Best and Worst of 2009
The year in New Mexico drugs, murders, scandals and achievements
Best: U.S. Attorney General Tells Feds to Lay Off State-Licensed Growers and Patients
By Carolyn Carlson
The Council clicked its way through business at the Monday, Jan. 4 meeting. New Councilors Michael Cook and Dan Lewis are still keeping pretty quiet but are starting to ask questions and express opinions.
Were the Aughts Really So Bad?
By Gene Grant
So, have you pulled your head out of your Oh, I am so glad that decade is over, everything was terrible, the world is coming to an end pity potty? Not yet? Then please spare the rest of us. If yes, or better yet, if you never went there in the first place, good on you. Be a shining light, will you?
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Maryland—A homeless man tried to leave the town of Frederick by stealing a single-engine aircraft at a municipal airport, but he crashed before reaching the end of the runway. Calvin C. Cox, 51, wanted to fly away from Frederick early last Monday morning but ended up in jail on felony charges of theft, burglary and trespassing. Cox was unhurt when the Piper Super Cub ran off a runway at Frederick Municipal Airport and upended in the grass around 2:15 a.m. A canine team tracked him into nearby woods where he was arrested. “He was familiar with aircraft, but I don’t believe he was proficient in the operation of aircraft,” Frederick Police Lt. Clark Pennington told reporters.
[Re: Opinion, “Carbon Tax Trumps Cap and Trade,” Dec. 24-30, 2009] The article "Carbon Tax Trumps Cap and Trade" was a very informative and interesting argument in support of a carbon tax on emissions instead of a cap and trade system which is currently under discussion in the upcoming Senate bill. I agree with Jerry Ortiz Y Pino that a straight carbon tax is the best way to create incentive for industries to really reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the effort to curb global warming and develop new, clean sources of energy to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. I hope Senators Bingaman and Udall will consider this argument when deciding how to vote on the climate change bill in 2010.
Art Fight 21: Summer Block Party
By Maggie Grimason
Live music featuring Raashan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers, Burque SOL and Sol One as well as an art market with local vendors, art auctions, an art swap and more.
Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Magic Party
By Joshua Lee
Enjoy a night of activities and giveaways leading up to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
6th Annual Frida Fiesta
By Monica Schmitt
Celebrate the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with live music, a Frida Parade and a Frida birthday cake.
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.
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.
Saranga U Nara
By August March
Food and drink, a microbrew garden, an artisan market, kids' activities and live music with The Wailers headlining.
Indoor Antique and Flea Market Grand Opening at Church Street Market
Celebrate the opening of an indoor vintage and antiques shop with a ribbon cutting ceremony, music and prizes.
6th Annual Frida Fiesta at Patio Market in Old Town
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