YOU are the foundation of New Mexico’s independent film resource launch. Visit the NMFF indiegogo page here.
YOU are the foundation of New Mexico’s independent film resource launch. Visit the NMFF indiegogo page here.
The New Mexico Women’s Baseball League has been invited to compete in the Roy Hobbs World Series at spring training facilities in Fort Myers Florida November 15-19.
From the founder:
Our team name is Enchantment. We have a talented roster full of players from all over the world and a 1 in 6 chance of bringing home a World Series Championship. We are currently attempting to offset our trip and uniform expenses but the bottom line is we need to raise $25,000 to take 13 players and 2 coaches to the 4 day competition. If we do not raise this money, we won’t be able to go. I know it is easy to look away but even the smallest donation will help us and donating is even easier!
We have a Go Fund Me account at: http://www.gofundme.com/4ctwiw Or checks can be made payable to:
New Mexico Women’s Baseball League Inc.
10308 Candelaria NE PMB 312
Albuquerque NM 87112
deposited at any New Mexico Bank & Trust branch.
We can also make an appointment and come to you! Nexus Brewery here in Albuquerque has provided us with our first small sponsorship and our first Go Fund Me donation came from Kim Robertson all the way from Australia. Kim is asking, “don’t let me, a lone Aussie, be the only donor!!!!” Unless they wish to be anonymous, anyone who helps us reach our goal will be recognized on our banner that will be hung by our dugout at each of our games. We are guaranteed to play at least five games and there will be a total of 232 teams from all over the world at this tournament. We will also recognize sponsors/donors on our team t-shirt, poster, program and on Facebook & Twitter.
At this time, your New Mexico Women’s Baseball League is not asking sponsors and donors to buy specified packages, but to collaborate with us to meet a desired and suitable amount which all will benefit from. Furthermore, we would like to extend our hand to provide any additional support that any donor and sponsor may need.
The New Mexico Women’s Baseball League is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization and we would greatly appreciate your tax-deductible contribution. If you have yet to do so, please click the like button on our fan page at, https://www.facebook.com/NMWomensBaseballLeague and follow NMWBL on Twitter.
This is a wonderful opportunity to help make some dreams come true and we can’t tell you how helpful this will be for us all. As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your love and support. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me either here or you can call/text me anytime at (505)710-8657.
Amanda La Fon, NMWBL Founder
TICKETS STILL AVAIL. HERE.
Albuquerque’s own “living room acoustic pop” band, The Blurts will be performing live at the post funeral reception tomorrow night.
Saturday evening, Baddies from far and wide are invited to pay their last respects to “Walter White” and the legacy of Breaking Bad in Albuquerque.
If you would like to learn more about the Walter White Endowment fund, benefiting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH), visit WalterWhiteFuneral.org.
Tickets, merchandise and reception entry is still available. All proceeds go to AHCH – meeting the needs of Albuquerque homeless for over 25 years, by providing no cost healthcare to those most vulnerable in our community.
by Nancy Daleo
The Chihuahua: Though we share an ancestral land, I never thought much of them. Even when the breed shot to fame in the US by everyone’s favorite national taco chain. But who couldn’t begin to take notice and lend some sympathy to the mighty-tiny Chihuahua when they began to appear as tabloid staples, bought and worn by everyone from the over indulgent hotel heiress-type to your run of the mill fame chaser. The Chihuahua is now so heavily over bred that it tops the population and euthanization in animal humane facilities along with their grievously misunderstood, mistreated, opposite sized counterpart – the precious Pit Bull. Whether so wrongly used, abused and discarded for profit in a blood sport or mishandled as a fashion accessory, these particular breeds are some of the highest among the throngs of overpopulated pets.
We pull over and hop out of cars on a pretty regular basis to try to gather-up dogs and cats who are astray, usually they run. Well one day this spring, a little guy jumped into the arms of my husband grateful for the lift. Much to the immediate delight of our children this funny looking, overweight, snorting, frightened, bug-eyed Chihuahua came into our home. I didn’t even know how to pet him. He was smaller than a cat, but he had some weight to him. He wasn’t too steady on his feet at first but when he relaxed and started making himself at home he quickly began to feel like a sweet little addition to the family. The little bugger who we were calling everything from Spuds to Piglet had to have a home. We walked him around the neighborhood, as we thought he couldn’t have traveled far, not by paw anyhow, hoping he’d walk us to where he belonged – no dice. No one recognized him, he wasn’t tagged or chipped, pretty clearly a strictly indoor fella who must’ve just slipped out. Just before we turned to social media to find out where his home was, his mamma found us. As she was posting missing signs all over the neighborhood, we were able to walk right out to her and return her little baby to the family that was missing him.
