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Veterans, active-duty to be honored by legislature

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SANTA FE —Military veterans and active-duty personnel will be honored at the State Capitol in Santa Fe on Jan. 31 during Military and Veterans Day at the 2018 Legislature.

This annual day during the legislative session is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and the New Mexico National Guard to...

Familiarity doesn’t have to breed contempt in intimate business partnerships

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One advantage of running a small business with family or friends is that the principals know and are committed to one another and the success of their enterprise. But intimate partnerships also have potential relationship-based perils, some of which could cause work-force demoralization, legal problems and even failure.

The trick to making a small venture succeed is to acknowledge these risks from the start and institute processes to contain or minimize them.

Conflicts are inevitable, so prepare for them: Disputes arise in all businesses, but they’re harder to conceal in a small operation that doesn’t have a formal complaints-resolution process or human resources personnel...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF January 26

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Once in a blue moon… On Jan. 31, we’ll experience the second Full Moon in January (the first was on Jan. 1). This will also be a Full Lunar Eclipse. The Moon represents our emotional state, so be prepared to face your deepest fears. Madame G recommends that you act like a warrior and face those fears with strength and bravery. You’re primed and ready. It’s time.

Aries (March 21-April 19)



Don’t let petty things hold you back. It speaks highly of your intellect and personality that you want to be the best and do the best job you can. But we’re all human beings and liable to make mistakes. How we handle these mistakes is the greatest show of strength. You can prove your...

NM KIDS COUNT data book shows some improvement, some decline in child well-being

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High rates of child poverty continue to hamper further progress

SANTA FE — Several indicators of child well-being are showing improvement in New Mexico, but a persistently high rate of children living in poverty continues to cast a pall over the state. That is the overall conclusion in the 2017 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book, released Jan. 16 by New Mexico Voices for Children at 10 am at the Roundhouse to coincide with the start of the legislative session.

The theme of this year’s report is “At a Crossroads: Choosing the Path to Child Well-being in New Mexico” to reflect unprecedented changes at the federal level as well as the fact that this year New Mexico voters will elect...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF January 19

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Welcome Aquarius! Today the Sun enters the fixed air sign. This marks an exciting time. Expect the pull towards progressive, original, independent, and humanitarian causes. You may also expect some resistance from friends and family over confronting emotionally driven conversations. Madame G recommends patience and perseverance. Have fun and create!

Aries (March 21-April 19)



You have so much enthusiasm and energy. It’s time to put it to good use. This is the time to try out new things and reach for the stars. Don’t get trapped in the nitty-gritty. Follow your bliss. You have a limited time on this Earth (as do we all). Don’t wait to find your dreams during retirement. Jump up...

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