V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Bosque Battle Déjà Vu
By Carolyn Carlson
The City Council revisits the controversy over trail construction on the Bosque, and more in this expanded version of Council Watch.
V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
photos by Cameron Crow
Sustainable architecture can be learned in a few weekends
By Lisa Barrow
Building the New World is a workshop series that puts low-cost, earth-friendly building techniques in your hands.
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #341: I Meet the Farmer’s Daughters
By Brutus De Cervantes [ Tue Apr 1 2014 1:43 PM ]
Song: "All my life, all your life, yer numb, yer numb, yer dumb, and then you die…"
In a field near the top of my childhood street I search for a place to build a fort for my nephews. I examine a shady, overgrown area behind some rusty corrugated siding. An old farmer appears. He is friendly and leads me into a huge house he is remodeling. I see his wife down a long hallway with a plywood floor. In the living room, I meet his three daughters. The farmer resumes painting above the mantle. The middle daughter tells a story about my old friend S. I ask about S’ sister. I ask if S is married.
"No, but close to it—with (girl's name)!"
"That's even better!" I say.
V.22 No.5 | 1/31/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Resonating at a Higher Frequency
Hector Peña crafts conduits for mojo
By Geoffrey Plant
Geoffrey Plant reports on maker and musician Hector Peña’s passion for creating useful art and a movement to get the Southwest inducted into Cigar Box Nation.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Home sweet art
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Nov 20 2012 12:00 PM ]
Check out the house that Delahunt built for her master’s in fine art. For her final project, the 3D artist decided to ensure her future living quarters so she can continue to pursue her art.
3D artist builds herself a dwelling as her master's thesis
By Leigh Hile
With salvaged scrap materials, artist Bethany Delahunt created a real house for herself as her master’s thesis.
V.21 No.23 |
The Daily Word in ruin porn, Lead/Coal construction, a toothpick heist, and Happy Days
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jun 9 2012 11:13 AM ]
Joanie Cunningham lives in a trailer park.
Texas may increase the state speed limit to 85mph.
Scientists in Oregon are really trying hard to kill the Japanese sea creatures.
Sad story from Penasco, NM.
Remember the kaiboshed donkey-
It's the anniversary of the escape from Alcatraz.
For the millionth time, scientists warn that the planet is approaching the point of no return, calamity-wise.
Did the dismembering-
This hysterical bank customer stole the bank-robber's getaway car.
eldiabolik.com has a great psychotronic podcast composed largely of sixties/seventies soundtrack music.
Dumb pictures from online dating sites.
Someone stole 400,000 toothpicks.
New Mexico's Lightning Field is in need of restoration.
V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012
Environment vs. jobs
Is it an either/or proposition?
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Jan 11 2012 9:00 AM ]
In the Alibi that’s on stands, Contributor Margaret Wright wrote an article on polarized reactions to the repeal of Albuquerque’s building standards.
The debate was repeated throughout New Mexico in 2011 as construction and real estate folks attempted to lower stringent regulations. They argued that tough rules drive business away and result in fewer jobs. Our Republican leadership mostly agreed and helped usher in repeals of various environmental protections.
But as a September New York Times article tells us, there is nothing new about this ideological conflict. It happens regularly around the country. An MIT economist quoted in the report talks about the “Groundhog’s Day quality” of the argument. He’s actually measured job loss as it relates to environmental regs. Turns out, it’s a tricky thing to study.
The Energy Code’s Deep Freeze
Polarized reactions to the repeal of building standards
By Margaret Wright
At the tail end of 2011, Albuquerque's rules were replaced with state regulations—also weakened under Republican leadership. Reactions to the vote signaled the depth of the ideological division that has grown among citizens and politicians.
V.20 No.52 | 12/29/2011
Year in Review: News
Best and Worst of 2011
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times
By Marisa Demarco
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. In 2011, the happenings of the world—and Burque—loomed large. Inspect the Alibi’s highlight reel.
V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
City of Albuquerque
Construction fun at Lead and Vassar
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Sep 27 2011 12:45 PM ]
Thank you to Cyrus Gould for sending us this postapocalyptic photo. Here’s to hoping Lead will soon be the most beautiful, “parkway-feeling” street we’ve ever seen.
V.20 No.31 |
The Daily Word in drunk mayors, bronies and the universe bubble
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 4 2011 10:38 AM ]
Yesterday's tornado in Albuquerque was actually a landspout.
Virginia Tech says there's a gunman on campus. In 2007, a shooter killed 33 people at the school.
The mayor of Sunland Park near Las Cruces says he was drunk when he signed those nine contracts.
Construction near University and Coal is going to get worse.
The ACLU wants to make sure we're not being tracked by the police through our cell phones.
NRA files lawsuit to stop a rule that requires gun shops to report the purchase of more than one semi-automatic. The rule would be lifted in border states, such as New Mexico.
First chile harvest is in from Hatch.
The world's first text messages from 1890.
Fox News hosts don't criticize Sarah Palin because she's their coworker.
Adult men who like My Little Pony are called bronies.
The golden oldies of a gen-Xer.
Maybe our universe is in a bubble of space and time, and other universes are, too.
Writer finds out how easy it is to buy a gun from a stranger in Portland.
The ultimate food taboo.
V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
State Looks to Reverse Green Building Codes
By Christie Chisholm
On Earth Day, one state commission took the first step toward rolling back energy-efficient building requirements. The Construction Industries Commission is the same entity that unanimously approved the rules last year, but it has new members appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez.
V.20 No.16 | 4/21/2011
Notable Green Buildings, CABQ
City: Trading Greenbacks for “Green”
Will changing the city’s building requirements be a boon or a bust?
By Christie Chisholm
The City of Albuquerque climbed aboard the sustainability bandwagon a few years ago, declaring victoriously that all new city vehicles would be powered with alternative fuel. In 2005, it even adopted a law requiring some new structures to meet the guidelines of the world’s most recognized and respected system.
But on Feb. 7, the City Council unanimously this law, replacing it with older conservation rules. Some green-building advocates worry the move may serve as a bellwether for the city’s attitude toward sustainability and speculate about the larger implications of this change.
V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011
Best of Burque 2011
Life in Burque
Burqueños elect the best (and worst) in politics, media, social life, athletics, education, charity and more.
2nd Annual South American Folk Fair at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
South American arts and crafts vendors, dancers and musicans pay homage to Andean communities.
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