All the Wild Horses
The preservation of Spanish mustangs in New Mexico
By Christie Chisholm
Carlos LoPopolo is large in stature—and in ambition. His frame seems to dwarf the wooden bench he’s perched on at the Satellite Coffee on University. His height is hard to gauge from a sitting position, but he looms over the table, a studded black cowboy hat bobbing as he talks, which is most of the time. To his right, Paul Polechla serves as his counterpart—a man of average size and quiet disposition, wearing a white cowboy hat and yellow-and-blue checkered shirt, topped with a matching silk bandana tied around his neck. LoPopolo is a Southwest historian and the founder of the New Mexican Horse Project, an organization many New Mexicans know nothing about. Polechla is the group’s biologist as well as a biology professor at UNM.
By Graeme Prentice-Mott
Express From Yemen
While many were stuffing Christmas stockings with toys and chocolate, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was stuffing his crotch with 80 grams of high-explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate. After being caught on a flight bound for Detroit, the Nigerian student told investigators he had been trained in Yemen by al Qaeda. So mainstream media began scorching Yemen, the country on the Arabian Sea coast called a “haven for Islamic jihadists” on the New York Times website.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Massachusetts—Police in the Town of Barnstable placed 28-year-old James Hinkley in protective custody last Monday night for public drunkenness. After sobering up in the police station, Hinkley was released on his own recognizance at about 1:30 a.m. that Tuesday morning. He was arrested shortly after leaving, however, because police say he left on a bicycle he stole out of the police station lobby. According to Barnstable police Sgt. Sean Sweeney, some late Christmas donations for the Toys for Tots program were being stored in the station’s lobby. Cape Cod Times reports that police officer Matthew Blondin saw Hinkley help himself to one of the kids’ bikes and ride off. Blondin alerted other officers in the area. Hinkley was soon located and placed back under arrest for larceny.
It was brought to my attention by you that it was “common sense” and universal that everyone should know all Walgreens parking lots across the globe allow for no more than 30 minute parking. Even if there is only one or two barely visible signs surrounding the parking lot, and I could not see any of them where I parked, as I pointed out to you, you still insisted this was “common sense.”
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By Devin O'Leary
By Joshua Lee
Herbs, wildflowers, native plants and arts and crafts for sale, guided bird and nature walks, live music, crafts for kids, a raffle and refreshments.
Albuquerque Turkish Festival
By Renee Chavez
Sample Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, cultural exhibits, folk dances, live music, arts and crafts and more.
Cinco de Mayo Folk Art and Music Festival
By Taylor Grabowsky
Featuring over 35 local artists, music by Alpha Blue and Mariachi Amor Eternal, and Wild Fiesta Apron Contest hosted by Cherie and Pamela Montoya.
Rabbit Adoption Event
By Renee Chavez
The New Mexico House Rabbit Society is adopting out rabbits seeking their forever homes. Free nail trims for those who bring their pet rabbits.
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Bee Walk and Native Bee House Tour
By Monica Schmitt
Learn about all the native bees and the urgent issues of habitat loss, lack of nutritional resources, and pesticide use with the resulting environmental and human impact with Dr. Olivia Carril.
Intro to Lyra (Aerial Hoop) at Factory on 5th Art Space
The basics of aerial hoop including conditioning and introduction to sequencing. No experience necessary.
South Valley Community Garden at South Valley Public Library
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