Category Archives: KKOB Local News

Governor signs Rio Arriba declararion for water

Governor signs Rio Arriba declararion for water

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Rio Arriba County due to a major leak in the Village of Chama’s water system, making additional funding and state resources available for the affected community. The state has been aiding the Village of…MORE

City to use ARPA funds for infrastructure

City to use ARPA funds for infrastructure

The Keller Administration’s proposal to invest the second round of American Rescue Plan Act funds passed Albuquerque’s City Council in a unanimous vote with amendments Wednesday night. The lion’s share of the Administration’s proposal for the nearly $50 million in infrastructure funds was directed to solutions for homelessness, one of the city’s most pressing needs.…MORE

AAA NM Weekend Gas Watch

AAA NM Weekend Gas Watch

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $4.77 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is five cents less when compared to this day last week and $1.79 more per gallon than on this day last year. Of the…MORE

Rio Rancho announces ‘Affordable Housing Study’

Rio Rancho announces ‘Affordable Housing Study’

Rio Rancho, Nm (KKOB) — The City of Rio Rancho is pursuing an Affordable Housing Study aimed at developing a roadmap that guides actions to improve the availability, affordability, and quality of housing within the City. “If Rio Rancho is to transition from, historically, a bedroom community with more and more job opportunities of all…MORE

Lauren Keefe is new ABQ city attorney

Lauren Keefe is new ABQ city attorney

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Lauren Keefe became Albuquerque’s City Attorney. Keefe has been instrumental in representing the City in the Court-Appointed Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice and brings over two decades of private sector legal experience prior to her work in government. Keefe has been serving as acting City Attorney, and previously as…MORE

Carnival Cruise settlement

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —New Mexico joined an investigation with 45 other states after a hacker broke into the Carnival Cruise Line company’s system and accessed names, addresses, passport numbers, and other personal information. The New Mexico Attorney General’s office, reports that Carnival first became aware of suspicious email activity in late May of 2019, about…MORE

Niagara wants more water

Los Lunas, NM (KKOB) —Niagara Bottling wants the village of Los Lunas to double down. Once again the company is asking the village of Los Lunas to expand its plant and increase its water supply, going from 285 acres per feet per year to 700. Niagara made a similar request last year but that drew…MORE

Drozier arrested

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —-Seventy-one year old Christian Drozier, of Albuquerque was arrested by New Mexico State Police on June 16th for “Child Solicitation by Electronic Communication Device of a Child”. The investigation began on April 26th, when an undercover State Police Investigations Bureau agent, posing online as a 13-year-old boy, responded to an ad posted…MORE

Montoya’s sentenced to life

Montoya’s sentenced to life

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — It is life in prison for Estevan Montoya. He was sentenced Wednesday in New Mexico’s First Judicial District Court for the murder of basketball sensation Fedonta “JB” White at a 2020 summer house party. Judge Glenn Ellington pronounced the sentence after an emotional hearing in which both family and supporters of Montoya…MORE

AAA NM Fourth of July travel figures

AAA NM Fourth of July travel figures

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Summer travel is already in full swing and this Independence Day holiday period will be a busy one as AAA New Mexico predicts 3.4 million Mountain Region residents will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend. This will be an increase of 4% over 2021, bringing travel…MORE

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