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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Blogger lost her mind tonight; just checking 2 c if she's back

this is a test post

blogger seems to have lost her mind.

blogger's broken. Either that, or the firefox upgrade caused bugs.  come back tomorrow. It scared the crap out of me, until I see a bunch of other people having the same problems. On Firefox:  First 400 errors, then "unable to save" I say we just leave it alone for a few hours. they're probably under attack or something. I got in here via IE, but haven't even tried to blog with it. just came to help.

test posting now on IE. Firefox not functional with blogger.

Seeking Navajo Language Lecturer to Teach at Stanford University

Seeking Navajo Language Lecturer to Teach at Stanford University
Position: Navajo Language Lecturer
Institution: Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA
Category: Faculty - Liberal Arts - Linguistics
Date: 05/11/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part Time
Work Location: Stanford University campus or Long Distance Teaching

Position Summary
The Special Language is seeking to hire a Lecturer to teach the Navajo
language for academic year 2011-12. The teaching duties for the Navajo
Language Lecturer include 1 class per quarter for 3 quarters of introductory
Navajo language for undergraduates and graduates. The goal is to expand the
Navajo language program in terms of levels, and research and teaching

Other Native American languages currently taught are Lakota, Hawaiian and
Quechua. For more information on the Special Language Program see

Minimum Qualifications
1) BS degree
2) Native or near-native Navajo language fluency

Preferred Qualifications
1) Proficiency in Navajo reading and writing
2) History of previous experience with and knowledge of Navajo culture
3) Experience in teaching Navajo language at high school or college level

For Best Consideration

Required Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, List of References (Faculty/Exec)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please send application to Eva Prionas at Call 650-704-7564
regarding any questions.



29 JUNE 2011



HUD: Emergency Homeowner Loan Program:

(Please note: The following public information can be downloaded in these
languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conjunction with
NeighborWorks America announced the launch of the Emergency Homeowners Loan
Program (EHLP) today, to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure in 27
states across the country and Puerto Rico.

Congress provided $1 billion dollars to HUD, as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall
Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to implement EHLP. The program will
assist homeowners who have experienced a reduction in income and are at risk
of foreclosure due to involuntary unemployment or underemployment, due to
economic conditions or a medical condition.

Under EHLP guidelines eligible homeowners can qualify for an interest free
loan which pays a portion of their monthly mortgage for up to two years, or up
to $50,000, whichever comes first.

Through the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program the Obama Administration is
continuing our strong commitment to help keep families in their homes during
tough economic times, said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. Working with our
community partners across the nation through NeighborWorks® America, we are
pleased to launch this program today in 27 states and Puerto Rico to help
families keep their homes while looking for work or recovering from illness.

The EHLP funds will pay a portion of an approved applicants monthly mortgage
including missed mortgage payments or past due charges including principal,
interest, taxes and insurance. EHLP is expected to aid up to 30,000 distressed
borrowers, with an average loan of approximately $35,000.

Through our work around the country, NeighborWorks® America knows all too
well that in these tough economic times, homeowners facing foreclosure are
seeking help wherever they can find it. The deadline is July 22, 2011, so we
encourage homeowners to submit their information now in order to find out if
they qualify for this new mortgage assistance program and learn more about the
many options available to assist those with housing needs, stated Eileen M.
Fitzgerald, CEO of NeighborWorks® America.

The EHLP funding is a complement to the Hardest Hit Fund which makes available
$7.6 billion to 18 states and the District of Columbia that were hardest hit
by the housing crisis. The EHLP funds will be offered in the following states:
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New
, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont,
Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming and Puerto Rico.
Five states operating substantially similar programs are administering EHLP
funds through their existing programs: Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland,
and Pennsylvania. With todays launch, mortgage assistance is now available
for unemployed and underemployed homeowners in every state.

Contact information for participating agencies, the Pre-Applicant Screening
Worksheet and more information on the EHLP assistance and its eligibility
requirements can be found at or by calling toll free at
855-FIND-EHLP (346-3345).

