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As a local entrepreneur I have attempted many types of businesses in the Albuquerque metro area,most of my ventures were in the realm of online websites and blogs,over the years I have created a Vast empire of online websites and blogs,however many of them failed,as it was a learning process,and then coupled with my education in English literature from New Mexico State University I wanted to create a blog where I could just write,After making personal blogs and journals to no avail my journey suddenly blossomed into a site I just created on a whim called the DukeCityTimes.Com This site is my most prized online publication reflecting the beauty and culture found in Albuquerque New Mexico, The DUKE CITY!The growth of this online newspaper has exploded exponentially and is ever expanding into print! I don''t have enough man hours or time to handle the work alone and am always looking for people to help me write,edit,report,publish,its truly is the media publishing business at its best.So thats how it happened,I'm still an entrepreneur and I'm looking at starting other publications/ventures,but it all started with the DukeCityTimes.Com ! thank you and please stop by and visit us again! sincerely,
Stephen K . Judy

Israel Continues to Attack Palestine!


As of this report the war between Israel and Palestine continues to rage, for the better part of a century these two countries have been in fierce battle and skirmishes, for some unknown reason, well there’s many different views, they cant seem to find a resolution and come to peace, with both sides vowing to attack and defend there honor, it is becoming an image that saddens the world, Is the world growing tired of seeing these two fight? Will there ever be an end to this rivalry? Can we build an “international zone” between the countries that accepts all nationalities to show them that peace is possible? With the scholars and politicians unable to solve this dilemma between these countries the only thing we can do is sit back watch them fight until one either loses or they just keep fighting forever, but one thing I can say, if there is a mediator/negotiator out there in the world that can make these two stop killing each other, he truly would be the greatest negotiator in the world!

Duke City Times Exclusive: The Art of Reinord V. Whitt-Pritchette


Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Englewood, Colorado, Reinord Von Whitt-Pritchette (who likes to go by Rein) started drawing at the age of 8 years old; he later became serious about his art at 28 and hasn’t stopped since. Rein was adopted at the age of 21 with the help of an old Colorado mining law, he did this because going into the Vietnam war he reasoned that if he died he wanted to die as a Pritchette the name of his adoptive parents, and so Pritchette was added to his name and he survived working as a radio operator in the Vietnam war (a very dangerous Job) allowing us to be blessed with his wonderful art today,

When I first entered the Whitt-Pritchette Studio I could tell that it was alive and industrious, pieces of canvas and wood laying around, different art pieces here and there, rein and his friend busily creating and delegating the task of the day, you get a feeling that your in a true art space. Since I’m in the News business I like visuals I like pictures, especially art, I asked Rein If he had any images that I could put up in his honor, what I saw was simply put compelling. Here’s a little of what I saw…



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      As you can see this is the work of a true artist, when I asked Rein about his career as an artist I learned that he started out painting and then he went to drawing, and now he does what is called serigraphy which is a type of artistic silk screen work that is very complicated in working with. 

Rein is a Very Kind and somewhat gregarious individual, you can tell that he is a serious professional artist and that he cares very much about the link between Art and the community, not only is rein the type of artist that wants to better Albuquerque and the world with art, but he is also looking after artist in his work to strike a deal with the banking sector to better serve the artist community.

You can see Reinord V. Whitt-Pritchette’s work in the Albuquerque Museum of Art or at the Whitt-Pritchette Studios in the Heart of Albuquerque’s Gold District located at :

