THROUGHOUT OUR WORLD
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission virtual meeting
dENVER – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will discuss an annual review of regulations related to fur- bearers and small game, a citizen petition for rulemaking related to contests involving small game and furbearers, a final review of regulations requiring a valid hunting or fishing li- cense for all persons 18 years of age and older to access all state wildlife areas and state trust lands leased by the Division, and a final review of regulations revising the process by which Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Commission respond to citizen petitions for rulemaking at a virtual meeting today, Thursday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.. The meeting will be streamed live on CPW’s YouTube page here.
The Commission will also discuss recommended funding for the 2020 Non-Motorized Trail Grants and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partner- ship Grant.
A complete agenda along with all materials for public re- view for this meeting can be found on the CPW website. The public is encouraged to email written comments to the Com- mission at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details on providing public comments for virtual meetings are available on the CPW website.
The next commission meeting will take place as a virtual meeting on May 6 and 7.
Online Borderlands Talk: Cinco de Mayo
OUR WORLd — Join us Thursday, April 30, 6 p.m. on Zoom as we move our great history talks online. In this new, partic- ipatory format we will hear from Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, professor of Public Health and Medicine, and director of the Center for Latino Health & Culture at the School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Hayes-Bautista will discuss Cinco de Mayo — a holiday commemorating the Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862. He will explain why the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. Hayes-Bautista will examine how the meaning of Cinco de Mayo has shifted over time and how it continues to reflect the aspirations of a community that is engaged, empowered, and expanding.
The event is free and open to the public. Register for this meeting at:
Please consider supporting the Borderlands Lecture Series by contributing at http://coloradogives.org/CommunityMuseumsOnline. Our Online Borderlands Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area
Respond to the Census! Our district is waaaay behind!
OUR WORLd — Did you know Census data is used to ensure your local communities receive their fair share of funding for things like hospitals, ambulance services and medical clinics?
The 2020 Census will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. This is the rate of response in the Colorado 7 districts:
7th Congressional District: 64.7% (Rep. Ed Perlmutter)
6th Congressional District: 64.5% (Rep. Jason Crow)
4th Congressional District: 58.7% (Rep. Ken Buck)
5th Congressional District: 58.4% (Rep. Doug Lamborn)
1st Congressional District: 58.3% (Rep. Diana DeGette)
2nd Congressional District: 54% (Rep. Joe Neguse)
3rd Congressional district: 44.7% (Rep. Scott tipton)
Didn’t receive a Census form in the mail? No worries. Just go to My2020Census.gov and fill out the survey online using your physical address. Or you can do it by phone, at 844-330-2020. Language assistance is available, if needed. Remember: Respond to the 2020 Census to #ShapeYourFuture.
The U.S. Census Bureau plans to deliver a census invitation and paper questionnaire later this year – as soon as it is safe to do so. By responding with your Census ID or on the paper questionnaire, we’ll be able to get the best count of your community.
La Veta Beautification needs volunteers
LA VEtA — Calling all plant lovers! The La Veta Beautification volunteer program, sponsored by the La Veta-Cuchara Chamber of Commerce, moved into action this last week. The weeding of the large flower beds on Ryus Avenue is under way and mulch will be added soon. The flowers will be showing up in just a few weeks!
This year we are looking for volunteers to:
Weed and water the flower beds on Ryus Avenue. Water all of Main Street’s flowers daily
Dead head flowers
We are looking for people who would like to have a regular day to water or a part time fill in position. We do have a motorized watering cart that holds 50 gallons or a pull behind wagon, depending on which you prefer. We will be watering in the mornings and it takes about an hour.
Dead heading flowers is an easy but tedious position that requires patience. Weeding in the large flower beds is an ongoing project. We would love to have someone who wants to oversee a bed regularly.
We understand that people travel and have many fun events planned in the summer. We have fill in workers if you sign up for a recurring day to water or other duties and need a few weeks off to go play!
