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Plenty of good seats were still available at kickoff Saturday for the Aggies’ final game of the football season, which was unfortunate but not surprising. more
You’ve heard me say more than once New Mexico has America’s coolest state flag. There is something wonderful about the red Zia symbol against that golden field. more
I took a trip to the museum of natural history. It was a fascinating place: a taxidermist’s showcase. A dog heaven, what with all the prehistoric bones. more
The New Mexico Legislature has finally passed a rule banning guns in the state Capitol building. Now, they need to provide that same common-sense protection for local school boards and city councils. more
What is the point of college football? Is it to win the national championship? Is it to win the Battle of I-10? more
Most would admit it was an unusual location to put a chain in the first place. Not that it didn’t look at home amongst the rotting posts and rusty headgate, but there it was. more
It’s been an interesting year. But I’m thankful it was not like last year. We have seen the light at the end of the tunnel for the end of the pandemic – eventually. more
Not many people outside of the Las Cruces High School football program thought Friday’s state 6A quarterfinal against Cleveland High of Rio Rancho would be much of a game. When the visiting Storm stormed out to a 35-7 lead with about a minute to play in the first half Friday night, Nov. 19, at the Field of Dreams, it looked like conventional wisdom and all the naysayers might be right. So what did the Bulldawgs do? more
Before we rush into the frenzy of the holiday season, which may be even more frustrating this year thanks to global supply chain issues, it’s important we not just see Thanksgiving as a speed bump between now and Black Friday. more
Worried that federal spending was getting out of control, Sen. Everett Dirksen warned in 1973 that, “a billion here, and a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.” more
“Twas a matchup made in Elko for the cowboys in the know Called the Rough and Ready Knock Down Finals All Ranch Rodeo. more
How do you compare a Marine who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in 1944 to an airman who controlled air traffic at White Sands Missile Range yesterday? There are probably dozens of … more
For many, this time of year is the best in Las Cruces. The weather is crisp enough to let you know it’s autumn, but still warm enough to enjoy all manner of outdoor activities. more
I had just finished loading 184 7-foot steel T-posts, old ones, by the way, in my pickup and was unloading a mere 24 bales of hay from the front section of my gooseneck stock trailer. more
I am a Republican state senator and a proud conservationist. We are at a crossroads in New Mexico between those who write environmental policy from downtown Albuquerque offices and those who live it out in the rest of New Mexico. more
Las Cruces has dreamed of becoming a bustling film production town for years. The film industry spends over $500 million each year in New Mexico and supports thousands of good jobs, small business, tourism, and educational and workforce advancement. more
A few years ago, I wrote in the space – more than once – about the horrors of the Valley Drive construction project, which dragged on forever, and cost more than a couple of people their businesses. more
A great nation is able to teach its history honestly, celebrating its triumphs and correcting its mistakes. more
It was a severe case of vegetable defamation, the makin’'s of a landmark case of harassment and abuse. The plaintiff, a Miss Parsley, was demanding compensation of one Paul Pierre Potato and, to-be-specified produce. more
As with many things, Covid has turned the real-estate market topsy-turvy. Rather than the more typical fall in housing prices in a recession, this time prices are up. Here in Las Cruces, for example, the August median home price increased by 27 percent compared to a year previous. more
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