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NMSU to host fruit tree grafting workshop at Alcalde on July 25

ALCALDE – Grafting is very useful in fruit tree production for both commercial growers and home gardeners.

It is a technique used to propagate a tree’s unique cultivars, to have multiple cultivars in the same tree to keep heirloom cultivars alive, or to introduce pollinizer varieties to a solitary tree.

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is hosting a grafting/budding workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

“There are many reasons to graft,” said Shengrui Yao, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist. “Grafting can be used to save More >

Senior Olympics State Games Free to Spectators

New Mexico Senior Olympic,s in conjunction with City of Albuquerque ,presents the 39th Annual Senior Olympics State Summer Games on July 19-23 for 1100 active 50-plus adults competing in 27 individual sports. The last year Albuquerque hosted the Senior Olympics State Summer Games was in 2006. Spectators are encouraged to come out and watch our active aging in action.

Athletes represent 25-plus counties in New Mexico including 14-plus pueblos and tribes plus 31 out-of-state competitors. Many athletes are event record holders and gold medalist coming to defend their title. Out-of-state athletes competing in New Mexico for the first year in the More >

SFCC Hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics

 

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through August 4, on campus at 6401 Richards Ave. This comprehensive five-day course is a first of its kind, a combination Spirulina and Aquaponics course. Students will get four days of hands-on Artisan spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method, an introduction to aquaponics as well as discussions that will provide students with real life experience in what it takes to build and maintain a facility.

 

Registration is underway. The $1,600 fee includes training and materials More >

State Land Commissioner Seeks to Protect Ogallala Aquifer from Depletion

 

Effective July 1, 2017, the State Land Office, without first reviewing hydrologic information, will not approve new, or renew, land access to drill water wells on State Trust Lands that involve the use of fresh water from the Ogallala aquifer for oil and gas production and related activities.

The announcement follows Commissioner Aubrey Dunn’s adoption of a policy in January of this year seeking to protect fresh water under State Trust Lands.

In June of 2016,  Dunn was sued on account of his efforts to require existing easement holders to drill their wells into deeper, non-potable sources where the water is to More >

2017 ScienceFest Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Los Alamos Ranch School

 

 

Los Alamos, NM – The highly anticipated annual event, Los Alamos ScienceFest returns this year from July 13–16 and features events packed full of science, adventure, learning, and fun. This year’s theme celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Los Alamos Ranch School and features special events that allow participants to step back into the past and experience the fun of old-fashioned Ranch School days and summer camps, as well as informative tours and events for the entire family.

 

The Los Alamos Ranch School started in 1917 as a boys’ school that combined academic studies and physical curriculum, and later went on More >

Awesome Foundation 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 August 4, 2017, with the grant to be awarded in September.

 

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.

 

The grant application is open to individuals and groups More >

Journey Santa Fe: Why Local Media Matters, With Julia Ann Grimm, Editor and Publisher of the Santa Fe Reporter

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

June 25, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

Why Local Media Matters, With Julia Ann Grimm, Editor and Publisher of the Santa Fe Reporter Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Whether it’s digging in to the details of city budget proposals, More >

Journey Santa Fe: The No-Food Shaming Bill, With Jennifer Ramo

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

June 4, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am AT Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

The No-Food Shaming Bill, With Jennifer Ramo, Executive Director of the Anti-Hunger Group, New Mexico Appleseed Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Jennifer Ramo worked with Senator Michael Padilla to write state More >

City Calls for Members for Public Banking Task Force

Public-led group will forge path forward for public banking in Santa Fe – Apply by June 9th

The City of Santa Fe is calling for members of the public interested in serving on the inaugural Public Banking Task Force to submit a resume and a letter of interest that briefly addresses their reasons for applying and their expertise in one of the required areas, detailed below.

