V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015
The Ellen Show
Local teacher reminds us how kind our city can be
By Amelia Olson [ Mon Mar 23 2015 2:32 PM ]
It’s sometimes difficult to remember the rays of sunlight that inhabit our city. With tension surrounding our police force and homeless communities, Albuquerque can get caught up in the things we want to improve and lose sight of the people who are giving their hearts and souls to our beautiful city every single day to make it a better place. Local schoolteacher Sonya Romero is just one example of the kindness Burque folks possess, and thanks to her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, a local school is getting some much needed TLC.
The Daily Word in urban sprawl, bait dogs and Choctaw kindness
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Mar 19 2015 11:55 AM ]
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.
V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015
The Daily Word in baby chicks, poodles and Danny DeVito
By Amelia Olson [ Wed Mar 18 2015 9:36 AM ]
Did you really need that last Guinness last night? Probably not! Who cares, here is the Daily Word.
This year the New Mexico State Fair will feature a roller coaster that is being built in Italy!
Because all of the news today is dramatically terrible, here is a video of a Chinese man’s dog dressed as a schoolgirl walking on its hind legs for a mile.
Watch baby chicks hatch on this webcam!
Are you hung over from partying last night? Drink water! And find a good breakfast burrito near you!
$2 million will be given to local nonprofits serving the homeless community, but some aren’t impressed with the way the funds will be spent.
Get to know Danny DeVito and have a great Wednesday!
V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015
The Daily Word in girl power, girls playing sports and GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!
By Amelia Olson [ Tue Mar 10 2015 11:20 AM ]
It’s Tuesday! Today’s Daily Word will ~*~BlOw YoUr MiNd~*~*
Netflix is releasing a new series that you can’t binge watch. WTF?!
Saudi girls can now participate in sports at school! Yes you read that right! Yes I know it’s 2015 and that seems like it shouldn’t be a headline. But it’s true! Yay! Sports for everyone!
This is just incredibly sad. 10 people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for a reality TV show.
Apparently giving eviction notices to homeless folks won’t solve homelessness?
The Daily Word in prom-munism, hobbits and Mars
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Mar 6 2015 4:14 PM ]
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 cream cheese, happy elephants and taking lunch breaks
By Amelia Olson [ Thu Mar 5 2015 11:46 AM ]
Good afternoon, people of the internet! It's almost Friday, which means absolutely nothing to people who work weekends!
The Ringling Bros. finally admit maybe having wild elephants as part of their circus isn’t really that cool.
A 91 year-old woman who was told as a girl she wouldn’t be able to pursue engineering, has landed her dream job as a design consultant specializing in products geared towards the elderly. TAKE THAT, AGEISM AND SEXISM!
Prince played basketball in middle school and his yearbook photo is going to make your Thursday.
Everyone knows the top emojis are the poop, the partying ghost and the monkey covering her eyes. Some genius made an emoji poop dress and it’s all I want this year for my birthday.
Take a lunch break every damn day!
V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015
This Week's Photo Contest: ABQ Small Businesses
February 27 - March 5, 2015
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Feb 27 2015 5:06 PM ]
We have so many wonderful small businesses in Albuquerque and we want to know about your favorites! Post pictures to Instagram of or at your favorite small local businesses in town. Make sure to include @weeklyalibi and #alibibiz in your post. Each week our photo contest winner is announced on Friday afternoon.
This Week's Instagram Photo Contest Winner!
#alibigraf February 20-26, 2015
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Feb 27 2015 1:28 PM ]
It's a good time to be alive when you can pee and snap a photo of stall graffiti in hopes of winning some cool loot from your local alt. weekly!
We especially loved this post by @genevievemueller,
but this post by @durwoodkerbyburger sums up the human experience of using public stalls and therefore is this week's winner!
Congrats to @durwoodkerbyburger! Email email@example.com to retrieve your surprise and alibi bucks. And thanks to our pals on Instagram who posted. Stay tuned for next week's photo contest guidelines!
The Daily Word in racist fashion police, net neutrality and GIANT black holes!
By Amelia Olson [ Thu Feb 26 2015 11:53 AM ]
It's Thursday! Not exactly as good as Friday, but still pretty damn good.
The Internet may not be owned by a few corporations soon because Washington seems to be pretty down with net neutrality!
There is a black hole that is 12 billion times larger than the sun and is 900 million years old.
Zendaya Coleman elegantly explained why assuming dreadlocks smell like “patchouli oil” or “weed” is racist and weird. Giuliana Rancic apologizes. The internet gives Coleman a giant high five.
