May 15th, 2013

More than just numbers

3791 E. LOHMAN AVE.; 300 E. FOSTER ROAD; 3105 DEL REY BLVD. • 526-4401 • WWW.FIRSTLIGHTFCU.ORG By Rachel Christiansen If you didn’t go to school for accounting, the banking world can seem like a mythical place filled with scary numbers and acronyms. That’s why the folks at FirstLight Federal Credit Union want to make it clear they are not a typical bank – actually, they’re not a bank at all. Instead of having customers, a credit union has members, and each of FirstLight’s 112,000 members in the Las Cruces and El Paso areas are part owners in the ... Continue Reading

May 3rd, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor

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A article from Free Enterprise talks about the new Health Care Law is Stopping Small Businesses from Hiring according to recent data which goes along with the latest U.S. Chamber Small Business Outlook Survey that 71% of small businesses say the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) makes it harder to hire people. How do you feel it is impacting us in business here locally?

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May 2nd, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
WSMR pumps more than $2.3 million into the economy each day.

By Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham

I continue to laud the incred­ible efforts of the men and women who comprise the ranks of Team White Sands Missile Range. New to the “test and evalua­tion” community before my arrival eight months ago, I have come to know and appreciate the phenom­enal work Team WSMR does for our great nation. To that end, I will continually say, “We cannot do what we do inside our gates without the full support and partnership of those outside our gates.” From my vantage point, this is great news. WSMR ... Continue Reading

May 1st, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
New discount prescription drug card available

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce now offers free discount pre­scription drug cards to all chamber mem­bers, members’ employees, contractors, clients, friends and families. The program provides discounts of up to 75 percent on brand and generic medi­cations. The program has no membership restrictions, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out. All chamber members are eligible to receive savings. No personal information is required to obtain a discount card and all prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential. The discount prescription drug card program was launched as a member ben­efit ... Continue Reading

Apr 29th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor

Today Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space plane fired its rocket engines for the first time during a flight earlier this morning.  This historic  test flight from California's Mojave Air and Spaceport bring Virgin Galactic one giant step closer to beginning flights here in New Mexico!  The vehicle was carried aloft by the mothership  WhiteKnightTwo, and then released in midair at an altitude of about 46,000 feet (14,000 meters). At that point, SpaceShipTwo test fired its rocket engine, designed to propel the craft of the rest of the way up to space.

After a short 16-second burn today, SpaceShipTwo reached a maximum altitude ... Continue Reading