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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...

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...

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...

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