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and, what about that Events Center?

It may be very, very important... or not, but are you tired of sounding off about city police enforcing immigration policy - and the related fallout? Well here is an opportunity to sound off to the Mayor about something else.



Currently, on the home page of the city web site www.cabq.gov You can click a link and leave Mayor Berry a comment about an oft-proposed "Events Center" in the Downtown area.



Below is are my… Continue

Added by Crista on May 18, 2010 at 9:55pm — 67 Comments

Albuquerque: More Division, Less Enchantment

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 — 45 Comments

Let's Clean Up University Heights!

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 — No Comments

Of Honeysuckle and Gedanken Experiments

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 — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tamra Hays... Both Sides of the Tracks

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 — 9 Comments

An Adobe Stadium



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 — 11 Comments

Great sandwiches at Jason's Deli



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 — 2 Comments

Morning Fix - Brooks: Slide Over, Bateman..A Big Dog's Moving In

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 — 10 Comments

Everything's Coming Up Silverleaf Nightshade

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 — 14 Comments

Morning Fix - It's Thursday! Do You Smell Something?

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 — 5 Comments

It's a windy ride, but someone's got to do it...





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 — 21 Comments

Morning Fix - "Why am I bothering to argue with idiots?"

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 — 8 Comments

Naked Morph: 516 Ways to Swallow the Future of Now

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 — 5 Comments

The Morning Fix - Doug Vaughan, That Cheapskate, Only Gave Richardson $250

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 Winston… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on May 11, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix - Squirrels, Hotties, & Frogs...aha

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 — 4 Comments

Woe. Wide. Uh. Wides A Widow Woe-uh.

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 — 11 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Levi Romero... One Last Cruise, Taos Plaza

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 — 8 Comments

Solas Review

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 — No Comments

Differing Demographics





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 — 18 Comments

As the days get warmer try La Michoacana De Paquime to help cool down

One of my husband's and my favorite places to go on a hot day is La Michoacana De Paquime. There are two locations here in town, one on Central and Coors and one on Zuni and San Pedro I don't even know if when I say the name that I am pronouncing it correctly but that isn't what matters. What matters is the tasty goodies that await inside. I love their paletas which are ice pops made with fresh fruit and are usually water- or milk- based. My favorite… Continue

Added by ABQ City Girl on May 7, 2010 at 2:22pm — 5 Comments

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