The Albuquerque 2009 Great Race Down the Rio Grande was held on Saturday June 6, 2009. The race was dedicated to 13 year Corbin Hayes of Rio Rancho who was swept away while playing in the river on May 28. After a prayer a wreath was laid in the water in memoriam at Tingley Beach, The city Park Management Department's craft was dedicated to Corbin. Adorned with paper flowers, evergreen holiday garland in Corbin's school colors. The vessel bore the number "10", the number Corbin wore while… Continue
Added by Poncho on June 13, 2009 at 10:30pm —
so yesterday i'm on silver, headed towards the intersection of yale and central, to pick up my mail at the corner UPS store. i had a UPS truck behind me, apparently headed for the same destination. and the driver is yacking away on his freakin" cell. do you know how scary that is? it's bad enough being surrounded by idiots who drive and talk on the phone as it is, but when the idiot is driving something that could literally smash my little car in half, that's just plain stupid. i drove for them… Continue
Added by Richard V on June 13, 2009 at 4:42pm —
A friend of ours gave us this postcard of a beautiful old hotel in Magdelena, New Mexico...She said that as a child she used to roller skate around the balconies of this beautiful place...
Photo/postcard courtesy Garthenia E'Star Atherton
And now-a-days, if you are in Magdelena, you are not far from the VLA where scenes from CONTACT
and the recent TERMINATOR
are filmed on those wide-open Plains of St.… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 12, 2009 at 9:13pm —
Suzanne Sbarge of the wonderful 516 ARTS Gallery, Laurie Anderson (of course!) & our own terrific concert promoter Neal Copperman, in case you weren't there to see them in person....
Yeah, I won the Laurie Anderson tickets and begged friends to go, but no one was available or, even worse, knew about this amazing artist. Well, their loss - the crowd at the Kimo was treated to the very personal stories about the adventures of Laurie… Continue
Added by shotsie on June 11, 2009 at 9:28pm —
As I explained in my previous post
, I am diving into the deep, dark waters of yard work. I've committed to working in the yard for two hours a day, Monday through Friday. Here is the recap of my first full week:
I went out this morning without a clear plan but full of transplant-y inspiration. A friend came over this weekend to take some of the baby thread… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 11, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Poet Arthur Sze will read from his newly released book Ginkgo Light on Sunday June 28th at 3pm. The reading is free and everyone is invited. A good opportunity to hear some truly great poetry and check out the bookstore!
Added by Acequia Booksellers on June 11, 2009 at 10:48am —
Up early with the baby and tired of making my own coffee, I jet with lil' sister before mamma wakes up in search of someone else's blend to start my day. I chance upon a new joint in one of Burque's ubiquitous strip malls- you guessed it, along San Mateo. To my surprise, I discover a hidden wonder- went in for coffee came out with a unique breakfast and a new friend.
I don't write restaurant reviews, but I'm compelled to spread the word about… Continue
Added by Gabriel Nims on June 11, 2009 at 10:30am —
Strong Enough to Die
by Jon Land (Doherty, Tom Assoc LLC $24.95)
Caitlin Strong is a fifth-generation Texas Ranger, proud to wear the badge of her father and grandfather-until a deadly shoot-out along the Mexican border causes her to question her calling. Five years later, Caitlin is still trying to purge herself of guilt from the day that ended her Ranger career. But a shattering discovery will reopen old wounds, and Caitlin's renewed investigation into the truth behind… Continue
Added by Bookworks on June 11, 2009 at 10:29am —
You, too, can become a 'friend' of Albuquerque's Mayor Martin Chavez at his Facebook page where he writes:"I have the best job in the world, I get to live and work in the best city in the nation; Albuquerque, NM."
Mayor Martin Chavez on Facebook.
Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 11, 2009 at 10:24am —
She says it's still a work in progress, but I thought it sounded pretty… Continue
Added by Juan on June 11, 2009 at 10:24am —
Here's another one for the day trip file. When the heat edges up towards 90 in our fair city, I start gazing toward the mountains. Altitude = cooler temperatures. A mountain meadow, babbling brook and carpets of wildflowers are waiting for you around San Gregorio Lake in the San Pedro Wilderness
. My scientist brother has been coming up here for awhile and we recently took a… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on June 11, 2009 at 9:40am —
Mistress of the Mic: Laurie Anderson
Photo courtesy Jeff Hartzer
We were very blown away by tonight's AMP Concert featuring Laurie Anderson
...Here are some photographs I took of Ms. Anderson...Kudos to AMP and to the Kimo staff (go Jeff Benham on lights!) on a great show.…
Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 10, 2009 at 11:39pm —
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Education Report Card
rates New Mexico education third from the bottom, ahead of only Mississippi and the District of Columbia. Although NM earned an "F" in the categories for academic achievement, minority education, and post-secondary readiness, it does receive good scores for teacher quality, school management flexibility, and for collecting and… Continue
Added by Laura on June 10, 2009 at 1:28pm —
This Thursday we are hosting our first Tweet Up! It's all for charity, benefitting Best Buddies NM.
You can read more about it in an article
the Daily Lobo published this Monday.
Also this week;…
Added by Chroma Studios on June 9, 2009 at 8:02pm —
When I moved to New Mexico for graduate school, three things intrigued me about the state: the Santa Fe Opera, Taos, and the fact that renowned feminist artist Judy Chicago, creator of The Dinner Party, lived in Belen. Continue
I spent my…
Added by Barelas Babe on June 9, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Although summer is nearly on us, these are from the equally compelling opposite season. I couldn't help but reflect that a city with domes is a civilized place. I love the domes in Albuquerque. These particular ones are well suited to groove here. They allude to the big grand domes of Europe and Antiquity (which makes sense for museums), but are also modern, and the right scale for the surroundings. Subtle, and earthy with pretty blue details for the… Continue
Added by Carol on June 9, 2009 at 5:30am —
above: Santiago Perez, Joshua Franco, Brandon Maldonado, Chris Perez
I've payed attention to the art world in Albuquerque for five years now and have met or admired a bunch of amazing artists in that time. The Thursday opening of Los Fantasticos at the South Broadway Cultural Center
found four of those people in one place.
I was invited by a friend who was going to see… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 8, 2009 at 6:14pm —
Here mists still banner the hillsides on rainy mornings. The old oriental paintings do not exagerate that effect. But there I imagine mornings are dry and cool. Calm or turbulent? I'm not sure. And I'm a weather junky, so this is an item of curiosity for me. Fuel stops on cross countries via Albuquerque and Santa Fe - filling both aircraft and human vital necessity at the half way mark - always happened past the sun's white noon zenith. Looking… Continue
Added by Carol on June 8, 2009 at 5:37am —
Okay DCF- I’m asking for your help…but I’m not sure what the question is exactly.
I am going through the terrible two’s of the summer of like
. Friday night, I went out – grudgingly- to Monte Vista Fire Station. I got there late, drank some club soda, and left early.
Sunday, I literally had to drag myself out of the house. I decided to go to a coffee shop to read and maybe make a new friend. Instead, I ended up having to leave within… Continue
Added by summer of like on June 7, 2009 at 10:40pm —
These photos were taken at approximately 11:45 pm on Saturday evening, June 6, 2009! It was a beautiful site with the naked eye!…
Added by Dolly on June 7, 2009 at 8:39pm —