January 2008 Stories (155)

Progress is slow...

Well, they've temporarily closed I-5, so we're currently hung up in Ashland, OR, enjoying a pint and bit of grub at the Black Sheep pub. We hope to be back on the road later today, but we just might be stuck here overnight. We're still planning to be in ABQ by Saturday. The weather has been terrible so far. We're driving through the middle of one of the Northwest's infamous winter storms.… Continue

Added by Neonnoodle on January 31, 2008 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Amtrak's New Digs

If you've ever ridden a train in or out of Albuquerque, you've seen the sad state of the cramped, worn-out Amtrak station down on 1st Street. For a town with a proud history of locomotive repair, the largest Harvey House by the rails (the old Alvarado) and some spectacular railroad boom years, this station was pretty tragic.…


Added by Edith Grove on January 31, 2008 at 11:33am — 11 Comments

UNM C&J Accreditation Update - CONGRATS

After an enormous amount of work including a huge, cool building construction, the UNM Department of Journalism and Mass Communications has been recommended for Accreditation by the visiting Accreditation Site Team from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass…


Added by Alexis on January 30, 2008 at 6:52pm — 5 Comments

A great day for batting cages and cyclists!

If it weren't so darn cold!

I am a fan of batting cages. And I say that knowing that I absolutely suck at them. But, there's just something about letting out a little unspent energy, or displaced frustration, by taking a full swing at a tiny little target with a baseball or softball bat. It really is quite a release.

SO, are there batting cages in Albuquerque? This town loves sports, so I figure there HAS TO be some kind of local batting cage.

Speaking of sports, while…


Added by RiRiSynCyr on January 30, 2008 at 4:29pm — 7 Comments

Revolutions Theatre Festival Update and Tickets

Nile Seguin

Revolutions International Theatre Festival continues through Sunday with more opportunities to see live performances in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.


Tonight, Wed. January 30th

8 p.m. at the Golden West - Free Speech Comedy featuring…

Added by Revolutions International Theatre Festival on January 30, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

I Chew, Do You?

Luc is living in Las Vegas, New Mexico so I've been reading the local rag the Las Vegas Optic to get familiar with the area and feel closer to my son and stumbled across this video.

Every morning I take my huge silo of a cup to the cafeteria and fill it with ice, then I pop a cube into my…


Added by Sí Serrano on January 30, 2008 at 1:33pm — No Comments

TIDD Legislation

The New Mexico Legislature's House Judiciary Committee may consider House Bill 451 - Tax Increment Development Act Reforms at their hearing today at 1:30pm. Read SWOP for the alert and the summary by New Mexico Voices for Children.

Read the other stuff and the bill itself for the background.

SWOP reminds us who is on the House Judiciary Committee and urges us to contact…


Added by Coco on January 30, 2008 at 6:45am — No Comments

Fashion Sense

I consider my mother my fashion icon. She always looks fabulous and considering she is almost 80 years old, she's still hot stuff!

Shopping was more of a sport for my mother than a task. And interestingly enough, the 70's seemed to be her fashion decade. She had fabulous platform shoes, super hip denim, velvet and chiffon dresses, outrageous purses and an array of 'falls' or hairpieces. My mother was one of the only…


Added by Adelita on January 30, 2008 at 6:22am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: Lots of N.M. Items


Added by Somegye on January 30, 2008 at 6:10am — No Comments

Makes me wish I was South Valley

Atlixo and proud? Check out Elizabeth's new South Valley Sweethearts group. Give it up.

Added by chantal on January 29, 2008 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Jesus and Shapiro Speak in Parables for Revolutions' Free Speech Comedy Art Series

Why does Jesus curse? He was a carpenter, after all, and besides, his second coming appearance at Revolutions International Theatre Festival is made easier for us mere mortals when he talks like a real human being and not the Almighty.

Comedy Jesus, played by Troy Conrad, was preaching to the…


Added by Blakeington on January 29, 2008 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Holy $%@*!!! We'll be in ABQ by the end of the week!

It's sure not easy jumping from vacation mode into a 2 day moving frenzy. We hit the road tomorrow and should be in the Land of Enchantment by Saturday :)

Added by Neonnoodle on January 29, 2008 at 12:27pm — 5 Comments

Friday night at the Factory!

Yes, once again it's the First Friday of February at the Factory on 5th Art Space!

Come out and enjoy the Artscrawl around the old town area. You can start by hitting the Mountain Rd. galleries. FHAB and MORO are a couple of good places to visit. Then swing up 5th St. to the railroad tracks. We are on the left. Look for the big lit up "5" on the building.

This week we are featuring 18 artists. The theme is "Shot Through the Heart".

Also we are featuring new photo work by…


Added by Factory on 5th Art Space on January 29, 2008 at 12:19pm — No Comments

This Friday at the Factory on 5th!

The Factory on 5th Art Space


Shot through the heart!

The work of 18 Artists…


Added by Fenton Ayres on January 29, 2008 at 9:26am — No Comments

Barack on TV...Jack in the Basement

NOB HILL--Something happened yesterday afternoon. I thought I owed it to myself to watch Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama, and Obama’s speech in response. After all, every news commentator on TV was talking about the event. Well, it brought tears to my eyes.

It sent me down to the basement to rummage through the boxed remnants of my past. And I found what I was looking for.

I am sure most of you…

Added by Johnny_Mango on January 29, 2008 at 7:22am — 29 Comments

Wow. I am this nerdy.

I find myself trying to figure out how I can attend this lecture and make it a work-related absence since this e-mail arrived in my inbox this afternoon:

"Seekers and Sanatoriums: Chasing the Cure in New Mexico"

Nancy Owen Lewis, PhD

Thousands of health seekers flocked to New Mexico from 1880 to 1940 seeking a cure for tuberculosis. The lungers, as they were called, spawned an entire industry that helped transform a territory into a state. Their experience and its impact… Continue

Added by Patricia on January 28, 2008 at 2:32pm — 2 Comments

Spaceport: Somewhere Between Skepticism and Vision

One thing is clear, being a space buccaneer of our time doesn't come cheaply nor without courage of your convictions.

Richard Branson, founder of everything Virgin including Virgin Galactic, noted in his SpaceShipTwo-unveiling speech that the first PanAm flights across the Atlantic cost $40,000 apiece -- in defense of his company's hefty rocket-ticket prices.

Admittedly, I have had a healthy skepticism for the… Continue

Added by Springsteen on January 28, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Transportation and Losing (Updated)


Added by Somegye on January 28, 2008 at 12:20pm — 8 Comments

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