Photo: Snow Covered Trees

December 9th, 2013 at 1:32 pm by under Photos

Photo by Pete Callahan from Mosquero submitted via Report It!


Photo: Jicarita Peak

December 4th, 2013 at 2:23 pm by under Photos
Photo by John T. Denne submitted via Report It!

Photo by John T. Denne submitted via Report It!


Photo: Governor Health Care Press Conference

November 13th, 2013 at 10:46 am by under Photos

Photo by photojournalist Bob Thomas: Governor Susana Martinez held a health care press conference Wednesday.


Photos: NM same-sex hearing

October 23rd, 2013 at 8:26 am by under Latest Posts, Photos
Photo by Bob Thomas (KRQE)

Photo by Bob Thomas (KRQE)

Photo by Crystal Gutierrez (KRQE)

Photo by Crystal Gutierrez (KRQE)

Sunday at Balloon Fiesta

October 6th, 2013 at 5:14 am by under Latest Posts, Photos

9:00 am Thanks for joining us this morning for another beautiful day at Balloon Fiesta. Events today include wood carving contest and the Gas Balloon race launch at noon-2pm. There will be another balloon glow Sunday night as well.  We’ll be live blogging all week.


8:50 am A princess coach balloon inflates on field.


8:44 am The Bees take off


8: 23 am Heading out into the field now for some more photos for our photo gallery later this morning….

8:20 am Balloons over the museum


8:08 am It’s time for Darth Vader Balloon to lift off


8:00 am The Butterfly balloon takes off


7:54 am Here is some quick video from the field

7:51 am The Stage Coach takes the stage during lift-off.


7:44 am Creamland “Airabelle” Hot Air Balloon deflates and the crowd lets out a disappointed cry.

7:34 am Sunrise hits balloon field


7:27 am 550 balloons this year. On the weekends the park can expect anywhere from 50,000 to 80,000 people


7:25 am Balloons take to the air in the first wave


7:21 am Dean and Jess talk about the Gas Balloon race that will take place later this afternoon


7:16 am First wave of balloons take off


6:40am Mass Ascension is a go this morning, there is no Albuquerque Box today. Today is Purple Sunday. Pilots will be posting purple ribbons on their baskets as a memorial to those balloonist who passed away this year.



Yesterday’s oldest pilot is 90 years old.  Later today the Gas Balloons will take off; there are five this year.


6:11am Pilot briefing lights up


6:00am Matt and chief photog set up for morning live shot at the Balloon Fiesta park.


5:30 am @mattatkrqe We’re on the quest for the best breakfast burrito at @balloonfiesta park! What’s your favorite? #ABQ #BalloonFiesta #Yum

5:10 am Welcome to the second day of the 42nd annual Balloon Fiesta Enchanted Sunrise!  Weather at the park is slightly warmer than yesterday and very little winds.

  • Current Temp: 42°
  • Dew Point: 20°
  • Relative Humidity: 44%
  • Wind Chill: 42°
  • Wind: 0 SSE
  • Wind Gusts: 8 mph
  • Pressure: 30.25″
  • Today Precip: 0.00″
Join Dean and Jess this morning for mass ascension today!