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Next week, Santa Fe Residents will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots for Mayor. 

The big-ticket issues on a lot of people’s minds? Policing and climate change. 

Reporter Taylor Velazquez sat down with incumbent Alan Webber and Republican Alexis Martinez Johnson for their insights and plans if elected to the seat.

*Candidate JoAnne Vigil Coppler did not respond to multiple interview requests from KSFR.  

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All around town, kids and adults alike are gearing up for Halloween 2021.

Trick or Treating at the Santa Fe Place Mall is back. Opportunities to celebrate are abundant at school and church festivals, pumpkin patches, library events and private dinner parties. One Santa Fe pub is even advertising a Halloween Bar Crawl.

But wait... Is it safe to enjoy Halloween in the time of COVID?

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Investigators of a fatal Santa Fe movie-set shooting have revealed a lead projectile was responsible for killing a cinematographer and additional suspected live ammunition was found at the filming location.

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The climate emergency has brought extreme drought, wildfires, and flooded roads across New Mexico’s Native American reservations. Now, prominent tribal leaders are highlighting the need to keep the state’s most vulnerable in mind when fighting against a warming climate.

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Now that the Federal Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved booster shots for Moderna and J&J vaxxers, boosters are now available for more than 200,000 New Mexicans in the first roll-out.

Community Matters - October 20, 2021

Oct 22, 2021

Guest Karen Herman, Ph.D., co-founder and director of Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary, winner of Santa Fe Community Foundation's 2021 Piñon Award for Courageous Innovation, discusses her organization’s work.

Courtesy of Jacob Abeyta

A new space made specifically for teens is opening up on Santa Fe’s Southside—and no, it’s not a bowling alley. 

Advisory Panel Endorses Redistricting Maps For New Mexico

Oct 21, 2021
Citizens Redistricting Committee

An advisory panel on political redistricting has advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico’s Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities.

A Warming Climate Means Water Shortages On Pecos River

Oct 21, 2021
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Federal water managers say the Pecos River Basin in New Mexico is likely to experience growing water shortages as temperatures continue to rise over the next century.

Via New Mexico Department of Health

So, we've all probably wondered... Is it okay to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?

And that answer is: yes! That's according to University of California San Francisco professor and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Monica Gandhi and both the Federal Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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Trinity At 75: A Series By Dennis Carroll

Trinity Witnesses Recall Summer "Snow"

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test in southern New Mexico. It was the first detonation of a nuclear device—the unleashing of the unholy might of the tiny atom. To mark the occasion, reporter Dennis Carroll, in an ongoing series of reports, examines what we have learned about the changing attitudes, the shroud of secrecy, claims of bad science and the apparent utter disregard for Trinity’s neighbors that now surround the test and its aftermath decades later.

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