• August is Bystanders’ Awareness Month

    August is Bystanders’ Awareness Month
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –Bystanders Awareness Month is a national effort to encourage bystanders to speak up if they witness a crime.
    Bystander interventions is the act of assisting someone in an emergency or non-emergency situation. This can range from talking to a friend who appears depressed, to helping someone who is being abused in some way. Bystander intervention is also essential in preventing sexual violence.
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  • CDC says people who recover from COVID-19 are protected up to 3 months

    CDC says people who recover from COVID-19 are protected up to 3 months
    People who have recovered from the coronavirus can safely interact with others for three months, suggests recently updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to three months as long as they do not develop symptoms again,” the guidance says. “People who develop symptoms again within three months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again i
  • Albuquerque one step closer to potentially being home for U.S. Space Command

    Albuquerque one step closer to potentially being home for U.S. Space Command
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Office of Economic Development for the City of Albuquerque announced Friday that Albuquerque is one of only 31 potential locations to have passed an initial test to have a United States Space Command Center built in the state. The competition was launched in May by the U.S. Air Force.In June, both Mayor Tim Keller and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham submitted a letter of interest proposing Albuquerque as the ideal location for the U.S. Space Command. Albuquer
  • Steve-O attaches himself to Hollywood billboard

    Steve-O attaches himself to Hollywood billboard
    HOLLYWOOD, CA (KRQE) – A stunt created quite the distraction in Hollywood Thursday morning. Prankster Steve-O attached himself to a billboard near Hollywood Boulevard to promote a new show on his website.View this post on Instagram I’m attached to a billboard right now (swipe to see the whole thing) and want to emphasize that a team of real professionals rigged everything safely. There is zero chance of me falling, and it’s important to me that we not waste any valuable city re
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  • Local man convicted of sex trafficking receives 17-year prison sentence

    Local man convicted of sex trafficking receives 17-year prison sentence
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man convicted of sex trafficking charges is getting 17 years in prison. In March, 37-year-old Cornelius Galloway pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.Galloway had been arrested and charged with the crime in May of 2017 after authorities say the sex trafficking operation was tied to two homicides. From October of 2016 to February of 2017, investigators say Galloway and other members sold girls for sex at hotels.
  • Judge to decide if protest shooting case will go to trial Friday

    Judge to decide if protest shooting case will go to trial Friday
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque judge could decide Friday if the case of a man shooting another at an Albuquerque protest will go to trial. Steven Baca is charged with aggravated battery and assault.Baca is accused of shooting a man at a protest over the removal of the Oñate statue in front of the Albuquerque Museum back in June. Before the shooting happened, Baca was also seen throwing a woman down during the protest.
    Thursday, the court heard from witnesses. “It wa
  • Dolly Parton voices support for Black Lives Matter movement

    Dolly Parton voices support for Black Lives Matter movement
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Country music superstar Dolly Parton said in a recent interview that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement and protests that are occurring across the country.“Of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white a**es are the only ones that matter? No!” the 74-year-old singer told Billboard Magazine in a cover story for its Aug 15 issue. PHOTOS: Dolly Parton turns 74Parton has taken a similar stance against racism in recent years with the
  • ‘Day of Caring Scavenger Hunt’ to help several central New Mexico nonprofits

    ‘Day of Caring Scavenger Hunt’ to help several central New Mexico nonprofits
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  United Way of Central New Mexico is hosting its first Day of Caring Scavenger Hunt Saturday, August 22. The event aims to provide families a safe and socially distanced opportunity to learn more about the work on nonprofits in the community. The scavenger hunt will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will cost $15 per person or $50 for a group of five.
    A number of health and human service agencies will host activities that range from the artistic, such as ma
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  • Firefighters called after fearless iguana gets stuck in tree in Ohio

    Firefighters called after fearless iguana gets stuck in tree in Ohio
    LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) — Ever heard the one about the iguana in a tree?Well, yes. But what about in a neighborhood tree? And a really high one, at that?Cadence Marsh’s 8-year-old iguana “Aggie” was catching some sun on the pool Wednesday night in Lowellville, Ohio, when she jumped down and took off.Five minutes later, she was found up in a tree. “Next thing I know, I come looking for her and I can’t find her,” Marsh said. “I hear something scratc
  • Prosecutors dispute Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend’s claims

