In the news: comes to an end, It's probably worse, certain comedic value, The Bosque has reopened!, pretty person, terrible actress, raving anti-vaccination lunatic, join The View, (indirectly) kill, Alanis Morisette's song, actually be ironic, Los Zetas, Miguel Treviño, some truly evil acts, stop any time soon, today it's ok to marry gay in the UK
The fluorescently-lit caverns of despair known as Walmart Stores aims to build another one at Coors and Montaño. This is a particularly troubling notion due to the site’s proximity to the bucolic Bosque at Rio Grande Valley State Park, the Bosque School and master designer Antoine Predock’s first major project, La Luz. A big box store is inappropriate for the location for many reasons—aside from land use, traffic and crime are also concerns—and if the development comes to pass it represents a gut-wrenching lack of foresight and self-respect on the part of the city. Residents in the area don’t want the Walmart and have been fighting the retail behemoth for months. The Taylor Ranch Neighborhood Association, which has the support of dozens of other neighborhood associations from around the city, created againstthewal-abq.com as a source of information about the proposed dishevelment. If Walmart wins it diminishes the quality of life for all Albuquerque residents—not just the neighbors. Find out ways to get in on the fight here.
In the news: report, vote, more prescriptions than the entire UNM medical school, reopen, crushing thousands of endangered leatherback turtle eggs, abortions, human skin, moon, new, most, missing, because they were never made, french fries, Happy Birthday Curly Joe DeRita!!!
In the news: Syria, Bosque, quite drunk, Atlanta police, health care ruling, toilet-bowl-cleaner shank, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72, NBA Draft results, infamous Draft-day attire, foie gras, Chicago, 1870s juvenile mug shots, this kid, misogynistic public trans system, this person’s Etsy, movie theaters, “Asshole” dolphin, Dave Chapelle skit
In the news: Bosque, Kabul, $3 per gallon, The Sandusky jury deliberates, highest temperatures, fruits and veggies, Police officers in Santa Fe, come true, private islands, Denham Fouts, most peaceful, earthquake, Science, hiring
In the news: arm, Bosque fire, bond doubled, naked man in Florida, naked man on drugs, Florida, Best-selling biography, “Life in Hell.”, a bar in North Carolina, 100-pound scrotum, “The bat has the hiccups.”, people
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.
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.
No one is allowed to enter the Bosque, the Rio Grande Valley State Park or any other Open Space area, Mayor Richard Berry announced today. The city is in extreme fire danger, and rain isn’t due any time soon. Police and fire patrols will scour the city’s wild areas, and anyone who’s caught violating the restriction will face a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail.