The Heroin Surge
As addiction climbs in Albuquerque, cartels are ready to deliver
In 2008, the number of heroin-overdose deaths jumped—and the age of users dropped, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. "We know there is a significant increase in heroin sales in Albuquerque, but we just don't know how much is out there," says Capt. Matt Thomas of the Criminal Investigation Division in the Bernalillo Sheriff's Office. "We tend to see different trends in drug prevalence, where it went from cocaine to meth and now to heroin."
Tennis, Serbian Style
The rise of a tennis star and his Burque superfan
For Aleks Kostich, a Serbian-American living in Albuquerque, the biggest war this week is taking place on the red-dirt courts at the French Open tennis championships. The No. 2 seed there in men’s singles is Novak Djokovic, a tall 24-year-old built like an arrow.
The Miracle of Treatment
Medicaid axes inpatient program for drug-addicted mothers
The state's only residential substance abuse treatment clinic for pregnant women, Casita de Milagros, will be closing on July 1. During columnist Whitny Doyle’s time as a mother-baby nurse, she cared for many Milagro patients. She also cared for substance-abusing mothers whose addictions remained untreated.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
UFOs: Physical Extraterrestrial or Paraphysical Interdimensional
A discussion on how personal, physical observations vary in time and materialization.
Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival
Featuring an agility course, vaccine and microchip clinic, nail trimming, pet care info booths, raffles and more.
Pieces of Other Worlds: Samples from Across the Solar System
Dr. Carlton Allen discusses scientific research of the formation and evolution of our solar system.
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge 5th Birthday Party
Cake, hayrides, music, food trucks, kids activities, children's book drive and more.
scavenger hunt for children, workshops, discussions about electronic map resources, door prizes and more.
Corrales Harvest Festival 2017
Food, music, N.M. cultural history, a kids zone with rides and activities, haywagon rides and more.
Liver Life Walk
Raise community awareness of the American Liver Foundation's work in supporting liver health through education, research, community involvement, patient and family advocacy and more.
Healing Winds Psychic Fair
Psychic readings, reiki, holistic products, spiritual portrait artist, yoga, alternative health demonstrations, food vendors, entertainment for kids and much more.