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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
Owner/Founder
DukeCityTimes.Com

Alien Space Kitchen Rocks New Mexico!

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With a sound resembling a mixture of Radiohead and The Clash, Alien Space Kitchen is rocking the locals of New Mexico.  Be prepared, these three are good.  With Noelle on drums, T. Messal aka “Mess” on bass, and Dru on guitar you will be rocked.  The band’s bio states they started as a duo when songwriter Dru Vaughter recruited Noelle to play drums and assist with vocals on a new recording project.  The result was their award-winning debut album “Just A.S.K.”  Although the original two were happy with their progress, what they truly desired was a power-trio configuration.  They believed that with the addition of bass, the songs could bask in their full garage-rock glory.  In 2013 good fortune shone upon A.S.K. when L.A. legend Messal came out of retirement to join the band.  Mess has toured the world with critically acclaimed bands Flies on Fire, VOMF, and Vitamade. When asked why he decided to get back in the game, most often he says it is because of the music.  Other times he says it was something in the water.  The rest of the band doesn’t care why, they’re just glad he did.

The band member’s influences include X, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Music Machine, WITCH, The Replacements, Kid Congo, Ohio Players, and The Kinks, to name a few. The band is also influenced by outer space… here’s what may or may not be true about the individual members and alien abductions:  Dru may have been abducted but has no recollections;  Noelle has never been abducted and knows just why;  Mess claims that he has been an abductee and has abducted a few himself.  The triangulation of these differing experiences translates in musical terms like a time-bomb of the future.  Check it out or check yourself in.

 

 

Stake out the following links to learn more about Alien Space Kitchen and be sure to see them at your local venue.

http://www.alienspacekitchen.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/AlienSpaceKitchen/1523300654562300
https://www.instagram.com/alienspacekitchen/
http://www.reverbnation.com/alienspacekitchen
http://www.alienspacekitchen.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/alien-space-kitchen

to book this band contact:

 Noelle: 505-350-1764 or Dru: 505-203-5802

 

 

Parallax Vision Films: Local cinematographer raises the bar in the New Mexico film industry

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27 year old Allen Hrynick is no stranger to video production.  In fact, with drone technology and a wide variety of cameras, he’s pushing the norm for the New Mexico film community.  With so much open space and the standard need for high level shots in film, new drone technology is very useful…and Allen is a pro.   He not only uses drones to film movies, he also works on other projects such as music videos and webisodes.  And if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, he is a writer and editor as well.  If you are looking for any type of production work give Allen a call.  You can learn more about him and PVF by contacting:

Allen Hrynick

Parallax Vision Films

519 Central Ave NW, Albuquerqu, NM 87102

Allen@parallaxvisionfilms.com

505-948-8611

 

 

Solar Energy: the cancer-reducing gold rush

New Mexico is filled with a lot of sun and a lot of land.  What would be in the best interest of its citizens is to pass laws that allow flexibility when it comes to off-grid living and, you guessed it, solar energy.  The next gold rush is upon us and if we are smart we will embrace it and revitalize our state and the state it’s in.   Let’s say “screw the oil companies” and invest solely in solar technology.  This will help the planet overall by:

Ridding the Duke City and others of smug, thus reducing cancer and other ailments.

Ceasing the war on oil overseas and reducing the cost and demond for oil in general.

Putting more money in the pockets of the 99%.  Less money spent on energy bills and gas equals more money they’ll be able to put towards education, healthcare costs, other bills, or other markets in the economy.

Helping to slow (and hopefully stop) global warming.  Shall we go through all of the wonderous effects this would have on the planet?

Solar technology is the new gold rush.  It can replace and even create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and ventures, but it can only happen when every state makes the big move.  For now we are hindered by our reliance on oil, but eventually we will either be forced to make a change or we will suffer the concequences of our refusal to change.  Spread the word!  We cannot sacrifice our planet and our lives just because we love the history of the oil industry and how it has helped America boom.  The oil industry is an old,  slowly dying dinosaur, and soon will become ancient like the fossil fuels it is taken from.  The time has come for us to make a positive impact on our planet, to improve, and to let outdated technology go to bed.  Wake up to the sun!  The solar age is upon us and we should embrace it.

