Oñate’s Legacy of Chaos Continues
How a peaceful prayer ceremony escalates to violence
As of early June 2020, despite years of outcry from the community, Juan de Oñate's statue continued to stand at the head of the Albuquerque Museum.
Feel Good News
An Occasionally Wild Boy
Steve-O pays homage to where it all began while supporting locals facing food insecurity
With COVID-19 wiping out so many aspects of our lives, it has been hard for many to find a new normal. Jon “Bones” Jones, local UFC fighter, reached out to his old friend and former Albuquerque resident, Steve-O of “Jackass” fame and a spark lit up in Steve-O’s head.
State will investigate claims that Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque practiced racial profiling; a number of New Mexico tribal casinos have reopened; Lawmakers made a number of cuts to the budget because of COVID-19 and related drops in oil revenue.
City Council navigates new paths as protests and COVID continue
It’s a different world from whence we last touched base. Our local government bodies have had to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with budget adjustments, small business help and police reform.
A New Public Safety Department
Mayor Keller’s new public safety department could reduce burden on cops
Mayor Tim Keller announced the formation of Albuquerque Community Safety, a new unarmed public security department in Albuquerque. This department’s purpose is to handle public safety calls related to homelessness, addiction and mental health issues instead of the Albuquerque Police Department, which is currently called in to deal with such cases.
Odds & Ends
Funny because sexually-transmitted drugs happen to someone else.
Open Space Explorer Camp
This week's theme: Hoot Hoot: All About Owls.
Learn Your Camera Workshop
Learn about cameras.