Big News For Las Cruces: NMSU named lead institution for Energy Department consortium

The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University has been named the lead institution for a U.S. Department of Energy consortium. The goal is to grow a pipeline of under-represented minority students ready to enter the workforce and ensure quality control in the new generation of materials and processes used in advanced manufacturing.

COVID cases remain low at New Mexico colleges, where vaccination rates are high

Albuquerque, NM – Colleges and universities around the state have been requiring many students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, for others frequent COVID-19 testing is required. At the University of New Mexico, there are 18,986 confirmed fully vaccinated students, faculty and staff. For most New Mexico universities, the case counts are low in comparison to the amount […]

Ten Thousand Waves first to call for guests’ vaccine proof

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Santa Fe hotel will likely be the first such establishment in the city and New Mexico to mandate proof of vaccination for access. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Ten Thousand Waves guests who want to book a room, use the spa or eat indoors will have to be vaccinated or […]

Texas software firm announces 250 new jobs in Albuquerque

WATCH NOW: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Top Albuquerque city and the state of New Mexico officials are expected to make a jobs announcement Monday morning. KRQE News 13 will livestream coverage of the announcement on this website beginning around 10 a.m.

Deadline nears for Couy Griffin recall petition

NEW MEXICO – Petition organizers have a month left to get 700 more signatures to initiate the recall election of Couy Griffin. Griffin, a commissioner in Otero County, is facing federal charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 US Capitol riots. Earlier this month, prosecutors offered him a plea deal that, according to […]

New Mexico Afghans gather donations for Holloman Air Force Base

As the situation in Afghanistan intensifies, Afghan Albuquerque residents are doing everything they can to support the Afghans that are being flown into Holloman air force base. Mohammad Sharif said his neighbors have given him donations to collect for the Afghan Society of New Mexico.

Texas Man Who Fought Against Safety Measures Dies From COVID-19

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A man who led efforts in his Central Texas community against mask wearing and other preventative measures during the coronavirus pandemic has died from COVID-19, one month after being admitted to the emergency room.  Caleb Wallace died on Saturday, his wife Jessica Wallace said on a GoFundMe page where she […]

Balloon Fiesta concerns as COVID cases rise and restrictions tighten

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With COVID-19 and the new Delta variant spreading rapidly, people are starting to get concerned about the fate of this year’s Balloon Fiesta. The event is a little over a month away. “Balloon Fiesta has been working a bit ahead of the curve,” said Tom Garrity, spokesperson for the Balloon Fiesta.