Santa Fe residents finding ways to beat the heat

June 14, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of Santa Fe are trying to beat the heat after temperatures in the mid-90s for the past three days.

Monday’s high of 98 was only one degree below the [auth] hottest day in all of June 2012.

About 500 people are going swimming these days at Santa Fe’s only public outdoor pool, the Bicentennial Pool.

The line for the first of three recreational swim periods has stretched down the block every afternoon since only about 125 people are allowed in each session.

City residents also are eating lots of ice cream and other cold treats.

The Santa Fe New Mexican ( reports residents have also been buying up fans, evaporative coolers and portable air-conditioning units, which some stores have sold out of in the past week.

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