…too late for the conference registration but Catalonia probably wasn't in any town planner's budget. Besides, this is more about sharing place making ideas and visiting public markets around the world. Should I have sent this to places along the way or to market to market instead? I don't think so. For starters, it's about the place-making not the place: you make the place wherever you are. Mountainair is where we are. What can we take and apply to our local public spaces and markets (farmers, festivals and informal -- including the one at the bend in the road) even if a trip to Catalonia IRL isn't in the book?
Friday, January 16, 2015
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
|photo by Roy Kirby, 2000|
It looks like the festivities are on for this July Holiday - only it's no longer a Jubilee, but a Pinto Bean Fest. Below you can see the video from last year and this year will have much of the same events.Schedule (no images) for July 4-6 Pinto Bean Days in Mountainair - The Mountainair Wire
Jubilees past, with images
- More Jubilee, 2007
- Jubilee follow-up: carnival & rides, 2009
- Jubilee Recap ~ in the park, 2010
- Jubilee Recap ~ Parade, 2010
- Tomorrow in #Mountainair: get your #Jubilee on, 2012
- #Mountainair Jubilee 2013 Schedule, July 5-7
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
…all in #Mountainair, hopefully including civil discourse, at the Town Council meeting starting now. I hope to post a follow up report and will be publicly cranky if the town does not come through with meeting notes as required under the the Open Meeting Act.
By way of reminder, you can find the agenda and resolution here and on the Mountainair Online Facebook page.
I recommended emailing Mayor, Clerk and council members (some of whom are either less than email accessible or just ignore email from the local public) and offered to post copies publicly. Needless to say, opinions are welcome from both sides, with civility of discourse being the main consideration. Please cite sources supporting claims. Letters by Dan Embree and Kathleen Davies follow: