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The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire
According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.
The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.
Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.
A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.
State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.
Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.
City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.
CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.
Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.
The Daily Word in cold onion rings, decriminalizing marijuana and a flying Yoda
A man is suing the Bloomfield, N.M. Burger King; he claims he was attacked by the manager after complaining that his order of onion rings was cold.
Beginning this weekend, The East Mountain Centre for Theatre is presenting an original musical with a catered dinner in Sandia Park.
The Special Shapes Rodeo at Balloon Fiesta this morn included floating objects resembling a cactus, an owl and Yoda, among other flights of fancy.
New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King believes in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana but incumbent Susana Martinez disagrees.
The 12th annual Soccorrofest happens this weekend and features funky, rockin’ local blues quartet Rhythm Divine.
Going into this weekend’s action, the UNM Volleyball team remains undefeated.
Over at HuffPo, author Sandra Ramos-O’Briant writes about driving from Burque to El Defe in 1967.
Owing to ongoing drought, this year’s Maize Maze is mostly composed of sorghum.
The Daily Word in balloons, Vulcans and tiger muskies
Although the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Board made a bid to bring them here, next year's World Hot Air Ballooning Championships will be held in Saga, Japan.
The Albuquerque Development Commission approved renovation plans for the El Vado Motel.
The Vulcans are here.
A man allegedly threatened others with an AK-47 at the Rio Rancho Wal-Mart. He was arrested.
Apparently two local firefighters fought.
A UNM official apologized for some of the "sensational and controversial" topics on offer at this year's Celebrate Sex event.
An accused Alison Krauss impersonator was arrested at an Albuquerque motel.
Director Adam Wingard talks to the Mountain View Telegraph about filming in Moriarty and Estancia, N.M.
arts & lit
Poetic Peace Party: Happening promotes peace, sustainability
Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.
Half and Half: UNM Faculty Concert Series
Prof. Chris Buckholz provides an evening of trombone-centric works with a group of contemporary musicians.
The Daily Word in webworms, drones and four-legged airmen
The webworms are here.
A drone flew over downtown Burque.
Life in Rio Rancho is stressful.
An Albuquerque man caught a large rainbow trout.
The NCAA won’t impose sanctions on the UNM Women’s soccer team.
Local citizens have been using arroyos as dumps.
City officials and community organizers are working to make bicycling safer.
Not everyone thinks the Tesla gigafactory is great idea.
The Sandia Mountains are loaded with rocky cliffs.
Kirtland AFB working dogs N689 and P357 retired.
The Daily Word in David Correia, homelessness and ancient shrimp
A local man allegedly rode to his appointment with a probation officer on a stolen electric shopping cart.
The Albuquerque Isotopes won on the road last night after losing 6 of 7 in their last home stand.
An ancient species of shrimp lives in Albuquerque.
APD has a brand-new “crisis vehicle."
The City Council is considering raising the gross receipts tax in order to assuage homelessness.
A Burque balloon factory is in the works.
Some of the intersections downtown are dangerous.
Operations at the City’s Police Oversight Committee have officially been suspended.
The Soul of Maxwell
Hear some neo-soul from one of its most notable progenitors at Legends Theater.
Starry Night of Jazz Greats
Jazz players Pat Malone Quartet and the Arnaldo Acosta Quintet share some tuneage at the Albuquerque Museum.
Bassekou Kouyate & The Ngoni Blues Band at Outpost Performance Space
Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
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