KKOB Local News

Transit Advisory Board, volunteers cleanup ART stations

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –More than a dozen volunteers gathered Saturday morning to clean ART Stations along Central Avenue. It is all part of a community outreach initiative between the Transit Advisory Board (TAB), the Transit Department, Adopt-A-Stop program and community volunteers. “We wanted to come up with a creative way to work collaboratively with our…MORE

STATE DISBURSES OVER $63 MILLION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) announces that $63 million of the American Rescue Plan Act Funding (ARPA) has been distributed to eligible local entities. “DFA is pleased to be the conduit working with the U.S. Treasury to get this money out to local governments,” said Debbie Romero, DFA Cabinet…MORE

APD Investigating Fatal Hit and Run

(PRESS RELEASE) Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –APD’s Traffic Unit responded overnight to a fatal crash at 9000 Trumbull Ave., S.E. Officers arrived at the scene at 1:20 a.m. and were advised the crash was a hit and run, vehicle verses pedestrian. Witnesses on scene advised the offender vehicle was possibly a white in color Chevy Impala.…MORE

Update: OIS involving NMSP in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –July 4, 2021, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was notified of an officer involved shooting in Santa Fe, NM involving the New Mexico State Police (NMSP).  All officers were uninjured, and the suspect had been transported to a local area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators learned that on July…MORE

Mayor Announces Proposal for Multi-Use Stadium to Public Vote

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque is taking the next step toward creating a transformational multi-use stadium and the new home of New Mexico United in the metro. At Saturday evening’s home game, Mayor Tim Keller and United Owner and President Peter Trevisani announced to fans that a $50 million bond proposal will be…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

FBI, Socorro Police Department look for bank robber

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –An unidentified man suspected of recent bank robberies in Moriarty and Tijeras is now suspected of robbing a bank in Socorro on Thursday (7/22/2021). The robbery happened at Wells Fargo, 501 North California Street, in Socorro at approximately 4:45 p.m. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-40s, approximately…MORE

School Access Improves for Military Families in NM

Cannon Air Force Base, NM (KKOB) –A coalition of Air Force bases and state agencies were awarded for their efforts on July 19, 2021 to improve early school access for over 243,000 military-connected students and veterans in New Mexico. The Military Child Education Coalition presented the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award to a cohort of state-wide partners…MORE

Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans

Billings, Mt. (AP) –A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental sabotage case. The 10-10 tie in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources…MORE

Communications framework award with NATO

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)   —   New Mexico-based public affairs firm Agenda today announced that it was awarded a five-year strategic communications framework contract for the second time by The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This award will assure Agenda’s continued delivery of a wide range of communications services to NATO across its 30 member states and…MORE

Economic Development funds for tourism

Albuquerque, Nm (KKOB)  —-The City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department (EDD), in partnership with Visit Albuquerque, recently launched a campaign promoting Albuquerque as a top destination to travelers planning post-pandemic vacations. “We’re boosting Albuquerque’s tourism ecosystem as part of our recovery plan, and working to help bring back the jobs and income lost due to…MORE

Volunteer firefighter run over

Gov. Lujan Grisham today ordered state flags to half-staff in mourning the death of a Sierra County volunteer firefighter who was fatally struck by a fire truck in an apparent accident on duty. New Mexico State Police say 59-year-old Janet Tracy of Caballo was at a crash scene south of Truth or Consequences on Tuesday…MORE

More education money for New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —  Federal education officials have approved New Mexico’s spending plan for recovery aid, clearing the way for another $327 million to be distributed to the state. New Mexico already had received more than $650 million in emergency education funding. It’s among 14 other states to have their plans approved by the U.S.…MORE

Statewide Gas Price Average Down One Penny

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) —The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $3.08 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent less from this day last week and $1.02 more per gallon than on this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas…MORE

Chile harvest starts early for some New Mexico farmers

Hatch, NM (AP) –The aroma of fresh roasted green chiles is already wafting through southern New Mexico as some farmers are getting a jumpstart on the harvest. The earlier start to the season is the result of some much needed rain, cooler temperatures and a change in the way some farmers are planting the state’s most…MORE

Walmart to remove sales tax assessment on deliver groceries

Las Cruces, NM (AP) –Walmart taxed the delivered groceries of at least two people in New Mexico even though a tax deduction governing such home deliveries took effect on July 1. Walmart told the Las Cruces Sun-News that it was working to remove the assessment of sales tax on delivered groceries after receiving clarification from the state…MORE

Mexican wolf breeding program gets boost from zoo

Mexico City, Mexico (AP) –Five gray wolf pups born at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Zoo are giving a boost to efforts to broaden the endangered species’ genetic diversity amid continuing efforts to reintroduce the animals to the wild decades after they were reduced to captive populations. The pups’ father, Rhi, alerts them every midday to the…MORE

New Mexico seeks restoration ideas after 2015 mine spill

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –New Mexico officials are looking for ideas for restoration projects to repair damage caused by a 2015 spill that fouled rivers in three western states with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. The state Office of the Natural Resources Trustee said Wednesday that the projects would be…MORE

2 bodies recovered, 1 person missing in Albuquerque flooding

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –Two bodies were recovered Wednesday and the search continued for one other person swept into an arroyo after storms hit Albuquerque, authorities said. Firefighters pulled a man’s body from the end of a diversion channel on Wednesday morning and a second man’s body in the afternoon. The names and ages of the…MORE

Santa Fe hospital reaches settlement over fraudulent billing

Santa Fe (AP) –Federal prosecutors have reached a settlement with a Santa Fe hospital over claims of fraudulent billing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico announced Wednesday that Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center will pay nearly $564,000 as part of the agreement. Prosecutors say a doctor at the hospital caused fraudulent claims for…MORE