V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010
Calling All Sentinels
By Carolyn Carlson
More than 100 people have taken advantage of the city’s anonymous fraud-reporting program. The Efficiency, Stewardship and Accountability hotline is supposed to encourage people to report concerns and deter wasteful spending. City Inspector General Janet McHard told the Council at its Wednesday, Sept. 8 meeting that the new program is gathering reliable information.
V.19 No.21 | 5/27/2010
Promo Gone Wrong #1
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed May 26 2010 4:00 PM ]
The good people at Acute Fruit sent me four cans of their energy juice—and four tons of packaging. We often marvel at the silly shit companies mail to newspapers. We don’t ask for it. It’s incredibly wasteful, especially when these weird items we don’t want are wrapped in all manner of colored paper, plastic, Styrofoam, cardboard boxes, etc.
When I walked into a coworker’s office with the sack of cans in one hand and a giant box tucked under my arm, she took one look and said, “They’re going to hell for that.”
Anyway, Acute Fruit promises a “kick in the patootie.” I think they’re going to hell for that, too.
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