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Updates From The Field

Balloons taking part in Sunday's Farewell Mass Ascension launch at the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Oct. 13, 2013. (Donn Friedman/Journal)

Smooth flying for Farewell Mass Ascension

Calm winds at Balloon Fiesta Park created great conditions for flight on the final day of the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Balloons taking part in tonight's Night Magic Glow begin deflating at Balloon Fiesta Park. (Donn Friedman/Journal)

Glow goes off without a hitch

The weather forecast for tonight has winds at less than 10 mph, the limit at which Balloon Fiesta officials say is safe for balloon inflation.

Balloons taking part in Friday evening's Glowdeo inflate on the field at Balloon Fiesta Park. (Robert Browman/Journal)

Tonight’s Glowdeo is a go

Officials at Balloon fiesta Park have determined that weather conditions are safe enough for balloons to inflate for tonight’s Glowdeo.

Special shape balloons inflate on Thursday morning at Balloon Fiesta Park on Oct. 10, 2013. Officials have decided to allow balloons to inflate but not to fly due to expected winds. (Marla Brose/Journal)

Glowdeo canceled, fireworks a go

Officials raised the red flag this afternoon, announcing the Glowdeo was canceled due to weather.

The balloon New Mexico Sunrise strikes a power line in Rio Rancho on Wednesday morning after launching with hundreds of other balloons from Balloon Fiesta Park. Two men — the pilot and a lone passenger — suffered burns. (Greg Abernathy/ask Academy’s The Catalyst)

Balloon hits Rio Rancho power line, two burned

The balloon New Mexico Sunrise stuck a power line after lifting off during Wednesday morning’s Balloon Fiesta events. Two men were burned in the incident and have been hospitalized.