Come join in the project that makes downtown La Veta look fantastic during the summer season. A big thank you to our donors: The Town of La Veta, The Nelson Lane Family, The Sam Knight Family, Deer Print Wine, L&M Ranch, Bachman and Associates, The First National Bank of Trinidad,San Isabel Electric, Andron Center for the Healing Arts, Basin Electric Leslie Lord, Suha Oguz, Lisa Walters, Paul McConellogue, Sheri Jones, La Veta Propane, Alys’ Restaurant, Peggy Zehring, Annalisa Sullivan, Helen Hill, Manuel and Mary Ann Moles, Bella Cloude, Emily Dubia, and John Davidson.
It is because of your donations that this program happens!
Thank you to our 4th year volunteers LaRissa Morris, Susan Hanneman, and Karen Baci! Thank you to all past volunteers: Richard Shivley, Debbie Polillo, Steve Knuth, Tim and Angie Tandy, Lisa Walters, Joel Mathews, Alicia Morris, Kim Eldredge, Lisa Walters, Jill Schwartz for stenciling the planters and the La Veta school kids who came to help with planters and weeding. Thank you to Aaron Hewitt and Zac Dees Prebula for heavy lifting and weeding, Tyler Huff for moving concrete planters, John Lockamy for running his tractor to clean up the Ryus Avenue. beds, and Annalee and Russell Hickey for transporting the flowers.
If you wish to donate or volunteer please contact: LaRissa Morris, 808-936-0663 or write email@example.com
SCCOG (AAA) Senior Services and Care & Share
HUERFANO COUNtY — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance. Call 719-738-1182 or 719-738-2205 for assessments, reservations, and questions.
Take out lunch meals are provided in Walsenburg Monday through Friday at the Huerfano County Community Center. Also available are homebound meal deliveries Monday
through Friday in Walsenburg and Tuesday and Friday in La Veta.
Wednesday, April 29, 11 am there will be a Care & Share emergency distribution at the Huerfano County Community Center/County Workshop 11 am until the food is gone. Please do not show up too early, bring a pen, and stay in your vehicle. Please wear a mask. A regular Care and Share distribution will be held Tuesday, May 12, 11 am until food is gone at the Huerfano County Community Center/County Workshop.
La Veta Village food services
LA VEtA — If you or someone you know is a 60+ year old senior or have a pre-existing condition that puts you at high risk, you live in the 81055 zip code, and are in need of transporting groceries from Charlies’s to home contact: Susan at 719-989- 8361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly pick up service is available at the La Veta Village (typically on Saturdays).
Please call (719) 742-4957 to reserve a box and schedule a pick up!
If you would like to volunteer to help physically or monetarily, please contact Ed Donovan at 719-472-4957 or email@example.com
Huerfano RE-1 providing breakfasts/lunches to all children 0-18 years
WALSENBURG/GARdNER — Huerfano RE-1 will have sack breakfasts/lunches available for drive through pick-up at Peakview School and Gardner Elementary. Pick up days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Each pick up will have at least two breakfasts and two lunches for each child in the household. All children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for free breakfast and lunch regardless if they are enrolled in RE-1.
To pick up the sacked breakfast/lunch at Peakview: Vehicles will drive through between Peakview School and the West Wing building entering via the back of John Mall HS. Sacks will be located at the back doors of the Peakview cafeteria. To pick up the food at Gardner: Please follow the directives of personnel upon arriving.
Star Drug Pharmacy offers prescription delivery
WALSENBURG — Star Drug Pharmacy will deliver your prescriptions for a $5 fee (within Walsenburg city limits). Call us for more information: 719-738-1130 .
Internet activities for kids and adults
HUERFANO — Here are a few fun pages you can follow to enjoy at home!
La Veta Public Library:
“Every Monday we will post a different challenge that can be completed while in quarantine! You will post your challenge (sometimes a picture, sometimes a video) and here is an important part: you MUST tag us in it and put the specific challenge hashtag! Otherwise we won’t see it, and we want to see your creativity!”
