Officials break ground on Ute pipeline project amid protests

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Kevin Wilson As a light rain sprinkled over the Ute Reservoir, the sounds of protest drowned out officials’ optimistic vision of progress and a long-term solution for eastern New Mexico’s water supply. Hundreds attended Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, commonly known as the Ute Water […]

Monday morning briefing: Opera changed and protests

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Opera fans take note The time has been changed to 7 p.m. for EasternNew Mexico University’s “Opera Scenes: The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville” on Friday and Saturday

Protests delay provider transition

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Transition to new managed-care support contractors for 6 million TRICARE beneficiaries across 30 states has been halted while the Government Accountability Office reviews protests filed by losing bidders. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced last month that Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., won the contract competition and would be […]

Mother protests school district policy on piercings

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Kierra Seales wants to be allowed to wear a clear, plastic stud in her pierced lip at school — something that is against the Portales Municipal Schools’ current dress code. The plastic stud keeps her piercing open while at school, she said. According to her mother, Nkoshe Seales, the […]