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The Daily Word in COPS is coming back to Albuquerque, a really old can of herring and not-confirming Hannah Skandera

Get well soon, Wattie!

New Mexico Secretary of Education Hannah Skandera will serve her entire term without ever being confirmed.

More details about the ongoing radiation leak at WIPP.

Keeping the Albuquerque BioPark animals happy.

The second suspect in the high-speed car chase crash in Corrales was arrested.

Bernalillo Sheriff's office is welcoming COPS to BernCo supposedly with "full editing control" over the content and apparently not remembering that Mayor Marty banned the show from Albuquerque.

A Florida artist smashed a valuable Ai Weiwei vase in an act of protest.

Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show last night.

Expert disarms 25 year old can of herring.

Detailed mapping and study of abandoned Detroit will determine how many dilapidated and unoccupied buildings there are.

A woman was arrested nine years after failing to return a rented copy of Monster-In-Law.

Check out this amazingly preserved ancient Chinese city that was discovered 30 meters underwater in 2001.

The Exploited's Wattie had an onstage heart attack.

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The Daily Word in pot-legalization in New Mexico, 85 people own half the world and the toilets of Sochi

There was a very high-speed police chase and accident in Corrales.

New Mexico State Senator Ortiz Y Pino is trying to get a pot-legalization resolution on next November's ballot.

A New Mexico Judge ruled that spotting pot plants from the air does not allow authorities to conduct a ground search.

President Obama's current views on marijuana.

Fundraiser for the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team!

Detroit is getting a big-ass Robocop statue.

Macgyver should have driven a Pontiac Stinger.

85 people own half the world.

A huge cache of documents related to sexual abuse by priests in the Chicago Archiocese have been published online.

There is a large dolphin kill happening in Japan.

An Arizona State University fraternity held an offensively-themed MLK Day party.

Read this Legs McNeil interview with Moe Tucker.

The Sochi Olympic games still have the specter of terrorism hanging over them but the big news is now the toilets.

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The Daily Word in DREAMers, voters, bleeders and truckers

Today qualified young immigrants can begin applying for permits to avoid deportation.

Federally subsidized programs on Mitt Romney's fiscal hit list: Amtrak, PBS, arts, humanities.

Democratic voter registration is down in eight key "battleground" states with an uptick in registered independents.

Meanwhile, frays over voter registration issues heat up in key "battleground" states, including Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania and New Mexico.

Two maps that track the impact of drought across the U.S.

Dusty Pop Art collection in Iran permitted to see the light of day.

Ailing Russian Kalishnikov factory buoyed by U.S. gun buyers.

Univision calls for inclusion of Latino perspectives in presidential debates.

Visine poisoning > diarrhea = jail.

Staying out of the woods because Aunt Flo is visiting and you're scared of getting mauled by a bear? Fear no more, says National Park Service.

Corrales votes down gun restrictions.

Horse slaughter plant plans nixed.

New Mexico trucking company tries to avoid workers comp payments, gets called out by Tennessee high court.

NEWS

The Daily Word in Westboro Baptist Church, NM bankruptcy rates, Penn State penalities.

Westboro Baptist Church appears to have not have actually shown up to the candlelight vigil held last night for the Aurora shooting victims. They were probably too busy being blocked from protesting the funeral of a fallen soldier.

Yay for falling bankruptcy rates in New Mexico!

NCAA doles out intense punishment for Penn State.

More than 100 killed in Iraq after bombings and shootings make for the deadliest day this year.

13 killed in Texas pickup accident.

200-year-old Rancho De Corrales Event Center destroyed by fire.

Which would be more likely to provoke you to stab your husband: An obnoxious facebook post, or the fact that he was high on PCP?

AMC says no more masks at their movie screenings. Sorry superhero cosplayers.

Girl, where'd your arm go?

You may now smell like books.

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The Daily Word in unemployment rate, electronic cigarettes, Spanish winos

Job growth remains stunted.

Albuquerque native Jarrin Solomon will run for Trinidad and Tobago in the Olympics.

Bosque fire reportedly started by an electronic cigarette dropped by a Corrales Youth Conservation Corps member who was in the Bosque looking for ... fires.

