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NMSU engineering professor receives Department of Defense DURIP grant

Writer: Tiffany Acosta Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) –Krishna Kota, associate professor of thermal sciences and energy in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New Mexico State University, has received a nearly $250,000 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to purchase equipment for conducting research on…MORE

‘Roswell, New Mexico’ to film in New Mexico for 3rd season

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –The CW-TV series “Roswell, New Mexico” will return to the state it’s named after to film its third season. The New Mexico Film Office announced Thursday that the series will begin production this month through April and be filmed in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Madrid. The series follows Liz…MORE

New Mexico diocese to cease Sunday Mass amid virus surge

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –One of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States will again be foregoing Sunday Mass indefinitely as New Mexico marks its latest surge of COVID-19 cases. Archbishop John C. Wester is directing churches within the northern New Mexico diocese to cease regular Mass schedules after Sunday. He’s encouraging Masses to…MORE

NM Environment Department receives EPA grant for water utility operator training in underserved areas

Dallas, TX. (KKOB) –The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) was recently selected to receive a $200,000 competitive grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grant will assist San Juan College in developing and implementing a water utility operator recruitment and training program while addressing challenges associated with COVID-19. “At the EPA, providing safe…MORE

APS Fine Arts program hits the streets

(PRESS RELEASE) Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The  Albuquerque Public Schools Fine Arts Department is putting a new spin on customer service. For the first time this week, a brand-new colorful APS Fine Arts van, fondly nicknamed E. Van Halen in honor of rock legend Eddie Van Halen, took to the streets to transport musical instruments to…MORE

Ronchetti & Lujan in final debate faceoff Wednesday night

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Republican Mark Ronchetti and Democrat Ben Ray Lujan faced-off in a final TV debate Wednesday night as heard here on NewsRadio KKOB. The two, running to fill the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Tom Udall, were presented by our news partners, the Albuquerque Journal and KOAT-TV. Two of the hotly-debated topics…MORE

Watchdogs push New Mexico to limit US nuclear waste dump

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –Watchdogs on Wednesday renewed their call for New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state environmental regulators to take a stand against the federal government as it looks to extend and expand operations at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository. They suggested that the state over the years has rubber-stamped decisions…MORE

Daily Rapid Response COVID-19 watchlist published

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –In an effort to protect New Mexicans from COVID-19, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will be publishing the names of all entities, including but not limited to commercial businesses, government agencies, and institutions, that have had two or more rapid responses during the last 14 calendar days. The new “Rapid…MORE

New Mexico high court OKs rule changes on pretrial detention

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –The New Mexico Supreme Court has approved rule changes that court officials say will enhance public safety by helping prosecutors assess whether certain felony defendants are dangerous and should be kept in jail while awaiting trial. The justices approved the changes last week, the Administrative Office of the Courts said Tuesday…MORE

Old Lovelace Hospital may be used in pandemic

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –As we watch the number of coronavirus hospitalizations increase across New Mexico, state officials are taking steps to make sure area hospitals do not run out of beds. One way they are doing so is to prepare the old Lovelace Hospital located on Gibson in Albuquerque. KRQE-TV reports the Dept. of Health…MORE

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