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Zero Waste Team: Don’t Throw Away Those Food Scraps! Upcycle Them!

ZERO WASTE News:

What do you think when you hear the word upcycle? What does upcycle mean? What does it have to do with food?

Upcycle or upcycling is a practice of creating a useable product from unwanted items or adding value to existing product in some way.

To reduce waste and improve efficiency of resources we use is the purpose of upcycling.

Why is it a good idea to upcycle leftover food or food scraps? To put it simply, no amount of food waste is too small. When we upcycle food scraps, we help lower the amount of food waste in America.

In 2020 in the United States alone 80 billion lbs. of food was thrown


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Scott: Update On Vaccine, Housing, Business, Recreation

By SARA SCOTT
Councilor
Los Alamos County Council

I’d like to start this note with a shout out to all of the community members helping to move us forward through the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting vaccination efforts and by continuing to do the things that are important and easy for us to do every day – wearing our masks, distancing when in public, and minimizing trips and travel.

I am happy to report that as of March 30, more than 55 percent of folks eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose and almost 80 percent of eligible residents have registered with the New Mexico Department of Health


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Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Cracker Pudding

Cracker Pudding. Photo by Liddie Martinez

Cracker Pudding video. Created by Liddie Martinez

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley

When I was a kid, there was one dessert that repeatedly made my mother’s special request list. Each kid in turn asked for it for their birthdays; It was a recipe that I grew up with and requested of my mother myself and yet, until I wrote my cookbook, I confess that I had never made it.

It was eaten at every baptism, confirmation, wedding, funeral, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinner and so, I never had to learn how to make it because mom always delivered. I’d watched


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Home Country: Great Day For Helping

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

Windy looked out the window. A great day for helping. Windy Wilson sets one day aside each week for helping others, you see, and this was helping day.

Mrs. Morris, he thought, checking on the calendar. Yes, Mrs. Morris’s poor ol’ shed that’s leaning dangerously to one side.

“I can just whup over there today and see that gets fixated,” Windy said, smiling. “By dark, she’ll have a perp-up-and-dicular shed she can be proud of.”

Windy talks like that. A lot.

Armed with enough tools to recreate the city of Troy, Windy arrived at Mrs. Morris’s house and set to work. He rigged a come-along


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Weekly Fishing Report: March 30, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

It looks like March will live up to its reputation of coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. The last few days of the month and the first few days of April are looking very spring-like with warm temperatures and the typical spring winds.

There’s been a lot of robins hanging around and the apricot trees are starting to bloom. Honey bees are starting to be active and the early spring bulbs like crocuses are blooming.

Now is a good time of year to catch a bigger-than-average trout. The warming shallows will attract trout that have held over


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Posts From the Road: Storm In Superstition Mountains

Rocky and Rugged: The rocky and rugged landscape of the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix, Ariz., offers fantastic views while the thunderstorms in the distance add contrast and drama to the view. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Fish Creek Hill Viewpoint: Colors of the canyon walls and desert peaks were muted by a thunderstorm the day we visited Fish Creek Hill Viewpoint on the Apache Trail east of Phoenix, but views were still fabulous. This viewpoint is the end of the road as the Woodbury Fire and flooding in 2019 destroyed sections of the road beyond this point. That portion of the


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Fr. Glenn: Against The Current

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

And so … a great many Christians enter Holy Week this weekend (March 27-28), beginning with Passion (“Palm”) Sunday this Sunday (March 28), going into Holy Thursday, Good Friday and culminating in Easter Sunday. It’s “a great many” Christians because the Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate Easter by the older Julian calendar, while denominations of most western Christian traditions calculate Easter using the modern Gregorian calendar, and as falling on the: 1) first Sunday 2) after the first full moon 3) after (or on) the spring equinox. We could also discuss the timing


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