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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NASA "Slingshot" Could Reach Asteroid

Sep 22, 2017

NASA researchers in Colorado, Arizona and Utah are watching the skies as an important phase of a unique experiment winds down. KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with Dr. Christina Richey, program director for the OSIRIS-REx program, which, if successful, could bring material from an asteroid back to Earth for study.

UNM Study Says Cannabis Can Help Opioid Addicts

Sep 22, 2017

Dr. Jacob Vigil, with UNM's psychology department, has published results of a study which indicates that some people addicted to prescription opioids could be helped with the use of legally available medical marijuana. 

Santa Fe City Cleanup Set For September 23

Sep 22, 2017

Santa Feans join communities all around New Mexico on Saturday, September 23 for a volunteer cleanup.

N.M. Worst In Nation In Child Poverty

Sep 21, 2017

Tom Trowbridge reports on a recent call by Democratic State Legislators to take action to fund a statewide early-education program.


On September 12 Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Wester released a list of 74 credibly accused clergy in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The list includes 66 priests, six deacons and two brothers.  KSFR's Ellen Berkovitch was live on the telephone Thursday with Terry McKiernan, the president of Bishop Accountability dot org . He sheds light light on who's on the list, who's missing, and what's next in the aftermath of this surprising release.

Third Democrat Enters Race For N.M. Land Commissioner

Sep 21, 2017

Democratic State Senator George Munoz has announced his candidacy for New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands. Tom Trowbridge has the story.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe last week shocked the state by releasing -- for the first time -- a list of 74 names of priests, deacons and brothers that it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.

In a statement, Archbishop John Wester said he hopes the publication of the list will help victims and their communities to heal, and help rebuild trust in the Church.

New Mexico is joining with 37 other states in recruiting insurance companies in the fight against the opioid epidemic. NM Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined a coalition of states and territories urging health insurers to examine financial incentives that contribute to the problem in New Mexico.  

KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer has the story.

For the first time, Native Americans living in New Mexico can call a free crisis hotline to report domestic abuse

Mallory Black is communications director for the StrongHearts Native Helpline. Black says the helpline is a culturally-appropriate safe and confidential helpline for natives and by natives:

In a time of uncertainty over what’s in store for the Affordable Care Act, health insurance providers on the state’s health exchange are certain of one thing, they’ll be hiking their individual policy premium rates. 

KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer has more;




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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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