bernalillo county


V.26 No.33 | 8/17/2017
Bernalillo County Commissioners

News Feature

BernCo Turns Back Trumpian Logic

Commissioner Johnson’s anti-immigrant resolution refused

Bernalillo County Commission considers a resolution that would rescind the immigrant-friendly status of the county and the separate issue of adding dozens of Sheriff’s deputies to the county’s ranks.
V.26 No.31 | 8/3/2017
Maggie Hart Stebbins
Carolyn Carlson

News Interview

A Conversation with Maggie Hart Stebbins

County commissioner seeks progress

Weekly Alibi had coffee with Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins to chat a bit about how things are going over at the county side of our local government.
V.25 No.48 | 12/1/2016

County Matters

County Faces Growth, Taxes and Change

Commission meetings just the beginning

Bernalillo County takes the path to home rule, Santolina is a thing and taxes are good for what that might bring.
V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

Library Offers Internet Hotspot Program

Nearly 34 million Americans are without any kind of fixed or mobile Internet access, according to the Federal Communications Commission's 2016 Broadband Progress Report. Computer ownership and high-speed internet use in New Mexico lag behind most states in the Southwest, the report shows, indicating that many people are getting left behind.

The Public Library in Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library recognized an opportunity to reduce those barriers to access by creating a way to "lend out the Internet" via Mobile Hotspots.

A Mobile Hotspot is a device that connects to a computer, smartphone of tablet and generates a wireless Internet, or Wi-Fi, signal. Several devices can then access the Wi-Fi signal.

"As a city we are actively working on bridging the Internet accessibility gap," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "This is one important step, part of a larger intentional approach to improve connectivity for everyone in the City of Albuquerque."

The Library is working with T-Mobile to provide the Hotspots for check out at each library in the system. A library card is required for checkout of the device; the new program begins Friday, September 30.

For more information go to abclibrary.org/hotspot.

V.25 No.35 | 9/1/2016

News Feature

Local Governments Working Together

Council and Commission join forces

Yes, we have a City County Commission, in addition to our City Council and County Commission. Ever wondered what they do?
V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016

Event Horizon

The End is Nigh!

Saturday, Aug 13: Backyard Farming: Weeds of the West

Experts provide experience and information to transform backyards into a thriving oasis of food, medicine and wildlife habitats. Learn to identify, the medicinal uses of and how to cook weeds of the west.
V.24 No.23 | 06/04/2015

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The Daily Word in "moist"

Thats right. I said "moist"

The Daily Word

A controversial Baptist BCSO undersheriff has resigned.

There's still no effective measure of marijuana intoxication.

Heads rolled at the Bernco Water Utility after a February sewage spill into the Rio Grande.

We now know why people don't like the word "moist".

Here's a VICE story on the prison from which two prisoners escaped Shawshank Redemption style.

One of the escaped prisoners is well endowed.

Some nuns were trapped in an elevator for three days.

The lost Lester Bangs country album is found!

Manson prosecutor and writer Vincent Bugliosi died.

V.24 No.17 | 04/23/2015

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The Daily Word in university woes, sex clubs and The Ridiculous Six

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Valdosta State University is shutting down today because of a huge flag protest.

A sex club is calling itself a church so it can open next to a children's school.

The folks over at an Ohio university thought some “straight pride” posters went “beyond free speech.” So they removed them.

The University of Florida is investigating allegations that some of its fraternity members spat on wounded military veterans.

Albuquerque Public Schools has approved a three-year contract for new superintendent Luis Valentino, and the dude is gonna be making $240,000 a year. Get it!

Some Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's new film The Ridiculous Six, which is shooting in New Mexico, because they felt offended and disrespected.

A man was taken into custody after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the back last night in northeast Albuquerque. APD said the woman is undergoing surgery and is in stable condition.

Bernalillo County Manager Tom Zdunek plans to retire this summer after 45 years in business and government. Vacation!

V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015

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The Daily Word in mental health taxes, a house thief and true love

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Eight people died last night in a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.

