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 Jul 17 - 23, 2008 
The green blob is the velodrome, the yellow bricks are houses. (Wait, is it “veladrone” or “velodrome?”)
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BMX Vexes

Neighbors sue the city over Albuquerque's bike stadium

By Simon McCormack

Noise and dust: three days a week, 11 months a year.

That's the major contribution the city's BMX stadium makes to the Clayton Heights/Lomas Del Cielo neighborhood, say several residents. "There's been constant noise from construction, repairs, the crowd and the announcer," says Clayton Heights resident Rosina Roibal. "It's really annoying."

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Neverending Stories

Drink Up, Rio Rancho

Silica in groundwater is not considered a contaminant by the EPA

By Aeriel Emig

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Mexico Environment Department say Rio Rancho residents do not need to worry about their groundwater.

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Neverending Stories

Green-Collar Report Card

Study looks into how eco-friendly jobs in the Duke City are—and could be

By Skyler Swezy

The “green is good” sentiment is sweeping Albuquerque, as local government enacts environmentally conscious business policy and large companies like Schott Solar continue to set up base. Still, the green sector’s size and potential have remained unclear.

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Answer Me This

By Simon McCormack

Who are Tom Udall and Steve Pearce's top contributors? A new form of public transportation could make sense for Albuquerque. What's in the trunk? And a former top official at New Mexico State University is accused of ...

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Thin Line

By Marisa Demarco vs. Simon McCormack

We talk news every day and found ourselves polarized over the lead photo in the Albuquerque Journal Thursday, July 10. We'll take on the topic of that startling image in the first "Thin Line Versus."

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Eric J. Garcia

Odds & Ends

By Os Davis

DATELINE: Russia Channel Five News reports that last week a St. Petersburg woman accidentally killed her husband with a foldout couch. In response to his drunken state, the victim’s wife kicked a lever on the side of the couch (then opened into a bed) after the man refused to get up. The lever set off the internal mechanism that folds up the bed, and the man fell headfirst between the mattress and the back of the couch, according to local authorities. The woman had left the room after kicking the couch and so didn’t notice her husband’s state for three more hours. The St. Petersburg Emergency Services Ministry stated that a private rescue service removed the man's body, and the Channel Five website is running footage of the emergency workers sawing the couch apart. Workers report the man died instantly.

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The Real Side

Trolley Roundabout

Questions on the resurrected “modern streetcar”

By Jim Scarantino

I’ve got a few questions about this resurrected $28 million-a-mile trolley—excuse me, “modern streetcar.”

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Letters

Inspired by a recent tour of Rio Rancho, I prepared the following prospectus for an imaginary development somewhere in the Southwest.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Aug 5)

Geek Out!

Albuquerque Cosplay Ball

By Maggie Grimason
A night out with local cosplayers. Enjoy skits, waltz lessons, food from Kirei cafe, a dance contest hosted by Nikoel of SenshiGomi cosplay and more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 6)

A Midsummer Night's Wings

Summer Wings, A Festival of Flight

By Monica Schmitt
Bilingual, guided walks to learn about native animals. Watch a hummingbird capture, banding and release, an insect capture, indentification and release and learn about nature journaling.
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The Wailers
Saranga U Nara

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 6)

Wailing Through Downtown with a Groove

Downtown Summerfest

By August March
Food and drink, a microbrew garden, an artisan market, kids' activities and live music with The Wailers headlining.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 6)

Glowing Recommendation

Glow Swim

By Joshua Lee
Rangers give presentations about water safety and how to properly use a lifejacket. All swimmers are required to wear a USCG approved lifejacket.
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