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Moore Quality Air earned a stellar five-star Google rating with its 287 customer reviews by being an HVAC company committed to increasing New Mexico homeowners’ comfort through consistently excellent service. “We work very hard to keep our clients happy, and it shows in our work and our cust…

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Think gout is uncommon? Think again. Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and is caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. Gout is extremely painful and tied to several other serious health conditions. During the winter months, it’s important to priorit…

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In the 1990s, a mysterious soda vending machine dispensing rare and discontinued drinks appeared in Seattle. No one knew who filled it, but sadly, in 2018, it vanished as suddenly as it came, with an explanatory note saying it “went for a walk.”

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PACT is officially up and running. PACT, aka Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, extends health care and benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxins around the globe and who subsequently became ill with an expanded number of presumptives. The key feature of PACT is that veterans…

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New Mexico is one of the three giants of solar radiation in the U.S. — the other two being Arizona and Nevada. We get tons of strong, warm sunlight! No wonder then, that in the early ‘50s, two engineers in Albuquerque decided to make a solar-heated office building that would become the talk …

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Keeping a watchful eye on your kids requires an increasing level of tech savvy many parents find intimidating. Not only are your kids vulnerable to bad actors online, but your family’s personal information could be at risk, as well.

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On Feb. 4, 1789, George Washington was unanimously elected as the first president of the United States. He was also the only U.S. president to be inaugurated in two cities (New York and Philadelphia).

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Dear Sam:  I am wondering how I can get an emotional support animal (ESA). I noticed a woman in the local pharmacy today whose dog wore a harness with “ESA” printed on it. Is there an organization that supplies these animals to people who need them? — Curious

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We New Mexicans have an affinity for homemade tortillas — especially if they’re fresh and warm. That’s just how Albuquerque’s new restaurant, Tortilla Kitchen, serves them. Making the perfect tortilla is a time-honored art, and owners Mike and Gloria Montoya have perfected the five-ingredien…

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Over 60? Get your power of attorney questions answered at a workshop hosted by the Senior Citizens’ Law Office, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m at the North Valley Senior Center, 3825 Fourth St. NW. Both health care and financial powers of attorneys and cremation authorizations will be dis…

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Have you made plans with your sweetie or for girls’ night out during the month of love? If not, check out Craft Night with a Valentine’s theme. Similar to paint-and-sip nights, Craft Nights started at The Craftroom — a hidden brewery in the North Valley — in 2022, by taproom manager Nicole M…

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Escribiente, Albuquerque’s Calligraphy Society, celebrates its 45th anniversary with a member exhibition of calligraphic art at the Placitas Community Library, February 4 through March 16. “The Love of Calligraphy” showcases a diversity of styles and techniques from delicate ornate flourishi…

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What do you get when you mix a few friends, a few soups and a chilly afternoon? You get one fantastic get-together!

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Starting on a path toward healthy habits is often easier than maintaining them long term. This year, build healthy habits that stick by working small, positive steps into your daily life.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be hurt by a colleague’s criticism. But don’t let it shake your confidence in what you’re trying to do.

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When you clean out your fish tank, recycle the used water by pouring it on your house or garden plants.

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Will Harrison Ford ever slow down? The 80-year-old superstar has completed “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” due June 30. Then he steps in for the late William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross in “Captain America: New World Order,” due May 3, 2024. July 2024 brings “Thunderbolts,” where Ford wil…

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Often positioned near the primary point of entry, mudrooms are a popular addition to many family homes. These organizational dynamos are the perfect place to catch muddy boots, backpacks, sports equipment and dirty paws before they make it all the way into the main living areas.

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“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (R) — Evelyn Quan lives in a state of chaos in her everyday life. She is the owner of a laundromat and mother to her misunderstood daughter, Joy, and a million other tasks always seem to snatch up her attention. Because of this, her relationships begin to …

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Fatal car crashes are on the rise, causing over 35,000 deaths each year nationwide. In many cases, driver behavior and/or driver error contributes to the crash. Can self-driving cars save lives? Experts say the answer is yes, but point out that automated vehicle technology will need to evolv…

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A fireplace takes a lot of watching and “feeding” if it is going to keep a room warm. Today’s wood-burning fireplaces use logs cut to the right size to fit into the fireplace. A metal basket holds the logs behind andirons, and a fire screen blocks the ashes and cinders from spilling out into…

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Paul Barragan, owner of Yourson Construction, has a passion for restoring, updating and remodeling Albuquerque homeowners’ bathrooms. “For bathrooms, we do it all,” he shares. Yourson provides beautiful bathroom restorations and pours their passion into your dream bathroom remodel. “We do cu…

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Wayne Dalton is known as one of the largest, most trusted garage door manufacturers in the United States, and Albuquerque’s Wayne Dalton Sales & Service has been a trusted dealer since the 1990’s.

