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NMSU to host movie screening and conversation on fracking, fossil fuel energy


New Mexico State University’s Chemical and Materials Engineering Department will host “A Civil Conversation on the topic of Fracking and Fossil Fuel Energy in the U.S.A.” Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Corbett Center auditorium in Las Cruces.

The event will include a free movie screening of “FrackNation” at 6 p.m. followed by a special guest debate with New Mexico fracking and environmental experts at 7:30 p.m.

“This conversation is important in the state of New Mexico because of the large presence of the oil and gas industry in the state and surrounding region. Many NMSU grads find employment in the industry,” said David More >

Artisans highlighted at Arts & Cranes, Socorro, NM’s Arts and Crafts Fair, Nov. 20-22




During this year’s Festival of the Cranes at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Socorro will host Arts & Cranes, Socorro’s popular Arts and Crafts Fair. It’s become a favorite event for attendees of the Festival of the Cranes, with visitors from throughout the state and throughout the world.


With a full house of crafters and artisans from throughout New Mexico, there will be plenty of interest to shoppers – from jewelry, fiber arts, pottery, and quilts, to watercolors, hand-made soaps, locally made prickly pear jellies, woodwork, and unique mosaic More >

JourneySantaFe: Eric Griego on Latino Progressives

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) November 15, Sunday, 11 am 


Latino Progressives: Do They Exist And Do They Matter?

With Eric Griego, Former State Senator

Host: Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station

Moderator: Alan Webber, Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate


Latinos are progressive. Several polls and research done over the past few years have confirmed that the majority of Latinos identify as progressive or liberal. In fact, they are more More >

Craig Barnes dies at 79

Statement from the leadership team of We Are People Here!:


Friends, We know many of you who receive our emails were deeply saddened and perhaps surprised to learn that the founder of WeArePeopleHere!, Craig Barnes, died November 4th after a long battle with Lymphoma.  He did not speak of his illness to many because it was very important to him that those whose lives he touched focus on his call to democracy, equality, dignity, and respect for all rather than focus on his illness.

The leadership team of WeArePeopleHere! also grieves his loss, but we are resolved to carry his mission forward More >

Albuquerque Public Banking Symposium Nov. 7

SAVE THE DATE ! SAT, NOV 7 8:30am – 12:30pm

ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC BANKING SYMPOSIUM First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (SW corner of Carlisle and Comanche), in the Sanctuary.


SPEAKERS Jerry Ortiz y Pino, New Mexico State Senator Vern Hagen, Former Albuquerque City Planning Director Sharon Henderson, Prosperity Works Elaine Sullivan, Banking on New Mexico Nichoe Lichen, Public Banking Institute Board Member Curt Johnson of Albuquerque, former South Dakota Investment Council Chair Diane Gibson, Albuquerque City Councilor Angela Merkert, CLNkids Executive Director

REGISTER ONLINE For more information: Sally More >

JourneySantaFe: The Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor With Steve Fischmann, Former State Senator

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)  November 1, Sunday, 11 am 


  Host : Bill Dupuy, former News Director for KSFR Radio Station

Moderator: Alan Webber, Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate




Steve will discuss how public policy paves the way for efficient looting of assets from lower middle class and impoverished families and tries to remedy the problem with inefficient government assistance programs. Government assists the needy with welfare in the light More >

November 4th Green Lunch: Upper Santa Fe Watershed

What IS going on upstream where we get 40% of our water?

Join us withEileen Everett, Education Director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association

In 1998, Santa Fe National Forest issued an open invitation to the Santa Fe community to learn about the challenges of managing the municipal watershed, from which the City of Santa Fe obtains about 40% of its drinking water supply.  The Santa Fe Watershed Association responded to the Forest Service invitation, and wound up involved in a partnership that oversaw development of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a fuel reduction project in the municipal watershed. A federal More >

NM Delegation Announces $15 Million to Upgrade Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Route

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $15,210,143 for the Southwest Chief Route Advancement and Improvement Project to continue essential upgrades to Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line. The Southwest Chief runs from Chicago to Los Angeles and stops in several New Mexico communities, including Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy, Albuquerque and Gallup. Without funding for these essential repairs, the Southwest Chief could have been rerouted or abandoned entirely — a major economic loss to rural communities that More >

A Sneak Preview of Think New Mexico’s New Policy Initiative

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)

October 25, Sunday, 11 am 


A Sneak Preview of THINK NEW MEXICO’s New Policy Initiative: 

How a Little-Known 1977 Law Continues to Have a Big Impact on New Mexicans

With Fred Nathan, Executive Director of Think New Mexico 

Host & Moderator: Bill Dupuy, the former news director for KSFR Radio Station 

Think New Mexico, founded by Fred Nathan, is a results-oriented think tank whose mission is More >

JourneySantaFe: Courtney White—2% Solutions for the Planet

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)

Courtney White: 2% Solutions for the Planet Talk and Book Signing with local author, Courtney White, the former Executive Director of Quivira Coalition Host & Moderator: Xubi Wilson, Co-Host of KSFR’s “Living On the Edge”

It’s easy to feel small in the face of big planetary problems. As individuals, we can’t prevent deforestation, stop sea-level More >

RGS Invites the Community to its Admissions Open House, Thursday, November 5, 8:30AM

October 12, 2015–Río Grande School, an independent school serving students ages 3 to grade 6, invites families to its Admission Open House, Thursday, Nov 5, 715 Camino Cabra, Santa Fe. This year’s Open House begins promptly at 8:30 AM, and features a brief welcome from Head of School Nigel Taplin, a music and drama performance delivered by the 2nd grade, speeches from two 6th graders, and a tour of the campus with current parents to engage with educators and students.

