• State breaks ground on new long-term care facility in Colfax County

    State breaks ground on new long-term care facility in Colfax County
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The state has broken ground on a new long-term care facility in Springer. The facility will include 32 private rooms and overnight accommodations for guests along with a rec area, family room, chapel, hair salon, and outdoor garden.City of Santa Fe allocating funds to help homebuyersThe project will cost about $20M. The facility, which will replace the old building, will be the only one of its kind in Colfax County.
  • Rainy, cool weather continues

    Rainy, cool weather continues
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Scattered rain will continue through the weekend across New Mexico as temperatures stay cool. Mornings should feature a window where Mass Ascensions can happen through the end of Fiesta.
    Forecast Continues BelowNew Mexico: Hunters criticize New Mexico’s elk tag draw systemTop Story: NMSP: School bus crash with injuries in Otero CountyAlbuquerque: Shelter in place lifted after police take man into custodyWeird - Off Beat: 15K ‘rainbow’ fentanyl pil
  • Southeast Albuquerque fenceline still standing after years of criticism

    Southeast Albuquerque fenceline still standing after years of criticism
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – From far away, a backyard fence near Carlisle Place and Hermosa Drive, looks like any other in the neighborhood. But if you look closer, you'll see it's anything but. The southeast Albuquerque fence completely covers the sidewalk, or where the sidewalk should be, and apparently has for decades."If I were impaired walking, I'd have to step down into the street. Sometimes the streets have ice and snow in them, so that is not safe for pedestrians," a nearby nei
  • City of Albuquerque working to prevent fires in bosque's busiest corridor

    City of Albuquerque working to prevent fires in bosque's busiest corridor
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than 470 acres of the Bosque is about to go under a major clean up, to help prevent any future fires from burning it to the ground. It's been a rough year for fires across the state and that includes the bosque. Albuquerque fire crews fully contain bosque fire near MontañoThe city of Albuquerque is working to prevent another blaze in its beloved bosque with a new fire mitigation project. “This particular treatment will focus on removing a l
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  • Teen Albuquerque shooting suspect charged in third incident

    Teen Albuquerque shooting suspect charged in third incident
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A teen already accused in two high-profile shootings is facing even more charges. It was just about one year ago when a group of young men was caught on camera opening fire on Bernalillo County's newly-opened Alvarado Square.Marcus Rowe, then 18 years old, was one of the suspects charged. A few weeks later, police say Rowe was with another group who showed up to a party on the west side, tried to steal someone's shoes, then shot and wounded a man in the face
  • 2 arrested following overnight Albuquerque SWAT situation

    2 arrested following overnight Albuquerque SWAT situation
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two men are in custody following a carjacking and a SWAT standoff-turned-shootout with police overnight. But, it's unclear who will face what charges.The carjacking happened near Montgomery and San Pedro, then the stolen car was tracked to a home near Eubank and Constitution. When officers arrived, a number of people came out of the home and surrendered.Story continues below:
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  • Sports Desk: Lobo basketball to star on national tv games

    Sports Desk: Lobo basketball to star on national tv games
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – For the first time in ten years, the Lobos will have all of their conference games on national television. All of UNM's 18 Mountain West games will be broadcast on either FS1 or CBS Sports Network."As our program grows you'll see more marquee opponents," coach Pitino said. "But, we will call the Arizonas, and the UCLAs and the Utahs and the Texas and ask them to play a home and home. So, no problem doing it but, our program needs to get better for them to fe
  • PHOTOS: Rain Check on the Balloon Glow

    PHOTOS: Rain Check on the Balloon Glow
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Balloon Glow scheduled on Thursday night was canceled because of bad weather conditions.The yellow flag stayed up all evening until the event finally got canceled. (Sacha Ducreux | Digital Photographer)Native dancer performing a show. (Sacha Ducreux | Digital Photographer)Some were flying kites to kill time... (Sacha Ducreux | Digital Photographer)Others were playing soccer... (Sacha Ducreux | Digital Photographer)Or playing cornhole. (Sacha Ducreux | Di
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  • Multiple injured in Lovington school bus crash

    Multiple injured in Lovington school bus crash
    ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) - At least two students are in the hospital following a school bus crash in Artesia, according to the Lovington School District. Thursday afternoon, the bus carrying the Lovington Girls Soccer Teams was involved in a crash with a semi.Story continues below:
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  • Mexican wolf recovery plan sees revision

