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Statement from Bandelier National Monument on the Resumption of Full Operations 


Los Alamos, NM – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bandelier National Monument will resume regular operations on January 30, 2019. Winter Visitor Center hours are, once again, 9am-5pm. Currently, staff is working diligently to safely clean sidewalks and trails of ice and snow that accumulated during the 5-week federal government shutdown. “Warmer days and cold nights have left a dense blanket of icy white on everything. For the safety of park visitors, clearing the trails of hardened snow and ice is imperative before the park can reopen,” stated Superintendent Jason Lott. Please visit for updated information about the park.

When venturing back into the park, the public is asked to stay vigilant as many areas may remain snow packed and icy. Hikers should be aware of current winter conditions and plan accordingly. Know the limits of your abilities and carry the gear necessary to enjoy the beauty that winter brings while enjoying Bandelier’s winter resources safely.

Bandelier’s employees are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks. Please visit, call the Visitor Center, 505-672-3861, ext. 517, or visit Facebook, BandelierNPS, for updated information about the park.


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Statement from Pecos National Historical Park and Fort Union National Monument

Pecos is reopened once more. We anticipate being open our regular schedule from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm seven days a week until Memorial Day, when our park and visitor center hours will increase.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you sometime soon!

(For more information call: 505-757-7211)

Eric Sainio, Lead Interpretive / Education Ranger
Pecos National Historical Park, P.O. Box 418, Pecos, NM 87552-0418 
Ph: 505-757-7211
“National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” 
-Wallace Stegner



WESST Celebrates 30 Years of Impact

WESST Regions

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of WESST’s impact in NM and we are celebrating all year long! Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, WESST will make twelve $1,000 investments in client businesses to recognize the contributions these businesses make in their communities every day. We will also highlight a number of individuals, businesses and organizations that demonstrated a key role in WESST’s growth over the past 30 years in our “30 Faces of WESST” feature.

Many thanks to our 30th Year Anniversary Sponsors: Affordable Solar, Garcia Automotive Group, New Mexico Gas, PNM, Presbyterian, Southwest Capital Bank!

For more information:

Region Contacts

Kris Crowell, Regional Mgr.

TBD, Regional Mgr.

Las Cruces»
Humberto Hijar-Alvídrez, Regional Mgr. 575-541-1583

Río Rancho»
Brad Crowson, Regional Mgr.

Rhonda B. Johnson, Regional Mgr.

Santa Fe»
Bette Bradbury, Regional Mgr.


Click map for detailed view

WESST Regions



2019 May 04

Photo by Stan Ford, © 2018p

by Stan Ford, c. 2018
Starry Nights at Pecos

Pecos, NM:– Join us for an evening under the wonderful Western sky on Saturday, May 4th at Pecos National Historical Park near the 18th century mission church.
Brass Band Music and Night Sky Viewing 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Kick off the evening with the Santa Fe Brass Quintet as they perform a star-themed 30-minute music session at 7:30!
Afterwards, park staff will bring out telescopes and binoculars to gaze at the stars and check out Venus, Jupiter, and other planets. Visitors are also invited to bring their own telescopes and spotting scopes to explore the night skies. This event is weather-dependent and red-bulb flashlights and appropriate clothing are strongly recommended. No reservations are required, but parking is limited to the first 40 vehicles for this event.
Introduction to Night Photography – Methods and Practice 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Park volunteer Stan Ford will lead an introductory night photography session for a limited number of participants. Participants should plan to bring their own manual mode-enabled cameras, tripods, red-bulb flashlights, and weather-appropriate clothing. Reservations are required and space is extremely limited; please call the visitor center at 505-757-7241 to make reservations.
The class will cover basic methods of nighttime photography at the Pecos Room by the Visitor Center starting at 6:30 and will be followed by practice at the Church area around 7:30.
The park entrance gate will open at 6:00 p.m. and will shut at 8:00 p.m. Please note that after 8:00 no further entry will be permitted.
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website ( and Tourism Santa Fe ( Please like us on Facebook at or follow us on Instagram (
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the visitor center will be on your right.
From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the visitor center will be on your left.
Contact: Becky Latanich at 505-757-7210 or email

