Community Issues

Longtime KOAT weatherman Howard Morgan dies at 91

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Longtime KOAT weatherman Howard Morgan has died. He was 91.  Morgan started on television in the 1950s as a host for a children’s show on KOAT where he was known to a generation of kids as Uncle Howdy. From there, he became the weatherman so many New Mexicans

Let’s Talk About the Legacy of New Mexico’s Native American Boarding Schools

Let’s Talk New Mexico 7/22 8am: Earlier this month, a plaque that marked the burial place of Indigenous children who died at the Albuquerque Indian School went missing. At the same time, Native American boarding schools have been in the national news after forensic technology revealed thousands of previously unknown graves of Native

Las Cruces lawmaker says politics led to denial of Communion

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says he was denied Communion by his local Catholic priest because of his politics. Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes said Monday that he has been treated differently by the church since voting to repeal a state law banning abortion under most circumstances.

Belen seeks emergency declaration after devastating flooding

BELEN, N.M. — The Belen mayor said state reps are there this week assessing the damage to see if they can issue an emergency declaration after the city saw major flooding last week. Exactly a week ago, intense rain caused major flooding and damage to more than a thousand structures in

Floodwaters in Belen enters homes causing damage, frustrations

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – While waters have receded in most areas around Belen, the clean-up of everything left behind will continue. Desiree Benavidez has lived in her home on 6th Street for over ten years now. This isn’t her first time dealing with floodwaters, but it is the first time it’s entered her