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VOTE FOR BOW WOW BLUES!! ABQ the Magazine is now accepting online votes for the Best in the City!!


Four score and about 8 years ago, Crissi Letherer had a dream. It was a big dream my fellow DCF'ers and it was a good dream. What was that dream you ask, Crissi's dream (with the help of her four-legged muse Sasha Blue) was to create a place were pet owners could gather and celebrate their love for their four-legged friends with like minded individuals. Crissi created Bow Wow Blues a pet boutique with a purpose. Yes cute little sweaters for the fashionable dog are great and… Continue

Added by Bow Wow Blues on July 23, 2009 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Economic Update from Nat. Conf of Legislators

I've had a chance to get some insight into where things are at in our economy (and put to use all those economic classes i took 10 years ago).

The latest consensus is that recession will last until the winter. There is deep concern over the commercial mortgage market in the summer of 2010. US savings rates are up which should help fund consumption when consumer confidence returns.

What's next for our economy? Biggest hurdle after this recession will be the healthcare costs… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on July 23, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Navajo Nation Green Jobs Victory!

The beautiful people at Black Mesa Water Coalition and many more members of the Navajo Green Jobs Coalition have worked extremely hard to help get their nation back on the path of natural and sustainable living. Here's an excerpt from an email they sent me earlier:

Just want to update you and thank you for all your support on the Navajo Green Jobs campaign that we, Black Mesa Water Coalition and Navajo Green Economy Coalition, have been so dedicated to over the past year! We had a… Continue

Added by Juan on July 23, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hardy Women's Society (ABQ Chapter)

My friends Penelope and Agnes from the Albuquerque chapter of the Hardy Women's Society (HWS) asked if I might share this Albuquerque-made project with the DCFers. This is their annual garden "catalog" - shot on location in the Ridgecrest area.

The HWS is an old organization (since 1898) that is new to the interwebs. The Albuquerque chapter is pretty extensive - I recently joined myself… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on July 23, 2009 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix

  • I do love a good rant, even if it doesn't seem to make much sense. "OAF huge lumberjack, jolly green giant sap-sucking praying mantis person." Really?
  • Garduño's finds itself $750,000 in arrears on its taxes.…

Added by pepeye on July 23, 2009 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Bail Me Out!

Last summer a woman that I worked with turned me on to a series of silly books about a not very successful bounty hunter who works for her cousin’s bail bonds office. Not exactly heavy reading, but I’ve gotten through all fifteen books in the series. Let’s just say I call them my in-betweener books.

It was a bit of a coincidence that a fellow DCFer and friend,… Continue

Added by Adelita on July 22, 2009 at 9:57am — 12 Comments

Everything Must Go Yard Sale

This Friday starting at 9 and Saturday starting at 8. 509 Columbia Dr Se. Don't be shy. Drop by and say hi and buy my stuff. It's all going for cheap and I want everything GONE!!!

Added by General Blackery on July 22, 2009 at 8:55am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix

  • $500,000 in Federal stimulus funding coming to Cedro trailhead. Hikers and mountain bikers who have to pee rejoice.
  • Possible tornado touchdown in Moriarty last Friday. One observer reports "she's never experienced 10 seconds of terror like she did on Friday."…

Added by pepeye on July 22, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

This Week only special offer-$50 off closet or bathroom

Closet or Bathroom special - get started or fine tune the areas that get your day started and you on your way.

This week only, More than Organized is offering $50.00 off a 3 hour session.

Call now to get your session scheduled.

Miriam Ortiz y Pino CPO®

More than Organized

(505)… Continue

Added by Miriam on July 21, 2009 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Escaping the Heat (Swiss Alps Style)

I love desert heat. When I was expecting my first child, I would escape to Death Valley in the summer to get more of the heat I craved. I visit friends in Phoenix in July, and have been known to head to southern New Mexico in the summer when it is just too cool here in Albuquerque.

My heat cravings translate into rarely cooling my home in summer. (This is also partly due to my desire to reduce my… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Morning Fix

  • I'll bet this crosswalk is the most dangerous street crossing in the city. On weekends it looks like a combination of Frogger and Death Race 2000. Is this the best we can do Mr. Mayor?
  • Quite a bit of discussion about bike safety here at DCF lately. The…

Added by pepeye on July 21, 2009 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

Donate Your Bones

My classes with the Citizen Police Academy (APD) continue to provide a unique look at our unique city...

We went on a lovely field trip this past Sunday afternoon to the Office of the Medical Investigator. Yes, there are a number of those coolers with bodies in bags like you might see on teevee (minus the smell). Ok, it was a pretty grim 'field trip', however, one thing that came out of it is, that we learned that you can, after deceasing of course, donate your bones… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 20, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Balloon Fiesta Blast from the Past

I was delighted when I spotted this virgin AIBF patch at an estate sale this weekend---for a quarter. I think, yet I need your help, that this is from the original fiesta back in 1972. My grandfather, Bill Funk, was enlisted to photograph the event. His photos served as the foundation for that year's program and other early years. I distinctly remember his having this patch on a jacket back when I was a kid. I checked the AIBF website, yet got no help… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 20, 2009 at 2:16pm — 4 Comments

Bargain & Budget Shopping in ABQ-This Saturday!

Ever wonder where to find chic, unique fashion choices in ABQ, even on a budget? Wonder no more. When you take my class this Saturday, July 25 from 10-11 am, Bargain & Budget Shopping in Albuquerque, you'll learn:

· How to think outside the box of your traditional shopping patterns to find chic, unique fashion choices.

· To plan for your purchases instead of just hunting for the latest, greatest and cheapest.

·… Continue

Added by Gillian Armour on July 20, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Biggest headline ever?

With tomorrow's date (give or take forty years) and the recent passing of Walter Cronkite it seemed timely that while cleaning our office storeroom this morning we would come across an old Albuquerque Journal.

Below the fold:…


Added by Ron Da Bomb on July 20, 2009 at 12:30pm — 13 Comments

Saturn in the Desert

It doesn’t take long in this City to find things that are oddly out of place. Vestiges of prior lives left behind by the unyielding forces of change Such is the case of this elaborate tribute to Saturn located in an empty lot in SE Albuquerque. At first I believed this to be a piece of art, but then I thought it could simply be left over from part of the neighboring trailer park or some business that closed and the building has long since been… Continue

Added by Tricross on July 20, 2009 at 9:13am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix

Good morning Fixers. Thanks to the Powers-That-Be for letting me serve as your substitute MF'er for this week. Now on with the show....

  • The great Walter Cronkite has passed. His career briefly…

Added by pepeye on July 20, 2009 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Are Term Limits Bad For the Environment?

Term limits - Consumable/Reusable?

Added by Soy de Burque on July 19, 2009 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Investment Reform

The RFP is out, special thanks to everyone LCS and DFA who worked hard putting this together. Hopefully it will generate some great ideas for some of the structural changes we are facing.

Added by Tim Keller on July 19, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Frozen treats to beat the heat!

Anyone who has grown up or lived for a period of time in the Midwest knows the glories of frozen custard. My wife, Megan, and I met in Milwaukee when both of us did volunteer service in the inner-city, and some of our first dates were at frozen custard shops -- like Kopps, Gilles and… Continue

Added by M&M on July 19, 2009 at 2:20pm — 16 Comments

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