ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Homecoming week is wrapping up at the University of New Mexico with evidence the homecoming spirit is ageless.
Tanley McMullen is pursuing a degree in psychology and says her friends convinced her to run for homecoming queen at the age of 52.
She had a good laugh about the photo of her walking her pet duck Daisy she submitted to the Daily Lobo and how the contestant photos lined up across the page.
"Sweet young thing. Sweet young thing. Me walking the duck. Sweet young thing. Sweet young thing," McMullen said.
McMullen didn't make the homecoming cour,t but she said she doesn't mind because she doesn't like football.
Still, he had her supporters.
"Anyone can run for these things as long as you're a student," student David Drezner said. "There's no reason that being a student means you have to be young and beautiful. You can be aged and beautiful too.
"She's as good as anyone else out there, so I think she should win."
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.
Police officers were called out to Lovelace Hospital on Saturday after a patient woke up to find his laptop missing.