Community Issues

Low-income New Mexicans to get more help with utility bills

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Low-income New Mexicans will be receiving more help with their utility bills. The state Human Services Department says it has received more than $5 million in federal coronavirus relief money to pay for the assistance.

Teen pilots airlift pets from crowded New Mexico shelters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Student pilots in New Mexico are helping airlift pets from crowded animal shelters to increase their odds at adoption. KRQE reports that high school students in Albuquerque have flown pets from a shelter in Las Cruces as part of a “relay” to Aurora, Colorado, where there

LISTEN: Roadrunner Food Bank Adapts To Rising Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted New Mexico’s economy leading to rising food insecurity in the state. Sonya Warwick, communications officer with Roadrunner Food Bank shares how the organization has responded.

NM courts surprised by lack of petitions for expungement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County court officials are not seeing the interest they expected after a state law passed, allowing people to remove certain convictions from their records. They prepared for thousands of people asking for a second chance however, that hasn’t happened.

Ski Santa Fe opens, COVID-19 related changes to be aware of

Skiers and snowboarders can’t just show up and buy lift tickets on the mountain. In order to go, people must activate their lift tickets and reserve a spot, according to Ski Santa Fe Operations Manager Tommy Long. SANTA FE, N.M. — Hundreds headed to the slopes for Ski Santa Fe’s opening weekend.

A Black life ends in a New Mexico police shooting

Rodney Applewhite, 25, was driving through New Mexico late last week on his way to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with his mother and other family members. Just outside of Los Lunas, on the last leg of a trip that started in South Bend, Indiana, a New Mexico State Police officer attempted