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Census cuts put New Mexico in jeopardy

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Pop quiz: which of the following statements are true?

a. The census is constitutionally required in order to count every person in the U.S.

b. The census determines how much federal money—more than $6 billion—flows into New Mexico’s economy every year.

c. New Mexicans are more at risk of not being counted by the...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17

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Enjoy a New Moon on Nov. 18. This is the time to pursue personal goals with the passion of a Scorpio. You may benefit from the intensity of focus and deep probing associated with this fixed water sign. But beware of the shadow side, which brings obsession and burnout. Madame G suggests that while pursuing your goals you also enjoy the season. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is the time to put those personal goals into action. You’re capable of taking your dreams to the next level. This will require patience and persistence. Madame G recommends you take some time to evaluate those goals. Are you pursuing your goals for the right reasons? Look for the higher...

Las Cruces company grows with help from partnership loan

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Casey Roberts earned an MBA at the same time he was learning the family trade: welding. Today, the Las Cruces man and his wife, Chancie, own Mesilla Valley Metals, a manufacturer of pipes, structural steel, farm implements and custom-ordered metal products.

“My family has always been in the welding business,” Roberts said. “My dad was a rig welder in Farmington, where my uncle on my mom’s side owns a big fabrication shop. I always enjoyed making something and seeing results at the end of the day.”

As a welder, Roberts worked with metal all the time. In Aug. 2011, he decided to start a business selling the raw materials of his trade. At first, Mesilla  Valley Metals operated...

How Rep. Ben Luján is in the pocket of the Sugar Cartels

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Dear Editor,

Congressman Ben Luján (D-NM-3) is in the pocket of the nation’s beet and cane sugar cartels!  Luján continually votes to maintain the U.S. Sugar program.  Why? It is really quite simple, Congressman Luján received well over $53,000 in political donations from the sugar cartels since coming to Washington in 2009.

Thanks to Rep. Luján and others, the U.S. Sugar Program continues. The Sugar Program is a Soviet style command and control scheme that restricts planting and imports. This inflates the price of sugar in the United States to almost double the world price. So, when you go to the store to buy a snack cake or anything sweetened, you pay more!

According to the...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10

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The Sun is in Scorpio, Oct. 23- Nov. 21. For those born under this sign, extremes are common.  This is the sign of death and rejuvenation. Superficial dealings won’t do. During this period, Madame G suggests accessing your inner badass. Don’t betray your dreams. Tackle the life you want with determination. Consider Scorpio’s creed: “I desire.” Go after it.

Aries (March 21-April 19)



If you find your dreams are wearing on you, remember this is when it’s about to get good. Just when you feel like giving up, that’s right about the time you’ll succeed. Let that be a lesson to you. Instead of giving up and stepping away from the platform, reassess your plan. Take a step...
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