KSFR Public NewsRoom Archive



O&G "drilling zones" in S.F. County (Podcast) (2008-09-23)
Oil and gas "drilling zones" being planned for Santa Fe County.


Fernando C de Baca voices against Blacks (Podcast) (2008-09-23)
KSFR has exclusive BBC audio of an interview with Bernalillo Republican Party Chairman Fernando C de Baca.


Sept. 22 First official of Santa Fe Indian School to talk (Podcast) (2008-09-22)
On a Monday morning back in August, numbers of Santa Feans driving by the Indian School on Cerrillos Road were surprised to see piles of rubble where several dozen buildings had been for nearly a hundred years.


Sept. 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-17)
New Mexico customers pay more than a million dollars a year in insurance premiums to AIG Insurance. Are their policies safe? *** Like KSFR, the editor of the Las Vegas, N.M., newspaper has been looking for PRC candidate Jerome Block, Jr., too. *** St. Johns College in Santa Fe shuns college ranking surveys.


Sept. 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-16)
You'd probably ask for your money back if you were the state agency giving a million bucks to create new jobs at a company that since had job layoffs. *** Electric cars in our future? Sen. Jeff Bingaman says he heard testimony this morning in Washington that it's a possibility. *** And we'll check in on a land-lease auction at the state land office. Among the acreage, 13,000 acres in Mora County that could be up for oil and gas drilling.


Sept. 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-15)
We'll hear from one of the evangelical preachers who's arranged an old-fashioned tent revival in Santa Fe. It's the first outside group to rent out the new Santa Fe Community Convention Center. *** A new report says Santa Fe Community College and others like it around the nation are having to gear up with remedial classes for as much as 40 percent of incoming students this fall. *** Santa Fe's Rail Yard has just completed a major milestone - its official dedication.


Sept. 12 SF County commissioners-to-be concerned about O&G drilling (Podcast) (2008-09-12)
Two soon-to-be members of the Santa Fe County Commission say they're concerned about oil and gas drilling.


Sept. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-12)
KSFR has obtained a copy of a cable television interview with Jerome Block, Jr., PRC candidate from northern New Mexico. *** We'll talk with two soon-to-be members of the Santa Fe County Commission to find out how they're studying up on oil and gas drilling. *** An El Dorado citizens group gets a range of opinions on the question of drilling. *** And what are those tall towers city hall wants to put up in some Santa Fe neighborhoods, including the 400-year-old historic district?


Sept. 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-10)
We've heard from the state health department, now we'll hear from advocates for medical marijuana why there's such a delay in fully implementing New Mexico's one-of-a-kind medical marijuana law. The political campaign rhetoric about oil drilling has been fairly simplistic. *** We'll ask Energy Committee Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingaman whether there's any chance for a meaningful energy policy. *** And more details on Santa Fe's newest public school.


Sept. 9 County "outreach meeting" list bloated? (Podcast) (2008-09-09)
KSFR News has learned that more than half of the meetings Santa Fe County officials call Oil and Gas "Outreach" meetings have actually been among county employees, commission members and other insiders, including the Sheriff's Department.


Sept. 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-04)
Santa Fe delegates to the national Republican convention seemed excited about John McCain's vice presidential choice. We'll find out from a UNM professor who follows women in politics whether the Palin phenomenon will make it a winning ballot in November. *** If the foyer is any indication, Santa Fe's new convention center promises to be very nice, indeed. We caught up with the mayor there after his annual state of the city address.


Sept. 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-03)
Another report from two Santa Feans who are delegates to the GOP Convention in Minnesota. *** Will these rains help with the city's plans to release tens of millions of gallons of water into the Santa Fe river. *** A report on what seems to be a larger number of New Mexicans being hit by internet scams. *** The state's Human Services Department tells us they want to know if disabled New Mexicans are having trouble finding or keeping jobs.


Palin a "no show" in Albuquerque (2008-09-03)
The McCain campaign is not helping the media or supporters understand what's going on.


Sept. 2 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-02)
What are some New Mexico delegates to the Republican National Convention saying about the pregnancy of Sarah Palin's teenage daughter? *** The Santa Fe Farmers Market has had its first morning in its new place at the Rail Yard and our reporter was there bright and early. *** The state ACLU is showing potential interest in the debate over a controversial piece of artwork at the Rail Yard. *** The New Mexico state fair opens up this weekend


Sept. 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-09-01)
Two Santa Fe delegates to the Republican National Convention check in with their first impressions on day one of the gathering. *** Following up on the mass demolition at the Santa Fe Indian School, we'll talk with the state historic preservation officer and a concerned local citizen to find out if they've found out what's going on. *** County residents who've had property stolen in the past few months may be able to get some of it back, if they can identify it.


N.M. preps for Hurricane Gustav assistance (2008-08-31)
1 p.m. -- Gov. Bill Richardson has put New Mexico emergency plans into place to help with assistance along the Gulf Coast.


Aug. 31 At Noon weekend edition (Podcast) (2008-08-29)
We look back at some of the week's top stories as broadcast on KSFR.


Aug. 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-28)
Steve Terrell of the New Mexican has his ear to the ground at the Democratic National Convention. *** KSFR's Ellen Dupuy caught up with disillusioned New Mexico health care workers in Denver. *** The number of uninsured New Mexicans is up. *** Behind the scenes for the building, prior to the burning, of Old Man Gloom.


Aug. 27 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-27)
what some of the female New Mexico delegates are thinking about casting their ballots for Obama or Clinton. *** Our reporter in Denver raises the question of possible voting problems in the November general elections. *** So many people have only cell phones as their primary phones, and their numbers aren't listed. How might this affect political polling results? *** And one of the best restrooms in America is not far away. In fact it's in Taos.


Santa Fe newspaper vendors brave weather, traffic (2008-08-26)
KSFR's Erin Brooks braved the passing traffic to find out about the vendors who sell a local newspaper at some of Santa Fe's busiest intersections.


Oldest, youngest N.M. delegates meet in Denver (2008-08-26)
New Mexico's oldest and youngest state delegates to the Democratic National Convention have met for the first time. And they find they share more than just their political-party allegiance. They also share the same birthday.


Group questions Santa Fe County (2008-08-25)
A local citizens group says it has found an anomaly with the way Santa Fe County is reporting the meetings it's having with local groups on oil and gas drilling.


Aug. 25 at Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-25)
A KSFR report from Denver as we cover the Democratic National Convention to find out what New Mexicans are doing at that gathering. A local citizens group says it has found an anomaly with the way Santa Fe County is reporting the meetings with local groups on oil and gas drilling. We visit a weekend topless demonstration at a Santa Fe Park. Only a few days before Rail Yard parking fees begin at a dollar an hour.


Aug. 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-22)
The retirement association AARP has just completed a study of what swing voters in New Mexico want in a presidential candidate. As KSFR's reporter leaves for the Democratic National Convention, she'll re-visit a trip she made there last fall. *** We'll hear from some of the business owners in and near the Rail Yard about how paid-parking might affect them. *** A shakeup at Albuquerque's classical music station means a familiar morning voice is no longer on the air.


Aug. 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-21)
We'll talk with the KSFR reporter who first discovered that Santa Fe County government may have violated an important state law governing people's right to know - the state Open Meetings Act. *** State tax rebates will be going out soon to people who filed a 2007 federal and state tax return. What about those people who didn't file a return because they didn't have to? *** Pro-choice advocates in New Mexico are up in arms about a new set of Bush administration regulations.


Questions raised about Santa Fe County violating Open Meetings Act (2008-08-21)
KSFR News has asked the state attorney general's office to investigate whether Santa Fe County has violated terms of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.


Aug. 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-20)
More on the Public Regulation Commission candidate Jerome Block, Jr.. *** Not everyone is happy about the water-rate increase for Santa Fe. We'll hear from some of those people who attended the Chavez Center meeting. *** Republican T. Boone Pickens at the Democratic National Convention? The New Mexican's Steve Terrell will tell us about the breakfast the oil billionaire plans to serve to the New Mexico delegation.


SF County public planning effort lags work in other municipalities (2008-08-14)
Despite promises, efforts by Santa Fe County lag behind similar efforts by two governments in other states to involve citizens in creating new regulations to govern drilling and other development.


Oil and gas ordinance update (2008-08-13)
Update on and questions about Santa Fe County's process for developing an ordinance that, in part, would address oil and gas drilling.


KSFR News by cell phone (2008-08-13)
KSFR's 7 a.m. weekday newscast is available through a free service that automatically calls it into subscribers' cell phones.


Mineral rights in Santa Fe hard to track down (2008-08-12)
People who live in Santa Fe County where there's the question of oil and gas drilling have been grappling with another big question. Who owns the mineral rights under their property?


Aug. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-12)
We'llfind out just how hard it is for you to find out if you or someone else owns the mineral rights beneath your property. *** The state auditor will join us to talk about his new method for catching fraud in state offices. *** Progress is being made so fast that New Mexico's spaceport is no longer just a pie-in-the-sky dream.


Aug. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-07)
We talk with Human Services Secretary Pam Hyde about the health care package to be laid before lawmakers next week. *** A UNM computer researcher has found out how China blocks objectionable websites and why. *** New Mexico's low on a new national list, and that's a good thing.


More questions about PRC candidate Jerome Block (Podcast) (2008-08-06)
The questions about the past-life of Jerome Block Jr. are beginning to grow in number.


Aug. 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-06)
The candidate for the northern New Mexico seat on the Public Regulation Commission is the subject of yet another newspaper article about his past life. *** A new report indicates at current population growth rates, water use in New Mexico could double over the next 30 years. *** Our reporter visits the Santa Fe Plaza for the annual National Night Out.


SF County information not timely (2008-08-06)
Santa Fe County's web site has not carried notices of some important public meetings for as long as 18 months. Some of the meetings may have been of public interest over oil and gas drilling in the Galisteo Basin.


FAA to hold public session on S.F. air service (2008-08-05)
There's a next step in the offing regarding regional jet service to and from Santa Fe out of the city's municipal airport.


Aug. 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-08-04)
We'll take a look at some of the questions surrounding the proposed red-light camera program for Santa Fe, and we'll talk to one city councilor who says she's all for it. *** Is there a connection between job losses in New Mexico and the trade deficit with China? One study says there is, and puts the job-loss number at nearly 10,000. *** What to expect in New Mexico from that tropical storm headed toward the Texas coast?


Denver Post to Obama: Choose Richardson (2008-08-03)
The Denver Post editorial page has endorsed New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as the Democratic vice presidential nominee.


Udall, Pearce on "Meet the Press" (2008-08-02)
Will Udall-Pearce debate on NBC be one of "three" or one of "four" on television?


Zogby: Udall with 8 point lead over Pearce (2008-08-01)
A poll by the Zogby organization shows Democrat Tom Udall holds an 8-point lead over his Republican opponent Steve Pearce in the race for the U.S. Senate.


July 31 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-31)
A UNM economist takes a look at the state of the state's economoy. *** Santa Fe Mayor David Coss has been talking about spending millions on new trails in the city. But we learn that there's no money to maintain them once they're built. *** We'll talk with the political writer for the New Mexican about two candidates who are battling it out for a Public Regulation Commission seat from northern New Mexico


Rio Arriba lawyer reacts to withdrawn lawsuit (2008-07-30)
The company that had sued Rio Arriba County for its moratorium on oil drilling has now withdrawn that lawsuit. Bill Dupuy asked lawyer Adan Trujillo his reaction.


July 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-30)
We'll get reaction from one of Rio Arriba County's lawyers about the decision by an oil development company to withdraw its lawsuit against the county. *** What about that state law governing abandoned property? *** As rescue efforts continue in Ruidoso, tourism officials there are concerned all the publicity may hurt business.


Oil developer drops lawsuit against Rio Arriba County (2008-07-29)
The oil company that is hoping to drill in a watershed area of Rio Arriba County has dropped its lawsuit against the county.


July 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-28)
New Mexico's two U.S. senators remain with locked horns over what to do about oil - drill for more, reduce demand or curb speculation - or is it a little bit of all three options. *** Santa Fe's recycling experts are still measuring the effect of an experiment this past weekend to get more of those thrown away water bottles and cans recycled on the plaza downtown. *** What does a lawyer from New Mexico run into when defending some of those detainees at the prison camp at Guantanamo?


Udall adds to lead over Pearce: New Mexico U.S. Senate Race (2008-07-26)
Rasmussen poll puts Democrat Udall's lead further ahead of Republican Pearce in the U.S. Senate race from New Mexico.


July 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-25)
The lawyer leading the lawsuit against the real estate transfer tax in Santa Fe will join us to describe why he thinks it's illegal. *** An Albuquerque lawyer has been in Guanatanmo, defending one of the detainees there. She'll be in Santa Fe this weekend. *** Looking for a parking space downtown this weekend? Advice from City Hall is plan ahead.


July 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-24)
A New York-based public policy law center is suing the state over a voter registration law. We'll find out why and get a take on the same law from the former state director of elections. *** The state health department has come up with the final steps in New Mexico's medical marijuana program, and we'll get the details. *** With business downturns everywhere else, how's the tourism business holding up in New Mexico?


July 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-23)
The state environment department has been listening to what local residents have to say about the Los Alamos lab. *** We'll hear from Rio Arriba County and from the company that wanted to drill for oil there - they're both reacting to the governor's order calling for special drilling regulations. *** Santa Fe City Hall has set up a program to monitor how the city's water wells may be affecting the acquifer. *** A report on a new state-wide online learning system.


Rio Arriba drilling rules to be like Otero Mesa's (Podcast) (2008-07-23)
State oil and gas regulators are beginning the process of writing special rules for drilling in some parts of Rio Arriba County. We talk with the secreary of the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.


July 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-22)
We'll talk to the head of the state's energy department about how her agency will follow up on the governor's order to write special rules for drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of Rio Arriba County. *** Police Chief Eric Johnson says he's got more officers on the street and that's probably the reason the residential burglary rate is down. *** What are chances New Mexico could get some of that moisture from the tropical storm brewing off the Texas gulf coast?


July 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-21)
Airlines have been cutting people and services way back in recent weeks. What are chances that will kill regional commuter jet service to Santa Fe? *** We'll talk with a lawyer for Rio Arriba County about next steps, now that state regulators have rescinded one oil drilling permit and put a hold on a number of other applications. *** And the Santa Fe Writers Conference is underway and in full swing.


SF County drilling regs draft by mid-September (2008-07-18)
Work on Santa Fe County's new zoning and drilling ordinance is moving at a fast pace.


July 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-18)
Ready for the first draft oil and gas drilling regulations for Santa Fe County? It could be coming by mid-September. *** We'll listen in as the governor outlines his tax rebate proposal. *** Santa Fe's reservoirs are filling up fast. What does that mean for the Santa Fe River? *** And how about recycling that old refrigerator making noise and eating up electricity.


July 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-16)
Now that public workshops on development in Santa Fe County are completed, we'll get a rundown on what citizens offered. *** State Rep. Peter Wirth discusses the upcoming special session of the legislature. *** St. Johns College's president joins us as they wind down their fund raising campaign. *** A most unusual auction is set for this weekend in Santa Fe.


July 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-15)
Is finding the alternative to conventional energy sources worth the equivalent of the nation gearing up for World War II? We'll talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman. *** The author of a new report on health care for children with special needs says New Mexico is not the best nor is it the worst when it comes to healthcare costs to care for those children. *** Speaking of children, what are they doing this summer for a replacement for school breakfasts and lunches?


July 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-14)
New Mexico has a strong new law to protect landowners when it comes to oil and gas drilling; the problem is, people are unaware of it. *** Will Santa Fe get that new regional air service it's been hoping for? We'll talk with the airline transporation association to get their take on how many more cuts might be coming to the nation's airports. *** Question: how much does the international folk art market mean to the artisans?


Misunderstood: New Mexico's Surface Owners Protection Act (Podcast (2008-07-14)
Before long, state regulators will announce their decision on another set of wells - these in Rio Arriba County. A Fort Worth company named Approach resources has several well permits and is asking for a number more.


July 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-11)
More from the state health department on tomatoes, or jalapenos or salsa. *** We'll hear from officials at the Santa Fe National Forest about their plans for off-road vehicles and also from the state forestry division, where they've sent firefighting help to California.


July 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-10)
It's official - Santa Fe's law banning talking on a hand-held cell phone will continue. But that discussion identified the broader possibility that police officers can hand out citations for any number of things going on with a driver. *** The backlash against bottled water is growing. We'll talk with Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez about what they're doing in the Duke City. *** Some folk artists coming to this year's international folk art market had a downright tough time just getting here.


July 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-09)
Few people in the Santa Fe area are wholeheartedly in favor of oil and gas drilling, but a new report from the governor's office says that industry has generated nearly $400 million in new revenue for the state for the upcoming year. *** We'll listen in as Sen. Jeff Bingaman tries to get the senate to amend the warrantless wiretapping bill, an effort that failed. *** A report on homes sales in Santa Fe and the city's growing graffiti problem - does it mean more gang activity?