For more information call: 505-757-7241

2019 May 07

Poultry 101 

Tuesday, May 7th. – 6:00 PM

Hosted by The Feed Bin

Presentations on

Poultry Husbandry

by Del Jiménez,

Agricultural Specialist NMSU and

Poultry Nutrition

by Steve Smith,

Hubbard Territory Manager

Santa Fe County Fairgrounds
Small Animal Building
3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507

RSVP by calling 505-982-0511

The Feed Bin
1202 West Alameda
Santa Fe, NM  87501
Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday  9am – 5pm
Phone: 505-982-0511
Fax: 505-982-7386
2019 May 19

Yucca Processing Demonstration at Pecos NHP


Pecos, NM: Come see for yourself how the Ancestral Puebloans crafted yucca. Archaeologist Mary Weahkee will demonstrate the traditional art of making yucca sandals or baskets on Sunday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Pecos National Historical Park Visitor Center. She will showcase the creation, processing, and uses of yucca fibers, including traditional tool use. Mary Weahkee, a member of both Santa Clara Pueblo and the Comanche Nation is an Assistant Archaeologist for New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies

For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.

You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website ( and Tourism Santa Fe ( Please like us on Facebook at or Instagram (

From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.

Becky Latanich, Chief of Interpretation and Education, Pecos National Historical Park, P.O. Box 418, Pecos, NM 87552-0418    Ph: 505-757-7210.

Please like the park on Facebook and Instagram!


2019 May 22


Cli-Fi: Altered Futures Through Film and Literature
A Disruptive Futures Dialogue

Wed, May 22, 2019 
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Scottish Rite Masonic Center

 463 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM. 87504

What if we could peer into the future of our landscape in New Mexico? What would we see, and how would that affect the actions we take today?

Creative Santa Fe presents Cli-Fi: Altered Futures Through Film and Literature, A Disruptive Futures Dialogue on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center.  This multifaceted evening will include short films, readings by local authors, and opportunities to engage in learning about and taking action on sustainability issues.

This event will explore how our local resources, when combined with the arts, can address the effects of climate change and create a pathway for sustainability for years to come. The first portion of the evening will feature four science fiction short films by directors Suzi YoonessiNanobah BeckerHugo Pérez, and Ramin Bahrani exploring the potential futures of water, waste, and agriculture in the face of climate change. These films are collected from the FutureStates film archive. Following the films, local authors Sarena Ulibarrí and Lauren Teffeau will read excerpts from their climate fiction (Cli-Fi) and Solarpunk themed stories. Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?”

The book and film presentations will be followed by a discussion of an initiative, led by the Coalition of Sustainable Communities NM and Creative Santa Fe, to explore the development of a sustainable technology center in Santa Fe. This center would serve as an intellectual consortium and physical hub for institutions of higher education, national laboratories, non-profit and business partners to advance research, development and deployment in the area of sustainable technology in New Mexico.

The Santa Fe Watershed Association, New Mexico, The Santa Fe Community College Controlled Environment Agriculture Department, and other fantastic local resources will engage audience members in activities and education before and after the event.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required, and will open on the event webpage on Monday, May 6th at 6 PM. We will share the registration link at that time through our newsletter and social media. Snacks will be provided and complimentary childcare is available upon early request.



SARENA ULIBARRI is a graduate of the Clarion Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop at UCSD, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, DreamForge, GigaNotoSaurus, and elsewhere, as well as anthologies such as The Gamer Chronicles and Biketopia: Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures. She is Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press, and edited the optimistic science fiction anthologies Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers (2018) and Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters (2020).
LAUREN C. TEFFEAU is an Albuquerque-based speculative fiction writer, and her short fiction can be found a variety of magazines and anthologies. Her novel Implanted (2018, Angry Robot) was shortlisted for the 2019 Compton Crook award for best first science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel and named by as one of seven books imagining a better future.

