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Mike English commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"I'm more hopeful about the plan. The complaints here remind me of the end-time scenarios from some quarters when Lead and Coal were being rebuilt, and that turned out fine. Albuquerque was designed for a cars-first culture, and having four…"
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once banned twice shy commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"Shotsie: Well, I mistook your sarcasm for serious comment, but I don't think the city would INTENTIONALLY destroy Nob Hill.  However, their short-sightedness and eagerness to get their paws on federal money for an ill-conceived transit…"
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shotsie commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"OBTS - I'm not sure if you were serious or not, but whenever some state highway that passed through a business area was bypassed by an interstate, that district dried up and died (usually).  You restrict and make driving a hassle in Nob…"
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once banned twice shy commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"<i>Destroy Nob Hill - they're all liberal anyway...</i> ?  You think the city wants to destroy Nob Hill, a thriving neighborhood which attracts tourists and business?  I think the city has a lot of stupid in its upper…"
Wednesday
shotsie commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"I noticed that the BRT viewing websites are still missing the plan for Nob Hill - and no wonder, because one lane of traffic on either side to accommodate a bus running every 7 minutes should create concern with the merchants.  Speaking of 7…"
Wednesday
Johnny_Mango commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"Thanks Benny!  Trouble is...it's not any safer now.  And the real pedestrian problems lie east of Nob Hill at San Mateo and the other eastern intersections.  I think bus stops on the medians might help.  Can't make it…"
Tuesday
Johnny_Mango commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"Most people at the session thought there was nothing wrong with the way things are now...with one stop at Carlisle.  I can't remember meeting anyone who were fans of either Richmond or Morningstar as replacement stops. "
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Where I Live:
Nob Hill
About Me:
My real name is Jon Knudsen. Unfortunately "Jon Knudsen" is both hard to pronounce and to remember. Also, Johnny _Mango seems to be a braver person than Jon Knudsen. And better looking. Maybe that's why Jon's GF MaryAnn calls him "Johnny" most of the time.
My Website:
http://www.albloggerque.blogspot.com
What I'm Reading:
American Jesus

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The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 10:30am 12 Comments

CAMPUS BLVD & TULANE NE--MaryAnn and I were there at what was advertised as the last chance to give input about the Bus Rapid Transit project that will run down Central Ave.  Monte Vista Christian Church was the scene of the “poster session.”  Quite a few people showed up to look at the…

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Little Beaver Town, or what’s left of it, is still open for business

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:30am 8 Comments

OLD ROUTE 66 EAST OF TRAMWAY--Maybe you’ve been asking yourself, “What ever happened to Little Beaver Town?”  But some of you may not have been alive in the late fifties, so let me add a little background: at one time Red Ryder and his sidekick Little Beaver were hot sellers on every comic book rack…

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The Old Scot, The Flying Scot, & 3 Bike Trips To Keep You Young

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:30am 2 Comments

OBAN, SCOTLAND--”Get on your bike!”  That’s the advice Mervyn Dudgeon has for the young.  Mervyn was waiting with MaryAnn and me in Oban for the southbound train to Glasgow.  He had just spent a week biking and hosteling in the Hebrides, an island group off the far northeast coast of Scotland.  Mervyn Dudgeon is…

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A Blogger's Manifesto

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:00am 5 Comments

"The moving macbook writes, and having writ, moves on."    --Omar_Khayyam

NOB HILL--Not too many of us were around when the Duke City Fix started its run.  As near as I can make it out, it was March 29, 2005.  In about six months,…

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Touring New Mexico: The Kelly Mine

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

The Kelly Mine and its townsite, located just three miles south of the town of Magdalena, was once home to 3,000 people.  Its two hotels were so crowded they rented out rooms in 8-hour shifts.  According to an 1883 news article, two hundred wagons were employed hauling silver and lead ore out of the Kelly down to…

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At 10:10am on April 18, 2013, Benny the Icepick said…

Happy B_D, J_M!

At 9:28am on September 26, 2012, Kevin O'Hea said…

Hi Johnny

Can you tell me who owns the pit photo fo the Womens Lobo BB Pit on page http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/those-lobo-women-albuquerques?

It is the shot of the pit and the team is looking for a higher res photo to use in their office

Thanks

Kevin

At 10:53am on June 18, 2011, Diana Huntress said…

Hi Jon, Did you know Aaron brews his own too?  Did he learn it in 4th/5th?

Let's all get together.  Diana

At 4:18pm on October 12, 2010, Krista said…
Thanks for your blog about the backwardness of UNM when it comes to education and funding. :) On another note, many profs at UNM have little slips of paper that say, "I make ___ days of the football coach's salary to educate the students at UNM." Generally in the 20's or below...
At 11:20am on September 29, 2010, Richard said…
Thanks Johnny. I'm always pleasantly surprised when I go 'home' and vist the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Being from there, I've always been a Peter Hurd fan and it's nice to see more art in Roswell outside of the alien murals!
At 5:39pm on April 7, 2010, Adelita said…
YAY Johnny! I heard you are best blogger in the Alibi's Best of Burque!!!! You always get my vote!!! Congrats!
At 4:47pm on March 2, 2010, yun li said…
Hi Johnny, Thank you for visiting the two whos posting. We are told not to post on DCfix anymore, so we would like to drop you a note to let you know, if you like our posting, please visit our blog at www.thetwowhos.com in future. Thank you!

Cece and Yun
At 9:40am on January 28, 2010, Benny the Icepick said…
Love the new photo, J_M!
At 2:08am on December 4, 2009, rtedgel said…
Hey John. Great to hear from you! I am glad you contacted me. I just changed jobs and am staying a lot more local to town after 4 years of pretty constant travel. I am a member a local computer user group that will meet on DukeCityFix so I figured I would join, but did not expect to immediately find a few blasts from my past. Good times! I still have many fond memories of "Roach City" and Monte Vista...

I looked over you blog from your cycling trip. That looked awesome.
At 8:41pm on August 22, 2009, Holly Anne Spickard Pence said…
Wow, Jon. It was so good to see you with Doris. Your house looks wonderful. It looks like you. Take care. I hope to see you soon. Hopefully, I will have a good year. One never quite knows at Mental Vista given its cast of characters. Carri is working as an events organizer for Richard Romero. Love, Holly
 
 
 

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