Welcome, 23rd City Council!
New configuration is probably progressive
The first meeting of the newly seated 23rd Albuquerque City Council zipped by in just 68 minutes. That quick convocation included new Mayor Tim Keller stopping by to introduce some of the key players in his budding administration.
State auditor questions Environment Department's settling policies, report says N.M.'s education funding is around 12 percent lower than it was before the US economic recession and Wayne Johnson is appointed new state auditor.
Hitting the Reset Button
City police reform begins now
Let’s hope that Geier can look past departmental loyalties, ideological boundaries and learn from the tragic, bloody and unkempt past as he pursues Keller’s vision of community policing and justice for all.
Odds & Ends
Funny because learning about Santa happens to someone else.
A cultural holiday honoring the spirits of ancestors with folk dances, taiko drumming, lanterns and food. Participants receive a floating lantern and are released into the pond in the evening.
Kids love dinosaurs. This is a fact … because science. This event caters to that chid-like obsession. Head to the Albuquerque Convention Center for Jurassic Quest! It promises to deliver a far less scary version of the dinosaurs seen on film. Find a host of activities and spectacles to make the kids drool. With exhibit tours, science stations, dino crafts, face painting, a dino bounce, bungee pull, dino rides, fossil digs, food vendors and more than 80 lifelike dinos to see and hear, the entire family can get on board with this one and find some entertainment. Come on down on Friday, Aug. 17 from 3 to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 from 9am to 8pm. There are 2 options for kids ages 2 to 12—general admission for $20 or VIP for $34. VIP tickets mean not having to pay the $5 up charge for select activities. Seniors are in for $18, adults pay $20 and kids 2 and under are free! Bring an extra $6 to $8 for parking and step back in time for the day.
This family-friendly event features fun for everyone including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national headliner Ozomatli.