    Mexican wolf recovery plan sees revision
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has updated its recovery plan for the Mexican wolf. The revised plan highlights the need to address the threat of human-caused deaths – from illegal hunting to being hit by cars.Story continues below:
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  • 1 suspect on the run after Albuquerque Lowe's robbery

    1 suspect on the run after Albuquerque Lowe's robbery
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are looking for a man they say helped two other people shoplift from a store in northwest Albuquerque. Officers say Anthony Smith is still on the run after, they say, he helped Selene Romero and Jeremiah Snowden steal from the Lowe's near Alameda Boulevard. Albuquerque police arrest 12-year-old and his uncle for armed robberyAn employee says the three walked in together and headed straight to the locked cages. Surveillance video shows a man, identifie
  • Program aimed to help veterans seeing expansion

    Program aimed to help veterans seeing expansion
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Veterans met with officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss new expansions to VA health coverage. The Pact Act, passed earlier this year, increases coverage for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits and other substances such as Agent Orange and radiation.Story continues below:
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  • 311 reports show what visitors see during Balloon Fiesta

    311 reports show what visitors see during Balloon Fiesta
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – While the city says it always wants to put on its best face for Balloon Fiesta, it's clear Downtown needs constant work. One look at the 311 website gives you an idea of what tourists have been seeing in Downtown Albuquerque over the past week.
    "They need to get on that for sure. It's kind of embarrassing for all the tourists," said Kayla, a Downtown area resident. Data shows Albuquerque’s homeless population is coming from out of stateFor years, the c
  • One of the most haunted RV campgrounds is in New Mexico

    One of the most haunted RV campgrounds is in New Mexico
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Did you know that one of the most haunted RV campgrounds is here in New Mexico? The Holy Ghost Campground northeast of Santa Fe made the list of ghostly getaways in the National Travel Blog. Jemez Haunted Graveyard organizers looking for volunteersThere are two legends about how this place became haunted. One of them is that a priest killed Native Americans from the pueblo during the late 17th century, and the other version is that Native Americans from th
  • ABQ BioPark removes 12 trees at Tingley Beach

    ABQ BioPark removes 12 trees at Tingley Beach
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque BioPark employees are responsible for making sure animals are happy, healthy, and safe. What you might not know, is that they do that with trees too. From park to camp to closed: the evolution of Coronado ParkErnest Salas takes his grandchildren to Tingley Beach so they can fish together. He understands why the BioPark recently removed 12 dying and unsightly Poplar trees from the area. “It makes it a lot safer and a lot easier to cast, so yeah i
  • City of Española takes over trash pickup from NCSWA in Rio Arriba County

    City of Española takes over trash pickup from  NCSWA in Rio Arriba County
    ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – A month after Rio Arriba County's North Central Solid Waste Authority left some of its rural residents without trash collection. The city of Española says it is stepping up and taking over the task.
    City officials say it's a matter of safety after they say, the NCSWA in Rio Arriba County failed to come up with a solution after the department sent out a letter last month suspending curbside pickup along county and private roads. Solid waste departm
  • KRQE En Español: Jueves 6 de Octubre 2022

    KRQE En Español: Jueves 6 de Octubre 2022
    Se encuentra el globo de la abeja bebe después de que fue robado esta mañana anstes del dia especial de figurasBalloon Fiesta Park estaba triste después de la noticia de que uno de los globos de figuras especiales más amados fue robado durante la noche. 'Joelly Bee' fue robada de un estacionamiento de un hotel. Pero, después de unas horas de búsqueda, los detectives pudieron encontrar el globo. Joelly bee también es única construida especia
  • Rain chances continue through the weekend

    Rain chances continue through the weekend
    Scattered rain will continue through the weekend across New Mexico as temperatures stay cool. Mornings should feature a window where Mass Ascensions can happen through the end of Fiesta.
    The active weather pattern we've been under continues to finish out the week. Northern New Mexico remained slightly drier as northerly upper level winds returned, but southerly flow is drawing up moisture into areas along and south of I-40. This is where most of the rain fell today. Rain will taper off overnight
  • Rodents to blame for Santa Fe truck fire

    Rodents to blame for Santa Fe truck fire
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe County firefighters say rodents are to blame for a truck fire. Crews from Pojoaque were called out to the fire Wednesday and quickly got it knocked down.Story continues below:
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  • Rodents to blame for Santa Fe County truck fire

