June 2011 Stories (19)

Fireworks ban affects more than the forests

With the holiday weekend, right around the corner and the explosive fire conditions clouding the skies with an ominous haze and clouding the future of the existence of fireworks in the state. With statelaw makers proposing the ban of fireworks in emergency conditions (i.e. now), and grocery stores pulling there store…

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Added by Santos Deason on June 30, 2011 at 10:28pm — 5 Comments

City Library Renovation Deadlines?

Does anyone know when the library's Special Collections renovation will be complete?

 

The posted June 1, 2011 deadline was missed and the building is still fenced and unavailable to the public. Haven't seen an acknowledgement by the city anywhere.

 

I have lived here many years so I know that the "manana" attitude gets in the way of much that is started here so I am not surprised the deadline was missed. Just curious if we have a new deadline to aim…

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Added by delarose on June 26, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gary Brower... Epistle from the Oregonians

This year the forces of nature are on everyone's mind.  We have seen just about every kind of natural disaster out there.  Placitas resident Gary Brower remembers living through another one.

 

Brower is the editor of Malpaís…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 26, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 6.25.2011

Within sixty calendar days after a report is submitted or is required to be submitted pursuant to section 1543 (a)(1) of this title, whichever is earlier, the President shall terminate any use of United States Armed Forces with respect to which such report was submitted (or required to be…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on June 25, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Get Up and Dance!

Stephen Douglass sits out the dance with Gwen Verdon in the original production of Damn Yankees. Peter Stackpole/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

 

Janet Eilber, artistic director of the…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Too Much Smoke?

We're all lamenting on the destruction of the wildfires this spring and summer.  Yesterday I changed the filter in my air conditioner at home and it was filthy.  Just a heads up that you might want to check yours.

Added by Laura Smigielski Garcia on June 21, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Susy Crandall... Cosmic Smudging (Or Living in New Mexico Burning)

  Even before scientists can put those forest fires into perspective, poets find ways to do it.  Here Susy Crandall makes sense of the world she sees and breathes.

 

I am practically a native New Mexican, been here since 1960, practice occupational…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 19, 2011 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

Recovery Cat 6.18.2011

USDA officials say the pyramid was tired out, overly complex and tried to communicate too many different nutrition facts at once.

   Speaking at the unveiling, Michelle Obama said: 'When it comes to eating, what's more useful than a plate, what's more simple than a plate?… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on June 18, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Our Job Jar

If your house is like mine, you’ve done some work on it.

My house is about 45 years old, so the work has included replacing things like the stove and the refrigerator. The roof is newer than the house as is some of the plumbing. Things inside are certainly younger than the house: the TV, the telephone, the toilets. We have a microwave and a computer…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 17, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Dumping the Pump, FOR GOOD! Easily possible in Albuquerque!

photo taken from Transit website

 

We have been discussing getting rid of our van for several weeks now. What better day than "Dump the Pump" day?! When I say getting rid of our van, I mean getting rid of having a vehicle, period. We have…

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Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on June 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — 28 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Hakim Bellamy & Carlos Contreras... Welcome to the Mineshaft

How did hip-hop stray so far from a life we could celebrate?  So far from our hopes, our dreams, our future?  Ask these guys...Urban Verbs.

 

Urban Verbs is trying to eradicate the exclusivity of some factions within Hip-Hop…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 12, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Recovery Cat 6.11.2011

Rock Dove - The highly variable city pigeon; multicolored variations were developed over centuries of near domestication. The birds most closely resembling their wild ancestors have head and neck darker than back, black bars on inner wing, white rump, black band at end of tail.

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on June 11, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Newman's Zone

In the 1960s, Danny Newman was the messiah of arts marketing. His theories related to subscriptions led arts organizations out of single-ticket-sales perdition into the season ticket…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 10, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

"Corpus Christi" by Terrance McNally

This looks like my kind of play.  Maybe I'll see you at the theatre.

 

Location: Aux Dog Theatre

Dates: June 10-July 3, 2011

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sundays at 2:00 PM

Thursday Performances June 16, 23, and 20



Description: As a young man, Joshua struggles to come to terms with his identity and his special calling. He meets Judas, a sympathetic friend who is also struggling to find himself. The two try to develop their friendship, but with…

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Added by vinceinburque on June 8, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Trash? or Neighborhood Treasure?

Anyone who lives near the university, has walked around the neighborhood, stopped at the post office on Cornell, or parked a couple blocks away from The Frontier, knows about the Gilchrist House.  As it stands (barely) it is at once an historic landmark (interesting commentary on what we value in terms of…

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Added by JeSais on June 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

In remembrance of Albuquerque Film Festival founding father, Dennis Hopper, on the year anniversary of his death. We miss you Dennis!

In remembrance of our founding father, Dennis Hopper, on the year anniversary of his death. We miss you Dennis!

 

“In 2009, we set out to create a film festival in Albuquerque. It was my dream to screen Easy Rider since it was the 40th Anniversary of the film that I believe set the indie film revolution in motion.



Someone once told me to dream big so I dreamed that I was in the Kimo Theater watching Easy Rider with Dennis Hopper. I knew…

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Added by Rich Henrich on June 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Georgia Santa-Maria... Igor's

Time for another bar poem!  On a recent trip to New Orleans, Georgia Santa-Maria was hanging out at Igor's.  Whether she was washing her duds or just sipping the suds she didn't say.  Still, if I were in town for more…
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Added by The DitchRider on June 5, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Recovery Cat 6.4.2011

Write-in candidates rarely win, and votes are often cast for ineligible people or fictional characters. Some jurisdictions require write-in candidates be registered as official candidates before the election. This is standard in elections with a large pool of potential candidates, as there may be…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on June 4, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Local News

It’s all about the local connection.

In 1982, I was working on the brand-new Paramount Pictures account at Rick Johnson and Company. We’d been hired to take care of local press and advertising, and Grease 2 was coming out that…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 3, 2011 at 4:40am — 1 Comment

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