Then it was our turn, especially mine, to miss the funny little face and the happy wagging tail. No one in our house ever dreamed that we’d be a lapdog kind of household. But sure enough, just 36 hours with one special little fellow, showed us the way. It was time to look into fostering or adopting. So the research began and that’s when we learned that there is an overwhelming amount of work to be done out there and some amazing organizations doing so much of it. It is a true labor of love in most cases and a real lifetime commitment in many others. We may all hear and know that there is a pet overpopulation crisis. Some of us even know that rescue from inhumane practices is critical in the fight for animal welfare, but to actually go out and see the situation in our own neighborhoods is a truly heartening experience. Every wonderful animal in need touched our hearts as do the people who work tirelessly on their behalf.
We’re so grateful to have found our latest, beloved family member through the good people at Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico, whose diligent network of volunteers rescue and foster small dogs through adoption.
If you think there’s any possibility that you can open your home or lend a hand to the organizations that help out pets in need, I couldn’t recommend acting on it strongly enough. Every little soul from the tinniest Chi to the biggest strongest Pit deserves a chance, and every home that’s able deserves the life long love that comes from adoption.
New Mexico Animal Cruelty Taskforce Hotline 888-260-2178
A few notable New Mexico Animal welfare and pet adoption advocates:
Coyote 102.5 Radio Show Host, Erica Viking and Maizey, 100.3 The Peak Radio Show Host, Donnie Chase and Baby, New Mexico Film Workers Union Business Agent, Jon Hendry and the famous Bobby.
TOTAL RAISED AS OF 8/10/2013: $1,860
RUNS TO GOAL OF $2,000
As New Mexico braces to say goodbye to the global sensation created by “the best show on television”, YOU can have a piece, hell you can have a whole load, of New Mexico specific Breaking Bad swag!
Along with EXCLUSIVE items sent to OHI direct from the show’s studio, cast and crew have contributed ultra-limited edition items straight from the production! And from the very heartbeat of the show, ALBUQUERQUE itself, local businesses have given their own special brand of Breaking Bad items & experiences – all up for grabs!
Fan Pack includes (but is not limited to):
If just 400 of the 2.9 MILLION Breaking Bad fans out there put-up five dollars per entry for their chance to WIN this amazing prize pack OneHeadlightInk.com (OHI), and those who contributed will be able to present the Barrett Foundation with at least $2,000.00 to help their amazing work in creating brighter futures for homeless women and children right here in Albuquerque!
The raffle IS NOW open online, WORLDWIDE!
CURRENT TOTAL: $1,860 GOAL: $2,000 THANK YOU M. Steele $50, K. Shaw $25, D. Nightingale $5, L. Kain $5, C Ortiz $5, K. Talley $10, A. Holden $20, Scoutbugle.com $50, A. Bhatia $5, T. Standifer $20, R. Arimoto $5, Cook Acquisitions / BooyahMedia $25, E. Booth $5, M. Jackson $10, S. Bloom $15, L. Reule $35, Lion Arch Enterprises $10, M. Cabrera $25, J. Rexer $25, B. Holder $20, A. Rael $10, A. Cook $5, A. Stang $5, A. Von Mohr $25, Bath Brush and Beyond $30, C. Bronson $25, N. Zambrano $10, C. Bronson $25, G. Gustavson $50, L. Schatz $25, M. Cabrera $25, lightgreenish designs $5, d. mansini $10, L. Wofford $10, J. Barr $5, M. Hess $5, S. Green $20, W. Powell $20, R. Thompson $10, k. mclaughlin $5, S. Martin $50, kimmelman w. $40, L. Cook $25, 10-18 Voiceover $20, J. Howell $25, S. Shelby $50, S. Shelby $20, K. Silva $5, D. Gaitirira $5, w. lippert $50, i. gonzales $10, A. Floreal $40, J. Hendry $50, C. Quezada $25, K. Schlie $5, W. Forbes $50, J. Thomas $10, M. Greenberg $25, C. Benning $20, W. Lumsden $5, A. Reeves $5, S. Moreau $20, F. Daily $10, L. Reule $50, P. Caster $50, B. Storey $20, M. Evans $25, J. Bell $10, M. Cabrera $20, Bath Brush and Beyond $30, E SCHNEIDER $20, J Barr $5, J Carpenter $25, E Romero $15, R Anglada $5, L Arch Enterprises $25, J Carpenter $25, J Martinez $5, S Fischer $5, M Cabrera $20, G R Justice $5, P Caruso $20, S Spletzer $20, M Greenberg $20, l designs $5, M O’Connell $5, l designs $5, K Raemer $10, l designs $5, M Greenberg $5, M Cabrera $20, M Conroy $5, M Smith $25, S Martinez $25, R Paz $50, A Beauchamp $5, S Bloom $10, R Palmer $25, a bone $5, CURRENT TOTAL: $1,860 GOAL: $2,000
The minimum fundraising goal is the a fore mentioned $2,000.00. The raffle will run March 9, 2013 – midnight June 1, 2013, provided the minimum fundraising goal is reached, otherwise entries will remain open until that goal is achieved.
