Laura Vogel

Laura Vogel
Disappeared from Ha'iku, Maui 2/21/10

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Laura's Light Shines On

Though we still do not have the answers we seek about what happened to Laura, loved ones continue to pursue those answers and to keep her in our thoughts and our lives.

An Earth Day event dedicated to Laura took place at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, NM. Laura used to teach science and lead the "Tree Hugger" club in Rio Rancho, and former colleagues reestablished the club, held a community tree planting event in her honor, and erected a plaque dedicated to Laura.

In Maui, the local Hawaiian elder "Kupuna" in the area where Laura went missing has become personally involved in the search for her. He held an important blessing ceremony for Laura on Saturday, May 1, which included her family's participation. Laura's family is very grateful for his involvement and are hopeful that it may bring information to the surface.

New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO), a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving New Mexico’s outdoor recreational areas, has dedicated an upcoming trail project to Laura. One of Laura’s many efforts to protect and preserve our earth was volunteering with NMVFO, and this dedicated project honors her service. If you are in New Mexico June 8-13 , please consider joining NMVFO in working on the beautiful South Boundary Trail near Taos, enjoying the outdoors, and maybe even hugging a tree! No prior experience is needed. Please see the NMVFO web site for more details.

Recent press on the quest to find Laura includes another article in the Maui Weekly: Search Continues for Missing Woman.

As always, anyone with any information about what happened to Laura is asked to please e-mail or call any of these numbers:

Many thanks to all who are keeping Laura's light shining in all kinds of ways! Through A World of THANKS, a web site created by a close friend of Laura's, the Vogel family offers A Heartfelt Thank You to all those who have helped with the search - in person, from afar, and through generous donations. Please also consider joining Laura's Legacy group at Kanu Hawaii, where Laura's friends and supporters can honor her through our commitments to the environment and each other.