Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is traded to Philadelphia for Evan Turner. More on KRQE News 13 at 5:30.
Work on major improvements begins soon for the University of New Mexico’s North Golf Course, now part of Bernalillo County’s Open Space Program.
The golf course will close on Monday, Feb. 10 while contractors overhaul the irrigation system, improve landscaping and transform the popular walking and running trail around the course’s two-mile perimeter.
The walking trail will remain open during the two months of construction, except for partial closures in segments. Signs along Stanford Drive will advise runners and walkers of alternate routes.
Planners estimate the irrigation project overhaul could save about 20 to 25 million gallons annually. The current watering system, constructed in the 1940s, is estimated to be only about 20 to 30 percent efficient today.
Crews will work to maintain the aesthetic appeal and design of the original course, and to reclaim some areas that have deteriorated due to insufficient irrigation.
Trails will see safety, aesthetic and accessibility upgrades to provide a safer and more effective path around the golf course. Workers will add some trees and maintain current ones, allowing sunlight to better support the turf growth.
Duininck, Inc. is the contractor for the golf course irrigation work, and Heads Up Landscape Contractors, Inc. will renovate the public trail and provide the landscaping around it. Duininck is scheduled to complete its work on April 15, and Heads Up is set to finish in early May. The project was designed by the local landscape architecture firm Sites Southwest, with Staples Golf, Inc. as a consultant on the golf course work.
The golf course will open as soon as the irrigation work is completed, scheduled for mid-April.
The project is made possible by a 2012 agreement, approved by the Bernalillo County Commission with UNM to protect the North Golf Course as Open Space for 15 years. UNM maintained ownership of the property, and the county contributed $1.5 million toward the rehabilitation project.
For more information and project updates, please contact Karen Wentworth of UNM at 505.277.5627 or John Barney of Bernalillo County at 505.314.0404.
CBS Sports coverage of the National Football League divisional playoffs will preempt KRQE News 13 at 5:30 p.m. this weekend.
- On Saturday the CBS broadcast of the Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots begins with the NFL Today at 5:30 p.m. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
- On Sunday the San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos game starts with NFL Today at 2 p.m. with kickoff at 2:30 p.m.
2 KASA Fox also is broadcasting NFL divisional playoffs this weekend:
- Saturday: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks. NFL on Fox Pre-Game 1:30 p.m.; kickoff 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday: San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers. NFL on Fox Pre-Game 10 a.m.; kickoff 11 a.m.
The last time they met Kendall Williams dropped 46 points on Colorado State. So far Williams has 10 after a half of play. Lobos senior forward Cameron Bairstow leads all scorers with 16 points. Bairstow also has 7 rebounds to go with his 16 points. The Lobos shot 48.4 percent overall and 22.2 from the 3 point line. Colorado State was 37 percent from the 3 point line and 36 percent overall. The Lobos lead Colorado State 39 to 31 at the half.
Albuquerque High football coach Tim Garro is out after only one season. Garro told KRQE Sports that he was fired this morning.
An on the field fight between Garro’s Bulldogs and the Rio Grande Ravens was too much for Garro to overcome and cost him his job. Garro told KRQE that Albuquerque High Principal Tim McCorkle informed him that he did not like the direction the program was headed.
The Bulldogs were winless this season and haven’t experienced a victory the last three seasons. They broke the state record for consecutive losses at 38 this year. Garro, known for restoring broken programs, was brought in to turn things around. We will never know if time would had made him successful.
From where this sportscaster sits, the Bulldogs were vastly improved from week one to the end of the season.