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Thursday, February 2, 2012

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The Senate has confirmed several of Gov. Susana Martinez's nominees to the State Fair Commission although the administration drew sharp criticism for its handling of a lease for a new fairgrounds casino.
The bill moved from one committee to the next this week, but without a “due pass.” That means lawmakers could add or take items out of the bill before it is voted.
Remember when Santa Fe-based organic seed/food company Seeds of Change got bought out by behemoth Mars, Inc? And everyone said it was just a cynical green-washing PR ploy? And they were right, because Mars shut the farm down and moved operations completely out of state, but retained the company’s made-from-scratch brand and feel-good history for itself?...
Source: Alibi Weblog
Published: 2012-02-01 22:37:57 GMT
Another week, another video from ClearlySK! This week she talks about early education and proposed legislative joint resolutions to help fund it! All while risking hypothermia!
It's important to invest in our future. We need to pass HJR15 and SJR9 so that we can properly fund early education programs!
USDA announces grants for rural business development - New Mexico Business Weekly
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development is accepting applications...
I'll be holding open office hours in Las Vegas this Saturday. Check out my website for all the details. Hope to see you there.
Rep. Luján will hold open office hours on Saturday, February 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at his district office in Las Vegas. Luján and his staff will be available to meet with constituents to assist them with casework and discuss issues of concern so he can continue to be a powerful voice  

One of the tidbits in this week’s Council Watch got a lot of attention. Albuquerque is going to build a line from a local dump to our Westside lockup. The excess methane that’s usually burned off at the landfill with be used to heat water in the jail’s boiler room....
Source: Alibi Weblog
Published: 2012-02-01 20:54:10 GMT
Alibi travel writer Elizabeth W. Hughes drove around New Mexico to find hot soaks in the cold weather. This week’s column marks the second installation of her day-trip getaway spring and tub series: A steamy good time. Get thee to warmth and relaxation....
Source: Alibi Weblog
Published: 2012-02-01 20:36:53 GMT
NMSU Sunflower Workshop (Cochiti), 2/16, 5:00pm
Time to get this project moving again.... we have the same group of experts from New Mexico State University ready to travel to us for the Sunflower Workshop that was cancelled due to bad weather back in early December.  

Learn more about water pollution & water sustainability. Fri & Sat, Feb. 10-11, @ South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque. FREE.
Two days of films and discussion regarding water issues in New Mexico.
Via Rio Grande Community Farm: We're kicking off our Share the Harvest campaign. For Valentine's Day this year, share your love by joining our Cause and making a donation. For every dollar donated, one pound of our fresh, organic produce will be delivered to a food pantry in Albuquerque.
To improve the health of our community through sustainable agriculture, fresh food, and education.
KOAT shared a link.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A suspected con artist wanted for allegedly scamming people out of $100 million could be hiding out in New Mexico Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
‎"Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum adjusts to urban spraw"l - Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES - There are a couple of simple rules to follow on New Mexico ranches
Local Food in New Mexico shared a link.
It’s time to prepare for spring. The Arab Spring in the Middle East continues to move forward year round. Does the occupy movement stand for something positive or something negative?  

Connect with NM’s largest Food Processor network!
February 10th, 11:30-3:00
The South Valley Economic Development Center- 318 Isleta Blvd SW, 87105
Only 15 slots remaining!
Apply for your spot today by emailing
CONTACT: Brandon Stam, South Valley Economic Development Center, 505.301.3689,
Over the last six years, the South Valley Economic Development has worked to bring retail buyers, business resources, lending resources, and food entrepreneurs together. Now we’re extending an invitation to a select few rural processors around NM to participate, 
Central New Mexico LandLink is featued in the recent NM Green Chamber of Commerce newsletter!!
The New Mexico Legislative Session is in full-swing with important bills that affect your business being considered every day. This Friday, we hold our annual Legislative Action Day so legislators can hear from their business constituents directly (see details below). Please join us.
Please join us at this workshop for farmers and ranchers to explore production strategies and marketing opportunities.
Saturday, February 4th
9:00am to 4:30pm
(registration begins at 8:45)
Rural Events Center
Abiquiu, NM shared a link.
VIDEO: By Gwyneth Doland • Analysis • The budget was moving through the House at about the usual speed until Monday, when Republicans balked at what had been a tentative deal. Democrats said they were shocked and disappointed that their deal fell through; Republicans were forced to awkwardly backtrack
New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce shared a link.
The New Mexico Legislative Session is in full-swing with important bills that affect your business being considered every day. This Friday, we hold our annual Legislative Action Day so legislators can hear from their business constituents directly (see details below). Please join us.
Take a look at this new prison gang that's growing in correctional facilities around the state.
Prison officials warned residents about the new prison gang that's threatening to spill over into the community.

New Mexico Magazine and Albuquerque shared a link.
New Mexico Black History month will present a slate of events that cover five focus areas: arts and culture, cuisine, education, positive youth development and health. There is something for everyone here...Enjoy and celebrate with us!
Today we celebrate the beginning of February and the start of Black History Month. The folks at New Mexico Black History Month have put together a great program of activities and events that celebrate the traditions, heritage and major contributions of African Americans in the state of New Mexico. There's a little something for everyone (from art exhibits to a sweet potato pie contest!) so make sure you get out and enjoy. Happy February! shared a link.
By Daniel Ulibarri • Commentary • Enacting tax-credit scholarship legislation will enable lower-income and special-needs students to attend schools that will better meet their needs
New Mexico MarketPlace shared a link.
You only have until 2/10 to enter to win a dozen roses, a candy bouquet and a three course dinner for two! Enter soon!
From San Juan County to Union County and everywhere in between, workers in Northern New Mexico will keep hundreds of dollars in their pocket this year once Congress passes an extension of the payroll tax cut. During this difficult economic time, that money will go a long way for a family struggling to make ends meet.
Rep. Luján called for the swift passage of a payroll tax cut extension that will provide tax relief to 900,000 New Mexicans for the rest of the year. A new report released by the Joint Economic Committee highlights the impact a ten-month extension of the tax cut will have on workers across New Mexico
One North Valley family had their legal documents stolen from their home. Click "Like" if you have a special hiding place for your personal documents.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police say burglars ransacked a home in the North Valley and took the all of the family members' legal documents. Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

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