Japanese students visit Santa Fe for cultural experience

July 22nd, 2014 at 2:52 pm by under Latest Posts

Six Japanese students will stay in Santa Fe with host families through Sunday as part of an exchange program with the city of Tsuyama, Japan.

According to a news release from the city of Santa Fe, the cities have been sister cities since 1995. Every two or three years, 20 students from Santa Fe have the opportunity to visit Tsuyama.

The six students from Japan who arrived in New Mexico on Tuesday studied English before their arrival. During their stay, they will take part in historical, educational, and outdoor experiences around Santa Fe.

Tsuyama is one of 10 sister cities in the sister cities program.

Weeks later, man discovers lottery win

July 22nd, 2014 at 2:03 pm by under Latest Posts

An Albuquerque man drove around with a winning lottery ticket for months and didn’t know it until Friday.

Dennis Romero realized he won $385,000 after he decided to check his Roadrunner cash tickets he bought back May that he left in the back seat of his car.

Romero then pulled into a store and scanned the tickets. That’s when he learned of his good fortune.

He says he’s going to use his winnings to pay bills and get ready for retirement.

Las Cruces hotel to be on Gordon Ramsay show

July 21st, 2014 at 8:54 am by under Latest Posts

A New Mexico hotel is going to be on a national TV show Tuesday.

It’s not because it’s an award winner, but apparently because guests were going through hell.

Gordon Ramsay’s hit show “Hotel Hell” filmed in Las Cruces last year. Meson de Mesilla is going to be featured on the reality show.

If you know anything about Ramsey, you know he’s not afraid of being ruthless. Apparently employees at the Las Cruces hotel asked him to sign a waiver.

The goal of the show is to fix up troubled hotels across the country.

The show will air on 2KASA Fox at 8 p.m. Monday.

Summerfest takes place in Nob Hill on Saturday

July 16th, 2014 at 3:00 pm by under Latest Posts

The annual Route 66 Summerfest takes place Saturday on Central between Girard and Washington from 2-10:30 p.m.

The event includes live music, food, a car show and shopping.

Three stages will be set up for performers with the band Arrested Development as the headliner from 9-10:30 p.m. on the main stage at Central and Girard.

Food trucks will be open at Carlisle and Dartmouth, and a microbrew garden will feature Marble Brewery, Il Vicino, Bosque Brewing and more.

A canine cabana with pools and vendors will also be set up for your four-legged friends.

Dragonfly Festival coming up at Botanic Garden

July 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm by under Latest Posts



On Saturday, the BioPark Botanic Garden will host celebrate dragonflies with discovery stations, games, crafts, storytime and guided walks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both Saturday and Sunday will be half price for all guests as well at the botanic garden, aquarium and zoo.