RACC April/May News 2020

A Surge in the Darkness by Barbara Turner At night, through the thick walls of my house here by the El Rito Creek, I can hear the spring runoff beginning. The sound of the water surging over the rocky creek bottom inserts itself into my dreams and is both soothing and...

RACC Feb/March 2020 News

Jack Loeffler’s Local Aural History Comes To Abiquiu Remember RACC’s chapbook publication from a few years back entitled, Thinking Like the Rio Chama Watershed? The New Mexico author, Jack Loeffler was, on many levels, a real inspiration for this chapbook...

RACC Dec 2019 / Jan 2020 News

Our Efforts to Protect Our Waters On December 10th I was fortunate to be soaking at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs on the one day each year that the Tibetan Monks hold their ceremony and blessing for the waters. It was a unique opportunity to drop out of the endless...

RACC Sept/Oct 2019 News

RACC Lends Support to Challenge of Energy Transition Act August 26, 2019For Immediate Release Case Filed in New Mexico Supreme Court Challenges Unconstitutional Provisions of the Energy Transition Act SANTA FE, N.M. — New Energy Economy (NEE), joined by other...

Rio Chama Watershed Alert Feb. 2019

March Oil and Gas Lease Sale Protest Period Begins Now! RACC is joining forces with the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club to protest the BLM March Oil and Gas Lease Sale in New Mexico. While there are no parcels in our watershed this time around it is still...

RACC Newsletter Jan/Feb 2019

In Gratitude As I write the newsletter today, I look out a window above my art room desk and see an oak forest, snow-blanketed, and awaiting the imprint of tracks from our local band of wild turkeys. The other windy winter day while taking a morning walk with a friend...

RACC Newsletter Nov/Dec 2018

It’s Giving Tuesday Folks! We’ve all heard of ‘Black Friday”, right? Well, today is the day where you declare your support for the local non-profits that you have determined are doing “good work” in your community. You send a little...

Watershed Alert December 2018: Oil and Gas Lease sale

Once again, an Oil and Gas Lease Sale in our Beloved Rio Chama Watershed Are the times feeling a bit strange to you?? Are you detecting a bait and switch approach permeating the air around how the current U.S. government administration is changing the rules regarding...

RACC Newsletter August/September 2018

Rio Chama Watershed Faces New Frack Leasing Here we go again folks. This December, the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office is offering up 13 new parcels of Greater Chaco Land for oil and gas leasing. The “scoping period” for these parcels...