Large number of businesses along ABQ’s central corridor disapprove of A.R.T plan– law suits filed.

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Businesses on Albuquerque’s central corridor thrive off of passing automobiles and the customers they bring.   Many locals say that reducing the number of lanes on central and replacing one with a dedicated rapid transit system, replaces consumers passing in their car  with others who will remain on the bus for their commute to/from work and school.  Nob Hill specifically has been known to attract people who drive from all over the city to visit its eclectic and eccentric shops, bars, and restaurants.   Unfortunately, A.R.T isn’t connected to Rio Rancho or any other part of the city and these people come from affluent cities all over the state to spend their money, and they travel by automobile.  A.R.T would destroy this market, as the majority of its users would be students and people trying to get out of the sun.  A.R.T could spell a disaster for the central corridor– it is not a real light rail system, and it does not go under intersections at major crossroads.  This could have a devastating effect of local businesses, so who would be responsible?   With so many businesses in disagreement, the city seems to be carrying on with a blind eye, almost disregarding the will of the people, its seems as if the powers that be are more interested in their lofty egos than in what the people are saying. If A.R.T was a real train, kind of like the one on Tingley but better, went under the streets and connected Rio Rancho to the central corridor then it would be great! But that’s not the plan and for $80 million dollars is it worth it or is it a sham?$80 million dollars to run a bulldozer down central and create a middle lane and then put a bus on it and call it rapid transit? I could bulldoze central with a Bull-Dozer for a million, paint strips on it for another million and buy 6 busses for 3 million, where’s all this money going? What officials and what private companies are involved in this project and whose hands are in whose pockets? This sounds like another New Mexico take money from the people sham and the only other problem here is the businesses will feel the pain when they take out those lanes, sorry to say, but doesn’t seem like A.R.T is good for the Duke City , either is whoever came up with this idea.

 

 

 

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New non-profit organization seeks to be the voice of New Mexico

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The Voice Of New Mexico, a new non-profit organization, has a vision of looking out for the people of the Enchanted State, keeping their best interests in minds, and even going so far as to putting money back into their pockets.  Too often do we pay taxes that are distributed unfairly and unethically, and it is about time to start making things happen for the other 99% of the people and no longer for the rich and powerful.  Our goal is to represent everyone through a fundraising that realigns our priorities and creates projects that benefit the people who need it the most.  We must rally our voices collectively so that we have the power again.  This power will fuel the city, feed the hungry, and reestablish our economy.  We believe through this organization that we can put money back in the pockets of the 99%, fight political corruption, and fight the exploitation of our people.  It is time to redraw the lines between the poor, the rich, and the disappearing middle class. This organization is dedicated to the people of New Mexico.  This is our state.  Our voices will be heard!

 

City Counselor Klarissa Pena talks about A.R.T and her vision for District 3:

City Counselor Klarissa Pena is one of the Duke City’s best public officials.  Amidst the controversy of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, which many citizens disagree with, she was one of two city counselors who chose to represent the people and voted NO on A.R.T.  She saw through the plans that will essentially and negatively affect local business owners, especially along Central Avenue and our historic and beloved Nob Hill district, and voted NO.  The Duke City Times has endorsed Klarissa Pena and ask that you give her your support in the coming election as she is a true voice for the people of our great city.

Art De La Cruz talks about his role as County Commissioner and what Latinos can do to help our community:

How can Latinos can improve their political power in New Mexico?  De la Cruz has some insight on the matter.  He is the Country Commissioner for Bernalillo County, the most populated county in New Mexico.  De La Cruz is well known and admired throughout the Duke City and is one of our favorite public officials.

Duke City Times publisher speaks on Trump protest in an interview with radio show and news website INFOWARS:

 

 

While at the “No Trump In America” rally, an organized protest during Donald Trump’s visit to New Mexico, Duke City Times publisher Stephen Judy was interviewed by a reporter for Alex Jones’ radio show and news website INFOWARS.  Judy spoke about the gross injustices that are happening in American politics and how they affect our community and the rest of the country.  Much of our aggression has been focused on Trump mainly because of his unending racial comments and his mannerism similar to those part of an oligarchy.  When the video was published, Judy was surprised to see himself labeled as a “Local Socialist Reporter” and has since then stated that it doesn’t bother him but he would like to make it known that he does not consider himself as such.  Instead he views himself as an independent reporter that truly cares about the overall well being of the American people and what is in the overall best interests for the people in his hometown of Albuquerque.

