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The Good News File: If you teach a man to fish

“It’s kind of like that saying, where you teach a man to fish and then you feed him for a lifetime.” – Katelyn Peach, 16, 4-H Health Ambassador 16-year-old Katelyn Peach and 13-year-old Addison Garver are Health Ambassadors for the The Head, Heart, Hands, and Health program in Bernalillo County, better known as 4-H. It’s…MORE

New Mexico settles retaliation lawsuit by whistleblower

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –The state of New Mexico has reached a $260,000 settlement with a whistleblower who alleged retaliation by state insurance regulators after she reported that a major health care insurer was allegedly avoiding tax payments. An attorney for Shawna Maestas confirmed the financial settlement Wednesday after the terms were published on a…MORE

FBI, Navajo Nation seek information on Mexican citizen’s death in Fort Wingate

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the circumstances surrounding the deathGutierrez-Lopez, a citizen of Mexico. On July 6, 2020, Gutierrez-Lopez was found deceased near the frontage road north of Interstate 40 and east of Exit 33 in Fort Wingate, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation. The cause of…MORE

ABQ businesses fight crime

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  At this point in 2021 Albuquerque is on track to break all homicide records by the end of the year. In an effort to avert a crime crisis, KOB TV reports that some of Albuquerque’s business sector has pooled their money and resources to put together some crime solving strategies. The…MORE

The Good News File: If you teach a man to fish

“It’s kind of like that saying, where you teach a man to fish and then you feed him for a lifetime.” – Katelyn Peach, 16, 4-H Health Ambassador 16-year-old Katelyn Peach and 13-year-old Addison Garver are Health Ambassadors for the The Head, Heart, Hands, and Health program in Bernalillo County, better known as 4-H. It’s…MORE

New Mexico settles retaliation lawsuit by whistleblower

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –The state of New Mexico has reached a $260,000 settlement with a whistleblower who alleged retaliation by state insurance regulators after she reported that a major health care insurer was allegedly avoiding tax payments. An attorney for Shawna Maestas confirmed the financial settlement Wednesday after the terms were published on a…MORE

FBI, Navajo Nation seek information on Mexican citizen’s death in Fort Wingate

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the circumstances surrounding the deathGutierrez-Lopez, a citizen of Mexico. On July 6, 2020, Gutierrez-Lopez was found deceased near the frontage road north of Interstate 40 and east of Exit 33 in Fort Wingate, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation. The cause of…MORE

ABQ businesses fight crime

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  At this point in 2021 Albuquerque is on track to break all homicide records by the end of the year. In an effort to avert a crime crisis, KOB TV reports that some of Albuquerque’s business sector has pooled their money and resources to put together some crime solving strategies. The…MORE

AFR Chief Dow retires

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  Albuquerque Fire Rescue Chief Paul Dow has announced his retirement, after serving the community for over 24 years. Mayor Tim Keller appointed Chief Dow from within the department early on in his administration in January 2018, and said of Dow’s service, “Under his leadership, AFR became a national leader in cancer…MORE

Cannabis shortage?

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  Recreational cannabis sales don’t commence until early 2022. But several medical marijuana businesses, led by Ultra Health, say there could be a run on medical marijuana supplies in late June of this year when the new legalization law takes effect Several medical marijuana providers on Wednesday warned of a potential cannabis…MORE

Dickman sentenced

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —   A successful criminal conviction by the District Attorney’s office. Today (Apr. 15, 2021) , Attorney General Balderas announced that John Dickman was convicted of three counts of sexual exploitation of children through manufacture and two other related charges. Dickman and his wife Crystal Dickman, sexually abused two young girls in their…MORE

Fresquez Companies hiring

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  “We’re kind of at this point where we are competing with unemployment to try and get people in,” said Human Resources Director Tamara Gandara, of Fresquez Companies, which owns about a dozen restaurants in the Albuquerque area . Before the pandemic, they had about 500 total employees but had to downsize…MORE

Pot & Booze

Albuquerque, NM  (KKOB) —  As recreational marijuana use becomes legal in New Mexico on June 29th, “Triple A” has just released the the results of a new survey. The results show drivers who use both alcohol and marijuana are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. The new research by the AAA Foundation…MORE

Groups take aim at New Mexico drilling plan amid US review

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –Environmentalists and Native American activists on Wednesday renewed their demands for more meaningful talks with Indigenous leaders and other communities on the front lines of fossil fuel development as the Biden administration reviews the nation’s oil and gas leasing program in response to climate change. Several groups shared their frustrations over development…MORE

New Mexico school district wants 20,000 youth vaccinated

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –Albuquerque Public Schools says 50 students have received shots as part of a pilot program to promote vaccines for teenagers. State residents aged 16 and up became eligible for the vaccine last week. The school district plans to drive students to clinics by offering special events starting next week, tapping into its…MORE

Intel Corps. Rio Rancho campus hiring

(Rio Rancho, N.M.) – Intel’s Rio Rancho campus is hiring. The tech giant says it has 30 jobs up for grabs right now, and it’s all thanks to innovation at the campus that landed it extra support from corporate. The annual report to Sandoval County released Monday shows the Rio Rancho campus has expanded its workforce…MORE

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