Category Archives: KKOB Local News

Michigan man arrested for attack of Taos student

Michigan man arrested for attack of Taos student

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Monday, September 19, 2022, at around 4:30 p.m., the New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau in Taos responded to Taos High School in reference to a stabbing victim. The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate the incident. Agents learned a juvenile who was at cross country…MORE

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas updating energy efficiency standards

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas updating energy efficiency standards

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced and agreement today with the Department of Energy. It commits the department to a new timetable for updating energy efficiency standards for 20 categories of common consumer products and commercial equipment. The impacted products range from residential furnaces to laundry machines to electric motors.…MORE

State Parks reminds hunters and anglers that safety is the first priority

State Parks reminds hunters and anglers that safety is the first priority

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Autumn arrives this week in New Mexico and that means waterfowl are migrating, elk are bugling, and the salmon are spawning. But before you hit the trail for your favorite harvest destination, the State Parks Division reminds all local hunters and anglers to keep safety as their number one priority. If…MORE

Economic relief assistance applications for low-income New Mexico residents open September 26th

Economic relief assistance applications for low-income New Mexico residents open September 26th

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The state legislature appropriated $10 million for the economic relief effort during the 2022 legislative session. Today the New Mexico Human Services Department announced that starting Monday they will begin accepting economic relief assistance applications for low-income New Mexico residents. Payments of at least $400 will be provided to qualified households…MORE

Keeping megafauna is vital

Keeping megafauna is vital

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — What would happen if the remaining megafauna like elephants and giraffes went extinct? New research by Professor of Biology, Felisa Smith, at UNM recently set out to answer that question. By unearthing ancient animal diets and researching how they changed when creatures like woolly mammoths went extinct, Smith and her team…MORE

Growing the outdoor recreation economy

Growing the outdoor recreation economy

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Outdoor Recreation Division is awarding 20 projects at a total of $2,015,565 throughout the state to expand outdoor access and grow the New Mexico outdoor recreation economy. In 2019, the Outdoor Recreation Division was created when Gov. Lujan Grisham identified the outdoor recreation industry as a…MORE

Four randomly stabbed in ABQ, suspect identified

Four randomly stabbed in ABQ, suspect identified

Albuquerque, NM (AP) — Police on Monday released the name of a suspect who has been arrested after allegedly stabbing and wounding four people in Albuquerque in apparent random acts. Albuquerque police said 33-year-old Leroy Lopez is facing several counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. It wasn’t immediately clear Monday if Lopez has…MORE

State Fair dad to the rescue

State Fair dad to the rescue

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A New Mexico dad helped detain a criminal at the State Fair over the weekend. Police say it all started when Mario Maestas tried to steal a purse and wallet from a family waiting in line for food on Saturday. According to a criminal complaint, Maestas hurt the people he tried…MORE

More of the Santa Fe National Forest opening

More of the Santa Fe National Forest opening

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Wildfires this summer had shut down most of the Santa Fe National Forest, but good news for outdoor enthusiasts today with the announcement that areas in the Jemez affected by the Cerro Pelado Fire have now been reopened. The closure order was put in place due to flood risks in the…MORE

Sandia High School false alarm

Sandia High School false alarm

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A shelter-in-place lifted at around 1:00 p.m. today at Sandia High School. Albuquerque Police responded to an on-campus fight that may have involved a firearm. APD reporting no injuries or gunshots fired. It’s getting to be a familiar routine with Albuquerque Public Schools, which has dealt with at least two other…MORE

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