NM bodybuilder beats alcoholism, rises to the top

By Robert Salas Since childhood, Nick Roybal has looked up to professional wrestlers like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who inspired him to start body building at a young age. “My dad had the key to the gym at Truman Middle School,” Roybal told Grey Wolf. “I would sneak into the weight room and started doing… Continue reading NM bodybuilder beats alcoholism, rises to the top

Follow Up: Montoya Wins Bout by Unanimous Decision

Former Marine and current boxer, Brandi 'Baby Doll' Montoya, won her latest bout against Cecilia Renova. The fight took place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center near downtown Albuquerque. After 4 rounds the judges declared Montoya the winner by unanimous decision. They scored the fight: 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37. Montoya recently returned to New Mexico after… Continue reading Follow Up: Montoya Wins Bout by Unanimous Decision

Marblefest: New Mexican and German Culture Collide

By Robert Salas Last week Marble Brewery hosted its first-ever Oktoberfest block party at the 111 location in downtown Albuquerque. VIP ticket holders snaked around the entrance waiting to enter the gated beer lot. Every staff member was decked out in traditional lederhosens and dirndls. And a deluge of beer poured from every spout. What… Continue reading Marblefest: New Mexican and German Culture Collide

Mother, Wife, Boxer Returns to NM after 5 years Served in U.S. Marine Corps.

By Robert Salas At first glance, Brandi "Baby Doll" Montoya is just that, a doll. Standing 5 foot 1 inch tall, Montoya appears to be harmless. Her smile reflects the genuine passion she carries for life. And when she's playing with her husband and son, you'd never guess that Montoya is bonafide boxer and U.S.… Continue reading Mother, Wife, Boxer Returns to NM after 5 years Served in U.S. Marine Corps.

Comic Book Heroes in Film: The Age of Goddesses

By Robert Salas With the dawn of the "grab them by the pussy" comment, made by a certain world leader, comes the age of the Goddess. Women around the world are enraged and empowered by the contemporary sexist rhetoric that plagues society. And it could not be more beautiful. Throughout history women have been subject… Continue reading Comic Book Heroes in Film: The Age of Goddesses

A Kickoff to Fall Brews in New Mexico: Two High-Caliber Breweries Bring the Flavor

By Robert Salas It's officially fall and, to kick of the season, two top-rated breweries in New Mexico released autumn brews onto the public. The air is starting to bite in the evening and packing a light jacket is probably a good idea for those chilly nights. Craft beer in the autumn season takes a… Continue reading A Kickoff to Fall Brews in New Mexico: Two High-Caliber Breweries Bring the Flavor

New Mexican Bodybuilder Gives Insights into the New Norm of Veganism

By Will Tafoya When most people hear the word vegan, it can uproot a number of emotions, opinions and statements. And rightfully so. Just like with religion or politics, veganism is a subject that some people are very passionate about and emotionally invested in. In this article, I’d like to explain: veganism, why I adopted… Continue reading New Mexican Bodybuilder Gives Insights into the New Norm of Veganism