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. Art Cosmos Wednesday, June 20: 5-7pm Photo-Eye Gallery
A group exhibition corresponding with the Interplanetary Festival celebrating humanity’s fascination with the vast expanse beyond Earth’s boundaries. Runs through 7/20.
Wellness Renewing Sexual Possibilities Wednesday, June 20: 5:30-7pm Vessel Health
This class touches on how to enhance male and female function as part of a holistic optimization of health.
Song & Dance High Desert Jazz Wednesday, June 20: 6-6:45pm Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Great music from the big band era of composers such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and more.
Food Vintage Albuquerque Wine and Food Fiesta Wednesday, June 20: 6-2pm Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
A collection of colorful events over four days, with dinners, seminars, galas, auctions, tastings and more, benefiting kids. Runs through 6/24.
Kids Big Bubble Circus Thursday, June 21: 2:30-3:30pm Cherry Hills Library
Jim Jackson brings a hilarious mix of circus magic and buffoonery with soap bubbles in every size and form.
Comm Cowboy Days Music and Brews Nite Thursday, June 21: 5-9pm Wildlife West
An eclectic evening of music, beer, food, entertainment and contests celebrating the cowboy days of yesteryear.
• Steve Roach Concert 8.4.2018