Author: Scott Albright

Scott covers hyper-local news in the La Cueva High School area of Albuquerque. He previously worked for The Independent newspaper in Edgewood, NM and has published work in the Alibi, Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, Taos News, Big Island Chronicle, and Hawaii 24/7.

More rain is expected over the weekend and although several events have been cancelled, there is still plenty to do around the far Northeast Heights. Grab the umbrella and raincoat before heading out to have fun at one of these events: 1. Cheer on the Chargers as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams take on Valley Thursday, Oct. 6. The boys home game starts at 3:30 p.m. and the girls away game at 4:30 p.m. Albuquerque Academy’s varsity volleyball team also have an away game vs. Hope Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6., and on Saturday, Oct.…

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Cross-country Chargers senior Vivian Mitchell placed first in the APS Invitational Open girls 5,000-meter finals with a time of 22:02.99, while senior Quint Stein placed second and sophomore Lula Lo sixth in the APS Invitational Open boys 5,000-meter run finals on Saturday, Sept. 30. Stein finished with a time of 17:46.04, and Lo finished at 18:44.59. Five thousand meters is about 3.1 miles. In the varsity boys 5,000-meter run finals, Chargers Nate Klein and Hayden Prescott placed ninth and 10th, respectively. Klein finished with a time of 17:08.54 and Prescott 17:21.00. Albuquerque Academy came in second behind Sue Cleveland High…

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Gas prices may soon be on the rise once again. The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and Russian-led allies announced on Wednesday they will cut their oil output by 2 million barrels a day. The price of Brent Crude rose on the announcement, sitting at $93.65 a barrel as of Wednesday afternoon. On Sept. 26, the price of Brent Crude was as low as $82.86 a barrel, according to oilprice.com. The decrease in output and increase in oil prices are expected to have an impact at the pump, but no one can be sure exactly when or how much…

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On Oct. 6, 2021, Mayor Tim Keller proclaimed the first Wednesday in October Energy Efficiency Day. On October 5, 2022 city officials celebrated the day by highlighting some of the projects completed to make Albuquerque more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. District 7 City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn provided details of the city’s efforts to become more energy efficient to a small crowd at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. “I’m so proud of the work that the city of Albuquerque is doing on energy efficiency,” Fiebelkorn said. “We are really leading by example on energy efficiency for all city buildings,…

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Volleyball The Lady Bears varsity volleyball team remains undefeated at 14-0, beating West Mesa 3-0 Tuesday evening in their most recent win. The team is ranked No. 1 in Division 5A, first in Albuquerque and first in New Mexico by MaxPreps. They were ranked No. 5 for Region 8 in a Sept. 29 USA Today Sports/American Volleyball Coaches Association girls volleyball regional rankings list during week 5, when the team was 10-0. In Tuesday’s game against West Mesa ,they won all three sets, 25-7, 25-5 and 25-8.  They are scheduled to play Piedra Vista in their next matchup Friday, Oct.…

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Weekenders Media announced Monday that the documentary about UFO researcher Norio Hayakawa titled “The Conspiratologist” will premiere at the 2022 Santa Fe International Film Festival later this month. “The film has been accepted to the festival under the New Mexico Documentary Shorts Program and will screen at the CCA Cinema on Sunday, October 23rd at 5:00 p.m., local time,” Weekender Media filmmaker Justin Jones wrote in an email. The film dives into the life and work of Hayakawa, a Japanese American conspiracy researcher living in Albuquerque. “For decades Norio has studied UFOs, Area 51, and the impact conspiracy theories have…

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New Mexico film locations are often kept as close-guarded secrets by production companies. Actors and crew members have to sign non-disclosure agreements promising not to reveal the exact location where a movie or TV show is being filmed. Journalists are asked not to share photos or locations to the public, and the city’s film location data portal only lists some older, non-residential sites where filming permits were approved. One of the reasons for keeping locations secret is to prevent fans from visiting the homes of private property owners where films have been shot. In 2015 Fran Padilla, owner of Walter…

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The following incidents were reported by the Albuquerque Police Department for the week of Sept. 23-29 in the far northeast area between Elena Drive, Interstate 25, Paseo del Norte Boulevard and Tramway Boulevard. There were 80 incidents reported by crimemapping.com for the week. The following 46 incidents do not include traffic stops, direct traffic, onsite traffic or vehicle accidents without injuries. Many of the reported incidents occurred near Interstate 25 and Paseo Del Norte Boulevard. The same incident is often reported multiple times and sometimes different incidents are reported for the same person or persons. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responds to incidents…

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The following incidents were reported by the Albuquerque Police Department for the week of Sept. 23-29 in the far Northeast Heights area between Paseo del Norte Boulevard, Louisiana Boulevard, Eubank Boulevard and Academy Road. There were 49 incidents reported by APD on crimemapping.com for the week. The following 33 incidents do not include traffic stops, direct traffic onsite traffic or vehicle accidents without injuries. SUSP PERS/VEHS 7500 BLOCK BURKE ST NE 9-23-2022 5:16 AM NEIGHBOR TROUBLE 7100 BLOCK GOLDEN EAGLE PL NE 9-23-2022 8:39 AM FAMILY DISPUTE 8200 BLOCK OTERO AV NE 9-23-2022 10:42 AM DISTURBANCE 6600 BLOCK CASA LOMA NE 9-23-2022…

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Several events for Wounded Warrior alumni are planned for next weekend in and around Albuquerque. • Wounded Warrior alumni, family and guests are invited to attend Date Night Ghost Tours in Old Town from 5:45-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Registration is required by Oct. 6, but seats fill up fast, so don’t wait and sign up today by visiting the Wounded Warrior Project event schedule and typing in Albuquerque in the search box. • On Saturday, Oct. 7, Wounded Warrior alumni and guests will head to Rio Rancho for a trip to the pumpkin patch from 10 a.m. to 1…

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