KSFR Local http://ksfr.org en July 31 First News: Time's Running Out On Santa Fe Hospital Labor Agreement (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-31-first-news-times-running-out-santa-fe-hospital-labor-agreement-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/073114-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The labor contract between Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and the union that represents hundreds of its nurses and medical technicians expires at midnight. On Wednesday the union floated a proposal—Union President Fonda Osborne: <strong>*****073114-Osborn-2 :13*****</strong> The pay Osborn’s referring to there is expressed in incentive pay. In a published statement, Hospital spokesman Arturo Delgado said, quote: “We remain committed to bargaining in good faith. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:57 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4485 at http://ksfr.org July 30 First News: Immigrant Deportations Halted Due to Chicken Pox Outbreak (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-30-first-news-immigrant-deportations-halted-due-chicken-pox-outbreak-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/073014-KSFRFirstNews.mp3</div><div><p>A New Mexico congressman says the deportation of immigrants from a detention facility in Artesia have been temporarily stopped because of chicken pox. Representative Steve Pearce says that the immigrant women and children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers are being treated and vaccinated. But Pearce says two people at the facility had to be put in isolation because of the chicken pox virus. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:13:43 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4484 at http://ksfr.org July 29 First News: Roundhouse To Re-Open Following Threat And Closure Monday (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-29-first-news-roundhouse-re-open-following-threat-and-closure-monday-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/072914-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The State Capitol in Santa Fe will be open today after being evacuated Monday over concerns about a male caller threatening to kill himself in the building. State Police Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez says the evacuation was ordered around 12:30 p.m. Monday and the building was shuttered for the rest of the day. Gutierrez says police know the identity of the caller, but hadn't been able to locate him. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:40:43 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4483 at http://ksfr.org July 28 First News: Nurses and Techs Reject Contract Offer From Santa Fe's Hospital (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-28-first-news-nurses-and-techs-reject-contract-offer-santa-fes-hospital-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/072814-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The union representing nurses and medical technicians at Santa Fe’s hospital on Sunday overwhelmingly rejected a new contract offer. The labor contract covering about 400 nurses and 100 techs at Christus-St. Vincent Regional Medical Center expires Thursday and it’s not clear what the next step is. The president of New Mexico District 11-99 of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care employees, Fonda Osborn, tells the Journal North the union could call a strike. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:36:09 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4482 at http://ksfr.org July 25 First News: Albuquerque And Justice Department Agree On APD Reforms (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-25-first-news-albuquerque-and-justice-department-agree-apd-reforms-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/072514-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The city of Albuquerque has agreed to submit to independent oversight of federally mandated reforms to its troubled police department. Under an agreement announced Thursday by the Department of Justice, the city signed off on a framework for addressing eight problem areas Justice Officials identified in a scathing report on police practices earlier this year. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:30:49 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4481 at http://ksfr.org July 24 First News: Pojoaque Pueblo Seeks Gambling Compact With No Payments to N.M. (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-24-first-news-pojoaque-pueblo-seeks-gambling-compact-no-payments-nm-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/072414-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Pojoaque Pueblo has proposed a gambling compact to the federal government that would allow the tribe to stop revenue sharing payments to the state. The Interior Department has asked Governor Susana Martinez and Attorney General Gary King to comment on Pojoaque's proposals for casino gambling on tribal lands north of Santa Fe. The pueblo's compact with the state expires in mid-2015. The tribe is seeking a new compact through a procedure that would allow the Interior secretary to decide terms of a gambling agreement. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:32:33 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4480 at http://ksfr.org July 23 First News: No ‘ICE’ Response To Immigrant Health Concerns in New Mexico (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-23-first-news-no-ice-response-immigrant-health-concerns-new-mexico-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/072314-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Immigration advocates who were allowed to visit a New Mexico detention center say women there are complaining that children aren't getting proper medical care and people are being deported before they can see a lawyer. Officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—or “ICE”— have not responded to emails and phone calls seeking comment on the allegations. