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7:07 am
Tue June 4, 2013

June 4 First News: Thompson Fire at 3300 acres, Tres Lagunas at 8500. (listen)

Credit photo by Dan Gerrity

The latest report on the Thompson Fire burning in the Jemez says it now encompasses some 3300 acres with containment remaining at 5%. Almost 600 personnel are working the blaze burning in steep and rugged terrain with 5 helicopters deployed.  Meanwhile, the Tres Lagunas Fire raging to the east of Santa Fe 10 miles north of Pecos has scorched 8500 acres. 600 personnel are working to create fire lines along the perimeter and have achieved 7% containment.  The entire Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will close as of tomorrow.

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1:36 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

June 3 At Noon: FBI said to ask about state contract, saving millions with better grad rate, more

On Monday's midday report: A question at the Roundhouse is whether the FBI is investigating the Martinez administration ... A report says New Mexico could save tens of millions a year in prison costs if the high school graduation rate improved...A group is gathering this week to remember the famous Tierra Amarilla County courthouse raid and its instigator of the 1960s...New research at the UNM Medical School holds promise...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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7:14 am
Mon June 3, 2013

June 3 First News: Thompson Fire now 1900 acres and Tres Lagunas at 7500. (listen)

The latest report has the Thompson Fire in the Jemez now just above 1900 acres. Some 310 personnel have been working to create fire lines around portions of the perimeter but there is no containment at present. The fire, which started Friday, is believed to have been caused by a downed power line. That’s the same ignition source cited for the Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos which has now scorched at least 7500 acres.  Over 400 firefighters are on scene with 5% containment.

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10:56 am
Sat June 1, 2013

June 2, 6 a.m.Update Tres Lagunas and Thompson Ridge fires

Thompson Ridge fire view from Santa Fe early evening May 31
Dan Gerrity

June 2, 6 a.m. -- North of Pecos, the Tres Lagunas fire grew to 6,200 acres yesterday while the Thompson Ridge fire Northwest of Santa Fe in the Jemez Mountains jumped to 1,200 acres.  Coming reports are expected to show that both grew overnight, fanned by heavy winds.  

June 1, 11 a.m. -- Two fires burning to the East and West of Santa Fe have grown in size.

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5:32 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

4:45 p.m. Updated: Tres Lagunas at 2,000 acres

Fire officials say the blaze north of Pecos has doubled once again today.

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5:22 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

May 31 Time lapse video of Tres Lagunas

Seen from Santa Fe and filmed by Michael Zeiler.

KSFR Local
2:47 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Tres Lagunas from two directions

From Santa Fe

KSFR News will be collecting more images as the fire continues to burn.

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1:28 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

May 31 At Noon: Tres Lagunas fire flares, wildlife hurting for water, people unprepared financially

Tres Lagunas flares at noon
Credit Eclipse-Maps.Com

  On Friday's midday report: The latest on that fire just north of Pecos… With the area facing the worst drought in a century, what are wildlife doing for water.  We’ll find out how to deal with animals that try to get a drink in  your backyard…What to do about New Mexicans poorly prepared financially…And the Social Security disability insurance program faces a bleak 2016...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
10:57 am
Fri May 31, 2013

10:30 a.m. Update -- Tres Lagunas fire doubles in size to 1,000 acres

10:30 a.m. update -- Fire officials say the Tres Lagunas fire 10 miles north of Pecos has doubled in size since the last report at midnight. It is now 1,000 and 5 percent contained 

Nearly 300 firefighters and support crew members have been assigned to the blaze, supported by ground and air equipment.

More than 130 homes have been ordered evacuated.

A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Pecos Elementary School.

KSFR Local
9:35 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Start of Tres Lagunas fire (video)

KSFR News will be on top of the Trest Lagunas fire near Pecos. Return here or tune in to 101.1 FM for updates.

This time-lapse video is courtesy of Michael Zeiler of Santa Fe.

KSFR Local
7:09 am
Fri May 31, 2013

May 31 First News:The Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos now at 500 acres. (listen)

Credit NWS

The nearby Tres Lagunas Fire has been less active in the overnight hours but weather conditions today are not expected to be helpful, says Dan Ware with the State Forestry Division…***clip The 500 acre blaze 10 miles north of Pecos has prompted evacuations of some 134 seasonal homes in the area. The fire continues to burn to the north along both sides of highway 63. Some 200 personnel are currently assigned to the scene.  The fire broke out Thursday afternoon, thought to have been started by a downed power line.

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1:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

May 30 At Noon: Former Martinez aide indicted, bridge safety in N.M., preschool expulsions

  On Thursday's midday report:  Following that bridge collapse outside Seattle, we’ll check in with the bridge inspection program director in New Mexico to check on bridges here… New Mexico has a poor high school graduation rate. Now comes word that the number of expulsions of children from preschools makes New Mexico the worst in the nation …and a former Martinez aide is indicted on federal charges of email hacking….headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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12:56 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

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7:06 am
Thu May 30, 2013

May 30 First News: SF man receives 2 life sentences for double homicide. (listen)

  The Santa Fe man found guilty of double homicide in a $100 rent dispute has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Arthur Anaya fatally shot teenager Austin Urban and 51-year-old Theresa Vigil back in January 2012 at a mobile home they were renting from him. Anaya has a lengthy criminal record and is known to have mental problems. District Court Judge Stephen Pfeffer presided at Anaya’s sentencing in district court which, at minimum, requires serving 66 years in jail. The defendant plans to appeal.

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12:54 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

May 29 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines and feature stories.

After local news headlines, a conversation with new Santa Fe Fire Chief Erik Litzenberg.  We also speak to some 9th graders from Taos competing for a top national science prize -- they've discovered a Native American medicinal plant has promising anti-cancer properties.  And Red Flag Warnings for critical fire conditions around the state through Friday; we speak with meteorologist Brent Wachter with the NWS office in Albuquerque.

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