Crews battling the Tres Lagunas fire will get some relief from the wind on Saturday. They’ll be breezy out of the South from 10-20 mph, but nothing like Friday when wind gusts were at 40 mph or more. Sunday could get interesting. There’s a chance for some showers, but the most moisture will be over Eastern New Mexico and in the Southeast. So it’s possible there may not be enough moisture to spark beneficial rain over the Northern Mountains instead we could see some dry thunderstorms develop. We’ll have to keep a close eye on this over the next two days.
Miniature trains in scale landscapes will fit right into the Botanic Garden at the Albuquerque BioPark this weekend.
The Backyard Garden Train Show features the work and rolling stock of the New Mexico Garden Railroaders Club and will operate from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
“Miniature trains bring out the inner child in everyone that visits these wonderful displays,” said Jon Stewart, BioPark curator of plants. “It’s fun to use your imagination to create and explore these small worlds. From the plant side, we enjoy featuring specimens that are small by nature and others that we miniaturize through the way we grow them.”
Children can push buttons to run trains in the Railroad Garden, and club members will be running multiple trains including some powered by steam.
The train show is included with regular BioPark admission. The BioPark Botanic Garden and Aquarium are located on Central Avenue NW just east of the Rio Grande.
Time for the five things you need to know before you go on this Friday…
5) Looking for job? Head to New Mexico Workforce Connection…at Mountain and Edith today…from 1-30 to 5pm. Labor Force has 70 open positions…including general laborers. Go to KRQE Links to get more information.
4) Take me out to the ball-game…and get some free stuff. The ‘Topes are playing Oklahoma City this weekend…and on Saturday…the first 2,000 fans get free cowbells…and on Sunday…they get free replica jerseys.
3) Eleven thousand state workers are going to get a nice chunk of change soon. The State Supreme Court just decided that…in a lawsuit unions filed. The workers were supposed to get raises years ago but never did. Now 11,000 of them will split $23-million dollars.
2) Firefighters are now trying to get the Tres Lagunas Fire under control in the Santa Fe National Forest…about 10 miles north of Pecos…just west of Tres Lagunas. It started yesterday afternoon…and has exploded…burning at least 500 acres. A number of camping areas are now under a mandatory evacuation order…and Highway 63 is closed in there area.
1) Fire danger is high again today. In the Albuquerque area it’ll have blowing dust after noon. It’ll be sunny, with a high near 86 with a breezy, with a northwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 52. It’ll be breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming north 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Today you’ll see areas of blowing dust after noon. It’ll be sunny, with a high near 86 with a breezy, with a northwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Tonight mostly clear, with a low around 52. It’ll be breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming north 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Have a good Friday,
Kristen Van Dyke
Some donors to the Lobo Club will need to boost those cash and in-kind contributions if they want to keep their free parking spots close to UNM football and men’s basketball games.
The changes announced today are intended to “generate additional revenue for student-athlete scholarships,” a statement from the UNM Athletic Department said.
A summary of the changes includes:
- For football, the minimum donation required for the Stadium North 4 lot has been increased from $250 to $500. However, a new $250 lot, the TVC lot across the street to the north of RV parking, has been added.
- For men’s basketball, the minimum donation required for complimentary Lobo Club parking benefits has been increased from $100 to $250.
- For men’s basketball, the minimum donation required for the Stadium West lot has moved from $500 to $900 and the Isotopes lot from $250 to $500.
Additional information on the changes, donation levels and the Lobo Club in general is available on the Lobo Club website or by calling the office at (505) 925-CLUB (925-2582).