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Howl-y Daze: Howlin' Holiday Jam 2014
Kofi Burbridge • Kebbi Williams • Saunders Sermons • Jeff Sipe • Niki J. Crawford and more
By August March [ Fri Dec 26 2014 9:00 AM ]
Howlin' Holiday Jam is a benefit for New Day Youth and Family Services, a Burque-based non-profit that specializes in serving the homeless and displaced citizens.
A Host of Sparrows: Chatter Sunday at The Kosmos
By August March [ Fri Dec 19 2014 12:00 PM ]
See some fantastic chamber music and hear some poetry at The Kosmos.
The Daily Word in friends of the court, Jackalopes, stolen dogs and cool laboratories
By August March [ Thu Dec 18 2014 11:53 AM ]
Citizens are encouraged to submit Friend of the Court Briefs to U.S. District Judge Robert Brack ahead of an upcoming settlement between the Department of Justice and the City of Albuquerque. The settlement is designed to restructure the city's police department.
City Councilor Dan Lewis is also a vice president at Desert Fuels, our state's largest petroleum wholesaler. Plus which, gas now costs about 2 bucks a gallon.
APS Board of Education member Kathy Korte is suing UNM over her termination from University Hospital following a controversial Facebook post. The suit alleges "retaliatory actions undertaken in violation of Korte’s (First Amendment) civil rights."
Cattleman Aubrey Dunn finally beat incumbent veterinarian Ray Powell in the race to be New Mexico State Land Commissioner.
A local man allegedly spied on his wife with hidden cameras.
Los Alamos National Bank is planning to foreclose on a Jackalope.
The former director of our local Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base has died.
Harley the dog, stolen from a local gas station on Wyoming Boulevard, has been gratefully returned to his owners.
There's a really cool laboratory at UNM's Department of Physics and Astronomy.
An Albuquerque man caught two huge rainbow trout at Escondida Lake.
Vote Kinky!: An evening with Kinky Friedman
By August March [ Fri Dec 5 2014 12:00 PM ]
Musician, politician, animal advocate and writer Kinky Friedman plays a show at the JCC.
The Daily Word in bad doctors, accidental shootings and America's talent
By August March [ Thu Nov 20 2014 2:30 PM ]
Dr. Christopher S. Driskill, an OB-Gyn who is to be the next president the New Mexico Medical Society, had his license suspended over claims that he drank and had sex with patients while on the job.
A section of the lower NE Heights is once again known as the "Mile-Hi District".
The Denny's across from UNM, a semi-frequent location on the teevee show Breaking Bad is moving to a new building in the Southeast Heights.
A local teenager was accidentally killed with a stolen gun.
State Auditor Hector Balderas released a written review that was very critical of the Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office. Balderas is deeply concerned that "public officials who are entrusted with the investment of public funds violated their fiduciary duties."
A so-far unindicted Detective Keith Sandy is retiring.
Molina Healthcare is moving some of its operations (and 650 employees) into the CenturyLink Building in downtown Burque.
Albuquerque wants to be the "most entrepreneur-friendly city in the nation" says Victor Hwang over at Forbes.
"America's Got Talent" producer Justin Heath will be in the Duke City come January to audition potential contestants.
The Daily Word in officer retention, UNM athletics and decriminalizing marijuana
By August March [ Thu Nov 6 2014 1:43 PM ]
In an effort to keep “seasoned officers” on the job protecting this city and its denizens, the Albuquerque City Council passed legislation intended to offer extra income to police officers willing to postpone retirement.
It was damn warm last month in Burque; in fact, it was the third-warmest October in a century in these here parts.
Autumn means our city will soon host wild avian visitors from up north; just don’t feed them.
Albuquerque Little Theater is bringing an Irving Berlin work to life in time for the winter holidays.
A Mexican child with a massive tumor on his neck and shoulder is having the ailment treated here in Albuquerque.
UNM Lobo starting quarterback Cole Gautsche has been injured, and Coach Davies said he may be out for the rest of the season.
In more UNM sports news, the captain of the UNM women’s basketball squad was charged with throwing a knife at her significant other.
Here’s this week’s New Mexico fishing report, courtesy of the Portales News-Tribune.
Over at Duke City Fix, New Mexico history writer Ben Moffett reviews Robert Turner Wood’s new book about Burque’s postwar transformation.
The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire
By August March [ Thu Oct 23 2014 10:23 AM ]
According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.
The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.
Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.
A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.
State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.
Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.
City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.
CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.
Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.
The Daily Word in cold onion rings, decriminalizing marijuana and a flying Yoda
By August March [ Thu Oct 9 2014 12:41 PM ]
A man is suing the Bloomfield, N.M. Burger King; he claims he was attacked by the manager after complaining that his order of onion rings was cold.
Beginning this weekend, The East Mountain Centre for Theatre is presenting an original musical with a catered dinner in Sandia Park.
The Special Shapes Rodeo at Balloon Fiesta this morn included floating objects resembling a cactus, an owl and Yoda, among other flights of fancy.
New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King believes in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana but incumbent Susana Martinez disagrees.
The 12th annual Soccorrofest happens this weekend and features funky, rockin’ local blues quartet Rhythm Divine.
Going into this weekend’s action, the UNM Volleyball team remains undefeated.
Over at HuffPo, author Sandra Ramos-O’Briant writes about driving from Burque to El Defe in 1967.
Owing to ongoing drought, this year’s Maize Maze is mostly composed of sorghum.
The Daily Word in balloons, Vulcans and tiger muskies
By August March [ Thu Oct 2 2014 11:25 AM ]
Although the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Board made a bid to bring them here, next year's World Hot Air Ballooning Championships will be held in Saga, Japan.
The Albuquerque Development Commission approved renovation plans for the El Vado Motel.
The Vulcans are here.
A man allegedly threatened others with an AK-47 at the Rio Rancho Wal-Mart. He was arrested.
Apparently two local firefighters fought.
A UNM official apologized for some of the "sensational and controversial" topics on offer at this year's Celebrate Sex event.
An accused Alison Krauss impersonator was arrested at an Albuquerque motel.
Director Adam Wingard talks to the Mountain View Telegraph about filming in Moriarty and Estancia, N.M.
arts & lit
Poetic Peace Party: Happening promotes peace, sustainability
By August March [ Sat Sep 27 2014 3:09 PM ]
Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.
50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour: Gordon Lightfoot • folk, singer-songwriter at Legends Theater @ Route 66 Casino
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