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State investment oversight

State investment oversight

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Assets managed by the New Mexico State Investment Council have grown by more than $20 billion over the past decade, but the number of full-time employees working for the agency has decreased, raising concerns about insufficient oversight. The Santa Fe New Mexican reporting that lack of staffing is not unique to…

Restaurant losses

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Two years after the start of the pandemic evidence is showing that the hospitality and foodservice sectors of New Mexico’s economy lost more restaurants than the 10% originally predicted. According to Gross Receipts Tax reporting, from December 2019 through December 2021 New Mexico lost 18% of full-service restaurants, that’s more than…

Trash into fuel

Trash into fuel

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Los Lunas based “Plastik-Gas” has created a process that uses technology to turn different types of plastics into six high-grade fuels like gasoline and diesel. Los Lunas Mayor Charles Griego stating “We produce nearly 3 tons of plastic a day, which goes into our landfills, which is a cost for us…

Stolen Fire truck chase

Stolen Fire truck chase

Tuesday the New Mexico State Police received reports of a stolen Corrales Fire Department truck traveling west on Interstate 40 near milepost 149. The Corrales fire truck was reported as stolen while crews were on a medical call at a residence in Corrales. Laguna Police Department advised NMSP they were pursuing the stolen fire truck…

More mosquitos in Albuquerque

More mosquitos in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — It’s formally called the “Aedes Aegypti” species of mosquito. It’s more commonly referred to as the “Yellow Fever” Mosquito. It can carry other serious diseases like the Zika Virus and Dengue Fever. The City of Albuquerque reporting that it is finding increasing numbers of the mosquito in neighborhoods all around the…

FBI investigation of “Rust” shooting complete

FBI investigation of “Rust” shooting complete

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — On October 21st Alec Baldwin’s prop gun discharged on the New Mexico film set of “Rust” near Santa Fe killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin says the gun misfired. The FBI’s investigation into the “Rust” movie set shooting is complete and contradicts Alec Baldwin’s claim the prop gun misfired. According to the…