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Woman arrested for Albuquerque bank robbery

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The FBI arrested 27-year-old Denise Romero in connection with a bank robbery at the New Mexico Bank and Trust on 4th Street on Monday. Witnesses say a woman entered the bank and gave a teller a note demanding money. Romero will appear in court Friday to face charges.

Daylight Saving bill moves to House floor

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The bill to keep New Mexico on Daylight Saving Time year round has passed out of committees and is moving to the House floor for a vote. If the House passes the bill and the governor signs it, the federal government would still have to sign off on it.

Plans to revamp historic lodge on track

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Plans to redevelop Albuquerque’s historic De Anza Motor Lodge are on track. The Albuquerque Development commission unanimously approved an 8.2 million “Condotel” idea Thursday. It will be called, Anthea at De Anza. The Albuquerque Business First reports plans include a restaurant headed by the owner of the Range Cafรฉ and Standard Diner. The other proposal considered, was a boutique hotel.

Police rescue elderly couple lost in Sandia mountains

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police rescued an elderly couple who got lost on the eastern slope along the Sandia Ridge on Wednesday. The couple told officers they’d been hiking all day but were lost and it was starting to rain. They didn’t bring any rain gear or cold weather clothing, and the temperature was rapidly dropping. The Open Space units were able to obtain several GPS coordinates which narrowed the search area, and they located the man and woman just before dark. The woman was then transported to the tram, and emergency crews stayed with the man for an extra hour due to his deteriorating condition. They were both able to return home safely, but police say if they hadn’t found them before dark, the situation would have been much worse.

Calligraphy class offered this weekend

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A calligraphy class will be taught at the Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Native New Mexican Ginger Rice will teach the course. She’s a well-known calligrapher and has been commissioned by indiviuals, PNM, The World College, United Nuclear Corporation and others. The class is limited to 12 people ages 15 and older. Cost for the class is $25. Paper and felt pens will be available, but students are encouraged to bring broad pens and paper. A kit can be purchased for $20 that includes ink, 1 straight pen holder, 1 oblique pen holder, 2 broad nibs (sizes 3 and 5), 1 pointed nib for copperplate, 25 sheets of practice paper and ruled guides for size 3 and 5 broad nibs.

Roswell dogs flown to Denver for adoptions

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A number of dogs from Roswell have been flown to Colorado in an attempt to keep them alive. It comes after a new ordinance requiring animals to be euthanized after one week in the shelter went into effect. About three dozen dogs arrived at Centennial Airport in Colorado on Wednesday. The various rescue groups that brought the dogs to Denver will place them up with foster families until they are deemed ready for adoption.

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