The lead sponsors for this event are Century Bank and García Automotive Group

Our community sponsor

is the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Center. 



Vital Space’s mission is to revitalize Santa Fe’s creative economy by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate into spaces for artists to create, present, and connect.






Your tax-deductible contribution to Creative Santa Fe is essential to help us program and operate our Disruptive Futures Dialogues Series and other impactful initiatives. We hope you will consider supporting the work we do! Click to donate today


314 Read Street, Santa Fe, NM. 87506
(505) 989-9934


2019 May 22

FREE Seminar

 Offered by SCORE Santa Fe & the
Santa Fe Office for Business Growth

You Don’t Have To Be Big To Be Hacked!

Cyber Security for Small Business

Hacker attacks and breaches are all over the news. Loss of business data can happen in moments, and it is often invisible for days, even months. How quickly can you rebound if your business accounts are drained, or your primary computer dies?
At a free SCORE seminar on Cyber Security for Small Business, we’ll debunk flawed thinking like …
“I’m too small to be a target.”
“I have nothing of value to a hacker.”
“I’m not technical enough, and I don’t have the time anyway.”
“Why bother? Hackers could get around anything I know to do.”
And, we’ll show you ways to greatly improve the safety of your personal and business information, many of them free.
Ward Freeman is mostly retired from nearly 20 years in IT for the small business financial services sector. His specialty was information security and disaster recovery/business continuance for server and network systems. Before that, he was a lead negotiator for a public sector labor union for 17 years, and in law enforcement for eight years.
Bring your laptop or something to write on.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8:30 pm

at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, Conference room B

The Incubator is located at 3900 Paseo del Sol

on the Southwest corner of Airport Rd. and Paseo del Sol.

Parking is accessible via Paseo del Sol.



2019 May 29-31

In this 10th annual Summer Institute we will explore, together, the contemporary challenges educators face in their classrooms and institutions. This three day workshop provides the opportunity to slow down, deeply reflect on and delve into experiential practices, such as peer-to-peer learning and re-connection with the larger natural world, as we build capacity for uncertainty and change and find the balance required to keep creative energy and learning alive.

For more information call:  505-913-2178


2019 Jun 04-14

The Santa Fe Opera


Opera Storytellers create original opera activating their voices, bodies, and imaginations, expanding their individual potential through creative exploration and discovery. Opera Storytellers is for children entering 3rd through 8th grades.

JUNE 4 – 14, 2019, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Campers should be entering grades 3-8 in school year 2019-20.

Sessions are at The Santa Fe Opera. $495 per camper, $450 for each additional sibling.

Snacks and water will be provided and lunch is available for purchase.

Please return this form by email to

or by phone 505-946-2417

or by mail:

The Santa Fe Opera
P.O. Box 2408, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Attn: Opera Storytellers

Please note: you will receive an email confirmation once your registration has been processed.

Principal Education Sponsor

Melville Hankins Family Foundation


2019 Jun 5, 12, & 19


Santa Fe Etsy Workshops

WESST offers a variety of single and multi-session training and workshops that provide a “deep-dive” approach to learning about key business concepts. Our team of experts develops a majority of the business curriculum we offer and it’s tailored to the needs of today’s busy entrepreneur. We provide short-cuts and tools that enable entrepreneurs to build their capacity to start and grow a successful business.


Are You the Creator of Handmade Products?

Are You Seeking a Worldwide Audience?

