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Perseid Meteors

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT, look for the Perseid Meteor shower overhead...This year's Perseid meteor shower could be even better than usual. According to NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, a filament of comet dust has drifted across Earth's path and when Earth passes through it, sometime between 0800 and 0900 (midnight-1:00a.m. our time) the Perseid meteor rate could surge to twice its normal value.

There is one light you cannot escape on August… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

High School Dropout

I’m a high school dropout.

There is no question that recent news about the high school dropout rates in New Mexico is disturbing. All children living in this state should have the opportunity to get a good education, and a high dropout rate undoubtedly… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Today I went to visit The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History with my kid. I took lots of pictures. I find this place very interesting for a number of reasons. I truly like Einstein. I picked up a new book to read on the travel of his brain after death. Sounds strange but it is an interesting book.

I think my child should know all about nuclear… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on August 9, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Hiking club

I am interested in joining a group that does day hikes in the Sandias, Monzanos, etc.

Added by Frank R. Ernst on August 9, 2009 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

A Rant and Some Other Nonsense

I'm sitting at the desk with a cup of coffee, earphones on listening to AC/DC ("Who Made Who?") on This is one of my very favorite things to do on an early weekend morning before the world brightens and stirs.

Actually, any day that starts with music and/or a bike ride puts me in a fine state of mind. I need that these days, seeing as how my present job has me knee-deep in tediousness and miopic management foofraw much of the time. Pardon me, just a little rant, missing… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 9, 2009 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gina Marie Marselle... My Daughter's Hand

Maybe because I am a parent...maybe because I had to keep the world from falling apart no matter what my breaking heart felt like...maybe because I love walking in the bosque--whatever the reason, I love this poem. The poet asks, "What am I searching for? What is missing?" Let's see if there an answer to be found among the cottonwoods.

Gina Marie Marselle is a dedicated supporter of the Albuquerque poetry community. She is involved with the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 9, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

NM Tea Company now serving tea and food

I love the New Mexico Tea Company for many things; for its fabulous selection of tea and tea accessories, for its knowledgeable owner David Edwards (I haven't met his business partner but I'm sure she knows her stuff, too), and for the smell when I walk through the door. The smell was always a promise of things to come… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on August 8, 2009 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Albuquerque Makes Outside Magazine's America's Best Cities List

I've been wondering when Albuquerque was going to crack Outside Magazine's annual list of best places to live. No more wondering! Albuquerque's number six on their list in their most recent issue! Totally concur with the write up w/r/t the great outdoor opportunities in and around ABQ. And the outdoor scene is just one facet of what makes the city great.

Here's the link:…


Added by Carol on August 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Ballet Pro Musica Festival -- Don't miss it tonight!

It’s hard to beat an evening of music and dance that is by turns precise, elegant, sensual, stark, energetic and playful.

The Ballet Pro Musica Festival this weekend at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a showcase for innovative dance and music. The National Ballet of Mexico and La Catrina Quartet together with pianist Jacquelyn Helin team up to present an unusual combination of contemporary ballet and chamber music.

Three very… Continue

Added by Katys on August 8, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cute clothes stores in Albuquerque for a wedding outfit?

We're going to a wedding at the end of the month and I need an outfit. The wedding is semi-formal, and it's happening at the ski lodge of Winter Park Resort in Colorado. I have a budget of probably $100. I'm also a new mom, so baby friendly is essential, and stylish-esque would be nice. Any non-mall ideas of where to go tomorrow afternoon?


Added by Camian on August 7, 2009 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

Bode, Lies and Videotape

“You don’t get long-term no-bid contracts in my administration,” Marty Chavez said late last week while appearing on KNME’s “In Focus.”

That quote also recently appeared in an article by Tripp Jennings for the New Mexico Independent.

The quote was in response to Bode Aviation's Federal lawsuit against Martin Chavez. You can read The New Mexico Independent article by Trip Jennings and listen to Marty saying these words by… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 6, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

ABQ How-To: Dry Your Laundry in the Sun

Oh yes, it's hot. It's blazing. Nobody wants to be out in this. But your clothes do. Summer is a perfect time to explore the joys of solar laundry drying. My friends at the Hardy Women's Society asked if I could share this How-To video on taking advantage of our copious solar resources by using a clothesline. Take it away, Hardy Women's Society...

