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Journey Santa Fe: Update on Efforts to Ban Fracking in Chaco Canyon

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)

 

Update on Efforts to Ban Fracking in Chaco Canyon and Ban the Building of the Piñón Pipeline

With  Rebecca Sobel, former news reporter and fracking campaigner at Wildearth Guardians & Erik Schlenker-Goodrich of the Western Environmental Law Center with Brian Sweeney WELC’S communications director

Moderators:  Les Lakind & KSFR radio host Xubi Wilson

 

 

The Greater Chaco region of northwestern New More >

Tribal Hemp and Cannabis Summit April 23

 

 

Where Education Leads to Empowerment

 

Join the conversation. Limited seating, delicious lunch provided. Tickets at kurplemagazine.com/thc-summit

 

Thursday April 23, 9 am – 5pm

 

9:30-10:30 Wellness and Healing

11:00-12:00 Industrial Hemp, Environmental Remediation, Agricultural Soil Regeneration

1:00-2:00 Legal, Tribal Regulatory Codes, Tribal Safety

2:00-3:00 Workforce and Manufacturing

3:15-4:15 Cannabis Business Ownership and Compliance

4:15-5:00 Native Patient Advocate Testimonials

 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM

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NM Court of Appeals Upholds Copper Rule

 

 

 

Conservation Groups Evaluating Appeal to NM Supreme Court

 

Last week the New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld regulations that allow copper mining companies to pollute groundwater in violation of the NM Water Quality Act (WQA), according to the Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP).

 

GRIP, Amigos Bravos and Turner Ranch Properties are reviewing the court’s decision and evaluating an appeal to the NM Supreme Court.  Conservation groups challenged the adopted copper mining rule because, they say, it expressly allows water pollution at mine sites rather than prevents it, contrary to the WQA.

 

In September 2013, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) adopted the rule More >

Five free EV charging stations to open in area

(SANTA FE, NM) – PNM and local businesses will announce the launch of five free electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations with a brief kick-off event at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14 at San Isidro Shopping Plaza, 3462 Zafarano Drive in Santa Fe.

The chargers are compatible with all-electric vehicles such as a Nissan Leaf or the BMW i3 that are equipped with DC (direct current) fast charge capability.  Fast chargers can charge a battery up to 60 or 80 percent of range in 20 minutes.  Use your mobile phone to activate the charger by downloading the Greenlots.com app. The chargers More >

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

April 10, 2015: The week of April 12-18 marks National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. The staff of Animal Protection of New Mexico and all who care about the welfare of animals know the importance of honoring the men and women who protect the animals and communities in which they live and serve. Often the first responders on the scene, Animal Control Officers (ACOs) frequently find themselves in dangerous, volatile situations. A call concerning an injured dog turns out to be an incident of domestic violence. A welfare check on two cats leads to the discovery of animal and child More >

Journey Santa Fe: Sen. Peter Wirth on 2015 Legislative Session

 

April 11, 2015 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)

April 12, Sunday, 11 am

@Collected Works Bookstore

“It’s A Wrap” – Senator PETER WIRTH Will Present an Overview of the 2015 Legislative Session

Moderator: Bill Dupuy, former News Director KSFR Radio Station

Senator Peter Wirth, (D-Santa Fe – 25) is a second term State Senator. He spent four years as a Representative in the State More >

2015 Annual Piñón Award Nominations Due on April 14

 

Read the guidelines here and read more about the Awards here

 

Each year the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Piñón Awards recognize excellence in the nonprofit sector. The award categories honor how the honorees work with their staff, boards, and constituents:

  • The Courageous Innovation Award honors an organization that uses a bold approach to solving a persistent problem in the community.
    • 2014 Winner – Creative Santa Fe
    • 2013 Winner – Breakthrough Santa Fe
  • The Quiet Inspiration Award honors an organization that works quietly and respectfully among a wide range of people.
    • 2014 Winner – SFPS Adelante
    • 2013 Winner – Pecos Valley Medical Center
  • The Tried and True Award honors an organization that More >

Journey Santa Fe: No program April 5; Peter Wirth April 12

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)

April 5, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

No Program – HAPPY EASTER!

April 12, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

“It’s A Wrap” – Senator PETER WIRTH Will Present an Overview of the 2015 Legislative Session Moderator: Bill Dupuy, former news director KSFR Radio Station

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Santa Fe River ‘Living River’ Spring Flows Begin

Recent snowfall, warmer temperatures create rising reservoir levels at Nichols and lead to Spring flows timed with emergence of riparian vegetation

Santa Fe, NM – The city of Santa Fe Water Division will be managing reservoir releases of surface water out of Nichols Reservoir to keep the reservoir at an acceptable volume of the total storage available within reservoir going into the peak of spring runoff season.

This will provide a buffer for unexpected increases in streamflow of the Santa Fe River due to continued abnormally high temperatures, or rainfall, which could act to further accelerate the rate of snowmelt and streamflow More >

NMSU’s annual Native American week highlights cultural traditions

The annual New Mexico State University American Indian Week, a celebration centered on a culture rooted in tradition, will take place April 6-11.

“This is an effort to show our students and the greater NMSU community that Native Americans are still living, still thriving, and engaged in the classroom just like all of our other students,” said Justin McHorse, director of the NMSU American Indian Program.

