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.  

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic New Mexico state Sen. Michael Padilla says he is withdrawing his name as a candidate for lieutenant governor.Padilla announced the end of his campaign on Monday amid concerns about decade-old accusations of sexual harassment at a previous job with the city of Albuquerque. Padilla has repeatedly denied accusations that he created a sexually hostile work environment.Padilla says he accepts responsibility for making too many changes too quickly as a supervisor at an emergency communications center in Albuquerque in 2006.

James E. Doyle was a specialist in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1997 to July 2014. His professional focus is on systems analysis, strategic planning and policy development. Dr. Doyle holds a PhD in International Security Studies from the University of Virginia. Doyle is the author of the recently-published book, “Renewing America's Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st Century.” KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with Dr. Doyle on Monday's Wake-Up Call:

"Painting Santa Fe" Documentary Airs Tonight On PBS

Dec 4, 2017

KNME-TV, Channel 5 tonight airs the new documentary, “Painting Santa Fe. Tom Trowbridge spoke with executive producer Michael Kamins.

In the coming weeks, KSFR’s Wake-Up Call will be interviewing all the candidates running for office in the city of Santa Fe’s municipal elections set for March sixth, 2018. First-up, one of the three candidates for City Council District Two: Nate Downey. Tom Trowbridge spoke with the candidate:

KSFR's Wake Up Call For December 4, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

Today on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: Host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe City Council candidate from District Two, Nate Downey. Also on the program: a conversation with Doctor James Doyle a former nuclear policy specialist at Los Alamos and author of "Renewing America's Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st Century,” and Tom speaks with Michael Kamins, executive producer of the documentary, “Painting Santa Fe” that airs tonight on New Mexico PBS.

County Questions Phase Three Annexation

Dec 1, 2017

A plan to annex Santa Fe County-owned neighborhoods to within Santa Fe city limits is causing anxiety for some county homeowners who question whether or not they want to become city residents. KSFR's Ellen Lockyer  reports the annexation plan has been on the books for years, but some residents affected by the last phase of the annexation say they aren't sure the city will provide for their rural lifestyle.


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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