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  • $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

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 — 10 Comments

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  • 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

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 — 14 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

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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

Isotopes - A View from Outfield

Last night took the two boys, 4 & 8, to the Isotopes game. Only seats available were in the grass -- seemed like a great call. Relaxing, green & cool out there. Lots of diversions & entertainment and 6 bucks apiece ... all good. I really do like the park, it's a jewel and a lot more family friendly than your average Major League stadium. But what's with this trend to blast music at piercing decibel levels to introduce each batter? That, compounded with the non-stop da-da-da-DA-da-DA… Continue

Added by Brent Morris on July 18, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 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

The Sunday Poem: Jennifer Frank... Daylight Savings I.

Jennifer Frank’s poems have surfaced slowly but steadily throughout the years in journals and anthologies such as Kalliope, Phoebe, Harwood Anthology and Looking Back to Place, online, in galleries and on the occasional city bus. She lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and son.

"Trains and time are two recurring themes in my work. The main image for this poem arrived when my reading about trains online led me to an article about… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on July 19, 2009 at 2:13am — 5 Comments

We had a great tour of Albuquerque Studios

This week the boss and I had the honor and privelage of a visit to the Albuquerque Studios, where Breaking Bad and Terminator Salvation and The Spirit (to name a few) were filmed. It was totally awesome. To begin, we spent time with the Chief Operating Office and the Vice-President (who are also husband and wife) and the Studio Concierge, a very pretty young woman who has an incredible job. They were very interested in our business and what we do. I was impressed by their desire to do business… Continue

Added by David Madsen on July 17, 2009 at 2:20pm — 5 Comments

Two a Day: reclaiming the brick

My two a day was cut short this week, or rather, it was redistributed. I worked in the back yard for four hours on Thursday instead of the customary two, I wanted it to look nice for company. Naturally, after such a herculean effort (it actually did kick my butt) I took Friday off. Here is how the week went:


Whoah it was hard to scrape… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 17, 2009 at 9:47am — 15 Comments


My sweetie and I checked out the brand new Cosmo Tapas, in east Nob Hill tonight. They're in the old Martini Grill space at Central and Sierra. They've only been open since Monday, but you wouldn't know it based on the food, drinks, atmosphere or service. It's a pretty smooth operation and absolutely enjoyable.

To start, we chose a couple of drinks from their mixed drink menu. My sweetie had a Huaso, which is essentially a pisco sour. Pisco is like a grape brandy, which is the… Continue

Added by hettie on July 16, 2009 at 9:30pm — 16 Comments

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Added by Self Serve on July 17, 2009 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Perusing the Pecos

I hear the name "Pecos" and it conjures images of cowboys in black and white riding between trees, watering their horses at the river's edge and squinting into the sun. It's not quite like that anymore - though you're likely to run into plenty of signs of horses - and the occasional horse itself - when you're out roaming the Pecos trails.

A few weeks ago we headed off in the morning to our trail head destination at the… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on July 16, 2009 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

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Added by Self Serve on July 16, 2009 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Bike Path to Balloon Fiesta Park

Interested in avoiding traffic and taking a 'green' ride to this year's Balloon Fiesta? Albuquerque's bike trail system will soon connect to Balloon Fiesta Park.

The bike trail underpasses at Paseo del Norte and Alameda Blvd. are completed. This trail provides safe north-south passage along the west side of the AMAFCA north diversion channel. If you ride by the General Mills plant when they are making cereal, you can smell the sweet scent of childhood breakfasts.

A bike… Continue

Added by Balloon Fiesta on July 15, 2009 at 2:03pm — 4 Comments

Dear Pompous Jerk Who Lives on Tulane

I’m not sure exactly what you were screaming at my cycling partner and I as you tried to run us off Garfield today. When you scream at people out the open window of a moving car the Doppler effect makes it difficult to understand. The only word I could make out was, “A_ _hole”.

I can assure you that we were following all the applicable statutes while commuting today. It was very early, with little traffic, as well. I can further assure you, as you deliberately swerved in front of us… Continue

Added by mistypilgrim on July 15, 2009 at 8:00am — 49 Comments

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Added by Self Serve on July 15, 2009 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

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