Marilyn Upchurch, KRQE News 13

Marilyn Upchurch

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Marilyn:

New businesses bring new life to Old Town

Old Town in Albuquerque has had some big changes recently. With long-time stores and restaurants closing down, a new generation of businesses is popping up. Old Town has long catered to tourists more than locals. However, could it be transitioning away from that tradition? → Read More

Non-profit providing free care to pets says equipment stolen from hotel

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A local non-profit who holds free spay and neuter clinics is at a loss after they said their trailer with most of their equipment is gone. “Still motivated. Even more so now,” said Volunteer with Helping Paws Across Borders, Lincoln Price. Helping Paws Across Borders are still in high spirits even after […] → Read More

Businesses could get up to $50k through ABQ Tourism Grant Program

Businesses can get up to $50,000 to create new experiences to boost tourism. → Read More

Bill that would extend class time passes another hurdle

A bill that would extend class time cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, Mar. 7, inching its way closer to the governor's desk in New Mexico. House bill 130 would have students attend school for 1,140 hours every year. → Read More

‘Bennies Bill’ could punish adults who don’t properly store their guns

Changes to House Bill 9, "Bennies Bill," state that a gun must be "kept in a location that a reasonable person would believe to be secure." The senate passed the bill on Friday, Mar. 3. Now, the bill heads back to the house to approve changes on the senate side. → Read More

Cafe in Santa Fe features new robot busser

“Oh my gosh, it was really cool. Just seeing something so futuristic come down. It was neat,” said another customer, Gabriella Akers. → Read More

Legislation could change time New Mexico high schoolers go to school

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico high school students could soon have a later start to the school day. Legislation working its way through the roundhouse would look into if it’s a good idea. “In classrooms, I see people falling asleep and snoring and it can even interrupt the class time,” said Albuquerque High School Freshman, […] → Read More

Family of Albuquerque mom killed by drunk driver speaks out

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was an emotional day in court as a family learned the fate of the drunk driver who killed an Albuquerque mother in a high-speed crash. Jennifer Munoz was sentenced today after she admitted to hitting and killing Janelle Katesigwa. The family is heartbroken, remembering the loving mother and wife who lost […] → Read More

Deming high utility prices investigated by state auditor

State Auditor Joseph Maestas has opened a special audit to investigate allegations of utility companies in Deming, New Mexico overbilling their customers. → Read More

As New Mexico farmers age, who will take over the critical work?

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – It’s an alarming national trend; farmers are getting older, and their kids are choosing not to take over the family business. In New Mexico, there are nearly three times as many ranchers and farmers 65 and older than there are 35 and under. So, who will take over that critical work? “To […] → Read More

Albuquerque leaders to vote on catalytic converter theft prevention plan

Albuquerque leaders are trying to curb the problem and are set to vote on a plan this week. → Read More

City of Albuquerque considers cutting down on bus routes

Albuquerque bus riders could soon have fewer options for getting around town. → Read More

New Mexico bill could end the lottery

A bipartisan bill introduced in the legislature would take away the lottery entirely. → Read More

New Mexico bill could mandate outdoor learning

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – State lawmakers want to give students more opportunities to go out of the classroom, get fresh air, and learn about the outdoors during school days. “I think it’s hugely important because we are in a world where we are bubble-wrapping our children,” said the founder of SOL Forest School Sally Stevens. The […] → Read More

Winter weather returns to the metro

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There was much winter weather across New Mexico Monday with the metro seeing some rain and snow. The snow led to some dangerous road conditions and more winter weather is on the way. “As the snow has started to come down in the East Mountains, we’ve stayed on top of it. They’ve […] → Read More

New Mexican featured in COWGIRL Magazine

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A New Mexican who grew up in the state's agriculture industry is now getting some national recognition. She is being featured in Cowgirl Magazine. → Read More

Proposed legislation would limit police power in CYFD situations

ow some lawmakers are pushing a controversial idea to improve CYFD’s performance. The proposed bill is supported by CYFD. It would limit police officers power in CYFD custody situations. → Read More

Santa Fe City Councilors propose new resolution for controversial obelisk

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Years after the controversial obelisk in the Santa Fe Plaza was torn down by protestors, there’s finally a proposal on what’s next for what’s left of it. Some Santa Fe City Councilors are proposing a new resolution to address what some say has become an eye sore in the plaza. “One […] → Read More

Turquoise miner keeps family business alive in Madrid

“Sometimes, you’ll get magic pockets where you find one, and then you’ll find another, and another,” said Trading Bird Gallery Owner Riana Newman Peaker. → Read More

New Mexico bill could end film tax credits

According to the film office, in the past 3 years, the film industry brought $1.5 billion into New Mexico. The House bill is scheduled to be heard in its first committee next week. → Read More