ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Local firefighters are dropping their hoses and picking up a wrench instead, all for a good cause.
They are participating in Mattress Firm's Beds, Bikes and Tikes event.
A five person team, from the four Albuquerque fire districts are taking part.
They have put together more than 750 bikes for kids that will be distributed through local charities.
"We participated in all kinds of charitable events...and here we are," Mattress Firm General Manager Alan Cronick said.
The two fastest fire departments will compete later this month at the UNM Pit.
The winners will receive a customized grill plus a catered dinner.
For the first time New Mexico is requiring high school students to pass end-of-course exams or else they will not graduate. However, APS leaders will meet Wednesday to talk about an alternative to those tests.
The Lobos and Aggies will have meeting 211 in their rivalry series Wednesday night in Las Cruces.
The Academy Chargers upset the Sandia Matadors and Cibola's Kevin Saiz caught fire in his team's game against Albuquerque High, two of many games on the high school basketball schedule Tuesday night.
A thief stole a trailer holding $40,000 of equipment and donated toys from an Albuquerque church over the holiday weekend.
Dangerous chemical weapons abandoned in Panama by the U.S. in the 1940s won't be headed for New Mexico, a Defense Department spokesperson told News 13 on Tuesday.
A video encouraging students at a high school in Albuquerque to enroll in clubs and sports is racking up views on YouTube.