Economic Development

UNM partnering to improve access for water operators

11 ViewsNEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is partnering with rural libraries around the country to improve access to training materials for certified water operators. The program will provide free textbooks and other materials water operators need to study for their certification or increase their operator level. These

Why have gas prices risen so quickly?

21 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For weeks, we’ve been talking about how the war overseas is impacting gas prices here at home, but why have prices risen so quickly? And, what is the process from oil in the ground to the pump?

The Future is… Here?

17 ViewsNew Mexico car dealers will be required to offer low-emission and zero-emission vehicles with the production year of 2026 and onward if two proposals from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller succeed this year.

Are New Mexico bridges safe?

41 ViewsNEW MEXICO (KRQE) – If you live in Gallup you know County Road 43. It’s an unpaved shortcut locals use to avoid traffic congestion. Each day hundreds of motorists cross the Rio Puerco on a rickety aluminum structure known as bridge # 8085. However, if you knew the history of

New Mexico governor asked to stand up to more nuclear waste

12 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmentalists and nuclear watchdogs has delivered more than 1,100 petition signatures to Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Dozens of people gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to ask that the Lujan Grisham administration take all steps necessary to stop any expansion

Small businesses respond to mask mandate lift

14 ViewsAlthough Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham lifted New Mexico’s indoor mask mandate in mid-February, small businesses have been deciding for themselves whether or not they really want to stop wearing masks. Matt Alexander, the owner of Picture Perfect Photo Lab, said he allowed his employees to vote on if they wanted

Las Cruces cancels results of bidding for pandemic aid funds

15 ViewsLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — City officials in Las Cruces have canceled results of a process that solicited bids from organizations seeking federal pandemic aid, after an audit found procurement code violations and inconsistent project eligibility practices.

New Amazon fulfillment center coming to Los Lunas

18 ViewsLOS LUNAS, N.M. – Amazon confirmed early Wednesday a lease agreement and plans for a new fulfillment center in Los Lunas.  According to the company, the 1-million square foot center will create over 600 full-time jobs, with comprehensive benefits, as it launches in 2023.

New Mexicans losing thousands to unlicensed contractors

14 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With more people home during the pandemic, home construction projects were up and good contractors were hard to come by. That left a lot of homeowners hiring questionable contractors. Now state investigators are tackling the mess unlicensed contractors are leaving behind.