July 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-08)
We'll talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman about cuts in payments to doctors and hospitals under the Medicare program and about warrantless wiretapping. *** A state-wide environmental coalition is leading the defense of New Mexico's clearn cars standard. *** A New Mexico State University is developing a high-tech program that could be useful in forewarning the next Tomato-Salmonella crisis.


July 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-07)
Santa Fe's much touted affordable housing program considers only the price of the house. What if all the utility bills were to disappear as well? *** At least one company is looking to New Mexico for the latest in a very short list of clean, renewable energy resources. We'll have a report on geothermal energy and what it might do. *** A new book sheds light on an event that took place 45 years ago - the Cuban Missile Crisis.


July 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-03)
We'll hear from state Tax Secretary Rick Homans who explains how owners of affordable homes in Santa Fe will get relief from paying higher property taxes. *** The reporter who broke the story of the several arrests of PRC candidate Jerome Block will tell us how he got on the story. *** And will there soon be a biofuels station on every street corner?


July 2 Lawyer on drilling in Rio Arriba County (Podcast) (2008-07-02)
A state hearing officer has finished gathering information on the question of oil and gas drilling in an environmentally sensitive area of Rio Arriba County.


July 2 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-02)
We'll talk with a Los Alamos national lab official about a notice from Washington, expressing concern over whether unsafe working conditions exist at the lab. *** The lawyer for Rio Arriba county will join us to talk about that now-concluded hearing on oil well permits in an ecologically sensitive area. *** And among the new laws taking effect in New Mexico is one designed to give state and commercial buildings a greener edge.


Water-vending machines can waste 1 million gallons of S.F. water a year (Podcast) (2008-07-01)
New research by KSFR News shows that Santa Feans waste more than a million gallons of water a year simply by filling up water jugs at reverse osmosis vending machines.


July 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-07-01)
KSFR research shows that filling up jugs of water at supermarkets wastes more than a million gallons of water a year in Santa Fe. *** Sen. Jeff Bingaman says the government is paying insurance companies too much to operate the Medicare Advantage program, when it offers no more coverage than regular Medicare. *** Medical marijuana advocates are concerned the state has made no progress on the first anniversary of the law. *** Will there be a regular monsoon season in Santa Fe this summer?


June 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-30)
Losing millions of gallons of water? We spend time on the question of the community water system in nearby El Dorado.


June 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-26)
If you bailed out of the lengthy city council debate (broadcast on KSFR) of the excise tax on sales of some homes, we'll digest the gist into a few minutes. *** The state education department says it's facing high fuel prices because school buses can't get much more than 8 mpg. *** The national Humane Society tells us about animal abuse at a slaughter house in southern New Mexico. *** Santa Fe Community College launches a "green building" study program.


June 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-25)
There could be ongoing financial questions at two major employers in the Santa Fe - the Los Alamos National Lab and Thornburg Mortgage. We'll learn about both of them. The incidence of diabetes around the United States seems to be on the rise. What about New Mexico? And what does you bumper sticker say, and what does that bumper sticker say about you?


Rail Runner street disruptions in Santa Fe (2008-06-23)
Rail Runner street disruptions in Santa Fe this week.


June 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-23)
We get a live report from the state hearing on oil and gas drilling in Rio Arriba County. *** The state insurance commissioner joins us to discuss what you should know about homeowner insurance. *** An Albuquerque company has been named one of the best small-to-medium size companies to work for in the U.S.


Texas lawyer describes volunteering to help Guantanamo detainees (2008-06-19)
A Texas lawyer was in Santa Fe this week to talk about his pro-bono work with the so-called "Guantanamo Bar."


Rio Arriba County official charges oil operator with deception (2008-06-19)
The planning and zoning director of Rio Arriba County describes how he believes the oil operator deceived state regulators when they applied for drilling permits.


Power outage knocks KSFR off air (2008-06-18)
A power failure near the KSFR studios knocked the radio station off the air for about 45 minutes this morning.


More advice on tomatoes (2008-06-18)
New Mexico's Environment Department has put out a new reminder to avoid certain tomatoes, as the number of cases of salmonella poisoning has risen to 77 in 17 counties.


June 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-17)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman on speculation in oil commodities, and also on immunity for the telecomms. *** Santa Fe's new convention center readies to open. *** Want to buy an entire town in southern New Mexico? *** Former federal prosecutor David Iglesias on the Daily Show.


June 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-16)
A Green Party candidate from Santa Fe is joining the race for an open seat on the Public Regulation Commission. *** Offsetting a sad news report on the number of New Mexico children who die from gunshots wounds, we'll have a couple of good-news reports. One of them on a woman who just decided to gather up rice for the needy - a project that's had a snowballing effect. *** Save gas by taking college courses online?


June 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-13)
Santa Fe might have lost 300 jobs, but Thornburg Mortgage survives. *** We'll find out what the financial problem was at Thornburg. *** Archaeological studies underway at sites of new construction in historic downtown Santa Fe. *** A solar collaborative takes shape between Santa Fe Community College and Santa Fe Preparatory School.


June 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-12)
Santa Fe's city attorney explains why complains pose no threat to wi-fi in public buildings. *** New Mexico is at the bottom of the list of states in terms of child wellfare. *** A local author tells us what's on the label is often more important to companies than what's inside.


June 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-11)
From our "Whatever Happened to" category of questions, we'll ask whatever happened to New Mexico's first-in-the-nation medical marijuana program. *** More New Mexicans are on food stamps these days, thanks in part to the high cost of gasoline. *** As the price at the pump goes up so do the sales of 50 mile per gallon scooters. *** Santa Fe's Habitat for Humanity affiliate store celebrates a multi-million-dollar milestone.


SF County ramps up oil-gas planning (2008-06-10)
About a half year remains in the period of a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in Santa Fe County, and a new consultant is on board to help county officials create an ordinance to regulate drilling.


June 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-10)
We'll listen in on Sen. Jeff Bingaman at a press conference after the defeat of legislation offering tax incentives for renewable energy developers. *** It's on the agenda at this week's Santa Fe City Council meeting - the where's and why's of Wi-Fi in public buildings. *** Several companies have focused on New Mexico as the location of choice for renewable solar and wind energy generation. *** What to do if you're lost and injured in the wilderness.


FDA: advice about tomatoes (2008-06-09)
The FDA has advice on which tomatoes are safe to select.


June 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-09)
More on tomatoes from the state environment department as well as an organic farmer. *** High fuel costs are driving the state to sell "tourism" to other New Mexicans. *** Eclipse Aviation, Albuquerque, finds an investor and business in Europe.


June 7 At Noon weekend edition (Podcast) (2008-06-06)
On Saturday's midday report, a look at some of the stories of the week just past.


June 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-05)
Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias takes part in legal action to force the White House to turn over emails relating to the U.S. Attorneys firings. *** Do airline cutbacks elsewhere portend danger to Santa Fe's expected regional service? *** Will Mexico-New Mexico trade be affected by new rules for travelers from visa-free, friendly countries?


KSFR wins Associated Press competition awards (Podcast) (2008-06-05)
KSFR's news team has won a number of awards in the 2007 Associated Press New Broadcasters Awards competition.


June 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-03)
It's the midway point in today's primary voting schedule. *** As for primaries elsewhere, Sen. Jeff Bingaman says there has to be a better way than the way the Michgian and Florida primaries were set up. *** An obscure part of a federal report on the Los Alamos lab suggests the lab may have been authorized to make far too many plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. *** Is anything new with additional stops in Santa Fe for the Rail Runner commuter train.


SF County voting locations (2008-06-03)
Where to vote in Santa Fe County in today's primary election, by precinct number and address.


Final New Mexico primaries poll (2008-06-03)
The latest polling numbers are in, and they show Republicans Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce virtually neck and neck to win the Republican nomination for the US Senate. But that same poll shows that Democrat Tom Udall would beat either of them handily in November's general elections.


June 2 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-06-02)
We invited all four, but three Democratic candidates for the congressional seat being vacated by Tom Udall join us to talk about real issues, not campaign ads. *** Our reporter takes a flight on a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber from WWII.


Santa Fe County election returns live (2008-06-02)
KSFR News will simulcast Santa Fe County election returns live on radio and TV.


May 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-30)
A Republican candidate for Congress cries foul over an opponent's campaign. *** A local group has a plan to keep the Santa Fe River flowing. *** Lt. Gov. Diane Denish on drug trafficking on the border with Mexico.


May 29 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-29)
We'll look into why you are being exposed to all those political ads on TV. *** Steve Terrell of the New Mexican will tell us how he failed to get either Yes or No answers from GOP senate candidates Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce. *** It wasn't exactly a joyride for crew members who took to the skies in World War II in what was called the B-17 Flying Fortress. One of the last surviving B-17s is coming to Santa Fe this weekend.


May 27 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-27)
Will there be another street-side protest when the president visits the Albuquerque area and, if so, will there be another ACLU lawsuit? *** We'll talk with Rail Runner officials who say they're looking at ticket prices between Santa Fe and Albuquerque even as they lack track for the commuter train. *** The county commission discusses a movie complex with an 8-storey building along NM 14.


KSFR's tax expert on those rebate checks (2008-05-26)
Has that IRS rebate check you expected not shown up? Has it shown up but is less than what you expected? Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers are asking those questions. Alan Kalman, our business and finance reporter has answers for you.


May 26 At Noon midday report (Podcat) (2008-05-26)
Will Santa Feans be hit with yet another increase in the gross receipts tax - maybe two increases? - to pay for the Rail Runner commuter train? *** Got your rebate check yet? Our tax expert goes over the complex picture of who gets what, when and why not. *** Picnics aside, our reporter digs into the real meaning of Memorial Day.


May 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-23)
The former US Attorney for New Mexico tells us it's about time Karl Rove has been compelled to testify about the firings of US Attorneys. *** We revisit a conversation with the chairman of the state Public Regulation Commission where we talk about whether PNM should have asked for an emergency rate increase just because of the soaring cost of coal. *** We'll find out just how much of your body those screeners at the Albuquerque airport may see when they launch a new x-ray device next week.


See-through x-ray device in Albuquerque (2008-05-23)
Beginning May 26, people getting on airplanes at the Albuquerque Sunport will still have to take their shoes off, but they'll also be undressed by a see-through x-ray device. See sample photos.


May 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-22)
Our reporter finds out how tough the police recruitment is by taking part in the qualifying tests. *** An 80-foot-tall building will rise from the desert in Santa Fe County, becoming a movie studio. *** A wind farm could spring up on federal land in Albuquerque. *** Santa Fe City Hall copes with high gas prices.


EXCLUSIVE: David Iglesias reacts to Karl Rove subpoena (Podcast) (2008-05-22)
2 p.m. -- The former federal prosecutor for New Mexico says he's looking forward to hearing Karl Rove testify before a congressional committee in July.


May 21 At Noon midday report (pordcat) (2008-05-21)
To drill -- or not to drill -- for oil and gas in Santa Fe County is on hold for awhile. We talk with a researcher about the chemicals in drilling fluids. *** We'll revist cell phones while driving in Santa Fe, as a city committee looks at the issue again.


Exploring health effects of drilling in Santa Fe County (2008-05-21)
A noted researcher looks into the health effects of the chemicals used in oil and gas drilling in New Mexico and the West.


How would New Mexicans vote today? (2008-05-20)
How would New Mexicans vote for president if the election were held today?


May 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-20)
You'll learn all you ever wanted to know about Crypto Sporidium. It's a water-borne parasite at the center of discussions in both the Centers for Disease Control and the New Mexico Health Department. *** We'll talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman about how much or how little should be spent on taking the steps to prevent more damage from climate change. *** Will it be possible for the College of Santa Fe to find its way out of the financial doldrums by this summer.


May 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-19)
A nonprofit group says the federal farm bill will benefit hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans. *** We ask Sen. Pete Domenici why he voted against the farm bill. *** State officials still pushing to get tax money for Spaceport America.


May 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-16)
We'll take a second look at the question Santa Fe County Commissioners have posed to St. Vincent Regional Medical Center - which is, shouldn't your board meetings be open to the public? *** A Santa Fe architect completes a job he calls once of the most pleasant of his career. *** And we'll talk to a frequent writer about Wireless Internet technology to see if she's discovered anything about the possible harmful effects of wi-fi radio frequencies.


May 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-15)
We'll look into the latest allegations focused on the former New Mexico secretary of state who's running for Rep. Heather Wilson's seat in Congress. *** A busy week for Santa Fe City Council, as they approve the Rail Runner plan but take a cautious approach to whether gross receipts taxes are being collected by vendors on the downtown plaza. *** And a Santa Fean tells us about her involvement with Panda bears in China, as we watch the earthquake devastation in the country.


May 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-13)
Now that CBS has put out a national story on the subject of childhood autism that could come from vaccines with mercury, we'll talk with a local pediatrician and an official of the state health department. *** Truancy in Santa Fe schools - how bad is it and why aren't parents being prosecuted by the state law that allows that? *** It takes more than an affordable wage to buy a house in Santa Fe ... now, we're finding that even renting is out of the reach of many people.


May 13 Morning News (Podcast) (2008-05-13)
New Mexico's two US senators are at the center of a big debate on drilling for oil in the Arctic wildlife refuge ... and a former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory says privatization has broken the lab and others like it.


May 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-12)
With the price of uranium going way up, there's a new move to mine more of it in New Mexico - a move that's being contested by a coalition of members of the Navajo Nation. *** We'll listen in as a former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory tells a Senate Committee how privatization is helping break the nation's scientific labs. *** Got your bicycle oiled up and tires inflated? Santa Fe City Hall is promoting bike-to-work-week.


Domenici: No pre-primary endorsement (2008-05-12)
Neither Republican candidate for Sen. Pete Domenici's seat will get a pre-primary endorsement from the long-time Republican senator.


May 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-09)
A Santa Fe lawmaker is looking at possible new DWI legislation that could have a big effect on how DWI court trials are handled throughout New Mexico. *** Has the nationwide credit crunch caused a problem for student loans in New Mexico? *** The state's historic preservation division has reached a cooperative agreement with the oil and gas industry, but it won't affect Santa Fe. A Santa Fean is making a video on the subject of radio news.


N.M. superdelegates: Clinton 6, Obama 5 (2008-05-09)
The native American superdelegate from New Mexico to the Democratic na tional convention says she's going to back Barack Obama for the presidential nomination.


May 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-08)
A 21-century style cattle drive in southern New Mexico. *** What is the Declining Market Designation and how can it hurt home sales further? *** We'll find out how animal abuse can lead to abuse of people.


NM superdelegate raises question (2008-05-08)
Two of New Mexico's superdelegates to the Democartic national convention haven't yet said who they'll back. But one of them seems to be questioning Hillary Clinton's viability in the race against Barack Obama.


May 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-07)
Two new reports on the quality of the air in New Mexico offer a mixed bag of facts. One of them puts Northwest New Mexico among the most polluted in the nation. *** A uranium enrichment plant decides to go to Idaho, not New Mexico. Is that bad news or good? *** And helping Santa Feans get the help they need to buy a home.


May 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-05-06)
The stock of Santa Fe's Thornburg Mortgage is still trading at all-time lows. That raises the question about their new headquarters campus being built in northeast Santa Fe. Can they afford it? *** We'll find out how New Mexico lawmakers rank on a new environmental scorecard. *** Sen. Jeff Bingaman about biofuels and the idea of the Los Alamos national lab having a private developer foot the bill for a new science building.


Clinton Leads New Mexico Superdelegate Count (2008-05-06)
Obama wins another superdelegate but not enough to surpass Clinton. Two more superdelegates to hear from could result in a tie or an even greater lead for Clinton.


May 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-05-05)
A push is on in Washington to cut back on the nation's production of ethanol fuel. But is it to blame for high food prices and famine? *** We'll stay on the subject of food with reports on how some Santa Fe restaurants are coping with high prices and a visit to Santa Fe's temporary outdoors Farmers Market. *** And when is it going to rain?


April 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-30)
We talk to both sides of the question of who really is putting on the National Day of Prayer event at the Round House in Santa Fe. Does it include all faiths or just that of the people who are organizing it? *** Santa Fe County residents have avoided another increase in the gross receipts tax - maybe two of them - at least for the time being. *** An environmentally friendly film studio targets Santa Fe County as its home.


April 29 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-29)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman on why Obama, why now. *** A national group criticizes New Mexico's record in reporting child abuses cases. *** What happens if the Bush administration cuts nearly $200 million from the state's Medicaid budget.


April 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-28)
We talk with David Iglesias, the former federal prosecutor for New Mexico, about comments by Rep. Heather Wilson that he was delaying an investigation into prominent state Democrats. *** A Santa Fe living treasure celebrates her 90th. *** And we hear excerpts from the numerous awards given to KSFR's news team in this year's Associated Press broadcast journalism competition.


April 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-25)
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM)has been admonished by the Senate Ethics Committee: Now, we hear the reaction from the ethics group that brought the charge and last year's testimony by the former federal prosecutor that led to the charge. *** Employment looking up in New Mexico. *** Free parking for a "scootering" class of Santa Feans.


