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Author Archives: Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

"Ham-Let" wows crowds wherever the flying pig appears. (Courtesy of Doug Gantt)

Sculpting the sky

Special shape hot-air balloons promise to be at their crowd-pleasing best with 11 new entries in the lineup of 100 special balloons, according to organizers of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Kei Tsuzuki, right, one of the owners of Kei & Molly Textiles, and Yenisey Cortes, the studio’s screenprinter, print a run of cotton tea towels. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Albuquerque women craft a business from hobby

Two Albuquerque women, who met at their kids’ school, have turned their part-time hobby into Kei & Molly Textiles, a national wholesale and online business.

Sofia McCamey, 9, and Marissa Gallegos, 7, wrote this letter and sent it to the Journal. The letter memorializes Bea. Marissa Gallegos, 7, left and Sofia McCamey, 9, wrote a letter to the Journal about the death of Bea the Bactrian camel at the Albuquerque BioPark zoo. They got to know Bea a little better this summer at a Camp BioPark.(Marla Brose/Journal)

Tribute for zoo friend

Children mourn for Bea the camel with letter, drawings

Students of St. Therese Catholic School helped raise money for a solar array. Here, from left, are pastor Vincent Chavez, principal Donna Illerbrun and alumnus Lou Apodoca. (Courtesy of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light)

Local churches turn to solar power

Students at St. Therese Catholic School on Fourth NW put their hope for saving the planet into raising money for a solar energy array on their roof.

Ceela McElveny, an executive at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, leads a Lean In Circle group, one of more than 18,000 worldwide that support principles of “Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Lean In Circles build confidence

Lean In Circles are building confidence and courage — and landing raises and promotions — for NM women

Anil Poovadan demonstrates a Tibetan Cranial healing treatment on his wife, Janice Gorman, who also offers the therapy at their Atmabodh Studio in Bernalillo. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Cranial therapy combines modalities

A combination of spiritual and physical therapy known as Tibetan Cranial has helped several local people reduce stress and maintain function in the face of chronic illness.