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 Dear Editor:Mesilla Valley Community of Hope is a local, non-profit organization that serves the homeless and near-homeless population in our community. Our vision is a world in which … more
One of the questions in a recent news quiz for the Saturday morning show from the farmer’s market on KTAL-LP FM community radio was, can you name any of the five Republican candidates running … 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
The state of New Mexico has two different sets of rules when it comes to funding capital outlay projects for new construction or repair of basic infrastructure. All funding for education projects … more
New Mexico’s Congressional District 2, which includes Las Cruces, is the fifth largest geographical district in America. District 2 also represents a microcosm of American politics … more
Las Cruces residents joined with Americans throughout the nation during the summer of 2020 in protests demanding police reform. While protests in other cities turned violent and destructive, ours … more
Here’s a statistic you probably don’t know, and it’s one in which New Mexico ranked No. 1 in the U.S., and it’s actually a positive category. In 2019-20, the state of New … 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
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, monitors the progress of bills on selected topics as they move through the Legislature. This year the League advocated for topics such as voting rights, election security, public education, natural resources, budget and tax reform and transparency. 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
To see him lope down the court, with his unruly beard, and his long hair restrained slightly by a headband, brings to mind the rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. more
The inability of the Las Cruces City Council to allocate federal relief funding in a way that is fair, efficient and transparent is concerning. more
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