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APD hosting series of crime prevention pop-ups in Albuquerque Parks

APD hosting series of crime prevention pop-ups in Albuquerque Parks

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque Police Department will kick off a series of Crime Prevention Pop-Up events that will be happening throughout the summer. APD is partnering with Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers in an effort to make crime prevention information accessible, and to build stronger community connections. Community members will be able to have…MORE

FEMA disaster assistance available for New Mexicans

FEMA disaster assistance available for New Mexicans

Denton, Texas (KKOB) — New Mexico homeowners and renters who sustained damage from the South Fork and Salt Fires that began June 17, 2024, and continuing may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Currently, affected individuals and households in the Mescalero Apache Tribe and Lincoln County may be eligible for assistance.…MORE

Connecting with wildfire evacuees

Connecting with wildfire evacuees

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Cell service is still down throughout Ruidoso as the South Fork Fire ravages through the village. “Church on the Move” is an organizations helping reconnect families. Mandatory evacuations are still in place, the church has partnered with the Red Cross to keep track of evacuees coming into their shelters. Senior Pastor…MORE

Darling arrested

Darling arrested

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Kristopher Darling pled guilty to two incidents in April 2023, including shooting at a security guard. Wednesday, he didn’t show up to his sentencing hearing. Last year, Darling was arrested by Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office agents for shooting at people. According to court records, he was seen urinating in the…MORE

Bosque fire is a reminder

Bosque fire is a reminder

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Bernalillo County Fire Rescue says, Tuesday was a busy day for them. They report one blaze in the bosque and five large brush fires. A family lost their home, in one of those ignitions. BCFR urges you to stay vigilant and understand one spark can cause a blaze that can get…MORE

NMDWS prepared to process unemployment insurance claims quickly

NMDWS prepared to process unemployment insurance claims quickly

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is currently waiting for federal approval and guidance for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to be offered to workers whose employment has been affected by the Southfork or Salt fires. Individuals may apply for Standard Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits now, a first step in…MORE

Isleta Resort and Isleta Pueblo make big donations to fire victims

Isleta Resort and Isleta Pueblo make big donations to fire victims

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Isleta Resort and Casino and the Pueblo of Isleta announce a donation of $10,000 and essential supplies, including pallets of water and Gatorade, and continuing support to the Ruidoso Relief Fund. This contribution aims to help the displaced residents and first responders affected by the devastating wildfires in Ruidoso. “We stand…MORE

AFR to help out in southern New Mexico

AFR to help out in southern New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Tuesday, Albuquerque Fire Rescue’s Fire Chief Emily Jaramillo said, her agency never wants to see this type of fire activity, when referring to fires scorching southern New Mexico, so close to inhabited areas. As a result, AFR’s assisting to contain this blaze and protect the community in any way they can.…MORE

A drinking water advisory in effect

A drinking water advisory in effect

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A precautionary drinking water advisory for several public water systems located in Lincoln County has been issued by the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau and the New Mexico Department of Health due to possible contamination related to the wildfire impacts. Residents using these water systems are advised to seek…MORE

Be aware of the air

Be aware of the air

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Health urges New Mexicans to consider air quality safety and wildfire preparation this week in response to ignitions in the state. In particular, the Lincoln and Otero County areas where the Village of Ruidoso and the lands of the Mescalero Apache Tribe. The Department reminds the…MORE

NM Republicans criticize executive proposal to raise the gas tax and…

NM Republicans criticize executive proposal to raise the gas tax and…

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Tuesday, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) presented its recommendations to legislators on the Transportation Infrastructure Revenue Subcommittee. Among the DOT proposals are a gas tax hike and increased vehicle registration fees.  “It is unfathomable that this administration would even consider asking for higher taxes and fees right now,”…MORE

Sandia at the forefront for clean energy

Sandia at the forefront for clean energy

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced the awarding of more than $41 million for 50 projects to help propel clean energy solutions. Sandia Lab’s one of 17 facilities around the country receiving the funds. Out of the 50 different projects getting monies, Sandia’s leading seven of them, while being a partner…MORE

Internships in agricultural training available

Internships in agricultural training available

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — New Mexico-based agricultural businesses may apply for internship funding through the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Agricultural Workforce Development Program. The program provides opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers, including students, to gain work experience in agriculture that can turn into careers that support New Mexico’s agricultural future. NMDA will reimburse…MORE

