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Will your retirement income go the distance?

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Not having enough money saved to last them in their golden years. Industry expert Tom Hegna has written extensively about this fear in his books “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy” and “Paychecks and Paychecks.” He states, “The number one risk retirees must take off the table is longevity risk because it is the...

Three N.M. Representative candidates receive ‘American Federation of Teachers’ support

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ALBUQUERQUE – On April 18, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Whitney Holland and American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Vice President for Political Education Sara Attleson released the following statement:

“Incumbent United States Representatives Melanie Stansbury (CD-1) and Teresa Leger Fernandez (CD-3), and candidate Gabe Vasquez (CD-2) are best suited to serve the citizens of New Mexico and have earned the endorsement of our union of public educators for the 2022 election cycle.

“During their collective time in office, Representatives Stansbury and Leger Fernandez have always put New Mexico’s issues at the forefront. We are fortunate to have...

Letter to the Editor: Hospital CEO hits the reset button

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Dear Editor,

As the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS), I want to say – thank you for welcoming me into your community. My family and I are moving to Gallup, NM from Liberal, KS where I served as the CEO of Southwest Medical Center.

Our family has a saying, “home is where our family is.” Gallup, NM is now our home. We have treasured the variety of places where we have lived and the spirit of the people in each place. The land and people of northwest New Mexico are unique and special.

The beauty of the desert lands, the high bluffs, and the rising and setting suns remind me that we are blessed in our circumstances. I...

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 human-caused mortality that the 2017 plan lacked.

“This plan has to recognize that each wolf-killing is a tragedy for the victim, pack members, and the endangered Mexican gray wolf subspecies that so many people have dedicated themselves to saving from extinction,” said the Center’s Michael Robinson. “I hope the government will finally take resolute action...

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...

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