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The Plight Of Downtown

             skylineabqAs I was downtown eating in a restaurant I overheard the owner and some customers talking about the day and current events then the began talking about the “plight of downtown Albuquerque”; remember how a few years ago downtown had a new “downtown action team” and everything was going to be better, well its not, that might as well been some kind of political scheme to get tax payer money because now downtown is worse and with the county offices leaving the center of the city where they should be it could die all together, here’s the situation from the eyes of the downtown restaurant owner(which is a vital part of a diverse tourist friendly environment). She told me that restaurant owners have to pay a fee something like $7 for the “downtown action team” which she says was a good service in the beginning because they acted like security and scared off loiters but now they just clean, which tax dollars already pay for street cleaning. Next they have to pay rent and false alarm fees for police and fire, add on top of that an increase in minimum wage and the downtown brick and mortar restaurants are hurting, why are they pissed? because the county/city allow food trucks to come in and park during block parties and festivals taking business from the resident downtown businesses, there also mad because the city and county are relentless in making money over parking downtown, this isn’t New York city your not going to make that much! The owner even told me she saw a traffic officer write a guy a ticket while he just left his car to go buy the parking stub, a random citizen stopped in the middle if the street and was arguing with the traffic officer until the driver returned and put the stub on his window sparing him a ticket, then the city/county tried to make money off of businesses by charging them $50 to be included in a “walk downtown” map, is that promoting business?700-30,000 people may be leaving the downtown area the shop owner told me with the county leaving, if that’s right, downtown Albuquerque is going to hurt, bad.
So here’s the plan me and the owner came up with, if you want downtown to flourish 

ban food trucks or make them pay super high fees to park downtown, rent etc. grant free parking either at certain times or areas, this isn’t new York and the city/county will make more money from taxing profitable businesses than parking machines,

Consolidate and keep county city buildings downtown where they belong.

Create a balance between large and small businesses and use “downtown action team” fund to subsidize new businesses and new development,

Tax Large vacant apartment Builders For the building that are just sitting there, or reduce rental rates,-there’s been rumors that certain wealthy individuals that own apartments downtown are purposely leaving them vacant in a plot to move downtown toward the Coronado mall area, moving it farther from tits original and historical site, and possibly farther from the local poor and middle class in the area.


And the city should hold events downtown on a monthly basis, this will draw traffic and revenues as well as revitalize the area, these are just a few main things, however the duke city times being true to our word as being the voice of the people has spoken and mark our words, downtown is still broken, unless things are changed along the lines listed here we can pretty much predict that it will remain broken, so he hope that people will take pride in our city and rally together to get some things changed and truly revitalize this wonderful place we call the Duke City!

Local Entrepreneur Fights For Civil Rights!

Acryforhelp  For over 15+ years Entrepreneur and Albuquerque resident Magdalena Romero has Been fighting For the rights of citizens in the city of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico, her unique organization offers relief and support to not only victims of crime and domestic abuse but also victims of the judicial system. In these times of police abuse of power it’s reassuring to know that there are people who care for the common welfare of the under-served and disadvantaged in our community, It is a very honorable and courageous thing to be proactive in helping those in need. Without people like Magdalena the voices of the people would not be heard, without people like Magdalena corrupt officials would continue there abusive actions; founding her organization in 1995 and later restructuring it in 2010 A Cry For Help Inc. has been serving New Mexico for over 15 years, this organization is one a few in the state that gives power to the people and aids in providing essential oversight between the people and there local and state governments, The Duke City Times is honored to feature Magdalena Romero and all those that work with her at A Cry For Help Inc. and We would like to acknowledge her as one of the duke city’s Best of The Best, thank you Magdalena for serving the citizens of the Duke City!   

For more information about Magdelena Romero or if you are in need of services from A Cry For Help Inc, Please Visit:



                                                  or call

        Contact Number :  505-922-8788


Let the statue of liberty Guide our Immigration Policy!!

