•    You probably don't want to read what the State Fair has behind "a temporary gravel dam on a parking lot near Lomas and San Pedro NE."  Just know it isn't a pile of bran muffins.

    •    Moving van business doing great here as people leave ABQ in droves.  And that's just the tip of the tumbleweed.  Most people who move don't even use professional movers.

    •    The laughs are on Texas!  Just when they sue us for more water, we get a forecast for more drought…just dust this year in the Rio Grande.  Drink up, Tex.

    •    ABC Cake Shop & Bakery forks over $220,000 to settle sex-discrimination case.

    •    Looking up!  Satellite Coffee going out-of-state franchise route.

    •    Need a little more boing boing?  Trampoline park opens for jumpers of all ages.

    •    New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association has clean water case thrown out of court.

Views: 325

Comment by Benny the Icepick on January 9, 2013 at 10:29am

The outward migration study cited by KOB comes as a bit of a surprise.  Still trying to find the US DOL statistics they mentioned; everything I've found shows that ABQ is doing OK compared to the rest of the country, and certainly better than last year.

Comment by once banned twice shy on January 9, 2013 at 11:53am

I, for one, am not going to miss all those people who are leaving.  Maybe if enough of them leave we won't have to spend millions on a new Paseo del Norte interchange.

Comment by Phil_0 on January 9, 2013 at 1:03pm

The van line "studies" strike me as pretty anecdotal and inaccurate for the reason Johnny mentions: most people moving in or out don't use a moving company. Also, there's not necessarily a direct correlation between moving van trips in or out and population movement. A report from another moving firm showed the numbers for in versus out this year were about even. And the US Census Bureau, which uses you know, data, suggests that Albuquerque's population increased between 2010 and 2011, albeit by a much smaller percentage than most neighboring metro areas. Hard to see why there'd be a dramatic shift in that pattern in 2012. Likewise the Census estimates a small population increase for the state as a whole in 2012.

There's no doubting the housing-fueled boom of the 2000s is very much over (despite our "pro-business" mayor and administration), but I don't think this report represents a very meaningful gloss of what's happening with population and growth in ABQ.

Comment by ramon t on January 9, 2013 at 2:18pm

"Maybe if enough of them leave we won't have to spend millions on a new Paseo del Norte interchange."

+1 Or more bike routes, parks, community centers...etc...etc 

Comment by Johnny_Mango on January 9, 2013 at 4:18pm

My take on the migration info is that on the surface it doesn't seem to jibe with other data, including a rising housing market.  Maybe it is people with professional jobs we are losing...like lab and base people, hi-tech employees, and administrators caught in government downsizing.  Overall, however, maybe people in lower paying jobs are still moving in at a greater rate than the professionals we are losing.

Comment by Lahjik on January 9, 2013 at 8:47pm

Hey, more room for me, the wife and all our fuzz-butts to move right in!

Until such a time, would it be too much to hope that maybe they'll franchise Flying Star, too??

Comment

You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Moths in my cloths 6 Replies

Started by Kitson Harvey in General Discussion. Last reply by Dee Cohen yesterday.

Help Injured Roadrunner 11 Replies

Started by Chris in General Discussion. Last reply by Kitson Harvey Jun 20.

Dine to Donate Event

Started by Angel Wellness Boutique in General Discussion Jun 16.

What is up with dogs in stores? 17 Replies

Started by Maurreen Skowran in General Discussion. Last reply by misterhinkydink Jun 15.

Happy Hour 5 Replies

Started by Monica in General Discussion. Last reply by Amy Jun 10.

Latest Activity

Dee Cohen liked Duke City Fix's blog post TBT: Winrock Mall
1 hour ago
Adelita liked Duke City Fix's blog post TBT: Winrock Mall
1 hour ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook
Thumbnail

Oh the memories of Winrock Mall!

TBT: Winrock Mall

dukecityfix.com

In all its glory. Year?

Facebook2 hours ago · Reply
Copper Canyon Cafe posted a status
"Come visit Copper Canyon Cafe for some great quality American Cuisine! Check out our menu: http://coppercanyoncafeabq.com/menu/"
2 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service