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7:14 am
Tue April 23, 2013

April 23 First News: SF facing $9m budget shortfall for next fiscal year. (listen)

The finance committee of Santa Fe's City Council is meeting again today to grapple with a shortfall of $9 million in next year's budget.  The city manager says spending is expected to rise next year to a level that is $6 million more than regular revenue will cover. The council also has to find a way to fill an expected gap of about $3 million in gross receipts taxes.  City manager Robert Romero says the overall shortfall could be covered by modest spending cuts, including leaving some vacant positions open and adjusting some department budgets.

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KSFR Local
1:42 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

April 22 At Noon: New Mexico water, land questions

On Monday's midday report: A look at the Colorado River basin. During this continued drought, can it continue to meet demand? ... Illegal dumping in some parts of New Mexico is not only hurting the environment, it's costing some communities millions to clean up.  The question now is how to prevent it...  From the U.S. Senate a heated exchange over immigration reform...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
1:27 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Text of charges against Boston bombing suspect

Charges have been filed against the surviving Boston bombing suspect, charging use of weapons of mass destruction including other charges. Read the full complaint.  

KSFR Local
7:11 am
Mon April 22, 2013

April 22 First News:Unemployment in Santa Fe and NM unchanged from last year. (listen)

State officials say the unemployment picture for Santa Fe and the rest of the state hasn't changed much from last year. Santa Fe's rate stood at 5.5 percent both years while the New Mexico unemployment rate for both periods was 6.9 percent.  

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KSFR Local
7:10 am
Fri April 19, 2013

April 19 First News: FBI looking into ticket-fixing allegations in Española. (listen)

The FBI is reportedly looking into allegations that the sheriff's office in Rio Arriba County fixed traffic tickets in exchange for donations to a so-called sheriff's scholarship fund.  News reports say the FBI had a search warrant to enter the sheriff's office in Espanola.  The authorities are not confirming the ticket-fixing allegations but another county official says if there is a sheriff's scholarship fund, it was set up without approval by the county commission.  

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KSFR Local
1:35 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

April 18 At Noon: Albuquerque lawyer frustrated with Guantanamo system

Nancy Hollander

On Thursday's midday report:  Major gun control legislation fails in the U.S. Senate but two minor pieces succeed...In New Mexico, we’ll speak with an Albuquerque lawyer who is frustrated at the military’s legal system after a decade of providing defense counsel to several Guantanamo prisoners…a forest fire burning in the Lincoln National Forest…and a town hall meeting in Santa Fe on immigration reform set for this evening...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....

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KSFR Local
7:19 am
Thu April 18, 2013

April 18 First News: NM Senators Udall & Heinrich vexed as background checks bill fails. (listen)

Both of New Mexico's U.S. senators say they are unhappy that there were not enough votes to pass gun control legislation yesterday. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich were in the majority voting for a bill to expand background checks for gun buyers.  But the majority was not enough to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.

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KSFR Local
1:17 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

April 17 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

After local news, a talk with the NM Dept. of Health about teen suicide in our state with data from a new report.  Then, a conversation with soon-to-retire Santa Fe Airport manager Jim Montman.  And Actor Wes Studi talks to KSFR ahead of an upcoming honor.

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KSFR Local
7:17 am
Wed April 17, 2013

April 17 First News: Santa Fe's Railyard may finally be getting a long-promised cinema. (listen)

Santa Fe's Railyard may get a cinema within the coming year and a half. The board of the organization that operates the Railyard property has approved a proposal by a movie theater company from Austin for a 16,000 square-foot theater complex devoted to arts and Spanish-language films.  The site would have 11 cinemas, nearly all of them with just 50 seats. A competing proposal would have required destroying El Museo de Cultural and the popular Santa Fe Clay. But the winning plan offered by the Violet Crown company would allow those entities to remain.

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KSFR Local
1:23 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

April 16 At Noon: Boston, U.S. Senate gun control, water conservation

On Tuesday's midday report: The latest on the Boston bombings ...Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico says he's cautiously optimistic gun control legislation will come up before the U.S. Senate...A coalition of Western conservation groups call out Santa Fe for efforts to conserve water...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:07 am
Tue April 16, 2013

April 16 First News: Some 80 New Mexicans took part in Boston Marathon-no word on injuries. (listen)

There's no word of any New Mexican injured in the Boston Marathon explosions. Eighty or more people from the Zia state took part in the race, most of them from Albuquerque.  A half dozen or so Santa Feans took part.

Its all clear on East Palace Avenue this morning after the police bomb squad removed a WWII-era grenade from a residence.  A woman living at the home had found it and called the authorities.  Celina Westervelt of the police department told KSFR they locked down the immediate neighborhood while they investigated. ***

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KSFR Local
2:11 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Santa Fe police remove explosive from home

Santa Fe police have reopened East Palace Ave., after it was closed for a neighborhood lockdown. They have removed a WWII grenade found by the owner of a local residence.  The device has been taken for investigation.

KSFR Local
1:24 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

April 15 At Noon: Back-and-forth over building rules, forest service map, teen dwi fatalities

On Monday's midday report:  The Martinez administration is standing its ground today as environmentalists file a motion for contempt of court over the state's building standards...The forest service has a new map showing thousands of miles of roads available to motorized vehicles...Santa Fe's Underage Drinking Alliance working to prevent post-prom teenage DWI fatalities...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
10:22 am
Mon April 15, 2013

State officials standing by their guns on building standards

State officials who license and regulate building permits in New Mexico say they are still enforcing revised building standards as of this morning, despite a court motion filed last week against their action.

KSFR Local
7:17 am
Mon April 15, 2013

April 15 First News: City parks drinking more water

Santa Fe has increased the number of city parks but the parks division is using more water and spending more money to pay for it.  The New Mexican reports that city hall pays the same rate for water as homeowners do. But they are beginning to talk about giving the parks division a break in what they pay.  The division is using 35 percent more water at present and paying 48 percent more in water bills. 

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