Alibi V.28 No.29 • July 18-24, 2019 
The groundwater treatment plant at Kirtland Air Force Base filters ethylene dibromide (EDB) from groundwater extracted from the contamination plume.

On Assignment

Fuel Spill Committee Part I

Water Utility board looks into remediation efforts

In the midst of recent progress to monitor and contain the Kirtland jet fuel spill, transparency and inclusivity issues continue to be problematic. In order to better understand these issues—as well as to check up on the progress made in remediation efforts—Weekly Alibi chatted with County Water Utility Board member Maggie Hart Stebbins.
The News Monkey

Newscity

Transportation department shows that fatalities involving pedestrians remain high; thousands of needles have been collected at Albuquerque park needle disposal boxes; hundreds of Albuquerque guns were turned in at a buyback last weekend.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because SUV roof pool rides happen to someone else.

Letters

A reader writes about vaccines.

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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