April 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-24)
Listening in on the James Carville-Bill Richardson exchange on CNN. *** An environmental coalition targets New Mexico and two other states for U.S. Senate candidate-backing. *** Why has the number of skiers on New Mexico slopes dropped by nearly half?


Exclusive: Immigration agents meet in hotel where "legal" immigrant picked up (2008-04-23)
A Santa Fe man who was mistakenly picked up by immigration agents last year still works at a local hotel where there's word that a meeting of immigration agents may be underway.


April 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-23)
Are federal immigration agents meeting at a Santa Fe hotel, and if they are, are they aware the chef preparing their food was mistakenly picked up and held for weeks without a hearing? *** Despite protests from some city councilors, Rail Runner officials say they've gone through the hoops over traffic flow and train stations when the commuter line comes to town. *** A local meeting on a big proposal to enlarge Santa Fe's police department.


April 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-23)
Are federal immigration agents meeting in secret at a downtown Santa Fe hotel? And if they are, are they eating food prepared by a chef they held in detention for months last summer? *** A big meeting on a big proposal to increase the size of Santa Fe's police department. Commuter train officials say they've gotten Santa Fe City approval all along the way, despite recent complaints from some city councilors.


April 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-22)
A plan to get the Santa Fe River flowing again. *** Whole Foods eliminates plastic disposable grocery bags. *** A local group issues a report on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. *** Santa Fe's finance committee has a beef with the state's plans for the Rail Runner commuter line.


April 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-21)
As Texans get mad over their border fence, we talk with Sen. Pete Domenici about New Mexico's. *** The chairman of the Public Regulation Commission talks to us about PNM's emergency rate increase. *** What to do about too few doctors and nurses in New Mexico?


April 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-18)
In the face of soaring food costs, we check in on New Mexico's food stamps and food depot programs. *** Santa Fe City Hall pushes back against a lawsuit brought by homebuilders. *** New Mexico figures into another US Supreme Court ruling.


April 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-17)
A national group explains how New Mexico will lose $60 million under the McCain elimination of federal gas tax. *** New Mexico news junkies have a new online source to visit. *** How a Supreme Court ruling affects -- or doesn't affect -- New Mexico's death penalty.


April 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-16)
We'll talk to the Bernalillo County Metro Court to find out how they're setting out to arrest people - 99 of them - who didn't appear for a court date on April 15th. *** The Santa Fe Homebuilders Association is making good on a threat to sue the city over the so-called Affordable Housing ordinance. *** Fire season's officially underway - we'll find out about a big one burning southeast of Albuquerque.


April 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-04-14)
As a company eyes gold mining in Santa Fe County, we talk with the state energy and minerals department about how its regulated. Plus reaction from "DrillingSantaFe." *** Our reporter takes a simulated drunk-driving drive around Santa Fe. *** A state agency drops a program that has helped hundreds of families with children facing juvenile crime issues.


KSFR News On-line (2008-03-26)
KSFR News on-line edition will return on April 10th. Please tune to 90.7 or 101.1 on the FM dial for continuous coverage.


March 25 At Noon midday report 9Podcast) (2008-03-25)
The telecommunications company T-Mobile hasn't answered our questions yet, but we'll talk to people in Chimayo who are upset over the company's tower that may have been built without all the necessary approvals. *** A proposal inching toward debate by Santa Fe's full city council would create what are called Neighborhood Conservation Districts. We'll ask the author of the original proposal what that means. *** What National Give a Life month in New Mexico means.


March 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-24)
With national figures on existing home sales out, how are Santa Fe's? *** We hear from Public Service Company of New Mexico that the soaring price of coal is driving its need to an emergency rate increase. *** Why have plans slowed down for a biodiesel fuel plant in southern New Mexico?


March 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-21)
Public Service Company of New Mexico pleads for help from its residential and business customers to keep it out of financial trouble on Wall Street. *** As state officials prepare for a public hearing next week on oil and gas drilling in Santa Fe County, we'll learn about a debate going on in the halls of the state capitol. It's over something called Pit Rules.


March 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-20)
It hasn't come up for open public debate yet, but several committees at Santa Fe City Hall have been listening to the idea of the police department NOT being the first responders when a burglar alarm sounds. *** Can't wait for opera season to arrive? Some school children may have just the ticket for you. ***We'll talk with Congressman Tom Udall on the environment and the war in Iraq.


March 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-19)
New Mexico scores near the top of two newly released lists - one dealing with electricity from wind power and the other on the question of how states deal with methamphetamine use. *** In the wake of reports of pharmaceuticals residue found in drinking water elsewhere, we'll ask, how's Santa Fe's water? *** Joining us, a local business man who was born in Tibet, where Chinese rule is being protested.


March 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-18)
In another week and a half, state officials will hold an open house on oil and gas drilling in Santa Fe County. We'll find out how they're faring in court versus the oil industry. *** Tens of thousands of people with bowling balls will be descending on Albuquerque over the next couple of months. *** And where does the fresh food you eat come from - and how long does it take to get here.


Exclusive: Thornburg Mortgage chairman suffers from price drop (2008-03-18)
Garrett Thornburg, chairman of the company he founded, has been caught up in the decline of the price of shares of Thornburg Mortgage.


March 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-17)
As the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion approaches, we re-visit a confrontation between Santa Fe vets and federal officials on the first anniversary. *** State Rep. Peter Wirth on plans for the new state-owned parking garage. *** Sometimes birds and animals need a little help from us humans.


Tuesday, 7 a.m.: KSFR's 101.1 frequency is down (2008-03-17)
KSFR's 101.1 FM frequency is still down. But the alternative 90.7 transmitter is at full power.


March 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-14)
A vast development project is taking shape on the mesa just west of Albuquerque. *** As HBO execs gather in Santa Fe this week, we talk with the screen writer for the new miniseries on John Adams. *** Local shopkeepers sound off on Santa Fe's "sales signage" ordinance.


Public hearings on Los Alamos lab mission (2008-03-10)
The federal government has set a series of public hearings this week on plans for the future mission of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.


March 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-10)
We talk with the chair of the Santa Fe County Commission and a merger watchdog group over who has the right to see the merger terms between St. Vincent Hospital and the ChristUS healthcare group. *** Allegations made by Republicans against Republicans, following the pre-primary convention of delegates in Bernalillo County.


Sources: St. Vincent should share merger docs (2008-03-10)
A county commissioner and a watchdog group both say the merger agreement between St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and the ChristUS healthcare group should be shared.


March 7: Hamburgers by internet (Podcast) (2008-03-07)
Sometime in the near future, if you drive up to a drive through food service operation anywhere in the U.S. - you could be in New Mexico, Florida, even Wyoming - you'll speak your order into the speaker box as you usually do. But the person who'll be taking your order could very well be in southern New Mexico.


March 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-07)
The employment picture in Santa Fe - in fact across New Mexico - is looking pretty good. *** Ever wonder who you're talking to when you drive up to a speakerbox at a fast food restaurant? Soon, it could be somebody in southern New Mexico. *** Interview with Obama aide before she resigns. *** And we'll find out more about that dreaded day we set our clocks ahead - and is it really worth it?


March 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-06)
We'll talk with one of the Los Alamos national lab employees who may have to pay a big surgical bill from a private Santa Fe Hospital. He wonders why insurance won't cover it. *** Are you a driver if the keys to your car are on the car seat? Our reporter tells us the complexities of just such a case headed to the state supreme court. *** And the stand-off between community groups and St. Vincent Regional Medical Center


March 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-05)
Excerpts of some of the discussions we had with political figures at Santa Fe City Hall as they gathered with the KSFR news team to watch the results roll in, for Santa Fe's 2008 municipal elections.


March 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-04)
We'll talk to the state's Oil Conservation Division about those new rules for oil and gas pits that the industry finds so onerous *** The state has now won two court rulings on challenges by the drilling industry to state rules. *** New Mexico gets a respectable grade in a national study of the effectivess of state governments. *** Sen. Jeff Bingaman on the role of Super Delegates.


March 3 Breaking News: Thornburg Mortgage on the ropes (2008-03-03)
Another slew of financial woes today for Santa Fe-based Thornburg Mortgage.


March 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-03-03)
We ask Congresswoman Heather Wilson from Albuquerque why she's in favor of giving retroactive immunity to the telecom companies who took part in warrantless wiretapping. *** Santa Fe based Thornburg Mortgage is back in a world of hurt. *** We'll take a look into how this employer of 300 people makes it mortgages and why they the stock is down. And unmanned vehicles in the skies of New Mexico, thanks to a program at New Mexico State University.


Feb. 29 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-29)
The governor wants to offer clemency to a man convicted of shooting another in the back. So why wasn't it self defense? *** How far can Santa Fe City Hall push county government or is it vice versa. *** City Hall faces its first big lawsuit over the so-called affordable housing program.


Voting locations: March 4 Santa Fe municipal elections (2008-02-29)
Thirty-one polling locations will be open for Santa Fe's municipal elections Tues., March 4. KSFR will broadcast live results on 101.1 FM and on Comcast Channel 28, begining at 8 p.m.


Feb. 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-28)
Santa Fe Council is discussing getting rid of an the ordinance on cell phones because city police don't issue many citations for people holding and talking on a cell phone while driving. *** With the economy in the tank, our reporter finds that it's no wonder the number of New Mexicans filing for bankruptcy is on the rise. *** A stand-off at a tribal casino in southern New Mexico.


Feb. 27 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-27)
Does the Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners face a lawsuit over the new 12 to 18 month moratorium on oil and gas drilling? *** New Mexico's ACLU has given St. Vincent Hospital until next week to say how they'll demonstrate that nothing will change following their merger with a Catholic-based hospital group. *** And a report on the friendliest fire department anywhere.


SF County approves emergency drilling ordinance (Podcast) (2008-02-26)
Santa Fe County Commissioners have unanimously approved an emergency oil and gas drilling ordinance.


Feb. 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-25)
Somewhere in the complicated budget of the Los Alamos national lab is a plan to build hundreds of plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. *** Local entrepreneurs develop a really small nuclear battery. *** The state's department of veterans affairs has come out with a program designed to help vets get a meaningful slice of government contract awards.


Feb. 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-22)
An ethics watchdog group in Washington says the senate ethics committee has skipped over Sen. Pete Domenici for his involvement in the David Iglesias affair. *** Are genetically modified foods on the shelves of the grocery store where you shop? *** Listening in as people line up outside the governor's office for open office hours. *** What about those late-arriving birth certificates from the UNM Hospital?


Feb. 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-21)
The congressman from southern New Mexico drops by - we'll ask Steve Pearce how he plans to go up against Heather Wilson in the Republican primary for Sen. Pete Domenici's job. *** How fat or how empty are the campaign warchests of some of the big politicos in New Mexico. *** Following up on concerns in some sectors of the community about St. Vincent Hospital and its planned merger with a Catholic-based hospital chain. *** And what's new on New Mexico's income-tax forms.


Techton Energy development (2008-02-20)
It may or may not be meaningful, but the latest development in the question of oil and gas drilling in Santa Fe is worth noting.


Feb. 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-20)
We'll go back in time to a November interview to find out what may really have been the reasons for School Supt. Leslie Carpenter to announce her retirement. *** The political reporter for the New Mexican will join us to examine the role of the state's super delegates in the Democratic National Convention. *** The state national guard tries out a new clean-energy backup power system.


Feb. 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-02-19)
Some people in Texas say the border fence could go right through their back yards. *** If not red-light cameras, what are those cameras at numerous Santa Fe intersections? *** A hot, really hot machine at Sandia national labs.


Gov. invites public comment on bills (2008-02-19)
The governor's office has supplied a list of the bills enacted by the legislature that he wants public opinion on.


Feb. 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-18)
We'll talk with city councilor Ron Trujillo about his plan for a red-light camera program in Santa Fe, and our reporter brings us up to date on studies about whether such programs actually do the job they're intended to. *** A statewide coalition has formed to question the merger of St Vincent Regional Medical Center with Catholic-based ChristUS Healthcare. *** And our tax expert will join us to talk about that rebate check promised from Washington - will you get one?


Feb. 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-14)
With the state Democratic Party still trying to count the votes from last week's caucus, we'll talk with the national association of secretaries of state. *** That economic stimulus package from Washington contains a provision that could make it easier for home buyers to get a mortgage - that same package has some benefits for Santa Fe-based Thornburg Mortgage as well. *** Who are you celebrating as your favorite Valentine today - and why?


Feb. 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-13)
We hear from the land-use lawyer who'll develop the codes where drilling could take place in Santa Fe County. *** A giant water-diversion project for Santa Fe has gotten key federal approvals, but what will it cost? *** With the writers strike over, the show can go on in New Mexico.


Feb. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-12)
As Santa Fe County commissioners plan to consider a year-long moratorium on oil and gas drilling, we'll go back in time to listen in on one of the early public meetings on the question. The chair of the County Democratic Party will join us to talk about how things went last week - this as they still count the votes from the Feb. 4th . And does the governor plan a face off with the state senate?


NM Democratic Party seeks vote-count volunteers (2008-02-11)
The chairman of the state Democratic Party says they need more help counting votes.


Feb. 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-11)
What is the state Democratic Party looking for in volunteers to count votes? *** A state senator introduces a memorial calling for the end of the Iraq occupation. *** A Santa Fe nonprofit sends pretend drunks to bars and retailers to find out if they're lax about selling booze to intoxicated people.


Feb. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-07)
Two environmental lawsuits have just been announced, both involving water in New Mexico. *** We'll hear from Santa Fe Mayor David Coss who's concerned about a bill in the legislature that would forbid local cities from imposing a tax on the sale of expensive real estate - the so-called transfer tax.


Feb. 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-06)
Is it deja vu all over again? The Democratic presidential preference caucus in New Mexico has a faint resemblance to the 2004 general elections. *** Rep. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe will be on the line about that amendment to the state budget that would cut budget for the rule-making state division that regulates oil and gas drilling.


Feb 5 caucus locations (2008-02-05)
Details of the Santa Fe County voting locations for the Feb. 5 Democratic presidential preference caucus.


Feb. 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-05)
We talk with the chairman of the New Mexico Democratic Party to try to remove confusion about the state-wide presidential caucus. *** Sen. Jeff Bingaman calls the proposed White House budget "smoke and mirrors." *** The Los Alamos lab budget seems to hide funds for new nuclear work. *** A candidate for Congressman Tom Udall's seat starts his campaign tour in a vehicle powered by old cooking oil used to fry tortillas.


Feb. 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-04)
Oil rigs on the steps of the state Capitol? *** New Mexico rebates to movie companies comes under scrutiny. *** The state labor department is already feeling the effects of federal cuts to social services programs.


Feb. 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-02-01)
Taking confusion out of the Democratic presidential caucus. *** Behind the scenes at Santa Fe Community College to find out how they handled the Barack Obama event. *** How to pay for the Rail Runner commuter line.


Feb. 1 Obama Event in Santa Fe (2008-01-31)
Sen. Barack Obama's appearnce at the Santa Fe Community College is open to the public. Read on for information on getting a free ticket.


Jan. 31 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-31)
We listen in as Santa Fe City Council debates the vacation rental ordinance. *** A new report gives New Mexico than a failing grade when it comes to gun control. *** A tribute to Santa Fean and environmentalist Stewart Udall who turns 88 today.


Jan. 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-30)
The state's chief medical officer will join us to talk about why they're concerned about a television show that suggests mercury in children's vaccines could be harmful. *** Santa Fe City Council takes up the heady issue of short-term vacation rentals tonight. *** And our reporter visits the Lensic Theater where live telecasts of the Metropolitan Opera have gotten rave reviews.


Jan. 29 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-29)
The saga of the frozen water pipes in Santa Fe continues. *** Reaction from New Mexico politicos to the state of the union. *** Is Santa Fe city council going to issue a legal challenge over the design of the county court house building?


Jan. 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-28)
A new name and broader scope for Santa Fe-based Forest Guardians. *** Group draws attention to drilling issue with huge, mock oil rigs. *** What's best for biofuels -- corn-based or sorghum-based ethanol? University of New Mexico starts a car-sharing program. *** And Santa Fe real estate versus national trends.


Jan. 26 At Noon weekend edition (Podcast) (2008-01-26)
On the weekend edition, we take a look back at some of the top stories of the week just past.


Jan. 26 At Noon weekend edition (Podcast) (2008-01-26)
On the weekend edition, we take a look back at some of the top stories of the week just past.


Jan. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-01-24)
We'll check the status of those frozen water meters around Santa Fe. *** Is domestic violence on the rise in the city? *** A historic preservation group puts up a visual protest over the height of the proposed Santa Fe County courthouse.


Jan. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-01-24)
We'll check the status of those frozen water meters around Santa Fe. *** Is domestic violence on the rise in the city? *** A historic preservation group puts up a visual protest over the height of the proposed Santa Fe County courthouse.


