Alibi V.20 No.27 • July 7-13, 2011 
The helicopter used by wildland firefighter Jessica Hall’s team, Sandia Helitack. Behind the chopper, the Monument Fire burns.

News Feature

Flame Wars

A year unlike any other

“At this point the fire behavior is like nothing we've ever seen,” says Jessica Hall, 31, a wildlands firefighter. “Although we know how to fight fire really well, and we've gotten really good at it, this type of season is so intense and unpredictable. A lot of our methods that would work another year are really ineffective.”
Sunshine on the silos at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Cultural Center
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

Stuck in the 505 With You

Fires to the north of me, fires to the south, here I am

Sometimes New Mexico does not cooperate, and a glorious weekend in the mountains gets canceled due to a ring of fire. So the Alibi’s travel writer decided to take a “staycation” and went seeking adventures right in her own backyard: the North Valley.

Neverending Stories

“Please Save Us”

Detainees beg to be deported through safe territory

Almost 50 people held on immigration charges in New Mexico signed letters saying that if they are deported over the state's border, they will be immediately kidnapped or killed.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

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

Arboreal Overload

Festival of Trees

I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as hundreds of Christmas trees filling up Albuquerque Convention Center’s Ballrooms A, B and C from Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10am to 6pm. This 12th annual Festival of Trees raises funds for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation through the $1 donations requested at the door. It is chock-full of Christmas decorations, wreaths, Santa, hot cocoa and, of course, trees. For more information on this all-ages event, see festivaloftreesnm.com.

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Image by Eric Williams

EVENT HORIZON ()

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle Light Parade

Local community groups, businesses and families come together for One Albuquerque's twinkling procession. Come early and stay late as Central Ave. is closed to traffic and open for shopping.
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Epistolary Section

Snail Mail Social

Give someone that warm feeling of receiving a handrwtitten letter or card and help revive the art of snail mail. Write letters with provided stationery, pens, and some decorations.
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