Category: Features

Legal cannabis helped the Colorado tourism economy. It probably won’t do the same for ABQ.

Legal cannabis helped the Colorado tourism economy. It probably won’t do the same for ABQ.

Nearly a decade after voters in Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, this much seems clear: It was a major victory for tourism. Those tourists came from all over, and cannabis entrepreneurs launched new businesses to cater to them. Some of these businesses provide cannabis-friendly transportation from the airport to area lodging, others offer high-end dining options…

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Food trends: Catering your event in a post-pandemic world

Food trends: Catering your event in a post-pandemic world

From the Idaho Business Review As pandemic restrictions fade away, lots of people are eager to return to in-person events, but it’s important to remember comfort levels will vary, especially when it comes to eating. While some guests are eager and willing to attend a large event with a traditional serve-yourself buffet, others may be…

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Hybrid events are here to stay: A look at incorporating virtual and in-person components for corporate functions

Hybrid events are here to stay: A look at incorporating virtual and in-person components for corporate functions

From the Idaho Business Review You’re on mute. Those three words became famous during the pandemic. By now though, most people are ready to stash them deep inside a drawer with the tattered pajama pants they wore during countless virtual meetings and conferences, week after week, for more than a year. But wait. Don’t get…

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Invasion of the bagworms

Invasion of the bagworms

From Downtown Albuquerque News Between the occasionally dramatic lack of foliage and the very real possibility of running headlong into one of the critters as it dangles from a tree, it’s hard not to notice the show of force put on this year by bagworms, tiny pests that eat leaves by the dozen and costume…

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Is perception reality?: Violent calls for service at park, repeat offenders at shelter

Is perception reality?: Violent calls for service at park, repeat offenders at shelter

From the Las Vegas Optic A review of police calls for service to Samaritan House and nearby Lincoln Park over a three-month period revealed a total of 71 combined calls for service. The vast majority of those calls received by police were for things like arguments, people refusing to leave Samaritan House or for reports…

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The state of the microbreweries

The state of the microbreweries

From Downtown Albuquerque News Where things stand: A visit with industry observer Chris Jackson Like most matters these days, the future of breweries and their taprooms in greater Downtown remains at the mercy of a certain virus. But while the pandemic has been a major challenge, it has decidedly not been a catastrophe. All but…

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Is perception reality? Police respond to wide variety of calls near shelter

Is perception reality? Police respond to wide variety of calls near shelter

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series exploring police calls for service to Samaritan House, the city’s only shelter. During the three-month period from May 1 through July 31, officers with the Las Vegas Police Department responded to 35 calls for service to Samaritan House, and 36…

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Pickleball: The most popular sport you’ve never heard of?

Pickleball: The most popular sport you’ve never heard of?

From Downtown Albuquerque News When it comes to pickleball, chances are you either know exactly what it is, or you’ve never heard of it. For those in the latter category, pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is popular. Really popular, and that popularity is growing. With at…

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The strange lineage of Albuquerque High traces back to a small college in 19th century Colorado Springs

The strange lineage of Albuquerque High traces back to a small college in 19th century Colorado Springs

From Downtown Albuquerque News You probably know Albuquerque High first and foremost as a place near the Big-I where Downtown area teenagers go to learn things, or perhaps through its famous former location in EDo, which was turned into a collection of lofts and condos 20 years ago. But turn back the pages of its…

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