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JourneySantaFe: Sen. Peter Wirth on the 2016 legislative session

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 Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

February 28, Sunday, 11 am

Senator Peter Wirth A Recap of the 2016 Legislative Session – Successes and Failures Host & Moderator: Alan Webber, Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe – 25) is a second term State Senator. He spent four years as a Representative in the State House from 2004 More >

JourneySantaFe: Political blogger Joe Monahan

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 Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

February 21, Sunday, 11 am

A Look At New Mexico Politics With Political Blogger Joe Monahan and Host Alan Webber

In his own words, Joe writes, “I was born in PA and have lived in NM since the early 70’s. I began at the University of New Mexico at KUNM-FM and the Daily Lobo. More >

NMSU fruit tree pruning workshop at Alcalde on March 10


New Mexico State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde will host its annual fruit-tree-pruning workshop from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 10. The center is located at 371 County Road 40 in Alcalde.


“We will have presentations on pruning basics, common training systems and some new development for each species,” said Shengrui Yao, NMSU Extension fruit specialist. “After that, there will be a hands-on session in the field.”

The tree species will include apples, peaches, cherries, apricots, plums and blackberries.

“Home gardeners, small-acreage farmers and commercial fruit growers are all welcome to attend this event,” Yao said. “However, this workshop is More >

Federal Funds Used To Offset Cost of Installing an Alternative Energy Savings System for Santa Rosa, NM Hotel

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, February 17, 2016 –USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner will be in Santa Rosa, New Mexico on Friday, Feb. 19, to participate in the dedication of the latest USDA funded alternative energy project.

Roberta Cordova, the owner of the Super 8 Motel in Santa Rosa, qualified for an $18,067 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant administered by Rural Development’s business program. The money will offset the cost of the construction of the $72,270 renewable energy system.

When the installation of three high efficiency hot water heaters and solar collectors for the hotel is completed, the system will produce More >

NMSU offers Discovery Sustainability Symposium in Las Cruces

Water, soil, Mother Earth and a School of Sustainability will be among the topics discussed at the first Discover Sustainability Symposium, hosted by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Provost at New Mexico State University. Lisa Grayshield, an associate professor in the Counseling & Educational Psychology Department at the NMSU College of Education, is among the speakers scheduled to present at the first Discover Sustainability Symposium Feb. 23 at NMSU.

The symposium will begin with a poster session at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Domenici Hall. Guest speakers will begin taking the stage at 3:30 p.m. in More >

IAIA BFA Creative Writing Event Saturday

Lupercalia: A Poetry Reading Saturday, February 13, 2016 2 – 4 p.m. 2nd Floor MoCNA Project Lab

Please join IAIA faculty and students as they celebrate the month of love with a reading.

Students Vivian Carroll, Veronica Clark, Katherine Deiter, Boderra Joe and Kamella Bird-Romero.

Faculty Jon Davis, Jamie Figueroa, Jennifer Love, Helga Schimkat, James Thomas Stevens and Evelina Zuni Lucero.

This event is free to the public.

Awesome Foundation of 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 March 1, 2016, with the grant to be awarded in early April.

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 six More >

JourneySantaFe: Good Planets Are Hard to Find: Conservation Work of the Santa Fe Garden Club

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

Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

February 7, Sunday, 11 am 



Good Planets Are Hard to Find: Conservation Work of the Santa Fe Garden Club


With Jan Denton, Conservation Chair of the Santa Fe Garden Club

This program is presented by Alicia Johnson of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. 

Moderator: New Mexico Wilderness Attorney Judy Calman





Jan Denton, Conservation Chair of The Santa Fe Garden Club, will address the commitments that the Garden Club has More >

NMSU Cooperative Extension Service aiming to revive master food preserver program

After a 10-year absence, extension agents with New Mexico State University’’s Cooperative Extension Service are reviving a program aimed at helping people become master food preservers.

Cindy Schlenker Davies, county program director with the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service, said the master food preservation program was once a strong program, but it has not been around since 2006. Recently, New Mexico county home economists met in Las Cruces for three days of training, and participants wrapped up their training in Albuquerque.

The program will be offered in Albuquerque Wednesday, Feb. 3; Feb. 10, 18 and 25; and March 2 and 9. The More >

Clarifying Meditative Work – A Fresh Look (Albuquerque)

A workshop for people from any meditation traditions or no tradition at all, as well as for people interested in teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chodron, Toni Packer, Nhat Hanh and Krishnamurti.   We’ll  explore directly what meditative work is and how it sheds light on the concerns of our lives, not theoretically, but from a simple, direct meditative listening..  Sitting and discussion.  Saturday, Feb. 6, 2 to 3:45, and then continue to 5 pm, for those who want to stay, at the Wat Center,145 Madison NE, corner of Madison and Copper, east of Washington in Albuquerque. $2 donation. We More >

City, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence Announce Town Hall

Editor’s Note: Due to inclement weather, event date has changed from tonight, Feb. 1, to Thursday, Feb. 25. 


Santa Fe, NM – The city of Santa Fe and a coalition of service providers and advocates will host a town hall meeting on Feb. 25. The meeting serves as an opportunity for the community to come together and discuss gun violence and prevention in Santa Fe.


A panel of community leaders leading the discussion will include Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, Miranda Viscoli (New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence), the Santa Fe Police Department, District Attorney Jennifer Padgett, Erin Doerwald (Sky Center Santa Fe), Sheila Lewis More >

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


tuesday, Feb. 23

6-7:30 pm

La Montañita Co-op Grocery in Community Room

913 West Alameda, Santa Fe

Renewable Energy Day at the Roundhouse Friday


Renewable Energy Day at the Roundhouse will be Friday, Jan. 29. The event is from 10-3 and the press conference from 1-2 pm.

Lobbying training, provided by the Sierra Club, will be held at 10 am and 2 pm. There will also be a special lobbying training for kids at 2 pm.

Senator Mimi Stewart and Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes, sponsors of the Solar Market Development Tax Credit Extension bill, will be speaking at Friday’s press conference. Senate Bill 13 and House Bill 26 are gathering momentum already. House Bill 26 passed through the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee yesterday and More >

Feb. 5 Stand-Out for Leonard Peltier Release

On Feb. 5,  a day before the 40th anniversary of Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier’s arrest, The Red Nation will hold a stand-out outside the Pete V. Domenici courthouse in Albuquerque.

WHO: The Red Nation, a coalition of indigenous and non-indigenous activists, scholars, educators and community organizers, is organizing the event.

WHAT: Protest of the unjust imprisonment of Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier the day before the 40th anniversary of his arrest

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: In front of the Pete V. Domenici United States Courthouse, 333 Lomas Blvd. NW, Albuquerque NM

WHY: The end of President More >

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.”