The union representing nurses at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center has just filed a complaint with state regulators over nurse staffing levels at the hospital. They say the hospital's administration has ignored nurses' concerns that staffing levels are too low to ensure patient safety.
The issue has been brewing for years. Today, union representatives say they filed with regulators several years worth of documentation to support their claim.
7 a.m. First News -- More containment is being reported at the 20,000 acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez though it did jump a southern flank fire line on Sunday prompting the partial closure of Highway 4. The more than 1000 personnel working the fire have achieved 40% containment. Efforts now are also being assisted by the deployment of some 20 members of New Mexico's National Guard providing logistical support.
6/9/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Night the Earth Turned Orange Episode” includes the poems “Juliett” by Jen Benka (from Pinko, Hanging Loose Press); “In the Wind” by Lee Sharkey (from Calendars of Fire, Tupelo Press); and “The Bridge” by C. Dale Young (from Torn, Four Way Books)
On Friday's midday report: The new county courthouse in downtown Santa Fe opens Monday morning. We’ll hear from the chief judge about what it brings…We’ll put the question of power lines starting forest fires to a member of the Public Regulation Commission. Valerie Espinoza has already begun to raise the issue…What to do with wild horses and should they be rounded up at all?...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
On Thursday's midday report" An insurance company that insures homeowners against major sewer and waterline problems finds that Santa Fe City Council may be turning against it. We’ll speak with the company’s CEO about what they do… Santa Fe has a brand new member of the police department – a $127,000 SWAT team robot…And the state health department offers details about an unusual breakout of Hepatitis A…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
After local news, we'll hear about those UNM Medical Center union job cuts as transcription work is outsourced. Mayor David Coss was among a coalition of mayors delivering remarks today in support of federal marriage equality. And the matter of providing care for caregivers is explored.
The Tres Lagunas Fire to our east near Pecos has now scorched 9,000 acres. The 750 personnel working the fire have managed to achieve 15% containment. The City of Las Vegas has continued to express concern for its watershed areas. As of today, there will be no public entry for the Santa Fe National Forest Pecos Las Vegas Ranger District. Meanwhile, the Thompson Ridge Fire burning in the Jemez has prompted the closure of Fenton Lake as its being used as a staging area for water drops. The fire has grown to at least 7400 acres with 5% containment.