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Dark Canyon: Trust and Betrayal in the Northern New Mexico Church

For the second feature-length installment of our series, our reporters go to Northern New Mexico where Catholicism has been a central part of life for centuries, since the Spanish conquest of New Mexico. The list of 74 credibly accused priests, brothers and deacons released by the Archbishop last month names more than a dozen priests who served the parishes in the Taos area. St. Francis de Asis church in Ranchos de Taos is Rita Daniels begins the story. Ellen Berkovitch picks up from there...

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Dark Canyon: A Follow-Up Interview with Cody Hooks

Rita Daniels reaches Cody Hooks, deputy editor of the Taos News, to discuss in greater detail the dozen names of priests, brothers and deacons who served in northern New Mexico churches -- and who appeared on the list of 74 credibly accused clergy released by Archbishop John Wester on September 12. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/101217-DkCanyonRitaD.mp3 Here is Cody Hooks's story from September 21 detailing some of what he talks with Rita about today. http://www.taosnews.com/stories/taos...

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More Nuclear Waste for NM? Two Viewpoints

Oct 6, 2017

The Los Alamos Study Group keeps tabs on all things nuclear in New Mexico, and the group's director says that more plutonium production, and possibly more nuclear waste,  is on its way to the state.  But some New Mexicans, such as the Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance, want more production and want  more spent nuclear fuel stored here, because of it's economic, and energy producing, potential. 

Santa Fe Food Drive A Huge Success

Oct 6, 2017

In September, the Food Depot in Santa Fe held its sixth annual neighbor-to-neighbor food drive.  KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke with Linda Wilder-Flatt about the success.

PNM Seeks To Comply With Renewable Energy Goals

Oct 6, 2017

The New Mexico Renewable Energy Act  requires utility companies in the state to have 20% renewable energy by 2020. Can more be done to increase that percentage?  KSFR contributor James Werbel speaks with Public Regulation Commissioner Cynthia Hall and with Dan Ware, a Public Service Company spokesman about renewable energy, beginning the conversation with Commissioner Hall.

Tax Reform Next Congressional Hurdle

Oct 3, 2017

If all goes as planned, the next big issue to be debated before Congress is tax reform. Tom Trowbridge has details on that and other news from the U.S. Capitol and here in New Mexico.

Writers Reflect, Recall Artist Georgia O'Keeffe

Oct 2, 2017

The mystique of painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work has continued to expand in the 31 years since she died.  Admirers trek to the Georgia O’Keeffe museum in Santa Fe and to her home in Abiquiu, and some hike the reddish brown dirt trails the artist walked at Ghost Ranch to catch a glimpse of the traces she’s left behind.

Late last month, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Press at the Palace of the Governors convened an event called Our Times with Miss O’Keeffe.  It featured three New Mexicans who knew her well.  Deborah Begel has the story.

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission's Executive Director recently told a panel of state lawmakers that the forecast calls for more inmate growth in the future.

Tom Trowbridge has the story:

Santa Fe Ends Monsoon Season In Wet Way

Oct 2, 2017

Monsoon season 2017 officially came to an end on Saturday….and Santa Fe ended the month of September rather wet.

Tom Trowbridge has the story.

National Public Lands Day

Sep 29, 2017

National Public Lands Day is often thought of as a day in which volunteers do work like trail maintenance and litter pickup on National Park and BLM lands around the country. There are volunteer opportunities at Cochiti Lake on Saturday, September 30, and there will be trash cleanup at the Glade Run Recreation Area in Farmington, and Windsor Trail upgrade work at Santa fe National Forest.  Many of the parks and refuges are not charging entry fees on Saturday, either.

Santa Fe Charter Schools Forum

Sep 29, 2017

On Thursday, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Public Education and the Santa Fe New Mexican hosted a public forum on the state of charter schools in Santa Fe.  Four invited panelists discussed different viewpoints on the question: whether to impose a moratorium on new charter schools, or whether to create more of them.  The panelists are: Anne Salzmann, a board member with Monte Del Sol Charter School,  Katie Poulos, Director  for Options for Parents and Families with the state Department of Education,  Dr.

Navajo Times Update

Sep 29, 2017

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge gives us a look at news from the Navajo Nation as reported in the Navajo Times.

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Monday, October 16 - New Hope for Compensation for Downwinders of the Trinity Nuclear Test?
Two big differences between the Trinity atomic bomb test in New Mexico and the later series of tests in Nevada. The Nevada tests were public displays, the Trinity test was a secret, and while downwind people made sick by the Nevada tests have gotten federal money, the Trinity downwinders haven’t. Santa Fe investigative reporter Dennis Carroll updates the story. Tuesday, October 17 - Does Coal...

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