The Heroin Surge
As addiction climbs in Albuquerque, cartels are ready to deliver
In 2008, the number of heroin-overdose deaths jumped—and the age of users dropped, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. "We know there is a significant increase in heroin sales in Albuquerque, but we just don't know how much is out there," says Capt. Matt Thomas of the Criminal Investigation Division in the Bernalillo Sheriff's Office. "We tend to see different trends in drug prevalence, where it went from cocaine to meth and now to heroin."
Tennis, Serbian Style
The rise of a tennis star and his Burque superfan
For Aleks Kostich, a Serbian-American living in Albuquerque, the biggest war this week is taking place on the red-dirt courts at the French Open tennis championships. The No. 2 seed there in men’s singles is Novak Djokovic, a tall 24-year-old built like an arrow.
The Miracle of Treatment
Medicaid axes inpatient program for drug-addicted mothers
The state's only residential substance abuse treatment clinic for pregnant women, Casita de Milagros, will be closing on July 1. During columnist Whitny Doyle’s time as a mother-baby nurse, she cared for many Milagro patients. She also cared for substance-abusing mothers whose addictions remained untreated.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
I Can Lick My Own Eyebrows
A guide to assemble and execute phenomenal scenes and personal fantasies.
Famous and Unusual Graves in N.M.
Dr. Richard Melzer discusses the most illustrious and notorious final resting places around the state of leaders to unsung heroes, criminals to artists and more.
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Fireside Chat with Tim Keller and Dan Lewis
An in-depth discussion with the candidates for the Mayoral run-off election.
Spirits of New Mexico's Past
Listen to historical figures' amazing stories of bygone events.
Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration of Life
Celebrate life and those who have passed. Enjoy pet blessings, live music by Wagogo, arts and crafts vendors, a growers market, a Dia de los Muertos altar, and more.
Fourth Annual Harvest Festival
Food, fun, music and seasonal activities.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Costume Party Fundraiser
Wear your best costume, enjoy snacks, cider, a parade, games, contests and more while raising money for United Nations Children’s Fund.
14th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Halloween Carnival
A great and safe way for little ones with diabetes to celebrate Halloween with their families and friends.