a sales executive with the former Weekly Alibi (RIP), Edible Baja, The Paper. and, now, his hometown paper, The Corrales Comment.
Valerie Freeman is a graphic designer who has worked as the production manager at Weekly Alibi and at several local print shops.
Michele McDonagh manages subscriptions and advertising services for readers and advertisers.
Michele has helped subscribers and advertisers connect through The Corrales Comment for years.
Stephanie Hainsfurther is an editor of the Corrales Comment. She has been a writer, editor and publication owner since launching into journalism in 1984. She is the former owner of NM Mags and editor/publisher of ABQ Arts Magazine. She now serves as an editor for the CTRL+P Publishing group serving The Paper. the Corrales Comment and Sandoval Signpost.
Appearing in alphabetical order.
Meredith Hughes i longtime contributor to the Comment. She has also served as copy editor and reporter for special editions.
Arts & Film Reporter
Devin D. O’Leary served as film/television editor at Weekly Alibi for 28 years. He wrote and produced four feature films here in New Mexico. He currently writes about film & culture for The Paper. and is the calendar editor for the Corrales Comment and The Paper.
Publisher Emeritus & Contributor
Jeff Radford founded and published The Corrales Comment for 40 years from his home on Corrales Road. In 2022, on his 80th birthday, Jeff retired and transferred ownership of the paper. Today, he continues to write between global travels and visits with his son, Ben.
Native Issues Reporter
Jon Simms is an award-winning Native American documentarian and reporter from the Acoma Pueblo.
His series writing for The Paper. rediscovering lost Indian school graves under an Albuquerque park earned him the best national series reporting honors from the National Federation of Press Women in 2022.
Gwynne Ann Unruh
Climate & Environment Reporter
Gwynne Ann Unruh is an award-winning reporter focused on climate and environment. She previously reported for the Alamosa Valley Courier, an independent paper in southern Colorado. She also covers the environment for The Paper.
More profiles coming soon!
Our newsroom and contributors are expected to follow the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics:
- Seek Truth and Report It
- Minimize Harm
- Act Independently
- Be Accountable and Transparent
Our staff are give back to the journalism community as members and board members of professional journalism associations including the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Mexico Press Women.
Steal Our Stuff
See a story you like in The Corrales Comment? Great! Share it on social media or by email and encourage others to do the same.
If you are another news outlet, we are happy to share, just ask first so we can ensure the author, images, etc receive proper credit for their work. Email us: email@example.com
Corrections and Clarifications
We recognize that, despite our best efforts, sometimes we get it wrong or could have said it better. If you think something we say isn’t accurate, contact our editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll take a look. If we are wrong, we will run a correction and be sure to tell our readers.