Category Archives: KKOB Local News

Holly Holm into Hall of Fame

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Holly Holm will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Prior to switching to UFC, Holm made a name for herself during her boxing career which ran from 2002-2013. The Albuquerque native compiled a record of 33-2-3 which included nine knockouts. Holm’s previous boxing accolades include world titles in…MORE

New Mexico Wild

Albuquerque, NM– (KKOB) New Mexico Wild and other nonprofit conservation organizations applaud the New Mexico Legislature for their proposed budget that includes approximately $48.5 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to conserve New Mexico’s public lands and waters, improve equitable access to outdoor spaces and address a backlog of maintenance projects in…MORE

Parker confesses

Albuquerque, NM Forty-two year old Stephen Parker has reportedly confessed, and has been arrested for the December 3rd murder of Tory Burdex. APD reports that Parker told detectives that he shot Burdex with two different guns after an argument with Burdex, and another man over drugs earlier in the day. Authorities state that Parker recently…MORE

New Mexico Department of Veterans launches Operation Cheer

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services is asking you to take part in “Operation Holiday Cheer” to bring season’s greetings to residents and staff of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Tor C. Many residents have little contact with family—or no family at all. And many staff members work through the holidays, as the home…MORE

Santa Fe based business curates adaptive fashion

(Santa Fe, N.M.) KKOB — When Alex Herold’s mom, Patti, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008, she came home to care for her. She made her home as accessible as possible, but getting dressed and finding clothing that made her feel beautiful while being functional was really challenging. As a former New York fashion…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

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