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Balloon Fiesta Announces New Mexico Day for the 2024 Event!

113 Views   Board of Directors shows Appreciation for New Mexico Residents with Free Admission to Attend Monday’s Flying Events Albuquerque, New Mexico – The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Inc., a 501-C-3 Not-For-Profit New Mexico Corporation, announced that Monday, October 7th will be New Mexico Day at the Balloon Fiesta! New

Custom-built ‘Oppenheimer’ film set opens to visitors in New Mexico

121 Views   RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A new opportunity to tour the same set that was used during the award-winning “Oppenheimer” film is now available in New Mexico. Tucked away in the desert at Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu, stand several buildings and dirt roads that were built specifically for the movie.

Sandia Peak Tram to reopen next week

160 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After closing for two months to update the motor system, the Sandia Peak Tram will officially reopen next week. The Tram will officially reopen Thursday at 9 a.m. They will have a ribbon cutting, tours, a Little Bear Coffee pop-up shop and live music.

New Mexico restaurants and bar nominated for James Beard awards

166 Views   The semifinalists for the James Beard Awards have been announced and include several New Mexico spots. The awards honor and recognize talent and achievement in the culinary arts, hospitality, the broader food system and media. Two locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe are semifinalists.

Zozobra balloon set for Balloon Fiesta this year

141 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — Two of the most well-known traditions New Mexico is known for are coming together in one balloon later this year. The Santa Fe City Council voted 8-1 to approve $125,000 for a Zozobra balloon to fly in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Virgin Galactic shares plunge after finance announcement

224 Views   Shares of Virgin Galactic, the space tourism venture founded by Richard Branson, are plunging after the British billionaire said he has no plans to invest more money in the company as he says it has “sufficient funds” already.

Sandia Peak Tram to close for major updates in 2024

227 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Sandia Peak Tram will close for two months in early 2024 as crews update and upgrade the current drive and control system. The current system, which has been in use since 1966, will be replaced with what they describe as “a modernized, automated and more

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