The Latest at the Alliance

The Monthly Scoop provides our members with up-to-date insights on what’s new with us at the Alliance. Every month, a member from the SJCA staff gives an update on their work and follows up with by answering any questions you may have. The scope of topics ranges from Animas recreation to energy transition in New Mexico.
Please join us and learn what we’re up to, connect with our staff, and hear from fellow community members!

Upcoming Monthly Scoops

August 2021

Executive Director Mark Pearson will be giving an update on what’s new SJCA and where we’re headed in this next year. Mark will also be focusing on the CORE Act and Colorado Wilderness Act.

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The Monthly Scoop happens on the third Thursday of the month from 5 to 6pm via Zoom. We’ll send out an email a week beforehand with Zoom registration info and the presentation topic. After the SJCA staff member gives a short presentation, there will be a Q&A session for audience members.

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Presentation Recordings

Past Scoops

April 2021: Marcel Gaztambide, Animas Riverkeeper

May 2021: Jimbo Buickerood, Lands & Forest Protection Program Manager

June 2021: Gary Skiba, Wildlife Manager

Presentation SlidesPresentation Slides

Jimbo & Gary’s slides coming soon!

Recent SJCA News (More)

Take Action: Protect Wild Places in the San Juan Mountains

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Yet another Texas billionaire has set his sights on acquiring roadless national forest lands and wild river corridors. The Proposed Valle Seco Land Exchange would hand 175 acres of wilderness-caliber roadless lands adjacent to the South San Juan Wilderness to…

July LPEA Spotlight

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LPEA Election Results We’re thrilled that the LPEA elections resulted in a majority board supportive of local renewable energy. The results were: District 1 (Archuleta County): incumbent Kirsten Skeehan (1,281 votes) defeated Veronica Medina (434 votes).District 2 (south and west…
Pollution Smoke

Fighting Air Pollution with Science-based Standards

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Fighting Air Pollution with Science-based Standards Here in the Four Corners, we highly value clean air, pure water, and healthy lands, which are the foundations of resilient communities, ecosystems and economies in the San Juan Basin. But with air quality…

Transparency, Rate Reductions, & the 2021 LPEA Election

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This blog series covers the monthly La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors meetings. We’re tracking the board for transparency and accountability, as well as to stay current on their renewable energy initiatives. Find past and future spotlights here. Get…