Category Archives: KKOB Local News

Black engineer awards expand Sandia Labs spotlight

(PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Ten Sandia National Laboratories engineers received Black Engineer of the Year Awards, including Most Promising Scientist, Modern Technology Leaders and Science Spectrum Trailblazers. Honorees include Sandia systems, chemical, computer, electrical, petroleum, manufacturing and mechanical engineers who excel in their respective fields, powering innovation while flexing their technological muscles…MORE

Repeat Offender with 18 Prior Failure to Appear Warrants is Arrested

(PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – On March 2, 2021, Field Services Deputies were dispatched to a residence in SW Albuquerque for an unknown suspicious person urinating on the side of the home. Deputies arrived and contacted a male wearing a red hat, black pants, and white shirt, as described to BCSO dispatch. The…MORE

DVS to Host Live Facebook Discussion to Provide the Latest on COVID-19 Vaccines for Veterans

(PRESS RELEASE)   Santa FE, NM (KKOB) -The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will host a live Facebook discussion about COVID-19 vaccines for veterans on Friday, March 5, at 10:30am on the DVS Facebook page at DVS Healthcare Division Director Jemia Warner will be joined by representatives from the New Mexico VA Health…MORE

APS High School Sports to Resume

(PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Public Schools is ready to play ball. The district has worked out a plan with the New Mexico Public Education Department to allow high school athletes to compete in all state-sanctioned sports this spring. Beginning the week of March 8, students at the 13 APS comprehensive high…MORE

Unusual alliance seeks policing reforms in New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –Policing reforms are making for strange bedfellows in New Mexico as the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and the conservative-backed nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity lobby for a bill to eliminate police immunity from lawsuits on civil rights violations. Ice cream entrepreneurs and civic activists Ben Cohen and Jerry…MORE

PNM seeks proposals for new generation to serve NM energy needs

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) for any and all forms of electric generation and innovative technologies to power our customers and transition our energy mix to 100 percent emissions-free. PNM is seeking 200 to 400 megawatts of firm capacity for its energy resource portfolio with an estimated in-service    date of prior to December…MORE

More pandemic relief for NM businesses and individuals

(Press Release) SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 3 into law, a pair of economic measures that earned broad bipartisan support in the Legislature and will deliver additional stimulus and relief for businesses and individuals across New Mexico. In addition to legislation the governor has…MORE

Albuquerque getting more charging stations

(Press Release) ALBUQUERQUE — The Keller administration is partnering with Paradise Power Company Inc. to break ground on 18 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, nearly doubling the number of places in Albuquerque to charge electric vehicles. The incoming charging stations are supported by grant funding from the State-managed Volkswagon Settlement Fund. When work is complete…MORE

Ice cream and Americans for Prosperity

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB0 — Ice cream makes for some unlikely bedfellows in Santa Fe lately. Police reform has brought together the founders of Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream and the conservative -backed nonprofit group ‘Americans for Prosperity’. Both groups are lobbying for a bill to eliminate police immunity from lawsuits on civil rights violations. Recent…MORE

APS being sued

ALBUQUERQUE, NM  (KKOB) — The Albuquerque School Board is being sued for $1.8 billion for denying students in-person learning. Attorneys are seeking the money on behalf of the districts’ nearly 90,000 students to cover private school tuition, citing constitutional guarantees to an adequate education. Despite approval from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, many New Mexico school…MORE

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