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Snow Motion
Bryce Kerr, 13, of Rio Rancho launches off a jump at Vista Hills Park in Rio Rancho, where youths gathered after school Thursday to enjoy the remnants of yesterday's snowfall. (Kitty Clark Fritz/Journal)

Lovely Weather
George and Trudy Borgmier didn't let a trifling 5 inches of snow keep them from their walk in the Sandia foothills on Thursday. The Borgmiers moved to Albuquerque from Kansas City, Mo., 10 years ago -- for the weather. They go walking at least five days a week. "It keeps us young," Trudy Borgmier says. She's 75; he's 80. (Roberto E Rosales/Journal)

Rural Route
Emy Lopez, 8, watches the landscape go by as her school bus travels its rural route to her home from Abiquiu Elementary School on Friday afternoon. Many of the district's students who live along the Abiquiu route must endure long, bumpy bus rides over unimproved roads. (Sarah Martone/For the Journal) Story

Snow Girl
Annie Kubojiri-Garcia, 3, stands back to admire her progress on the snowman she and sister Kimi Kubojiri-Garcia, not shown, were building Wednesday along Second Street. (Kitty Clark Fritz/Journal)

Notah in the Roundhouse
Professional golfer Notah Begay, center, acknowledges the applause by members of the New Mexico House of Representatives Wednesday at the Capitol in Santa Fe. The golfer and his fiancee April Sandoval, at left, were guests of Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Santa Fe. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Beleaguered Superintendent
APS Superintendent Brad Allison waits to speak at the Kiwanis Club meeting Monday. The school board suspended Allison at a meeting later that day. (Jessica McGowan/Journal)

Green, Leafy Messengers
Kristie Phelps, right, and Tisha Niemi brave Monday's cool weather to promote vegetarian lifestyles at First and Central in Downtown Albuquerque. The "lettuce ladies" are traveling through the Southwest with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. (Mike Stewart/Journal)

Singing for Reading
New Mexico music legend Al Hurricane, left, sings a rendition of "Volver" called "Leer" (Spanish for "Read") to mark the beginning of a Read Across America celebration Monday at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. Helping out the 65-year-old "Godfather of New Mexico music" is House Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Santa Fe. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

She's Got Skills
Rachel Wilson, 10, practices controlling the ball during the Classic Cheetahs soccer clinic Sunday at Johnson Field on the University of New Mexico campus. The Cheetahs took advantage of the springlike weather to work on their passing, kicking and control of the ball. (Rose Palmisano/Journal)

Can a Pinprick Help Her Kick?
Mary Murphy, 23, tries an acupunture treatment Sunday to help cure her craving for cigarettes during a health fair at the fairgrounds in Albuquerque. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)