Alibi V.26 No.45 • Nov 9-15, 2017 
Trudy Jones and Ken Sanchez

Council Watch

IDO, Beggars and a Fresco

Civic improvement, safety at issue

Taking a cue from ancient Roman leaders, Albuquerque City Councilors made it a crime to give beggars a quarter along busy roadways, commissioned a new fresco Downtown and tweaked the proposed overhaul of the city’s planning and zoning codes.
Garnett S. Stokes
Zach Baker via The Maneater

Editorial

A Slow Progress Forward

UNM’s new president must face past and future

UNM should represent all that our city strives to be, and getting UNM back on track will be much like getting this town to travel down a productive path.
The News Monkey

Newscity

Medicaid might get copays and premiums, candidates vie for Maestas' APS board position and APD Chief to retire.
Albuquerque Mayor-Elect Tim Keller
Eric Williams Photography

Election Wrap-up

Timothy M. Keller Elected Mayor

Progressive trumps Trumpian candidate in local contest

Thirty minutes after the polls closed in Albuquerque on Nov. 14, 2017, the outcome was clear. Early tabulations of absentee and early voting showed Tim Keller with a huge lead over Dan Lewis.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because magnets up one's nose happen to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about Republicans, County Commissioners and fast drivers.

EVENT HORIZON ()

Backyard Science Series

A Gathering of Naturalists

Bernalillo County Open Space is hosting a series of livestreamed gardening events on the Bachechi Open Space Facebook page. On Saturday, August 8 starting at 2pm, A Gathering of Naturalists will have a panel discussion with members of the county’s master naturalist program about what a naturalist is, what they do, what projects they work on and some interesting facts about our metro area’s Open Space gems. This open to all-ages free discussion will include how the field of environmental conservation is evolving in an era of change due to the global COVID pandemic, social justice and the climate emergency. Not your style? Then what about on Saturday, August 22 at 2pm you check out a virtual field trip to look for the tracks and signs of wildlife that are found in our uniquely beautiful urban forest we call the Rio Grande Bosque. The virtual tour will be led by Michael Cox, a member of the county’s naturalist program and a volunteer at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. This free field trip is suitable for all ages of bug and critter trackers. For more info log on to www.bernco.gov/openspace.

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