On Saturday, February 13 at 1:30pm the public is invited to a free program,
"Food, Farms, Friends," explaining the new partnership between three valued community organizations—NM Land Conservancy, the ARCA and Casa San Ysidro—designed to promote sustainable local agriculture.
This year, ARCA will commence farming the nearly two acre Heritage Field at Casa San Ysidro, fulfilling the Museum's intent to preserve New Mexican heritage by allowing the Museum to keep the Heritage Field agriculturally productive and expand Casa San Ysidro's educational programming and community involvement to include local agriculture.
The program is co-hosted by the Corrales Historical Society and will be held in the Old Church located across the street from Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House (973 Old Church, Corrales) From 1pm-4pm. Free open house tours and blacksmithing demonstrations at the historic Casa San Ysidro. The public is invited to learn more about these three organizations and explore the history of agriculture in the Rio Abajo area of New Mexico.
For more information about this program and the historic Casa San Ysidro, visit cabq.gov/
“Unsafe levels of arsenic in the wine"? I ain't drinkin' it!
A New York City man was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing his 5-year-old son with rat poison.
About 50,000 chickens perished in a fire at a New York poultry barn.
The body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was found in the New Jersey River more than a year after he'd first been reported missing.
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Talk about a heist gone wrong: Two employees at a Verizon in Roswell confessed they fabricated a robbery in an attempt to steal phones and cash.
Albuquerque elementary teacher Sonya Romero got spotlighted on “Ellen” yesterday for fostering two of her students. Get ready to cry y'all.
Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, says drinking three cans of Dr. Pepper is one of the reasons she's still alive. Go figure.
New Mexico Secretary of Education Hannah Skandera will serve her entire term without ever being confirmed.
More details about the ongoing radiation leak at WIPP.
The second suspect in the high-speed car chase crash in Corrales was arrested.
Bernalillo Sheriff's office is welcoming COPS to BernCo supposedly with "full editing control" over the content and apparently not remembering that Mayor Marty banned the show from Albuquerque.
A Florida artist smashed a valuable Ai Weiwei vase in an act of protest.
Detailed mapping and study of abandoned Detroit will determine how many dilapidated and unoccupied buildings there are.
Check out this amazingly preserved ancient Chinese city that was discovered 30 meters underwater in 2001.
There was a very high-speed police chase and accident in Corrales.
New Mexico State Senator Ortiz Y Pino is trying to get a pot-legalization resolution on next November's ballot.
A New Mexico Judge ruled that spotting pot plants from the air does not allow authorities to conduct a ground search.
President Obama's current views on marijuana.
A huge cache of documents related to sexual abuse by priests in the Chicago Archiocese have been published online.
There is a large dolphin kill happening in Japan.
An Arizona State University fraternity held an offensively-themed MLK Day party.
Read this Legs McNeil interview with Moe Tucker.
Today qualified young immigrants can begin applying for permits to avoid deportation.
Federally subsidized programs on Mitt Romney's fiscal hit list: Amtrak, PBS, arts, humanities.
Democratic voter registration is down in eight key "battleground" states with an uptick in registered independents.
Dusty Pop Art collection in Iran permitted to see the light of day.
Ailing Russian Kalishnikov factory buoyed by U.S. gun buyers.
Univision calls for inclusion of Latino perspectives in presidential debates.
Visine poisoning > diarrhea = jail.
Staying out of the woods because Aunt Flo is visiting and you're scared of getting mauled by a bear? Fear no more, says National Park Service.
Corrales votes down gun restrictions.
Horse slaughter plant plans nixed.
New Mexico trucking company tries to avoid workers comp payments, gets called out by Tennessee high court.
Westboro Baptist Church appears to have not have actually shown up to the candlelight vigil held last night for the Aurora shooting victims. They were probably too busy being blocked from protesting the funeral of a fallen soldier.
NCAA doles out intense punishment for Penn State.
More than 100 killed in Iraq after bombings and shootings make for the deadliest day this year.
200-year-old Rancho De Corrales Event Center destroyed by fire.