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There’s a lot of talk about immigration these days,Helpless poor immigrants from Mexico fleeing economic and political corruption and Americans blocking them and arguing about who’s right, let them come or turn them away,Well here’s the truth about this situation and the solution. People in Mexico know that they must pay to become citizens but its pretty insulting to ask them to pay when they are all poor,besides Cartels and a corrupt government has made it to where the average hardworking Mexican national can barely even make it, that’s why they want to come here for a better life,Some don’t know the procedures,Its not like we drop flyers on there side instructing them on how to become citizens,ultimately they just come across the desert cause there desperate,and we turn them away,the humane solution is this,we should be understanding and humane about there situation,and not penalize them but take them to housing centers,where we can process them,granting the non-criminal citizens cards or citizenship and sending back the criminals,there not in a situation where they can afford anything,they are political and economic refugees fleeing a violent corrupt and terribly poor country to ask for money would be insulting,why should we do this? well here’s why! because under the statue of liberty there’s an inscription that says “bring me your poor,your outcast,your refuse,your downtrodden” we would all fight and die to protect the statue of Liberty,if you are unwilling to support and defend the inscription on the bottom of the statue of liberty then maybe you should just leave yourself!Second answer to why is this, America was built on immigrants from all over the world,and the the refugees coming from mexico are no different than the immigrant coming from Europe in the 1900’s,all this aggression against these people is pure ignorance and un-American,a true American would be willing to help them and figure out a solution that’s win-win,these people are hard working intelligent people,actually they are descendants of the Aztec culture which were the greatest innovators in mathematics astronomy and engineering as well as one the the greatest empires that ever existed, with streets of gold,If Canada was overrun by drugs and corruption and collapsed economically and people were getting murdered in the streets I don’t think people would say anything if Canadians were running across the borders? I believer its shameful to kick someone whose down,or to turn away someone who needs help,there’s a village in the middle east that saved US NAVY SEAL Marcus Luttrell when the Taliban was right about to behead him because they had a thousand year old tradition that they would fight to the death for anyone that came to there village and needed help,Marcus Lutrell went back and took the leader of that village to his ranch in Texas, that’s Honor,that pride, that’s how we should be that whats makers America strong, a coward would turn away poor women and children who made it to there shores,a hero would do the right thing and bring them on the condition that they work and make there way like the rest of us,finally in conclusion I want to say two things America,the solution for this immigration “problem” is to house them when they cross the borders,process them,turn back those who are criminals,and release the others,and two, remember this, a coward turns back women and children who need help,a hero helps them!

P.S. no matter who you are the quote at the bottom of the statue of liberty is not open for interpretation,it is what it says, and it means what it mean for all people,let the statue of liberty guide our path on immigration.

Iraq Is meltingdown

Iraq Is meltingdown

After the U.S. Coalition forces pulled out of Iraq recently about two weeks ago and handed the government over to the people of Iraq a terrorist group called “isis” has taken over the country and is is causing major disruption,throughout all the world and the media people are watching violence erupt in Iraq and pretty much the country is melting down,the people are going to have to stabilize themselves and bring order to there country,the world is watching.

Albuquerque Convention center Getting New facelift

Albuquerque Convention center Getting New facelift

The Albuquerque Convention center is getting renovated,the new face lift should be complete within a few months,probably by December,to the left of this picture are the statues of senator Dennis Chavez and his wife,one of the coolest statues in new mexico.The new convention center will not only look better for visitors and bring repeat business to new mexico but it will also give the civic plaza area a more appealing look,citizens look forward to the new building.

Ukrainians Hold Elections,Russia questioning there legitimacy.

Ukrainians Hold Elections,Russia questioning there legitimacy.

Today the Ukrainian government was holding routine elections and the Russian government sent cables questioning these elections were legitimate due to the fact that Russian troops were deployed in the Crimean area.It appears as thought Russia has already basically laid claim to this area by questioning the elections, there troops are deployed in Crimea and region in Ukrainian illegally and the world is just sitting by,Russia continues to partake in vary, “shady” and underhanded political and military exercises,this could be the beginning of many problems in this part of the earth.

Angry Mob protest against police shootings,did the police learn?

Angry Mob protest against police shootings,did the police learn?

Usually when protest happen its about some kind of government program or to save the wales, or because of some kind of political unrest,This time it was against the very police that were trying to control the protest,after multiple shooting this year the people of the duke city finally had enough when the police shot and killed an innocent defenseless homeless man camping in the foothills of the sandia mountains,they started marching downtown,practically took over the police substation and began battling them on the streets,The message sent,don’t abuse the citizens this way or we’ll come out in mass and wreak havoc,that’s pretty much what happened. Apd probably learned a good lesson after today,don’t abuse citizens rights,and actually the protest worked,because now the mayor is asking for more funding to pay for increased DE-escalation training for the police department,so always remember duke city citizens when something like this happens come out en mass because by using your right assemble,even if they are throwing tear gas and saying “unlawful assembly” on the loud speaker,at least the politicians see and make the changes needed.

