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Certified ‘True’ campaign helps businesses increase visibility, bottom line

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State tourism departments are assigned a big task: drive visitors to cities, towns and attractions, where tourist dollars can spur the economy. When they’re successful, local businesses get a boost from increased sales.

For the New Mexico Tourism Department, much of selling the state is easy, as the Land of...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1

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The Full Corn Moon also known as the Harvest Moon, provides enough light for farmers to finish their crops while enjoying the light of the moon. Now, we live in virtual day light at any time of day and don’t require moon light. However, Madame G recommends you pay attention to Sept. 6 for you or your neighbors may very well begin howling. Enjoy the end of Summer!


Aries (March 21-April 19)

Perhaps it didn’t turn out as you imagined. But, that doesn’t mean it’s over. In fact, life can be so much better than you’ve ever imagined. As Jon Lennon said: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” Don’t get stuck in what life isn’t so that you miss out on what...

On The Passing of Jackson Gibson – A True Leader

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On Friday night, August 18th, I learned of the passing of my dear friend Jackson Gibson, following his long and hard-fought battle with cancer.

At that moment, I felt that a true leader of the people had passed from us.  He was a servant-leader and a chief in every sense of what those terms mean – a public servant who was independent minded, strong willed and outspoken, but who also kept in mind “his people”.  Not just Navajos, not just Native Americans, not just Veterans, not just McKinley County citizens – but all of us New Mexicans and Americans, and visitors and guests, from all walks of life.

Jackson could be tough and stubborn and hard-headed, but he was at his core...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF AUGUST 25

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

School has started and your off to the races. Maybe you finally got the kids out of the house or got started on your own education path. Whatever the case, give it all you’ve got. Hit the books and start studying. Don’t get lost or trapped in the fear of what you don’t know. Consider your assets and best qualities and apply those tricks to the task at hand. Focus on what you do well.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Feeling a little mutinous? Maybe you’re headed towards a breakdown or maybe you should dust off your dancing shoes. Don’t focus on what everyone else is doing and what you’re not doing. This is the time to realize deep down that you can do...

Report: NM Made Second Largest Higher Ed Spending Cuts since Recession

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ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico’s state funding for higher education is 33 percent less now than it was before the recession, when looking at inflation-adjusted state spending per student. Looking at the dollar investment, the state is spending $4,509 less in 2017 than it did in 2008 on a per student, inflation-adjusted basis. Only Louisiana has made deeper cuts over that time period.

These are among the findings of a report released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). As a result of these funding cuts, tuition at the nation’s public four-year colleges and universities has increased on average 35 percent since 2008 on a per-student...

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