V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016
The Daily Word in Manhattan bombing, drought farming, and the Emmys
By Robin Babb [ Mon Sep 19 2016 10:50 AM ]
A homemade bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring 29 people. The prime suspect of that bombing and an earlier one in New Jersey, Ahmed Khan Rahami, was arrested after a shootout with police this morning in New Jersey.
13-year-old Tyre King was fatally shot by police in Columbus, Ohio last week. An independent medical examiner has stated that King was "more likely than not" running from police when he was killed, based on the location and direction of the bullet wounds.
There's been a years-long drought in the Breadbasket of America, and the Ogalalla Aquifer -- the underground water reservoir that serves the farms of the Great Plains -- is drying up. It's time for us to revisit our destructive methods of farming and irrigating.
The Emmy Awards show was this weekend. Here's the highlights.
There's a nip in the air and people are starting to talk about "leaf peeping" again. It's autumn, hosers. In honor of the season, let's revisit this classic McSweeney's essay: "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers."
V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015
Welcome Back the Cranes
Saturday, Nov 14: 2015 Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Nov 12 2015 11:00 AM ]
Welcome the cranes back to their winter habitat with art, films, origami, viewing scopes, tai chi, craneology 101, animal tales, music and more.
V.24 No.40 | 10/01/2015
A Joyful Reaping
By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Oct 2 2015 2:00 PM ]
Bring in the harvest with the villagers of Las Golondrinas. Crush grapes for wine by foot and string chile ristras while enjoying beautiful fall colors at the ranch.
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
Muertos, Marigolds, Mazes y Más
Observe the season with local traditions and celebrations
From the Marigold Parade to a drum circle to surpass all drum circles, here’s a roundup of seasonal goodness to warm those chill autumn days.
V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
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Octofair Brings Octofun
Autumn gets artsy at The Octopus and the Fox
By Billy McCall
Full-fledged fall fun supports local artists and crafters at the October Octofair.
V.21 No.37 |
The Daily Word in anti-American riots, middle income, large sodas and new monkeys
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 14 2012 12:31 PM ]
Anti-American rallies across the Muslim world are now also targeting British and German embassies.
Romney comments on the anti-Muslim propaganda film that started it.
Obama is leading in the polls.
Romney defines middle income as $200,000 to $250,000.
The 1957 murder of a young girl solved.
Investigating accidental early releases in New Mexico's prison system.
A new monkey species was found.
In APS, 37 percent of juniors failed a high school exit exam.
U.S. reps go bipartisan in an effort to preserve Native American languages.
Local girl is the new face of Guess.
Loyal dog visits its master's grave every night.
Weather: Temps reach mid '70s today, and mid '80s by Sunday. Autumn is nigh.
V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
A mix of songs with academic themes
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Autumn is nigh, and with the turning season come books and classrooms and new ideas and pocket protectors. Much music on the topic of school has to do with the rebellion against it, lust, alienation or nostalgia. Here’s a seasonal mix—most of the rock and roll or punk persuasion (sorry, no Van Halen)—to put you in the mood for education, be your participation willing or begrudging.
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