V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department to conduct DWI checkpoints, saturation patrols this weekend
NM DOT announces two major weekend construction closures around the Big I
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 26 2016 7:31 PM ]
This weekend will see the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department conducting saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout the county, with deputies on the lookout for aggressive driving, seatbelt use, proper child safety restraints, valid insurance and registration and driving under the influence.
These patrols and checkpoints begin today and will continue through Saturday, August 27th. The BCSO asks local media to make the public aware of their presence in the hopes of deterring these preventable driving practices.
Beginning at 9pm this evening, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the I-25 Northbound exit ramp at Lomas will be closed, as will the I-25 Northbound flyover ramp to Eastbound I-40. Detours will be posted near these work zones.
As always, avoiding a DWI is in motorists' hands.
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UBER? use your app.
Lyft has regained permission to operate in New Mexico as well.
The Daily Word in a horrific child murder, Phillippino assassins and KFC's top secret recipe
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 26 2016 11:54 AM ]
A 10 year old girl was abused and murdered in a bizarre crime that resulted in the arrest of the girls mother and two other people.
Owners of the bankrupt Flying Star chain are not happy with a proposal that includes selling their restaurants.
From the Philippines comes this story about independent, government sanctioned assassins who kill drug dealers.
Donald Trump's The Apprentice required contestants to agree to an unusual and invasive set of contract demands.
Riders on New York City's D-Train spent thirty minutes atop a bridge in a stopped subway car without air conditioning, full of crickets and worms, with a screaming, urinating woman.
Did the nephew of Colonel Sanders divulge Kentucky Fried Chicken's secret recipe?
The Daily Word in Groceries, Triple-A Beisbol, Kirko Bangz and Gigantic Bluegill
By August March [ Thu Aug 25 2016 12:32 PM ]
As of 6am this fine August morning, there is a grocery store in downtown Albuquerque and it is open.
The Albuquerque Isotopes went 12 innings against the El Paso Chihuahuas, but lost 4-2 after Chihuahuas' third baseman Carlos Asuage and shortstop Jóse Rondón came alive late in the game.
Members of the Kirtland Air Force Base 512th Rescue Squadron recently saved a couple of hikers who were lost in the mountains of Colorado. But they had to leave the llamas behind.
The Daily Lobo reports on violence at the Metropolitan Detention Center and the protests that have consequently ensued.
H-Town rapper Kirko Bangz caused some trouble in Hobbs.
New Mexico's Human Services Department will now be under the guidance of a special master.
At Shady Lakes, Northwest of town, "There are some gigantic bluegill hanging out at the trout gutting station."
V.25 No.33 | 08/18/2016
The Daily Word in bikers, cryptids and resuming construction on the ART project
Special late edition
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 19 2016 11:20 PM ]
Daily Beast has details about the end of Gawker as we know it.
Gawker broke the Rob Ford, crack-smoking-Mayor of Toronto story so it is fitting that they were able to release the entire, extremely damning video.
ART is on, the stay has been lifted, construction will resume.
Even I will admit this cryptic sighting is an old man with a bad limp.
The Daily Word In Another Land
The 10pm News
By August March [ Thu Aug 18 2016 9:59 PM ]
Meanwhile in Malawi, a "heartless burglar" was will spend the next seven years in remand.
A rainy summer up north means more mosquitoes in Manitoba.
A Channel NewsAsia-Institute of Policy Studies survey found that racism is still an issue in Singapore.
The leader of Nepal's newly formed government will meet with the Indian Prime Minister to discuss economic aid for the struggling Himalayan nation.
Here's an update from Aleppo.
A young man residing in the Vale of South Glamorgan was busted for selling cannabis, but avoided jail.
Jigging for squid was recently banned at Nantucket's town pier.
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones.
V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016
Courtesy StarFire PR
ABQ Trolley Co. to Launch Tour Excursions
Trolley trips include transportation to Sandia Peak
Press Release [ Mon Aug 15 2016 4:57 PM ]
Albuquerque, NM (July 26, 2016) – For the first time ever, New Mexico visitors (and locals) can enjoy full tour packages designed and hosted by locally-owned and operated company: Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF). Starting August 9th, ABQ Trolley Co., a division of AT&SF, is offering half-day, full-day, and multi-day tour packages. Provided year-round on AT&SF's newest vehicle, ABQ Trolley X , excursions immerse patrons in local art, culture, nature, and history.
"There's not another company in Albuquerque or New Mexico that does half-, full-, and multi-day tours for leisure tourists," says AT&SF co-founder Jesse Herron. "Typically, people have to sign up with a large group tour from an outside company."
"We're two local guys, helping people experience our destination in the most unique and enriching way possible – a ‘small-batch' craft tour with a private guide for VIP service," adds other co-founder Mike Silva.
