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How the Hen House Turns: Imprinting and the Importance of Hands

on April 16, 2014 - 9:04am
How the Hen House Turns:
Imprinting and the Importance of Hands
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Animal behaviorists now agree that we humans are not very different from animals in many ways—like our susceptibility to imprinting. Some call it “phase-sensitive learning” or “filial imprinting.”

I doubt many animal behaviorists would argue with the psychologists who suggest that young humans (and young animals) learn behavior from their parents and  that environmental factors and experience can influence brain development.

A recent more ominous finding that humans abused in

National Day of Prayer at Ashley Pond Park May 1

on April 16, 2014 - 8:19am


May 1 is the 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer. More than a million Americans will unite at more than 42,000 locations from coast to coast to pray for the nation. 

This year’s theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer” based on Romans 15:6. There will be a local prayer gathering at Ashley Pond Park noon to 1 p.m., on the first Thursday of May. 

The local event is hosted by Crossroads Bible Church. For further information, call 505.662.6080.

The 2014 National Observance of the National Day of Prayer also will be broadcast LIVE from the Cannon House Office Building in

Michelle Harkey of Los Alamos Shares Two Weight Loss Secrets On National Webinar Broadcast Today

on April 16, 2014 - 7:31am

Michelle Harkey will be interviewed at 1 p.m. today on a national webinar broadcast. Photo by Fotogrph


At 1 p.m. today, Marci Lock will interview local business owner Michelle Harkey on a national webinar broadcast.

Lock is a life transformation coach and nutrition and fitness expert who has helped thousands of people achieve life-long fitness results. She believes that excess weight is a symptom of a deeper problem and true weight loss must come from an inner transformation. Her website is and you can sign up for the webcast at

Santuario de Chimayó Pilgrimage Joint Information Center Issues Annual Safety Alert For Walkers

on April 15, 2014 - 9:11am

Pilgrims gather on Good Friday in 2013 at the El Santuario de Chimayó. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

EMO News:

SANTA FE – The annual journey to El Santuario de Chimayó is underway. Dozens of walkers have already begun their trek to the church. The Santuario de Chimayó Pilgrimage Joint Information Center would like to remind pedestrians and motorists to be safe as they make their way along the route. 

The public safety for this event is a joint coordinated effort between the Emergency Management Offices (EMO)  in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe Counties.

Pegg: Crank Up Your Metabolism

on April 15, 2014 - 7:41am
Crank Up Your Metabolism

One of the key factors to weight loss and weight management is your metabolism. If you are want to lose weight and keep the weight off, one important thing to do is to rev up your metabolism.

Metabolism is a term that refers to how your body transforms the calories in the food you eat into energy. The food is broken down into sugars and amino acids that the body then has available for use as energy. The energy is then either used or it is stored as muscle or fat.

One very important key to keeping your metabolism high is to have a large amount of lean

Food on the Hill: Loco Moco

on April 15, 2014 - 7:40am

This Week's Recipe: Loco Moco

This is considered Hawaiian comfort food.

Photo by Sue York/


1 cup of cooked rice
cooked hamburger patty (I like to smoke it on the grill)
Slice of cheddar cheese
3/4 cup of brown gravy, heated
1 or 2 poached eggs


Poach eggs in simmering water with a tablespoon of vinegar.

Photo by Sue York/
You can also use an egg poacher, usually use an egg poacher, you end up losing less of the egg white that way.
Photo by Sue York/
Layer this in a bowl, rice, hamburger,

RTD Adds Buses to Accommodate Chimayo Pilgrams on Good Friday, April 18

on April 14, 2014 - 2:42pm


The North Central Regional Transit District is adding additional buses along its Española to Chimayo route to accommodate people making the annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18.

Two ADA accessible buses will run on a continuous loop 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., throughout the day (the first bus begins at 8 a.m. and the second at 8:30 a.m.) departing from the RTD stop on the north side of the Big Rock Phillips 66 Station in front of the Santa Claran Hotel. 

The route will traverse N.M. 76 with multiple stops in each direction along the way.