Hilcorp Energy, of Houston, Texas, has requested the New Mexico Oil and Gas Commission to amend the well density and location requirements for gas drilling leases in the Blanco-Mesaverde Gas Pool.  The drilling area spreads through Rio Arriba and San Juan Counties.  The Commission did not make a decision yet, as the hearing on it will continue at the panel's next meeting.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Camilla Fiebelman about the Hilcorp request, and how it relates to methane pollution issues, especially now since the federal Environmental Protection Agency

Taos Paseo 2018 Set For September 14 and 15

Sep 14, 2018

Taos is preparing for the city's fifth annual Paseo Event. Paseo 2018 starts Friday evening at 7pm to 11 pm, and continues Saturday night during the same hours.  KSFR 's Ellen Lockyer spoke with event director, J. Matthew Thomas about the unique outdoor art show and its theme this year: Space.

Wake Up Call, September 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, KSFR host Ellen Lockyer visits with Santa Fe Public Schools' Sustainability Program specialist Elena Kayak about an event -- the BASH-- happening Saturday.  We'll listen in on a panel of New Mexico reporters as they discuss techno innovation and collaboration in a "rebirth" of local news.  And we'll get the upshot on a Hilcorp Energy bid to increase the number of wells  the Texas-based company is allowed to drill in the San Juan Basin. Thursday, New Mexico’s Oil and Gas Commission heard arguments in the case.

A delicate issue came before Santa Fe’s City Council at Wednesday’s meeting.  At issue, should the city support right to die legislation.  KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports the city of Santa Fe will formally support proposed  Medical Aid in Dying, or MAID legislation when it comes before the New Mexico legislature next year.  At Wednesday’s regular City Council meeting, a number of city residents let their views be known on the issue, which is also known as the End of Life Options Act.

Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge speaks with author Liz Rose, who is out with a new book highlighting her journey as a Parkinson’s disease caregiver for her husband David.

State's Farm To School Program Keeps Kids Healthy

Sep 11, 2018

The New Mexico Public Education Department recently announced that it  is investing in a statewide initiative to promote Farm-to-School produce for meals in local schools.


On Monday, KSFR News shared Tom Trowbridge’s recent interview with New Mexico State Auditor, Republican Wayne Johnson. Today, Tom shifts the focus to Brian Colón, the Democratic Nominee for State Auditor:

Santa Fe Fly-In September 14 and 15

Sep 11, 2018

Santa Fe's Regional Airport is a little-known city gem. And this weekend, September 14 and 15, the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association (AOPA) is opting to change that.  AOPA is hosting a Fly-In.. an event not only for pilots, but the general public, to learn more about owning and operating a small plane.

KSFR'S Wake Up Call For September 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018

Today on KSFR's Wake-Up Call: host Tom Trowbridge interviews Republican for New Mexico State Auditor, Wayne Johnson. Also, we’ll hear from a Stony Brook University geosciences professor about the significance of the discovery of water on the moon, and, Tish Lampert has America Speaks.


Today and tomorrow, KSFR News is airing interviews with the two candidates for New Mexico State Auditor: Democrat Brian Colon and Republican Wayne Johnson. Today’s it’s Johnson’s turn. He spoke recently spoke with KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge.

Tomorrow (9/11) on KSFR's Wake-Up Call and the Mid-Day Newsbreak, Trowbridge interviews Democratic nominee for New Mexico State Auditor, Brian Colon.


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