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7:11 am
Tue May 14, 2013

May 14 First News: SF Police say city burglaries are at a 10 year low. (listen)

Santa Fe police say they have achieved a first in the department's history. They eliminated four major drug trafficking organizations over the past 10 months. That has helped bring the burglary rate in the city to a ten-year low. There were fewer than 90 burglaries in the city in April, the least since they started keeping monthly records.  Last year, the month of April saw nearly twice that number.

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1:45 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

May 13 At Noon: Solar for Santa Fe, student loan costs to rise, UNM on new prostate treatment

  On Monday's midday report:  We’ll get details of a new residential solar program proposal that Santa Fe County Commissioners will be discussing at their Tuesday meeting…New Mexico is high on the list of states where college students are behind on their student loan repayments. The financial advisor at Santa Fe Community College will tell us about the local picture…And UNM researchers are investigating a new treatment for prostate cancer…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:08 am
Mon May 13, 2013

May 13 First News: Other states plan to mimic NM law on drivers licenses for immigrants. (listen)

New Mexico and Washington no longer will be the only states offering drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. The governors of Oregon and Maryland have just signed bills making the licenses available in their states. Lawmakers in Colorado approved a similar measure a few days ago.  Other states considering such a law are Connecticut and Rhode Island, in addition to Washington D.C. 

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KSFR Local
1:32 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

May 10 At Noon: N.M. graduations, laws with tricky names, selling affordable care

  On Friday's midday report: Sen. Tom Udall says he’s on a quest to change New Mexico’s high school graduation rate. He calls it unacceptably low…We’ll be joined by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan who says pretty titles on legislation could actually mean the opposition of what they say…And the biggest healthcare insurer in New Mexico is gearing up to tell people about the new federal affordable care act…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:12 am
Fri May 10, 2013

May 10 First News:NM could lose $25 million annually in mineral royalties. (listen)

New Mexico stands to lose as much as $25 million a year in mineral royalties unless Sen. Tom Udall is successful in stopping it. He's introducing legislation that would remove that budget item from the sequester cuts. The royalties typically are shared by the federal government with states where there's oil and gas development on federal land. After Wyoming, New Mexico gets the most mineral royalties in the country. 

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KSFR Local
1:28 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

May 9 At Noon: Bushee announces for mayor, new city budget spare, new cop cars rumble

New look and rumble
Credit Santa Fe Police Department

  On Thursday's midday report:  City Councilor Patti Bushee has tossed her hat in the ring for mayor of Santa Fe. We'll re-visit our conversation with her to find out what's on her miind...City councilors have approved a balanced budget for next year in the face of declining revenues. How will they tackle the following year?...Santa Fe police have introduced new models in their fleet of patrol vehicles, including cars with sirens that rumble while wailing….headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:13 am
Thu May 9, 2013

May 9 First News: SF City Hall approves $320 million for FY 2014 budget. (listen)

In the face of lower revenue projections, Santa Fe city councilors have approved a budget of about $320 million for the coming fiscal year. The vote came after City Manager Robert Romero described the steps budget planners went through in examining virtually every aspect of operations at city hall. *** In addition to not cutting actual jobs, the city has stepped up its spending on employee retirement and health insurance. 

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KSFR Local
12:58 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

May 8 AT NOON

  

  After local news, a talk with city councilor Rebecca Wurzburger about tomorrow's tourism expo.  AG Gary King talks about assistance for distressed homeowners facing foreclosure.  And Mayor David coss offers some comments on his time in office.

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KSFR Local
7:11 am
Wed May 8, 2013

May 8 First News: SF City Manager Robert Romero to retire. (listen)

Another departure has been announced at Santa Fe city hall.  City Manager Robert Romero says he plans to retire from his $128,000-a-year job. His announcement comes just days after Mayor David Coss said he would not seek a third term in office. Romero has been with city government for 13 years. The mayor says he believes Romero will stay on the job until the March 2014 city elections.

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KSFR Local
1:23 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

May 7 At Noon: Telemedicine in N.M., waste cleanup at LANL, Udall on Guantanamo

On Tuesday's midday report: When Telemedicine legislation takes effect next month, what's in store for rural New Mexico?...UNM hospital offers a new type of surgery for some types of cancer...Sen. Tom Udall says LANL to get cleanup funds and he feels stymied by others' opposition to close Guantanamo...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:10 am
Tue May 7, 2013

May 7 First News: Former Española mayor may run for Santa Fe's top post. (listen)

Former Española Mayor Joseph Maestas says he's considering a run for mayor of Santa Fe next year.  David Coss recently announced he will not seek a 3rd term. The Santa Fe native noted that when both he and Coss were elected to their respective offices in 2006, they collaborated on immigration reform, regional economic development, and drug interdiction issues.

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KSFR Local
2:23 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

May 6 At Noon: Middle-age suicides, letter carriers and Food Depot, weather forecasting

On Monday's midday report:  We talk with a UNM psychiatry professor about the surprising increase in suicides among the 35-64 year old age group...Letter carriers will be collecting food for the Food Depot at your house this weekend...A look at National Weather Service computer models and why they're so often wrong...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:09 am
Mon May 6, 2013

May 6 First News:Water to flow in SF River; how much and for how long to be determined. (listen)

City water managers have been letting a trickle of water flow from the reservoirs into the Santa Fe River over the past few days. Plans call for assessing how much water is flowing from snowmelt into the reservoir today. Then, according to the New Mexican, they'll decide whether to allow the trickle to continue.  A city ordinance allows 1,000 acre feet of water into the river during the year, providing there's enough in the reservoirs.

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KSFR Local
1:22 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

May 3 At Noon: Fenn on TV about treasure, LANL progress with Mars Rover

On Friday's midday report: … Still looking for hidden treasure? The Santa Fean who says he has hidden a million dollars worth of stuff gives yet another clue…Scientists at the Los Alamos national lab are keeping an eye on the Mars Curiosity Rover as they steer and guide it over the surface of the Red Planet…And the state library here in Santa Fe announces winners of a contest this afternoon….headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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7:12 am
Fri May 3, 2013

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