Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. If you’re looking for a job, S&P Data is having a job fair today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center. Managers want to hire 100 people. Plus, UPS is starting to hire holiday workers and Walmart is opening a new neighborhood market in Rio Rancho and is hiring 100 people.
4. Today we should find out what major league team the Albuquerque Isotopes will be affiliated with. The Dodgers ditched the Duke City on Tuesday and rumors say we could end up with the Houston Astros. We’ll let you know what happens.
3. President Obama is at U.S. central command in Tampa, Fla., meeting with military commanders on how to strike ISIS next. He says no troops will be on the ground fighting, but on Tuesday, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress if air strikes don’t work, he’d recommend ground forces.
2. Also today, the U.S. House could vote on the president’s plan to spend $500 million to arm and train Syrian rebels.
1. Get ready for rain and lots of it. It’s all coming from what was hurricane Odile in the Pacific. The City of Albuquerque is putting extra workers on stand-by overnight to watch for flooding. The southwest part of the state could get hammered too.
5. KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are in Albuquerque today for the official grand opening of their new restaurant Rock and Brews, located on Montgomery west of San Mateo across from Lovelace Womens Hospital. The ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a military luncheon for more than 100 veterans and active military personnel. Later, Rock and Brews will present a check to the NM Healthcare system. Tonight there’s a charity gala at the restaurant for 400 guests. Tickets cost $150 per person.
4. The battle over the ballot in Bernalillo County is headed to the State Supreme Court a week from today. The court is preventing the county from mailing out absentee ballots this weekend because county commissioners want to put two poll questions on the ballot. The questions assess voters’ interest in decriminalizing marijuana and raising taxes to fund programs for the mentally ill, but they are not legally binding.
3. Interstate 25 at Paseo del Norte is closed overnight in both directions every night this week. The closures begin at 7 p.m. and continue through 6 a.m. the following morning. The push is so crews can get as much work done on the interchange reconstruction project before the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta begins the first week of October.
2. Today we could find out what the future holds for the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is the first day major league teams can change up their AAA affiliation. A report in the Houston Chronicle says the Isotopes could end up with the Astros, but the ‘Topes General Manager John Traub says he hasn’t been notified about any plans for a change.
1. There’s a 20 percent chance today of isolated showers and thunderstorms, amid partly sunny skies with a high near 85 and an east wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight the chance of precipitation increases to 30 percent with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 58, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph.
5. It’s a great day to head out to the New Mexico State Fair and not break the bank. It’s dollar day, admission and the rides will each cost a buck. This afternoon restaurants will compete for bragging rights in the Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge.
4. In Washington, D.C. This week, congress is set to vote on President Obama’s plan to spend $500 million to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. Also, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris meeting with allies about a plan to defeat the brutal terrorist group which has beheaded three people in recent weeks.
3. Protesters will probably be back out again today, as Albuquerque hosts a national police shooting competition. This weekend protesters were in front of the State Fairgrounds, upset that the City would host the competition after all the controversial police shootings over the past few years. Mayor R.J. Berry says he’s honored to hold the law enforcement conference here.
2. Today we should know if Bernalillo County is going to take its ballot battle to court. The county wants to put two poll questions on the ballot, assessing voter’s opinions on reducing penalties for possessing less than a ounce of marijuana, and increasing the sales tax to help the homeless and mentally ill. The Secretary of State refuses to put poll questions on the ballot. Today, the County Commission will meet privately to decide what to do next.
1. There’s a 10 percent chance of more storms today after noon, with partly sunny skies and a high near 86 and a 5 to 10 mph wind becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms with a 40% chance of precipitation. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59 and an east wind 10 to 15 mph. C
1. You can expect a mild day, breezy and cooler, mostly sunny day today.
2. President Obama meets in private with members of Congress today, pitching his plan to spend $500 million to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels in an effort to destroy the terrorist group, ISIS. Even Republican House Speaker, John Boehner is calling on his colleagues to support the president in this effort. Secretary of State John Kerry remains overseas this morning, trying to garner support from countries there in forming a global coalition to defeat ISIS.
3. The Old Town Salsa Fiesta is this weekend, and includes both salsa the food, and the dance style. The Fiesta is from noon to eight Saturday. More than 40 contestants are signed up for the Best Salsa competition. There will also be dance lessons offered during the Fiesta. For all the details, check on links here on KRQE.com.
4. There’s a career fair in the Metro area today. From 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., representatives from 54 companies with hundreds of openings are participating in the career fair. It’s at the Workforce Connection office at 501 Mountain Road NW. Dress for success bring your resume, and good luck.
5. There’s plenty of fun to be had today and this weekend at the New Mexico State Fair. Today, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is hosting a rodeo. The featured country band, The Henningsens play at the rodeo tonight at 7 p.m. tomorrow the State Fair Parade launches from the Fairgrounds at 8:30 a.m. Sunday is Mexican Extravaganza day with a Mexican Rodeo and concert at 4 p.m.
Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. The ballot battle in BernalilloCounty and Albuquerque looks like it’s going to court. The secretary of state says the county can’t put poll questions, ones just for opinion, on the ballot. The county says you can and wants to get people’s opinion on reducing pot penalties and increasing the sales to support mental health issues. A decision could come as early as Monday.
4. That respiratory virus that’s been going around the Midwest could now be here in Albuquerque. The state health department says a hospital in Albuquerque in sending a specimen to the CDC in Atlanta to get tested. This is just a day after the state said there were no cases of the respiratory virus, Enterovirus D-68, in New Mexico.
3. This is the 13th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. On this date back in 2001, terrorists took over four planes, killing almost 3,000 innocent Americans. Today in Albuquerque you can help remember everyone who died with a stair climb at City Hall. That starts at 8:46 a.m. Also, go see the flags and more at VistaVerdeMemorial Park in Rio Rancho.
2. President Obama says enough is enough from ISIS. He went on national tv last night to say the U.S. is expanding air strikes to defeat ISIS and will launch them in Syria. The president wants to train and give weapons to moderate rebels in Syria. He’s now looking for support from congress and other countries.