Category Archives: KKOB Local News

West Nile Virus is here

West Nile Virus is here

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Environmental and health officials in the Albuquerque area say they’ve found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department along with the Bernalillo County Planning and Development Services Department jointly announced today/Friday the first detection this year of mosquitoes positive for the virus. The AP reports, the…MORE

Albuquerque Public Schools needs Educational Assistants

Albuquerque Public Schools needs Educational Assistants

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Public Schools is currently down about 200 Educational Assistants. State law dictates that both Kindergarten and Special Ed are required to have at least two people in each classroom. Kathy Chavez, the President of Albuquerque Federation of Classified Professionals says that they’re certainly extremely underpaid for the work they do.…MORE

Shoe bandit arrested

Shoe bandit arrested

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Thirty-four year old Cody Grenfell is accused of breaking the window of Z-Coil Footwear on 4th St. and stealing three boxes of shoes this/Thursday morning. When APD pulled Grenfell over they found the shoes in the back seat. APD reports that Grenfell only had underwear on and his back was covered…MORE

Google Career Certificate program

Google Career Certificate program

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — On Monday, Albuquerque residents can register and begin courses to learn in-demand job skills for careers in technology through the Google Career Certificate program.Scholarships for this program will be available to 500 individuals through a partnership between the City of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department and Google. The certificates are in the…MORE

Gas prices decreasing

Gas prices decreasing

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $3.75 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to the Triple ‘A’ New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 66 cents more per gallon than this week last year. Drivers in Albuquerque are paying on average 3-54 per gallon. That’s the…MORE

Celebrity waiters want big tips

Celebrity waiters want big tips

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is hosting a major event this fall to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The 1st Annual Celebrity Waiters Event will take place at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town on November 5th at 5:00PM. All proceeds will be used to deliver food and friendship to hungry neighbors.At the…MORE

Miss Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Queen passes the torch

Miss Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Queen passes the torch

Gallup, N.M. (KKOB) — A nearly 100-year-old tradition is taking place this week in Gallup, New Mexico: The Crowning of the 2022 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Queen. In 2021, Amber Ballenger won the Ceremonial pageant, taking on Queen duties for one year. But this pageant is not like some you may have seen televised. Instead of…MORE

Taos runaway teen

Taos runaway teen

Taos, NM – The following is a Missing Juvenile Runaway Advisory from the New Mexico State Police. The New Mexico State Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Ronnie Trujillo Jr. He is described as a 15-year-old Hispanic male, 5’10” tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen on August 9,…MORE

New emergency number for mental health crisis

New emergency number for mental health crisis

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Mental health advocates are hoping calling “988” will replace emergency calls to 9-1-1 for mental health crises. The Veterans Administration states that 9-1-1 dispatchers are prepared to send first responders and support callers during an emergency. Staffers linked to the 988 number are counselors specifically trained to immediately handle distraught callers,…MORE

Bernalillo County considers pepper spray

Bernalillo County considers pepper spray

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Bernalillo County leaders want to amend the county’s weapons policy so employees can carry pepper spray in the event they encounter trouble coming into or leaving work. According to our news partners at the Albuquerque Journal, the county’s current “Workplace Violence Policy” prohibits employees from having weapons . Including “any device…MORE

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