Category: Featured Stories

Volunteers Call For Bernie Sanders At a “Feel The Bern” Campaign Event.

The “feel the bern” campaign event,organized by volunteer organizer,Carly Poremba,got the word out by calling in Iowa in an effort to get people to the Iowa caucuses as well as to win hearts and minds.People at the event we kindly chatting with potential and existing Bernie Sanders supporters.Ms.Poremba busily aided the volunteers in a strategically planned operation.The Event was held In the Community Room of the new Unser /central Library.The room began to get filled with supporters as space to work became scarce.It was nice to see the community volunteering for what they believe in and we look forward to seeing more events in the future.

Los Lunas Insurance Agency Offers Big City Service,Hometown Feel



The Steve Kunkle insurance agency has opened up in Los Lunas! We went to check thing’s out and stopped by, what did we find? We found that this insurance agency offers high quality insurance but with a friendly hometown feel. All the staff are very nice and you get the sense that these guys are about quality and professionalism but also care about the community and the citizens they serve. If you are looking for big city insurance with a hometown feel, definitely stop by these guys, they are pretty much the best in town. As soon as we walked in we were offered candy, smile’s and coke’s, and all the staff were very nice, and the manager was very nice, they couldn’t have picked a better manager. If you are unhappy with your insurance or just want a change, stop by the Steve Kunkle Insurance Office in Los Lunas, you’ll be glad you did!

For More Information Goto: State farm-Steve Kunkle Insurance

The Peoples Right To Bear Arms Shall Never Be Altered,Minimized,Reduced,or Hindered

The American people must be able to bear arms to insure our freedom if the government turns against the people,this is our second amendment right.Taking away advanced weapons like automatic rifles infringes on this right,If the people only have hunting rifles and pistols and a potential rouge government has fully auto weapons,the people wouldn’t have a chance.What if the there are advances in technology and the government has Laser weapons that are unlimited in ammunition and the people only have conventional firearms?The problem isn’t guns,its multiple problems with society,like injustice,corruption,racism,and the like that cumulatively lead people to boil over.We should hold the politicians accountable to do their job and improve our society instead of taking away our ability to protect ourselves like our founding fathers intended.Politician’s need to bring peace to the world,end corruption,promote equality,and be stewards of all things good,instead of being disconnected from the people,this is what will end gun violence.How would we as a people know if the government turned into a dictator ship?if there was a slow decline and people began rebelling would the government outlaw weapons to quell the uprisings or pass “gun laws”? Our power is in numbers,with the same technology of weapons,at least personal weapons as the government.God forbid America should ever have uprisings on a large scale,or a tyrannical government,but the peoples right to bear arms should never be altered,minimized or reduced because of the actions of a very few or because of leadership ineptitude to lead us into a peaceful world.we must never hobble ourselves as a people to defend ourselves.The people may not have tanks and jets and aircraft carriers,but our strength is in numbers,and our right is to bear the same rifles as the military.This right shall not be infringed!God Bless The United States Of America!
-Stephen K. Judy

Great Coffee,Friendly Atmosphere,Uptowns Mocha Mug!


Are you looking for great Coffee and a friendly Atmosphere? Look no further than Mocha Mug! This shop is a little different, with a nice location next to the uptown Coronado Mall, This place offers Nice Mocha and most importantly a friendly hometown, books all around, type of environment. Mocha Mug is not your typical major coffee shop in and out, here you are family! It’s Place where you want to hang out and make you landing place when you are in the uptown area. Stop by! Try a mocha, we guarantee you can’t go wrong! For more information about mocha mug go to: MOCHA MUG

Have You Ever Experienced DG’s Deli?

DG’s Deli is a locally owned business that prides itself on providing quality food to the UNM area. For a number of years DG’s has supplied its patrons with delicious sandwiches made from only the finest quality Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Favorites include the Green Chile Philly; a classic Philly cheesesteak with the addition of Hatch green Chile, and DG’s Italian grinder; a sub sandwich with a generous helping of salami, mortadella, prosciutto, and provolone plus fresh veggies and tangy Italian dressing. Located at 1418 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave NE DG’s is the perfect place for a savory and satisfying lunch. For a one of a kind Duke City dining experience check out DG’S Deli

Oil reliant New Mexico Hurting As The Price of Oil Drops,Why Not Solar?

