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Fresh-baked business model works well

Back in 2007, the band Radiohead released an album titled "In Rainbows" digitally with a pay-what-you-want scheme. Users could pay as much as they wanted for the album – or as little. Radiohead and its management have been quiet about actual sales statistics for the digital album.

Beames to oversee five N.M. hospitals

Bo Beames

Socorro General Hospital administrator Bo Beames now holds the title interim vice president for Presbyterian Regional Hospitals. Beames accepted the temporary position as interim and will support the five Presbyterian regional hospitals: Presbyterian Española Hospital, the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, the Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, the Plains Region Medical Center in Clovis and Socorro General Hospital. As interim, Beames will oversee general operations, and his role will be to share information within the network of regional hospitals of Presbyterian Healthcare. Beames will also share information related to impending changes within the health care industry, he said.

Enter Solaro Energy

Lindsey Padilla/El Defensor Chieftain: Mayor Ravi Bhasker, Solaro vice president of operations Emilia Dikunova, Gov. Susana Martinez, Solaro CEO Dennis Grubb and Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela stand under a Solaro light that is installed in a room at City Hall during a presentation Dec. 21.

Socorro is now the new home site for Solaro Energy. Solaro, which makes point-of-use solar electric lighting, ventilation and solar electric generating systems, brings jobs and economic development to the area.

Thrift shop opens at new location

The thrift shop Tienda Segunda, that was once located on California Street, will celebrate its grand re-opening at its new location on Spring Street, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The thrift shop, which first opened in 1982, was located behind Denny's near Smith's Food and Drug Center. The building was being remodeled for physical therapy, said Volunteer Mary Soto. The thrift shop has been in its new building on Spring Street for almost a month, she said.

Water bank policy revised for farmers

Curtailment of their right to irrigate will never be a pleasant experience for water bank farmers, but at least now they will have a chance to choose how much uncertainty they can tolerate in the coming growing season, says Chris Sichler, San Antonio farmer and Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District board member. The MRGCD board of directors has approved a proposed change to the water bank policy to curtail the use of leased irrigation water when the river and upstream reservoirs run low.

USDA helps build energy future

In June 2011, the Obama Administration announced a set of new initiatives designed to modernize the Nation's electric infrastructure, bolster electric-grid innovation and advance a clean energy economy.