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5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Blowing up social media outlets this morning, is the story about stolen and leaked nude celebrity pictures. The FBI is now investigating who stole them and how. They include photos of stars Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton among others.

4. Whether several issues will make it on the ballot in Albuquerque this November remains to be determined. Tomorrow, the City Council is scheduled to meet to discuss giving the Mayor a bundle which would include three plans: giving the Council authority to approve or remove police and fire chiefs; amending the City’s special elections process; and GO Bond money. If the council approves the bundled package, Mayor RJ Berry would then have to sign off on it. Meanwhile, there’s an online petition with hundreds of signatures demanding Mayor Berry resign. The petition began after Berry vetoed a measure that would have allowed Albuquerque voters to determine whether to decriminalize marijuana.

3. Today Paseo Del Norte westbound from the I-25 job to Jefferson closes for the next 30 days. What else lies ahead for commuters at the Paseo Del Norte and I-25 reconstruction project could be known later today. The NM Department of Transportation abruptly canceled all scheduled closures on the job over the long Labor Day holiday with no explanation. Today the DOT is expected provide a project update.

2. It appears electricity is about to cost New Mexico utilities users more. This morning’s Albuquerque Journal says PNM will ask for a rate hike by the end of the year. People are conserving power, meaning the utility is revenue it says it needs to recover from ratepayers. PNM has not said how much of an increase it will seek from the Public Regulation Commission.

1. Today it’ll be sunny, with a high near 96 and a light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight it’ll be mostly clear, with a low around 62, and a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Paseo Del Norte Alternate Routes

September 1st, 2014 at 5:19 pm by under Latest Posts

When access from westbound Paseo Del Norte is closed, Those traveling from the northeast heights who usually use Paseo Del Norte to access Jefferson will need to use one of the following alternative routes:

  1. Alameda to Jefferson
  2. Paseo Del Norte to San Pedro, south on San Pedro to San Antonio, west on San Antonio to Jefferson
  3. Paseo Del Norte to 2nd Street, 2nd Street south to Osuna, Osuna east to Jefferson

These routes may already be congested, so the DOT encourages everyone to give themselves 15-30 minutes extra to reach their destination for the first few days of the new alignment.

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UNM to test emergency systems Tuesday

September 1st, 2014 at 1:55 pm by under Latest Posts

UNM is sounding the alarm, but not to worry the university says it’s just a test. They said it will test its emergency notification Tuesday.

According to their website, the test will include all parts of the university’s warning system which will cover sirens, emails, text messaging, social media pages and web page.

School officials said they test their system at the beginning of each semester to familiarize the campus community of its various systems.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 1st, 2014 at 6:00 am by under Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Kraft is recalling a popular cheese product. Kraft’s American Singles packages have been recalled by the company because the cheese may not have been kept cold enough. Check the package for dates between February 20th and February 21st, 20-15.

4. If you want to find out what’s going on at your child’s school in the Albuquerque Public School District, there’s now an app for that. App City Life, an Albuquerque company, developed the app for APS. It has push notifications for lockdowns, snow days, and even what’s being served in the cafeteria. The app is free.

3. It’s Labor Day, a federal holiday meaning most city, county, state and federal offices are closed today. There is no ABQ Ride or Sun Van Service today in Albuquerque. Regularly scheduled trash pickup will continue.

2. If you’re looking for fun, there’s plenty to be had on this Labor Day. You’ve got one more chance to check out the 2014 New Mexico Wine Festival in Bernalillo today. Also, the final game of the season for the Isotopes is today, they take on Las Vegas at 1:35 pm. Enjoy your holiday!

1. Your Labor Day forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 95, and a west wind of 5 to 10 mph. Tonight it’ll be mostly clear, with a low around 61 and a west wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.

BioPark to feature “Lions, Tigers, and Beers” festival October 4

August 29th, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Latest Posts

On October 4, the public will be welcomed to the ABQ BioPark Zoo for “Lions, Tigers, & Beers” from 6-9 p.m.

Attendees can enjoy live music, delicious grub, and an evening of entertainment in the zoo atmosphere.

A General Admission ticket includes a special souvenir tasting mug and tasting privileges and the “Suds & Grub” ticket includes access to “Field Grub” food stations.

All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the NM BioPark Society, a non-profit organization that supports your ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach.

Tickets are available here»