A new proposal would require Lyft and Uber drivers to provide insurance and undergo extensive background checks.
V.23 No.44 |
The Daily Word in voting, cruelty and Gareth Pugh
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 30 2014 11:37 AM ]
It's time to rock the Bernalillo County vote, y'all. Peruse the 2014 Alibi Election Guide to learn more about key races and for translations of ballot-speak on advisory questions and constitutional amendments. Contrary to propaganda that voting doesn't matter, it totally does. And local and state elections are a way to make a real positive impact on our community. And you know you want a sticker. So vote early through Saturday, Nov. 1, or rock the ballot on Election Day proper.
Burque is one of only two cities nationwide recognized as an Urban Bird Treaty City, y'all. Translation: Our burg is for the birds ... in a good way.
A motion to dismiss charges against three teens charged with beating two Native homeless men to death in the South Valley was denied.
A man suspected of committing a string of home invasions of elderly women in southeast Albuquerque was arrested by SWAT.
A deer jumped in front of a motorcycle. The bike is totaled, the deer is dead and the biker? He's fine ... and headed back to work as a zookeeper.
Chronic fatigue syndrome patients, it's all in your head ... specifically your brain.
I'm not a huge fan of the fashion-industrial complex. But Gareth Pugh's Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear line is blowing my occult-obsessed mind ATM. Get your costume inspiration on, y'all.
V.23 No.39 |
The Daily Word in ebola, Ello and Pantone beer packaging
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 25 2014 11:44 AM ]
In Liberia and Sierra Leone, the ebola death toll is at least 2,917. Liberian capital Monrovia faces an epidemic, as infections outpace access to health care.
The skull of a new species of dino, Ankylousaur, is now on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. BLM paleontologist Phil Gensler said, "It looks vaguely like an armored alligator."
The IRS raided Downtown business BigByte, a data center, this morning.
What is new anti-Facebook social network Ello's story?
This Pantone beer packaging reminds me of those what-
V.23 No.14 |
The Daily Word in spraypainting APD substations, weird recreational drugs and RIP Peaches Geldof
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Apr 8 2014 10:54 AM ]
City Council chambers overflowed with largely critical citizens at the APD meeting last night.
Three APD substations were vandalized last night.
The DOJ will announce its findings about APD and patterns of excessive/lethal force tomorrow at 10:00 am.
There is a new Rail Runner stop.
Do you know about "boyfriend twins"?
.... How about "nipple shields for men"?
What do you know about the old TV show ALF?
Malaysian Flight 370 is in really deep water.
Time for a Chupacabra roundup.
Since the Snowden leaks, the NSA has seen a huge increase in Freedom of Information Act requests.
Dopers in South Africa are smoking a combo of weed, rat poison, opium and an anti-retroviral drug (AKA HIV meds).
Oh, God. No. Don't read this.
V.22 No.33 |
The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Aug 19 2013 10:16 AM ]
Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.
A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.
Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.
I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!
UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.
It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.
Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.
V.18 No.40 |
Berry's Next Step
By Christie Chisholm [ Tue Oct 6 2009 10:59 PM ]
After giving his victory speech, Berry said he wanted to "roll up his sleeves" and get to work. He's meeting Mayor Chavez tomorrow for lunch, and one of his first items of business is to sit down with councilors.
He restated the same things he said during his campaign: Crime is his first priority, and he's interested in hearing APD's ideas about how to address it. He wants to trim some fat from the city's budget.
Berry is the first Republican mayor the city has had for a couple decades. After tonight, the Council is going to lean Republican, too. But Berry says he's interested in working with everyone and just "doing what's best for the city."
Berry is the only candidate to publicly say he doesn't support gay marriage. When asked if he'd like to tell the gay citizens of Albuquerque something to ease their concerns, he said "Albuquerque is a great city, filled with great people. I want to be a good mayor to everyone." He did say during his campaign that he had no plans to change the domestic partnership benefits given to city employees.
The room has mainly emptied out, with more people cleaning up wires and cups than waving signs, but the excitement of Berry's supporters lingers.
"Hey, We Did It"
By Christie Chisholm [ Tue Oct 6 2009 10:57 PM ]
Berry's giving his victory speech. He thanked the mayor for his years of service, and Romero for his attitude during the campaign. He's stressing working across borders in the Council.
"Thank you for this great honor."
That's it. Meet your new mayor.
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