July 28th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Mary Ann Hatchitt under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show
5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go
5. A baseball brawl caught on video is being played by news outlets all over the country. It happened Saturday night in Reno during a game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Reno Aces. It started when Isotopes infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena shoved the Aces catcher and then threw his helmet at him. It escalated from words being exchanged to punches.
4. A group called “Practical Policies New Mexico” has gathered more than 11,000 signatures to put reduced penalties for marijuana possession on the November ballot. The Albuquerque City Clerks has 10 days to verify those signatures. The proposals is to make the maximum penalty for posession an ounce of pot a fine , rather than jail time.
3. A major milestone today when the brand new Jefferson overpass over Paseo Del Norte opens to eastbound traffic at the I-25 interchange reconstruction project. Today’s opening in the $93 million project means Eastbound traffic can now flow smoothly for the first time since October.
2. There are a couple of scams to be aware of going on in New Mexico right now. In one case, somebody calls, passing themselves off as a US Marshal. They try to scam you out of money by saying you need to pay a fine for a family member. The US Marshal Service says it never asks for money on the phone. In the other case, the crooks call saying they’re from Bernalilllo County and that there’s a warrant out for your arrest because you missed jury duty. The Court says you’ll get a letter, not a phone call if you miss jury duty.
1. Expect isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon, it’ll be partly sunny, with a high near 91. A northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%. Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
July 27th, 2014 at 10:03 pm by chrisgilson under Latest Posts, Weather
- Sunday’s Rainfall Totals
Strong, slowly moving storms pounded parts of Albuquerque and Northern New Mexico on Sunday afternoon. A cold front swept into the state and brought along with it tons of moisture. Above you can see some of the preliminary rainfall totals from Sunday’s storms.
Flooding was a huge concern with these storms on Sunday and with the chance for more rain flash flooding will likely be an issue off and on all week long. Stay tuned for what will likely be a very exciting week of weather in New Mexico.
July 25th, 2014 at 3:56 pm by Chelo Rivera under Latest Posts
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – There will be a free water testing event this weekend in Roswell.
The state’s environment and health departments will be on hand Saturday at the Roswell Health Fair testing resident’s well water.
The water can contain dangerous elements and needs to be tested every so often.
Just bring a one gallon fresh water sample from your well in a clean glass or plastic container to the Roswell Boys and Girls Club from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
July 25th, 2014 at 11:55 am by prestonyeung under Latest Posts
If tuna is the chicken of the sea, sharks are certainly the lion kings. Now people of all ages will have a chance to see these predators on Shark Discovery Day and get a chance to learn about their important place in the earth’s ecosystems.
The Albuquerque BioPark Aquarium will be featuring their 24 sharks of seven species in their massive shark tank. Guests can also participate in some interactive activities including educational games, crafts and the Shark and Ray Touchpool encounter with small live sharks.
Shark Discovery Day takes place on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and folks can participate in an online shark-themed webquest where they can read, watch videos and complete projects on sharks which could be featured at the museum itself.