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  • A smart-growth bulldog

    In the city of Albuquerque, underdog candidate Eric Griego, a critic of sprawl, challenges incumbent Mayor Marty Chavez, a pro-growth booster

  • A watery mystery in New Mexico

    Albuquerque private investigator Sonny Baca unravels a series of nefarious plots in Rudolfo Anaya’s riveting mystery Jemez Spring

  • Big yellow taxi — in Duke City

    Yellow Cab is anthropology professor Robert Leonard’s poetic account of his after-dark journeys as a cab driver in Albuquerque

  • Citizens wary of their nuclear neighbor

    Sandia National Laboratories wants to monitor the nuclear waste in a Cold War-era landfill just outside Albuquerque, rather than excavate it or try to move it elsewhere

  • City at the end of its rope

    In Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World, V. B. Price looks at the promise and the perils of a desert city that is still in search of an identity

  • Commuter trains could connect the West's far-flung cities

    Longer commuter rails could connect the West’s far-flung cities in ways they haven’t been connected since the glory days of the railroad

  • Desire

    In Desire, New Mexico writer Lindsay Ahl weaves a compelling tale set in Albuquerque

  • Flood insurance crimps Western waterways

    Critics say that FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is encouraging development in flood-prone areas alongside Western rivers, such as the Rio Grande

  • For sustainability, a city beats the country

    Allison Williams finds it easier to live a sustainable lifestyle in New Mexico’s largest city than in one of its scenic small towns.

  • Land deal, New Mexico style

    In booming Albuquerque, N.M., the former Atrisco Land Grant – now the Westland Development Corporation – wants to sell land to developers, but not all the land grant heirs are pleased with the prospect

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