December 10th, 2013 at 6:20 am by Rebecca Valdez under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. A very touching tribute to Nelson Mandela happened earlier today at a packed soccer stadium in South Africa. His body will now lie in state for three days before being buring in his hometown. Nelson Mandela was 95 years old when he passed away last week.
4. Good news for New Mexico. We could have almost $300 million extra dollars in the state’s budget for next year. Now the question comes what to do with it. The governor wants some saved and some to go to education. Others want to see a road and building boom.
3. Today your kids have the chance to learn the basics of computer science, an industry that’s growing in New Mexico but training for it is lacking. Take them out to Deep Dive Coders tonight from 5pm to 7pm. It’s on Central and Broadway.
2. We’ve learned the the guy Albuquerque Police shot and killed yesterday morning may have had a hammer. Police haven’t exactly said what kind of weapon he had or released his name or the names of the officers involved. They say he charged officers over and over again before they shot him.
1. Get those gloves and scarves ready, it’s going to be a bone chilling day. It will be mostly sunny with a high in the 30s. Tonight temps will be low about 15 to 25 degrees.
December 10th, 2013 at 6:16 am by Kristen Van Dyke under Morning Show
Get those gloves and scarves ready, it’s going to be a bone chilling day. It will be mostly sunny with a high in the 30s. Tonight temps will be low about 15 to 25 degrees.
December 9th, 2013 at 9:59 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
We will have one more brutally cold night before temps finally start to warm to near seasonal averages. Lows overnight will be in the single digits in most area in the Rio Grande Valley while mountain areas will be as much as -20°. The good news is highs will rebound into the mid 30′s Tuesday afternoon. As we work through the rest of the week temps will continue to rise under partly sunny skies. By Thursday we will top out in the high 40′s.
We will have one moisture starved storm kick through the south on Thursday and Friday but this storm doesn’t look like a major player.
December 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm by manettenewbold under News
There was a last-minute push to help the Toys for Tots program Monday.
The marines, APD, AFD and deputies were out at American Home Furniture to collect toy and monetary donations from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Officials say Toys for Tots needs to help 6,000 children this Christmas and more donations are needed.
“We need the community to come together and help these children out. Obviously we’re not doing as good as we hoped today and hopefully we can get some of these people out here to help us out and get these children taken care of,” said Sgt. Cyrus Spurlock of the U.S. Marine Corps.
KRQE News 13 will host a Toys for Tots phone bank Tuesday.
Participants will be able to donate toys or money and local law enforcement will go to their homes and pick up the donations.
December 9th, 2013 at 8:47 pm by manettenewbold under News
It looked a little windy up there Monday, but the Sandia Peak Ski Area says conditions are the best employees have seen in a decade.
Sandia has decided to open a week earlier than expected on Friday, Dec. 13.
The ski area currently has a 24-inch base.
All lifts and 95-percent of the mountain will be open.