ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - College football season is back, and Lobo Nation is howling.
The tailgaters and their grills turned out in force Saturday at University Stadium well in advance of the 6 p.m. kickoff and the matchup between the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas-San Antonio.
The fans had a lot to cheer about with optimism abundant as the Lobos come off a 4-win season under Head Coac Bob Davie. Not bad since they tallied only three wins in three years under his predecessor.
"We hope to have a great season," Betty Lujan said. "We're here continuing a family tradition.
"We support our local football team. Go Lobos!"
The field has a new addition in the $1.7 million, 32-foot by 80-foot scoreboard making its debut. It's the largest in the Mountain West Conference.
The stands, however, will look a little thin with about 24,000 tickets--about 4,000 fewer than last year's home opener--sold for the 39,000 seats.
Bad news continues to surface at an Alamogordo mobile home park already plagued with problems.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
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Police responded to a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood where a man believed to be armed was involved in a tense standoff with police.
There was some good news Wednesday. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy Robin Hopkins has started walking again.
Voters in San Juan County have approved a measure to allow restaurants to serve beer and wine.