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 Feb 23 - 29, 2012 
From Toilet to Tap

Environment

From Toilet to Tap

Rio Rancho plans to pour effluent into the aquifer

By Christie Chisholm

Rio Rancho’s waste is being wasted. The same is true for most cities, which treat their sewage well enough to be used for gray water purposes but then send it downriver. Due to the plight of the desert and a rapidly growing population, Rio Rancho no longer wants to send off its sewage.

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Toxicology Report

The Drugs Are Winning

We’re using more than ever

By Samara Alpern

New Mexico is the longtime world heavyweight and still national champion in deaths by drug overdose. But lawmakers passed a landmark memorial that could put a dent in the yearly death toll.

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Making Sausage

Citizens Really United

Activists prompt New Mexico to take a stand

By Marisa Demarco

A megaphone made of cash. That’s what Stephen Colbert sought when he created his super PAC in a satirical dismantling of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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

Letters

The readers write.

EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Sep 30)

Got Minerals?

Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

By Megan Reneau
Browse gemstones, mineral specimens, rough rock, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools and equipment.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Sep 30)

OPA!

Grecian Festival

By Desiree Garcia
Taste authentic Greek cuisine, watch dancers streaming by in colorful costumes, enjoy browsing imported jewelry, gifts, foods and pastries, and tour the St. George Church.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 1)

Latte Birthday Wishes

The Brew's Birthday Bash

By Renée Chavez
Enjoy the signature brews, live music, live art demonstrations, games and a special beer release while raising money for the charity There's A Better Way to help local homeless families.
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Oct 5)

Night at the Museum

Outside of the Box

By Renée Chavez
Live music and dancing, cash bar and food trucks with snacks for purchase, local vendors, talk by pilot of the beautiful fractals hot air balloon and much more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 9)

Doggo Does the Parade

2nd Annual Dia de los Perros

By Maggie Grimason
Enjoy a pet costume and trick contest, kissing booth photos and raffle and food from Phat's Beats and Eats, With Love Waffles and Hot Stuff Cafe. Proceeds go to support locally rescued bully breeds.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Oct 10)

Heritage, Past and Present

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

By Monica Schmitt
students of the Native American Community Academy express what it means to be Indigenous in their eyes through story, song and dance.
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