News & Opinion
 Alibi V.29 No.36 • Sept 3-9, 2020


The Fight for Numbers

New Mexico’s Census efforts are still fighting hard amid some big blows

It is estimated in the last census the undercount for tribal communities was around 5 percent. That may not seem like a huge number, but when you start to figure in statistics like an estimated 39 percent growth in population and compound those numbers with data like every person counted currently accounts for $5,000 in federal funding per year, it adds up.
Onate statue
Clarke Condé

New Mexico News

Oñate’s Henchmen In My Blood

Bringing it all together

Guess you never know whose skeletons are lurking in your genealogy closet until they start to do some rattling around.

New Mexico News

Operation Legend Has Less Than Legendary Results

Locals underwhelmed by progress of federal program

Was Operation Legend part of a much larger scale program from President Trump in an attempt to undermine citizens’ freedom and safety, or were these federal law enforcement officers genuinely here to help? BCSO releases numbers.
Nuclear Issues Study Group
Nuclear Issues Study Group

Community News

Community Questions Nuclear Waste Storage Site

Company moves comment hearings online, despite opposition from Congress

Holtec International and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are required to hold in-person meetings to solicit public comment on the drafted Environmental Impact Statement for the spent nuclear fuel site (SNF) in southeast New Mexico. Five of those meetings were supposed to happen this year but the COVID-19 pandemic has made them impossible.
The News Monkey


Gov. Lujan Grisham relaxed the pandemic stay-at-home order; delegates who traveled to the Republican Party National Convention last week were ordered to self-quarantine; New Mexico voters can now request an absentee ballot for the general election online.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because waking up in a funeral home happens to someone else.


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