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They stood in the back of the room lookin’ like two Oakland Raider linebackers at a preppie quiche-tasting party. They had on unblocked hats with flat brims and each wore a neck scarf and new Wranglers. Steve ambled over and asked where they were from. “Nevada,” they said, “We ranch.” more
Sports have always been a great pastime for Americans. Many of us love to play sports, and even more love to watch. Most of us have a favorite team, and some of us take it very seriously. more
There is nothing more basic to life than food and water. And, yet, in New Mexico we have among the highest rates of hunger in the country and communities that are without access to water. more
Now comes the hard part. For the past several months, Republicans and Democrats have spent millions of dollars and invested countless hours to convince us that those on the other side are not just wrong, they’re corrupt, dishonest, greedy, thieving cowards. more
In hunting camp an outfitter reached down and stirred the fire. His client belched contentedly and said, “Might I inquire, That jerky you been chewin’ up… could I just try a bit? more
Americans love celebrity. That’s why TV programs such as “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and “Celebrity Apprentice” have such staying power. Celebrity has driven talk shows for generations. We each have our own stories of a “brush with greatness” we love to tell. more
Every four years at this time I have the same thought: Isn’t there a better way to do this? Much of my frustration is tied to the fact that we don’t pick our nation’s leader in a national election. Instead, we have 50 local elections held on the same day, providing 50 opportunities for local officials to tinker with the process. more
Ol’ Wayne was real particular about his steers. He figgered if he spent his hard-earned pennies tryin’ to get a few extra pounds, he dang sure wasn’t gonna sweat it off ‘em durin’ the gather. more
Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day. Even if you’ve been living in the Hermit Cave in the Organ Mountains for the past year, it would be hard to believe you were unaware of the election. more
Early voting is in progress, and many voters are responding by going to the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd to vote early. That’s a good plan. more
It was less than a year ago when Russell Allen, vice president of operations for Allen Theaters, announced a major expansion for the Telshor 12 complex in Las Cruces. more
It was a bad day at Black Rock that fateful Halloween. It all began the week before, the call had seemed routine. “I’ve got a mare needs checkin,’ Doc, I b’lieve the sweetheart’s bred.” more
It took seven months, but I finally know someone -- two people actually -- who have tested positive for COVID-19. You can look at all the numbers until your eyes glaze over, but until it happens to someone you know personally, it’s difficult to put a face to the virus. more
I fear the unfortunate timing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death may break the U.S. Senate. It is, perhaps, the inevitable culmination of a battle between Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid that started years ago, where every time the majority changed, so did the rules. About the only thing left protecting the minority party is the filibuster rule, and its days may be numbered. more
He rose in the class, hand over his heart And spoke of his future career “The political ring’s where I’ll throw my hat I love the applause and the cheers.” more
How many of you attended a Zoom meeting prior to March 15, 2020? If you’re like me, you’d never even heard of Zoom. more
If your neighbor doesn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain, you aren’t surprised if he gets sick. When that happens, you hope he gets well soon and learns from his mistake. more
I was sittin' in the back row of a beautiful little church in a mountain town in the Rockies. I was there for the wedding of a daughter of good friends. As the service progressed, my attention was drawn to a banner that hung on the wall. It was handmade, cut from cloth and intended to be inspiring. It read, “Mount Up With Winos.” more
Anyone who knows me quickly learns I’m a sports fan, and I make no apologies. People who have been around me as I watch games and cheer and jeer also know I can be a bit superstitious about sports. more
You probably haven’t had the time or inclination to look into the fine print on all of those negative political ads we’re being bombarded with, so I’ve done it for you. more
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