CABQ councilors present omnibus city charter referendums

CABQ councilors present omnibus city charter referendums

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque City Council President Dan Lewis applauds the Council for passing amendment proposals Monday to present to voters at the 2024 general election. Each of the Charter amendments are reforms that will streamline City government hiring, add accountability to executive appointment procedures, and simplify City elections. “I am happy to present…MORE

Enchanting New Mexico cuisine

Enchanting New Mexico cuisine

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico History Museum will be presenting The “Forks in the Road: Notable New Mexico Restaurants” exhibit this summer. The goal is to highlight iconic, notable, and historic eateries, as well as lesser-known restaurants in the Land of Enchantment. Catherine Trujillo, deputy director of the New Mexico History Museum says,…MORE

Addressing chronic absenteeism

Addressing chronic absenteeism

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A recent report by the New Mexico Legislative Finanace Committee titled Student Attendance and Performance, has delivered a failing grade. It shows the number of students chronically absent, meaning they missed more than 10% of school, more than doubled from 2019-2023, outpacing the national average. The data shows in 2023, 40%…MORE

Informed decisions to avoid crashes

Informed decisions to avoid crashes

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Researchers from the University of New Mexico’s Geospatial and Population Studies report that while pedestrians are only involved in around 2% of traffic crashes in New Mexico, they make up 20% of all crash-related fatalities. As a result the researchers have come up with two new dashboards for examining data about…MORE

APD to increase police resources in downtown for summer

APD to increase police resources in downtown for summer

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD plans to increase police presence in the downtown area with specialty units such as Horse Mounted, Tactical, Traffic and officers assigned on TEAMS (Targeted Enforcement Active Monitoring) overtime during Summer 2024. Since the beginning of summer, officers have noted an increase in the number of patrons visiting the downtown area.…MORE

Albuquerque sees 11% decrease in auto-theft while most cities see rise

Albuquerque sees 11% decrease in auto-theft while most cities see rise

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Auto theft decreased by 11% in a four-county metro area, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Albuquerque has now dropped from sixth to seventh place, having been listed worse in the nation from 2016-2018. “Auto theft is a quality of life issue that has always been a top priority for…MORE

BernCo Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada hosts community meeting

BernCo Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada hosts community meeting

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada will host a community meeting on the proposed Behavioral Health Ordinance on Monday, June 17, in the Ken Sanchez Commission Chambers at Alvarado Square, 415 Silver Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. “We have heard from many of our constituents with…MORE

Petroglyph vandal charged

Petroglyph vandal charged

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Garrett VeneKlasen, the northern conservation director of New Mexico Wild, calls the spray-painted vandalism of the La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs in 2022, a horrible, horrible act of disrespect and cruelty. The FBI and New Mexico Wild each offered a $5,000 reward for information on the vandal. Wednesday, a federal court indicted Jesse…MORE

Restaurant job training partnership

Restaurant job training partnership

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Restaurant Association has announced its collaboration with Job Training Albuquerque to address the urgent need for skilled workers in the local hospitality industry. The partnership allows for the expansion of training offerings to provide specialized courses tailored to restaurant and hospitality workers. Restaurants with fewer than 500 employees…MORE

Shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon

Shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Starting Thursday, June 27th Bandelier National Monument is beginning its free summer shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon. The shuttles which boards at the White Rock Visitor Center in nearby White Rock, run every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends. It is a mandatory service from 9 am…MORE

Senate Republicans re-introduce comprehensive crime bill for upcoming Special Session

Senate Republicans re-introduce comprehensive crime bill for upcoming Special Session

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Thursday, the New Mexico Senate Republicans announced their plan to re-introduce legislation to strengthen the state’s Racketeering Act (RICO) during the upcoming Special Session. The bill echoes the effort made to address public safety by Senate Republicans during this year’s regular Legislative Session in January and February.  “Unfortunately, the Governor’s…MORE

NMDWS Labor Relations Division hosting rapid hire event

NMDWS Labor Relations Division hosting rapid hire event

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ Labor Relations Division (LRD) will host a rapid hire event on Monday in Albuquerque to fill critical positions. Staff will interview interested candidates on-site on Monday, June 17, between 1 and 5 p.m., and June 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the…MORE

