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Luna County shares in $9.75M for rural infrastructure improvements from state

SANTA FE – Luna County will benefit from the Lujan Grisham administration’s $9.75 million in essential infrastructure projects in rural communities all across New Mexico.



a car parked in a parking lot in front of a building: Testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) is conducted statewide. The Luna County Health Office at 215 S. Silver Avenue is testing once a week by appointment. Call the office at 575-546-2771 (opt. 4) for an appointment.


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Testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) is conducted statewide. The Luna County Health Office at 215 S. Silver Avenue is testing once a week by appointment. Call the office at 575-546-2771 (opt. 4) for an appointment.

“We worked closely with our local Council Of Governments (COG) representative and applied for the Community Development Block Grant or CDBG. We had already applied for and were granted $750,000 through legislative capital outlay funding for the January 2020 session,” Luna County Manager Chris Brice told the Headlight on Tuesday.

“We used that funding as a match to apply for another $750,000 through CDBG. “The committee felt our project and application were exceptional and approved our CDBG project and funding in the amount of

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Zephyr Shares How to Design a Delectable Kitchen for Entertaining at Home

Take Advantage of Fun Technology

Kitchen appliances can prompt a party state of mind just as easily as a cheese board and a favorite playlist. The new Roma Groove Wall by Zephyr is a kitchen ventilation hood with built-in Bluetooth® speakers that streams music from any Bluetooth®-compatible device. It offers functionality such as playing/pausing music, skipping tracks, or changing the volume directly from the hood itself using the built-in Bluetooth® controls. With its quality sound, powerful performance, and striking contemporary design, Roma Groove turns the kitchen into the ultimate listening lounge.

Embrace a Convivial Layout

Opening the kitchen to adjoining spaces and opting for a kitchen island helps spark connection. An island range hood, such as the Lift Downdraft by Zephyr, is a space-efficient solution that rises to the occasion with a touch of a button. It discreetly hides behind the cooktop, range top, or range and once powered

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22-year-old long-hauler shares COVID-19 experience

Like many college students, Natalie Hakala spent spring semester of her senior year taking classes in her parent’s home in Eugene, Oregon. She followed all the lockdown regulations and did everything she could to keep herself and her family safe from COVID-19. As restrictions started to lift, she and some friends planned a camping trip to celebrate college graduation. The six campers thought they’d be protected if they stayed in their own tents and interacted outside.

“(Outdoors is) supposed to be a lot safer,” the 22-year-old told TODAY. “Everything seemed fine then a couple of days later my friend called and said, ‘Hey, I just tested positive for COVID.’”

On July 4, Hakala received a rapid COVID-19 test, and learned she had it too. The next day she lost her sense of smell. A few days later, she lost her sense of taste.

Before contracting the coronavirus, Natalie Hakala was a healthy 22-year-old who enjoyed running. (Courtesy Samuel Bautista)
Before contracting the coronavirus, Natalie Hakala was
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Home Depot, Lowe’s Shares Ease After Oppenheimer Downgrade

Shares of Home Depot  (HD) – Get Report and Lowe’s  (LOW) – Get Report were gently pressured Friday after analysts at Oppenheimer downgraded the home-improvement retailers on concern about near-term risks. 

Home Depot and Lowe’s were both downgraded to perform from outperform. Home Depot’s price target was lowered to $305 from $320 and Lowe’s to $180 from $185. 

“To be clear, our favorable intermediate- to longer-term stance for the group
and HD and LOW is unchanged,” analyst Brian Nagel said. 

‘However, nearer term, we’re increasingly concerned
that the market is becoming too lax toward chances of a post-covid-19 sales growth
downshift at HD/LOW and [the] potential impact on shares,”

In a “post-pandemic reset” for home retail, Oppenheimer has a more favorable outlook for Lowe’s than Home Depot given its strengthening margins and discounted valuation. 

The firm lowered its fiscal 2021 earnings EPS estimate for Home Depot

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Shares of furniture retailer Herman Miller soar 35% as home office sales surge

Herman Miller Aeron chair

Source: Herman Miller

Shares of office furniture retailer Herman Miller are surging after a blowout earnings report that showed the company is benefiting from the work-from-home trend. 