New Mexico is reliant on the federal government and energy(oil,gas,minerals).Since oil prices are dropping due to more production the New Mexico State Budget is hurting,Why not get into the solar business!

In Europe many countries utilize solar energy and it has done wonders. If we build a huge solar plant in New Mexico,we could dramatically lower the price of utilities statewide freeing up more money for our economy.If we build a Giant solar plant we could maybe sell energy to other states!No matter what we do we need to find innovative ways to rely on ourselves instead of the federal government and we need to find additional sources of income for our state instead of oil.

Las Ristras Restaurant Offers Fine Dining,Exotic Location,Affordable Prices.


If you ever wanted to get out of the city for a while and eat some good food Las Ristras is the Place!Situated just a Little ways  into the Up Scale Area of Corrales,This restaurant offers all the amenities of Pricier restaurants at an affordable Price.Perfect for dates or just lunch,you can enjoy Great Food, Affluent atmosphere, Live Music and Most importantly great Prices.Based On Location,Service,Food,Price and Concept this place is a 5 star Treasure.Stop By we promise you wont be disappointed! For More information about Las Ristras goto: Las Ristras Restaurant

Have You Ever Experienced DG’s Deli?


From the Outside you might think DG’s Deli is another Deli,But when you get inside,you realize,you’ve discovered a Nostalgic treasure,that taste good! As soon as you walk in your greeted with friendly staff and a trip back to the past!Enjoy your meal under the likes of Jimi Hendrix or Audrey Hepburn.Located on Martin Luther King Blvd and Maple avenue,DG’s Is the perfect place to get away for a bite to eat.Get away from regular joints around the University Area and check out DG’s DELI,Truly One of the most Unique Restaurants in the Duke City. For more Information about DG’s Deli Goto : DG’s DELI


Check out Sinners and Saints Bar and Grill




Albuquerque, NM – If you want to check out a friendly bar,look no further than Sinners and Saints bar,it has all the amenities to  satisfy your more sinister wild party side as well as your saintly side if you just want to hang out, the perfect mix! Right next the The Dirty Burbon this bar is on our Albuquerque Hotspot list.For more information about Sinners and Saints Goto



Woman Says Metro Judge Was Rude,Indifferent and Unfair.

Albuquerque, NM– Michelle Aguilar Says that when she went to Court to respond to a lawsuit from a refrigerator repair company that did a bad job, The Judge, Judge Daniel Ramczyk totally disregarded her case, failed to hear her witnesses and disregarded any evidence she may have. Ms. Aguilar did have pictures of shotty work, the repair man attempted to fix some broken Styrofoam with a toothpick. Along with other pictures of a messy job and as well as a contract that wasn’t Signed and the testimony of three contractors that said the work performed was unnecessary or faulty, the judge didn’t hear any of the evidence. Ms.Aguilar feels she has been wronged and wanted to appeal the judgement, but when she went to file an appeal there was no records in the file. Some say we should audio record every hearing as in California, maybe it would make things better for all parties involved. We tried to contact the Judges office but were unable to get interview.

Duke City Times Features New Mexico’s Most Wanted Fugitives brought to you by Gerald Madrid Bail Bonding

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Rep. Paul Pacheco Pre-Files Legislation to Keep Repeat DWI Offenders Off of the Roads

Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that would toughen the punishment for repeat drunk drivers who continue getting in the driver’s seat when their licenses have been revoked or suspended as a result of a DWI conviction was pre-filed today by Rep. Paul Pacheco.

The bill, HB 81, would add a fourth-degree felony to a DWI charge when the offender is charged with a DWI while driving with a license that had already been revoked or suspended for a prior DWI offense.

“It’s not enough to suspend the licenses of repeat DWI offenders,” Pacheco said. “Even with a suspended license offenders are still getting behind the wheel. This bill will protect our families by creating a harsher punishment aimed at keeping offenders off of the roads.”

If passed the bill would also toughen the penalties for those who lend their car to someone with a revoked or suspended license due to DWI.

Democrats disagree with Martinez budget proposal.

 DPNM Statement on Gov. Martinez Budget

Albuquerque, NM – Democratic Party of New Mexico executive director Joe Kabourek released the following statement after Gov. Susana Martinez’s release Tuesday of her budget proposal:

“While we appreciate the Governor’s new interest in core Democratic programs like early childhood education, this budget does nothing to address the real issues facing our state: We are last in job creation and first in poverty.

