May 13 First News: Santa Fe Police Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Woman (Listen)

May 13, 2014

Santa Fe police are seeking the public’s help to locate a 32-year-old woman who may require “immediate medical attention.” Police say relatives of Sarah Averill last saw her May fifth and that the woman has “urgent medical conditions which require medication.” The family reported Averill missing on May 10. Family members told police they believe that she is in “immediate danger,” and that she may still be in the city. Police have asked that anyone with information about Averill or her whereabouts call Sgt. Michele Williams at 955-5227.

The Signal Fire near Silver City is now burning at 47-hundred acres and as of last night was zero percent contained. The wildfire was first reported burning along Highway 15 north of Silver City around 3 p.m. on Sunday. Campsites and private property in the vicinity of Signal Peak have been evacuated and the Forest Service says some homes are threatened by the fire. A total of seven air support units, including four choppers and three air tankers, are battling the blaze from the air. Hundreds of people are fighting the fire on the ground as well.

With the Signal Fire burning, Governor Susana Martinez is urging city leaders around the state to consider limiting fireworks. The governor sent a letter to local leaders Monday saying drought conditions, strong winds and warm temperatures have combined for high fire danger and increased risk in many parts of the state. Martinez is urging municipalities and counties to hold meetings in the coming weeks to discuss and potentially vote on local restrictions or bans on the use of fireworks.

When is a farm not a farm? A big tax assessment depends on the answer…KSFR’s Sam Parker has the story: *****:47 std *****

This is “Bike To Work Week” in the City of Santa Fe, and the City’s Liz Roybal tells KSFR participating in “Bike To Work Week” activities will “Jump-start your summer. *****051314-Roybal-2 (Q: on that website) :34***** Roybal says the week features a variety of events/workshops during this week with a final celebration at the Railyard Friday afternoon from 4:00-6:00pm and capping things off with the a Community Cruise on Saturday.

Santa Fe Weather: Mostly cloudy today with a high near 50 and a 20-percent chance of precipitation with a snow showers and rain past noon. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low near 29. Tomorrow: Sunny and a high of 59.