Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2011 

George Andrejko, Arizona Game and Fish Department

News Feature

Wolf vs. State

Guv-appointed commission yanks New Mexico’s support for wolf reintroduction

By Christie Chisholm
The state’s Game Commission voted unanimously to withdraw from the reintroduction effort. Gov. Susana Martinez appointed four new members to the six-member board in March. Bill Montoya is one of those new members. “It was costing us a lot of money,” says Montoya, who worked for the Game and Fish Department for 28 years. “We didn’t think we were going in the right direction.”

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Jim Dunn at work at UNM's Championship Golf Course
Toby Smith

Sports

Range War

A golf course is a peaceful place—unless you’re a picker

By Toby Smith
Alibi sports writer Toby Smith rides shotgun inside a green cage that scoops up driving-range balls at the Championship Golf Course known to many as UNM South. The cage’s driver, Jim Dunn, is a picker. Thub! “That one got the wheel,” Dunn says. “No real damage. Just wait.”

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Ortiz y Pino

Debating a Bogeyman

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
I got an inquiry from Paul Gessing of conservative nonprofit the Rio Grande Foundation. He wanted to know: Would I be willing to go head-to-head against global warming skeptic Pat Michaels about manmade climate change on KKOB? I was intrigued.

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News Bite

Police on Police

Law enforcement think tank weighs in on APD’s shootings

By Marisa Demarco

A 91-page report spurred by the Albuquerque Police Department's spate of shootings was released on Friday, June 24. Among the findings: Violent crime and assaults on officers decreased over the last few years, but the number officer-involved shootings went up. The report also shows that the same officers are repeatedly involved in violent incidents, with 22 percent having a hand in 60 percent of such encounters.

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Odds & Ends

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

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Letters

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