Jul 7 - 13, 2011 

The helicopter used by wildland firefighter Jessica Hall’s team, Sandia Helitack. Behind the chopper, the Monument Fire burns.
Jessica Hall

News Feature

Flame Wars

A year unlike any other

By Elise Kaplan
“At this point the fire behavior is like nothing we've ever seen,” says Jessica Hall, 31, a wildlands firefighter. “Although we know how to fight fire really well, and we've gotten really good at it, this type of season is so intense and unpredictable. A lot of our methods that would work another year are really ineffective.”

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Sunshine on the silos at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Cultural Center
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

Stuck in the 505 With You

Fires to the north of me, fires to the south, here I am

By Elizabeth W. Hughes
Sometimes New Mexico does not cooperate, and a glorious weekend in the mountains gets canceled due to a ring of fire. So the Alibi’s travel writer decided to take a “staycation” and went seeking adventures right in her own backyard: the North Valley.

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The Tijuana / San Diego border

Neverending Stories

“Please Save Us”

Detainees beg to be deported through safe territory

By Andrew Beale
Almost 50 people held on immigration charges in New Mexico signed letters saying that if they are deported over the state's border, they will be immediately kidnapped or killed.

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Odds & Ends

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

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Letters

The readers write.

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