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Conference to feature business opportunities in local film industry

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The New Mexico film industry has been an economic bright spot for the past several years, helping businesses grow and weather the recession.  After state tax incentives for the industry kicked into gear in 2003, opportunities for individuals and businesses have been continually created. And industry leaders say there’s...

GMCS: Students given alternatives during solar eclipse

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We are allowing some alternative accommodations for students and parents acknowledging that they want their student(s) to participate in traditional practices involved in the rare upcoming eclipse. Please read the following information so that you understand what is to take place on August 21, 2017.

According to many Native American cultures, the time during a solar or lunar eclipse is a time for reverence. A common belief is that the moon, sun and earth are in a sacred time and place; and therefore, viewing this event may affect individuals mentally and physically.

In our area, a solar eclipse is scheduled on August 21, 2017. The eclipse will begin at approximately 10:21 am and end...

Lawmakers thrilled about increased public access to Sabinoso Wilderness

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From Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray Luján

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján welcomed on Aug.9, an announcement form the Department of interior (DOI)  that Secretary Ryan Zinke intends to finalize the process to consider whether to accept the donation of 3,595 acres, known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch, that are adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico to be included as part of the wilderness.

Last year, the Wilderness Land Trust purchased the Rimrock Rose Ranch in order to donate the land to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) so it can be added to the existing wilderness and...

Coach’s Korner: ‘You Can’t Ride A Horse With A Bad Back’

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While returning home from Mariano Lake after visiting a friend and mentor, I was struck at the number of young colts I saw on my way back to Gallup.  Beautiful, strong, spirited and healthy were just a few of the thoughts that came to mind as I watched the young colts and horses along the way.  The other thought I had…I wonder what that veterinary bill looks like.

However, when you own such beautiful animals and consider the ways in which they enhance our lives the cost associated with keeping a horse healthy is well worth the investment.

“You Can’t Ride A Horse With A Bad Back,” while true is really a figure of speech, one of the many sayings that have proved to be true...

Partnership-style loan helps Cedar Crest grocer thrive

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The era of big box retailers and internet giants like Amazon have made it easy to write off local independent businesses. But Rita Riebling, co-owner and managing partner of Triangle Grocery in Cedar Crest, has built a business that local and surrounding communities rely on. Nevertheless, you won’t hear Riebling say that running an independent grocery store is an easy task.

To stay relevant and keep business buzzing, Riebling has worked hard and made strategic moves at opportune times. She recently purchased the building that’s home to Triangle Grocery and bought out her partners so that she and her husband Morey would have controlling interest in the grocery store.

The management...

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