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Ku Klux Klan recruits New Mexicans to join group

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 18, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Less than a week after a rally in Charlottesville captured the nation’s attention and put the spotlight on the growing number of hate groups, the KKK has launched a recruiting website in New Mexico.

Police arrest man accused of trying to carjack three football players

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 17, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police arrested a man accused of trying to carjack three football players. Police arrested 20-year-old Angelo Martinez last week.

Fossil imaging shows first look inside dinosaur skull found in New Mexico

Jackie Kent, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 16, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History are offering a never-before-seen view inside a dinosaur found in New Mexico.

APD hires 155 crossing guards to keep kids safe this school year

Sara Yingling, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Public Schools will open its doors for the start of a brand new school year Monday morning.

Film industry pumps record amount of money into New Mexico

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The film industry is pumping a record amount of money into New Mexico.

Drastic lottery revenue drop means less scholarship money for students

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s bad news for the state’s lottery scholarship program. Scholarships were already reduced this year. Now, new numbers show New Mexico Lottery revenues are way down.

New policy could impact UNM Hospital patients

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 07, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – University of New Mexico Hospital’s new policy could impact how some of you pay.

Two more cows shot in Eddy County

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 04, 2017
CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Two more cows were killed Thursday in Eddy County.

Eddy County ranchers react to unlawful shooting, killing of their cattle

Allison Martinez, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Aug 03, 2017
EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Ranchers in Eddy County are furious over a crime that is becoming a common occurrence.

New Mexico couple makes business out of ‘green’ burials

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 31, 2017
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico couple has launched a business that takes a nature-friendly approach to saying goodbye to loved ones. The owners of La Puerta Natural Burial Ground say they are the only place in New Mexico that has fully adopted the natural burial technique. They call it their way of thanking the Earth.

Man accused in Navajo Nation girl’s death to change plea

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 31, 2017
NAVAJO NATION (KRQE) – The man charged with sexually assaulting and killing 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike is expected to change his plea this week.

Santa Fe City Council grants Meow Wolf $1M for expansion

KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Jul 28, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe City Council unanimously approved granting Meow Wolf $1 million to expand. The funds will help the arts collective buy and revamp a 52,000 square-foot manufacturing plant.

US Interior Secretary visits New Mexico for monument review

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 27, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Ryan Zinke, US Interior Secretary, is set to visit two New Mexico monuments under review by the federal government.

Investigators: Fatal Socorro house fire caused by lightning

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 24, 2017
SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) – Investigators say it was lightning that started a house fire that killed a Socorro woman.

Computer ‘glitch’ causes nearly $14M in overpayments to local governments

Chris McKee, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 24, 2017
SANTE FE, N.M. (KRQE) – When dozens of New Mexico’s local governments collectively received millions of extra dollars in tax revenue last year, you might think it would be a welcome surprise. But that “surprise” was no cash windfall. It was a multi-million dollar mistake that the state blames on a computer glitch.

Research being done on 1 million year old fossil found in Las Cruces

Sara Yingling, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 20, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE)- Breakthrough research is underway on a 1 million-year-old fossil found in New Mexico. What makes this story even more interesting is the 10-year-old local boy who made the rare discovery.

National Parks to increase Lifetime Senior Pass fee from $10 to $80

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 18, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Senior citizens planning to visit National Parks like White Sands or Carlsbad Caverns might want to think about picking up your passes now.

Meow Wolf makes company shares available to public

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 17, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s an art exhibit that’s taken the state by storm and has become a major attraction for New Mexico, right up there with White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns.

Federal safety regulators investigate teen’s bathtub death

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 14, 2017
LOVINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Federal safety regulators are investigating the death of a teenage girl who was electrocuted in her own bathtub. Madison Coe, 14, died Sunday at her father’s house in Lovington.

Meeting planned in Santa Fe about ‘South Capitol creep’

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 13, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe community on edge will come together to see what they can do to protect themselves from a man they’ve dubbed “the South Capitol creep.”

Gallup Police Chief sues city over program aimed at helping alcoholics

Ryan Martin, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 12, 2017
GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a program designed to clean up the streets of a Gallup while getting alcoholics the help they need. However, the city’s police chief has a problem with it, and he’s suing.

NMSU to continue studying mosquitoes with Zika virus

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jul 10, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Researchers at New Mexico State University will keep studying mosquitoes with the Zika virus. This, after the State Health Department, renewed their contract with the university.

Exhibit examines African American history in New Mexico

David Romero, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new exhibit at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico showcases the history of African Americans who have been in New Mexico.

Documentary about notorious Albuquerque gang leader’s life after prison begins filming

Brianna Gallegos, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Jeffrey Padilla is the leader of the notorious Los Padillas gang and a convicted killer. He was released from prison Tuesday and had camera crews following him.

Iraqi refugee fights to stay in New Mexico

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 27, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque resident and Iraqi refugee is fighting to stay in the country. Kadhim Al-Bumohammed, 64, came to the United States in 1991.

ew Mexico takes surprising spot on national courteous drivers list

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 26, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico often ranks poorly on national lists – whether it’s drunk drivers, crime or quality in education. But now, a new list ranks New Mexicans for something to very proud of.

Bodies of missing Texas man, son found on New Mexico hiking trail

Sara Yingling, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 21, 2017
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) –The investigation continues into how a father and son died while hiking near the Carlsbad Caverns after nearly a dozen agencies spent days searching for the pair visiting from Texas.

Police tipsters mix up Las Vegas, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 20, 2017
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Police in Las Vegas, NM say they are receiving a lot of reports about a suspected case of child abuse caught on video.

Train passengers see delays after derailment in Durango

Justin Cox, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 19, 2017
DURANGO, C.O. (KRQE) – A train derailment caused delays for passengers in Colorado.

Lobo Men’s Basketball is having to adjust to Weir’s new system

Jared Chester, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 19, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- It’s been a whirlwind summer for Lobo Men’s Basketball. It all stems from the hiring of new Head Coach Paul Weir, and since then change across the board set in. 6 Lobos from last season’s roster decided to transfer out of the program, and for the guys that have decided to stay it has been a process getting used to the new Weir Regime.

Man connected to multiple homicide scenes caught in Rio Arriba County

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 16, 2017
ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) –Five people are dead after a killing spree in northern New Mexico. Now, police say the man behind it all is in custody and the community is safe. New Mexico State Police say 21-year-old Damien Herrera, is finally in custody after they say officers found five people shot.

New Mexico health official slams down medical cannabis recommendations

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 16, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state’s top health official is slamming down new recommendations for uses for medical marijuana.

Bullet strikes New Mexico official’s truck at Canyon Road

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 15, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) — Santa Fe police say they don’t believe a bullet hole through a sate official’s windshield is a hate crime. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn found his state-issued truck with a bullet hole in the windshield outside his home Wednesday morning.

Inmate escapes from Cibola County Detention Center

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Cibola County Officers are actively searching for an escaped inmate. Police say they are looking for 22-year-old Ramon Lorenzo

Missile test at White Sands Missile Range closes nearby highways

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 14, 2017
WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE, N.M. (KRQE) – A missile test is scheduled for Wednesday morning at White Sands Missile Range.

Data shows Highway 550 could be deadliest in New Mexico

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 13, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Newly released government data shows Highway 550 could be New Mexico’s deadliest major highway.

Tattoo fundraiser supports New Mexico veterans

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 12, 2017
LOS LUNAS, N.M (KRQE) – Artists are helping veterans. A unique fundraiser in its fourth year supported a local organization that’s changing the lives of those who have served the country. Paw and Stripes provide service dogs for veterans at no cost to them.

Group offers humane way to remove prairie dogs

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 12, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – They may be cute to some, but are very annoying to others. It’s prairie dog season and one Albuquerque group is trying to balance getting rid of the rodents while giving them a second chance at life.

Durango joins 27 Colorado cities pledging to fight climate change

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 12, 2017
DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – The City of Durango is joining 27 other Colorado cities in pledging to fight climate change.

Rattlesnake season ramps up in southeast New Mexico

Allison Martinez, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 07, 2017
Ranchers on the lookout for rattlesnakes this summer
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE)– With so much moisture this winter and temperatures rising, so is the threat of something dangerous lurking in the shadows.

Photo: Billboard near Raton garners laughs and shares online

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 05, 2017
RATON, N.M. (KRQE) – A billboard in New Mexico is getting a lot of laughs and a lot of shares online.

New Mexico Rep. Lujan Grisham visits deported military veterans

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 05, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham was one of seven members of Congress to visit deported military veterans this weekend.

One year later: New Mexico community’s water still not safe to drink

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 05, 2017
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (KRQE) – A year after a New Mexico community was told to stop drinking from the tap, the water still isn’t safe.

Mysterious stone pillars emerge from northern New Mexico forest

Chris McKee, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 05, 2017
CIMARRON, N.M. (KRQE) – Could it be a message left by some of New Mexico’s first explorers? A set of mysterious stone pillars found in the state’s remote northern forest has sparked that question. They’re carved stone pillars covered with symbols that clearly have a history — but a history, so far, no one seems to know anything about.

Kathy Griffin performance cancelled by New Mexico casino

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – If you have seen the picture of comedian Kathy Griffin, then you understand the outrage. Now, that photo is affecting Griffin’s upcoming show at Route 66 Casino.

New Mexico fallen veteran receives Bronze Star

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Jun 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A fallen New Mexico Army veteran finally received a long awaited honor. Senator Martin Heinrich held a medal ceremony Wednesday at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial to recognize Colonel Robert J. Fate.

NTSB investigates train derailment in southern New Mexico

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 31, 2017
DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – Two people suffered minor injuries after a train jumped its tracks in southern New Mexico.

Legendary New Mexico: New Mexico National Guard protects for centuries

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 30, 2017
Heritage includes first Spanish colonists
Walk through the New Mexico National Guard Museum in Santa Fe with historian-soldier Captain Gabriel Peterman and every artifact has a colorful and often somber story.

Legendary New Mexico: NM Medal of Honor Veteran Shares

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 30, 2017
Our freedom cost a lot
As the only living native New Mexican Medal of Honor recipient still living in the state, Hiroshi Miyamura is a popular man. He is regularly invited to tell his story, provide motivational comments at special functions and join veterans anywhere they assemble.

Legendary New Mexico: Navajo Code Talker’s Commitment

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 30, 2017
A call to duty answered
At 91, a tall, lanky and gray-haired Roy Hawthorne moves quite a bit slower than he did as a young Marine in World War II and Korea. But most days he still likes to get out of his home near Gallup and go visiting.

High school track team says it was robbed of a first place finish

Brianna Gallegos, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 18, 2017
GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – Four Grants High School boys said they should have been state track champs, but a bad call by an official took it all away from them. Now they want justice, but it seems there won’t be any.

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits WIPP

KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 15, 2017
CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Encouraging words about WIPP from New Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Perry visited the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant this week. He told employees that their jobs are one of the most important in the country.

AG Hector Balderas to join in suing President Trump

KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s Attorney General is joining others across the country suing President Trump.

Durango-area woman awakens to find car interior destroyed by bear

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 11, 2017
BAYFIELD, COLO. (KRQE) – A Durango-area woman awoke Wednesday to find the inside of her SUV ripped to shreds by a bear.

New Mexico casinos looking to boost business with big renovations

David Romero, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a casino building boom in the Albuquerque area and with gambling profits stagnant, some tribal casinos are upping the ante. That includes casinos like Isleta and Santa Ana, which are taking a big gamble on major renovations and upgrades.

Church acknowledges why Belen priest was removed

David Romero, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 09, 2017
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Fr. Jonas Romea was removed from Our Lady of Belen, where he was a parish priest, by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe two weeks ago on April 25. However, KRQE News 13 obtained pictures showing Fr. Romea at a church related function in Belen on Thursday, May 4.

Man who was nailed to tree in Albuquerque Bosque tells his story

Chris McKee, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 08, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – He says he’s not a criminal and he believes he was targeted. Days after police officers found a man with his hands nailed to a tree in Albuquerque’s Bosque, the victim at the center of the ordeal is telling his story about what happened, and why he thinks it happened to him.

New Mexico science teacher busted for Breaking Bad-style crime

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 04, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A former New Mexico teacher admits he broke the law by going into a dangerous venture, and when you hear the particulars of what he did, it may sound very familiar.

Santa Fe residents vote down proposed soda tax

David Romero and Marissa Lucero, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 03, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A massive number of voters overwhelmingly rejected the controversial soda tax in Santa Fe.

Belen priest removed from Archdiocese of Santa Fe

David Romero, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 02, 2017
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Fr. Jonas Romea, the priest at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church who made controversial comments about Muslims wanting to behead everyone, has now been removed from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Many people are asking why, but neither the church or the Archdiocese is talking.

Three boaters found safe after being reported missing in Rio Grande

Justin Cox, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Three boaters are safe after being reported missing in the Rio Grande. Crews from several fire departments joined the search Saturday afternoon after reports that a kayaker had fallen into the water.

Judge says Real ID requirements have forced caseload to go off the charts

KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One New Mexico judge is speaking out on the change in the requirements for getting a driver’s license in New Mexico.

Lobo Elijah Brown commits to Oregon

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, May 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s no longer speculation. Elijah Brown has chosen another team. The University of New Mexico Lobos graduate transfer has decided to use his final season of eligibility with the Oregon Ducks.

Albuquerque mans finds hidden piece of history behind painting

Sara Yingling, KRQE News
Albuquerque, May 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A hidden piece of history. An Albuquerque man is continuing his search for the owners of a painting that hid an unexpected treasure trove.

UNM asks WisePies to relinquish naming rights to the Pit

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Apr 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Pit is getting a new name, again. The University of New Mexico is pulling the plug on the WisePies deal, saying it has found a better one.

Federal law prompts spike in New Mexico name change requests

KRQE News
Albuquerque, Apr 25, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Since New Mexico began complying with tougher federal identification requirements, hundreds of state residents have legally changed their names or amended their birth certificates to prove their identities.

Gathering of Nations reaches a new deal with Expo New Mexico

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Apr 25, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Remember that very public feud between the University of New Mexico and the Gathering of Nations over how much the event should pay to rent out The Pit? KRQE News 13 has learned they will be paying more to hold the event at the Fairgrounds this weekend.

Terminally ill Albuquerque teen makes wish to meet NBA star

Marissa Lucero, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Apr 25, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque teen diagnosed with terminal cancer has a wish to meet an NBA superstar. Now, a woman who he had never met, is trying to make it happen using social media.

Lobo football wraps up spring with their Showcase

Jared Chester, KRQE News
Albuquerque, Apr 24, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- It was a perfect day for football on Saturday morning. The Lobos held their final spring practice at University Stadium and it was open to the fans, showcasing their skills on the gridiron. The fans in attendance seemed to be enjoying the display of UNM’s drills.

Snowpack runoff creates flood danger in northern New Mexico

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 20, 2017
ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – The waters of northern New Mexico’s Rio Ojo Caliente are rising. The rising water is now surrounding homes in the lower lands along the lower Rio Ojo Caliente.

New Mexico rocket seeks historic first

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 19, 2017
ARCA tries single stage to orbit
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Throughout history, no rocket that blasted off from earth has ever made it into orbit without using at least one separate booster to help get its payload there. ARCA Space Corporation in Las Cruces hopes to make some history a year from now when they launch their first Haas 2CA rocket from Wallops Island, VA and place a small satellite into orbit, using no separate booster stages.

Midnight is the deadline to file taxes

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 18, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Today is tax day. If you’re among the 40-million Americans who hasn’t filed yet, the IRS says you have until midnight. The tax filing deadline is late this year because April 15th fell on a Saturday and Monday was a local holiday in Washington, D.C.

