KKOB Local News

APD’s Own Selected to Assist During Presidential Inauguration

(PRESS RELEASE)   ALBUQUERQUE – This week, the Albuquerque Police Department had both sworn and civilian staff members in Washington, D.C. assisting with the Presidential Inauguration. As the nation saw the attack on the U.S. Capital on January 6, several of our officers who serve in the National Guard, were deployed to Washington to provide…MORE

AFRL Astronomer Observes New Asteroid Satellite

(PRESS RELEASE)   Kirtland AFB, NM (KKOB) — “I was wrong,” said Air Force Research Laboratory researcher, Dr. Jack Drummond, when looking back to his early research on asteroids and their orbiting moons. Drummond is an astronomer at AFRL’s Directed Energy Directorate Starfire Optical Range (SOR) located on Kirtland Air Force Base. First as a government…MORE

Even In Midst of Pandemic, Albuquerque Residents Have More Hope for the Future and Rate the City More Responsive to Needs than Previous Years

(PRESS RELEASE) Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)  – Nearly 60 percent of residents rate Albuquerque’s quality of life as excellent or good, according to the City of Albuquerque’s 2020 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, released today. The survey also shows broad support for the Keller administration’s response to COVID-19, as well as initiatives to address homelessness and reform the…MORE

APD’s Own Selected to Assist During Presidential Inauguration

(PRESS RELEASE)   ALBUQUERQUE – This week, the Albuquerque Police Department had both sworn and civilian staff members in Washington, D.C. assisting with the Presidential Inauguration. As the nation saw the attack on the U.S. Capital on January 6, several of our officers who serve in the National Guard, were deployed to Washington to provide…MORE

AFRL Astronomer Observes New Asteroid Satellite

(PRESS RELEASE)   Kirtland AFB, NM (KKOB) — “I was wrong,” said Air Force Research Laboratory researcher, Dr. Jack Drummond, when looking back to his early research on asteroids and their orbiting moons. Drummond is an astronomer at AFRL’s Directed Energy Directorate Starfire Optical Range (SOR) located on Kirtland Air Force Base. First as a government…MORE

Even In Midst of Pandemic, Albuquerque Residents Have More Hope for the Future and Rate the City More Responsive to Needs than Previous Years

(PRESS RELEASE) Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)  – Nearly 60 percent of residents rate Albuquerque’s quality of life as excellent or good, according to the City of Albuquerque’s 2020 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, released today. The survey also shows broad support for the Keller administration’s response to COVID-19, as well as initiatives to address homelessness and reform the…MORE

New leaders have stepped in for retirees at state agencies

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –New leaders have stepped in for retirees at the Regulation and Licensing Department and Veterans Services Department. Linda Trujillo is the incoming superintendent of the Regulation and Licensing Department, succeeding Marguerite Salazar who retired late last year. Trujillo was previously a state representative and worked as an educator and attorney and…MORE

NMSU Education Abroad Fair to be held virtually Feb. 11th

(PRESS RELEASE) Las Cruces, NM (KKOB) –The NMSU Education Abroad Fair is a biannual event coordinated by the Office of Experiential Learning. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Students can learn about education abroad opportunities including faculty-led international programs (FLIPs), exchange programs, affiliate programs, intensive language programs, international internships, virtual international…MORE

New Mexico State Fair wins big at IAFE and WFA

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – The New Mexico State Fair has once again been recognized for excellence in the industry, officials with the New Mexico State Fair announced today. The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), and the Western Fairs Association (WFA) awarded the Fair with several awards at their virtual conventions recently. The IAFE…MORE

Women rank Sandia National Laboratories among best places to work

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Sandia National Laboratories was recognized recently by Fairygodboss as one of the Best Companies for Women 2020 and Best Companies where CEOs Support Gender Diversity. Released annually, the honors are based entirely on women’s anonymous reviews left on a social and professional network for highly motivated women to connect with other career-minded people. “It is…MORE

Nusenda Credit Union provides $30,000 COVID relief grant to community

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Nusenda Credit Union announces it has awarded a $30,000 grant to the Taos Community Foundation in order to assist in providing much needed COVID-19 relief to northern New Mexico residents, frontline medical workers, and patients.   The grant will help provide members of the community with internet access and emergent healthcare needs…MORE

Road improvements in southwest Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–City officials have unveiled the improved intersection of 98th and Blake Road in southwest Albuquerque. It includes improved wheelchair ramps, new signals, a left turn lane on northbound 98th street and inlaying the entire intersection. The $800 thousand project was paid for by developer impact fees. In the coming years, two other intersections…MORE

Ronchetti targeted in email threats

Albuquerque NM (KKOB)–An Albuquerque man has been charged in federal court with transmitting threatening interstate communications–and the Albuquerque Journal reports the person he allegedly threatened was Mark Ronchetti. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 48 year old Stephen Yochim sent several emails to Ronchetti and his wife this month that threatened physical violence, and included an…MORE

Murder victim’s husband sues Mayor, city

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)–A new lawsuit claims that Albuquerque’s sanctuary policy is to blame for the November, 2019 murder of Jacqueline Vigil. The 55 year old was gunned down outside her home, allegedly by a man who was in the country illegally. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the defendants include Mayor Tim Keller and the city…MORE

A-G alleges Albuquerque man is a serial child predator

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB)–The New Mexico Attorney General says charges against an Albuquerque man could result in a possible sentence of more than 500 years. The A-G’s office alleges that James Brandon Henz is a serial child predator. He was arrested last week and charged with 54 crimes involving the sexual assault of seven young…MORE

Senator Brandt releases letter to Secretary of Health regarding RRPS COVID 19 vaccine cancellation

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –Late Thursday, Senator Craig Brandt (District 40 – Sandoval) sent a letter to Cabinet Secretary-Designate Tracie Collins of the New Mexico Department of Health regarding the sudden cancellation of COVID-19 vaccinations at Rio Rancho Middle School. Senator Brandt also discussed the matter at length on a live video posted to the New Mexico…MORE

New Mexico universities feel pinch of pandemic

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –There are more freshman enrolled at the University of New Mexico than the previous two years and enrollment for first-time students at New Mexico State University is holding steady, but officials acknowledged Thursday that they’re concerned about overall enrollment declines amid the pandemic. University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes pointed to…MORE

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