    Prosecutors dispute Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend’s claims
    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are disputing claims by lawyers for a British socialite that they are slowly releasing evidence and improperly withholding the names of women abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein.The prosecutors in court papers Thursday defended their handling of the criminal case brought last month against Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to charges that she recruited and joined in the sexual abuse in the 1990s of three girls, one o
  • R. Kelly’s manager charged with making threatening call to theater showing ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

    R. Kelly’s manager charged with making threatening call to theater showing ‘Surviving R. Kelly’
    NEW YORK CITY, (NEXSTAR) — Singer R. Kelly’s manager has been charged in federal court after a threatening phone call was placed to a New York City theater set to screen the docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.”Donnell Russell, 45, was charged with one count of conspiracy to threaten physical harm by interstate communication and one count of threatening physical harm by interstate communication, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. The Dec. 4,
  • Trump’s younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York

    Trump’s younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, according to the White House.The president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to White House spokesman Judd Deere. Trump was already scheduled to visit his property in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday. Trump opposes postal money that would help vote-by-mailThe White House did not immediately release details about why R
  • Northbound Eubank closed at Academy due to water main break

    Northbound Eubank closed at Academy due to water main break
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A water main break on Eubank near Academy in the Northeast Heights has led to the closure of northbound Eubank between Academy and San Antonio, Water Authority engineers report. There are currently no reports of service interruptions associated with the main break, but traffic issues will likely persist at this location for the rest of the day and possibly into the weekend.
    Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.
  • US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown expected

    US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown expected
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July for a straight straight month, but growing evidence suggests that sales are now slowing with the expiration of government rescue aid that had previously put more money in people’s pockets.Friday’s reportfrom the Commerce Department showed that retail purchases rose by a seasonally adjusted 1.2% last month, with solid gains at appliance and clothing stores helping drive up sales. The gains of the pas
  • US retail sales regain pre-virus level but slowdown likely

    US retail sales regain pre-virus level but slowdown likely
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their retail purchases by 1.2% in July, with solid gains in appliances and clothing helping restore sales to their level before the viral pandemic erupted in March.Sales at retail stores and restaurants have now risen for three straight months, after plunges in March and April, when the pandemic shuttered businesses and paralyzed the economy. Still, much of the spending was fueled by government aid that had put more money in people’s pockets but
  • Santa Fe applies for $25.1 million in virus relief funding

    Santa Fe applies for $25.1 million in virus relief funding
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Santa Fe is applying for more than $25 million in COVID-19 relief funding.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Santa Fe has asked for $25.1 million out of $150 million in federal coronavirus relief funding, which is almost 20% of what’s available. They’re citing a harsh economic impact on residents and the city as a reason for the funding.
    As of Wednesday, August 12, 52 cities and 30 counties also applied for the funding.
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  • Democrats tested in first party convention of pandemic era

    Democrats tested in first party convention of pandemic era
    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era, an all-virtual affair that will test the former vice president’s ability to overcome unprecedented logistical challenges in an urgent mission to energize a winning coalition.The Democratic National Convention, which formally begins Monday, is not a convention in the traditional sense. There will be no physical gathering place
  • PHOTOS: Lebanese blast victims plead for outside inquiry

    PHOTOS: Lebanese blast victims plead for outside inquiry
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese survivors of the massive port explosion and relatives of the victims are asking the U.N. Security Council for an international investigation into the blast that wrecked their capital. FILE – In this August 6, 2020 file photo, Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the scene where an explosion hit on Tuesday the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s judicial investigation of the Beirut port explosion started with political wrangling over the naming of
  • US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

    US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future.Amid prolonged drought and climate change in a region that’s only getting thirstier, when that reckoning will arrive — and how much time remains to prepare for it — is still a guess.The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is expected to rele
  • Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden’s campaign

    Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden’s campaign
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In her first two days as Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris has fired off the campaign’s sharpest criticism of President Donald Trump’s shortcomings. She has vouched for Biden’s character on race and more. And the enthusiasm surrounding her historic candidacy has brought in a record $36 million, including contributions from 150,000 new donors.The campaign hopes it is just the beginning.With less than three months before the election, Har
  • Police investigate after man dies at northeast Albuquerque fire station

