Albuquerque sports logos

This one has a slight awkwardness, as the whole zia couldn't show. Very nice that the "U" is in the middle of the word "albuq (5) U erque (5), so that it could bcome part of the upper rays.

Good job, artist!

The Albuquerque Dukes are gone, but the logo lives on! There's a zia, there are good flag colors... but then some stuff happened....

[T]he Dukes were growing dissatisfied with their longtime home, Albuquerque Sports Stadium. It was the oldest facility in the PCL, and was increasingly in disrepair.[3] In 2000, the Lozinak family, absentee owners who resided in Maryland, sold the franchise to an interest group in Portland, Oregon. Following that season, the Dukes were moved and renamed the Portland Beavers. The Dodgers traded Triple-A franchises with the San Diego Padres, who had the Las Vegas Stars franchise as an affiliate, but who had a history in Portland. San Diego took over the Beavers/Dukes, and Los Angeles took Las Vegas, renaming the team the Las Vegas 51s for the famed alleged UFO spaceport, Area 51, near Las Vegas.
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When the Dukes left Albuquerque in 2000, no replacement team had been found. In 2003, the Calgary Cannons were moved to Albuquerque as the Albuquerque Isotopes, a Triple-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins at the time. In 2009, the Isotopes became an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, reuniting Albuquerque's relationship with the Dodgers.

The Isotopes play at Isotopes Park, the completely renovated stadium that now stands at the site of the Dukes former home field, Albuquerque Sports Stadium. This award-winning stadium[6][7] opened in 2003 and is shared with the University of New Mexico Lobos baseball team, resulting in approximately 100 home games each year.

I lifted all that from Wikipedia. It's a long explanation for why Albuquerque borrowed their new team name from The Simpsons, and didn't have a zia anymore.

Tea in England

This New Mexico mug lives near Rotherfield, East Sussex, now, but the photo was taken Molesey, in Surrey. Janine sent the photo.

Clarinda Nuñez' Pinterest collection

Zia Sun Symbol, collection of images and links. 437 pins and 931 followers when I saw it in Sepember 2018. Beautiful!

That almost makes this blog worthless, but I want to comment on things, and ask questions!

I don't know who the photographer is (maybe Clarinda Nuñez), nor which bridge this is, but I love the shadow!

Toyota Truck Enthusiast New Mexico

I took a photo of a sticker I didn't recognize, and the photo wasn't very clear, but clear enough that I could google to see what it said. TTE-NM. So google found the video below, which linked to this top photo. Mystery solved!

The photo is by Ivy Cordova, one of the admins of that facebook group. The logo is like what I saw on the back window of the pickup near my house. And in the video, there is are zias on a couple of the pickups.


Here's the truck I saw. The red zia doesn't even show in the photo (and I blurred the plates).

Martin Heinrich

Nice silver Zia pin on Martin Heinrich.----->

Photo might be by Alex Gildzen.
I found it on his blog Arroyo Chamisa

He has had several logos I think are particularly nice. If anyone has seen a business card, please send a photo. This one seems to be landscape colors, deserty green on the bottom, then lighter/distant, then sky.

Here's a folksy one with his first name prominent. If anyone knows who has done the art on these (or if it's the same person), I'd love to credit it. It's good. I suppose this is for campaigning within the state, probably.

New gray McDonald's logos

Brie Jontry wrote, "These were spotted in use on managers at the Walmart McDonalds on Wyoming"[Blvd., in Albuquerque]:

McDonald's is leaning toward gray anyway.

There's a webpage with various styles of uniforms stores managers can choose from, but the zia t-shirts aren't in there. Local art!
Uniform Catalog
(I put it in the WayBack Machine, so if you look and it's not from late 2018 and there's not much gray, the older one will be there.)


New Mexico is full of art incorporating the zia symbol, and certainly it's on just about every flag pole.

In New Mexico is it fairly standard for there to be an old pickup in the back yard.

More of that pickup: Thoughts on Impermanence (with my kids stacking wood), and video of the day the back windshield was shot with a BB gun

This is a repository for images, questions and stories.

The flag/sun photo is by Holly Dodd, my 20-something daughter. The truck... I was taking photos of irises and the truck was just there.
In the links: Wood-stacking, my photo. Video, my son Marty, when he was 19 or so.