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The Daily Word in dams, birthdays and dam birthdays

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VP hopeful Mike Pence visited the Duke City today. Then, he split.

Isleta Pueblo and the Federal Government have resolved a long standing dispute over a dam on pueblo land.

Happy Birthday Lux Interior (RIP)!

Happy Birthday ... Elephant Butte Dam! The dam was the largest concrete structure in the world when completed in 1916.

A major hack affected users of Twitter, Netflix and other popular websites.

Donald Trump cannot tell a joke. Probably can't dance, act or sing either so there go his vaudeville dreams.

There is a new bike lock that emits a chemical that causes vomiting if it is cut.

The British government is granting automatic pardons—no need to apply—to men convicted of criminal homosexuality.


The Daily Word in sausage, mistrials and Bob Dylan's prize

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Local news station KOAT has an au currant web redesign!

A motorist found himself drawing his firearm on Wednesday evening when some people supposedly protesting a mistrial in the James Boyd case started messing with his truck.

We are all waiting to hear why a motorist sped his car to upwards of 100mph as he approached the dead-end on 1st Street in Belen, NM and then, launching off a small dirt embankment, jumped three trains. Experts agree it was a carefully not thought out escapade.

Further sausage party reports include an item about this Afrikaner who fell off a boat full of sausage and into shark infested waters. Where the man tried to eat a gull.

Rolling Stone Magazine, in this writer's opinion, has the most entertaining take on Bob Dylan's being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Rush Limbaugh's defense of Donald Trump's thing about "consensual sex". Not for the faint of heart.

On a related, "it's a conspiracy", note. The very existence of the porn sub-genre "cream pie" may be the result of a conspiracy! No, really.

Back in the day Saddam Hussein owned a fancy-pants NYC townhouse across the street from a bunch of fancy-pants. Hussein's may have had some added features.


The Daily Word in overhyped scary clowns in Hobbs, discouraging scary clowns in Roswell and most likely no scary clowns at all in Vaughn.

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The family of local attorney Mary Han is continuing their fight over her official cause of death in the appeals courts.

Roswell police are asking residents to not dress up as clowns this Halloween while Hobbs police are asking that folks not call in fake scary clown sightings.

The CEO of was arrested on sex trafficking charges.

Facebook is planning to launch an app that will provide low-income and rural Americans "free" access to portions of the internet.

Meet an artist who paints pictures of Sears stores across the country.

There's a steel border fence going up between Norway and Russia.

Bentley car owners now have the option of home-service refueling.

Interesting history of the "Stranger Things" font, Benguiat, via Boing Boing.


The Daily Word in ballistic nuclear missiles, weed plants at State Fairs and raining pennies on I-95

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While our neighbors to the north are welcoming pot plants at the state fair, the New Mexico Sate Fair kicked out the lone pot plant brought for competition.

Downtown Gallup is now designated as a historic district.

Police busted an incestuous mother/son couple.

Irvin Rosenfeld is going on his 34th year of smoking US Federal Government approved and provided joints.

A truck hauling 45,000 pennies on I-95 crashed and dumped its controversial coins onto the highway blocking traffic for 13 hours.

Learn how to clean your most fried chicken'd records using Elmer's Wood Glue.

Facebook changed its mind about removing a post that including the iconic photo of a naked little Vietnamese girl running and crying and covered in napalm.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the greater Native American community lost their fight to keep an oil pipeline from running thru part of their sacred lands.

North Korea detonated their largest nuclear weapon yet, then announced they would soon have the ability to launch ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.


The Daily Word in antibacterial soap, Melania Trump's past and a bomb scare in downtown Albuquerque

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A comedy of errors on the streets of Albuquerque created a perfect storm of miscommunication, resulting in a bomb scare yesterday!

Here's an interesting and detailed story from KRQE that explains why traffic backs up every weekday from 5:00 to 5:30 on Coal Ave. between Broadway and 8th.

Leave early if you're heading to Santa Fe, Zozobra traffic is the pits!

Goodbye, antibacterial soap!

Donald Trump's wife is suing a blogger and the UK's Daily Mail newspaper for falsely reporting allegations Melania Trump was at one time a sex worker and that she may have met her current husband earlier than has been stated. Gawker fans will recognize Melania Trump's lawyer.

In a town in British Columbia, 9 people overdosed within 20 minutes of each other on what they thought was coke, but turned out to be skag.

Garrison Keiller wrote a mildly devastating critique of Donald Trump in the Chicago Tribune.


Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department to conduct DWI checkpoints, saturation patrols this weekend

NM DOT announces two major weekend construction closures around the Big I

This weekend will see the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department conducting saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout the county, with deputies on the lookout for aggressive driving, seatbelt use, proper child safety restraints, valid insurance and registration and driving under the influence.

These patrols and checkpoints begin today and will continue through Saturday, August 27th. The BCSO asks local media to make the public aware of their presence in the hopes of deterring these preventable driving practices.

Beginning at 9pm this evening, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the I-25 Northbound exit ramp at Lomas will be closed, as will the I-25 Northbound flyover ramp to Eastbound I-40. Detours will be posted near these work zones.

As always, avoiding a DWI is in motorists' hands.

Yellow Cab: 505-247-8888

Checker Cab: 505-243-7777

Safe Ride ABQ: 505-203-5386

Green Cab: 505-235-5140

ABQ Cab: 505-883-4888

UBER? use your app.

Lyft has regained permission to operate in New Mexico as well.


The Daily Word in a horrific child murder, Phillippino assassins and KFC's top secret recipe

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A 10 year old girl was abused and murdered in a bizarre crime that resulted in the arrest of the girls mother and two other people.

Owners of the bankrupt Flying Star chain are not happy with a proposal that includes selling their restaurants.

From the Philippines comes this story about independent, government sanctioned assassins who kill drug dealers.

The FDA is recommending that blood banks screen donations for the Zika virus.

Donald Trump's The Apprentice required contestants to agree to an unusual and invasive set of contract demands.

Riders on New York City's D-Train spent thirty minutes atop a bridge in a stopped subway car without air conditioning, full of crickets and worms, with a screaming, urinating woman.

Did the nephew of Colonel Sanders divulge Kentucky Fried Chicken's secret recipe?


The Daily Word in bikers, cryptids and resuming construction on the ART project

Special late edition

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Daily Beast has details about the end of Gawker as we know it.

Gawker broke the Rob Ford, crack-smoking-Mayor of Toronto story so it is fitting that they were able to release the entire, extremely damning video.

Lyft is back.

ART is on, the stay has been lifted, construction will resume.

Even I will admit this cryptic sighting is an old man with a bad limp.

This 2016 Hell's Angels' Bash sounds kinda boring but these vintage prints by Dave Mann depict a wilder time.

Ain't nobody in trouble don't deserve trouble.


BCSO Conducting DWI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols Today, Aug 12th Thru Saturday, August 13th

Construction-Related Lane Closures Around the Big I Aug. 12th to Aug. 15th

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office will be be conducting saturation patrols this weekend, looking for people driving under the influence and driving aggressively. Checkpoints will be set up in the North Valley to further check driver's insurance compliance, seatbelt compliance as well as child safety restraints in vehicles.

These checkpoints and saturation patrols are in effect thru Saturday Aug. 13th.

Let us all take some responsibility for bringing down our state's drunk driving numbers. This can be accomplished with greater public awareness, in conjunction with more effective enforcement by local law organizations. Fundamentally, drivers can avoid trouble by designating a driver, driving respectfully, buckling your seat belts and knowing when to find alternate carriage home from any party or show if you've tied one on.

There are also some concomitant construction projects affecting the Big I area from Aug, 12 thru Aug. 15th. As Follows:

I-25 Southbound bridge over Menaul will have right lane closures.

I-40 Eastbound over University Blvd (east of the Big I) will have various lanes closed.

If you are heading north on I-25 to eastbound I-40: left lane will be closed during this time.

If in doubt as to your ability to drive, CALL A TAXI.

Yellow Cab: 505-247-8888

Checker Cab: 505-243-7777

Safe Ride ABQ: 505-203-5386

Green Cab: 505-235-5140

ABQ Cab: 505-883-4888

UBER? use your app.

Tavern Taxi only functions on certain major drunkening
holidays but still keep them in mind. They're a community service.


The Daily Word in Trump's downward spiral, Adblock v. Facebook and how local law enforcement pad their budgets with seized cash

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New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence are teaming up with Raw Tools for a guns-into-plowshares gun buyback in Santa Fe later this year. Alibi covered the related Guns into Gardens event this Summer.

An MDC corrections officer once fired over allegations of excessive force is under investigation for mistreating an inmate.

NM Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined the ranks of those urging Public Service Company of New Mexico to fast track a contract to supply power to a proposed Facebook data center. The data center will also need water.

The Adblock v. Facebook war goes on.

Time published an excellent chronicle packed with inside information that details Donald Trump's downward spiral and the GOP's strategic response to the Oompa Loompa presidential canditate's alienating style.

Using a network of industry informants the DEA has confiscated hundreds of millions of dollars from domestic air and train travelers, often without laying charges.

It's not safe to text while driving while steering with your feet.

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