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 Mar 10 - 16, 2011 
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Almost Perfect

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

By Toby Smith

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?

By Patrick Lohmann

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?

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.


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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 10)

History's Overlooked Spaces

Outhouses: Underrated Icons of New Mexico History

By Maggie Grimason
Learn about how outhouses were introduced to New Mexico, their essential role in communities across the state and their continued presence as historical artifacts.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 17)

Blow the Kids' Minds

Playground Build Day

By Renée Chavez
Lend a hand to build a playground in just one day with local non-profit NewLife Homes. Food, drinks and music will be provided for registered participants.
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