Karla Sosa, KRQE News 13

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Past articles by Karla:

New development could soon be coming to ABQ's Downtown

Up and down along Central, you’ll see condos, apartments, and restaurants, and a pair of abandoned houses sits right in the middle of it all. → Read More

No more jail food – Socorro County senior centers get help

New Mexico is working to provide services at senior centers in Socorro County after the county resorted to using inmates to prepare food for the seniors. In the wake of this incident, Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging will provide technical assistance and training to the new providers and will work with them to develop innovative programming for seniors. → Read More

Albuquerque man pleads guilty to killing pedestrian while high on meth

An Albuquerque man pleaded guilty to hitting and killing a pedestrian while high on meth back in 2021. Elizardo Cortez has been sentenced to 27 years. → Read More

New Mexico businesses are feeling impact of Piñon shortage

Businesses are claiming there hasn’t been a decent harvest in two years. → Read More

Tucumcari sees a spike in calls about loose dogs around town

Tucumcari, New Mexico is seeing a spike in calls about loose dogs running around town. Tucumcari’s Animal Control officer, Elijaah Huber, is trying to find ways to educate the public and make more room at the shelter. → Read More

Santa Fe couple moves to Ukraine to offer help

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe couple decided to pack up their lives and move across the world to help total strangers. The couple doesn’t have any connections to Ukraine, but still felt compelled to do their part. When the war in Ukraine broke out last year, Rocky and his wife, Emmy Durham, didn’t think […] → Read More

Beloved lions will soon be leaving the ABQ BioPark

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two beloved residents of the ABQ BioPark are soon heading to a new home. Officials say they have found a more suitable habitat for the lions Kenya and Dixie as the ABQ BioPark begins renovations to its 40-year-old Catwalk. Leanne Armstrong and her grandson, Theo, visited the ABQ BioPark Zoo so he could […] → Read More

Satisfying New Mexico’s sweet tooth: Buffett’s Candies expanding

An Albuquerque candy store, Buffett's Candies, is expanding into the building that used to house Buffet King. The renovation will begin in two weeks and should be complete by the end of September 2023. → Read More

New Mexico city considers crackdown on irresponsible pet owners following dog attacks

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico city is considering a crackdown on irresponsible pet owners. For the past year, Roswell City Councilor Juliana Halvorson has been working on changes to the city’s Animal Welfare Code. She says the city is having problems with overpopulation, neglect, abandonment, and mistreatment of pets. “This is a community problem, it’s […] → Read More

UNM supports aspiring Native American teachers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is trying to recruit Native American students to help put a dent in the teacher shortage. The program started last fall and it’s already helping nine students get closer to their goal of teaching in New Mexico. Glenabah Martinez is the director of the Institute for American Indian […] → Read More

Bridge Boulevard’s second phase expected to create delays

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Drivers along Bridge Boulevard can once again expect delays as crews begin phase two of a major redevelopment project along that corridor. This phase of the project will run from west of the Riverside Drain to just west of Isleta. Phase one of the project wrapped up last year. The project has been […] → Read More

Community mourns Tucumcari man killed in dog attack

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KRQE) – A family and community are heartbroken after a bizarre dog attack left a Tucumcari man, Stanley Hartt, dead. Hartt’s father says as he mourns the loss of his son, he’s grateful for the kindness that he’s felt from the people in Tucumcari. It’s been nearly two weeks since Stanley Hartt lost his life […] → Read More

New Mexico district invites parents to school to get to know students better

Parents who are interested in being part of the program should contact the school district or the school’s principal. → Read More

Owner of dog in fatal Tucumcari dog attack speaks out

Morris doesn’t know how many times the dogs had escaped from his mom’s home in the past and says he did his part to make sure the dogs wouldn’t escape. → Read More

UNM, Jackson Wink partnership offers self-defense classes for women

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico has partnered up with a Jackson Wink MMA Academy to offer a class that teaches potentially life-saving skills. The class, Smart Girl Self Defense, has turned out to be one of the most popular classes in the university’s Continuing Education program. Last month more than 40 women took […] → Read More

Albuquerque brothers to compete nationally in taekwondo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two brothers from Albuquerque have been invited to participate in a national taekwondo competition that could lead to competing in international events. Chaney and Cooper Cecil are getting ready for the USA Taekwondo team trials, just one of the many goals of the brothers. Cooper has been following his older brother’s footsteps since […] → Read More

South Valley power pole replacement begins along Coors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A major infrastructure project in the South Valley will have an impact on drivers over the next several months. PNM says the work will replace and upgrade its system to better serve the community in that area. Drivers on Coors south of Rio Bravo are already feeling the impacts of PNM’s infrastructure improvements […] → Read More

Roswell committee turns down proposal for police to be on reality show

After the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department paused their appearance on the TV reality show On Patrol: Live, the show producers approached the Roswell Police Department. → Read More

Santa Fe school district creates initiative after rise in non-English-speaking students

Santa Fe Public Schools Executive Director of Language and Culture Stephanie Nieto said there are 3,500 students who are English learners and the number keeps growing. → Read More

VIDEO: Santa Fe officer sues city, department after a K-9 attacks face

Santa Fe police officer Damian Vigil says his life changed after he participated in a K-9 demonstration back in April 2022. He has filed a suit against the department after he was injured in the demonstration. → Read More