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Watchdog group: Fed officials plan to recover endangered Mexican Gray Wolves

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SILVER CITY, N.M.— Responding to a legal victory by the Center for Biological Diversity and allies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced April 13 that it will release a draft revision to its 2017 Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan. The new draft, which will be released April 14, is intended to provide measures to reduce...

Wildfire preparedness is year-round

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Prepare for flames, sparks before wildfire season

SANTA FE – With wildfire season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home and yard for wildfire.

The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is a year-round  campaign that provides  monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The April message from the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division, the Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network and our partners is: Prepare for Flames and Sparks Before Wildfire Season.

Historically, New Mexico’s fire danger is highest in the spring when red flag conditions are common. It is important to be prepared before the onset...

Confused about retirement choices?

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Hurricane Ida, Covid- 19 and a February winter weather disaster in the United States and Mexico; many other catastrophes and worries abound. What issues currently confront the U.S. economy? The answer is multi-level but can be summed up as:

1) The collapse of an economy (potential)

2) Inflation

Where are your important retirement dollars safe? If you have a fixed/indexed annuity, your money is still protected. Think of the simplicity the annuity brings to life. No fees, no loads, no market risk. It is not stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, which rely on fluctuating investment trends. It’s dependable fixed/indexed annuities that will fund Baby Boomer retirement.

Safety is not an...

Low-income household water assistance program

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New Mexicans in need encouraged to apply

SANTA FE – A new water benefit, the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, is available to help households with water and wastewater costs, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department.

LIHWAP is a temporary, federally-funded water assistance program for low-income households to help offset the costs of water and wastewater bills. Payments will be made to vendors on behalf of households.

Eligible households may receive a benefit of up to $1,500 each to pay for reconnection of services and for arrearages. This includes all past due amounts, reconnection fees if applicable, and associated late fees.

Customers who are current...

Community group looks forward to new RMCH leadership

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To the Editor:

The Community Health Action Group (CHAG) is cautiously optimistic about the recent developments at RMCHCS, including the hiring of a new CEO, Robert Whitaker, and the County’s initial commitment to ensure increased transparency and accountability by the Board of Trustees.

We look forward to working with Mr. Whitaker to rebuild the community’s trust in RMCH.

However, it is still gravely concerning that management of the hospital has been wholly outsourced to CHC Consulting, with the CEO, CFO, CNO and Director of Human Resources all being employed by CHC.

Since taking over the hospital 1.5 years ago, CHC has not prioritized community needs, patient safety, or staff...

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