by Scot August is here, the vacation is over for most, and it’s time for Monday Night City Council. Are you ready for some legislatin’? Tonight’s session features two transportation-related items. First, on the agenda anyway, is Councilor Isaac Benton’s proposed revision to how the City implements the finding of Jeff Speck’s “Downtown Walkability Analysis,”… Read More Transit and Transportation Night at CABQ City Council
Old-timer Burqueans, particularly those in Barelas who had to smell it all the time, recall that the City’s sewage treatment plant used to be on 2nd Street between what is now Bueno Foods on the north, Riverside Trail (aka: Bosque Path) on the west, some industrial businesses to the south, and 2nd St. to the… Read More Burque History: Why South Valley Has One (Had Two) Sewage Treatment Plants
The project to improve 2nd Street S.W. from Rio Bravo Blvd. south to Valle del Oro National Wildlife Refuge is ongoing, and here’s a photo or two taken this morning of how the work is currently unfolding.
by Scot A few weeks back I mentioned my newfound obsession of newspapers.com as I was looking back at stories surrounding the routing of what became Interstate 25. Little did I know that you, me and everyone else with a City of Albuquerque library card has free access to a separate newspaper database: NewspaperARCHIVE. Great… Read More Glorious Socialism: Burque Library Patrons Have Free Home Online Access to NewspaperARCHIVE
An Albuquerque Police Department officer causes a crash running a red light in a chase of a red light running driver. BernCo Sheriff Miguel Gonzalez acknowledges that County deputy high-speed pursuits have rocketed in the past year: In 2017, deputies were involved in 74 pursuits. In 2016, they were engaged in 11. In 2015, the… Read More When One Deadly Weapon Becomes Two: Cops in Cars Getting “Bullitt”
We’ve been generally missed by the “big rain” down here in the South Valley, although we’ve had measurable precipitation four of the past five days. But that doesn’t often matter when it comes to results like this: There are several simultaneous storm drainage projects going on down here, but there are many, many projects left… Read More There Are No South Valley Road Projects, Only Storm Drainage Projects
by Scot Today, July 31st, is the deadline to get your thoughts on the proposed Sunport/Woodward extension project passed along to those responsible for collecting such thoughts. As a South Valley resident and lover of history, I’ve spent quite a bit of time pondering the project and the rather shameful history of how the neighborhoods nearby… Read More Comments on Sunport/Woodward Extension Project