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Guide to the stars WEEK OF Feb. 5 - Feb. 11

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The sun is still fully in Aquarius. It’s the perfect time for intellectual pursuits, political debates, and creative endeavors. Your efforts may require assistance from friends or fellow idea generators, but that works in your favor. Collaborate this week especially in the work force and challenge the status quo. Madame G...

State Legislators Plan to Raid the OHV Sticker Fund for the Fourth Time!

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READ THIS ALERT CAREFULLY.  YOUR OHV STICKER FUND MONEY IS BEING STOLEN AGAIN!!

We are angry and disgusted to announce that, once again, the NM Legislature plans to steal your state “OHV sticker funds”. The Senate’s General Appropriation Bill, Senate Bill 158 (SB1582) raids the OHV Trail Safety Fund (aka the “sticker fund”) for $500,000.  That’s right, a half million dollars is in their crosshairs. That is money we all paid into the fund that is supposed to be used for OHV safety and education programs. Adding insult to injury, the stolen funds would be given to State Parks, where motorized recreation is completely prohibited.

The Trail Safety Fund is 100% funded by...

Guide to the stars WEEK OF Jan. 29 - Feb. 4

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In the spirit of fun and Internet memes, Madame G suggests: be like Aquarius. The key characteristics of this Sun sign are: thoughtfulness, devotion, and understanding. Aquarians innovate wherever they work from fast food to state government. They don’t ignore good ideas. Aquarians are smart. Be like an Aquarian.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re determined, strong, and greatly admired. You’re also misunderstood. Your challenge, should you chose to accept it—RELAX. All good things come to those who wait. As people of action, anything passive strikes you as wrong. This year requires patience. You’ll get where you’re going, but don’t burn out before you get...

My Healthy Vet is an Effective Tool

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The A-Team meeting on Jan. 22 at the ole 2nd Street Fire Station was very informative for those in attendance. Every veteran is welcome to attend these mostly administrative gatherings.

The main topic of the discussion on this day was the ability of veterans to take better care of themselves. Some do, but the majority doesn’t. One tool developed by the VA is MyHealthyVet.com, a program designed to develop a baseline for the vet, and a permanent record of contacts with the VA. Medications and appointments for treatment become easier and quicker with less hassle, and according to the input to this conversation, can be vital in maintaining the health of many. This is not the same as the...

Ensuring that veterans continue to receive the healthcare promised

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Congressional Research Service, which provides analysis for Congress, issued a 2003 report that found veterans were not entitled to free medical care for life, even though they may have been promised exactly that by their recruiters.

Since 1956, veterans and their families can be treated at military medical facilities “subject to the availability of space and facilities and the capabilities of the medical and dental staff,” the report found.

“They have no right to military health care and the military services have total discretion in when and under what circumstances retirees and their dependents will get care in military treatment facilities,” the report said.

Several...

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