Alibi V.20 No.10 • March 10-16, 2011 
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Almost Perfect

The championship game one high school basketball coach can’t forget

PECOS—Every year at this time, school buses from across the state chug into Albuquerque. Their purpose is the New Mexico High School Basketball Championships. For Louis Sanchez, it’s a time of one regret-filled memory.

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Kenneth Ellis III with his son and namesake in January of 2006
Courtesy of Jonelle Ellis


Peace Officer

Could APD crisis training have saved a veteran’s life?

Kenneth Ellis III had a handgun in one hand and a cell phone in the other as he stared down the barrels of nearly a dozen guns wielded by police officers. He gripped a pistol tight against his right temple and waited for his mom to pick up.

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Council Watch

Pernicious Pigeons?

Police issues remain forefront during the public comment portion of the Council meetings. On Monday, March 7, councilors heard from a distraught Sylvia Fuentes, the mother of Len Fuentes, one of the 14 people shot by the Albuquerque Police Department in 2010.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.


Go On and Smell It

Lavender Distillation Demo

A fascinating demonstration as lavender oil is captured through steam distillation.



March For Our Lives

Students and supporters march to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and to bring awareness to end gun violence and mass shootings in schools.