Jan. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-01-24)
We'll check the status of those frozen water meters around Santa Fe. *** Is domestic violence on the rise in the city? *** A historic preservation group puts up a visual protest over the height of the proposed Santa Fe County courthouse.


Jan. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-01-24)
We'll check the status of those frozen water meters around Santa Fe. *** Is domestic violence on the rise in the city? *** A historic preservation group puts up a visual protest over the height of the proposed Santa Fe County courthouse.


Jan. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-01-24)
We'll check the status of those frozen water meters around Santa Fe. *** Is domestic violence on the rise in the city? *** A historic preservation group puts up a visual protest over the height of the proposed Santa Fe County courthouse.


Jan. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-01-24)
We'll check the status of those frozen water meters around Santa Fe. *** Is domestic violence on the rise in the city? *** A historic preservation group puts up a visual protest over the height of the proposed Santa Fe County courthouse.


Jan. 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-23)
The view of a Santa Fe investments firm on the economy. *** Sen. Jeff Bingaman on what may happen to the economic stimulus plan. *** Two Santa Fe state representatives introduce tough legislation on drilling. *** And more on Santa Fe's short-term vacation rental question.


Jan. 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-22)
N.M. Sen. Jeff Bingaman at the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the economic stimulus plan. *** Is "No" the final answer from Gov. Richardson on title-insurance reform? *** Santa Fe's Rape Crisis Center on the new "Safe Haven" project. *** Online organ-donor registrations coming to New Mexico. *** And a look at Green burials.


Jan. 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-21)
The for-profit corporation that manages the Los Alamos national lab gets the equivalent of a high school grade of C but still gets most of the tens of millions of dollars in profits it was looking for. *** The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce is backing a program called Safe Haven for victims of domestic violence. *** A statewide nonprofit group plans a comedy review that pokes fun at state lawmakers and other officials.


Jan. 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-18)
A Washington watchdog group on Sen. Pete Domenici using campaign funds for his legal defense in the David Iglesias affair. *** What happens to Los Alamos County's major source of revenue when the Los Alamos lab's future is uncertain? *** And how are people faring in this cold?


Jan. 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-17)
The current financial problems at College of Santa Fe are not new. We'll talk with the writer of a history of the college. *** Santa Feans question whether the partnership of St. Vincent Hospital with a Catholic health group will retain reproductive and end-of-life health options. *** An Albuquerque nonprofit employs You Tube to raise money. *** The fed chairman talks about a tax cut.


Jan. 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-16)
As Santa Fe County officials cancel yet another public hearing on oil and gas, opposition groups tell us they're organizing for more strength. *** A solar panel could be in your future if a city councilor's idea sees light of day. *** A scratching of heads in Silver City over some milky-looking rain.


Jan. 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-15)
Another federal lawsuit in New Mexico. This time it's aimed at policies of the White House. *** Even though half of the legislature voted last year not to do it, it's looking more and more like New Mexico is on track to be part of the federal national ID card program called the Real ID. *** And with lawmakers in town, we'll find out how business is improving at a favorite watering hole.


Jan. 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-14)
While the governor has created a temporary block to drilling in the Galisteo Basin, we'll hear from State Rep. Peter Wirth and Congressman Tom Udall on other actions that could affect the process. *** The latest on the state's medical marijuana program. *** No snow in the immediate forecast for Santa fe but that doesn't mean it's all over just yet. *** And Santa Fe County's drug-prescription program racks up dollar savings for several thousand people.


Jan. 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-11)
New Mexico's Democratic congressional members are pushing for federal money for an archaeological study of lands where oil drilling may take place. *** Gov. Bill's health care plan to be debated by lawmakers. *** Is the mortgage market drying up for affordable housing loans in Santa Fe?


Jan. 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-11)
Gov. Bill Richardson dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. *** The state attorney general promises to sit at the table alongside an an environment group that's suing the state environment department. *** The Democratic caucus coming up Feb. 5 in New Mexico.


SF County sets date for Oil-Gas hearing (2008-01-10)
Santa Fe County officials have set January 22 as the date for the first public hearing on first revisions to the Oil and Gas Drilling Ordinance.


Jan. 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2008-01-09)
We'll get the latest on home sales in the city and the county of Santa Fe. *** We'll hear from an environmental group about what they'd like to see changed in a hundred-plus-year-old law that established subsurface mineral rights as dominant over surface rights. *** Has New Mexico broken its promise to spend settlement money from the tobacco industry on programs to prevent use of tobacco?


Jan. 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-08)
Following the rescue of two snowboarders in the mountains above Santa Fe, we'll find out what you should do if you find yourself lost in the woods on these cold, snow days. *** Steve Terrell of the New Mexican is in New Hampshire for the primaries there. We'll check in with him on prospects for Gov. Bill. *** And a local candidate for Congressman Tom Udall's seat in the U.S. House is suing the state over the law concerning primary elections in New Mexico.


Jan. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-07)
Snow has canceled a potentially contentious public hearing over Santa Fe County's new drilling ordinance. *** City council's agenda for Wednesday includes a resolution to create a food policy commission. *** And we listen in as New Mexico's highly-touted, new, synthesized voice hotline tells us about road conditions.


10 a.m. , Jan. 7 -- SF County ordinance meeting canceled (2008-01-07)
A winter storm has forced the cancellation of the planned public hearing on revisions to the draft Oil and Gas Drilling Ordinance.


KSFR to broadcast oil drilling hearing live (2008-01-05)
The Monday, Jan. 7 public hearing on Santa Fe County's revised oil and gas drilling ordinance will be broadcast live on KSFR, 101.1 FM, beginning at 3 p.m.


Jan. 4 At Noon midday report 9Podcast) (2008-01-04)
State Representative Peter Wirth says moves may be afoot in the legislature to loosen restrictions on oil-gas drilling in New Mexico. *** How much expert help has gone into writing Santa Fe's oil and gas drilling ordinance? *** We talk with the New Mexican's Steve Terrell about Gov. Richardson's showing in Iowa. *** Looking ahead to the state's economy in 2008.


7 a.m. Jan. 4 -- SF draft ordinance available today (Friday) (2008-01-04)
Santa Fe County's new oil and gas ordinance is expected to be available today (Friday).


Jan. 4, 10 a.m. -- SF County ordinance may not be up until evening (2008-01-04)
Santa Fe County officials tell KSFR that the revised oil and gas ordinance may not be posted on the the county's website until this evening.


Most viewed local stories of 2007 (2008-01-03)
We take a look at the top 10, most viewed local stories on KSFR's web site in 2007.


Jan. 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-03)
We'll talk to a political blogger in southern New Mexico about prospects for Gov. Richardson in Iowa. *** No more every-other-week recycling. We ask a city official why. *** And reviewing the Top 10 news stories most visited on KSFR's website.


Jan. 2 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2008-01-02)
We'll take a look at how much money the various candidates, including Bill Richardson, have raised in Iowa for the caucuses that take place tomorrow. *** Joining us will be another opponent of oil drilling in Santa Fe County who says it's not fair that county officials will hold a hearing on a new ordinance before anyone has had a chance to read it. *** And how does New Mexico rank when it comes to economic competitiveness?


Dec. 31 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-31)
We'll talk with the political reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican about what's in store in Iowa for Gov. Bill Richardson. *** A new law goes into effect in Santa Fe in January, requiring new homes to get an energy efficiency rating. *** And a look at New Years Eve through the eyes of two new Santa Feans whose accents give them the air of experts.


Dec. 29 At Noon Weekend Edition (Podcast) (2007-12-28)
More on oil drilling ... homeless in Santa Fe ... job cuts and house sales in Los Alamos ... And a cab-ride-home on New Years Eve.


Forest Guardians on oil-gas drilling ordinance (2007-12-24)
Santa Fe-based Forest Guardians says oil-gas industry could exploit "variances" in first draft of the county's oil and gas driling ordinance.


Dec. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-24)
The head of Santa Fe based Forest Guardians thinks one of the weak spots inn the county's oil and as ordinance is in the section on "variances." *** Our finance correspondent has tips on how to protect your money if you're shopping online. *** Is it farolitos or luminarias? *** And there haven't always been expectations of a White Christmas.


S.F. group threatens to sit out future oil meetings that ban media, public (Podcast) (2007-12-21)
Santa Fe County Commissioner Paul Campos says he's had no feedback about a closed meeting on oil and gas drilling where he banned the media. But others tell KSFR they are concerned about it.


Dec. 21 Morning Report (Podcast) (2007-12-21)
Bill Dupuy talks with Santa Fe County Commissioner Paul Campos about banning the media from a meeting on oil and gas drilling. Other local news. And Dan Gerrity has national news.


Dec. 20: S.F. County commissioner mulls banning media at second meeting (2007-12-20)
Santa Fe County Commissioner Paul Campos has held one closed-door meeting on oil and gas drilling in the Galisteo Basin with the media specifically banned from attendance.


Dec. 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-20)
We'll talk with County Commissioner Paul Campos about his decision to ban the media from a meeting on oil drilling in Santa Fe County. *** As the Los Alamos lab gears up to make plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons, an expert remembers the soiled history of Rocky Flats, Colorado. *** The distillery business is making a comeback in New Mexico.


Dec. 19 Tom Udall on LANL job cuts (Podcast) (2007-12-19)
Congressman Tom Udall tells KSFR the current round of job cuts at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is the result of the lab's privatization.


Dec. 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-18)
N.M.Sen. Jeff Bingaman on immunity for phone companies and N.M. Congressman Tom Udall on privatization of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. *** A lawyer for a group opposed to oil drilling says it's nearly impossible to meet the deadline for comment on Santa Fe County's oil and gas ordinance. *** Why are traffic fatalities in New Mexico down?


Dec. 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-17)
New Mexico's Human Services Department says Medicaid enrollment is up. Why? *** A Santa Fe-based jet charter service finds a novel way to offset the carbon emissions it spews. *** Electricity-guzzling big-screen TVs and how can organic pinto beans come from China?


Dec. 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-14)
No media, no written notes, no minutes. We'll spend a good part of the coming hour trying to talk to people who did, and others who should have, attended a private closed door meeting on oil drilling in Santa Fe, a meeting where the press was specifically banned. *** A Washington watchdog group says Sen. Pete Domenici admits he's the focus of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation. *** And the Met comes to the Lensic.


Dec. 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-14)
No media, no written notes, no minutes. We'll spend a good part of the coming hour trying to talk to people who did, and others who should have, attended a private closed door meeting on oil drilling in Santa Fe, a meeting where the press was specifically banned. *** A Washington watchdog group says Sen. Pete Domenici admits he's the focus of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation. *** And the Met comes to the Lensic.


Dec. 14: KSFR News files complaint against Santa Fe County Commission (2007-12-14)
KSFR News has filed a complaint against the Santa Fe County Commission over the way one commissioner handled a meeting on a broad issue, a meeting that banned the media.


Sen. Pete Domenici asks to use campaign funds for legal defense (Podcast) (2007-12-13)
2 p.m., Dec. 13 -- New Mexico's Republican U.S. Senator, Pete Domenici, reportedly is asking federal officials for permission to use some of his campaign war chest to pay legal expenses for himself and some of his staff in Washington.


Dec. 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-13)
More on the proposed partnership between St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and Catholic-run ChristUS Health. *** Listening in on comments to Santa Fe City Council by retailers mad about a sign ordinance. *** UNM is inking a deal to prepare students from the Santa Fe Indian School for medical school.


Exclusive: State, municipal retirees face increase in healthcare premiums (Podcast) (2007-12-12)
Dec. 12 -- The 42,000 state and municipal retirees whose healthcare insurance comes from the state's Retiree Health Care Authority face an average nine-percent increase in their monthly premiums, beginning in January.


Dec. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-12)
We're breaking the news to state and municipal retirees who get their health care coverage from the New Mexico retiree health care authority - premiums are going up on the first of the year. ***The strike by Hollywood and New York writers comes to Santa Fe - we'll have a report from today's picket line. *** And which card to use when you're shopping online - credit or debit?


Dec. 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-11)
A nonprofit watchdog group in New York has been keeping tabs on merger of community hospitals with Catholic-based hospital groups. We'll ask them if the St. Vincent merger with the group named ChristUs can really work. *** Is it possible that a free-flowing Santa Fe River could represent a frivolous use of water? *** And we'll listen in on a senate hearing on the prisoners at Guantanamo.


Dec. 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-10)
A bleak weekend day for a protest downtown over oil drilling in Santa Fe County. *** It may be the oil and gas industries responsible for New Mexico's low-ranking when it comes to corporate income being shared with employees. *** And how safe is your plastic money -- those credit and debit cards?


Dec. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-07)
Some of the information from, and flavor of, the fourth public meeting on the prospect of oil drilling in Santa Fe County. *** The state Motor Vehicle Division sets plans for a new drivers license -- high tech.


Dec. 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-06)
The county commission and a number of state officials are bracing for what might be a huge crowd tonight at the Santa Fe High School. They'll be talking about that new drilling ordinance. *** Is it time for the Santa Fe River to start flowing again? We'll talk with the organizer of a Saturday town hall meeting on that subject - he says, it's time to commit.


KSFR to broadcast oil drilling hearing live (2007-12-06)
KSFR 101.1 FM will broadcast live the hearing tonight of the Santa Fe County Commission hearing on draft rules for drilling in the Galisteo Basin.


Dec. 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-05)
Following the experience of a female Santa Fe realtor robbed at gunpoint while showing a house, we'll find out what tips realtors are passing along among themselves to prevent such a thing happening in the future. *** New Mexico's ACLU is stepping up to defend an Albuquerque neighborhood movie house that had a weekend of film features aimed strictly at adults. *** State police continue to investigate why a 16-year-old was hit and killed by an Amtrak train.


Dec. 4 Privatization at the Los Alamos national lab (Podcast) (2007-12-04)
The question has to be raised - is privatization of the Los Alamos National Lab working?


Dec. 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-04)
We ask Sen. Jeff Bingaman, is privatization at the Los Alamos national lab working? *** Was Bingaman as surprised as the White House over the intelligence estimate on Iran? *** Food banks in Santa Fe and around New Mexico have already run out of money and it isn't even the holidays yet. *** State health officials are developing a plan to grow medical marijuana.


Dec. 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-12-03)
An immigrant living in Santa Fe lobs a long question at, and gets a short answer from, Sen. Hillary Clinton. *** City Council's Finance Committee takes up the question of full-time police officers on some school campuses. *** Thornburg Mortgage's new headquarters will look adobe on the outside but act "green" on the inside. *** And four legged fire-suppressors?


Nov. 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-30)
We'll talk to lawyers on both sides of the question of whether a state regulatory body has the authority to issue clean car standards, or whether that authority belongs to the legislature. *** A young Mexican immigrant who lives in Santa Fe is off to confront the Democratic presidential contenders in Iowa this weekend, to ask for immigration reform. *** And taking a look at depression in New Mexico in the winter or anytime.


Nov. 29 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-29)
We'll talk with Santa Fe schools superintendent Leslie Carpenter about where she is with her life decision - to retire or not retire right now. *** When Santa Fe passed a law raising the minimum wage, city council had to fight off the naysayers who said businesses would skip town or go bankrupt. Now, the question is whether teens will drop out of school to get a piece of that big money?


1 p.m. Special: Santa Fe schools chief decides not to resign (Podcast) (2007-11-28)
Santa Fe's superintendent of schools, Leslie Carpenter, had intended to resign at the end of the current school year.


Nov. 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-28)
New Mexico is investing more of its $15 billion permanent fund in hedge funds. Are they safe? *** Does the new draft county ordinance protect local interests in the Galisteo Basin of Santa Fe County where oil riggers want to drill? *** A state board agrees New Mexico should have the same clean car standards as California -- if the EPA allows it.


Nov. 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2007-11-27)
It may be the biggest story to come along in some rural parts of Santa Fe county in a hundred years - the prospect of oil drilling. *** A local group is setting up an encampment on the Santa Fe Plaza to call attention to the genocide in the Darfur region of the African Sudan. *** Should you gift a pet to a senior?


Nov. 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-26)
There's a move afoot to make New Mexico's Title Insurance Industry more competitive. Right now, it's insurers 1, consumers 0. *** A report on a movement to make more buildings in New Mexico green and nonpolluting. *** And with financial markets in the tank, is the bank the place for your money?


Meet KSFR's news team (Video) (2007-11-24)
Meet KSFR's award winning news team, members of northern New Mexico's largest broadcast news organization.


Meet KSFR's news team (Video) (2007-11-24)
They've won so many journalism awards, we're proud to show off KSFR's news team.


Nov. 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-23)
More on off-road vehicles in the Santa Fe National Forest. *** City and state union employees gear up to collect coats and blankets for the needy. *** City police offer tips for warding off thieves this holiday season. *** A fatal car-truck accident on I-25 near Santa Fe following this morning's snow.