Vital Foods NM Has Opened up downtown!


Vital foods has opened up in the downtown area,this nice little health food store has a nice ambient effect to it, with fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy snacks and essentials it can quickly become a vital tool for your diet and grocery system,the lighting and setup is very user friendly and the prices aren’t too bad,the duke city times would like to wish vital foods the best and a long prosperous future in the downtown area,

vital foods
926 coal ave sw
albuquerque New mexico

stop by there open 10:30-6pm every day!

Experience the Amazing art of Sarah Werner

We were absolutely amazed when we saw sarahs art,Sarah Werner a Local Albuquerque artist and UNM student has allowed us to post the following images in our online publication.The image of the city is absolutely stunning,and other works of sarahs pull at your soul and visual appetite,Creative and talented is an understatement,this artist is pushing the envelope to the upper reaches artistic creativity,It is a great privilege  to  post sarahs art on our site, you can see m

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Actress Jessica Osbourne

Born and raised in cleethorpes,England to a mother who was a dance teacher, Her first time on the stage was at the age of two, at age 4 she was playing Nelly the elephant in a singing and dancing production,staring in her first film at the age of 11 her career began blossoming, entering the Italia Conti acting school in great Britain at age 16 and graduating with a union membership in the British equity It was an honor and pleasure to interview this ,professional ,highly skilled and great actress/director Jessica Osbourne.

Jessica is a busy actress,finishing up her role in “rapture blister burn” and preparing for her part in the upcoming “love loss and what i wore” ,Jessica is the consummate actress,acting is her life;When I first met Jessica two things came to my mind,One, This is a real true actor,and two she is a true professional.From the actress Hollywood like glasses on the table,well earned might i add,to just the way she communicates,every word,facial expression,is years of roles and characters portrayed flawlessly while we talk,its as if she doesn’t know she doing it, i’m starting to call it that “acting thing”,Its what happens when you come across true actors with years and years of experience under there belts,its as if all the characters they played and all the lines they memorized has cultivated and blessed there inner spirit so much you can help but see it emanate when they talk with you,its like the finest type of communication a person can experience almost like a higher wavelength or pure art and literature,I’ve said this before and ill say it again,Its as if your entering a movie and your talking to a character,that’s how Jessica is,but its really her,shes just a pro,you know your talking to a true actress you can just tell.She has been in many roles, “the amateur”, “the man-app” “dangerous Liaisons” “mid summers night dreams” ,and when asked if she can jump in and out of character she can,and she kind of in a way gave me an example,which was very unique and showed me that she is a very true actress in that shes not stuck in roles,she can turn it on or off and be herself or jump into character which to me seemed like it would take a lot of skill and you can tell was learned in a school like the italian conti.I have the privilege and honor of interviewing famous and important people,specially actors,and I learn from them,what i learned from Jessica is that she works hard,and that she works hard even though shes a classically trained actress from a British school,and I can also tell that she is somewhat customized,doing roles and genres she likes,she says she likes comedy a lot,I can also tell its her passion,she would probably do it for free and probably does at times when she not doing paid features.Jessica told me she likes new mexico,that “there’s a high amount of talent here”,her favorite theaters are the duke city repertoire,the auxdog, and the motherroad theater although she can also be found doing comedy at the nexus brewery or the damn bar.My interview went very nice with Jessica,I asked her who her influences were,she said,Victoria wood,meryl streep and judy walters,all of who i could see reflecting off of her ,In closing I would like to say there’s nothing like meeting a real actress,and this was one of those times,so thank you Jessica and I look forward to seeing you again on the silver screen!

