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NMSU to host Northern Agriculture Day Feb. 18 in Española

New Mexico State University will host the Northern Agriculture Day, a conference on a variety of agricultural subjects, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Santa Claran Hotel events center in Española.

“This year’s agriculture day is focusing on forage and crop production for the northern part of the state,” said Tory Hougland, NMSU Extension associate with the Northern Outreach Program. “We have included a variety of information from forage and medicinal plants to home and community gardens.”

NMSU Extension specialists will present information about forage seed selection, controlling insects in crops, and techniques in home garden production. More >

Public Lands Rally tomorrow in Santa Fe

 

From the Southwest Environmental Center (Las Cruces): Do you enjoy using public lands? Do you want to keep public lands public?  Then please try to attend a Public Lands Rally tomorrow, Jan. 21 in Santa Fe at 2 pm at the State Capitol building, west concourse. As we have seen recently in Oregon, there is an increasing effort throughout the West to take control of millions of acres of national public land and turn them over to the individual states and even to individuals. We need to demonstrate to the governor and legislators that a majority of New Mexicans oppose these More >

PNM and local community to dedicate new Santa Fe County Solar Energy Center

 

 

 

(SANTA FE, N.M.) – A dedication ceremony for Santa Fe County Solar Energy Center will take place Thursday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. The new 9.5 megawatt solar energy center came on line at the end of 2015. It has approximately 37,760 solar panels that provide the equivalent energy used by about 3,850 average residential customers. Construction of the center created about 296 local temporary jobs. It will also provide an estimated $165,000 annually in new tax revenue for Santa Fe County.

 

PNM has invested $270 million on solar power in New Mexico and currently has more than one million solar More >

Santa Fe River Greenway Community Meeting

SILER ROAD TO SAN YSIDRO CROSSING February 16, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Nancy Rodriguez Community Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop

The public invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the Santa Fe River Greenway between Siler Road and San Ysidro Crossing.  The Greenway project includes river restoration and the construction of a multi-use trail.

County staff and the acquisition team will present a status report and answer questions. Representatives from the County Assessor’s Office and Sheriff’s Office have been invited to answer questions regarding how the project will affect your property.

For more information, contact: Scott Kaseman, Santa Fe County project manager, More >

JourneySantaFe: Erin Sanborn and a Conversation On Politics in Northern 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)     January 17, 2016, Sunday, 11 am

Erin Sanborn, Democratic Chair of Taos County: A Conversation On Politics in Northern New Mexico Moderator: Alan Webber

The Transformation of Politics is Local First Erin Sanborn will take lessons from Northern New Mexican politics, Taos, and share audacious strategies for transforming local politics. This event will be both a presentation and More >

Wirth, Egolf plan legislative town hall Wednesday

State Sen. Peter Wirth(D-Santa Fe) and Democratic House Leader Brian Egolf have scheduled a legislative town hall this Wednesday,  Jan. 13,  from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center in the O’Keeffe / Milagro / Kearny Rooms.

Wirth said in an e-mail to constituents, “We will outline the budget, capital outlay and discuss other priorities for the upcoming legislative session.  Your input is important.  I hope you can attend.”

NM Voices for Children: Funding in LFC Budget Request for Medicaid, ECE Disappointing

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico Voices for Children, which advocates on behalf of the state’s low-income children, released the following statement regarding the Legislative Finance Committee’s budget request for fiscal year 2017:

“While we’re pleased with the funding increases in the Legislative Finance Committee’s $6.47 billion budget request, we find that it falls short in the areas of health care and early childhood care and learning. While the budget request increases spending in both areas, these vital services will still fall short of meeting the need.

“The LFC budget recommends $78.8 million in new funding for Medicaid, and while this is more than the Governor More >

JourneySantaFe: Stopping the Bullet: Addressing Gun Violence in 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)

January 10, Sunday, 11 am 

 Stopping the Bullet: Addressing Gun Violence in New Mexico as a Public Health Epidemic

With Miranda Viscoli and Jim Webster 

Moderator: Alan Webber 

This program will focus on gun violence in New Mexico as a public health epidemic.

People are using guns to kill, injure and traumatize New Mexico’s children and families, with costly consequences for entire communities. Gun More >

Presentation on neutralizing effects of electromagnetic radiation Jan. 26

Is your Cell Phone Making you Sick? Wi-Fi technology is here to stay.  Learn about patented products that help neutralize the effects of electro-magnetic radiation and simple ways to decrease exposure. Info: Jennifer Downey, RN. 505.780.8283 FREE January 26th 6-7:30 pm La Montañita Co-op Grocery in Community Room 913 West Alameda, Santa Fe

Algae Foundation’s ATEC unit collaborates with Santa Fe Community College to offer new degree program

The Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to develop a college degree in algal biology, technology and  cultivation as well as an aquaculture extension training program. The Algae Foundation has formed the Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC), a partnership between universities, community colleges, national research laboratories, and industry leaders charged with the development of a two-year college degree and the implementation of a comprehensive algal focused curriculum. The Consortium will develop novel educational programs to strengthen More >

Santa Fe Public School Election Update

 

 

Registration closes tomorrow, Jan. 5, for voting in the Feb. Santa Fe Public School District Election.

