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First came an eerie noise. Then, came a voice, about 100 yards away: “Did you hear the coyote?” Then, came many other noises, obviously not from coyotes. These were humans. … more
I love America. I love the concept of America. I love the diversity of its physical beauty and its people. I love the amazing things we have created. Our ingenuity is boundless. more
I doubt if there is any law on the books more flagrantly and routinely violated every year by otherwise law-abiding residents of our community than the city’s restrictions on fireworks. more
“Zoom, I’d like to fly far away from here, where my mind can see fresh and clear …” From the song “Zoom,” by the Commodores, 1977 When Ronald LaPread and … more
Otero County Commissioner Gerald Matherly smells something fishy with the results of the recent primary election. Matherly didn’t come right out and accuse the winners of cheating, but said … more
Time to stop talking about what happened in Uvalde and, before that, Sandy Hook and Columbine and the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church and on and on as “tragedies.” We use that word to … more
One of the statistics that has always fueled my passion for, and urgency in, the work in Doña Ana County is our poverty rate. One in every four people in our county live in poverty (26 … more
A walk around your block may reveal a new construction the size of a small cupboard in your neighbor’s front yard. On closer inspection, you’ll see books and magazines inside. The beauty … more
Summer is for playing golf. And for reading about golf. Be they instruction manuals, novels or biographies, I love reading golf books. I confess I have a selection of over 1,000 golf books in my home … more
Most of us men over 50 are self-conscious about our receding hairlines and expanding waistlines. Al Berryman, however, is concerned about different measurements. Things like split times on … more
I understand criticism of the Biden Administration for not acting sooner to address the baby formula shortage before it became a crisis.That’s justified. What I don’t understand is the … more
Marci Dickerson is making a stand, both literally and figuratively. The literal stand is a modified deer stand, positioned in the parking lot of the Game Sports Bar and Grill on Espina Street near … more
On Oct. 23 and 24, the taxpayer-funded Las Cruces Convention Center will be used once again to pump more guns onto the streets of Las Cruces and southern New Mexico. Those are the dates of the … more
While playing a casual round of golf recently, I noticed a couple of other players becoming surly and extremely upset, throwing what amounted to temper tantrums (and clubs) when the slightest thing … more
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
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