The New Mexico Childcare Guarantee means a mother’s 8-year-old child no longer has to worry about money

Albuquerque, New Mexico CNN — As a mother of three, Alicia Fout went to college and worked 30 hours a week, but still often struggled to pay for childcare. The high price forced them to prioritize paying their monthly bills, which meant frequent utility shutdown notifications — and some extremely difficult decisions. “I learned what … Read more

Fair voting cards helped win voters in the 2022 midterm election – The News Herald

Pundits who focused on struggles between Democrats and Republicans ahead of the election missed the real story — that fairly drawn voting maps increased turnout and voter choices in places like California, Colorado and North Carolina. The inspirational turnout of young people, women and people of color in the midterm elections came about because the … Read more

Energy-hungry Europe can’t look to US shale to fill an OPEC gap By Reuters

©Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Oil rigs work in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area in Lea County, New Mexico, U.S., February 10, 2019. Picture taken February 10, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford By Laila Kearney, Liz Hampton and Arathy Somasekhar NEW YORK/DENVER/HOUSTON (Reuters) – US shale oil drillers have gone from scrappy wildcats to multi-millionaires … Read more

Mas Vida brings Chico to life

CHICO – There’s an absolutely delicious new Mexican restaurant in downtown Chico. Mas Vida (Mas Vida means “More Life”) restaurant is located in the Phoenix Building on Broadway Street next to Jon and Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe. I had the pleasure of meeting with owner/operator Mikey Heredia on Wednesday. He let me try the tacos and … Read more

Leslie Leon Lucart | obituaries

Leslie Leon Lucart died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on December 1, 2022, aged 81. He is survived by his 58-year-old wife Sharon K. Lucart of Roswell, NM; son Allen D. Lucart and wife Jaye of Grand Prairie, TX; daughter Janette I. Jerrell and husband Benjamin of Knoxville, TN; granddaughters Brittany L. … Read more

Sponsored: Lee Michaels only sells natural diamonds | Sponsored: Lee Michaels

Editor’s note This item is brought to you by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry and Distinctive Gifts. Companies are often reluctant to speak out strongly about products in their industry, but Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry has no qualms about speaking out about diamonds. The Company continues to sell only naturally formed diamonds in its stores as … Read more