Entries starting at $5 on up will be fully accounted for and verifiable through secure online PayPal payments. Every $5 dollar increment counts as one entry, i.e. $20 = 4 entries, etc.
100% of payments received will go to the Barrett Foundation (minus the nominal PayPal processing fees/.30 per transaction).
Within 72 hours of the raffle end date one winner will be drawn and notified of their WIN! OHI will then promptly ship the winnings to the lucky contestant!
Breaking Bad has always worked hard to give back to the Albuquerque community and beyond. We are honored and humbled for this opportunity partner with locals, and appreciate the generosity of the production itself, to bring the world wide web a chance to have these coveted items and services while striving to help those in our community, just as the beloved show has and will continue to do!
The Prom Dress Boutique is back!
Ladies, it’s time to clean out those closets and donate your old prom dresses, cocktail dresses, or bridesmaids dress.
You can donate your dresses an ANY Starbright Cleaners in Albuquerque.
They will take those dresses off your hands and get them to a young lady who needs them this fall!
The Prom Dress Boutique 2013 will be held on March 7th at 4pm Coronado Center (Exact Location TBD).
All pledges benefit ARCA, a nonprofit organization providing services for
children and adults with developmental disabilities in central
New Mexico. To learn more, visit www.arc-a.org
Join local celebs including OHI faves, Lora Cunningham, Eric Martinez, Jackamoe Buzzell, Chris Ranney and The James Douglas Show for ARCA’s 4th Annual Bob Scanlon/Steve Mackie Celebrity Bowl-a-Thon!!!
Pledge – Per pin pledges are based on the score the bowler achieves. The minimum suggested per pin pledge is $0.25. For example, if a sponsor pledges 25 cents per pin and the bowler gets a score of 140, the sponsor‘s donation will be $35 (.25 cents times 140).
Note: the minimum score will be 100. Sponsors may also choose to make a flat rate pledge. The advantage of a flat rate pledge is that the bowler does not need to collect money after they bowl. They can collect the donation while getting sponsors.
***Bowlers, make all checks payable to the ARCA Foundation***
Don’t miss the ARCA CELEBRITY AFTER PARTY!!! JUNE 9TH Copa Cabana Night Club
Get all the inside deets from the event Facebook page here.
Text ARCA to 50555 to make a $10 donation
Donate direct to ARCA online here.
UPDATE 4/30/12: BRING NICOLE HOME to #NM: THE WESTBROOK FAMILY HUMBLY ASKS FOR HELP IN COVERING FUNERAL EXPENSES.
Donate here to help bring Nicole home to be laid to rest with her fallen father and uncle in Farmington, NM.
Seattle, WA – Can you identify the man seen on this surveillance video?
Early in the morning on Sunday, April 22, Nicole Westbrook, and her boyfriend were just steps from their apartment near Pioneer Square when she was struck in the neck by a bullet fired from a passing car. Her murder in downtown Seattle after a night out at a comedy club “should outrage everyone because it could have happened to anyone”.
21 year old Nicole Westbrook had moved to Seattle from Albuquerque just weeks ago to study at the Art Institute there.
“There is somebody who knows who fired those shots…We will not rest until we find the person who fired that weapon, and we need the community’s help.”
-Seattle Mayor, Mike McGinn
The Westbrook family has already endured the ultimate sacrifice in service to this country first when Nicole’s father, Marshall Alan Westbrook, was killed while serving a volunteer tour with the U.S. military in Iraq and again when Nicole’s uncle, Kenneth Warren Westbrook, was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Nicole’s brother is just back from a tour of duty.