    Police investigate after man dies at northeast Albuquerque fire station
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police are investigating after a man showed up to a fire station and then died.
    According to police, a woman took a man to the fire station at Pennsylvania and Central. The man had been shot and later died at the fire station. At this time it is unclear if the woman took the man to the station late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
    Police say they are trying to figure out where the shooting happened. At this time there is no suspect informa
  • Livestream concert with Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson to benefit Popejoy Hall

    Livestream concert with Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson to benefit Popejoy Hall
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Fans of hit musicals like Hamilton and In The Heights can see one of the stars in a virtual concert this weekend and proceeds are helping out Albuquerque’s Popejoy Hall. The performance venue says they’re hurting because of canceled performances, but still want to find a way to entertain.“It’s something we wanted to offer our patrons because we’ve been dark since March and the show must go on and now, the show must go online,”
  • Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson stars in virtual concert to benefit Popejoy Hall

    Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson stars in virtual concert to benefit Popejoy Hall
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Fans of hit musicals like Hamilton and In The Heights can see one of the stars in a virtual concert this weekend and proceeds are helping out Albuquerque’s Popejoy Hall. The performance venue says they’re hurting because of canceled performances, but still want to find a way to entertain.“It’s something we wanted to offer our patrons because we’ve been dark since March and the show must go on and now, the show must go online,”
  • Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to follow

    Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to follow
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Friday.Javid Faisal, spokesman for the Afghan National Security Council, made the announcement. Taliban officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media, said 86 prisoners were freed. It wasn’t immediately known when
  • Home prices climb to record in pandemic as buyers seek space

    Home prices climb to record in pandemic as buyers seek space
    NEW YORK (AP) — A renter most of his adult life, Clarence Swann became fearful that landlords would use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to gouge their tenants. So, with a desire to move near family, the retired veteran bought his first home last month at the age of 74.
    Swann said he used his veteran status to get the loan he needed to buy a $196,000 townhouse this summer in the Lake Wylie, South Carolina area.
    “The first need at my age was I wanted stability,” he said.
    Sw
  • Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

    Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause, even as much of the international community welcomed the move.Iran’s Foreign Ministry called the U.S.-brokered deal a “dagger that was unjustly struck by the UAE in the backs of the Palestinian people and all Muslims.” Turkey said the peoples of the region &ld
  • Socorro Peak golf hole considered one of the toughest in the world

    Socorro Peak golf hole considered one of the toughest in the world
    SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) – A golf hole in New Mexico has been named the world’s most grueling by Golf Magazine. The magazine’s website Golf.com profiled the Elfego Baca Shootout on Socorro Peak this week. Tournament competitors start at the peak above New Mexico Tech’s signature M with ten balls.
    They work their way three miles down the mountain hoping to end up with just one ball within the 50-foot chalked circle at the end. The record? Nine strokes.
  • Car Crafters, Farmer’s Insurance award cars to families in need

    Car Crafters, Farmer’s Insurance award cars to families in need
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Farmer’s Insurance and Car Crafters donated two cars to local families in need Thursday. The recipients were picked by Family Promise of Albuquerque, an organization that helps families experiencing homelessness in the city become independent.
    Karina Cruz and Aisi Farikafrii were able to pick up their refurbished Ford Focus and Honda Civic. “It’s nice to give back just a token of our appreciation to the society, to Albuquerque, New Mexico and be
  • Albuquerque couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

    Albuquerque couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque couple didn’t let the pandemic stop them from seeing each other on their 70th wedding anniversary. Jim and Frances Meek were married at the Immaculate Conception Church downtown in 1950.
    Up until now they’ve been able to celebrate every year together but Frances recently fell and broke her hip and she’s now at a rehab center. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, Jim couldn’t go in and see her on their big day so he was able to s
  • College experience looks different as UNM students return Monday

    College experience looks different as UNM students return Monday
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – University of New Mexico students start school Monday. However, this year’s college experience will be like no other.
    The college experience is what so many young people look forward to. “Going to sports games like football and basketball,” student Ryan Ragalado said. “Things UNM holds like Red Rally and the big concert at the end of the year,” student Ava Yelton added.
    UNM students this year said they are missing out on all of that.
  • Showers leads to a double rainbow in Cloudcroft

