The 30-day Session. â€œWe didn’t have time” is now officially inexcusable. Thanks for the minimum-wage increase. Idiots.
Best Community Action Group
Is there anyone taking young people into the fray better than the Southwest Organizing Project right now?
Best Use of Local Tax Dollars
Tingley Beach. It’s not even the same place anymore.
Best Wasteful Use of Local Tax Dollars
â€œRetiredâ€ government workers who come back with full pay and full retirement.
Best Local Crackpot
Anyone but Don Schrader. Can we start throwing some love on someone, anyone, other than this guy?
Best Radio Personality
Marcos Martinez at KUNM. The best interviewer in the city.
Best Use of Public Access Television
How about if City Hall fully funds public access first?!
Chama River Brewing Company Downtown. Close the voting.
Best Downtown Bar
Well, if Pearl’s was to magically reappear …
Atomic Cantina. Some folks need to get off their â€œsignature tune,” but the attitude is perfect.
Anodyne. Shuggie Otis!
Best Movie Theater
The Guild. An amazing year.
Best Local Band Overall
Nels Andrews and the El Paso Eye Patch. We’re losing him to The Big Apple. Sob …
Best Cultural Bargain
Duke City Shoot-Out.
Hakim Bellamy and/or the entire ABQ slam team. Watch out, Austin.
Best Local Visual Artist
Any local filmmaker trying to make something happen.
Pari Noskin Taichert. Her latest book, The Belen Hitch, was nominated for an Agatha Award. Her first book, The Clovis Incident, killed.
Best Independent Bookstore
Best DVD/Video Store
Best Hotel For Poets (and Their Groupies) During a National Poetry Slam