Deming teen pays fine in quarters, soon after, police arrest him

Rebecca Atkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 17, 2017
DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – A Deming mom says her son was trying to pay a fine when he ended up pinned to the ground by police and in handcuffs. Video of the incident went viral and the teen’s mom is speaking out.

Space tourists to train in New Mexico

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 14, 2017
Virgin Galactic’s rocket riding school
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Winded and fresh off running the last leg of the 180-mile Spaceport America Relay Race with her Virgin Galactic team, Beth Moses is still an energetic private space travel cheerleader.

NMDOT crew working around the clock to keep pilgrims safe

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 14, 2017
CHIMAYO, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Department of Transportation crews will be out working around the clock to keep pilgrims safe. They’re doing this by putting up orange barrels, temporary pedestrian “walk signs” along the route, and much more.

Xavier Adams to transfer from New Mexico

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Apr 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – University of New Mexico junior guard Xavier Adams is leaving the men’s basketball program. Adams has already received his release from the UNM which allows him to transfer to a school in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. Adams is from that area and needs to return to attend to personal matters.

Home brewers from Santa Fe to be featured on new TV show

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 13, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s no secret New Mexico has made headway in the craft brewing industry, and now two home brewers are giving our state national attention. They’re being featured on a new TV show and its first stop is Santa Fe.

Man hospitalized after shooting at U.S border patrol checkpoint

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 10, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Customs and border protection, along with New Mexico state authorities, are investigating a checkpoint shooting that occurred late Sunday night.

Traffic stop ends in officer-involved shooting near Gallup

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 07, 2017
GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – State Police are investigating an officer-involved near Gallup. It happened 7:30 Friday morning on I-40 during a traffic stop. NMSP says the officer was not injured in the shooting.

Inmate dupes guards, gets released from Santa Fe County jail

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 06, 2017
SANTA FE COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a case of mistaken release from jail that was so simple, it’s almost scary. An inmate duped guards when she claimed to be someone else.

UNM ready for bee season after hive was found on campus last year

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 06, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s bee season and the University of New Mexico is ready for visitors. Late last summer, a large beehive was found at the front entrance of the historic Biology Annex Building.

Recycling jetliners boosts local economy

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 05, 2017
Roswell offers global aviation resource
ROSWELL, NM (KRQE) – The 300 jetliners parked along taxiways glisten in the morning sun. The dry and warm climate of southeastern New Mexico keeps the long rows of multi-million dollar aircraft from deteriorating.

New audit report reveals probable theft at Northern New Mexico College

Allison Giron, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 04, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The investigation of the Northern New Mexico College in Espanola shows the probable theft of $200,000 by the former director of financial services.

3 New Mexico towns nominated for best southwestern small town

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 04, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Three New Mexico towns are in the running for the best southwestern small town.

New Mexico ranks sixth on list of most stressed states

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 04, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Did you know April is Stress Awareness Month? WalletHub is out with a new list ranking where each stands when it comes to being stressed.

The Craig Neal Era has come to an end at UNM

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 03, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After four seasons as head coach of the University of New Mexico Men’s Basketball Team, Craig Neal was fired late Friday night. “Noodles” held a career record of 76-52, and only showed strong promise after being hired after Steve Alford left the program.

Select New Mexico kids get once in a lifetime opportunity

David Romero, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 31, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KRQE) – Twenty-six children from the Boys and Girls Club in New Mexico had a spring break they will never forget. Three days and two nights in San Diego, California at Sea World was just the tip of the iceberg. The life lessons and experiences they walked away with will last longer than a fun filled week in March.

Confirmation hearing for former New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson underway

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 31, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRQE) – Longtime New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson was on Capitol Hill Thursday making her case for why she should head the Air Force under President Donald Trump.

GoFundMe page dedicated to buying out Lobo basketball coach Craig Neal

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Mar 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Someone has set up a GoFundMe page with hopes of raising one million dollars to buyout Lobos basketball coach Craig Neal.

Confirmation hearing for former New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson underway

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRQE) – Longtime New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson was on Capitol Hill Thursday making her case for why she should head the Air Force under President Donald Trump.

Rio Rancho custodian in running for Janitor of the Year

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Sweeping the competition. A janitor at one local middle school is in the running for the title of Janitor of the Year. Rio Rancho Middle School head custodian, Loy Lopez, is one of ten nationwide finalists in the Cintas Corporation’s contest.

Budget cuts keep Rio Rancho robotics team from going to world championship

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A local school’s robotic’s team said they can’t go to the Robotics World Championship event because of the state’s budget cuts. Now, they’re asking for help.

Sam Logwood is third player to leave Lobo basketball

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lobos junior forward Sam Logwood has decided to transfer after holding meetings with Head Coach Craig Neal.

Possible government shutdown could affect state museums, historic sites

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 27, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Governor’s office says the state is running desperately low on cash, so much so, it’s now prioritizing programs in case of a government shutdown.

PED investigating Santa Fe Public Schools over rally at Roundhouse

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 24, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Public Education Department (PED) is launching an investigation into Santa Fe Public Schools exactly a week after the superintendent dismissed schools early so that students and teachers could attend a rally at the Roundhouse.

New program helping troubled teens and unwanted dogs get new start

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 24, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city and state are trying something new to help troubled teens turn their lives around, while helping unwanted dogs in the process. Juvenile inmates are training dogs and Friday, their first graduate went to its new home.

House to vote on GOP’s new healthcare plan, New Mexico Reps wary

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 23, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRQE)- Republicans are set to meet at the White House for negotiations. It’s still unclear whether a vote on the plan, scheduled for Thursday, will happen. It comes after the House Rules Committee adjourned just after midnight without a timeline.

78-year-old training for another cross-country bike ride for good cause

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 22, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a story KRQE first brought to you back in July. A man in his 70s biking from Santa Fe to Atlanta to raise money for a local non-profit that helps new mothers in need.

Sandia Labs uses neuroscience to develop cyber security device

Bob Martin and KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 21, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When a computer works more like a human brain than a machine, it fights off cyber threats better. Sandia National Labs made the discovery while collaborating with Lewis Rhodes Labs of West Concord, M.A.

How New Mexico Chile became Legendary

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 20, 2017
New Mexico’s famous chiles are not only a huge part of state culture and its economy, but they are renowned around the globe.

Windy, dry conditions could fuel the fire season

Rebecca Atkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 17, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- Fire crews have been busy lately. Thursday, they started Bosque patrols. Earlier in the week, a three acre fire was started along Alameda, one of three in just a week.

Some lawmakers refusing to sign off on ethics commission proposal

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 17, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Members of the House are refusing to sign off on a constitutional amendment that calls for an independent political ethics commission.

Sandia High School baseball coach dies after battling cancer

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 16, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A longtime and beloved baseball coach at Sandia High School has died. John Gunther died Wednesday morning after a long battle with stage IV colon cancer. He had been with the Matadors for 16 years.

New Mexico lawmaker hopes to close state arson law loophole

Madeline Schmitt and Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Mar 15, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Set a fire on state lands and you face a felony charge, but do it in the city-owned Bosque and it’s only a misdemeanor. Now, one lawmaker is pushing to close that loophole.

Spaceport America helps NASA test new spacecraft

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 14, 2017
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s Spaceport is helping test one of the new manned spaceships NASA will use for astronaut trips to the space station.

Governors call on feds to open land for livestock grazing

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 13, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE)– Governors of four states including New Mexico are calling for the feds to open up more land for livestock grazing because of wildfires.

Wanted man from Oklahoma arrested in New Mexico

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 09, 2017
RATON, N.M. (KRQE) – A man wanted out of Oklahoma has been captured in New Mexico.

New Mexico governor injured during skiing accident in Utah

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 08, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 has learned the governor was injured in a skiing accident over the weekend.

Rio Rancho seeking citizen input on city’s future

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 07, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho officials are inviting you to tell them what you think the city should focus on as they form a vision for the next five years.

Bill prioritizing Lottery Scholarship awards moves through House

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 07, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bill that would change which students get more money from lottery scholarships heads to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee. Representative Rebecca Dow sponsors the bill proposing that students who go to the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech will be prioritized for higher awards.

New Mexico lawmakers fighting to keep limits on waste from oil, gas companies

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 07, 2017
WASHINGTON (KRQE) – New Mexico lawmakers are fighting a move in Washington to get rid of a rule that limits waste from oil and gas companies. They believe that waste is the cause of that giant methane cloud over the Four Corners area.

NMSU researchers find most mosquito repellents don’t work

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 03, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – As we return to warmer temperatures outside, the countdown continues to mosquito season. A new local study just published in a national magazine may give you some guidance on which repellents to choose to protect yourself, and your family from potentially harmful illnesses.

New Mexico minimum wage hike clears the Senate

Associated Press and Madeline Schmitt
Albuquerque, Mar 02, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP/KRQE) – A proposal to raise New Mexico’s statewide minimum wage has cleared the State Senate. Now the bill is headed to the State House of Representatives.

UNM releases official Lobo-themed emojis

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lobo fans now have a new way to show off their University of New Mexico pride. The college released a set of brand new emojis Wednesday.

Authorities: Mississippi murder suspect accused in Albuquerque kidnapping arrested in Kansas

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Authorities in Ellsworth County Kansas say the suspect who sparked a national manhunt has been arrested.

Art exhibit inspires residents to express opinions on political climate

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 01, 2017
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Starting Thursday, three women are giving northern New Mexico artists the chance to voice their thoughts on the current political climate in a creative way through art.

Study ranks New Mexico high for pet health

Marissa Lucero and Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When it comes to taking care of our pets and children, a study shows New Mexico is on two completely different sides of the spectrum. While the state is always near the bottom for child well-being, New Mexico ranks at the top for healthy pets.

Wild winds hit New Mexico with vengeance

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 01, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The wind cranked up with a vengeance Tuesday, and all of New Mexico felt it. "Between the buildings, it’s like a vortex," said Prema Thomas, who works downtown.

New Mexico tribe puts up land for $160M medicinal greenhouse

Rebecca Atkins and KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 28, 2017
ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (KRQE) – Crews are expected to start work on a greenhouse the size of 100 football fields, about an hour west of Albuquerque.

New Mexico Lottery has $2.5-$3M in unclaimed winnings each year

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 28, 2017
Where does the money go?
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans across the state have taken their shot at hitting the jackpot. But as KRQE News 13 found out on Special Assignment, lots of people who do win money on the lottery never pick up their winnings. Now there’s a fight over what to do with the unclaimed prize money.

New Mexico chef to appear on Food Network show

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Another New Mexico chef is about to be in the national spotlight. Marie Yniguez is the chef and owner of Bocadillos at the Green Jeans Farmery near Carlisle and I-40. She will be on the Food Network show “Chopped” Tuesday night.

Ski accident claims life of New Mexico woman

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 27, 2017
DURANGO, COLO. (KRQE)– A deadly skiing accident has claimed the life of a New Mexico woman.

House panel approves compromise on payday loans

Christian Naranjo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 27, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bill that would rein in the payday and title loan industry in New Mexico is advancing to the next step.

Community Cupboard proves to be an unlikely source of help for those in need

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 24, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a small box making a big difference. What started off as a social experiment is now helping dozens of people in need find food from an unlikely source.

New Mexico AG sues California lawyers for scamming homeowners

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 24, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s Attorney General is suing a group of California attorneys he claims are scamming homeowners.

Albuquerque, Santa Fe officials react to Homeland Security immigration guidelines

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 23, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After the Department of Homeland Security officially laid out the Trump administration’s new immigration guidelines, cities across the United States are trying to decide if they’re willing to play ball and what it means if they don’t.

Lawmakers look to re-write, clarify child abuse laws

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Feb 23, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A trio of lawmakers are looking to re-write New Mexico’s current child abuse statute, saying it lacks clarity for the different kinds of child abuse.

Bill would provide grace period for students to use Lottery Scholarship

Victoria Velarde and Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 21, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a hotly debated topic among lawmakers: how to prop up the dwindling Lottery Scholarship fund. Now one lawmaker wants to give students a “grace period” so they don’t rush into college and end up dropping out.

Local program picking up slack after teen drug recovery facility shuts down

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Studies and experts agree, New Mexico teens’ drug use is among the highest in the nation.

El Pinto featured in Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” Episode

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 17, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque staple is once again making the national spotlight.

Senate bill aims to keep money in New Mexico, create jobs

David Romero, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 14, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bipartisan bill going before legislators in Santa Fe would require that each state agency contract out a third of it’s business to local companies. Senate Bill 18, or the Resident Business Set Aside Act, is currently in a Senate Judiciary Committee. Legislators believe that it will keep more money in the state and also create 5,000 to 7,000 jobs.

Belen basketball coach accused of molesting teen

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 13, 2017
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A Belen high teacher and basketball coach has been arrested on child molestation charges.

Steve Pearce hopes to build oil refinery in New Mexico

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 10, 2017
WASHINGTON (KRQE) – Steve Pearce is looking to the White House for help. The Republican congressman has pitched the Trump Administration on building an oil refinery in New Mexico.

Bill would give New Mexico museums first dibs on unclaimed property

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 10, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Every year, sheriff’s offices and police departments across New Mexico shove thousands of items into evidence rooms. Now, one lawmaker wants to change the way law enforcement handles those items, including by allowing state museums first dibs on what goes unclaimed.

Women at Sandia Labs allege discrimination in federal lawsuit

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 09, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Several employees are suing Sandia National Laboratories, claiming discrimination. The federal, class action lawsuit alleges Sandia treats women unfairly through the company’s culture and the way they evaluate their employees.

NMSU drones advance unmanned aviation

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 08, 2017
A look inside America`s first drone test center
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A small gray plane revved its engine on Runway 22 at Las Cruces International Airport. Quickly, the propeller on its tail pushed it faster and faster past the white lines on the asphalt.

New Mexico lawmakers speak out against immigration policies

KRQE News 13 and Madeline Schmitt
Santa Fe, Feb 07, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Several New Mexico lawmakers — along with Sen. Tom Udall — are speaking out against President Trump. They’re not happy with his immigration policies, and now they’re getting New Mexicans to rally behind them.

KRQE News 13 investigates eastern New Mexico fraud scheme

Larry Barker, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 07, 2017
Fugitive sex offender and popular elected official involved
LOGAN, N.M. (KRQE) – Ask anyone in eastern New Mexico about the devious fraud scheme that impacted scores of victims in places like Logan, San Jon or Tucumcari and folks will give you an earful. At the center of this underhanded swindle is a fugitive sex offender and, behind the scenes, a popular elected official.

New Mexico lawmaker wants to raise legal age for smoking

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 07, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico senator is introducing a bill to raise the legal age for those allowed to purchase tobacco products.

New Mexico secrets found in new CIA database

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 07, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Some of the Central Intelligence Agency’s secrets are out. No longer do you have to travel to the National Archives to examine once-classified documents.

Cancer advocates push for tougher laws in New Mexico

David Romero, KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Feb 06, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of cancer patients and students from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque will be meeting with legislators on Monday morning requesting tougher tobacco laws. The group says they intend to meet with lawmakers at the State Capitol in Santa Fe to bring attention to two major items.

Message of hate appears in New Mexico Walmart

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 06, 2017
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – An offensive joke, bordering on a hate crime appeared at an Alamogordo Walmart for families to see. A customer took big letters meant for decorating and turned them into a message of hate.

State leaders introduce bill to prevent border wall, land commissioner proposes trade

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 03, 2017
SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) — A battle is brewing in New Mexico over Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexican border. Lawmakers introduced a bill to stop the feds from building on state land.

