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If even some of the employee claims and suits turn into settlements in the price range of the one for Duran, it could easily cost the district more than $1 million, not including attorneys’ fees. No matter how the separation with Ewing turns out, it will likely cost the district at least a quarter of a million dollars. And with Trinity, the district believes it spent $772,000 it shouldn’t have. more
In last week’s column, following the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, in which 22 people died, I invited Bulletin readers to submit ideas for something – anything – America might do to slow the epidemic of mass shootings in our country. more
 Light It was a quiet morning, the temperature already soaring, as it will on any El Paso Saturday in August. Dewayne “Rock” Jones was preparing to raise a flag up the pole at … more
There’s been a lot of talk about the 50th anniversary of America’s moon shot. Las Cruces, with its NASA installation, White Sands Missile Range, White Sands Test Facility and long … more
The final chapter is finally being written to the horror story that started in the summer of 2013 when Gov. Susana Martinez dismantled the state’s mental health system, alleging that all 15 of … more
We’re about four months away from the annual Mayfield High School vs. Las Cruces High School football game, which always takes place in early November.This is typically the highest profile prep … more
Every genuine or would be cowboy’s pride and joy is his ‘good dawg!’ One of the highlights at a Stock Show is the stock dog trials. Now, allowin’ for the fact that all my … more
What should happen when a person living in our country seeking asylum has their case heard by the court, is found not to be eligible for asylum and is ordered to be removed from the country?That … more
The Doña Ana County Commission has had quite the saga regarding wildlife recently. After the nearunanimous passage of Resolution 2019-34 – which affirmed that county funds could not be spent … more
It was a great personal disappointment some years ago when it was confirmed that the world’s most famous bad guy, Billy the Kid, wasn’t left-handed, as I am (southpaw, not outlaw). A tintype … more
New Mexico State University is set to become the first higher education institution in N.M. to award a scholarship to their student regent. Other universities should do the same.This scholarship … more
There was a time when nearly every high school girl took home economics and nearly every high school boy took shop class.Over the course of a couple of generations, though, varying depending on the … more
This Independence Day holiday, while many of us will celebrate with backyard barbeques and neighborhood fireworks, bureaucrats in Santa Fe will be busy updating their accounting codes to prepare for … more
The Senate, whether in Santa Fe or Washington, D.C., has long prided itself on being the more deliberative of the two legislative bodies.The House, where each seat is up for grabs every two years, … more
This April, the Doña Ana County Commission passed a resolution 4-1 that ensured “Farm and Ranch Improvement Funds” (or FRIF) used for predator and rodent control must be used only on non-lethal … more
I grew up with parents who were not only active voters, but also talked about issues, policies and various decisions made by leaders. The moment I turned 18 and could vote, my mom drove me to the … more
As a rancher, former employee at Navajo Refining and an individual with a degree in Agricultural Engineering from New Mexico State University, I come at questions about energy development from a … more
Old dogs. They write songs about ’em and watermelon wine. They have sayings about ‘em learning new tricks. They even name feet after them, i.e., “My ol’ dogs are shore … more
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our … more
An unpainted wooden cross lies on the earth, sunken to the degree it is level with the soil. Part of the cross is eaten away, likely due to termites. The cross rests underneath a small, rough … more
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