V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Council Watch All Tied Up The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.
V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
News Chop up the city Councilor Isaac Benton’s district was annihilated after February’s redistricting. The region he represents includes the University area, Downtown and Barelas. With the new plan, those will be split up and tacked onto other districts, while the Westside gains a Council seat. The vote for this plan happened, as usual, along party lines. Democrat councilors oppose it, saying minority representation in the city will be diluted. So Benton’s come up with another plan. Why not increase the number of districts? The issue should be considered by the Council on Aug. 6 when meetings resume after summer break.
V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Council Watch Core Dissection District 3—UNM, Downtown, Barelas—has been carved up, with pieces tacked onto neighboring districts. The move lumps most of the city’s federally designated “pockets of poverty” into one district.
V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Newscity Growing Pains Council considers eliminating Downtown-UNM district Councilor Isaac Benton’s left-leaning region would be carved up under a Republican-backed plan, with much of it added to the North Valley district. Benton would lose his seat after the 2013 election.
V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011
Ortiz y Pino Cities Should Gain Weight There’s an ever-increasing percentage of New Mexicans who reside in cities, not farms or ranches, not even small towns. This ought to have pushed us away from rural dominance of the Legislature. Words Classics (Kind of) Saturday, Nov 25: 9am-6pm Tidal Wave Books
Enjoy store-wide specials along with a presentation of author Jason Witter's newest collection of comic drawings that explore classic tales like
Hamlet, Moby Dick and The Odyssey. Words Indies First Saturday, Nov 25: 10:30am-5pm Page One Bookstore
Eight local authors recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading in addition to promoting their own titles.
Stage Cirque Italia Saturday, Nov 25: 4:30pm Cottonwood Mall
Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
Kids Peter and The Wolf Saturday, Nov 25: 7pm CFA Downtown
Musicians and alumni from the UNM's music department and local artists narrate the popular children’s tale. Sarita Sol González opens the show with original performance poetry.
Stage The Pirates of Penzance Saturday, Nov 25: 7:30-9:30pm Rodey Theatre
A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
Food Afternoon Tea Sunday, Nov 26: Noon-2:30pm Marie's Teas
Enjoy, browse, review, purchase teas from around the world and experience various tea cultures.