Month: January 2017

“One New Mexico” Releases A Plan For The State

Ed. note:  One New Mexico has printed 2000 copies of a booklet prescribing a range of fixes for the state's ailing economy. You can download it here: [...]

Legislators Roll Out Jobs Package to Jump-Start Ailing Economy

Ed. note:  Sierra County is represented in the state Senate by John Arthur Smith, (575) 546-4979 / Democratic members of the New [...]

Economic incentives help Tucumcari thrive

Ed. note: The author is Mayor of Tucumcari. The last few years have been good to Tucumcari — in large part due to the fact that we’ve had the tools and [...]

Sierra County Jobs posted Jan 28

Businesses: submit your jobs and press releases.  |   Job Hunters: Check previous roundups.   Comfort Inn seeks housekeepers and maintenance [...]

Minimum wage debate’s focus: How much more?

The New Mexico business community has long resisted minimum wage increases, saying such policy changes would harm the state’s already depressed economic [...]

Public forums for Sierra County residents

Sierra County and the city of Truth or Consequences will respectively hold public comment forums for residents next month. Sierra County will hold a series [...]

Battle over reinstating New Mexico solar tax credits begins anew

Ed. Note: While Representative Dow is presented as an opponent in this piece, according to the committee report, she appears to have voted in favor of [...]

Questions remain as company seeks to re-open long-defunct copper mine

Now, New Mexico Copper Corporation, a subsidiary of THEMAC Resources Group, is trying to reopen a copper mine that ran for just a few months in the early [...]

Expired Solar Energy Tax Credit Before House Committee

On Monday January 23rd, 2017, HB61 will be heard by the House Labor and Economic Development Committee. The bill would extend an expiring tax credit offered [...]

Current challenges facing small businesses

The latest available U.S Small Business Administration statistics show that there are well over 150,000 small businesses (those that employ under 500 [...]