The Public Banking Task Force is charged with determining the “procedures, timelines and requirements that would be necessary to establish a chartered public bank and to make recommendations to the governing body in preparation for the More >

Journey Santa Fe: A Brief History of Acequias in Santa Fe, With Phil Bové

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

May 28, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic  Coffeehouse

The Santa Fe Watershed Association & JourneySantaFe present: A Brief History of Acequias in Santa Fe, With Phil Bové Hosts: Andy Otto, Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Phillip Bové has been a commissioner More >

Journey Santa Fe Water Series: A Brief History of Acequias in Santa Fe, With Phil Bové

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

May 28, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

The Santa Fe Watershed Association & JourneySantaFe present: A Brief History of Acequias in Santa Fe, With Phil Bové Hosts: Andy Otto, Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Phillip Bové has been a Commissioner More >

Journey Santa Fe Water Series: OUR WATER, With Claudia Borchert, Santa Fe County’s Sustainability Manager

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

May 21, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik  Coffeehouse

The Santa Fe Watershed Association & JourneySantaFe present: OUR WATER, With Claudia Borchert, Santa Fe County’s Sustainability Manager Journey Hosts:  Andy Otto, Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

The Santa Fe Watershed Association, in More >

Journey Santa Fe: An Exploration of Solutions to the Colorado River Basin’s Water Problems, with John Fleck

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

May 14, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

Water is for Fighting Over & Other Myths About Water in the West: An Exploration of Solutions to the Colorado River Basin’s Water Problems, with John Fleck Hosts: Andy Otto, Alan Webber More >

Taos County’s first ever Guns to Gardens Gun Buyback

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Saturday, May 20th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Taos Sheriff Department, 599 Lovato Pl. Taos, New Mexico 57571

Taos, NM: Join New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) and the Taos Sheriff’s Department.

Following a successful fundraising effort by NMPGV, May 20th will mark the third statewide gun buyback to safely get unwanted working guns out of homes and off the streets. Over the coming year, RAWtools, in partnership with Santa Fe Community College welding and sculpture students, will forge unwanted, dismantled guns into garden tools and public art projects and installations. Watch RAWtools at work here: http://rawtools.org/swords-to-plows/.

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Journey Santa Fe: A Conversation with Dr. Veronica García , Superintendent, Santa Fe Public Schools

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

April 30, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

A Conversation with Dr. Veronica García , Superintendent, Santa Fe Public Schools Journey Host: Alan Webber

Veronica García has pushed for a comprehensive approach to educational reform by advocating for increased funding for programs More >

Hundreds to Participate in May Day Marches and Rallies Across New Mexico on Monday

SANTA FE, NM–On Monday, May 1, International Workers Day, hundreds of immigrants and allies will participate in marches and rallies across New Mexico as part of a national day of action, according to Somos un Pueblo Unido, an immigrant-led activist group.

The Trump administration continues to use its power to ramp up deportations of immigrant workers, families and youth. In addition to tearing families apart, these actions could devastate local economies, especially in New Mexico’s rural communities. Immigrant workers throughout the state are rising up to defend their families and remind lawmakers how vital they are to key industries and local More >

Trump executive order imperils several New Mexico National Monuments

As expected, President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday instructing the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments protected in the last 21 years.

This could impact Organ Mountains and Rio Grande del Norte National Monuments, established in 2014 and 2013 respectively. Both national monuments are important economic drivers for the local community, providing tourism and jobs. What’s more, national monuments and other protected public lands provide gateway communities with a competitive edge in attracting employees and businesses. The order could ultimately upend protections for millions of acres of public lands across the country.

It appears the executive order More >

Journey Santa Fe: No program Easter Sunday

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

No Program on April 16, 2017 Collected Works Bookstore is closed for Easter Sunday

April 23, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic  Coffeehouse

The Year of the Library, Celebrating Santa Fe’s Successes and Planning for the Future. With Libraries Director PAT HODAPP More >

Journey Santa Fe: Today’s Challenges On Immigration and Sanctuary Cities

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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

April 9, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore &  Iconik Coffeehouse

Today’s Challenges On Immigration and Sanctuary Cities, With Somos Un Pueblo Unido Executive Director MARCELA DIAZ Journey Host: Alan Webber

Solos Un Pueblo Unido is a community-based, immigrant led organization for worker and racial More >

Legislators Call for ‘Balanced Plan’ for Protecting Otero Mesa

Letter to BLM Director Signed by 29 Representatives & Senators

In the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session, 29 legislators, including the chair of the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the chair of the Senate Conservation Committee, signed a letter to Bureau of Land Management state director Amy Lueders calling for a “balanced plan” for protecting Otero Mesa as part of the Tri-County Resource Management Plan.

“This letter shows that New Mexicans—from the Tri-County Area and all around the state—care about Otero Mesa and want to see this naturally and culturally significant landscape protected,” said Sen. William Soules, D-Doña More >