BernCo Commissioners act on NM Department of Justice report

BernCo Commissioners act on NM Department of Justice report

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners plans a special public meeting on Tuesday, June 18, to address the New Mexico Department of Justice investigation. The New Mexico Department of Justice concluded that a rolling quorum occurred prior to the April 9, 2024 resolution outlining the process to hire the next county…MORE

Stansbury on the Postsecondary Student Success Act

Stansbury on the Postsecondary Student Success Act

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Last week U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury hosted a press conference at Central New Mexico Community College on the Postsecondary Student Success Act. Introduced by Stansbury, the bill will help nontraditional students and students by permanently reauthorizing the Postsecondary Student Success Grant program. It will provide investments in evidence-based initiatives aimed at…MORE

Santa Fe statues to be placed

Santa Fe statues to be placed

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Six months in the making, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber says a resolution over two controversial statues has been reached. One statue is of conquistador Don Diego de Vargas who reclaimed the Santa Fe territory after the Pueblo Revolt of the 1680s. The second sculpture shows the other side of the…MORE

Dramatic Albertson shoplifting episode

Dramatic Albertson shoplifting episode

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A shoplifting episode in December at the Albertsons market on Coors near Alameda took a dramatic turn. A store employee told police he followed a man and woman out of the store after seeing another employee accuse the two of stealing flowers and alcohol. Cell phone video shows the employee following…MORE

BernCo hosts 2024 General Obligation bond package proposal virtual presentations

BernCo hosts 2024 General Obligation bond package proposal virtual presentations

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — BernCo will host two webinars to discuss Bernalillo County’s 2024 general obligation (GO) bond proposal on Monday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The presentation will also allow the public to ask questions and provide feedback about the bond proposal. The public…MORE

Rocket Lab expansion to bring manufacturing jobs to Albuquerque

Rocket Lab expansion to bring manufacturing jobs to Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Biden-Harris Administration announced Tuesday the Department of Commerce will fund Rocket Lab with up to $23.9 million to enhance the supply of space-grade solar cells used in spacecraft and satellites. Rocket Lab is the parent company of SolAero Technologies, which assembles solar cells at its facility in Albuquerque’s Sandia Science…MORE

BernCo Commissioners select top three county manager candidates

BernCo Commissioners select top three county manager candidates

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — The top three county manager candidates were selected during tonight’s Bernalillo County Commission meeting. Earlier today, the Board of County Commissioners met in a closed meeting to discuss five candidates the County Manager Search Committee presented to them last week. The top five applicants were interviewed by the full commission…MORE

Partnership speeds up development of flow batteries for green grid, water

Partnership speeds up development of flow batteries for green grid, water

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Most Americans don’t leave home without at least one lithium battery-powered device, and someday, the house itself may have a battery back-up. Sandia National Laboratories battery expert Melissa Meyerson works in a glovebox to setup a lithium-sulfur flow battery. These kinds of batteries have huge potential for being large, safe and…MORE

Taos questions developers plans

Taos questions developers plans

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A development proposal has residents in Taos taking sides. Protesters displayed their dissatisfaction of the project on Sunday afternoon. The proposed development would be on the Tarleton Ranch property, spanning 331 acres. Dubbed as the “Eco-Village,” developers say it would include hundreds of homes, retail stores, and amenities like dog. While…MORE

Soccer watch parties

Soccer watch parties

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The University of New Mexico will be hosting watch parties for one of the biggest sports events in the world. Starting Friday, June 14th, UNM’s Student Activities will host Union of European Football Associations Euro 2024 watch events at the SUB atrium, when host country Germany takes on Scotland at 1…MORE

Hernandez faces up to 6 years in prison

Hernandez faces up to 6 years in prison

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Carlos Hernandez of Albuquerque admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend last year after thinking she cheated on him. He pled no contest to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for the May 2023 shooting. Police say Hernandez and his girlfriend, Areli Rodriguez, got into an argument at…MORE

BernCo Commissioners to select top three county manager candidates

BernCo Commissioners to select top three county manager candidates

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — The community can expect to learn who the top three county manager candidates are during today’s County Commission meeting, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Ken Sanchez Commission Chambers at Alvarado Square. On Tuesday, June 11, the Board of County Commissioners will first meet in a closed meeting earlier in…MORE

