KSFR Local
1:28 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

May 31 At Noon: Tres Lagunas fire flares, wildlife hurting for water, people unprepared financially

Tres Lagunas flares at noon
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  On Friday's midday report: The latest on that fire just north of Pecos… With the area facing the worst drought in a century, what are wildlife doing for water.  We’ll find out how to deal with animals that try to get a drink in  your backyard…What to do about New Mexicans poorly prepared financially…And the Social Security disability insurance program faces a bleak 2016...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
10:57 am
Fri May 31, 2013

10:30 a.m. Update -- Tres Lagunas fire doubles in size to 1,000 acres

10:30 a.m. update -- Fire officials say the Tres Lagunas fire 10 miles north of Pecos has doubled in size since the last report at midnight. It is now 1,000 and 5 percent contained 

Nearly 300 firefighters and support crew members have been assigned to the blaze, supported by ground and air equipment.

More than 130 homes have been ordered evacuated.

A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Pecos Elementary School.

KSFR Local
9:35 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Start of Tres Lagunas fire (video)

KSFR News will be on top of the Trest Lagunas fire near Pecos. Return here or tune in to 101.1 FM for updates.

This time-lapse video is courtesy of Michael Zeiler of Santa Fe.

KSFR Local
7:09 am
Fri May 31, 2013

May 31 First News:The Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos now at 500 acres. (listen)

Credit NWS

The nearby Tres Lagunas Fire has been less active in the overnight hours but weather conditions today are not expected to be helpful, says Dan Ware with the State Forestry Division…***clip The 500 acre blaze 10 miles north of Pecos has prompted evacuations of some 134 seasonal homes in the area. The fire continues to burn to the north along both sides of highway 63. Some 200 personnel are currently assigned to the scene.  The fire broke out Thursday afternoon, thought to have been started by a downed power line.

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KSFR Local
1:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

May 30 At Noon: Former Martinez aide indicted, bridge safety in N.M., preschool expulsions

  On Thursday's midday report:  Following that bridge collapse outside Seattle, we’ll check in with the bridge inspection program director in New Mexico to check on bridges here… New Mexico has a poor high school graduation rate. Now comes word that the number of expulsions of children from preschools makes New Mexico the worst in the nation …and a former Martinez aide is indicted on federal charges of email hacking….headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
12:56 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

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KSFR Local
7:06 am
Thu May 30, 2013

May 30 First News: SF man receives 2 life sentences for double homicide. (listen)

  The Santa Fe man found guilty of double homicide in a $100 rent dispute has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Arthur Anaya fatally shot teenager Austin Urban and 51-year-old Theresa Vigil back in January 2012 at a mobile home they were renting from him. Anaya has a lengthy criminal record and is known to have mental problems. District Court Judge Stephen Pfeffer presided at Anaya’s sentencing in district court which, at minimum, requires serving 66 years in jail. The defendant plans to appeal.

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KSFR Local
12:54 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

May 29 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines and feature stories.

After local news headlines, a conversation with new Santa Fe Fire Chief Erik Litzenberg.  We also speak to some 9th graders from Taos competing for a top national science prize -- they've discovered a Native American medicinal plant has promising anti-cancer properties.  And Red Flag Warnings for critical fire conditions around the state through Friday; we speak with meteorologist Brent Wachter with the NWS office in Albuquerque.

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KSFR Local
6:57 am
Wed May 29, 2013

May 29 First News: City looks at parking payments for new movie complex in SF Railyard. (listen)

Whether Santa Fe gets a movie complex for the railyard may depend on who pays for the parking for theater-goers.  The nonprofit that operates the railyard on the city's behalf has proposed that it offer free parking for patrons but keep records on the expense and begin reimbursing the city 15 years from now.  The city council's Public Works Committee approved that proposal last night but it may not get to a vote by the full city council end the end of June.

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