Finding a job has proved difficult for Brenda Laweka, 53 years old, who said recently at a workforce center in Albuquerque that she had been searching without success.
Ms. Laweka said she had worked for seven years at a federal agency that provided health services to Native Americans but lost her job after the government shutdown. She interviewed for a cashier job with the city, but learned there were 800 applicants for two positions.
There were more home sales, new renovation and change downtown, and a healthy tourism industry that filled more hotel rooms and restaurants.
Job and income growth, however, are still lacking in New Mexico as the state economy is still tethered to federal government hiring and spending — and that is not likely to change in the coming year.
He believes the possibility of losing a license to drive would send a strong message, particularly to teenage boys.
“They hold dear their driver’s license,” Brandt said. “Driving is a privilege not a right. Being able to lose that privilege is huge.”
UPDATE: Webber's staff said they did try to contact me about a meeting but I can't find the email.
The co-op is contractually prohibited from generating more than 5 percent of its total energy needs using its own facilities, and it has nearly hit that ceiling by building several solar arrays across its service area in the last few years.
The co-op has asked that Tri-State raise the limit to allow it to continue expanding its solar program, but Tri-State has so far been unwilling to budge.
Most days of the year, the Gila is what people from other regions of the United States would probably call a stream. Or maybe a creek. But for 13 days in September, its flows ran above 1,000 cfs. (And for three days, it was above 4,000 cfs.) The flooding here, as well as within many of its tributaries, showed what the river could do. “The Gila River is what makes southwestern New Mexico so special,” says Siwik. “It’s America’s last wild river.” - See more at: http://newmexicomercury.com/blog/comments/damming_a_river_to_save_it#sthash.GTfXfxx3.dpuf
"The main goal of the state folklorist is to document, preserve and perpetuate the traditional cultures of the people of New Mexico," Stephenson said. "You do that in a lot of ways."
Many associate the word lore with stories, written or oral. But there's much more to it than that, Stephenson said. "Lore is a body of knowledge. That can be a lot of things. Material arts like weaving, pottery, basket-making, saddle-making, boot-making, guitar. It can be food, cooking and family recipes, cultural recipes."