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V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

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The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler

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Here's the latest news from the special legislative session happening at the NM Roundhouse this week, including budget cut approvals and the reinstatement of the death penalty.

Here is a preview of the coming gridiron battle between our glorious Lobo Football team and the Boise State Broncos.

Meanwhile, a New Mexican man was arrested in Nueva York for allegedly stealing a donut.

Also in today's news, a couple from Florida is visiting our Balloon Fiesta for the 27th time along with their lofty ride, the Whirlaway.

Excel Energy has completed work on a high-voltage electrical transmission line that will serve customers in the Eastern part of this state.

Proactively addressing climate change is a thing at UNM-Taos.

And speaking of our flagship university, NM's congressional delegation announced that UNM will receive a grant "to provide training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursuing a career in education."

Kirtland Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Los Alamos National Laboratories will soon stop disposing of low-level nuclear waste onsite, say recent reports.

Just last week, Nancy Armijo caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass while fishing the south end of the Central Pond at Tingley Beach. She was using half a nightcrawler as bait.

V.25 No.40 | 10/6/2016
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Robert Maestas

Newscity

N.M. House Passes Three Crime Bills

Three crime bills pass during a special legislative session, second day of Balloon Fiesta sees two crashes and Clinton leads the polls in N.M.
V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

Darth and Yoda Awaken at the Balloon Museum

Darth Vader and Master Yoda, two immensely popular hot air balloons, will be featured by the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum at an inflation event that caps the museum's year-long celebration of its 10th Anniversary.

The free event, "Darth and Yoda Awaken," takes place from 8:30am to noon on Friday, September 30, weather permitting.

"This is a great way for us to engage people of all ages in the science and technology of hot air ballooning," says Paul Garver, Balloon Museum Manager. "What better way to teach about this than by including Darth and Yoda?"

In addition to encountering these balloons up close, visitors will also be able to meet the pilots and crew members.

The event also includes entry to the Balloon Museum's exhibitions, the Mos Eisley Craft Port (arts and crafts in the museum's Sky Lounge), the new Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, and a one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality Experience presented by the ARVUS Roadshow and the Albuquerque Film Office.

Reservations are not required, however, school groups and tour groups are encouraged to register in advance by using the online form located on the "Darth and Yoda Awaken" events page of the Balloon Museum's website,cabq.gov/balloon.

Upon arrival at the Balloon Museum for the event, visitors should proceed to the box office to gain admittance and to receive their Imperial Access Permit (visitor brochure), which will help guide them through their "Darth and Yoda Awaken" experience.

Since visitors will be under the watchful eyes of troops from Vader's own 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison, costumes are welcomed, but blasters are not permitted at this event.

V.25 No.39 | 9/29/2016

Feature

Welcome, Balloonists!

Fiesta provides time for reflection, team work and exploration

In this article that features heaps of useful balloon fiesta-related links, find out about how the yearly show provides time for reflection, team work and exploration.
V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

The Daily Word in the Senate, Tinder and Balloon Fiesta

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Look at your new favorite animal.

A Christian group in Fla. wants to convict abortion providers and their patients with first-degree murder.

The demotion of the Fox News anchor that filed a lawsuit against the “news source” shines light on how the company views their women employees.

We all know people play games when they date but the dating-app sensation Tinder was literally designed to be like a game.

What makes balloons float the directions they do during Balloon Fiesta?

The Senate just overrode Pres. Obama's veto for the first time.

A Disney classic is about to be remade.

Modern family continues to be a 10/10 show by casting an actual trans kid as a trans kid.

V.24 No.40 | 10/01/2015

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The Daily Word in a prairie dog playground, killifornia and circuitous "right to bear arms" arguments

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Albuquerque's Huning Highland neighborhood gets Burque on a list of "secretly cool cities".

The playground at Chelwood Elementary has really gone to the prairie dogs.

Balloon Fiesta truly underway now that there have been some balloon collisions with power lines and vehicles.

Assisted suicide is now legal in California.

The father of the man who allegedly went on a shooting rampage last week in Oregon blames, in part, the country's gun laws. Ironically, the mass-shooting suspect's mother was stockpiling guns out of fear that stricter gun laws in response to mass shootings would make it impossible to stockpile guns.

There's no such thing as a "sexy Donald Trump costume".

Watch this man set his apartment on fire while live streaming a demo of cigarette lighters.

