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Thousands of Afghan refugees whisked to safety during the massive evacuation that concluded this week experienced their first taste of freedom here in Dona Ana County. more
Friday morning, Aug. 27, as I was leaving my house to go to work, a neighbor had his front-yard U.S. flag at half-staff. more
R.C. is an animal lover. Maybe not the kind of animal lover that the term has come to mean in this era, but the kind that requires a greater commitment. more
I don’t like plastic bags any more than members of the Las Cruces City Council, who recently passed a ban on them starting Jan. 1. more
When I hear a truck pull up in front of the house and the pandemonium of dogs barkin’ would wake a hibernating mastodon, I relax. more
Pat and Lou Sisbarro sat at La Posta, sharing a meal, discussing decisions and thinking about the future. more
Corn country landscape -- painted late summer -- high clouds, heavy with moisture waiting for afternoon to thicken and darken and start raising Cain. more
Back in March 2020, we all involuntarily hopped on a rollercoaster. I don’t know which part of the rollercoaster you consider the good part or the bad part. more
This week, the United States joined a long list of nations that have tried and failed to rule Afghanistan. The Soviet Union came immediately before us. Their adventures in Afghanistan left them vulnerable to the collapse of the Soviet empire that was to follow. more
With national discussions about the protection of voting rights and the congressional elections in 2022, residents of southern New Mexico may not be focusing on the local elections that are coming up in November. more
When President Joe Biden announced a plan to send local public health workers door-to-door on a mission to increase Covid-19 vaccinations, conservative pundits warned that those foolish enough to open their doors would be forcibly vaccinated against their will. more
“Mama, when’s Daddy comin’ home? Is it time to worry yet?” “By supper, darlin’. Eat your Cheerios.” more
The current Las Cruces economy has got to be the strangest one it has ever had. Houses are selling like crazy, at prices higher than we’ve ever seen, thanks in large part to interest rates lower than we’ve ever seen. more
One of the few things Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on in our divided nation is a desire to restrict speech on the Internet. more
Some might wonder why prehistoric cave drawings weren’t more detailed. Surely, there were artists capable of rendering intricate representations of the circulatory system of aurochs or the dentition of a saber tooth tiger drawn to scale. more
Sunday, July 11, was definitely a long day. We were at the buses in Las Cruces at 2:30 a.m. and didn’t leave for Spaceport America until close to 4. We got there a little after 5 and the Unity 22 launch had been delayed until 8:30 a.m. more
For the past 16 months, as we’ve wrestled with Covid, we’ve wrestled with a lot of unknowns. As research and experience increases, some of the unknowns are revealed. Others remain elusive. more
In 2019, the New Mexico Senate rejected a bill that would have removed an old, invalid abortion law from the books. One year later, voters had their say. Six Democratic senators who had voted against the bill were removed from office, including powerful veterans such as former President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen and Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith. more
Ted and his dad needed some cows to stock their little ranch in Oklahoma, and they needed’em right away. A local trader solved their problem and injected a couple loads into them. more
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If that phrase gets you singing a jingle and thinking of red and green, I’ve done my job today. Except, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about New Mexico red and green. more
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