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6:20 am
Mon May 19, 2014

May 19 First News: New Mexico Philanthropies Contemplate Collaboration, Possible Merger (Listen)

Five major New Mexico philanthropic organizations are thinking about formalizing their collaborations with the possibility of a merger in the future. The Santa Fe Community Foundation’s C-E-O, Brian Byrnes says the foundations are already working together, pointing to the recent “Give Grande New Mexico” single-day fund-raising campaign that demonstrates how much can be accomplished. *****051914-Byrnes-3 (q:each other’s strengths) :25***** Byrnes says we can expect recommendations for the foundations’ future course by the end of the year.

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KSFR Local
6:42 am
Fri May 16, 2014

May 16 First News: Prominent GOP Politicos To Campaign In N.M. For Governor Martinez (Listen)

Governor Susana Martinez’s high regard in the Republican Party—she’s been identified as a potential Vice-Presidential candidate—is reflected in the news that two GOP stars will be campaigning on her behalf in the near future. Martinez’s re-election campaign announced Thursday that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be in Artesia and Carlsbad on May 29th in support of Martinez. And the New Mexico Telegram political blog reports that former Vice-President Dick Cheney will stump for Martinez in Las Cruces on June 14th.

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KSFR Local
6:46 am
Wed May 14, 2014

May 14 First News: PNM Shareholders To Be Greeted By 'Rally for Renewables" Thursday (Listen)

New Mexico environmental groups, including the Sierra Club of the Rio Grande, plan a rally tomorrow morning in Albuquerque at the scene of the annual meeting of the Public Service Company of New Mexico shareholders. Sierra Club spokeswoman Camilla Fiebelman wants the shareholders to consider alternative energy sources when deciding how to replace the energy lost when PNM mothballs two coal-burning plants in the Four Corners. *****051414-Fiebelman-3  (q: as an alternative) :26***** PNM is New Mexico’s largest public utility.

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KSFR Local
6:40 am
Tue May 13, 2014

May 13 First News: Santa Fe Police Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Woman (Listen)

Santa Fe police are seeking the public’s help to locate a 32-year-old woman who may require “immediate medical attention.” Police say relatives of Sarah Averill last saw her May fifth and that the woman has “urgent medical conditions which require medication.” The family reported Averill missing on May 10. Family members told police they believe that she is in “immediate danger,” and that she may still be in the city. Police have asked that anyone with information about Averill or her whereabouts call Sgt. Michele Williams at 955-5227.

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KSFR Local
6:24 am
Mon May 12, 2014

May 12 First News: Fire Crews in SW New Mexico Battle 27-hundred Acre "Signal Fire" (Listen)

In the Gila National Forest, a 27-hundred-acre fire near Silver City has grown rapidly and has forced some evacuations. It’s called the Signal Fire, and a Forest Service spokeswoman says that structures are threatened, and some ranches, a campground and a lookout were evacuated Sunday afternoon about 15 miles north of Silver City. 100 firefighters, three air tankers and four helicopters are battling the blaze. A cause hasn't been determined. Additional firefighters and resources are expected to join the battle against the Signal Fire today.

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KSFR Local
6:38 am
Thu May 8, 2014

May 8 First News: Early and Absentee Voting Is Underway For New Mexico Primary Election (Listen)

Primary election voting is under way for registered Democratic and Republican voters in New Mexico. Santa Fe County Elections Bureau Chief Deputy Eric Barraza *****050814-Barraza-3 27***** Barraza says early and absentee voting in Santa Fe County allows voters to avoid potential long-lines on New Mexico Primary Election Day, which is June Third.

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Specials
9:59 am
Tue May 6, 2014

The future of broadcast news

Recently KSFR's Co-News Director David Marash led a panel discussion on The Future of Broadcast News during UC Berkeley's annual Symposium on Investigative Reporting.

Click Here to view a video of that discussion

KSFR Local
6:43 am
Mon May 5, 2014

May 5 First News: Santa Fe Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run (Listen)

 

Santa Fe Police are investigating a fatal hit and run pedestrian crash that occurred around 10pm Sunday. The crash occurred just north of Sawmill Road. There are few details at this time. Anyone who witnessed the crash or may have information about it is asked to call the Regional Emergency Communications Center at 505-428-3710. St. Francis Drive, which had been closed during the investigation, is now re-open to traffic.

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KSFR Local
9:36 am
Fri May 2, 2014

May 2 KSFR 'At Noon' Feature: Silver City Newspaper War (Listen)

Silver City, New Mexico may be the smallest city in America that still supports two newspapers.  But at the beginning of this week, it looked like it would lose that distinction -- not to mention the 137 year old Silver City Daily Press.  

But, as they used to say, "Hold the presses!"  KSFR's Dave Marash has the story

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KSFR Local
6:32 am
Fri May 2, 2014

May 2 First News: Zozobra To Burn On Friday August 29th (Listen)

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is bringing the burning of Zozobra back to a Friday night. The club’s Zozobra Committee Chair, Raymond Sandoval says the City has approved the date of August 29th. Sandoval says the returning the burning of “old man gloom” to Friday will boost attendance at the event. He says this year’s burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra is the beginning of something new: *****050214-Sandoval-1 :37 (q: our 100th anniversary)***** Sandoval says it took a lot of time and compromise to move the event back to Fridays.

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