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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.
Floyd D. Tunson
Inevitable reflections of the artist as a black man
Explosive color and pop-art sensibilities inform the work of Floyd D. Tunson.
The Daily Word in Penis, Not Penis, Penis
APD officer Keith Sandy joked about shooting James Boyd in the penis before fatally shooting him in the chest. No he didn’t, says the Albuquerque Police Department. Yes he totally frigging did, says Keith Sandy.
Texans will soon arm themselves with crossbows to protect New Mexican pumpkins from wild pigs. This is not one of Nostradmus’s more obscure prophecies, but actually a real thing that’s happening. h/t Dukecityfix.
Cooking With Pooh and 24 more completely inappropriate (but real!) children’s books.
The new Left Behind movie has scored a rare and coveted blurb from Satan himself.
Here’s a new reason to freak out about ebola this week: Freak out!
Super-successful joke maker Seth MacFarlane made a (honestly not-very good) joke about New Mexico last night. News 13 is on the case!
The Daily Word in Sheriff Rodella's conviction, deficit destroying dildos, and outlawing the Confederate flag
Family Guy mentioned New Mexico in last night's episode.
Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy Rodella was convicted of abusing his power yesterday.
I don't know what this means but Blue Cross/Blue Shield seems to be preparing for a shakeup.
Kansas is liquidating a large number of sex toys to make up for a budget shortfall.
White House fence jumper made it further into the building than was previously disclosed.
Snoop Dogg interviews the news anchor who quit so abruptly recently.
The Daily Word in birth, marriage, abortion, volcanos and Coffee Day.
A shooting at a Miami club injured 15 people.
There’s a Clinton granddaughter now.
George Clooney got married to a lawyer lady.
Stevie Nicks and Don Henley had a pregnant together, it’s now revealed.
At least 36 people were killed when a Japanese volcano erupted.
There’s political unrest in Hong Kong.
The Raiders’ coach has not been fired yet.
Today is Coffee Day.
Here’s how to purge your Gmail account in five easy steps.
It’s raining feces.
Not so fast, Pluto, you may not be a planet afterall…
A judge refused to issue an injuction against Uber and Lyft operating in NM.
APD Officer Keith Sandy made a weird remark two hours before shooting James Boyd.
There was a body in the road at 118th Street.
What’s happening today in Albuquerque?
Happy birthday, Gene Autry.
The Mule Still Kicks Ass: Gov't Mule at Sunshine
Southern rock band Gov't Mule play some haunting and funky tunes at this rollicking show.
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.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
Writer Mark Lopez muses on new releases from Bette Midler, Pink Floyd, Team Sleep and Idris Elba.
Ring That Bell! Ring That Bell!
Event includes live music, lectures, face painting, toy trains, free hot dogs and popcorn, and more.
3rd Annual Fright Night at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Featuring planetarium shows, live music by Soul Kitchen, a cash bar, night sky viewing from the observatory, cocktails and more.
Kissy Sell Out • electronic at Stereo Bar
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