annexation


V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Old Town: A Cautionary Tale

Sneaky politicians, torch-wielding vigilantes and the embattled future of Albuquerque—will history repeat itself?

There seems little possibility that Valle de Atrisco will rise from the ashes of January’s catastrophic election day. Residents of the unincorporated portion of Bernalillo County known as the South Valley were given the opportunity to vote on whether their largely rural community should form a new town known as Valle de Atrisco. The proposal was soundly defeated by 93 percent.

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