May 24th, 2013 at 12:28 pm by Magdalena Sharpe under News
Law enforcement are reminding drivers to buckle up this summer.
Officers will begin their summer Click-it or Ticket campaign – looking for anyone on the road not wearing seatbelts.
Officials say teenagers and young adults are the group who are most often found to not wear seatbelts.
The Governor’s office says 78 people have died in traffic crashes this year on New Mexico roads, many of those people were not buckled up.
May 24th, 2013 at 11:17 am by Magdalena Sharpe under News
Conflicting messages about the hazy seen over Albuquerque today »
The City of Albuquerque issued an air-quality alert Friday morning blaming hazy skies on smoke from a prescribed burn in the Gila – but officials with the Gila National Forest said they had no prescribed burns. The city then said the haze could be due to a wildfire burning in Arizona.
But the National Weather Service says, no, the haze is not smoke but rather humidity – making a rare appearance in New Mexico.
View of the Sandia Mountains block by Haze
May 23rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm by Magdalena Sharpe under News
Monday, May 27th the following city services and facilities will be closed or have limited hours.
- Buses - Rapid Ride, ABQ Ride
- Solid Waste
- Animal Welfare Shelters and Offices - Lucky Paws Adoption Center in Coronado Open 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday
- Child Development Centers
- Community Centers
- Health & Social Service Centers
- Senior Centers
- ABQ Bio Park will be OPEN
- ABQ Museum
- Balloon Museum
- KiMo Theater
- Shooting Range Park
- Open Space Visitors Center
> More information on City of Albuquerque Holiday Events & Closures
May 23rd, 2013 at 2:32 pm by Magdalena Sharpe under News
The American Red Cross will hold a phone bank today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. collection donations to benefit the victims of the OKC Tornado.
To donate call (877) 715-7400.
You can also donate online by visiting the Red Cross website.
May 22nd, 2013 at 12:04 pm by Magdalena Sharpe under News
The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in New Mexico is now $3.63, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is seven cents more than last week and 24 cents more than last month, but it is three cents less than last year.
Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed, Albuquerque has the highest gas price average at $3.64 and Las Cruces has the lowest at $3.51. The average price in the Land of Enchantment is three cents less than the national average which now sits at $3.66.
> KRQE Gas Tracker