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Cops, kids take shopping trip

December 14th, 2013 at 6:59 pm by under Latest Posts

Santa Fe police shopped until they dropped Friday spreading a little holiday cheer along the way

Officers assisted almost 70 children in picking out their holiday presents. Each child was given $75 to spend at Walmart. Guided by an officer, the children purchased clothing, toiletries, food and holiday presents. Some kids even chose to buy presents for their family members instead of themselves.

The children were selected by an outside agency or by officers they are familiar with.

Shop with a Cop is an annual Santa Fe Police Department tradition was started about eight years ago and something the department looks forward to each year

SFPD received donations from multiple community and business members including Walmart, Target, Squeaky Clean Car Wash, State Employees Credit Union, Santa Fe Motor Sports, Santa Fe Elks Lodge and the Santa Fe Police Officers Association.


Officer Elizabeth Brewer.


Bugg Family’s Christmas lights brighten season

December 7th, 2013 at 12:37 pm by under Latest Posts

Albuquerque’s famous Bugg Lights Christmas can now be seen every night until Christmas Eve.

The display lit up 200,000 lights Friday night on the campus of Menaul School at Menaul Boulevard NE and Broadway.

Norman Bugg and his family started the display on the front lawn of their Northeast Heights home in the early 1970s.

It eventually grew so large and drew so much traffic that neighbors complained.

In 2008 the display was given to Menaul School.

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Old-time shopping in old neighborhoods

December 6th, 2013 at 4:18 pm by under Latest Posts

The Nob Hill Shop and Stroll tomorrow offers a chance not only to work on your Christmas shopping but to stretch your legs in one of the city’s venerable commercial districts.

Central Avenue will closed off between Washington and Girard to allow for traffic-free shopping.

Albuquerque’s Old Town is holding a similar event tonight with its annual shop and stroll. It began at 4 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. with the Christmas tree lighting at about 6 p.m.

In addition to all the stores and galleries being open, patrons will be treated to more than 30 live performances in and near the gazebo in the plaza.

River of Lights start glowing tonight

November 30th, 2013 at 5:16 pm by under Latest Posts

The Albuquerque BioPark’s River of Lights kicks off today.

Thousands of people come out each year to see the nearly 400 light sculptures at the Botanic Gardens off Central Avenue NW near the Rio Grande.

Proceeds fund the BioPark, staff and animal supplies along with conservation efforts and school outreach.

The River of Lights runs nightly from 6-9 p.m. through Jan. 5.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 3 and older. Shuttle buses run from the parking lot at the BioPark Zoo on 10th Street SW on weekends and then nightly from Dec. 20-Jan. 5.


Cut your own tree at Valles Caldera

November 29th, 2013 at 10:08 am by under Latest Posts

If you didn’t get a Christmas tree over the weekend, and you’re ready to cut one down, then this is for you.

Cutting permits for the Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains go on sale today.

You’ll be able to cut down your own tree or buy one that’s already cut.

All proceeds from the sale of trees and cutting permits will support the preserve.