    Showers leads to a double rainbow in Cloudcroft
    CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (KRQE) – Showers across the state Thursday. A big thanks to Jim Clark in Cloudcroft for sending photos of a double rainbow. Even though the rainbow ended in his yard, Jim said he could not find that pot of gold.
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  • Showers lead to a double rainbow in Cloudcroft

    Showers lead to a double rainbow in Cloudcroft
    CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (KRQE) – Showers across the state Thursday. A big thanks to Jim Clark in Cloudcroft for sending photos of a double rainbow. Even though the rainbow ended in his yard, Jim said he could not find that pot of gold.
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  • APD works with community to stop potentially dangerous situation

    APD works with community to stop potentially dangerous situation
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police reported Thursday they had recently assisted others in helping a man whose behavior had grown worrisome to others.
    Officers were notified about a man who had been frightening community members. Recently, the man went into an open downtown business and began swinging a large knife around, causing the employee at the store to lock themselves in a bathroom.APD’s Downtown Team began working to get the man the help he needed after officers lea
  • Office of the Attorney General warns New Mexico restaurants, businesses of scam alert

    Office of the Attorney General warns New Mexico restaurants, businesses of scam alert
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Office of the Attorney General issued a scam alert Thursday warning New Mexico restaurants and other businesses not to become fraud victims. According to a news release from the office, individuals impersonating an Occupational Safety and Health inspector are visiting New Mexico restaurants and collecting $100 “fines” for alleged violations.
    “No restaurant or other business should ever pay a government inspector without proof that the insp
  • Fact check: Kamala Harris is eligible to serve as VP, president

    Fact check: Kamala Harris is eligible to serve as VP, president
    CHICAGO (AP) — False claims that Kamala Harris is not legally eligible to serve as U.S. vice president or president have been circulating in social media posts since 2019 when she first launched her Democratic primary campaign.On Thursday, after Harris was selected by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to serve as his running mate, President Donald Trump elevated the conspiracy while speaking to reporters from the White House podium.A look at the claim:THE CLAIM: Harris is ineligibl
  • Justice Department dismantles the finances of terrorist organizations in the largest seizure ever

    Justice Department dismantles the finances of terrorist organizations in the largest seizure ever
    WASHINGTON (WLNS) – Today, officials announced a global disruption of three terror organizations’ finances. The Justice Department’s seizure of cryptocurrency accounts involves the al-Qassam Brigades which is Hamas’s military wing, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIS.These three terror finance campaigns all relied on sophisticated cyber-tools, including the solicitation of cryptocurrency donations from around the world.U.S. authorities seized mi
  • Southfork Campground near Ruidoso to welcome back campers Friday

    Southfork Campground near Ruidoso to welcome back campers Friday
    RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – The Little Bear fire was one of the most destructive fires in state history. It not only burned thousands of acres but destroyed more than 250 structures near Ruidoso in 2012. Now one of the campgrounds that were damaged is about to reopen.
    The Southfork Campground is one of the oldest campgrounds in the Lincoln National Forest and was nearly destroyed in 2012 when the Little Bear fire tore through the Walt Smith Canyon. Eight years later the National Forest Ser
  • Gov. Abbott visits memorial site of August 3 victims

    Gov. Abbott visits memorial site of August 3 victims
    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited the memorial site for the Walmart shooting victims who died on August 3, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.Abbott made the stop after he held a news conference in El Paso to provide an update on the COVID-19 response in Texas.Following the news conference Abbott visited the memorial site and stated, “I wanted to pay my respects to those who lost their lives in this horrific tragedy.”He continued, “No one could a
  • Santa Fe City Union votes ‘no confidence’ in resolution against Mayor Alan Webber

    Santa Fe City Union votes ‘no confidence’ in resolution against Mayor Alan Webber
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Some Santa Fe city employees are calling on the city council to removed Mayor Alan Webber. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports, the city’s union approved a no-confidence vote Wednesday.
    They cited concerns about mismanagement over the past few years including the death of an electrician and a botched plan to remove historical markers and statues.
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  • Witnesses testify in preliminary hearing for protest shooting case