Police: SWAT situation on I-40 bridge caused by former Roswell officer

Chelo Rivera and Soyoung Kim, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 02, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The woman at the center of the SWAT standoff that shut down I-40 for hours Wednesday morning is a former police officer turned criminal, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.

New Mexico lawmaker proposes ‘do not call’ list for minors

Victoria Velarde and Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 02, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Think of the “Do Not Call Registry” — but only for New Mexico minors. That’s the idea one lawmaker has. It’s supposed to safeguard kids from things they’re not old enough to see or do.

New Mexico lawmaker wants to protect skydiving companies from lawsuits

Madeline Schmitt and Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 01, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a popular tourist activity in New Mexico, and it’s inherently dangerous. Now, a state lawmaker wants to protect skydiving companies from lawsuits.

Nevada kidnapping victim found in New Mexico

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 31, 2017
ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – The victim of a Nevada kidnapping case is safe after being found in New Mexico.

National Cemetery needs to expand

Justin Matthews, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 31, 2017
The Santa Fe National Cemetery will be full by the mid-2020`s
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The search is on for a 200-acre parcel within a 15 mile radius of I-25 and Tramway, according to the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

New Mexico lawmakers invite Mexico’s president to State House

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 30, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE)– Several New Mexico lawmakers want Mexico’s president to address the State House this session.

Lea County Deputies have authority once again

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 30, 2017
LOVINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Lea County Deputies can once again enforce the law. This comes after the untimely death of Sheriff Steve Ackerman. Today, the deputies were sworn in as New Mexico Mounted Patrol Officers.

beWellnm urging New Mexicans to enroll for coverage

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 27, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With just a week in oval office, President Donald Trump is working to make good on campaign promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

New Mexico lawmakers continue push to legalize marijuana

KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Jan 26, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Democratic state lawmakers are continuing their push to legalize and tax recreation marijuana.

Bill would protect working pregnant women in New Mexico

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 24, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Three female democrats in New Mexico’s House of Representatives want to protect pregnant working women from discrimination.

Wet conditions to blame for delayed chile harvest in southern New Mexico

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 23, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE)– The unusually wet winter in southern New Mexico has brought some much needed moisture, but for red chile farmers it’s come with some downsides.

Federal court weighing in on Mexican Gray Wolves

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 19, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A federal appeals court is weighing whether the feds can release more Mexican Gray Wolves into the New Mexico wild without permission from the state.

Lea County Sheriff killed in crash

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2017
LEA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Lea County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of Sheriff Steve Ackerman. Officials say Ackerman was killed in a crash Tuesday.

State of the State Address focuses on budget shortfall, crime

Lysee Mitri and Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Governor Susana Martinez kicked off the 60-day session at the Roundhouse with the State of the State Address Tuesday focusing on the economy and cracking down on crime, calling for both parties to work together.

New Mexico high school students set all-time high graduation rate

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 17, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Hats off to the class of 2016 for setting an all-time high graduation rate in New Mexico.

New Mexico gets hit with rain and snow

Rebecca Adkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 16, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a wet day across New Mexico, from heavy rain in Albuquerque, to snow in the Northern Mountains

How to stay on track with your fitness resolutions

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 13, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Many are two weeks into their New Year’s resolutions and going strong. But for some, who are trying to shed a few pounds, it could be the breaking point. Here’s what you can do to stay on track.

PED eyes closing charter school after spending controversy

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 11, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The days may be numbered for an embattled charter school. The Public Education Department is days away from taking the first step towards closing La Promesa Early Learning Center.

New Mexico State Parks host bird and bat festival

Adrian Rivas, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 10, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s an event for nature lovers everywhere and tickets are only three dollars. The New Mexico State Parks is gearing up for the Winter Bird and Bat Festival at the Rio Grande Nature Center on Saturday, January 14.

Wildlife Officials: Rare bats returning to New Mexico

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 09, 2017
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Wildlife officials say a once-rare bat is making a comeback.

Bill would let New Mexico voters decide on gas tax for roadwork

Soyoung Kim, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 06, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With the state hurting for money, New Mexico roads are hurting for repairs. Now a state lawmaker is pitching a gas tax with a twist, to help pay for roadwork.

Winter storm slams New Mexico

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 06, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico is seeing winter conditions as the largest storm of the season so far brings snow showers and high winds across the state.

New Mexico business group leader suing state Republican Party

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 05, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The president of a state business group is suing the New Mexico Republican Party. Carla Sonntag said the finger is being unfairly pointed at her.

Missing New Mexico dog found 8 months later, nearly 100 miles away

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 04, 2017
PORTALES N.M. (KRQE) – What was Ranger up to all this time? A New Mexico family has their dog back after it turned up eight months later and a hundred miles away from their home.

Meow Wolf adding new exhibits, could expand outside of New Mexico

Rebecca Atkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 03, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Meow Wolf has become a success even quicker than its founders could have ever imagined. To date, close to 400,000 people have walked through Meow Wolf’s doors, and it only opened in March.

Lobo Men’s Basketball takes out SDSU 68-62

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 03, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lobo Men’s Basketball is now 9-5 overall and 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play after defeating conference rival San Diego State at their place 68-62. The Lobos trailed 36-25 at the half in Viejas Arena, but a 2nd half surge of defense and point production led to the Lobos 2nd consecutive conference victory.

New Mexico lawmakers propose raising state’s minimum wage

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 28, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Workers in some New Mexico cities will soon see a pay raise, as minimum wage in those areas is going up. But, if two lawmakers get their way, the bump in pay could go up even more next year.

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here’s what you need to know

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One popular gift found under Christmas trees this year takes users to new heights. Drones sales soared for the holidays creating a record year for the industry.

Study: New Mexico one of the worst in the country for credit card debt

Marissa Lucero, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans all over are swiping their credit cards for gifts this season and what they may not know is the state was ranked one of the worst when it comes paying off credit card debt.

New Mexico senator proposes bill to drop Secretary of Education position

Rebecca Atkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Taking politics out of education, that’s exactly what Albuquerque Democrat and State Senator Michael Padilla plans to do with his new bill, Senate Joint Resolution 2.

Pilot error to blame for crash that killed New Mexico Air Force major in Afghanistan

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 27, 2016
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Pilot error is being blamed for the military helicopter crash that killed a former Rio Rancho teacher.

Police: 1 fatal crash among 36 others on westbound I-40

Justin Cox and Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 19, 2016
SANTA ROSA, N.M. (KRQE)– Authorities say snow and icy roads caused about 40 vehicles to wreck in several major multi-vehicle accidents along I-40 east of Santa Rosa Saturday morning.

VIDEO: Community remembers New Mexico radio broadcaster killed in crash

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 19, 2016
PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – Tributes to a well-known New Mexico radio broadcaster are pouring in on social media.

Albuquerque couple accused in $50 million fraud scheme

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 16, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque couple that got into trouble four years ago with promises of building a Hollywood-like studio here is now accused of bigger crimes.

Village of Questa still without water

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 15, 2016
QUESTA, N.M. (KRQE) – The Questa water crisis persists despite the installation of a new well.

New Mexico railroad giving free rides in exchange for holiday donations

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 15, 2016
CHAMA, N.M. (KRQE) – The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is giving free rides to those who donate this holiday season.

Heist thriller filmed in New Mexico gets Golden Globe nods

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 13, 2016
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) – Filmed entirely in New Mexico, "Hell or High Water" has earned three Golden Globe nods, including best film drama.

New Mexico man in Hollywood for CBS casting initiative

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 13, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man is in Hollywood this week. Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr. is one of 12 finalists out of approximately 8,500 entrants for the new CBS Drama Diversity Casting Initiative.

Michelle Lujan Grisham announces plan to run for governor in 2018

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 13, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham has filed as a gubernatorial candidate in 2018. Lujan Grisham made the announcement Tuesday. She released a video explaining her decision.

Rohan Angadi doesn’t win Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 12, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Clovis athlete Rohan Angadi was a national finalist for this year’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, but on Sunday night he found out that he did not take home the award. Even to make it this far was a dream come true for the Clovis High School Student.

High School Hoops Saturday Recap

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 12, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- Tournaments all across the state wrapped up on Saturday. KRQE Sports was able to make it to two championship games on Saturday.

Court order between high schoolers sparks students’ rights debate

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 08, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE)- It’s a question of protecting a student’s rights, whether that student is a potential victim or a potential perpetrator. That difficult question is playing out at one Albuquerque high school.

New Mexico boxer Johnny Tapia going in International Boxing Hall of Fame

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Dec 07, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- The latest class into the International Boxing Hall of Fame has been revealed. Late Five Time World Champion Johnny Tapia is a part of the class of 2017. Tapia ended his career with a 59-5-2 record. He passed away in May of 2012. His widow Teresa Tapia was elated and sad when she got the news.

New Mexico Bowl hopes to bring in more tourists

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s good for the Lobos that they get to stay at home and play in the New Mexico Bowl, but it could also mean the city and state lose out on thousands of fans coming here for the game, which is one of the reasons for launching the New Mexico Bowl.

Stolen dog reunited with owner

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 06, 2016
DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – A two day ordeal involving a stolen dog and car has a happy ending. This video shows Trooper being reunited with his owner, Carrie Credur. It was a rough few days for them.

UNM regents could suspend or fire President Frank at special meeting

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 05, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico board of regents could remove the school’s current president ahead of schedule at a special meeting called for later on this week.

Punching out Parkinson’s Disease

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 05, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Punching out Parkinson’s. A boxing class in Albuquerque will meet Monday to give those living with this neurological disease the confidence and strength to fight back.

Critical reports look at UNM President’s expenses, treatment of staff

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 02, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico’s outgoing president is responding to questions about an expensive stay at a fancy New York hotel and how he treats his staff.

Movie star spotted at Route 66 Pit Stop

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 01, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There was a big star sighting in New Mexico. Route 66 Casino Hotel shared a photo yesterday of actor Benicio del Toro enjoying a famous Laguna Burger at the Route 66 Pit Stop west of Albuquerque.

Government revenues falter in New Mexico

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 30, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico budget officials say state government finances continue to deteriorate as tax collections and other revenues declined sharply during a recent three-month period.

Special Olympics New Mexico loses chunk of state funding

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 30, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A nonprofit that has gotten state funding for 34 years is feeling the fallout of the state’s budget woes. Special Olympics New Mexico is making adjustments after taking a 50 percent cut in state funding.

Woman accuses Albuquerque Bishop of sexual abuse

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 30, 2016
Lawsuit: Video shows church leader calling 6-year-old `sexy`
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Bishop who leads the Albuquerque chapter of one of the largest nationwide churches is accused of being a predator.

Winter Weather: Parts of New Mexico see snow Monday night

Associate Press/KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 29, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP/KRQE) – Forecasters say an approaching storm system and low temperatures are expected to bring snow Monday night to the Albuquerque area.

State auditor wants another review of insurance taxes

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 29, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state auditor wants another review to find out if the state failed to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

New Mexico State Parks to waive entrance fees on Black Friday

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 22, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – All 35 New Mexico State Parks are waiving entrance fees on Black Friday.

UNM students protest Trump election with campus ‘walk out’

Kayla Root and Marissa Lucero, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 17, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Students at the University of New Mexico walked out Tuesday in protest of the election of Donald Trump.

Santa Fe’s sanctuary city status could put federal funding at risk

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 16, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A long-running Santa Fe policy for dealing with immigrants could put millions in federal funding at risk under president-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

Proposal would give New Mexico’s electoral votes to national vote winner

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 15, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A proposal likely to be introduced at next year’s legislative session would pledge New Mexico’s electoral votes to whoever wins the nationwide popular vote.

‘Most Wanted’ DWI fugitive arrested in Farmington

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 15, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One of New Mexico’s most wanted fugitives, a serial drunk driver, has been arrested.

Support pours in for Albuquerque family after 10-year-old dies in crash

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 14, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A family is now searching for funds to help pay for 10-year-old Carmen Esmeralda Rivera’s funeral. This, after the car she was in was struck from behind, causing it to roll, ejecting the little girl from the car.

Albuquerque Public Schools sends letter home with students after fears of deportation arise

Soyoung Kim, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 11, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Public School District (APS) said there has been widespread fear among students that their parents may not be there when they get home. They are worried president-elect Donald Trump will have them deported.

Mixed reactions in New Mexico over Donald Trump’s win

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 09, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans are expressing mixed reactions over Donald Trump’s win. New Mexico’s five electoral votes went to Hillary Clinton after she beat Donald Trump by eight points here.

Police impersonator pulling over people in New Mexico

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 09, 2016
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE)- One New Mexico city is dealing with a police impersonator. He’s pulling people over in an old cop car and it’s making people in Alamogordo uneasy.

New Mexico to issue Amber Alerts for Navajo Nation

Associated PressAssociated Press and KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 09, 2016
GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – The state of New Mexico has volunteered to issue Amber Alerts for the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

Election Day 2016: Republicans, Democrats face off in Election Day races

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 08, 2016
Bernalillo County is reporting that 18,764 voters have cast their ballots as of 10 a.m., Election Day 2016. This is in addition to the 181,839 early votes and 26,974 absentee votes already cast. About 40.7 percent of New Mexicans have voted either early or absentee. In Bernalillo County, about 46 percent have voted early or absentee. Another update is expected at 12 p.m. Tuesday.

New Mexico elections officials warn against self-appointed poll watchers

Matt Grubs, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 08, 2016
Law enforcement, secretary of state`s office hope for smooth Election Day
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) — For months, Donald Trump has been warning of a rigged election and urging his supporters to keep an eye on the polls on Election Day.

MVD to begin issuing new Real ID, driver authorization cards Nov. 14th

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 07, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In just over a week, MVD will begin rolling out the new Real ID and driver authorization cards. It has been an ongoing issue in the state. A change needed in order to become compliant with federal ID rules.

KRQE NEWS 13 ANALYSTS: How the State House seats come into play

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 04, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – How the seats in the New Mexico legislature will fill up this election is the big question. KRQE News 13 Political Analysts Dick Knipfing and Gabe Sanchez talk about which seats in the State House they’ll be paying the most attention to.

Drivers beg for relief from train crossing delays near Belen

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 03, 2016
Jarales Road train crossing has been subject of lawmaker & community concern for more than 11 years
JARALES, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a well-known problem. An intersection south of Albuquerque, where around one-hundred different trains pass through every day, blocking the road and delaying drivers sometimes for more than 30 minutes.

The Electoral College: What is it and what does it do?

Matt Jaworowski, Media General National Desk
Washington, DC, Nov 02, 2016
(MEDIA GENERAL) — Political scientists, journalists and talking heads refer to it as “The Map,” “The Path to 270,” “The Road to the White House.”

Presidential race heating up in New Mexico down the stretch

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 02, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After months of being treated as an election afterthought, New Mexico is suddenly getting more attention from both campaigns with one week to go until Election Day.

Taxpayers on the hook for UNM Bigfoot expedition

Larry Barker, KRQE News 13 Investigates
Albuquerque, Nov 01, 2016
GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – At the center of this controversy is a legendary creature called Bigfoot. In the animal kingdom, Bigfoot is right up there with the Loch Ness monster, unicorns and werewolves. According to folklore, Bigfoot is a hairy, human-like beast that supposedly lives in the woods. Even though there has never been any scientific evidence the creature actually exists, UNM`s Gallup campus is front and center in the hunt for Bigfoot. Leading the charge for the university is Dr. Christopher Dyer.

City of Albuquerque hasn’t been following diversity law for at least 15 years

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 31, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a law that has been on the books for years, meant to improve diversity in the City of Albuquerque. But an investigation shows the city hasn’t been following the law.

