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Gas prices for Memorial Day travel

Gas prices for Memorial Day travel

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $3.28 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to the Triple ‘A’ New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 23 cents less per gallon than on this day last year. Albuquerque motorists are paying 3-28 at the pump, while the national…

New hospital for Farmington

New hospital for Farmington

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A Texas-based hospital group, Exceptional Healthcare, is bringing a new facility to Farmington. Officials say, they plan to establish a full-service emergency department, onsite lab, and single-occupancy inpatient rooms. The emergency department will be open 24 hours a day. Bruce McVeigh, chief operating officer for Exceptional Community Hospital, says patients seeking…

Harnessing the sun

Harnessing the sun

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — PNM and community leaders celebrated the completion of a new solar farm in Valencia County Thursday. The Sky Ranch Solar Energy Center has more than 412,000 panels and can produce up to 190 megawatts of power. Which is can keep the lights on in 51,000 homes a year. Laura Sanchez, executive…

AFRL, NASA propel universities as 2nd year of Mission Concept Program takes off

AFRL, NASA propel universities as 2nd year of Mission Concept Program takes off

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, and NASA are collaborating with eight American universities for the second year of the Mission Concept Program, which runs May 13 to July 19, 2024. In its first year, the program assisted eight universities from across the U.S. in gaining skills focused on early…

National Championship Air Races take off for Roswell in 2025

National Championship Air Races take off for Roswell in 2025

Reno, NV (KKOB) — The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) proudly announces that Roswell, NM will be the new home of the world-renowned National Championship Air Races (NCAR). Following a lengthy selection process by RARA, and after demonstrating its commitment to carry forward this one-of-a-kind event, Roswell has been chosen to host the return of…

APD arrests two suspects for shooting death at Cinnamon Tree apartments

APD arrests two suspects for shooting death at Cinnamon Tree apartments

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Two Albuquerque murder suspects were arrested Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal Service in Alamosa, CO. The pair are charged for the shooting death of Alexander DeHerrera at the Cinnamon Tree Apartments in Albuquerque on April 19, 2024. Euphemia Rivas, 27, and Jacob Romero, 26, are both charged with an open count…