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Senate Republicans Unanimously Oppose Senate Rule Changes, Push for Transparency and Public Participation

(PRESS RELEASE)   Santa FE, NM (KKOB) – Senate Republicans tonight unanimously opposed new rules for the 2021 Legislative Session, citing the need for greater transparency and public participation during the “virtual session.” The new rules, in part, call for limited, virtual public participation and limited public notice on legislation considered by the Senate.  “Traditionally, we…

NMSP involved in OIS in Las Vegas, NM

(PRESS RELEASE)     Las Vegas, NM (KKOB) – On Monday, January 18, 2021, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting on Independence Avenue and River Road in Las Vegas, NM, involving a New Mexico State Police officer.  Officers were uninjured and the suspect fled on foot.…

SFNF Pecos/Las Vegas District Plans to Implement Prescribed Burns as Early as Wednesday

(PRESS RELEASE) Santa Fe, NM (KKOB)– Jan. 19, 2021 – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions, including snowpack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to implement previously announced prescribed burns on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District starting as early as…

Officials urge precautions as virus hospitalizations decline

Albuquerque, NM (AP)– A recent decrease in statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations is not enough to ease up on mask wearing, social distancing or other measures aimed at curbing spread, top officials with New Mexico’s largest health care providers said Tuesday. The number of people hospitalized in New Mexico due to the virus was just over 640…

Alleged postal holdup man arrested

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–A suspect in at least three armed robberies of postal workers in Albuquerque has been arrested by federal authorities. Our news partner KOAT TV reports that 20 year old Cisco Casaus-Ariles is tied tied to one armed robbery in November and two in December–both in northeast Albuquerque. In each case, Casaus-Ariles is accused…

Section of Navajo Nation road closed because of drag racing

Farmington, NM (AP) –Officials have closed a section of road on the Navajo Nation through the end of February because of concerns about persistent drag racing. The Farmington Daily Times reported Monday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Transportation closed 2.5 miles (4.02 kilometers) of Navajo Route 4178 with concrete barriers and signs near the…