Go Outside and Howl at 8 pm: www.facebook.com/groups/howlat8/
“Every night at 8pm in your time zone, take a minute to step outside and let out a cathartic howl! We’ll post up daily themes that may or may not be very, very, very important. INVITE YOUR PEEPS! Let’s see how many people the world over we can get to howl in one night!”
Colorado Parks & Wildlife: www.facebook.com/ColoradoParksandWildlife/
Follow their page for interesting facts about wildlife around the state! Also follow this page below for Jackson Lake State Park – “Reading with a Ranger” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!, https://www.facebook.com/JacksonLakeSP/
Scenic Highway of Legends tour (For All Ages): https://travelstorys.com/tours/105/Highway%20of%20Leg- ends
Brains On! A Science Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults: https://www.brainson.org/
But Why? A Podcast for Kids, NPR: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/474377890/but-why-a-pod-cast-for-curious-kids
Stuff You Should Know (Some Not Suited For Children): https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should- know-26940277/
Serial, Investigative Journalism Podcast (Adults): https://serialpodcast.org/
HOW leaf and limb recycling
WALSENBURG — Leaf and limb debris for Huerfano County is now being processed by the Huerfano Organic Waste Recycling Services (HOW Recycling Services). HOW hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. HOW organic waste recycling is located just east of the Huerfano County Transfer station on Industrial Park Drive.
Only what grows out of the ground is accepted: No processed wood, no garbage, no dirt. We accept branches no more than 6 ft long, also accepting bagged leaves and yard debris.
Bachman & Associates 9 Hole Summer Shootout & Night Golf Tourney
WALSENBURG — Come out for a summer Par-Tee and your chance to win BIG Saturday, June 6, 4 p.m. at Walsenburg Golf Course. Scramble play during the front nine, but stick around because once the sun goes down enjoy glow in the dark golf! The fee is $75 per player which includes dinner. Call the Walsenburg Golf Course to sign up: (719) 738-2730. Must register by Friday, May 15.
$25,000 Hole in One Contest
(Sponsored by Walsenburg Golf Course)
$250 Closest To The Pin Contest
(Bachman & Associates will donate to the Non-Profit of your choice)
Best Foursome Score on Front Nine
1st Place – $1,250 (Sponsored by Bachman & Associates)
2nd Place – $750 (Sponsored by The Dog Bar & Grill)
3rd Place – $500 (Sponsored by Legends Flooring & Interior)
For more info visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/504557903566979/
SPACe Artists Choice Show combined with the Changing Climate show
LA VEtA — New Dates and Info! Artist’s Choice Show and the Changing Climate Show will be held from May 19 until June 13. There will be no reception on the designated time of May 23, however there will be an opportunity for a virtual art showing of this event on that date.
Carnegie’s COVID offerings
tRINIdAd — The Carnegie library is closed until at least the end of April but some of the monthly meetings and events will be held virtually. Keep checking the website newsletter link for details at: www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org; just click the Newsletter button on the home page, then click the link on the Newsletter page.
diversity in the Coal Mines: remote meeting Thursday, April 30, 3 to 4 p.m..
Free legal help: Please see the article on second page of newsletter.
One-on-one computer training: email us to set up a session: firstname.lastname@example.org
These events are postponed: Book Readers Rock!, Carving Club, One Book Colorado, Art Wall, Oral Histories, Tuesday’s Tots, Paws for Reading, Books for the Homebound.
Virtual cash mob Friday May 1 at Trinidad’s Higher CBD and Cash Bar
tRINIdAd — Trinidad Historic Main Street with guidance from the Raton Main St., are working to help local businesses survive during the current unprecedented economic hardship. What better way than to invite everyone to your store for a virtual party? What is a cash mob, you ask? Inspired by “flash mobs,” a cash mob occurs when a group of people assembles at a business to make purchases. Since we cannot have a group of people assemble, we are going to assemble virtually using Facebook Live.
