5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

August 28th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. A plant to help with flood control is causing concerns because it’s also poisonous. The City of Albuquerque planted the Virginia Creeper vine at Zuni park to help keep water from running into the street. But the City admits, the plant’s berries are toxic. Neighbors are concerned the children or animals will eat the berries, and get sick.

4. Protesters took to the streets of Albuquerque again last night. They’re opposed to a national law enforcement shooting competition scheduled to take place in the city. They say the competition is inappropriate given the number of police shootings.

3. Santa Fe’s City Council voted five to four last night to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. There were questions whether the City could get the measure on the November ballot, so instead, councilors passed the law themselves. Santa Fe’s Mayor supports the decision.

2. The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating a plane crash that killed four people near the Las Cruces airport last night. Witnesses tell State Police the plane was flying low before it went down shortly after takeoff, about a mile south of Interstate 10. The plane burst into flames on impact, killing everyone on board. So far, no names have been released. The plane was headed to Phoenix.

1. Expect it to be drier and warmer today. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88 and northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Tonight partly cloudy, with a low around 58, a 5 to 10 mph northwest wind becoming light and variable in the evening.

SFPD announces Zozobra road closures, detours

August 27th, 2014 at 9:13 pm by under Latest Posts

In preparation for the 90th annual burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra, the Santa Fe Police Department has announced the following road closures and detours.

According to SFPD there are new closures this year. SFPD says Cross of the Martyrs will be closed and Grant Street will also be closed at Paseo de Peralta. People who reside in these areas will need to get a pass in order to enter these areas after 5:00 p.m. Passes can be obtained at www.burnzozobra.com or by calling (505) 428-9013.

Other traffic detours and closings are as follows:

Following the burning traffic traveling south on Bishops Lodge/Washington will turn left on Paseo de Peralta and allowed to travel eastbound only. Traffic traveling south on Old Taos Highway will turn right on Paseo de Peralta and travel westbound only.

Pedestrian/Vehicle traffic IS NOT allowed on Artist Road starting at 5:00 p.m. from Fort Marcy Park east to Avenida Primera South. Pedestrians are also prohibited from camping out along the road to view the show.

Also Old Taos Highway will be CLOSED starting at 5:00 p.m. from Rosario Boulevard north to Loma Entrada. Detours will be set up along Paseo Corto and Paseo De La Cuma. Pedestrians are prohibited from camping out in this area as well.

No motor vehicles will be allowed north of Paseo de Peralta or south of Murales Road on either Old Taos Highway or Bishops Lodge Road. Rosario Street between Griffin and Old Taos Highway will also be closed to motor vehicles.

Motorists driving south on Bishops Lodge Road from the Encantado area will be detoured at Valley Drive to Vallecita Drive to Gonzales Road to Hyde Park Road.

Motorists driving south on Old Taos Highway from the Encantado area will be detoured at Rendon Road to Paseo de la Cuma to Old Taos Highway to Paseo de Peralta.

Map of detours and closures:

ABQ animal shelters offer $7 adoptions

August 27th, 2014 at 9:02 pm by under Latest Posts

There are so many homeless pets at the Albuquerque shelters you can adopt one for $7.

Animal welfare is reducing its adoption fee Saturday August 30th at the east and west side shelters and at Lucky Paws at Coronado Center.

The $7 fee is for pets that are at least a year old.

Officials say over the past 12 months more than 19,000 animals have arrived at animal welfare. Currently there are nearly a thousand animals that still need a home.

Drying Out

August 27th, 2014 at 4:28 pm by under Weather

Though a storm system will be working through Colorado tonight and Thursday, drier air will continue to work into New Mexico. Expect only spot storms across the far northern New Mexico and southern Colorado during the day Thursday. Otherwise, partly to mostly sunny skies will prevail.

Friday will also be a nice day with plenty of sunshine and temperatures staying in check. The quiet weather continues for the weekend, but temperatures will be warming to near or above average. If you have outdoor plans, showers and storms will not be a concern, but make sure to have plenty of water on hand.

The weather stays dry through the first half of next week. Then models disagree for the second half. One forecast model pushes ample moisture across the state allowing for widespread showers and storms. The other model keeps us dry.

Most of the state will stay dry Thursday with spot storm chances far north and east.

Most of the state will stay dry Thursday with spot storm chances far north and east.

Disabilities committee to meet and discuss, impprove programs

August 27th, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Latest Posts

The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in multi-purpose room 1-117 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces.

The advisory committee is focusing its efforts on planning and executing a self-evaluation of Doña Ana County programs, activities, and services in accordance with the requirements of the ADA.  The purpose of the self-evaluation is to identify barriers to accessibility and establish a plan to remove the identified barriers.  Public input is encouraged.

For the full agenda, click here»