In his statement to Duke City Times reporter Josh Foster he commented, “It’s funny they labeled me like that.  Maybe it was just the environment, the context that I was reporting on, and the rioting… I wanted to make known the injustices being done.  I wish that the reporter would change the title, but all in all it doesn’t matter.  I know who I am, I fight to be the voice of my people and they know that…that’s all that matters.”

Thousands Protest Donald Trump Rally at Albuquerque Convention Center:

The people of The Duke City express their disapproval of Trump in mass protest.

Thousands show up to the Albuquerque Convention Center to protest Donald Trump’s visit to New Mexico.

 

Out of all the presidential rallies in New Mexico, this one in particular seemed to attract the most.  Why? So many of our citizens disagree with Trump.  People were chanting “no hate in our state” amidst other clever things.  It seemed there were more people against Trump outside than there were entering the convention center to see him.  Many of those interviewed felt Trump was racist and heartless. What is your opinion?

China’s Claim to the Spratly Islands–Unjustified?

China has been stemming much controversy as of late through the claiming of the Spratly Islands and the building of military bases on their land.  The islands are very far from the Chinese mainland and much closer to Vietnam and the Philippines–two others laying claim to the islands.  It seems in this instance that China has gone too far in claiming these islands and is just trying to expand its territory in a way that will dominate Southeast Asia.  As the Spratly Islands are very far from the Chinese mainland, are UN and Nato treaties to block china justified?

Bernie Sanders visits Albuquerque– huge response with thousands of supporters at the convention center.

When Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came to Albuquerque last night, thousands of people flocked to the rally.  Considered by many as one of the most humble American politicians in America since the civil rights movement, Bernie Sanders has no problem appealing to the people.  Sanders is even considered to be in the same realm of character as Washington or Kennedy with a message that addresses the problems of America and the .01% billionaire class that rule it today.  Thousands in the The Duke City continue to show their love and support of Sanders.

UN News – Colombia: UN chief welcomes agreement to separate children from FARC

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announcement by the Colombian Government and a long-time opposition group Sunday of an agreement to separate and reintegrate children associated with the insurgent force.

Source: UN News – Colombia: UN chief welcomes agreement to separate children from FARC

Fixing our Justice System:Attorney,Decorated APD Police Officer and Local Citizen Vow’s To Bring Leadership and balance To The Bernalillo County District Attorneys Office.

Edmund “Ed” Perea Knows the Streets Of Albuquerque,As a Gang task force officer,Unit Supervisor,Graduate of The FBI national Academy and assistant Prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District,if anyone know how to reduce crime and bring balance to the DA’s Office,Its Ed Perea. Bernalillo County needs a well rounded District Attorney that can honorably bridge the gap between the scandal ridden Albuquerque Police Department and a questionable District attorney’s office;Ed Perea is that man.

Ed Perea is a former APD officer, that has worked  as a Unit supervisor as well as a member of the hardened APD Gang Task-force,Not only has he risen from the ranks But he is also an attorney and someone who knows the city well,not just another pencil pusher in a suit.The challenge for Mr.Perea will be if he can make Un-biased decisions regarding  the public,the DA’s Office,and the Albuquerque Police Department.If He is successful,Albuquerque Has the Best Candidate for the Office.A candidate that knows the streets,the Law, and the issues that challenge our community.

Right now the City is at war,crime is high so is corruption,families are caught in the middle,leaving them embittered at police doing there job,people breaking the law,and corruption fueling a viscous cycle;It would take a special person to break this cycle and bring organization to the county.

The Duke City Times is proud of being the Voice of the People.We only select The very Best.We feel that if Ed Perea can overcome the political infighting between APD and the DA’s Office,and Bring in balance,leadership and stability,then he is by far the best candidate for the Job and would do wonders for our Beloved Duke City,therefore, we gladly Endorse Mr.Perea As our Next Bernalillo County District Attorney and wish him all the best in his campaign!

