February 2008 Stories (108)

The Possibilities 4, Golden West Edition

So, in lieu of imagining a new place/space in Albuquerque, I want to reflect on a place that was. The Golden West was, in my opinion, a pretty cool bar and live music venue. I remember seeing The Albuquerque Blues Connection play there a few years ago and having a really great night. More recently, I attended the Revolutions Theater Festival comedy night there, and was struck once again by the venue itself. Maybe not the best acoustics in town, but the old tin ceiling, western style bar,… Continue

Added by brendisimo on February 29, 2008 at 4:36pm — 11 Comments

Who's donating campaign $$ in Albuquerque?

Worse than stalking your neighbor's backyard on Google Earth is the Fundrace 2008 tool by Huffingtonpost. Above is a birds-eye view of Albuquerque's campaign donations colored by party affiliation as well as candidate, but it gets truly scary when you type in your address and hunt your…


Added by chantal on February 29, 2008 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Good Riddance, February

Morning Fix: Good Riddance, February


Added by Somegye on February 29, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Launchpad Status After Golden West Fire?

A moment of silence for The Golden West Saloon. Good luck to Kathy Zimmer as she (hopefully) begins the process of rebuilding.

Anyone have any update on the state of Launchpad? I've heard major smoke and water damage, and the website says it is temporarily closed. What an… Continue

Added by Alexis on February 28, 2008 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

Rio Chama Weavers

I received a post card in the mail today and my Mom Georgia, sister Rita and cousin Norma are the featured artist of an exhibit of Rio Chama Weavers at the…

Added by Sí Serrano on February 28, 2008 at 7:51pm — No Comments

7 Things... (Culinary Edition)

Inspired by Sophie's "7 things about Albuquerque that make my friends in other cities burn with jealousy" post, I'm submitting my own - foodie style.

Red and green chile -

This is obvious, but it has to be said. Nowhere else in the country do they have chile quite like what we have here. When I first moved to Albuquerque, I thought there was no way I would ever get into the chile culture. I was so very, very wrong. We have a friend in Houston who wants my enchiladas… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on February 28, 2008 at 1:46pm — 5 Comments

A Year with Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel created his book series Frog and Toad during the Post World War II era to help children love to read. All children’s readers before his had been based on a system called the Dolch chart. This chart was a list of all of the words most commonly found in readers across the country. As many families were transient during this time, it was thought that using the Dolch chart for readers would create… Continue

Added by Popejoy Hall on February 28, 2008 at 9:01am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Crime, Business

Morning Fix: Crime, Business


Added by Somegye on February 28, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Join the Self Serve Team for the NMAS AIDS Walk--March 29th

2008 NM AIDS WALK is March 29th

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Join the Self Serve Team!

The AIDS Walk will take place at Civic Plaza in Downtown Albuquerque on March 29, 2008.

Reasons to join:

* It's only a mile on a spring afternoon

* NMAS is an amazing organization that needs your help

* You'll be surrounded by tons of wonderful inspiring people

* We're giving away a $50 gift certificate to the… Continue

Added by Self Serve on February 28, 2008 at 2:09am — No Comments

because everyone wants to see a shark give birth while swimming around a glass tank

The Albuquerque Aquarium posts rare footage of a Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) giving birth in captivity last month.

Inquiries for new age birthing experience in the shark tank about to…


Added by chantal on February 27, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

A Time To Heal

The year 2003 was a rough one for me and my family. My father passed away in July of that summer. My uncle died a month later and then my aunt died two months after that. There were times I would go to work in a weird fog and not be able to shake it. I worked in the Old Town area and one of the only ways of coping with it all was to go for walks at lunch…


Added by Adelita on February 27, 2008 at 10:00am — 22 Comments

Morning Fix: Just Like Everybody Else Does

Morning Fix: Just Like Everybody Else Does


Added by Somegye on February 27, 2008 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

really cool youth protest against uranium mining on the Navajo reservation

Someone at the New Mexico Environmental Law Center emailed this to me yesterday and I just now had the chance to read through it.

I think this is really neat for a number of reasons (and not only because I've been writing about uranium mining and activism on the Navajo reservation over the past few years). It's an inspirational example of youth activism and it's also a reminder of how activists can use the Internet in a personal way. Networking and emailing and blogging isn't just… Continue

Added by Laura on February 26, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Lots o' Sports

Morning Fix: Lots o' Sports


Added by Somegye on February 26, 2008 at 6:00am — 4 Comments



(written for the 'Corner Window', Jeff Hartzer's monthly column in the South Valley Ink.)

From our corner window this month, we feel our lifetimes slipping by. There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way. If you love plastic grass in your backyard, rejoice. It can be done. Horses, cows, and pastures more your view of life? So be it; order up some turf or let your yard be your living room. Homelessly walking down Second Street?… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on February 25, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments


Born from a persecuted people, the gypsies of Southern Spain, Flamenco is truly a sight for sore eyes. With its unique blend of influences and intricate music, Flamenco is a dance of expression past on from generation to generation. With its vivid colors and emotional expressions, Flamenco will capture your heart.

The Conservatory of Flamenco, located in downtown Albuquerque, is responsible for bringing this culture to life in New Mexico. Lead by their fearless leaders Eva… Continue

Added by Ashlye on February 25, 2008 at 6:04pm — 1 Comment


I added an entry and some photos over at the Open Space forum: Rio Grande Bosque. peace, mjh

Added by mjh on February 25, 2008 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Geek or Nerd?

A few of us are messing with the Net's signal to noise ratio over at geektalk (http://geektalk.ning.com/). peace, mjh

View my page on… Continue

Added by mjh on February 25, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Breaking Bad: TV Show shot/based in Albuquerque has me hooked.

Last night I saw a preview of a show that had shots of Albuquerque, so I knew I had to tune in to check it out. After watching one episode of Breaking Bad (AMC Channel), I'm hooked.

The show is about an Albuquerque chemistry teacher who decides to cook meth to support his family after learning he has cancer. It's a dark comedy that is amusing to watch as familiar Albuquerque scenes appear throughout the show.

The… Continue

Added by Jeremy Jojola on February 25, 2008 at 1:49pm — 18 Comments

Morning Fix: Culture Monday

Morning Fix: Culture Monday


Added by Somegye on February 25, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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