You can join the first Virtual Cash Mob on Friday, May 1 by going to the Trinidad Historic Main Street Facebook page for a LIVE feed from 6-8 p.m. featuring Trinidad’s Higher CBD & Oxygen Bar. Shop owner Kim Schultz will have Items for sale will include beautiful creations by local artists Anissa Roth, Dale Aubuchon, Camilla Campbell, Elvira Hidalgo & Henrietta Bluebird, Trinidad Triggers hats, patches, balls, t- shirts and jerseys, Trinidad & Colorado apparel and gifts, Dime Bags line of backpacks, wallets. pouches, and purses, Boost Oxygen, and many CBD products for humans and pets!
Just LIKE and Go to the Trinidad Historic Main Street page for the live feed of our local shopping show. Look for photos of featured items this week on Trinidad’s Higher CBD & Oxygen Facebook Page. On Friday night, shoppers watching the Facebook LIVE event can message when he or she is interested in the purchase. The first person to offer to purchase the item is committed. Other members of Main Street board will be monitoring the Facebook event and message the buyer with instructions. The next day, THCBD will make contact with the purchaser to finalize payment and delivery or pickup of pro- ducts. They will accept major credit cards, debit and cash. Each buyer will arrange his or her pick-up with the shop staff.
Be sure to like “Trinidad Historic Main Street” on Facebook for announcements of upcoming “Virtual Cash Mob” events in Trinidad. If your business is interested in hosting an upcoming virtual cash mob, please call Penny Saeedi at 719- 859-2584.
Friday night Solidarity in Sight & Sound
tRINIdAd — Please join us every Friday night at 8 pm in “Solidarity In Sight and Sound”. At 8 pm from your residence, your driveway or front yard we would ask that for 1 minute you shine a light, wave a flag, honk a horn, sing a song or play an instrument so that the whole city can hear you; hear your neighbors, your friends, your family.
Even tho we are all apart during this time, we as a community have never been closer together. Each one of us is fighting the same battle, feeling the same worries and fear, missing our loved ones.
The Trinidad Police Department would like our community to know that you are not alone…we are not alone! Of course, we would ask everyone to practice social distancing and no fireworks or firearms should be used to make a noise, this event is about all of us coming together for 1 minute to let us all know that we are ok and that we as a community will be ok.
Mt. Carmel Wellness virtual classes
tRINIdAd — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center brings you FREE virtual programs and classes to help you remain active and connected during this challenging time. These classes are available to anyone through the Zoom app. You can participate using your computer or smartphone.
See our weekly wellness schedule, followed by instructions to log-in on your computer or call-in from your phone. Get the schedule by signing up for the weekly email at: “Mt. Carmel of Colorado” email@example.com
Contact Laura at (719) 845-4894 with questions.
Food pantry in Segundo
SEGUNdO — For those in need during this crisis situation, we invite you to come visit our food pantry on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at The Lord’s Chapel Segundo
SCCOG (AAA) senior services and Care & Share
LAS ANIMAS COUNtY — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All area Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance at 719-846-3336. Call 719-845-1133 ext 208 or ext. 225 for assessments and questions.
Take out lunch meals are provided in Trinidad Monday through Friday at the Sayre Senior Center. Also available are homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Trinidad and Tuesday and Thursday in Aguilar.
There will be a regular Care & Share distribution Thursday, April 28, 12 to 3 pm at 125 E. Main Street. This distribution is for Aguilar/Ludlow area residents only (proof of residency required). Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be an emergency food distribution for those in dire need.
Friday, May 1, 10 a.m. there will be a Care & Share emergency distribution at the Las Animas Fairgrounds. Please do not open the gates if they are closed. The regular distribution will be Wednesday, May 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m. for seniors and 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. for all eligible residents. Primero distribution will be Tuesday, May 19 and at Kim/Branson, Thursday, May 21. The regular Aguilar distribution will be Tuesday, May 26, 12 to 3 p.m. at 125 E. Main Street. For all distributions, please do not show up too early, bring a pen, and stay in your vehicle. Please wear a mask.
