Rebecca Atkins, KRQE News 13

Rebecca Atkins

KRQE News 13

Albuquerque, NM, United States

Contact Rebecca

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • KRQE News 13
  • CBS 17
  • NBC4 Columbus

Past articles by Rebecca:

New Mexico seeing some delays in COVID-19 testing

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Now that some of the busiest COVID testing locations in Albuquerque are not testing asymptomatic people, are wait times and results getting any faster? Some locations are still seeing thousands of people a day get tested for COVID, so there’s been a bit of a backlog. Some people are waiting up to […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Quarantine enforcement for out-of-state hunters

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The big game hunting season starts next week in New Mexico and it’s a big draw for people from out-of-state. So what’s being done to make sure they follow the 14-day quarantine ordered by the governor? News 13 asked the spokesperson for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish that question. […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Donated bikes showing up at Albuquerque’s convenience centers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – While it’s been hard to find a new bike in a store since the pandemic hit, there’s one place in Albuquerque that has more bikes than usual. As people have been cleaning out their homes the past few months, they’ve been donating all kinds of bicycles at the city’s waste transfer stations. […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

VIDEO: Flash of light over northern New Mexico sky

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Thanks to Daniel and Terra Kesner in Rancho de Taos for sending us this flash in the sky caught on their home surveillance camera. Related Content: Two meteor showers peak tonight – best time for viewing | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

US attorney urges city to embrace surge in federal agents

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson is defending a decision to deploy 35 more federal agents to Albuquerque to address violent crime, urging the city’s Democratic mayor to embrace the effort. A letter to the mayor Tuesday reiterated that the new agents will conduct “classic crime fighting” activities by augmenting existing […] → Read More

New Mexico medical marijuana industry booming during pandemic

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The medical cannabis industry is booming in New Mexico. The industry says the effects of COVID have dramatically increased demand and they’re trying to keep up. “What we learned was it wasn’t just a NM thing, in fact, the number of transactions have doubled in New Mexico, prices have gone up and […] → Read More

Model Pharmacy closing its doors after 34 years of business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a place where you could grab a sandwich and a milkshake and on the way out, pick up your favorite bottle of perfume. After decades in business, Albuquerque’s iconic Model Pharmacy is closing its doors for good. For the last 34 years, Jack Lerner has been serving the Albuquerque community at […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Zoo shares behind the scenes look in celebration of Zookeepers Week

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Although the Albuquerque zoo is still closed, the staff is busy behind the scenes. If you’ve been missing the zoo, zookeepers released a video this week to let you know, the feeling’s mutual. In celebration of National Zookeepers Week, the BioPark released a video introducing us to some of their keepers, […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Daycare launches program to assist with remote learning

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As the school year quickly approaches with students expected to attend class at home, parents are scrambling to figure out what they’ll do about child care and making sure their kids are actually tuned in online for the day. One Albuquerque company thinks it has the answer. “With everything going on […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

As public health order continues, some exempt from quarantine

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Under the current public health order if you travel out of state, you must quarantine for 14 days once you get back. However, there are some exceptions. “We are now reapplying the 14-day mandatory quarantine for all out of state visitors. If you’re flying here, you’re quarantined, you wanna drive here for […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Attorneys say pandemic is causing backlog and delay in trials

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it certainly isn’t making things easy for the criminal justice system. Trials that were on hold recently are facing many new challenges which is also creating new delays. Public defenders and prosecutors say moving forward with trials under the current circumstances is creating challenges they’ve never faced before. […] | Local News… → Read More

Woman caught stealing items from memorial of murdered teen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The family of an Albuquerque teen who was murdered earlier this year says they’ve been left heartbroken once again after a woman was caught stealing from his memorial. “There’s crosses that are missing. I brought a dozen roses for my son for his birthday and that’s what she was carrying in her […] → Read More

PED discusses school reentry plan with lawmakers

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Officials with the Public Education Department explained to lawmakers Friday how they’re going to make sure kids get the education they deserve this school year given the challenges the state is facing. A lot of people are still asking if they have the supplies they need. “We think that it’s essential to […] → Read More

More parents consider homeschooling as pandemic continues

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Many parents are not sure they even want their kids going to school and some have decided to home school instead. It’s a trend that may be on the rise. As parents have been anticipating the new re-entry plans, some have just decided it would be easier for their kids to learn […] → Read More

UNM student starts petition to lower tuition amid COVID-19 pandemic

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As the University of New Mexico students prepare for the fall semester, there are many uncertainties, and because things probably won’t be back to normal some students are asking for a tuition break. UNM is currently a ghost town, but come next month when classes are expected to start, it might not […] → Read More

Travel quarantine hard to enforce, some find it confusing

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico’s governor ordered a 14-day quarantine for any out of state travelers or New Mexicans who leave the state and come back but unlike New York, there are no forms to fill out or officers waiting at the airports or state line. So how is our quarantine being enforced? Monday the […] → Read More

Public adjusts to stricter face-covering rule

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The mask requirement in New Mexico just got stricter. Starting Monday you are now required to wear masks when exercising. “We must adopt a zero-tolerance policy for risks and risky behavior. That means that these must be worn, face coverings, at all times when you’re outside of your house if you’re for […] → Read More

Funding approved for housing in 6 New Mexico communities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority has approved more than $74 million for eight housing developments in six communities around the state. The funding comes through the federal low-income housing tax credit program. The projects will result in more than 260 new apartments in Sunland Park, Mescalero, Acoma Pueblo and Albuquerque. […] → Read More

New Mexico Airbnbs seeing more people wanting a staycation

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – More New Mexicans seem to be choosing a stay-cation these days rather than traveling out of state and having to quarantine for 14 days and that’s been good for vacation rentals like Airbnb. Hosts say business has been good. as people still want to travel but not leave the state. “As soon […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

COVID-19 testing in New Mexico makes a significant increase

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As the lines to get tested are getting longer and longer at Balloon Fiesta Park, KRQE look at how much New Mexico’s testing numbers are soaring as the number of confirmed cases continue to rise. So far just in the last two weeks, testing has increased by more than 60% around the […] → Read More