Four Corners Business Journal: April 2014

Your guide to the Four Corners' economy and businesses
04/03/2014 04:51 PM MDT
The April 2014 issue of Four Corners Business Journal contains stories about how local businesses are using social media and a column by Joel Jones on technology. 
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Joel Jones: Trust, technology, team-building and our greatest leader
04/03/2014 05:09 PM MDT - Last month one of my grandsons asked rather pointedly, “Who was the greatest president of the United States?”  Full Story

BUSINESS
(Megan Farmer — The Daily Times)
San Juan College recognizes students who received scholarships through PNM

Funding provided by PNM
FARMINGTON — Harrison Clark, 31, had just returned from serving two tours of duty — one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan — with the U. Full Story
ENERGY MAGAZINE
Energy: April 2014

Guide to the oil and gas and power industries in the Four Corners
The April 2014 issue of Energy contains stories about Navajo Energy Transitional Company, unions' concerns about power plant closures, Merrion Oil and Gas' efforts with students and how much the oil and gas industry contributes to the state's general fund. Full Story
FARMINGTON NEWS
(Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
Piedra Vista High School students present "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Children's theater brings C.S. Lewis' classic story to the stage
FARMINGTON — Piedra Vista High School drama students are bringing Narnia to the stage with black lights, projection and snow and fog machines. Full Story
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Four Corners Business Journal: April 2014

Your guide to the Four Corners' economy and businesses
04/03/2014 04:51 PM MDT
The April 2014 issue of Four Corners Business Journal contains stories about how local businesses are using social media and a column by Joel Jones on technology. 
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Joel Jones: Trust, technology, team-building and our greatest leader
04/03/2014 05:09 PM MDT - Last month one of my grandsons asked rather pointedly, “Who was the greatest president of the United States?”  Full Story

Bureau of Land Management holds meetings for input on land use plan in the Mancos and Gallup play areas
04/03/2014 04:58 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management wants to amend its resource management plan in northwest New Mexico to better accommodate a potential oil boom in the Mancos Shale and Gallup Sandstone formations. Full Story

Less than half of San Juan County area businesses use social media
04/03/2014 04:57 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Social media is easy and user friendly for many people, and even provides a simple and cost-effective way for small businesses to get their message to a targeted audience. Full Story

Complicated tax scheme makes New Mexico less competitive; turns off local consumers
02/27/2014 11:35 AM MST - FARMINGTON — Stephanie George just wanted to take her family on a small shopping excursion. The 37-year-old mother was in SnS Skateshop in downtown Farmington late Thursday afternoon with her three children and spent more than $30 for a pair of sunglasses and a hat. Full Story

3D printer technology helping local startup businesses
01/29/2014 08:30 PM MST - FARMINGTON — The technology sounds like it could be out of a "Star Trek" episode. But San Juan College School of Trades and Technology students daily are using machines that take pictures drawn on a computer and transform them into tangible three-dimensional objects within a matter of hours. Full Story

Chain and small businesses moving into Farmington
01/03/2014 10:01 PM MST - FARMINGTON — New businesses hoping to set up shop in Farmington have been keeping staffers at the city of Farmington's Community Development Department hopping recently with building permit and plan submissions. Full Story

(Ljiljana Pavkov)
Coming right up: The world's fastest elevators

Japan's Hitachi said this week it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds up to 45 mph, to a high-rise building in China. Full Story
(Matt York)
Michael Phelps, on why he is returning to swimming

Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events. Full Story
(Kevin Winter)
Bronze statue of Roger Ebert set to be unveiled

Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later. Full Story