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Guide to the Stars WEEK OF MAY 15-21

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re feeling full of bright ideas these days. Maybe you want to interview someone famous, like Patrick Moraz, the keyboardist for the Moody Blues. Yes, the iconic 70s band with the curly-haired keyboardist, and dreamy rock ballads. Madame G, hee hee (blush) is showing her age. But, you need to...

Schaller conducts his own curbside recycling ‘analysis’

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I have been following the numerous city meetings on curbside recycling since last summer, asking questions, taking notes, following up with extensive research and even providing a condensed feasibility study from previous articles I have written in local publications.

I recently discovered the Sustainable Gallup Board already reached a curbside decision several months ago. Since neither the city council nor SGB will grant me twenty minutes speaking time, I am presenting my comprehensive analysis in writing.

I was formerly a Sierra Club hippie on a spiritual quest to save the planet in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1975 I studied wind energy at EWSC. In 1985 I instructed GHS sophomores on the...

Guide to the Stars WEEK OF MAY 1-7

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Enjoy basking in the glow of your happiness this week. Times have been tough the last couple of weeks, and you were really sinking into a gloom, zombie type state –  just going through the motions of life, and basically sucking the life out of the party. Now this has passed, share your happiness with others. Go bowling for fun.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

For you, this week is like Valentine’s Day every day!  With the full moon in Scorpio, you will spend much of the week trying to mesmerize and win over your mate with your romantic wiles and wicked good looks. Don’t go overboard with the flowers. Be different: try buying some dual pogo sticks or go on an...

Reflection on New Mexico’s Fifty-Second Legislature

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The 2015 Legislative Session started on January 20th at noon and ended at noon on March 31st.   This session marks my 25th session as a member of the House, including regular, special and extraordinary sessions. My standing committees for each of those sessions are the House Appropriations and Finance Committee and the House Transportation and Public Works Committee.

Each Session starts about the same way, the legislators living outside of the Santa Fe area move to Santa Fe a day or two before the session starts, bright eyed and anxious for the session to start.  It is not unlike children going back to school after a long summer. You can feel the excitement among the hotel staff and...

Schaller ponders new Gallup sports competition

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The ‘athlon’ competitions feature multiple events rewarding a compilation of diverse achievement. Most of these are strictly measures of athletic ability such as the triathlon, heptathlon and decathlon. Others such as the biathlon and pentathlon have included finesse events like fencing, shooting and equestrian.

The Grants Quadrathlon has achieved national status in over 30 years of existence with hundreds paying their $60 fee to bike, run, cross country ski and snowshoe 43 miles every February with the winner receiving a modest $1,000 prize.

Awards are given for teams, age groups and gender. In fact almost all athletic competitions nowadays are gender exclusive with women’s...

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