Check out this groovy coffee table book of grindhouse cinema posters!

V.24 No.41 | 10/8/2015

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The Daily Word in preparing you for balloon fiesta, hip-hop meets broadway and titanic’s lunch menu

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17 tips for Balloon Fiesta goers.

Glowing sea turtles aren’t just for nightlights. Check it out!

Hamilton turns hip-hop on broadway.

Scarlet letter in high school takeover.

Could this study determine the real extinction of dinosaurs?

3,000 years later, is it time to find Queen Nefertiti?

Army Veteran stepped in the way of Oregon shooter to save other’s.

Titanic lunch menu up for auction and it’s valued at $88,000.

V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014

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The Daily Word in Banksy, Snowden and clowns with knives.

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Does Yelp extort advertising from restaurants?

Ebola is the scariest outbreak of modern times.

Snowden’s thoughts on privacy in the digital age are worth pondering.

The driverless car is coming and you can’t stop it.

The vinyl re-release of the Ghostbusters soundtrack is marshmallow-scented.

Learn how to rob a bank from an expert.

“This is a little song I wrote about the time a female Eagles fan stole my prosthetic leg and the cops got it back for me.”

Someone drew a penis on a Banksy mural.

Bakersfield police are on the lookout for creepy clowns with knives.

Balloon Fiesta is over.

The site of a deadly Rail Runner crash was littered with uncollected body parts.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Marie Osmond.

V.23 No.41 |

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The Daily Word in cold onion rings, decriminalizing marijuana and a flying Yoda

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A man is suing the Bloomfield, N.M. Burger King; he claims he was attacked by the manager after complaining that his order of onion rings was cold.

Beginning this weekend, The East Mountain Centre for Theatre is presenting an original musical with a catered dinner in Sandia Park.

La Tejana’s former campaign manager is going to jail.

A couple suspected of numerous fast-foot restaurant hold-ups in Burque was arrested.

The Special Shapes Rodeo at Balloon Fiesta this morn included floating objects resembling a cactus, an owl and Yoda, among other flights of fancy.

New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King believes in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana but incumbent Susana Martinez disagrees.

The 12th annual Soccorrofest happens this weekend and features funky, rockin’ local blues quartet Rhythm Divine.

Going into this weekend’s action, the UNM Volleyball team remains undefeated.

Over at HuffPo, author Sandra Ramos-O’Briant writes about driving from Burque to El Defe in 1967.

Owing to ongoing drought, this year’s Maize Maze is mostly composed of sorghum.

V.23 No.40 |

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The Daily Word in the Balloon Fiesta, dispensary woes and a cancer ball

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Police in Thailand take alleged killers to the scene of the crime to reconstruct the murder.

Two Louisiana teachers are accused of having a three-way with one of their students.

New York is attempting to pass a bill that limits its involvement with federal immigration organizations because their policies are too “anti-immigrant.”

After many abortion clinics in Texas shut down due to a law that was signed last year, the appeals court is now allowing the state to enforce new restrictions.

Officials in Dallas, Texas, are cleaning and sanitizing the apartment of a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola.

The BioPark Aquarium is attempting to replace fish that were poisoned when an employee was trying to get rid of a parasite in their tank.

It's one thing to sell pot legally; it's another to find a place for your dolla bills.

About $50,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a dead man's apartment in Albuquerque.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicks off this weekend y'all! The Alibi's got the schedule and more for ya.

That's a giant ball … I mean testicle. A man is pushing a 6-foot teste across the US to raise cancer awareness.

V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014

Feature

A History of Balloon Fiesta

How media marketing transformed the autumn sky

August March delves into the storied history of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
View in Alibi calendar calendar

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 2, 2014

From APD to UNM, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes.

Feature

2014 AIBF Schedule

From special shapes rodeos to mass ascensions, learn when and where to get your balloonacy on with the 2014 AIBF schedule.
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013

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The Daily Word in Tornados, Doris Lessing and Breaking Bad

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Deadly tornados ripped through the Midwest.

Rest in peace, Doris Lessing.

South Dakota kicked Joan Jett off their float.

There are words for specific kinds of haters.

Here are some celebrity toilet seat portraits.

This balloon timelapse makes balloons seem exciting.

Dark times for Winston Brooks.

Don’t put a puppy in a bag.

The Breaking Bad alternate ending has been removed from YouTube, but not from KRQE.