Nov. 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-21)
Why is the ACLU of New Mexico suing the state's Children, Youth and Families Department? *** We try to unravel Genome Sequencing -- Santa Fe's latest high-tech business venture. *** And everyday discounts, not just the day after Thanksgiving.


Nov. 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-20)
Unlike Thornburg Mortgage that didn't pay a dividend to shareholders when funds were short, there's no indication the national lab at Los Alamos will use its $80 million profit agreement to shave $100 million worth of job cuts. *** A look at oil pits that accompany oil drilling. *** Our reporter visits the county jail to see what's cooking for Thanksgiving. *** See the meet our team video.


Nov. 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-19)
We'll find out how fast first responders can get to the scene of traffic accidents - in the case of a Santa Fe school bus that turned over this morning, it was a very fast three minutes. *** The state health department is trying to find out why a laboratory rabbit at UNM has died of anthrax. *** And our reporter goes on a preview tour of the site of the 2008 Democratic National Convention - she likens it to boot camp for the media.


Nov. 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-16)
Another hearing on a proposal to drill for oil in the Galisteo Basin area of Santa Fe County. *** Gov. Bill Richardson gets a first-answer shot at the latest Democratic presidential debate. *** How bad is food insecurity in New Mexico?


Nov. 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-15)
We talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman and a nuclear watchdog group about plans to build plutonium nuclear triggers -- "pits" -- at the Los Alamos national lab. *** An environmental group is developing a plan for the Santa Fe Watershed. *** Western governors, including Bill Richardson, are taking climate-change matters into their own hands.


Nov. 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-14)
A long-time nonprofit dedicated to serving Santa Fe's homeless youth has been evicted. Our reporter visits the street to find out what's going on. *** Santa Fe County's lawyer may be rewriting the county's tough drilling ordinance, as a Houston company hopes to drill there. *** And the nation's "Big Read" gets its fodder in Santa Fe.


Nov. 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-13)
Sen. Pete Domenici on Wasington money issues, including funds for the national labs. *** A city councilor on the question, why no pay raises for several hundred people at city hall. *** And protecting the night skies from light pollution from city parks.


Nov. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-12)
Another public meeting coming up this week on the prospect of oil drilling in the Galisteo Basin. *** Congressman Tom Udall at Veterans Day. *** We'll have a report on concern about Off Road Vehicles on the Glorietta Mesa. *** What does it take, or not take, to be Santa Fe municipal judge? *** And O.J.'s book finally being published, and by a most unusual group.


Nov. 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-09)
City and County leaders are locked in debate over where to put Rail Runner train stations in Santa Fe. *** We'll talk with a top Rail Runner official to see if that debate is interfering with the schedule for the train coming to Santa Fe. *** They have two portable buildings, now homeless advocates want the city to allow them to be on city land. But how does that process work? *** And we'll hear from a disappointed New Mexico Libertarian Party over a decision by a federal court


Part 2 Nov. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-07)
In Part 2, we listen in as Congressman Dennis Kucinich reads his resolution to bring articles of impeachment against the vice president.


Part 1 Nov. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcat) (2007-11-07)
We'll talk with a local environmentalist who for a brief time this morning went to the state attorney general's office to take it over. *** We'll hear from the governor's office about why they feel is was OK for a paid lobbyist from PNM to be allowed full access to the governor's inner offices. *** Santa Fe water officials are looking for assurance that drinking water turned out by the massive Buckman Diversion Project won't be full of radioactive contaminants.


Nov. 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-06)
Santa Fe City Hall is going after parking-fine scofflaws. *** Should tire spikes be used on interstate off-ramps to prevent wrong-way drivers from entering highways that way? *** Sen. Pete Domenici on the surge.


Nov. 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-05)
Some American diplomats have put up a hue and cry over the prospect of being ordered to served at the US embassy in Baghdad. An unusual order? *** We'll talk to two retired diplomats now living in Santa Fe to get their opinion. *** The state health department is looking for veterans who may be suffering from the effects of depleted uranium. Why the state instead of the Veterans Administration? *** Sheriff Greg Solano on how two motorists caught a wrong-way driver.


SPECIAL: Few cell-phone scofflaws are caught (Podcast) (2007-11-05)
Santa Fe police issued an average of nearly six citations a day last year for driving while talking on a hand-held cell phone. But our reporter counted 65 drivers disobeying the law in just one hour at one intersection.


KSFR Off the Air (2007-11-04)
A power outage at Santa Fe Community College has disrupted studio operations all day Sunday. No word when power might be restored.


Nov. 2 At Noon midday report (Podcat) (2007-11-02)
We'll talk with the political writer of the Santa Fe New Mexican to keep our scorecard straight on who's running for Republican Sen. Pete Domenici's seat. *** Not surprisingly, a Houston-based oil exploration company did not get a warm reception from citizens concerned about drilling in the Galisteo Basin, in Santa Fe County. *** A Santa Fe street paved once, is now super-paved -- twice.


Nov. 2 Morning Briefing (Podcast) (2007-11-02)
A crowd of 300 residents of Santa Fe County took the head of an energy-exploration firm to task over his plans to drill in the environmentally sensitive Galisteo Basin area. *** We ask Republican Sen. Pete Domenici whether he would vote today in favor of the nominee for U.S. Attorney General knowing Michael Mukasey's final answer -- he doesn't know if waterboarding is torture.


Cell phone drivers (Podcast) (2007-11-01)
A KSFR reporter spots 65 drivers illegally holding cell phones while driving in one hour at one intersection in Santa Fe. The police average for citations is about six a day.


Nov. 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-11-01)
We'll go inside the New Mexico prison system's financial records to try to find out why the costs of keeping inmates in jail is so high - and getting higher, especially when compared with the rest of the nation. *** Santa Fe City Hall is shutting down its free cab ride home program for women. *** And how's your fear of flying quotient, and why won't NASA release data on airline safety?


Oct. 31 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-31)
It's against the law in Santa Fe to talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving. Our reporter will count the number of people driving through the busiest intersection while breaking the law. *** Republican Sen. Pete Domenici on torture and waterboarding. Tips for and the origins of Hallowe'en. *** And clean cars for New Mexico?


Oct. 30 At Noon midday report (Podcat) (2007-10-30)
More details now on that accounting irregularity at the Los Alamos national lab amounting to tens of millions of dollars. *** What happens if Santa fe city hall does in fact build affordable housing in city parks for police officers. *** And a report on Georgia's water woes - is it just the beginning?


Oct. 29 Morning Report (Podcast) (2007-10-29)
On KSFR's morning report: We talk with New Mexico's health department about why they're a month late in implementing a big part of the medical marijuana program, mandated by state law.


Oct. 29 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-29)
We'll take a look at a growing problem in Santa Fe -- Homelessness. Not only of down and out adults but of children - hundreds of them. *** The state forester says there are lessons New Mexicans can learn from those California fires. *** And another forest expert tells us fire is a good thing for forests and animal habitat.


Oct. 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-25)
A watchdog group is concerned about a federal report citing numerous safety issues at the Los Alamos national lab. *** We'll take a look at what book reviewers are saying about a book by one of Santa Fe's newest residents, former CIA agent Valerie Plame. *** And more on drilling in the Galisteo Basin, near Santa Fe.


Exclusive: Wrong-way driver disappears (2007-10-24)
A 43-year-old Santa Fe man who was critically injured when he drove head-on into another car killing one and injuring another this summer has disappeared after being treated for his injuries at a Denver Hospital.


Oct. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-24)
An exclusive KSFR report on a wrong-way driver involved in a fatal Santa Fe crash. He's disappeared without being charged. *** We'll talk to an historic design enthusiast about those plans for the new Santa Fe County Courthouse downtown. *** The 50th anniversary of Santa Fe's historic design ordinance is coming up. *** And we'll get the lowdown on a really racy, fuel efficient car that might be built in Albuquerque. Is it a car or a motorcycle or both?


Oct. 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-23)
We'll talk with a student from Santa Fe who's attending college in southern California to find out what he sees outside his window as those fires continue their rampage. *** Sen. Jeff Bingaman assesses prospects for that extraordinary new $46 billion military request for Iraq.


Oct. 22 At Noon midday report (Podcat) (2007-10-22)
A member of Santa Fe's city council discusses what he sees as a main issue in the short-term rentals controversy. *** We'll talk with the Santa Fe County Commissioner who represents the district where oil drilling may be in the future. *** And a Saudia Arabian sheik describes what he believes is the truth behind the White House drum beat to war with Iran.


Oct. 19 At Noon midday report Part II (Podcast) (2007-10-19)
Additional testimony from Michael Mukasey, the nominee for U.S. Attorney General.


Oct. 19 At Noon Midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-19)
Despite a slowdown in housing starts nationally, at least one region of New Mexico appears to be holding its own. *** A highly unusual two-passenger, three-wheel, tricycle-like car just might be built in Albuquerque. *** And a competition for a $5,000 space prize.


Oct. 18 At Noon midday report Part 1 (Podcast) (2007-10-18)
Nevada's attorney general is hopping mad at Sandia National laboatories for saying it may put safety last in a big nuclear project in Nevada. *** The argument continues over whether a PNM lobbyist worked legally for the governor during the recent legislative session. *** And, in Part 2, we hear excerpts of testimony from the nominee for U.S. Attorney General.


Oct. 18 At Noon Part II (Podcast) (2007-10-18)
Part II of Thursday's midday report: Excerpts of testimony by Michael Mukasey, nominee for U.S. Attorney General.


Oct. 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-17)
We'll listen in on part of the testimony by the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney General - is he for or against torture? *** A huge development in planning for Sandoval County could have a 100-year water supply that the state engineer has no control over - should he? *** And we'll hear from a political analyst and commentator on the increasingly hot race for Sen. Pete Domenici's job in Washington.


Oct. 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-16)
For a 70 percent better chance of surviving a hospital stay, which state would you pick? *** We'll visit the Mind Research Institute at UNM to find out about research into human intelligence. *** A personal chef may not be out of reach or far away, too boot.


Oct. 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-15)
We talk with Sen. Pete Domenici about his health and about Los Alamos national lab funding. *** Santa Fe lawyer Brian Egolf tells us why he's stepped into the race for the state house of representatives. *** An Australian safety campaign seems to be slowing down young male drivers by suggesting a link between fast driving and the diminutive size of their "manhood."


Oct. 12 At Noon midday report Podcast) (2007-10-12)
Trying to clear up some of the confusion over next steps for Santa Fe's so-called living wage. *** A state-wide environmental group says more than half of the waste-treatment plants violate pollution rules. *** State Rep. Peter Wirth announces for the State Senate. *** And whatever happened to the controversy over the reality TV show Kid Nation?


Oct. 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-11)
N.M. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman joins us. We'll ask about the health of his senate colleague, Pete Domenici. *** Listening in as Santa Fe City Council squares off on a real estate transfer tax and short-term vacation rentals. *** Statins, used to lower cholesterol, seem to have other, good, long-lasting effects.


Oct. 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-10)
We check in with the third Democrat to announce for Republican Sen. Pete Domenici's seat. *** Santa Fe's realtors association announces third quarter sales numbers -- a mixed, but not bad, bag. *** A shooting in an Ohio high school leaves one teen dead, others injured.


Oct. 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-09)
Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez announces for Sen. Pete Domnici's seat. *** We talk with a local realtor who's putting together the very first hard data on the controversial subject of short-term vacation rentals in Santa Fe. *** Sen. Jeff Bingaman hopes there'll be enough votes to override the presidential veto of a childrens insurance program. *** N.M. Voices for Children is out with a new report on how today's immigrants are integrating into society.


Oct. 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-08)
We talk with a prominent, retired neurologist in Santa fe about Sen. Pete Domenici's brain disorder. *** A local realtor has started an organization to work against a proposed local tax to be levied on the sales price of some homes in Santa fe. *** A California woman falls to her death from a hot air balloon in Albuquerque.


Oct. 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-05)
A number of prominent neurologists have concerns about Sen. Pete Domenici's brain disorder. *** Two perspectives on water: (1) keeping Los Alamos lab waste out of Santa Fe's new treatment plant and (2) a news report on the top 10 water users in Santa Fe.


Oct. 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-04)
Taking a look at Sen. Pete Domenici's other woes, in addition to his health. *** A little town minutes from Santa Fe could be home to the largest private collection of ancient guns, anywhere. *** Checking in with the Santa Fe public library to see if they're celebrating Banned Books Week.


Oct. 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-03)
We'll talk with the head of the New Mexico Medicaid program to find out how many children will not get health insurance following the president's veto of more money for the program. *** A state-wide environmental group is calling for action against a watering down of the federal roadless rule in public forested areas. *** Santa Fe's Canyon Road is one of the nation's 10 Greatest Streets - so, where are the other 9. *** And get your ears ready for some great short stories.


Oct. 2 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-02)
New Mexico's two U.S. senators on funding for the two federal weapons labs in the state. *** The Forest Service is looking at alternative ways to thin densely forested land alongside Santa Fe city limits. *** Listening in as the C.E.O. of the mercenary army named Blackwater testifies before Congress.


Oct. 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-10-01)
We'll talk with Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano about what appears to be a very confusing situation at an exit ramp from I-25 into El Dorado. Too many people now have gone up it find themselves driving the wrong way on the interstate. *** New Requirements begin today to get a New Mexico drivers license. If you don't already have one, listen up to what you'll need to show. *** And Gov. Bill Richardson squares off against an apparent Bush administration plan to bomb Iran.


Sept. 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-28)
The deadline is here and New Mexico's health department may not meet its commitment to have a plan for growing and distributing medical marijuana. *** County fire and rescue officials plan a realistic-looking mock traffic pile up in the Hondo, Eldorado area tomorrow - you may be able to see it. *** City Councilor Karen Heldmeyer will tell us about her concerns with the Rail Runner train. *** And it's the centennial of the birth of Gene Autry.


Sept. 27 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-27)
There's a good chance an armed non-resident foreigner could be in New Mexico legally, with a legal permit obtained in Utah. *** A Santa Fe-based watchdog group has won a victory in federal court over the federal energy department. *** Reaction to Republican Sen. Pete Domenici's falling poll numbers.


Sept. 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-26)
Another in KSFR's exclusive series on water-well contamination along the Old Las Vegas Highway and its alleged root cause - salt from water-softener systems. *** We'll take a look at what New Mexico health officials plan to do to bring down the rate of obesity in the state. *** And a personal remembrance of Little Rock, Arkansas, 50 years ago this week.


Sept. 25 At Noon midday report (Podcat) (2007-09-25)
We'll talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman about climate change and also about jobs at the Los Alamos national lab. *** Why all the debate over whether Santa Fe has lost or increased population? It all comes down to money. *** And as refund checks go out to New Mexico taxpayers, we'll hear about changes coming to the state's tax law.


Sept. 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-21)
As a million people a day go back and forth across the border with Mexico, we'll find out from the state health department about a pilot project to monitor flu that may be traveling with them. *** The Santa Fe chapter of Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its first 20 years. *** Los Alamos scientists are working on a baggage-screener that can detect what's in the liquid in your carry-on.


Sep. 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-20)
We'll talk with the state tax department about the governor's decision to refund all those late-payment penalties that tens of thousands of New Mexicans were faced with paying. *** We'll also talk with a local tax preparer to get his thoughts on who was and who was not affected. *** And whatever happened to the city of santa fe's plan to thin a forested area on city owned land along hyde park road.


Sept. 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-19)
For the first time ever, the City of Santa Fe has begun compiling statistics on domestic violence and it's not a pretty picture. *** We'll find out from the president of Santa Fe Community College more details about what voters approved when they gave the go-ahead to a $25 million bond issue. *** And changes in the weather are just ahead - can we expect another snowy winter?


Sept. 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-18)
We'll listen in on part of the testimony on capitol hill about warrantless spying. *** We'll talk with a Santa Fe County official about how they plan to meet criticism over the height of the proposed courthouse downtown. *** Does carrying a concealed weapon actually make you safer? *** And a report on a controversial TV show filmed just outside Santa Fe.


Sept. 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-17)
An email scam pretends to be from a Santa Fe bank. *** New Mexico's ACLU is concerned about allegations local law officers from southern New Mexico are working with federal immigration agents. *** Today is a special day. But if you don't know what it is, you're not alone.


Sept. 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-14)
New Mexicans may yet own a piece of a new Hollywood film. We'll find out from the state investment council how that ownership will work and whether it's a safe investment. *** Should a newly appointed quasi-state-governmental body be required to operate in public or can they meet in secret? We'll ask the attorney general's office. *** And a gathering of night sky enthusiasts is underway in Taos


U.S. official's testimony vs. experience of a legal immigrant (Podcast) (2007-09-14)
Congressional testimony by a nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security doesn't square with the experience of an immigrant living legally in Santa Fe.


Sept. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-13)
Northern New Mexico's congressman, Tom Udall, on Iraq. *** Burglaries are up just outside Santa Fe city limits. *** Northern New Mexico's largest water project, ever, achieves milestones.