USDA Forest Service investing in Isleta East Mountains Project

USDA Forest Service investing in Isleta East Mountains Project

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Monday, the USDA Forest Service announced it is investing $300,000 in the Isleta East Mountains Youth Fuel Reduction Project to restore tribal, state and private forestlands. This investment directly supports the agency’s efforts to confront the ongoing wildfire crisis, while providing critical support to landowners across management jurisdictions as they work…MORE

BernCo Treasurer’s Office mails yearly unpaid property tax notices

BernCo Treasurer’s Office mails yearly unpaid property tax notices

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — The BernCo Treasurer’s Office mailed approximately 28,000 notices of delinquency to remind owners to pay their property taxes. Unpaid property tax notices are for delinquent property taxes for real property land, personal property/livestock, and manufactured homes/mobile homes. Taxpayers have until July 10 to make payments in full. On July 11…MORE

APD officer on leave after arrest for DWI

APD officer on leave after arrest for DWI

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — An APD officer has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested overnight by New Mexico State Police for DWI. Officer Jordan Hernandez was arrested around midnight on Sunday after State Police spotted him driving at a high rate of speed in his patrol vehicle on Bobby Foster Rd., near…MORE

River bridge coming to Los Lunas

River bridge coming to Los Lunas

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)– Growth and development in the village of Los Lunas continues to increase, both in population and employment and there is only one I-25 exit for the area. That will change with the beginning of the long-awaited interstate interchange in Los Lunas, and river bridge, about to become a reality. John Taschek, an…MORE

Big turnout for Pride

Big turnout for Pride

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Thousands came out over the weekend to celebrate the annual Pride Parade in Albuquerque, regardless of the high temperatures. The theme this year was Gather, Dream, Amplify. ABQ Pride hosted a week of events. At the parade Saturday, a group of Palestine supporters showed up in Nob Hill, holding signs with…MORE

Work begins on Rio Bravo Boulevard Gap Improvements project

Work begins on Rio Bravo Boulevard Gap Improvements project

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — Work is set to begin on the Rio Bravo Boulevard Gap Improvements Project today, Monday, June 10. The project includes the construction of an additional lane of travel lane in each direction on Rio Bravo Boulevard from Prince Street to Second Street increasing the number of lanes from four to…MORE

APD arrests 11-year-old after violent crime spree

APD arrests 11-year-old after violent crime spree

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD officers took an 11-year-old boy into custody late Thursday following a series of dangerous crimes, including a shooting last week. Below is a list of incidents involving the juvenile suspect: May 5, 2024 – A Kia Forte was stolen in northeast Albuquerque and was recovered an hour later. May 12,…MORE

Third annual Touch A Truck event at Franklin Plaza

Third annual Touch A Truck event at Franklin Plaza

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — District 9 City Councilor Renée Grout and the APD Foothills Area Command will host the third annual Touch A Truck event! WHEN:               Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 AM to Noon WHERE:             Franklin Plaza (the northeast corner of Central and Juan Tabo) Enjoy delicious treats from food trucks, plenty of…MORE

AFR swift water rescues Sunday after downpour

AFR swift water rescues Sunday after downpour

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — At approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, AFR responded to the arroyo system for reports of people being swept away in the diversion channel.  AFR responded with a total of 22 units to their designated locations in the arroyo system that include Snow Heights, Morningside, Menaul, Montgomery, Osuna, and Alameda at the channel. …MORE

American Legion invites Albuquerque area veterans to special town hall

American Legion invites Albuquerque area veterans to special town hall

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans service organization, is bringing its System Worth Saving (SWS) team to Albuquerque to ensure that area veterans are receiving the best health care possible from their local VA. Now in its 21st year, the SWS program is designed to achieve that goal with on-site…MORE

New Mexico population projections: an aging population and minimal growth

New Mexico population projections: an aging population and minimal growth

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The number of older New Mexicans will continue to increase in the coming decades while total population change will remain flat. Stability will be due in large part to international migration, which will offset declining births and increasing deaths according to updated population projections by demographers from the University of New…MORE

Navy conducting cleanup following Albuquerque F-35 crash

Navy conducting cleanup following Albuquerque F-35 crash

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The U.S. Navy Region Southeast On-scene Coordinator team is leading the aircraft recovery and environmental cleanup following the May 24 incident involving a Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport.           “The last eight days has seen Team Kirtland come together to support the pilot and community…MORE

