Santa Fe Police are investigating criminal damage, vandalism and burglary to numerous cars at the Highway 599 Rail Runner station parking lot. They say 26 cars either had windows damaged or tires slashed and seven batteries were stolen from vehicles. Santa Fe Police spokeswoman Celina Espinoza: *****062614-Espinoza-2 (q: off of those):17***** Investigators believe the damage was done sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Officers were called to the scene after a victim noticed the damage around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.
When the Santa Fe City Council meets tonight, Councilors will consider an updated version of Mayor Javier Gonzales’ “People to the Plaza” plan, which calls for the closure of Lincoln Avenue and Old Santa Fe Trail to through traffic. City spokeswoman, Jodi McGinnis-Porter: *****062514-McGinnis-Porter-3 (q: to through traffic) :20***** The initiative has undergone numerous changes and has been before a host of city committees prior to tonight’s meeting.
A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country have unanimously approved a resolution calling on cities to use natural solutions to fight the impacts of climate change. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales was among the attendees as the U.S. Conference of Mayors as in Dallas took action on the topic Monday. Gonzales telling KSFR: *****062414-Gonzales-2 (q:across the country) :28***** The action is significant as Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over how to deal with climate change.
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has renewed its request for the full release of an audit of 15 nonprofits that provided behavioral health services for needy New Mexicans. In a motion Thursday, the groups asked District Court Judge Sarah Singleton of Santa Fe to order the state to make the report public, saying the New Mexico Attorney General's Office has had ample time to secure information for possible prosecution against any of the providers targeted. The Attorney General already has cleared two of the nonprofits.
The 65th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe is underway. Rodeo de Santa Fe President Jim Butler says this year’s rodeo features a brand new scoreboard and all the events associated with Rodeos, including bull riding events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Dustin Muncy is one of the bull riders competing. Muncy told KSFR news how bull riding events are scored. The Rodeo de Santa Fe runs through Sunday.
After a public hearing of more than six hours on a controversial proposal to re-zone 50-acres of La Bajada Mesa to allow a gravel mine, Santa Fe County Commissioners made no decision. Commissioner Danny Mayfield spoke with KSFR after Wednesday’s hearing. *****061214-Mayfield-1 (q:our county attorney) :19***** An estimated crowd of 600 packed the Santa Fe Convention Center to take-in the hearing, with most in attendance clearly in opposition to the mining request.