Promoters of a truck stop project slated for county land just off I-25 faced a hostile audience at the latest community meeting on the issue held Wednesday night. Hundreds of homeowners from Rancho Viejo and communities along the Turquoise Trail showed up to voice their opposition to the plan. KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer has more:

KSFR's Wake Up Call For December 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

Today on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports on the latest community meeting on a proposed truck stop slated for Santa Fe County land just off I-25; Also ahead: The Marketplace Morning Report; and in studio this morning, Tim Donahue and John Mugford with the New Mexico Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will tell us about the myriad services it provides.

The nation’s national monuments have been in the news this week, with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announcing decisions to shrink the size of two in Utah and submitting a report of the review of newly-declared monuments. On that list are both the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, Rio Grande del Norte National Monuments in New Mexico.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge reports:


Physician and human rights advocate from Gaza and the Director of Gaza Projects for the Middle East Children's Alliance or MECA, Dr. Mona El-Farra will speak tonight (December 6th) in Santa Fe. Dr. El-Farra will address an audience at the Universalist Unitarian Church at 6-30pm. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with her last night:

KSFR's Wake Up Call For December 6, 2017

Dec 6, 2017

Today on KSFR's Wake-Up Call: We’ll hear reaction from Senator Tom Udall and others to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recent actions concerning national monuments…Also, physician and human rights advocate from Gaza and the Director of Gaza Projects for the Middle East Children's Alliance or MECA, Dr. Mona El-Farra will speak tonight in Santa Fe. And aural historian Jack Loeffler will bring us part six in his series, “The Lore of the Land.”

Santa Fe Wants It Both Ways In Voting System Debate

Dec 5, 2017

Ranked choice voting will go forward in Santa Fe, but then again.. it may not. The city's council members agreed to something of a two-pronged, if not two-faced, solution to the voting system debate after a special meeting on Monday.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer has more.

New Mexico’s Revenue Forecast Improves

Dec 5, 2017

Members of New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee on Monday heard something they haven’t in a while: New Mexico’s state budget picture is bright…and is expected to stay that way, at least into the near future. State economists told the LFC that surging state tax revenues and a rebound in the energy sectors are propelling a rapid turnaround in New Mexico government finances. Duffy Rodriguez is Secretary for the State Department of Finance and Administration:

Santa Fe Airport Master Plan Concerns Some Neighbors

Dec 5, 2017

Things are moving along at the Santa Fe Regional Airport now that a new master plan for the facility has been adopted. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has the story (reported by KSFR correspondent, James Werbel): 

Erik de la Garza of Courthouse News Service is our reporter in south Texas, for the murder trial of former priest John Feit. Feit played a key role at the Servants of the Paraclete facility in Jemez Springs in assigning priests known to have abused children back out into ministry. Hannah Colton interviews him as testimony gets under way.

KSFR's Wake Up Call For December 5, 2017

Dec 5, 2017

Today on KSFR's Wake-Up Call: As part of KSFR’s Dark Canyon: Sexual Abuse and Secrecy in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe series, Hannah Colton discusses the trial of an accused pedophile priest and murderer from years ago that just began in Texas. Colton speaks with Texas court reporter Erik de la Garza.  


This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY Dec. 11 - First the Department of Justice closes down the privately-run Cibola County Correctional Facility after 3 inmates die. Then The Department of Homeland security reopens it as a detention center for ICE. Sarah Macaraeg of Reveal and NM In Depth on what happened in between…one secret negotiation, one no-bid contract, and little State or public scrutiny TUESDAY Dec. 12 - Most people think of Equifax as a credit rating company, but actually it’s real source of income is data...

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