Jim Inhofe provided a little show-and-tell on the Senate floor.

A California couple who'd been married for 67 years died on the same day while holding hands. That's love, y'all.

Porn lovers can rejoice, as Google has lifted the “explicit sexual content” ban on Blogger.

Season 3 of “House of Cards” is now live on Netflix, y'all! Note: SPOILERS in the following link.

A Rio Rancho mother is “disturbed” by a pornographic book her son checked out of his high school library.

Bernalillo County commissioners approved a tax hike that'll go to mental health services.

Snap! APS has decided to close schools today. Snow day!

Apparently, a thief in Oregon stole an entire house. No, really.

V.24 No.3 |

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The Daily Word in heavenly lies, gay marriage and glitter

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The kid who wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven admits: “I did not die. I did not go to heaven.”

The clock is ticking on the issue of gay marriage for Supreme Court justices who need to put it on their calendar before their current term ends in June.

If civics isn't your best subject, you might not want to move to Arizona.

Police are looking for a teenage Kentucky couple who have gone on a multi-state crime spree.

Scientists report that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history.

SWAT has been called out to a home in southwest ABQ where a man has barricaded himself after trying to commit an auto burglary. This story is still developing. Check KRQE for updates.

APD has released the names of the two officers who were involved in Tuesday night's fatal shooting on San Mateo: Michael Oates and Matthew Fisher.

The lawyers for APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez have filed a motion to stop the DA's office from prosecuting murder charges for the shooting of James Boyd in March 2014.

The Bernalillo County commissioners agreed to go ahead with a tax increase that would raise $40 million a year to help with the county budget and mental health programs.

An Ohio woman is being charged with vandalism after trashing her boss' office with glitter and silly string. Wait … what's the bad part?

V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 15, 2015

Test your recall of an Albuquerque police shooting that made international headlines.
V.24 No.1 |

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The Daily Word in Cuomo's passing, WIPP and TV bloopers

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Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died yesterday at the age of 82 from natural causes.

Police believe a man in California killed his wife and son, and critically wounded his daughter, before taking his own life on New Year's Eve.

Jeb Bush resigned from all his board memberships and is possibly eyeing a presidential run.

Immigrants who are now in the US illegally may be able to get driver's licenses in California.

23-year-old Christian Gomez of Florida is being accused of decapitating his mother on New Year's Eve.

Gov. Susana Martinez' inaugural ball attracted a lot of protesters.

Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson says a minimum wage increase that was supposed to take effect on Jan. 1 didn't happen due to a “simple oversight.”

After a leak at WIPP in February 2014, the US government has denied $8 million of performance-based pay to the contractor running the joint.

ICYMI: The Huffington Post has a collection of 2014 TV news bloopers that are worth checking out.

V.23 No.51 |

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The Daily Word in Facebook feuds, the Aurora shooter and egg shaming

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It just goes to show that when you decline someone's Facebook friend request, things can get a little heated.

After Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, some neighboring states are asking the US Supreme Court to deem it unconstitutional.

Rapper Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty after being arrested for gang conspiracy and gun charges.

The parents of accused Aurora shooter James Holmes sent a letter to prosecutors asking for their son's life to be spared.

MSNBC lists 10 topics to expect at President Obama's 2014 year-end press conference.

Two people were left dead and one in the hospital after a high-speed chase ensued on US 550 in Bernalillo County.

A teenage kid was harassed by a Walgreens manager for buying eggs for his mama. The nerve of some people.

The historic Old Mountain Lodge was lost in a fire yesterday in Carnuel, N.M.

The DA's Office says Kari Brandenburg is still weighing whether to charge APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting of James Boyd.

V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014

Election 2014

The Alibi Guide to Rocking the Bernalillo County Vote

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting in 2014 but were afraid to ask

Weekly Alibi wants you to vote. And yes, we know you’re busy. So scope our 2014 Election Guide for everything you need to know about voting in the general election.

Election 2014

Incumbent vs. Insider

The race for New Mexico governor

Incumbent vs. Insider

Our guide begins with the Governor’s race.