The Daily Word in balloons, Vulcans and tiger muskies
Although the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Board made a bid to bring them here, next year's World Hot Air Ballooning Championships will be held in Saga, Japan.
The Albuquerque Development Commission approved renovation plans for the El Vado Motel.
The Vulcans are here.
A man allegedly threatened others with an AK-47 at the Rio Rancho Wal-Mart. He was arrested.
Apparently two local firefighters fought.
A UNM official apologized for some of the "sensational and controversial" topics on offer at this year's Celebrate Sex event.
An accused Alison Krauss impersonator was arrested at an Albuquerque motel.
Director Adam Wingard talks to the Mountain View Telegraph about filming in Moriarty and Estancia, N.M.
The Daily Word in college woes, a handsy officer and BDSM
Kentucky firefighters were hurt while trying to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.
Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a 27-year-old police officer in Oklahoma City, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting six women.
A Tallahassee federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
According to a new New York Times poll, most white people “reserve judgment” in regards to whether the Michael Brown shooting was justified. Blacks, on the other hand, stand firm that it was not.
Surprise, surprise: College students are wondering whether getting a degree is worth the cost and debt they'll undertake from acquiring it.
Today the APS board will interview four interim superintendents to take over for Winston Brooks, who resigned last Friday.
Alex Gallegos, an Albuquerque murder suspect, has been apprehended after a shootout on Wednesday afternoon that left several schools on lockdown and shut down Taylor Ranch Road.
A woman who was admitted to UNM Hospital and tested for Ebola is not infected with the virus. So don't be all paranoid.
According to police data: Despite recent acts of violence, Albuquerque is on course to have “far fewer” homicides this year than in past years. So … good news?
NSFW: In case you were curious, here are some photos of the dual lives of everyday people who practice BDSM. It beats 50 Shades, no?
The Daily Word in Arizona firefighters, New Mexico water plan and meth in the pelvis
An Arizona wildfire claims the lives of 19 firefighters.
Zimmerman trial update: The jury was able to listen to Zimmerman's interview tape from the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, which could give clues as to who the "aggressor" was.
Europe wants to know if the U.S. has been bugging them ... otherwise, we can kiss that trans-Atlantic free trade agreement bye-bye.
Sen. Karen Peterson and her partner, Vikki Bandy, become first same-sex couple to legally marry in Delaware!
Wait a minute ... so that's one well (or spring) for 290 water systems? So, what's plan B?
New Mexico orders another trial for Manuel Turrietta, who was convicted for killing Alberto Sandoval in 2006 in a gang-related shooting.
Ashley Browder's memorial banner taken down from the corner of Paseo Del Norte and Eagle Ranch Road.
Wow Claudia! That's a whole pound of meth! How'd you get that in there?
Hello sir, I believe this arm is yours ...
A tale of two studies
Two reports were released last month with conflicting suggestions for the Albuquerque Fire Department.
One, commissioned by the local union, suggests AFD needs more staff and more gear to meet calls within nationally recommended response times.
The second, commissioned by the mayor, looks at cost-cutting measures at AFD, such has trimming down personnel sent to emergencies and structure fires.
Read all about it in Carolyn Carlson’s article.
Study says AFD needs more staff and more gear to answer calls quickly
Cash for Firefighters, STAT
It is always a pleasure to see firefighters at a City Council meeting. At the Wednesday, Jan. 20 meeting about a dozen spoke in support of adding a paramedic to Station 8, which is near Tramway and Indian School. The station is one of the busiest in the city, and emergency critical intervention (such as airway intubation) requires a paramedic.