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 Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2009 
Mountain View Neighborhood Association President Patty Grice stands in front of a pile of material to be crushed by Coyote Gravel Products. The mound marks the site of the proposed gravel- and sand-crushing facility in her neighborhood.

Newscity

Dust in the Wind

The South Valley might welcome another polluter to the neighborhood

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Patty Grice lives less than a mile from a sewage treatment facility, bulk petroleum storage, concrete-batching plants, a brick manufacturer, a truss-making company, junk yards and car recyclers.


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Answer Me This

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What can't you do at the University of New Mexico next semester? How's the state’s favorite produce doing? Why is Mayor Martin Chavez being called out in a federal lawsuit? Public school students may be able to abstain from ...


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Ortiz y Pino

The Dropout Factor

How to keep kids in our schools

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Genuine change in our school systems can’t happen until we get honest about education’s ugliest secrets. Namely, the fact that what we call “dropouts” are actually push-outs, force-outs and ignore-outs. And that most schools—and the administrators, teachers and principals that staff them—have no interest whatever in bringing them back in.


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News Bite

Next Up

Young activists soak in a community service ethic

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The first few times Cody Duarte knocked on an unfamiliar door to talk taxes, he was nervous.


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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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Dateline: Australia—Here’s a tip: If you’re huffing gas, try to avoid getting Tasered by the cops. An Aboriginal Australian who had been sniffing gasoline apparently burst into flames after a police officer zapped him with a Taser gun. Ronald Mitchell, who charged at police while brandishing a juice bottle full of fuel, is now recovering in a hospital in Perth. The incident happened in Warburton, an Aboriginal community 950 miles northeast of the city in the state of Western Australia. Cops said they were responding to a complaint at a house when Mitchell, 36, came out of the house and charged them. When he refused to stop, one officer hit him with his Taser. The man was immediately engulfed in flames. The officer threw Mitchell to the ground and extinguished the blaze with his hands. A police spokesperson said Mitchell appeared to have received third-degree burns over about 10 percent of his body.


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Letters

[ Re: Feature, "Somewhere Under the Rainbow," July 16-22] As a child of "hippy" parents, I have always felt the dichotomy of the hippy label: substance abuse and laziness on one side; on the other, sustainability, creativity, healing and spirituality. I hide my colorful side sometimes, not wanting to be judged by those darker qualities. I went with some trepidation to the Gathering because of this duality. Immediately on arrival, I relaxed into appreciation. As we lugged five cases of Thai Baby coconuts in, strong guys came running up to help us. I began to feel at "home": Here were other creative, generous and loving people! Exploring with my 3-year-old proved the magic of the Gathering; we found many positive scenes to dip into. We relied on intuition and connection to plan and find the right place/time; much better than cell phones! We stayed cozy under beautifully constructed shelters in rain, then enjoyed the warm sun, soft earth and bug-free fresh air. We marveled at exquisite meals: raw "pizza," sushi, Thai curry, pancakes ... . We enjoyed heartsongs, yoga, contact dance and met amazing people from all over who are contributing to our society positively. Life felt simple and loving, knowing that the artistic earth ovens, healing treatments, permaculture workshops and jazz brunch weren’t just for profit but inspired by a common vision. I avoided some of the wilder areas, though we met a reporter whose article on homeless Rainbow teens filled me with compassion toward the very folks I’d been avoiding. I’m sorry to read Maren's accounts; in life, we attract our experience based on our perspective. Though hard to leave, on returning I am embracing hippiness; I feel more willing to shine. We left refreshed, renewed and ready do our work in the world. I like this definition I heard there: Happy Intelligent Person Pursuing Infinite Enlightenment.


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I Wanna Be a Cowboy, Baby

Cowboy Days Music and Brews Nite

By August March
An eclectic evening of music, beer, food, entertainment and contests celebrating the cowboy days of yesteryear.
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Bubble Popped

Big Bubble Circus

By Joshua Lee
Jim Jackson brings a hilarious mix of circus magic and buffoonery with soap bubbles in every size and form.
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Courtesy of the Office of African American Affairs

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Black Matter: The Untapped Voices of 2018

N.M. Black Expo 2018

By August March
Small business owners, healthcare providers, educators, technology professionals, performing artists and community organizations join together to celebrate African American culture.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Don't Beat Around the Bush, Sensi-Boys

How to Make Love to a Woman: A Workshop for Men

By Ramona Beezus
Learn about the complexities of a woman's anatomy and arousal as well as practice qigong forms to build sexual energy to become a better lover. Pre-registration required.
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