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Walking the Griegos Drain Trail / Los Poblanos Open Space

On Sunday I downloaded the Griegos Drain Trail / Los Poblanos Open Space Walking Tour from www.walkalbuquerque,org. We've walked at the fields before but I like the idea of getting more information about what we were looking at and what to be on the lookout for.



It was perfect walking weather on Sunday and we had a blast!

My son… Continue

Added by Raine K. on January 19, 2010 at 5:02pm — 8 Comments

Albuquerque, 5 things drawing us back



Photo credit: Stephanie Hedges



In 2006, I blogged about how Albuquerque is for families what Austin is for music, in a word, awesome.



A mere 6 months later, my…

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Added by Andrew Hedges on January 18, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Membership: ArtEdge

With each passing week it's getting colder outside, and that's been driving me inside more frequently. Bike rides and walks have given way to a gym membership. Working on the yard has given way to working on the plaster. Recreation outside my doorstep is imperative. That's why it's time to renew my Albuquerque Museum… Continue

Added by Brendan on December 2, 2009 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

Thanks for the Morning Fix & See You at Pornotopia!

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Added by Self Serve on November 6, 2009 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix

  • No, Ma'am, feminist porn is not an oxy-moron.
  • Why VP Biden is visiting our newly renovated Andaluz
  • Obama to…
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Added by Self Serve on November 5, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix

  • You don't have to pay or watch an ad to read this.
  • Even around Halloween, toxic waste is not cool.
  • ARCA greenhouses get…
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Added by Self Serve on November 4, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Pornotopia Community

It's pretty amazing how much work it is to put on a porn festival. The 3rd Annual Pornotopia Erotic Film Festival takes place in eight days according to the countdown clock on our website, and I continue to be grateful for all the individuals and organizations making Pornotopia 2009 possible.



Tickets are about to be printed, Pornotopia T-shirts are being designed, flyers are being distributed, sponsors are preparing… Continue

Added by Self Serve on October 29, 2009 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

love thy neighbor, even when he's a raging jackass

my neighbor to the south is unstable. the only time he deals with his neighbors is when he's drunk, ready to exchange cheap verbal blows with anyone who will allow themselves to be sucked into his vortex of anger and hatred.



he regularly takes the opportunity after dark to split logs, break boards and smash cinder blocks in his back yard. he's a homeowner, and he'll take every opportunity to point out that as renters, my neighbor and i, who share the property to the north of his… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on October 17, 2009 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

Election Trend or Fluke?

**There were a number of hyperlinks to sources that, unfortunately, did not make it when I posted this... I'll try to fix it.**



To some, this line of questioning may seem naive. I am a political rookie, I confess. I'm just (and maybe I shouldn't be?) surprised by the election results and I wanted to open this up for (civilized, please) discussion if anyone's game.



The president is a Democrat. Congress has a Democratic majority.

Albuquerque had the same Democrat for… Continue

Added by Tiffany on October 7, 2009 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Biking to the Balloon Fiesta

This Saturday I made my first trek to the Balloon Fiesta by bicycle. From Fringecrest, it took 50 minutes to get there, 45 to come back and I've never enjoyed the event so much as I did this time. While others were cold and in long lines for coffee, I was warm, energized, and ready to enjoy. The coolest thing: Valet parking for bicycles. Just head up the North Diversion channel, turn right at the sign, and hand your bike over to the valet. No charge.… Continue

Added by Brendan on October 7, 2009 at 1:04pm — 16 Comments

Getting to Fourth of July Campground



This is the last week to make it to 4th of July Campground to enjoy the sugar maples turning crimson before they fall off in earnest. Thanks to Masshole for the reminder that it's that time of year. Many thanks to Celine for the camera… Continue

Added by Brendan on October 5, 2009 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

all's fair...

Ah, the fair. It's the yearly melting pot that brings Albuquerque and New Mexico together in the name of puke rides and funnel cakes. Horses, cattle, adorable bunny rabbits and artwork are hauled in from across the state. We identify with each other culturally through these things. It's one of the oldest methods of social engagement and definition. It smacks of the childlike excitement at the prospect of cotton candy and mechanical rides; it's tied strongly to ideas of discovery, or observation… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on September 25, 2009 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

Duke City Solar - Part 2

Monday, September 16, 2009, 2:00 PM: PNM has just completed the final testing and my solar electric system is now turned on (Clouds form, rain falls). It's been quite a while since writing Part 1 so you may want to reread it for the backstory. This is a narrative and technical, detailing what's happened since last October and also the insights gained. Let's get… Continue

Added by Brendan on September 17, 2009 at 6:30am — 21 Comments

For the Record

It's been said that the first thing sacrificed in a political campaign is the truth and the facts. I was reminded of this last Monday while attending NAIOP's mayoral forum at the Uptown Marriott.



While I sat next to Marty Chavez, he claimed to be "the only candidate in the race that's ever cut taxes." It's a statement that Mr. Chavez makes a habit of repeating. It's also not true.



As President Pro Tem of the New Mexico Senate, I supported a cut in the state's income tax… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 31, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

APS Back in Session

Our public schools are back in session this week, and I want to wish all of our parents, students and teachers great success.



Unfortunately, last week as our community prepared for the start of the school year, news on the education front was disheartening. Local news reports reminded us that the high school graduation rate in Albuquerque Public Schools continues to decline -- plummeting in 2008 to an entirely unacceptable 46.2 percent.



While drop-out rates got worse over… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 23, 2009 at 5:24pm — No Comments

North Valley Mayoral Forum: a Night to Remember

Last Thursday night, I attended the North Valley Coalition’s mayoral forum at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. I was looking forward to a lively discussion between myself and the other two candidates running for mayor.



Unfortunately, Martin Chavez did not attend as planned. According to event organizers, Chavez claimed he had an endorsement meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police, which resulted in his last minute cancellation.



Pete Dinelli, one of Chavez’ public… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Marty's Budget Legacy

The smoking gun showing Mayor Chavez's fiscal irresponsibility can be found in the unprecedented transfer of over $112 million in capital funds in order to pay city salaries and basic services as mayor.



Check out both Richard Romero's guest editorial in the Albuquerque Journal, which highlights this abuse and the table below, the data for which, came from the… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

Another One Makes the List

On August 13th, KOAT, Channel 7 news, identified another long term no bid contract executed by the Chavez Administration--Mountain West Golfscapes, Inc. was overpaid $9.2 million!



Readers, if you know of others please email our campaign at r.romeroabq@gmail.com. Remember, this is the Mayor who said l… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cute clothes stores in Albuquerque for a wedding outfit?

We're going to a wedding at the end of the month and I need an outfit. The wedding is semi-formal, and it's happening at the ski lodge of Winter Park Resort in Colorado. I have a budget of probably $100. I'm also a new mom, so baby friendly is essential, and stylish-esque would be nice. Any non-mall ideas of where to go tomorrow afternoon?

Thanks!

Added by Camian on August 7, 2009 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

Bode, Lies and Videotape

“You don’t get long-term no-bid contracts in my administration,” Marty Chavez said late last week while appearing on KNME’s “In Focus.”



That quote also recently appeared in an article by Tripp Jennings for the New Mexico Independent.



The quote was in response to Bode Aviation's Federal lawsuit against Martin Chavez. You can read The New Mexico Independent article by Trip Jennings and listen to Marty saying these words by… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 6, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

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