KSFR Local http://ksfr.org en August 20 First News: New Mexico Unveils New Certification Program To Protect Chile Crop (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-20-first-news-new-mexico-unveils-new-certification-program-protect-chile-crop-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/082014-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>New Mexico has unveiled a new certification program to protect the reputation of its signature crop: chile. Governor Susana Martinez and other officials launched the program Tuesday at The Range Cafe in Bernalillo, which is the first restaurant to sign up. Martinez telling KSFR the chile industry is “enormously important” to New Mexico.<strong> *****082014-Martinez-5 :27***** </strong>Martinez says people shouldn't have to ask whether it's really New Mexico-grown chile. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:37:33 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4502 at http://ksfr.org August 19 First News: Santa Fe Marijuana Measure Advances; City Council To Decide Its Fate (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-19-first-news-santa-fe-marijuana-measure-advances-city-council-decide-its-fate-listen-0 <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081914-First_News.mp3</div><div><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Santa Feans may get to vote in November on marijuana use in The City Different. &nbsp;KSFR's Dave Marash has the story. IN: &nbsp;A proposal to reduce&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; OUT: &nbsp;For KSFR, I'm Dave Marash.&nbsp; RUNS: &nbsp; &nbsp;00:53</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:49:56 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4501 at http://ksfr.org August 19 First News: Santa Fe Marijuana Measure Advances; City Council To Decide Its Fate (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-19-first-news-santa-fe-marijuana-measure-advances-city-council-decide-its-fate-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrspecials/081814-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Santa Feans may get to vote in November on marijuana use in The City Different. &nbsp;KSFR's Dave Marash has the story. IN: &nbsp;A proposal to reduce&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; OUT: &nbsp;For KSFR, I'm Dave Marash.&nbsp; RUNS: &nbsp; &nbsp;00:53</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:31:28 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4500 at http://ksfr.org August 18 First News: More Santa Fe Teachers Rated "Effective" Than State First Indicated (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-18-first-news-more-santa-fe-teachers-rated-effective-state-first-indicated-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081814-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>As schools in the Santa Fe School District open for a new school year, we know that more of the District’s teachers were rated “effective” than the State’s evaluations originally indicated. New Mexico Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera now says evaluations incorrectly rated Santa Fe teachers. The New Mexican reports that Skandera said Friday that initial ratings indicated fewer than 50 percent of Santa Fe teachers were "effective" were inaccurate because of bad data. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:34:48 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4499 at http://ksfr.org August 15 First News: Santa Fe Police Investigate Apparent Homicide (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-15-first-news-santa-fe-police-investigate-apparent-homicide-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081514-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Santa Fe Police are investigating a shooting death. Police say a Hispanic man between the ages of 45 and 50 was shot dead at a home in the 11-hundred block of East Alameda around 8:30pm. They say one man is in custody, but that no charges have been filed yet. KSFR will keep you posted as details emerge.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:43:04 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4498 at http://ksfr.org August 14 First News: Santa Fe City Council Okays Boosting Fines For Texting and Driving (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-14-first-news-santa-fe-city-council-okays-boosting-fines-texting-and-driving-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081414-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Put down that cell phone—Santa Fe City Councilors have unanimously approved doubling the fine for texting and driving—and tripled the fine if you’re busted using your mobile device in a school zone. The stiffer fines—200-dollars and 300 near schools-=- take effect one week from this coming Monday. The fines are far higher than the state’s anti-texting law, which calls for a 25-dollar fine, 50-dollars after the first offense.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:38:01 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4497 at http://ksfr.org August 13 First News: Santa Fe County Commissioners Fail Again To Decide On Gravel Mine (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-13-first-news-santa-fe-county-commissioners-fail-again-decide-gravel-mine-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081314-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The failure of the Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners to render a decision on a gravel-mining proposal on La Bajada Mesa has many of the thousands of opponents of the plan frustrated. Commissioners delayed a decision again on the issue after taking-in hours of public testimony Tuesday. They point out that since the first hearing on the topic back in March, not a single person outside of the applicants has testified in favor. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:35:58 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4496 at http://ksfr.org August 12 First News: U-S Energy Secretary Vows To Re-Open WIPP ASAP (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-12-first-news-u-s-energy-secretary-vows-re-open-wipp-asap-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081214-First_News.mp3</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Energy Secretary Ernest </span>Moniz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is vowing to get the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in operation as soon as possible. </span>Moniz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke in Carlsbad last night, and expressed hope that </span>WIPP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> might be open by the end of next month. </span>WIPP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been closed since February’s fire and radiation leak that contaminated 22 of the plant’s employees. