Tourism

Family’s regalia stolen after Gathering of Nations

59 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

35 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

Albuquerque’s changing landscape threatens key balloon landing zones

51 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Since the first gathering of 13 balloons in 1972 to the hundreds planning to participate in this year’s event, the Balloon Fiesta has grown tremendously over the years. But so has Albuquerque, meaning there are substantially fewer places for the world-famous balloons to land.

Balloon Fiesta countdown: Final preparations underway, new attractions announced

63 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 648 pilots, 84 special shape balloons and thousands of visitors are ready for the 49th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Paul Smith, executive director of the Balloon Fiesta, said organizers prioritized safety as they made tough decisions about operations and procedures over the past two years.

Plenty of New Mexicans traveled on Labor Day weekend

55 Views  Â Number of people at airports hit pre-pandemic levels ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Millions of New Mexicans hit the road and the friendly skies this weekend and for some of them, it was the first time since the pandemic they have traveled. “For the most part it is at full capacity,”

Ten Thousand Waves first to call for guests’ vaccine proof

39 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Santa Fe hotel will likely be the first such establishment in the city and New Mexico to mandate proof of vaccination for access. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Ten Thousand Waves guests who want to book a room, use the spa or eat

Balloon Fiesta concerns as COVID cases rise and restrictions tighten

40 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With COVID-19 and the new Delta variant spreading rapidly, people are starting to get concerned about the fate of this year’s Balloon Fiesta. The event is a little over a month away. “Balloon Fiesta has been working a bit ahead of the curve,” said Tom Garrity, spokesperson for