Acting classes-Jessica Osborne will be Holding acting classes at the Aux Dog Theater in nob hill starting march 29th,the courses are full scale professional acting courses including but not limited to,vocal production,cold reading,scene study,creating vocal character,physical character creation,background work, and accent and dialect work, The focus of her instruction is on the technical side of acting.For more information please visit the auxdog theater,email or call 505-604-4522 for more information.

The duke city would like to welcome the march 7th Amped show Featuring DRIVENDOWN



Win tickets to The duke city Amped show featuring DRIVENDOWN

Rock masterpiece band DRIVENDOWN is participating in a contest that will allow you to see them at the march 7th amped show,top notch hard rockers will show you how rock and roll is done,you can enter the contest to see DRIVENDOWN at there facebook page

You can also see hear there music and Buy tracks at

But hurry and dont be late to see one of albuquerques top bands DRIVENDOWN



Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner is a local new mexico actor that resides in Santa Fe new mexico,he is involved with many productions in the new mexico area and has a long career in the film and music industry.For the past 20 years Eric has filmed in movies such as remo williams 1st adventure,performed many of his musical compilations around the state as well as featured in many corporate commercials.Eric is an excellent actor and musician,with many up coming productions featuring Eric he truly is hard at work and coming to a set near you!

1 day after Russia invades Ukraine


One day after Russia has surprisingly decided to invade Ukraine,a country south of Russia with Russian heritage,the international community is beginning to cut all ties with Russia,Russia is getting ready for a larger scale war,Ukraine is bracing itself to prepare for major war operations and is also asking the international community to help.

President Obama has already talked to Russian president Vladimir Putin about the incident and warned the Russian president that this is a violation of international law and that there will be economic consequences, but the president ,talking to Putin from the oval office wearing jeans and a sweater didn’t seem to be threatening with military action in any manner,and the us hasn’t even changed its military posture,meaning the U.S. for now isn’t considering military aid for Ukraine,although sen.John carry has said that all options are on the table.

Rare Interview With the legendary Actor Preston Harmon


Recently I had the great privilege of interviewing Actor and Emmy award winning costume designer Preston Harmon.Not only Did I learn about life and the art of acting,I was truly amazed at this entertainers story;Born in California to a father that wan an actor as well as minstrel Preston learned of acting at an early age,its in his blood,in his words “he knew what he was destined for and that was acting”, While acting in California  he was fortunate to work with a variety of star as well  such as ,Lucille ball,  whoopi Goldberg and ,Lawrence fishburn,  he also worked for Disney as costume designer where he won an Emmy for his designs.Whats interesting about this story is the extreme odds in which he has defied in his life,being “legally” blind you couldn’t tell as  he answers his cell, walks around,  can see you, and  pretty much has normal vision.Another thing you couldn’t tell about Preston is that he defeated cancer,having been diagnosed a few year back he said in his words “its my cancer and I can do with it what I want, I can give up and let it win or I can carry on and defeat it,” When you first meet Preston,you know your meeting an actor,with a tall slim build ,long purple trench coat, hat from the 20’s and skilled facial expressions ,Lawrence fishburn once said was impeccable facial acting,meeting Preston is meeting a true character,to be honest,I felt like I was in the room with a legend,and a true piece of furniture in the acting/theater/film world,I’m an actor myself and I actually became a better actor just by talking to him for a few minutes,maybe that’s why Preston is so while known around town within the acting community,you know they say that new mexico is the next Hollywood,or in prestons words, “chilliwood” and that being said I guess even though hes originally from California he might be one of the original few actors of new mexico. Mr. harmon says that he enjoys all types of acting however he may have an affinity towards comedy,and that was very apparent, he also is writing on some things,when you talk to preston you can help but laugh because his personality is so causally entertaining its quite different and refreshing,you know your in the presence of a morpher,a chameleon,its quite unique, I guess you could get unique vibes from presidents,doctors,lawyers,business people,but when you meet a true actor,someone that can be any of them in any given moment,it does something magical,you feel like your in a movie just talking to the person,that’s how Preston is,once you start talking to Preston your in a movie,in Hollywood,he could probably charge people just for talking to him,In conclusion,It was an honor and privilege to interview Preston Harmon, he truly is a national treasure and a legendary actor.

