Neighbors sue the city over Albuquerque's bike stadium
Noise and dust: three days a week, 11 months a year.
That's the major contribution the city's BMX stadium makes to the Clayton Heights/Lomas Del Cielo neighborhood, say several residents. "There's been constant noise from construction, repairs, the crowd and the announcer," says Clayton Heights resident Rosina Roibal. "It's really annoying."
Drink Up, Rio Rancho
Silica in groundwater is not considered a contaminant by the EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Mexico Environment Department say Rio Rancho residents do not need to worry about their groundwater.
Green-Collar Report Card
Study looks into how eco-friendly jobs in the Duke City are—and could be
The “green is good” sentiment is sweeping Albuquerque, as local government enacts environmentally conscious business policy and large companies like Schott Solar continue to set up base. Still, the green sector’s size and potential have remained unclear.
Answer Me This
Who are Tom Udall and Steve Pearce's top contributors? A new form of public transportation could make sense for Albuquerque. What's in the trunk? And a former top official at New Mexico State University is accused of ...
We talk news every day and found ourselves polarized over the lead photo in the Albuquerque Journal Thursday, July 10. We'll take on the topic of that startling image in the first "Thin Line Versus."
Odds & Ends
DATELINE: Russia— Channel Five News reports that last week a St. Petersburg woman accidentally killed her husband with a foldout couch. In response to his drunken state, the victim’s wife kicked a lever on the side of the couch (then opened into a bed) after the man refused to get up. The lever set off the internal mechanism that folds up the bed, and the man fell headfirst between the mattress and the back of the couch, according to local authorities. The woman had left the room after kicking the couch and so didn’t notice her husband’s state for three more hours. The St. Petersburg Emergency Services Ministry stated that a private rescue service removed the man's body, and the Channel Five website is running footage of the emergency workers sawing the couch apart. Workers report the man died instantly.
The Real Side
Questions on the resurrected “modern streetcar”
I’ve got a few questions about this resurrected $28 million-a-mile trolley—excuse me, “modern streetcar.”
Inspired by a recent tour of Rio Rancho, I prepared the following prospectus for an imaginary development somewhere in the Southwest.