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It's that time of year again — the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest hot air balloon festival will take place from October 1 to October 9, 2016. This vibrant, globally renowned event attracts thousands of people every year, and for good reason. Situated in the gorgeous Balloon Fiesta Park which offers panoramic mountain views, the festivities can draw in more than 80,000 spectators to the friendly atmosphere.

The fresh fall air, the aroma of warm food, and the celebratory ambiance fills the park as guests wait for these amazing shows. What can you expect? Well, that depends on your ticket. The Chasers' Club ticket is an upgraded experience that offers you special seating in an exclusive, alfresco patio right in front of the

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There are lots of places to take your date on Valentine's Day when you are in the Albuquerque area.  Whether you want a romantic dinner or a night out on the town, there is an abundance of things to choose from in the Albuquerque area.  Take a look at some of the ideas below: 

Grab your loved one and take one of the Valentine's Bike Tours.  This is great for those living a healthy lifestyle and want to get out in nature together.  

Go watch the hot air balloons lift off at the Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally.  

Enjoy a romantic dinner and wine pairing at the Valentine's at Los Poblanos.  

Do you and your love like to run?  Check out the Sweetheart Run.

Do you love music?  Miss the 90s?  Head over to the Rt. 66 Casino's Legends Theater to

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The University of New Mexico is a little less than half way through the season and as of 12/20/2015, they are holding a 7-3 record.  The women's team is holding on with a 7-4 record.  If you want to follow the Lobos Men's and Women's basketball teams, the schedules for the 2015-2016 season is listed below.  If you'd like to tune into listen to the games, they are normally always aired on 610 The Sports Animal, which can be streamed from Rdio.com.  

Men's Basketball Schedule:  

Women's Basketball Schedule:  

 

 

TUE NOV 3, 2015   7:00 P.M.  
CSU - PUEBLO (EXHIBITION)   WISEPIES ARENA   W 96-84 BOX SCOREGAME RECAP Rogers State (Okla.) (Exhibition)   FRI NOV 6, 2015   7:00…
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There was a buzz throughout Albuquerque leading up to the big fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm.  Everyone was rooting for the hometown fighter, but nervous about her lack of experience compared to Rousey.  In addition to MMA, Holm has experience in Boxing where she holds a record of 33-2-3.  

Holm fought Rousey for the UFC World Championship on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  

The fight began with Holm and Rousey dancing around the ring and Rousey taking several punches to the face.  At 0:59 into the second round, Holm saw the opportunity to get in a kick to the head, dropping Rousey to the ground.  Without a second to waste, Holm jumped on her to finish the fight, causing the referee to intervene and call the

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In Albuquerque, the biggest event of the year is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  Each October hundreds of hot air balloons hit the skies of the city, bringing in thousands of guests from around the world.  The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta first began in 1972 with just 13 balloons and now continues to grow each and every year.  This year's event takes place October 3 - 11, 2015.  

The  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the most photographed event in the world.  This is for good reason.   The sight of hundreds of balloons in the clear blue sky, with the Sandia Mountains as your backdrop is absolutely breathtaking.  With the thousands and thousands of people attending  the event, and watching from around the city, you

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camaro hot wheelsThere is always a lot going on throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho on the weekends.  Here are a few things you can go check out.....or visit the links at the bottom for full lists of things to keep you busy all weekend!   

2014 New Mexico International Auto Show

  • When: April 11 (12pm - 10pm), April 12 (10am - 10pm), April 13 (10am - 6pm)
  • Where: Albuquerque Convention Center (401 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM) 505-768-4575
  • Cost: $5-$10, FREE for children under 5

2nd Annual Albuquerque Balloon Museum Car Show

  • When: April 12, 2014 from 10am - 4pm
  • Where: Albuquerque Balloon Museum (9201 Balloon Museum Dr, Albuquerque, NM 87107)  505-768-6020
  • Cost: Regular museum admission

Fiestas de Albuquerque 2014

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Albuquerque Rail YardThe Rail Yard, located in the Barelas neighborhood is a building that I remember growing up.  It's a part of our history, a beautiful part of our history.  I love the windows and have always wanted to go down there and take pictures, lots of pictures.  

Unfortunately, for years and year it has sit, empty.  Yes, there have been several films that used the building (including Terminator, Avengers and Transformers) but for the most part, the buildings have been sitting there, unused and deteriorating.  It's depressing seeing the building getting old, breaking and more windows broken. 

There is a group (sponsored by 516 ARTS, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit) that is transforming the rail yard into something that we can all enjoy.  

Beginning May 4,

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