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An Old Town, Albuquerque Memory

This photo, shows Native American vendors setting up for the day in Old Town, Albuquerque on a winter morning. I love the colors and impromptu pose of this shot. It was one of the chance photographic captures that you catch once in a lifetime!…

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Added by ABQStyle on July 6, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Bring out your inner warrior! There is a new, locallly owned gym open in Albuquerque!

Hello everyone.

I just wanted to take a few moments to tell you about our new gym that just opened in Albuquerque, called HUAFiT. Our mission is to educate and inspire the people of Abq through fitness and we are really excited to get people involved with workouts that are fun, functional and multipurpose. Not only do we offer one-on-one personal training, we are a proud affiliate of…

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Added by Meaghan on June 13, 2014 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

Hark, the Bitcoin Warlord Cometh

I really hate advertising. I like to think I’m immune to it. While I’m sure marketing experts would say that’s impossible, I’d reply, “Try me.” Yet I do realize that without successful advertising strategies laudable endeavors will fail. So, how to make advertising truly worth your time and attention? Enter Kevin…

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Added by John Mulhouse on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Healing Hands

Healer in the Albuquerque area is offering spiritual healing and insights to the community and those seeking aid. Appointments may be made at your earliest convenience, and sliding scale payments available upon request. Contact spiritualhealinghandsmv@gmail.com and we look forward to helping you soon.

Added by Corina Sugarman on May 5, 2014 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

Bánh Mì Coda: Waffles, Tofu and More!

Let’s do another in the cheap eats department. Although, judging by the constant stream of customers going in and out when I stopped by last Saturday (between lunch and dinner, even),…

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Added by John Mulhouse on March 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Cool Drink of Water: The National Humane Alliance Animal Fountain

A few weeks ago we visited the Madonna of the Trail, a statue commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution and placed in twelve cities across the country to commemorate the…

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Added by John Mulhouse on March 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Dining at San Pedro Mart: Some Baklava for the Road

Albuquerque has an embarrassment of good restaurants. This past Sunday we had planned to visit a local eatery, but they were closed. It was simply no matter. Alternatives abound and we can always return to the original place later.…

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Added by John Mulhouse on February 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Downtown's Madonna of the Trail

Maybe I’m just imagining it, but it seems like there are a lot of monuments to various and sometimes obscure causes and personages scattered around Albuquerque. Many of these are quite old and have been moved a time or two from their original locations, usually ending up in someplace a bit more…quiet, shall we…

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Added by John Mulhouse on February 12, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Willis Earl Beal – The Surprising Sound of Albuquerque

I swear it’s not my intention to turn this into a music column, but bear with me. I didn’t hear much New Mexican music growing up. I had images of cities I’d never seen—Detroit, Washington DC, London—based solely on their music, but Al Hurricane and Robert Mirabal weren’t exactly well-known in the upper Midwest.…

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Added by John Mulhouse on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Albuquerque Neighborhood Walking Tour Series

Last fall I took us on a ramshackle tour of Central Ave/Route 66 and said that sometimes I just want to walk around. Sure, I like nice, relaxing hikes out in nature. But I also enjoy wandering down back…

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Added by John Mulhouse on January 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

More High Times at Low Spirits

It was nice to see a good-sized and enthusiastic crowd for Los Angeles roots-rockers the Blasters and simpatico locals Cowboys and Indian at Low Spirits this past Sunday. A man in front of me appeared deeply hurt when the fellow at the…

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Added by John Mulhouse on January 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Albuquerque Shut That Whole Thing Down

It has been news nationwide. Because we have a clinic providing abortions after 20 weeks, and because this terrorist operation wanted a municipal election for a court test, our fair city was selected by Operation Rescue as the locus for their latest abortion battlefront. They organized a citizen-petition to put a ban on abortions on a ballot for a vote city-wide. As has been widely reported, it failed. Here is my account of our campaign.

I wrote about the petition drive…

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Added by bg on November 22, 2013 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Haunted Architecture, Pt. 2: The Aztec Motel

A new exhibit has opened at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History called, "Vernacular Architecture of New Mexico." Featuring 52 black and white photos taken by Robert Christensen beginning in the mid-1970’s, it’s an excellent…

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Added by John Mulhouse on November 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Sunday Morning on the Mother Road

When I was younger I often listened to a song with the line, “You should get to know your town just like I know mine.” I took this to heart and while more than a couple decades and towns have gone by since, the idea still very much resonates with me. This is regardless of the fact that I now suspect the lyric may be an…

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Added by John Mulhouse on September 5, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sara Roman...Deliverance

Good morning, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, one final time as your guest editor of the Ditch Rider. It's been fun. It's been a learning experience. It's…

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Added by The DitchRider on September 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mercedez Holtry...Latino Roots

Good morning, early risers! Rich Boucher here. Are we ready to do this? Is anyone ever really ready for poetry? What is the best hour for poetry? Is there such a…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 25, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

WHEELS Museum: Still Rolling After Two Decades

If you’ve found yourself down in the Barelas Neighborhood recently and taken a stroll around the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) Rail Yards, you might’ve peered through the chain link fence at the towering empty buildings and noticed a distinct lack of activity. Sure, there could’ve been a homeless man making…

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Added by John Mulhouse on August 21, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kira Pelowitz...Plums

Good morning, Albuquerque! Good news! I had a conversation with Jon over the last weekend, and he asked me if I would like to hold down the fort here at the Ditch Rider all the way through to the end of August! Of course I said yes. I hope you…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Albuquerque's Industrial Cathedral: The ATSF Rail Yards

There are numerous towns in New Mexico that owe their lives to the railroad. Many can also lay their deaths at the feet of that very same railroad, which quickly abandoned them when their services were no longer needed. One city that can trace the foundation of its modern character to the railroad but has…

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Added by John Mulhouse on July 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall...How They Grab Our Words

Good morning, Albuquerque! Only two more Sundays left until I hand the reins of the Ditch Rider back to Jon; have you been having fun? Have you liked this? Have you liked me here? I…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 14, 2013 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

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