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The Good News File: People need smiles

The Good News File: People need smiles

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – KKOB Jesus Padilla is a high school senior in Albuquerque. He’s the kind of student whose smile brightens the whole room. But it’s more than just his charm that got him recognized as Rio Grande High School’s 2022 Selfless Senior. Jesus has a deeply compassionate heart and a drive to make the…MORE

Gas Prices

If you’re heading to the pump, here’s some numbers you should know. According to the Triple A New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch, the statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $3.23 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, and that price is 98 cents more per gallon than on this day last year, while being two…MORE

New “Rust” lawsuit

A new lawsuit was filed Wednesday in New Mexico state district court by Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer who oversaw firearms, ammunition and related training on the set of “Rust” along with two colleagues. That lawsuit accuses an ammunition supplier of creating dangerous conditions on a movie set where a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin killed a…MORE

PNM files appeal

PNM made it official, filing its notice of appeal with the New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday. New Mexico’s largest electric provider is appealing a recent decision by state regulators to reject a proposal to transfer its shares in a coal-fired power plant that supplies customers in New Mexico and Arizona to a Navajo energy…MORE

Gun violence spike

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today/Thursday that 481 New Mexico residents died in 2020 from firearm-related injuries. This compares to 472 individuals who died by firearm injuries in 2019. The Centers for Disease Control also reported that New Mexico’s rate of firearm-related deaths across all ages, including children, placed the state fourth in…MORE

The Good News File: Building Creative Minds

(Albuquerque, N.M.) KKOB – From its unique cultural backgrounds to its most colorful events, the Duke City is special; and so is the museum that shows it off best. With Winter Break approaching, The Albuquerque Museum is reminding all New Mexicans that admission is free each and every Sunday for everyone from 9 a.m. until…MORE

Salvation Army van stolen in Farmington

(Albuquerque, N.M.) — KOAT TV reports a Salvation Army van containing $6,000 worth of Christmas toys was stolen in Farmington Tuesday night. Salvation Army officials say the toys were supposed to be handed out to kids need in Farmington next week. Police say the white 2011 Sienna Minivan was stolen from the Walmart on East…MORE

CABQ survey on bond money

The City of Albuquerque wants your input on how local bond money should be spent. Through an online survey, you can rank your priorities including funding for the Albuquerque Police Department, public transportation, and expanding infrastructure and road repair. People can also get specific on projects they want to see completed in their area. To fill out the survey, click…MORE

APS Board approves 2022-2022 calendar

(Albuquerque, N.M.) KKOB — The Albuquerque Public School Board approved the 2022-2023 school year calendar on Thursday. Most APS students will start school  Wednesday, Aug. 10th. Schools on the extended school-year calendar will start two weeks earlier on Wednesday, July 27th. The only difference between the two calendars is the start date because the extended-year calendar…MORE

Anderson charged with child abuse

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD has charged 24 year old Jeremiah Anderson, with Child Abuse. This in regards to a call in late November, when officers were dispatched to a residence in regards to three videos showing a man severely beating an infant inside a home. The family stated they received the videos from the…MORE

Holly Holm into Hall of Fame

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Holly Holm will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Prior to switching to UFC, Holm made a name for herself during her boxing career which ran from 2002-2013. The Albuquerque native compiled a record of 33-2-3 which included nine knockouts. Holm’s previous boxing accolades include world titles in…MORE

New Mexico Wild

Albuquerque, NM– (KKOB) New Mexico Wild and other nonprofit conservation organizations applaud the New Mexico Legislature for their proposed budget that includes approximately $48.5 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to conserve New Mexico’s public lands and waters, improve equitable access to outdoor spaces and address a backlog of maintenance projects in…MORE

Parker confesses

Albuquerque, NM Forty-two year old Stephen Parker has reportedly confessed, and has been arrested for the December 3rd murder of Tory Burdex. APD reports that Parker told detectives that he shot Burdex with two different guns after an argument with Burdex, and another man over drugs earlier in the day. Authorities state that Parker recently…MORE

New Mexico Department of Veterans launches Operation Cheer

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services is asking you to take part in “Operation Holiday Cheer” to bring season’s greetings to residents and staff of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Tor C. Many residents have little contact with family—or no family at all. And many staff members work through the holidays, as the home…MORE

Santa Fe based business curates adaptive fashion

(Santa Fe, N.M.) KKOB — When Alex Herold’s mom, Patti, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008, she came home to care for her. She made her home as accessible as possible, but getting dressed and finding clothing that made her feel beautiful while being functional was really challenging. As a former New York fashion…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