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Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you know managing the condition requires diligence. Eating well and exercising are a priority, but there are other aspects of your health that are important too — like your eyesight.

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Some DVD copies of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” include a subtitle track called “Subtitles for People Who Don’t Like the Film,” comprised of lines from Shakespeare’s “Henry IV Part 2” that vaguely match what the actors are saying.

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“If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.” — Edgar Watson Howe

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A new year is a perfect time to consider the habits you want to keep and the ones you’d like to develop. One resolution to consider is helping your children develop a growth mindset this year.

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As of now, for the first time in 50 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opening up enrollment in Veterans Affairs Life Insurance, aka VALife. Veterans who are age 80 or under, with any level of service-connected disabilities, are guaranteed to be accepted to receive up to $40,000 in…

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Fort Stanton is just west of the town of Lincoln off U.S. 380. It was named after Captain Henry W. Stanton, who was killed in a skirmish with Mescalero Apaches in the Sacramento Mountains on January 15, 1855. Fort Stanton was opened in September and took the captain’s name.

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Dear Sam:  This week, many Americans are celebrating their newest gift to the family: a cute puppy or kitten, duck or chicken, or pocket pets like hamsters and Guinea pigs. It’s also a time to form new resolutions in anticipation of the New Year.

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The New Mexico Runners, the state’s first Major Arena Soccer League team, kicked off their fourth season in December, besting the Kansas Bandits 7-1. The team’s first home match takes place Saturday, January 7 at the Rio Rancho Events Center. Kick off is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. Since its inc…

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On Jan. 8, 2014, Mexican officials found two gray whale calves in a lagoon. The case was even more unusual because they were conjoined. Though found alive, the whales died soon after, and samples were taken for scientists to study their rarity.

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Support the environment and our local children. Between January 3 and January 14, Just Sprinklers will pick up and recycle your Christmas tree for free. And you don’t have to haul it anywhere. Simply schedule a pick-up on their website, and have your tree on the curb — along with at least on…

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Celebrate a unique New Mexico roadside attraction, Pistachioland, with Zillionaires: Road Trip USA, the new auction family game where you bid, bluff and buy up 49 legendary American roadside landmarks. It’s the ultimate cross country road trip — without filling up your tank! In this eccentri…

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I was having lunch with my friend Becky and the subject of her new patio came up. She was undecided about what material to use. Although she is very capable and could build whatever she wanted, a big concern was cost. I recommend crusher fines.

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Whether you have snowshoed before or are looking to try a new winter activity, consider the 19th Sandia Snowshoe Classic, presented by Friends of the Sandia Mountains (FOSM) on January 21. The race begins at 10 a.m. at the lower-level parking lot at Sandia Crest and is a 5K tour of the beaut…

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January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day in the United States. Did you know you can make delicious, pure peanut butter at home in minutes? Take three cups raw peanuts, toast them in the oven until warm and fragrant, then take them for a spin in your food processor or blender, scraping down f…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make sure you get the credit for the effort you put in to get a project off the ground.

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The New Year represents a fresh start and is the perfect time to invest in your health. However, you may be unsure what resolutions will have the biggest impact. Doctors say that the easy, tangible actions you take are some of the most important.

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Oscar winners Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway have gotten Disney to greenlight a third “Princess Diaries” film. The 2001 original and its 2004 sequel were directed by the late, great Garry Marshall. Andrews played the queen of Genovia, who needed to transform her American niece, Mia (a 19-ye…

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Use silicone caulk to make non-skid beads on the bottom of your pet dishes. They will stay in one place instead of getting scooted all around the kitchen.

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When designing your dream kitchen, it’s important to balance timeless features with modern colors, patterns and textures that reflect your personality and style — especially since, now more than ever, it provides a place to cook, eat, work and entertain.