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When I heard that the chairman of the Texas Republican Party wanted to secede from the union, I had the same thought as when then-Gov. Rick Perry floated the idea in 2009. What can we do to give them a nudge? more
Embarrassing moments. Nobody likes to talk about them. Oh, they’ll talk about slipping on the ice on their first date or getting bucked off a gentle horse. Other folks empathize and usually laugh. But it makes people uneasy when it’s really embarrassing. more
Almost no one was happy with 2020. There are presumable exceptions. Many people chose to get married during the year. Many babies were born. And, I’m pretty sure, it was a banner year for Sonic Drive-In, the restaurant built for a pandemic. more
Recently, a report was published by the Legislative Finance Council regarding a funding method utilized by New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) to compensate landowners for conservation practices essential to maintaining critical habitat provided to wildlife on their private property. more
He was the last burro left in the dusty corral. His two companions had been sold by the man. They were younger, stronger and finer looking, even by burro standards, which are quite high. They were worth more and brought more money, which was what the man needed. more
Tom Reeves was a big, blustery man. Six-foot-seven, bald, with some remaining wisps of graying red hair on the sides of his head, he wore cowboy boots and kept two silver dollars in his pocket. more
Can people of faith serve as bridge builders for the political divide gripping our country? Yes, we can. We can lean forward, reach across the proverbial aisle and find common ground. more
During the early days of his political career, the knock against Bill McCamley was that he never had a “real job.” Now, it could be argued that he and Dr. David Scrase have the two toughest jobs in the state. more
I consider myself among other things, a former horse mechanic. The horses I did veterinary work on were ranch and feedlot beasts of burden. Workin' animals from man's point of view. more
My favorite interview of 2020 was a conversation with New Mexico State University Aggie basketball legend Jimmy Collins. Aggie Nation was saddened to learn Collins passed away Dec. 12. more
We just published the winners in our Bulletin’s Best contest, and as I was looking through the 379 categories, I took pause at one category in the Community grouping: Best Local Newspaper Columnist. more
If it was not already clear, the pandemic has revealed broadband as an essential utility service that influences the future of our society and our state. more
1. New baler twine to tie up last year’s five-buckle overshoes. 2. Something to kill Canadian thistle. more
Leonard Jimenez was six the first time he went “up the mountain.” There’s a good chance he was carted up there a few other times before he could even remember. Just as his grandfather, his dad, his uncle, his cousins, his nieces, nephews. Just as hundreds of other families. more
Sen. John Arthur Smith told me several years ago that he was sold on the potential for Spaceport America after hearing space industry executives gush about the possibility to conduct secretive testing and research in the remote New Mexico desert. more
I’m takin’ you back to the summer of 2003. Out of the blue, I got a call from Patrick Gottsch, a member of the well-known Nebraska ag family. He told me he was building a TV channel dedicated solely to agriculture and the rural community. more
A big reason Life is Good in Las Cruces is the great local color and flavor throughout the Mesilla Valley. We frequently hear the importance and value of buying local, and the refrain is even more true during the pandemic. more
No, Mexico didn’t pay for it. And no, it doesn’t stretch the entire length of the border. But when he leaves office in two months, Donald Trump’s administration will have completed construction on hundreds of miles of new barrier along the southern border. more
Yeah, he wished he was a cowboy but just at times like this (Yup, he's glad that he's a cowboy but there's times on days like this) When he spent the day a’horseback and had time to reminisce more
Since the second COVID-19 lockdown started Nov. 16, traffic on the street has been noticeably lighter in certain areas of Las Cruces, particularly at certain times of the day. more
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