SANTA FE (KRQE) - Hundreds of people are waking up with their troubles burned away Friday.
Old Man Gloom was set on fire in front of a big crowd Thursday evening at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe.
The Burning of Zozobra was delayed until about 9:45 p.m. because of winds.
The event kicks off the three days of Fiesta de Santa Fe.
This year organizers raised the price of tickets by five dollars, which made Zozobra tickets $20 at the gate. But the price hike didn't deter folks from showing up to see Old Man Gloom go up in flames.
The tradition dates back to 1924.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.
It appears there's a temporary fix for the quickly dwindling lottery scholarship program.
A San Juan County man has been arrested for his sixth DWI by the same officer who's arrested him before.
A police shooting was avoided in this weekend in Clovis after officers came face to face with an armed man.