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 Aug 18 - 24, 2011 
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Sports

Against the Flow

Indoor surfing? Yeah, dude, it’s a trip. Just remember to knot those shorts tight.

By Toby Smith
Alibi sports writer Toby Smith attempts to hang 10—even after his wardrobe malfunctions.
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Julia Minamata

News Feature

Can APD Beat Its Rap?

Shootings, lack of oversight have plagued police for years

By Carolyn Carlson
Officer-involved shootings and a lack of oversight have plagued police for years. Reporter Carolyn Carlson looks back at a report from the ’90s spurred by civil rights abuses, as well as all the headlights shining on Albuquerque police today.

Council Watch

Heroin’s Toll

By Carolyn Carlson
An activist who works to raise awareness attended the Council meeting to plead for a teen treatment center. A couple of days before the meeting, her 18-year-old son died after an apparent overdose.
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Ben Radford

The Radford Files

Badlands Survival

Death is in the details

By Benjamin Radford
Our house skeptic wanders into Bisti, lured by unusual rock formations. A weather change and poor planning turn a lovely day trip into a scramble for safety.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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

Letters

The readers write.

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 24)

Puppers and Buns

Furry Friends and Turtles Too

By Valerie Serna
Adoption and vaccination clinic with Watermelon Mountain Ranch. Learn about the care of animals with whom we share the planet.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 29)

Goat Pose

Kid Goat Yoga

By Joshua Lee
Yogis practice surrounded by playful goats. All proceeds benefit the local nonprofit native rescued wildlife park.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 30)

Dawn Julio

Space Science: International Asterioid Day

By Adam Wood
Learn about asterioids, NASA's mission to the Asteroid Belt and what is known about asteroid impacts on Earth. Registration recommended.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jul 1)

Use the Back Door

Speakeasy Swing

By Renée Chavez
Learn the basics of swing dance without a partner. Go online for the entrance password.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

Yin Your Yang

Yin Yoga

By Rini Grammer
Trauma informed yoga therapy.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

No Place Like Om

Laughter Yoga Wellness Group

By Maggie Grimason
A unique form of meditation combining unconditional laughter with a blend of deep breathing exercises, creative visualizations with role playing and simple stretches.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

Get Wild, Baby

Bosque Wild: Guided Nature Walk

By Renée Chavez
A moderately strenuous guided hike through one of the largest riverside-cottonwood forests in the world and along the banks of the Rio Grande. Registration recommended.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 19)

New Mexico Hempfest

Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.
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