Best and Worst of 2009
The year in New Mexico drugs, murders, scandals and achievements
Best: U.S. Attorney General Tells Feds to Lay Off State-Licensed Growers and Patients
By Carolyn Carlson
The Council clicked its way through business at the Monday, Jan. 4 meeting. New Councilors Michael Cook and Dan Lewis are still keeping pretty quiet but are starting to ask questions and express opinions.
Were the Aughts Really So Bad?
By Gene Grant
So, have you pulled your head out of your Oh, I am so glad that decade is over, everything was terrible, the world is coming to an end pity potty? Not yet? Then please spare the rest of us. If yes, or better yet, if you never went there in the first place, good on you. Be a shining light, will you?
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Maryland—A homeless man tried to leave the town of Frederick by stealing a single-engine aircraft at a municipal airport, but he crashed before reaching the end of the runway. Calvin C. Cox, 51, wanted to fly away from Frederick early last Monday morning but ended up in jail on felony charges of theft, burglary and trespassing. Cox was unhurt when the Piper Super Cub ran off a runway at Frederick Municipal Airport and upended in the grass around 2:15 a.m. A canine team tracked him into nearby woods where he was arrested. “He was familiar with aircraft, but I don’t believe he was proficient in the operation of aircraft,” Frederick Police Lt. Clark Pennington told reporters.
[Re: Opinion, “Carbon Tax Trumps Cap and Trade,” Dec. 24-30, 2009] The article "Carbon Tax Trumps Cap and Trade" was a very informative and interesting argument in support of a carbon tax on emissions instead of a cap and trade system which is currently under discussion in the upcoming Senate bill. I agree with Jerry Ortiz Y Pino that a straight carbon tax is the best way to create incentive for industries to really reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the effort to curb global warming and develop new, clean sources of energy to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. I hope Senators Bingaman and Udall will consider this argument when deciding how to vote on the climate change bill in 2010.
By Maggie Grimason
Visit the Space Science wing and revel in everything about Mars with hands-on activities for all ages and lots of Mars information and images to take home.
Outhouses: Underrated Icons of New Mexico History
By Maggie Grimason
Learn about how outhouses were introduced to New Mexico, their essential role in communities across the state and their continued presence as historical artifacts
Curator's Coffee: Future Mars Exploration at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Join Zach Gallegos, New Mexico’s only candidate for the planned Mars One human settlement mission to Mars, for coffee and a themed tour of the museum.
TEDxABQ Salon Entrepreneur 2.0 at Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
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