Category Archives: KKOB Local News

Traffic Stops in NM Are Just a Rumor

Traffic Stops in NM Are Just a Rumor

(Albuquerque)-It’s only a rumor…and it’s not true. That’s what State Police and other law enforcement agencies around New Mexico are saying about reports that they’re making traffic stops to enforce the Governor’s stay-at-home order. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office was among the agencies making announcements recently that they’re aware of the rumors on social media. The…MORE

More Covid-19 Cases for NM

More Covid-19 Cases for NM

(Albuquerque)-Confirmed covid-19 cases in New Mexico have now reached  237 after just over 11 thousand were tested.  The State Health Department added 29 positive tests to the number on Sunday. And now there are also two coronavirus deaths in New Mexico.  One of the latest deaths is a man in his 80s who died last Friday in Bernalillo County. …MORE

Covid-19 Impacting the Navajo Nation

Covid-19 Impacting the Navajo Nation

(Albuquerque)-Supplies have become a problem on the Navajo Nation.  Navajo Nation President, Jonathan Nez, has announced a curfew that takes effect Monday.  That’s as residents are needing medicine, sanitizing equipment and food … items that are showing up less and less on their grocery store shelves. Navajos are also having a hard time keeping their hands clean. …MORE

Graduation Ceremonies on Hold for APS Seniors

Graduation Ceremonies on Hold for APS Seniors

(Albuquerque)-The rest of the school year will be anything but normal for Albuquerque Public School students…and other public school students across the state. As we told you last week, schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year. Monica Armenta with APS tells KKOB’s Bob Clark this is particularly difficult for seniors…with graduation ceremonies on…MORE

Churches are Losing Money

Churches are Losing Money

(Albuquerque)-Going to many churches in New Mexico is something that’s no longer happening.  But churches are finding other ways to connect with members and parishioners. KOB-TV reports that some, like the Legacy Church in Albuquerque, are live-streaming Sunday services.  Those are the newer churches as the older ones need to get up to speed on technology.…MORE

Few Restaurants Remain Open

Few Restaurants Remain Open

(Albuquerque)-Restaurants have been ordered to only do take-out orders and deliveries … and there aren’t that many restaurants open for that right now.  But some are.  Those include Amore Pizza, Boxing Bear, Vinaigrette and Duran’s Central Pharmacy. Meanwhile, some restaurant workers are being temporarily laid off.  At Garcia’s Kitchen, they’ve laid off 150 people across the city. …MORE

Tough Time for Political Candidates

Tough Time for Political Candidates

(Albuquerque)-Coronavirus is making New Mexico political candidates rethink how they need to run their campaigns.  They used to knock on doors and shake hands with voters at events.  But the Associated Press reports that under the state’s restrictions on personal contact, they’re finding other ways to reach out to voters. Democratic candidate Carrie Hamblen is…MORE

New Way to Get Coronavirus Results from Testing

New Way to Get Coronavirus Results from Testing

(Albuquerque)-If you have been tested for covid-19 corona virus there is a new way to get your results. The New Mexico Department of Health has launched an online portal. After providing identifying information and the date of the sample collection, if the results are not yet available the portal will indicate that they are pending. Persons…MORE

NM Governor Requests Beds

NM Governor Requests Beds

(Albuquerque)-In what she’s calling a proactive move, Governor Lujan Grisham has formally requested that the Defense Department deploy a staffed 248-bed U.S. Army Hospital to Albuquerque. The Governor says the facility is needed to support the state’s ongoing response to the covid-19 pandemic. Lujan Grisham made the request under a federal law that authorizes the U.S. government…MORE

More Coronavirus Cases for NM

More Coronavirus Cases for NM

(Albuquerque)-The number of coronavirus cases in New Mexico jumped by 24 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 136. With test results in for more than 85-hundred people, that puts the infection rate to this point at 1.6 percent. The latest cases are in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Chaves, Dona Ana, San Juan and Santa Fe counties.…MORE

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