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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.

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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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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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6:57 am
Wed May 29, 2013

May 29 First News: City looks at parking payments for new movie complex in SF Railyard. (listen)

Whether Santa Fe gets a movie complex for the railyard may depend on who pays for the parking for theater-goers.  The nonprofit that operates the railyard on the city's behalf has proposed that it offer free parking for patrons but keep records on the expense and begin reimbursing the city 15 years from now.  The city council's Public Works Committee approved that proposal last night but it may not get to a vote by the full city council end the end of June.

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2:04 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

May 28 At Noon: Farmers and drought, drones over N.M., studying ignition interlocks

On Tuesday's midday report: We'll take a look at drone aircraft over New Mexico. It turns out the Zia state is the only one, so far at least, with FAA approval to use airspace to test drones...If you want to know how bad the drought is, just ask a farmer. That's what our reporter did at the Santa Fe Farmers Market...Enterprising Santa Fe high school students study the effectiveness of ignition interlocks...And what's the country with the highest rating for happiness in work and living. We'll find out it's not the U.S.  

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7:22 am
Tue May 28, 2013

May 28 First News: New Mexico Gas Co. to be bought

    Florida-based Teco Energy Inc. is buying New Mexico Gas Company for $950 million.  The purchase deal also includes assumption of New Mexico Gas Company's current $200 million in debt. Pending state and federal approvals, the deal is expected to close in the 1st quarter of 2014. Teco currently operates the Tampa Electric company.  New Mexico Gas Company is currently a subsidiary of New York-based Continental Energy Systems LLC, which acquired it back in 2009 when PNM Resources sold it off for $620 million.

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1:37 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

May 24 At Noon: Teachers' pay raise, Mexican-funded program helps Americans, N.M. kids recognized

On Friday's midday report: We’ll listen in as members of the Santa Fe School Board debate whether pay raises for teachers next year should be 1 percent or more…A most unusual healthcare program in Albuquerque operates in large part with grant money from the Mexican government and it’s recipients don’t necessarily have to be Mexican nationals…Special young people from New Mexico wil be getting special recognition for their outstanding community work….headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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