V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Summer Guide 2016
A compendium of rockin’ summer camps for the sprogs
By Renée Chavez
Don’t think of it as getting rid of the kids for a while. Think of it as them getting rid of you for a while.
V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016
Danger at the Rodeo
Press Release [ Thu Apr 14 2016 1:15 PM ]
Karen Glinski, retired hot-air balloon pilot, will be at Page One Books at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 17, to talk about and sign her young-adult book, Danger at the Rodeo.
The book is described as such: "This exciting young adult book is the second to feature Emerson, his dog Lucky and his grandpa Charlie, a Navajo elder. This time, all three are headed to a week-long rodeo but instead of fun, they are plucked headlong into a criminal coping scandal and Lucky is stolen. Emerson begins a race against time to save his beloved dog and expose the criminal before they get him!"
Glinski was born in Yokohama, Japan, and grew up the oldest of six children in a military family. She majored in Anthropology at UNM, where she formed a life-long interest in the Native American cultures of the Southwest. She shares her Albuquerque home with two miniature dachshunds, Mr. Bojangles and Wee Willie Winkie. A retired hot-air balloon pilot, Glinski spends her time working, writing and training her doxies in rally and scent discrimination. Danger at the Rodeo is her second published book and the sequel to Stranded at Sheep Camp. She is working on the third book in this series, The Badge of Honor.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Glinski event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
Stuff Your Face
Saturday, Apr 9: Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Apr 7 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy a day of fun, gourmet cuisine and local and national craft beers all in one place. Live music and face painting also onsite.
Zen and the Art of Pokétraining
Saturday, Apr 9: Pokemon Trading Card Game State Championships
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Apr 7 2016 10:00 AM ]
Competitors vie for the coveted title and earn championship points that count toward a potential invite to the World Championships.
V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016
Dream Blog #355
By Megan Reneau [ Mon Mar 28 2016 4:05 PM ]
I'm at my school playground. The playground is huge, the play structures look like skyscrapers. I'm the only one there, and I'm driving around in a car. It's a toy car. I'm driving through the streets really fast. I'm on a mission, though I don't know what for. The ground is rumbling and a giant dog steps out from behind a structure. I recognize it: It's my dog, Sasha.
In real life, she's a tiny miniature pinscher, but now she's truly a giant towering over these immense buildings. I swerve into a side street hoping she didn't see me. She did, though, and she's chasing after me. Each step she takes my car bounces off the road. Eventually I crash near the tallest structure.
I crawl out of the wreckage and decide it's time to face her. I climb up to to top of the tallest complex and prepare myself for battle. I have no weapons. The wind is howling, almost blowing my tiny body off but I stand strong. She throws her head down to eat me.
I wake up.
V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016
The Daily Word in terrorism, stolen UFOs and expensive ships
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Mar 23 2016 11:42 AM ]
A Seattle man has climbed an 80-foot tree and won't come down.
The Navy's new destroyer costs $4.4 billion.
Astronauts may find Easter eggs in newest supply shipment to the International Space Station.
Is there any logic to suicide bombings?
Las Cruces police officer gets nine years for sexual assault; City settles for $3 million.
A UFO has been stolen from a Roswell museum.
A five-year-old girl saved her mother from drowning.
The search for the Brussels attack suspects is on.
ISIS understands propaganda and how to use the media to its advantage.
Still trying to think up a decent April Fools prank?
V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016
Vote for Education
By Megan Reneau [ Mon Feb 1 2016 12:18 PM ]
If you’re a registered voter living in the Albuquerque area (particularly if you’re in the APS district), tomorrow is an important day! A vote regarding educational bonds affecting APS, CNM and local charter schools is taking place. This could increase CNM’s capital mill levy $1 million (they haven’t gotten an increase since 1996) and APS and charter schools' capital mill levy to $575 million. Capital mill levy means the money would go towards construction, renovations, operating expenses, etc. And guess what! This won’t increase taxes!!! Whaaaaat!
"A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS" at the Cardboard Playhouse
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Jan 28 2016 8:29 AM ]
Adapted from the Broadway hit, A Year With Frog And Toad KIDS is based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, the play tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. This tale is brought to you by the Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company.
