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NMSU to host chile field day at Los Lunas agricultural science center on Aug. 30

LOS LUNAS – Raising New Mexico chile peppers is big business in the southern region of the state. In the middle Rio Grande Valley, it’s a labor of love.

   
  New Mexico State University graduate student Chuck Havlik watches the mechanized chile harvester run on one of his research plots. The machine will be demonstrated during the Chile Field Day at NMSU’s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Field day activities begin at 9 a.m. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)  

Commercial growers and gardeners alike strive to raise their favorite varieties – the ones with just the right More >

NASA says methane “hot spot” in NM linked directly to gas and coal

Study says 250 polluters are responsible for half of the emissions causing the “hot spot” SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO (Aug. 15, 2016) — NASA released a new study today examining what caused a methane “hot spot” to form in New Mexico. This new study of methane emissions generated by the oil and gas industry in the state’s San Juan Basin is a major step forward in understanding the causes of New Mexico’s methane “hot spot,” according to the Western Environmental Law Center (www.westernlaw.org). It follows up on a 2014 satellite-based study that initially found the “hot spot,” and sought to identify its specific More >

Journey Santa Fe: Ray Powell on ‘Our Land, Our Legacy’

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 & Iconic Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

August 14, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

Former NM Land Commissioner RAY POWELL on “Our Land, Our Legacy – Keep Your Hands Off Our Public Lands – Protecting and Preserving Our American Legacy of Public Lands Journey Hosts: Bill Dupuy and Alan More >

JourneySantaFe: A Conversation On The State of Law Enforcement

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 & Iconic Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

August 7, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore & Iconic Coffeehouse

A Conversation On The State of Law Enforcement With Santa Fe’s NEW POLICE CHIEF, Brooklyn-Born PAT GALLAGHER Journey Hosts: Bill Dupuy & Alan Webber

Gallagher previously served as the City’s Training & Development Specialist, and has More >

Sustainability event tonight at ECO, Santa Fe’s New Sustainability High School

Discover Community at ECO, Santa Fe’s New Sustainability High School Thursday, August 4, from 6-8:30 pm ECO High School, West Zia Road at Vo Tech Rd (half mile from St Francis turnoff on right, 2ndentrance in black mental picket fence) Santa Fe

SFSEA and the local sustainability community will be out in full force at this introductory event for ECO, a public high school concentrating on sustainable trades and practices. At ECO, students will be working toward their high school diplomas and will also be earning college credits. At the August 4th event, Dana Richards, School Leader, will speak about ECO’s More >

Tibetan Buddhist monks to construct Mandala Sand Painting in Santa Fe

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting Wednesday, Aug.10 to Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe during the museum’s open hours (10:00am – 5:00pm).

From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala. To date the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 More >

Upstart Crows of Santa Fe present Shakespeare’s King Henry IV, Part 1

Upstart Crows of Santa Fe announces its upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s history play, King Henry IV, Part 1, Aug. 11-14 at the Performing Arts Center at Santa Fe High School, 2100 Yucca St. The play, with its raucous tavern scenes, political intrigue, and numerous stage fights, will be presented uncut by 24 young Santa Feans ages 10-17 making up two full casts. The troupe, which began in September 2014 with three eager young Shakespeareans, has grown exponentially over the past year, adding members with each production they’ve done. Six new Crows are taking part this summer.

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New Wednesday Night Market

Santa Fe Farmers’ Markets has a new Wednesday Night Market—

Market Hours from 4-8pm

Stop by after work and enjoy the beautiful Santa Fe summer evenings by shopping at the new Wednesday Night Farmers’ Market.

For more info: SantaFeFarmersMarket.com

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JourneySantaFe: SF Reporter Co-Founder/Author Richard McCord

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 & Iconic Coffee House (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

July 24, Sunday, 11 am

NEWS With Richard McCord Host: Bill Dupuy

Richard McCord co-founded the Santa Fe Reporter in June, 1974 with Laurel Knowles and acted as its editor and publisher for 15 years. A briefcase containing his favorite papers from that era includes award-winning exposés More >

NMSU hosts grafting workshop in Alcalde

ALCALDE – New Mexico State University’’s Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist Shengrui Yao will host a fruit tree grafting/budding workshop Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at NMSU’’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

Grafting is very useful in fruit tree production for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There are many reasons to graft.

“Commercial growers can use grafting to propagate their own trees’ unique cultivars,” NMSU’s Shengrui Yao said. “Top-grafting can be used to switch cultivars to make the orchard more profitable.”