Now extended family, friends and community are seeking the public’s assistance in lending some justice to this senseless act of violence that has robbed them of their beloved Nicole.
Washington’s Most Wanted has featured Nicole’s story here with video of the tragic incident that took her life in an effort to prompt area citizens to come forward with ANY information that may lead to apprehending her killers.
An online community called Justice for Nicole has been established on Facebook, where information about the case and loving remembrances of Nicole can be posted. Please join and share to keep her memory alive and the search active.
Someone knows. Please come forward.
If you have any information on the identity of the man caught on tape running from the scene or the white vehicle, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Your call is guaranteed to be anonymous and there is a cash reward for information.
“We need your support to finish this IMPORTANT film that exposes the environmental poisoning of the land, the health effects on the community, the contamination of the drinking water, and the profiteering of Los Alamos National Labs. As co-producer of this feature documentary, we urge your to donate, what you can to help us finish this film. This film will world-wide distribution, but we need your help for us to raise finishing funds. The deadline for the fundraiser is June 1, 2012. Our hope is that we can finish prior to Hiroshima Day, August 6, 2012.”
-Angelie Gamboa, Producer/Director &
Thomas Jaggers, Producer/Writer
“Up On The Hill”
Donate at IndieGoGo
If you like the boys of 94ROCK or if you’ve ever wanted to kick their a** here’s your chance to help them out with a worthy cause while watching them whip it good!
Join the Swami Rob Team as he and Phil Mahoney buckle down and BIKE
Tomorrow during the 94 Rock Morning Show Rob’s Team will attempt a 94 mile stationary ride to raise funds and awareness for the fight to create a world without Multiple Sclerosis.
So, if you like me are not much of a doer, this is a great opportunity to support those who do while helping to eradicate a mean disease that takes so much from those who so want to.
“I’m gonna hurt like a sonofab*tch tomorrow, but not nearly as bad as some of my friends who suffer from this disease do…” – Swami
From the team:
Help Our Team Move Toward a World Without MS!
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that affects people in many different ways. It could be paralysis one day, loss of vision the next or impaired memory the day after that. Living with MS means living with uncertainty.
When it comes to MS, only two things are certain:
· Another American is newly diagnosed every hour of every day.
· Many people are joining the movement toward a world free of MS including me.
Why We’re Biking
We’ve registered for the Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos 2011 because we want to experience a great, organized ride, and to help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families lead powerful lives. We believe in the work they do and want to be part of it.
The goodness and strength of everyday citizens in communities all around New Mexico reign down upon us…let us beg the skies above to do the ~same while donating to imminent fire fight and disaster relief efforts!
Any good New Mexican in-the-know is hoping, helping and praying for relief from the dangers of the fires sweeping the state!
Here’s one creative and productive way some ABQ metro KOBers are presenting as a way to give to and to aid the state we all love:
Wildfires rage around the State! So this Friday from 9am to noon Mike Mackenzie, Kiki Garcia and Danny V of the 93.3 KOB-FM Mackenzie In the Morning Show will summon the rain. It will work. How can this be? Simple … Whenever you wash your car, it Rains!!!
So everyone must get their car washed tomorrow!
For a (minimum) $5 donation to Red Cross New Mexico, you’ll get a clean car for the holiday weekend….help with the fire relief effort…and hopefully make it rain!
It’s gonna rain! Tomorrow!!
Date: Friday, July1
Location: Ultimate Express Car Wash – 9935 Lomas Blvd NE (just west of Eubank)
Thanks in advance for your help!
– Mike Mackenzie, Kiki Garcia and Danny V, 93.3 KOB-FM
More/updated links to help and get help…after the jump >>
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Donate to the youth of NM for your prime-chance to win $10,000 in ca$h!!!
ALL proceeds benefit Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) – A nationally recognized 501 (c) 3, non-profit charitable, youth service organization that provides educational, developmental and humanitarian assistance to children, youth and families in central and northern New Mexico.
Click here NOW!!!
ONLY 500 tickets will be sold…get yours!
UPDATE 06/19/11: The Duke DukeCity Darlins helped raise over $20,000 in the Katelynn Stinnett Annual National Memorial Ride of New Mexico.
This effort by the Darlins, Thunderbird Harley-Davidson, Hard Rock-Albuquerque, & PB&J Family Services will benefit New Mexico children and families who are suffering in toxic situations by providing assistance and education in the fight to end child abuse and neglect.
