As an innkeeper, I belong to all the regular innkeeping groups and stay tight with the associations that watch dog what is going on in the legislature regarding tourism in NM.
So, I got a notice today from TANM (Tourism Association of NM) via the NM Bed & Breakfast Association. Apparently there is a freshman Senator from Corrales who thinks it would be a good idea to add a statewide lodge tax of 10% on all lodging across the board - statewide. Let me tell you something about… Continue
Albuquerque, New Mexico • February 26-27
LOCATION: Pyramid Marriott Hotel
February 26-27, 2009 (Thursday/Friday)
International Water Conservation & Xeriscape Conference
Since 2000, the Water Conservation Conference offered by the Xeriscape Council of NM has become the national outdoor water conservation conference. The February 2008 conference attracted almost 400 registrants from 18 states. Over 35 city water departments were represented. Registrants have… Continue
I'm having fun with my video camera and playing get-acquainted with the editing software. Here's the first in what will hopefully be a series of how-tos for some of the minor aspects of Albuquerque living. Got any suggestions for topics? Let me know!
This how-to covers glass recycling in the Duke City. I got to thinking about the process after reading the news about the city recently finding a customer for its glass. It's mentioned in the… Continue
Spelling errors on websites shine like a beacon to my eyes -- its almost like a curse or a superpower -- they just jump out at me and I take notice. Some slip by, but even if my eyes were perfect I would love to find an easy way to check the websites that I use frequently or even the ones to which I contribute. Good spelling can even help your SEO -- if your blog is in Albuquerque and you always end up with "Alburqueque," that could hurt your search… Continue
More bad news emerges from Eclipse Aviation as 800 employees are indefinitely furloughed. The bankrupt company has no money to pay its workers, and a pending sale to EclipseJet Aviation International hasn't gone through.
Burlesque Noir has taken a lot of pride in marketing. We have enjoyed trying our hand at modeling to create fliers and merchandise. Our buttons have been our hottest sellers and we have tried to come out with new designs for every show. I think one of the most flattering comments I had ever received was from two women who came to our merch table looking for our new buttons. We didn't have them for one show and they said, "Oh, I am so sad, we collect every one of them."
I continue to enjoy the Community Blog of Albuquerque, the Duke City Fix. I have started several groups and added some pictures and done what I could to promote the web as I enjoy it. I have very recently begun a journey with FACEBOOK and find it to be in line with Ning in where they are both going.
As one who bought domain names and did it all on my own...the newer online communities that do… Continue
NOB HILL--I have said many times that 90% of us like at least 50% of what Mayor Chavez has done. But there is one thing and only one thing that differentiates the current mayor from everybody else who is running or even thinking of running: Sprawl Mesa. Martin Chavez has done what he could to make life easier for out of state companies like SunCal to sell the city's future and sustainability for short-term profits.
It all fits. There is the loop road.… Continue
Thursday, March 5, 2009 3:00pm - 6:00pm 516 Arts, 516 Central Ave SW
Delilah Montoya, artist and curator of the show Chicana Badgirls, will give a gallery talk at 516 Arts, for all OFFCenter artists. Reception afterwards at OFFCenter, followed by a guided studio tour for Delilah. Exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences!
Please call 505-247-1172 to express your interest.… Continue
Added by Mary Tafoya on February 16, 2009 at 8:49pm —
I look around me at the state of Mother Earth, and see the destruction of our natural resources. I look around me at women, being abused, beaten, raped, and seeking help. We have been disrespecting our women for much too long, not valuing her input, her opinions, her side of the story. We no longer respect her. Nor do we respect Mother Earth. I believe the two are tied together. We destroy Mother Earth because we have no respect for the women in our lives, our mothers, sisters, aunts, wives,… Continue
Added by Michelle on February 16, 2009 at 1:45pm —
The USA Network's TV Show "In Plain Sight" filmed a few scenes of the next season's opener here at our small inn this past Monday. They set the place up as they liked it on Friday, including moving out Rol's pool table and turning that room into a bedroom. Our dining room became a living room again for the first time in 9 years. They returned Monday just before 6 am to set up and start the shoot. They were here all day and the last of them were out of here just before 9pm.
We are heartbroken to hear that EDWARD BERNARD GROTHUS, 85, of Los Alamos died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 of cancer. Ed Grothus was known internationally as ATOMIC ED and his passing is noted with honor, sadness, and a genuine feeling of respect by those of us who… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on February 16, 2009 at 1:30pm —
With the economy taking a dive and people losing jobs and (struggling to get their unemployment benefits), it seems like an odd time for a neighborhood to grow by increasing housing and services, but that is what has been happening in Barelas, even after our current recession began.
There are the Barelas Townhomes across from the famed Barelas Coffee Shop, the Barelas… Continue
We want to share our updated portfolio and website with our Albuquerque friends and colleagues. It's always hard to make time to update the site, but in this "economic downturn" / these "uncertain times" (OK, who here is sick of hearing these two phrases?), we had this opportunity to take stock of what we've done over the last 6 years. We have a lot of new… Continue
Added by Baker A+D on February 16, 2009 at 11:40am —
As part of the mission of the Arts Alliance to be a provider of information about the arts and culture industry in Albuquerque, the organization started a twice monthly enewsletter called State of the Arts. It's put together by yours truly, and it's gotten good feedback. There are always several local stories, as well as trends about the art and culture industries regionally and nationally.