First Friday Arts – December 2017

First Friday Arts – December 2017
As an artist and outdoor enthusiast, Carol Chamberland finds inspiration in the wild landscapes of New Mexico. Her recent works include mixed media paintings, digital print media, and photography. This series, called Reprise of the Ancient Ones, “celebrates the vision of the ancient artists with the utmost respect for their craft. Each image is faithfully drawn, then digitized and superimposed on a stylized photo of the landscape where that petroglyph resides.” Carol’s works have been exhibited in a variety of venues, ...
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/ Central New Mexico Group, Events

Trip Report – Painted Cave

Trip Report - Painted Cave
From leader Larry Hughes,
May 20, 2019 From L to R: Taher, CK, Jim, Chris, Helen, Steve, Gustavo and Christie with Lolina and Nancy sitting in front.
Near perfect weather greeted a prime group of eleven hikers, as they started off from the Dome trailhead about 9:00 am, on their way to the Painted Cave in Capulin Canyon. After steadily hiking downward for about 3.5 miles, we reached the canyon floor near the remains of an old Park Service log cabin ...
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/ Outings

Trip Report – Santa Fe Baldy

From leader Larry Hughes
October 28,2017
By 11:30, our group of 9 was on the summit of Santa Fe Baldy.  The relatively mild temperatures and light winds made it possible for us to enjoy a relaxed lunch on top. It was the first time on the summit for CK, Hans and John,  and a “quasi-first” time for Mark who hadn’t been on Baldy for 25 years or so ...
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Bosquitos – thank you!

Bosquitos – thank you!
Thank you to many of you for attending the pollinator event at the Westside Open Space.  What a wonderful outing! Our group was multi-generational with 20 participants. We were guided by the Westside Open Space Visitor Center staff Kent Swanson, Brianda Rez, and Marisa Valdez. We visited an art display about pollinators, learned about what pollinators do, visited the pollinator garden, and the nocturne garden. Pollinators are vital to helping plants reproduce by helping plants make fruit or seeds. They ...
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/ Central New Mexico Group

UNEARTHED: The Real Story of Oil and Gas in New Mexico

UNEARTHED: The Real Story of Oil and Gas in New Mexico
You are invited to join the launch of CAVU’s multi-media project, UNEARTHED: The Real Story of Oil and Gas in New Mexico. WHAT:  Short film screening and panel discussion moderated by NPR’s Tara Gatewood. WHEN:   Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 6:30 PM public reception, 7:00 program begins. WHERE:  Lensic Theater, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe TICKETS: Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Lensic.org.  505-988-7050 More about UNEARTHED. The year-long initiative in designed to educate and engage the public in a productive, depoliticized ...
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Articles related to methane

Photo of PNM's San Juan Coal Fired Generator Plant for the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter website
By Denise Fort, Research Professor, UNM School of Law
Chapter Energy Committee chair
New Mexicans are well aware that we have the dubious honor of contributing to an enormous methane hot spot that hovers over the Four Corners Area. Methane is a pernicious greenhouse gas and a pollutant that affects health at ground level. And lost methane means lost revenues, because royalties and taxes would otherwise be owed on it. The Obama Administration is moving forward with methane regulation. The ...
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/ Climate Change

Learn: Effective Citizen Advocacy at the Legislature

Learn: Effective Citizen Advocacy at the Legislature
Join the League of Women Voters of New Mexico‘s annual workshop on Saturday, December 9 at the State Capitol. Learn tips from legislators and a professional about how to approach legislators, craft an effective message and plan your time wisely. League members will also provide tips on speaking for LWVNM. Saturday, December 9, 9:30 am to Noon
New Mexico State Capitol, Room 322 Featuring: Senator Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, District 25
Senator Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, District 23
Jim Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of ...
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/ Events, Latest News

Preventive action reduces bear encounters

Photo of bear for article on in Sierra Club Rio Grande website on Game Commission rule changes for carnivores
Most of us live in an urban-wildland interface so it's no longer possible for bears to have their own habitat and humans to have ours. We have to take the right steps to reduce human/bear interactions.  ...
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/ Latest News, Pajarito Group, Wildlife

Kids climate program, chapter hit funding goal

Kids climate program, chapter hit funding goal
By Mike Hopkins, Global Warming Express board The July fundraiser with The Global Warming Express results in 250% expansion of GWE Program! As you may know, The Global Warming Express (GWE) and the Rio Grande Chapter hosted a joint fundraising event on July 21 at the Hotel Santa Fe. Attended by more than 150 Sierra Club members and GWE supporters, the event helped push fundraising over the $30,000 threshold for the chapter and GWE to continue working together. Through the generosity ...
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/ Latest News

NM backs weak federal wolf plan

photo of wolf
The NM Game Commission is considering a weakened lobo recovery plan and will announce their decision in November ...
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/ Latest News, Wildlife
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