Our network

Business

Farmington receives one of the highest awards in financial reporting

Farmington receives one of the highest awards in financial reporting

The city of Farmington receives three awards from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GEOA) for excellence is budgeting and financial reporting.

The awards are the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting.

The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and Farmington is 1 in 9 local governments in New Mexico to receive the award.

These awards are difficult to achieve and requires a skilled staff with commitment to GEOA’s standards.

For additional information contact the Administrative Services Director, Andy Mason, at 505-599-1367.

Tribal capital improvements receive $13M from NM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A state board has awarded about $13 million for capital improvement projects for 16 Indian tribes and pueblos in New Mexico.

The Department of Indian Affairs said 28 projects received funding from the Tribal Infrastructure Board. The largest amount was nearly $1.7 million for a wastewater collection system for Santa Clara Pueblo.

About $1.2 million was approved for infrastructure for Santa Ana Pueblo's Adobe Acres subdivision and $1.3 million for an enterprise zone for Zia Pueblo.

The board provided $600,000 for the Navajo Nation's White Rock Chapter for planning portions of the Eastern Navajo Water Pipeline and $417,678 for the Counselor Chapter for design and construction of a power line extension.

A 2010 state law earmarks 5 percent of New Mexico's severance tax bond financing for tribal infrastructure projects.

28 jobs lost with new budget for the Navajo Nation

28 jobs lost with new budget for the Navajo Nation

The Navajo Council Budget and Finance committee approved a $170 million budget for the Executive Branch, also resulting in the loss of 28 jobs.

Navajo Nation President, Ben Shelly, said he is working with the division directors and program managers to help save those jobs.

“Protecting existing jobs on the Navajo Nation is my priority.” President Shelly said. “I hoped that we wouldn't have any layoffs of any position. I have told people for months about possible budget cuts, and here we are. It's unfortunate but we will find ways to move forward.”

President Shelly's executive budget team saved about 120 jobs because the predicted number of losses was much higher.

Virtual Job Fair for all job seekers and employers!

Virtual Job Fair for all job seekers and employers!

All job seekers and employers are encouraged to visit the America Hires Virtual Job Fair beginning August 1, through September 30, 2012.

The online event is a virtual job fair aimed at connecting interested individuals with hiring companies and jobs all around the United States.

New Mexico among top 3 for job loss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The federal government reports New Mexico and two other states had the nation's largest percentage job losses in June.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says there was a 0.5 percent employment drop from May to June in New Mexico, Vermont and Wisconsin.

New Mexico's Workforce Solutions Department said Friday there a month-to-month loss of 4,000 jobs.

The private sector gained 2,800 jobs but government employment dropped by 6,800, with most of that in state and local education.

New Mexico's employment was down about 1,700 jobs or 0.2 percent from June 2011.

Carriers increase cell coverage in San Juan County

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Carriers are increasing cell phone coverage in San Juan County.

The Farmington Daily Times reports that Arizona-based Cellular One plans to install 11 more cell phone sites in San Juan County as it seeks to carve out a niche in a market driven by larger carriers.

Cellular One is negotiating with potential partners, including American Tower Co., AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., to locate on existing cell phone towers to enhance Cellular One's coverage.

Cellular One is looking to add to its 21 existing sites in the San Juan area.

Last fall, AT&T said it was adding 10 frequency carriers in an effort to ease broadband congestion after customer complaints.

The company also built a new tower last year.

Verizon has added two cell sites.

 

Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program Awards Four New Mexico Non-Profit Organizations

Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program Awards Four New Mexico Non-Profit Organizations

 

Four non-profit organizations in New Mexico have been awarded a portion of $200,000 from the Walmart Foundation’s Giving Program and the Foundation is now accepting applications for the second cycle.