Water main break destroys New Mexico family’s home for the second time

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 28, 2016
GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico family was still trying to pick up the pieces after a water main broke gushing water into their home. The city said they would fix it, but a month later, disaster struck again when a second main broke.

New Mexico considers co-pays for Medicaid recipients

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 28, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state is looking to make recipients of Medicaid pay co-pays.

New Mexico memorial recovers veteran’s lost war mementos

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 28, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – From lost, to found. A happy ending for a veteran whose special war mementos went missing.

Santa Fe considering new rules for pet owners

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 27, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Santa Fe is considering new rules for pet owners, but some say the proposed changes aren’t strict enough.

New Mexico students could see big boost from grant money

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 26, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A big boost is coming for students pursuing the sciences at New Mexico universities.

New Mexico mayor says sheriff challenged him to a fist fight

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 26, 2016
ELIDA, N.M. (KRQE) – Did a New Mexico sheriff challenge a New Mexico mayor to a fist fight in the middle of a street? That claim is part of a strange lawsuit.

Woman not allowed to vote because of what she was wearing

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 25, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When Mary Sanchez went to cast her ballot early at the Four Hills Shopping Center, she wasn’t aware that she was breaking the law.

Judge to make decision on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 25, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge could decide by the end of the week if construction on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit should be stopped.

Senator Martin Heinrich named in vice presidential candidate list

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 20, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Talk of Senator Martin Heinrich being a potential vice presidential pick appears to be more than just rumor.

New Mexico restaurant owners worry about avocado shortage

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 20, 2016
ROSWELL N.M. (KRQE) – Better get your guacamole now, there could be an avocado shortage coming.

New Mexico State Police slow to release officer-involved shooting videos

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 20, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s been months since 26-year-old Angel Navarro was shot and killed by New Mexico law enforcement. Now months later, his family is still seeking answers and demanding to see police video.

Woman whose baby died after giving birth in jail appears in court

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 20, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was an emotional morning in court for a woman whose baby died after she gave birth in jail this week.

Family of man who drove his car over three trains speaks out

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2016
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – The family the driver that jumped over three trains in Belen last week says that despite some speculation, 42-year old Anthony Sanchez was not trying to kill himself when he sped down the dead-end road last week.

Race for Roundhouse control heating up in New Mexico

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – While most have their eyes on Clinton vs. Trump, state legislative races in New Mexico could provide the drama come election day with both the Senate and House up for grabs.

Missing Michigan teen found in New Mexico

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2016
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A missing teen from Michigan has been found in New Mexico. A 17-year-old girl had been missing for about a year when she was spotted at about 4 a.m. at a Wal-Mart in Rio Rancho.

Missing Michigan teen found in New Mexico

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2016
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A missing teen from Michigan has been found in New Mexico. A 17-year-old girl had been missing for about a year when she was spotted at about 4 a.m. at a Wal-Mart in Rio Rancho.

New Mexico youth organization receives $10K donation

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A group that helps young New Mexicans got a big boost Tuesday. The Notah Begaye III Foundation, a Native-American nonprofit, presented a $10,000 check to Youth Development Incorporated. YDI offers educational and other services to more than 12,000 youth around the state.

Local artists painting dumpsters in Cloudcroft

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2016
CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (KRQE)- Garbage dumpsters are usually an ugly part of life, but artists in one New Mexico town are trying to spruce up the place by using dumpsters as their canvass.

Hillary Clinton sends Bernie Sanders to rally in New Mexico

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 18, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A familiar face from primary season is set to make a campaign stop in New Mexico Tuesday.

Store Clerk fired from job after beating robbery suspect with mop

Justin Cox and Soyoung Kim
Albuquerque, Oct 17, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A store clerk was the victim of an attempted robbery, but now KRQE News 13 has learned the clerk who said he was defending himself has lost his job because of that incident.

Car flies over three trains and lands on tracks in Belen

Soyoung Kim and Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 14, 2016
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – It was an incredible scene, and even more incredible the driver is still alive. Workers at the rail yard couldn’t believe their eyes when a car came flying out of nowhere — over three different trains.

UNM hammering out plan to handle state cuts

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 12, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Months after getting hit with one state budget cut, the University of New Mexico is working on a plan to handle yet another one following a 5-percent budget hit recently handed down by state lawmakers.

Jogger spots mountain lion in Santa Fe

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 12, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are urging people in Santa Fe to keep an eye out on their morning runs after a jogger spotted a mountain lion.

Tuesday marked voter registration deadline, early voting begins

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 11, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans can start casting their votes for who they want to see as the nation’s next president.

Albuquerque native rides success of breakout podcast

Dean Staley, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 11, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Marc Maron is an entertainer who grew up in New Mexico, spent decades on the road as a comic, and now hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the country: "W.T.F."

Santa Fe sandwich shop blindsided by lawsuit from coffee chain

Soyoung Kim, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 10, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A sandwich shop in Santa Fe said it was blindsided when it learned it was being sued. Its attention-grabbing name and logo was based on local history, but a national coffee company with a similar name wants them to change it.

New Mexico celebrates state’s largest solar energy project

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 07, 2016
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – State and local leaders celebrated one of New Mexico’s largest solar energy projects Thursday.

Preparations underway for New Mexico’s first dog cafe

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 07, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a growing trend across the country: cat and dog cafes are starting to pop up all over.

Fuel company helps to offset Fiesta’s emissions

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It takes thousands of pounds of propane to get balloons at Balloon Fiesta Park off the ground every year. Now, a familiar name in fuel is helping cut down on the event’s affect on the environment.

Tree kills woman in rare accident at Bandelier National Monument

Soyoung Kim, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 05, 2016
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a freak accident at Bandelier National Park, rangers explained how a tree fell and killed a hiker near a main parking lot. For visitors to New Mexico, Bandelier National Monument is a popular stop.

Pre-K kids doing science labs as part of unique hands-on program

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 03, 2016
BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Walk down the halls of Saint Mary’s Belen and you’ll find a different kind of class. Students as young as Pre-K up to eighth grade are buttoning up their lab coats, pulling on their gloves and sliding on their goggles.

House GOP lays out its budget plan

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 03, 2016
Cuts for CYFD, K-12 Education trimmed or erased, state`s universities hit harder
SANTA FE, N.M (KRQE) – Day four of the special session focused on who will feel the pain most from budget cuts made necessary by a nearly $600 million hole in the state’s finances.

LANL: Suspicious device found, officials investigating

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 30, 2016
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Employees at a Los Alamos National Labs building were evacuated around 9:30 a.m. Friday after reports of a suspicious device.

Middle school student takes knee while singing anthem, explains why

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 30, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local middle school student took a knee while singing the National Anthem at a recent volleyball game, and she wants to share why.

History Republican newspaper endorses Gary Johnson

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 29, 2016
DETROIT (KRQE) – A win for former New Mexico governor and libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson: He received an endorsement from the Detroit News, a traditionally Republican newspaper.

Ambulances not required at New Mexico high school football games

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a seemingly routine play on punt coverage during the third quarter Bloomfield’s clash with Hope Christian at Wilson Stadium.

US Secretary of Defense to stop in New Mexico

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is expected to speak to airmen at Kirkland Air Force Base. Carter is traveling across the country this week. Monday, the secretary spoke to airmen in North Dakota about the state of the country’s nuclear efforts, and the lack of attention paid to them over the past quarter century.

Questa students honor fellow classmate for homecoming

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 27, 2016
QUESTA, N.M. (KRQE) – Students at one New Mexico high school are honoring a fellow student in a special way. Desiree Vallo is a sophomore at Questa High School. She was born with a form of muscular dystrophy, has been hospitalized countless times and has overcome many obstacles in her life.

New Mexico residents enjoy free fishing

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 26, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a great day to head outside and fish for free. Saturday was National Hunting and Fishing Day. People could fish without a license across New Mexico but they did have to follow all other fishing rules.

New Mexico faces serious shortage of sports officials

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 23, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The job comes with plenty of exercise, dodging some scary hits, and you have to be on your toes at all times. Not everyone will agree with you, and some nasty words could fly your way, too.

State failed to enforce massive tire dump cleanup, will restart effort

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 23, 2016
SAN RAFAEL, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a big property in the heart of New Mexico with a messy history, and thought to be covered with more than quarter-million tires. A place where a small fire could erupt into an environmental nightmare.

New Mexico author receives medal at the White House

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 23, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico Author and Poet Rudolfo Anaya received the National Humanities Medal at the White House on Thursday.

Poisoned Waters: New Mexico Danger Zones

Larry Barker, KRQE News 13 Investigates
Albuquerque, Sep 21, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – They are ‘danger zones’ hidden away, lurking all over the state. Most are the result of toxic environmental mishaps — literally underground rivers of poison.

New Mexico attorney, senator accused of conflict of interest

KRQE News 13 and Jeannie Nguyen
Albuquerque, Sep 19, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – According to a motion filed on Friday, the Attorney General’s Office is trying to remove a State Senator as defense counsel after an alleged conflict of interest.

Albuquerque’s new Inspector General looks to strengthen fraud, corruption investigations

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 16, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Catching thieves and exposing incompetence. They’re two big issues most large city governments try to take on in efforts to save taxpayer dollars.

Fiesta balloons banned from landing on Sandia Pueblo

Soyoung Kim, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 12, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As preparations for balloon fiesta are heating up, organizers are trying to figure out why Sandia Pueblo is banning balloons from landing on their reservation this year.

Roswell officer fired for allegedly roughing up wife

KRQE News 13
Roswell, Sep 09, 2016
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A Roswell police officer accused of roughing up his wife has been fired. Cruz Zavala was arrested in May 2015 after his wife told police he tackled her, then twisted her arm at their home.

UNM professor, students create interactive game to teach energy conservation

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 07, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One University of New Mexico professor and his students are hoping to change the way we look at energy conservation. They’re doing this with a game developed right here in Albuquerque that could one day be in classrooms throughout the state.

Skeletal remains found in Sandia Mountains, woman still missing

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 07, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The search for a missing woman near the Sandia Crest has turned up a different set of remains. Deputies think they may belong to a woman who vanished last year.

New Mexico families struggle with EpiPen price increase

Candace Hopkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – EpiPens are a life-saving necessity for people suffering from severe food allergies, but a recent spike in their price has left many families wondering how to afford them, and still keep food on the table, including many here in New Mexico.

University of New Mexico to run siren system drill

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s only a five-minute drill, but it could save lives. Tuesday, the University of New Mexico is running its siren system test as part of its Emergency Warning System.

Governor releases new ads encouraging reports of child abuse

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The governor is hoping a series of new television advertisements will convince people to report child abuse. It comes following the brutal murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens.

After federal action, ITT Tech to cease operations

Associated Press and Candace Hopkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 06, 2016
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — The for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services is shutting down its campuses days after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.

First ever New Mexico True Fest kicks off at Expo New Mexico

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 02, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state Tourism Department and Expo New Mexico are working to put the finishing touches on a new celebration.

Hard to digest: The fiasco that cost taxpayers millions

Larry Barker, KRQE News 13 Investigates
Albuquerque, Aug 30, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a colossal blunder and a glaring example of government waste and incompetence at its worst. The snafu is costing taxpayers millions of dollars to correct.

Local law enforcement de-stress with yoga

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2016
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – With the recent acts of violence towards police officers happening in the nation, one local woman is using a common exercise to help law enforcement de-stress.

New Mexico Cop Caught on Own Body Camera Stealing Marijuana from Police Station

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2016
GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – A police sergeant in New Mexico was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing and distributing drugs.

Hobbs residents cleaning up mess caused by flooding

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 29, 2016
HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – People in Hobbs are busy cleaning up after they got a shocking amount of rain over the weekend.

NMDOT construction strands rural roadside businesses

Matt Grubs, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 25, 2016
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE, N.M. (KRQE) — Bill Slaughter is a throwback. He’s made a life in the tiny town off Interstate 40 in rural western New Mexico for four decades. He’s 84-years-old now and does not plan on quitting anytime soon.

Rapper Kirko Bangz attacked after allegedly bad mouthing New Mexico rappers

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 25, 2016
HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – A popular Texas rapper was attacked at his show and hit in the head with a bottle after witnesses say he bad-mouthed New Mexico.

Utah pulls out of Facebook data center deal; New Mexico still in

Associated Press and KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 24, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY (KRQE) – Plans to bring a Facebook data center to New Mexico could be looking brighter, as the only other competing city dropped out of the running Tuesday night.

Poll: More than half of New Mexicans support death penalty revival

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 23, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new poll shows more than half of New Mexicans want to bring back the death penalty.

Beetles turning trees brown in Chaves County

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 17, 2016
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE)- A lot of trees in one New Mexico county are turning brown. Experts say it’s because of one little bug and not the well-known bark beetle.

New Mexico police searching for two suspects in murder just across Colorado border

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 17, 2016
RATON, N.M. (KRQE) – Raton police say officers are searching for two men in connection to a deadly shooting that happened Sunday.

New Mexico college under investigation

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico community college is being investigated for alleged administrative misconduct.

State Police investigate alleged online threats made by DA’s daughter

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 16, 2016
CLIFF, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police says it is investigating alleged online threats made by District Attorney Francesca Estevez’s daughter.

Village of Hatch still trying to process officer’s murder

Candace Hopkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 15, 2016
HATCH, N.M. (KRQE) – It has been an emotional few days for the village of Hatch, as the community there mourns the loss of Officer Jose Chavez, murdered during a traffic stop Friday.

Republican VP candidate Pence making stops in New Mexico

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 15, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence is scheduled to make two campaign stops in New Mexico on Tuesday.

Middle school principal calls 911 on New Mexico mayor

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 12, 2016
Principal claims Mayor was `threatening` school administrator
GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – It was an eventful first day of school at one New Mexico middle school. The principal called 911 saying the mayor was at the school making threats to an administrator.

New app launched to promote New Mexico

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 12, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – These days, it’s hard to go far without seeing someone glued to their smart phone. There’s so much more you can do than just talking and texting, and now a new app lets you experience New Mexico at the palm of your hands.

Former UFC Champ Jon ‘Bones’ Jones appears in court

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 11, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A former UFC champion was in court Thursday where he accepted a deferred sentencing. This, after a judge ordered him to stay out of trouble.

Justice Department files lawsuit against New Mexico State University

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 11, 2016
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against New Mexico State University Thursday, alleging that the school discriminated against a former female assistant track coach.

School district wants suit over graphic drawings dismissed

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2016
ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – A local school district wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by one of its former students. The student sued after he was expelled for violent, graphic drawings and what investigators called his “hit list.”

New Mexico governor orders agency spending reductions

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP/KRQE) – The order is from the top. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is directing state agencies under her control to reduce annual general-fund spending by 5-percent in response to a decline in state revenues linked to energy prices.

Former Gov. Gary Johnson to hold rally in Albuquerque

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 09, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is expected to speak in Albuquerque this week.

New Mexico’s immunization exemptions steadily on the rise

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 08, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As kids get ready to head back to school, parents are busy shopping and making sure their kids have all the vaccines they need. But some aren’t. Instead, the New Mexico Department of Health says more parents are asking for their kids to be exempt from immunizations.

New Mexico congressmen look to expand broadband

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 08, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A group of New Mexico congressmen are looking to expand broadband access in the state. U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn are discussing their efforts Monday.

NM Tax Free Holiday - What You Need to Know

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 04, 2016
Once a year, during the first weekend in August, the state of New Mexico suspends collection of gross receipts taxes on select consumable goods. Tax Free Holiday Date 2016: Aug 5, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. through Aug 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

State Senator works to open trade, travel with Cuba

Fernanda Lopez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 03, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A U.S. Senator from New Mexico is working to open trade and travel with Cuba. On Wednesday, he will speak at a panel discussion to launch a new statewide effort.

