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.