2024 Isleta New Mexico Bowl plays December 28

2024 Isleta New Mexico Bowl plays December 28

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The 2024 college bowl season will return to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 19th annual Isleta New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, December 28, from University Stadium on the campus of the University of New Mexico. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. MT with the game to be televised on ESPN. “It is…MORE

Huning Highland residents are concerned

Huning Highland residents are concerned

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Residents in Albuquerque’s Huning Highland neighborhood are fighting a highway reconstruction project. Wednesday night at their monthly meeting, the downtown group discussed the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s various options addressing the notorious S-curve on I-25. One of which would straighten the highway by shifting it west . The group fears…MORE

APD oversight update

APD oversight update

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD leaders appeared in federal court Tuesday to go over the independent monitor’s 19th report to hear they have reached a major milestone, a 100% compliance with their Court-Approved Settlement Agreement. The DOJ has dismissed 56% of the agreement, meaning the department has been able to self monitor themselves in those…MORE

Hiking trails and heat

Hiking trails and heat

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Bernalillo County Fire Marshal Joel Gallegos says that considering the triple digit heat numbers and the recent trail rescues, it’s important for hikers to do some planning before setting off. First, tell people where your’e going and make sure your phone is fully charged. He encourages people that are first-time hikers…MORE

Electrical circuits encased in fluid may reshape data-center design

Electrical circuits encased in fluid may reshape data-center design

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — David Smith, front, and Dave Martinez work on a computer server submerged in liquid as part of testing at the High Performance Computing center at Sandia National Laboratories. The immersion system uses a nonconductive liquid coolant that enables 100% of the heat generated to be captured. The reflection of the computer…MORE

Water Authority approves rate increase for Fiscal Year 2025

Water Authority approves rate increase for Fiscal Year 2025

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Water Authority’s governing board tonight approved a utility budget for FY2025 thatincludes a 12 percent increase in water and sewer rates, or about $6 per month for the average residentialcustomer. The increase, the Water Authority’s first since July of 2022, will go into effect July 1 and bereflected on August…MORE

More funding for behavioral health services

More funding for behavioral health services

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Enhanced funding for behavioral health services will support a four-year Medicaid program with new clinical offerings in the Land of Enchantment. Kari Armijo, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Human Services Department said, the launch of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics is a significant step forward in ensuring that all New…MORE

Cool down in Santa Fe

Cool down in Santa Fe

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The City of Santa Fe Community Engagement Department and Santa Fe Fire Department are providing a free way for kids to cool down this summer. The departments are hosting “Summer Fire Truck Spray Down” events at Swan Park. to take place June 22, July 20, and August 10. Spray Downs start…MORE

Affordable Connectivity Program ceased

Affordable Connectivity Program ceased

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — With the monies used up for a federal internet discount program, more than 180,000 New Mexican households are forced to choose between higher internet costs, more affordable slower speeds or no internet at all. The last fully funded month of the program was April, and users got partial discounts in May.…MORE

Pilot project to help arrested people obtain care for mental illness

Pilot project to help arrested people obtain care for mental illness

Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) — A new court-based initiative will help guide people with severe mental illness to appropriate treatment and away from the criminal justice system when they are arrested for misdemeanor offenses in Doña Ana County. Court and county leaders today announced the competency diversion pilot project in the Doña Ana County Magistrate Court that will focus…MORE

APD arrests second murder suspect from 2023 shooting

APD arrests second murder suspect from 2023 shooting

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD detectives arrested Lucas Crespin on Monday for his role in a shoot-out during an attempted robbery that resulted in the death of Devin Caballero. Homicide detectives determined that Crespin, 18, was in a car with Caballero when they met Paul Gonzales with the intention of robbing Gonzales during a planned…MORE

APD highlights reform success in court

APD highlights reform success in court

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD leaders testified in federal court Tuesday, highlighting the 100% compliance with all requirements in the Court-Approved Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, marking the most important milestone since the reform process started in January 2015. DOJ officials said during today’s court hearing that if the department continues to…MORE

Housing for health care providers

Housing for health care providers

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Presbyterian Medical Services — Cuba Health Center — held a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday for workforce housing units in Cuba. Four modern apartment homes are being built next to the health center on PMS-owned land to help address the lack of housing for health care providers. The project received $1.6 million…MORE

