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Knolls Archives allows you to travel back in time to reread articles of interest to you, to refresh your memory on the history of our neighborhood, or just kill a little time.
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The Knolls is nestled between Coors and Golf Course -- just north of Paradise.

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All Aboard for a Cruise!
28 February 2007

February is the time to hit the Caribbean tropics with a luxury cruise!

Prices have been slashed according to USA TODAY. Some run as little as $399. a week--less than your grocery bill and less than the utilities to be your own cook. Albuquerque with its blue skies and spacious vistas is wonderful, but seeing unfamiliar places and making new friends is good for the soul.

Can't leave work right now? Think Alaska for the Summer, Europe in the Fall or maybe an African safari.

When in doubt, ask Bolack Travel's advice:
6916 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-1198

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Baby, It's Cold Outside
21 February 2007

THANKS to the Sierra Club for providing the information which appears in this acrostic. Have good New Mexico fun, but STAY SAFE!

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It's Ski Time for Kids and You
17 February 2007

Beginning in January kids from 12-18 years will be able to hit the slopes with lessons offered by the City of Albuquerque's Parks and Recreation Department along with parental and intern volunteers.

Three-day Ski or Snowboard Lessons will be held in January, February, and March in Sandia, Los Alamos, or Sipapu depending on snow and best value. The three-days of lessons cost $165 per guest. This fee covers adult supervision, transportation, lessons, and equipment. It is a package of fun and adventure for wholesome American activity on our beautiful, NM mountain slopes.

Dates are:

Participants will meet at the Parks and Rec Building, 1801 4th Street NW around 6:30 am (exact time to be determined) and return about 6 pm.

Pre-registration is required. Slots are filled on a first come first served basis. You may register at Parks and Recreation Administration Building or NMX. See below.


NMX Sports is a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization interested in providing opportunities for the 90% of the children who would like to take part in such sports as skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, mountain biking, BMX, and wakeboarding. Unfortunately, only 20% who are interested can participate in such activities due to a lack of programs available. NMX is committed to provide these programs for kids and overcome traditional obstacles of cost, travel, supervision, and quality presentation. NMX is looking for parents, volunteers, and interns to provide the foundation. Let them know if you are interested in helping.

For more information, use this link:

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It's Time to Use Our Brains for Heart Health
14 February 2007

Heart attack! Help is needed, yet not all hospitals in all cities are enlisting the use of hypothermia.

Hypothermia, basically, is lowering the body's temperature in order to slow down metabolism. Cooling allows the body to get by with less oxygen. This gives the brain a break when other organs compete for oxygen in crisis situations. This is how the process works:

  1. Doctors restore the heartbeat. Cold packs are applied and chilled intravenous fluids are infused.
  2. Medical staffs maintain body temperature at 91.4 degrees through the use of cold packs, a catheter to cool the blood, or external pads.
  3. Hypothermia is maintained for 12-24 hours with a sedated patient. Gradually the patient is rewarmed.

Speak with your Albuquerque physicians about this procedure. We don't want doctors to give a cold shoulder to a life-saving technique. The life that could be saved could also be your life.

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It's a Cupcake Kick

Cake Fetish Cupcakes is dealing out teeny tiny cupcakes at Encantada Square in Albuquerque.

At least 36 flavors are available at 2665 Louisiana NE from Inside-Out German Chocolate to Chai Latte to "Hot" Chocolate which is chocolate cake dipped in chocolate with chocolate red chile buttercream. Flavors vary from day to day which means from Sunday through Saturday and all the days between. The tiny cakes are about 2 tablespoons in volume, but bigger cupcakes, layer cakes, and various drinks are available. Give yourself a treat--even if it is a teeny tiny one.

If you want more information, phone 505.883.0670. Email or visit the website

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It's Time for the Sweetheart Run!
11 February 2007

The 2007 Sweetheart Run will be held on February 11 beginning at Bosque School.

Teams and individuals may sign up now for either the 5K or the 10K run along a mostly paved, flat, and fast course on the Bosque of the Rio Grande. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization will benefit from the funds generated.

