The Daily Word in cops, crime and Kastmasters
Felony charges related to an encounter with a UNM law student were filed against Albuquerque Police Officer Pablo Padilla.
Bernalillo County's district attorney is concerned about the timely processing of investigations related to APD officer-related shootings.
A local serial burglar who pretended to be a vacuum cleaner salesman was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his crimes.
There are outlaw motorcycle gangs in this town.
After a series of fires along the bosque, city police arrested a human male suspected of causing them.
Michael Chavez, Jr. allegedly beat his father with a baseball bat because the old man's alarm clock disturbed him.
A letter written to the local daily urges readers to follow the commands of police officers.
Fishing this past week at Tingley Beach was good if you used salmon eggs, Blue Fox spinners and Kastmasters.
Flower Power: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
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.
The Daily Word in urban sprawl, bait dogs and Choctaw kindness
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.
Quintessential Albuquerque: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
Instagram is no longer the sovereign province of "the hipster." Your mom and grandma are probably there too, posting Rise-filtered snaps of their latest programming manual or regional cookbook. We dig Instagram because an inclusive ethos motivates our social media efforts. Put simply, we love seeing the world through your eyes.
So every week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-
Last week's theme was Quintessential Albuquerque (#alibiburque / @weeklalibi), and the winner is Instagram user @andreamichellelove29. Her ristra photo captures the earthy effulgence of two of New Mexico's core elements, red chile and sunshine. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for deets on retrieving your prize package of $10 Alibi Bucks and an extra something or two (CDs, books and/or promotional schwag).
The Daily Word in prom-munism, hobbits and Mars
Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School embraces "prom-munism."
If you plan to watch the "Dig" premiere tonight on USA, spotting ABQ locations might make a fun drinking game.
George R.R. Martin donates a first edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.
The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu
What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?
Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?
Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."
GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.
The Daily Word in disappearing writers, road rage and superbugs
Barbara Follett began writing novels when she was 8 years old. Alfred A. Knopf published The House Without Windows when she was still in puberty, and she disappeared forever at 25. Aren't you glad you're not that successful? Who knows what might happen?
The suspect in last week's Las Vegas road rage killing is in a standoff with police.
The Albuquerque City Council orders a halt in Bosque construction.
The Daily Word in bulldozing the Bosque, movie moms and R. Crumb
Balance out those avocados with some spicy chile. Capsaicin "appears to prevent weight gain in mice that are fed a high-fat diet."
The younger Bush can't escape the legacy of his older, poodle-painting brother.
Are insurance companies rewriting Hurricane Sandy damage reports to save money?
Avail yourself of R. Crumb's regimen for staying sane.
The Daily Word in crazies, punk rock and bone broth
Metals executive posits that one-quarter of physical gold market is populated by "crazies."
The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department issued a statement in response to an online rumor about cat meat at a local McDonald's restaurant. (And I weep for the future.)
August March interviewed OG punk rocker Gordy Andersen (Black Maria, Jerry's Kidz) about his formative ABQ experiences and influences.
Devin D. O'Leary gave a favorable review to Alzheimer's-centric drama Still Alice. And apparently Julianne Moore's hair color is referred to as "ronze."
Is bone broth as cool as it sounds? Ari Levaux reports.