For more information on events and activities at SBCC, visit cabq.gov/sbcc or call 311.
V.25 No.3 | 1/21/2016
The Kids are Alright
Memoirs of an educational assistant
By Taylor Grabowsky
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Dickens was talking about teaching when he wrote that, right?
V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
Er Ma Gerd! Berbbles!
Friday, Dec 18: New Bubbles Exhibit Opens
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Dec 16 2015 2:00 PM ]
Explora gets bubbly with its new exhibit, Curious Bubbles/Burbujas curiosas.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
Spread Good Cheer + Socks
Saturday, Dec 5: Holidazzle at the Promenade
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Dec 3 2015 2:00 PM ]
Donate a pair of funky socks stuffed with a gift card for kids looking for forever homes through Adoption Exchange of NM.
V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015
The Daily Word in the US, Bees and Policing
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Nov 5 2015 11:36 AM ]
Presidential Candidates as Disney villains.
Details of the US-led attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital are being released.
This women's underwear brand is getting a lot of attention—but not for the reason you think.
More disgusting issues regarding APS employees.
Kurt Cobain's unreleased songs will be made public soon. You can listen to one right now!
Police unions are active against fighting reform. Surprised? Me either.
Scaring kids doesn't teach them to know better. Water is wet.
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
Fame ft. Megan
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 22 2015 2:57 PM ]
Last Friday, I had just arrived at work and my supervisor Ty told me to follow him to “a thing” (he was very specific). I grabbed my water bottle and went with him. I thought maybe a meeting was happening and I just didn't see the email, but we went to the lobby and there was a photographer there. Then they started talking about beer and I got excited—free beer is my favorite kind (unless it's not craft, then keep your dirt juice away from me)!
Fate had other plans. Instead I was going to be interviewed with Ty about new breweries in town which meant no free beer. We went outside and stood in front of the office and as the photographer set up, I noticed a chill in the wind and remembered the one other time I've knowingly been on the news 12 years prior.
I was ten, my Mom brought me to a community gathering. It was about a sex offender that was moving to a place near our home. It was intense but I didn't listen to any of it. I likely sat on her lap the entire time wishing I was home. I was uncomfortable being in a school after hours and the place was packed. I didn't understand why we were there. There wasn't anything more to learn about the man or the situation that hadn’t been reported on television. I knew the guy was bad, but it's not like anyone could stop him from moving there.
After the meeting, when everyone was eating snacks, my Mom was interviewed by a local news station. Since I was with her—she was my ride, after all—I stayed by her side during. I remember at the end of her interview, the reporter asked me a couple questions not pertaining to the event (in retrospect, maybe it did a little) like where I went to school and what I liked to learn about. I think he poked my belly but maybe I'm imagining that. I've never really enjoyed being the center of attention unless I’m making a joke (or I’m waiting for a bartender).
The following day at school I remember kids (popular kids!) telling me they saw me on the news and that I looked good, all of which was foreign to 10-year-old Megan. I was on cloud nine. I felt famous. During the interview with Ty, I couldn't tell if I was in the shot so I slowly tried to edge my way out of it. I didn't say anything till the cameraman/reporter said I had been quiet and asked if I had anything to add. I did have a few words, and they misquoted me in the write-up. No one talked to me about it afterwards, but that's fine, because you're reading about it now and that's all the fame I need.
V.23 No.35 |
The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 29 2014 9:02 AM ]
Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.
California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.
A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.
Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.
The Washington Post on young children and guns.
Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.
So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?
A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.
“Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.
A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
photo by Angela Harrell/ABQ Biopark
Summer Guide 2014
The Pygmy Slow Loris
Show your kids the best animal on Earth
By Carl Petersen
A meditation on fun vs. “fun,” the zen of raising children, and the quiet majesty of a rare venemous mammal.
Infrequency • trance • Graeme Byous • electronica, progressive • AnthonyMarx 9 • house at Historic El Rey Theater
Youth Poetry Slam at Warehouse 508
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