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Much has been written lately about the supplemental appropriation bill (SB48) that’s referred to as “House Bill 2 Jr.” in the Legislature. This bill is often the only opportunity for legislators to fund programs, small projects or small purchases in our respective districts. more
The top priority for our state’s leaders, not just this year but for the next several years, must be to diversify our economy and break free from our complete dependence on oil and gas revenue. more
It happens every year. We think spring has arrived, then we get a snap of cold weather, forcing us to dig out our coats again. more
Of the hundreds of mental errors all golfers, both skilled and unskilled, tend to make, let me focus on just five of the errors I have found most common and most penalizing. The first is failing to … more
Orthodox Christianity, rooted in the church of the Apostles, moved out from Jerusalem, and took root in Kyiv (Ukraine) in the 10th century. Moscow (Russia) was established 200 years later but did not … more
War endangers children, literacy and by extension democracy everywhere. The fragility of access to books and information is apparent today in places far and near.Las Crucen Ron Cooke shares a message … more
Regardless of whether they were playing windswept links golf 200 years ago in Scotland or a windswept Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, they respect the honor of the game. If you truly love golf, … more
The state of New Mexico has two different sets of rules when it comes to funding capital outlay projects for new construction or repair of basic infrastructure. All funding for education projects … more
New Mexico’s Congressional District 2, which includes Las Cruces, is the fifth largest geographical district in America. District 2 also represents a microcosm of American politics … more
Las Cruces residents joined with Americans throughout the nation during the summer of 2020 in protests demanding police reform. While protests in other cities turned violent and destructive, ours … more
Here’s a statistic you probably don’t know, and it’s one in which New Mexico ranked No. 1 in the U.S., and it’s actually a positive category. In 2019-20, the state of New … more
In appreciation of Women’s History Month during March,  I thought it would be appropriate to honor some of the important women golfers of our time. Two of them were inducted into the World … more
I’m here to talk about our own New Mexico State University Aggies. more
Can the United States avoid war with Russia? Should we avoid war with Russia? Does a nation that spends so much on weaponry that it has built the strongest military force in the history of mankind have a moral obligation to act when lesser armies are slaughtering innocent people in another nation? more
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, monitors the progress of bills on selected topics as they move through the Legislature. This year the League advocated for topics such as voting rights, election security, public education, natural resources, budget and tax reform and transparency. more
Jinx. Choke. Pressure. Fold. These are all bad words, bad karma, hidden demons. Some would say that there is no such thing as mental pressure. They would argue, can you touch it? Can you measure it? … more
As pandemic stressors continue for all of us, it’s important to focus not just on avoiding serious illness but on the many aspects of health and well-being. This is equally true for children as … more
Tresco Inc. has been working with the developmentally disabled in and around Las Cruces for more than 54 years. Tresco’s Community Support Services, a vital part of its mission, will end June 30, 2022. more
On Jan. 29, a convoy of ticked-off truckers rolling across Canada reached its final destination, Parliament Hill in the capital city of Ottawa. They used their trucks to shut down the core of the downtown area to all incoming traffic. more
Over the years, I have asked a lot of golfers one leading question: Why do you play golf? Often, the replies seem stereotyped and typically superficial, the most common being that golf is a … more
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