Alibi V.20 No.21 • May 26-June 1, 2011 
Smokey the Bear

News Profile

The Engine Crew Captain

Fighting wildfires in New Mexico

Sunbear Vierra wears a wildland firefighter uniform to his interview with the Alibi. He has to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. Donning flame-resistant pants and a Forest Service T-shirt, Vierra says he's not optimistic about this year. “It looks bad," he says.
Courtesy of the City of Albuquerque

News Bite

Burque’s Game Plan

Rather than spending Chavez-style on one or two big-ticket items, why not spread that money into myriad projects that connect in an integrated way? That's the idea behind Berry's "ABQ the Plan.”

From the Foxhole

Adams on bin Laden

What if, instead of celebrating the news, President Adams sat in the darkness of his study, amid his books and papers, and considered that despite the news, the military occupations would continue unabated?
View from the Montezuma Hot Springs
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

Hunting Anton Chigurh—and Relaxation

As a Coen brothers fan and a New Mexico transplant, our travel writer decided to do some location scouting of her own and visit Las Vegas, N.M., where most of No Country for Old Men was filmed.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
Image by Clarke Condé

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Swoop It Up

Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration

Welcome the Sandhill cranes back to their winter habitat with presentations, children's activities, viewing scopes, crafts, workshops and more.
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Lakshmi Puja

Diawli: Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the most popular religious festivals in Hinduism. The festival of lights, as it is also known, occurs during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (basically mid-October to November on the Gregorian calendar) and is generally focused offering on puja to Lakshmi—goddess of wealth and prosperity and wife of Vishnu—but may also include the worship of Durga or Kali, depending on region and denomination. For this year's celebration, the India Association of New Mexico presents Diwali: The Festival of Lights, an evening of dance, music and performing arts amid lamp and candle lighting as adherents perform Lakshmi puja. This sacred event takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Journal Theater on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Tickets for this all-ages celebration are available for $10 via the India Association of New Mexico or by calling 306-9624.

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