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Voting Has Started

The election has started. Voting is underway. Thousands of New Mexicans are casting their ballots from the comfort of their own home - and you can too!



I'm writing this post to personally encourage you to vote by mail.



There are a lot of reasons to vote by mail. You can save yourself the headache of getting to the polling place and standing in a line on a busy Tuesday. You can vote from the comfort of your own home at a day and time that's…

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Added by Martin Heinrich on October 8, 2008 at 10:47am — 10 Comments

Where in 'Burque is Adelita? (surprise reprise)

It's frustrating to get lost in the city where you grew up. I had to go to a co-worker's house in an area of town that I'm not that familiar with. Even though he gave me great directions, I turned down the wrong street. I found myself in an area where all the houses looked the same and all the streets had similar names. None of the houses were made of adobe, like so many in my North Valley neighborhood. None of them had dead trucks in their yards.… Continue

Added by Adelita on October 8, 2008 at 9:57am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Jacket, or No Jacket?

Courtesy of US Forest Service

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Added by Somegye on October 8, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Secrets of an Absentee Gardener

NOB HILL--I was gone May, June, July, and part of August. And MaryAnn was gone for June and July. Nevertheless, the garden we had planted in early spring continued to grow all summer. I was not home in time to taste the fruit...the sour cherries, the sweet cherries, the plums, apricots, or apriums. I missed the grapes...our 4 varieties of seedless table grapes: purple, green, white, and red.

But let me tell you about the vegetables. I was home in… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 7, 2008 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-KatB8888

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller is KatB8888 and she makes goodness out of clay. I love her work for many reasons but foremost among them are these; I have a thing for pottery that you sew or weave through and her prices are so freakin' reasonable!



Here are some of my favorite pieces of hers:…



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Added by Spring Griffin on October 7, 2008 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

Duke City Derby Needs You

Call it the “Miracle on SportCourt” or good karma for some hard luck ladies, but the skaters of Duke City Derby pulled off an improbable feat, and now more than ever need the support of its city. Last weekend the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby (WFTDA) Western Regional Tournament was held Houston, TX, with the top four teams from the tournament advancing to the WFTDA National Tournament in November. Duke City Derby was one of the last teams picked to participate in this tournament, yet ended up… Continue

Added by Jon Whetzel on October 6, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Into the Ground



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Added by Somegye on October 7, 2008 at 5:29am — 5 Comments

El Jardin de Barelas

Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Albuquerque is a community experiment in progress. If you drive (or even walk) down 4th Street south of Central Avenue, past the streets named for entities in the Periodic Table of the Elements, you might notice a small plot of land with raised garden beds painted in bright colors.



Enclosed by a six foot high chain link fence and a locked gate,… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 6, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

An open letter to Neil Patrick Harris

You: a handsome openly gay man who has shared your talent and passion for acting with the world for a very long time.



Me: an obnoxious chubb-ette, who is not a morning person, but a total fan of you.



Why do I take the time to point this out? Well, because I truly hope that you are not offended if you happened to catch a random person being tactless next to you in line for breakfast burritos at the Balloon Fiesta saturday morning. When I realized it was you and your family… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on October 6, 2008 at 5:03pm — 27 Comments

Autumn in New Mexico



Being an easterner and a lover of autumn, I have been missing those clear crips fall days - the ones you need a sweater to keep the chill out, a hot cup of tea really hits the spot, and the leaves crunch under your feet. But mostly I've been craving some fall color. My sister and I, along with a couple friends, took a trip to the Fourth of July Canyon this weekend. It was a perfect fall day - clouds, cool temperatures, and just the right amount… Continue

Added by Jill on October 6, 2008 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Lite

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Added by Somegye on October 6, 2008 at 5:25am — 2 Comments

Balloon Fiesta '08 - the skinny...

DCF'ers should check Balloon Fiesta's homepage often for event updates and news.



Just today we posted an update in regards to the gas balloon race originally scheduled to kick-off Saturday afternoon. Currently it has been postponed and tentatively has been rescheduled for Monday due to weather concerns.



Also, if you're on Twitter feel free to… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on October 3, 2008 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

First Friday Artscrawl and many other awesome Albuquerque art things

Tonight is a hopping night for fans of the arts in Albuquerque so here are some events gathered from DCF's Events section, blog posts, and Art in ABQ group:



This is the First Friday of the month so we have the Artscrawl happening with several DCFers participating.… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on October 3, 2008 at 1:29pm — 3 Comments

Are You Sure You're Registered?

Are you sure you're registered to vote? You better check because this Tuesday, October 7th is the last day to register to vote to participate in the election!



This Congressional District has a history of very close races and we need every last vote. I need you to visit the Secretary of State's easy to use website and confirm that you, your family and your friends are registered to vote.



FIND OUT IF YOU'RE…

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Added by Martin Heinrich on October 3, 2008 at 11:40am — 10 Comments

Who Are ABQ's Arts Audiences?

According to a piece in the LA Times, "Popular conception says the arts' supporters are graying and shriveling. But it may be that as the crowd's individuals change, its age doesn't."



This is an interesting concept - that arts patrons are always older. Does this generalization fit the ABQ audience? Personally, when the spouse and I see live theater in town, we're almost… Continue

Added by Kelly on October 3, 2008 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

Albuquerque Aloft at Apache Elementary

I just arrived home from a lovely morning at Apache Elementary School, one of the schools that participate in Albuquerque Aloft. Hot drinks, breakfast, and beautiful balloons - I couldn't ask for a better place to be.



Enjoy the photos!…





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Added by Jessica on October 3, 2008 at 9:16am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Cramming All Night

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Added by Somegye on October 3, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

LittleTowHeads

Every few months it seems like all of the women I know are pregnant, right now is one of those times. This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller responds to the gift requirements of these inevitable times with some serious cuteness. Here are some of LittleTowHeads' clever and adorable embroidered wares:…



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Added by Spring Griffin on October 2, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Where are we again?



While skimming BoingBoing today, I glanced over an image that looked very much like rural New Mexico. Here's the image:



Where was the picture taken? Afghanistan, it turns out. Here's the original post, complete with at least a half dozen pictures… Continue

Added by the boy on October 2, 2008 at 11:24am — 13 Comments

Morning Fix: Cannonball

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Added by Somegye on October 2, 2008 at 5:16am — 4 Comments

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