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:43:54 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4495 at http://ksfr.org August 11 First News: NM Congressional Dems Seek Greater Oversight of State HSD (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-11-first-news-nm-congressional-dems-seek-greater-oversight-state-hsd-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081114-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Democrats in New Mexico's congressional delegation are seeking more federal oversight of the state Human Services Department because it suspended Medicaid payments to 15 mental health providers last year. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Ray Lujan made the request to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:33:23 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4494 at http://ksfr.org August 8 First News: Jolt To The System? Albuquerque Dems Propose Open New Mexico Primaries (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-8-first-news-jolt-system-albuquerque-dems-propose-open-new-mexico-primaries-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/080814-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>If legislation proposed by two Albuquerque lawmakers succeeds, New Mexico’s political landscape might be in for quite a jolt. State Representative Emily Kane and Senator Bill O’Neill, both Democrats, plan to introduce a bill that would allow voters who decline to state their political party preference to vote in primary elections, and choose to cast ballots in a primary of their choice. That’s Republican or Democrat—the current “major” New Mexico parties. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4492 at http://ksfr.org August 7 First News: Governor Martinez Issues Order Providing up to $750K For Flooding Aid (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-7-first-news-governor-martinez-issues-order-providing-750k-flooding-aid-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/080714-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Governor Susana Martinez has issued an executive order that provides up to 750-thousand dollars in emergency aid to help deal with recent flooding. The emergency declaration on Wednesday also authorizes the use of National Guard troops if needed to provide assistance. Martinez spokesman Enrique Knell said no troops have been dispatched. County commissions in Guadalupe, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Taos counties have issued emergency declarations because of flooding from recent heavy rains. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:29:22 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4491 at http://ksfr.org August 6 KSFR First News: SFCC Tightens Belt Following Discovery of $5 Million Shortfall (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-6-ksfr-first-news-sfcc-tightens-belt-following-discovery-5-million-shortfall-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/080614-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Less than three weeks before the start of the fall semester, and Santa Fe Community College finds itself in a five million dollar budget shortfall. On Tuesday, SFCC Interim President Randy Grissom put forth a plan—approved unanimously by the College Board—to close the sprawling financial gap. Among its deep and sudden provisions: salary reductions, a two-and-a-half percent reduction in force, tuition hikes, and cuts across the board. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:38:28 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4490 at http://ksfr.org August 5 First News: Gov. Martinez Seeks To Re-Impose Work Requirements For Food Stamps (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-5-first-news-gov-martinez-seeks-re-impose-work-requirements-food-stamps-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/080514-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Governor Susana Martinez's administration wants to re-impose work requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps. Starting in October, the state plans to restore a 20-hour-a-week work requirement for childless adults to get nutritional assistance. The requirement was suspended in 2009 because of the national recession. The administration also proposes a new food stamp requirement for parents of children age six and older. Adults would have to search for a job or participate in community service. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:49:24 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4489 at http://ksfr.org August 4 First News: Anti-Israeli Protestors Upstage Senator Udall's Santa Fe Event (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-4-first-news-anti-israeli-protestors-upstage-senator-udalls-santa-fe-event-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/080414-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Senator Tom Udall’s opening of his re-election campaign headquarters on Cerrillos Road on Saturday took second-stage to a protest by the newly-formed group, “Santa Feans Against The Gaza Invasion.” The grand opening featured Udall’s Democratic Senate Colleague, Al Franken of Minnesota. Jeff Haas is the group’s founder. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:49:13 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4488 at http://ksfr.org August 1 First News: Former LANL Non-Proliferation Team Member Fired For Authoring Article (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-1-first-news-former-lanl-non-proliferation-team-member-fired-authoring-article-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/080114-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>A former member of Los Alamos National Laboratory's non-proliferation team says he was fired after writing an article for a nonprofit web site in support of abolishing nuclear weapons. James Doyle says he believes he was let go after 17 years because lab officials feared the article, which espoused his personal views, could be interpreted as a voice from the laboratory and could present problems in seeking funding for Los Alamos's nuclear bomb building mission. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:41:38 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4486 at http://ksfr.org