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Author Archives: Charles D. Brunt / Journal Staff Writer

Love at second sight

Like many people looking to adopt a dog at the city’s animal shelters, the last breed on Karyn Badge …

In this 2004 file photo, general contractor Gerald Martin, left and his son Matt Martin, stand outside of their Balloon Museum project under way at the time.

Gerald Martin “led by example”

Gerald A. “Jerry” Martin, founder of one of the state’s best-known general contracting firms, led by example and always let… more »

Local man facing child porn charges

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Adam M. Bustamante, 25, on Saturday night after an ongoing child exploitation investigation revealed he… more »

Representatives from New Mexico's Native American, African American and Latino communities signed a "declaration of unity" Wednesday, pledging support to one another as they seek solutions to myriad problems. State House Speaker Ken Martinez signs the document while talking with Deb Haaland, lieutenant governor candidate, in the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.(Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

Diverse groups pledge united front

New Mexico’s cultural diversity was on full display Wednesday as representatives from the Native Ame …

Scout, at the Rio Grande Zoo, takes a break from eating a meal that consists of eight pounds of horse meat. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Zoo critters prefer their horse meat

It’s ‘nutritionally very sound,’ says Ralph Zimmerman, head veterinarian at the ABQ BioPark Zoo

State Fair visitors Stephanie Anne Landers and Christopher Edwards, right, enjoy a beer at the Main Street Beer Garden, one of five dotting the Expo New Mexico fairgrounds. Fair officials added two beer gardens this year, The Stables Lounge at the north end of Main Street, and The Bucking Bar near the entrance to Tingley Coliseum. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Expo NM improves beer gardens

Besides the usual attractions at the New Mexico State Fair, fairgoers looking for a cool brew have t …