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Las Cruces, Rio Rancho make list for best weather

July 21st, 2014 at 9:02 pm by under Latest Posts

Two New Mexico cities have made the 2014 list of the best weather cities to live in.

According to a survey by Wallet-Hub, they are Las Cruces at number three and Rio Rancho at number six.

Wallet Hub says it used factors like humidity, precipitation and snowfall, as well as the odds of poor and extreme weather.

It then compared the weather to how much it could cost you when it comes to your energy bill, insurance premiums, and commuting.

The worst weather cities to live in, according to the survey, include Washington D.C, Yonkers, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland.

NM State Fair National Anthem Auditions

July 21st, 2014 at 4:39 pm by under Latest Posts

Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the “Star Spangled Banner” in September, 1814, and 200 years later singers will audition to sing the
anthem at the 2014 New Mexico State Fair.

According to Summer Noelle Green, Event Coordinator for the State Fair, auditions will be held on Friday, August 8, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in the African American Performing Arts Center Auditorium on the fairgrounds, enter at Gate 3 at San Pedro and Copper NE.

The auditions are open primarily to solo performers or small groups who can sing The Star Spangled Banner a cappella. Performers must know the words to the song from memory and are required to reserve an audition time in advance.

A committee of judges will select the winners who will each sing the National Anthem to kick off the nine rodeo Performances during this year’s State Fair.

The 76th annual New Mexico State Fair starts Wednesday, September 10th and runs through Sunday, September 21st.

To reserve an audition time, please call Summer at the Expo New Mexico Events Office at 505 222-9732 no later than Friday, August 1, 2014 at 5:00pm.

Seeing smoke? Officials start prescribed burn in southern NM

July 14th, 2014 at 7:18 pm by under Latest Posts

A prescribed burn started today in southern New Mexico.

Officials say Monday they’re setting fire to more than 800 acres in the Smokey Bear Ranger District in the Lincoln.

The goal is to lower the risk of out of control wildfires. The work is expected to take a week, but that depends on weather conditions.

Fire restrictions in the forest have recently been downgraded thanks to recent rains.

Zombie Selfie Contest

July 14th, 2014 at 7:16 pm by under Latest Posts

The New Mexico Recycling Coalition is holding a Zombie Selfie Contest to promote recycling.

They want you to prove New Mexico is home to thoughtful humans instead of mindless zombies.

Just take a picture of yourself recycling, then post it on the New Mexico Recycling Coalition’s Facebook page.

You could win a prize.

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Josh Turner to headline at Balloon Fiesta

July 14th, 2014 at 6:20 pm by under Latest Posts

The Balloon Fiesta will be filled with country music this year.

Balloon Fiesta officials announced Monday that country artist Josh Turner will headline the music fiesta on Saturday, October 11.

The event will also feature several other country singers after the morning mass ascension and before the evening night magic glow.

Advance tickets are $50 for reserved seats and $20 for lawn seating.