Andy Lyman

News Intern

Andy started as a volunteer in the KUNM news room in 2011. Eventually he began producing stories and assisting with production of the KUNM Call-In Show. He’s a journalism student at the University of New Mexico and hopes to continue telling stories through audio after he graduates.

Local News
4:43 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

State Exchange Prepares For Insurance Enrollment Surge

Credit Screenshot from healthcare.gov

With less than two weeks left to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, employees with the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange are bracing for a surge of enrollment.

Spokeswoman Debra Hammer said there are almost 30 events scheduled over the next 10 days that are aimed at educating and assisting those who are still trying to enroll.

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Local News
7:05 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Judge Rules In Support of PED Teacher Eval Plan

Credit Alegri

A state District Court judge has ruled in favor of Gov. Susana Martinez's administration and its implementation of new teacher evaluations. 

Democratic State Senator Howie Morales joined two other lawmakers and the state's teachers unions to try and stop the Public Education Department from moving forward with the new plan. 

Morales, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Governor next year, says the Martinez Administration shouldn't have used a top-down process of adding the new plan without buy-in from lawmakers. 

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Local News
5:20 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Common Ground For Cattle Ranchers And Environmentalists? Dissatisfaction With Feds

Crowd waiting for U.S Fish and Wildlife public hearing on Mexican Gray Wolf
Credit Andy Lyman

The US Fish and Wildlife Department held a 3-hour meeting Wednesday night to receive public comment on a controversial new recovery plan for the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf.  The proposed changes have created quite a stir and people logged nearly 100 comments.

It was cold and rainy Wednesday night, but that didn’t stop about 200 hundred people from gathering in Albuquerque to express their widely disparate views on one pesky animal. The topic was the Mexican Gray Wolf.

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Local News
5:06 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Ever Wonder Where Your Recycling Goes?

Credit Andy Arthur / Flickr

The City of Albuquerque, along with a regional recycling company, are drawing back the curtain to give the public a behind-the-scenes peek at more than just the usual boxes and cans. They're offering tours of the new facility on Saturday. 

By now, most Albuquerque residents know they can put recyclable materials in their newly issued blue bins. What might be a surprise is that the list of approved materials is extensive and has been expanded.

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Local News
5:13 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Albuquerque School District Superintendent Suspended

APS Superintendent Winston Brooks
Credit Albuquerque Public Schools

Friday  the Albuquerque Public School Board of Education announced the suspension of its superintendent.

APS Board of Education president Martin Esquivel announced today that Superintendent Winston Brooks will go on unpaid leave for three days starting Monday.

Esquivel said higher graduation rates and financial stability are some of the reasons the board went with suspension instead of termination.

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Local News
4:30 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Pornography Film Festival Is Back In Action

Outside Guild Cinema
Credit Albuquerque Journal

The organizers of a local pornographic film festival are celebrating a recent ruling by New Mexico’s highest court. It hasn’t exactly been a day at the movies for Pornotopia’s creators though. They, along with the owner of an Albuquerque movie theater, have been fighting for the festival for more than three years.

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Local News
10:19 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Is House Arrest an Alternative to Jail Overcrowding?

An ankle monitoring device used to track CCP participants
Credit Andy Lyman

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center recently transferred more than 400 inmates to other jurisdictions across New Mexico and even one in Texas. The move came after a federal court judge ordered the jail to reduce its inmate population.

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Local News
3:33 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

MBA Student Road Trip Brings Entrepreneurial Expertise To Local Businesses

MBAs Across America learn about Corrales company Ideum
Credit Andy Lyman

A group of MBA students who are traveling the country to meet with small businesses came to Albuquerque this week. MBAs Across America is a group of Harvard Business School students looking to understand the problems small businesses are facing.

In a style that’s part Kerouac, part consulting, the group observed everything from a hair salon in Detroit to a Montana clothing company that hosts an annual music festival. Their goal this summer is to not only learn from these businesses, but to understand some of their struggles.

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Local News
4:30 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Bill Would Allow Voters To Update Their Registration Information On-line

Andy Lyman, NM News Network
Santa Fe, Feb 08, 2013

With the New Mexico Legislative Session if full swing, lawmakers are doing whatever they can to get bills passed through both the House and the Senate.

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KUNM Local
8:26 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Hazardous Materials Training At Northern New Mexico Lab

Albuquerque, NM – Los Alamos National Laboratory will soon host the 15th annual Hazmat Competition. Hazardous material response teams from several different states will come to Northern New Mexico to compete and learn new skills.

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KUNM Local
1:22 pm
Wed July 27, 2011

Hazardous Response Teams Test Skills in New Mexico

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KUNM Local
8:45 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Negotiations Continue Between Hospital Managers and Union

Albuquerque, NM – Contract negotiations between Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and it's employees broke down again today.

The hospital's spokesperson, Alturo Delgado, told the Santa Fe Reporter that they brought in a federal mediator because time was running out and no progress was being made.

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KUNM Local
3:52 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Unlicensed Contractors Could Cause Problems in Fire Recovery

Albuquerque, NM – Victims of wildfires around the New Mexico may need to be on the look out for unlicensed contractors who offer repair and building services. The state's Regulation and Licensing Department is warning home owners now because there was an increase in unlicensed work after wildfires in the past.

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KUNM Local
1:24 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Fire Still Burning Near Los Alamos

Albuquerque, NM – The Las Conchas wildfire continues to burn, but is no longer an immediate threat to Los Alamos National Laboratory. The lab re-opened today after being closed for more than a week. Smoke can still be seen from Los Alamos.

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KUNM Local
12:42 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Forest Service offers resources for fire recovery

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

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