April, 2012

UNM to increase tuition

April 29th, 2012 at 3:20 pm by under Latest Posts

The cost of an education at UNM is about to get a little more expensive.

UNM regents unanimously approved a new budget Friday.

It includes a 3.75 percent increase in tuition and a 5.6 percent increase in student fees.

That means annual tuition will increase to nearly $5,000 for UNM undergrads and almost $4,000 for graduate students.

UNM says the increase is necessary to help cover the cost of a one-time pay increase for university employees, as well as to beef up funding for the athletics department which the university claims was “underfunded” by student fees.

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Update: Bicylist hit in Bernalillo

April 28th, 2012 at 4:08 pm by under Latest Posts

Bernalillo police are investigating a collision that left a bicyclist critically injured.

The crash in the intersection of U.S. Highway 550 and Camino Don Tomas happened about 3:15 p.m.

The bicycist was taken to UNM Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, Sgt. Darrell Sanchez told KRQE News 13.

Earlier reports indicated a pedestrian had been hit rather than a man on a bicycle.

Police are still investigating whether the westbound car or the southbound bicyclist had the green light.  The woman driving the car was not injured.

No names have been released.

U.S. 550 was closed for awhile during the investigation but is now open.

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Big boom: No need to duck and cover

April 28th, 2012 at 12:00 pm by under Latest Posts

The massive sonic boom rattling central New Mexico this morning came from a second day of testing a Naval missile-warning system.

Callers to KRQE News 13 from the East Mountains and Estancia reported a house-rattling shock around 4:30 a.m.

According to White Sands Missile Range, a supersonic target missile was to be launched toward the range from an F-16 at 50,000 feet altitude about 30 miles south of Albuquerque.

The target missile was then to climb to an even higher altitude during a 49-second flight over public and private land before it enters WSMR airspace and dives to an impact area.

The test of a Navy early warning and control aircraft was conducted by the a Naval Surface Warfare Center detachment at the range.

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Traffic Alert: City shutting down I-25

April 28th, 2012 at 10:52 am by under Latest Posts

The city of Albuquerque plans to shut down Interstate 25 Monday night as part of the project to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the freeway.

The closure between Jefferson Street NE and Osuna Road/San Mateo Boulevard begins at 11 p.m. and is scheduled to last until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

During that time traffic will be detoured to Pan American East and Pan American West, the I-25 frontage roads.

Lanes also will be restriped and barrier wall placed to allow work in the median.

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Nice day ahead for New Mexico

April 28th, 2012 at 10:15 am by under Latest Posts, Weather

A mild day is on tap for much of the state.

The mountains of central and western NM have a shot for some isolated storms this afternoon.

Don’t expect much rain out of them, but lightning is possible.

In the late evening hours storm chances will increase in Eastern NM. The best chance will be in the northeast and locations closer to the Texas border.

Sunday will bring a renewed shot a storms in the east, with some having the potential to become severe.

Albuquerque should remain dry with breezy conditions Saturday evening.