 

Absentee in person voting will begin on Friday, Jan. 8, at 8 a.m. and continue through Jan. 29, at 5:00 p.m. in the Office of the County Clerk.

 

There will be no absentee voting on Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Holiday.

 

Early Voting begins on Jan. 13, and ends Jan. 29, 6 at the below locations.  Early voting polling places will be open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except the Office of the County Clerk, which is closed on More >

JourneySantaFe: The Meow Wolf Collaborative Art Project

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)

January 3, 2016, Sunday, 11 am 

 

 

The Meow Wolf Collaborative Art Project

with Megan Roniger, Artist/Administrator

Moderator: Ellen Dupuy 

Meow Wolf is an arts production company in Santa Fe, NM that currently employs 65 artists in various forms of media. It  started as an eight-person collaborative pushing small installations in several cities. Their upcoming electronics- and sensory-heavy exhibit, The House of Eternal Return, will feature a Victorian More >

Upstart Crows to perform Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’

Upstart Crows of Santa Fe announces its upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s romance, ‘A Winter’s Tale’—a fitting kick-off to the arrival of the Folger Library’s First Folio of Shakespeare’s works at the New Mexico Museum of Art in February. The tale, which combines tragedy and antic comedy, will be performed by 25 young Santa Feans age 11-17 making up two full casts. The troupe, which began in September, 2014 with three eager young Shakespeareans has grown exponentially over the past year, adding members with each production they’ve done. Twelve-year-old Anna Gunter expressed the actors’€™ enthusiasm this way, “€œI feel like More >

GLOW—Winter Lights Event at Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s GLOW—A Winter Lights Event in the Garden is in its final weekend and will be going out with a bang: To celebrate another year as one of Santa Fe’s unique holiday traditions, GLOW will be free to all children 12 years of age and under on Friday (Jan. 1) and Saturday (Jan. 2) night. This weekend will also feature live music with honky tonk band Half Broke Horses, on Friday night and New Orleans funk band, Pollo Trio, on Saturday.

A fun way to kick off the new year, the event will include an extraordinary display of More >

JourneySantaFe: Poetry Reading with Jane Lipman and Mary McGinnis

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)

December 20, Sunday, 11 am

Poetry Reading with Jane Lipman and Mary McGinnis

Jane Lipman and Mary McGinnis will be reading their poems of relationship—their powerful relationships with nature, with this winter season, and with the people who have crossed their paths.

Read full story >> www.JourneySantaFe.com

JourneySantaFe: 2016 Legislative Preview with House Democratic Leader Brian Egolf

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)

December 13, Sunday, 11 am

A 2016 Legislative Preview with House Democratic Leader Brian Egolf, Democratic Minority Floor Leader in the NM House of Representatives  (representing District 47) Host: Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station Moderator: Alan Webber, Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

The conservative blog New Mexico Watchdog has called Egolf “perhaps the More >

Bruce Berlin book launch Dec. 13

​Don’t Miss the Launch of this Timely & Compelling Book Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America

By Bruce Berlin Book Launch Sunday, December 13 at 3pm Downtown Santa Fe Public Library Community Room 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe

Berlin’s book is an urgent call to all Americans – Left, Right and Center – to focus on a very critical issue: the power huge sums of money has to unjustly influence US elections and public policy in favor of special interests. The book provides a strategy for how we can convert our government into one that serves the true needs and desires of More >

The Nightmare Before Winter Break: Toys for Tots Drive

 

 

Albuquerque, NM- The Co-Op, music venue presents:  The Nightmare Before Winter Break, a Nightmare Before Christmas themed cover show to benefit Toys for Tots. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 19, from 7:00-11:00 pm.

 

Some of Albuquerque’s best local bands are coming together to bring you a spectacular show with all proceeds being donated to Toys for Tots. Come see The Talking Hours as Nirvana, Supreme Verdict as Hatebreed, Crushed!? as Taking Back Sunday, So Say We All as Thrice, and A Prophecy Misread as Paramore.

Cost to attend is $10. It is $5 if you come in costume. Admission is FREE More >

JourneySantaFe: Think Like an Eco-System

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)

December 6, Sunday, 11 am

Think Like an Eco-System With Merle Lefkoff, Center for Emergent Diplomacy Host & Moderator: Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station

Merle Lefkoff, Founder and CEO of Center for Emergent Diplomacy, spent decades as an international mediator in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and Central and Eastern Europe. More >

Game Commission rejects plan to protect state’s most vulnerable wildlife

 

From Southwest Environmental Center: The NM Game Commission voted unanimously at its meeting earlier this month in Roswell to reject a plan that identifies the state’s most vulnerable wildlife species and suggests measures to protect them. Commission members, all of whom were appointed by Governor Martinez, cited objections raised by ranchers and oil companies, and said the plan contained “too many” species and was “regulatory” (which it isn’t). The commission’s action makes New Mexico ineligible for approximately $800,000 in annual federal funding for wildlife conservation. Read more here.