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Luna Fire update: Oct. 19, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) Taos, NM (KKOB) — Start date: Oct. 17, 2020 Cause: Unknown        Size: Approximately 9,000 acres    Containment: 0% Location:  Approximately 2 miles northeast of Chacon, NM, on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest Fuels:  Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations.  Current status:  The Luna Fire is progressing west toward Cerro Vista. Today firefighters focused on the active fire…MORE

Rio Rancho Police Department Toy Drive

(PRESS RELEASE)   Rio Rancho, NM (KKOB) – As we approach the 2020 holiday shopping season, the Rio Rancho Police Explorers Post 911 is in need of the community’s help as they gear up for the Annual Toy Giveaway for under privileged children in Rio Rancho. Every year, for nearly twenty years, members of the…MORE

Sunport unviels new artist-led public art project

(PRESS RELEASE) New 50-foot piece on Sunport Blvd created by local mentor and student artists greets travelers coming in and out of Albuquerque   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Mayor Tim Keller and the Albuquerque International Sunport unveiled the most recent addition to their public art program, a large commissioned piece that highlights Albuquerque’s unique cultural crossroads.…MORE

NHCC and Postal Service Team Up on Release of Our Lady of Guápulo Stamp

    (PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The United States Postal Service is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on the release of the Our Lady of Guápulo Christmas forever stamp. A virtual first day of issue ceremony for the Our Lady of Guápulo stamp will be held on the Postal Service’s Facebook…MORE

NHCC announces installation of Bosque Gallery, a new outdoor exhibition space

(NEWS RELEASE) Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is pleased to announce the installation of Bosque Gallery, a new outdoor exhibition space opening on October 23. The open-air gallery will consist of 31 panels measuring 48 inches by 60 inches each, mounted on 730 feet of fencing along the western border of the NHCC campus,…MORE

Keller Administration initiates feasibility study for multi-purpose soccer stadium

  (PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – Following an open and competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process, the City of Albuquerque has recommended a formal analysis and feasibility study, funded by capital funds from the State of New Mexico, for a new multi-purpose soccer stadium. “While we remain focused on dealing with the pandemic and…MORE

Bernalillo County seeking applicants for DWI Planning Council vacancy

(PRESS RELEASE) Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) – Bernalillo County is currently soliciting for a DWI Planning Council vacancy appointment for County Commission District 1. The intent of the DWI Planning Council is to develop a county DWI plan and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on prevention, treatment, and law enforcement programs, services, and activities…MORE

New Mexico COVID-19 Friday 10/16 update: 819 new cases, totaling 35,770

(PRESS RELEASE)   Santa FE, NM (KKOB) – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 819 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 178 new cases in Bernalillo County 26 new cases in Chaves County 9 new cases in Cibola County 76 new cases in Curry County…MORE

New Mexico ranked #9 in law enforcement spending

Statewide, NM (KKOB) –Law enforcement budgets are under scrutiny. To understand how much taxpayers’ spend on police protection and corrections, ( has released new research with data and trends for every state. The link to the research, “How Much Does America Spend on Law Enforcement?,” is directly below: Highlights from the research for…MORE

New Mexico State Police arrest wanted Kentucky fugitive

(PRESS RELEASE)   Quay County, NM (KKOB) – On September 29, 2020, a New Mexico State Police officer patrolling U.S. Highway 54 northeast of Tucumcari, initiated a traffic stop on a blue Dodge Durango for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the state police officer identified the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle…MORE

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