“What’s more, Gov. Martinez has said absolutely nothing about plans to address the rampant corruption and ethics violations that have plagued her Administration. Until we address the culture of corruption in the Martinez Administration, no budget proposal will be able to take us from the being the worst-run state in the country to being the thriving economy that New Mexicans deserve.

“Further, Gov. Martinez’s Administration has made mistake after mistake in dealing with the federal government and that is costing New Mexico taxpayers millions of dollars. Does the Governor’s budget include the $16 million the state owes the federal government for her Administration’s Medicaid errors? Does it include funding to address the alarming gap in special education funding?”




0101516 – Martinez Budget Response

Representative Nate Gentry Pre-Files Legislation to Keep New Mexicans Safer from Violent Repeat Criminals


Representative Nate Gentry Pre-Files Legislation to Keep New Mexicans Safer from Violent Repeat Criminals


“Jaydon’s Law” will provide judges with a full picture of defendants’ criminal histories during bonding and sentencing. 


Santa Fe, NM – Today, Representative Nate Gentry pre-filed “Jaydon’s Law,” legislation to ensure judges have access to the full criminal histories of violent offenders.


Current law prohibits judges from considering the juvenile record of an adult offender during bond and sentencing decisions.  Jaydon’s Law would change the Criminal Procedure Act to allow judges to review an adult defendant’s prior record as a youth offender.  It will also give judges access to other information, such as evidence presented during past hearings for youth offenses.


The bill would not apply to juvenile offenses committed prior to the age of 14 or to juvenile delinquent offenses.  It is targeted specifically at older juveniles found guilty of committing serious violent youth offenses such as second degree murder, aggravated battery, and rape.


“Some criminal defendants have committed multiple violent crimes as juveniles.  Currently, judges don’t have access to these records,” said Gentry.  “Jaydon’s law would allow judges to view a defendant’s full violent criminal history when making sentencing and pre-trial release decisions.  Passage of this bill will keep violent repeat offenders off our streets.”


The bill is named for Jaydon Chavez-Silver, an Albuquerque teen who was gunned down during a drive-by shooting while he was attending a house party.  Nicole Chavez, the mother of Jaydon Chavez-Silver, issued the following statement on Gentry’s bill:


“I would like to thank Representative Nate Gentry for pushing positive changes in order to have a safer state to live in.  Jaydon’s Law will give judges a true view of the offenders entire criminal history regarding violent crimes. This bill will allow judges to have the entire picture when making important decisions and help keep violent criminals off of our streets. I will never have Jaydon back, but Jaydon’s Law helps leave a great legacy behind regarding positive changes to the State of New Mexico in his name.”


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A New Kind of Champion Holly Holm’s Triumph over Ronda Rousey

By Adam Viramontes


Editor’s note: Christians disagree about whether men and women should engage in sports whose aim is to wound or hurt the other person. This is true for both men’s and women’s sports. When women are involved, the issues are compounded by the question of how God has designed for women to express their womanhood. We affirm the humility praised in this article, but would want our readers to think deeply, carefully, and biblically about the wider moral issues of the sport of ultimate fighting.

Some fight analysts are considering it to be the biggest upset in the history of ultimate fighting. Others go as far as to say it’s the greatest sports upset ever.

A new name exploded onto the sports world Saturday night, as Holly Holm shocked the reigning champion, and burgeoning celebrity and actress, Ronda Rousey. Whether you’re a raging, cage-loving, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) activist or simply a run-of-the-mill sports fan, chances are you have heard about the veritable fall of Goliath through the slingshot of David.

Many were quick to comment about how Rousey’s meteoric rise to fame, having newly become a household name, must have proven to be a distraction. While the believing and unbelieving alike pointed to the timeless truth of Proverbs 16:18 (“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall”), I prefer to reflect on the unexpected path of Holm, whom I have known personally for many years.
Quiet, Humble Holly

Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm is a tried and true product of my hometown and current residence, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Raised in the home of a preacher (who officiated my wedding; Holly was a bridesmaid) and coming from humble means, Holly has carried herself with quiet confidence, yet she is no stranger to professional competition. As a nineteen-time world champion in the arena of professional boxing, she has breathed the tension-thick air of primetime events for fifteen years.

