KKOB Local News

98th and Gibson Construction

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — There is a City of Albuquerque project to install a new traffic signal and improve the 98th Street and Gibson Boulevard intersection in SW Albuquerque, and the City wants public input on how the project should be constructed.The purpose of this project is to increase the safety, efficiency, and usability of…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

Fajardo is chairperson

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Last week the Republican State Leadership Committee announced the launch of the “Right Leaders Network”, a redoubling of its long-standing efforts to do its part to grow the Republican Party with more women and minority candidates and elected officials.The RSCL selected New Mexico State Representative Kelly Fajardo, representing Los Lunas, as…MORE

Redistricting Ethics

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –According to a recent report the Center for Civic Policy and NAVA Education Project offered $50 stipends to individuals to lobby New Mexico’s first independent and nonpartisan Citizen Redistricting Committee to pass their privately funded redistricting maps.The accusations of paying to influence the CRC are seemingly backed up by emails gathered by…MORE

Minority Business Development

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque has been awarded a $1.875 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency to support the New Mexico MBDA Business Center, which is located in Albuquerque and operated through the City’s Economic Development Department.Funding will assist center operations integral to the establishment and growth…MORE

Government Buildings Audit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A new report from the New Mexico State Auditor’s Office highlights continued accessibility issues at state government buildings throughout New Mexico.That audit, found ADA compliance issues at nearly two dozen state government buildings, issues that state officials say have since been fixed.Among the findings, about one-third of parking lots reviewed didn’t…MORE

Rude Girl Filming

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Film Office today announced the short film, Rude Girl, produced by Pink Gator Films LLC, is currently in production in New Mexico.Production is taking place during October in Albuquerque.According to the film’s director Joshua Zunie “Rude Girl pioneers and presents a heroic story about a current day Native…MORE

Albuquerque Downtown Grants

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The City of Albuquerque’s Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency is launching two downtown revitalization initiatives this fall to support economic recovery downtown.The City has $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to use toward grants of up to $30,000 each for small businesses that occupy vacant street-level property or that expand a current…MORE

Balloon Lawsuit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Although the NTSB has not officially confirmed if the drugs tested for in hot air balloon pilot Nicholas Meleski, contributed to the crash, a wrongful death lawsuit was submitted today on behalf of the survivors of a victim who was one of five people killed on June 26th in Albuquerque’s deadliest…MORE

ABQ FBI seeks man charged with Navajo Nation murder

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The FBI is looking for Josiah Alan Smith, 27, of Smith Lake, New Mexico, who is wanted on a federal murder charge. Smith is accused of a fatal shooting on the Navajo Nation earlier this year. No specific details of the crime can be provided at this time due to the ongoing…MORE

The Good News File: Activate the Alleys

(Albuquerque, N.M.) KKOB — Mixed in with the tall brick and stucco buildings in downtown Albuquerque, there’s a bright and colorful property next to the old Fire Stone store on Central Ave. and Seventh Street. It’s called OT Circus, and inside you’ll find a proud supporter of the neighborhood’s burgeoning art scene. Victoria Vandame is the…MORE

Basketball icon passes

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  An iconic figure on the Albuquerque basketball scene has been lost with todays death of former Albuquerque Academy basketball coach Mike Brown. He was a coach at Albuquerque Academy for 26 years, and was selected to the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. Brown had battled a rare form…MORE

The Good News File: This Hawk Soars

(Albuquerque, N.M.) KKOB — When kids are struggling with math, teachers help them understand, when students hate to read, educators work with them to expand their imagination and fall in love with the story, but when a child misbehaves, they’re automatically punished. Dr. Kristopher Johnson, the Vice Principal at Volcano Vista High School says, that’s…MORE

Triple A New Mexico Projects Positive Outlook for Summer Travel

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –A greater number of people are anticipated to travel this summer compared to last as new data shows growing interest in domestic road trips and the beginnings of a return to air, international and cruise travel, according to AAA New Mexico. AAA New Mexico is projecting a sharp increase in overnight road…MORE

Dona Ana County jail death

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A fight on May 27th between Dona Ana County Detention Center inmates, identified as 27-year-old Corey Lee Willis and 40-year-old Samuel Enriquez, has left Willis dead. Enriquez has been in the Detention Center since 2019 as he awaits trial on charges of felony aggravated battery and tampering with evidence. Willis had…MORE

The Good News File: A flower for your thoughts

(Edgewood, N.M.) – When the pandemic hit, Nancy Brady was fraught over the idea that she had to stop visiting the hospice patients she had been volunteering to keep company. She originally joined Compassus, a local home-based care provider, as a volunteer because she missed helping people after retiring from a fulfilling career as an art…MORE

Councilor Bassan, APD, APS, and Project Child Safe Host Drive-Thru

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Saturday, Albuquerque City Councilor Brook Bassan, the Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque Public Schools, and Project ChildSafe hosted a community drive-through event for free VIN Etching on vehicles and handed out free resources on firearm safety and suicide prevention for parents and gun owners at the Target parking lot near Paseo del Norte…MORE

Albuquerque high school graduation time

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  High school graduation week begins today in Albuquerque, and most of the 21 high schools have events planned throughout the week. This years ceremonies will be memorable for many reasons, one is that all of the ceremonies will happen outdoors, graduates will be limited to four guests each in accordance with…MORE

Old Town protest

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  A protest this weekend outside of the Backstreet Grill in Old Town. This protest on Saturday in response after health officials said that the restaurant, once again, wasn’t following COVID guidelines. Their food permit was suspended at the end of April, and they were ordered to close. City officials said they…MORE

Priest appeal denied

Albuquerque, NM  (KKOB) —  A 58-page decision by the three judges, released Wednesday, by a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has denied former Roman Catholic priest Arthur Perrault’s appeal, and upheld his convictions and 30-year prison sentence in a New Mexico case centered on sexual abuse of an altar boy at a veterans…MORE