old west


V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Arts Feature

Beyond Legend

UNM professor searches for truth in his mother’s desert murder

Son of a Gun: A Memoir

How the legacy of Wyatt Earp and the Old West helped precipitate a shocking death.
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V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012

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Flyer on the Wall

Bonanza

This tea-stained flyer announces the Friday, July 27 performances of a trio of local Americana favorites: The Porter Draw, Joe West and The Saltine Ramblers. The show happens at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) at 9 p.m.—admission is $5. (JCC)

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V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Feature

7 Old-West Wonders

How the West was fun

Montezuma Castle, Shaffer Hotel, Rancho Bonito, Saint James Hotel, Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, Buckhorn Saloon, White Oaks and Las Golondrinas
V.19 No.30 |

news

Wasting time, the way only lawmakers can

Yesterday, I heard on the radio that Gov. Richardson might issue a pardon for Billy the Kid. Yes, that Billy, the one who murdered a few people back in the 1880s and became a legend. My first instinct was to ignore it. But I can't, it keeps coming up. Today, KOB has a whole, long article about the history of the conflict. It's good, read it. I don't want to rehash it.

My point is, SERIOUSLY? The governor of New Mexico actually has time to sit around and think about this? Clearly, the answer is yes. He also, in 2003, let the Lincoln County sheriff to reopen the case as to whether Billy the Kid was actually shot by Pat Garrett or whether Garrett shot someone else and Billy escaped.

If I was 8-years-old, I would totally want the outlaw to win, even a hundred years later. But I'm a grownup now, and wish lawmakers would spend their time more productively, say helping victims of domestic violence or issuing pardons to people who are alive and jailed wrongfully.

But, I'm optimistic and probably a cranky-pants. Please, if you think the Kid should have his name cleared, explain to me why in the comments. I really do want to understand why anyone cares.