Monday, May 29, 2023

Wander Through the Wine Garden Memorial Weekend with Live Music, Unlimited Wine Tasting, Mini Golf, Lawn Games and Silent Disco Dancing

If you're 21 and older grab your ID on May 27-29 and head to the Balloon Fiesta Park for the annual Memorial Day VivaVino! weekend tradition of the New Mexico Wine Festival between 12pm-6pm each day. …
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Jan. 6 rioters are raking in thousands in donations. Now the US is coming after their haul
Less than two months after he pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol, Texas resident Daniel Goodwyn appeared on Tucker Carlson's then-Fox News show and promoted a website where supporters could …
Red River mayor: shooting involving motorcycle gangs kills 3, wounds 5 at annual holiday rally
New Mexico mayor: shooting involving motorcycle gangs kills 3, wounds 5 at annual holiday rally RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) — Three people were killed and five were wounded in a shooting at an annual …
Los Ranchos in a Brawl With Itself
After a contentious Village of Los Ranchos Planning and Zoning meeting held May 9, Commissioners approved three appeals of administrative approvals for site plans for a major multi-use and affordable …
Rain or no rain? Forecasters switch outlook for New Mexico summer, and next winter weather
Judging solely by the unseasonably high river levels and occasional afternoon showers, you’d be excused for thinking we aren’t in drought conditions this spring. But you’d be wrong according to …
New Mexican Spanish, a unique American dialect, survives mostly in prayers
HOLMAN, N.M. (AP) — On a spring Saturday afternoon, two “hermanos” knelt to pray in the chapel of their Catholic brotherhood of St. Isidore the Farmer, nestled by the pine forest outside this …
Many transgender health bills came from a handful of far-right interest groups, AP finds
Aaron and Lacey Jennen's roots in Arkansas run deep. They've spent their entire lives there, attended the flagship state university, and are raising a family. So they're heartbroken at the prospect …
Albuquerque News
Teacher's Union Passes Resolution as APS Cuts Special Education Groups
In late February, Teryan Ulibarri was sitting in a staff meeting for special education teachers  when she was told that Albuquerque Public Schools would be cutting   Small Group and …
Councilors Cool Off after Spending Big Bucks
Curtailing future Mayor’s powers and a billion dollar budget topped with ice cream were the big ticket items at the Albuquerque City Council May 15 regular meeting. Trophy Mayor? Councilors debated …
At least 3 dead, more wounded in New Mexico shooting, police say
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — At least three people were dead and multiple others wounded Monday after a shooting in Farmington, police said, and schools citywide were put on lockdown. “There are …

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Find a Memorial Day event near you
Below is a list of Memorial Day ceremonies/events around the state, according to the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services . Friday (May 26) Albuquerque Kirtland AFB …
New Online Guide Points New Mexicans to Affordable, Accessible Credit and Other Financial Resources
New Mexicans for Fair Lending has launched a new online resource guide to share information about how and where New Mexicans can access financial resources and affordable credit. New Mexicans for …
Parade of Gardens Promises Pleasant Diversions
Looking for advice and examples on what to plant in your backyard garden? Would you like to spend time exploring other people’s gardens while ambling to music? Then the May 21 Parade of Gardens in …
Cannabis
Commentary
Recently, I went to see “Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret.” It’s a movie based on a novel of the same name written by Judy Blume. Blume, now 85, is having a bit of a public …
The good news these days about Farmington, New Mexico, is that the air looks clear. That’s a huge change. For 60 years the air was dingy, polluted by two, enormous coal-fired power stations in nine …
Business
Linda Jokes II left her executive career in Las Vegas, Nev., four years ago after her third bout of neck cancer. She had just had major surgery where her fibula (leg bone) became her jaw. She and her …
Bubble tea (also known as boba drinks, pearl milk tea and boba milk tea) is a Taiwanese drink invented in the 1980s. It’s a cold drink, typically made with black or green tea, milk, flavored syrups …
Sports
On a brisk Saturday morning, cars begin to fill into the parking lot of a neighborhood park. The crowd heads for the tennis courts, but not to play tennis. Instead, they are there to play …
PHOENIX (AP) — Thanks to the pitch clock, the action is moving much faster at Major League Baseball games. It also means a little less time for fans to enjoy a frosty adult beverage. To combat that …
Community
Albuquerque’s 28th Chapter of National Assistance League, a 501(c)(3) organization, was started in 1959 by 23 members. Their 60-year history is packed full of philanthropic service to Albuquerque …
This Saturday, May 13, letter carriers and the U.S. Postal Service will be joining together to help raise food for local hunger-relief organizations in thousands of communities across the U.S. The …
National
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona, California and Nevada on Monday proposed a plan to significantly reduce their water use from the drought-stricken Colorado River over the next three years, a potential …
WASHINGTON (AP) — All the hand-wringing in Washington over raising the debt limit can seem far removed from the lives of everyday Americans, but they could end up facing huge consequences. Millions …