January 2012 Stories (19)

Free Tax Preparation Service – Tax Help New Mexico – Opens February 1

Tax Help New Mexico, which provides free tax preparation services for New Mexicans whose household income in 2011 was less than $50,000 and for those who are age 65 and older, will open at sites across the state on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The service is being provided through a partnership between Central New Mexico Community College and the United Way of Central New Mexico.

Tax Help New Mexico volunteers have passed an IRS certification exam and they’re trained to help taxpayers take…


Added by CNM on January 31, 2012 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

Lamar Transit Hiring a Sales Assistant

We are expanding our staff at Lamar Transit of Albuquerque- your source for advertising on the ABQ Ride buses & transit shelter displays citywide. We're looking for a person with mucho administrative experience along with interest or talent in photography.

Contact me for more info.

Added by Brian Tankersley on January 31, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Today we're spreading the love in ABQ

Sex negativity is everywhere.

Do you want to help us…

Added by Self Serve on January 30, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Olivia Gatwood... Superbowl

Everybody knows what happens next Sunday!   Some will watch the it.  Some take the occasion to go for a hike.  In any case, Superbowl Sunday is just seven days away.  Arm yourself with this incredible piece by Olivia Gatwood.

Olivia has been a part of the Albuquerque Youth Slam team for…


Added by The DitchRider on January 29, 2012 at 8:15am — 4 Comments

A Prince of Serendip

         Some mornings it’s tough to know what business I’m in.

     I work in a basement office. I process numbers, edit words, answer phone calls, attend meetings, monitor budgets. How different is that from any other office job?…


Added by Terry S. Davis on January 27, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Moon over Mt. Taylor

Caught this photo the other day and grabbed my 2x telephoto extender to bring in the moon a tad closer.

You can see a larger image …


Added by David on January 25, 2012 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Dee Cohen... Slouching Toward ABQ

Nothing reflects the inspiration of this weekly column more than this:  an Albuquerque poet writing about our own town.  Here the talented Dee Cohen, with all imaginable energy, muses how the Duke City has changed her.  This poem, and about a hundred more poetry gems, are available in…


Added by The DitchRider on January 22, 2012 at 8:00am — 12 Comments


     Sometimes casting is the hardest part of the job.

     There’s a show opening locally in a couple of weeks and they have a major part they’re still trying to cast. They’ll get it…


Added by Terry S. Davis on January 20, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Self Serve is 5 Years Old!

Albuquerque’s most notorious sex store is turning 5 this January and celebrating with a month of events aimed at spreading the love.  

While the press coverage for Self Serve has often been focused on controversial…


Added by Self Serve on January 18, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Katherine Johnson-Ficklen... In a Hotel Room in Texas, Alone

There is being alone…and then there is being alone in a cheap hotel room.  Truth opens that door and wants to chat.

Katherine Johnson-Ficklen is a native New Mexican who took a six year hiatus in Boston. She puts her MFA to good use working as a…


Added by The DitchRider on January 15, 2012 at 9:04am — 11 Comments


The UNM Lobo Men's basketball team has won its 13th game in a row ; its first conference game...They beat Wyoming (72-62) who until today was undefeated at home in Laramie. A tough game won handily by the Lobos...They are a remarkably well-rounded team this year. Question is When not if when it comes to the Lobos breaking into the NCAA top 25 teams.

Next up: on January 18th at 8 p.m. the Lobos play nationally ranked San Diego State in The…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 14, 2012 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

Meeting today with potential author


Met today with a wonderful artist and poet and popular musician , Rita M who has a great coffee table book,.  She includes gorgeous photos and verse from her hikes and travels around the world.  If we accept her, we will publish her in 2013 under the JB Stillwater lable.  The book should do well...

Added by Janet K. Brennan/JB Stillwater on January 13, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Building Commitment

     Tom Popejoy attended symphony concerts in Carnegie Hall with President Franklin Roosevelt and fell in love with the music. He loved it so much, his son said, that Tom Popejoy, Jr., never wants to hear Carmen again, his father played…


Added by Terry S. Davis on January 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The St. James Tearoom

Hands down, The St James Tea Room was the absolute highlight of our trip to Albuquerque. Oh my gosh, I cannot tell you how utterly fabulous this place was. I positively loved every single thing about it. We came here for a traditional English afternoon tea experience — how fun is…


Added by The St. James Tearoom on January 10, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

FEAR OF FALLING-:-aerial dance performance

Fear of Falling at the AirDance ArtSpace


Josh Burgess and Morgan…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 10, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher... Protest Is Over (If You Want It)

Rich Boucher continues to wander the streets blasting those six-guns of irony.  His take on the Occupy ABQ movement is bound to provoke thought and reaction.

A past member of five national poetry slam teams, Boucher moved to Albuquerque in 2008…


Added by The DitchRider on January 8, 2012 at 8:45am — 12 Comments

New Mexico Centennial



Added by Angelo Baca on January 6, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments


     “I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly high.”

     People who perform for a living do it for the glory, right? They just want to be…


Added by Terry S. Davis on January 6, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Don McIver... Swimming in Samsara

Do your plans for this new year include more exercise...maybe more time in the gym or laps in the pool?  Or does exercise bring up thoughts of monotonous hours that seem to drag on forever?  Fortunately for us, Don McIver has thought it through.  And by the way,…


Added by The DitchRider on January 1, 2012 at 11:18am — 5 Comments

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