Category Archives: KKOB Local News

Mayor Keller on passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

(PRESS RELEASE) Mayor Tim Keller released the following statement on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “We deeply mourn the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A champion for justice, she broke through countless barriers in her pursuit of equity and inclusion. She was a people’s champion, leaving a legacy that will be…MORE

BERNCO Clerk urges participation in National Voter Registration Day

(PRESS RELEASE) Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) – With National Voter Registration Day only 4 days away, Clerk Linda Stover is urging everyone to pay attention to this opportunity. “Normally in a presidential election year many groups including the Clerk’s Office would participate in voter registrations drives, on campus, at community events and concerts,” says Clerk Linda…MORE

ABQ announces bike to work week

(PRESS RELEASE) ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KKOB)– Mayor Tim Keller, the Department of Municipal Development (DMD) and Vision Zero ABQ are excited to announce “Bike Thru Burque!”, a virtual Bike to Work Week event.  This year’s event celebrates the multitudes of Burqueños who are biking through Albuquerque during this pandemic. “During the pandemic, more people are biking…MORE

Fleeing suspects open fire on pursuing NMSP Officers

(PRESS RELEASE)    Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  On September 10, 2020, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a New Mexico State Police officer on patrol in Albuquerque initiated a traffic stop on a blue Chevrolet pickup truck with two occupants driving with no taillights on Carlisle near I-40.  The truck failed to stop for the officer, and…MORE

Attorney General Balderas’ statement on passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

(PRESS RELEASE) Santa Fe, NM (KKOB)– Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement regarding the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg: “America has painfully lost a true champion for equal rights, a giant who as a lawyer shaped the law to protect those most vulnerable and as a jurist who…MORE

ALeRT offender arrest: Christopher Madore

(PRESS RELEASE)  (Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Albuquerque Police Department officers arrested Christopher Madore, 47, for Receiving or Transferring a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Conspiracy to Commit Receiving/Transferring a Stolen Motor Vehicle. (Christopher Madore) Mr. Madore is an ALeRT offender who was identified by a multi-agency program that tracks individuals who continuously commit crimes in the community.…MORE

Virtual Mayor’s Ball raises over $150,000 with a broad array of local donors

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Tuesday, September 15th, Mayor Keller and the One Albuquerque Fund hosted a virtual Mayor’s Ball, presented by Presbyterian Healthcare System, that raised over $150,000 in sponsorships and community donations. During the televised event, Mayor Keller and One Albuquerque Fund board members talked about how the fund is working in the community, addressed key priorities,…MORE

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announces $325,812 grant to NM DOT

Washington, DC (KKOB) –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $325,812 grant award to the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020. The $325,812 grant award is in addition to…MORE

NMSU researchers to test wastewater samples for early detection of COVID-19

writer: Tiffany Acosta Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) –A team of researchers at New Mexico State University is developing protocols to test wastewater samples as a possible method for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The team is an interdisciplinary effort from the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Agricultural, Consumer and…MORE

New Mexico racinos ask governor to reconsider closure

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –New Mexico’s racetrack and casino operators are asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to consider allowing them to reopen, saying hundreds of gaming operations across the U.S. already have shown that the industry can operate safely. The tracks and their associated casinos have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. After a brief…MORE

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