HWS Co-Presidents Penelope and… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on August 6, 2009 at 12:30pm — 14 Comments

Everything Hawaiian

Animal Humane is celebrating Hawaii days at their campus at 615 Virginia Street, SE. Wear a hawaiian shirt and receive a 50% discount off the adoption fee of an adult cat or dog. Adult meaning two years or older! Come to paradise and meet your forever friends now through Sunday, August 9th.


Added by Dorothy Rosado on August 5, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Mentor & Apprentices Show Examines Teaching/Learning Process

Here's how I'm spending my Friday night. My friend and tapestry artist Donna Loraine Contractor (second from right) and past and present apprentices will be showing the fruits of their teacher/student relationship at a show titled “Mentor and Apprentices.” The opening reception is tonight from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Contractor’s program is unique among teacher/student arrangements, because rather than lecture her apprentices, she points… Continue

Added by Kelly on August 5, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Downtown Apartment Fire Pictures

If you were wondering what that smokey smell is/was in the downtown area last night, it was a large fire at Central and 14th. Smoke filled the nearly full moon night blowing east from downtown into other areas of Albuquerque. Here is a Picasa gallery of photographs taken by Jeff Hartzer. Click image to view photographs...…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 4, 2009 at 11:30pm — 16 Comments

Thursdays at the County Line - Live Country Music

If you haven't made it out to the County Line restaurant yet (9600 Tramway Blvd. NE) for their summer concert series, there's still time. They've been hosting outdoor concerts in their parking lot every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. since May, bringing in some amazing talent, including Texas' Mickey and the Motorcars and this Thursday, Aug. 6, Steve Holy. The cost? The event benefits Roadrunner Food Bank, so bring non-perishable food items and donate at the door. If you are a country music fan, you… Continue

Added by Karen B. on August 4, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

August Featured Artist: Jacqui Lewnes

This week is our First Friday Art Opening. Our featured artist for August is Jacqui Lewnes and her show of Contemporary Motorcycle Drawings, "Keeping it Shiny Side Up". Jacqui has shown her work in the past here at Chroma Studios Gallery, but never like this! This new series of motorcycle drawings is awesome! You may have seen her monotypes of animals; cats, dogs, birds, etc. Just for fun, she will ride her motorcycle in to the gallery on Friday… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on August 4, 2009 at 7:44pm — 1 Comment

NM schools: What, really? We can do better, right?

Okay, okay, I never in a million years (or rather, "never in my 30+ years") imagined I'd really care about things like school systems, but here I am. A mom. A mom considering a move back to Albuquerque.

(This is a move I desperately want on a personal level because honest to god, there is no place I love more than the Rio Grande valley. Crazy, huh? You'd have my head checked if you saw the beautiful, quiet, sweet, peaceful place I've been living the past year.)

But then a… Continue

Added by Laura on August 4, 2009 at 11:42am — 41 Comments

Getting On the Wrong Bus

One thing I really appreciate about DCF is the desire to stay positive about our fair city.

I was recently at a workshop where people were talking about careers and livelihood in Albuquerque and was struck by the common theme of hate. These were all good people, mind you, people who wanted to be happy and prosperous. Yet each and every one of them (including me) was holding on to a reason for their unhappiness.

Several people… Continue

Added by rheanni on August 4, 2009 at 8:41am — No Comments

Weekly at OFFCenter -- free

Open studio hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs -- noon to 8:00 pm

Fri -- noon to 5:00 pm

Tues 1-3 Drawing class with David Blecha

Tues 3-5 Thank you card making

Wed 3:30 Guitar lessons with iCreate

Thurs 3-4 Creative writing with Mandy Gardner

Thurs 5:30 - 6:30 Emerging artists group… Continue

Added by OFFCenter Community Arts Project on August 4, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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