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:36:20 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4479 at http://ksfr.org July 22 First News: 'Kids Count' No Longer Ranks N.M. Dead Last In Child Welfare (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-22-first-news-kids-count-no-longer-ranks-nm-dead-last-child-welfare-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/072214-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The Kids Count Data Book is out, and it finds that New Mexico no longer holds the dubious distinction of ranking last among states in child welfare. New Mexico, which last year booted Mississippi from last place, moved back up to 49th in this year's report from the Annie E-Casey Foundation. It cites a slight drop in child poverty, improvements in high school graduation rates and a drop in the teen birth-rate for the improvement. Mississippi is back at number 50.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:38:48 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4478 at http://ksfr.org July 21 First News: Three Albuquerque Teens Jailed In Grisly Beating Deaths of Homeless Men (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-21-first-news-three-albuquerque-teens-jailed-grisly-beating-deaths-homeless-men-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/072114-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Albuquerque police say three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men, fatally beating them and leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable. Police spokesman Simon Drobik said Sunday that 18-year-old Alex Rios, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy are being held in Bernalillo County detention facilities. According to a criminal complaint, Rios has been charged with multiple counts including two for murder. Drobik says the younger boys will likely be charged with murder as adults. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:42:30 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4477 at http://ksfr.org July 11 First News: U.S. Homeland Security Chief To Visit Artesia Today (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-11-first-news-us-homeland-security-chief-visit-artesia-today-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/071114-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit a temporary immigration detention center in Artesia today. The department said Johnson will tour the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center today. He also is scheduled to meet with officials in Texas about the surge in Central American immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:26:07 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4473 at http://ksfr.org July 10 First News: Espanola Children Make Grisly Discovery While Walking Wednesday (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-10-first-news-espanola-children-make-grisly-discovery-while-walking-wednesday-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/071014-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Police in Espanola say children on a walk found a dead man lying face down in an arroyo. KOAT –TV reports the kids came across the body Wednesday, and police launched a suspicious death investigation. They don't yet know how the man died, but believe he'd been deceased for quite some time before being found. Police say the man was in his mid-40s and had bruises on his body. Investigators say they're waiting for the medical examiner's office to determine how the man died. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:38:32 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4472 at http://ksfr.org July 9 First News: Taos Town Council Does About-Face On Kit Carson Park Name (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-9-first-news-taos-town-council-does-about-face-kit-carson-park-name-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/070914-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The Taos Town Council has rescinded its earlier decision to rename Kit Carson Memorial Park to Red Willow Park. The Journal North reports that the existing park instead will be split into two parts. The cemetery where Kit Carson is buried will continue to be named after him.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carson, who died in 1868, was known as a scout and explorer. Taos Pueblo Governor Clyde Romero Sr. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:32:31 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4471 at http://ksfr.org July 8 First News: Feds To Foot Bill For Additional Security For Latin American Refugees (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-8-first-news-feds-foot-bill-additional-security-latin-american-refugees-listen <p>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/070814-First_News.mp3</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:38:34 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4470 at http://ksfr.org July 7 First News: Lottery Chief Seeks Changes to College Scholarship Program (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-7-first-news-lottery-chief-seeks-changes-college-scholarship-program-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/070714-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The head of New Mexico's lottery system wants the state Legislature to cut the 30 percent minimum it is required to provide in revenues to the college scholarship program, noting such a move could increase lottery sales and create a larger revenue stream for the program. However, the Albuquerque Journal reports that a Santa-Fe based think tank, whose 2006 study led state lawmakers to set the minimum, says the move would only put more money in the pockets of lottery administrators. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:23:10 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4469 at http://ksfr.org July 3 First News: Democratic Lawmakers Focus On Behavioral Health Transition Controversy (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/july-3-first-news-democratic-lawmakers-focus-behavioral-health-transition-controversy-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/070314-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Reports that the state of New Mexico paid at least one Arizona company for salaries, travel and legal fees before it and others were brought in to replace 15 nonprofits that provided behavioral health services to needy New Mexicans has the attention of Democratic state lawmakers. Albuquerque Senator Bill O’Neill says the money spent on the state’s behavioral health transition last year shows a lack of concern for state money by those who approved payments. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:36:05 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4467 at http://ksfr.org