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 V.20 No.33 | August 18 - 24, 2011 

Feature

Kirtland Air Force Base

Kirtland Air Force Base is a morass of frightening stuff—namely, nuclear weapons and a massive jet fuel hemorrhage. Although Air Force head honchos neither confirm nor deny numbers, an estimated 2,000 nuclear warheads lie in underground storage at the base. If the threat of a Duke City nuclear holocaust isn’t enough, there’s also Albuquerque’s version of the BP spill. Millions of gallons of Air Force jet fuel creep closer and closer to southeastern Albuquerque neighborhoods every day. The base says the fuel seepage originated during a ’50s era pipe leak. Although it hasn’t hit drinking water wells, it has reached the monitoring wells and is nearing reserve water sources. (EK)

 

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2016 IPA Challenge at Tractor Brewing Wells Park

Crowning the champion of the IPA competition. Includes a tasting flight, commemorative pint glass and complimentary pint fill of attendee's choice from among IPA Challenge entries.

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