EVENT INFO. UPDATE: For JUNE 18 – Battle of the bands, fun jumps & face painting 4 the kids, MMA & wrestling. Free food & drink, tons of vendors, including Duke City Derby, The Darlins, custom pin striping, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, R&D Entertainment, Bike wash by LOH, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Archetype Dermigraphics, Red Bull, & much more . Come have fun & help put a stop 2 child abuse. – DukeCity Darlins
Long admired by us here at OneHeadlightInk the one and only Duke City Darlins are a dynamic group of ladies who work tirelessly to support and shed light on local causes and organizations most in need.
The Darlins are the epitome of grassroots humanitarians, their events are ever present, ever entertaining and always serve a greater good.
No cause is more valuable than that of protecting our youth – sadly violence and neglect of children remains rampant in our society.
In the name of just one of the littlest victims that are lost in heinous acts against the completely innocent, our own Duke City Darlins are rallying to hold a Memorial Ride, benefiting NM’s Own PB&J Family Services.
In memory of Katelynn Stinnett who was savagely beaten, raped and perished at the tender age of just two-years-old this Memorial Ride for awareness and fundraiser will aid children and families in crisis.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect call the state Children Youth & Families NEW reporting hotline:
#SAFE from cell phones
Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 7th.
Albuquerque’s Tall Tales Comics is not only participating but they are stepping it up in big, big ways!
From Tall Tales:
We are looking for Costumed Superheroes to work at Tall Tales Saturday May 7th to help us gather food for the Albuquerque Store House, and to travel with us to local children’s hospitals (Carrie Tingley, UNMH, and Presbyterian) to see that they get free comic books too.
Anyone with ideas is welcome to bring them to us. We are looking for makeup artists to help with face painting, costume makers, and volunteers of all kinds. If you can bring a great attitude, and a superhero spirit we need you Saturday May 7th.
Special Guests [include] Neil Brown Jr. and Anthony Guajardo from the Walking Dead.
Want to get free tickets to the [next] Albuquerque Comic Con and the Albuquerque Sci Fi Expo? Bring canned food [to Tall Tales on Saturday] with a value equal to the price of tickets and get a gift certificate that can be redeemed for a free admission to the Sci Fi Expo or Albuquerque Comic Con. All food will be donated to the Albuquerque Store House.
Tall Tales Comics
1410 D Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87112
Rainy Day Recipe:
Clean out your waredrobe – Y’all know you have too many coats, sweaters and overall CLOTHES. To purge is to be divine – Wrap all that in a sack.
Next take the short ride to your local grocer and/or carniceria and stock-up on what you need for all your holiday fixins, plus some pantry items to GIVE. Add those non-perishables to your sack.
Warm your heart and your kitchen by throwing your super, special, secret family recipe for Chile or Chili into the crock…
While that’s simmering and bubbling into chilicious goodness as only YOU can make it, click on over to the RSVP for our Saturday Chile Cook-off and Charity Drive!
Enter your yummy recipe, eat and judge entries, win door prizes, donate your wardrobe extras & pantry items to benefit Joy Junction!!
It’s gonna be a great time with good friends and new friends!
No stress, decompress – relax with us at this fun-filled event!
RSVP here now!
What: Headshots for Haiti, Fundraiser
When: Sunday November 13th, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11000 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
From the Website:
This is a great opportunity to update your portfolio with some new and exciting professional photographs. The suggested donation is $50 per person but is not a requirement. We accept, cash, checks and credit cards. Models will be grouped into 1 hour sessions. Choose the session that works best for you. Wardrobe and hair style changes are encouraged, but you must accommodate your own hair and makeup.
Tonight at Malarky’s, Slow Burn “Albuquerque’s Ultimate Party Rock Band” take the stage for a second night bringing “booze, babes, raffles, prizes & auctions” together with the raucous clang of hard rock topped off with the sweetness of triumph over adversity.
The sexy ladies of the Duke City Darlins join Slow Burn in this one of a kind event where the music and good times are the passion play aiming to slam the lid on “intimate partner domestic violence”.
Join them to raise funds and awareness for S.A.F.E. House New Mexico, who “provide temporary shelter, services, and education for women and their children who are in a state of crisis as a result of physical, sexual, emotional or economic abuse, and to assist in developing other services to meet related needs of women as the Association may see fit in the future.”
Get out and GET OUT!
S.A.F.E. House Statewide Hotline: 1-800-773-3645
Contact for more info. and to DONATE.