Former police chief Arik Wheeler is under investigation on allegations he improperly released a pickup truck from the city's impound lot. The vehicle had been seized in a DWI incident. The allegations say that Wheeler released the vehicle to the owner without authority. Wheeler is now a police captain who served for a little more than a year as chief.
4/28/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode that Will Swear to Anything” includes the poems “The Aerodynamics” by Rick Bursky (from Death Obscura, Sarabande Books); an excerpt from “The Small Birds of Sound” by Jake Adam York (from A Murmuration of Starlings, Southern Illinois University Press); and “The House” by Philip Levine (from Sweet Will, University of Iowa Press).
On Friday's midday report: We’ll take a trip down to southern New Mexico to learn about the latest development that brings suborbital space travel a step closer…Santa Fe County is holding another program where locals can get rid of unwanted, unused prescription drugs – some of them deadly if they fall into the wrong hands…Things may be looking up for solving those delays in air travel, now that both the Senate and the House have approved bills to restore some funding to the FAA...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
On Thursday's midday report: Excerpts of city councilors explaining their vote on the gay-marriage resolution...chair of U.S. Senate appropriations committee questions operations of LANL and another national lab after privatization...what happens after a forest fire...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
Santa Fe city councilors have approved a non-binding resolution urging county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. The 5-3 vote came at the end of a discussion that lasted more than an hour at yesterday afternoon's meeting. City council chambers were packed to capacity by both opponents and supporters of the measure. *** The resolution came up after Mayor David Coss and Councilor Patti Bushee announced that state law is neutral on the question of who can get a civil marriage license. A full report At Noon on KSFR 101.1.
After local news headlines, a talk with the New Mexico Agriculture Secretary on continuing drought impacts on our state's ranchers and farmers. Then, we billboard the vote on Santa Fe's marriage equality resolution coming up tonight with a special report from KSFR reporter Marion Cox in Paris. Plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.
Santa Fe's Jean Cocteau movie theater near the Railyard which closed back in 2006 will be resurrected sometime this summer. That's the word from the building's new owner, Santa Fe writer George R.R. Martin whose work is the basis for HBO's popular "Game of Thrones." Martin says the theater is being upgraded to present both classic and first run films in new digital format. The cinema will be managed by former Santa Fe Film Festival director Jon Bowman.