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.
6/8/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Same Planet Episode” includes the poems “Young Girl Peeling Apples” by Mary Jo Salter (from A Phone Call to the Future, Knopf); “Nature” by Henry Carlile (from Oregon, Carnegie Mellon University Press); and “Thought Problem” by Vijay Seshadri (from 3 Sections, Graywolf Press)
Santa Fe’s Christus-St. Vincent Hospital, which is negotiating a contract with the union representing its nurses, is pushing a provision that calls for punishment of any employee who reveals hospital staffing information. Sam Acuff is with the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees: *****060614-Acuff-1 (q: that to happen) :39***** As for the hospital, it maintains that patient privacy might be compromised with release of staffing information.
November’s race for Governor of New Mexico will feature Democrat Gary King versus incumbent Republican Governor Susana Martinez. King taking a clear advantage in the five-way race among Democrats for Governor, and telling KSFR: *****060414-King-2 (q: to talk about) :35***** King launches his campaign for Governor as an underdog financially, with the incumbent accumulating more than four-million dollars while the five-way Democratic race largely exhausted their funding in the primary.
Several 2014 New Mexico political campaigns enter their final day today, while those that win get to do it all over again and gear up for November’s general election. So it is on Primary election day—the polls are open until 7pm, and that’s when KSFR’s live coverage begins with segments at the top and bottom of the hours until 10:30pm.
6/1/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Diligently Patrolled Episode” includes an excerpt from Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” (Random House Audio, read by the author); “For the Return of God” by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum (from Ghost Gear, University of Arkansas Press); and “the road taken” by Richard Vargas (from Guernica revisited, Press 53)