Which would be more likely to provoke you to stab your husband: An obnoxious facebook post, or the fact that he was high on PCP?
AMC says no more masks at their movie screenings. Sorry superhero cosplayers.
You may now smell like books.
Job growth remains stunted.
Albuquerque native Jarrin Solomon will run for Trinidad and Tobago in the Olympics.
Bosque fire reportedly started by an electronic cigarette dropped by a Corrales Youth Conservation Corps member who was in the Bosque looking for ... fires.
Woman killed by hit-and-run at San Mateo and Lomas is the fifth pedestrian killed by traffic in the last week.
David Axelrod likens Mitt Romney to Dick Nixon.
Someone in Florida had the bright idea of making a video about ass shakin’ starring a six-year-old.
Colmbian drug dealer named Fry-Up arrested at his $1.4 million wedding.
If you think Mardi Gras is insane, check out these pictures of raging winos at the San Fermin fest in Pamplona.
Former Raiders defensive end charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
Naked Arizona man who stole a car and created a pile-up was on PCP.
Stonehenge is getting a £27 million makeover.
Barbara Rockwell and her husband David fulfilled a dream when they moved to the southern end of the Village of Corrales and started building their home. “Corrales in 1977 was a rural village farming alfalfa, apples, corn and chile,” she says. But it was slowly becoming a bedroom suburb of Albuquerque, she adds. “There was no Intel on the western horizon, just the flowing line of the mesa and open fields of grass,” Rockwell says in an email interview. “Above all, there was the fresh, sweet air.”
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Meet TV's fact-checkers.
Images of the satellite that's falling to Earth.
Parking meter wasteland.
Universities seek students with cash money.
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Man builds lady cave to sleep in. (NSFW if your work sux.)
One Million Moms seeks to halt Schweddy Balls.
Casa Vieja's 300-year-old walls succumbed to old age earlier this month. Owners Josh and Kate Gerwin closed their doors until further notice after a building inspector deemed the collapsing adobe a hazard.
The charming 18th-century structure is one of the oldest in Corrales and has housed stage coaches, military headquarters, tightrope walkers and a general store. For the last 30 years it has been a restaurant.
Since buying the restaurant in 2009, the Gerwins' food and drink have been well-loved by Alibi readers. In last year's annual Alibi poll, Casa Vieja was voted Best Restaurant in Albuquerque. Josh was runner-up for Best Chef and Kate won Best Wine Steward by a landslide vote.
The restaurant's emphasis on locally sourced ingredients made it a favorite with foodies, and the eclectic cocktail and wine lists made even the pickiest drinker happy. The menu reflects the slow food movement by embracing organic and sustainable fare that's never seen the inside of a can.
The Gerwins have not revealed their next step after the condemnation of their building, but here's hoping they bring their culinary creations further into the city.
The ballot for the 2011 Best of Burque Restaurant Poll will hit stands next week. Voting starts on alibi.com Wednesday.
Throughout the growing season, New Mexico is home to fresh food markets every day of the week. You can follow the progression of summer by watching the diversity of produce unfold like a kaleidoscope on vendors’ tables. And you can travel to markets around the state and marvel at the differences that elevation and latitude make in what can be grown.
Rio Rancho’s chip-manufacturer is asking the state for a significant revision to its air permit just in case the plant wants to expand. This request highlights health concerns that have been rattling around Corrales for years, as Intel sits on a bluff above the southwestern edge of the village.
The vibe at Galeria de Corrales is pleasant. It's nestled behind a yarn store on Corrales Road and easy to miss if you aren't looking. But once you find it, an artist on duty will take you on a tour of the newly expanded gallery, which features about 25 artists. Wildlife and landscape paintings abound, but there’s also a good deal of pottery, art clocks, stained glass, quilts, handbags, sculptures big and small, a futuristic metal kachina, and lots of metal working. For those on a budget, there are relatively cheap prints of paintings and greeting cards. Good gift idea: the mirror lined with beer caps. Another has googly eyes.