Community Issues

NMSU experts: Three Rivers Fire a ‘wake-up’ call for fire season

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Three Rivers Fire continues to burn near Ruidoso and now covers about 7,020 acres and is 23% contained. Now, we’re getting a closer look at what the restoration process will look like and why New Mexico State University experts are calling it a ‘wake-up’ call for

Balloon Fiesta and title sponsor Canon in bad break up

Camera company wants $250,000 and its name taken off everything ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is considered one of the most photographed events in the world. So, it was no surprise – that several years ago Canon was announced as the official sponsor. And you saw them everywhere.

Quay County Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Texas

Quay County, NM – On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at around 10:20, am, the New Mexico State Police was alerted to an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Circle K located at 2624 South First Street in Tucumcari, NM.  The male robbery suspect had fled the scene in

FDA unveils plan to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

Menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavors of cigars would be banned in the U.S. under a new plan unveiled Thursday by federal health officials. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will issue a proposal “within the next year” to ban menthol in cigarettes and ban all flavors, including menthol, in

Red Cross asking for help for Three Rivers Fire victims

Red Cross says shelter for victims, changed due to COVID-19 RUIDOSO, N.M. — It is a visitor residents in the Ruidoso area are tired of seeing. Raging fires have come to this beautiful part of southern New Mexico too many times, forcing many people out of their homes.

Three Rivers Fire burns in Lincoln National Forest

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – The Three Rivers Fire has started to burn in the Smokey Bear Ranger District in the Lincoln National Forest on Monday, April 26. The fire is currently 30-acres in size and is 0% contained.