A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country have unanimously approved a resolution calling on cities to use natural solutions to fight the impacts of climate change. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales was among the attendees as the U.S. Conference of Mayors as in Dallas took action on the topic Monday. Gonzales telling KSFR: *****062414-Gonzales-2 (q:across the country) :28***** The action is significant as Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over how to deal with climate change.
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has renewed its request for the full release of an audit of 15 nonprofits that provided behavioral health services for needy New Mexicans. In a motion Thursday, the groups asked District Court Judge Sarah Singleton of Santa Fe to order the state to make the report public, saying the New Mexico Attorney General's Office has had ample time to secure information for possible prosecution against any of the providers targeted. The Attorney General already has cleared two of the nonprofits.
The 65th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe is underway. Rodeo de Santa Fe President Jim Butler says this year’s rodeo features a brand new scoreboard and all the events associated with Rodeos, including bull riding events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Dustin Muncy is one of the bull riders competing. Muncy told KSFR news how bull riding events are scored. The Rodeo de Santa Fe runs through Sunday.
After a public hearing of more than six hours on a controversial proposal to re-zone 50-acres of La Bajada Mesa to allow a gravel mine, Santa Fe County Commissioners made no decision. Commissioner Danny Mayfield spoke with KSFR after Wednesday’s hearing. *****061214-Mayfield-1 (q:our county attorney) :19***** An estimated crowd of 600 packed the Santa Fe Convention Center to take-in the hearing, with most in attendance clearly in opposition to the mining request.
New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Espanola Saturday that left a 16-year old boy dead. State Police say Victor Vialpando was shot after pointing a weapon at an Espanola City Police officer around 10 a.m. Saturday near Riverside Drive and Corlett Road. Vialpando was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Two police officers initially responded to a report of a suspicious person in Rio Arriba County.