Recession and Race
Economist says job losses have been hard on the state’s Hispanics
By Patrick Lohmann
In the summer of 2006, New Mexico economist Gerry Bradley and his colleagues were baffled by housing construction data. “Too many houses were being built. We’d never seen anything like it," he says. “It looked like something that wasn’t going to continue.”
By Pete Movida
Crime Reporter Burgled, Worries About Milk
The life of a crime reporter is fraught with other people’s peril. I spend my days observing various tragedies, disasters, heinous whatnots and so on. It’s my pleasure.
Trail-a-Week: Paseo del Bosque (South Half)
By Betty Sprocket
Ah, Grandaddy Paseo del Bosque, that 16-mile behemoth that stretches all the way from Alameda in the north to Rio Bravo in the south. The best, most perfectly car-free artery in the entire city. The trail so epic that we're only going to talk about half of it this week.
World Cup Junkie
By Seth Biderman
It's no easy trick to write about the World Cup soccer tournament while it's happening. When you're not watching one of the 64 games, you're busy bantering about missed calls and poor coaching decisions, or you're emotionally spent from two hours of shouting at tiny men bopping a ball around your television screen.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Indonesia—A dozen children were killed while taking part in an—obviously unsuccessful—ceremony to dispel bad luck in their remote village of Aceh last month. “There were about 37 kids gathered together on a wire-cable suspension bridge when it collapsed and fell into a river,” district chief Ibnu Hasyim told reporters for Agence France-Presse. The children were taking part in a traditional ritual ceremony to ward off misfortune after a measles outbreak in the area. The adults were throwing live chickens as offerings into the river when the bridge collapsed. Twenty five children were rescued with minor injuries, but 12 others were swept away by the river’s swift current.
[Re: Guest Editorial, “Creators and Destroyers: On the Paolo Soleri,” July 1-7] We have visited this wonderful amphitheater and are in total protest that it be demolished. My husband and I are also contributors to the Indian schools and cannot understand the real reason for the destruction of this cultural icon that represents many cultures of ethnicity and the arts. The Paolo Soleri is an institution.
Outhouses: Underrated Icons of New Mexico History
By Maggie Grimason
Learn about how outhouses were introduced to New Mexico, their essential role in communities across the state and their continued presence as historical artifacts.
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Trinity Test at Cherry Hills Library
Duane Hughes, docent and historian from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, presents on the history and influence of the Trinity Test conducted 70 years ago.
Outhouses: Underrated Icons of New Mexico History at Casa San Ysidro
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