Head of School Nigel Taplin says, “I look forward to this day each year as I love to share how Rio More >

Santa Fe Boasts Nation’s Largest & Oldest Recycled Art Market



2015 Santa Fe Recycling Festival

Friday, November 20 – 5 PM to 9 PM

Saturday, November 21 – 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, November 22 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

201 W. Marcy Street (Downtown Santa Fe)


The country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials. This exciting weekend-long event is celebrating its 17th year in 2015 and kicks off next month with Friday night’s famous Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, then continues with an inspiring art market, adult and student juried art exhibits, and make More >

Picuris Pueblo Dedicates First Tribal Net Zero Energy Fire Station

Picuris Pueblo will dedicate the first fully solar-powered fire station in New Mexico Indian Country on October 14, 2015. The Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) fire station features a 2,640 square foot space with an additional 683 square feet storage loft space. The solar panels and equipment supply the green electricity and radiant heat for the Pueblo’s fire engine, power equipment, and fire team offices.


The dedication will take place from 10am to 2pm at Picuris Pueblo and also include dedication of a new gymnasium, presentations on various economic development initiatives including plans to develop a $3M dollar travel center, a More >

Somos Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Event Series with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of ‘Enrique’s Journey,’ Sonia Nazario

SANTA FE, NM- On Thursday, Somos Un Pueblo Unido will be kicking off a series of events celebrating its 20 years of organizing for worker and civil rights in New Mexico. Pulitzer Prize- winning author of the best selling book Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazario will be speaking at the New Mexico History Museum.

Nazario is an award-winning author and journalist whose work focuses on issues of immigration and human rights. Her book, Enrique’s Journey, follows a Honduran teenager on an odyssey that takes him far away from his home country in search of his mother, and a better life in the More >

Albuquerque City Council votes 6-3 to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – In a 6-3 vote Wednesday, the Albuquerque City Council passed a resolution declaring the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, a day nationally recognized as “Columbus Day,” following the lead of other cities that have made this change.

City Council President Rey Garduño, with guidance and input from The Red Nation and the October 12 Coalition, wrote, sponsored, and proposed the initiative. Six councilors endorsed and three refused to sign the proclamation. Those who endorsed included Garduño, Ken Sanchez, Klarissa Peña, Isaac Benton, Brad Winter and Diane Gibson. Those against were Dan Lewis, More >

Charity Event Seeks Volunteers for Dental Clinic


Opportunity for Free Dental Care Expected to Draw Thousands to Santa Fe in April 2016


The New Mexico Mission of Mercy (NM MOM) in Santa Fe is looking for more than a thousand volunteers to help staff New Mexico’s largest charity event April 8-9, 2016. The Santa Fe Convention Center will be converted into a dental clinic treating thousands who seek free, first-come-first-serve basic care.


Interested individuals or organizations should visit to register now. Volunteer duties include: hospitality/food, parking/security, patient greeter, entertainment, registration, data entry, patient escorts, runners, translators, volunteer check-in, massage therapists, set-up/tear down and willing hands.


The goal for this year’s More >

¡EmiArte Flamenco! Oct. 16

Friday October 16 at 8pm…Skylight Santa Fe presents EmiArteFlamenco! Featuring Vicente Griego and La Emi. Skylight—139 W. San Francisco St. Doors open at 7 pm. Dinner reservations available.505.982.0775. Special appearance by Maria Benitez Institute for Spanish Arts Students. Get tickets at $15 general admission. $20 at door.

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Legislators join APV and SWEC in calling for a ban on killing contests

Next coyote killing-contest to be held Oct. 9-11, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Animal Protection Voters (APV) and Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) have renewed calls for a statewide ban on the cruel and dangerous practice of animal-killing contests. Contests began last month and will continue throughout the fall of 2015 and into winter of 2016. The next killing contest, which promotes and rewards indiscriminate killing of native wildlife, is set for the weekend of October 9, 2015 . Hundreds of lives are on the line if these mass killings are allowed to continue. Sen. Moores and Rep. Steinborn have joined APV More >

October 15 talk on health effects of exposure to electronics

Katie Singer, author, most recently, of An Electronic Silent Spring, will speak about how exposure to common electronics such as cell phones, Wi-Fi, metal detectors, hybrid and electric cars, transmitting utility meters, electro-cautery surgical tools, wireless chargers and much more can cause electronic interference with medical implants such as deep brain stimulators (for Parkinson’s), cardiac pacemakers and insulin pumps. Exposure to these common devices can reprogram or shut off an implant. What can people with implants do? Getting informed is the first step!

The talk will be held October 15, Thursday, 1:30 pm, at the Santa Fe Parkinson’s Group, Christus St. More >

New Mexico Recycling Coalition Awarded USDA Solid Waste Management Grant to Assist Eligible Tribes

Santa Fe, NM – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program awarded $40,000 to the New Mexico Recycling Coalition (NMRC) as part of the Solid Waste Management grant program. The “Tribal Recycling Program Assistance and Training” project will launch a one-year grant program in October 2015 to provide technical assistance and trainings to 20 eligible New Mexico tribes.

New Mexico Rural Development Director Terry Brunner said,  “The Rural Utilities Solid Waste Management program is designed to support rural communities with populations of 10,000 or fewer. We are pleased to support the NM Recycling Coalition as it endeavors to support More >