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Protect the Chaco area from the Piñón Pipeline!

From the Sierra Club:

A new pipeline that would quadruple oil production in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin threatens internationally recognized Chaco Cultural area and the Lybrook Badlands.

Denver-based SaddleButte LLC has applied to the Bureau of Land Management for a permit to build the 130-mile Piñón Oil Pipeline, which would cut between Chaco National Historical Park and outlier Pueblo Pintado from Lybrook down to I-40.

The pipeline would permanently cut through federal, state, Navajo, and private lands, opening the floodgates to thousands of new oil wells, millions of gallons of contaminated groundwater, damaged archeological and cultural sites and further climate disruption.

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Journey Santa Fe: Alan Webber on ‘Right to Work’ Legislation

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 18, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Alan Webber Discusses the So-Called Right to Work Legislation, Why It Matters, and an Alternative Agenda for NM’s Economic Future

Moderator: former KSFR News Director Bill Dupuy

Journey Santa Fe: Andy Otto on SF Watershed Association Activities

January 11, Sunday, 11 am 

@Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe

 

Andy Otto, executive director of Santa Fe Watershed Association,  Brings Everyone up to Date on the Association’s Activities

Moderator: Steve Harris, Executive Director of the Río Grande Foundation

 

Otto will provide a summary and explanation of the educational and outreach components of the Santa Fe River upper watershed as initially required in the management agreement of 2009.

 

Established in 1999, the mission of the Santa Fe Watershed Association is to protect and restore the health and vibrancy of the Santa Fe River and its watershed for the benefit of people and the environment.  This More >

Institute of American Indian Arts Expands Key Programs

New Funding Helps to Further School’s Mission

SANTA FE, N.M – January 7, 2015 – The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has announced plans to expand its Master Artist-in-Residence program, its Student Internship program, and introduce a Sculpture and Foundry Residence program.  The expansion of these programs will bring additional educational knowledge from artists and Tribal communities to IAIA students, thereby supporting them academically — and in their careers.

In keeping with its mission to “to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning and outreach”, IAIA works to prepare its students for success and More >

Trujillo, Wirth schedule Town Hall

Rep. Carl Trujillo and Sen. Peter Wirth are hosting a legislative town hall this Thursday, Jan. 8 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Tesuque Elementary School, 1555 Bishops Lodge Road.

Trujillo and Wirth have worked together on a number of issues.  In 2013, they sponsored an extension of the Sustainable Building Tax Credit, a law that encourages increased energy efficiency and creates jobs.  They are planning several pieces of legislation for 2015.

Voter input and ideas are critical heading into the legislative session.  The two say they hope many can attend this meeting.

NukeWatch ED Jay Coghlan on KVSF Friday

NukeWatch executive director Jay Coghlan will appear on the Julia Goldberg Show (KVSF 101.5 FM) beginning at roughly 11:30 AM MST on Friday, Jan. 9.

Jay will talk about LANL and WIPP, the Marshall Islands Lawsuit, and the so-called “Second Nuclear Age” and the dangerous folly of  across-the-board nuclear modernizations planned by the Obama administration.

Podcast and livestream links at: SantaFe.com/KVSF/Julia Goldberg

Journey Santa Fe: NM Environmental Law Center on Environmental Issues

January 4, 2015, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM) A Plateful of Environmental Issues Face New Mexico in 2015. With Doug Miekeljohn, Executive Director of NM Environmental Law Center Moderator: former KSFR News Director Bill Dupuy

The mission of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center is to protect New Mexico’s natural environment and achieve environmental justice for New Mexico’s communities through legal representation, policy advocacy and public education.

The Law Center’s effective legal advocacy and representation on environmental and environmental justice issues will protect New Mexico’s communities and cultures, and ensure clean air, land and More >

Journey Santa Fe: The creation of SF public power utility

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)

December 28, Sunday, 11 am 

@Collected Works Bookstore

 

Huge People Power Victory!

– The Creation of the Santa Fe Public Power Utility

With Mariel Namasi, Executive Director of New Energy Economy

Moderator: Moderator: Bill DuPuys, Former Award-Winning KSFR News Director

  

 

Mariel Nanasi

is the executive director and president of New Energy Economy. A civil rights and criminal defense attorney, she is licensed to practice in both More >

Recycle your Christmas Tree and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in 2015

 

 

 

SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe, will be accepting Christmas trees for mulching free of charge starting on December 26, 2014 and continuing until January 26, 2015, all residents in the City of Santa Fe can drop off their un-flocked and de-ornamented tree at the following locations:

 

Where:

Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT)

2600 Buckman Road

 

Newman’s Nursery

7501 Cerrillos Road

 

Payne’s Nurseries:

304 Camino Alire

715 St. Michael’s Drive

 

Franklin Miles Park

Camino Carlos Rey and Siringo Road

 

When: December 26, 2014 to January 26, 2015

 

Please be sure that all ornaments, tinsel and lights are removed from the tree. Flocked trees (trees sprayed with artificial snow) More >

Ban Sought on New Mexico’s Wildlife-killing Contests

 

New National Data Rank State Highest in the Number of Cruel Killing Contests

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Ten conservation groups today called for a ban on wildlife-killing contests in New Mexico after a new national ranking gave the state the dubious honor of holding the highest number of cruel killing contests each year. The killing contests target coyotes, bobcats, foxes, prairie dogs and other animals. The groups are calling on the Governor and state legislature to ban these biologically unsound contests.

