All Stories Tagged 'Albuquerque' (386)

Downtown Albuquerque, circa 1912

An Indian enclave in Albuquerque, with modern city street behind. 1912. From the National Archives. 

Added by Duke City Fix on January 8, 2015 at 11:46am — 5 Comments

The wolf in the graveyard of the volcanos

Monday morning I was prepared for the wolf.  I didn't know exactly where it would end up, but I knew that it would be on the west side of Albuquerque, and I also knew exactly what time it would leave.

That's the great thing about moon rise / moon set tables, you can find out just when and where you need to…

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Added by David on January 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

We're so in.

Added by Sophie on January 4, 2015 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

What's Wrong With Albuquerque? Not a Damn Thing!

     I’ve been reading some nasty words lately from Duke City Fixers on what’s wrong with Albuquerque.

     What’s wrong with Albuquerque? 

     Not a damn thing!

     Here’s what a couple of notable Albuquerqueans have said about the Duke City. I can find many more that are equally powerful, but you grumblers probably can't stand more than two

     Numero Uno:  …

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Added by Ben Moffett on December 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Good Bye Wine(os)

This is sad for me to see.  I can't believe it is ending.  Someone please step up and continue this great festival in our Metro area.

New Mexico Wine Festival has come to an end after 27 years

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3655475.shtml?cat=500#.VJSeWV4AAA

Added by ramon t on December 19, 2014 at 3:14pm — 3 Comments

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1898

From the executive office of Miguel A. Otero, governor of the Territory of New Mexico, proclaiming that the President of the United States has made Thursday, the twenty-fourth day of November, A.D. 1898, a special day of thanksgiving.…

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Added by Sophie on November 27, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Walking on broken glass

One of my favorite spots in Albuquerque is a dump. Literally.

It's hard to believe the bosque is home to one of Albuquerque's old dumps, but it's a glorious open air mosaic surrounded by a canopy of cottonwoods. What's really fun is that it predates the widespread use of plastic and foam, so it's almost all…

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Added by Laura on November 20, 2014 at 2:53am — 3 Comments

Duke City Dancing: An Odyssey



Beginnings




For me, it started because I was forty, single, and too much of a homebody.  Never out on weekend nights, my sister Kris and my good friend Wendy took it upon themselves to kickstart my social life by giving me that gift…

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Added by Bruce Welton on November 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

In Bear Canyon, Sandia Mountains, ca. 1880-1890

In Bear Canon, Sandia Mountains, New Mexico. From the photo archives of the Palace of…

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Added by Sophie on November 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

A Brief History of Albuquerque

There is no doubt that Albuquerque has a rich history, beginning over a thousand years ago with the Native Americans, to the official founding of the state in 1706. Since, the city has grown to a population over 840,000 people, and is home to many in the research and technical industry.

In 1540, the first Spanish explorers arrived to what is now Albuquerque, and also areas of New Mexico’s river valleys. The settlers would live near the river valley as it was an excellent source of…

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Added by Matt Meyers on November 13, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

Paris Shoe Store, Albuquerque ca. 1925

Several of Pompilio Matteucci's employees pose for a photograph inside the recently opened second location of Paris Shoes at…

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Added by Sophie on November 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Live Election Returns and Analysis on NM PBS / KNME-TV

Watch election returns and analysis on NM PBS

Added by Sophie on November 4, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Most Haunted Places in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a historic city, as with most historic places, there are many haunted places. As All Hallows Eve quickly approaches, it is the perfect time to recognize the most haunted places throughout the city, along with common ghost appearances and disturbances associated with each location.

The most haunted places in Albuquerque include:

KiMo Theatre

As the story goes, Bobby Darnall still lingers throughout…

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Added by Matt Meyers on October 27, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Absolute Best Restaurants in ABQ

I love food, and I don’t think anyone that knows me would dispute that. As such, I like to try different restaurants around Albuquerque. I have found certain restaurants that I like better than others, and specific reasons I like these restaurants. In any case, this list is based on food, and is completely my opinion.

The absolute best restaurants in ABQ include:

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Added by Matt Meyers on October 16, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Southeast Heights Idyll

Added by Sophie on October 14, 2014 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

5 Historic Landmarks in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a very historic city comprised of many landmarks, most of which are included in the National Register of Historic Places. As somewhat of a history buff, I have collected a number of landmarks throughout our community, of which all have an interesting past.

Here are 5 historic landmarks in Albuquerque:

1.)    Sunshine Building – The Sunshine Building was designed by Trost & Trost in 1924. It includes…

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Added by Matt Meyers on October 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

El Vado Lives!

Local news is reporting that Albuquerque has unveiled plans for a very ambitious re-purposing of the historic El Vado Motel, a fixture of the Route 66 landscape located on Central west of downtown. Readers of this site have been involved in El Vado activism and planning for years -- what do you…

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Added by Sophie on October 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Top 8 Things to Do In Albuquerque This Fall

Fall 2014 in Albuquerque is loaded exciting entertainment for people of all ages. In fact, it is so exciting that I had to create a list to keep track of everything I wanted to do through November, making sure to hit the Balloon Fiesta at least one day. I sure hope everyone enjoys my top 8 list of things to do in Albuquerque this fall.

The Top 8 Things to Do in Albuquerque This Fall include:

8.) University of…

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Added by Matt Meyers on October 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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

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