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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public schools in Albuquerque will reopen Tuesday after a cyberattack forced a two-day closure.

Albuquerque Public Schools serves one-fifth of New Mexico's public grade school students. Officials discovered problems last Wednesday with the district's student information system that tracks attendance, grades and emergency contact information.

Officials say they've found a workaround to the problem so students can return to class Tuesday. Students will have to make up the two days they missed in May.

Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice-President/President Jonathan Nez

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Health facilities on the Navajo Nation are increasing the ability to test for COVID-19 and vaccinate people as the omicron variant spreads.

Navajo President Jonathan Nez says the facilities also are working to give out more home testing kids in January while cases are surging. The tribe reported 179 additional cases of the coronavirus on Sunday and no deaths.

The tribe says a full report with total case counts during the pandemic will be available Tuesday.

The death toll remains at 1,600. 

Cat Traps and Deterrents Become Available

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LAS CRUCES, NM - The Las Cruces Police Department Animal Control Section will have cat traps available for pick up beginning Thursday, January 20 in order to assist with the Community Cat section of the revised animal ordinance.

The traps can be picked up at the East Mesa Public Safety Building, 550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, between 8 a.m. and - 5 p.m. Traps will be loaned out for a one-week period and must be returned the following Thursday. 

KRWG News at 7:45

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Madison Staten reports on research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. She talks with Dr. Edward Michelson about a drug used to treat asthma patients which he hopes will help people recover more quickly from COVID-19. Counties in the Rio Grande Valley are having trouble accurately reporting new cases of COVID-19 in the face of the omicron surge. Operation Lone Star faces legal challenges in Texas.

KRWG News at 6:45

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Anthony Moreno talks with author Dr. Elaine Hampton about her new book "Seekers of a Stable Sky: Stories of Altruism and Immigration on the Mexican Border".

Monday Business Watch

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has signed an executive order requiring all government workers on the tribe’s vast reservation to have a booster shot.

Nez also says tribal health officials have changed how the term “fully vaccinated” is defined by making it two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine plus a booster shot.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Teddy Allen matched his career-high with 41 points to lead New Mexico State to a 77-63 win over Abilene Christian. Allen made 13 of 20 shots, including 6 of 11 3-pointers. He also made 9 of 11 free throws and had seven assists. Coryon Mason scored 19 points for the Wildcats.

On KRWG News This Week, we hear from Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Ralph Ramos. Also, State Senator Jeff Steinborn shares more about legislation he is working on to get New Mexicans quality facemasks and COVID-19 tests, and Las Cruces City Council reviewed findings from a police audit. These stories and more on KRWG News this week.

A new book shares personal stories from the community of Anapra in Ciudad Juárez that shines light on the impact of immigration policies and NAFTA.

Joining us for the program is Dr. Elaine Hampton author of “Seekers of a Stable Sky: Stories of Altruism and Immigration on the Mexican Border.”

Dr. Raquel Garzon returns to the program to talk about wellness. Dr. Garzon is President and Founder of Revitalize Project and author of the book, "The Business of You: Leveraging Business Principles to Thrive in Life."

SANTA FE, N.M. — When New Mexico lawmakers meet Tuesday to begin hashing out the state budget, about half of the money will go to K-12 school programs.

Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and key legislative committees have agreed to increase spending on schools by around 12%, or around $3.8 billion.

SANTA FE, N.M.  — Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall.

A Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says Baldwin’s phone was turned over Friday to authorities in New York's Suffolk County and that information from the phone will be provided to investigators.

They obtained a search warrant last month for the phone’s contents in their investigation into the Oct. 11 shooting on set for “Rust.”

Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — With billions of federal dollars heading to New Mexico for infrastructure projects, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says rural areas can't be left behind.

The governor made the comment Friday during a virtual summit attended by more than 200 municipal officials from around the state. She said the goal is to ensure that administrative requirements and other bureaucratic hoops don't keep small communities from accessing the money.


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 5,212 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

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Jan 14, 2022

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Jan 14, 2022

El Paso Matters

Jan 14, 2022
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

This week, El Paso residents can expect an increase in water bills this year, first responders are being impacted by COVID-19, and a new Texas law prohibits dogs from being chained outside. El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore shares an update on some of the top stories they are following in the area.

SANTA FE, N.M.  — High-stakes decisions on spending, voting access, public education and criminal justice await New Mexico legislators during a 30-day legislative session.

Legislators will convene Tuesday at noon. New Mexico state government has a multibillion dollar general fund surplus thanks to federal pandemic relief and a surge in oil production and natural gas prices.


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 5,547 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

The Bulletin on the Radio

Jan 13, 2022

This week, a preview of a conversation with actor William H. Macy, a Legislative news, and more from this week's Bulletin. Publisher Richard Coltharp shares a preview.

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Jan 13, 2022

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Jan 13, 2022

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Around 75,000 New Mexico schoolchildren on Friday will miss school for the second day after a cyber attack hit the state's largest school district on Wednesday. At least five other school districts have suffered costly cyber attacks in the past two years, according insurance officials who cover school losses.

Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — New Mexico’s governor said Thursday she’s considering seeking help from the National Guard to address COVID-19 staffing shortages at public schools, a move that could mark a first in the nation.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday the state has been in discussions with the Santa Fe school district, which was forced to plan for remote learning next week.

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Jan 12, 2022

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Jan 12, 2022

Silver City Report

Jan 12, 2022

This week, a COVID-19 update and New Mexico's State Auditor announces allegations against a former Catron County official. Silver City Daily Press reporter Geoffrey Plant has the latest.

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 2,932 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 9,284 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

3228 new cases in Bernalillo County

6 new cases in Catron County

139 new cases in Chaves County

146 new cases in Cibola County

34 new cases in Colfax County

161 new cases in Curry County

5 new cases in De Baca County

1038 new cases in Doña Ana County

122 new cases in Eddy County

111 new cases in Grant County

15 new cases in Guadalupe County