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Recreational marijuana sales up during Balloon Fiesta

85 Views  Â “We’re pleased with it. We’re having to do a little bit more inventory runs so we can keep the stores stocked,” Indy White, owner of Pur Life, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta often draws in tens of thousands of crowds, but this year, balloons aren’t

Champion South Dakotan balloonist flies at Balloon Fiesta

82 Views  Â Balloonists from all across the nation gather yearly to fly their hot air balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which runs until Sunday, Oct. 9. One such balloonist this year is Kelli Keller — originally from South Dakota and winner of the U.S. Women’s National Balloon Championship.

What’s the outlook for the New Mexico chile industry?

115 Views  Â NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Chile is woven into the fabric of New Mexico’s history and culture. But is the industry on the cusp of a massive shift? There is concern amongst some farmers over the chile industry’s ability to survive in the coming years.

Sandia Peak Ski Area to remain closed for second year

99 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia Peak Ski Area officials recently announced they will be closed this winter, for the second year in a row. The lack of snow on the mountain for the past five years has created a snowball effect. For the first time in at least the

Family’s regalia stolen after Gathering of Nations

183 Views  Â Police now search for three sets of regalia ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than 2,000 tribes and groups from across the country were in Albuquerque over the weekend for the 2022 Gathering of Nations. Many families brought their regalia with them for the biggest powwow in North America.

Cold War-era missile silo in New Mexico Transformed into Airbnb

128 Views  Â ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a piece of Cold War-era history just east of Roswell and now one businessman wants to make it into an attraction. It’s something you won’t be able to spot from the road very easily. It’s the Cold War-era missile silo that once housed an intercontinental