This basic Etsy classis packed with information to help you enhance your Etsy experience.
Annie MacHale, skilled Etsy trainer, will help you discover the top tips that can that can help you generate sales.
Join us for this 3 week workshop and learn how to open and optimize your Etsy store.
WEDNESDAY, June 5,12 and 19, 2019
Time 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Santa Fe Business Incubator
3900 Paseo del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87507
COST: $39
For more information and to register call or email Roseanna Perea

505-474-6556 or


2019 Jun 14


Holotropic Breathwork Workshop

Holotropic Breathwork™ is a simple yet profound method for expanding our understanding of who we are and what it means to be human. It invites potentially transformative learning about aspects of self that may be unfamiliar or unexplored, the possibility for healing, and the emergence of fresh insight.

For more information please call:



2019 Jun 16

Geology Train….!

For all students of geology….! – See the amazing geology of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. See the effect of the geological forces at play.

On June 16th, a special train will depart to traverse spectacular geology along the 64 miles of Cumbres & Toltec track.  But simply experiencing the incredible overviews of the Rio Grande Rift, the eruptive evidence of the San Juan Volcanic Field, the Precambrian core of the Tusas Mountains, recent glacial deposits, and snapshots of the Jurassic, will not be enough. This special train will stop at many outcroppings and rail cuts along the right of way, so passengers may mingle, marvel and collect photographs.These unique experiences are only accessible on the train route.
The opportunities are priceless:
  • Join a cadre of distinguished Geologists for a truly extraordinary day on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.
  • Traverse the entire 64 miles of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad!
  • The railroad passes through one of the most unique, varied geologic areas in the U.S. and it is the ONLY way to see all those sights.
  • See metamorphic rock as old as that at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
  • The train will make a number of stops along the route to allow the Geologists to interpret the various Geologic points of interest.
  • Lunch at Osier, Colorado is included in the ticket price.
  • View and marvel at volcanoes, unusual rock formations, multiple volcanic deposits, tunnels, and an untouched landscape.
  • A mile by mile Geologic rail log will be provided to each participant.
  • All participants will be able to disembark to walk through Rock Tunnel and then have the opportunity to photograph the locomotive as she emerges from the tunnel!
  • Ride the Historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and be prepared to “Get Rocked!”

All Fares Are Subject To A 7% Historical Preservation Fee.

For Reservations By Phone: 1-888-286-2737

Monday – Friday 8AM – 4PM MST.

Please call 1-888-286-2737


Please be careful to book the trip you want,
either leaving from Antonito at 8:30 a.m.
or leaving from Chama at 7:00 a.m.
Lunch is at 2pm and is included in the ticket price.  Small coolers of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are allowed.
Please bring sunglasses, sunscreen, layered clothing, and enclosed toe shoes.
Most of the day is spent at or above 9,000 feet.  Please make sure you are able to handle long periods of time at this elevation.

Click Here to Book Your Trip!



2019 Aug 9-10

The 2019 New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference

will be August 9th and 10th

at the Hyatt Regency (330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102)
Sponsor and Vendor Registrations are now open:
Register early for $55 Conference ticket!
Registration Dates:
Sponsor Registration: April 16th-July 15th
Vendor Registration: May 15th-July 31st
Attendee Registration: May 15th-August 10th
The Hyatt Regency is offering a reduced rate for Conference Attendees of $109.00 until July 12, 2019.

Click here to book your room at this rate or call 1-888-421-1442 (the code is G-NMFM).


2019 Aug 11

More Beautiful and Amazing

August 11th – 
More Beautiful and Amazing

The Academy for the Love of Learning celebrates its annual Seton birthday event this summer with the opening of a new art exhibition. A dozen contemporary artists have been invited to create prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture inspired by Seton’s nature writing.

For more information please call: 505-913-2178


2019 Sep 19-22

September 19th-22nd – Holotropic Breathwork Retreat

Holotropic Breathwork ™ is a simple yet profound method for expanding our understanding of who we are and what it means to be human. It invites potentially transformative learning about aspects of self that may be unfamiliar or unexplored, the possibility for healing, and the emergence of fresh insight.


For more information please call: 505-913-2178