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70th Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki to be observed in Los Alamos and Santa Fe

Activists and concerned citizens from across the nation are preparing to come to Los Alamos, New Mexico, the birthplace of the atomic bomb and main national nuclear weapons laboratory, to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On Thursday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 9, after processions through town and sitting in symbolic sackcloth and ashes, leading voices for peace will address rallies in the park at Ashley Pond, on the spot where the Hiroshima bomb was built. On Aug. 7 and 8, a national conference on nonviolence will be held at the Hilton More >

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) offering courses at the Higher Education Center (HEC)

SANTA FE, NM, August 3, 2015. The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will offer unique courses this Fall 2015 at the Higher Education Center (HEC) at 1950 Siringo Road in Santa Fe. These courses are designed to promote IAIA’s four-year programs in Studio Arts, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Museum Studies, and Indigenous Liberal Studies. For those interested in taking an IAIA course at the HEC, IAIA will waive the $25 application fee. Also, the cost for books are covered through tuition. (No out of pocket cost for required books.)

For more information about the courses, please contact Jonathan More >

JourneySantaFe: PRC Commissioner Valerie Espinoza In Conversation with Bill Dupuy

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)     August 2, Sunday, 11 am

PRC Commissioner Valerie Espinoza In Conversation with Bill Dupuy, the former news director for KSFR Radio Station.

Valerie Espinoza was elected commissioner of District 3 of the Public Regulation Commission in November 2012.  She began serving her term and was selected to be vice-chair of the commission in January 2013. More >

Quivira Coalition seeks executive director

The Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to building resilience in western working landscapes, is seeking an executive director to provide inspired leadership and management. The ideal candidate will have seven or more years of executive, administrative or program experience within a highly respected organization.

 

Quivira’s programs foster ecological, economic and social health through education, innovation, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship. The organization was founded in 1997 by two conservationists and a rancher to work at the Radical Center, where people are coming together to explore their common interests rather than argue their differences. The group believes that this is where real change happens, More >

Big Step forward as Cerros del Norte Conservation Act clears Senate committee

Bill to protect special areas as wilderness within Río Grande del Norte National Monument now ready for full senate vote

 

TAOS, NM (July 30, 2015) – A diverse coalition today applauded the mark-up of the Cerros del Norte Conservation Act in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The legislation can now move to a vote on the Senate floor.

The Act would provide extra protection for special areas contained within Río Grande del Norte National Monu­ment by designating two new wilderness areas – Ute Mountain (Cerro del Yuta) and San Antonio Mountain (Río San Antonio). Designated in 2013, Río More >

TeslaTech ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference Underway

TeslaTech ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference

Wed. July 29 to Sun. Aug. 2

Introducing the following topics and many others:

John Fiala—Radiant Energy Harvest Workshop

Identification and farming/harvesting techniques of natural ambient electromagnetic radiation (EMR)

Aeron Goldheart—Tesla’s Humanitarian Wireless Technology Helps Relieve PTSD

Max Miller—Stan Meyer Unveiled! Convert Water to Fuel

Paul Potter—Domed Spacecraft Propulsion Dynamics

520.252.0374 contact Steve Elswick

www.teslatech.info/ttevents/2015conf/2015ETCall.pdf

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New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association Schedules Zia Regional Rodeo in Santa Fe Aug. 15-16

 

 

The New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association (NMGRA) announces the family-friendly “Zia Regional Rodeo” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at the “Rodeo de Santa Fe” Rodeo Grounds. Mayor of Santa Fe Javier Gonzales will be the 2015 Grand Marshall, and retired Santa Fe Fire department Battalion Chief Katie Cassidy will be the 2015 Community Hero.

 

The Zia Rodeo competition is one stop along the way of a season-long series of rodeo competitions across the U.S. and Canada. The top 20 cowboys and cowgirls in each of the 13 rodeo events will qualify for the World More >

USDA’s 16th Annual National Farmers’ Market Week to Kick Off at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

Every year the first week in August is the USDA’s National Farmers’ Market Week (August 2 – 8, 2015). Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, the farmers who make them possible, and the communities that host them. This year marks the 16th Annual National Farmers Market Week recognizing the important role that farmers markets play in the agricultural and food economy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture began declaring National Farmers Market Week in 2000.

Each year a different, outstanding farmers market is chosen to host the opening of National Farmers’ Market Week. The Santa Fe More >

JourneySantaFe: Fred Nathan, Founder and Executive Director of Think New Mexico

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)  July 26, Sunday, 11 am

Fred Nathan, Founder and Executive Director of Think New Mexico, On “Health Care Transparency and How to Make Health Care More Affordable in New Mexico” Moderator: former news director KSFR Radio Station, Bill Dupuy

Fred will discuss Think New Mexico’s recent successful effort to enact legislation that will create a More >

30 Day Public Comment Open on Santa Fe Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) – 2015-2040

Santa Fe, NM – Every five years the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization updates its long-range transportation plan. Five years ago the 2010 MTP called for the development of three independent master plans including the Bicycle, Public Transit and Pedestrian Master Plans.

