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McQuiston: Tips To Check Tire Tread For Safety

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Tire problems are thought to be a factor in one out of 11 vehicle crashes. Blowouts, tread separation, under inflation, and worn treads—the grooves in your tires that offer stability and traction—are some of the tire problems associated with these crashes.

Like a pair of sneakers that get more slippery with use, your tires lose their ability to grip the road as their treads wear down. Checking your tire treads can help keep you safer on the road. It only takes a few minutes, and some spare change.

Putting the Brakes on an Age-Old Debate About When to Replace Tires


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New Mexico Magazine Selects Edward Graves To Serve As CEO/Publisher

Edward Graves
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Tourism Department and New Mexico Magazine have selected Edward Graves to assume the role of CEO/Publisher for New Mexico Magazine. Edward officially joined New Mexico Magazine Jan. 6.
 
Graves brings over 25 years of publishing experience to the role and has served at the senior-level in publishing roles in six states. Graves most recently served as Publisher for Lifestyles After50, the largest senior publication in Florida. Prior to his role, Graves co-owned the publication while serving as CEO and President of the magazine’s

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Speaker Brian Egolf Launches Jobs Listening Tour

STATE News:

  • Hosting leaders, Egolf discusses local needs to grow and develop economically for continued job growth and economic diversification

SANTA FE – New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) begins his travels today to Los Lunas, Socorro, Ruidoso, Hobbs, Carlsbad, Mescalero, Alamogordo and Portales to host a Jobs Listening Tour.

Focused on finding solutions to the challenges facing both urban and rural communities, the tour is part of an ongoing effort to meet with community, business and economic development leaders to get ideas for local and statewide economic development,


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Karen Wray Gallery Offers Oil Painting Classes

ART News:

Anyone who has been thinking about learning how to paint can sign up for the Beginning Painting in Oils class taught by artist and gallery owner Karen Wray.

Beginning

This class is ideal for the absolute beginner or for those who want to learn the fundamentals of painting. Wray uses oil as a medium because it is very forgivable, dries slowly and blends easily. Students will learn about the materials, brushes and surfaces or supports, how to mix paints to make the desired color, brush techniques, how to create the illusion of a 3D form on a 2D surface using values, basic drawing and simple composition,


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TED Talk Tuesday At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

Business News:

TED Talk Tuesday continues noon to 1 .pm. Tuesday, Jan. 7 with the topic “Don’t Fail Fast—Fail Mindfully”.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to bring their lunch and have a casual conversation with others after the talk.

For more information visit projectY.


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‘Little Shops’ Sales Indicate Interest In Ongoing Venue

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Courtesy/YMCA
 
YMCA News:
 
The 27 and 31 vendors who took part in the Los Alamos “Little Shops” Pop-up sales Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at The Family YMCA garnered more than $14,000 in sales, expressed gratitude and indicated an interest in ongoing “small” type markets.
 
Los Alamos County’s Discoveries Action Team and The Family YMCA hosted the Pop-up event to help local vendors test group-selling at a single venue. A survey held last summer revealed that 80 local, home-based businesses were interested in a group-selling ideal.
 
Of the 27 to 31 vendors who

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McQuiston: Save Money While Improving Teen’s Driving

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

I am about to get my third and youngest child licensed to drive.

The fear and worry I have about my teen being behind the wheel is real. Studies indicate 80 percent of all teen drivers will be in a police reported collision during the first three years of driving.

Even worse, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) refers to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death for teenagers.

As a parent, you want to give your teen the tools he or she needs to be a safe driver, rather than a statistic. One tool I highly recommend is the ADEPT Driver


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