We went to the same high school, where as a senior she started training as a kickboxer at Winklejohn’s gym. Then Holly and my wife were roommates for two years in college. My wife went on the road with Holly when she had her first kickboxing bout in Phoenix. At our wedding, Holly knew my wife felt uncomfortable about doing “the dollar dance” to raise money for our new life together, so she rented a gorilla suit and devised a way to “kidnap” the bride and groom until the wedding guests could raise enough money for the ransom.
Subtle, Silent Victor

The shock factor in Holly’s upset of the world-famous champion, in my opinion, had little to do with the varying levels of athleticism, talent, and skill. The surprise had everything to do with the subtle and silent nature of this victory. Although Holly is known in kickboxing circles for her soft prowess and striking power in the ring, her most commendable attribute privately is her humility.

The reason the decisive outcome of this bout caught so many off guard is simple — Holly was quiet. Her quiet conduct, both in the octagon of UFC and in the ring of life, is a unique display of quiet confidence. Unlike Rousey’s manifest arrogance (tweeting unquotable obscenities about Holly the day before the fight), Holly knelt in concern next to her defeated and humiliated opponent. The Holly the world saw in the post-fight interview promoting her training team in sheer selflessness is the same Holly we see living in a way that is radically others-oriented. In other words, the quiet confidence that carried Holly into the octagon is the same quiet confidence that carries Holly in the entirety of her life.
The Underdog Victory

Something tugs on our heartstrings about a quiet, humble underdog victory. Jesus conducted his life in obscurity and selflessness. He was born in a backwater, in trying times, and was an underdog from birth. He was rejected and despised by the very people he came to help (John 1:11). His initial popularity came from the mass misunderstanding of him as a miracle-worker. However, his surprising rise to true world-changing fame came through quietness and humility.

The UFC now has a new kind of queen on the throne. The reign of this queen will have a fresh flavor, marked by humility and quiet confidence that echoes a true and better king. Such a counter-cultural reign, no doubt, will be underappreciated, even mocked, by the world. It won’t capture the attention and hype of a Rousey reign, but it will leave its mark, and remind us of the path and calling of the true champion.

Think of Yourself Less: Fighting Pride’s Preoccupation with Me

Don’t Let Pride Steal Your Joy

Pride, Despair, and Sovereign Grace

Adam viramontes

Adam Viramontes (@acviramontes) is the husband of Heather, father of Jadon and Micah, and the lead pastor of Mosaic Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

There are good police officers out there!


With so much bad press the police get sometimes and even people saying New Mexico Is the “Land of Entrapment” I must say There are good cops out there,I’ve seen them with my own eyes,these types of cops will use there power to either smash you in very badly if your an evil doer,or they will use their power to work with you if you are trying to do good.With all the bad media and negativity against officers,I saw them help out a man today and it was pretty remarkable,so be positive when you see an officer and give them a salute,cause you never know you could be talking to one of God’s angels.I like to just say that the two officers I saw today let that guy go are truley the duke cities best of the best,stay safe,and we are all with you!.

Veteran Looking For Companion


Looking For Rico
3 weeks ago on Friday October 16, 2015 Billy, Rico and a friend stopped at Bob’s burgers on San Mateo (between Osuna and Academy). Billy got down and left Rico in the Suburban, his friend who is legally blind did not see Rico get by him. Rico didn’t run away he was accidently left behind. Billy is a disabled veteran with PTSD and was homebound for several years and Rico was his companion dog. Billy made great progress with Rico. Unfortunately, Rico had not been chipped because of the situation. Billy just lost his father to cancer and has been going back and forth to take care of his ailing mother. Billy put up posters, checked every facility, the internet and has walked the whole area. Whoever found Rico please see it in your heart to return him. There is a reward and you will be compensated for his needs. Bill really made progress with Rico and they desperately need each other.

If you have any information please call  505-804-4774

New Church Opening Up on Albuquerques Westside


There’s a new church opening up on Albuquerque’s Westside, MOSAIC! This church seems to be one of the best churches around, its seems to have a very good worship plan/system, not just going to church but being a part of the church, which seems to make a lot more sense. I’m glad the Duke City has Mosaic,I’m going to stop by one day,and I wish them the very best!


Click here to go to MOSAIC CHURCH