KSFR Local
1:30 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

June 11 At Noon: Now 3 fires nearby, school board to sue, July 4th fireworks

On Tuesday's midday report:  The latest on the newest wildfire in the Pecos Wilderness. It hasn’t grown as much as they had feared – at least yet…We’ll speak with the chair of the Santa Fe Board of Education about plans to sue the state over the level of funding… It’s been so dry you may wonder why the National Weather Service is talking about Monsoon Awareness. Turns out it’s about

deadly lightning…And during the wildfire season, what does Santa Fe plan to do about 4th of July fireworks…

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KSFR Local
7:16 am
Tue June 11, 2013

June 11 First News: A new blaze, the Jaroso Fire, has broken out SE of Chimayó. (listen)

Credit Dan Gerrity for KSFR

A new fire that erupted in the Pecos Wilderness after a lightning strike is believed to have grown to 1000 acres as of this morning. The Jaroso Fire is burning in steep terrain southeast of Chimayó.  Fire officials expect high fire activity today as the area has hundreds of acres of downed trees felled in a strong wind incident some years ago. Meanwhile, good progress has been made in containing the Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos with full suppression possible by this weekend. The 21,000 acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez is now 50% contained with very little new growth.

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KSFR Local
1:19 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

June 10 At Noon: Santa Fe nurses vs. hospital, a visit to the local wildfire command post

 

 

  

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KSFR Local
1:07 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

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KSFR Local
9:32 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Breaking: Santa Fe nurses file complaint with state regulators over Christus St. Vincent

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.  

KSFR Local
7:07 am
Mon June 10, 2013

June 10 First News: Thompson Ridge Fire 40% contained; Tres Lagunas at 60%. (listen)

Thompson Ridge fire 3 a.m., June 9, 2013
Credit Wildfiretoday.Com

9 a.m. Update -- Highway 4 reopens. New acreage update: 21,000, 40 % containment.

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.

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Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

Audio Saucepan: “The Night the Earth Turned Orange Episode”

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)

KSFR Local
1:24 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

June 7 At Noon: New district courthouse, power lines and fires, wildhorse roundups

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...

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KSFR Local
1:27 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

June 6 At Noon: Sewer insurance raises questions, robot joins police, Hepatitis A scare

  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...

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