Moriarty native traded to San Francisco Giants

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 02, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE,N.M. (KRQE)- Moriarty native Matt Moore was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

Kristen Curry, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 02, 2016
Widespread storms stretch into midweek...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for majority of western, central and northern NM beginning 11AM Tuesday.

New Mexico State Representative under fire for alleged conflict of interest

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 02, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico state representative Paul Pacheco is accused of using his position to get funding for a project that his brother benefited from. However, Pacheco calls the allegations a “smear campaign.”

Alex Bregman gets 1st career MLB Hit

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 01, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It took longer than most anticipated but on Sunday afternoon, Alex Bregman finally got his 1st MLB hit. It came in the top of the 3rd inning against the Detroit Tigers. It was a base hit up the middle that gave Bregman his first career MLB hit, and the Tigers even gave him the ball after it was over.

State Rep: New shoes wasted, tossed in dumpster by Sports Authority

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 29, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico state representative said she found perfectly good shoes that someone could have used, tossed in the dumpster by a business.

Teen comes up short creating care bags for chemo patients

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 29, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Think of it as a hug in a bag. One Albuquerque teen is looking to bring comfort to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. It’s for his Eagle Scout project, but this cause is close to his heart. Two of his grandparents went through chemo. Yet, this Boy Scout is having more trouble than he expected.

Chase has everything he needs to complete the project, except for those 50 totes.

Police catch up on rape kit backlog in New Mexico

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 26, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police departments around New Mexico have been hammered for falling years behind on evidence in rape cases.

Albuquerque woman wants to launch mobile shower truck for the homeless

Candace Hopkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 25, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman wants to bring a mobile shower truck to the area for homeless people to use.

Lawmakers: New Mexico facing budget shortfall, calls for special session

KRQE News 13 and Haley Rush
Albuquerque, Jul 22, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico is looking at a serious money problem. Powerful state lawmakers just announced that they need to come up with millions to pay the bills.

Governor announces new initiative to help female New Mexico veterans

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 22, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The governor has announced a new initiative to improve services to female New Mexico veterans. Among the goals; to improve health care, job training and education.

Los Alamos National Labs continue work with NASA on 2020 Mars Rover

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 21, 2016
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Technology that New Mexico scientists helped develop is roaming Mars right now. Instruments on the Curiosity Rover, created at Los Alamos National Laboratory, uses laser technology to analyze samples of rocks and soils to see if we could live on Mars.

New Mexico stunt man dies at age 35

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 14, 2016
Jay Torrez found dead outside his Valencia County home
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – He’s been set on fire and pushed it to the limits as a stunt man in a lot of big name movies. Authorities told KRQE News 13 New Mexico stunt man, Jay Torrez, was found dead outside of his Valencia county home this week. According to his resume, Torrez is known for stunt work on Gamer, We’re the Millers, Sicario, and The Magnificent 7.

New Mexico law enforcement officers pay respects in Dallas

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 13, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Tuesday, President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush spoke at a memorial honoring five Dallas officers shot in the line of duty by a sniper. They lost their lives keeping watch over what had been a peaceful protest last week.

New Mexico State Fair ranks 9th in country; new changes coming

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 13, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico State Fair now has some bragging rights. A national survey just ranked the fair as being the ninth best in the country. The study looked at five factors including attendance, admission prices and length of the fair, all of which the New Mexico State Fair received good marks on.

New Mexico named one of the safest places for older drivers

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 12, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico has been deemed the safest state for older drivers.

New Mexico woman dies after her car is hit by train

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 11, 2016
DEXTER, N.M. (KRQE) – A 44-year-old Dexter woman has died after her car was hit by a train. New Mexico State Police say the collision happened just before 6 p.m. Saturday evening north of Dexter.

New Mexico filmed “Longmire” to return to Netflix

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 11, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – It’s official. The fifth season of “Longmire,” which uses New Mexico as its backdrop, will return this fall.

Wendy’s restaurants in New Mexico hit by hackers

KRWG News and Partners
Albuquerque, Jul 08, 2016
NEW YORK (AP/KRQE) — Wendy’s said hackers were able to steal customer’s credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought.

Albuquerque launches new program to tackle rape kits backlog

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 07, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is launching a new program to address the state’s backlog of rape kits. Right now, the city of Albuquerque has nearly 4,000 untested rape kits — making up a huge chunk of the more than 5,000 untested kits.

New Mexico startup arranges travel for dental care

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 07, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The dentist’s office is not usually considered a popular tourist attraction, but a Santa Fe resident has launched a dental tourism business, arranging trips for people to see a dentist.

Holly Holm credited as best current athlete from New Mexico

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 07, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- MSN Sports released a list of the best athletes by state currently, and they had the former bantamweight champion as New Mexico’s best athlete.

Bank of America gives New Mexico veteran new, free home

Kim Vallez and Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 01, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico veteran is getting some big help getting back on his feet. On Thursday, Army veteran Trevor Hileman was handed the keys to a new home, thanks to Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation.

Photos: Summer storms push through New Mexico

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 30, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque residents woke up to rain and rainbows Thursday morning. Check out photos of the summer storms captured by KRQE viewers.

New Mexico True Fest debuts Labor Day Weekend

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 28, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new event called the New Mexico True Fest will take place on the fairgrounds Labor Day Weekend. It will showcase authentic New Mexico products, food and entertainment.

Uber Español to launch in New Mexico

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 28, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Uber is partnering with New Mexico once again to launch a new program, targeted towards Spanish-speaking residents.

New Mexico hosts summit on empowering women, protecting children

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 28, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A two-day summit on empowering women and protecting children continues Tuesday.

New Mexico Workforce Connection to host job fair

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Workforce Connection will be hosting a mini job fair at their offices 501 Mountain Road in Downtown Albuquerque on Monday, June 27.

Jackson’s Martial Arts gym teaches self-defense to pueblo kids

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 15, 2016
SANTO DOMINGO, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a tragedy that hit a New Mexico community hard.

California company expanding to Rio Rancho, filling 224 jobs

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 14, 2016
California company brings more than 200 jobs to New Mexico
RIO RANCHO (KRQE) – A California company is expanding to New Mexico, and more than two hundred jobs are coming to Rio Rancho. The HP complex in Rio Rancho soon won’t be as empty.

New Mexico Republican and Democratic parties say more work ahead after Primary

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 09, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – While Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate still in the running, almost 30 percent of New Mexico’s Republican’s voted for candidates who aren’t even in the race anymore.

New Mexico battling federal government over water

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 09, 2016
CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (KRQE) – A battle is brewing in New Mexico over water. Ranchers claim the U.S. government is stealing their water and using an endangered animal to do it.

Clinton campaign volunteers in New Mexico celebrate win

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 08, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Volunteers who campaigned on Hillary Clinton’s behalf in New Mexico are now celebrating her win on the national stage.

Contested Dem primary drives up New Mexico turnout

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 07, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The contentious battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination has already driven up turnout in New Mexico.

Everything you need to know about New Mexico’s 2016 Primary Election

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Primary Election is Tuesday June 7, 2016. New Mexico will be among the six states holding primaries Tuesday.

Missing Arizona Brothers Found; Abductor at Large

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jun 06, 2016
WHEATFIELDS LAKE, Ariz. (KRQE) – Officials say the young boys who went missing out of Arizona on Saturday were found in New Mexico on Sunday afternoon.

New Mexico clinics close up, disappear with patient medical records

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bankrupt New Mexico health care company that’s embattled in a fraud investigation is now facing a growing number of claims from customers over missing medical records.

New Mexico women take part in Wounded Warrior program

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two New Mexico woman have become the first to take part in the Wounded Warrior career development program at Sandia.

Up, up and away: Albuquerque’s million dollar balloon blunder

Larry Barker, KRQE News 13 Investigation
Albuquerque, May 26, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a $1,000,000 blunder. Think of it as a bit of Disneyland on the Rio Grande: An adventure attraction at Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum. The idea was to draw visitors from all over the world.

Donald Trump critiques Gov. Susana Martinez at Albuquerque rally

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 25, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Donald Trump walked out to a roaring crowd of thousands while “Y’all Ready for This” played in the background.

Governor Martinez passes on Trump rally

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 24, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Will she or won’t she? It’s no secret Governor Susana Martinez could help sway some voters, but on Monday the governor finally answered whether she’ll be by Donald Trump’s side at this “Make America Great Again” rally in Albuquerque.

New Mexico judges to have access to criminal history clearinghouse

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 24, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico judges will soon have access to more information when setting bail for defendants.

Graffiti plagues gorgeous New Mexico tunnels

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 24, 2016
JEMEZ VALLEY, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s supposed to be a picturesque New Mexico treasure, but instead it’s plagued with graffiti.

New Mexico prepares for Trump, Clinton campaign rallies

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 23, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton are scheduled to hold rallies in New Mexico around the same time on Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders continues campaigning in New Mexico

Candace Hopkins
Albuquerque, May 23, 2016
VADO, N.M. (KRQE) – Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders continued his swing through New Mexico Saturday, hoping to make a big impression on voters.

Father of murdered 11-year-old addresses community

Marissa Lucero, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 13, 2016
SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Gary Mike, the father of 11-year-old Ashylnne Mike, walked into a room of nearly a dozen people and faced the cameras.

13 Investigates: The million dollar slab

Larry Barker, KRQE News 13 Investigation
Albuquerque, May 12, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Chairman of the State’s Legislative Finance Committee calls it, “a real abuse of taxpayer dollars.”

Comedy ‘Ideal Home’ to be filmed in New Mexico

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 10, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico will be the back drop of a new movie. "Ideal Home" is a comedy about two men, played by Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan, who live a care-free life.

New Mexico town claims multiple UFO sightings

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 10, 2016
ROSWELL, N.M (KRQE) – People think of Roswell as the alien city, but another New Mexico town has been giving Roswell a run for its money.

Residents of the small town of Dulce in far northern New Mexico claim they’ve experienced some paranormal activity themselves and it’s gaining them some national attention.

New Mexico teens take ‘unique’ trip to Cuba

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 09, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of New Mexico high school students went on a unique trip to a country that’s been off-limits to most for decades.

FBI arrests man connected to New Mexico prison gang

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 09, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The FBI says one of three people wanted in connection with New Mexico prison gangs is now locked up, and preparing for a court appearance.

Criminal complaint: Drugged dad tries to sell baby in park

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 09, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Investigators say a witness called police after spotting James Dingman in Coronado Park near 2nd Street and I-40 stumbling around while carrying a baby in a chest carrier.

Thousands in new zoo, BioPark tax dollars to be spent on administrators

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 05, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city has promised hundreds of millions of dollars in new construction at the Rio Grande Zoo and the rest of the Albuquerque BioPark, thanks to a new tax voters passed last year.

Study ranks New Mexico on ease of access to doctors’ information

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 03, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In an age when you can find an internet search engine listed in the dictionary as a verb, there’s not much you can’t find online. Unless — that is — you’re looking for information on your doctor.

New Mexico scientists develop tiny, artificial lung

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 03, 2016
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – It is miniature in size but not in significance. New Mexico researchers are creating a new device to test what people are breathing into their bodies and how harmful it could be.

Senator Tom Udall challenges New Mexico companies to conserve water

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 03, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Water is precious in New Mexico and now one of New Mexico’s US Senators is asking local companies to find ways to save it.

Judges, cops worry state change will affect court cases

Kim Holland, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 03, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There are changes coming to downtown Albuquerque — changes that have the courts and cops a bit worried. The state is closing the Motor Vehicle Division office near 4th Street and Marble Avenue, as soon as next month. The building sits right next to Metropolitan Court and is owned by the court.

New Mexico weather hit or miss the past few months

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, May 02, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s the kind of wind that keeps you up at night. Two storm systems swept through the state — bringing with it howling winds with gusts of more than 50 miles per hour, biting temperatures and a reported six inches of snow in the Northern mountains.

New Mexico companies attend trade show in Germany

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 29, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – This week, five New Mexico companies are in Germany, participating in the world’s largest tech show.

New Mythbusters show seeks talent from New Mexico Tech

David Romero, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, or New Mexico Tech as it’s commonly referred to, received national recognition for the role it played in the last season of The Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters program.

Paul Weir is the new leader of NMSU men’s basketball

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Apr 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Paul Weir is the new men’s basketball coach at New Mexico State. Weir was formally announced at a press conference Tuesday.

What does the Cruz-Kasich pact do to the New Mexico primary?

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 26, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – What kind of impact does the Cruz-Kasich pact have on New Mexico’s primary?

New Mexico thief who used teen sons to burglarize arrested again

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 25, 2016
TIJERAS, NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A Tijeras dad who police say was caught on camera using his sons to break into a home has been arrested again.

Hundreds take advantage of new law that allows teens to vote

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 25, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Hundreds of teens are capitalizing on a new state law that allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the general election in November to vote in the June primary.

‘Longmire’ films episode at New Mexico charter school

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 18, 2016
ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – Fans of “Longmire” might recognize a New Mexico charter school soon to be featured in the show.

UNM research examines benefits of longer school years for kids

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 18, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Schools considering longer school years or even year-round school has been a hot topic issue.

BernCo examines ‘patterns’ of protected leave at MDC to see if it can spot abuse

Matt Grubs, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 15, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The close-knit community of jail guards at Bernalillo County’s Metropolitan Detention Center lost one of its own recently. The 16-year veteran succumbed to cancer.

Cullen Neal to transfer from UNM to Ole Miss

Chelo Rivera and Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Apr 14, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Cullen Neal has chosen to transfer to “Ole Miss” in Mississippi. The announcement comes after the soon to be University of New Mexico graduate decided to transfer.

Country singer releases new song about New Mexico

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 14, 2016
EAGLE NEST, N.M. (KRQE) – Over the years, visiting his cabin in Eagle Nest, a country musician has fallen in love with New Mexico. Billy Dawson just released a song he wrote about the Land of Enchantment.

Golden Eagle found badly injured being treated in New Mexico

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 14, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE)– An eagle found seriously injured is being treated right here in New Mexico. This Golden Eagle was found in the oil fields north of Roswell with a broken wing.

Santa Fe paramedic accused of stealing from dead patient

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 13, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) – Santa Fe paramedic is facing serious charges and will not be heading out to rescue calls anytime soon after police say he charged more than $11,000 on a dead patient’s debit card.

Firefighter in trouble after wife photographed in his uniform breastfeeding

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 12, 2016
LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – A photographer’s series supporting breastfeeding moms could have a New Mexico firefighter in trouble.

Attorney general warns New Mexicans about fake IRS callers

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 11, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The attorney general’s office is warning New Mexicans to be wary of people trying to steal their money during tax season.

Police: Portales officer shot during traffic stop

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 11, 2016
PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico police officer was shot after a traffic stop went wrong. The Portales police officer was shot Monday afternoon while trying to take a person into custody who ran during a traffic stop.

Online magazine lists most underrated places in New Mexico

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 08, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – When people think of places to visit in New Mexico, places like White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns often comes to mind, but one online travel magazine rated the most underrated place in every state.

New Mexico parents, educators say childcare is too expensive

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 08, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexican families are paying an average of $8,000 per year in childcare, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

New Mexico woman ordered to pay back $11,000 in unemployment benefits

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 08, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)– The State Supreme Court ruled a New Mexico woman has to pay back more than $11,000 in unemployment benefits.

