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Fatal Virgin Galactic Mishap May Slow, But Likely Not End NM Space Liftoff Plans

 

The fatal mishap involving the Virgin Galactic Spaceship today (Oct. 31, 2014) should not be a fatal blow to the future launching of a spacecraft from “Spaceport America” at Upton, N.M. The Upton location remains the best place that Virgin Galactic CEO Richard Branson could find for the initial launch of passengers based on three factors. One is the elevated altitude at lift-off, which makes it easier to get into space or at least to 45,000 feet, a second is the vast amount of wide…

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Added by Ben Moffett on October 31, 2014 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

City, Justice Dep't Unveil Plans for APD

The brass from city hall and the folks from Justice have announced an agreement to overhaul APD. Here's a roundup of the news coverage:

  • ABQ Journal: …
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Added by Sophie on October 31, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

How To Embrace Your Inner Undead--And Why It Matters

When an acupuncturist diagnosed me with “Corpse Disease,” I was ecstatic. Dozens of shape-shifting labels have landed in my chart, but no other theories—not even mine—trace back to medical texts compiled during the Song Dynasty in China.

Initially, Dr. Selah Chamberlain, DOM, offered only a few vague…

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Added by lisa gill on October 31, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Are you ready for Halloween?  Are you ready for Día de los Muertos? Here are some suggestions for your Halloween/Day of the Dead fun and a few other things to do as well!

Friday, October 31

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Added by Adelita on October 31, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Daylight-Hallow-Muertos-Savings

  • Legal powerhouse Mo Sanders cuts ties with UNM over University's perceived endorsement of Governor Martinez.
  • DUI case dismissed…
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Added by Sophie on October 31, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

ABQ Pics: Pumpkin Buns

Added by Dee Cohen on October 31, 2014 at 5:22am — 2 Comments

Downtown Albuquerque, classic Central

Join the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society for its annual conference on November 15-16, focusing on the Jewish…

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Added by Sophie on October 30, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Thrifty ABQ

Detail of Photo by flickr user C x 2

I spend a good amount of time at thrift stores. Sometimes I have an art project that propels me to look for materials. Sometimes I want to find a gem of a piece of clothing and I’m willing to spend a while sorting through…

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Added by Spring Griffin on October 30, 2014 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Indiana Dumbass

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Added by Sophie on October 30, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

NM Pics: Skull Boots

Added by Dee Cohen on October 30, 2014 at 5:11am — 2 Comments

Albuquerque

Have had this song stuck in my head all day.  Dave Alvin does a bang up job on this Chris Gaffney song. …

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Added by Adelita on October 29, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

New Mexico Sports Hall Of Fame Is Booming, But Can A Right Guard Make The Grade?

(Posted on behalf of Ben Moffett)

The New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame, originally (in 1973)  called the Albuquerque Sports Hall of…

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Added by Adelita on October 29, 2014 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Breaking CSI

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Added by Sophie on October 29, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

ABQ Pics: Sherm

Added by Dee Cohen on October 29, 2014 at 5:31am — 6 Comments

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

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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Added by Johnny_Mango on October 28, 2014 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

ABQ Pics: Barelas Gate

Added by Dee Cohen on October 28, 2014 at 5:12am — 3 Comments

Homage to Albuquerque Coffee Shops

I never knew just what it was about this old coffee shop

I love so much

All of the while I never knew

I never knew just what it was about this old coffee shop

I love so much—Landon Pigg

 

When I was a teenager, my dad had a coffee shop…

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Added by Aileen O'Catherine on October 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Most Haunted Places in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a historic city, as with most historic places, there are many haunted places. As All Hallows Eve quickly approaches, it is the perfect time to recognize the most haunted places throughout the city, along with common ghost appearances and disturbances associated with each location.

The most haunted places in Albuquerque include:

KiMo Theatre

As the story goes, Bobby Darnall still lingers throughout…

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Added by Matt Meyers on October 27, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Fix it. Fix it Good!

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Added by Sophie on October 27, 2014 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

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