New food program at Mt. Carmel
tRINIdAd — Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center has created a new food program to support those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Through grant funding and local business support, Mt. Carmel is providing boxes of food to Trinidad and Las Animas County residents struggling to feed their families as a result of job loss, or reduced hours. The staff at Mt. Carmel applied for an emergency grant to help carry out its mission to keep community members healthy. Enabled by El Pomar Foundation’s generous grant of $7,500, Mt. Carmel began dis- tributing 26 food boxes, on average, per week to residents on April 7, and distribution will continue through the beginning of May. Each box includes enough food to prepare six meals for a family of four (24 individual meals per box). Several types of meat, an assortment of fruits and vegetables, and other miscellaneous meal components are provided in each box, as well as healthy recipes are included to utilize the ingredients.
Mt. Carmel staff are already looking forward to the opportunity to distribute more boxes next week. They will reach out to recipients who been referred by local agencies. Community members wanting to support Mt. Carmel’s efforts can donate at: mtcarmelcenter.org or by calling 719-845-4877.
Free lunch pickup for Trinidad kids
tRINIdAd — Students age 0-18 have the option of picking up free curb and go meals at Fisher’s Peak Elementary or Trinidad Middle School (Park Street). From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
Hometown Pharmacy delivery
tRINIdAd — Hometown Pharmacy will deliver your prescriptions for free (within six miles of the store) through April 30. Call us for more information: 719-845-0069 or visit www.htpcolorado.com .
Ugly Pet Portrait fundraiser
tRINIdAd — Get a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet! We have some amazingly talented people who volunteer at Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association. They help make our day-to-day operations possible. We love our volunteers – they are awesome! Some of our volunteers are pretty good artists… and there are many more who… let’s face it, should probably keep their day jobs when it comes to creating artwork. Nonetheless, this eclectic team is dedicated and they have decided to join together for a fun, unique new fundraiser for Noah’s Ark — introducing the Ugly Pet Portrait Fundraiser.
For just $20, you’ll get an original, one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet, drawn by a “possibly-talented” NAAWA volunteer! Your pet is NOT ugly… but keep in mind that the artwork you get back, well… it may not be Mona Lisa quality, but we can as- sure you that it was made with lots of love! And there is nothing ugly about love!
So set your bar nice and low, and support NAAWA with a gift of $20 today! Just remember to upload a fairly good picture of your pet at the time of order. Please also remember to provide your email address and mailing address so we can send your pet’s portrait to you.
Get your order now because this FUNdraiser ends June 20, 2020! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to request your application.
New Mexico primary election information
NEW MEXICO — The New Mexico Primary Election will be June 2, 2020. The voter registration deadline for this election is Tuesday, May 5. The deadline to request an absentee ballot online is Thursday, May 28 by midnight. The deadline to return a completed absentee ballot is Tuesday, June 2.
Early voting begins Saturday, May 16 and continues until Saturday, May 30. In-person absentee voting will be held from Tuesday, May 5 through Friday, May 29.
COVID referral numbers
NEW MEXICO —These numbers are important for all New Mexicans.
EMPLOYMENt/INCOME LOSS OR REDUCTION
• If you are unemployed/underemployed and need assistance: Department of Workforce Solutions Call Center 1-877-664-6984
• If you are a small business/employer and need assistance: Economic Development Department for Small Business = 1- 505-827-0300
• If you need assistance obtaining food
a. School age children: Public Education Dept = 505-827-6683 b. Senior / Adult with disabilities:
i. Seniors Who Need Groceries or Meals = 1-800-432-2080 ii. Emotional Crisis, Mental Health, or Substance Abuse = 1-855-662-7474
• SNAP benefits: HSD/Income Support Division = 1-800- 283-4465
• WIC: Department of Health
a. WIC Questions on food or formula availability = 1-505- 469-0929
b. WIC Operations Manager = 1-505-819-7028
c. WIC General Questions = 1-866-867-3124
• If you need assistance obtaining health insurance: HSD/Medicaid = 1-800-283-4465
• If you are not eligible for Medicaid, you can apply for affordable health insurance online at www.bewellnm.com or call 1- 855-996-6449
• If you need assistance with housing/utilities:
a. Housing–Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) Emergency
b. Utilities HSD Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program 1-888-523-0051
FAMILY & MISC.
