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“Paint to Hike”: National Public Lands Day Service Project and Back-country Adventure

 

 

Pecos, NM: Pecos National Historical Park will celebrate the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day by hosting a special free event, “Paint to Hike” on Saturday, Sept. 30. Join us in giving back to Pecos by volunteering your time to paint fence posts.  In return, receive an afternoon of exploration into the seldom-seen back-country of Pecos National Historical Park and a coupon for fee-free entrance into one Federal public lands unit that charges an entrance fee. This opportunity is limited to 50 people and reservations are required.

 

“Paint to Hike” will begin Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8:30 am with volunteer registration and More >

Journey Santa Fe: A Conversation with Tony Anella, Past Co-Chair of the Aldo Leopold Centennial, and Founder of the Leopold Writing Program

Journey Santa Fe sponsors Sunday morning gatherings 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).

 

September 10, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am

A Conversation with Tony Anella, Past Co-Chair of the Aldo Leopold Centennial, and Founder of the Leopold Writing Program Journey Hosts: James Burbank, Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

 

TONY ANELLA, past co-chair of the Aldo Leopold Centennial and founder of More >

Enforcing the Broken Border: Two Attorneys General in Conversation

 

Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations at 6:00 pm on Monday, Sept. 18 at La Posada, 330 E. Palace Ave., for an intimate conversation between two former attorneys general, describing their work in enforcing the border against the Mexican drug cartels. Terry Goddard (Ariz.) will talk about his work in, among other things, stopping the flow of laundered drug money into the U.S.; Gary King (N.M.) will discuss his work in training Mexican prosecutors to litigate the cartels.

While the news is dominated by federal responses to the U.S.-Mexico border–with heated discussion just now around a possible border wall–it More >

Sixth Annual Reaching for the Stars Reception Sept. 23

 

 

Join us for our Sixth Annual Reception Reaching for the Stars that supports our “Local Teen’s Dreams to Careers Program.” Come dance to the music of the Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band at Stieren Hall at at our own Santa Fe Opera, Sept. 23. We are very proud of our auction treasures from renowned artists, retail stores, and adventurous experiences.

The Rising Stars process is designed to help today’s youth develop their personal leadership skills and begin to set goals and directions for their lives beginning at an earlier age. Leadership is essential in enabling teens to develop character, confidence, More >

Journey Santa Fe: Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Santa Fe Chapter

Journey Santa Fe sponsors Sunday morning gatherings 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).

 

September 3, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am

Ken Baumann and Cathy Garcia, co-chairs of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Santa Fe Chapter, On the Fastest-Growing Socialist Organization in the Country Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Depuy

How can we focus political and social action on More >

ABQ Center for Peace and Justice schedules Peace Day Forum and Block Party

A number of groups, including the Albuquerque Center4 for Peace and Justice, have scheduled a Peace Day Forum on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30pm to 8pm (includes Frito Pie) and the Peace Day Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 3pm to 7pm (includes live music, poetry, dance, food trucks, face painting, drumming, social justice info tables). For more information call 505.268.9557. Sponsored by: Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, United Nations Association Albuquerque Chapter, UNM Peace Studies Program, Power Through Peace, Campaign Nonviolence NM, and NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice.

Journey Santa Fe: Author Phil Connors On Fire Season—Field Notes From A Wilderness Look-Out

Journey Santa Fe sponsors Sunday morning gatherings 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).

 

 

August 20, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am

Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

 

Author Phil Connors On Fire Season—Field Notes From A Wilderness Look-Out

With The NM Wilderness Alliance

Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & James Burbank

 

 

“In the tradition of Desert Solitaire and Shop Class as Soulcraft, a remarkable debut More >

Indigenous Resurgence lecture Aug. 17

“Resurgence” Free lecture, Thursday, August 17th 7:30pm-9:00pm at MIAC

Indigenous Peoples, Settlers and Decolonization. Indigenous Resurgence is a movement of Indigenous people to remake ourselves, as people and as nations, guided by ancient knowledge and organic principles from within our cultures. It is a regeneration of our identities, our cultures and ourselves in terms of the way we relate to the earth, each other and ourselves.

 

Join us for an evening with Taiaiake Alfred, Ph.D. from the Kahnawáke Nation in Canada. Taiaiake is an internationally recognized Kanien’kehaka professor at the University of Victoria.

When: Thursday, August 17th Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm Where: Museum of Indian More >

Journey Santa Fe: Renee Athay on Taking Political Action with Indivisible Santa Fe

Journey Santa Fe sponsors Sunday morning gatherings 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).

 

August 13, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am At Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

Renee Athay: Taking Political Action with Indivisible Santa Fe Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

 

Activist Renee Athay identifies issues where people can engage democracy by making an enhanced impact as a More >

Statewide conference on climate solutions slated for late October

Citizens’ Climate Education – NM (CCE-NM) is hosting a statewide conference: Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions. Live presentations will be skyped among conference locations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Taos. CCE-NM is an educational arm of the national organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). This weekend of events includes:

 Thursday, Oct.  26: A screening and discussion of “Tomorrow.” This film offers communities from around the world local solutions that have global effects, and it gives encouragement to change the way we live for the sake of our planet.

 Saturday, Oct. 28: A day-long symposium of speakers More >

Journey Santa Fe: Senator Bill O’Neill: On Poetry and Politics

Journey Santa Fe sponsors Sunday morning gatherings 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).

August 6, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

Senator Bill O’Neill: On Poetry and Politics With Red Mountain Press Editor/Publisher Susan Gardner on The Freedom of the Ignored, the Author’s Debut Poetry Book. Journey Hosts: James Burbank, Alan Webber & Bill More >

Journey Santa Fe: Mariel Nanasi, New Energy Economy

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).

 

July 23, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

Addressing Climate Change with Bold Solutions. With Mariel Nanasi, Executive Director & President of New Energy Economy Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

 

New Energy Economy is the only opposition party to More >

Riding your bike to the Folk Art Market

 

The fastest and easiest way to get to the Folk Art Market is via bicycle. Bike Santa Fe will be providing valet bike parking for volunteers and attendees. We will be located on Camino Lejo just south of the main entrance. Cyclists should come into the Market from the south side of Camino Lejo, as the north side will be reserved for busses. From the downtown area, we recommend taking Don Gaspar to San Mateo, then left on San Mateo, which becomes Camino Lejo and will take the rider to the Bike Valet. From the RailRunner, take Alta Vista east More >

Group: Senate Republican Health Bill Would Harm New Mexico’s Tribal Communities

Report shows a 232 percent increase in Native uninsurance under Senate bill

ALBUQUERQUE—By slashing Medicaid and making marketplace coverage unaffordable, the U.S. Senate Republican health bill would have devastating consequences for New Mexico’s American Indians. The uninsured rate among Native Americans in New Mexico would jump an estimated 232 percent under the bill, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

“The Senate Republican health bill would be devastating to Native American people living in New Mexico,” said James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children. “Our tribal communities are the cultural backbone More >

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 >