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UNM coach: Defensive coordinator not coming back

UNM coach: Defensive coordinator not coming back

The University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie says defensive coordinator Jeff Mills will not be back next season.

Davie said in a statement Saturday that Mills was no longer working for the University. It was unclear if Mills resigned or was fired.

New Mexico (3-8, 1-6) lost its 15th straight game against a ranked opponent in its final last game last month. The Lobos struggled all season on defense, but were the nation's No. 2 rushing team.

The Lobos finished the 2013 season with a 3-9 record.

3rd Annual Run from Malaria event to be held

3rd Annual Run from Malaria event to be held

On Saturday, November 16th, the United Methodist Church will be hosting their 3rd annual “Run or Walk from Malaria” event in efforts to reduce and eliminate victims of the disease.

Statistics show that a person dies from malaria somewhere in the world every 60 seconds even though malaria is a preventable disease.

Along with the efforts from the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the donations and proceeds from the event will go to vaccinations for at-risk individuals.

Registration for the event is $25 a person and includes a T-Shirt. The event will begin promptly at 9am at the Albuquerque Academy and will cover approximately 5k of distance. Participants can run or walk the event.

For more information, visit http://inm5k.wordpress.com or contact Pastor Greg Henneman at 505-243-7834.

ABQ Trolley Co. expands 'Breaking Bad' tours in NM

ABQ Trolley Co. expands 'Breaking Bad' tours in NM

 

Folks in Albuquerque will still have the chance to get a “Breaking Bad” tour.

A trolley company that takes "Breaking Bad" fanatics on a tour around the city is extending its season.

The ABQ Trolley Co. says it has introduced new tour dates in October. The company will also offer tours into the month of November.

"Breaking Bad" has wrapped up its fifth and final season filming in Albuquerque. The show followed Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman.

 ABQ Trolley Co. takes spectators around sites that are featured in the popular AMC series. The trolley tours gives people outside views of the homes of Pinkman and White, a car wash, laundry, law office, restaurant and other filming locations.

7th Annual Day of the Tread to be held

7th Annual Day of the Tread to be held

On Sunday October 27th, get into the Halloween spirit by participating in The Day of The Tread, a charitable family-oriented event that is a treat for everyone.

Celebrating its 7th anniversary, Day of the Tread is a 12-100 mile bike ride, full or half marathon, and 5k/ 10k walk or run. This year, Day of the Tread will benefit Casa Esperanza, a facility that works with NM hospitals to provide optimum care for patients and their families.

All participants will be invited to a Sunday pre-event gathering for motivation, a post ride celebration. A pumpkin lined course full of music, entertainment, themed re-charge zones, and crazy costume contest.

Prices for registration varies depending division and date of registration. Visit www.dayofthetread.com for more information.

Historic Old Town to celebrate Balloon Fiesta Week

Historic Old Town to celebrate Balloon Fiesta Week

Albuquerque Old Town will be celebrating the Balloon Fiesta spirit in a whole new way.

The Historic Old Town will be holding events throughout the entire week of Balloon Fiesta from October 7th through October 13th.

Schedule of events include:

New Mexico to celebrate National Public Land Day

New Mexico to celebrate National Public Land Day

The state of New Mexico is encouraging citizens to visit and support the state parks in the state in honor of National Public Lands Day this Saturday, September 28th.

This year, New Mexico is staying focused on the commitment to support public lands and encourage everyone to stay active outdoors.

A number of activities have been organized for the special event across the state:

Quarantine: The Experience

Quarantine: The Experience

Come and experience the apocalypse in a whole new way.

Albuquerque’s Blackout Theater will be holding Quarantine ABQ, an apocalyptic experience that sets Quarantine ABQ as the living’s last refuge in the midst of a global apocalypse.

Participants will be completely immersed into a theatrical environment guided by professional actors. Participants will be asked to follow specific instructions and to complete several tasks in order to make it through the Quarantine zone into safety from the infected.

Admissions are $20 and the event will run October 10 to October 31.

Visit http://www.blackouttheatre.com/ or call 505-672-8648 for more information.