Affordable housing increase

Affordable housing increase

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The federal income limit for affordable housing has increased, meaning more families in Albuquerque can qualify for city-sponsored housing assistance. Deputy Director of Housing Joseph Montoya said, this year HUD’s catching up to inflation and more families can qualify to live in these high-quality places ensuring their housing costs stay affordable.…MORE

Elder Abuse Awareness Month kicks off with pickleball tournament in ABQ

Elder Abuse Awareness Month kicks off with pickleball tournament in ABQ

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Aging & New Mexico Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) in partnership with the Albuquerque Pickleball Club, is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament to combat elder abuse. The free two-day tournament will be held June 29-30 at Manzano Mesa Park in Albuquerque. The tournament will bring together pickleball enthusiasts…MORE

APD releases episode 9 of Duke City Case Files

APD releases episode 9 of Duke City Case Files

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque Police Department has released its 9th episode of the Duke City Case Files, a video series created to help garner tips in unsolved homicides. The latest episode features the 2020 homicide of Jeremy Stueck, 34, who was shot and killed in the area of 224 Charleston Street N.E. on…MORE

Record number of wolf pups

Record number of wolf pups

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Placing foster Mexican Wolf pups into wild dens helps support the genetic diversity of the growing wolf population in the southwest This year, a record 27 pups entered the packs, nine of which came from New Mexico breeding programs. The youngsters are mixed in with wild pups within 14 days of…MORE

Blown tire forces return to Sunport

Blown tire forces return to Sunport

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — An investigation is underway after a Phoenix-bound flight had to return to the Albuquerque Sunport due to a blown tire Sunday. The flight took off just after 3:30 p.m. A Sunport spokesperson reports they had to land shortly after that because of a blown tire. All 148 people onboard were uninjured.…MORE

Navy Week program sets sail for Albuquerque

Navy Week program sets sail for Albuquerque

Millington, Tn. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy is preparing to bring a Navy Week to Albuquerque during the week of Sept. 9-15, as the 12th Navy Week of the calendar year. Albuquerque Navy Week will bring between 50 and 75 Sailors from across the nation to volunteer throughout the community and discuss why the Navy…MORE

Summer fun on the Rail Runner

Summer fun on the Rail Runner

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — School’s out and Rio Metro Regional Transit District wants to help youth ages 17 and under make the most of their summer – starting with free rides on the new Mexico Rail Runner Express! Beginning Saturday, June 1st through July 31st, all youth ages 17 and under can ride the New…MORE

White House to provide free cybersecurity software for schools

White House to provide free cybersecurity software for schools

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Friday, the New Mexico Department of Information Technology hosted a roundtable discussion with White House National Cyber Director Harry Coker, Jr., the New Mexico Public Education and Higher Education Departments, staff from the Governor’s Office, and members of the K-12 education community to promote cybersecurity and discuss ways to beef…MORE

Pipes for Pecos

Pipes for Pecos

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Relief is coming to the village of Pecos. On Wednesday, State officials and the town’s mayor held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the long-awaited start of a project to overhaul fifty year old aging pipes, which haven’t functioned reliably in years. The pipes have become damaged and rusted over time as…MORE

New fire station for Sandia Pueblo

New fire station for Sandia Pueblo

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Pueblo of Sandia announced they have opened a new fire station and EMS facility. The new fire station is about 11,000 square feet. Sandia Pueblo plans to work along side the Bernalillo County Fire Department. Prior to the opening, the pueblo depended on outside entities to provide fire and EMS…MORE

ABQ Sunport seeks micro businesses

ABQ Sunport seeks micro businesses

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque International Sunport is getting ready to launch a host of new spaces for local artisans and micro businesses. The program is called Ascend ABQ and so far, the Sunport has only had about a third of the number of applicants that they’ve hoped for. They’re offering spaces for small…MORE

BCSO investigating juvenile homicide

BCSO investigating juvenile homicide

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office wishes to provide information regarding an ongoing investigation following the discovery of a body in Pajarito Mesa on May 19, 2024, at approximately 4:00 PM. Upon discovery, the body was identified as a teenage male with signs of at least one gunshot wound. Our detectives…MORE

Statement from Nella Domenici about Trump trial

Statement from Nella Domenici about Trump trial

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Nella Domenici, Republican candidate to represent New Mexico in the United States Senate, released the following statement: “It is a sad day in our country when Americans see our justice system weaponized. Thankfully there is an appeals process that can correct miscarriages of justice. We stand at an unprecedented time, with…MORE

