2013 Breaking News
This Sunday May 19, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore
Author Dennis Marker, on the National Sequester and Santa Fe’s Recent Decision to Rescind the Community Workforce Agreement, both of which will serve to eliminate the U.S. middle class
Local Author Dennis Marker will discuss steps three (Destroying the Unions) and fifteen (Bankrupting the United States) from his More >
“I implore all city residents to abide by these fire restrictions,” said Reynaldo Gonzales, Fire Marshal for the City of More >
Where: Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion
Admission: $12.00 for the general public, $10.00 for Institute Members, seniors, students. “Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.” – trueactivist.com
Edible City takes viewers on a journey through the local urban farming movement, a trend that began in 2008 by following farmers, cooks, and activists. The conversion of empty lots into organic gardens is a natural and practical response not only More >
The chile pepper breeding program at NMSU began in the late 1800s with famed agriculturalist Fabian Garcia. Today, it specifically works with New Mexico chile growers to help them produce what they need for the state. The program also makes seed available for home More >
A contemporary and fellow civil rights leader and organizer along side Martin Luther King, Jr., LaFayette began using the nonviolent techniques for social change in the late 1950s and early 60s in the segregated South.
Besides his civil rights activism, Lafayette has been a minister, educator, lecturer, and More >
Community Organizer Kathleen Dudley on the NM Coalition for Community Rights, Drilling Mora County, and Democracy Schools
Over the past five and one half years, Kathleen has been working as a community organizer in Mora County to proactively help educate the people about the threats of “big oil” in her More >
Despite new findings that prove a heightened crisis in US bee populations and a recent ban in Europe on similar chemical applications, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to further endanger the population Monday by approving a “highly toxic” new pesticide.
The program is presented by the Santa Fe-Pojoaque Soil and Water Conservation District.
Guest speaker George Duda will present “The Trees are Killing our Forests,” a frank discussion about the state of the forests, drought, insects and the implications this holds for New Mexicans.
Other topics included in the program are a fire season advisory by Mike Feulner, Santa Fe County Fire Department, wildland More >
Admission Director Barbara Bentree says, “I truly enjoy introducing new families to RGS nearly every day of the year, but our parents are some of our More >
To provide research-based recommendations to fruit growers, New Mexico State University continues to test potential alternate fruit crops for Northern New Mexico.
Shengrui Yao, Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist and researcher stationed at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde, is studying strawberries to see if this popular sweet red fruit could be a cash crop for the growers.
“Originally, I thought More >
May 5, 2013 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore
Overview of Water Law, Water Rights and Conflicts in New Mexico, with Water Attorney Peter White and co-presenter Attorney Denise D.Fort. This is the first conversation in a three-part series on water law, rights and conflicts .
Water Attorney Peter White will present an overview of water law, water More >
The Climate Masters program was developed at the University of Oregon Climate Leadership Initiative and is modeled after the Master Gardeners program. The programming is designed to provide ideas of how we can reduce our carbon footprints through a variety of ways including transportation, energy conservation, waste, consumption, food, and water issues.
The New Mexico Climate Masters program was initiated in 2008 and has graduated 150 students. The Santa Fe Watershed Association began a fundraising effort to keep this More >
New Mexico State University is hosting a workshop on seed saving and grower participatory vegetable breeding Tuesday, May 21, in Taos; and Thursday, May 23, in Santa Fe for individuals interested in learning the basic techniques to produce and harvest vigorous, true-to-type vegetable seeds.
“A grower may wish to protect and maintain heirloom vegetable varieties by conducting an on-farm breeding project,” said Stephanie Walker, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service vegetable specialist. “By attending the workshop, they will participate in hands-on More >
The first term Albuquerque Democrat, who sits on the House Agriculture Committee, ran off a short list of climate change impacts New Mexicans are growing increasingly familiar with-lack of irrigation water, parched ranches and infernos like the 2012 Little Bear Fire near the southern New Mexico town of Ruidoso, a blaze Lujan Grisham said was the state’s most destructive ever with more than More >
“I want to thank Santa Fe for the great privilege of being Mayor. Today, I am announcing to my community that I will not seek a 3rd term as your mayor. After 12 years in elected office, 8 years as your Mayor, four as a city councilor, I am going to spend more time with my wife, Carol and my family. I look forward to travelling as well as pursuing interests, which I have not had the time to pursue while in office. In making this decision, I have the greatest confidence More >
SANTA FE, NM – City water managers want to remind all Santa Fe residents that water restrictions begin today, May 1. Outdoor watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and may be done no more than three times a week.
The Santa Fe area is going into a third year of drought after the two driest and hottest years on record. In addition to limiting the time and number of days for outdoor watering, city water-use rules –Chapter 25 of the city municipal code More >
Ribbon Cutting and Picnic at Ashbaugh Park to Celebrate the Completion of the Los Piños Bridge, Acequia Trail and Park Renovations
SANTA FE, NM – The public is invited to attend a community celebration and ribbon cutting with Mayor Coss and Santa Fe City Councilors to celebrate the completion and renovations of the Los Piños Bridge located at Ashbaugh Park this Saturday, May 4, beginning at 3:30 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 4:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy a number of family-friendly fun activities. The ATC Marimba Band will play from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Baskin-Robbins is providing free ice cream, Jambo Café will serve free Mango-Ginger Lemonade, and Revolutionary More >
Drafted with assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), the Mora County Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance establishes a local Bill of Rights – including a right to clean air and water, a right to a healthy environment, and the rights of nature – while prohibiting activities which would interfere with those rights, including oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” for shale gas.
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SANTA FE–This week, community members from Lovington, Farmington, Gallup and Santa Fe will join hundreds of thousands across the country to call on Congress to pass a common sense immigration reform and provide a path to citizenship for immigrant families. In New Mexico, Somos Lea County, an affiliate group of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, held a vigil last night at St. Thomas Church in Lovington. With over 100 people in attendance, the vigil kicked off a series of events scheduled this week commemorating International Worker’s Day. Details below:
Santa Fe: More >
Can Our Society Act To Protect Rivers From Continued De-Watering? The Rio Chama Flow Project with Steve Harris, Executive Director of Rio Grande Restoration Project
Harris writes: “The over-exploitation of water from New Mexico’s Rivers has led to a noticeable loss of bio diversity and other natural More >