Category Archives: KKOB Local News

98th and Gibson Construction

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — There is a City of Albuquerque project to install a new traffic signal and improve the 98th Street and Gibson Boulevard intersection in SW Albuquerque, and the City wants public input on how the project should be constructed.The purpose of this project is to increase the safety, efficiency, and usability of…MORE

The Good News File: Better Together

In August, the community was rattled when 13-year-old Bennie Hargrove was killed by a peer at Washington Middle School in downtown Albuquerque. It happened while he was trying to de-escalate a violent situation. Bennie has since been hailed a hero not only by local police and his classmates but also by adults in the surrounding…MORE

Fajardo is chairperson

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Last week the Republican State Leadership Committee announced the launch of the “Right Leaders Network”, a redoubling of its long-standing efforts to do its part to grow the Republican Party with more women and minority candidates and elected officials.The RSCL selected New Mexico State Representative Kelly Fajardo, representing Los Lunas, as…MORE

Redistricting Ethics

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –According to a recent report the Center for Civic Policy and NAVA Education Project offered $50 stipends to individuals to lobby New Mexico’s first independent and nonpartisan Citizen Redistricting Committee to pass their privately funded redistricting maps.The accusations of paying to influence the CRC are seemingly backed up by emails gathered by…MORE

Minority Business Development

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque has been awarded a $1.875 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency to support the New Mexico MBDA Business Center, which is located in Albuquerque and operated through the City’s Economic Development Department.Funding will assist center operations integral to the establishment and growth…MORE

Government Buildings Audit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A new report from the New Mexico State Auditor’s Office highlights continued accessibility issues at state government buildings throughout New Mexico.That audit, found ADA compliance issues at nearly two dozen state government buildings, issues that state officials say have since been fixed.Among the findings, about one-third of parking lots reviewed didn’t…MORE

Rude Girl Filming

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Film Office today announced the short film, Rude Girl, produced by Pink Gator Films LLC, is currently in production in New Mexico.Production is taking place during October in Albuquerque.According to the film’s director Joshua Zunie “Rude Girl pioneers and presents a heroic story about a current day Native…MORE

Albuquerque Downtown Grants

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The City of Albuquerque’s Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency is launching two downtown revitalization initiatives this fall to support economic recovery downtown.The City has $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to use toward grants of up to $30,000 each for small businesses that occupy vacant street-level property or that expand a current…MORE

Balloon Lawsuit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Although the NTSB has not officially confirmed if the drugs tested for in hot air balloon pilot Nicholas Meleski, contributed to the crash, a wrongful death lawsuit was submitted today on behalf of the survivors of a victim who was one of five people killed on June 26th in Albuquerque’s deadliest…MORE

ABQ FBI seeks man charged with Navajo Nation murder

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The FBI is looking for Josiah Alan Smith, 27, of Smith Lake, New Mexico, who is wanted on a federal murder charge. Smith is accused of a fatal shooting on the Navajo Nation earlier this year. No specific details of the crime can be provided at this time due to the ongoing…MORE

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