KKOB Local News

Deadline extended for NMDA Healthy Soil applications

Deadline extended for NMDA Healthy Soil applications

Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) — Due to multiple wildfires burning around the state, and the unfortunate reality that many New Mexicans have been impacted by this emergency situation, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) extended the grant application deadline for its Healthy Soil Program to Thursday, May 19. Potential applicants include Eligible Entities and Individual Applicants. Eligible Entities are…MORE

Wells Fargo robber

Wells Fargo robber

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —- Forty year old Uriah Davis, appeared in federal court Wednesday and was charged with the May 2nd robbery of a Wells Fargo bank.A criminal complaint states that Davis allegedly entered the bank on Central Avenue SE and told a teller to give him money, which the teller did and Davis fled…MORE

Update on Cabelas shooting

Update on Cabelas shooting

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — New details have been released by New Mexico State Police regarding a shooting at the Cabela’s on Lang Ave.,On April 29th. 18-year-old Gabriel Velasquez was trying to shoplift several boxes of 9-millimeter bullets, until a store manager confronted Velasquez and began escorting him from the store, officials say that’s when Velasquez…MORE

ASPCA to the rescue!

ASPCA to the rescue!

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — At the urgent request of the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico (AWC), the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), in collaboration with Helping Paws Across Borders (HPAB), mobilized to provide critical support for animals impacted by the recent wildfires spreading dangerously across New Mexico. The…MORE

Triple ‘A’ Weekend Gas Watch

Triple ‘A’ Weekend Gas Watch

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $4.27 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 15 cents more when compared to this day last week and $1.35 more per gallon than on this day last year. Of the…MORE

APD looking for murder suspect

APD looking for murder suspect

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD detectives are currently looking for Vicente Reyes for the shooting death of his girlfriend during a domestic dispute on Monday in northeast Albuquerque. Officers were dispatched Monday shortly before noon when a 911 caller reported that her brother shot his girlfriend in the head at a home at 3125 Ortiz…MORE

High compliance level for APD

High compliance level for APD

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The “highest levels of compliance ever achieved by APD”, that statement from the independent monitor overseeing APD’s reform efforts.Statistics in the Independent Monitor’s 15th report to the court show that APD achieved 100% primary compliance; 99% secondary compliance; and 70% operational compliance.In response to the report Mayor Tim Keller said, “This…MORE

Green chile gets gold

Green chile gets gold

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The green received the gold in Las Vegas. The Fresh Chile Company was awarded the “2022 Gold Innovation Award” at the “SIAL America” trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada in March. The Las Cruces-based company received the accolade for its new freeze-dried Hatch chile product.The Fresh Chile Co. attended the trade…MORE

Rio Rancho Juneteenth Celebration

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The City of Rio Rancho and the NAACP Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa Branch will be hosting Rio Rancho’s inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration on Friday, June 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Campus Park at City Center.Juneteenth commemorates June 19th, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger issued General’s Orders…MORE

Expanding fertility control for wild horses, burros 

Expanding fertility control for wild horses, burros 

Washington, DC (KKOB) — As part of its efforts to increase the use of fertility control to slow the growth of wild horse and burro herds on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking new contract services to humanely gather, treat with fertility control, and then release wild horses and burros back to…MORE

Sandia designs microgrid for future lunar base

Sandia designs microgrid for future lunar base

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Sandia National Laboratories is well-known for designing reliable and resilient microgrids for military bases and vital city services. Now, Sandia researchers are working with NASA to design one for the moon. An artistic rendering of what a resilient microgrid for a lunar base camp might look like. Sandia National Laboratories engineers are working with NASA…MORE

Registration open–2022 NM Women Veterans Conference

Registration open–2022 NM Women Veterans Conference

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Registration is now open for the 2022 New Mexico Women Veterans Conference in Albuquerque on Saturday, June 11, from 9am-3pm at the Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) Workforce Training Center, at 5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE. The conference, presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS), is free…MORE

Sawmill Market hiring fair May 18th

Sawmill Market hiring fair May 18th

Albuquerque’s Sawmill Market is hosting a culinary-focused hiring fair next Wednesday from 1 to 4. Hiring managers will be looking to fill a variety of positions at the food hall’s various outlets. Front and back-of-house positions are available, including servers, cooks, bartenders, dishwashers, maintenance staff, and other positions. Managers will be on-site to meet candidates,…MORE

NMED/NMDOH issue “Precautionary Water Advisories”

NMED/NMDOH issue “Precautionary Water Advisories”

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau confirms a precautionary water advisory is required for the following public water systems located in San Miguel and Mora Counties: System Name County Population Served Pendaries MDWCA San Miguel 500 Pendaries RV Resort San Miguel 320 Mike Mateo Elementary School San…MORE

BernCo Commission approves land purchase

BernCo Commission approves land purchase

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — The Bernalillo County commissioners approved the purchase of 5.5 acres of land in the North Valley to be used for a new fire station. The new acreage is located just north of existing fire station 36, located near Osuna and Edith in the northern part of the county.  Station 36 will…MORE

BernCo dedicates Ken Sanchez Chambers

BernCo dedicates Ken Sanchez Chambers

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — Today, Bernalillo County officially dedicated the County Commission chambers in honor of the late county commissioner, city councilor and friend to many, Ken Sanchez. Sanchez served the public as a Bernalillo County commissioner from 1995 through 2002. He was serving his fourth term as an Albuquerque city councilor at the…MORE

The cost of wildfires

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The risk of more destruction is high and the long-term costs of recovering from the massive blaze will soar even higher.A force of nearly 1,800 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak fire, including specially trained teams.The cost of fighting the blaze and another smaller fire burning…MORE

Albuquerque minimum wage bump

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — On Tuesday the Keller Administration announced that it is taking the first steps to bring all City of Albuquerque employees up to at least a $15 per hour wage.Ensuring better pay for entry level positions is critical to the City’s effort to retain and attract the staff who deliver key services…MORE

Seeking solar clarity

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — As the state Public Regulation Commission prepares to launch a program to make solar energy available to more people, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports that some companies are asking for additional clarity, saying that additional work is needed before it starts.Public Service Company of New Mexico is among those asking…MORE

Gold Bar returns, celebrating APS students, staff, supporters  

Gold Bar returns, celebrating APS students, staff, supporters  

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation hosted its first Gold Bar celebration since 2019 on April 29 at the Sandia Resort and Casino. The event, named for the decadent peanut butter and chocolate treats once served in APS cafeterias, recognizes some of the district’s outstanding students, teachers, supporters, and administrators –…MORE