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I consider myself among other things, a former horse mechanic. The horses I did veterinary work on were ranch and feedlot beasts of burden. Workin' animals from man's point of view. more
My favorite interview of 2020 was a conversation with New Mexico State University Aggie basketball legend Jimmy Collins. Aggie Nation was saddened to learn Collins passed away Dec. 12. more
We just published the winners in our Bulletin’s Best contest, and as I was looking through the 379 categories, I took pause at one category in the Community grouping: Best Local Newspaper Columnist. more
If it was not already clear, the pandemic has revealed broadband as an essential utility service that influences the future of our society and our state. more
1. New baler twine to tie up last year’s five-buckle overshoes. 2. Something to kill Canadian thistle. more
Leonard Jimenez was six the first time he went “up the mountain.” There’s a good chance he was carted up there a few other times before he could even remember. Just as his grandfather, his dad, his uncle, his cousins, his nieces, nephews. Just as hundreds of other families. more
Recognizing that the timing of Justice Barrett’s nomination brought forth political disputes, that, by and of itself was no reason for the Senate majority to abandon an opportunity to appoint a … more
The most grievous betrayal of New Mexicans occurred in 1990 when the New Mexico state legislature passed and the then Governor Garrey Carruthers signed into law obnoxious legislation … more
Sen. John Arthur Smith told me several years ago that he was sold on the potential for Spaceport America after hearing space industry executives gush about the possibility to conduct secretive testing and research in the remote New Mexico desert. more
I’m takin’ you back to the summer of 2003. Out of the blue, I got a call from Patrick Gottsch, a member of the well-known Nebraska ag family. He told me he was building a TV channel dedicated solely to agriculture and the rural community. more
A big reason Life is Good in Las Cruces is the great local color and flavor throughout the Mesilla Valley. We frequently hear the importance and value of buying local, and the refrain is even more true during the pandemic. more
No, Mexico didn’t pay for it. And no, it doesn’t stretch the entire length of the border. But when he leaves office in two months, Donald Trump’s administration will have completed construction on hundreds of miles of new barrier along the southern border. more
Yeah, he wished he was a cowboy but just at times like this (Yup, he's glad that he's a cowboy but there's times on days like this) When he spent the day a’horseback and had time to reminisce more
Since the second COVID-19 lockdown started Nov. 16, traffic on the street has been noticeably lighter in certain areas of Las Cruces, particularly at certain times of the day. more
I was originally not going to include Libertarian candidate Bob Walsh in the U.S. Senate election interviews we conducted recently on community radio, but my co-host, Peter Goodman, argued that if Walsh was on the ballot, he needed to be invited. more
How do you explain Thanksgiving to a 3-year-old? "A long time ago..." "Yesterday?" "No, more than yesterday. A bunch of people came in a big boat." "Pirates?" more
There won’t be many familiar things about the 2021 New Mexico Legislature. Senators and state representatives will likely meet virtually rather than in their chambers in the Roundhouse. No one will look familiar, as they’ll probably be wearing masks. more
More than 160 million Americans voted this year. While we may not have all had joy in our hearts, it was a peaceful process. And, in two months we will have a nonviolent transition of power. more
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
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