May 25th, 2013 at 10:16 am by Bill Diven under Community Affairs
Pickup of trash and recylables will happen on the regular schedule Monday although the offices of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Department will be closed for Memorial Day.
The city convenience centers on Eagle Rock Road NE, 114th Street and Central Avenue SW and Los Picaros Road SW will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
More from KRQE.com: List of Memorial Day Closures»
May 24th, 2013 at 5:02 pm by Bill Diven under Community Affairs, Wildfires
New Mexico State University is hoping the work of a new faculty member will help them better understand wildfires in the state.
Doug Cram has been named the wildland fire management specialist. He’s in charge of developing programs that looks into all aspects of wildfires.
Cram, a native of Los Alamos, previously served as the wildland fire specialist in Hawaii and studied fire ecology in the Southwest at NMSU.
NMSU is one of only two land-grant universities in the country to create this type of position.
Online from KRQE News 13: Wildfire coverage, official updates and preparedness resources »
May 23rd, 2013 at 12:50 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, Wildfires
The portions of the Bosque that fall within the city of Rio Rancho’s limits will be closed to the public effective at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013, and will remain closed until further notice.
High temperatures, low humidity, and a lack of rainfall have caused tinder-dry vegetation in the Rio Rancho Bosque area. These conditions have created an extremely high fire danger.
The full closure of the Bosque means that all paths, ditch roads near the Bosque, and the forest (trees) are closed to all visitors and users.
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May 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
In an effort to keep your kids and you safe, the Summer Safety Blast campaign is being launched this weekend.
State police will be patrolling looking for seat belt and child restraint violations.
The campaign coincides with the fed’s click it or ticket initiative as well as New Mexico’s 100 days of summer which targets drunk drivers.
May 23rd, 2013 at 10:57 am by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
During summer weekends, ABQ RIDE’s 66 Late Night is launching to help Albuquerque residents get to and stay later at fun spots along Central Avenue.
Starting Friday, May 24th, 2013, service on Route #66-Central will be extended by one hour, until 1:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays until September 21, 2013.
“66 Late Night can take you to almost any of Albuquerque’s summer hot spots,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “And you can save a lot of money by riding the #66 and leaving your car behind.”
66 Late Night utilizes the #66-Central buses, which run from ABQ RIDE’s Park & Ride at Tramway and Wenonah all the way to the Central and Unser Transit Center.
Riders along Central can use this bus to access four of Albuquerque’s main entertainment districts- Old Town, Downtown, Nob Hill and East Central and do so at later hours.
66 Late Night runs every 30 minutes, with the last pickups through Downtown at about 1:00 a.m. The fare is $1 per trip.
For complete schedule information on 66 Late Night»