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Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a new local program designed to promote healthier lifestyle and transport options by giving away 500 refurbished bicycles to local kids and families. Studies show that in just northern New Mexico, many hundreds of bicycles are outgrown by children and left to gather dust in garages and back yards. At the same time, a large number of economically disadvantaged children never have the opportunity to own a bike. By pulling together a broad range of … Read More
Veronica Ortiz had dreamed of owning a paleta store and when she and her husband, John, stopped at the Paleta Bar in Bernalillo, they decided they wanted in. Just over a year later, they are co-owners of three Paleta Bars as well as a Paleta Bar Café in Albuquerque, along with their partners, Marcos and Yesica Palafox. So, what is a paleta? Basically, John explains, “paleta” is what an ice pop is called in Mexico. But the Paleta Bar doesn’t … Read More