 

At least 17 wildlife killing contests were held in New Mexico between August 2013 and July 2014, according to data provided More >

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk at the Chavez Center

 

 

Santa Fe, NM – The city of Santa Fe Outdoor Recreation Section and the Labyrinth Resource Group are proud to host the second annual indoor guided meditative labyrinth walk honoring The Winter Solstice with the theme “Celebrating the Light of Lights: Walking the Labyrinth in Quiet Joy and Harmony.”

 

Enjoy soothing music of crystal healing bowls; Tibetan singing bowls and other ancient instruments performed live by intuitive musician, Rick Bastine.

 

This free event is on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk begins at 2:15 p.m. following an opening ceremony. The whole family is welcome.

 

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Journey Santa Fe: Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino on health care, marijuana laws and more

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)

December 14, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino brings us up to date on the latest news in Health Care, Marijuana laws, Education, Job Growth, and more. Moderator: Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Alan Webber

Senator Pino will be speaking about the upcoming legislative session and what he views as the most More >

Bushee to present resolution on energy collaboration

Santa Fe, NM – On Wednesday, Councilor Bushee along with her co-sponsors, will present a resolution outing collaborative course for the City’s energy future.

WHAT:

Councilor Bushee forming partnerships to strengthen Santa Fe’s energy future while respecting the need to minimize Santa Fe’s environmental impact.

WHERE:

Santa Fe – City Hall Chambers, 200 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Buckman Diversion Wins 2014 NAIOP Award of Merit

Santa Fe, NM – Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) received a nomination and a 2014 Award of Merit from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), New Mexico Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association for its newest solar array at BDD’s Booster Station 2A. NAIOP honored the top New Mexico real estate projects at its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon.

Recognized in the Civic/Public project for the solar build by Bradbury-Stamm Construction and Positive Energy Solar, this 4,608 solar panel array increases the BDD’s energy by another 1.5 MW for a total of 2.5 MW and 41% total More >

Journey Santa Fe: Norm Gaume on The Controversial Gila River Diversion Project

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)

December 7, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Norm Gaume on The Controversial Gila River Diversion Project Moderator: Steve Harris, Executive Director of The Río Grade Foundation

A proposal to divert water from the Gila River in southwest New Mexico underestimates the cost and overestimates the water available, the former head of the New Mexico state More >

Watchdog Urges Increasing DOE Accountability in Wake of Fines

Santa Fe, NM – Today the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) declared multiple violations at both the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). NMED plans to fine WIPP $17.7 million and LANL $36.6 million due to major procedural problems related to the handling of radioactive transuranic (TRU) wastes that contributed to two significant incidents at WIPP earlier this year.

In addition to “failure to adequately characterize waste” and other violations, LANL was cited for the processing of nitrate-bearing wastes and adding neutralizing agents to that waste stream. LANL treated this procedure as if it was outside More >

Coal Ash Stories screening Dec. 11

Please join us for a free screening of Coal Ash Stories, a compilation of four short documentary films focused on coal ash, public health concerns, and policy with a presentation on PNM’s controversial replacement power plan and New Mexico’s energy future to follow.

December 11, 2014 7PM

Center for Contemporary Arts

1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

Hosted by: New Energy Economy, 350.org NM, Wild Earth Guardians, Earth Care

BACKGROUND: This February 2014 coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s site in Eden, NC released nearly 39,000 tons of toxic-laden coal ash into North Carolina’s Dan River. Ulla Reeves, More >

Journey Santa Fe: Gila River Diversion Project

December 7, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Norm Gaume on The Controversial Gila River Diversion Project Moderator: Steve Harris, Executive Director of The Rio Grade Foundation

A proposal to divert water from the Gila River in southwest New Mexico underestimates the cost and overestimates the water available, the former head of the New Mexico state agency considering the idea says.

Wind energy tax credits set to expire

 

Albuquerque, NM — The carbon pollution from more than three coal plants could be eliminated in New Mexico if wind power continues its recent growth trajectory, according to a new analysis by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.

 

“Wind power can replace the dirty energy sources of the past and the pollution that comes with them,” said Sanders Moore, director of Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center.  “But Congress needs to act now to ensure a clean energy future.”

 

Continued, rapid development of wind More >

Journey Santa Fe: Lessons on Brewing Coffee

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 30, Sunday, 11 am

@Collected Works Bookstore

Lessons on Brewing Coffee With Mario Cervantes Pacheco, the Barrista at Collected Works Bookstore Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR radio host

Come sample delicious coffees and pick up tips on brewing!