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September 20, 2018
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Naked bike rides in Santa Fe face City Hall (Listen again)
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Santa Fe may have seen its first and last naked bike ride. The June event saw nearly two dozen people bike through the city nearly in the buff to protest world dependency on petroleum. But they were careful to obey city and state laws about indecent exposure. Now, Mayor David Coss says he's going to ask city council to tighten up on what's allowed.(Audio)

Officials at Santa Fe City Hall say the water-rebate program for homeowners buying energy efficient washing machines is going to shut down. They say so many people have taken advantage of it that they've run out of money. The New Mexican reports that machines bought as late as this coming Sunday will still quality for the water-credit, but machines bought next Monday will be ineligible. All together, the city had a budget of three quarters of a million dollars to spend on the program.

The Department of Public Safety will hold the annual auction of decommissioned patrol vehicles, confiscated cars and trucks and other government agency vehicles tomorrow. Today, the public is invited to look at the 400 vehicles available from 8:00 this morning through 5:00 pm. The auction is being held at State Police Headquarters at 4491 Cerrillos Road and gets underway at 9:30AM Saturday morning.

The annual convention of one the nation's largest Hispanic organizations wraps up today in Albuquerque. The event has drawn some 20,000 attendees. At noon today, Governor Bill Richardson speaks to conference go-ers at the LULAC's Women's Luncheon at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Meanwhile, Richardson has announced that New Mexico will host the annual gathering of US and Mexico border governors. It had been set for Phoenix but the Mexican governors announced they would boycott the event in protest of Arizona's immigration enforcement law. Republican governor Jan Brewer responded by cancelling the event. Richardson has now arranged for the meeting to be held in Santa Fe in late September.

This summer's high temperatures and lack of precipitation are responsible for Albuquerque exceeding its target water-usage goals. Data for June from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority says customers used 4.23 billion gallons of water--nearly half a billion more than expected. And with our state's summer monsoon late in setting up, usage for July is already more than 52 million gallons over ideal conservation goals.

Weather for Santa Fe we'll have a 30% chance for isolated showers today through the weekend. Temperatures will range from the low-to-mid 90s under partly cloudy skies.
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