It’s sometimes difficult to remember the rays of sunlight that inhabit our city. With tension surrounding our police force and homeless communities, Albuquerque can get caught up in the things we want to improve and lose sight of the people who are giving their hearts and souls to our beautiful city every single day to make it a better place. Local schoolteacher Sonya Romero is just one example of the kindness Burque folks possess, and thanks to her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, a local school is getting some much needed TLC.
Yesterday, spring sprang. Here in Fringecrest, nature is waking—unfurling leaves, buds and blooms along Ridgecrest Boulevard and throughout labyrinthine tributary neighborhoods. Dreaming of springtime last weekend, I selected Flower Power as the Alibi's weekly photo contest theme.
Nature proffers sensory gifts aplenty on this second day of spring. And kindred Alibi readers offered up some gorgeous photos of Albuquerque flora on Instagram (@weeklyalibi / #alibiflower). The spectrum of color on display in Burque is proving well worth the wait. Here at the Carrillo casa, winter jasmine and climbing roses exist in various stages of bloom—erupting cadmium yellow and carmine.
Scroll on and smell the metaphorical roses by scoping some of our favorite entries and this week's photo contest victor.
“Unsafe levels of arsenic in the wine"? I ain't drinkin' it!
A New York City man was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing his 5-year-old son with rat poison.
About 50,000 chickens perished in a fire at a New York poultry barn.
The body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was found in the New Jersey River more than a year after he'd first been reported missing.
Think you work a lot? Washington Post has compiled a list of US cities where people work the most.
Talk about a heist gone wrong: Two employees at a Verizon in Roswell confessed they fabricated a robbery in an attempt to steal phones and cash.
Albuquerque elementary teacher Sonya Romero got spotlighted on “Ellen” yesterday for fostering two of her students. Get ready to cry y'all.
Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, says drinking three cans of Dr. Pepper is one of the reasons she's still alive. Go figure.
In a victory for urban sprawl, developer Jim Strozier announced plans for a new "city" west of Albuquerque.
It's taking longer than expected to find a suitable replacement for former APS superintendent Winston Brooks.
Bernalillo County officials say fears about having your dogs stolen—for use as "bait dogs"—have been blown out of proportion.
Attorneys for two boys charged with beating two homeless Native American men to death are asking for "amenability."
A sculpture is being installed in Ireland to honor the kindness and generosity of the Choctaw during the Great Famine.
Keep your head up, Liza. You are loved.
Did you really need that last Guinness last night? Probably not! Who cares, here is the Daily Word.
This year the New Mexico State Fair will feature a roller coaster that is being built in Italy!
Because all of the news today is dramatically terrible, here is a video of a Chinese man’s dog dressed as a schoolgirl walking on its hind legs for a mile.
Watch baby chicks hatch on this webcam!
Are you hung over from partying last night? Drink water! And find a good breakfast burrito near you!
$2 million will be given to local nonprofits serving the homeless community, but some aren’t impressed with the way the funds will be spent.
Get to know Danny DeVito and have a great Wednesday!