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“There was this thing in 2008,” said John Strain. “You may have heard about it.” That “thing” was the Great Recession, and Strain, a longtime builder in Colorado, was one of the victims, losing his business. more
State Sen. Willliam Sharer is a marvelous storyteller with the ability to go on at length on a wide variety of subjects. Last week, he regaled his restless Senate colleagues on the final day of the session, as time ran out on a voting rights bill that had been one of the top priorities for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. more
We don’t get to choose what memories stay in our psyches. As the singer Rickie Lee Jones once sang, “You never know when you’re making a memory.” We’re about to … more
“WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and … more
We’ve heard about Long Covid, the condition where people may face symptoms for a much longer time, possibly all their lives. more
From the day in 2005 when the agreement between Bill Richardson and Richard Branson for what would later become Spaceport America was first announced, the business model for southern New Mexico has always been to separate wealthy tourists from their not-so-hard-earned vacation money. more
Recently, when I was in Santa Fe distributing the Bulletin’s annual legislative guides in and around the state capitol, I popped into the Roundhouse to observe some government proceedings. more
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) reminds the state Legislature that Article IV, Section 12 of the New Mexico Constitution requires that all sessions of each house of the Legislature be open to the public. more
Jose Herrera has never worn a tuxedo. That will change Sunday, Jan. 30. Jose and his fiancée, Veronica Valencia, will be getting married, courtesy of a giveaway package as part of the Las Cruces Bridal and Special Events Showcase. more
When former Gov. Bill Richardson ended the gross receipts tax on food in 2005, I thought it was a no-brainer. Food and water are the two things we can’t live without, so of course they shouldn’t be taxed. more
Republican lawmakers in New Mexico have alleged for years that our elections are plagued by massive voter fraud. They finally had their chance to prove it in 2011, with Susana Martinez as governor … more
More often than not, when the Bulletin produces its annual Southwest New Mexico Legislative Guide, I’m in Santa Fe on the Monday before the legislative session starts on Tuesday. For as long as … more
Watching Montana State play in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game Jan. 8, I wondered if Waded Cruzado was still the president there. more
In the last three weeks, we’ve put out the latest editions of three of the Las Cruces Bulletin’s most popular publications. more
The other morning, as I walked for 30 minutes along parts of several streets between B & G Automotive and the Bulletin, I counted 12 discarded facemasks and one plastic bag, which was clinging to a dead weed. more
The year 2022 could very well be the Year of the Woman in New Mexico, particularly here in Doña Ana County. If you read the Las Cruces Bulletin regularly, you already know all of the … more
Today marks the last column for Baxter Black’s “On the Edge of Common Sense.” Black turns 77 in January, and we learned last week from his wife, Cindy Lou, he’s been battling … more
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico (LWVSNM) believes that education is the foundation for a strong and viable representative democracy. more
When you live at the southern end of the Land of Enchantment, where the high temperatures in December frequently hit the 60s and 70s, it can be hard to get in the Christmas spirit. more
I was reading the paper to the cat last week. She tries to keep up on current events, particularly stories about politics and alien landings. more
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