About the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and
quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing
market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality
affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality
of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination;
and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its
programs is available on the Internet at and

About NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives
and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to
safe and affordable rental housing. Since 1991, we have assisted nearly 1.2
million low- to moderate-income families with their housing needs. Much of our
success is achieved through our support of the NeighborWorks network ― more
than 235 community development organizations working in more than 4,400 urban,
suburban and rural communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have
generated more than $15 billion in reinvestment in these communities.
NeighborWorks America is the nations leading trainer of community
development and affordable housing professionals.


(For more information or to schedule an interview please contact of Douglas
Robinson of NeighborWorks America at 202-220-2360 or email to

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gallup Solar potluck

Join us for a movie and food tomorrow at our potluck: 6 p.m. @ 113 E. Logan Ave. Bring your friends! #gallupsolar

PFLAG Gallup requests help

PFLAG Gallup,

I hope you are doing well.

Today, we received a request from Navajo AIDS Network, Inc. Gallup Office.
NAN, Inc. would like assistance with yardwork and cleaning the exterior of
their office. We would be pulling weeds, pickking up trash to beautify the
exterior of the office. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to NAN.
PFLAG Gallup would be able to provide gloves, trash bags and water. By
helping NAN, we will be operating within our mission, support. This is a
volunteer opportunity.

The scheduled date for the cleanup is *Thursday-July 14, 2011 10am-Noon. The
NAN Office is located at 101 East Hill Avenue (1st and Hill) Gallup, NM. *NAN
is a non profit organization. NAN offers FREE HIV Testing for the community.
Also, NAN provides programs for Native Gay Bisexual Men and Native
Transgender Women as well as the community at large. Case Management is
available as well. For more info contact NAN Gallup 505 863 9929 or NAN
Chinle, AZ 928 674 5676.

If you interested in volunteering to assist NAN, please respond to this
email and we will keep you updated. If you have any questions, please
contact us.

*"PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education
and advocacy"*

PFLAG Gallup
PO Box 752
Gallup, NM  87305
gaygallup2010 at
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KGLP plans to air "Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy" 8/5/11

KGLP, 91.7 fm, Gallup, NM, plans to air "Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy" on
Friday, August 5, 2011 at 2 p.m.

You can listen at the link, above, as well. And they have a FaceBook page

“Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy”
TRT: 55:00

Recorded, Edited, Written and Produced by Vanessa Lowe
Edited and Mixed by Kent Sparling at Cave Maps, Berkeley, CA

Original Music by Jeffrey Foster and Kent Sparling
Published by the Jicama Salad Co. (BMI)

©2010 Knitwise Media
All Rights Reserved

A Radio Documentary

“Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy” is an independently produced hour-long radio documentary.  It features the voices of fourteen women who have breastfed their children between one and four years.  Half of the women reside in the San Francisco Bay Area and half in New York City.  Some of the major topics covered include:  dealing with judgment and criticism, public nursing, benefits and challenges, changes in perception, weaning, nursing while working, and support. Also featured is commentary from Dr. Nigel Rollins, of the World Health Organization, Dr. Jay Gordon, a Fellow of the American Association of Pediatrics, and Dr. Katherine Dettwyler, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware.

Extended breastfeeding (breastfeeding past one year) is arguably among the most heated and controversial child rearing choices, occupying an emotionally fraught landscape along with co-sleeping, sleep training and discipline.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months, and then for at least a year, or as long as is mutually desirable.  The World Health Organization recommends that a mother breastfeed her child for at least two years.  The recommendations are based on countless studies showing significant health benefits of breastfeeding for babies and children, as well as for mothers.  However, science and societal views don’t always align.

Because of the potential for judgment about the basic merits of their parenting, many mothers keep quiet about the joys, frustrations, challenges, and struggles of nursing their kids past babyhood.  This can lead to mothers feeling isolated and unsupported.  It is this lack of support, in addition to the fear of public criticism that leads many mothers to wean before they and their children are ready.

The goal of this radio documentary is to stimulate dialogue about breastfeeding past one year in the United States.  In addition, it aims to educate mothers, family members, and health care practitioners about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding past infancy.

“Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy” was produced by Vanessa Lowe, whose background includes a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, as well as four years as host of a radio show on KWMR, a community radio station in Point Reyes Station, CA.  She is a musician and songwriter, and has released four records, with a fifth due for release in 2011.  She is the mother of a five-year-old son.

Kent Sparling, a Bay Area composer, sound designer and re-recording mixer associated with George Lucas' Skywalker Sound, completed the final editing and mixing of “Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy”.

Friday Forum: Rep. Luján on fires plus Navajo Nation's Special Diabetes Project

On the July 1st Friday Forum, Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s 3rd District will discuss support to firefighters and first responders for future wildfires, President Obama's plans for troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, the federal budget, and more.

 We'll also speak with representatives from the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project about summer youth activities and diabetes prevention at 1 p.m. this Friday

LONGEST WALK 3 - Reversing Diabetes from Special Diabetes Project on Vimeo.

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Celtic Spring" At Gallup Cultural Center, TONIGHT!

Celtic Spring tonight!!!!! Performance starts at 6 pm in the gallery upstairs. Admission is a Free Will Offering.
Gallup, NM June 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Latest Update on Mandatory Evacuations Due to Las Conchas Fire

Latest Update on Mandatory Evacuations Due to Las Conchas Fire

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Los Alamos Hospital, photographed today.

by Ben Ray Lujan on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:05pm
Below is the latest update from Los Alamos County regarding mandatory evacuations due to the Las Conchas Fire:
June 27, 2011   1:45 p.m.
Los Alamos, NM – Los Alamos County officials are reporting the fire is now threatening Los Alamos. They are ordering a mandatory evacuation which will begin and proceed in this order: Group 1: Western, Quemazon, Ponderosa; Group 2: North Community, Barranca Mesa, North Mesa; Group 3: East of Diamond and the remainder of the town site. White Rock is NOT being evacuated at this time. Residents in Los Alamos should NOT go to White Rock to stay in case it is later evacuated.

Residents are urged to prepare now to be ready to go when their Group is called using Reverse 911. The best sources of information about Group releases for the evacuation will continue to be through news outlets. The County is first evacuating those residents who are the closest to the immediate threat of fire. Residents should wait for the automated Reverse 911 phone call. Once called, proceed in an orderly fashion to police control points and follow any additional instructions to safely leave the County. National Guard and State Police will be assisting with the evacuation process.

Residents in Los Alamos in the Downtown, North Community, Quemazon, Eastern, and Western areas use either the Truck Route (East Jemez Rd) or Trinity Drive to NM502. Royal Crest residents would use the Truck Route to SR 4 to NM502. Residents on the mesas (North Mesa, Barranca Mesa) use the graded road in the bottom of Rendija Canyon, the same emergency route used during the Cerro Grande Fire in May 2000. The road has been graded today and the gate through San Ildefonso property to NM 502 is open. Take only your most essential belongings, including medication and pets. Large vehicles such as RVs should not attempt to use the road through Rendija Canyon due to the low water crossings in the road. The road is graded to accommodate passenger cars, trucks or SUVs, not oversized vehicles. Residents in White Rock should use SR 4 to NM 502 to evacuate if that becomes necessary.

The Big Rock Santa Claran Event Center is open as a shelter for those who are voluntarily evacuating with no accommodations. Residents who have friends and family in the area are asked to relocate to stay with them in order to keep shelter space available for those who most need it. The County is coordinating with regional resources to open more shelters. Those without transportation should call 505-661-RIDE (Atomic City Transit, the County’s transit system). They will start arranging busses to pick up those who need bus service.

Los Alamos County will continue to be on “essential services” only staffing on Tuesday, due to the continued need to address the emergency related to the wildfire.

Residents are asked to seek information about the size of the fire or other general fire updates on the USFS webpage rather than calling the County.  Links to public information about the Las Conchas fire can be found on the News page at
A Joint Information Center is operational for media inquiries about the fire. Media should call 505-820-1226.