These are the documents that will guide our transportation policy through the year 2040…Now we’re asking the public to take a few moments over the next 30 days and find out what’s in store for the 2015 to 2040 MTP.

The plan identifies transportation infrastructure improvements, investments in critical data and information analysis, recommended policy reform and performance based measuring More >

70th Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki to be observed in Los Alamos and Santa Fe

Activists and concerned citizens from across the nation are preparing to come to Los Alamos, New Mexico, the birthplace of the atomic bomb and main national nuclear weapons laboratory, to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On Thursday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 9, after processions through town and sitting in symbolic sackcloth and ashes, leading voices for peace will address rallies in the park at Ashley Pond, on the spot where the Hiroshima bomb was built. On Aug. 7 and 8, a national conference on nonviolence will be held at the Hilton More >

JourneySantaFe: Boomers Against Elder Abuse

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)  July 19, Sunday, 11 am

Boomers Against Elder Abuse With Marcia Southwick, director of the National Association to Stop Elder Abuse Moderator: former news director KSFR Radio Station, Bill Dupuy

Marcia Southwick is a retired creative writing professor who has taught the writing of poetry in MFA programs at the University of Nebraska, the University More >

2015 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe — The Numbers

The results are in—the 12th Annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe lived up to its billing as the number one art festival in the country and a top-20 must-see event globally.

–Participating artists—173 from 57 countries—earned over $2.9 million in 21 hours; the majority have returned safely home, serving their communities with renewed economic strength and fresh aspirations. –With 90% of sales revenue going home with the artists, economic opportunity and social impact around the world are among the greatest benefits generated at this year’s event. –In the days leading up to the Market, close to one hundred artists More >

Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Seeks Panel Members

The USDA Forest Service is seeking nominations and applications for membership on the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Technical Advisory Panel (Panel).  The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint at least one representative from tribal interests, two representatives from community interests, two representatives from commodity interest, one New Mexico State Natural Resources official, at least two representatives from Federal land management agencies, and at least two independent scientists with experience in forest ecosystem restoration to serve on the Panel beginning in April of 2016.

 

For more information about the CFRP and the Panel contact Walter Dunn, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), USDA Forest More >

New Mexico Department of Health Warns Residents about Tularemia

Los Alamos County Man Recovering   (Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a laboratory confirmed case of tularemia in a 51-year-old man from Los Alamos County. The case was confirmed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The man was hospitalized but has recovered and gone home. There have also been 33 cases of tularemia this year in pet dogs and cats from Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Torrance counties.

“Tularemia can cause serious illness in both people and pets.  I encourage people around the state to follow the same precautions they would to avoid contracting plague, More >

JourneySantaFe: Debra Haaland, the Newly Elected Democratic State Party Chair

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

 

July 12, Sunday, 11 am 

 

Debra Haaland, The Newly Elected Democratic State Party Chair:  A Look At The Year Ahead

Moderator: former news director KSFR Radio Station, Bill Dupuy

 

 

 

Debra Haaland is the newly elected state Democratic chair of New Mexico, and one of the state’s leading political activists with a long and storied history of working for the interests of the people More >

SWEC Director to Speak at Wildlife Management Reform Forum in Yellowstone

LAS CRUCES—The Southwest Environmental Center’s executive director Kevin Bixby will speak at an August event in Yellowstone aimed at addressing wildlife management reform in America. He will be part of a panel to discuss the growing menace of wildlife killing contests. “I am honored to be invited to this important event,” said Bixby. “Considering that New Mexico hosts more wildlife killing contests than nearly every other state, and given our success in getting legislation to ban such contests through the state senate this year, I’m looking forward to sharing our perspective and ideas with other wildlife advocates.”

The 2nd annual Speak More >

Local Nursery Chosen to Run Santa Fe City/County Composting Program

Santa Fe — The Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency has selected Payne’s Nurseries and Greenhouses, Inc. to develop and implement a composting program for both the city and county of Santa Fe. Payne’s has been producing compost from green waste, horse manure, food waste and cardboard since 2010, including working closely with local Whole Foods stores.

According to Lynn Payne, president and CEO of Payne’s Nurseries, this program gives local residents a simple way to be part of a very important environmental conservation effort. It allows the city and county to recycle as much waste as possible while producing a More >

Northern HEP Program to Open August 2015

Española, NM – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Northern New Mexico College the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) grant, allowing the College’s program to reopen fall 2015.

The $2.5 million grant will fund Northern’s program until 2020, which will serve 80 students annually. Instruction in both English and Spanish during days and evenings will be provided in addition to stipends for transportation and meals, college and career placement, and needs-based aid for healthcare and childcare services. Northern’s program will also include skills classes in career exploration, computer technology, and life skills.

 

“We really need this program here. We have so More >

JourneySantaFe: The Energy-Water-Food Nexus

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)  July 5, Sunday, 11 am 

 

The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Your Choices – Your Behavior and The Environment

With Amanda Hatherly, director of the New Mexico Energy Smart Academy at the Community College

Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR radio host

 

 

The mission of the New Mexico Energy$mart Academy (NME$A) at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) is to offer students high-quality, consistent energy-efficiency and green-jobs professional More >