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.
On Tuesday's midday report: The governor’s office is embroiled in another email issue – this time over whether the FBI is investigating the contract to run the Downs racino in Albuquerque…On a different front the Martinez administration has lost another round in court over environmental rules…And a chat with Sen. Tom Udall over the current state of affairs in the U.S. Senate…headlines...60 Seconds with the ol' reprobate...
The latest report on the Thompson Fire burning in the Jemez says it now encompasses some 3300 acres with containment remaining at 5%. Almost 600 personnel are working the blaze burning in steep and rugged terrain with 5 helicopters deployed. Meanwhile, the Tres Lagunas Fire raging to the east of Santa Fe 10 miles north of Pecos has scorched 8500 acres. 600 personnel are working to create fire lines along the perimeter and have achieved 7% containment. The entire Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will close as of tomorrow.
On Monday's midday report: A question at the Roundhouse is whether the FBI is investigating the Martinez administration ... A report says New Mexico could save tens of millions a year in prison costs if the high school graduation rate improved...A group is gathering this week to remember the famous Tierra Amarilla County courthouse raid and its instigator of the 1960s...New research at the UNM Medical School holds promise...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
The latest report has the Thompson Fire in the Jemez now just above 1900 acres. Some 310 personnel have been working to create fire lines around portions of the perimeter but there is no containment at present. The fire, which started Friday, is believed to have been caused by a downed power line. That’s the same ignition source cited for the Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos which has now scorched at least 7500 acres. Over 400 firefighters are on scene with 5% containment.
6/2/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Episode in the Meadow” includes the poems “Spring” by Virgil with translation by David Ferry (from Bewilderment, University of Chicago Press); “Atlas Peak” by Brian Teare (from Companion Grasses, Omnidawn), and “Exercise” by W.S. Merwin (from Migration, Copper Canyon Press)
June 2, 6 a.m. -- North of Pecos, the Tres Lagunas fire grew to 6,200 acres yesterday while the Thompson Ridge fire Northwest of Santa Fe in the Jemez Mountains jumped to 1,200 acres. Coming reports are expected to show that both grew overnight, fanned by heavy winds.
June 1, 11 a.m. -- Two fires burning to the East and West of Santa Fe have grown in size.