Alibi V.28 No.36 • Sept 5-11, 2019 
Robert Blanquera Nelson

On Assignment

An Insurgent Campaign

Nelson battles for District 2

In the heavily contested District 2 race—an electoral contest currently being defined by the work and legacy of Isaac Benton—Blanquera Nelson says he can make a difference by getting more people from the community heard and involved.
BernCo Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty
Eric Williams Photography

County Matters

The Dog Days of BernCo

County Commission meets to govern

The dog days of summer found Bernalillo County government folks making some cool governance moves at recent Bernalillo County Commission meetings.
The News Monkey


Residents gathered at the Sheriff's Office to call for his resignation; New Mexico law settlement terms have been published; Albuquerque will be cleaning up two parks.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because Diagnosis: Dildo happens to someone else.


The readers write about ineffective opposition to Trump.


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