Alibi V.28 No.21 • May 23-29, 2019 
An Albuquerque Fireman and rescue equipment

On Assignment

The Commodified Emergency

City’s 2020 budget charges for emergency services

Mayor Keller’s proposed 2020 budget calls for an update to the city’s fire code ordinance, which would institute charges for certain emergency services and the money raised would be used to fund 12 additional firefighter positions.
State Police officers and citizens in our community
Photo by Projekt Visuals


Patterns of Force

On violence and policing in Albuquerque

Mayor Keller met with leaders from all over the state and at all levels and stations of responsibility to discuss plans to bring violence, particularly gun violence, under control in Albuquerque. Among the strategies to be employed: 50 New Mexico State Police officers would be stationed in Albuquerque from various parts of the state.
The News Monkey


PRC won't rehear Facebook transmission line case; Deming City Council voted to declare a state of emergency in response to hundreds of asylum-seekers being dropped off there by US Border Patrol agents; oil and gas advocates Power the Future claims emails concerning renewable energy legislation between environmentalists and a member of the governor's cabinet represent a conflict of interest.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because being asked to stop French kissing cows happens to someone else.


A reader asks Sanders and Biden to drop out of the presidential race to become unconstrained leaders.
Photos by Gerald Loeb

News on the Green

Sundowner Provides Housing

Rout 66 hotel restored to service

Gone is the corrugated, slate-grey concrete parking lot. Gone are the roaches, rats, bedbugs and other afflictions.

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Free the Beast

Bisti Beast Meets Godzilla

The museum’s newest attraction opens with martial arts performances, Japanese origami, handmade crafts, taiko drumming and books for sale.


NM Black Expo

NM Black Expo

New Mexico Black Expo brings together statewide stakeholders and partnerships that empower the community by providing resources, engagement opportunities and shared cultural experiences in the focus areas of economic empowerment, healthcare advocacy, education, policy and community development. This year’s Black Expo happens on Saturday, June 22 from 2pm to 10pm within Expo New Mexico at Villa Hispana, and it’s free for all-ages. Small businesses offer their products and services in a no-cost networking and marketing atmosphere in the Flower Room. In addition, health vendors and a children’s corner provide screenings, education and interactive learning activities. The entertainment comes courtesy of local singers, dance groups, musicians, rappers, comedians and spoken word artists. This year, national recording artists Anita Wilson and saxophonist Jazmin Ghent also perform.



Weekly Alibi's Hemp Fiesta 2019

Weekly Alibi's Hemp Fiesta 2019

Don't miss your chance to be a part of New Mexico's largest cannabis event! Please contact Tierna Unruh-Enos to inquire about booth and sponsorship opportunities at 505-346-0660 ext. 248.