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The Other Route 66

When I say "Route 66 in New Mexico," what do you think of? Do you see the glow of neon signs shimmering on Central Avenue after a monsoon? Do you imagine the curved corners of stuccoed 1950s motels, now worn and cracked under the weight of time? Do you hear the revving of an old engine as an ancient Chrysler makes its way through the lights downtown? We think of Route 66 as Central Avenue, but there is another Route 66 in New Mexico.



In the… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on October 14, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Liquid Alert

  • New scanner tested at the Sunport can help detect whether airline passengers are carrying liquid explosives. The possibilities for actually being able to carry a large bottle of shampoo onto the plane are endless.
  • Meth lab accoutrement…
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Added by Alexis on October 14, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

What's Up with that Werner-Gilchrist House??

The University Heights Association is hosting an informational community meeting to discuss the future of the Werner-Gilchrist House. (If you don't know which house this is, it's located at 202 Cornell Drive SE.)

Believe it or not, this house is an historic landmark...and on the national register of historic places...



ANYWAY...



The community meeting will take… Continue

Added by JeSais on October 13, 2010 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

My Fitness Is Kicking

Keeping fit and healthy has always been a passion of mine but I really enjoy getting my workout by playing rather than just exercising. When I was younger gymnastics, softball and cheerleading kept me active and in great shape. As I grew older and had kids I slowed down a little but kept playing softball and started riding my bike all around town then I found soccer.



I love playing soccer and give it total credit for keeping me healthy, happy and in shape. But as much as I love the… Continue

Added by Sí Serrano on October 13, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

I Lack Discipline, How 'Bout You?





I get inspired each and every week to do my regular DCF post. There's a certain oomph afforded me when reading the preceding day's post by Johnny Mango. His two part series on the Belen BNSF line and Harvey House were great. Not to mention his numerous posts about adventurous episodes with his grandson...



But then it all goes to hell. I have no finishing power. I probably won't even finish this post.… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 13, 2010 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Bionic Teeth

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Added by Alexis on October 13, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Keep Locksley, Can Krebs

NOB HILL--The little boy stood in front of the judge who was hearing the custody case. "Would you like to live with your father?" the judge asked.

"No," the child said, "he beats me."

"Would you rather live with your mother?"

"No, she beats me too!"

"Well, where do you want to live?"

"I want to live with the Lobos. They can't beat anybody!"




Old dogs and old jokes comfort us in the bad… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 12, 2010 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: When Prairie Dogs Fly

  • The Albuquerque team of Barbara Fricke and Peter Cuneo wins America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race and lands safely in Ontario, Canada. Incidentally, Ontario is about 1,350 miles from Albuquerque. And they flew it straight through in a hot air gas balloon in 57 hours and 30 minutes. In a hot air gas balloon. Wow.*
  • In…
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Added by Alexis on October 12, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: It's Not Easy Being Green

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Added by Alexis on October 11, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Balloon in the Street

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Final Day Mass Ascensions Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 10/10/10


Our neighborhood is in the direct North-South flight path for Hot Air Balloons...This one came down near our home...All ended safe and sound in this show on the streets of Albuquerque's South Broadway Neighborhood.…



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Added by Jeff Hartzer on October 10, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Lead & Coal Info Meeting: Wednesday, OCTOBER 13

CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING



LEAD & COAL IMPROVEMENTS SET TO BEING OCTOBER 25



From I-25 to Washington Street



The City of Albuquerque will be reconstructing Lead and Coal Avenues between I-25 and Washington Street. The project includes intersection improvements, storm drainage infrastructure, traffic calming elements, bicycle lanes, sidewalk and landscaping… Continue

Added by JeSais on October 10, 2010 at 9:30am — 34 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Demetria Martinez... Before You

Who do poets write for? It is seldom the anonymous public...it is for you, my love.



Albuquerque writer Demetria Martinez won the Western States Book Award for Fiction for her novel Mother Tongue. She is also a regular contributor to the independent progressive biweekly,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 10, 2010 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 10.9.2010

Campaigners are the entrepreneurs and innovators of our political system. They identify needs, problems and opportunities, propose solutions, build support and, if successful, bring about positive change.

Civil Society Campaign, "Wider benefits."

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Abrazos Para Todos

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Added by Adelita on October 8, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Goosebumps

People comment to me frequently that it must be fun to work at Popejoy because I get to watch all those shows. My response is that it’s rather like going to an office party: it’s nice to have the party, but why does it have to be at the office?



It also becomes easy to get jaded in this business. If you watch shows as a constant in your life, they can lose some of their appeal. I like to think that I’m not getting jaded, that I am just more discerning, but let’s just say that not… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on October 8, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Glorious Smiling Spider

She's beautiful really. Her body is about the size of pinto bean, and her leg spread is easily bigger than a quarter. We've been watching her build her amazing web near the light just outside our back door. I think we have a new pet...

Huge Spider

and here's shot with her web:…

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Added by Kelly Vickers on October 7, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: I Love Boobies

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Added by Adelita on October 7, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round...

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Added by Adelita on October 6, 2010 at 6:49am — 3 Comments

Amped Performance Center - A Family Effort

I like to think I'm pretty up to date about places to put on shows in Albuquerque, but I'm not really. I have a few main places that I work with for shows regularly, so I'm not always up to date on the various people who do shows at their houses (like The Tree House, Gold Manor, Last Fifteen Mansion, Heaven and Hell, etc.) There are plenty of Albuquerque venues, really: Andre's Underground, Outpost Performance, Orchid Chamber, Launchpad, Compound, Studio Broadway, and Thread:Space just to name… Continue

Added by Nny on October 6, 2010 at 6:14am — 1 Comment

¡Globalquerque! Review

Had the pleasure of winning a couple tickets to go see ¡Globalquerque! on Friday night, September 17th and I realized that I've been remiss in not writing a review here on it! So here goes...



If you haven't been to it ever before, it takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on 4th and Avenida César Chávez. I definitely recommend showing up a bit early as parking is limited on site. The shows start at about 6pm and end after 11. If you haven't been to the Hispanic Cultural… Continue

Added by cnorborg on October 5, 2010 at 3:35pm — 4 Comments

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