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Remember Bangkok Cafe?

Remember back in 1990-not-much when your choice for Thai food was the pink stucco box named Bangkok cafe? There are a lot more choices these days, so much so that we stopped going years ago. A few weeks ago we drove by and noticed the face-lift. Tonight we found their… Continue

Added by Brendan on February 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

A Modest Change in our Tax Code = 3 Billion Gallons of Water per Year

LOS RANCHOS--I know large numbers are hard to comprehend. But listen...what if a small change to the tax code for valley land owners saved 3 billion gallons of water, cost absolutely nothing, made life easier for agricultural land owners, produced jobs, and made our food supply more secure, more plentiful, and cheaper. Interested?



First, the Solution

Currently agricultural land is taxed at a rate well below that of residential… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on February 10, 2009 at 10:39am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Cherrycifer

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Added by Somegye on February 10, 2009 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

La Hierba Falso

You know how there are always things you swear you’ll never do? Like in the late 70s it was “I’ll never wear platform shoes and a polyester disco suit.” In the 90s it was “I’ll never get a cell-phone,” followed about 5 years ago with “I’ll never get a cell-phone with camera and text messaging.” You say you never will, and then you do. It happens.



But this latest break in my strict standards has really taken me by surprise. Remember Mr. Robinson’s advice to young Ben in “The… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on February 8, 2009 at 11:35am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Bluecifer

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Added by Somegye on February 9, 2009 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

Schwartzman's Meat Plant

Today myself and another photographer snuck to Schwartzman's Meat Plant, which has been abandoned since the late 1970's



Echos of Laughter and Splashing Water

A boat basking in decay reminiscing of better days at the Butte! Can you hear the joyful laughter of past long gone?



We found all kinds of neat things to photograph. This is the plant where our older borther Tony worked for many years. He now works in a… Continue

Added by buggs on February 8, 2009 at 10:30pm — 13 Comments

Oppie's Ride





"This 1941 Packard Clipper, extensively modified, carried J. Robert Oppenheimer and others to the Trinity test in 1945" -- Sandia Lab News January 30, 2009, page 8



On my way to the "library to do some reasearch" (a euphemism we use here at the office), I needed some reading material. I… Continue

Added by Ron Da Bomb on February 6, 2009 at 4:13pm — 13 Comments

Sirens being tested at UNM on Monday

The University of New Mexico will be testing it's emergency alert system this Monday at 11:02 AM. If you live in the UNM area and have pets you may want to take special care to be sure they are inside when the sirens go off.



The sirens, located on the main campus and at University Stadium will be sounded for one minute. Shortly after the first siren, there will be a different sound to indicate All Clear. During the test, students are asked to proceed to class as… Continue

Added by The University of New Mexico on February 6, 2009 at 10:43am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Stupid ≠ Cheap

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Added by Somegye on February 6, 2009 at 5:30am — 20 Comments

NW Loop Road: Taking Us for a Ride

The infamous Northwest Loop road is back on the minds of engineers, developers and politicians in the metro region. The NM Dept. of Transportation sent a letter to area stakeholders announcing a public meeting that will be held in Rio Rancho on Feb. 10 to discuss planning and construction of the NW Loop Road.



The proposed right of way heads north from I-40 (more than five… Continue

Added by Gabriel Nims on February 5, 2009 at 10:30am — 18 Comments

The Cider Chronicles

Okay, this is not as epic as the title might suggest. It's really about one cider in particular: Tractor's Pear. As the dry British import hard ciders become increasingly hard to find, I've been looking for an alternative. K Cider is no longer at Jubilation. Strongbow is a tag below an empty shelf at Talin Market. It's been years since I've seen even a hint of Blackthorn on tap. It's easy enough to track down the… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on February 5, 2009 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Notah Begay: Sports Illustrated

The February 2nd Sports Illustrated magazine from February 2nd 2009, has a wonderful "Point After" (last page) story about Albuquerque Pro-Golfer, Notah Begay. The column is about athletes who 'help others' written by Selena Roberts.



Notah Begay grew up in poverty on the Isleta Pueblo.At age 28 he had already earned $3 million dollars in golf prizes/awards and is now entering his 13th PGA season. He has established the non-profit Notah Begay III Foundation to 'increase… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on February 5, 2009 at 9:15am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Serving Time & Getting Paid

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Added by Somegye on February 5, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

This Valentine's Day, Buy Local and Organic!

What kind of a statement would it be to give your sweetie chemically processed flowers with a carbon footprint the size of a wildebeest, grown by impoverished workers compensated little for their efforts? Now that's a romantic basis for your heart-felt sentiment! I might embellish some, but it's true that most of the flowers you purchase from traditional florists are grown near the equator in Africa or Latin America utilizing chemicals that may or may not even be legal here in the States. Worse… Continue

Added by Aeaeae on February 4, 2009 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

New Mexico still not ready for Gay and Lesbian Couples?

And is not ready for unmarried heterosexual couples either, for that matter. The domestic partnership bill is on life-support. Which means if it were my partner, I could not visit it in the hospital without bringing legal papers to allow me access. The argument against seems to come down to traditional values and religious beliefs. I can't do much about countering someone's religious beliefs, other than to point out they… Continue

Added by David Cramer on February 4, 2009 at 8:00am — 16 Comments

Morning Fix: Knitting Factories

  • Uncertain about how to kill lots of time during the national recession? Try knitting.
  • UNM is basically on fire, creating a great side show to compliment our…
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Added by Somegye on February 4, 2009 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

With Robby in the Garden of Broken Glass

BRIDGE BLVD. & 2ND ST. SW--One mile south of here, over between the bike path and the river, is one of the most jaw-dropping sights of the urban landscape: a five acre "garden" of broken glass. And like any grown man, I thought that it would be the perfect spot to take my eight-year-old grandson...especially one who has been taken everywhere in the city from the Arboretum to the Zoo. "Jaded" is not a term I would use to describe such… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on February 3, 2009 at 9:19am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Wind Ranches

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Added by Somegye on February 3, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Tea and Silence

There is a place we go when we hear a language we don’t understand, not just in passing, but when it fills the room and we can’t just move away. This experience brings a rare and blessed silence to our linguistic mind, which is otherwise compulsively occupied with providing a narrative to our moment-to-moment experience. The suspension of linguistic chatter sharpens our senses for visual and other clues about what is going on in the present, and opens the door to a dreamlike… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on February 2, 2009 at 8:28pm — 3 Comments

The Hunt for Tingley Field (aka Tingley Park)

Shortly after I moved to Barelas, I discovered Tingley Park. With two little ones, Tingley Park was a far enough walk away from home to feel like an adventure and close enough for us to make a quick dash for home in case we needed to.



There was also the bonus of Tingley Park’s location across the street from the Rio Grande… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on February 2, 2009 at 3:00pm — 21 Comments

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