DOWNTOWN--The City Council voted down two resolutions last night that were reactions to both the Mayor of Albuquerque and the state of Arizona. The vote was 4 - 5 along straight party lines. The first resolution would have forbade doing business with Arizona except in certain circumstances while their stop/check law is in force. The other would have prevented enforcement of the mayor's new program to check the immigration status of everyone… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on May 18, 2010 at 10:00am —
University Heights Neighborhood Association
is sponsoring the annual Clean Up:
Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 8 am to 12 noon
Meet at the west side of the Produce Exchange at the corner of Stanford and Lead. The overall appearance of our neighborhood shows we care about where we live. Please help us even if you can only help for a short time. We need pick-ups to gather the… Continue
Added by JeSais on May 17, 2010 at 10:11pm —
Every job has its cycles. My work follows the academic calendar – things get especially hectic during the beginning of the term and towards the end of the term. If you look at the dates of my blog postings, you can pretty much figure out when each term starts, when midterms happen, and when the semester ends. The term (finally) is over and for better or worse, I am back.
I’ll be frank – I’m extremely relieved that the Spring 2010 semester… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on May 17, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Tamra Hays, that wonderful poet from Mountainair, continues to write with simple elegance in brilliantly chosen metaphors. She finds her way so deftly from first word to last. You will enjoy this short, personal reflection.
After teaching in the Duke City for over 20 years, Tamra Hays and her husband, Michael, began to teach in international schools. They now split their time between Istanbul, Turkey and Mountainair, New… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on May 16, 2010 at 7:25am —
Added by someone else on May 15, 2010 at 7:00am —
Lately I’ve been doing some research on a little UNM history for a new job and came across some magnificent photos of Zimmerman Field, a now long demolished UNM stadium. I had heard of a stadium once in the middle of the main campus, but I had never seen up-close pictures of it and certainly nothing on the internet. So I thought I’d take a leaf out of Johnny Mango’s
book and share what… Continue
Added by John on May 14, 2010 at 8:00pm —
We were in the mood for a great sandwich and right away Jason's Deli
came to mind. We usually go to the Jason's Deli
on Alameda because that is the one that is closest to us but there are three locations across town and I am sure that you will find one near you.
I usually get their Famous Salad Bar which has lots of… Continue
Added by ABQ City Girl on May 14, 2010 at 6:30am —
• APS Super Winston
Brooks has hired a new Chief Financial Officer.
While not criticizing current CFO Dupuy Bateman
, it is pretty obvious that someone had to be held responsible for the $20 million of unexpected spending this year due to… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on May 14, 2010 at 6:30am —
Remember Spring's Two-a-Day posts
from last year? A lot of us followed along as Spring tackled a major garden project. (How's it going nearly a year later, Spring?). I think about that every time I'm in my back yard, rehabilitating the garden, literally from the ground up. I'm going to try to follow in Spring's clogs and do some posts on the effort, trials, tribulations and triumphs of… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on May 13, 2010 at 10:37am —
• APD bomb squad blew up a "suspicious" package
at the westside Il Vicino pizzeria. I have to ask...was it flat...wrapped in aluminum foil...and smelled faintly of capers?
• Accused Ponzi perp
Doug Vaughan drew something on a piece of paper, handed it to the judge, and said it was worth $3 million.… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on May 13, 2010 at 6:30am —
The bicycle commute mindfuck has begun. This past Monday, I set out at 7:25am to see if I could hop back on the "thrice good for me" bandwagon.
As I see it, biking to work is good for the following three reasons; it saves money, it saves the environment, and it saves me from getting fat.
Ideally, i'd bike to work everyday, but it's tough to pretend I don't have an awesome 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2WD… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on May 12, 2010 at 9:30am —
• Got a bored
16-year-old? How about Explosives Camp.
But they do need to write a 500 word essay: Why I am interested in a career focusing on the application of explosives.
• Berthold, Resurrected.
Maybe you remember the story: It's 9/11/2001 and a provocative UNM prof says, "Anybody who blows up the Pentagon gets my vote"
to his 9:00 AM… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on May 12, 2010 at 6:30am —
I was planning to interview Rhiannon Mercer, the curator of the NOW SHOWING Artificial Selection
exhibition, but the night before our morning meeting, I swallowed one of the top 100 prescribed "guinea pigs" --yes, I mean "guinea pigs"--
in order to get to sleep... only to end up sleeping so very well
that I dreamt my way through our… Continue
Added by lisa gill on May 12, 2010 at 12:30am —
I hears Tap at 10 pm every night. Where is this coming from?
Added by nancym on May 11, 2010 at 10:09pm —
• Doug Vaughan
seems to have been a piker, at least compared to former Eclipse Aviation head Vern Raburn. Raburn, though a vocal opponent of progressive causes such as a higher minimum wage, still donated $2500 to the 2006 Richardson campaign. How odd. All this and more is available in "Public Reports"
at the Secretary of State's website.
• Sup. of Schools
Added by Johnny_Mango on May 11, 2010 at 6:30am —
It's not every day one gets to participate in a rescue, and it's not a bad way at all to begin an afternoon. It's also an opportunity to understand that, as sucky as you think your day is going to be, someone else's day might have the potential to suck way harder.
Had some business to wade through at the North Valley Mail Carrier Annex on Montano yesterday (Saturday), and the missus graciously agreed to drop me off before running her errands. I was going to be there all afternoon,… Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on May 9, 2010 at 11:30am —
Of all the poems Levi has written, I asked for this one. It is as iconic a piece of writing about New Mexico as there is. Read it and smile. Here's to Taos Plaza: to the low-riders, the tourists, the young ladies in their mini-faldas
. Here's to cruising through all those yesterdays.
And no matter how many the years, how far removed, or how long the distance from the road once traveled, what it is still is, because it was, because… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on May 9, 2010 at 7:42am —
• Rowdy Squirrel
fat-fingers power switch; 1700 homes go dark
in NE heights.
• Valley Fever?
Never heard of it...and neither has my doctor.
• Oh Shelly!
Voyeur alert: Channel… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on May 9, 2010 at 6:30am —
Recently won tickets to the Solas concert here on Duke City Fix and promised to write a review, well, here it is!
All in all an enjoyable night out for one that didn't happen. At least two of the band members barely made it out of Ireland before they close the airports down again for the grumpy volcano 'Eyjafjallajokull', only to then have fun with the Abq winds on their flight from Phoenix to Abq. On the personal side, I had my back go out for the first time in years, and being new… Continue
Added by cnorborg on May 8, 2010 at 10:27am —
There's an interesting survey up at krqe.com today, that got me thinking about how consumers of local TV and local TV websites are different than consumers of Duke City Fix.
The question is: "How often do you check your Facebook page?"
And right now, the results are clear: The majority of KRQE website visitors are not on Facebook. I wonder what the results would be here on… Continue
Added by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on May 7, 2010 at 2:30pm —