Ms. Virginia Sandia Celebrates 20 years at the Walatowa Convenience Store


Virginia Sandia.

For more than 20 years, the Walatowa Convenience Store has met the grocery and fuel needs of people in our local communities. From the beginning, Ms. Virginia Sandia has been a vital asset to providing the community with these necessities through her friendly greetings, helpful knowledge, and overall outstanding customer service.

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Sandoval County Spends $62,000 on a Oil And Gas Study They Do Not Plan To Use?


Mike Neas, PLACITAS RESIDENT,, (505) 269-4261


Why is  Sandoval County spending $62,000 to pay for an oil and gas resource assessment of Sandoval County if it does not plan to use it?

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Risky Changes to NM Public Health On Tap at State Water Commission Hearing

Ramona Blaber



This media alert came in late, just after 5 p.m., perhaps too late for most people with an interest in the matter to react, but, better late than never, here it is:

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. MT

WHERE: Room 317, State Capitol Building | 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

WHO: — Impacted residents of New Mexico’s “Dairy Row” — Members of the Citizen Dairy Coalition, the community group Rio Valle Concerned Citizens, and the organizations Amigos Bravos, & Gila Resources Information Project   — Representatives of the Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter

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New Mexicans Speak Out Against Proposed Politicized Science Standards


Hundreds of New Mexicans spoke Monday in opposition to the New Mexico Public Education Department’s politicized edits to the Next Generation Science Standards, removing references to climate change and the age of the Earth for its proposed public-school science curriculum.

Speakers urged the state to adopt the unedited Next Generation framework, which was developed by the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Teachers Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Achieve. Every commenter at Monday’s hearing opposed the politicized edits. Below are excerpts from today’s Rally for Quality Science Education:

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2nd Annual Jemez Harvest Festival Coming to Red Rocks

By Marlon Magdalena


With the beginning of October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta draws thousands of visitors from all over the world to New Mexico! Once the morning balloon events have taken place many travel to various sites close to Albuquerque and the Jemez Valley is one of their favorites! The Jemez Arts and Crafts Association invites you to the 2nd Annual “Jemez Harvest Festival” at the Jemez Pueblo Red Rocks during the first weekend of the Balloon Fiesta.
We will have local farmers selling their harvest and multicultural arts and crafts vendors selling their artwork.
This event is open to ALL arts and crafts vendors that live in the Jemez Valley. Cost of exhibiting will be a donation. Bring your own canopies, tables, and chairs.
For more information, visit our website,, contact the Jemez Arts and Crafts Association at or call 505-934-5601 or 505-249-3577. We are also on Facebook at from Albuquerque: I-25 North to Bernalillo, Exit 242; West on Highway 550 to San Ysidro; North on State Highway 4 to Jemez Red Rocks

Grasshopper Bait Available at the Jemez Springs Farmers Market

By Jennifer Olson


This week at the Farmers Market we will have arugula, balms, beets, cabbage, cards, carrots, chard, cinnamon rolls, coffee, collards, cucumbers, eggs, garlic, herbs, honey, jams. jewelry, kale, lettuce, onions, photos, radishes, soaps, spinach, tomatoes, turnips, wristees, yogurt, zucchini, and endless possibilities of fruits and nuts and other great stuff, plus grasshopper bait.

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Farmers Market News

By Jennifer Olson


Yes! There will be a market this Saturday with the usual suspects, and maybe some surprises. The past few weeks we have had a number of great goods passing through our market, but I don’t know what different special things will be there this week, so you’ll just have to come find out for yourselves.

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More Abandoned Campfires in Santa Fe National Forest

There will be another community meeting tonight at 6 p.m. June 18, 2017 at the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, 6 Riverview Court, La Cueva, NM. to give the community latest information on the El Cajete Fire.

It has been determined the fire was started by an abandoned campfire. The carelessness of these campers has disrupted peoples’ lives, cost the taxpayer millions of dollars and endangered the lives of hundreds of firefighters. Three more abandoned campfires that needed the attention of fire crews in the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) were reported on the New Mexico Fire Information site. This is happening as smoke billows over the mountains and over 300 firefighters battle the nearby 1.367 El Cajete blaze.

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Farmers Market News

By Jennifer Olson


What a great opening market! The first hour was such a whirlwind that there was little left in the way of produce. Even so, I did not hear any complaints, and the growers got the message. They will be bringing more this coming Saturday.

More plants, more produce and the continual abundance of eggs. We have a promise of chard, kale, bok choy, pak choy, lettuce, radishes, turnips, beets, peas, spinach, scallions, onions and some fresh herbs. Plus we will have seedlings of tomatoes, peppers [hot and sweet]. cucumbers, squash, cabbage, basil fennel, and chamomile.

On top of all that, we will have salves, soaps, cards, artwork, jewelry, bags, wristees, and a massage chair available. There’s probably more than mentioned (yogurt, jams and dried fruit come to mind).

You’ll just have to go check it out for yourself.

No Mas Benefit Concert on Now

Photos R.W.

After a slow start this morning, Jemez Springs Community Park is starting to fill with visitors listening to the bands and attending the stalls and events. More photos photos of the No Mas Benefit Concert later today.





Free Concerts Coming to Jemez and Coronado Historic Sites on Memorial Day Weekend

By Matthew J. Barbour, Regional Manager,  


and Janey Potts, Program Manager,


DDAT will perform at the Jemez Historic Site.

Coronado and Jemez Historic Site are hosting free concerts on Memorial Day Weekend. Festivities begin at Coronado Historic Site on Saturday May 27 with “Reggae on the River” and continue at Jemez Historic Site on Sunday May 28 with “Jammin’ in Jemez.”

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Community Groups Hold Training to Mobilize Progressive Activists

By Ramona Blaber




What: A Training for Action — If We Organize, We Win

When: 12-5 p.m. Sunday, April 23

Where: South Valley Academy, Albuquerque, 3426 Blake Road SW, Albuquerque 87105

Price: Free. Please register at


Nearly two dozen community groups have joined to offer “A Training For Action,” a community-generated, volunteer-organized event designed to build capacity for emerging and seasoned activists alike.

The training will feature lunch, speakers and workshops, followed by a fiesta with free food and music.

The event is free and open to the public. Free childcare and Spanish-language interpretation will be offered.

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Food Pantries in the Jemez Valley


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If you or someone you know is struggling with adequate food resources or food security, you should know that there are three food pantries in the Jemez Valley that provide help. Jemez Helping Hands stocks and facilitates a food pantry at Jemez Pueblo. Contact Louise Bradley at 834-0402, Susan Minter at 829-3912, or Sharon Palma at 829-3185 for more information about access.

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How To Help a Bird in Need

Sandra West


Sally Fitzgibbon, Carol Taschek and Jo Ferdinand will give a free talk at the Los Alamos Nature Center about how to know whether a bird needs help and how to care for songbirds that need a helping hand. For years people have helped injured wildlife heal and return home. As the weather warms, we are more likely to see wildlife, especially young birds. This presentation is perfect for anyone who wants to help wild songbirds in need.
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Festival Transforms Jemez Springs on a Bright Winter Day

Photos R.W.

Big crowds filled the plaza in Jemez Springs on a bright winter day: the Jemez Springs Cabin Fever Festival was attended by a park-full of vendors, information booths, exhibitions, food stalls, contests and auctions with with live music performed by our amazing local musicians blasting out from the bandstand.

Here are some shots of today’s events:

Wood carvers adding final touches to their work.

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