The Heroin Surge
As addiction climbs in Albuquerque, cartels are ready to deliver
In 2008, the number of heroin-overdose deaths jumped—and the age of users dropped, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. "We know there is a significant increase in heroin sales in Albuquerque, but we just don't know how much is out there," says Capt. Matt Thomas of the Criminal Investigation Division in the Bernalillo Sheriff's Office. "We tend to see different trends in drug prevalence, where it went from cocaine to meth and now to heroin."
Tennis, Serbian Style
The rise of a tennis star and his Burque superfan
For Aleks Kostich, a Serbian-American living in Albuquerque, the biggest war this week is taking place on the red-dirt courts at the French Open tennis championships. The No. 2 seed there in men’s singles is Novak Djokovic, a tall 24-year-old built like an arrow.
The Miracle of Treatment
Medicaid axes inpatient program for drug-addicted mothers
The state's only residential substance abuse treatment clinic for pregnant women, Casita de Milagros, will be closing on July 1. During columnist Whitny Doyle’s time as a mother-baby nurse, she cared for many Milagro patients. She also cared for substance-abusing mothers whose addictions remained untreated.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
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Junior Zookeeper Day Camp
Children ages 8 to 12 learn about zoo keeping techniques, animal enrichment, get close to wildlife in a safe environment and hang out with zookeepers as they feed and care for the animals.
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Route 66 Summerfest 2019
Come out for the mother road art market, kids' zone, food trucks and four stages across a mile stretch of Route 66 and closing with a performance by Magic Giant on the main stage.
Weekly Alibi's Hemp Fiesta 2019
Don't miss your chance to be a part of New Mexico's largest cannabis event!