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ABQ sees a strange sight, rain

June 13th, 2014 at 4:44 pm by under Latest Posts, Photos

 

Catch it while you can. Heavy rain @krqe. Fast moving storms dumping quick rain bursts

Video from Mark Ronchetti moby.to/l9ovlk

KRQE Studios Weather


ABQ Museum hosts Bolo Tie exhibit

June 9th, 2014 at 10:01 am by under Latest Posts

The Albuquerque Museum celebrates the art, history and popular culture of the bolo tie with a distinctive exhibit, Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Modern Artistry, traveled by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Worn in New Mexico for decades, the act making the bolo tie New Mexico’s official neckwear passed here in 2007. The exhibition will be open June 28 through September 21, 2014.

Having evolved from a tradition of Victorian neckwear and scarf slides, the bolo tie as we know it today originated in the Southwest. Emerging as a form of men’s neckwear in the 1940s, its popularity quickly spread via television and movie personalities throughout the West and other parts of the country. Bolo ties, New Mexico’s answer to the formality of neckties and bow ties, convey to the world that we are fashionable and interesting; professional but relaxed. American Indian jewelers and silversmiths bring individuality and creativity to the bolo tie, offering a broad range of unique and artistic options.

www.cabq.gov/museum.


Voting ends tonight for Burrito Byway contest

May 18th, 2014 at 5:08 pm by under Latest Posts

If you have a favorite spot for the scrumptious breakfast burrito, the clock is ticking to get your vote in.

Today is your last day to tell the New Mexico Tourism Department which burrito is the best.

Hundreds of popular restaurants are competing for bragging rights.

In the lead so far is a tiny restaurant in Edgewood called Katrinah’s East Mountain Grill.

“I just about fell off my chair,” said Anne House of Edgewood. “I was like, ‘oh, there’s more people than us that make sure we vote every day.’”

The New Mexico Tourism Department will put the top 50 on a map dubbed the Breakfast Burrito Byway.

Voting ends tonight at 11:45 p.m.

To place your vote, click here.


SFPD plans donor drive for sick teen

May 18th, 2014 at 3:30 pm by under Latest Posts

SFPD hosts donor drive for ill teen

The Santa Fe Police Department is working to help a young girl, but they’ll need the public’s help Monday to do it.

Miquela Martinez, 16, is from Ojo Caliente.

She was diagnosed with a rare disease that causes her red blood cells to break apart and release hemoglobin which keeps them from carrying oxygen through her body.

The once vibrant teen is now confined to a hospital bed so she can have daily blood infusions.

Doctors say a bone marrow transplant could save her life, but they’ve been unable to find a donor.

The Santa Fe Police Department is holding a donor drive at the police station Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is easy; all they need is a cheek swab.

 


One more day to enjoy Bike and Brew

May 17th, 2014 at 6:11 pm by under Latest Posts

Bike and Brew

If you like riding your bike or having a beer – or both – you may enjoy yourself at the Bike and Brew in Santa Fe.

It’s part of a three-day long event that ends Sunday. Bicyclists get together at the Santa Fe Railyard where craft beer is served.

The event also includes handmade bikes and bike shows, including a bicycle beauty pageant.