Arrest made in connection to San Juan County brush fires

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 07, 2016
SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – On Thursday, KRQE News 13 expects to learn more about the person arrested in connection to multiple fires that burned more than 100 acres in San Juan County.

New Mexico farmers faced with early dry spell

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – As drought creeps back into New Mexico, farmers are faced with finding solutions to keep their crops watered.

New Mexico Senator backs legislation to enhance airport security

Mo Haider, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Most travelers KRQE News 13 spoke with say they feel safe at the Sunport but they also feel a terrorist attack – like the one in Brussels – could easily happen here.

New Mexico’s physically largest lottery ticket goes on sale

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico Lottery’s biggest ticket ever, Super Ticket, goes on sale Tuesday.

Lottery officials say it’s physically the largest ticket New Mexico has ever sold. The game piece is taller than a sheet of paper and almost as wide. It is so big that it is only sold at retailers with special dispensers.

Convicted felon vows to continue ‘illegal’ school board service

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 05, 2016
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who garnered the public trust of hundreds of voters in northern New Mexico is now facing a state investigation while his presence on a school board has put an entire district in a legal limbo.

Librarian aims to bolster New Mexico’s Wikipedia presence

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 05, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It is one of the first sites that comes up when you search online for information about people or places, so why not use it to spread the word about people and places in New Mexico?

Campaign seeks funds to restore historic B-52 bomber

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 04, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History has launched an online campaign looking for funds to restore the first plane to ever drop a hydrogen bomb.

New Mexico swap shop: a place where trash turns to treasure

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 04, 2016
TORRANCE COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of New Mexico solid waste workers are turning people’s trash into treasure.

Albuquerque officers feed young boys found walking alone on Easter Sunday

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Apr 01, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A couple of police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico took on the role of babysitter after they say a man, who was supposed to be watching two boys, got drunk and abandoned them.

Cullen Neal ranked 6th best available transfer

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 31, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- ESPN released a college basketball transfer list on Wednesday, and Cullen Neal made it the top 10. Cullen came in as the 6th best available transfer, with his two years of eligibility being a major point why along with how he is eligible right away.

New Mexico veteran donates to memorial, items lost

Kim Holland, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexico Veteran donated some Vietnam mementos from the war she served in; now she says some of those items are missing.

New Mexico food truck brings spice to California

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Three native New Mexicans decided to take a bite of New Mexico to California. Andrew and Rahnel Alvarado and their friend Josh Garcia recently opened up a food truck in Los Angeles.

New Mexico Tourism Department suggests nearby spring break activities

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 29, 2016
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Eager to get out of the house with the kids over spring break? The New Mexico Tourism Department has some ideas. They’ve put together a list of road trips and family adventures.

Wild river otters thriving in New Mexico rivers again

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2016
TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – More than 60 years after they disappeared from their natural New Mexico habitat, river otters are thriving in the state once again.

Popular New Mexico restaurant expanding thanks to social media

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Social media is once again playing a big role in the reason a New Mexico favorite is crossing state lines.

Red flag warning issued in New Mexico

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 25, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A red flag warning has been issued Friday morning.

New Mexico Governor talks presidential endorsement

KRQE news 13
Albuquerque, Mar 24, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The governor made it clear on Wednesday that she’s not publicly backing any presidential candidate before New Mexico’s Republican primary.

Winds, dust wreak havoc across New Mexico

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 23, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Severe winds created dramatic situations in New Mexico Tuesday prompting health alerts due to dust as well as creating difficult driving conditions and wildfire flare-ups.

New Mexico veterans retire American flags

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 21, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial in Albuquerque is collecting American flags that need to be disposed.

New partnership announced between Uber, Expo New Mexico

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 18, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new partnership has been announced between Uber and Expo New Mexico. The two are teaming up to get visitors to Expo New Mexico for events, so they don’t have to deal with parking. It all starts Saturday for the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest.

Auditor finds weak oversight at New Mexico charter schools

Marissa Lucero, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 16, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) – New Mexico’s State Auditor is highlighting major financial control problems at state-sponsored charter schools overseen by the the state’s Public Education Department.

State Police: Correction officers worked 18 hours day of inmates escape

Associated Press and KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 15, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (AP/KRQE) – Police have released video featuring the arrest of escaped inmate Lionel Clah, and the woman who turned him in is speaking out.

Study: New Mexico has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 15, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –Alarming numbers are out showing pedestrian crashes are on the rise across the nation. New Mexico’s numbers are among the highest.

Students from across New Mexico compete in archery tournament

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 14, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Students from all over the state got to show off their skills in this year’s archery tournament.

Game show rolls into New Mexico, looks for contestants

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 14, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – If you’ve ever wanted to be on a game show, Sunday was your chance. The WheelMobile rolled into the Albuquerque-Santa Fe area, looking for contestants to play on Wheel of Fortune.

New Mexico park plagued by vandals to get security system

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 11, 2016
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Rio Rancho has plans to install a security system to deter vandals at the Veterans Memorial Park.

Carlsbad Caverns to host meeting on elevator repair status

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 11, 2016
CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Carlsbad Caverns National Park is set to hold a public forum to discuss the park’s lack of working elevators.

New Mexico fans learn Leonardo DiCaprio sighting is a hoax

Marissa Lucero, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 10, 2016
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s an internet story that had people buzzing about Oscar award-winner Leonardo DiCaprio eating lunch in a Los Lunas restaurant. Tne problem is that it is not true.

4 people arrested in New Mexico driver’s license incident

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 09, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – State officials say four Mexican foreign nationals were were caught trying to fraudulently obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses on Tuesday.

San Juan County 4H club shows support for law enforcement

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Farmington, Mar 07, 2016
FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE)– Members of a San Juan County 4H Club are showing their support to law enforcement officials.

New Mexico university to be featured on last episode of popular TV show

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 04, 2016
SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE)- On Saturday, fans of a popular TV show will bid farewell to an explosive series. If you watch closely, you’ll see a New Mexico link. One local university is so good at blowing things up, they’ve been featured several times and will be in the final episode.

Late date means New Mexico likely a non-factor in presidential primary

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 02, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s Super Tuesday and while many states with early primary dates are seeing presidential candidates roll through, it’s been quiet in New Mexico.

New Mexico baby responds to cannabis treatment

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 02, 2016
DENVER (KRQE) – There is a positive update on a New Mexico baby getting a controversial medical treatment in Colorado.

New Mexico program allows for voluntary surrender of those with warrants

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 01, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – If you have a warrant for your arrest, maybe for a traffic violation, New Mexico State Police says now is the time to surrender.

Former New Mexico senator faces criminal charges

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 29, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) – Former Senator Phil Griego is facing fraud, perjury, tampering with public records along with other charges according to the Attorney’s General Office.

Deadly dust storms: New Mexico officials work on quicker warning system

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 25, 2016
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – It can happen in an instant, and it can make New Mexico highways deadly. Now, experts across the state are working to keep drivers safe during dangerous dust storms.

Movie filmed in New Mexico screened first in Washington D.C.

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 25, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A movie filmed in New Mexico was screened in Washington D.C. for the Vice President and Secretary of State. Paramount pictures hosted a special screening of “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” starring Tina Fey on Tuesday night.

New project aims to curb New Mexico’s high hunger rate

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 24, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico has the highest rate of childhood hunger in the country, but a new program in Albuquerque is trying to change that. The project is called “Project Blue Box” and is a joint effort between St. Martin’s Hospitality Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico.

Study: New Mexicans rank among country’s slowest talkers

Sara Yingling, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 23, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Do you consider yourself a fast talker? You may be the exception. One recent study finds New Mexicans may not get to the point quickly, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

State Police: Former officer should not be a cop in New Mexico

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 22, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) – In less than a month, law enforcement leaders will decide whether a state cop, fired for misconduct, should be allowed to be a cop in New Mexico. State Police are set to bring a detailed misconduct report before the Law Enforcement Academy Board. KRQE News 13 got a hold of that report and found it confirms much of what we already know and more.

Armed man on Kirtland Air Force Base taken into custody

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 22, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An armed man was taken into custody on Kirtland Air Force Base overnight. The base says just before 2 a.m. Monday, residents on base housing reported a man with a gun.

New study: New Mexico grads missing out on millions

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 19, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s free money and according to a new study, many New Mexicans aren’t dipping in. We’re talking about student grants. A study from an online financial research group reveals more than half of high school graduates in New Mexico didn’t submit financial aid applications — meaning many missed out.

Police report reveals incident involving accused cop killer

Kayla Root, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 18, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A police report shows an Albuquerque police officer pulled over Davon Lymon on what may be a stolen scooter one month before he is accused of pulling out a gun and murdering Albuquerque Police Department officer, Daniel Webster, during a traffic stop for a suspected stolen motorcycle.

Neal to fans: They missed a hell of a game

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 18, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico Lobos pulled off one of the biggest late-game comebacks in school history on Wednesday night, but few fans were there to experience the win. The team went on a 19-2 run to beat Boise State 80-78.

Fire reported in Curry County following fire weather warning

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 18, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A fire was reported in northern Curry County on Thursday afternoon, after the National Weather Service posted pictures showing the fire on radar.

Report gives New Mexico an “F” for teacher background checks

Victoria Velarde, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 17, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico is failing when it comes to teacher background checks according to USA Today. The new report uses three ways to grade a state.

Bail constitutional amendment compromise clears House

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 16, 2016
Some groups withdraw support of proposal
SANTA FE (KRQE) – A revamped version of a constitutional amendment that would let judges keep dangerous suspects behind bars without bail while creating a pathway for those who can’t afford bail to get released cleared the House on a bipartisan vote.

New Mexico connection emerges in cold case murder suspect’s arrest

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 11, 2016
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (KRQE) – A former Catholic priest now arrested for murder in a nearly 56-year-old cold case had a major New Mexico connection.

State’s $2M visitor center Oñate’s final folly

Larry Barker, KRQE News 13 Investigation
Albuquerque, Feb 09, 2016
ALCALDE, N.M. (KRQE) – One high-ranking elected official calls it, “a prime example of a project gone wrong.” A former state senator says its, “a major waste of state funds.” And the man responsible for overseeing the pricey project says, “it’s a total loss. It should never have existed.”

Actress Margot Robbie on New Mexico: ‘Lots of missing teeth’

Alex Goldsmith and Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 09, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) – With millions and millions of people nationwide following the Super Bowl, Australian actress Margot Robbie hit New Mexico with a low blow on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Super Bowl players have New Mexico ties

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 08, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There’s been some big game names from New Mexico over the years and while the state may not have a pro team, a lot of pro players got their start here.

‘TRIP’ report details what insufficient roads cost New Mexicans

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 05, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A national research group has detailed the costs to New Mexicans thanks to insufficient roads. We all know the pain, whether it’s a pothole on Central messing up your alignment, or a traffic backup at Coors and Paseo wasting away your gas.

Inside this Story: PRC’s letter to Dwight Lamberson

Matt Grubs, KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Feb 03, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission wants its money back. A demand letter sent by the commission to Dwight Lamberson, a former PRC employee who collected eight weeks of sick pay after his last day in the office, asks that he return $14,886 to the public agency.

Albuquerque teen gets interview of a lifetime with NFL star

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 03, 2016
San Jose, Calif. (KRQE) – A local teen stole the spotlight on national television on Monday night as he made a dream come true. The cancer survivor interviewed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning live on the NFL Network.

New Mexico rescue team ready for more missions

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 01, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s a chilly 35 degrees at this high school track where several Rio Rancho firefighters gather for their pack test. Each one loads 25 pounds into their weight pack for two brisk miles. They have to finish in 30 minutes or less if they want to be part of the area’s technical rescue team.

Bill would invalidate New Mexico’s local minimum wages

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 29, 2016
Supporters claim it sets up business friendly environment; opponents say it would hurt workers
SANTA FE (KRQE) – A proposal working its way through the New Mexico legislature would prevent cities and counties from enforcing their own labor laws on private employers.

New Mexico State Police involved in shooting in Los Lunas

Rebecca Valdez and Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 29, 2016
VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police were involved in a shooting in El Cerro Mission in Valencia County Thursday.

PETA targets New Mexico Future Farmers of America

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 28, 2016
TULAROSA, N.M. (KRQE) – The animal rights group PETA is now taking aim at kids, specifically the Future Farmers of America. The FFA is a big deal here in New Mexico and they’re not thrilled with PETA’s new campaign.

More New Mexico clinics screening for depression

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – For more New Mexicans, an upcoming doctor visit may include a screening for depression. It’s part of a national push, and already dozens of clinics are on board.

Rain a blessing and curse for New Mexico peanut farmers

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 27, 2016
PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – Peanut growers both praised and cursed heavy rains that drenched parts of New Mexico last year.

UNM doctor invited to White House

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – One of New Mexico’s renowned cancer doctors has been invited to the White House. Vice President Joe Biden has invited a delegation of six cancer experts to meet to discuss new national cancer initiatives.

New Mexico ski resorts see near record-breaking year

Sara Yingling, KRQE News13
Albuquerque, Jan 25, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – So far this winter, we have seen blizzards, towns buried, and more frequent snow storms. While some hope it never snows again, other places in New Mexico are benefiting from it.

New Mexico loses space balloon business

Associated Press and Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 20, 2016
TUCSON, Ariz. (KRQE, AP) – Giant balloons, carrying tourists more than 20 miles up to the edge of outer space, will not be launching from New Mexico’s Spaceport America.

Legislature 2016: Drivers licenses, criminal reform, budget hot topics

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Jan 19, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) – A lot to get done, but not a lot of time to work with. That’s the problem lawmakers face every other year for the 30-day legislative session.

New Mexico Black History Committee founder discusses February events

Amy Walker, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 19, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- February is right around the corner and that means events to celebrate Black History Month will be all over the city.

Former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran released from jail

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 18, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) – Former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran has been released from Santa Fe County Detention Center.

Absent With Leave: PRC employees cash in before stepping out

Matt Grubs, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 15, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE) — Dwight Lamberson resigned from his job as utilities division director at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in July. He’d given more than two weeks’ notice and left the office on a hot, sunny Thursday afternoon.

Santa Fe chef set to debut on Food Network

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 14, 2016
SANTA FE (KRQE)– A Santa Fe chef will make his debut on the Food Network. Marc Quinones works at Luminaria at Santa Fe’s Inn and Spa at Loretto.

Big Powerball jackpot leads to New Mexico lottery sales record

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 12, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – You know it’s a big jackpot when the Powerball billboards can’t properly display it.

New Mexico’s natural history museum now Smithsonian affiliated

Mo Hader, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 12, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s the 30th anniversary of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and they have a lot more to cheer for than just turning 30.

REAL ID: What you need to know

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 11, 2016
REAL ID is a coordinated effort by the states and the Federal Government to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification documents, which should inhibit terrorists’ ability to evade detection by using fraudulent identification. REAL ID implements a 9/11 Commission recommendation urging the federal government to “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.”

New Mexico faces vaccine shortage due to payment problems

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 08, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Pediatricians in New Mexico are turning away patients looking for vaccines because they have run out of supplies provided through the state Department of Health and paid for by private insurance companies.

SUV with New Mexico government plate seen at pot dispensary

Aaron Drawnhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 06, 2016
TRINIDAD, CO. (KRQE) – You never know who’s noticing your license plates when you’re out of state, especially when you’re in a government vehicle. It’s especially true when you’re parked at a place that’s bound to raise a few eyebrows.

New Mexico National Guard soldiers sent overseas

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 06, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico National Guard is sending soldiers overseas. The send-off happened this morning at the KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque.