The events feature a parade, guest speaker, native food, music and dance. A pageant, arts and crafts and more are open to the NMSU community.

Kicking off the week is the opening ceremony and blessing by Governor More >

Gonzales, Redford in conversation at Lensic May 5

The Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce and Santa Fe Forward present:

Activism, Arts and the Environment, A Conversation with Robert Redford and Mayor Javier Gonzales

Join us at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on Cinco de Mayo (it’s on May 5th this year) for a conversation with Robert Redford and Mayor Javier Gonzales. Robert Redford has been, and continues to be, a leader in the arts and the environment across the world. We’re thrilled to have Santa Fe’s own Mayor Javier Gonzales engage in a conversation on how Redford’s work and experience can inform how we make Santa Fe more sustainable More >

Journey Santa Fe: Brian Egolf, New Mexico House Democratic Leader

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)

March 29, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

A Conversation with Brian Egolf, The New Mexico House Democratic Leader Moderator: Bill Dupuy, Former KSFR News Director

Brian Egolf grew up in Santa Fe and ran for the State House because he wants his children to be able to raise their families here. He has been active More >

17th Annual Albuquerque Folk Festival June 6 at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

 

 

(Albuquerque, NM)— The Cajun-Creole Connection with Ed Poullard and Blake Miller, Cathy Barton and Dave Para, and the Handsome Family headline at the 17th annual Albuquerque Folk Festival. Back by popular demand are Spencer and Rains and Notorious. Also performing are Run Boy Run, Ryanhood, the Zuni Mountain Boys. Truckstop Honeymoon, and Cactus Tractor.   A favorite, Polyphony Marimba, are returning. The festival presents 120 non-stop events at 15 different venues at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Saturday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

New Mexican and regional performers include The Rifters from Taos, Albuquerque’s Adobe Brothers, Squash Blossom More >

PNM gains approval from Santa Fe County to move forward with two solar energy centers

(SANTA FE, N.M.) – Santa Fe County Commissioners today approved two separate PNM zoning applications to build two new solar energy centers located in Santa Fe County and valued at a total of $30 million. The two centers will use state-of-the-art tracking technology to maximize the production of electricity.

The proposed solar panels are single-axis tracking panels that will be configured together in long rows oriented north-south. Each row of panels will rotate together, making adjustments to the position as the panels move to track the sun east to west.

The Santa Fe County Solar Energy Center, which PNM plans to construct More >

Ag resource fair to address loss of agricultural land tax status in Taos County

TAOS – An agricultural resource fair to help Taos County landowners who are, or will be, affected by the recent loss of agricultural land tax status will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Juan I. Gonzales Memorial Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Rd., in Taos.

“This year’s fair will address the loss of agricultural land tax status that has been reported in the media lately,” said Tony Valdez, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural agent in Taos County. “Various government agencies and agricultural organizations will be present to provide information to individuals to More >

Journey Santa Fe: Mayor Javier Gonzales on his first year in office

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)

 

March 22, Sunday, 11 am 

@Collected Works Bookstore 

 

Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, Talks About His First Year In Office

and What’s Next in 2015

Moderator: Bill Dupuy, former KSFR News Director 

 

Javier Gonzales took office as the Mayor of Santa Fe in March, 2014. Gonzales is the city’s first openly gay mayor and is the son More >

HomegrownNM.org: Start cool season crops now

 

Come learn how to plant cool season crops outside in spring in a garden

Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm 
Instructor: Jannine Cabossel 
Location: Milagro Community Garden • 2481 Legacy Court (Off Rodeo Road east of Sam’s Club-Turn north onto Legacy Court-Garden is behind the church, ‘Church of the Servant’ on corner) • Santa Fe

This year we will be doing a demo in a garden outside. Come learn how to transplant seedlings, what amendments to add to the soil, when to transplant, how to get the very finicky spinach to germinate, how to add mycorrhizal for bigger root systems, and basic cold weather protection for plants More >

Tree Preservation Class March 27

On Friday, March 27 from 11:30 -2:00 Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA) will be hold a tree preservation class offered by arborist Christine Freeman, daughter of retired Santa Fe arborist Jim Freeman.  The cost of the class is $40, which includes lunch provided by the Pantry Restaurant.

The purpose of the class is to provide useful information to contractors and others, but there is also a strong incentive to send superintendents and crew members. The Santa Fe Residential Green Building Code, (and the National Green Building Code) has a section that rewards attendance at just such a class.

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James McMath to speak at SF’s World Water Day Celebration

The public is cordially invited to attend the World Water Day Celebration, which will Include a broad variety of festivities beginning at 4 PM on Sunday, March 22, at  El Museo Cultural Center in Santa Fe.James McMath will be speaking at 4:45 PM on the topic of restoring the health of our planetary waters through the applications of toxin-consuming microbes. for more information contact jameslmcmath@msn.com

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Renewable Taos Project Wins RMI eLab Invite

 

Taos team will join national experts for renewable energy transition planning

TAOS–The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Electricity Innovation Lab (eLab) recently selected the Renewable Taos Project to join teams from throughout the nation who are “…leading the most impactful and innovative projects at the distribution edge of the electricity system,” according to a press release issued March 6. These teams are all creating groundbreaking electricity system solutions based on new utility business models for building and distributing locally generated renewable energy. The 12 teams will meet March 23-26, at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah.

“RMI is a world leader in transforming More >