August, 2012

Labor Day Weekend: Nice, but Hot!

August 31st, 2012 at 5:17 pm by under Weather

Labor Day weekend will feature lots of sunshine across much of New Mexico. However we will watch an area of high pressure to slide to the southwestern corner of the state. That will open a westerly flow that could push slightly better precip chances into the far western parts of the state. The best chances for storms will still reside over the northern and western high terrain.

That westerly flow will also mean big time heat across the eastern part of the state. Temperatures in the east central and southeastern parts of New Mexico will make a run for 100° by Labor Day. Hope is on the way for the heat and shower chances by the middle and latter part of next week as a back door cold front will be sliding across New Mexico. That will increase storm coverage for the northeast by next Thursday, and across central sections by next Friday. It will also help pull the extremely hot temperatures closer to what’s average for this time of year.


American Legion Riders Phone Bank

August 31st, 2012 at 4:06 pm by under Latest Posts

The American Legion Motorcycle Riders of New Mexico are helping to raise funds to buy “comfort items” for wounded service personnel at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The phone bank continues until 6 p.m. Friday at KRQE News 13 and can be reached by calling 1-877-715-7400.


Take the train to the wine festival

August 31st, 2012 at 2:33 pm by under Latest Posts

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express trains will be working overtime this Labor Day holiday weekend.

For the seventh year the commuter train will be running to and from the New Mexico Wine Festival in Bernalillo 20 track miles north of Albuquerque.

Admission to the festival starts at $12 for adults.

The festival and Rail Runner websites have schedules and more information.

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What’s happening tonight: KRQE 13 and 2 KASA Fox TV programming schedules

What’s coming up: KRQE.com Community Events Calendar


St. Francis exit closing in Santa Fe

August 31st, 2012 at 11:18 am by under Latest Posts

The northbound off-ramp from Interstate 25 to St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe will be closed overnight tonight, the New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced.

The closures begins at 8 p.m. and continues until 5 a.m. Saturday.

The closure is being done for safety reasons while contract crews involved in a major maintenance project work on a bridge above the ramp lane.

Work on the interchange will continue during the Labor Day weekend, but no other ramp closures are planned.

During the overnight closure motorists can either exit at State Route 599 or Cerrillos Road in southwestern Santa Fe or at Old Pecos Trail just past the St. Francis exit.

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Online: KRQE.com traffic maps, alerts and news>>


What You Missed Friday Morning

August 31st, 2012 at 7:32 am by under Latest Posts, Morning Show

If you didn’t catch News 13 New This Morning, you missed a lot.   We’d love for you to share your thoughts and opinions with us continue the conversation all day long.

Here’s a quick summary of some of what we talked about today:

  • Sad story
  • Free dogs
  • Labor Day travel
Vicente Griego, the little boy hurt in what Albuquerque Police are calling a drunk driving crash last weekend, is now brain dead and will be taken off life-support soon.  His father tells us doctors are keeping Vicente alive to donate his organs to nine other children who need them.
Albuquerque’s animal shelters are giving away dogs next weekend.  The shelters are so overcrowded, they’re giving away dogs that are one and older.  This is going on NEXT weekend – the weekend after Labor Day.  You have to bring your ID to the shelter and go through a background check.
Are you traveling on this Labor Day weekend?  If so, you’re not alone.  AAA says 2.4 million people in the west will travel, most of them driving.  Get ready to pay more for gas this weekend, too – blame that on what was Hurricane Isaac.

Don’t miss News 13 New This Morning every weekday morning from 4:30 to 7.  We value your thoughts and opinions on our stories and want you to be part of the conversation we have every morning!