NM Xcursions, as the tours will be known, begin August 9, and take place Tuesday-Friday. Full schedule details at www.abqtrolley.com. More excursions are in the works and will be unveiled soon. Multi-Day tour packages will begin this fall.
NM Xcursion #1 — Kicks on Route 66
NM Xcursion #2 —- TRAMsporter
This summer also marks the 50th anniversary of the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. In all of those years, there has never been affordable transportation from Old Town to this popular attraction. AT&SF is making history by offering an evening excursion directly from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town to the Tram. The TRAMsporter will enable patrons to experience the stunning sunset views and mountain vistas of the Sandias at the most beautiful time of day. It is perfect for visitors and locals who want a fun, unique evening or a great date night. Ticket includes round trip TRAMsportation to the base of the mountain where patrons will experience the Sandia Peak Tramway (Tram tickets are not included), restaurants and nature trails at their leisure.
"There's definitely been a huge need for a service to the Tram since it opened in 1966," says AT&SF co-founder Mike Silva.
"Sandia Peak receives numerous requests seeking transportation options. We are pleased that ABQ Trolley Co. has taken the initiative to provide this alternate service to visitors," says Debi Owen, Director of Communications at Sandia Peak.
NM Xcursion #3 — Not Your Father's Santa Fe
"Not only are we proud to work with Meow Wolf to showcase the hip, active and exciting part of Santa Fe, we are also looking forward to offering this much-requested tour service between our two cities," says Silva. Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF) is the parent company of ABQ Trolley Co., Duke City Pedaler, Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk, Albu-Quirky, and Mother Road Bike Taxi. ABQ Trolley Co. was founded by Jesse Herron and Mike Silva in 2009 and expanded to AT&SF in 2015. Additional information can be found on www.atsfworks.com
AT&SF is proud to have recently been inducted into TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame, and has now received their esteemed Certificate of Excellence for six years in a row.
*For media inquiries, please contact Kristi D. Lawrence with StarFire PR & Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 720-7403 .
BCSO Conducting DWI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols Today, Aug 12th Thru Saturday, August 13th
Construction-Related Lane Closures Around the Big I Aug. 12th to Aug. 15th
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 12 2016 2:53 PM ]
The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office will be be conducting saturation patrols this weekend, looking for people driving under the influence and driving aggressively. Checkpoints will be set up in the North Valley to further check driver's insurance compliance, seatbelt compliance as well as child safety restraints in vehicles.
These checkpoints and saturation patrols are in effect thru Saturday Aug. 13th.
Let us all take some responsibility for bringing down our state's drunk driving numbers. This can be accomplished with greater public awareness, in conjunction with more effective enforcement by local law organizations. Fundamentally, drivers can avoid trouble by designating a driver, driving respectfully, buckling your seat belts and knowing when to find alternate carriage home from any party or show if you've tied one on.
There are also some concomitant construction projects affecting the Big I area from Aug, 12 thru Aug. 15th. As Follows:
I-25 Southbound bridge over Menaul will have right lane closures.
I-40 Eastbound over University Blvd (east of the Big I) will have various lanes closed.
If you are heading north on I-25 to eastbound I-40: left lane will be closed during this time.
If in doubt as to your ability to drive, CALL A TAXI.
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Tavern Taxi only functions on certain major drunkening
The Daily Word in Trump's downward spiral, Adblock v. Facebook and how local law enforcement pad their budgets with seized cash
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 12 2016 10:36 AM ]
An MDC corrections officer once fired over allegations of excessive force is under investigation for mistreating an inmate.
NM Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined the ranks of those urging Public Service Company of New Mexico to fast track a contract to supply power to a proposed Facebook data center. The data center will also need water.
Time published an excellent chronicle packed with inside information that details Donald Trump's downward spiral and the GOP's strategic response to the Oompa Loompa presidential canditate's alienating style.
Using a network of industry informants the DEA has confiscated hundreds of millions of dollars from domestic air and train travelers, often without laying charges.
It's not safe to text while driving while steering with your feet.
V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016
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New Mexico Statewide Call for Entries
Winning choirs to be featured in Theme Song for Global Documentary Scored by Film Composer Howard Wulkan
Press Release [ Wed Aug 10 2016 3:23 PM ]
August 4, 2016, Albuquerque, NM – Cinder Cone Media Worldwide and The LAB Recording Studio announce a statewide “call-to-entry” for a New Mexico children’s choir to be featured on the theme song to the upcoming highly-anticipated documentary film CORNERSTONE.
CORNERSTONE, written and directed by Debi Lang of Caring For the World Films, is the story of CNN Hero of the Year Jackson Kaguri’s mission to create the NYAKA AIDS ORPHAN PROJECT. It was inspired by his vision to transform his village in Uganda that was ravaged by the epidemic.
