u.s. border issues

and consider this, in arizona/new mexico (just south of our planned route)


PORTAL, Ariz. — It is a dramatic tale: that illegal immigrants being pursued by the Border Patrol started one of the nation’s largest wildfires, which has burned up more than 70,000 acres of national forest along Arizona’s border with Mexico since it began almost four weeks ago. But the authorities say that despite the tale’s being repeated often by some residents of the rugged countryside here, they do not know for sure if it is true. read more

fyi: land use after graduate school

think about it
Living Large, Off the Land

KELLY COYNE and Erik Knutzen do not subsist on a diet of lentils and gloom. Yes, the Los Angeles couple proselytize for a more self-reliant household in their new book, “Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World,” just published by Rodale. And to that end, they include in it illustrated directions for making things like homemade dog food and washable sanitary napkins. Continuer la lecture de fyi: land use after graduate school

v big dude v big horn (christo)

Christo’s Colorado Project May Hinge on Sheep, By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF, Published: May 17, 2011

Nearly 20 years after the artist Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, proposed draping a river canyon in southern Colorado in miles of translucent fabric, a federal thumbs up or down on the project may hinge on one factor above all others: the happiness of several hundred bighorn sheep.

A drawing of a proposed art project would suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, translucent fabric above parts of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado.More Photos »

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