Suspect with multiple warrants arrested after standoff

Suspect with multiple warrants arrested after standoff

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Thursday, the United States Marshals Service attempted to arrestVictor Daniel Contreras in the Ventana Ranch subdivision, located in Western Albuquerque. Contreraswas wanted on a Federal Firearms charge and a state felony warrant for Criminal Sexual Penetration. Atthe time of the initial endeavor, Contreras refused to comply with lawful commands to exit…MORE

Scoping for chairlift

Scoping for chairlift

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Santa Fe National Forest started a 30 day scoping period for the Ski Santa Fe Chairlift 4 In-line Replacement. During scoping, the SFNF seeks input from the public and organizations to determine the “scope” of the proposed project. This may include issues or areas of concern the public or organizations…MORE

The Mega Pass is available for New Mexico State Fair

The Mega Pass is available for New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico State Fair’s a few months away. Wednesday, officials announced the State Fair Mega Pass is available. This includes admission to the fair and a carnival wristband for one day of unlimited rides. Mega passes are $35 and allows those who have them to bypass the gate ticketing lines.…MORE

Music at the BioPark

Music at the BioPark

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — ABQ BioPark Concerts return to the Zoo and Botanic Garden with a lineup of musical genres ranging from boleros to blues and reggae as well as R and B. Tickets to Zoo Music and Garden Music featuring national touring acts and local favorites, respectively, are on sale at: a b q…MORE

Summer lunch program kicks off Monday in Bernalillo County

Summer lunch program kicks off Monday in Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — Bernalillo County’s Summer Lunch Program is back and ready to serve thousands of free meals to kids this summer. The program kicks off Monday, June 3 in the unincorporated areas of the county, outside the city limits. Meals will be served at community centers, parks, apartment complexes, and mobile home…MORE

APD launching rehire program for retired officers

APD launching rehire program for retired officers

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque Police Department will be launching the return-to-work program for retired law enforcement officers beginning July 1, 2024. Earlier this year, Senate Bill 87 passed allowing retired law enforcement officers to return to work in law enforcement without affecting their pension. APD is encouraging retired law enforcement officers to return…MORE

IPCC gets National Endowment for the Arts $23k grant

IPCC gets National Endowment for the Arts $23k grant

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is pleased to announce it has beenapproved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projectsaward of $23,000. This grant will support the position of our Museum CollectionRegistration Specialist and allow the Cultural Center to continue the core functions andactivities of…MORE

New public survey on Navajo Lake State Park and the San Juan River

New public survey on Navajo Lake State Park and the San Juan River

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico State Parks Division is seeking public input on the San Juan River portion of its Navajo Lake State Park Management Plan with a new survey. The five-year plan is in the process of being updated through the year 2030. “Thousands of visitors flock to Navajo Lake State…MORE

BernCo manager search committee meeting

BernCo manager search committee meeting

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — SPECIAL BERNALILLO COUNTY MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA Monday, June 3, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square Sixth Floor, Legal Conference Room 415 Silver Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 This meeting will be hybrid. You may attend virtually via Microsoft Teams, Meeting ID: 217 534 589 721 Passcode:…MORE

Davonta Jacob arrested

Davonta Jacob arrested

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Police Department arrested 24-year-old Davonta Jacob today, accused of fatally shooting a man Friday night in southeast Albuquerque. It happened just after 10:00 Friday night, near Palomas Drive and Eastern Avenue. Officers say they found Timothy Lemon with a gunshot wound. Witnesses attempted life-saving measures on him but he later…MORE

Teacher Loan Repayment Program accepting applications

Teacher Loan Repayment Program accepting applications

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Until the August 1st cut-off date, the New Mexico’s Teacher Loan Repayment Program is accepting applications which allows New Mexico licensed teachers with outstanding student loans to apply for debt forgiveness. Those teachers working in high-need fields and schools statewide may be eligible for up to $6,000 per year for two…MORE

Renovations to serve pets

Renovations to serve pets

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and the Animal Welfare Department have the essential completion of the first phase of renovations coming to the Westside Animal Shelter. Officials say the renovations have doubled the outdoor play space for dogs by reconfiguring dog runs from six to eight as well as adding two new…MORE

