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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
Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature will soon have to choose between good government and good politics. On the side of good government is the New Mexico Citizen Redistricting Committee, a seven-member board headed by former Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez, which has been holding public meetings throughout the state to gather input from residents to guide the redrawing of political district maps, as required every 10 year after the census. more
Vote. Make your voice heard. Participate in democracy. In recent years, election officials have made it easier and easier to vote. Early voting, mail voting, convenience centers and other improvements demonstrate that municipalities recognize the busy nature of American life in the 21st Century. more
Do you ever give much thought to where your weaner steers and heifers go when you load’em on the truck or take’m to the sale? more
Early voting began for local elections on Oct. 5. As you prepare to vote, you need reliable information to determine which candidates best represent your values. more
In addition to an array of candidates for local elections, your Nov. 2 ballot will feature two questions regarding the Las Cruces Public Schools. more
I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. more
Every four years, Americans flock to the polls in droves to elect a new president. Last year, more than 155 million people cast their ballots, most of them just happy that the campaign was finally over, at least for a minute. more
Where will you sleep tonight? Chances are, you’ll sleep in the same comfortable bed you slept in last night? more
Astrology is one of those wonderful pseudo-sciences like naturopathy or cattle futures that anybody with an imagination can rapidly become an expert in. more
For more than a year and a half now, we’ve all wanted things to get back to normal. This week, right here in Doña Ana County, you can experience one of the most normal, traditional, American, New Mexican events of all: the Southern New Mexico State Fair. more
I try not to make this column too educational but sometimes there is a need that can’t be ignored. When ranchers and cowmen work their cowherd, they are often under pressure to cull cows that they have developed a peculiar fondness for. more
The actor-director-movie star Clint Eastwood is always good for a quote. Some of the famous ones are “You just gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well do ya, punk?!” from 1971’s “Dirty Harry,” or “Go ahead, make my day!” from 1983’s “Sudden Impact,” or “Get off my lawn!” from 2009’s “Gran Torino.” more
Now and then I get to thinkin’ I should quit this feedlot job. Go and ride with Buster, what’s-his-name, his Texas wagon mob. more
The Big Dog is gone. Neil McCarthy died in his sleep last Sunday after living for 81 years. more
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