Would-be participants may register online until February 8, and a Packet Pick-up will be available at the two locations listed in links below.

Here's a chance to have a lot of fun, meet some new people, and benefit a worthwhile organization. Mark your calendar! Get your running shoes ready!
Athlete's Edge West (Cottonwood Park Shops east of Walmart near Cottonwood Mall)
10250 Cottonwood Park Road NW
Suite J
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Athlete's Edge East (Del Norte Shopping Center next to Sports and Wellness Gym)
7120 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite 15
Albuquerque, NM 87109

For more information about Big Brothers/Big Sisters:
5400 Phoenix NE
Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87110

For more information about the Bosque School:
4000 Learning Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

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ABQ Goes to the Dogs! Attend the Mayor's Dog Ball!
10 February 2007

The 4th Annual Mayor's Dog Ball is set for Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the Albuquerque Museum.

Mayor Martin J. Chávez and his First Dog, Dukes, invite you and your best friend to attend this $100 per person philanthropic event whose proceeds will benefit children's humane education programs in the community.

February is Have a Heart for Animal Month, and the the theme of this Dog Ball is "Love Is Infinite". Sponsors are the City of Albuquerque and Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres.

Contact Anna Sanchez at 764-1164 or for ticket information. Your link to: Mayor's Dog Ball

Want to help your pet get ready for Have a Heart Animal Month? A new salon especially "fur" your animal boss is opening January 23, 2007 at 521 Wyoming Boulevard NE Call the Fur Salon at 505.268.0333 or email them: afreeman@fursalon.SPAMMAILnet

What do you do after you've had a dawg-gone good time at the 4th Annual Mayor's Dog Ball? The answer, of course, is to grab your favorite canine and head for Drew's Dang Good Dogs. You'll find a meal that's a real "wiener" for you. You'll find Drew's Dang Good Dogs at 508 Central Avenue SW. Phone: 505.243.8061. Your link to Drew's is:

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Albuquerque Proposes a Streetcar For Your Desires
7 February 2007

Albuquerque wants you to ride streetcars downtown as you shop, go to a restaurant or bar, or visit the new arena. It will provide a direct route on Central Avenue between Atrisco Plaza on the west side and Central/Washington, east of Nob Hill. The route will connect Old Town, Downtown, EDo and UNM. You may find out more about the City's plans for you.

Try this link:


Talks are going on between Mayor Martin Chavez and Governor Bill Richardson concerning the expenditure of $120 million to have the streetcar go from the airport to the University of New Mexico at Central Avenue. This could promote tourism to our fair city by providing easy transportation to major tourist sites such as Old Town, the Bio Park, Zoo, the future Wheels Museum, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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Hispanic Cultural Center Offers Healing and Ritual Class
3 February 2007

The Hispanic Cultural Center now offers short courses (cursillos) on a variety of subjects.

Dr. Eliseo Torres presents "Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition" on Saturday, February 3, 2007 from 9 am-noon at the Center's Wells Fargo Auditorium. The cost of this short course is $20. which is due at registration. Deadline for any registration is 15 days before the cursillo. Enrollment is limited to 15. Phone 246-2261 ext. 148 for particulars.

Torres, now Vice President of Student Affairs and on the faculty of UNM's College of Education, lived on the border of Mexico and TX. He grew up in a family steeped in herbal lore and healing. He has increased his knowledge through the years and maintains his respect for the history and practices of the ancient art of curanderismo. He has published three books on this subject.

Other cursillos will be presented throughout February and into April. They include:

  • "What is the Future of the South Valley?"

  • "The History of New Mexican Spanish"

  • "The Villagrá Narrative of the Conquest of New Mexico"

  • "The History of Spanish Colonial and Mexican New Mexico"

  • "Are You What You Eat? The Cultural Meaning of Food"

  • "The Art of Agriculture in Hispanic Tradition"

  • "The History of Mexico"

  • "The History of New Mexico"