April 21 First News: Santa Fe Police To Release Identity of BIcycle-Train Crash Today (Listen)

Apr 21, 2014

We expect to know later this morning the identity of the Santa Fe female bicyclist who died Saturday when struck by a southbound Rail Runner Train at the intersection of St. Francis Drive and Zia Road. Santa Fe Police say they had identified the 60-year old woman and were notifying next of kin Sunday. The mid-morning crash closed the intersection for hours while officers investigated. Passengers aboard the Rail Runner were bussed to the Highway 599 station and caught connecting routes there.

There were more New Mexicans seeking unemployment compensation last month. The New Mexico Workforce Solutions Department says the state’s unemployment rate rose to seven-percent, up from six-point-seven percent in February. The Department says loss-leaders were led by government-employment, which lost 28-hundred jobs over the year, mostly at the local and federal levels, while manufacturing, construction and professional and business service sectors employment also shrunk.

There were fewer people filing for bankruptcy in New Mexico last year. The Albuquerque Journal cites the U-S Bankruptcy Court Clerk saying that Land of Enchantment bankruptcies have been declining since 2010, and that last year’s rate of two bankruptcies per capita was below the nation-wide rate of three-point-three.

In Rio Rancho tonight, Gregg Hull will be sworn-in as mayor of the “City of Vision” during a City Hall Ceremony that starts at six-pm. Hull defeated Mike Williams in last week’s Rio Rancho mayor run-off election. Hull replaces out-going Mayor Tom Swisstack, who served as the city’s mayor for the last six years and chose not to seek re-election.

Santa Fe Weather:  Mostly sunny today, with a high near 72--expect a  ten-percent chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy tonight with isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny and breezy with a high near 74.