Full containment of fires will take a while

267 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Over 1100 firefighters continue fighting the flames in steep and rocky terrain, of the South Fork and Salt fires burning on both sides of Ruidoso. The threat of flash floods still looms over the village. Gov. Lujan Grisham toured some of the disaster area Saturday. The Village of Ruidoso […]

Tesuque Residents Challenge Bishop’s Lodge Wastewater Plan

151 Views   It wasn’t a normal scene on Tesuque Village Road yesterday. The shoulder of the usually serene country byway was packed with dozens of parked cars, on either side of Tesuque Fire Station. About two hundred people had gathered after a meeting was hastily scheduled in the past few days.

Ruidoso resident describes staying behind to help others while wildfires raged

171 Views   RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – As thousands fled the fast-moving flames in Ruidoso, disabled U.S. Army veteran and part-time security guard Don Spencer stayed to help in any way he could. The Ruidoso area had been his family’s home for decades. “My mom moved here in 1969, and, uh, it’s kind of been home ever […]

Contaminated water forces restrictions in Las Vegas

154 Views   LAS VEGAS, N.M. – The city of Las Vegas canceled its annual 4th of July celebrations Tuesday amid ongoing water restrictions.  Those restriction were put into place after this weekend’s flooding strained the city’s water treatment plant.

Feminist Border Arts Film Festival and Zine Fest comes to the NMSU Art Museum

172 Views   The 2024 Feminist Border Arts Film Festival and Zine Fest will take place June 28th and 29th at the NMSU Art Museum. Scott Brocato spoke with the festival’s founders, NMSU Gender and Sexuality Professors Dr. M. Catherine Jonet and Dr. Laura Anh Williams, about what to expect, including the premiere of local filmmaker Ryan Rox’s […]

Crash closes I-25 southbound lanes just south of Lomas

113 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – All I-25 southbound lanes are closed at Martin Luther King in Albuquerque due to a crash, according to NMRoads. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

New Mexico expected to have scattered showers and storms this week

99 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Temperatures are expected to rise a few degrees Monday while showers and thunderstorm activity focuses over the southwestern mountains of New Mexico. Storms will be slow-moving, so any place that does receive rainfall could receive a heavy downpour.

Ruidoso Downs Racetrack hopes to open up as evacuees return

106 Views   “We’ll come back from this. We need to put the wheels back on the bus and let’s go to work,” said Rick Baugh, the Ruidoso Downs general manager RUIDOSO, N.M. — The South Fork Fire and Salt Fire caused residents to evacuate Ruidoso but some were able to stay safely.