Category Archives: KKOB Local News

Statewide Gas Price Average Rises Four Cents On the Week

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $2.90 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents more from this day last week and $1.15 more per gallon than on this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas…MORE

Alexis Martinez Johnson Runs for Mayor of Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –Alexis Martinez Johnson announces today she is running for Santa Fe Mayor. She is beginning the process of gathering nominating petitions and the necessary five-dollar contributions. Her experience as an environmental engineer allows her to hit the ground running to manage Santa Fe with a transparent, cost effective, and science-based approach.…MORE

SFNF Asks Visitors to Think about Wildfire Conditions

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –The forecast for Mother’s Day weekend – warmer temperatures and mostly clear skies – is likely to bring a large number of visitors to the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). If you are planning to camp or hike on the forest, please keep in mind that New Mexico is entering the…MORE

Hillerman Middle School on lockdown–UPDATE

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –APD, BCSO, APS Police, Rio Rancho Police, and New Mexico State Police responded this morning/Thursday morning and are working with APS at Tony Hillerman Middle School, 8101 Rainbow Blvd Northwest. They received a report of a teacher who said she thought she saw student with a gun on campus headed into a…MORE

Rail Runner repaired

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –One less step for Rail Runner passengers in Santa Fe, who were having to be shuttled between rail stops after a motorist had plowed into the Rail Runner control building. Augusta Meyers, a spokesperson for the Rail Runner says that the St. Francis and Cerrillos stop has been fixed. That repaired building…MORE

AFRL engineer selected as AIAA Fellow

KIRTLAND AFB, NM (KKOB) –New Mexico is a long way from New York, where Air Force Research Laboratory aeronautical engineer and researcher, Dr. (Richard) Scott Erwin grew up and received his early education. Erwin, who has worked with AFRL in Albuquerque for more than 24 years, is a recent selectee to the Class of 2021…MORE

State Recruits Primary Care Providers for COVID Effort

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –The New Mexico Departments of Health, Aging and Long-Term Services, and Human Services today announced a new initiative to recruit primary care providers into the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort. “At this point in our COVID-19 vaccine distribution, no group is more important than primary health care providers,” said DOH Cabinet Secretary…MORE

UNM Proposed COVID-19 Requirement Survey

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – The University of New Mexico wants your opinion on whether the school should require students to get the COIVD-19 vaccine before returning to campus this fall. Of the roughly 3,000 people surveyed so far, about 41% of the campus population has reported getting at least their first shot. Right now, UNM does not…MORE

Albuquerque Safe Harbor

Albuquerque, Nm (KKOB)  —   Albuquerque City Council has approved a proposal by Councilor Pat Davis directing APD to create a victim “Safe Harbor”. The proposal provides a way for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to be able to report their abuse without fear of being arrested on unrelated issues like misdemeanor charges or outstanding…MORE

Nominate a NM hero

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  New Mexico Magazine wants to know who your heroes are. The publication is accepting nominations for “true heroes” who have set themselves apart by serving the community through healthcare, education, volunteerism, philanthropy, hospitality, arts and culture. The chosen will be featured in New Mexico Magazine’s December 2021 issue and during a…MORE

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