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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 >

Bike Swap Starts the Bike Season Rolling

 

 

Santa Fe’s bicycling season traditionally kicks off this weekend with the Bike Santa Fe annual Bike Swap.

Riders from Santa Fe and Albuquerque will be wheeling over to St Michaels Village this Saturday, April 1st from 10- 1pm to find some of the best deals of the year on used bikes, gear and clothing for cyclists of all ages and ability levels.

Vendors include many top local bike stores offering a wide range of marked-down products to be cleared out before the new season.

But anyone with old bike gear that has been outgrown, or is just cluttering up a shed or garage More >

Journey Santa Fe: Senator Bill O’Neill on the 2017 60-day 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

March 26, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore &  Iconik Coffeehouse

On the Roundhouse Whirlwind and the Resulting Debris: What 60 Days of Legislative Labor Produced With Senator Bill O’Neil Journey Host: Alan Webber

Senator Bill O’Neil will be speaking Sunday on behalf of More >

Journey Santa Fe: Alan Webber on A Better Future For New Mexico

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).

March 12, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore &  Iconik Coffeehouse

How Can We Create A Better Future For New Mexico And For All New Mexicans? – A Look At The Political Principles We Can Embrace To Get New Mexico Moving In The More >

Journey Santa Fe: Community Response to the Impacts of Chaco Canyon-area Fracking

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).

March 5 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore & Iconik Coffeehouse

A Conversation with DANIEL TSO: Community Response to the Impacts of Fracking within the Greater Chaco area Host: Attorney Denise Fort

Daniel Tso is an independent community activist who is working on fracking issues 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 March 31, 2017, with the grant to be awarded in late May.

 

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 ten More >

State Auditor Reveals High-Level Theft at Northern New Mexico College

Estimated $200,000 in funds missing in ongoing investigation of senior executive SANTA FE, NM – Today, State Auditor Tim Keller confirmed the theft of an estimated $200,000 in funds at Northern New Mexico College. Auditors began looking into the matter after financial discrepancies were found. A high-level employee in the business office resigned in connection to the missing money. Along with stolen cash, checks were not deposited that deprived the college of additional funds. “These were hundreds of thousands of dollars that should have been serving students and faculty, not the personal benefit of an employee,” stated State Auditor Tim Keller. More >

Santa Fe Indian Center Hosts “Moral Monday” March 6th, 12pm-2pm at New Mexico State Capitol

The Santa Fe Indian Center in conjunction with Moral Monday New Mexico will be hosting a social justice movement event on March 6th, 2017 from 12pm-2pm at the State Capitol building. We encourage everyone Native and non-Native to come show your support and hear about important topics we are facing in our Native communities. A number of guest speakers are scheduled to address the latest updates on Native education, health, voting, repatriation, and many other subjects.

Brian Vallo of Acoma Pueblo, Director of the Indian Arts Research Center for the School of Advanced Research, will speak about the STOP Act (Safeguard More >

Journey Santa Fe: A Conversation with JULIANNA KOOB of PLANNED PARENTHOOD

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).

February 26, 2017 – Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore &  Iconik Coffeehouse

A Conversation with JULIANNA KOOB of PLANNED PARENTHOOD: How it has been impacted because of the change in administrations, and what plans they have laid out to keep their organization going Journey More >

Nearly 2,000 Applied Anthropologists Expected To Attend Meeting in Santa Fe

 

On March 28, dozens of anthropologists and other applied social scientists join local experts to host a series of sessions focused on our region’s diverse heritage, its complex and challenging present and its future as a world destination. Sponsored by the Society for Applied Anthropology, this one-day event, which is free to the public, marks the first day of its annual conference, March 28-April 1, 2017.

Dr. Nancy Owen Lewis of Santa Fe and a scholar in residence at the School for Advanced Research, has been appointed program chair of the 77th annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Recognizing More >

Santa Fe Indian Center Opens Doors

The Santa Fe Indian Center (SFIC) has opened its new office at 1420 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe and has appointed Caren Gala to serve as the new acting director. The SFIC was able to open a physical location due to donors from the Sufi Service Center, the Native American Advised Endowment Fund of the SFCF and other major donors. The office, located in the Center for Progress and Justice, is now open Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will serve the urban Native American community of Santa Fe.

Gala, a member of Nambe Pueblo, is the former More >

Rescue therapy dogs and animal advocates assemble in Santa Fe for Animal Protection Lobby Day and Press Conference

Santa Fe, N.M. –  Animal Protection Voters (APV) will host Animal Protection Lobby Day on Wednesday, Feb. 22, joined by a troupe of registered therapy dogs offering cuddles and photo opportunities for lawmakers, Roundhouse staff, and lobbyists alike.

Over 150 animal advocates are expected to take part in Animal Lobby Day, calling for the passage of legislation to help animals and people including: cracking down on horrific animal cruelty and neglect; securing much-needed funding for low-income spay/neuter services; and banning senseless coyote killing contests.

APV will hold a 2:30 pm press conference in the Roundhouse Rotunda featuring legislators and advocates from all More >

MASTER GARDENERS OFFER PRUNING WORKSHOP

Sandoval County Master Gardeners will offer a “Pruning Your Garden” workshop March 11 from 1 to 5 pm at the Sabana Grande Recreation Center, 4110 Sabana Grande Blvd., Río Rancho.   Judy Jacobs, Lifetime Sandoval County Master Gardener and Elizabeth Gardner, Sandoval County Master Gardener and Certified Arborist will help the home gardener learn how and when to prune home garden plants and trees.  Learn to prune fruit trees and small fruits, conifers, roses, shrubs, and perennials.

“The importance of proper pruning is critical to the health of woody plants and trees,” said Sandoval County Agriculture/Horticulture Agent Lynda Garvin.

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