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‘Follow Me’

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“Jesus said to him, ‘If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!’” John 21:22 (ESV)

John’s account of the life of Jesus does not end with the death, burial and resurrection. John continues to record appearances of the resurrected Jesus and His interactions with His...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26

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After a glorious full moon Nov. 24, embrace the crazy (just in time for Black Friday) day. The unofficial start of consumer’s day (i.e. Christmas) is just waiting to mess up all your great budgeting plans. Madame G recommends you take time to reflect and give thanks. Now is the time to enjoy your family, friends and pets. Believe that tomorrow can be well. Good luck!

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Don’t stress. Take a deep breath and allow the wonderful cleansing breath into your body. All is well. Remember, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Repeat it for me, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Good work! You can do this. Your family will...

Innovation Vouchers help N.M. technology businesses thrive

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Early-stage science and technology companies in New Mexico occasionally need a little boost, and the state’s Innovation Vouchers program, first launched in 2017, is there to lend a hand.

Managed by the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Office of Science and Technology, the program offers competitive grants of small amounts — $2,000 per individual per award — to help a company during critical moments of growth and development.

According to Jessica Mraz, communications and marketing coordinator for the EDD, Innovation Vouchers build on the state’s history of successful research and development and help to commercialize innovative technologies from the state’s...

Udall, Heinrich, Luján welcome LANL agreement

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Contract opportunities to benefit state economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján welcomed a new agreement for procurement opportunities for northern New Mexico businesses contracting with Los Alamos National Laboratory Nov. 20.

Under LANL’s new management and operating contract between Triad National Security, LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, that went into effect Nov. 1, there continues to be a pricing preference for contracting with small businesses in the northern New Mexico region and a new and additional pricing preference has been established for the members...

One-day tax holiday aims to draw consumers to hometown businesses

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Once the frenzy of Black Friday fades, Small Business Saturday aims to attract shoppers to local merchants whose stores serve hometown retail needs — not just to keep those businesses healthy in today’s hypercompetitive retail environment but also to generate tax revenue that provides vital community services.

To stoke that fire, the 2018 New Mexico Legislature passed a law authorizing a one-day tax holiday that will remove state gross receipts taxes from a variety of retail products on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — one of the year’s busiest shopping days, when many people hunt for the best deals on holiday gifts — from 2018 through 2020.

The 24-hour consumer tax relief...

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