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Saturday, Sep 17: 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Open Space Visitor Center
By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Sep 16 2016 10:00 AM ]
Tour the Piedras Marcadas Pueblo, see Undercurrents by Bill Pentler in the gallery, enjoy live music, food, art exhibits and family friendly activities.
The Daily Word in Anaya, Diversity, Microwave Weapons and Hotdogs
By August March [ Thu Sep 15 2016 12:45 PM ]
New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya will be honored with a National Humanities Medal at a Sept. 22 White House ceremony.
UNM has the highest number, per capita, of Hispanic and Native American faculty in the USA. But academia still lags with regard to instructor diversity, say experts.
Wise Pies may have to temporarily halt operations due to a beef the company has with state tax officials.
A state Republican lawmaker has filed an ethics complaint against a child advocacy group that ran satirical ads on the teevee.
Among this coming weekend's TedxABQ Talks: a discussion of combat-based nonlethal microwave weapons being developed at the local Air Force Research Lab.
The New Mexico Restaurant Association says Tatsu Miyazaki is our state's Chef of the Year; Pizza 9 also won a good neighbor award for being a positive force in our community, writes Las Cruces' newspaper of record.
The Texas Hornshell mussel is an endangered species struggling to spread its DNA in Southeastern New Mexican rivers.
Nearby Cibola County has seen a 50 percent decrease in precipitation over the past year.
Burque resident Anthony C. Osmond used a hotdog to catch and release a 28 inch tiger muskie.
It Gets Better
Friday, Sep 16: If You Feel Too Much
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Sep 15 2016 10:00 AM ]
To Write Love On Her Arms founder Jamie Tworkowski celebrates the release of the expanded edition of his debut book.
Best of Burque
Last week to vote in the 2016 Best of Burque Restaurants poll
When it comes to Best Chile Cheese Fries, there can be only one[ Wed Sep 14 2016 4:44 PM ]
Voting ends MIDNIGHT TUESDAY SEPT. 20. That makes this the final week. Procrastinators may now get it in gear. Thank you.
The Daily Word in Facebook, Literal Blazin' and Spoopy Things[ Wed Sep 14 2016 12:08 PM ]
Blaze it but not like this.
What happens when the downstairs goes into the upstairs?
How spoopy was The Blair Witch Project in real life?
#omg You need to watch this short film Carrie Brownstein made #iLiterallyCannot
Facebook is comin' to New Mexico!
Weekly Weather Report
Week of Sept. 13-19
By Megan Reneau [ Tue Sep 13 2016 3:00 PM ]
Today through Thursday it will be partly cloudy with a high of about 82° and not much of a chance of precipitation throughout the day. Friday will be sunny with a high of 83°. Saturday thunderstorms should pop up across the world, particularly on the East Side of Albuquerque, causing damnation for about 50-90% of the Earth's population (pesky holy water monsoons). Skies clear up for the end of the weekend on through to next week. See you next week, sinner!
The Daily Word in The Wage Gap, Long Lost Poetry and Petite Pterosaurs
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 13 2016 11:11 AM ]
There's no denying America's economic inequality, but a new census shows that the median middle-class income went up by 5.2% in 2015, due to rising wages and low inflation. Thanks, Obama.
… But don't celebrate just yet. College costs are rising steadily relative to middle-class income, with an increase of a whopping 171% over 40 years. Yeesh.
Here's an idea for all you outdoor adrenaline junkies.
Cute tiny dinosaurs! Gah.
“I really felt connected every time our luminescence collided” and more drug-induced Burning Man missed connections.
Roald Dahl, author of The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and so many more quirky stories would have turned 100 today. Here's a poem he wrote that was stashed in a desk drawer for a couple decades.
Five states will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November and the prospect of legalization is sparking questions about our overall knowledge of the plant's effects on the brain.
Tourist in her own Town
Another Weekend in Review
By Maggie Grimason [ Mon Sep 12 2016 11:11 AM ]
Revisiting Albuquerque like it was the first time
The Daily Word in Standing Rock #NoDAPL protests, Hillary Clinton's health, and Syrian ceasefire
By Robin Babb [ Mon Sep 12 2016 10:56 AM ]
Big things have been happening in North Dakota. "Last week, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota emerged as climate change heroes when, with little political clout or media spotlight, they halted construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline." The proposed pipeline violated Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as it would cross Sioux land and any potential spills would contaminate the tribe's drinking water. Read Mark Sundeen's excellent report from the camp.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he's stepping down from his seat in parliament today, citing conflict of interest. This news comes three months after he resigned as PM of the country, after his failed campaign to keep Britain in the European Union. His successor as PM, Theresa May, is overseeing the process of Brexit. Cameron's resignation is effective immediately.
After a video hit the internet of Hillary Clinton appearing to stumble -- and possibly faint -- after a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday, pundits have been quick to latch onto claims of the failing health of the Democratic presidential nominee. Several hours after the incident, Clinton's physician released a note saying that she'd been diagnosed with pneumonia. Some have said that her health could be a serious issue in the election. I think that attending a memorial service in Manhattan summer heat despite having pneumonia speaks volumes about Clinton's tenacity.
China and Russia have launched eight days of joint naval drills in the South China Sea. The sea that the UN said that China had no rights over. So, yeah.
There's a temporary ceasefire in effect in Syria, due to a deal brokered by the US and Russia. The ceasefire will ensure that Syrian government forces will stop airstrikes on civilian neighborhoods in an attempt to flush out rebel forces. This time is also being used for much-needed humanitarian aid to be delivered to besieged areas like Aleppo.
Navy Week Kicks Off at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial
Press Release [ Mon Sep 12 2016 8:00 AM ]
One of the US Navy's major community outreach programs is coming to Albuquerque for a series of events and programs beginning Monday, September 12 with a Kick-off celebration at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater. The Ceremony will also feature the US Navy Band, followed with refreshments and a brief reception in the Memorial's Visitor Center. Guests will find that there is ample off-street parking at the Memorial.
On Saturday, September 17, from 12:30-1:30pm the Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs" will thrill the crowd by jumping into the Downs to kick off the horse race, and the Navy Color Guard will present colors during the pre-race festivities.
Navy Week's week-long celebration will also include events featuring:
-Navy Divers and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams
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