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Tajiguas Landfill

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NEW MODEL: During this week’s school board meeting, Superintendent David Cash outlined how and why the Santa Barbara Unified School District should take a hard look at reworking the ways it disciplines students who step out of line.

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Mitt Romney

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Author Kathryn Schulz

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Estancia Dos de Enero in February 2011

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THE MASSIF: From Hotel Salto Chico in Torres del Paine, you can see the iconic Paine massif, its towers peaking out from the clouds and mist that surround it. “[The] landmark towers formed from igneous granite and sedimentary layers that have been sculpted over millions of years, and at least ten periods of glaciation, into rugged emblematic profiles,” describes Heebner. “The park is a jewel within a province that encompasses a diversity of ecosystems, surprisingly varied for its extreme location — from dense forest to grassy steppes, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.”

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RIDING THE PAMPAS: Horses are a popular means of transportation in Last Hope Province. As Everton explains, “There aren’t that many roads within Last Hope Province. … I enjoy traveling by horse. While hiking, you often need to look down, but sitting on a horse, you are higher and can better concentrate on the horizon and your surroundings.”

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CAVE DWELLER: At 200 meters long, Milodon is the largest cave in Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument, which flanks the Cerro Benitez Mountains in Patagonia, Chile. It gets its name from the 1895 discovery of skin and bones of a giant ground sloth called Mylodon darwini, a species that became extinct nearly 15,000 years ago.

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GUANACO: Closely related to llamas and alpacas, wild guanacos roam Patagonia’s expansive landscapes. The sweet-faced, cinnamon-and-white camelids are most densely located in areas such as Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, where they don’t have to compete with livestock for grazing land. Guanacos are speedy, able to reach up to 35 miles per hour, and have only one natural predator — the mountain lion.

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GREY GLACIER: Located at the south end of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field in Torres del Paine National Park, Grey Glacier is 17 miles of ancient ice that dumps into a lake of the same name. “Glaciers seem to weep out of the earth,” observes Heebner. “At the end of a tongue of land, the blunt face of the glacier towers above, staggering in its immensity. It is a face scarred with gashes of the deepest ultramarine blue.”

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Estancia Dos de Enero in February 2011

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Estancia Dos de Enero in February 2011

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Estancia Dos de Enero in February 2011

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Macduff Everton and Mary Heebner

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Camerata Pacifica Plays Bach

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A 30-inch adult steelhead trout in Mission Creek photographed in 2008.

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Working in the zoo gift store

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Train Conductor at the Santa Barbara Zoo

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A 30-inch adult steelhead trout in Mission Creek photographed in 2008.

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