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5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

July 28th, 2014 at 6:00 am by 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%.

Sunday’s Rainfall Totals…

July 27th, 2014 at 10:03 pm by 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.


SBCC offers Spanish film series

July 26th, 2014 at 2:17 pm by under Latest Posts
A collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque is bringing a series of Spanish-language films to South Broadway Cultural Center’s John Lewis Theatre. All of the films are free.

Entitled “Cine De la Época de Oro” (Films from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema), the series begins on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. with “Flor Silvestre,” starring Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz and Emilio “El Indio” Fernández. This is the first Mexican movie made by Dolores del Rio after her career in Silent and Golden Age Hollywood films. It is also the first collaboration between Fernández, Del Rio, Armandáriz, cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, and writer Mauricia Magdaleno. In the film a young and beautiful woman, played by del Rio, narrates stories of her history across the Mexican Revolution.

The next film in the series is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6 at 7 p.m. Dolores del Rio and Pedro Armendáriz are joined by Julio Villareal in a film entitled “Bugambilia.” The story features del Rio as the beautiful Amalia de los Robles, whose looks and charm awaken the passions of all of the men in the region. This provokes the fury of her father, Don Fernando (played by Julio Villareal). Seeing in her the face of his dead wife, he has developed an obsession to control her. She falls in love with Ricardo (Armendariz), but circumstances prevent them from being united in their love.

On Wednesday, August 13 at 7 p.m. “Las Abandonados” will be the selected film. Del Rio and Armendáriz star with Victor Junco in the story of a young pregnant woman abandoned by her fiancé in a society that is cruel to unwed mothers. Designed by Armando Valdes Peza, this film features one of the most expensive wardrobes ever done for the Mexican Cinema. It is an example of the deep devotion that the director and the cinematographer felt for Dolores del Rio.
“La Perla” will be screened on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m. Pedro Armendáriz is Quino, who, with his wife Juana (Maria Elena Marqués), are in anguish because their small son Coyotito was stung by a scorpion. The local doctor, who is a foreigner, refuses to treat the boy so his parents take him to a curandera. Later, the doctor and his brother, a loan shark played by Fernando Wagner, learn that Quino has found a valuable pearl and conspire to steal it from him.

The final film in the series, “Pueblerina,” will be screened on Wednesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. Starring Columba Dominguez, Robert Cañedo and Arturo Soto Rangel, the film features Cañedo as Aurelio Rodriguez, who has just been released from jail. He tries to build a new life with his marriage to Paloma (Dominguez) and begins working his land. But the brothers González, who are local landowners, have a different idea and interfere with his plans.

All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. Screenings are free to the public. For more information on the series, please call 311 or visit

Free water testing at Roswell Health Fair

July 25th, 2014 at 3:56 pm by 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.

Sharks take over on Discovery Day at the aquarium

July 25th, 2014 at 11:55 am by 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.