Article in The Albuquerque Tribune: Worth a million

A box of crayons and colored pencils sits atop a $2,500 table in a formal dining room. A toy truck is parked in front of a four-car garage. A worn basketball and football rest in a sunken room attached to the downstairs master bedroom. For restaurateur Frank Marcello, owning a $1.3 million, 6,300-square-foot, five-bedroom, 4-bath …

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Article in The Albuquerque Tribune: Off the grid, out of sight

If you ask Walter Webb, Evergreen Hills is the Beverly Hills of Albuquerque. The 77-year-old retired welder and businessman was one of the first to move to the neighborhood roughly 25 years ago. He says the views, the tranquility and the wildlife are what’s so special about the area – a collection of majestic, mountainside …

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Article in The Albuquerque Tribune: Who’s in your wallet?

As far as Christmas presents go, it was one of the worst. On Dec. 24, 2003, Jerry Shipman, president of the Better Business Bureau of New Mexico, wrote some checks and popped them in his mailbox. He raised the red flag and forgot about them. By the middle of January, he discovered someone had stolen …

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Article in The Albuquerque Tribune: Tall tales

They dot the streets like the abandoned toys of giants. There’s a bowling ball and pin big as a house. There’s a lumberjack tall as a tree. There’s John Wayne times 10. There’s a red arrow massive enough to make a missile cower. From humble beginnings as attention grabbers, these business signs and sculptures have …

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Article in The Albuquerque Tribune: The tort tangle

Former Gov. Gary Johnson has been through it. Neil Hise, president of an Albuquerque manufacturing firm, has been through it. It is getting sued, and though statistically on the decline, a fear of crippling lawsuits pervades the New Mexico business community. It’s a fear driven in part by high-profile tort cases – the McDonald’s hot …

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Article in The Albuquerque Tribune: The paperless office

Certified public accountant Sheryl Brown hasn’t bought any new filing cabinets for a year, but don’t blame her. Blame her computer. After all, it’s the thing letting her 5-year-old accounting firm – Taking Care of Business – get closer and closer to the Albuquerque businesswoman’s dream: a paperless office. Brown’s computer is just one soldier …

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Article in The Albuquerque Tribune: Biz Wisdom

In a tiny greenhouse in Corrales, ARCA clients Susan Marthey and Mike Dushi fill tiny cups with wheatgrass seeds and sprinkle them into fertilizer-filled black trays laid atop the table between them. Marthey distributes the seeds with her fingers, carefully pushing them to each tray’s edges, while Dushi pours the seeds from cup to tray …

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Article in The Albuquerque Tribune: Cottonwood King

As a boy, Ron Glaser tied ropes to the twisting branches of cottonwood trees and swung over the irrigation ditches crisscrossing the fertile stretch of land along the Rio Grande known as the North Valley. “We had one right behind the Smith’s over here by Solar Road,” he says. “Some of these kids still use …

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