Preston harmon has featured in the signal,terminator,breaking bad,in plain sight,a million ways to die,and many other films,


La Oruga Ojona By Sylvia Foster

Cuando yo naci era una oruga ojona horrible (por eso me regalo mi mami?), La senora a la que me regalo me golpeaba duro y seguido , y con mucha razon, quien iba a querer a una oruga horrible, con tremendos ojotes que siempre esteban hinchados y para acabarla de amolar me orinaba en la cama, me orinaba parada y mordia todo lo que miraba.

Entre insultos golpes y lagrimas logre llegar a los catorce anos. Un dia,decidi largarme de esa casa, buscare a mi madre,me dije,pense que ya no era tan monstrousa,tal vez ahora si me quedria. Asi fue como llegue a los estados unidos,,cuando encontre a mi madre ella no dio saltos de alegria,todo lo contrario.

Vagando por las calles un hombre me violo.Ahora era aun mas monstrousa,con una enorme barriga, cuando se me salio la bebe,vagamos sin rumbo fijo hasta llegar a una gran cuidad,la bebe loraba,,,yo pedia leche en los restaurantes,algunas vezez nos corrian, en una ocasion deje a la oorugilla detras de un enorme tambo de basura con la intenncion de ir sola a conseguir un poco de leche,volvi al anochecer y la orugilla continuaba alli,pero estaba muy diisgustada.

Con la fortuna que consegui,rentamos un cuartito y compramos leche y una bolsita de sopita,la cual nos duro un mes (ya no me gusta sopita)

han pasado muchos anos,ahora abogo por los derechos de los ninos,les presto mi voz,ya que son pequenitos e indefensos,lucho por una mejor educacion temprana y cuidado de calidad para ellos.

Mi major orgullo es mi hijo alberto,es ingeniero civil,tiene varios titulos,una maestria del acreditado colegio princeton y en un ratito mas tendra un doctorado de la universidad de nuevo mexico.

Ya no soy una oruga horrible,ahora soy una hermosa y colorida mariposa.

sylvia foster

Canadian musician hits new mexico -Raven Singing “the ghost of steve foster”

While venturing downtown,We came across a busker named Raven,He was singing this song “the ghost of steve foster” Hes a rather skilled musicians that said he came down here from Canada,the song and the whole show was rather entertaining,even some girls passing by locked arms and started doing the “dosey do”, It is really nice having musicians like this visit our city,i think some people don’t understand the creativity they bring,most people just pass by,but if you take time out and watch the show you can have a moment of escape from the world,We tossed him a dollar,would of paid for a ticket if we had too,but thanks raven for bringing your style of music to the duke city, we appreciate it immensely!

Are the albuquerque Police too tough on crime?

Around the Local media theres been different stories about the albuquerque Police and the brutality they inflict,arising to the question,are the albuquerque poilce too tough on crime kind of like the LAPD? If you dont already know Los Angeles is the sister city of Albuquerque,all the draftees from the albuquerque dukes(before they were the isotopes) went directly to the LA Dogers because they had a sister city recruiting program,does this mean that we inherit LAPD’S reputation in our own police force as well?Well as it stand nobody knows except the brutalized the aggressors and the media, there have been multiple settlements and complaints from the public about albuquerque police brutality,If you asked me my honest opinion on the subject,I would say this, Albuquerque is a beautiful and hitoric city,but it is a tough town,on both sides,I think that the police are just increasing there agression to combat a city that is quite different than any other city in the world,tough criminals make tough police,the police just might have a different edge on it becauise they have the legislators and the judges and the politicians making sure that they are ahead of the criminals,but ultimatley I would just chalk it up to albuqerque is a tough town,I dont know how else the police would handle there reputation,I mean maybe they are really hurting and lashing out cause they cant take it,maybe the criminals are very aggressive and dangerouse and these are just police officers shooting at whatever moves,maybe politicians like it that way to get the heat off of them and there blue collar crimes?maybe our laws arent tough enough and the criminals get out and go back to there ways and walk all over the police officers,who knows,whatever it is if you live in albuqerque,you live in a tough town and when the police stop you,dont make no sudden movements,and do what they tell you,or else!..