Albuquerque recognized for its tech side

Sara Yingling, KRQE News13
Albuquerque, Jan 05, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque has received yet another accolade. This time, it’s getting recognition for its digital side. Albuquerque may not be a giant city like New York City or Los Angeles but Government Technology Magazine listed it as 6th in the nation when it comes to cities using technology to improve services and boost efficiency.

Snow shoveling fight leads to death

Mo Haider, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jan 04, 2016
HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – On New Year’s Eve,Hobbs police responded to a call in town. When they arrived to the scene, it was too late to save the victim.

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s top 10 science stories of the year

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 28, 2015
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – From supercomputers and climate modeling, to cybersecurity and cancer treatments, Los Alamos National Laboratory worked to advance science that helps address many of the most pressing challenges.

Pajarito Mountain gets national recognition

Sara Yingling, KRQE News13
Albuquerque, Dec 23, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – One of New Mexico’s smaller ski resorts is getting big national recognition and officials are hoping that this hot spot will not only put Los Alamos on the map but also highlight the whole state for skiing.

New audio: Governor admits bottles thrown from hotel room

Matt Grubs, KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Dec 22, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) — Newly released audio recordings from police who responded to a rowdy, late-night after party involving New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez reveal new details about the raucous night and raise questions about the governor’s account of the party.

Lobos comeback falls short in New Mexico Bowl

Van Tate, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 21, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Both coaches had a feeling that the New Mexico Bowl would be one were points are scored. Arizona would leave with a 45 to 37 victory. The teams combined for 1,025 yards in front of an announced crowd of 30,289. The Lobos would find themselves down by as much as 18 points only to mount a comeback that would fall short. When Lobo quarterback Lamar Jordan scored his third rushing touchdown of the day in the third quarter it made the score 42-31 in favor of Arizona.

‘Jonathan’s Bill’ would require New Mexico high school students to take CPR

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 21, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – A New Mexico family wants to pass a bill to make sure kids in the state are prepared for a medical emergency.

“Imagine your life without life,” said John Madrid.

New Mexico curfew legislation moves forward

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 17, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – Two state lawmakers moved forward Wednesday with proposed curfew legislation in New Mexico.

Pair of women fight to stop fantasy sports games in New Mexico

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 17, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A pair of New Mexico women have filed a lawsuit to stop two online fantasy football leagues in the state. Their ads are everywhere.

Holly Holm could see major payday with Rousey rematch

Mo Haider, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 16, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – In eight months, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm and now-former champ Ronda Rousey might duke it out again in a re-match in Las Vegas. While Holm is ready to get back in the cage, Rousey is still licking her wounds.

Portable MRI developed at Los Alamos National Lab named breakthrough device

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 15, 2015
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Los Alamos National Lab is the recipient of a great honor. Earlier this year KRQE told you about a portable MRI system scientists developed that is low-powered and light weight.

New Mexico campus bans gun sales, raffles at its facilities

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 14, 2015
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – The Alamogordo branch of New Mexico State University will no longer allow groups to rent its facilities to sell or give away guns.

Golden Globe nominations spotlight New Mexico

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 11, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)– The Golden Globe nominations were announced Thursday and New Mexico is once again in the spotlight. Bob Odenkirk is up for an award for his role as Saul Goodman in “Better Call Saul” filmed in Albuquerque.

New Mexico priest restores muscle car for good cause

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 11, 2015
GALLUP, N.M (KRQE) – A New Mexico priest’s love for old muscle cars is revving up a lot of interest. “It’s humbling. It’s an honor. It’s a beautiful thing,” said Rev. Matthew Keller with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup, N.M. Father Matthew Keller spends every day serving others.

Licensed marijuana grower suing after illegal raid

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 10, 2015
FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – A licensed marijuana grower is asking a judge to order the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office to reimburse him for dozens of marijuana plants that were seized from his property.

High school football player fights concussion law, plays in championship

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 09, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An apparent concussion and state law didn’t stop a New Mexico high school football player from playing in his state championship game. His family fought the law in court, and got a judge to let him play.

Clovis man surrenders after nearly four hour SWAT standoff

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 08, 2015
CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE)– A Clovis man is facing false imprisonment charges after a nearly four hour swat standoff. It all started late Saturday night when police responded to a domestic violence call.

Thousands welcome Holm back to Albuquerque

Mo Haider, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 07, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The crowd went wild as Holly Holm paraded through downtown Albuquerque in style. It was after a three week wait for Holm’s homecoming after her stunning upset win wasn’t enough to keep thousands of fans away.

Study ranks New Mexico among most heavily-armed states

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 07, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE( KRQE) – Just days after another mass shooting, the controversial topic of gun laws is back at the forefront of conversation. According to the ATF’s National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, New Mexico is one of the most heavily-armed states in the country.

Texas family leaves everything to fight for daughter’s life in New Mexico

Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 04, 2015
Kirtland Air Force Base wives offer helping hand
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A Texas family left behind everything they had, as one woman’s daughter fights for her life in a New Mexico hospital. Now, the mother of three is getting some help from complete strangers.

Charitable New Mexico boys recognized by pueblo governor

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 03, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Two New Mexico brothers whose good deed is getting a lot of attention were surprised on Wednesday at school.

Funeral services held for New Mexico boxing legend

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Dec 03, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)– Funeral services were held on Wednesday for New Mexico boxing legend Bobby Foster. Family and friends gathered at God’s House Church in Albuquerque to say goodbye.

Feds want New Mexico to repay $16M in bonus payments

Associated Press
Albuquerque, Dec 02, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Investigators recommended Tuesday that New Mexico repay the federal government nearly $16 million they say the state should not have received under a health insurance program for low-income children.

Memorial to be 1st in New Mexico to honor only female veterans

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Las Cruces, Dec 01, 2015
LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – A military memorial in the works will be the first in the state to exclusively honor female veterans. The memorial features six bronze statues representing various branches of the U.S. military.

New Mexico ranked among worst drivers

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 30, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico is ranked second for worst drivers. Car insurance comparison’s website focused on deadly crashes. Last year, New Mexico was 17th on their list.

Expert: Kissing Bug scare not a problem in New Mexico

Candace Hopkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 26, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- Kissing bug bites can be deadly and their recent appearance in several states is causing an uproar on social media. But should we be worried about them here in New Mexico?

Sandia Ski Area hopes for better season than last year

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 25, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A number of ski areas across the region are set to start up their lifts Thursday, others already have. Yet, Albuquerque locals will have to wait a little longer for Sandia’s opening day. Luckily, the outlook looks much more promising than last season.

New Mexico group chimes in on most dangerous toys list

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 25, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – This year’s international list of the most dangerous toys has been released and a New Mexico consumer protection group is warning everyone before the holiday shopping season kicks into full gear.

New Mexico theaters dubbed ‘majestic movie palaces’

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 25, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE & SANTA FE (KRQE) – Two New Mexico theaters have received recognition that puts them among the most majestic silver screens still operating across the country.

Boxing and New Mexico Loses legend Bob Foster

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 24, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Bob Foster Passed away at 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque at the age of 76. Foster had been battling lung cancer for around a year, and it spread to his lungs.

Debt forgiveness coming to New Mexico for college students

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 18, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Authorities say hundreds of New Mexico residents who were students of a for-profit college chain will receive $632,000 in student-loan forgiveness as a result of a settlement of a multistate investigation into consumer complaints.

With Holm and Lobos betting New Mexico was profitable

Van Tate, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 17, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Weekend upsets for sports betting had New Mexico ties. It started with UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm knocking out then champ Ronda Rousey in an epic upset. Pregame.com listed the upsets of the weekend with the Holm Rousey fight at 9 to 1 odds in favor of Rousey.

New Mexico to fill a prison with sex offenders

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 17, 2015
GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – The state’s plan to fill one of its prisons with sex offenders has residents living nearby feeling uneasy.

UNM football sets sights on MW title after upset win

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 16, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- The Lobos along with Holly Holm did the unthinkable. UNM Football defeated the Mountain West best Boise State Broncos 31-24. The Lobos really stepped up and played hard in this game against Boise.

Holly Holm silences the critics

Jared Chester, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 16, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s own Holly Holm shocked the world by defeating Ronda Rousey in convincing fashion on Saturday night for the UFC Bantamweight title.

Unmanned aircraft makes history in New Mexico

Bob Martin, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 13, 2015
ScanEagle makes America’s first-ever ‘over the horizon’ commercial UAS flight in lower 48 states
NEAR VAUGHN, N.M.(KRQE) – The first-ever commercial ‘unmanned aircraft’ flights to travel long distance “over the horizon” within the lower 48 states are now in the record books.

New Mexico Veteran heartbroken after unique truck stolen

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 12, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexico veteran is devastated after his unique truck was stolen. Trujillo said his truck was finally just right. “I spent a lot of time and money into it over the years, you know just to make it what I wanted it to be,” said Trujillo.

Service members honored, remembered around New Mexico for Veterans Day

Candace Hopkins and Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 12, 2015
Albuquerque hosted a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park where many dignitaries and veterans met after Wednesday`s parade to honor those who put their lives on the line for our country. One of the keynote speakers was a Korean War veteran who received a Medal of Honor.

Accused kidnapper found in New Mexico

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 11, 2015
MORIARTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A California truck driver, accused of kidnapping a woman, has been found in New Mexico.

New Mexico DOT nears fix for highway destroyed in 2013 flood

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 10, 2015
MOGOLLON, N.M. (KRQE) – When flooding wiped away a small New Mexico community’s only road in and out of town, images of the event became among the most memorable from one of the state’s largest floods in recent memory.

New Mexico woman searches for owner of lost class ring

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 09, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexico woman needs the public’s help finding the owner of a class ring she has had for more than a decade. The year 1979 is close to Loretta Chavez’s heart.

Southeastern New Mexico working to solve housing shortage

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Nov 06, 2015
LOVINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Southeastern New Mexico is dealing with a major housing shortage and area officials are working on incentives to bring in more.

Belen parents claim students were served rotten lunches

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 30, 2015
FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Some parents from Belen Family School said their children were served rotten meat last week.

New Mexico man pleads guilty to meth trafficking charges

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 30, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A Carlsbad man pleaded guilty to meth trafficking charges under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office Thursday.

‘Drunk History’ takes on New Mexico tales

Madeline Schmitt, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 29, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Drunk History, a TV show where intoxicated celebrities tackle tales of history, is taking on New Mexico in an upcoming episode.

New Mexico veteran’s business to make headlines

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 28, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexico Air Force veteran is making headlines for his business. From concealed carry to Jiu-Jitsu, 3D Security Training Solutions in Albuquerque trains security and body guards.

New Mexico sees increase in medical marijuana patients

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 28, 2015
SANTA FE (AP) – New Mexico Health Secretary Retta Ward says New Mexico has seen a significant jump in the number of patients participating in the state’s medical marijuana program over the past year.

White Sands National Monument most ‘Instagrammed’ location in state

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 28, 2015
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – It looks like White Sands is the most `Instagrammed` place in the state. That’s according to Busbud.com.

San Juan County gets support from NFL team

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 27, 2015
SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – San Juan County got a boost of support from a major NFL team for its "Get Pinked" campaign.

New Mexico school district offers reward to catch vandals

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 26, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexico school district is offering a $250 reward to catch a pair of vandals. Estancia is a small town in Torrance County. The town’s population is about 1,600 people.

Teal pumpkin decorations help food allergy sufferers enjoy Halloween

Candace Hopkins, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 26, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – For many kids Halloween is one of the best days of the year, but it can also be one of the scariest for parents of a child with a severe food allergy. That’s why one local group is working to include those families in the fun.

Dianna Duran resigns amid fraud allegations

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Santa Fe, Oct 23, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran abruptly resigned from office late Thursday amid a fraud investigation that alleges she siphoned off thousands of dollars from her election account and withdrew the money at casinos around the state.

Training summit aims to tackle child abuse in New Mexico

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 23, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s a statewide problem. New Mexico is ranked last when it comes to child abuse, topping the charts when it comes to maltreatment and neglect of our children. Yet, one partnership is looking to change that. This weekend, they’ll hold a series of workshops for professionals and parents from across the state.

Eastern New Mexico hit with rain, hail

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 22, 2015
MELROSE, N.M. (KRQE) – The small town of Melrose was pounded with heavy rain and hail Wednesday as a storm made its way across eastern New Mexico.

New Mexico high court asked to set aside water regulations

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 21, 2015
SANTA FE (AP) – Environmental groups say the New Mexico Supreme Court should set aside contested water regulations because they fail to prevent pollution by copper mines.

New Mexico Shrimp Company works to expand

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 19, 2015
LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – Shrimp raised in the New Mexico desert. That is the pitch that one man will be making as he prepares for a competition that is basically like the “Shark Tank” of the seafood industry.

Texas teens lead police on high speed chase to New Mexico

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 16, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Five teens, none old enough to drive, are accused of leading police on a high speed chase all the way from El Paso to New Mexico. They began with a serious crime spree to start it off.

Valparaiso comes with a New Mexico flavor

Van Tate, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 15, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Isaiah Madrid and Deven Mason have played a lot of soccer together. The former stars of the Eldorado Eagles only parted ways for a small period of time choosing different colleges. Madrid finished his first year at Florida Gulf Coast as Freshman of the Year. It wouldn’t be long before he would transfer to Valparaiso, meeting up with Mason once again and former St. Pius Sartan Jacob Gandarilla. All three transferred into Valparaiso from their respective schools. This season will probably stand out for one reason in particular, returning home.

New Mexico teen gets memorable gift

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 15, 2015
EUNICE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico high school student was given a gift she will never forget. When Katie Gutierrez was 11-years-old she was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. Since then, Katie has had nearly a dozen surgeries.

New Mexico Air Force Major dies in helicopter crash

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 14, 2015
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – The Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that a New Mexico airmen was among those who died in a crash while in Afghanistan. On October 11, a helicopter crash occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan resulting in two deaths.

New Mexico locals hoping to start event based on television show

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 13, 2015
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of New Mexicans are hoping to bring back excitement about a TV series filmed in New Mexico years ago. Five episodes of “Rawhide” were filmed at ranches near Tucumcari in the 1950’s.

New Mexico lawmaker joins with Hatch chile producers against mislabeling

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRQE) – It’s a New Mexico staple. Every year farmers harvest thousands of tons of chile and and every year, the industry brings in hundred of thousands of dollars for the state. Yet, some companies are capitalizing off New Mexico’s good name. Now, lawmakers are stepping in to put it to a stop.

FBI: New Mexico now tops nation in burglaries

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 12, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico now leads the nation in burglaries. According to FBI crime statistics for 2014, the state’s burglary rate pushed New Mexico from second to first in the nation beating out Arkansas.

NMSU Police investigate suspicious package

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 08, 2015
LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – New Mexico State University Police are working on reports of a suspicious package at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

2 New Mexico eateries make country’s top burrito list

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 06, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – For the second year in a row, a Santa Fe eatery has scored a spot on a list ranking America’s best burritos.

Local, family-owned business has tall order as Balloon Fiesta’s official coffee sponsor

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 05, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The two go hand in hand– mornings and coffee. With Dawn Patrol kicking off at 6 a.m., you can imagine how important Balloon Fiesta’s coffee sponsor is. Yet, after Folgers decided they didn’t want to sponsor the big event this year, a local company will have it’s chance to impress visitors and pilots from around the world.

Blind New Mexico dog finally gets new home

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 05, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – After months of waiting a blind New Mexico dog, who was chained for a majority of his life, has a new home.

New Mexico scientist says ‘The Martian’ mostly accurate

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 05, 2015
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Like thousands around the country, Nina Lanza was thrilled to get her ticket to see box office hit “The Martian” this weekend.

