Veterans, military members honored at fair

September 17th, 2014 at 12:33 pm by under Latest Posts

Today is military and veterans day at the New Mexico State Fair.

Active service members and veterans were honored in a ceremony Wednesday morning. They also get free admission along with everyone else.

Gates opened at 10 a.m.

The governor is also declaring the day Purple Heart Appreciation Day in honor of those injured or killed in the line of duty.

Tattoo shop to be featured on TV

September 7th, 2014 at 4:06 pm by under Latest Posts

An Albuquerque tattoo shop is looking for the next reality star.

The owners of Disciple Tattoo on San Mateo near Lomas say there’s a production in the works.

Producers say when they found out the shop donates a portion of its revenue to local charities, the shop had to become a reality show.

“I really liked how they went off and started a really good thing here which is trying to help people and do really positive things in the community, and they’re doing it through a rather hole-in-the-wall location,” said producer Jarred Cleerdin.

The producers say the focus of the show will highlight the work Disciple Tattoo does in Albuquerque.

Right now they’re looking for people ready to tell interesting stories about why they’re getting inked.

Shooting is expected to start next week.

Rock and Brews opens Monday

September 7th, 2014 at 2:49 pm by under Latest Posts

Get ready to rock and roll while you dine because Rock and Brews opens for business Monday.

Rock and Brews is a restaurant founded by KISS front men Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

The restaurant is located on Montgomery and San Mateo and crews have been putting the final touches on the building.

On Sept. 16 – one week after the opening – a red carpet event will take place and Simmons and Stanley will be at the restaurant for a fundraiser.

Tickets are $150 with part of the proceeds going toward the New Mexico VA program.

Salsa Festival to spice up Old Town

September 4th, 2014 at 2:15 pm by under Latest Posts

On Sept. 13, the public is invited to taste and judge 30 homemade salsas during the 10th annual Old Town Salsa Festival from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

The event will take place on the Plaza with live entertainment and preparation beginning at noon. The headliner for the event will be New Mexico band Charanga del Valle.

Contestants will take home prizes in categories such as best homemade salsa, best booth decor and chef’s choice.

Cost is $5 to taste and vote.

2 ziplines to open in Ruidoso

August 20th, 2014 at 9:12 am by under Latest Posts

Two new ziplines are opening this fall in Ruidoso at the Inn of the Mountain Gods and Ski Apache.

The inn’s zipline will carry riders from Lake Mescalero to the boat house. Ski Apache’s zipline will be a three-part zipline tour starting above the Apache Bowl at 11,000 feet, and will run a total of almost 9,000 feet.

Riders can reach speeds of 60 miles an hour.

Both ziplines are expected to open in October.