5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 10th, 2014 at 6:10 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. The New Mexico Department of Health is reassuring residents in New Mexico that it’s unlikely that the Ebola virus will show up here. However, officials want you to know either way they have a plan in place. If a patient shows up at a hospital with flu-like symptoms, workers will ask if the person has travelled to West Africa or knows someone who has. If they do, necessary precautions will be taken, like isolation.

4. Football players at EscalanteSchool near Chama are accused of getting video of girls changing in the locker room. Official say they are being disciplined. The superintendent says a few freshman players admitted to doing it. Now four boys are suspended and kicked off the J.V. football team. State police are conducting a criminal investigation.

3. Albuquerque police are looking for some violent robbers who are going around targeting elderly women using a U-Haul and posing as movers. Cops say the robbers are becoming more brazen. Now there is a second victim. This is happened near Montgomery and Tramway. Cops say the suspects forced their way into the home of a 77-year-old woman, tied her up with a cord, and then stole jewelry and car.

2. If the weather conditions are right there will be another Special Shape Rodeo this morning at 7:00 a.m. followed by a flying  competition at 8:00 p.m. Tonight, it’s the Special Shape Glowdeo at 5:45 p.m. with a fireworks show at 8 p.m.

1. Expect scatter showers and thunderstorms today.


Can Balloon Fiesta Dodge the Rain?

October 9th, 2014 at 4:46 pm by under Weather

Thursday morning was a great example of a successful balloon launch, despite a storm system moving through. It only takes a window of opportunity for the balloons to take off! Showers set back in across Albuquerque for the afternoon. The Special Shapes Glowdeo will be another wait and see situation. Showers will be in the area, so some light rain will be possible.

Simon departs early Friday, but a cold front moves into the northeast. It will take another window of opportunity for a balloon launch Friday. As the front pushes toward the Albuquerque metro area, winds will pick up Friday afternoon and evening. This could pose some problems for Friday evening’s Glowdeo. Meanwhile, showers will be likely across eastern and central New Mexico with cooler air moving in.

The front washes out Friday night. Right now, the winds look to come down in time for Saturday morning’s Mass Ascension. The weather stay’s quiet through at least Sunday morning before another storm pushes into Southern Colorado. Showers will be possible across the north Sunday evening, extending into the east Monday as another round of cooler air pushes in.

Showers could be an issue once again Friday morning before nicer weather over the weekend.

Showers could be an issue once again Friday morning before nicer weather over the weekend.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 9th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. AT&T customers listen up. The company has agreed to refund customers a total of $80 million for bogus charges. It’s part of a $105 million settlement in unauthorized charges on your phone bill.The FCC says AT&T was keeping part of the over charges. They were usually $9.99 a month for services like trivia, horoscopes and love tips that showed up in bills. Go to our website KRQE.com and click on the link to see if you are eligible for a refund.

4. About 100 Marines are headed to West Africa bringing helicopters and other transportation to aid workers this morning in the fight against the ebola outbreak. Meanwhile, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.,  has died in Dallas. Now authorities are closely watching a sheriff’s deputy who was in his apartment.

3. Police need your help solving the murder of a man in Rio Rancho. David Pickett, 57, was shot and killed in his home on July 16. Police now say this was a home invasion and think one or two people came into the house and opened fire.

2.  Here are some events you don’t want to miss at the Balloon Fiesta today. At 7:00 a.m. a show you don’t want to miss starts, the Special Shape Rodeo. A little fun fact for you, they’re the only balloons to launch from the field both today and tomorrow. The Special Shape Glowdeo is tonight at about 5:45 p.m., followed by the Afterglow Fireworks Show.

1. Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 72. Strong chance of rain in the afternoon.


Remnants of Simon Move Through

October 8th, 2014 at 5:00 pm by under Weather

The remnants of Simon will arrive in New Mexico through the evening and overnight. Western New Mexico will see showers first tonight, then showers expand into central and northern New Mexico early Thursday. Rain in the Albuquerque metro area will be scattered, so the radar will have to be watched closely for Thursday morning’s balloon launch. It is possible we could get a large enough window for a successful launch.

Friday morning will be a better looking day for a balloon launch. Most of the showers will shift into northern and northeastern New Mexico as Simon departs. However, a back door cold front will also be entering the northeast. This will help fuel a decent crop of storms across the northeast. As the front pushes through Albuquerque Friday night, winds will be increasing. Saturday morning’s balloon launch will depend on how quickly the winds die down.

Another storm will dive into the northern part of the state Sunday and Monday. However, it should move in late enough in the day to allow for a successful final day of Balloon Fiesta!

Rain will be a concern for the balloon launch Thursday, then watching winds Saturday.

Rain will be a concern for the balloon launch Thursday, then watching winds Saturday.


5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

October 8th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. The Albuquerque City council has decided not to hold a costly mail-in election in December. The councilors wanted voters to weigh in on three proposals, one giving councilors the authority to hire and fire a police chief and another on bond money. The third was about special elections. It would put successful petition drives on the next scheduled ballot, instead of being forced to hold an election within 90-days.

4. Big talker in southeastern New Mexico, a confrontation caught on video. Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh and a former police officer. Kintigh says he showed up to the home of former police officer Brandon Beverly to get police gear back, but claims the former officer was refusing to return it. Officer Beverly claims he tried numerous times to return the equipment, but the department never coordinated with him. He is also claiming he was being harassed. The city has given him until Friday to return the equipment of face a civil suit.

3. State police are launching a criminal investigation regarding allegations of high school football players secretly video taping young girls as they changed in a locker room. This allegedly happened at Escalante school, a combined middle and high school in Tierra Amarilla, near Chama. The alleged victims are 7th and 8th graders.

2. There are no special events at the Balloon Fiesta today.

1. It will be partly cloudy with a high near 82 today.