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Ron Montez & Liz Curtis – United States Latin Champions – 1984

In 1982, I was in a milieu of ballroom dancers in southern Arizona. Arizona's own Ron Montez and Liz Curtis were what everyone aspired to.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Duran Duran – Hungry Like A Wolf

"Hungry Like A Wolf" reminds me of Salt River Canyon, on 10-hour drives between Albuquerque and Tucson when I was in college. I'd stuff my ears with cotton, then strap on headphones, and listen to my own mix tape, including this song.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Meanwhile, Lake Mead Is Draining To The Dregs

Meanwhile, Lake Mead Is Draining To The Dregs

Going, going....

Marc Valdez Weblog
A Better Time On The Pecos

The recent heavy rains there helped:

The Carlsbad Project Supply on June 1st was 112,107 acre-feet (reduced to Brantley reservoir). The Project Supply was supplemented by significant rainfall that occurred in the Pecos Basin over the period of May 22-25, 2014. The forecast Project Supply for July 15, 2014 is 113,194 acre-feet, which is...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Runnin’ Down A Dream

Apparently Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have a new album out, but until those tracks are available on YouTube, it's good to give the old ones a listen.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Crazy Florida Forecasts Finally Settling Down

For the last week, or more, the NVG and GFS forecasts have been warring against each other regarding what will happen in Florida by Thursday, June 12th. Both models were flipping their forecasts wildly, and rarely in agreement. For example, most recently, NVG thought a tropical depression would eventually head towards the...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Above the Fray’s first advisory board meeting

#100HappyDays: Above the Fray’s first advisory board meeting

A gathering of greatness on the 22nd floor of the Esquire Building in downtown Sacramento, June 4, 2014. The Above the Fray team (including yours truly up front at the moment) presents program info to an advisory board for feedback.Now, I'm normally no...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Obamacare Is Working

Obamacare Is Working

Every new enrollee is a nail in the coffin of the GOP.

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What’s Good For The Goose…

...Is good for the gander:

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is speaking out about the "Dirty Harry" tactics he says law enforcement agents used when they searched his house this week.

The Utah Department of Public Safety, along with the FBI, executed search warrants on Monday at the homes of both Shurtleff and his...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Shades Of Richard Berthold!

Another UNM professor attracts attention. In any event, the best to him!:

A University of New Mexico professor who led a brief siege of the Albuquerque mayor's office and was charged with battery on a police officer during the Monday incident is still on the faculty, the school said.

Prof. David Correia, director of...

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