Featured Stories – February 2008 Archive (81)

The Possibilities 3

Here is a prime spot at the corner of Arno and Gold, right around the corner from where I live. It's near the Standard Diner and across from the Lutheran Elementary school. Once again, I decided to go with housing. We need more people living here if we are ever going to support a neighborhood market. Some say there might be a market going in at the old Manual Arts building at Central and Arno, we'll have to wait and see. I used a building that already exists in Albuquerque, do you know where… Continue

Added by brendisimo on February 22, 2008 at 4:00pm — 16 Comments

Morning Fix: Doomed to Repeat



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Added by Somegye on February 22, 2008 at 6:19am — 3 Comments

Except After Saturday

The paper was late today. I noticed right away it wasn’t in the driveway when I got home. I walked in the front door and the phone was ringing. It was a neighbor who asked anxiously, “Did you get your Trib?” “No.” I answered with some dread in my voice. “Maybe the delivery guy just said to hell with it - you think he’d do that?”



I’ve been in sort-of denial about the demise of the Albuquerque Tribune since hearing that the paper was a goner. I haven’t thrown out one paper since.… Continue

Added by Coco on February 21, 2008 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Adios Buster's...

So it's true. As Selfserve had let us know in a previous post, Buster's is closing it's doors. I stopped in for an afternoon coffee today and asked the girl behind the counter. It was confirmed. Sunday, the 24th, will be Buster's last day of operation... however, it's possible they might close sooner as they are trying to go through… Continue

Added by Neonnoodle on February 21, 2008 at 2:32pm — 20 Comments

Morning Fix: John 11:43

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

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Added by Somegye on February 21, 2008 at 6:00am — 14 Comments

Form Based Code followup - Sometimes City officials do listen!

So I had blogged previously about the proposed Form Based Code which City Councillor Isaac Benton has proposed as an addition to Albuquerque's zoning codes.



Among other things I thought that there needed to be more community input and time for reflection and refinement of the code… Continue

Added by Ben Roberts on February 20, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

They're Back

The Cameras are back and I am not smiling.

:-(

Added by Sí Serrano on February 20, 2008 at 12:05pm — 55 Comments

Asian Noodle Bar Review - Tripping down memory lane

Early last week I was lamenting the not at all recent closing of Musashino, a fantastic Japanese restaurant that shut their doors about 8 years ago. The two years preceding their closure my partner in crime and I used to occasionally flee the front of the house chaos at the nearby microbrewery where we waited tables to sample the finest in Nipponese fare. We would escape the glare of the mid summer sun into the cool dark of this North San Pedro hole in the wall run solely by an aged Japanese… Continue

Added by JFoote on February 20, 2008 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Prospects and Crime



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Added by Somegye on February 20, 2008 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Motorcycles and Fly Fishing at Tingley



I'm fortunate enough to have a job that allows me to take a couple of hours off in the afternoon when the mood strikes me. I'm also always looking for an excuse to take the new bike out, put the two together and a scant five minutes later I was on the road, heading west down Lead.



I had pulled up the Google map of Albuquerque to plot my route and Tingley Park jumped out at me. I…

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Added by Neonnoodle on February 19, 2008 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Sheriff Quietly Files Crash Report on the James Quinn Accident...and Nobody Says Anything

OLD ROUTE 66, 5 MILES EAST OF ABQ--This is where James Quinn died. He was hit from behind by an automobile while riding his bike on the shoulder next to the white line. His wife Ashley was riding next to him. All this is Old News to many of you, for I wrote about it last October. Back then Sheriff Darren White would not release any details of the accident including the name of the…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on February 19, 2008 at 9:30am — 50 Comments

Morning Fix: Like a Record



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Added by Somegye on February 19, 2008 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

The Chieftains



The Chieftains preserve their Irish heritage through heart-pounding rhythm and soaring melodies. With an extensive touring history and over forty albums, their music reaches millions of people each year worldwide.



Formed in 1962, many of the original members of The Chieftains were top folk musicians in Ireland. The band firmly rooted themselves into the musical community in 1975 when they recorded the soundtrack to the movie Barry… Continue

Added by Popejoy Hall on February 18, 2008 at 2:37pm — 3 Comments

UNM Lecture Series: Defiant Gardens

Tonight's the 5th lecture in the John Gaw Meem series going on through April at UNM.

Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime

Kenny Helphand, University of Oregon, author of "Defiant Gardens"

TONIGHT @ 5pm

George Pearl Hall…

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Added by chantal on February 18, 2008 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Legislative List

Have you taken a look at the long list of capital projects the Legislature approved? Words like repetitive, unbalanced, hodgepodge, come to mind.

I skim the list fast looking for six-figures. These big ticket items always seem to be corporate give-aways.



For a start, lets look at the disheartening… Continue

Added by Coco on February 18, 2008 at 7:18am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: ©1982 Atari



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Added by Somegye on February 18, 2008 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

It's knee-deep at the peak

Snow bunnies, remain undeterred! Powder may be paltry down here in the desert but high in the Sandias there's plenty.

For the past three weekends, we've trekked up the east side of the mountain for some premium snowshoeing. And we made a movie-film to prove it.





Last year, snow lasted until April at altitudes above 8000 feet including both the…

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Added by chantal on February 17, 2008 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Busters = Yum!

We finally made it over to Busters 66 Coffee Shop for breakfast this morning and loved it! I had the breakfast burrito and a double latte, while the wife had bagels and lox...I think. I was really too busy snarfing on my burrito and enjoying the brew. Both were excellent! Plus the staff is very friendly too (must be a… Continue

Added by Neonnoodle on February 16, 2008 at 11:00pm — 15 Comments

The Possibilities 2

Well, here is another site that has bothered me for a long time. It is at the corner of Central and Walter, across from the Grove Cafe. I really dislike empty lots in Albuquerque. So much empty space here in the city and still people want to develop on untouched land...This site could easily be three stories and should try to fit in with the neighborhoods history and character. This brick building might look nice, or something similar to mesh with the old Albuquerque high school down the road.… Continue

Added by brendisimo on February 15, 2008 at 11:48am — 17 Comments

Morning Fix: Cursed Numbers

Morning Fix: Cursed Numbers

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Added by Somegye on February 15, 2008 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

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