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.
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.