Our view: Forest clearing necessary to prevent fires

Forest fires rage out of control this time each year, as Arizona reminds us, because we manage our federal forests poorly. Scientists say we’ve created the “monster fire” era. It has become so common the public is almost numb to it. A fire gets out of control, luxury homes burn, and when it’s over the […]

Their view: States should manage own food programs

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. Here’s what he says about the government being involved in food programs:

Zias manage one hit, blanked twice

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — It was a long day Friday for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team … or a short day, depending on how you want to look at it. Freshman left fielder Tessa Fioritti opened ENMU’s first game in the Midwestern State Invitational with a single, but it was […]

Hounds manage split in UTPB event

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Junior third baseman Jose Campos capped a four-run, eighth-inning rally with a two-out, two-run single and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team held on for an 8-6 win over Colorado School of Mines on Friday, earning a first-day split in the season-opening Texas-Permian Basin tournament. ENMU (1-1) lost to […]

Tres Amigas hires engineers

Freedom New Mexico POWER Engineers, of Hailey, Idaho, has been awarded an engineering contract for Tres Amigas, a planned Curry County energy hub. POWER will provide support for the project, design services and manage the engineering activities for the Tres Amigas Superstation, according to a press release. According to the release, “Tres Amigas, LLC selected […]

TRICARE: Take measures to manage other coverages

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — OHI: If you don’t know what that means, and you have a private health insurer, you could end up with a claims mess. OHI stands for Other Health Insurance. This is any health insurance you receive, beyond TRICARE, through an employer or individual plan. Exceptions to this […]

City council meeting canceled

A special Portales City Council meeting set for today has been canceled because the bill the councilors would have discussed was withdrawn, City Manager Debi Lee said. Lee said the sponsor of House Bill 861, state Rep. Anna Crook, withdrew the bill from consideration by a committee Wednesday. The bill would have created an Eastern […]