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Letter to the editor: Protecting children’s lives is worth the extra cost

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In response to the recent article taking steps to improve school security in our area. Recently I was at the Bluewater Elementary School my last week of service assigned by Sheriff Tony Mace to give schools extra security due to the recent incident in Florida.

I was upset to see cameras in the school had not worked in three...

Secretariat: The horse that built a community

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Secretariat is considered the greatest racehorse in American history. In his book, author Lawrence Scanlan called Secretariat The Horse God Built. Indeed, if you haven’t seen Disney’s Secretariat I highly recommend this powerful and enjoyable movie.  However, as a matter of practice I tend to look for the hidden elements in stories that apply to the lives we live here in Gallup and our surrounding communities.

If you are familiar with the story of Secretariat then you’ve probably heard of his jockey, Ron Turcotte, Lucien Laurin, the famous trainer and Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner, but have you ever heard of Eddy Sweat? I’ll come back to Eddy Sweat in just a moment but...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF MARCH 16

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The New Moon or “Wishing Moon” emerges on March 17. So in addition to drinking green beer and clipping four leaf clovers, maybe make a little wish with your libations. This is a most excellent time for taking stock of the last month. Are you aligned with your goals? Are you living as you wish? Madame G suggests that you think this through now and take action.

Aries (March 21-April 19)



There’s no time like the present. You can’t keep waiting for others to see the good in you. You must own the good and bad in yourself, as must we all. You are not better or worse than anyone. Look deeply into your heart and dreams. What do you really want? It’s okay to dream big and think...

Tax law doesn’t alter definitions of independent contractor

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The new tax law passed by Congress in December 2017 aims to lower taxes for everyone, but proponents cite its overwhelming benefits to businesses. Under the new law, companies — including sole proprietors and workers in the gig economy — can deduct 20 percent of their revenue from taxable income.

This provision alone could disrupt formal relationships between employers and workers, increasing the number of people who define themselves as independent contractors. But employees who wish to serve their former employers as independent contractors should know that even though tax laws have changed, the rules governing working relationships have not: Independent contractors still must...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF MARCH 9

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The Last Quarter Moon occurs on Friday, March 9. Consider this an excellent time for rest and reflection. You may notice some residual energy from the Full Moon, but this will only cause anxiety. Look towards your future while focusing on the path in front of you. Put one foot in front of the other and keep walking. Madame G wishes you a fair evening with a little mischief.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

What’s that whisper on the wind? You may feel a hint of fear at the opportunity about to come. Instead of wallowing in the unknown and blindly fighting your way through a paper bag, take a deep breath. You can’t always win by strength alone. Instead take a moment to consider the...

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