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

110 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

134 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

86 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

99 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

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COUNTY, N.M. ‚ÄĒ¬†The¬†Blue 2 Fire is burning in Lincoln County north of Ruidoso.¬†A mandatory evacuation order is no longer in effect around the Blue 2 Fire in southern New Mexico.

Power outage in Portales impacting water supply

138 Views ¬†¬†The power outage due to the severe storm left 25 of its 43 water wells without power PORTALES, N.M. ‚ÄĒ¬†City officials spoke after a severe storm caused more than half of its water wells to be without power. The storm came Tuesday night, May 28.

Attorney General fights to put alleged shooter behind bars until trial

113 Views ¬†¬†“Everyone is frustrated. Police and prosecutors are frustrated. Victims are frustrated,” said Attorney General Raul Torrez. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ‚ÄĒ¬†The New Mexico Department of Justice appealed a decision made by a judge to keep a suspect accused of¬†shooting someone at a graduation ceremony¬†on house arrest.

Missing girl from Acoma Pueblo found safe

151 Views   New Mexico State Police said the missing girl from Acoma Pueblo is located and safe The update was released just before 2:40 p.m. Monday, May 27. Below are the previous details regarding the missing and endangered report.