Alibi V.28 No.27 • July 4-10, 2019 
Maurreen Skowran

News Interview

Two Tickets to Northeast Heights

Maurreen Skowran for District 8 City Council

This year, District 8 councilor Jones is being challenged by Maurreen Skowran, a progressive Marine Corps veteran with traditional values and an optimistic, forward-looking demeanor.
BernCo Commissioners Hart Stebbins and Pyskoty
Eric Williams Photography

County Matters

Living in the Plastic Age

BernCo bans, builds and brings the bosque

Bernalillo County Commission said bye-bye to single use plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers and hello to the Tiny Home Village.
The News Monkey


Investigators with the New Mexico Attorney General's Office raided Las Vegas' City Hall offices as well as the home of its mayor; Gulf War refugee was allowed to leave an Albuquerque church without the fear of being deported; Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told those gathered at a Kids Count Conference that she wants to end child hunger in New Mexico within year.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because "human cheese" happens to someone else.


A reader writes about dogmatic prohibitions.


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