Sept. 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-13)
Details of the Mexican nationals picked up trying to get a badge at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. *** Re-examining the case of an El Salvadoran living in Santa Fe who was in the immigration lockup in a case of mistaken identity. *** Why the large number of New Mexico high school grads who have to take remediation classes in college?


Sept. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-12)
Reaction from Congressman Tom Udall to the Iraq testimony. *** Burglaries just outside Santa Fe city limits are increasing. *** Northern New Mexico's largest water project, ever, achieves several milestones.


Sept. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-12)
Reaction from Congressman Tom Udall to the Iraq testimony. *** Burglaries just outside Santa Fe city limits are increasing. *** Northern New Mexico's largest water project, ever, achieves several milestones.


Sept. 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-11)
Reaction from New Mexico Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman to the testimony about Iraq. *** We followup on a "whatever happened to" story ... the St. Vincent Hospital medical waste found in the Santa Fe landfill.


Sept. 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-10)
On today's midday report, excerpts of live testimony on the Iraq situation.


Iraq report live streaming (2007-09-10)
Follow the Gen. Petreus testimony live here. Listen to a live stream. Then listen on 90.7 and 101.1 FM for a full hour live.


Sept. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-07)
A tense 16-hour standoff with Santa Fe's SWAT team ends peacefully. *** County Sheriff Greg Solano describes a new youth gang in town. *** A Los Alamos lab watchdog group says chances of the lab's getting the money it wants is dim. *** State Medicaid sets up a "telehealth" system. *** Osama bin Laden or an Australian comedian? He came pretty close to Pres. Bush.


Sept. 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-05)
We talk with New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman about what's next for Iraq. *** The chair of city council's finance committee describes tax proposals being considered. *** A southern New Mexico rock 'n roll commemoration focuses on Buddy Holly's recording studio.


Sept. 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-04)
Did New Mexico's largest utility use the same accounting methods as that famous bankrupt Houston company named Enron? *** A Santa Fe-based Think Tank is urging state lawmakers to dump a state law that has the state Public Regulation Commission set the rates for homeowner title insurance. *** Good news for Santa Fe bicyclists. *** We hear from the oldest rider taking part in the Great Santa Fe Trail horse race.


Sept. 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-09-03)
This Labor Day, we take an in-depth look at, and visit the staging area for, the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race. *** 62 years ago this week ends World War II in the Pacific. **** President Bush leaves the White House quietly by a side door for the surprise trip to Iraq.


Sept. 1 At Noon weekend edition (Podcast) (2007-09-01)
State officials surprised by fed plan to allow trucks from Mexico full access to all U.S. highways. *** A really scary movie is opening, with technical assistance from the Bioneers' Kenny Ausubel. *** Thousands of New Mexicans surprised to get income-tax deliquency notice. *** 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen, and more.


Mexican trucks on U.S. highways this weekend? (2007-08-30)
1 p.m. Update: Officials at New Mexico's Public Safety Department say they doubt whether trucks from Mexico will be allowed full access to all highways in the U.S. as early as this weekend.


Aug. 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-30)
The Teamsters Union says the Bush administration plans a Labor Day "pilot" program to allow Mexican trucks to go anywhere in the U.S. So, what do New Mexico officials know about it? *** The Wild Oats-Whole Foods merger is complete -- what now for the two Santa Fe stores? *** Returning to an audio interview with a rescue worker from Santa Fe who was in New Orleans two years ago.


Aug. 29 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-29)
More on that first bust of a certified medical marijuana patient in southeastern New Mexico. *** Gov. Bill Richardson is sounding optimistic about his prospects in the Iowa causes in January. *** And we'll talk with the state attorney general's office about a debt collection company that may be out to deceive consumers.


Aug. 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-28)
Congressman Tom Udal who wanted the US Attorney General impeached says Alberto Gonzales' troubles may not be behind him, even though he's quit his job. *** Gov. Bill Richardson is spending a whale of a lot of money in Iowa. ***And we'll talk with a former staff writer for the Albuquerque Tribune as we learn that that afternoon newspaper may be changing hands or worse shutting its presses.


Aug. 27 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-27)
We'll focus on New Mexico, where the US Attorney's career began to unravel. *** A look at obesity rates in New Mexico. *** Four more US service members dead in Iraq.


Aug. 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-24)
A little over a week to go before sixty three riders and their horses launch what may be the biggest horseback trek over the Santa Fe trail in years - maybe more than a hundred years. *** Thornburg Mortgage hit with a third lawsuit. *** The New Mexico ACLU gets in on the act after the authorities take $24,000 from a truck driver. *** The farmers market goes high-tech.


Aug. 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-23)
We'll talk with the lawyer from New York who's leading the class action shareholder lawsuit against Santa Fe's Thornburg Mortgage. *** The talk about restoring the Santa Fe river is turning into a little action with word that they'll start working on the riverbanks. *** Santa Fe County officials are excited about a discount prescription drug card. They simply didn't know the state was already offering one that's virtually identical.


Aug. 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-23)
We'll talk with the lawyer from New York who's leading the class action shareholder lawsuit against Santa Fe's Thornburg Mortgage. *** The talk about restoring the Santa Fe river is turning into a little action with word that they'll start working on the riverbanks. *** Santa Fe County officials are excited about a discount prescription drug card. They simply didn't know the state was already offering one that's virtually identical.


Aug. 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-22)
About those credit cards in your wallet or purse - they could be costing you extra money. *** Sheriff Greg Solano wants a new job - he'll tell us about his run for the job of lieutenant governor. *** An environmentalist explains the problems he sees with New Mexico's latest foray into renewable energy. *** And the former federal prosecutor for New Mexico has signed a book deal about his wrangles with the Bush administration.


Aug. 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-21)
New Mexico has issued more than 30,000 drivers licenses to foreign nationals - so, how many of them have turned out to be to bogus identities. We'll talk with the head of the motor vehicle division. *** It's been days since Gov. Richardson ordered the state health department to get back on track with its medical marijuana program. Have they? *** Home Mortgage foreclosures around the nation are up - way up. We'll take a look at where New Mexico stands.


Aug. 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-20)
We talk with the Santa Fe County Sheriff about allegations that producers of a reality TV show filmed nearby overworked and abused kids starring in the show. *** Our reporter visits Santa Fe's Indian Market. *** Gov. Bill Richardson scores points and a few laughs at the latest Democratic presidential debate.


Wilson asked to return "tainted" campaign contribution (2007-08-18)
The re-election campaign office of Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson says her plan is not to return a campaign contribution made by an indicted Baltimore businessman -- at least "not as this time," as they put it.


Aug. 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-17)
New Mexico Democrats charge Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson with taking more tainted money. *** Looking into the numbers in the medical examiner's annual report on New Mexico deaths. **** Biofuels making news again in New Mexico.


Aug. 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-16)
Now that the state health department has abandoned large parts of New Mexico's medical marijuana program, reaction from the state senator who pushed it through. *** Surveying the market for home loans in Santa Fe as world mortgage markets reel. *** They're already planning the next Santa Fe MusikFest.


Aug. 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-15)
New Mexico's Health Department has decided not to grow and distribute medical marijuana. *** The State Investment Council says it's not too concerned about some of its investments, even though they have money in subprime mortgage packages. *** A through-the-ground radio is being developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. *** We know how a cougar got into a downtown Santa Fe jewlery store -- it broke in. The question now is, why?


New Mexico dumps plans to make, distribute medical marijuana (Podcast) (2007-08-15)
Fear of federal prosecution of state workers has prompted the New Mexico health department to abandon plans to grow and distribute medical marijuana.


Aug. 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-14)
Bottled water or tap? We'll talk with city hall to find out how they test municipal water. *** The state environment department says the use of water softeners has polluted some domestic water wells outside city limits. *** And the stock of Santa Fe's largest publicly held company, a mortgage lender, drops for the second straight day.


State lawmaker challenges AG on medical marijuana decision (Podcast) (2007-08-13)
The state lawmaker who sheparded New Mexico's medical marijuana law through the legislature says he may ask the governor to take the law off the books until the decision of the state attorney general is settled.


Aug. 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-13)
Santa Fe's city finance committee takes up the question of the "vision plan" for Santa Fe. Does the newest draft include a trolley? *** They'll also debate the newest iteration of a short-term rental ordinance. What happens if owners decide to dump their properties on the market?


Aug. 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-10)
A state lawmaker in Albuquerque says he's furious about the state attorney general's decision over the medical marijuana law. State Sen. Shannon Robinson says it's wrong for the state not to defend its own employees against federal prosecution. *** Advocates for the medical marijuana program also weigh in on the attorney general's decision to not provide state workers legal assistance. *** And we'll get the view of a lawmaker from Santa Fe on this issue.


Medical Marijuana law sponsor challenges state AG (2007-08-10)
In an exclusive interview with KSFR news, Albuquerque lawyer and State Sen. Shannon Robinson (D-Bernalillo)is offering to represent for free any state employee charged by federal authorities for taking part in New Mexico's new medical marijuana program.


Aug. 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-09)
Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is on her way to the Los Alamos national lab for a meeting on how to mesh New Mexico's interests with other work going on there. *** Who calls for those traffic calming devices -- signs and speed humps -- neighborhoods or city officials? *** A new way to go to the Santa Fe opera, sitting on the grass in a downtown park.


Aug. 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-08)
We'll pull out KSFR's followup file to see whatever happened to Attorney General Gary King's search for answers about high gasoline prices. *** New Mexico's director of homeland security joins us to talk about how he and others have been snubbed by the Bush administration as they tried to develop a national plan to handle Katrina-type emergencies. *** And ethics reform in the Round House. You may soon be able to tell lobbyists from legislators by the identification tags they'll be wearing.


Aug. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-07)
Santa Fe women have been hearing tips on how to protect themselves from assault. Our reporter asks, is carrying a gun one of them? *** We talk with the Society of Applied Anthropology about the unusual experiment they conducted with the people of Santa Fe during their last annual meeting and why they plan to come back in 2009.


Aug. 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-06)
We're visited in studio by New Mexico's Democratic U.S. Senator. We'll talk about warrantless surveillance, the Los Alamos lab budget and other issues. *** What next for city councilor Karen Heldmeyer, now that she doesn't intend to run for a third term? *** A new security breach at the Los Alamos lab? That's according to a government watchdog group.


Aug. 2 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-02)
We talk with the state Motor Vehicle Division about the new drivers license rules. *** Cockfighting in New Mexico is now illegal. But what about dog fighting? *** Congressman Tom Udall on why he's co-sponsoring a resolution to impeach the U.S. Attorney General.


Aug. 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-08-01)
Congressman Tom Udall on new renewables requirements for electric utilities. *** What's the literacy of New Mexico's blind children? *** Listening in on private citizen Donald Rumsfeld's testimony on the death of Army private and former NFL star Pat Tillman.


July 31 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-31)
Just in are reports that former federal prosecutor David Iglesias of New Mexico will testify before a closed-door session of the U.S. House ethics committee. *** Big doings in Santa Fe as the concrete pours into a hole downtown. *** This weekend's tax-holiday for shoppers doesn't mean much for locally owned businesses.


July 30 At Noon midday news (Podcast) (2007-07-30)
We talk with the Catron County manager and the Santa Fe-based Forest Guardians about their dispute over a county ordinance to get rid of Mexican Gray Wolves in southern New Mexico. *** The state health department gives advice about what they say is a blooming mosquito -- and West Nile Virus -- season.


July 27 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-27)
What happens back home if a gay couple from New Mexico is legally married in Massachusetts? *** More on the White House inference that the work at the Los Alamos national lab may not be justifiable. *** Our reporter tries another New Mexico state government website to see if he can find what he needs.


July 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-26)
A memo from the White House infers the work of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in maintaining the nation's nuclear stockpile has been useless. *** Overcrowding at one of Santa Fe's schools may not be solved this year. *** Another in our series on New Mexico's government website as our reporter tries the simple task of making an online campground reservation. *** And the Senate says it will supoena Karl Rove.


July 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-26)
A White House memo infers the work of the Los Alamos National Laboratory all these years has been for nothing. *** Overcrowding at one of Santa Fe's elementary schools may not be solved this year. **** In the second in KSFR's series on the New Mexico government website, our reporter tries the simple task of making a campground reservation. *** The Senate plans to supoena White House advisor Karl Rove.


July 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-25)
We begin a series of reports on how easy - or how hard - it is to use New Mexico's state government website *** Listening in as the House Judiciary Committee votes for a contempt citation for two White House officials who refused supoenas to testify *** And an account of how a group of American corporate leaders tried to get a retired Army general to help overthrow the government of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


July 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-24)
We spend the hour in Washington, asking New Mexico's two U.S. senators about two presidential directives/orders. Then we listen to excerpts of testimony by the U.S. Attorney General.


Special Report: Food Stamps in New Mexico (2007-07-23)
Two members of KSFR's news team took up the challenge to live on the equivalent of food stamps for a week.


July 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-23)
With 22 medical-marijuana patient-applications in, the state's Drug Policy Alliance says the new law is taking effect. *** Gov. Bill Richardson prepares for the You-Tube debate. **** A new state reg will require meth houses to be totally cleaned up before being rented or sold.


July 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-20)
As local residents complain about the 13 portable classrooms at a Santa Fe elementary school, we talk with a consultant who designs schools around the nation. *** A long-time local business goes to court on a "sales sign" citation. The city's code enforcement official explains. *** And like everywhere else, Santa Fe bookstores are bracing for a horde of Harry Potter fans tonight.


July 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-19)
Santa Feans whose homes are around an elementary school are complaining that the school district may be increasing the number of portable buildings there to 17. There are 14 now. *** Environmentalists speak out about a coal-fired power plant planned for construction on the Navajo Nation.


July 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-18)
The head of one of the life-flight companies serving Santa Fe tells us how he's going to remedy complaints by hospital neighbors about noise. *** Santa Fe is due to get $600,000 in community development money for housing. *** While Santa Fe's homeless problem continues to grow, we hear about what's happening in Phoenix.


July 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-17)
Following up on word that an Albuquerque Republican may be making plans to run against US Sen. Pete Domenici. *** UNM's hospital has gotten yet another award for being among the top wired-hospitals in the nation. *** Looking for the best sunscreen may require more than looking for a high SFP number.


July 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-07-16)
Our news-team volunteers report in on their last day living on the equivalent of food stamps. *** We talk with the Food Research and Action Center to find out about efforts to improve the food stamp program. *** Visiting the Santa Fe International Farmers Market.


July 14 At Noon Weekend Edition (Podcast) (2007-07-14)
KSFR's weekend wrap up of the top stories of the week just past.


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June 23 At Noon Weekend Edition (Podcast) (2007-06-22)
KSFR's weekend report with some of the top stories of the week just past.


June 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-21)
We talk with Congressman Tom Udall about LANL's proposed budget cuts and the likelihood the management company will lose much if not all its annual profit. *** Neighbors around the Santa fe homeless shelter are upset over overcrowding. *** The already bright jobs picture in New Mexico is still looking good.


June 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-20)
The state Medicaid department has had to drop 5,000 people from its roles because they can't meet federal requirements proving who they are. *** A long-time environmentalist says it's no longer useful to work with the governor and legislature -- he is now forced to work against them.


June 19 At Noon midday news (Podcast) (2007-06-19)
Can Santa Fe County handle the free-cab fares for another big weekend, much less the next several months of the anti-DWI project? *** New Mexico's two US senators duel in Washington over energy legislation. *** The Vatican comes out against road rage with tips for safe driving


June 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-18)
Somebody apparently isn't counting correctly -- is Santa Fe's Capitol High graduation rate 71 percent or 29 percent? We'll talk to the state education secretary. **** Santa Fe's Farmers Market on the way to an 80-year commitment. We listen in on the groundbreaking. *** New Mexico's newest official emblem, the Bolo Tie, almost got a part-time Santa Fe resident hauled up at an East Coast airport.


June 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-15)
A special report on New Mexico's new medical marijuana law. After July 1st registered patients will be immune from local prosecution for possession and, by law, no one will be asking where they got it.


June 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-14)
Santa Fe County's free cab-ride-home for people who have a drink too many launches Friday. We ask the County Clerk why she plans to take the first cab ride. *** Santa Fe Community inks a deal to join 300 other colleges in making their campuses greener. *** Where would New Mexico rank economically if it were a nation, not a state?


June 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-13)
Sen.Jeff Bingaman outlines the energy plan his committee is developing. *** The city's 400th anniversary committee wants your ideas. *** Wi-Fi internet service set up in city council chambers for the first time. *** More email scams around the state.


New Mexico's U.S. senators split on Gonzales (Podcast) (2007-06-12)
Republican Sen. Pete Domenici says he would cast his ballot on the no-confidence vote on the U.S. Attorney General, despite his name being linked to the controversy.


June 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-12)
We ask the head of the senate energy committee, Jeff Bingaman, whether the Los Alamos national lab could compete for money other than funds for nuclear weapons. *** A nuclear watchdog group has hard words about Congressman Tom Udall over that weapons budget cut. ***And we'll be joined by an expert in a three-letter word who tells us where "Get" comes from and why you don't even know you say it as much as you do.