 

 

“Ed Perea is the only  candidate the can bring true Leadership and Balance Between APD and the District Attorney’s office,thus unifying the agencies and make our community safer. ”

-The Duke City Times

 

SUSPECTED MURDERER OF 11 YEAR OLD NAVAJO GIRL ASHLYNNE MIKE APPREHENDED

27 year old Tom Begaye was arrested yesterday and brought before a federal Judge today in Farmington.The whole state and Navajo Nation are breathing a sigh of relief after it seemed the suspect might of got away.Citizens all over the state,country,and Navajo Nation are seeking that Tom Begaye is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for taking that innocent girls life.

“Fake Rapid Transit” System will Hurt Albuquerque’s Central Corridor

The proposed “Rapid transit” plan for Albuquerques Central Corridor is a complete Joke and could hurt the Cities economy even more,Here’s Why:

1.Its not a real light rail or mono rail system,It’s just a bus with covered wheels,it doesn’t even go under intersections so it will stop at every street just like a regular bus.

2.who’s doing the landscaping ,construction,i’ll bet you its family or friends of local politicians.

3. The central corridor thrives off of automobile traffic,I could see how the plan would work it there was another light rail train connecting Rio rancho and central,but just central alone will actually hurt businesses by reducing customer automobile traffic.

The “fake light rail” plan is just another scheme for city politicians to milk the people,its not a real light rail,it doesn’t doesn’t direct customers from other areas to the central corridor and its not a good plan,if it connected urban neighborhoods better and was a real light rail yes,and if we could have the people build it not the families of politicians yes,but as it stand now,NO! It will hurt business mark my words,and then they’ll change it again to hurt your business and steal from the people again,vote NO on “Fake light rail”!

2016 Albuquerque A.R.T Rapid Transit 🚌 Proposal is a Joke

The proposed A.R.T rapid transit plan that would make central only one lane in both directions is a Joke! Instead of having a real light rail or monorail train system,the plan calls for a tacky bus with wheel covers.The plan is a good idea but unless we have a real light rail train or trolley going down central,the plan should be rejected.

Wealth From The Sun:How The Solar Industry Can Save New Mexico

New Mexico obtains one third of state revenues from oil and gas.With international instability and low oil prices the state is losing alot of money.Instead of pandering to the big oil industry that is quickly becoming obsolete,causes wars,and hurts the environment; New Mexico should embrace the solar industry! New Mexico is a technology hotspot,with 2 major national labs,a space port and 2 of the best engineering schools in the country,we also have great sunshine!It’s in the best interest of new Mexico to start embracing solar energy plantations,with massive solar energy programs and plants,well not only be able to reduce the energy bills of citizens and create thousands of jobs,we can create energy and sell it to other states all the while increasing our revenue and making New Mexico an even bigger technology powerhouse.Instead of waiting for oil prices to rise in a unstable industry,lets take our future in our own hands and go solar New Mexico!

Fight City:Albuquerque, New Mexico And it’s Legacy of Producing the Worlds Greatest Fighters.

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Albuquerque,New Mexico is a beautiful city filled with alot of history and great people;But it also is a very tough city,probably pound for pound one if the toughest cities in America.With names like Jon Jones,Holly Holmes,Diego Sanchez,Danny Romero,and Johnny Tapia and Carlos Condit, Albuquerque is ground zero for producing the world greatest fighters.If you want to fight and be trained by the best trainers in the world ,you come to Albuquerque;fighting is in this city’s blood.Blame it on its diverse population,Blame it on the wild nights,Blame it on the green chile,but something has created the perfect storm here for America’s MMA/Boxing industry and it will be here for as long as is city stands,oh and its been standing for over 300 years as one of America’s oldest cities.So put up your Dukes For The Duke City,Americas Premier Fight City!

Americans Nationwide Stand With Bernie Sanders Message.

SavedPicture-2016210111827.jpgPresidential candidate Bernie Sanders is beginning to sweep America and knock out rival Hillary Clinton.After winning Michigan the American people have signaled that it is Sanders that can best restore America’s economic power.Americans from all walks of life are turning out en masse to witness what sanders is doing.Sanders continues to Steam roll over Hillary Clinton and is favored to defeat Donald Trump.

