Alibi V.28 No.22 • May 30-June 5, 2019 
Sandia National Labs

On Assignment

Where to Now, Sandia?

Key to the future or path to apocalypse?

Sandia National Laboratories are looking to hire up to 1,900 positions. Those new, high-tech engineering, math, research and technical jobs are just the kind of jobs our burg needs to earn its sustainability wings. Or are they?
Councilors Peña, Sanchez and Harris
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

The Council Approves

Mayor’s budget survives, mostly intact

Have you been asking yourself how the more than $1 billion dollars described in Mayor Keller’s budget will be spent by the City of Albuquerque in its fiscal year 2020 budget? Weekly Alibi was curious so we took a look at the over $1 billion budget that was approved by the Council at its May 20 meeting.
United States Energy Association


Let’s Get Polluted!

Methane emissions are concerning

A report published by the Environmental Defense Fund in April 2019 suggests that current EPA reporting of methane emissions is off by a factor of five, and the waste of leaking the greenhouse pollutant costs New Mexico about $43 million in lost tax and royalty revenue.
The News Monkey


A judge has dismissed five misdemeanor charges against former New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla; A group of officials and commissioners sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation, saying they are facing an immigration crisis at the state's southern border; New Mexico State Police have made hundreds of arrests in Albuquerque over the past month in situations where city police would have been barred from acting.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because breaking and housecleaning happens to someone else.
Image by Clarke Conde


Crossfader Summer Sounds

Hip-Hop Beats with Ryan Troncoso

Teens learn the history of instruments used to make classic hip-hop and create a beat from scratch using both analog samplers and digital workstations. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required.
Image by Clarke Conde


Here's Mud in Your Eye

International Mud Day

This family-friendly event explores educational stations related to mud and soil. Play and cool off in wet mud, make seed balls and mud stencil art, wade through a natural wetland looking for wildlife and more.
Image via Pixabay


Comet Me, Bro!

Asteroid Day

It's never too early to start planning for your last moments on Earth, so zoom over to Asteroid Day. This event rocks the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, June 30. Learn about asteroids and their impacts on Earth, NASA's mission to our local asteroid belt, the disappearance of the dinosaurs and other space news. Watch live streaming of other Asteroid Day celebrations worldwide (yes, that's a thing). UNM's Institute of Meteoritics helps visitors distinguish between meteorites and regular, old Earth rocks and the curator of the exhibition, Dr. Tom Prettyman, hosts an "Asteroid Advice Booth." All activities are included in museum admission. Admission prices range from $4 to $10. For more information on this all-ages event visit



Weekly Alibi's Hemp Fiesta 2019

Weekly Alibi's Hemp Fiesta 2019

Don't miss your chance to be a part of New Mexico's largest cannabis event! Please contact Tierna Unruh-Enos to inquire about booth and sponsorship opportunities at 505-346-0660 ext. 248.