June 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-11)
A frank discussion with Sen. Pete Domenici over the no-confidence vote on the U.S. Attorney General and budget cuts at the Los Alamos national lab. *** The city of Santa Fe has a new web tool with a picture of your house. *** UNM Hospital opens a giant new facility. *** State health officials say this is the season for plague.


June 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-08)
We talk with Congresswoman Heather Wilson of the first congressional district about her interest in the Santa Fe National Cemetery in the third district *** Athletes at NMSU who are practicing Muslims are suing the school for discrimination *** And more.


June 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-06)
How would employers comply with the federal proposition for an electronic database of 140 million U.S. citizen workers. It's part of the immigration bill. *** Santa Fe officials are offering self-defense classes so women can ward off possible rapists. Our reporter attends on. *** Remembering a Wild West-style stand off in a small New Mexico town 40 years ago.


June 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-05)
Joe Wilson's reaction to the sentencing of Scooter Libby in the Valerie Plame CIA-leak trial. *** We ask Sen. Jeff Bingaman about a provision in the immigration bill that would create a vast national database of U.S. citizens. **** The U.S. Olympics Committee tells KSFR Gov. Richardson's suggestion of boycotting China's olympics if it doesn't put pressure on the Sudan is so much bosh. *** City Councilor Karen Heldmeyer on the plan to lay a tax on the sales prices of homes.


June 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-01)
As authorities look for people exposed to TB on aircraft, we learn that New Mexico has a similar case plus 49 others. *** A citizens group is concerned that Santa Fe teachers jobs are being cut while the school district and teachers still have no contract. *** We talk with the husband of Valerie Plame who is now suing the CIA over their refusal to let publish a book with dates of service before she was "outed."


June 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-06-01)
As authorities look for people exposed to TB on aircraft, we learn that New Mexico has a similar case plus 49 others. *** A citizens group is concerned that Santa Fe teachers jobs are being cut while the school district and teachers still have no contract. *** We talk with the husband of Valerie Plame who is now suing the CIA over their refusal to let publish a book with dates of service before she was "outed."


May 31 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-31)
Santa Fe environmentalists are wondering why politicians and other dignitaries got so excited about the release of the one-millionth "silvery minnow" into the Rio Grande, helping it stave off extinction. *** Is Public Service Company of New Mexico asking Santa Fe City Council for carte blanche in where it strings power lines? *** Interested in a hot, dusty job outdoors with no pay? The state may have one for you.


May 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-30)
The head of the union representing most Santa Fe city employees alleges that City Hall is trying to get rid of him. *** New Mexico's environment secretary is testifying today, trying to get the U.S. EPA to allow states to regulate tailpipe emissions. *** A new etiquette book is out -- this one on emails.


May 29 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-29)
A train-bus ride to Albuquerque's airport could be in Santa Fe's future. Is the Santa Fe National Cemetery running out of space? Not for a decade yet, they say. *** New Mexico's Sierra Club speaks out on high gasoline prices.


May 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-28)
We ask people on Santa Fe's plaza this Memorial Day how many American soldiers have been killed in Iraq. *** A builder of parking garages elsewhere is questioning the $13 million price tag on a new parking garage for 400-600 cars adjacent to the state Capitol. The first full interview with Paul Wolfowitz since the brou-ha-ha at the World Bank.


May 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-25)
We'll talk with Congressman Tom Udall about why he voted No to that military spending bill. ***Scam email pretending to be from the Better Business Bureau targets local businesses. **** Constitutional questions come up on this day in history in two different years. *** Santa Fe's advice on disposing of compact flourescent light bulbs, the green ones.


May 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-25)
We'll talk with Congressman Tom Udall about why he voted No to that military spending bill. ***Scam email pretending to be from the Better Business Bureau targets local businesses. **** Constitutional questions come up on this day in history in two different years. *** Santa Fe's advice on disposing of compact flourescent light bulbs, the green ones.


May 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-25)
We'll talk with Congressman Tom Udall about why he voted No to that military spending bill. ***Scam email pretending to be from the Better Business Bureau targets local businesses. **** Constitutional questions come up on this day in history in two different years. *** Santa Fe's advice on disposing of compact flourescent light bulbs, the green ones.


May 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-25)
We'll talk with Congressman Tom Udall about why he voted No to that military spending bill. ***Scam email pretending to be from the Better Business Bureau targets local businesses. **** Constitutional questions come up on this day in history in two different years. *** Santa Fe's advice on disposing of compact flourescent light bulbs, the green ones.


May 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-24)
The state could lose $300 million in federal funding if it doesn't fix a computer. *** How to dispose of those energy efficient light bulbs that do contain a small amount of mercury. *** Sheriff Greg Solano has tips for women, as the authorities report another attempted sexual assault. *** And solving homelessness in Santa Fe.


May 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-24)
The state could lose $300 million in federal funding if it doesn't fix a computer. *** How to dispose of those energy efficient light bulbs that do contain a small amount of mercury. *** Sheriff Greg Solano has tips for women, as the authorities report another attempted sexual assault. *** And solving homelessness in Santa Fe.


May 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-24)
The state could lose $300 million in federal funding if it doesn't fix a computer. *** How to dispose of those energy efficient light bulbs that do contain a small amount of mercury. *** Sheriff Greg Solano has tips for women, as the authorities report another attempted sexual assault. *** And solving homelessness in Santa Fe.


Electrical outage over in Santa Fe (2007-05-24)
8 a.m. update -- Electrical power is off in parts of Santa Fe, and KSFR is off the air.


May 23 At Noon midday report (Podcat) (2007-05-23)
New Mexico's ACLU is suing prominent Republican State Sen. Rod Adair. *** State Rep. Peter Wirth of Santa will join us to talk about that new parking garage the state wants to build in the historic district. *** An excerpt from Monica Goodling's congressional testimony on the firing of federal prosecutor David Iglesias and others.


May 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-22)
We raise the question of Santa Fe's historic character as state officials plan a new parking garage for at least 400 cars. *** New Mexico's health department is still looking for people who may have been exposed to measles by a teen from India attending a science fair in Albuquerque. *** Gov. Bill Richardson says he's off to Florida to campaign for the presidential nomination, even though that state's early primary may be in question.


May 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-21)
We ask New Mexco Sen. Pete Domenici if that immigration reform bill contains a provision for a revamped Social Security card with photo and other biometrics. *** Viewpoints of a resident and a city councilor on the question of a botanical garden in a quiet, neighborhood arroyo. *** Former President Jimmy Carter assesses the Bush administration in a BBC interview.


May 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-18)
A local assessment of the immigration reform bill in Washington. *** Churches in Santa Fe celebrate as Russian and out-of-Russia Orthodox Churches are reunited. *** A black bear in a Rio Rancho medical clinic -- but for only a short time.


May 17 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-17)
The Los Alamos Monitor tells us 10 Los Alamos national lab employees have either quit or been let go, the result of a random drug testing program. *** A state-wide environmental group sets its announcement of a program to reduce auto gas emission at, of all places, an auto dealership in Santa Fe. *** A prisoner accused of sexual assault hangs himself in the county jail.


May 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-16)
A drama unfolds in Washington in Hollywood style, as a former justice department official describes his race against the White House. *** White House reaction to James Comey's senate testimony. *** To Santa Fe children from City Hall -- a million-plus dollars.


May 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-15)
Dangerous or not? The plan to install Wi-Fi in Santa Fe's city hall and public library. ***Sen. Jeff Bingaman with us to talk about his energy committee's hearing on gas prices. ***Lawyer Brian Egolf sets out a challenge for a state senate seat from Santa Fe.


Joe Wilson and wife Valerie Plame set up shop in Santa Fe (Podcast) (2007-05-14)
Shortly after moving to Santa Fe with his wife, former CIA agent Valerie Plame, former Ambassador Joe Wilson says he's launching a new business.


Joe Wilson and wife Valerie Plame set up shop in Santa Fe (Podcast) (2007-05-14)
Shortly after moving to Santa Fe with his wife, former CIA agent Valerie Plame, former Ambassador Joe Wilson says he's launching a new business.


Joe Wilson and wife Valerie Plame set up shop in Santa Fe (Podcast) (2007-05-14)
Shortly after moving to Santa Fe with his wife, former CIA agent Valerie Plame, former Ambassador Joe Wilson says he's launching a new business.


May 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-14)
Talking with Joe Wilson. The former ambassador has moved to Santa Fe with his wife, ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame, and their children.


May 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-10)
The US Attorney General before a congressional committee, again, for the firing of the federal prosecutor for New Mexico and others. *** Plans are coming together for groundbreaking for Santa Fe's Railyard park this weekend. *** A look at "affordable" housing, or the lack of it, in Santa Fe.


May 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-09)
"Blackwater" author Jeremy Scahill has canceled his KSFR appearance because he's called to testify before Congressman Jack Murtha's committee tomorrow. ***We'll talk with the state health department about the extraordinary number of expectant New Mexico woman facing one or more risks during pregnancy. ***The old Santa Fe River keeps a'flowing as city officials plan a fishing derby for May 19th.


May 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-08)
Kansas' National Guard did not have enough equipment to help with disaster recovery after those tornadoes. We'll find out how New Mexico is prepared. *** How could it be the U.S. Senate approved reimportation of prescription drugs at less cost but killed the proposal in the same measure? We'll talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman. *** A look at national and local newspapers.


May 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-07)
More about that plan to allow Mexican trucks to travel throughout the U.S. We'll get Sen. Pete Domenici's opinion. *** Can the FDA assure a safe food supply, following the pet-food scare -- a congressional committee hearing. *** On this day 62 years ago in 1945.


May 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-04)
We'll listen in on part of the Republican candidates presidential debate. *** And we'll ask a UNM debate coach whether these are debates after all. *** Spend more on pre-kindergarten in New Mexico now and save much more money later - that's the push being made by New Mexico Voices for Children. ***A federal lawyer tells the Los Alamos National Lab not to do preliminary work in a facility built for hazardous pathogens until an environmetal assessment is done.


May 3 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-03)
A Santa Fe lawyer finds himself negotiating a plea bargain as well as the federal charges to be brought against his client, investigated for having secret Los Alamos Lab documents at her home. *** Santa Fe has the best air in the nation (behind Cheyenne, Wyoming). We talk with the American Lung Association about their study. *** Abigail Adler surveys what the top 10 Democratic and Republican contenders for president like to eat, watch on TV and would take with them on a deserted island.


May 2 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-02)
We'll talk with Mayor David Coss about whether Santa Fe police should have been nearby when federal agents rounded up dozens of immigrants. *** A report from that immigrant-rights rally in Santa Fe. *** And a profile of a state lawyer who's being recognized for his good work.


May 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-05-01)
We get an opinion from New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman about what happens next with the military spending bill. *** Santa Fe Community College associate degree grads can get a bachelor's from College of Santa Fe inexpensively. We talk to the heads of the two schools about their agreement. *** On this day 62 years ago in 1945.


April 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-30)
We talk with Congressman Tom Udall about the president's anticipated veto of the war-spending bill. *** The buyout of Wild Oats supermarkets by the Whole Foods chain has been postponed. We talk with some of Wild Oats' customers in Santa Fe. *** A report on more movie activity at Albuquerque Studios. *** Another event planned at the New Mexico space center -- they expect 100,000 visitors.


April 27 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-27)
A post mortem on Gov. Richardson's first Democratic presidential debate. *** The state records its first mouse-transmitted hanta virus case of the year. We talk with the state veterinarian about the disease and how it differs from plague. *** We're joined in studio by a man, his dog, a cat who sits on the dog's back, and a rat who sits on the cat's back. They've gotten a stiff fine from Santa Fe officials for sitting on the plaza without a circus permit. *** And much more.


April 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-26)
Debate over the Iraq war-funding, troop-withdrawal bill. *** City Council debates a three-year, 12-percent pay increase for an employees union. *** Following last year's fizzle, a commercial space-launch company pins hopes on a launch this week from New Mexico's spaceport. *** A comment on KSFR's news policy concerning unnamed sources rattling sabers over Iran and other hot-spot states.


April 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-25)
Fired federal prosecutor David Iglesias confirms to MSNBC that his firing probably led to the sweeping investigation of the White House by the Office of Special Counsel. *** How to dispose of energy-efficient light bulbs that contain mercury. *** New Mexico's "bolo tie" as a terrorist weapon on airplanes? A part-time Santa Fean tells us about his encounter at the security-screening point. *** El Dorado has a new senior center.


April 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-24)
We talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman about a new education proposal he's sponsoring, one that he says will improve the graduation rate at more than a dozen New Mexico high schools. *** The new director of Santa Fe's Convention and Visitors Bureau joins us -- Keith Toler takes over the job in June. *** Listening in on a congressional hearing about the death of NFL football great Pat Tillman in Afghanistan and the "rescue" of Army private Jessica Lynch in Iraq.


April 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-23)
We get reaction from Republican Sen. Pete Domenici to this week's push by Democrats for a timetable to pull troops out of Iraq. *** In what may be his first interview on the subject, Albuquerque City Councilor Martin Heinrich says tells KSFR he's seriously considering a run for the Democratic nod to oppose Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson.


April 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-20)
In Washington, it's not over yet, even though the Attorney General has testified about the firing of the federal prosecutor in Washington and seven others.*** We listen in on a Congressional hearing about security lapses at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, including how a young woman worker got a security clearance after admitting to drug and under-age alcohol use. *** The federal abstinence-only sex ed program has been found to be not working. So what's happening in New Mexico?


April 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-19)
We hear excerpts of the testimony by US Attorney General Gonzales to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the firing of the federal prosecutor in New Mexico.*** Los Alamos national lab officials testify before Congress tomorrow on more security breaches. *** Reaction from New Mexico's AARP chapter on the Senate's failure to address better pricing of prescription drugs.


April 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-04-18)
Congressional lawmakers questioning how White House emails could be deleted could do worse than to ask for help from Santa Fe County's new forensics computer-crimes lab, where the head says emails live forever, whether deleted or not. *** The New Mexico National Guard tells us a Rio Rancho unit has gotten orders for Iraq -- another deployment for some members. *** We talk with Santa Fe Community College about emergency preparedness, following the shooting incidents at Virginia Tech University.


KSFR wins Associated Press awards (2007-04-08)
KSFR's news staff won 12 Associated Press awards for stories produced during 2006 in Division 2.


City Council chambers will undergo a technology makeover (2007-04-05)
The upgrade should improve the quality of radio and television broadcasts while providing the infrastructure for Web casting of government meetings.


Governor signs bill to raise high school grad requirements (2007-04-05)
Tougher graduation standards for New Mexico high school students


Former State Treasurer Summoned to Jail (2007-04-05)
Former State Treasurer Robert Vigil has been ordered to surrender to begin serving a 37 month prison sentence.


March 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-28)
A nuclear watchdog group charges that the Los Alamos National Laboratory may be going through the back door on a facility that hasn't been approved yet. Ultimately, it would house deadly pathogens. *** Santa Feans' sticker shock at the airline and hotel counters may be cooling off.


Gov. to Senate: "It's not over 'til it's over" (2007-03-24)
Tired state senators may have to return to Santa Fe for a third time in a week. Under state law they cannot adjourn for more than three days while the House is still in session.


March 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-23)
Expanded coverage of the vote on Capitol Hill to take U.S. troops out of Iraq. *** Former U.S. Attorney for New Mexico David Iglesias hits national television ... again. *** Help could be at hand for families that can't afford to pay their winter heating bills.


March 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-22)
Congressman Tom Udall joins us on that war-approrpriations bill in the House today. *** New Mexico is high on the list of states to be hardest hit if there's a flu pandemic. But the Los Alamos National Lab is developing a personal-use test kit for advance warninng about flu symptoms. *** The ACLU in New Mexico investigates the immigrants picked up in that raid on Santa Fe.


March 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-21)
We listen in as a congressional panel votes to supoena White House officials in a controversy ignited by the former U.S. Attorney for New Mexico. *** Listening to a political radio ad by Democrats fingering Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson in that U.S. Attorney question. *** A Washington-based government watchdog group alleges more management problems at, and around, the Los Alamos national lab.


March 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-20)
New Mexico stands to lose more than a hundred million dollars in Medicaid funding from Washington if the White House gets the chance to make changes to the regulations. *** Testimony and big questions on capitol hill today about possible FBI misuse of its authority to spy on Americans. *** And there's a recruiting effort going on on Santa Fe's historic downtown plaza.


March 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-19)
A researcher from UNM was a lead scientist in approving a vaccine for young girls to protect against HPV-caused cervical cancer, but now she says she has other concerns about the program to administer the drug. *** Voters in southern New Mexico are going to decide in early April whether they want to pay a higher gross receipts tax to raise money for the spaceport.*** No reported cases in Santa Fe, yet, of pets becoming sickened by pet food made in Canada and sold across the U.S.


Weary N.M. lawmakers end session, but called back (2007-03-18)
After just concluding a 60-day session, New Mexico lawmakers have to go back to work Tuesday.


