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The New Mexico Independent, as we know it, is closed.

The New Mexico Independent is closing down its larger operation, according to statements on Twitter from NMI editor Gwyneth Doland. She writes:

“The New Mexico Independent as you know it is now closed. The site will remain live, possibly with a half-time blogger. Deepest apologies.

Thank you @fbihop, @m_ruth, @BryantFurlow, @Trip_44 for 2 1/2 years of the best, most innovative reporting I could have imagined.

And thank you, loyal readers, for all of your loyalty, support, encouragement, tips and readership. We couldn't have done it without you!”

The New Mexico Independent is part of the American Independent News Network, a privately funded non-profit corporation providing online news coverage. The Washington Independent is also signing off today, giving the recession as reason.

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Sandia Highschool is on Lockdown

APD has locked down Sandia High School as they attempt to apprehend a man suspected of robbing the New Mexico Bank and Trust around noon today. More as it unfolds.

UPDATE: The lockdown has been lifted as of 1:23 p.m. The suspect committed suicide.

Music

Colour Revolt plays the Lobo Theater Monday Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m.

With Albuquerque’s Glowhouse and Sputniq

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Oxford, Mississippi’s Colour Revolt will perform at the Lobo Theater on Monday, November 1, along with Glowhouse and Sputniq.

Spin.com describes Colour Revolt, who has toured with Dinosaur Jr. and Manchester Orchestra, as a sound that “ebbs and flows with jangly, interwoven guitars and laid-back drums that build to a crescendo complemented by throaty screams and frenzied riffs.” It’s a great bill from three bands who can work melody, energy and ethereal ambience into a seamless landscape of post-rock wonder. All ages, $7 at the door.

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Spoon is playing October 5th at the Sunshine Theater.

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We’ve given away a few tickets to Spoon already, and we’re going to give away more later today. Follow Alibi Deals on Facebook and Twitter and race for the tickets when we say “Go!” In the meantime, get in the mood with this Spoon video.

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Film

Get passes to the free screening of Let Me In, a creepy vampire remake filmed right here in Albuquerque.

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There’s going to be a free screening of Let Me In, the American reworking of critically acclaimed Swedish vampire flick Let the Right One In, Wednesday September 29, 7:00 p.m. at Century Rio Theater. Get tickets at Al’s Big Dipper, 411 Central NW, Friday September 24 at 10:30 a.m. Al’s is downtown’s newest soup and sandwich hot spot, filling the space formerly occupied by Relish. Several scenes in Let Me In were filmed at Sandia High School with fake snow and, presumably, fake blood.

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What's Happening

The International Boolba Festival happens Saturday August 7th near Fenton Lake

The Boolba Festival is the creation of street artists from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia who are passing through 16 countries to spread a message of freedom, love and sincere communication. And they’re having it up in the Jemez, out in the woods near Fenton Lake. The Boolba Festival will feature:

• Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian folk songs

• Boolba, Borstch and other traditional foods

• Ceramics workshops

• Traditional Games

• Camping

Admission is free but they warn that the road to the festival is rough and narrow and may require a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Just take a right on Forest Road 378 after the Fenton Lake entrance and keep left. There will be someone at the entrance to help with directions. For more information email: litota.belarus@gmail.com

Deals

Blake’s Lotaburger Celebrates Their 58th Birthday With Free Original Lotaburger Combos Friday, July 9 From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Only at the 2529 Washington NE Location

Blake’s Lotaburger opened their first location on July 9, 1952. Now, 58 years later, you can enjoy a free Lotaburger Combo. Sounds like a good reason to take the day off work.

Music

Bruce Springsteen Almost Live at Albuquerque’s Kimo Theater Saturday June 19

Later this summer, the Kimo Theater is hooking up to a super high-speed fiber optic network which will allow them to download and project all kinds of movies and concerts in HD. This whole project is kicking off Saturday, June 19 with a screening of Bruce Springsteen’s concert in London’s Hyde Park. The reception begins at 7:00 p.m. and the screening starts at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from this screening will benefit the Kimo Digital Rep Series which will include, among many other things, a Hitchcock film festival in October. Give it up for the Boss and help support this very cool project. $15 advance tickets are available online.

Fashion

Fashion Show at Ibiza Rooftop Bar Thursday, June 10

Tonight, Hotel Andaluz is teaming up with Elsa Ross, Gertrude Zachary and Chez D’Or to present a summer fashion show on the Ibiza Rooftop Bar at 2nd and Copper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Get an eyeful of beauty and fashion while enjoying a mouthful of your favorite beverage beneath the starry skies.

Work

Krispy Kreme is Hiring

Today, June 1, Krispy Kreme is holding a job fair at their Northeast Heights location (2270 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Suite G) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wyoming Krispy Kreme shop will not make its own doughnuts; doughnuts will be shipped in fresh from the West Side location several times daily.

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