Herman Miller jumped more than 35% in midday trading on Thursday, while the broader market was under pressure. 

As the coronavirus pandemic forces millions of American to work from their homes, the company said customers are upgrading their homes with work and office furniture. The home office category increased nearly 300% since last year, the company said in its earnings release. 

“They reported a completely blowout quarter last night. Why? Because people are rebuilding their homes,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

Herman Miller reported fiscal first quarter earnings per share of $1.24, blowing past the earnings of 26 cents per share expected by Wall Street, according to Refinitiv. The company made $626.8 million

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Award-Winning Recipe Blog GiangisKitchen.com Shares 8 Dessert Ideas that Capture the Sweet & Signature Flavors of Fall

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Morgan Stanley Bets on These 3 Stocks; Sees Over 40% Upside

Did the stock market’s epic rally just need a little breather? The last few weeks have seen stocks experience their first meaningful correction since the bull market kicked off in March. Now, the question swirling around the Street is, will the rally pick back up again, or is more downside on the way?According to Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist Mike Wilson, uncertainty regarding the presidential election and stalemate on the next stimulus package could lead to declines in September and October. “On the correction, there’s still downside as markets digest the risk of congressional gridlock on the next fiscal deal. While we think something will ultimately get done, it will likely take another few weeks to get it over the goal line,” he noted.However, Wilson argues the recent volatility in no way signals the end of the

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MaintenX Shares Restaurant Best Practices in RFMA’s Facilitator Magazine

MaintenX International, one of the nation’s largest facility maintenance providers, shares the benefits of their experience with restaurateurs choosing between remodeling or refreshing an outdated space.

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The restaurant industry is a demanding one, with stringent regulation, thin margins, and relatively high turnover all presenting challenges. That was all true even before the reduced occupancy and enhanced safety requirements that COVID-19 imposed made the business even harder. One ordinary restaurant decision made harder by the present situation is the choice between remodeling or refreshing an outdated space. MaintenX International, which has provided facility maintenance services to restaurants around the country for 40 years, knows these challenges well, and seeks opportunities to share the benefits of their experience with restaurateurs facing such decisions.

Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX VP of Business Development, contributed an article on that topic to the August/September issue of Facilitator Magazine,

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Sells 264,204 Shares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lowered its position in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) by 60.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 174,715 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after selling 264,204 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s holdings in Lowe’s Companies were worth $23,607,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in LOW. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in Lowe’s Companies by 3.9% in the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 144,989 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $12,476,000 after acquiring an additional 5,436 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in Lowe’s Companies by 14.4% in the

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Max Collins shares home water birth experience

Two months after giving birth to her and husband Pancho Magno’s first child, Max Collins recalled for fans her home water birth experience. 

On her latest vlog, she started by sharing how she suddenly started getting contractions at around three in the morning on July 6. Feeling so much pain, it was then she realized it was time. 

Thankfully, there’s a cellphone app that helped her monitor her contraction.

Because of the scare brought about by the pandemic, Max had to give birth at  home and she started “slightly panicking.”

With the help of her husband they started getting everything ready, including inflating the pool she is to use, filling it up with water. 

“He tried to make the room very spa-like with candles and a diffuser and just make it all really nice except we forgot one thing — that our blinds don’t really cover the light so it

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Apollo General Contracting, Dayton, OH, Shares Facts on Basement Remodeling

Apollo General Contracting, Dayton, OH, Shares Facts on Basement Remodeling

Dayton, OH, Apollo General Contracting has recently shared helpful facts about basement remodeling.

Dayton, OH – Apollo General Contracting, a top-ranked basement remodeling service provider, has issued some factual statements about the remodeling of basements. Apollo is making it easier for customers to find the appropriate improvement and renovation services as a recognized best basement remodels in Dayton, OH. The company helps its customers transform their basements into anything they preferred, from a game room to a bedroom. The company states that it provides a range of options to those seeking basement renovation Dayton OH services. Additionally, Apollo General Contracting affirms; it first evaluates basements before making recommendations for great designs.

Apollo General Contractor takes pride in over 40 decades of experience to provide quality services to the broader Dayton region. The firm also attributes the excellent remodeling of basements to the free in-person quotes that assist them in

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