In today's features, we speak with Barbara Webber of Health Action New Mexico about state residents availing themselves of the Health Insurance Exchange. A report on road debris and how to avoid it and/or...cause it. And New Mexicans have a new route toward film education.
Fire managers seem optimistic that they can bring the Jaroso Fire under control before long. The fire has been burning in rugged terrain east of Española. Santa Feans saw a huge plume of smoke yesterday as winds fanned the blaze. But the latest official report puts its size at 4,500 acres -- a slight increase over a few days ago.
With the high risk of wildfire, officials closed the Santa Fe National Forest completely yesterday. Hyde Memorial State Park just north of Santa Fe is also closed.
On Monday's midday report: As wildfires continue to smolder around Santa Fe, we’ll take a look back to two years ago when a fast moving fire became the largest in New Mexico history at the time and almost consumed the town and lab of Los Alamos… The head of a statewide advocacy group tells us why New Mexico fell to the bottom of the list for child well-being…and the George Zimmerman trial gets underway in Florida....headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
showing New Mexico at the bottom of the list when it comes to overall child well-being. For the first time New Mexico has fallen behind Mississippi for the bottom slot on that study. It comes from the Kids Count data book. Dr. Veronica Garcia is head of the advocacy group New Mexico Voices for Chidlren and says it all boils down to poverty
Diego Mulligan, long-time Santa Fe radio personality, has died following a long illness.
He was the anchor for Santa Fe's longest running daily radio talk show, The Journey Home, on KSFR 101.1 FM, Santa Fe Public Radio The show aired live every weekday afternoon. On the program, Diego interviewed a range of local-to-global experts on major issues of the environment, climate change and the human condition.
On Friday's midday report: … Fire danger lurking in the Santa Fe area….It may not be new, but some dentists are using hypnosis to help their patients get through their dental work…a new collection allows more people to have more access to the works of the late Santa Fe writer Tony Hillerman…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
No visitors anywhere in the Santa Fe National Forest beginning Monday morning. Denise Ottaviano at forest headquarters says conditions are bone dry. The Valles Caldera is also closed to the public except for the Valle Grande Staging area and gift shop.
The judge in a legal dispute over that restaurant in Lamy has granted the restaurant operators a temporary restraining order. Judge Raymond Ortiz will be setting a date for a non-jury trial over the argument between the Legal Tender restaurant and the Lamy History and Railroad Museum.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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