Category Archives: The Good News File

The Good News File: Healing in nature while helping nature heal

The Good News File: Healing in nature while helping nature heal

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – This fall, Matthew Monjares will continue his mission of impacting communities through education, conservation, and meaningful outdoor opportunities across the state of New Mexico. The lives he will impact include our nation’s active duty military, veterans, and local kids. For the last four years, his nonprofit, Impact Outdoors, has helped people…MORE

Nonprofit helping veterans expands to new location 

Nonprofit helping veterans expands to new location 

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – In 2008, Shane D’Onofrio founded Heroes Walk Among Us, a nonprofit based in Albuquerque whose mission is to get veterans back on their feet. This year, the organization is expanding to a new location with more services than ever. The roughly 9,000-square-foot building located on San Mateo and Trumble near the…MORE

The Good News File: The Mecca Tree

The Good News File: The Mecca Tree

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – In 1984 Katie Braziel bought her home in the heart of Albuquerque. When she moved in, the backyard was full of Bermuda grass, some weeds, and two tiny fruit trees, one of which her dog promptly chewed down to a nub. 31 years later, Erin Garrison with the nonprofit, Food Is…MORE

The Good News File: A labor of love

The Good News File: A labor of love

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — For many, summertime in Albuquerque means time spent by the Bosque: kayaking, floating, or simply enjoying the river’s edge. But imagine sitting the on banks of a dry river bed. Cottonwoods blowing in the hot breeze, with no water to help local families cool off. Now, picture the death of those cottonwoods…MORE

The Good News File: Stepping on inspiration

The Good News File: Stepping on inspiration

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – When the pandemic began, local artist Maewyn Padilla began using chalk art to relieve stress. “I had filled up my driveway with chalk … and one day I was walking through UNM’s campus and there was so much concrete, it just suited me. It was the perfect place for me to…MORE

The Good News File: Coffee, Music, & Community

The Good News File: Coffee, Music, & Community

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – Many of us orchestrate our mornings to the tune of caffeine, but this spring, a local cafe is orchestrating its employees around music. Every other month independent coffee shop, Rust is Gold, off Eubank and Comanche, allows one of their baristas to craft a drink for which a portion of the…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

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