June, 2014

ABQ to host World Cup Watch Party

June 30th, 2014 at 7:18 pm by under Latest Posts

Albuquerque soccer fans, you can watch Tuesday’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Belgium stadium-style.

The city of Albuquerque will be hosting a free watch party for the 2 p.m. game at the Kimo Theater downtown.

The Kimo seats 650 people and it will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

Doors open at 1 p.m., and there will even be free parking at the Fifth Street and Copper parking garage.

The winner of Tuesday’s game with face either Argentina or Switzerland this Friday.

New program to teach NMSU students about NM heritage

June 30th, 2014 at 5:13 pm by under Latest Posts

New Mexico State University Carlsbad wants students to learn the culture and heritage of the southwest through a new certificate program.

The program is designed to prepare students for careers as interpreters, tour guides, technicians and docents.

School officials said students will be able to practice what they learn in internships at state and national parks in the area.

Temps Down, Moisture Up!

June 30th, 2014 at 5:13 pm by under Weather

After an extremely hot afternoon with triple digit heat across much of the state, relief moves in tonight. A back door cold front will push into the northeast tonight and sweep across the eastern two-thirds of the state Tuesday. This will allow for more showers and storms across the east and a temperature drop of 10° – 15°. Gusty winds will also develop in the Albuquerque metro Tuesday as an east canyon wind develops.

A second source of moisture from the south moves into the west on Wednesday. That, combined with leftover moisture from the front will help kick off another round of scattered showers and storms across most of the state.

The moisture dwindles across the east by Thursday, while some moisture continues to fuels storms across the west. However, everyone starts to dry back out for the 4th of July holiday weekend. While temps will rebound some into the holiday weekend, they are not expected to skyrocket to the levels we saw this weekend and today.

Las Cruces 4th of July activities

June 30th, 2014 at 1:07 pm by under Latest Posts

All entertainment and activities are FREE.

July 3

7:45 p.m.: The Electric 5K Fun Run – Staging and start/finish line Main Street and Picacho Avenue (in front of Albert Johnson Park). The Electric 5K, now adds the excitement of a 3.1 mile running race on the parade route. The route is Main Street, to Church Street around to Water Street. Co-Presented by the Las Cruces Running Club and the City Las Cruces. Contact: lascrucesrunningclub.com

9 p.m.: Electric Light Parade/Presented by Wells Fargo Theme: Hats Off To America. Staging will be at 700 N. Main St., (in front of Las Cruces City Hall). The route is Church Street around to Water Street ends on north Main Street.

 July 4            

Annual Fourth for July Celebration at Field of Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Rd.

12 p.m.: Youth and Family Activities – The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will provide fun, supervised activities. Activities include large-scale obstacle course, and group and team games. Vendors will sell food prepared on-site and a local fundraising group will sell cold beverages.

4 p.m.: Local Bands

5:30 p.m.: New Mexico Lottery Drawing – Three Harley-Davidson Motorcycles will be given away

6 p.m.: Yesterday – Beatles tribute band: Live from Las Vegas, NV

8 p.m.: Don McLean – America’s Legendary singer-songwriter, performer of “American Pie”, “Crying”, “And I Love You So, Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

9:15 p.m.: Mayor’s Welcome, Presentation of Colors, National Anthem and New Mexico Lottery Drawing (three Harley-Davidson Motorcycles will be given away)

9:30 p.m.: 4th of July Annual Fireworks Display

10 p.m.: Indigenous – Blues/Rock/Jazz

Day Planner: Monday, June 30th, 2014

June 30th, 2014 at 8:20 am by under Weather

More heat is headed our way today!  In Albuquerque, we will have the hottest day of the year so far with our 1st 100° day.  Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, highs near 101°.  Dry thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon which could lead to some gusty afternoon conditions near those developing dry storms.   Tonight, isol’d dry thunderstorms, gusty at times, lows near 71°.  Over the next few days temperatures will drop and our rain chance will improve.