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Between them, the Las Cruces School Board and the Last Cruces City Council have approved combined budget increases of more than $50 million for the upcoming fiscal year. The School Board approved … more
No matter how many times you see it, the flag-folding ceremony at the funeral of a veteran is powerful and emotional. The most recent one I saw was performed by U.S. Marines in their dress blues, … more
In America today, approximately 1 out of 5 Americans is suffering with a mental health issue, and approximately 1 in 25 adults is experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes … more
Las Cruces’ annual Showcase of Homes, in many ways, is the American Dream on display. If you missed the tour last weekend, you can catch it again this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May … more
Primary election voting is now underway in New Mexico. Unfortunately, voter turnout in primaries is often relatively low compared with general elections. Nationally in 2018, the last non-presidential … more
On Friday, January 12, 2007, at the height of the morning rush hour in Washington D.C., one of the most famous social experiments was conducted. Near the entrance to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro … more
Each May, it is my honor to take a moment to pause and reflect on the tireless work and dedication that our local healthcare teams exhibit every day of the year as they care for our community. … more
If March 13-15, 2020, was the weekend Covid shut down Las Cruces, then the past weekend May 6-8, 2022, just might go down as the weekend our city fully re-opened. more
May 20 is National Bike to Work Day, when local cyclists join a half-million nationwide as they enjoy a scenic ride to work. While they’ll mostly ride for pleasure, this cycling cadre will avoid rising fuel prices, boost the local economy and build community. more
As things stand now, there may not be any presidential debates in 2024. And I’m not sure that would be a huge loss. more
May 20 is National Bike to Work Day, when local cyclists join a half-million nationwide as they enjoy a scenic ride to work. While they’ll mostly ride for pleasure, this cycling cadre will … more
What happens when things begin going downhill and show no signs of turning around? That was the state of Peter’s golf game when he came to me for help a few years ago. Peter is a successful … more
Do you feel scattered, distracted and too tired to accomplish simple tasks?  Are the kids sluggish, cranky or more hyperactive than usual? These can be symptoms of cognitive fatigue which is on … more
The recent federal court ruling to relieve the state from judicial oversight of its mental health system stemming from the Jackson lawsuit of 1987 is a huge victory for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, … more
While conversations on tax reform have yet to result in a comprehensive plan that wins the support of a majority of the state’s 112 lawmakers, bit by bit, we are reshaping the state’s … more
It’s a good thing that we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel for the pandemic to be over, or at least at bay. It was a nervous couple of months in 2020, from March to May, when golf … more
I recently met a mom who, like so many mothers, doesn’t take enough credit for the job she’s done raising two sons. Lupe Rodriguez Jaramillo, a 1989 graduate of Mayfield High School, grew … more
For generations upon generations, older folks have bemoaned younger people: “They’re going to be the ruin of us!” Although, if we look back through history, the more disastrous … more
For more than a week in early April, the big sporting news was Scottie Scheffler winning the Masters. And for good reason. The win at the Masters was his fourth win in his last seven Tour starts. … more
For generations upon generations, older folks have bemoaned younger people: “They’re going to be the ruin of us!” Although, if we look back through history, the more disastrous … more
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