    Rodents to blame for Santa Fe County truck fire
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe County firefighters say rodents are to blame for a truck fire. Crews from Pojoaque were called out to the fire Wednesday and quickly got it knocked down.Story continues below:
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  • Albuquerque Police say Gibson speeders slowing down amid newer speed cameras

    Albuquerque Police say Gibson speeders slowing down amid newer speed cameras
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city's attempt to curb speeders with automated cameras installed on some streets seems to be working, according to data the city released Thursday. But the promising results only come from one street, and the analysis lacks detail.The newly released data shows "a significant decrease in speeding along Gibson in just the first few months of the Automated Speed Enforcement program," according to a press release from the Albuquerque Police Department (
  • Albuquerque police say Gibson speeders slowing down

    Albuquerque police say Gibson speeders slowing down
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city's attempt to curb speeders with automated cameras installed on some streets seems to be working, according to data the city released Thursday. But the promising results only come from one street, and the analysis lacks detail.The newly released data shows "a significant decrease in speeding along Gibson in just the first few months of the Automated Speed Enforcement program," according to a press release from the Albuquerque Police Department (
  • New grant means pay raise for NM childcare providers

    New grant means pay raise for NM childcare providers
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Early childhood educators in New Mexico could be up for a pay raise. The state announced childcare providers can apply for a new grant allowing them to increase wages by $3.Story continues below:
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  • LIVE: 8 stabbed, 2 dead in attack on Las Vegas Strip

    LIVE: 8 stabbed, 2 dead in attack on Las Vegas Strip
    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are investigating the stabbing of eight people on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday. Police said the suspect used a large kitchen knife and was taken into custody.Two people were killed and four others are currently at University Medical Center.
    One patient is in critical condition, two are in serious condition, and one is in fair condition, according to Scott Krebs, the public relations director for UMC.Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not release inf
  • Google reveals first Pixel Watch and more at Google Pixel 7 event

    Google reveals first Pixel Watch and more at Google Pixel 7 event
    BestReviews is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission. Details.New additions and upgrades to Google’s Pixel line of phones, watches and moreGoogle first announced its plans for the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel Watch back in May 2022. These teasers about upgrades to the Pixel phone created excitement and suggested that Google might release a product similar to the Apple Watch. Today, there are no more rumors, only facts as Google announced all the company’s new releas
  • 8 stabbed, 2 dead in attack on Las Vegas Strip

    8 stabbed, 2 dead in attack on Las Vegas Strip
    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police are investigating the stabbing of eight people on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday. Police said the suspect used a large kitchen knife and was taken into custody.Two people were killed and four others are currently at University Medical Center.
    One patient is in critical condition, two are in serious condition, and one is in fair condition, according to Scott Krebs, the public relations director for UMC.Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not release inf
  • NM Senator co-authoring bill aimed at rancher relief

    NM Senator co-authoring bill aimed at rancher relief
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Senator Ben Ray Lujan is behind a bipartisan push to help ranchers struggling with drought and other extreme weather conditions. The New Mexico Democrat, along with South Dakota Republican John Thune, has introduced the Livestock Disaster Assistance Improvement Act.Story continues below:
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  • Southwest Airlines offering flights starting at $29 during 'largest winter sale' of year

    Southwest Airlines offering flights starting at $29 during 'largest winter sale' of year
    HONOLULU (KHON) – It's the final day of Southwest Airlines' current winter sale, with fares as low as $29 still available for customers who book before 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Oct. 6.
    The deals, said to be part of Southwest's "largest winter sale of the year," are available on flights leaving from a number of major U.S. hubs, including flights between Houston and New Orleans, Chicago and Charleston, and even California and Hawaii.What upgrades will the Albuquerque International Airport undergo?
  • Man faces six years for fatal Laguna Pueblo DWI crash

    Man faces six years for fatal Laguna Pueblo DWI crash
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –An Acoma man will spend nearly six years in federal prison for a drunk driving crash on the Laguna Pueblo that killed his passenger. Anthony Faustine, 42, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the crash in April 2020. Albuquerque doctor pleads guilty to DWIProsecutors say Faustine was twice the legal limit when he fled form law enforcement, lost control, and crashed. His passenger was ejected and died. A judge gave him a sentence of five years and 10 months
  • Biden to pardon all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession

    Biden to pardon all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession
    President Biden will pardon everyone who has been convicted of simple possession of marijuana under federal law, the White House announced Thursday."There are thousands of people who have prior federal convictions for marijuana possession, who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result.  My action will help relieve the collateral consequences arising from these convictions," Biden said in a statement.The White House is urging governors to take similar action

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