V.23 No.6 | 2/6/2014
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The future looks bright at Shade Tree Customs and Café
By M. Brianna Stallings
Nob Hill welcomes its first (and probably only) combo restaurant and motorcycle repair shop.
V.21 No.44 |
The Daily Word in hazmat, more Gangnam Style and Penn State prez
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 1 2012 11:34 AM ]
Gary Johnson's campaign splices him into the presidential debates.
Guy rode his bike through Hurricane Sandy.
Back East, people are lined up for miles to get gas.
Former Penn State president charged with perjury in Sandusky scandal.
Gene Hackman knew the dude he slapped in Santa Fe.
Dr. Kevorkian's paintings.
City councilors lodge an ethics complaint against a pro-minimum wage hike group.
Campaign finance reports filed today. So, how much did those legislative campaigns blow?
Noam Chomsky Gangnam Style
10 election oddities explained. By the British.
Is America ready for a female president?
V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012
The Daily Word in minimum wage, cardboard bikes and Bob Dylan
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 13 2012 9:44 AM ]
State Supreme Court orders minimum wage increase back on the November ballot.
There’s a zip line at the Fair this year—and tigers.
Way to go, N.M. organ donors!
Santa Fe’s politicians call for a meeting with Zozobra organizers, saying the event should be more family-friendly.
Slinky blows physics’ mind.
The man who made the anti-Islam film causing violent protests throughout the Middle East is a 55-year-old former criminal and Coptic Christian in California, according to the Associated Press.
Protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.
An actor from that anti-Islam film says she had no idea they were staring in a propaganda flick.
Meet the $9 recycled cardboard bike that can support a 485-pound rider.
Monica Lewinsky is writing a book, maybe.
“Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff,” says Bob Dylan in response to accusations that he’s plagiarized some of his material.
How to: Turn your wall into a projector screen for $50.
31 rad DIY projects.
The first 1,000 digits of Pi skywritten over San Francisco.
Hobby Lobby doesn’t want the Affordable Care Act to make it cover birth control for employees.
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
No One Expects the Inquisition
By Carolyn Carlson
This week, Councilor Rey Garduño demands answers from Albuquerque’s police chief. Plus, the Council fails to take a stand against Citizens United.
V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Loud and Clear
By Carolyn Carlson
Speakers show up en masse to take on APD shootings and the possible public access changeover.
V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012
City to pipe landfill methane to the jail
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Feb 1 2012 1:54 PM ]
One of the tidbits in this week’s Council Watch got a lot of attention. Albuquerque is going to build a line from a local dump to our Westside lockup. The excess methane that’s usually burned off at the landfill with be used to heat water in the jail’s boiler room.
It’s predicted the project will save the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center thousands every year for about a century.
A No-Bike Road
By Carolyn Carlson
Bicyclists spoke out about the first-ever bike ban on a 3,000-foot stretch of Chappell between Osuna and Singer. Signs stating "no bicycles" went up in early January. The city says that stretch is too dangerous for cycling.
V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
The Daily Word with drunk children, airline shutdowns, dyslexia, gluten and Amy Winehouse secrets
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Aug 3 2011 11:55 AM ]
Santa Fe 12-year-old charged with DWI.
It’s plague season: the fifth case of Hantavirus has been reported in N.M.
After nickel-and-diming the debt ceiling, lawmakers ran out to summer recess before resolving an FAA shutdown that’s costing taxpayers $1 billion a month.
The U.S. is finally joining the developed world by moving birth control under health insurance coverage—but there are some catches and a whole lot of misinformation.
A new font designed to help dyslexics read.
The FDA still hasn’t defined when foods can be labeled “gluten free.”
If your house was on fire, would you take this stuff with you?
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak stands trail.
Pro-bike mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania says “Nice parking job, asshole!” to a Mercedes ... with a tank.
Steer clear of ground turkey for a while.
Haiti braces for tropical storm Emily, more devastation.
Everyone stop what you’re doing: Miley Cyrus got a “gay marriage” tattoo.
Also, Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Photo courtesy of Vanessa Wilde
Kaleidospoke is an art exhibition project with many, um, spokes meant to foster awareness and love of cycling. Organizers are pushing bike culture through visual art, talks and a film showcase, all at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe. The nearly two month exhibit begins with an opening gala this Friday.
V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011
Downtown street art offers a penny farthing for your thoughts
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Jun 8 2011 10:17 AM ]
This old-timey bicycle / car commentary is the latest tattoo on the Anasazi Building.
V.20 No.22 | 6/2/2011
Bikes ’n’ Brews
By Summer Olsson [ Sat Jun 4 2011 8:00 AM ]
You and your friends can take your two-wheelers down a delicious route on Saturday, from one local brewery to another, until you’ve hit five. The Tour de Beer de Burque starts at 10:45 a.m., and the $25 registration fee gets you a discount at each stop, as well as involvement in fun activities, the chance to win prizes and some Good Samaritan points. The event is a benefit for the AIO Ambassador Program, a leadership development initiative for Native Americans seeking to positively impact and advance their communities. The most important thing you need to know is, it’s going to be a really fun ride! Meet at Hallenbrick Brewery (3817 Hawkins, NE) on Saturday morning and the day’s route, which also includes Marble and La Cumbre, will be revealed. Wear a costume, like a glam-punk or a zombie, and pay only $20.
Quick note: You can get a DWI on a bike, so play it smart.
V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011
View all of the city’s public art here.
Bikes, Art and Green Cars
By Carolyn Carlson
Without a word and in less than a blink of an eye, councilors paid $626,000 to three law firms for defense of the city in pending litigation. The shell-out was among dozens of other items on the consent agenda at the short April 4 meeting.
V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011
By Marisa Demarco
Free the Data—Crack open the databases, New Mexico. Taxpayers want a look. Under Rep. Joseph Cervantes' (D-Las Cruces) bill, the state would allow people to peruse electronic collections of data "maintained by or on behalf of a public body."
V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
Green-thinking recovery center gets its motor running—but still needs fuel
By Sam Adams
Jesse was far from home last winter, detoxing at a rehab facility in in the Midwest. The 23-year-old recovering addict returned to New Mexico to take up residence at the Endorphin Power Company. At the transitional living facility, exercise helps addicts kick their habits, replacing the euphoria of drugs with endorphins.
V.19 No.39 |
The Daily Word 09.30.10: Un-naked Santa Fe, Ochocinco Os, Color Me Badd
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 30 2010 10:51 AM ]
Apartment fire kills a baby.
Albuquerque balloonists missing in Italy.
For all his talk of government spending, Jon Barela's company sure does like those film tax rebates.
A distant, Earth-like planet that may have life.
Canada's throwing out its anti-prostitution laws.
Drivers text anyway.
Tony Curtis died.
Lobo Club won't spend donations to buyout (fire) Locksley.
Chad Ochocinco cereal box accidentally advertises a sex-talk phone number.
Obama likes Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.
AIG says it's totally going to pay us back.
The men of Color Me Badd tell their story.
It's OK to vote against stuff.
Does gargling salt water help anything?
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