Home gardeners can graft multiple cultivars in the same tree to keep heirloom cultivars alive, or to More >

JourneySantaFe: Creativity for Peace

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 (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

July 17, Sunday, 11 am

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE With Executive Director Dottie Indyke on Bringing Palestinian and Israeli Students Together Moderators: Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy

“In difficult times, when it is scary just to walk the streets, I realize just how much we need to change things.” -Adi, 27, Israeli

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WaterSmart Gardening Class in Albuquerque

Earn a $20 rebate from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA). Greater ABQ Habitat for Humanity (GAHH) is teaming up with the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden at Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The class is in the West Campus Multipurpose Center. In order to qualify for the rebate, your name must match the name on your ABCWUA bill. This class is free, but you must pre-register with GAHH. Call (505) 359- 2423 or e-mail beth@habitatabq.org. Sponsored by State Farm and Bank of the West.

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Professional Shakespearean Acting Workshops

 

The International Shakespeare Center hosts two acting workshops with Masters graduates from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (lamda), Ariana Karp and Will McKay. The lamda conservatory approach offers a holistic perspective on practice, helping actors access classical text through physical engagement. The workshops will feature vocal, physical, and group exercises for actors of all ages.

During their last visit to Santa Fe, Karp directed Ducdame Ensemble’s Dames of Thrones during the First Folio February events, and McKay performed in the show. Both acted as demonstrators for lamda faculty Judith Phillips and Rodney Cottier in their workshops.

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FROM GUNS TO GARDENS CAMPAIGN KICKOFF EVENT

Help Reduce Gun Violence in New Mexico

Join Mayor Javier Gonzales, author Valerie Plame, and Ambassador Joe Wilson

Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a private screening of the film, Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence (54 min.) reception to follow.

Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe

There will be a demonstration of collected firearms being forged into garden shovels, spades, and public art installations. http://rawtools.org/what-we-do/

 

New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) launches a critical statewide gun buyback campaign to safely get unwanted guns out of homes and off the streets. Over the next year, More >

JourneySantaFe: Greg Mello, Los Alamos Study Group

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 (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

July 10, Sunday, 11 am

Greg Mello, executive director & co-founder of LOS ALAMOS STUDY GROUP, in Conversation with attorney Denise Fort on Policy Research, Environmental Analysis, and more. Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Since 1989, the Los Alamos Study Group community-staff and board, volunteers, interns, and supporters-has consistently More >

SFCC Co-hosts Free Brownfields Community Revitalization Workshop on Aug. 9

 

Register by Aug. 3 to learn about Brownfields funding and technical resources to facilitate economic development and community revitalization through remediation of contaminated sites

 

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College will co-host a free Brownfields Workshop on Tues. Aug. 9, in cooperation with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), EPA Region 6 and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University.

 

The Environmental Protection Agency defines Brownfields properties as those that have the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. Communities often struggle with how to develop, expand, or reuse a property that might More >

JourneySantaFe: Update on 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 (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

July 3, Sunday, 11 am

Update on NEW ENERGY ECONOMY With Executive Director Mariel Nanasi Journey Host: Alan Webber

New Energy Economy (NEE) was founded in 2003 to build a carbon-free energy future for our health and the environment. NEE employs public education, community organizing, targeted litigation methods, and model solar More >

JourneySantaFe: Poetry Reading with James McGrath and Elizabeth Raby

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 (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

June 26, Sunday, 11 am

JOURNEYS IN OUR TIME A Poetry Reading with Santa Fe Living Treasure James McGrath and Local Poet Elizabeth Raby Journey Host: Ellen Dupuy

James and Elizabeth will read poems that explore the glories, flaws and losses of their and our collective experience.

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JourneySantaFe: Celebrating 100 Years Of Service of The National Park Association

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 (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

June 19, Sunday, 11 am

Celebrating 100 Years Of  Service of The National Park Association, with Sandy Buffet, former Executive Director of Conservation Voter Hosts: Attorney Denise Fort, Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration! More >

Advisory Remains in Effect Due to Widespread Smoke

 

 

 

(Santa Fe) – Widespread smoke from fires is impacting many New Mexico communities. A smoke advisory issued by the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday remains in effect. Increased smoke concentrations are expected throughout the weekend, especially in communities closest to these fires: the Dog Head Fire west of Estancia, the North Fire south of Magdalena, and the Cedar Creek Fire in Eastern Arizona.

 

“We are reminding New Mexicans to be mindful of the smoke.  People with heart and/or lung disease, adults over age 65, young children, and pregnant women should minimize outdoor activities during More >