• If you need assistance with childcare: 1-800-691-9067 NM Kids Child Care Resource Center
• If you have complaints about facilities not closing: 505-469- 2940/505-629-2845
• If you want to volunteer or need a volunteer: 505-476-2200
State launches portal with more COVID-19 data
NEW MEXICO — The state of New Mexico has launched a portal with more COVID-19 data specific to positive cases and testing in the state.
The data dashboard currently includes county-by-county breakdowns of positive cases by age, gender and ethnicity. The portal also includes reporting about testing by county. The state department of health has conducted exten- sive testing in Native American communities where clusters of illness have been identified, which at least in part explains the disproportionate share of the Native American population in the state’s total positive tests.
The state will endeavor to update the data at least twice weekly on the Health Department’s COVID-19 microsite, cv.nmhealth.org.
If and when more data can be reported accurately, the state will update the portal to include it. The data page can be found at cv.nmhealth.org/dashboard.
Medicine Shoppe’s delivery
RAtON — Medicine Shoppe will deliver your prescriptions for free (within 6 miles of the store) through April 30. Call us for more information: 575-445-0075 or visit www.medicineshoppe.com/1387.
Rural Development offices open for business by phone
SANtA FE — USDA Rural Development in New Mexico is working to ensure the safety, security, and health of the public and our employees while continuing to provide excellent customer service. Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on limiting the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, we are now in enterprise-wide remote operational status. USDA Rural Development is open for business via telephone and email and we look forward to continuing our vital work supporting you our customers who live and work in rural America.
Please know the New Mexico Rural Development team will continue delivering programs and offering the highest level of customer service. Customers and stakeholders can reach employees using the contact information below.
Contact us by phone:
New Mexico State Office: 505-761-4950 Albuquerque Field Office 505-761-4950
Aztec Field Office 505-334-3090 Extension #4
Las Cruces Field Office 575-522-8775 Extension #4 Las Vegas Field Office 505-425-3594 Extension #4 Roswell Field Office 300 575-622-8745 Extension #4
Experience New Mexico’s museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions virtually
SANtA FE — The museums, historic sites, and other institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) affected by temporary closures to the public are continuing to offer their resources, activities, and exhibits to state residents at home.
A couple of new social media series are available on the
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Facebook page. Followers are invited to guess who or what is in the photograph from the museum’s collections, as well as educational posts that give a closer look at chuckwagons and cattle drives. The museum is continuing posts on a series called “Faces of Farm & Ranch,” which includes photos relating to agriculture shared by the public. There are also exhibitions, resources, and other educational materials available online. Follow Farm & Ranch on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Historic Preservation division continues its Facebook series “This Week in New Mexico History,” with a focus on listed properties throughout the state. Followers on Facebook can also view recent listings in the State and National Registers of Historic Places, upcoming events such as Preservation Month, as well as information about historic resources, including posts about archaeology, state and national parks, preservation tax credit projects, and local preservation efforts. Follow HPD on Facebook and YouTube.
This past week on Facebook, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture shared coloring pages by artist Jason Garcia of Santa Clara Pueblo, posted video of photographer Adriel Heisey discussing his method for the photography in the exhibit “Oblique Views,” shared an article on the “disappearance” of the Land O’Lakes Indian (also known as Mia the butter maiden), and shared a news story about the effects of COVID- 19 on Native American communities. Follow MIAC on Face- book, Vimeo, and YouTube.