Wulkan, who was tapped to compose the original score and sound design for the film, brought in Portland, OR-based Ben Wuamett, founder of alt-folk band EZRA BELL, to co-write and sing the theme song for CORNERSTONE.
“My vision is to combine the modern singing and songwriting style of Ben Wuamett with Ugandan instrumentation AND a traditional hymn approach, choir-and-all,” said Wulkan. “I’m looking for something special; something unique. The finished piece will be included in the film and accompanying soundtrack.”
Call for submissions are open to children’s choirs ages 6-14 and can come from houses of worship, schools, clubs, community centers and any other organizations that are globally-minded. Cinder Cone encourages all participants to submit links of their best performances (video you tube link OR audio mp3).
Submissions will be open through 8/14. The public is invited to vote for their favorite finalist via the Cinder Cone Worldwide Facebook Page starting on 8/15 and ending on 8/21. The winner will be announced on Monday, 8/22 and the official recording will take place at The LAB Recording Studio in Albuquerque on Sunday, 8/28. To learn more about submissions, rules, requirements and compensation details, please visit www.cinderconeworldwide.com.
Cinder Cone Media Worldwide is A Conscious Media Company owned by Howard & Lainie Wulkan. Cinder Cone utilizes the power of media to effect change in the world and is the umbrella organization for Cinder Cone Records, The LAB Recording Studio, Zeta Global Radio and Cinder Cone Events. For more information, visit www.cinderconeworldwide.com and the Cinder Cone Worldwide Facebook page.
The Daily Word in Tax Free holiday 2016, Gags The Green Bay Clown and new wheels for APD
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 5 2016 11:58 AM ]
This weekend is the annual Tax Free Holiday.
Health officials skipped a meeting that was to address the long length of time it takes to process New Mexico medical marijuana applications because they were too busy processing medical marijuana applications.
APD purchased new fleet vehicles to replace the Challengers no one likes.
V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016
The Daily Word in the lady in white, Florida Zika cases and a Chinese fireball in California
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Jul 29 2016 10:35 AM ]
Some folks think Sports Authority should have donated theses new shoes rather than cutting and dumping them.
UNM says it has changed how it responds to sexual assault claims.
Police are looking for this man in connection with the torture and demise of his girlfriend's little dog.
Four people in Florida appear to have the first cases of Zika contracted within the United States.
Another Chinese rocket created another huge fireball across the California sky.
Check out these portraits of what musical notes sound like.
V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016
The Daily Word in murder in Munich, the death of Hastings and THC in Colorado's water
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Jul 22 2016 6:16 PM ]
A contract for construction at the Sunport doubled in cost after a company had already won the bidding process.
It's official: Hastings is closing all of their locations in October.
Parking in downtown Albuquerque isn't likely to improve anytime soon.
A small town in Colorado discovered their water supply had been dosed with THC.
French authorities are wanting to destroy CCTV footage of the attacks in Nice.
One of the guards at the jail where Sandra Bland allegedly committed suicide has admitted he lied in his testimony.
Phoenix has a serial killer, say police.
V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016
The Daily Word in child slavery, doping and voting
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 29 2016 11:56 AM ]
Child slavery is still a major problem in the chocolate industry.
DO NOT attempt to make your dog or cat vegan or vegetarian.
The age to buy tobacco in Chicago will now be 21.
The world doesn't believe Trump can do it.
Read new secrets!
A nearly 100-million-year old bird wing has been found encased in amber.
President Obama is showing five things that are more difficult than registering to vote.
John Oliver tackled doping in his most recent episode.
Crime scene blood can now tell the age range of a person.
V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016
The Daily Word in poverty, gravitational waves and messing with scammers
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 22 2016 12:21 PM ]
This is how to combat extremists in the Islamic State.
An MDC prisoner escaped from a transport van in Downtown.
The Dog Head Fire is now 61% contained.
Today in history.
This dude is messing with the minds of email scammers.
He even got this scammer to write in code!
And he attempted to get a free toaster out of the scam.
On top of sickening athletes with filthy water, here's another reason why the Rio 2016 Olympics are bad news.
About one in seven people in America is living in poverty.
V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016
The Daily Word in the Senate Filibuster, Gun Control and the Dog Head Fire
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 15 2016 12:39 PM ]
Looks like two senators are finally taking a stand on gun control in a "filibuster-style blockade."
You can watch it live right now!
In Florida, it's easier to get a gun than solar panels, a driver's license, an abortion, an exotic pet...
The Dog Head Fire is burning without containment.
A badass Twitter user is calling out politicians who are "praying for Orlando" but refuse to support gun control laws.
Check out this heroic Rio Rancho teen.
Look back at the history of the gun control debate.
A state worker started a relationship with Nehemiah Griego.
What does a map of a hallucination look like?
This is the first mammal to go extinct from global warming.
Did you know noise has color?
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