Longtime oilman in New Mexico becomes a newspaper man


The move by one of New Mexico’s richest oil operators and his oil and gas colleagues to buy a newspaper and use it as a voice for the industry raised questions in the state.

Harvey Yates is described asa lawyer, real estate developer, history lover, loyal Republican, cattle rancher and, yes, oil magnate. As of this year, he can add newspaperman to the list reported Searchlight New Mexico.

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