Friday, June 24, 2011

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The heat is definitely on fire crews throughout the Southwest this summer. After months of dry, windy weather, the risk of even more wildfires is growing exponentially. So far this year they have already been nearly 800 reported fires, which burned more than 640,000 acres and more than 100 structures. Ahead this week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, insight and perspective on just how bad the outlook is for the next several months, plus the steps local and national officials are taking to keep the flames at bay. Plus, why fire officials can't ban fireworks this 4th of July, even if they wanted to. THE LINE panelists are ready to sound off on that reality, plus, the future of nuclear energy in the Land of Enchantment and the latest back and forth on the issue of voter fraud, on a show that is involved, informed and in-depth.

It's so hot in Moriarty . . .

. . . the chickens are molten! Get it?

Luján and Heinrich Urge Support for Funding to Help New Mexico Recover from Fires

Luján and Heinrich Urge Support for Funding to Help New Mexico Recover from Fires PDF Print E-mail
Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Ben Ray Luján (NM-3) and Martin Heinrich (NM-1) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee today urging support for emergency funding so that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Interior have the resources needed to fight the increased threat of wildfires on federal lands and protect the vital watersheds of New Mexico.
Below is the text of the letter:
June 24, 2011
The Honorable Hal Rogers                                      The Honorable Norm Dicks
Chairman                                                                   Ranking Member
House Appropriations Committee                          House Appropriations Committee
Washington, D.C. 20515                                           Washington, D.C.  20515
Dear Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Dicks,
As fire season escalates in the Southwestern United States, we would like to bring to your attention to the devastating effects of fire in our state. Due to drought and severe heat, the state of New Mexico is experiencing an unusually high outbreak of wildfires throughout its federal lands.
Historically, when natural disasters befall our nation, Congress has responded to the loss of American lives, property, and communities with emergency supplemental funding to contain the disaster, protect the endangered, and rebuild communities when the threat has passed.  While we understand the nation’s current need to reduce its deficit, we do not believe that budgetary considerations should deny New Mexicans the same federal assistance that has been provided to the victims of earlier disasters.  We are therefore requesting that the House Appropriations Committee urgently consider legislation to provide emergency supplemental funding so that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Interior have the resources needed to fight the increased threat of wildfires on our federal lands and protect the vital watersheds of New Mexico.
New Mexico is home to seven national forests and four of them, along with Carlsbad Caverns National Park, are currently experiencing large wildfires. These national forests include our state’s mountainous regions and watersheds that feed the streams and rivers that flow into the basins, lowlands and valleys where the majority of New Mexico’s population resides.  Villages, towns and cities all rely on the health and wellbeing of these watersheds to supply usable water for drinking and irrigation. Should the fires damage these watersheds, then public health, agriculture, and livestock would be severely impacted across the state.  Without adequate resources, the USDA and its Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) cannot undertake measures needed to protect the watersheds in New Mexico impacted by wildfires. Because of the unusually high number of natural disasters around the country, including Midwestern floods and tornadoes along with wildfires in the West and Southwest, we are concerned that the NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program will lack the resources to address the current fiscal year’s natural disasters.  USDA officials in New Mexico have indicated that current resources are being used as efficiently as possible, however, with the number of wildfires currently burning in the region, as well as the unusually high temperatures and lack of rainfall, resources could quickly be diminished to a point where impacted watersheds are likely not to receive any federal assistance at all.
Further, we ask that you provide emergency supplemental funding for the Department of Interior’s Rural Fire Assistance Program (RFA). RFA is intended to increase local firefighter safety and enhance the fire protection capabilities of rural fire departments by providing basic firefighting supplies and equipment to enhance capabilities to fight wildfires at the local level. The RFA program also seeks to decrease wildland fire-related losses to rural economies through enhanced local fire protection; and assistance to state, tribal and local fire departments.
We appreciate your attention to this matter.  Please keep us informed of any efforts to provide USDA and other federal agencies with emergency funding to address natural disasters in our state.
Ben Ray Luján                                   Martin Heinrich
Member of Congress                        Member of Congress

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