Unique acrobatics show set for this year’s Balloon Fiesta

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 02, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Saturday kicks off the 44th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The annual event draws hundreds of thousands from all over the world and this year won’t be any different. But organizers do have a few new attractions they’ll bring to the field.

New Mexico Tourism Department prepares for weekend

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 02, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico Tourism Department created 17 New Mexico True adventures to experience during Balloon Fiesta.

Former Tucumcari football player dies in shooting

Van Tate, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Oct 02, 2015
Friday night’s Tucumcari and Eunice football game cancelled
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – One person is dead and another is injured after an apparent shooting accident in Tucumcari. Kyle Henderson of NMPreps.com told KRQE Sports that the person killed is a Tucumcari junior who also happens to be a former football player.

Rio Grande Zoo gets new Tasmanian devil

Mo Haider, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 30, 2015
New member comes a year after the death of Jasper
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – After a tragic loss at the Albuquerque BioPark, the zoo is getting a new member. A year later, people still think about the Tasmanian devil, Jasper’s death.

Former New Mexico Military Institute cadet in trouble again

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 30, 2015
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A former New Mexico Military Institute cadet, who attacked another cadet last year, is in trouble again. 17-year-old Chance Butler was one of two cadets who beat up a 16-year-old teammate after he reported them for smoking marijuana.

New Mexico Supreme Court rules in contested rate case

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 29, 2015
SANTA FE (AP) – The New Mexico Supreme Court is backing up state regulators’ decision to allow an electric utility to consider renewable energy costs and employee pension assets when seeking a change in customer rates.

Balloon Fiesta names New Mexico Pinon Coffee as 2015 coffee sponsor

Amy Walker, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 29, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Balloons won’t be the only thing in the air in the next week, the Balloon Fiesta has chosen their official coffee sponsor.

Reports show tents trapped Boy Scouts during deadly flooding

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 28, 2015
SANTA FE (AP) – Deadly floodwaters that tore through a Boy Scout troop’s New Mexico campsite as they slept turned their tents into wet cages that clung to their bodies like saran wrap, newly released police reports and taped interviews show.

FBI still looking for fugitives after Roswell drug bust

Cheyenne Cope, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 28, 2015
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A major drug operating sting in eastern New Mexico ended with 41 criminals facing charges, but it’s not over yet.

Casa San Ysidro hosts `Outhouses: Underrated Icons of New Mexico History`

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 25, 2015
CORRALES, N.M. – In today’s world, finding a restroom usually isn’t a problem. But what did people living in historic New Mexico do?

New Mexico booster club under investigation for embezzlement

Justin Cox, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 25, 2015
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The booster club for a New Mexico cheerleading squad is being investigated for embezzlement.

New Mexico AG joins multi-state Volkswagen investigation

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 25, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and 27 other attorneys general initiated a multi-state Volkswagen investigation Thursday. The company allegedly altered emissions software on their diesel vehicles to produce favorable test results.

Court reviews program after religious based sessions

Kim Holland, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 24, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Second Judicial District Court has terminated its relationship with a woman who prayed and offered religious handouts to a mother as part of a court-ordered mediation program.

New Mexico craft distilleries expecting industry to take off

Alex Goldsmith, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 24, 2015
Companies now crafting piñon rum, blue corn whiskey
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Sitting inside an old machine shop off of Candelaria Road Wednesday afternoon, a couple from Florida was enjoying a truly New Mexican spirit, piñon rum.

Accused murderer found hiding in New Mexico

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 24, 2015
RUIDOSO DOWNS (KRQE) – A Florida man accused of murdering his wife decades ago has been found hiding out in New Mexico.

US Marshals believe 72-year-old Merl Mackey killed his wife Evelyn in Levy County back in 1981. Evelyn disappeared after her daughter went to school.

Report: New Mexico makes same financial mistakes

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 23, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new report finds New Mexico governments aren’t learning enough from their mistakes when it comes to managing taxpayer money. The state auditor released findings which took a big picture look at results from more than 400 audits across New Mexico.

Former New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Foundation treasurer sentenced for embezzlement

Daniel Trujillo, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 22, 2015
CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – The former treasurer of the New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Foundation is going to prison for a decade for embezzlement.

New Mexico PED defends teacher evaluations in court

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 21, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Lawyers for the Public Education Department are defending the state’s teacher evaluation system Monday. The union is trying to stop the use of student tests as part of teacher evaluations.

Dianna Duran pleads not guilty; impeachment process moves forward

Alex Goldsmith and Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 16, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges of fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and campaign finance violations Tuesday morning while state lawmakers started the ball rolling on possibly impeaching her.

Feds considering investigation into ‘school to prison pipeline,’ APS

Jeff Proctor and Matt Grubs, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Federal officials are reviewing allegations that the Albuquerque Public Schools district “funnels children with disabilities into the juvenile justice system” as they consider a broad civil rights investigation into potentially illegal practices by the state’s largest school district and local law enforcement, according to documents obtained by KRQE News 13.

Kids say ribbons are going missing at New Mexico State Fair

Haley Rush, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Contestants say ribbons for prize-winning animals are going missing at the New Mexico State Fair, leaving kids upset. Sommer Holland, 15, works all year long to show her animals at the New Mexico State Fair. When she received a ribbon for her prized chickens on Sunday, she knew the work paid off.

New Mexico Open features $85,000 purse

Van Tate, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 15, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It will be 150 golfers competing for $85,000 in prize money. New Mexico’s oldest tournament, the New Mexico Open, starts it’s 62nd year Wednesday. A total of $14,000 will go to the overall winner.

Albuquerque man claims government agency violated his veteran’s rights

Katherine Mozzone
Albuquerque, Sep 14, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – One Albuquerque man is attending a week-long hearing to defend his rights as a veteran. He claims the Department of Health and Human Services passed him over for a job with the Centers for Disease Control, even though they told him he was one of the best qualified for it.

New Mexico AG calls on feds to address natural gas waste

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 11, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – New Mexico’s attorney general is calling on the federal government to move quickly in adopting new rules to curb the waste of natural gas and the resulting loss of millions of dollars in royalties that could benefit education and other public programs.

New Mexico State Fair kicks off with new Midway

Gabrielle Burkhart and Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 10, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – All the way from Italy, a special roller coaster is just one of the new attractions at this year’s New Mexico State Fair. From rides, games, food, animals, everyone is getting ready, and the excitement is building.

Study: New Mexico one of the worst states to have baby

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 10, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Having a baby can be expensive and a new study says New Mexico is one of the worst states to give birth.

Wehan Consensus National Player of the Week

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Sep 09, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Chris Wehan is having quite the week. The University of New Mexico redshirt junior midfielder is a consensus National Player of the Week. College Soccer News named Wehan it’s National Player of the Week Monday.

Santa Fe mayor proposes New Year’s Eve chile drop

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 09, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – Another New Mexico city wants to drop a giant chile to ring in New Year’s Eve. The mayor of Santa Fe wants to close down the streets in the plaza, have lot of music and food and then a giant chile drop to ring in the New Year. He says it is part of his mission to hold more events in the plaza and bring the community together.

UNM professor’s finding gains global attention

Lysee Mitri, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 08, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A University of New Mexico professor helped make a major discovery that has been getting worldwide attention. From El Miron Cave on Spain’s northern coast to the cave he spends most of his time in, buried in books in his Albuquerque home office, Lawrence Straus has worked in archaeology for more than 50 years.

New Mexico State Park’s anticipate a good Labor Day turnout

Joseph Perez, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 04, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –Nearly a year has passed, since the state was in such a bad drought campers were forbidden to have an open fire. But this year’s rainfall has been a lifeline for New Mexico State Park enthusiasts. With all of the moisture, river and lake levels from all across the state are up. Which has helped keep state parks across New Mexico stay green, and is why for the first time in several years campers won’t be left in the dark this Labor Day weekend.

New Mexico state fair to offer alternative transportation options

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 04, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico State Fair will provide a Bike Valet at this year’s event through a collaboration with BikeABQ.

Zozobra: Everything you need to know as you head to Santa Fe

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 04, 2015
Will Shuster’s Zozobra will burn on Friday September 4, 2015. Here is what you need to know if you plan on attending the burning of Old Man Gloom.

New Mexico events ranked nationally

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 03, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – Apparently New Mexico is one of the best places to visit in the fall. CNN recently compiled a list of the top 20 great places. The list recommends different festivals and events all over the world.

New Mexico group works to raise child well-being ranking

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 03, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A survey ranks New Mexico 49th in the country for child well-being so small business owners, teachers and parents are coming together to improve the number.

Former University of New Mexico guard set to play in Poland

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Sep 02, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Former University of New Mexico guard Deshawn Delaney is headed to Poland to play professional basketball.

Strange sightings expected in New Mexico sky

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Sep 01, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s that time of year when reports of UFO sightings in New Mexico surge. Before you prepare for an alien invasion, UFO enthusiasts are giving a heads-up about what’s really going on: an annual NASA balloon launch.

Animal sanctuary gives older dogs, horses, poultry place to stay

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 31, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – A Santa Fe based animal sanctuary, Kindred Spirits, has a mission of giving older dogs, horses and poultry a place to live out their days happily.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield pulling out of New Mexico exchange

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 27, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico announced on Wednesday it “will not offer individual on-exchange health insurance products on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange in 2016.”

Rattlesnakes lock down La Luz Elementary School

Cheyenne Copem KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 26, 2015
LA LUZ, N.M. (KRQE) – One school was put on lock-down after some unwanted visitors came on the campus; rattlesnakes made their way onto La Luz Elementary School near Alamogordo.

Parents asked to pick up students after bear sighting near Albuquerque school

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 26, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Parents of students at John Baker Elementary School are being asked to pick up their students who normally walk home from school because of a bear sighting.

Silver screen green: Movie trees donated to county

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 25, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The “Independence Day” sequel has finished filming in New Mexico, but the crew is leaving something behind. They’ve donated something special from the movie set for everyone to enjoy.

Unique UNM program aims to teach students about innovation, creativity

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 25, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new program at the University of New Mexico is drawing students from all majors. It’s called the Innovation Academy and it’s part of a larger movement here in the Duke City. The program is all about hands-on learning, giving students the skills they need to be successful in the business-world no matter what profession they choose.

Roswell police warn residents about phone scam

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Roswell, Aug 25, 2015
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Roswell police say a phone scammer is targeting Roswell residents. Police say the fake callers claim to be from Xcel Energy, a local power provider. The caller requests credit card information and threatens the resident, saying their electrical services will be shut off.

Community comes together, restores 145-year-old church

Emily Younger, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 24, 2015
ABEYTAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico community has come together to restore it’s more than century-old church that was falling apart.

“It’s an unexplainable feeling,” said San Antonio Mission Church Member Esmerlindo Barela.

New Mexico to create medical claims database

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 21, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – New Mexico is planning to create a database with detailed information about all types of medical claims in order to make choosing the right health care option less complicated for consumers.

Haze calls for air quality notification in New Mexico

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 21, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The haze outside has prompted the Environmental Health Department to issue an air quality notification. The haze is caused by the massive wildfires burning in Washington, Oregon and California and then the wind pushed the smoke into New Mexico.

PNM seeks secrecy order for certain documents

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 19, 2015
SANTA FE (AP) – Public Service Company of New Mexico is asking the Public Regulation Commission for a protective order declaring certain documents confidential even before it files its latest request to increase electricity rates.

Taos man wanted for sex crimes against children arrested in Washington

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 19, 2015
TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A Taos man wanted for sex crimes against kids has been arrested more than a thousand miles away. David Lewis, 63, was taken into custody in Spokane, Washington.

UNM ranked highly in national college survey

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 17, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is among the best 380 colleges in the country. That’s according to an annual survey conducted by The Princeton Review.

Judge allows man in road rage incident to leave New Mexico

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 14, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man deputies say was caught on camera pulling a gun in a road rage incident faced a judge Thursday.

Taos officer accused of using excessive force now facing charges

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 14, 2015
TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A Taos police sergeant is facing charges, accused of roughing up a man while responding to a noise complaint and the incident was caught on lapel cam.

New Mexico relaunches Ale Trail for beer lovers

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 13, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico is known for great cuisine. The state has the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail, even the Chocolate Trail, and now beer connoisseurs can embark on their own journey with the newly-relaunched New Mexico Ale Trail.

Rio Rancho neighborhood using millions of gallons of water

Kim Holland, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 13, 2015
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Tamara Stein cannot believe how much water her neighborhood uses on the landscaping. In a year, the water used is enough to fill a swimming pool 130 times and enough to supply 520 homes for all their water needs. Instead, it’s being used to make sure the Northern Meadows Subdivision has lush lawns and a beautifully crafted xeriscaped landscape.

LIVE: Colorado Governor to give updates on Animas River spill

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Durango, Aug 11, 2015
DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and local officials will host a briefing to update businesses and the community on the recent EPA mistake that dumped millions of pollutants into the Animas River.

Escaped inmate was trying to find friend he met in prison

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 11, 2015
SANTA FE (KRQE) – New details are emerging about a prisoner who walked away from work detail and avoided capture for nearly eight hours. Police say 59-year-old Raymond Ramirez was on landscaping detail on Cerrillos road in Santa Fe Friday afternoon where he walked off and made his escape. He changed clothes before taking off.

Story Map: A walk through the Animas River spill

KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 11, 2015

The 2015 Animas River Spill

Pest control company sees uptick in certain insects, offers solutions

Katherine Mozzone, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – If you’ve felt like there are more bugs out this summer, you’re not alone. KRQE News 13 spoke with one pest control company who says they’ve been getting more calls than usual this year.

Albuquerque named one of the best cities for beer lovers

Chelo Rivera, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 10, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Duke City is being named one of the country’s top beer cities by Travel and Leisure Magazine. The article listed Albuquerque as one of America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers.

New Mexico firefighters helping fight California fire

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Aug 05, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Firefighters from Bernalillo County are heading to California to help fight massive wildfires. Bernalillo County Fire Department says one wild land truck left early Tuesday morning. No word is given on how long they’ll be there.

Roswell man arrested after throwing spaghetti tantrum

Claire Mena, KRQE News 13
Roswell, Aug 04, 2015
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Police arrested a man accused of throwing a tantrum after he didn’t like the way his spaghetti was cooked on Friday. Police were called to a home in the south part of town regarding a domestic disturbance call.

Caught on video: Officials save kitten in storm drain

Shelby Perea, KRQE News 13
Roswell, Aug 03, 2015
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Some Roswell Police officers and firefighters are being called heroes after they rescued a kitten from a storm drain. According to the Roswell Daily Record, police received a call about the stuck kitten at about 2 p.m. on Monday. They arrived to the drain located in front of apartments on the 1600 block of South Union Avenue.

New Mexico seeing darker days for green chile production

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 30, 2015
LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – Chile is part of our culture, but the future of green chile production in New Mexico may have an uncertain future. From breakfast to dinner, chile is a staple of the diet in New Mexico, but the New Mexico Chile Association says New Mexico chile is at risk and in steep decline.

Governor Martinez addresses future of Virgin Galactic in New Mexico

Chris McKee, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 29, 2015
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Federal investigators say human error caused New Mexico’s future space tourism aircraft to break apart and kill a co-pilot. Now New Mexico’s Governor Susana Martinez is reacting to the news that’s delayed a lot of business at the state’s more than $200-million investment.

Bill aimed to help injured first responders

Cole Miller, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Feb 12, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Sometimes the officers who protect us all get hurt. It can mean missing a lot of work and taking a pay cut, but one state representative is trying to change that. The bill is known as the “Line of Duty Injury Act” and it would extend certain benefits to first responders injured on the job.