    Witnesses testify in preliminary hearing for protest shooting case
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Prosecutors presented their case to a judge on Thursday, trying to show there is enough evidence to bring Steven Ray Baca to trial. Baca is facing a charge of aggravated battery causing bodily harm with a deadly weapon after shooting a man at a protest over the removal of the Juan De Onate statue outside the Albuquerque Museum. But, in the preliminary hearing on Thursday Baca’s attorney said it was self-defense.
    “After he was chased by a crowd at
  • New Mexico’s medical team studying antigen testing strategy

    New Mexico’s medical team studying antigen testing strategy
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexicans have seen long lines for coronavirus tests and sometimes it takes days for the results to come back. It’s part of the reason why the state is considering new types of testing for COVID-19 down the line but there are some drawbacks.For weeks, New Mexico has hit its mark, testing well over 5,000 people a day for COVID-19. But like other states and countries, New Mexico’s Medical Advisory Team is looking for ways to expand resources, and if po
  • Isotopes offer face mask swag on website

    Isotopes offer face mask swag on website
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Isotopes 2020 season might be canceled, but fans can still represent the team with merchandise in the off-season.Mariachis face masks are now available on the Isotopes website. the masks are all one size fits most and are $16 each with free shipping within New Mexico.New Mexico Coronavirus Resource GuideTracking Coronavirus in New MexicoTracking Coronavirus in Navajo NationTrendline Charts: New Mexico Coronavirus Cases by County, by Day COVID-19: Complete Loc
  • Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris theory

    Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris theory
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics.
    Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in
  • Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris conspiracy

    Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris conspiracy
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics.
    Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the Whi
  • Public asked to weigh in on social workers de-escalating situations in lieu of police

    Public asked to weigh in on social workers de-escalating situations in lieu of police
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque is asking for the public’s input as it works to build a Community Safety Department. The project aims to send social workers to de-escalate situations instead of sending police.The survey asks questions about when and how responders should react to situations, as well as when police should join the responders. The survey is available for people to take online.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act offers help for parents

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act offers help for parents
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A federal coronavirus relief plan is making sure workers can stay home with their kids when schools are closed and still get paid.The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a form of emergency family leave but a lot of families haven’t even heard of this law.“I do have family members that would actually take advantage of that,” Sonya Lente of Albuquerque said.The act, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, guarantees workers
  • Defense Department making plans for schools on military bases

    Defense Department making plans for schools on military bases
    The Defense Department is making plans to get schools on military bases back in class. Like most other districts, the DOD is examining in-person and remote learning options.Right now, 25 out of the 50 schools are beginning remotely and some 10,000 students are already enrolled. Defense officials say when in-person classes resume they will stand ready to react should an outbreak occur. As for the service academies, cadets are already back and doing fine.
  • Truck hauling propane crashes in Rio Arriba County

    Truck hauling propane crashes in Rio Arriba County
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A busy highway was shut down for quite some time Thursday because of a crash involving a propane truck. Police say a small SUV collided with the truck on Highway 84 in Rio Arriba County. Neither driver was seriously injured and the truck did not lead any propane but the crash forced the highway to closed until the propane could be loaded onto another truck.
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  • First Bernalillo County fire chief dies

    First Bernalillo County fire chief dies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County’s first fire chief has died. Louis Santillanes became the volunteer chief when in 1958, the county officially opened Fire District One. In the ensuing years, he also helped add three more fire districts in the South Valley.
    It is with a heavy heart that Bernalillo County Fire & Rescue acknowledges the passing of BCFD’s very first Fire Chief Louis Anthony Santillanes.BCFD wants to honor and remember Chief Santillanes and expr
  • Project will bring drinking water to New Mexico pueblos

    Project will bring drinking water to New Mexico pueblos
    POJOAQUE PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) – Work has started on a project that will bring drinking water to residents of four northern New Mexico pueblos as part of a settlement that ended a decades-long fight over water rights.Federal officials said construction on the Pojoaque Basin regional water system began this week after crews finished prepping the site earlier this summer. The system, which will divert water from the Rio Grande, will consist of treatment facilities, storage tanks and transmission

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