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NW Loop Road: Taking Us for a Ride

The infamous Northwest Loop road is back on the minds of engineers, developers and politicians in the metro region. The NM Dept. of Transportation sent a letter to area stakeholders announcing a public meeting that will be held in Rio Rancho on Feb. 10 to discuss planning and construction of the NW Loop Road.

The proposed right of way heads north from I-40 (more than five… Continue

Added by Gabriel Nims on February 5, 2009 at 10:30am — 18 Comments

The Cider Chronicles

Okay, this is not as epic as the title might suggest. It's really about one cider in particular: Tractor's Pear. As the dry British import hard ciders become increasingly hard to find, I've been looking for an alternative. K Cider is no longer at Jubilation. Strongbow is a tag below an empty shelf at Talin Market. It's been years since I've seen even a hint of Blackthorn on tap. It's easy enough to track down the… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on February 5, 2009 at 10:00am — 5 Comments


Jerry Dragoo of Albuquerque was recently featured on a PBS show about skunks. It was fun seeing him discuss skunks under the bright blue skies of New Mexico on the tube. He has a webiste about skunks called, ... And there's Jerry Dragoo on Google.

Kudos to another New… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on February 5, 2009 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Notah Begay: Sports Illustrated

The February 2nd Sports Illustrated magazine from February 2nd 2009, has a wonderful "Point After" (last page) story about Albuquerque Pro-Golfer, Notah Begay. The column is about athletes who 'help others' written by Selena Roberts.

Notah Begay grew up in poverty on the Isleta Pueblo.At age 28 he had already earned $3 million dollars in golf prizes/awards and is now entering his 13th PGA season. He has established the non-profit Notah Begay III Foundation to 'increase… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on February 5, 2009 at 9:15am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Serving Time & Getting Paid


Added by Somegye on February 5, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Bunny Tortilla

But of course, bunnies in New Mexico love their tortillas. These two new cuties are living it up at BunnytownUSA.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on February 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

February's Featured Artist: David Lloyd Stewart

Evening Caucus by David Lloyd Stewart

Bursting Pearl Pendant by David Lloyd Stewart

Ravenstone Sculpture by David Lloyd Stewart

If you have to pick only one First Friday at Chroma Studios Gallery to attend this year (besides my show… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on February 4, 2009 at 1:43pm — No Comments


I'm finally getting to move into the Burque! I've been living in Rio Rancid for about 8 years now, and am so happy to be moving to our new place up off of Tramway. Rio Rauncho just doesn't measure up to the Burque.

I've found several nice contractors: Quetzal Mechanical, who serviced our old furnace and nearly threw up, it was in such bad shape. We had him install another one. He's great, super professional, and most of all SHOWED UP WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD. Imagine… Continue

Added by mistypilgrim on February 4, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Some book reviews for January

Third Chapter

by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux $25)

In The Third Chapter, the renowned sociologist, Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, offers a strong counterpoint to the ambivalence that shrouds our clear view of people in their third chapters. She challenges the still prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing the ways in which the years between fifty and seventy-five may, in fact, be the most transformative and… Continue

Added by Bookworks on February 4, 2009 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

This Valentine's Day, Buy Local and Organic!

What kind of a statement would it be to give your sweetie chemically processed flowers with a carbon footprint the size of a wildebeest, grown by impoverished workers compensated little for their efforts? Now that's a romantic basis for your heart-felt sentiment! I might embellish some, but it's true that most of the flowers you purchase from traditional florists are grown near the equator in Africa or Latin America utilizing chemicals that may or may not even be legal here in the States. Worse… Continue

Added by Aeaeae on February 4, 2009 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

New Mexico still not ready for Gay and Lesbian Couples?

And is not ready for unmarried heterosexual couples either, for that matter. The domestic partnership bill is on life-support. Which means if it were my partner, I could not visit it in the hospital without bringing legal papers to allow me access. The argument against seems to come down to traditional values and religious beliefs. I can't do much about countering someone's religious beliefs, other than to point out they… Continue

Added by David Cramer on February 4, 2009 at 8:00am — 16 Comments

Morning Fix: Knitting Factories

  • Uncertain about how to kill lots of time during the national recession? Try knitting.
  • UNM is basically on fire, creating a great side show to compliment our…

Added by Somegye on February 4, 2009 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Welcome to Postwar USA is now in mp3 retailers!

"Welcome to Postwar USA' is finally in mp3 retailers. Please consider buying a copy from iTunes or, you can also find it on emusic and many other retailers. Every purchase helps to push me up ahead of the likes of Katy Perry and her onslaught of shit music, so please support REAL MUSIC!


OR… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on February 3, 2009 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Post local "for sale" ads in 60 seconds with Thirsty Pocket for iPhone

Note: I'm not affiliated with this app, just a fan.

If you're rich enough that you can still afford your iPhone but also feeling strapped for cash or just wanting to unload a few items without the hassles of eBay, Craigslist or a yard sale, try Thirsty Pocket (opens… Continue

Added by kevbo on February 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

With Robby in the Garden of Broken Glass

BRIDGE BLVD. & 2ND ST. SW--One mile south of here, over between the bike path and the river, is one of the most jaw-dropping sights of the urban landscape: a five acre "garden" of broken glass. And like any grown man, I thought that it would be the perfect spot to take my eight-year-old grandson...especially one who has been taken everywhere in the city from the Arboretum to the Zoo. "Jaded" is not a term I would use to describe such… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on February 3, 2009 at 9:19am — 11 Comments

Sheesh - only once a year?

Obviously, I don't use this blog very often. No, I'm not asleep, I'm doing other things such as posting to Burque Birding or Open Space or Born in Burque or Westside or Isotopes Fans or… Continue

Added by Bosque Bill on February 3, 2009 at 7:51am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Wind Ranches


Added by Somegye on February 3, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Tea and Silence

There is a place we go when we hear a language we don’t understand, not just in passing, but when it fills the room and we can’t just move away. This experience brings a rare and blessed silence to our linguistic mind, which is otherwise compulsively occupied with providing a narrative to our moment-to-moment experience. The suspension of linguistic chatter sharpens our senses for visual and other clues about what is going on in the present, and opens the door to a dreamlike… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on February 2, 2009 at 8:28pm — 3 Comments

The Hunt for Tingley Field (aka Tingley Park)

Shortly after I moved to Barelas, I discovered Tingley Park. With two little ones, Tingley Park was a far enough walk away from home to feel like an adventure and close enough for us to make a quick dash for home in case we needed to.

There was also the bonus of Tingley Park’s location across the street from the Rio Grande… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on February 2, 2009 at 3:00pm — 21 Comments

Talking with Frenchie

I really want to use my first blog on DCF to tell people why I am so excited for Ain’t Misbehavin’, one of Popejoy’s upcoming shows. Disclaimer: I am currently one of Popejoy’s interns.

My name is Audrey and throughout my teen years I was an avid American Idol fan. I watched season after season, as the torch was passed from idol to idol. I still have special memories of the second… Continue

Added by Audrey J on February 2, 2009 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

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