In the details
The attorney general's raid of the Lobo Club offices in Albuquerque is focused on the UNM booster group's management of suites at The Pit basketball arena, according to a search warrant affidavit ($). Last year, the university acknowledged it hadn't collected more than $400,000 from suite rentals. Agents were hunting for more than seven years' worth of memos and financial records during the Tuesday raid.
Not on this land
A coalition of protesters that included members of the Pueblo Action Alliance, Red Nation and the Sierra Club marched on Bureau of Land Management offices in Santa Fe yesterday. The group briefly blocked traffic as it protested a scheduled online auction of drilling leases for tens of thousands of acres of public land near Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Carlsbad Caverns.
Sorry, but you can’t see
New Mexico's largest school district says it's sorry for the Halloween actions of a teacher who cut the braid of one Native student and called another a "bloody Indian." The teacher no longer works for Albuquerque Public Schools, though the district refuses to say why. While Superintendent Raquel Reedy apologized for the incident last night, her administration is playing cat-and-mouse over open records laws—a ploy an open government attorney says violates the law.
Crashing the recycling party
The noise of glass bottles being dropped off and dumped into city trucks is too much for some Santa Fe residents, who have complained to their city councilor about the recycling facility near the city's downtown. Last night, a committee of city councilors heard results of a survey by staff that showed the vast majority of the site's users loved it. All but a few of those who lived nearby weren't bothered. Still, the panel voted to wait on any action until it gets the results of a planned email survey of residents around the site.
Keep him in jail
A half-sister of Nehemiah Griego told a judge yesterday she didn't feel the 21-year-old should be released six years after killing five family members. The court is listening to arguments this week as a judge determines whether Griego, who was sent to a juvenile facility at 15, should be freed in some manner or held over into prison.
Buckhorn Burgers is closing. The San Antonio, New Mexico tavern has long had a legendary green chile cheeseburger and its rivalry with the Owl Cafe in the tiny town is part of New Mexico lore. Owners Bobby and Debby Olguin haven't given a reason for their decision.
‘Showers develop today’
That's the headline from a National Weather Service tweet this morning. Great news if you ski, like water, or have a 12-year-old kid. There will be rain in the lower elevations, as temperatures warm into the 40s and 50s, but snow up high.
Thanks for reading! The Word recalls being gleefully mocked by Bobby Olguin once when declining a sample of the burger (which has been consumed in meat-eating days) and ordering a grilled cheese. Bobby was right.
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