Alibi V.20 No.26 • June 30-July 6, 2011 

News Feature

Wolf vs. State

Guv-appointed commission yanks New Mexico’s support for wolf reintroduction

The state’s Game Commission voted unanimously to withdraw from the reintroduction effort. Gov. Susana Martinez appointed four new members to the six-member board in March. Bill Montoya is one of those new members. “It was costing us a lot of money,” says Montoya, who worked for the Game and Fish Department for 28 years. “We didn’t think we were going in the right direction.”
Jim Dunn at work at UNM's Championship Golf Course
Toby Smith

Sports

Range War

A golf course is a peaceful place—unless you’re a picker

Alibi sports writer Toby Smith rides shotgun inside a green cage that scoops up driving-range balls at the Championship Golf Course known to many as UNM South. The cage’s driver, Jim Dunn, is a picker. Thub! “That one got the wheel,” Dunn says. “No real damage. Just wait.”
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Ortiz y Pino

Debating a Bogeyman

I got an inquiry from Paul Gessing of conservative nonprofit the Rio Grande Foundation. He wanted to know: Would I be willing to go head-to-head against global warming skeptic Pat Michaels about manmade climate change on KKOB? I was intrigued.

News Bite

Police on Police

Law enforcement think tank weighs in on APD’s shootings

A 91-page report spurred by the Albuquerque Police Department's spate of shootings was released on Friday, June 24. Among the findings: Violent crime and assaults on officers decreased over the last few years, but the number officer-involved shootings went up. The report also shows that the same officers are repeatedly involved in violent incidents, with 22 percent having a hand in 60 percent of such encounters.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
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EVENT HORIZON ()

No Cons To This Con

Con-Jikan

It’s that time of year again, fellow weebs. Con-Jikan returns to Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque, as they carry on the 7-year grassroots anime and gaming convention tradition. With all the magic you expect from such a convention, get ready for panels, contests, cosplay for days, a gaming area, vendors of unique knick-knacks and, of course, the maid cafe. What's a maid cafe? UwU, you baka, just Google it (after turning on the safe search function) to get the vision. Pre-registration tickets are on sale at con-jikan.com for $35 or pay $40 at the door. This event happens Friday, Nov. 22 from 6 to 9pm, Saturday from 8am to 1am and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. With the voice actors for both Lulu and Yuumi in attendance, local League fans can finally personally thank someone for giving them spammable laughs that drive their enemy to madness.

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