December 2016

What’s Going On? – Here & There – December 2016


Dec. 2, 10 am–2 pm

Public Scoping Meeting about Chaco Area Fracking

Navajo Nation Museum

Window Rock, AZ.

Conducted by the BLM’s Farmington Field Office.,


Dec. 2–4

Red Rock Balloon Rally

Red Rock Park, Gallup, NM

About 200 hot air balloons float above the red rocks and canyons. 800.380.4989,


Dec. 10, 5–9 pm

Light Among the Ruins

Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM

More than 1,400 farolitos. Complimentary horse and wagons bring visitors to and from Jemez Springs’ plaza to the site throughout the evening from 3 locations. Traditional Native American dances, flute music and complimentary refreshments. 575.829.3530,


Jan. 13, 5 pm Application Deadline

Recycling and Illegal Dumping Fund Grants

The NM Environment Dept. is accepting applications for grants for scrap tire management, illegal dumping abatement and recycling projects. Municipalities, counties, solid waste authorities, cooperative associations, land grant communities, pueblos and tribes are eligible for funds totaling $800,000. Grants will be awarded July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. 505.827.2653,,


Jan. 17 Application Deadline

LANL Foundation Scholarship Fund

Supports high school seniors and undergraduates from Los Alamos, SF, Mora, Río Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval and Taos counties pursuing 4-year degrees in all fields. $1,000–$20,000.


First Mondays each month, 3–5 pm

Sustainable Gallup Board

Octavia Fellin Library, Gallup, NM

The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board welcomes community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues. 505.722.0039.


Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 am–4 pm

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

2600 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos, NM

Nature center and outdoor education programs. Exhibits of flora and fauna of the Pajarito Plateau; herbarium, live amphibians, butterfly and xeric gardens. 505.662.0460,


Tuesdays, 6–8 pm

Family Night

PEEC, Los Alamos, NM

The second Tuesday of every month. Games, activities experiments or crafts at the Nature Center. 505.662.0460,


Wednesdays, 10 am

Green Hour Hikes

Los Alamos Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes. Free.


First 3 Weds. Ea. Month, 6–7 pm

Solar 101 Classes

113 E. Logan Ave., Gallup, NM

Free classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems. No pre-registration necessary. 505.728.9246,,


Spirit of the Butterfly

923 E. Fairview Land, Española, NM

Women’s support group organized by Tewa Women United. Info/RSVP: Beverly, 505.795.8117


Basic Literacy Tutor Training

Española area

After training by the NM Coalition for Literacy, volunteer tutors are matched with an adult student. 505.747.6162,,


Río Grande Return

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Río Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767,



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