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Veterans, military members honored at fair

September 17th, 2014 at 12:33 pm by under Latest Posts

Today is military and veterans day at the New Mexico State Fair.

Active service members and veterans were honored in a ceremony Wednesday morning. They also get free admission along with everyone else.

Gates opened at 10 a.m.

The governor is also declaring the day Purple Heart Appreciation Day in honor of those injured or killed in the line of duty.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 16th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

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.


TV miniseries ‘Dig’ hiring extras

September 10th, 2014 at 8:43 pm by under Latest Posts

A television miniseries will be filmed in New Mexico and they are hiring extras.

The series called Dig is about an FBI agent who is in Jerusalem investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist when he uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making.

Dig will be shooting in the Albuquerque area in October and November.

Extras positions are paid.

To apply »


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 10th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. Get ready for the food, the rides, rodeos and more because the New Mexico State Fair starts today. You can pick up discounted admission tickets at Walgreens through Friday. Don’t forget, The Midway doesn’t open until tomorrow. Get more info on all of it at KRQE.com.

4. Veterans, this is for you. The Department of Veterans Affairs is having two town hall meetings at the VeteransMemorial Park on south Louisiana today. From 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The discussion centers on VA Health Care Systems. From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. They’re focusing on disability claims.

3. Don’t be surprised if some of your favorite websites are a little slow to load today, not really. A lot of sites including Netflix and Reddit will be showing you a loading icon all day long. It’s a way to protest the Federal Communication Commission thinking about allowing internet companies to control websites speeds.

2. President Obama will go on national t.v. later today to tell the Americans why the country should go after ISIS and how. This could include air strikes in Syria, but the president says it won’t include troops on the ground. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry is still in the Middle East, trying to get support from countries there.

1. Today will be mostly sunny with no rain.


New Mexico State Fair begins Wednesday

September 9th, 2014 at 9:49 pm by under Latest Posts

The 2014 New Mexico State Fair kicks off Wednesday September 10, 2014 with plenty of food and events.

Wednesday the Unique Food contest begins with entries like alligator tail, a deep fried green chile bacon cheeseburger and a deep fried carne adovada calzone. The exhibits, kidsway carnival and livestock shows open at 10.00 a.m. Wednesday. The midway carnival will open at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.

This year the state runs through September 21, 2014.

State Fair goers are encouraged to use ABQ Ride Services including a free shuttle service on the weekends of September 12, 13 and 14 and September 19, 20 and 21. For more information about ABQ Ride Services and Specials visit myabqride.com.

For more ticket, event and other State Fair information visit exponm.com.