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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.


Craig Neal planted at New Mexico

September 9th, 2014 at 2:12 pm by under Latest Posts

Craig Neal said the entire time that he wanted to be at New Mexico. The school helped their men’s basketball coach take another step in that direction by announcing a new 6 year 5.7 million dollar deal for Neal Monday that will keep him through the 2020 season. There is a million dollar buyout should either side decide to part ways early. That doesn’t seem likely at the moment. Neal is well connected in the community and has two children at UNM, including one playing for him in son Cullen. When Bobby Knight went to Indiana back in the day, it was for a long stay. With Neal being from Indiana, I asked him if his Lobo job was his Indiana. He answered by emphasizing once again how he wanted the New Mexico job to be a long stay. If his first season is any indication of what Lobo fans can expect, the best is yet to come. Neal led the Lobos to an unprecedented third straight Mountain West Tournament title in his first season and 27 wins. Neal is continuing what he and UCLA coach Steve Alford started at New Mexico. Outright conference titles and tournament titles have become the norm. Neal was the choice of the Lobo basketball community when Alford departed. He reminded everyone in attendance at his contract press conference how the community had a hand in his hiring. He also reminded all that it is the passion of the Lobo Nation that has made his job worthy of a permanent destination.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 9th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show, Photos, Weather

5. If you’re looking for a new job, there are some openings right now. Dave and Buster’s is taking applications for 260 new jobs. The new restaurant and game joint is opening this fall at Albuquerque’s Winrock Mall. Smith’s Grocery store chain is also hiring another 200 workers in New Mexico. You can get information on both jobs here on KRQE.com. Click on links.

4. Amazon is dropping the price of its disappointing Fire Smartphone to 99 cents. The price cut comes just in advance of today’s expected unveiling of the new iPhone 6 by Apple. Word is the new iPhone will be faster and come in two different sizes with a better camera. There are also rumors that Apple could also reveal a new Smart Watch today.

3. President Obama will talk about the Isis crisis today with members of Congress returning to the Hill today from their summer recess. One Senate Republican already introduced a bill authorizing airstrikes in Syria. The White House says the approach to defeating ISIS will be political, diplomatic and military. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is also traveling abroad today, looking to build an international coalition to combat the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria.

2. The Bernalillo County Commission last night trumped recent actions by the Albuquerque City Council and Mayor R.J. Berry about what will be on the ballot this November. Last night the commission approved the exact opposite of what the Council and the Mayor okayed last week. Commissioners approved putting two poll questions on the ballot, assessing voters’ interest in decriminalizing marijuana, and increasing the sales tax to help the mentally ill. The measures on the ballot assess interest only and are not legally binding. In doing so, the Commission nixed putting special elections, GO Bonds, and Council approval of hiring and firing the City’s police and fire chiefs on the ballot. The City Council indicated among those, hiring and firing the city fire and police chief was its priority.

1. Another rainy day in New Mexico, expect isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon with mostly sunny skies and a high near 89. A south wind of 5 to 10 mph becomes west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of precipitation both today and tonight. This evening expect isolated showers and thunderstorms, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 60 with a west wind of 5 to 15 mph.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 8th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

5. The Royal Family is expecting another child. The rumor has been floating around for a few weeks, but this morning, it’s official. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate are expecting another baby. No word yet on when the child is due, if it’s a boy or a girl, or if that’s even known at this point.

4. Hundreds of children across the country are getting sick and ending up hospitalized because of a bad respiratory virus. Enterovirus D-68 is spreading quickly, and 10 states have now contacted the Centers for Disease Control to investigate what appears to be a regional outbreak. There are 500 cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and hundred of children in Denver have presented with the same kind of symptoms.

3. Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Return to Capitol Hill today, and finding a way to stop ISIS tops its agenda. The President plans to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow to talk about stopping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria which recently beheaded two American journalists. Wednesday, the President plans to lay out those plans to the nation. Nine NATO countries have agreed to work to defeat ISIS and the head of the Arab League is urging its 22 members to confront the extremists as well.

2. Today we should get a better idea of what exactly will be on the ballot for voters in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County come November. The County Commission is set to decide if there’s room to include three initiatives on the ballot approved by Albuquerque Mayor RJ Berry last week. Some Commissioners want to add questions assessing voters interest in decriminalizing penalties for marijuana possession, and increase taxes to pay for programs for the mentally ill. If those two items get added to the ballot, they only assess the sentiment of voters and are not legally binding.

1. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%. Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Tattoo shop to be featured on TV

September 7th, 2014 at 4:06 pm by under Latest Posts

An Albuquerque tattoo shop is looking for the next reality star.

The owners of Disciple Tattoo on San Mateo near Lomas say there’s a production in the works.

Producers say when they found out the shop donates a portion of its revenue to local charities, the shop had to become a reality show.

“I really liked how they went off and started a really good thing here which is trying to help people and do really positive things in the community, and they’re doing it through a rather hole-in-the-wall location,” said producer Jarred Cleerdin.

The producers say the focus of the show will highlight the work Disciple Tattoo does in Albuquerque.

Right now they’re looking for people ready to tell interesting stories about why they’re getting inked.

Shooting is expected to start next week.