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.
“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.
Think you work a lot? Washington Post has compiled a list of US cities where people work the most.
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.
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).
President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.
Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.
One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.
After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.
Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.
An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.
Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!
Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?
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