Financier invested wealth in education

Freedom New Mexico Education reforms come and go, usually with little impact. But one person who made a difference for the better was Ted Forstmann, who died Nov. 20 in New York City at age 71. Forstmann made a fortune through investment firms and other businesses. He also criticized junk bonds as too risky. And […]

My turn: Too risky to stop

Here’s a deflating topic, flat tires. Until recently, however, they’ve been not-so-bad experiences, with helping hands offering aid. But diminishing good neighborliness and personal safety concerns made for a bad experience Here’s a few not-so-bad blow outs: • In 1995 I had a blow out in Hobbs. Within seconds, red lights flashed and an extremely […]

Local students track with state’s rate of risky activity

By Marlena Hartz, Freedom Newspapers Students in Curry and Roosevelt counties are doing drugs, having sex and engaging in other risky activities at rates comparable to students across the state, according to data from a controversial student survey. That isn’t necessarily positive, said Dan Green, a New Mexico Department of Health epidemiologist who visited Clovis […]