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Opinion
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The steer that topped the show this year was partly Chianina. The bull that threw the biggest calf was partly Simmental. more
Thanks to solid investigative reporting by Searchlight New Mexico, the state Children Youth and Families Department is no longer using a secure messaging system designed to circumvent open records laws by automatically deleting records before a request can be made. more
To: The Las Cruces Mayor, City Manager and City Council, I would like the City of Las Cruces to financially support the continuing renovation of the Amador Hotel. more
In late May and early June we were lucky to have some cooler days, clouds and a little variety in our weather. My one complaint is my usual one after living 25 years in southern New Mexico: A lot of cloudy threatening looking skies producing little to no rain. more
If it were possible to clone human beings from history, what would they be doing today? more
The Las Cruces City Council will hold a work session later this year on the Amador Project, the ongoing renovation of the historic Amador Hotel for adaptive re-use. more
What will happen to you when you die? I don’t mean, Will you go to heaven? Or, Will you be reincarnated? I mean, What will be done with your physical body? more
I wanna tell y’all a true story that happened to a friend of mine. Big Jim was judgin’ the rodeo at Burlington last year. They call him Big Jim ‘cause he’s big as a round bale and twice as tough. But he don’t move quite as fast as he did in his ol’ bronc ridin’ days. more
Next month, City Council will vote whether or not to fund the on-going restoration of the Amador Hotel, at 180 W. Amador, located west of the Visitor’s Center at the southern gateway to the revitalized Downtown. more
I graduated from both high school and college thinking that the Underground Railroad was an actual train, with Harriet Tubman at the controls. more
Thinking about the future of democracy in the United States and in New Mexico, it’s necessary to consider the challenges presented to a well-functioning democratic system by high levels of economic inequality. more
“Doctor, I'm here because I'm a . . . I'm a . . .” “Relax. Many people have psychological conflicts. Lay back on the couch and tell me about it” more
When I rolled out of Silver City that December night in 2000, I wasn’t thinking 20 years ahead. more
“It’s for you,” his darlin’ told him as he lay back in the chair. For a well-deserved siesta. Ugh, it wasn’t really fair. more
Though ceremonies will still not take on pre-pandemic levels of normalcy, there will be forms of in-person graduations this year. more
For those of you who forgot how easy it was to get started in farming, let me tell you about my friend Con. more
Thanks to Sisbarro Volkswagen and El Paso Electric, I got to be Batman for a weekend. more
I’m scheduled to get my second COVID-19 shot Friday, meaning I’ll be fully vaccinated in a couple of weeks. The pandemic, for me, is almost over, and I’m incredibly grateful to the brilliant men and women who developed these safe and effective vaccines. But this doesn’t feel like victory. more
There’s a fingernail moon hangin’ low in the sky. The crickets make small talk as he passes by. As the gentlest breeze stirs what’s left of his hair. He spits and he sniffs it, but no moisture there. more
Concerning our district's efforts to move on from this pandemic-induced situation, the insights I share come from 20 years of teaching in three states -- middle school, high school, college, Title 1 schools and gifted programs -- and years of professional development in art education. more
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