August, 2014

Near Record Heat on Sunday…

August 30th, 2014 at 8:50 pm by under Weather



Another hot day is ahead for Sunday and it is going to be even hotter than it was on your Saturday.   Albuquerque will break into the 90s while the southeast hits the triple digits.   Roswell, Artesia, and Carlsbad will all be within 2-3° of their record high temps that were set back in 2011.   Socorro will also come close to its record of 98°.  The forecast right now is  for 97°.  So stay cool while you enjoy the rest of the Labor Day Holiday weekend!

BioPark to feature “Lions, Tigers, and Beers” festival October 4

August 29th, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Latest Posts

On October 4, the public will be welcomed to the ABQ BioPark Zoo for “Lions, Tigers, & Beers” from 6-9 p.m.

Attendees can enjoy live music, delicious grub, and an evening of entertainment in the zoo atmosphere.

A General Admission ticket includes a special souvenir tasting mug and tasting privileges and the “Suds & Grub” ticket includes access to “Field Grub” food stations.

All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the NM BioPark Society, a non-profit organization that supports your ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach.

Tickets are available here» 

Day Planner: Friday, August 29th, 2014

August 29th, 2014 at 6:38 am by under Weather

Mostly sunny and warm for your Friday afternoon.  Overall, it’s going to be a great day!  The beautiful weather will rollover into the weekend as well.  Today, mostly sunny, highs nears 87°.  Tonight, mostly clear, lows near 64°.  Keep in mind tonight is the burning of Old Man Gloom in Santa Fe and it will be beautiful. At 6pm tonight in Santa Fe the temperature will be 76°, winds: SW 8 mph, mostly sunny skies and at 9pm tonight temperature will be 65°, winds: S 7 mph, partly cloudy.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 29th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. There are lots of fun events taking place in New Mexico this Labor Day weekend. They includes the New Mexico Wine Festival in Bernalillo, the Hatch Chile Festival, and the Lobo Football home opener tomorrow. There will also be DWI checkpoints. From all of us here at KRQE News 13, have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend, and please, don’t drink and drive.

4. The countdown is underway to tonight’s burning of Old Man Gloom. Zozobra will be torched this evening at Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Park. Old Man Gloom is turning 90 this year, and he’ll be bigger than ever in stature. This year there’s a 1920′s theme. If you drink, Santa Fe County is sponsoring a one dollar taxi ride home. Call 438-0000 to get a taxi.

3. In just a few hours we could know if a judge will approve Former Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooke’s buyout. He resigned two weeks ago and the District agreed to pay him $350,000 because he still had two years left on his contract. We’ll let you know what the judge decides.

2. Today we should know if voters in Albuquerque will get to decide if they want to reduce pot penalties in the Duke City. Mayor R.J. Berry has until today to approve or veto whether the reduced pot penalty measure gets on the ballot. It would reduce the penalty for possessing an ounce of marijuana or less, a $25 fine and no jail time. In the past, Mayor Berry said he does not support the plan.

1. Expect a warm and sunny Friday, with a high near 90, and a north wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tonight, it’ll be mostly clear with a low around 59 and a west wind around 5pm. This weekend, it’ll be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid-90′s.

$1 cab rides offered for Zozobra

August 28th, 2014 at 6:12 pm by under Latest Posts

The Santa Fe County DWI Program is providing a $1 cab ride Home from a bar or party this special Zozobra Friday night. Take a Cab Ride Home from a bar or party Friday night. Call 438-0000.

The reduced rate rides start at 5:30 on Friday and end at 2:30 early Saturday morning. The normal rate for the subsidized ride home is $5 per cab for 1-2 riders and $10 per cab for 3 or more and runs from 5:30 PM to 2:30 AM Friday and Saturday nights. The DWI Program offsets the first $25 of these cab rides home. Patrons are responsible for the portion of the fare over $25.

Law enforcement agencies in Santa Fe County are conducting several checkpoints this week and next. In addition to these sobriety checks there will be extra officers on the highways and streets reminding you to Think Safe. Don’t drink and drive.