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New leaders have stepped in for retirees at state agencies

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –New leaders have stepped in for retirees at the Regulation and Licensing Department and Veterans Services Department. Linda Trujillo is the incoming superintendent of the Regulation and Licensing Department, succeeding Marguerite Salazar who retired late last year. Trujillo was previously a state representative and worked as an educator and attorney and…MORE

NMSU Education Abroad Fair to be held virtually Feb. 11th

(PRESS RELEASE) Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) –The NMSU Education Abroad Fair is a biannual event coordinated by the Office of Experiential Learning. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Students can learn about education abroad opportunities including faculty-led international programs (FLIPs), exchange programs, affiliate programs, intensive language programs, international internships, virtual international…MORE

New Mexico State Fair wins big at IAFE and WFA

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – The New Mexico State Fair has once again been recognized for excellence in the industry, officials with the New Mexico State Fair announced today. The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), and the Western Fairs Association (WFA) awarded the Fair with several awards at their virtual conventions recently. The IAFE…MORE

Women rank Sandia National Laboratories among best places to work

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Sandia National Laboratories was recognized recently by Fairygodboss as one of the Best Companies for Women 2020 and Best Companies where CEOs Support Gender Diversity. Released annually, the honors are based entirely on women’s anonymous reviews left on a social and professional network for highly motivated women to connect with other career-minded people. “It is…MORE

Nusenda Credit Union provides $30,000 COVID relief grant to community

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Nusenda Credit Union announces it has awarded a $30,000 grant to the Taos Community Foundation in order to assist in providing much needed COVID-19 relief to northern New Mexico residents, frontline medical workers, and patients.   The grant will help provide members of the community with internet access and emergent healthcare needs…MORE

Senator Brandt releases letter to Secretary of Health regarding RRPS COVID 19 vaccine cancellation

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –Late Thursday, Senator Craig Brandt (District 40 – Sandoval) sent a letter to Cabinet Secretary-Designate Tracie Collins of the New Mexico Department of Health regarding the sudden cancellation of COVID-19 vaccinations at Rio Rancho Middle School. Senator Brandt also discussed the matter at length on a live video posted to the New Mexico…MORE

New Mexico universities feel pinch of pandemic

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –There are more freshman enrolled at the University of New Mexico than the previous two years and enrollment for first-time students at New Mexico State University is holding steady, but officials acknowledged Thursday that they’re concerned about overall enrollment declines amid the pandemic. University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes pointed to…MORE

AFR clears building for hazardous materials

(PRESS RELEASE) Albuquerque, Nm (KKOB) –On Thursday January 21st, 2021 at approximately 7:00pm, AFR crews where dispatched to the One Central Apartments located at One Central Ave NW for a Hazardous Materials call. Upon arrival crews investigated and found elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the building on the 5th floor with a Fire Alarm…MORE

60,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans approved first week

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –On Jan. 19, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it has approved approximately 60,000 PPP loan applications submitted by nearly 3,000 lenders, for over $5 billion, between the program’s re-opening on Monday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. ET through to Sunday, Jan. 17. Last week, the PPP provided dedicated access to community…MORE

Latest Triple ‘A’ Weekend Gas Watch statistics

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $2.28 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents more from this day last week and 12 cents less per gallon than on this day last year. Of the major metropolitan…MORE

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