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Journey Santa Fe: Local Chapter Group 122 of Amnesty International—Supporting Human Rights

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

September 25, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

A Look at the Work of the Local Chapter Group 122 of Amnesty International Supporting Human Rights With Executive Director Susan Tarman Journey Host: Alan Webber

Working on ending Solitary Confinement and other issues that affect More >

Journey Santa Fe: The Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

September 18, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

The Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, Creating Opportunities and Improving Lives by Providing Free Tutoring in Reading, Writing and Speaking English With CYNTHIA GEOGHEGAN Journey Hosts: Bill & Ellen Dupuy

The 2010 Census indicates that 34% More >

Citizenship Day Sept. 17; number of applications in NM up 32 percent

SANTA FE, NM: On Saturday, Sept. 17, Somos Un Pueblo Unido will celebrate Citizenship Day, part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the stories of immigrants who have recently become U.S. citizens and plan to vote for the first time in the November election. Newly released data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) show a 25 percent increase in citizenship applications in New Mexico over the same quarter last year, corresponding to a number of efforts over the past months to help eligible immigrants become U.S. citizens. Nationally, the number of citizenship applications is up by 32 percent.

 

“I decided to More >

Journey Santa Fe: A Brief History of Water Rights in New Mexico With Steven Rudnick

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

September 11, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

A Brief History of Water Rights in New Mexico With Steven Rudnick Journey Host: Bill Dupuy

Steven Rudnick received a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, specifically Chemical Oceanography, from the University of Massachusetts Boston where he served More >

Journey Santa Fe: Natural Resource Attorney Todd M. López on “Dysfunctional Development”

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

September 4, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

Natural Resource Attorney Todd M. López on “Dysfunctional Development” – The Trials and Tribulations of Community Development Work in Northern New Mexico With Attorney Denise Fort Journey Hosts: Alan Webber, Bill & Ellen Dupuy

After more More >

New Mexico Adults Still Struggling with Obesity

Self-reported obesity rate in state rises

(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today data released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the state’s adult obesity rate increased minimally in 2015.

The rate of adults in New Mexico identifying themselves as obese in 2015 was 28.8 percent, up from 28.4 percent in 2014, making New Mexico among 23 states along with the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico all reporting a prevalence of obesity between 25 and 30 percent.

Overall, the proportion of obese adults in the United States remains high, with every state More >

Río Grande School Launches Early Childhood Speaker Series

SANTA FE, NM, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 – Río Grande School, an independent school serving students age 3 to grade 6, is pleased to announce the launch of its Early Childhood Speaker Series featuring four local experts on child development in the areas of family counseling and psychology. The school is now in its eleventh year of its 3- and 4-year old early childhood program.

“Río Grande School is thrilled to gather together these local child development experts to explore topics and issues of the upmost concern for parents of young children,” says Head of School Nigel Taplin. “We are very excited More >

SANTA FE COUNTY CLERK SEEKS ELECTION WORKERS

 

Citizens registered to vote in Santa Fe County can sign up to be an election worker at one of the 90 precincts around the county. Updated voter registration information is required. To update your voter information or to submit a new voter registration application, call the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office at 505.986.6280.

Election workers must attend a mandatory 2-3 hour training class before being allowed to work an election. They must be at the polling place they are assigned on Election Day from 6 a.m. until all tasks are completed, usually about 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.

All election workers are required More >

Awesome Foundation Santa Fe Accepting Grant Applications

 

 

Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work, and play. Applications are due by October 1, 2016, with the grant to be awarded in early November.

 

The foundation funds local projects in science, technology, art, education, entertainment, or social good. Projects should demonstrate a clear community benefit with immediate impact by helping other people or creating a better environment for them. To date, the chapter has awarded eight More >

¡La Vida Local! HMI and Red Tractor Farm to Engage Consumers in the Local Food Movement

 

 

Holistic Management International (HMI) will present Open Gate: Red Tractor Farm Day at Red Tractor Farm in Albuquerque, NM on Sept. 19, 2016. The theme of the event is ¡La Vida Local! Feeding our Community with Farm Stewardship.

 

This farm field day will allow consumers to learn more about their local food system, how to tell if their food is nutrient-dense and how farmers and backyard gardeners can improve land health and grow healthy food.

 

Advance registration is $25 per person (by Sept. 15) and includes a delicious, farm-fresh lunch. Walk-in registration is $35 per person, if available. Register soon as space is More >

Journey Santa Fe: How Citizen Science Leads to Environmental Activism, with Sharman Apt Russell

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

August 28, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

With Professor SHARMAN APT RUSSELL, Nature and Science Writer at Western New Mexico University, and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Journey Hosts: Bill Dupuy and Alan Webber

Russell will be speaking on the emerging role of More >

Celebrate New Mexico’s Harvest with the Río Grande Agricultural Land Trust

 

 

Albuquerque’s Premiere Farm to Fork Event

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico (August 15, 2016) –The Río Grande Agricultural Land Trust (RGALT) invites you to join us in celebrating New Mexico’s abundant harvest at our annual fundraiser event, the 2016 Harvest Dinner, on Sunday, September 11th at the historic Gutiérrez Hubbell House in the South Valley from 4 p.m. to starlight.

