Water service on Pacheco St. from Cordova Road to Alta Vista will be shut down tonight Wednesday July 30, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. to connect water service to the main line. Water will be restored to the area by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.
For additional information, or questions, please contact: Dee Beingessner, at 505-955-4231.
5. Workers at McDonald’s nationwide just got a big boost in their quest to make more money. The National Labor Relations Board said yesterday McDonald’s can be considered a “joint employer” and held liable for wage and work-related violations at its franchise-owned stores. Workers say the nation’s biggest hamburger chain should be held accountable because it controls how the restaurants are run. McDonald’s says it will fight the change.
4. A new audit by the Albuquerque Public School district shows more than $350,000 worth of equipment was stolen in the district during the last school year alone. Two-thirds of the stolen property was comprised of computers ripped off from classrooms. Almost half of the thefts are linked to a man named Anthony Pargas, and two other burglars. The District says starting this school year, it is coming up with a better inventory system.
3. After 51 years on the air in New Mexico, veteran broadcaster, Dick Knipfing signs off for good after this evening’s 10pm newscast on KRQE News 13. The New Mexico broadcasting legend and icon is being honored for this unprecedented achievement in the New Mexico television market by Governor Susana Martinez who has proclaimed today, July 30, 2014 “Dick Knipfing Day.”
2. The deportation of immigrants from the Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia is being halted because of the chicken pox virus. The virus has been detected in a couple of the detainees who have been isolated. Other detainees are being vaccinated, according to Congressman Steve Pearce. He says the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell is now handling the medical needs of the detainees, rather than Artesia General Hospital, which had been handling their needs.
1. It’ll be mostly sunny and hot again today with a high near 94 and a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Light northwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon with a 20 % chance of precipitation. Tonight expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms and a low temperature of 63. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east 15 to 20 mph in the evening with a 40% chance of precipitation.
On Friday, August 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. visitors to Old Town will be offered a very special musical treat when the Global Acoustic Orchestra, a group of musicians influenced by much of the world’s contemporary music scene, takes the stage.
As will all “Summertime in Old Town” performances, this event is free of charge.
5. The bee population is half of what it was 75 years ago. The alarming drop in numbers has caught the attention of a couple of researchers at NMSU Agricultural Science Center in Los Lunas. They’ve launched the “pollinator project”: which tests native and non-native plants ability to attract bees.
4. The latest CBS/New York Times poll indicates New Mexico’s governors race may not be as close as a Rasmussen poll last week indicated. The latest poll indicates incumbent Republican Susana Martinez is up eight point over Democratic challenger Gary King.
3. After the Albuquerque Isotopes made headlines for the second time this year for conduct that’s definitely unsportsmanlike, now the players involved are being suspended. First it was a player who bit another player’s ear off, earlier in the year. The latest incident involved a brawl that broke out in Reno this weak. The Pacific Coast League suspended four players involved in the Saturday brawl during the game being played in Reno.
2. Washington lawmakers reached a deal to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agreement reached Monday comes three months after revelations that some veterans on secret waiting lists died before getting medical care. The VA reform bill will allow veterans who’ve been on waiting lists 30 days or who live 40 miles away from a VA facility to see private doctors. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the bill by the end of the week.
1. Expect more rain and thunderstorms today with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 89 with a light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph this morning, and a 40 percent chance of rain. Tonight, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.