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 Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2011 
Prison or Processing Center?

Talking Points

Prison or Processing Center?

An immigrant detention facility in southern New Mexico faces sharp criticism from the ACLU

By Marisa Demarco

In the remote area southeast of Las Cruces lies an unincorporated region called Chaparral. About 15,000 people live scattered throughout, according to the 2010 census.

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Ortiz y Pino

A Swing and a Miss

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Just before the conclusion of the Legislature, I suggested to a television reporter that if Gov. Susana Martinez ever had an agenda for the session, it wasn’t apparent to me.

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Mesa del Sol 2008

Real Estate

Mesa del Sol Breaks Ground

By Christie Chisholm

Albuquerque may finally be coming out of its recession. That’s the belief of Forest City Covington, LLC, the force behind mega housing project Mesa del Sol. After a three-year delay in building the first phase, the company's finally broken ground.

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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 (Saturday, Dec 3)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Albuquerque Stars

Twinkle Light Parade

By Desiree Garcia
Kick off the holiday season with dozens of festive floats, dancers, car clubs, animals, marching bands and more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 3)

Run, Santa, Run

Santa Shuffle and Elf Scoot

By Joshua Lee
Watch runners complete a 5K or walk a 1K in a Santa costume.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 3)

The Other Rio Grande

River of Lights

Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico's largest walk-through light show.
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Nelson Mandela and George W. Bush, 2005
Public Domain

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Dec 4)

Armed with Knowledge

Third Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration

By August March
Learn more about the life and ideals of the South African patriot and president who changed the world.
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Dec 7)

Second Star to the Right

Stargazing Night

By Megan Reneau
Peer through telescopes at the dark winter sky. Learn about stars, constellations and other night sky objects with astronomers from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
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Camerafiend

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

Starlight in a Paper Bag

Eleventh Annual South Valley Acequia of Lights

By Renée Chavez
Stroll along the enchanting luminaria-lit Atrisco Acequia under the stars.
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