The Museum of International Folk Art has a new You- Tube channel featuring videos with detailed descriptions about associated programs and exhibitions. On the museum’s web- site, there are DIY folk art activities for all ages, as well as educational material and lesson plans in English and Spanish. MOIFA also has an available online collection with over 130,000 objects from more than 100 countries. Follow MOIFA on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
The third episode of the podcast “La Hilacha: Words and Memories,” produced by the National Hispanic Cultural Center, focuses on history, including an interview with State Historian Rob Martínez regarding the 1918 flu pandemic (Spanish Flu), and archivist Anna Uremovich discusses personal papers and their importance to archives. NHCC social media posts include an interview with artist Delilah Montoya, whose work was featured in the exhibition “Qué Chola;” featured artwork from visual arts educator Elena Baca for the “Staff Collects” series; a profile on volunteer coordinator Annette Luján for the “People Who Make the Magic Happen” series; and director and chief curator Tey Marianna Nunn’s collection of Santo Niño artworks. There’s also the Latinx book review blog and an online version of the exhibit “El Voto Femenino.” Follow NHCC on Facebook and YouTube.
New Mexico Arts continues its “Public Art Thursday,” “Grantee Highlight,” and “I heart the arts” social media campaigns, and will share local and national resources, webinars, and information daily. There is an open survey to collect information from artists and arts organizations regarding their transition to virtual or alternative programming, as NMA works to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the arts across the state. The Art in Public Places program currently has information about two Calls for Artists available on the NMA website. The New Mexico Music Commission continues to share video and livestream musical performances from musicians in New Mexico and nationally. Follow NMA on Facebook, Insta- gram, and Vimeo.
New content has been added to the New Mexico Historic Sites “Virtual Classroom” series, which can be found on the NMHS website and social media channels. Sixteen lesson plans have been released, relating to the history of five historic sites. Meanwhile, Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial launched its virtual “book club” program, the first book in the series is “The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl, New Mexico, 1864,” written by Ann Turner. The staff at Los Luceros Historic Site developed and launched a virtual Earth Day tour of the site on April 22, and includes a blending of live and pre-recorded videos and activities. Follow NMHS on Facebook.
On Thursday, April 30, the New Mexico History Museum will co-host via Facebook a virtual version of Her Flag, a collaborative art project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The museum also has various social media campaigns currently available, including a series on historic fashion in New Mexico. Follow NMHM on Facebook and Twitter.
New social media series are available from the New Mex- ico Museum of Art. “Education Resources Updates” highlights the new educational activities and resources created by the museum’s education department. Digital workbooks featuring activities and lessons related to current and upcoming exhibitions, art concepts, art history, and seasonal events are avail- able and new ones will be released on Wednesdays. Last weekend marked the “opening” of #nmavirtualexhibit on MOA social media platforms and features artwork of 10 New Mexico artists working with the theme “Now!” The museum also has available online resources, including the Searchable Art Museum (SAM), archives, videos, and a library. Follow MOA on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science website, MNHS, offers online exhibitions, resources, and other educational activities, including Museum Story Time and Smithsonian Learning Lab. An online tour of the “Tiny Titans, Dinosaur Eggs and Babies” exhibit is available on the MNHS website. Follow MNHS on Facebook.
Watch Launch Pad lectures and Mini-Preservation Workshops on the New Mexico Museum of Space History Youtube channel. Content available on the museum’s Facebook page includes Virtual Rocketeer Academy, Stories from Space, and Galactic Laffs. Follow Space History on Facebook and You- Tube.
Beginning this week, teachers from across the state can utilize the request form found on the dCA website to invite a dCA educator into their online classrooms. The thought is that if classes can’t visit the museums and historic sites, the department can schedule an educator to visit with them virtually. As requests come in, they would be forwarded to the appropriate division, which would then coordinate with the teachers. Follow the New Mexico State Library on Facebook.
Learn how archaeologists use experimentation to discover material from the past on the Office of Archaeological Studies educational resources and YouTube page. Activity packets that combine creative archaeological explorations with critical thinking skills can be found on the OAS website. Follow OAS on YouTube.
More information related to social media and online resources for each division of DCA is available upon request.