The Art of Jeremy Adonis Carlson:Prolific Artist Brings Back memories from the games we play the Games

Local artist and UNM student Jeremy Adonis Carlson has struck a chord in the local art community;his art sends us back to the days of hopscotch,Mario Brothers, Chess and Billiards.When you look at these pieces your reminded about every unique experience we all have had playing these games.Creating the art was no easy task,in fact it was daunting.The Rubik cube took around 500 hours to complete and is hand stitched,not to mention the other items like the mushrooms and the “question mark blocks” from Mario Brothers.One thing that sticks out is the metal dice on a block,this piece is just wonderful,the rusted aspect gives it an old look but yet a very classy world class look,the kind of thing you see around fine art and dining locals around town ,and Adonis makes it himself.A California native Jeremy resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico and holds bachelors of art from UNM and an Associates in Welding From CNM, He uses his welding skills in many of his pieces.You can see more of Jeremy’s art at the South Broadway Cultural Center Art Collection or at the Wheels Museum where Jeremy will be holding his Thesis Reception.If you are an art fan this show is a must!

Jeremy Adonis will he holding an Honors Thesis reception At:

 

Honors Thesis Exhibition “The Games We Play” at The Wheels Museum

Opening Reception:

April 29th @ 5:30 pm

Closing reception: May 6th @ 5:30

The Wheels Museum:

1100 2nd SW

Albuquerque NM 87199

For more information call: 505-721-7754

Duke City Film and Albuquerque Photo Technologies Inc. Team up to Support New Mexico Film and Modeling Industry.

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In an effort to Support the burgeoning Film and Modeling Industry in New Mexico, Duke City Film And Albuquerque Photo Technologies Inc. have collaborated to offer the most competitive film and media Solutions in the area. This collaboration offers current and prospective Actors and Models high quality photo-shoots, studio time, and expanded media promotion at an affordable rate. Clients receive world class photography services with the latest technology by trained photographers, directors and media professionals. To find out more about this program call 505-804-4774 or go to http://www.ap-t.com

Mortgage family Funds New Mexico:The Story of Frost Mortgage and It’s legacy of Success.

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For more than 3 decades Frost Mortgage has prevailed as New Mexico’s Number One Mortgage Banking Company.Founded by prominent Mortgage Specialist Gregory Frost Sr. the company has grown exponentially and has offices throughout New Mexico.With a World class strategic business model,a highly effective marketing strategy and Five Star service,Frost Mortgage continues to provide the most competitive mortgage solutions in the state.What makes Frost Mortgage Unique is its also a family organization that understands the needs of families.With Gregory Frost Jr.,a Rhodes Graduate, as The VP of Business Development and Marketing and Christopher Frost the Executive VP of Finance, customers can build their home and dreams with a team that understands business and family.The Frost Family is involved in many philanthropic ventures in the area and has made a lasting impact on the community.

If you would Like to learn more about Frost Mortgage you can go to www.FrostMortgage.com

Man Allegedly Shot By US Marshall At Trailer Park Near Unser and Central

I Approached a group of people,and asked them what happens,The father told me His Son was shot By Law enforcement.He said that the Marshals were chasing some suspects who ran into a trailer.According to the victims father,law enforcement raided the wrong trailer and shot his son.I didn’t press him for details,but I asked him if he wants me to say anything in this report to the public about this incident,He said we need to be able to trust our police,this is wrong and we need to change how police do things.Wait till you see the other news stories about,this,and fill in the rest,but in the meantime your getting the peoples voice first!

Iconic Motorcycle Shop Offers Quality Work,Keeps Unique Bikes on The Road

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Just over the Rio Grande river welcoming you to the cities west side sits an Iconic Albuquerque Motor Cycle Shop, Lujan Motorcycle’s.Lujan’s has been at its location for many years and is the Iconic place to go for all your motorcycle needs.If your looking to purchase a unique bike that represents  New Mexico and the free spirit of riding or just  need  some repairs or apparel,you cant go wrong with this Lujan’s.As far as quality of work,unique style, vibe and Iconic Status, Lujan motorcycle’s meets all the criteria,they also are involved in the community and hold many rally’s and fundraisers.Next time your going for a ride,cruise down by the River and Stop by Lujan Motorcycle’s!

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