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Get Your Garden G(r)o(w)ing!

Growing season is just about here! Hannah and Dylan chatted with Bob Pennington of Agua Fria Nursery about the many vegetable choices and planting methods green-thumbed Santa Feans may consider this year. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/hcds-garden425.mp3

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Interview with Glenn Silber, Co-Producer and Director of The War at Home

In 1979 Glenn Silber co-produced and co-directed The War At Home with Barry Alexander Brown. The documentary is about the anti-Vietnam War movement that became a true people’s revolt in Madison Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin in the 1960s and 70s . It will have a week-long run at the Jean Cocteau Cinema beginning May 5th — and the show date on Sunday, May 7th at 2.p.m. will be a benefit for KSFR. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/GlennSilber424.mp3

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In the Studio: Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips has well over a hundred acting credits in film and TV. He's maybe best known for playing Ritchie Valens in La Bamba, and he's also starred in Stand and Deliver , both Young Guns films, and the series Stargate Universe . He now plays Henry Standing Bear in Longmire, which is now shooting its sixth and final season here in the Santa Fe area. Lou joined us in the studio to talk acting, directing, being seen out and about in Santa Fe, and the cruel vicissitudes of Texas hold...

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Santa Fe has more than a half-million dollars in unpaid water bills, and plans are developing to collect it.  City council's Public Utilities Committee has begun looking at options. An ordinance on the books allows the city to disconnect delinquent customers after 90 days but procedures for doing it are not clear. The New Mexican reports that the city of Rio Rancho begins taking steps to cut off delinquent customers after two to three weeks.

In today's features, a talk with new Santa Fe Airport Manager Francey Jesson as new services begin.  Mora County has a ban on oil and gas extractions -- the first such action in the nation.  And New Mexicans with outstanding warrants are being offered a sort of amnesty.

Court officials have set June 5th to begin the move into the new district courthouse.  Court administrator Steven Pacheco tells KSFR News that the move entails bringing existing courtroom seating from the old courthouse because new seating will not arrive until the end of July.  It was ordered late because of delays in funding.  Because of the move, court will be closed from June 5th, reopening on the 10th. 

June 5 courthouse moving date

Apr 30, 2013

Court officials have set June 5th to begin the move into the new district courthouse.  

Court administrator Steven Pacheco tells KSFR News that the move entails bringing existing courtroom seating from the old courthouse because new seating will not arrive until the end of July.  It was ordered late because of delays in funding.  

Because of the move, court will be closed from June 5th, reopening on the 10th.    

On Tuesday's midday report: A fight seems to be brewing among board members of the Lamy Railroad and History Museum over the decision to close the Legal Tender restaurant...A state elected leaders call for job expansion, reports say UNM's hospital is outsourcing 50 clerical jobs out of state...Fire restrictions for both the city and the county of Santa Fe are on the way...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....

Santa Fe city council will be getting a draft of next year's city budget in time for a vote on May 8th.  The finance committee has wrapped up work on the spending plan that anticipates about the same amount of income as this year.  The New Mexican reports the budget provides no wage increases and would eliminate some city jobs that are currently vacant. The plan also doesn't call for increasing taxes.  

On Monday's midday report:  The Lamy Rail Road and History museum has told the Legal Tender restaurant that operates in the museum to shut down. We'll speak with the museum's president to find out why...A Santa Fe-based think tank responsible for any number of new state laws and policies is on a new quest to open up New Mexico's primary elections to all registered voters, not just those in the two major parties...And details on the police department's giveaway of free gun locks...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

Former police chief Arik Wheeler is under investigation on allegations he improperly released a pickup truck from the city's impound lot. The vehicle had been seized in a DWI incident.  The allegations say that Wheeler released the vehicle to the owner without authority.  Wheeler is now a police captain who served for a little more than a year as chief.  

On Friday's midday report: We’ll take a trip down to southern New Mexico to learn about the latest development that brings suborbital space travel a step closer…Santa Fe County is holding another program where locals can get rid of unwanted,  unused prescription drugs – some of them deadly if they fall into the wrong hands…Things may be looking up for solving those delays in air travel, now that both the Senate and the House have approved bills to restore some funding to the FAA...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

Santa Fe Police report that they're hearing from more clients of "El Dentista," the man who illegally practiced dentistry out of his car throughout the local area. At least five people have come forward since last weekend's arrest of 36-year-old Eliver Kestler. One woman claims she sought a simple cleaning but Kestler instead removed four of her teeth, resulting in a serious infection. Police say that apart from the illegality of Kestler performing dentistry without a license, there are also health concerns for anyone having received his services.

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