KKOB Local News

New Mexico legislator flees home after threats received

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –A state senator says he received anonymous threatening telephone messages after publicly criticizing people for gathering without masks at a political demonstration outside the state Capitol, and that he fears for his safety. State Sen. Jacob Candelaria said Sunday that he received a series of profanity-laced telephone voice messages. A male…MORE

Clovis Police Department investigating fatal pedestrian incident

Clovis, NM (KKOB) –The Clovis Police Department responded to the 600 block of East Llano Estacado Boulevard in Clovis for a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Took place Sunday night around 7:20. They found a deceased pedestrian in the roadway, identified as 56-year old Cindy Tenorio. Two vehicles were involved, one travelling eastbound and…MORE

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City issues health alert for blowing dust

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque is issuing a Health Alert due for blowing dust. Those with respiratory conditions in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County should limit outdoor activity. Effective: Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:00 PM Expires: Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM For more information: http://www.cabq.gov/airquality/trends/health-alert-information People who are at higher…MORE

New Mexico legislator flees home after threats received

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –A state senator says he received anonymous threatening telephone messages after publicly criticizing people for gathering without masks at a political demonstration outside the state Capitol, and that he fears for his safety. State Sen. Jacob Candelaria said Sunday that he received a series of profanity-laced telephone voice messages. A male…MORE

Clovis Police Department investigating fatal pedestrian incident

Clovis, NM (KKOB) –The Clovis Police Department responded to the 600 block of East Llano Estacado Boulevard in Clovis for a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Took place Sunday night around 7:20. They found a deceased pedestrian in the roadway, identified as 56-year old Cindy Tenorio. Two vehicles were involved, one travelling eastbound and…MORE

City issues health alert for blowing dust

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque is issuing a Health Alert due for blowing dust. Those with respiratory conditions in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County should limit outdoor activity. Effective: Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:00 PM Expires: Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM For more information: http://www.cabq.gov/airquality/trends/health-alert-information People who are at higher…MORE

USDA approves New Mexico hemp production regulatory plan

Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) –The United States Department of Agriculture approved the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s state hemp production regulatory plan last week. States that seek to have primary authority over the regulation and production of hemp in their home jurisdiction were required by the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill to complete a state plan for review…MORE

Westside Emergency Housing Center reopens prior to expected cold front

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque announced today that the Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC) has resumed operations as of Sunday, October 25, 2020. Transportation schedules and pickup locations have also resumed normal operations. The announcement of normal WEHC operations comes ahead of a cold front expected to arrive in Albuquerque on Monday. To…MORE

Lawsuit: New Mexico county failed to monitor suicidal inmate

Silver City, NM (AP) –A New Mexico county that held an inmate struggling with drug addiction failed to properly monitor him before he took his own life, according to a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit involving Fernando Rodriguez filed last week in U.S. District Court alleges that Grants County correctional officers ignored crucial signs about…MORE

US grants broadband licenses to Native American tribes

Santa Fe, NM (AP) –The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadcast licenses ideal for high-speed wireless internet to rural tribal governments in New Mexico, Arizona and elsewhere. The 2.5 GHz licenses have been granted to 154 Native American communities so far, the commission announced in a statement Friday. “Few communities face the digital connectivity challenges…MORE

New Mexico DA gets grant for prosecutor to target gun crimes

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –The federal government is providing a $278,000 grant to a New Mexico district attorney’s office to hire a full-time local prosecutor to try firearms cases in federal court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico announced Friday that the grant was awarded to the office of District Attorney Lemuel L. Martinez of…MORE

NWS-ABQ warns of severe winter weather moving in

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The National Weather Service experts at the Albuquerque office tell us… A strong winter storm will impact northern and central New Mexico starting today and continuing through at least Tuesday night. This system will be responsible for heavy snowfall accumulations, particularly in the northern mountains, the Interstate 25 corridor from Raton Pass…MORE

Open Space Division hosting Make a Difference Day cleanups

  (PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – The City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division is hosting trash cleanups at trailheads across Albuquerque for Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31. National Make a Difference Day brings community service to a whole new level each year. Organizations join forces on…MORE

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