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1:37 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

June 20 At Noon: Hard feelings in Santa Fe courtroom, law and the arts, the lesser prairie chicken

  On Thursday's midday report: We’re waiting for results of a court hearing held this morning over the Legal Tender restaurant in Lamy. Our reporter was there earlier, and we’ll have a report… An unusual series of lectures coming up in Santa Fe on the subject of the Arts and Law…And what will be the fate of the lesser prairie chicken in New Mexico?...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:16 am
Thu June 20, 2013

June 20 First News

A city hall panel is discussing whether the Santa Fe mayor’s job should be full time. The New Mexican reports that the Wednesday meeting of the city’s Charter Review Commission focused on possible changes to what they call a “weak mayor” system. Under consideration is whether the mayor should have a vote in all city council debates. At present, the mayor votes only in case of a tie.  The proposal being discussed also would prohibit the mayor from holding another job while in office.  The commission meets on these issues next week. 

 

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KSFR Local
2:01 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

June 19 At Noon: Court fight looms over school funding, 100 days to the ACA, UNM leukemia research

School board says state constitution requires "sufficient" funding for education

  On Wednesday's midday report:  Santa Fe's school board votes to sue the state over the level of education funding ... The Affordable Care Act is about 100 days away. The head of a national group tells us what to look out for ... UNM cancer researchers are looking for effective treatments for specific childhood leukemia patients...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:43 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Santa Fe school board moves ahead with plans to sue the state

Santa Fe’s school board has approved an allocation of $100,000 to file a lawsuit against the state over funding for public schools. They say the legislature has not committed enough money to satisfy the requirement that education be sufficiently funded.  The board is looking for other school districts to join the lawsuit.

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KSFR Local
1:31 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

June 18 At Noon: Udall constitutional amendment, AARP hails defeat of pay-to-delay, fireworks ban?

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall introduces constitutional amendment on campaign finance

 

 

  

On Tuesday's midday report:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on constitutional amendment to void high court decision...AARP New Mexico applauds Supreme Court decision on "pay to delay" generic drugs...A state lawmaker from Albuquerque tried but failed to ban fireworks during high fire periods...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
12:52 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Udall writes legislation to overturn Citizens United

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico has introduced legislation that could lead to overturning that controversial Supreme Court decision that essentially says money equals speech and corporations are actually people.

The legislation calls for a constitutional amendment that would give Congress, not the courts, power over how elections are financed.

Constitutional amendments require approval by two-thirds of both the House and Senate, after which they would have to be approved by state legislatures in at least 38 states

KSFR Local
7:13 am
Tue June 18, 2013

June 18 First News:The forced closing of the Legal Tender restaurant in court on Thursday. (listen)

A court hearing has been set for Thursday over the dispute between the Legal Tender restaurant in Lamy and the Lamy Railroad and History Museum. The operators claim the museum doesn't have the authority to evict them. The restaurant closed at the end of May, following demands from the museum's board that they leave.  

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KSFR Local
1:36 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

June 17 At Noon: Is Santa Fe's watershed safe from fire, can we conserve even more water?

  

On Monday's midday report:

Now that wildfires some miles from Santa Fe seem to be dissipating, we’ll take a look at a closer, very dry site for a potential blaze – the lower Santa Fe watershed…. Some recent rain doesn’t mean the drought is over just yet. We’ll get some tips for how to conserve even more of it…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
8:08 am
Mon June 17, 2013

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7:14 am
Mon June 17, 2013

June 17 First News: Good containment on 2 nearby fires while a 3rd could grow larger. (listen)

The Jaroso Fire burning some 20 miles NE of Santa Fe is at 3500 acres in extremely rugged terrain. The area is largely inaccessible to ground crews.  Potential for growth is considered high as there are large swaths of dead and downed trees throughout the region. Meanwhile, good progress has been made at the 24,000 acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez with containment at 80%. The Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos is 90% contained.

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KSFR Local
1:24 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

June 14 At Noon: Mora County's tough water problem, home cooling during peak demand hours

On Friday's midday report:  As Santa Feans face restrictions on how many days a week they can water their vegetation, the small community of Mora County faces a near disaster because of the drought…On really hot days, more air cooling units ask for more electricity to deliver consumers more cool air.  But PNM has a way of helping solve the peak demand problem, one air conditioner at a time….And Santa Fe says there’s plenty of parking around the new district courthouse.  But not in its own garage…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:18 am
Fri June 14, 2013

June 14 First News: Jaraso Fire 20 miles NE of Santa Fe proving difficult to map. (listen)

The Jaroso Fire burning some 20 miles northeast of Santa Fe still has no containment. Estimates of its size range from 4-to-8 thousand acres but the intense heat of the blaze has been preventing accurate infra-red mapping. It's burning in very difficult terrain accessible only by helicopter. The area has almost a thousand acres of abundant ground fuels with vast stands of downed trees, felled by a severe wind incident some years ago.

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KSFR Local
1:35 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

June 13 At Noon: OK to speak Tibetan at Whole Foods? Study: hands-free not safer, fires updated

  On Thursday's midday report: More on the Whole Foods question of different languages being spoken in their stores. The ACLU is asking whether it's OK to speak Tibetan but not Spanish at work.... As police in Santa Fe continue to cite drivers for talking on a hand-held phone, the national AAA organization finds that hands-free is no safer....US Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico calls for senate action on climate change….headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:07 am
Thu June 13, 2013

June 13 First News: No containment yet of the 8K acre Jaroso Fire. (listen)

Still no containment to report in the 8,000 acre-plus Jaroso Fire burning east of Española. The fire is in extremely difficult terrain accessible only be helicopter in a region with abundant ground fuels for further growth. A special tactical team takes on management of the fire as of today.  Meanwhile, at the 23,000-acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez, containment has reached 60%. Current burning is occurring within its established perimeter line. Near Pecos, the Tres Lagunas Fire is at 80% containment and on track for full suppression this weekend.

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KSFR Local
1:27 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

June 12 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines and features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

  After local news, a talk with The New Mexico Environmental Law Center on new, less restrictive "pit rules" for oil & gas developers.  And we'll hear about record-breaking heat around the state and ways to avoid getting ill from it.  plus...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen

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