Florida residential Designer may move to Rio Rancho? By stephen judy

Professional building designer and real estate guru Robert Paige is contemplating about possibly purchasing land in the Rio Rancho area to build a custom 5 bedroom home?what does this mean for Rio rancho,well not only would the city of vision,gain a new resident,but it would also gain an architect that’s bringing a fresh new look and design to the area,with more than 15 years design experience Mr. Paige is well versed in the design of comfortable luxurious living,,if Paige comes to new mexico rio rancho will benefit from the design style he brings from the Florida Miami area.Paige is no new comer to new mexico having graduated from NMSU with a bachelors and UTEP with a masters he knows the area,maybe this time around hell stay and change the landscape of new mexico.Image

Local Electrician Builds SUPER-BIKE!

Local Electrician Builds super bike! by stephen k judy

Local Electrician Builds super bike!

by stephen k judy

A local electrician named tom has created his own bike,this isn’t just any type of bike this bike is a super bike,the bike contains a special motor from china that fits on the front wheel that powers it forward,it even has reverse,furthermore the bike has a key ignition,an air horn,two more horns,turn signals lights two computer systems and in the future a possible battery pack,whats most interesting about this story is that tom didn’t buy this bike,he built it from scratch,the bike also has a special suspension system(some of it is still being developed) but the suspension will help the bike with stability,turning and sway,also the bike has hidden fold out basket compartments and a compartment on the back to carry things, roughly the bike weighs about 100-110 pounds,tom the electrician from Albuquerque west side built it from scratch including the frame and plans to make more tweaks to the bike in the future.To help the bike for visibility it has a flexible pole with flags and a special alien light on the back that illuminates at night so drivers can see its there it also has a triangle type reflector and air horn,so next time your driving around town be careful and courteous to pedestrians and bikers,there a work of art riding around out there, the bike also goes around 45-50 miles an hour and can keep up with traffic.(photos courtesy of tom the bikes owner for the duke city times.)




Windy and cold today

Windy and cold today

Its windy and cold today in Albuquerque,hopefully it will subside and the sun will come out again and we can enjoy warm weather,even though its windy today,at least we can be thankful that its warming up and spring and Easter is on the way,there’s good times ahead for the duke city!

SBA Business Loan � Criteria To Obtain SBA Loans by: Jassica Thomson


While you try to obtain an on SBA business loan there are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled. Let us have a look at them below:

The first requirement is to provide a detailed profile of the business that you are currently running. This will include detailing of the business type that you are running. You will also need to provide the time limit from when you are running this business. Also, any information regarding the overall sales, profit and loss reports will also need to be discussed. Finally, the total number of people working under you needs to be mentioned along with the area of location of the venture. Apart from providing this information, you will also be asked to provide all the business operation related news.

The next requirement is the process to select the correct SBA loan that will best meet your purpose. You will need to discuss the amount you feel is necessary for your venture and then specifying the detailed information about how you will use these funds for your business. One thing should be kept in mind: Always read carefully all the schemes and plans available before applying. You need to ensure that you are choosing the best scheme to meet your needs and requirements. Unless you undergo the correct selection and application procedure, you will find that you have achieved nothing as your application will be ruled out.

The next step of the application process is extremely crucial. It is related with all the financial statements regarding your business venture status. However, this scenario is common to every loan package that you will obtain from anywhere. All the financial statements are required to be submitted pertaining to the last three years and also of the present year.

Not only the financial statements but also certain other financial calculative sheets need to be included. The account payables, receivables and the transactions related to cash flow are also required to be shown. The major advantage in this criterion is that suitable proof can be provided through some statements of cash flow on monthly basis to highlight the fact that you can repay the loan amount without any sort of trouble or difficulty.

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