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Environment

The Drain Game

Is a company trying to suck up our water and sell it back to us?

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Maybe you’ve never heard of Datil, N.M. It’s just a tiny town in Catron Country, a two-and-a-half-hour drive southwest of Albuquerque. Besides the pretty scenery, it’s generally unremarkable. But for the last three years, it’s played host to a furious debate on water rights.


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Making Sausage

Making Sausage

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Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of the 2011 legislative session. It’s slated to adjourn on Saturday, March 19, at noon. The brunt of the work usually happens during the last hours, and lawmakers debate well into the final nights. Here’s what’s happened so far.

rage

Ortiz y Pino

License to Rage

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Gov. Susana Martinez is pumping up public outrage over the driver's license issue. It's like watching a prosecutor work a jury with an emotional closing argument.


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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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Funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write.

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Hearing is Believing

The Science of Sound

By Joshua Lee
Learn about the science of recorded sounds. Record a voice straight to vinyl with a restored record cutter and make a record player from paper and a cactus needle. For ages 13 to 17.
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The Movement of Revolution

Ghanaian Dance Classes

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Learn traditional Ghanaian dance from a master of the genre.
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Courtesy of El Vado ABQ

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New Kicks on 66

El Vado ABQ Grand Re-Opening

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Drive down Route 66 and you're bound to see the countless historic motels that have gone by the wayside in one way or another. El Vado Motor Court Motel refused to be one of them, and holy shit have they had a comeuppance. Originally opening their doors in 1937, shifting through several owners and narrowly avoiding demolition, the city of Albuquerque stepped in knowing there was an opportunity for something unique. Come by their grand re-opening on Friday, July 20 from 6 to 10pm of the historic motel with the opening ceremony beginning at 8:30pm. The new spaces are apartments, guest rooms, event space, shops and restaurant pods. The small restaurant spaces are offered to up-and-coming restauranteurs to get their footing in the industry. No shortage of beer, food, giveaways, room tours, shopping, live music and more, this space is a new beginning and much needed rehab for the city. El Vado promises to “STAY UNIQUE.”   
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Time for Summerfest!

Route 66 Summerfest

By August March
See headliner Irma Thomas as well as The Memphis P.Tails, Max Gomez, Silver String Band and more as well as a kids' zone, brews and plenty of vendors.
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Roller Derby Saves the Day

Albuquerque Roller Derby Mashup Game

By Robin Babb
Watch the The Unicorns in a mashup game of heroes vs. villains with face painting, local artists, a bounce house for the kids, local vendors, libations and snacks.
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If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It

Ballet of the Seven Planets Workshop

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Learn traditional Baroque ballet from the time of Louis the XIV sponsored by the Dance Preservation Fund.
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Like They Do in Havana—Ooh Na Na

¡Baile!: Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Instructors Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones offer a chance for families and friends to learn the history, culture and basic movements for salsa, bachata, merengue and more.
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