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SFPD announces Zozobra road closures, detours

August 27th, 2014 at 9:13 pm by under Latest Posts

In preparation for the 90th annual burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra, the Santa Fe Police Department has announced the following road closures and detours.

According to SFPD there are new closures this year. SFPD says Cross of the Martyrs will be closed and Grant Street will also be closed at Paseo de Peralta. People who reside in these areas will need to get a pass in order to enter these areas after 5:00 p.m. Passes can be obtained at or by calling (505) 428-9013.

Other traffic detours and closings are as follows:

Following the burning traffic traveling south on Bishops Lodge/Washington will turn left on Paseo de Peralta and allowed to travel eastbound only. Traffic traveling south on Old Taos Highway will turn right on Paseo de Peralta and travel westbound only.

Pedestrian/Vehicle traffic IS NOT allowed on Artist Road starting at 5:00 p.m. from Fort Marcy Park east to Avenida Primera South. Pedestrians are also prohibited from camping out along the road to view the show.

Also Old Taos Highway will be CLOSED starting at 5:00 p.m. from Rosario Boulevard north to Loma Entrada. Detours will be set up along Paseo Corto and Paseo De La Cuma. Pedestrians are prohibited from camping out in this area as well.

No motor vehicles will be allowed north of Paseo de Peralta or south of Murales Road on either Old Taos Highway or Bishops Lodge Road. Rosario Street between Griffin and Old Taos Highway will also be closed to motor vehicles.

Motorists driving south on Bishops Lodge Road from the Encantado area will be detoured at Valley Drive to Vallecita Drive to Gonzales Road to Hyde Park Road.

Motorists driving south on Old Taos Highway from the Encantado area will be detoured at Rendon Road to Paseo de la Cuma to Old Taos Highway to Paseo de Peralta.

Map of detours and closures:

ABQ animal shelters offer $7 adoptions

August 27th, 2014 at 9:02 pm by under Latest Posts

There are so many homeless pets at the Albuquerque shelters you can adopt one for $7.

Animal welfare is reducing its adoption fee Saturday August 30th at the east and west side shelters and at Lucky Paws at Coronado Center.

The $7 fee is for pets that are at least a year old.

Officials say over the past 12 months more than 19,000 animals have arrived at animal welfare. Currently there are nearly a thousand animals that still need a home.

Rail Runner to expand service for NM Wine Festival

August 23rd, 2014 at 6:11 pm by under Latest Posts

Once again visitors at the 27th annual New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo can take the Rail Runner Express to the event.

Rail Runner officials say extra trains will operate for the Labor Day weekend event. The extra trains will run from Saturday August 30th to Monday September 1, 2014.

Wine Festival goers can also take advantage of the free shuttle to the even from the US 550 Station.

Discounted tickets are available online.

For more information about the wine festival click here.

To purchase Rail Runner tickets visit


ABQ BioPark welcomes baby sharks

August 23rd, 2014 at 6:05 pm by under Latest Posts

Three Whitespotted Bamboo Sharks hatched Monday August 18, 2014 at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium.

The sharks are about four inches long and will grow up to three feet in length.

BioPark Officials say, “Whitespotted bamboo sharks breed very well in captivity”, said Holly Casman, Aquarium Manager. “Once they are bigger, we look forward to including these pups into our Shark/Ray Encounter, where visitors will be able to touch them and learn about shark growth and development”.

The sharks are currently on display for the public.


Whitespotted Bamboo shark

A Whitespotted Bamboo shark baby at the Aquarium. Photo by ABQ BioPark.

Hubble house event takes visitors back in time

August 22nd, 2014 at 3:48 pm by under Latest Posts

Bernalillo County is preparing to unveil a major new history exhibit highlighting both the rich history and long standing culture at the Gutierrez-Hubbell house Saturday.

The event will transport visitors back to the 1800′s when the historic hacienda served as a major trading post.

For nearly three years the group has worked on plans to revitalize living quarters and trading post, outdoor trails and interpretive signs with a working farm.

There will be live music refreshments and snacks from 8:00 in the morning until noon Saturday.