Restaurant industry seeks help for struggling restaurants amid COVID-19

26 Views   The New Mexico Restaurant Association is requesting additional funds at the 2023 legislative session ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The restaurant industry has taken a huge hit since the start of the pandemic nearly three years ago. So, CEO Carol Wight with the New Mexico Restaurant Association is requesting additional funding

LISTEN: New COVID Booster Shots Expected In The Coming Days

155 Views   KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper talks with University of Colorado infectious disease expert Dr. Thomas Campbell to discuss the next generation of COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Why are new boosters needed? How will they differ from the ones available right now? And who will be eligible for the new boosters?

Report shows 18% of New Mexico restaurants closed during pandemic

135 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Restaurant Association predicted roughly 10% of restaurants would have to close because of the pandemic. But, a new report shows the actual damage is almost twice that prediction. “Those numbers came up and I was floored,” said Carol Wight, executive director of the

New Mexico community left with few pandemic relief options

162 Views   All we had out here was a dirt road. We picked out a patch,” recalled Madrid, remembering how his father stood out amid the desert sand and mesquite trees more than 50 years ago scanning the land that would become the family’s home. “He picked it for one

ABQ BioPark animals get the COVID-19 vaccine

376 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Humans are not the only ones at risk of catching COVID-19, animals can also be infected. That’s why the ABQ BioPark is working to boost the protection of several animals.