May 23rd, 2013 at 12:50 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, Wildfires
The portions of the Bosque that fall within the city of Rio Rancho’s limits will be closed to the public effective at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013, and will remain closed until further notice.
High temperatures, low humidity, and a lack of rainfall have caused tinder-dry vegetation in the Rio Rancho Bosque area. These conditions have created an extremely high fire danger.
The full closure of the Bosque means that all paths, ditch roads near the Bosque, and the forest (trees) are closed to all visitors and users.
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May 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
In an effort to keep your kids and you safe, the Summer Safety Blast campaign is being launched this weekend.
State police will be patrolling looking for seat belt and child restraint violations.
The campaign coincides with the fed’s click it or ticket initiative as well as New Mexico’s 100 days of summer which targets drunk drivers.
May 23rd, 2013 at 10:57 am by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
During summer weekends, ABQ RIDE’s 66 Late Night is launching to help Albuquerque residents get to and stay later at fun spots along Central Avenue.
Starting Friday, May 24th, 2013, service on Route #66-Central will be extended by one hour, until 1:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays until September 21, 2013.
“66 Late Night can take you to almost any of Albuquerque’s summer hot spots,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “And you can save a lot of money by riding the #66 and leaving your car behind.”
66 Late Night utilizes the #66-Central buses, which run from ABQ RIDE’s Park & Ride at Tramway and Wenonah all the way to the Central and Unser Transit Center.
Riders along Central can use this bus to access four of Albuquerque’s main entertainment districts- Old Town, Downtown, Nob Hill and East Central and do so at later hours.
66 Late Night runs every 30 minutes, with the last pickups through Downtown at about 1:00 a.m. The fare is $1 per trip.
For complete schedule information on 66 Late Night»
May 22nd, 2013 at 12:37 pm by vantate under News, Sports
From the time he injured his knee in the Chicago Bears last game of the 2011 season, you could see it coming. Brian Urlacher’s days on a football field were numbered. After 13 NFL seasons, the 8 time Pro Bowl linebacker has decided to shut it down. Through his twitter account Urlacher said he was retiring because he didn’t feel like he could play up to his standards. He also hinted that his passion wasn’t at the level it needed to be. Since coming into the league and snagging rookie of the year honors in 2000, Urlacher has been the anchor of a very successful Bears defense. He leaves the game as the Bears all time leader in tackles with 1,779. The 2005 Defensive Player of the Year also recorded 41 and a half sacks and 22 interceptions. Before the Bears, he was Brian Urlacher the All American Lobo who lead the nation in tackles. He also scored on both sides of the football. With lightning speed, Urlacher returned his share of punts for a touchdown wearing Lobos cherry and silver. Scoring on both sides of the ball was just a habit he carried over from Lovington High School. Maybe I should consider myself blessed because I got to watch Urlacher dominate a game on both sides of the football while leading Lovington to a state title his senior year. He was unbelievable as a receiver. I don’t know how many people know but, he was equally dominate as a basketball player. Yes…I am telling you he could have had just as much success as a basketball player. I will miss all of his athletic skills. The kids attending his football camps each year will miss getting to play with Urlacher . He became one of them at those camps. One big kid. Thanks Urlacher for all of the memories.
May 22nd, 2013 at 12:04 pm by Magdalena Sharpe under News
The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in New Mexico is now $3.63, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is seven cents more than last week and 24 cents more than last month, but it is three cents less than last year.
Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed, Albuquerque has the highest gas price average at $3.64 and Las Cruces has the lowest at $3.51. The average price in the Land of Enchantment is three cents less than the national average which now sits at $3.66.
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