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Water Authority approves 5% rate increase

Water Authority approves 5% rate increase

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Water Authority’s governing board Wednesday night approved an FY2023 budget that includes an approximate 5-percent water and sewer rate increase, the utility’s first rate adjustment in the last four years. For a typical single-family residential customer using 8 units (about 6,000 gallons) in the summer and 6 units in the…

Crime Stoppers Bulletin 22-48

Crime Stoppers Bulletin 22-48

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing 20 -year-old Yasmin Marquez. She was last seen on April 15, 2022, wearing a black dress in the area of Isleta and Blake Rd SW. Yasmin was last seen in a black 2006 Dodge Magnum bearing a Texas…

BernCo taking proposals for Alvarado Square Café

BernCo taking proposals for Alvarado Square Café

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — Bernalillo County is accepting proposals for a vendor to operate the newly remodeled Alvarado Square café located in the south end of the county’s new headquarters at 415 Silver, SW. The 2900 square foot café has been totally remodeled with new flooring, ceiling, kitchen appliances, and updated bathrooms. The café…

Washington, DC (KKOB) — Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning announced today that Melanie Barnes has been selected as the new permanent BLM New Mexico State Director. Barnes has been acting in the position since June of 2021. As BLM New Mexico State Director, Barnes will also oversee approximately 700 permanent staff and…

80 year old gets DWI

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Eighty year old George Platero of Farmington has prior DWIs and a suspended license, but that didn’t stop him from driving on the wrong side of the road with an open bottle of booze last month.After being pulled over the officer asked to see Platero’s water bottle which was filled with…

Radiation bill moving forward

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Navajo Nation leaders hailing the passage of a two-year extension of the federal program that compensates eligible individuals who were exposed to radiation from atomic weapons testing or uranium mining or processing.Senate bill 4119 was introduced on April 28th by U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, and cosponsored by Sens. Ben…