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Spenard, AK

Who do you support for U.S. House in Alaska (District At-...

We need someone who will show up, vote for Alaska, and work well with others for Alaska  (Oct 15, 2010 | post #1)

Spenard, AK

Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Alaska in 2010?

Scott is the real deal and not backed by K Street corporations and law firms. Lisa used to be real.  (Oct 15, 2010 | post #4)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Buried in time: The mystery of San Gabriel

Further information can be found here-- "Ford RI. (1987). The New Pueblo Economy. In: Herman Agoyo and Linwood Brown, eds., When cultures meet: Remembering San Gabriel del Yunge Oweenge. pp. 73-91. Santa Fé: Sunstone Press." http://13c4.wordpr /biocultural-dimen sions-of-environme nt-and-health/  (Jun 27, 2009 | post #5)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Senators: Study bringing Valles Caldera under national parks

Maybe as a private ranch, it could be self-sufficient. But, it was never a viable model from the get-go for VCT. However, as I recall, the mandate to be self-sufficient was the only way then to keep the valle intact and in trust for public use.  (Jun 26, 2009 | post #12)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Lost snowshoer spends two nights in forest

Every year a "nature lover" gets stranded doing very dumb things, summer or winter. Some die. The real west isn't your father's Disneyland. Take remedial Girl Scouting to learn how to be prepared and be safe (and not risk other people who look for you. By the way, whistles are cheap but highly effective.)  (Mar 19, 2009 | post #4)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Trail Dust: Female archaeologist unearthed pueblo culture

Nat just missed her 91st birthday. She was an extraordinary anthropologist of the Southwest. Feb 14, 2009 ... Nathalie Woodbury. SHUTESBURY - Nathalie Ferris Sampson Woodbury, of Shutesbury, died Dec. 22 at home after a long illness. ... <http://www.amh tory/id/129046/ > She leaves her husband, Richard B. Woodbury, and loving friends. Nathalie was born in Humboldt, Ariz., in 1918, where she began formal schooling in the sixth grade, and grew into a widely respected scholar and writer. A woman of strong opinions and wit, she delighted in dogs and other animals, which surrounded her at her Shutesbury home. She was an honorary life member of the Nature Conservancy, ... She attended Barnard College in New York, received her B.A. degree there in 1939, and pursued graduate studies in anthropology at Columbia University. She devoted her adult life to the study of human society, languages, and culture in various manifestations, and was the co-author and editor of several volumes in various anthropological sub-disciplines. She married archaeologist Richard Benjamin Woodbury in 1948, and shared field work with him in Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico. The two held museum posts, together and separately in Arizona, New York, and the Smithsonian Institution. In her long career, Nathalie taught at Barnard College, Brooklyn College, Eastern New Mexico College, and the Universities of Arizona and Kentucky. At Barnard she also held administrative positions. In the course of her career she universally respected. She was very skillful at editing and authoring, leading to various professional positions. She was editor of several newsletters, contributed a regular column for the Anthropology Newsletter, entitled "Past is Present," and organized and sometimes wrote obituaries for the Newsletter. She was a regular contributor to professional programs, annual reports, and guides. The renown that followed her services led to positions on the Board of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for American Archaeology, and the American Ethnological Society. She edited the internationally respected professional journals for the Society for American Archaeology and the American Anthropological Association. ... She easily recognized that the familiar was not always well understood, and the exotic was not necessarily foreign. She delighted in problem solving' in real world situations, and was able to contribute significantly by applying those skills. ... Her skills and vision led her into advocating for a strong executive for the American Anthropological Association. ... Nat cared about and maintained close mentoring relationships with former students she had taught at Barnard, Eastern New Mexico, Arizona, and Kentucky. The profession was enriched by their training and skills. ... Nathalie and Richard Woodbury were recognized jointly and severally for their significant services for the town and their professional societies. Awards for Distinguished Service were presented by the American Anthropological Association and the Society for American Archaeology. ...Donations in her memory may be made to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P. O. Box 319, South Deerfield, MA 01303. Obituary and register at www.douglassfunera" http://www.amherst /id/129046/  (Feb 22, 2009 | post #6)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Hard times for pets, too

I suggest more petfood bank type things. Food stamps cover people food, but pet food and kitty litter (and toilet paper, soap, etc) are not covered. Especially for those who are underemployed or out of work, a food bank for pets would help. Also, just to be selfish, foster care for wanted pets (not just the strays) would also be great.  (Dec 21, 2008 | post #4)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Paula Rodriguez, 1915-2008: Artist 'turned straw into gold'

Library of Congress (small images) /5ewhkn Flickr com/photos/abqpubl icart/2456695867/ This is a large photo of extraordinary work.  (Dec 10, 2008 | post #3)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Extreme right can't get over loss of power

Candidate Palin reminds me of Spiro Agnew, not Dan Quayle. Let's hope this election marks the end of Nixonian politics, southern strategy, secret government, Cheney, et al.  (Nov 16, 2008 | post #6)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

City councilor says museum program hurts local artisans

There should be a program similar to the Made in Alaska and Silver Hand. Small NM businesses could certainly partner with larger ones, if need be, but authentic NM made items are best. http://13c4.wordpr /authentic-alaskan -arts-and-crafts/ AUTHENTIC ALASKAN ARTS AND CRAFTS  (Nov 11, 2008 | post #1)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Finding the will to recycle

This story should be read with the earlier story about the arguments regarding the landfill. SFe has always had an odd attitude towards solid waste management. In 1993, the Pueblos took the lead in organizing a regional landfill with recycling and re-use built in. We even had a waste separation facility in the design as well as an energy recovery process. SFe pulled out to go on their own. There is an economy of scale which means all of northern NM needs to work together as a region. On the other hand, it is possible in NM to *also* have locally appropriate trash pick-up, re-use, neighborhood watch, eldercare, and other neighborly services. Waste is a resource that needs analysis as a whole system, not can by can or neighborhood by neighborhood. Recycling is only one component and shouldn't be seen as a money maker but as a money saver, within an integrated waste management system for *all* of us. I've never understood the attitude that landfills are to be exclusive gated communities. Obsessive hoarders get buried under their own waste.  (Nov 10, 2008 | post #32)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Obama election would bring rise of new Republicans

It's my understanding that a lot of the good that came out of the Nixon administration was by "accident ", that is, via Congress and a distracted executive. [I don't have a good reference-- anyone else?] But then there is Dick Cheney, also a Nixonite. Yes, there is a whole crew of conservative Republicans that would be turning in their graves. Maybe the thought process will return to politics?  (Nov 4, 2008 | post #19)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Obama election would bring rise of new Republicans

Reagan didn't start the move away from moderate Republicans, that was Nixon. Remember Sen Edward Brooke? [for shame, if you don't] Brooke served as a U.S. senator for two terms, from January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1979.  (Nov 2, 2008 | post #17)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Lab museum closes doors to documentary

In 1986 or so the Lab had a chance to convert the museum into a leading museum in the documentation, interpretation, and science of a unique science community. They opted instead to continue the museum as a showcase for funding. Katherine (http://www.topix. net/forum/source/s anta-fe-new-mexica n/T140RK891BLGIC9L I/post3) is correct. The premise of the documentary would be interesting if it were about nuclear museums (plural) and also an important science project (how do "nuclear " museums represent their communities?). Nevertheless, publicly funded institutions in the US have a responsibility to allow the public to use their information, including filming. The culture of science at Los Alamos and science as a culture (illustrated by Los Alamos) is a critical and still undone analysis. Looks like another 25 years is needed before the Lab is at the point of courage (and relevance) they were once.  (Nov 2, 2008 | post #7)

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