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For those of you who forgot how easy it was to get started in farming, let me tell you about my friend Con. more
Thanks to Sisbarro Volkswagen and El Paso Electric, I got to be Batman for a weekend. more
I’m scheduled to get my second COVID-19 shot Friday, meaning I’ll be fully vaccinated in a couple of weeks. The pandemic, for me, is almost over, and I’m incredibly grateful to the brilliant men and women who developed these safe and effective vaccines. But this doesn’t feel like victory. more
There’s a fingernail moon hangin’ low in the sky. The crickets make small talk as he passes by. As the gentlest breeze stirs what’s left of his hair. He spits and he sniffs it, but no moisture there. more
Concerning our district's efforts to move on from this pandemic-induced situation, the insights I share come from 20 years of teaching in three states -- middle school, high school, college, Title 1 schools and gifted programs -- and years of professional development in art education. more
During the pandemic, access to voting increased and contributed to higher voter participation in 2020. Since the election, there have been efforts to reduce voter rights based on disinformation about voter fraud. more
A while back I was asked who has had the greatest influence on my life. I hadn’t ever given it much thought, like most folks, I guess. After considerin’ for a while I came up with five people that I could say actually affected the direction of my thinkin’. My dad, Doc Brimhall, John Basabe, Red Steagall, Patrick Gottsch and Rupert Mansell. more
Earlier this month, as is the custom, the governor signed approval on many capital outlay projects across the state. Many of them are predictable infrastructure allotments, for roads, bridge improvements, public safety, utility upgrades and repairs to school buildings. Another category found in multiple regions of the state are projects to assist the homeless. more
Years ago in Kansas City, I set out one night to find one of them ‘down home’ guitar blues pickers I had read about in the Sunday paper. I was drivin’ around Saturday night lookin’ for Walter’s Crescendo Lounge. more
You may know it as the Las Cruces Home Builders Association Anniversary House. Its new name is Casa for a Cause. more
Tuesday, April 6, while driving the long way to work, I found myself going through four different elementary school zones, flashing yellow lights, crossing guards, kids in backpacks, parent drop-offs, the whole deal. more
The government has no right to tell me what I can eat, drink, smoke, snort or inject. It can prevent me from doing those things in public. And it can hold me responsible for any crimes I commit after having done those things, including while driving. But that’s all. more
"Where were you born?" The reporter asked one of my Colorado cowboy friends. "Iowa," he answered. "Iowa!" she said. "Why did you move?" "Because it's hard to be a cowboy in Iowa." more
My favorite song is “Come Monday,” by Jimmy Buffett. It’s a love song, but it’s also a personal mantra that a new day is always coming, and if you’re down today, the new day will likely be better: “Come Monday, it’ll be all right.” more
Rodeo may be the only college sport that isn’t knee-deep in hypocrisy. That’s because rodeo is not part of the NCAA and has never held romanticized notions about the purity of amateur athletics. The sport has always been about prize money. more
When it’s springtime in the Rockies And my lips are turning blue I’ll be slogging through the blizzard like a brain-dead caribou. more
As you drive around Las Cruces today and see financial institutions on every corner, it’s difficult to imagine our city had only two banks in 1969. A few visionaries wanted to change that, and in April 1970, Citizens Bank opened its doors. more
The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico believes every student should have access to a high-quality, equitable public education system regardless of ethnicity, ability, age, family income or location. more
Every bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature begins with a conspiracy to break the rules and then cover it up. And every member is in on it. more
Imagine you were a livestock man in medieval England 1,000 years ago. It's early spring. Snow on the ground, mud in the cow lot. You walk the small pasture where the heavy heifers are kept. more
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