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June 17 - News at Noon

Jun 17, 2015

Local News by Kate Powell

Last night in Bernalillo County, Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a Master plan for a controversial housing development that planners say will accommodate more than 90,000 people in the coming decades. Critics are vowing legal challenges for what they call a plan that takes too much water for too few people. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon asked Environmental Law Center Director Douglas Meiklejohn to explain the plan and why he is representing the lawsuit against the development.

June 16 - News at Noon

Jun 16, 2015

Local News with Kate Powell

Environmentalists say the number of cougars that have been killed by hunters is already high enough. But, ranchers and trappers say they need to increase the kill. Melody Romancito has the story from Taos.

On today’s Medical Insights segment, Dr. Erica Elliott continues her discussion on the Cholesterol Controversy.

 

 

Investigative reporter Joseph Sorrentino described to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how pressure from the Obama White House to keep Central American migrants from getting to the US border, has convinced the Mexican government to close to once-favored route north, the freight trains collectively known as La Bestia -- The Beast.  He told Dave how the Mexicans have done this.  

 

Local News by Tom Trowbridge

On Mondays during ‘At Noon’ we hear from KSFR’s Dan DeFrancesco and his weekly look at news from the sorting world.

The work of trail-blazing photo-journalist Margaret Bourke-White is on display in downtown Santa Fe. The Monroe Gallery of Photography opened in Santa Fe in 2002, re-locating from Manhattan where it stood near the targeted World Trade Center towers on September 11th, 2001. The Monroe Gallery specializes in classic black & white photography with an emphasis on humanist and photojournalist imagery. Sid Monroe co-owns the gallery with his wife, Michelle. The Bourke-White exhibit at the Monroe Gallery runs through June 28th.

Construction on the Diverging Diamond Interchange begins in earnest this week. Be ready for some lane closures and delayed travel times. KSFR’s Zélie Pollon spoke with from one of the engineers on the project to find out what's in store.

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation is close to wrapping-up an update to its Statewide Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan. The draft plan has been the subject of numerous public meetings and opportunities for citizen input. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Claude Morelli, the Project Manager for the Plan. Morelli says a new focus on asset management is a departure from previous long-range plans adopted by the NMDOT.

 

With summer here, the annual Music On The Hill at Saint John's College kicks off tonight at 6pm. KSFR's Kate Powell talked to Douglas Maahs, chairman of the board of advisors for Music On The Hill, about how best to enjoy this summer's schedule of free concerts, and about what's new this year. 

            

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