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 Sep 22 - 28, 2011 
An Uphill Battle


An Uphill Battle

Winners and losers confront the climb

By Toby Smith
Sixty-some women from across the globe are at the club this week to compete in the ColemanVision Tennis Championships, a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit event. By the finals on Sunday, all of them will have confronted the hill.
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John Dodson
Sergio Salvador

Sports News

The Lighter Side of Cage Fighting

Big opportunities for small fighters as the UFC warms up to a new weight class

By Ari LeVaux
MMA’s premiere league, the UFC, is catching on. President Dana White has promised a Flyweight division, possibly as soon as 2012.

Council Watch


By Carolyn Carlson
A compromise on APD and putting off big decisions
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Ortiz y Pino

Cities Should Gain Weight

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
There’s an ever-increasing percentage of New Mexicans who reside in cities, not farms or ranches, not even small towns. This ought to have pushed us away from rural dominance of the Legislature.

News Bite

The Empty City

By Christie Chisholm
Humans would be disruptive variables in the New Mexico ghost town a tech company wants to build.
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 22)


Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World

By Desiree Garcia
Dr. Ernie Valdez from the U.S. Geological Survey discusses different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world and their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 22)

Pittie the Fool

Eighth Annual Pittie Parade

By Renée Chavez
Celebrate your favorite pet with adoptable dogs and several rescue groups. Participate in the Pittie Parade and canine costume and tricks contests.
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Linda Wertheimer

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Straight Outta Carlsbad

A Special Evening with Linda Wertheimer

By Megan Reneau
The legendary broadcast journalist and New Mexico native discusses her unique insights on today's top news stories. A panel discussion featuring KUNM’s news staff follows Wertheimer’s presentation.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 23)

Running Water

Third Annual Acequia Celebration and Fun Run

By Joshua Lee
Support a benefit for a small South Valley organization that aims to protect and preserve ways of life and local traditions in our community.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 28)

Get Learnt


By Megan Reneau
Influential women share their expertise on various topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 29)

A Grin that Glows

Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

By Renée Chavez
Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.
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