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SF Buses to Operate for Free this Weekend

 

SANTA FE, NM – Residents and visitors will be able to get around the city for free this weekend. Everyone is invited to take advantage of free bus services Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th. The services run in conjunction with SWAIA and IFAM Markets.

 

Customer service representatives with Santa Fe Trails will also offer guidance at the Santa Fe Place Mall Station and the Downtown Transit Center which will be temporarily relocated on West Alameda between Guadalupe St. and Sandoval St. during the SWAIA Market. These representatives will be able to help riders reach their destinations efficiently and with ease. They More >

Wage theft victims and labor groups to protest

Department Refuses to Enforce New Mexico Minimum Wage Act, Hundreds of Workers Turned Away

SANTA FE, NM–Wednesday at 12:15 pm, members of the United Worker Center of New Mexico (a project of Somos Un Pueblo Unido) will hold a protest in front of the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) to denounce several administrative policy changes that have made it nearly impossible for wage theft victims to recuperate their stolen wages.  In 2009, the New Mexico Legislature passed a law to provide additional wage and hour protections to workers and to crack down on unscrupulous employers who steal from their employees.   But More >

Journey Santa Fe: UNM prof on police protests in Albuquerque

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 17, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

UNM Professor David Correia On The Police Protests in Albuquerque With Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host and JourneySantaFe Moderator

Prof. David Correia, director of the school’s undergraduate program in American Studies, recently led more than 20 protesters who stormed the office of Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry over the More >

Belen Pecan Farm Installs Federally Funded Solar Power System

 

Funding Offsets Cost of Constructing Energy System

 

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, August 15, 2014 – USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner was in Belen, New Mexico today to dedicate a solar power system which is providing electricity to run the Burris Pecan Farm. The Four Daughters Land and Cattle Company, which owns the farm, was awarded a $107,100 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant administered by Rural Development’s business program. The grant was used to offset the cost of the construction of the $428,402 solar power system.

 

During the dedication ceremony Brunner said, “I commend the Four Daughters Land and Cattle for More >

Property Crimes Hit Record Low

SANTA FE, N.M. – Santa Fe Police are proud to announce the city’s property crimes have hit an all-time record low. July saw 78 total burglaries. This is the lowest number of combined residential, auto and commercial burglaries since the department began its current record keeping system in 2003.

Residential burglaries dropped by 43 percent compared to July of 2013. Auto burglaries are down 41 percent and commercial burglaries declined by 38 percent in the same time period.

This July the city saw 33 residential burglaries which is a stark contrast from October of 2011 when there were 96 burglarized homes or More >

SF Watershed Association seeks volunteers

The Santa Fe Watershed Association is looking for volunteers to help us mail our summer newsletter. We’ll be folding, sealing, stuffing, and stamping approximately 800 newsletters. Join us for a couple of hours and meet some of our other loyal volunteers. We’ll have good conversation and snacks! Here is the remaining date:

* Monday, August 11th from 1:30 – 3:30

If you are able to help us onMonday, please call Keely at 505-820-1696 or email stewards@santafewatershed.org.

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Homegrown New Mexico Community Potluck

WEDNESDAY August 13, 2014 Time: 6-8 pm LOCATION: WHOLE FOODS COMMUNITY ROOM-(the small Whole Foods on Cordova and St. Francis) Topic: Discussion of what to plant for fall and review of the Garden Tour.

 

If you have questions, please contact: homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com or call 505 660-4986

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Journey Santa Fe: Constructive Living with David Reynolds

August 10, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Constructive Living with David Reynolds, Former Faculty Member of the UCLA School of Public Health, USC School of Medicine, and the University of Houston Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host

Constructive Living is a Western approach to mental health education based in large part on adaptations of two Japanese psychotherapies, Morita therapy and Naikan therapy. Constructive Living (CL) presents an educational method of approaching life realistically and thoughtfully. The action aspect of Constructive Living emphasizes accepting reality (including feelings), focusing on purposes, and doing what needs doing. The appreciation aspect of Constructive Living enables More >

Journey Santa Fe: Delma Delora from the Nurses Union

August 3, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

“HOT TOPICS” With KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host and JourneySantaFe Moderator, and Delma Delora from the Nurses Union

Visit our website: www.JourneySantaFe.com

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Wetland Restoration in Grassy Creek—Volunteer Deadline Today

This is Quivira’s 12th year of working in the Comanche Creek Watershed and the season to get your hands dirty and your feet wet!

Please join the Quivira Coalition, BILL ZEEDYK, CRAIG SPONHOLTZ and volunteers in the beautiful high mountain meadows of Grassy Creek, a tributary of Comanche Creek in the Valle Vidal unit of Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico August 8-10 for a weekend of restoration work and camping.

The REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Aug. 1.  SIGN-UP ONLINE. It is very important that you register prior to the workshop in order to receive all of the  information you’ll need in More >

LANL Fires Nonproliferation Specialist

Lab Abuses Classification Procedures to Restrict Nuclear Weapons Abolition Message

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the Center for Public Integrity broke a story on how Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) fired its nonproliferation specialist James Doyle. That firing followed an inquiry by the Center to senior Lab management about a study Doyle completed in his personal capacity arguing for the abolition of nuclear weapons. LANL retroactively classified his report, which Nuclear Watch believes is a clear abuse of proper classification procedures.

 

Doyle’s study Why Eliminate Nuclear Weapons? has long been available at our website www.nukewatch.org and an independent online publisher. Any quick reading shows More >

NMSU Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde to host field day

ALCALDE, N.M. – What’s the latest information on the research being conducted at New Mexico State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde? Find out at the science center’s field day, Wednesday, Aug. 13.

The NMSU agricultural science center, located at 371 County Road 40 in Alcalde, is dedicated to research that will benefit small family farms in north-central New Mexico.

“Visitors will be able to participate in walking tours in the morning to view research and demonstrations on tree fruit, grapes, berries, lavender, chile and other vegetables, hoophouse crop production, acequia hydrology, and linkages between livestock raising and acequia farming,” said More >

Journey Santa Fe: Medical Journalist Kate Singer

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 27, Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore

Medical Journalist Kate Singer Will Present on Her New Book “The Electronic Silent Spring”

Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host

Katie Singer works on public policy with the Electromagnetic Radiation Policy Institute. A medical journalist, her books include The Garden of Fertility (Avery, 2004), Honoring Our Cycles (New Trends, 2006) More >

Recycling plant development expanding globally, according new AcuComm research

At one time, recycling was largely to be found in developed nations.  But the latest June 2014 research from Waste Industry Sales Monitor indicates that the environmental and cash benefits of materials recovery is taking root across the world.

AcuComm has identified 20 new or upgraded recycling plant developments in the June edition of Waste Industry Sales Monitor (www.acucomm.net/wism). The average value of the developments where cost was identified is US$36 million, giving the global recycling sector in June a notional value of US$720 million for the month for the projects listed.

In addition to established markets with high recycling levels in More >

Severely Neglected Dog Found in Las Vegas NM

Animal Protection of New Mexico Offers up to $5,000 Reward Las Vegas, New Mexico—A small dog that had been found suffering from extreme neglect on May 20, 2014 recently was humanely euthanized because of the numerous serious health issues that resulted from years of abuse and neglect. “Fonzi,” a 7-9 year old old male terrier mix, was found, a piece of chain around his neck, by a Good Samaritan near Armijo elementary School in Las Vegas. Chaining dogs has been prohibited in Las Vegas since 2012. Fonzi was emaciated, weighing only 9 pounds, but his new veterinarian noted he should have More >

Opponents of fracking in Mexico suffer setback

Mexican opponents of the controversial method of extracting natural gas known as fracking lost an important battle in the Mexican Senate late last week. As part of a 91-26 vote that approved secondary legislation implementing the Pena Nieto administration’s energy reform, most senators rejected a measure that would have prohibited fracking.

 

Prior to the July 18 vote, the Mexican Alliance against Fracking, a grouping of environmental organizations, presented senators with a petition signed by more than 10,000 people that supported a fracking ban.

Nonetheless, a majority of senators from President Pena Nieto’s PRI party joined with lawmakers from the PAN and PVEM More >

Outdoor of ‘ELEMENTAL’ at the Railyard

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Let’s get together! Join us this Saturday evening, July 26th, for an inspirational movie, “Elemental,” a critically acclaimed film about individuals who surmounted great challenges in the fight against climate disruption across three different continents.

Take part in New Mexico’s premiere screening of this moving and brilliantly filmed documentary, which received rave reviews from the NYTimes and Washington Post. Check out the trailer here, and don’t miss this awesome event for the whole family!

Let us know if you’ll be there: RSVP to our FB event, and if you haven’t Liked our page yet, send us some love! –New Energy Economy

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HomeGrown New Mexico:2014 Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour

 

IT’S HERE! The print version of the 2014 Kitchen Garden Tour addresses and map

Just print it out and come out and join us on the tour. Read on for more info on how to purchase tickets and the homes on the tour!

Our 4th Annual Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour is on Sunday, July 27  from 9 am – 2 pm.  Come get inspired for your own gardens! See five of Santa Fe’s most inspirational gardens.  Pick up ideas that you can use at your place or just enjoy these beautiful edible and functional landscapes.

‘The 5 properties on the tour this More >

Journey Santa Fe: A Conversation with Faculty from the Santa Fe High School Academy for Sustainable Education

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 20, Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore

A Conversation with Faculty from the Santa Fe High School Academy for Sustainable Education Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio host

The group will be coming off a two week planning session for experientially based education curricula for this new school. They should be full of ideas and More >

Journey Santa Fe: History of the French in NM

 

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 13, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

On the occasion of the French national day, “Bastille Day”, François-Marie Patorni will present a fast-paced illustrated overview of his great chase for the French in New Mexico since the 1500s, and about his personal adventures in discovering their history. Moderator: Zelie Pollon, one of KSFR news More >