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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
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
If March 13-15, 2020, was the weekend Covid shut down Las Cruces, then the past weekend May 6-8, 2022, just might go down as the weekend our city fully re-opened. more
May 20 is National Bike to Work Day, when local cyclists join a half-million nationwide as they enjoy a scenic ride to work. While they’ll mostly ride for pleasure, this cycling cadre will avoid rising fuel prices, boost the local economy and build community. more
As things stand now, there may not be any presidential debates in 2024. And I’m not sure that would be a huge loss. more
The recent federal court ruling to relieve the state from judicial oversight of its mental health system stemming from the Jackson lawsuit of 1987 is a huge victory for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, … more
While conversations on tax reform have yet to result in a comprehensive plan that wins the support of a majority of the state’s 112 lawmakers, bit by bit, we are reshaping the state’s … more
For generations upon generations, older folks have bemoaned younger people: “They’re going to be the ruin of us!” Although, if we look back through history, the more disastrous … more
If you’ve moved to Las Cruces in the past 20 years, you may be curious why White Sands Missile Range has an annual event commemorating the Bataan Death March, or why U.S. Hwy. 70 is dubbed the … more
Sarah Stegall makes some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. She still makes these chewy, delicious, ginger-molasses delights, but it takes her longer than it used to. more
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a private mental health care provider from Arizona wins a government contract for services here by promising more than it is able to deliver. more
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) needs to be added to the U.S. Constitution now. Suffragist Alice Paul wrote the amendment in 1923 and got it introduced in Congress. She and others worked behind the scenes to get the amendment reintroduced through the 1940s and 1950s. more
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
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
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
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