October, 2012

Quiet and Warm For Now…

October 31st, 2012 at 10:32 pm by under Weather

Mostly sunny skies will hold once again on Thursday.  With high pressure traversing the state not much cloud cover for NM on Thursday.  Even Friday looks pretty nice.  At this point Friday does indeed look like our warmest day with near record high temps over eastern NM.  Roswell could hit a high of 85°.  This would tie a record.  As a storm passes to our north over the weekend temps will drop back down to normal levels as a cold front moves east to west over the  state.  The front isn’t going to have a major impact but temps will come down by 8-10 degrees here in the metro.

As far as a storm goes nothing is on the horizon until late next week.  Until then enjoy just about perfect fall weather.

I-25 Santa Fe exit closing again

October 31st, 2012 at 2:59 pm by under Latest Posts

An ongoing bridge-rehab project on Interstate 25 in Santa Fe will again close the northbound ramp to St. Francis Drive for two nights this week.

The closures are set to begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and continue until 4 a.m. on Thursday and Saturday.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced the closures this afternoon.

Northbound traffic can use the next exit, Old Pecos Trail, to reach St. Francis Drive, the NMDOT says.


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

Lincoln National Forest selling Christmas tree permits

October 31st, 2012 at 2:57 pm by under Latest Posts

The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling 2012 Christmas tree permits starting Thursday, November 1st, for anyone wishing to cut their own tree this Holiday season.

Permits are $5, with a limit of one per household and  may be purchased from the following Lincoln National Forest offices:

  • Supervisor’s Office; 3463 Las Palomas Rd.; Alamogordo, NM 88310 575-434-7200
  • Smokey Bear District; 901 Mechem Dr.; Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4095
  • Sacramento District; 4 Lost Lodge Rd (physical address); PO Box 288 (mailing address);
  • Cloudcroft, NM 88317 575-682-2551
  • Guadalupe District; 114 S. Halagueno St.; Carlsbad, NM 88220 575-885-4181

Permits will be sold during regular business hours and the Supervisor’s Office, Smokey Bear Ranger District and Sacramento District offices will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on November 17th, 24th, and December 1st, 8th and 15th.

An online form is also available for those who wish to mail in their permit. Mail-in applications must be received no later than December 14, 2012.

Once you have obtained a permit, trees may be cut anywhere within the Lincoln National Forest, only on US Forest Service Lands, and not within a wilderness area.

For more information please contact the Lincoln National Forest at 575-343-7200, or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln.

Puppy Tarot Card Reading

October 31st, 2012 at 2:40 pm by under Latest Posts

Don’t forget about your four-legged friend this Halloween.

You can take your Dog to Bookworks in Albuquerque’s North Valley to get their Tarot Card read from 6 – 8 p.m. Halloween Night.

Find out whats in store for your dog, they might be thinking about something more than their next meal.

For more information on the event you can visit Bookworks website.


Tour one of North America’s oldest towns

October 31st, 2012 at 11:47 am by under Latest Posts

Tours of Old Town will be offering a 75 minute tour of the history, legends and lore of old town Albuquerque.

The tour will kick off on Halloween and will run from 12 to 1:15pm.

For more information visit KRQE’s calendar page.