Rocket Lab expansion to bring manufacturing jobs to Albuquerque

50 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Biden-Harris Administration announced Tuesday the Department of Commerce will fund Rocket Lab with up to $23.9 million to enhance the supply of space-grade solar cells used in spacecraft and satellites. Rocket Lab is the parent company of SolAero Technologies, which assembles solar cells at its facility in Albuquerque’s […]

Insurance rates keep climbing

89 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Insurance premiums in New Mexico have increased 34% in a year. Bob Passmore, the department vice president of personal lines at the American Property Casualty Insurance Association says, factors like riskier driving behavior, such as speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving, serve to increase injury and collision claims costs.

NMED applies for $577 million in federal pollution reduction grants

166 Views   Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Monday, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) submitted grant applications to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) totaling $577 million as part of the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program. The two grant applications further New Mexico’s ambitious efforts to address climate change and air quality while expanding the […]

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District announces start of 2024 irrigation season

159 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Water managers at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District are preparing for the upcoming irrigation season in the middle valley, which will commence earlier compared to last year. Beginning Monday, February 26, MRGCD water managers will start charging, flushing and ensuring proper operation of canals.

Santa Fe National Forest Pile burns

181 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — There are plans for prescribed fires in the Jemez and Española ranger districts of the Santa Fe National Forest. As early as this week, the Jemez Ranger District, will ignite a burn of 171 acres of machine piles.

Santa’s coming to town and he’s riding the Rail Runner

257 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Village of Los Lunas and Rio Metro Regional Transit District present Santa’s Coming to Town this Saturday, December 9th, at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. In addition to the Los Lunas annual tree lighting, this free, family-friendly event features games, crafts, and, of course, pictures with Santa!

NMSP participates in national Click it or Ticket campaign

324 Views   Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — From May 22, 2023, through June 4, 2023, the New Mexico State Police participated in the National Occupant Protection Mobilization, Click it or Ticket (CIOT) Campaign. The CIOT Campaign was conducted on all roadways within the state with an emphasis on seat belt use for both drivers and […]

St. Patrick’s Day reprieve

356 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Catholics in New Mexico receiving a culinary reprieve from Archbishop John C. Wester. Lent began with Ash Wednesday this week, and ends Thursday, April 6th, three days before Easter. The celebration of lent requires followers from age 14 and up to abstain from consuming meat on Ash Wednesday and […]

Addressing overdose deaths in New Mexico

378 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — House Bill 263 sponsored by Rep. Tara L. Lujan and Rep. Dayan Hochman-Vigil, would expand on the existing Harm Reduction Act, which aims to cut down on overdoses.