Commissioners ask for more transparency on investments

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Asking for more transparency and concluding their communication problems lie with Treasurer Bernice Baker, Curry County commissioners seemed satisfied Wednesday with an explanation of investments during a lengthy study session. Investment Advisor Rob Burpo, owner of Albuquerque-based First American Financial Advisor Inc., gave commissioners a 3 1/2 hour presentation, […]

Udall: Budget makes key investments to jumpstart U.S. economy

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of a budget for Fiscal Year 2010: “The Senate’s budget moves America towards a future with more clean energy jobs, a quality education for all of our children and a health care system that works for all of us.

House budget makes fiscally responsible investments in energy, health care, and education

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FY09 Omnibus bill headed to president with $44 million in Udall requested investments

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today praised the long-overdue Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill, saying the legislation includes $44 million to support important project investments he requested to benefit New Mexico. The bill is now headed to the president’s desk to be signed. “This legislation includes essential funding for investments […]

Dow Jones average hits all-time high

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Dow Jones industrial average passed 13,000 Wednesday for the first time. Some experts didn’t see the news as all good, though, because many big corporations’ earnings were made overseas, and rising energy costs, a slumping housing market and a possible credit crunch still cause worry. Local financial advisors […]

Cowboy clay artist will open new show

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist What he does, in the case of cowboy artist Curtis Fort of Tatum, is to create clay sculptures of beauty and authenticity, depictions of the ranching lifestyle, past and present. These clay pieces are then cast in bronze and released in limited editions. To say cowboy artist is to say not […]