Why health experts advise New Mexicans to be careful this summer amid high temperatures

50 Views ¬†¬†Thursday, New Mexico cities experienced triple-digit temperatures across the board. Here’s what experts say people should keep in mind. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ‚ÄĒ¬†“If you’re just looking for an air-conditioned public building, we have all of our libraries, which are great places to get inside and cool off. We also have our pools, splash pads, […]

New Mexico courts could soon be allowed to have someone undergo mental health treatment

52 Views ¬†¬†The governor’s proposal would allow a list of people including parents, qualified professionals and police officers to file a petition with a district court Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is planning to address mental health issues during a special session in a few weeks, including a bill that could allow someone to undergo treatment.

KOAT 7’s Chief Meteorologist Joe Diaz to be Inducted into the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

45 Views ¬†¬†ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ‚ÄĒ¬†KOAT 7 announced that¬†Chief Meteorologist, Joe Diaz, will be inducted into the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. With a remarkable career spanning more than 45 years,¬†Joe¬†has dedicated more than 35 of those years in his professional life to KOAT 7, from reporting to delivering critical safety information about severe […]

It’s time to think about heat exhaustion & heat stroke

80 Views   Knowing the difference can save your life Triple-digit temperatures are now extending from Southern New Mexico to the Albuquerque metro area. While it happens every year, doctors warn not to take it for granted. KOAT UNM Medical Expert Dr. Abinash Achrekar reminds everyone of the importance of staying hydrated.

Human bones found in Dulce

49 Views ¬†¬†DULCE, N.M. ‚ÄĒ It’s a cold case that spans more than two decades; a Jicarilla Apache Nation woman went missing in 2001. Nearly 20 years later, skeletal remains were discovered near Dulce in northern New Mexico.

No changes coming to Albuquerque’s immigrant-friendly policy

60 Views ¬†¬†City councilors also discussed election changes and the future of a dog park ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ‚ÄĒ A packed house at the city council meeting in Albuquerque Monday night. Many used public comment to address issues that councilors were set to vote on. One of those was an amendment to the immigration friendly policy, […]

Blue 2 Fire grows to 7,400+ acres as evacuation orders are lifted

77 Views ¬†¬†Blue 2 Fire burning northwest of Ruidoso LINCOLN COUNTY, N.M. ‚ÄĒ¬†The¬†Blue 2 Fire is burning in Lincoln County north of Ruidoso.¬†A mandatory evacuation order is no longer in effect around the Blue 2 Fire in southern New Mexico.