Addiction research addresses Cocaine Use Disorder

Addiction research addresses Cocaine Use Disorder

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A coalition of four women researchers at The University of New Mexico have just taken a huge step forward for addiction research. Recent research has shown benefits associated with reductions in alcohol use short of strict abstinence, but that approach hadn’t been fully explored with cocaine use until now. In fact,…MORE

Higher heat brings more hospital visits

Higher heat brings more hospital visits

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)– Record spring high temps has sent many New Mexicans to ER’s with heat related illnesses. Since April 1st there have been at least 51 heat-related hospital visits in the state. As a result, the New Mexico Department of Health’s urging residents to take precautions to stay cool. Symptoms of heat-related illnesses can…MORE

Tan Pants Bandit strikes again! Have you seen him?

Tan Pants Bandit strikes again! Have you seen him?

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque FBI along with the Rio Rancho Police Department and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the Tan Pants Bandit, who robbed the Bank of Albuquerque, located at 6600 4th St NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, at approximately 4:55p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Suspect’s description: The suspect…MORE

APD arrests drunk driver who injured two Police Service Aides

APD arrests drunk driver who injured two Police Service Aides

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD officers arrested Nathaniel Lucero for drunk driving after he crashed into a police vehicle and injured two Police Service Aides who were at the scene of another crash. Officers were at the scene of the first crash on I-25 southbound just north of the Lead/Coal exit around 9:30 p.m. on…MORE

THE ATOMIC ROCKETEER premiers at the Flickinger Center

THE ATOMIC ROCKETEER premiers at the Flickinger Center

Alamogordo, NM (KKOB) — The Atomic Rocketeer is a 2024 documentary from Larry L. Sheffield that tells the complete story of Wernher Von Braun, the German scientist and his band of German Rocketeers that was acquired by the Americans days after the fall of Germany. The film tells the untold story about Von Braun’s efforts…MORE

Three special meetings for new BernCo Manager

Three special meetings for new BernCo Manager

Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) – The County Manager Search Committee will hold three special hybrid meetings this week about the search for the county’s next chief executive. Each meeting will have time allotted for public comment to gather input from county residents, county employees, and other interested parties. There is also the possibility of a…MORE

New hospital for Farmington

New hospital for Farmington

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A Texas-based hospital group, Exceptional Healthcare, is bringing a new facility to Farmington. Officials say, they plan to establish a full-service emergency department, onsite lab, and single-occupancy inpatient rooms. The emergency department will be open 24 hours a day. Bruce McVeigh, chief operating officer for Exceptional Community Hospital, says patients seeking…MORE

Harnessing the sun

Harnessing the sun

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — PNM and community leaders celebrated the completion of a new solar farm in Valencia County Thursday. The Sky Ranch Solar Energy Center has more than 412,000 panels and can produce up to 190 megawatts of power. Which is can keep the lights on in 51,000 homes a year. Laura Sanchez, executive…MORE

AFRL, NASA propel universities as 2nd year of Mission Concept Program takes off

AFRL, NASA propel universities as 2nd year of Mission Concept Program takes off

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, and NASA are collaborating with eight American universities for the second year of the Mission Concept Program, which runs May 13 to July 19, 2024. In its first year, the program assisted eight universities from across the U.S. in gaining skills focused on early…MORE

National Championship Air Races take off for Roswell in 2025

National Championship Air Races take off for Roswell in 2025

Reno, NV (KKOB) — The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) proudly announces that Roswell, NM will be the new home of the world-renowned National Championship Air Races (NCAR). Following a lengthy selection process by RARA, and after demonstrating its commitment to carry forward this one-of-a-kind event, Roswell has been chosen to host the return of…MORE

APD arrests two suspects for shooting death at Cinnamon Tree apartments

APD arrests two suspects for shooting death at Cinnamon Tree apartments

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Two Albuquerque murder suspects were arrested Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal Service in Alamosa, CO. The pair are charged for the shooting death of Alexander DeHerrera at the Cinnamon Tree Apartments in Albuquerque on April 19, 2024. Euphemia Rivas, 27, and Jacob Romero, 26, are both charged with an open count…MORE

Teaming up to help parents

Teaming up to help parents

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — CNM and Explora are teaming up to help parent’s working on a degree with child care. It’s an existing program that offers early education and child care to CNM students at Explora. The partnership is now expanding with the launch of the Brillante Early Learning Center, which is currently under concruction.…MORE