Woman killed by hit-and-run at San Mateo and Lomas is the fifth pedestrian killed by traffic in the last week.

David Axelrod likens Mitt Romney to Dick Nixon.

Someone in Florida had the bright idea of making a video about ass shakin’ starring a six-year-old.

Colmbian drug dealer named Fry-Up arrested at his $1.4 million wedding.

If you think Mardi Gras is insane, check out these pictures of raging winos at the San Fermin fest in Pamplona.

Former Raiders defensive end charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

Naked Arizona man who stole a car and created a pile-up was on PCP.

Stonehenge is getting a £27 million makeover.

V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012
Functional stoneware-and-porcelain pitcher by Maggie Mae Beyeler

Culture Shock

Eldorado Studio Tour

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V.21 No.16 | 4/19/2012

Feature

Barbara Rockwell

Barbara Rockwell and her husband David fulfilled a dream when they moved to the southern end of the Village of Corrales and started building their home. “Corrales in 1977 was a rural village farming alfalfa, apples, corn and chile,” she says. But it was slowly becoming a bedroom suburb of Albuquerque, she adds. “There was no Intel on the western horizon, just the flowing line of the mesa and open fields of grass,” Rockwell says in an email interview. “Above all, there was the fresh, sweet air.”

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The Daily Word in Troy Davis, Edupunk and Corrales' chicken mayor

World reacts angrily to the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last night.

Ron Paul's supporters are scared of N.M.'s ex-Gov. Gary Johnson, who's in tonight's national debate.

Dog? Horse? Donkey? Chicken? Who will be Corrales' mayor?

Urban farm in Downtown Albuquerque on Second Street and Silver.

Meet TV's fact-checkers.

Images of the satellite that's falling to Earth.

Parking meter wasteland.

Universities seek students with cash money.

Uncreative writing.

Edupunk: A guide to a free online education.

Man builds lady cave to sleep in. (NSFW if your work sux.)

One Million Moms seeks to halt Schweddy Balls.

V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011

Jazzed

Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho

Bobby Shew and John Proulx jazz up Disney

When the folks who book the Music in Corrales series approached Grammy-nominated, world-traveling jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew to open their 25th anniversary season, Shew was happy to accept. First of all, no flying: He can practically walk from his house to Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales, where the concerts are held. Second, he could work with Grammy-winning L.A. pianist/vocalist/composer John Proulx (rhymes with Shew) again. The two of them established a good rapport when they fronted a tribute to Chet Baker for the series a couple of years back, and they could team up once more with bassist Michael Glynn and drummer Cal Haines. But what to play?

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Food

Goodbye, old house

Inside Casa Vieja
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Inside Casa Vieja

Casa Vieja's 300-year-old walls succumbed to old age earlier this month. Owners Josh and Kate Gerwin closed their doors until further notice after a building inspector deemed the collapsing adobe a hazard.

The charming 18th-century structure is one of the oldest in Corrales and has housed stage coaches, military headquarters, tightrope walkers and a general store. For the last 30 years it has been a restaurant.

Since buying the restaurant in 2009, the Gerwins' food and drink have been well-loved by Alibi readers. In last year's annual Alibi poll, Casa Vieja was voted Best Restaurant in Albuquerque. Josh was runner-up for Best Chef and Kate won Best Wine Steward by a landslide vote.

The restaurant's emphasis on locally sourced ingredients made it a favorite with foodies, and the eclectic cocktail and wine lists made even the pickiest drinker happy. The menu reflects the slow food movement by embracing organic and sustainable fare that's never seen the inside of a can.

The Gerwins have not revealed their next step after the condemnation of their building, but here's hoping they bring their culinary creations further into the city.

The ballot for the 2011 Best of Burque Restaurant Poll will hit stands next week. Voting starts on alibi.com Wednesday.

V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Locovore

Market Report

Early birds and late-bloomers in the North Valley

Throughout the growing season, New Mexico is home to fresh food markets every day of the week. You can follow the progression of summer by watching the diversity of produce unfold like a kaleidoscope on vendors’ tables. And you can travel to markets around the state and marvel at the differences that elevation and latitude make in what can be grown.

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