Iglesias firing issue resumes Monday (2007-03-18)
The Justice Department says that on Monday it will release documents requested by a congressional committee looking into the firings of U.S. attorneys.


March 15 At Noon Midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-15)
New Mexico may have legalized marijuana, but is it legal? We'll talk with the attorney general's office. *** The legislature has passed a bill to make room for K-3 students to be in school two months longer than usual. A step toward making it mandatory?


March 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-14)
We ask James Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, about the U.S. plan to allow truckers from Mexico to ply up I-25 past Albuquerque, Santa Fe and points north. *** Albuquerque's VA Hospital is among the 1,400 being asked to report on the status of its medical facility. *** More on the unfolding US-Attorney-for- New Mexico affair. *** New Mexico's top state-doc is moving out of state.


March 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-13)
We talk with U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman about the senate resolution to redeploy troops in Iraq. *** Have federal drug agents been at New Mexico's capitol to talk to lawmakers about the medical marijuana bill? *** City Councilor Karen Heldmeyer tells us about the measure to strictly define the powers of the Santa Fe city manager.


March 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-12)
In the wake of the scandal at the Walter Reed Army Hospital, we'll take a look at the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Hospital. *** Sen. Pete Domenici holds his first conference call with New Mexico radio reporters since the Iglesias affair broke, but KSFR was not invited. *** And we'll hear about a new law that could lead to tens of thousands of roof-top solar panels in New Mexico.


March 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-09)
The state's jobs picture is looking pretty good, and so is Santa Fe's - but is New Mexico doing enough to keep up with what's called the New Economy. We'll talk to the author of a study about that question. *** City officials tell us they're way ahead on re-setting computers for Sunday's earlier-than-usual switch to Daylight Savings Times. Will you be ready? *** And a New Mexico Ghost Town gets special consideration.


Plame, Santa Fe's newest resident, to testify in D.C. (2007-03-08)
The newest resident to Santa Fe, population 65,000, has been called to testify before a congressional committee next week.


March 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-08)
Did federal immigration officials give advance notice of their recent immigrants sweep in Santa Fe, just in case any children were left behind? Or are they required to? *** A multi-million dollar makeover coming at Santa Fe's Center for Contemporary Arts just a few years after their landlord - the state national guard - threatened to throw them out. *** And we'll hear part of the press conference by Democrats on a new timetable for Iraq.


March 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-07)
New Mexico's state senate has passed a memorial legalizing the production of industrial hemp - we'll find out the difference between hemp and marijuana.*** Santa Fe Community College says it's all set to abide by legislation that's passed the state senate requiring college campuses to possibly offer even more time to military recruiters. *** And listening in on more testimony from the former US Attorney in New Mexico.


Former US Attorney for New Mexico testifies (2007-03-06)
9:30 a.m. -- The former US Attorney in New Mexico is telling a congressional committee details of a phone conversation he had with Republican Sen. Pete Domenici last October and a later one from Republican Rep. Heather Wilson.


March 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast (2007-03-06)
Expanded coverage of congressional testimony by former New Mexico US Attorney David Iglesias.


March 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-05)
A citizens watchdog group in Washington has filed a complaint with Congress about New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici's involvement in the U.S. Attorney affair. *** Pay any Santa Fe parking fines by April 1 or get the boot. *** Albuquerque has scored as the fourth best U.S. city for controlling carbon emissions in city vehicles.


Sen. Domenici admits call to fired US Attorney in New Mexico (2007-03-04)
Domenici admission ends speculation about himself and leaves one other member of Congress to speak -- Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM)


Propane gas prices in Santa Fe raise consumer questions (Podcat) (2007-03-02)
KSFR has had a number of consumer inquiries about varying prices for propane gas, even among people who live right next door to each other and buy from the same distributor.


March 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-03-01)
The debate continues over when Santa Fe's 400th anniversary should be held because of lingering questions whether it was 1607 or 1610.*** We'll talk with Santa Fe's mayor about those pickups by federal agents of undocumented immigrants. *** A report on the dollar value behind a high school disploma in New Mexico.


Cheney story supports KSFR News stance on "unnamed sources" (2007-02-28)
An Associated Press story on today's wire supports KSFR's position to not use news stories quoting "unnamed, high administration officials."


Feb. 28 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-28)
Against state rules, the Rio Rancho school board has voted for abstinence-only sex education in high school. One of the board members is involved with the company providing the curriculum. *** This is the last day at work for the US Attorney in New Mexico, one of those fired nationwide. *** A Dick Cheney story on Associated Press today supports KSFR's policy to not repeat so-called "news stories" quoting unnamed administration officials.


Feb. 27 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-27)
We ask the state's largest utility how a bill in the legislature will affect people who can't afford to pay high winter home-heating bills. *** As citizens fend off a wildfire plan, what next for city planners? *** We hear a previously unrecorded folk lullaby from a Tewa Indian story teller who was killed in a traffic crash.


Feb. 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-26)
The Union of Concerned Scientists is worried about a Department of Energy proposal to recycle waste radioactive materials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory or some other DOE facility. *** We talk with Congressman Tom Udall about the proposed waste-recycling program. *** City Councilor Karen Heldmeyer tells us there are not enough women in blue collar jobs working for the city.


Supervisor of troubled Texas nuclear plant moved to Los Alamos (Podcast) (2007-02-23)
The federal official in charge of overseeing a Texas nuclear-weapons plant where workers are complaining about safety issues has been transferred to oversee the Los Alamos National Laboratory's nuclear weapons operations.


Feb. 22 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-22)
Listening in on Gov. Bill Richardson's first, full campaign appearance.*** A state representative from Santa Fe notches a new one on his belt with one bill while another of his measures faces big opposition from big-business.*** A rare armed robbery in the affluent Los Alamos community.


Feb. 21 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-21)
We'll talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman about global warming and about the talk in Washington about Iran. *** A proposal to give a tax break to a company that wants to build a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico may still be alive in the legislature. What would that do to the state's emissions-reduction efforts? *** And the state attorney general hunts down a defunct Albuquerque retailer.


Feb. 20 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-20)
Should we be concerned about an asteroid scientists say will come really close to earth in less than 30 years? We ask a UNM researcher. *** Santa Fe's read and watch-films program has to do with raising awareness of poverty. *** Two state senators say their draft bill to impeach the president is more than just a gesture.


Feb. 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-16)
As a state senate committee passes a resolution to impeach the president, we listen to a veteran who testified at the hearing. *** New Mexico's two Republican members of Congress sound off about the Iraq troop escalation. *** We talk with Congressman Tom Udall about the question of Iraq redeployment.


Feb. 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-15)
We're learning at this hour there may be a break in the 15-ton scrap-copper heist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. *** Councilwoman Karen Heldmeyer tells us that the mid-year pay raise for some city workers may not be dead, despite the apparent lack of city funds. *** We talk with the county sheriff about his new $100,000 computer-forensics crime lab. *** Triple-A New Mexico says teen drivers may be a lot safer if they wait a few more months before getting the keys to the car.


Feb. 14 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-14)
Supporters of a medical marijuana bill in the New Mexico senate say their new poll suggests a majority of New Mexicans favor it. *** The BBC talks to N.M. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chairman of the senate energy committee, about the level of Americans' awareness of climate change. *** A Los Alamos National Laboratory team is going to Germany, part of a huge European climate study. *** And the various meanings of Valentines Day.


Feb 13 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-13)
More moisture means more mud. How much more can Santa Fe County residents on dirt roads take? *** City Council is looking at new rules that could change the way tourists can apply for short-term residential rentals. *** We talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman about effects in New Mexico of the proposed federal budget.


Feb. 12 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-12)
KSFR continues its coverage of scrap metal thefts across the nation, following the theft of 15 tons at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. **** One small leap for a power company, one giant leap for New Mexico. *** Not to scare you, but we learn what to do if a cougar approaches you on a mountain trail or in your back yard.


Feb. 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-09)
The high cost of building water projects - we'll talk with the chairman of the county commission about his concerns over the Buckman Water Diversion project. *** Could the city seize your real estate to build something that would be economically better? The answer is yes, but a bill in the legislature would change that. *** And listening in on the Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on jiggling intelligence in the runup to the Iraq war.


Stolen from LANL -- thousands of pounds of copper (2007-02-08)
Thousands of pounds of copper are reportedly missing from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Feb. 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-08)
As New Mexico lawmakers consider a complete ban on cell-phone use while driving, a university researcher tells us no matter whether hand-held or hands-free, talking and driving is like driving blind drunk.*** We talk with Santa Fe's mayor about a plan to ask the legislature for some of the tens of millions in tax receipts now coming out of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. *** The U.S. Senate confirms a new Army Chief of Staff, but not without heated debate.


Feb. 7 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-07)
We talk with the Santa Fe lawyer who started what has turned out to be a huge lawsuit against Wal-Mart for sex discrimination. *** They're in -- the first 30,000 books have arrived at Santa Fe's new library. Now, what to do with them? We talk with the libary director. *** Sen. Jeff Bingaman's hearing on the nation's energy department budget brings up questions on oil from shale and renewable energy.


Feb. 6 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-06)
State Sen. John Grubesic says he doubts there will be federal pressure on New Mexico if a medical marijuana law passes. *** The head of an advocacy group says New Mexico's law is different from California's, where DEA agents have raided state facilities. *** Peter Simonson of New Mexico's ACLU explains why they're suing the state over the retire health program -- it omits domestic partners of retirees.


Polling places -- School Board election (2007-02-06)
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for Santa Fe School Board elections. This is a list of polling locations.


Feb. 5 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-05)
The Bush administration's budget for Los Alamos National Laboratory contains little good news. *** We talk with Sen. Pete Domenici about word that the troop surge in Iraq may actually require twice the number of troops originally discussed. *** A state senator gives us his reaction to a bill that would ban the sugar substitute Aspartame in New Mexico. *** And listening in on Gov. Bill Richardson at the Democratic National Committee meeting.


City Official: "Disregard parking meters assigned to legislators after 6 p.m." (2007-02-02)
A Santa Fe official says City parking meters are available for free public parking after 6 p.m., even though they may have locked bags on them designating them as reserved for use by the state legislature.


Feb. 1 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-02-01)
Again this year, a medical-marijuana bill is making its way through the state legislature. *** A bill to match dollar-for-dollar personal savings of low-income New Mexicans is being considered by state lawmakers. *** It cost $50,000 for the city of Santa Fe to set up an online system for paying utility bills. *** Listening in on the U.S. Senate hearing on Gen. George Casey's nomination as Army Chief of Staff.


Jan. 31 At Noon miodday report (Podcast) (2007-01-31)
We hear from New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman and Congressman Tom Udall on the congressional hearing about security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. *** An outgoing member of the Santa Fe School Board talks about the debate over closing small schools in the city.


Jan. 30 Power outage knocks out KSFR (2007-01-30)
9 a.m. Update -- Electric service was restored about 9 a.m. today to KSFR 90.7 FM and several hundred PNM customers in Santa Fe. The power had been out since about 5:30 a.m. in an area along West Alameda Street. PNM has not yet identified the cause of the outage.


Jan. 30 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-30)
We listen in on a congressional hearing about security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. *** Following Gov. Bill Richardson on his presidential-nomination campaign trail. *** Santa Fe-based Forest Guardians hopes to change Groundhog Day to another kind of day.


Jan. 26 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-26)
We talk to a supporter of a move in the legislature to clean up New Mexico's eminent domain laws.*** It's back before state lawmakers once again, a bill to ban the sugar substitute Nutra Sweet. *** New Mexico's unemployment rate drops well below the national average -- again.


Jan. 25 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-25)
Will a meeting not held yesterday put the Rail Runner commuter line off schedule to get into Santa Fe? *** A state lawmaker from Santa Fe introduces a bill to make health insurance available to domestic partners. *** We talk with a public-interest law group about the freedom-of-speech issue over New Mexico's law requiring licensing of "Interior Designers."


Jan. 25 Morning Report (Podcast) (2007-01-25)
We ask Sen. Jeff Bingaman about the sudden resignation of the second-in-command at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and whether it's related to cyber security issues. *** State Sen. Dede Feldman tells us about her bill to allow consumers to put a "freeze" on their credit reports.


N.M. reaction to State of the Union (2007-01-24)
New Mexico politicos react to the President's State of the Union address.


Jan. 24 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-24)
We ask N.M. Sen. Jeff Bingaman whether Congress will overrule the president on the Iraq escalation. *** Reaction to the State Senate resolution to impeach the president and vice president.***A state representative from Northern New Mexico introduces a bill to help state retirees out of a retirement-pension slump.


Jan. 23 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-23)
We ask Santa Fe's finance committee chairwoman whether they violated the union's contract by not voting on a mid-year pay raise. *** State senators introduce a resolution today to impeach the U.S. president. *** Gov. Bill Richardson joins Congressman Henry Waxman on the stump for new national energy policies. *** Is winter over yet? Not necessarily, says the National Weather Service.


Jan. 22 Richardson nomination bid (Podcast) (2007-01-22)
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he's going to start off his presidential campaign in a slow mode, even though he will be traveling some before the end of the session of state lawmakers.


Jan. 19 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-19)
The Los Alamos National Laboratory plans a random drug-testing program for employees. We ask about the error factor that could be in the results. *** The state's secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources explains a bill before the legislature that could make New Mexico the first exporter of renewable energy in the country. *** Also looking for state funding, the Santa Fe fire and police departments.


Jan. 18 Morning Report (Podcast) (2007-01-18)
We talk with Sen. Jeff Bingaman about Iraq, Iran and whether the federal government could mimic greenhouse gas emissions laws being considered in New Mexico.


Jan. 18 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-18)
We revisit audio from the city council meeting of 2005. Lawyers opposing a Wal-Mart superstore contend that vote was improper. *** City crews prepare for yet another big snow. *** Gov. Richardson wants public utilities to use at least 25 percent renewable energy sources by 2020. Can PNM do it?


Jan. 16 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-16)
We learn why a lobby hired by the state lottery has gotten the axe. *** A community-based development just north of the city hits a snag with the Santa Fe County Commission -- water. *** How fare real estate prices and sales in Santa Fe?


Jan. 15 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-15)
State lawmakers returning to Santa Fe face a ton of new draft proposals, including a resolution to impeach the President of the U.S.*** One state senator hopes she'll be able to get passed a bill to outlaw predatory lending -- her fifth attempt.*** Ending homelessness in Santa Fe. Is it possible?


Jan. 13 At Noon Weekend Edition (Podcast) (2007-01-13)
More from Congressman Tom Udall on the Iraq quetion. *** A possible answer to when Gov. Bill Richardson will announce his presidential bid, as he's promised to do. *** Saving tens of millions of gallons of Santa Fe's most precious resource -- water. *** 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen and more.


Jan. 11 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-11)
We talk with Congressman Tom Udall about the troop buildup plan, and also get reaction from Senators Bingaman and Domenici. Plus how big are home-damage insurance claims following the big snow.


Jan. 10 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-10)
Congressman Tom Udall from northern New Mexico outlines strategies for Iraq other than a troop buildup. *** The mayor of Espanola, New Mexico, will seek the support of Santa Fe's City Council in a plan to get part of $50 million in taxes paid by the Los Alamos National Laboratory. *** A number of stores in Santa Fe's historic railyard district are being displaced. We talk to the operator of one.


Jan. 9 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-09)
We talk with New Mexico's Democratic U.S. Senator, Jeff Bingaman, about what to expect after the announcement of more troops for Iraq. *** Young people from Santa Fe Works have been helping chip away at Santa Fe's still-lingering ice. *** Lobbyists lining up to meet state lawmakers include a coalition of a dozen environmental groups.


Jan. 8 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-08)
More than five years after 9/11, the Los Alamos National Laboratory has gotten a security system costing one-third what they wanted and designed to protect against truck bombs, not airplanes. *** National Forest officials describe the prescribed burn in the Santa Fe watershed. *** At this week's City Council meeting, a resolution clarifying the powers of the city manager.


Jan. 6 At Noon Weekend Edition (Podcat) (2007-01-06)
Who could have known Santa Fe wouldn't be prepared for a three-foot snowstorm? *** A city supervising manager takes to a snowmobile to held stranded residents. *** Two significant news items hit our desk about the Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Jan. 4 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-04)
A city councilor tells us they're looking for a better way to handle the next huge snowstorm that hits Santa Fe. *** Joining the city crews in clearing ice are the young members of Santa Fe Youth Works on a $20,000 city contract. *** Abigail Adler reports on how local ski areas are loving the new snow. *** State Police investigating the shootout in Santa Fe describe what happened.


Jan. 2 At Noon midday report (Podcast) (2007-01-02)
We talk with a roofer about what to do with Santa Fe style flat roofs in 2-3 feet of snow. *** KSFR's Dan Gerrity looks into the economic impact of the record snowstorm and finds surprising results. *** A federal credit union in Albuquerque is charging the same fees as payday lenders but putting them in savings accounts for the borrowers.