New Mexico

6:26am

Sun August 11, 2013
Television

Faux Meth Is Big Business In 'Breaking Bad' Town

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 12:09 pm

Keith West and Andre Harrison created "Bathing Bad" bath salts, lotions and soaps, as well as Los Pollos Hermanos seasonings through their spa products company, Great Face and Body.
Megan Kamerick for NPR

On a hot summer afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M., the setting for the hit TV show Breaking Bad, a trolley that resembles a roving adobe house is packed with tourists.

The series follows Walter White, a chemistry teacher who turns to cooking methamphetamine to provide for his family after he gets cancer. The show, which begins its final season Sunday, has attracted critical acclaim, a slew of awards and rabid fans — some of whom have crammed onto the trolley for a tour of Breaking Bad filming sites.

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3:13pm

Thu August 8, 2013
Around the Nation

Laid To Rest: A Proper Burial For The Poor

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 4:56 pm

In lieu of names, this headstone was engraved with a quote: "We grow afraid of what we might forget. We will find peace and value through community in knowing that we belong to each other. Dedicated to the Citizens of Bernalillo County."
Carrie Jung KUNM

On a blisteringly hot summer afternoon, about 40 people gather at the Evangelico Cemetery in southwestern Albuquerque. Deacon Pablo Lefebre leads the service and begins with a prayer

"Because God has chosen to call our brothers and our sisters from this life to himself," he says, "we commit their bodies to the earth, its resting place. For we are dust, and to dust we shall return."

This isn't your average funeral. The light gray casket about to be lowered into the ground is filled with the cremated remains of 87 county residents.

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8:06am

Wed August 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Gay Couple Asked To Sit In Back Of Bus Gets An Apology

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 3:23 pm

Ron McCoy (left) and Chris Bowers were holding hands after arriving at the Albuquerque, N.M., airport when a shuttle driver told them to move to the back of the bus. The bus company has apologized.
KRQE TV

A gay couple who were asked to sit in the back of a bus in New Mexico because they were holding hands have received an apology from the company that operates the shuttles at the Albuquerque International Sunport, where the incident took place earlier this summer.

The couple, Ron McCoy and Chris Bowers, live in the Portland, Ore., area and had begun a vacation days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued historic rulings that strengthened gay rights. The pair's visit to Albuquerque was timed to coincide with the city's Pride Festival.

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1:23pm

Mon July 1, 2013
Wildfires

Risk For Significant Wildfires Increases Across Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado looks to see an increase risk for signifigant wildfires through July.
National Interagency Fire Center

While the West Fork Complex continues to burn in Southwest Colorado, the National Interagency Fire Center says the wildland fire potential will continue to increase there through the month of July.

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8:12am

Wed June 12, 2013

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