 

Enjoy a sumptuous feast of local foods and libations prepared by Albuquerque’s finest chefs – Chef Chris Pope of Zinc, Chef Myles Lucero of Seasons, and Chef Frans Dinkelmann. A lively auction showcasing a variety of local goods will spice up the evening.

 

The Río Grande Agricultural Land Trust’s (RGALT) More >

Governor Activates State Emergency Operations Center, Preparation for Potential Flooding Statewide

Santa Fe, NM — Gov. Susana Martinez today directed the activation of New Mexico Emergency Operations Center to assist in the coordinated response to flooding across the state, including Rio Arriba, Sierra, Doña Ana, and Eddy counties. These counties, including other areas of the state, have been hit with heavy rain, which is expected to continue throughout the week. “As monsoon season continues to bring heavy rains and flooding throughout the state, I’ve activated the Emergency Operations Center to monitor the situation and assist in response as needed,”  Martinez said. “Our emergency response professionals will continue to communicate and work More >

NMSU to host demonstration of solar panels for range wells

ACOMA PUEBLO—– Instead of having to repair the old windmills out on the range, would you like to learn about using solar panels to operate remote wells?

New Mexico State University’s Northern New Mexico Outreach Project is hosting a solar panel field demonstration Friday, Aug. 26, on the Acoma Pueblo reservation. The free workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Mike Lisk of Remote Wells Solutions will conduct the demonstration. Richard Montoya of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will also present updates on programs.

To participate, meet at the Acoma Pueblo Natural Resource Department office parking lot at 9 a.m. Participants will More >

Journey Santa Fe: Santa Fe City Council Member Joe Maestas On Restoring Trust and Confidence in Government

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

August 21, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

Santa Fe City Council Member JOE MAESTAS: On Restoring Trust and Confidence in Government Journey Host: Alan Webber

Councilor Maestas is the former Mayor of Española and also served as president of Hispanic Elected Officials. Former More >

NMSU to host chile field day at Los Lunas agricultural science center on Aug. 30

LOS LUNAS – Raising New Mexico chile peppers is big business in the southern region of the state. In the middle Rio Grande Valley, it’s a labor of love.

   
  New Mexico State University graduate student Chuck Havlik watches the mechanized chile harvester run on one of his research plots. The machine will be demonstrated during the Chile Field Day at NMSU’s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Field day activities begin at 9 a.m. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)  

Commercial growers and gardeners alike strive to raise their favorite varieties – the ones with just the right More >

NASA says methane “hot spot” in NM linked directly to gas and coal

Study says 250 polluters are responsible for half of the emissions causing the “hot spot” SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO (Aug. 15, 2016) — NASA released a new study today examining what caused a methane “hot spot” to form in New Mexico. This new study of methane emissions generated by the oil and gas industry in the state’s San Juan Basin is a major step forward in understanding the causes of New Mexico’s methane “hot spot,” according to the Western Environmental Law Center (www.westernlaw.org). It follows up on a 2014 satellite-based study that initially found the “hot spot,” and sought to identify its specific More >

Journey Santa Fe: Ray Powell on ‘Our Land, Our Legacy’

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

August 14, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

Former NM Land Commissioner RAY POWELL on “Our Land, Our Legacy – Keep Your Hands Off Our Public Lands – Protecting and Preserving Our American Legacy of Public Lands Journey Hosts: Bill Dupuy and Alan More >

JourneySantaFe: A Conversation On The State of Law Enforcement

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

August 7, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

A Conversation On The State of Law Enforcement With Santa Fe’s NEW POLICE CHIEF, Brooklyn-Born PAT GALLAGHER Journey Hosts: Bill Dupuy & Alan Webber

Gallagher previously served as the City’s Training & Development Specialist, and has More >

Sustainability event tonight at ECO, Santa Fe’s New Sustainability High School

Discover Community at ECO, Santa Fe’s New Sustainability High School Thursday, August 4, from 6-8:30 pm ECO High School, West Zia Road at Vo Tech Rd (half mile from St Francis turnoff on right, 2ndentrance in black mental picket fence) Santa Fe

SFSEA and the local sustainability community will be out in full force at this introductory event for ECO, a public high school concentrating on sustainable trades and practices. At ECO, students will be working toward their high school diplomas and will also be earning college credits. At the August 4th event, Dana Richards, School Leader, will speak about ECO’s More >