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1:24 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

June 14 At Noon: Mora County's tough water problem, home cooling during peak demand hours

On Friday's midday report:  As Santa Feans face restrictions on how many days a week they can water their vegetation, the small community of Mora County faces a near disaster because of the drought…On really hot days, more air cooling units ask for more electricity to deliver consumers more cool air.  But PNM has a way of helping solve the peak demand problem, one air conditioner at a time….And Santa Fe says there’s plenty of parking around the new district courthouse.  But not in its own garage…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:18 am
Fri June 14, 2013

June 14 First News: Jaraso Fire 20 miles NE of Santa Fe proving difficult to map. (listen)

The Jaroso Fire burning some 20 miles northeast of Santa Fe still has no containment. Estimates of its size range from 4-to-8 thousand acres but the intense heat of the blaze has been preventing accurate infra-red mapping. It's burning in very difficult terrain accessible only by helicopter. The area has almost a thousand acres of abundant ground fuels with vast stands of downed trees, felled by a severe wind incident some years ago.

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KSFR Local
1:35 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

June 13 At Noon: OK to speak Tibetan at Whole Foods? Study: hands-free not safer, fires updated

  On Thursday's midday report: More on the Whole Foods question of different languages being spoken in their stores. The ACLU is asking whether it's OK to speak Tibetan but not Spanish at work.... As police in Santa Fe continue to cite drivers for talking on a hand-held phone, the national AAA organization finds that hands-free is no safer....US Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico calls for senate action on climate change….headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:07 am
Thu June 13, 2013

June 13 First News: No containment yet of the 8K acre Jaroso Fire. (listen)

Still no containment to report in the 8,000 acre-plus Jaroso Fire burning east of Española. The fire is in extremely difficult terrain accessible only be helicopter in a region with abundant ground fuels for further growth. A special tactical team takes on management of the fire as of today.  Meanwhile, at the 23,000-acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez, containment has reached 60%. Current burning is occurring within its established perimeter line. Near Pecos, the Tres Lagunas Fire is at 80% containment and on track for full suppression this weekend.

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KSFR Local
1:27 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

June 12 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines and features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

  After local news, a talk with The New Mexico Environmental Law Center on new, less restrictive "pit rules" for oil & gas developers.  And we'll hear about record-breaking heat around the state and ways to avoid getting ill from it.  plus...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen

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KSFR Local
7:08 am
Wed June 12, 2013

June 12 First News: Jaroso Fire, 20 mi. NE of Santa Fe, at 6K acres. (listen)

Pyrocumulus cloud from the Jaroso Fire on 6/11/13
Credit Dan Gerrity for KSFR

The newest fire in the Santa Fe area has ballooned in size to more than 6,000 acres.  The latest report on the Jaroso fire in the Pecos Wildnerness came late last night before new infrared mapping could be done.  A huge pyrocumulus cloud erupted from the area, creating opportunity for photographers and causing concern among local residents. But Santa Fe city hall has tried to calm fears, saying it is some 20 miles in a straight line from the city. It's burning in rugged terrain accessible only by helicopter.  Only 60 personnel are assigned thus far and there is no containment.

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KSFR Local
1:40 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

1 p.m. Jaroso fire update

Jaroso fire noon June 11
Credit Dan Gerrity

  The latest report of the Jaroso fire burning in the Pecos Wilderness came from overnight infrared mapping and put its size at 360 acres.  But the size of the plume visible from Santa Fe today suggests growth.

A Santa Fe fire manager estimates it to be 500 acres at 12 noon.

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KSFR Local
1:30 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

June 11 At Noon: Now 3 fires nearby, school board to sue, July 4th fireworks

On Tuesday's midday report:  The latest on the newest wildfire in the Pecos Wilderness. It hasn’t grown as much as they had feared – at least yet…We’ll speak with the chair of the Santa Fe Board of Education about plans to sue the state over the level of funding… It’s been so dry you may wonder why the National Weather Service is talking about Monsoon Awareness. Turns out it’s about

deadly lightning…And during the wildfire season, what does Santa Fe plan to do about 4th of July fireworks…

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KSFR Local
7:16 am
Tue June 11, 2013

June 11 First News: A new blaze, the Jaroso Fire, has broken out SE of Chimayó. (listen)

Credit Dan Gerrity for KSFR

A new fire that erupted in the Pecos Wilderness after a lightning strike is believed to have grown to 1000 acres as of this morning. The Jaroso Fire is burning in steep terrain southeast of Chimayó.  Fire officials expect high fire activity today as the area has hundreds of acres of downed trees felled in a strong wind incident some years ago. Meanwhile, good progress has been made in containing the Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos with full suppression possible by this weekend. The 21,000 acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez is now 50% contained with very little new growth.

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KSFR Local
1:19 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

June 10 At Noon: Santa Fe nurses vs. hospital, a visit to the local wildfire command post

 

 

  

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KSFR Local
1:07 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

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KSFR Local
9:32 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Breaking: Santa Fe nurses file complaint with state regulators over Christus St. Vincent

The union representing nurses at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center has just filed a complaint with state regulators over nurse staffing levels at the hospital. They say the hospital's administration has ignored nurses' concerns that staffing levels are too low to ensure patient safety.

The issue has been brewing for years. Today, union representatives say they filed with regulators several years worth of documentation to support their claim.  

KSFR Local
7:07 am
Mon June 10, 2013

June 10 First News: Thompson Ridge Fire 40% contained; Tres Lagunas at 60%. (listen)

Thompson Ridge fire 3 a.m., June 9, 2013
Credit Wildfiretoday.Com

9 a.m. Update -- Highway 4 reopens. New acreage update: 21,000, 40 % containment.

7 a.m. First News​ -- More containment is being reported at the 20,000 acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez though it did jump a southern flank fire line on Sunday prompting the partial closure of Highway 4.  The more than 1000 personnel working the fire have achieved 40% containment.  Efforts now are also being assisted by the deployment of some 20 members of New Mexico's National Guard providing logistical support.

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KSFR Local
1:24 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

June 7 At Noon: New district courthouse, power lines and fires, wildhorse roundups

On Friday's midday report:  The new county courthouse in downtown Santa Fe opens Monday morning. We’ll hear from the chief judge about what it brings…We’ll put the question of power lines starting forest fires to a member of the Public Regulation Commission. Valerie Espinoza has already begun to raise the issue…What to do with wild horses and should they be rounded up at all?...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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