Category Archives: KKOB Local News

AFR to help out in southern New Mexico

AFR to help out in southern New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Tuesday, Albuquerque Fire Rescue’s Fire Chief Emily Jaramillo said, her agency never wants to see this type of fire activity, when referring to fires scorching southern New Mexico, so close to inhabited areas. As a result, AFR’s assisting to contain this blaze and protect the community in any way they can.…MORE

A drinking water advisory in effect

A drinking water advisory in effect

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A precautionary drinking water advisory for several public water systems located in Lincoln County has been issued by the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau and the New Mexico Department of Health due to possible contamination related to the wildfire impacts. Residents using these water systems are advised to seek…MORE

Be aware of the air

Be aware of the air

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Health urges New Mexicans to consider air quality safety and wildfire preparation this week in response to ignitions in the state. In particular, the Lincoln and Otero County areas where the Village of Ruidoso and the lands of the Mescalero Apache Tribe. The Department reminds the…MORE

NM Republicans criticize executive proposal to raise the gas tax and…

NM Republicans criticize executive proposal to raise the gas tax and…

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Tuesday, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) presented its recommendations to legislators on the Transportation Infrastructure Revenue Subcommittee. Among the DOT proposals are a gas tax hike and increased vehicle registration fees.  “It is unfathomable that this administration would even consider asking for higher taxes and fees right now,”…MORE

Sandia at the forefront for clean energy

Sandia at the forefront for clean energy

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced the awarding of more than $41 million for 50 projects to help propel clean energy solutions. Sandia Lab’s one of 17 facilities around the country receiving the funds. Out of the 50 different projects getting monies, Sandia’s leading seven of them, while being a partner…MORE

Internships in agricultural training available

Internships in agricultural training available

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — New Mexico-based agricultural businesses may apply for internship funding through the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Agricultural Workforce Development Program. The program provides opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers, including students, to gain work experience in agriculture that can turn into careers that support New Mexico’s agricultural future. NMDA will reimburse…MORE

CABQ councilors present omnibus city charter referendums

CABQ councilors present omnibus city charter referendums

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque City Council President Dan Lewis applauds the Council for passing amendment proposals Monday to present to voters at the 2024 general election. Each of the Charter amendments are reforms that will streamline City government hiring, add accountability to executive appointment procedures, and simplify City elections. “I am happy to present…MORE

Enchanting New Mexico cuisine

Enchanting New Mexico cuisine

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico History Museum will be presenting The “Forks in the Road: Notable New Mexico Restaurants” exhibit this summer. The goal is to highlight iconic, notable, and historic eateries, as well as lesser-known restaurants in the Land of Enchantment. Catherine Trujillo, deputy director of the New Mexico History Museum says,…MORE

Addressing chronic absenteeism

Addressing chronic absenteeism

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A recent report by the New Mexico Legislative Finanace Committee titled Student Attendance and Performance, has delivered a failing grade. It shows the number of students chronically absent, meaning they missed more than 10% of school, more than doubled from 2019-2023, outpacing the national average. The data shows in 2023, 40%…MORE

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