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Opinion
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Plenty of good seats were still available at kickoff Saturday for the Aggies’ final game of the football season, which was unfortunate but not surprising. more
You’ve heard me say more than once New Mexico has America’s coolest state flag. There is something wonderful about the red Zia symbol against that golden field. more
I took a trip to the museum of natural history. It was a fascinating place: a taxidermist’s showcase. A dog heaven, what with all the prehistoric bones. more
The New Mexico Legislature has finally passed a rule banning guns in the state Capitol building. Now, they need to provide that same common-sense protection for local school boards and city councils. more
What is the point of college football? Is it to win the national championship? Is it to win the Battle of I-10? more
Most would admit it was an unusual location to put a chain in the first place. Not that it didn’t look at home amongst the rotting posts and rusty headgate, but there it was. more
Worried that federal spending was getting out of control, Sen. Everett Dirksen warned in 1973 that, “a billion here, and a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.” more
“Twas a matchup made in Elko for the cowboys in the know Called the Rough and Ready Knock Down Finals All Ranch Rodeo. more
For many, this time of year is the best in Las Cruces. The weather is crisp enough to let you know it’s autumn, but still warm enough to enjoy all manner of outdoor activities. more
I had just finished loading 184 7-foot steel T-posts, old ones, by the way, in my pickup and was unloading a mere 24 bales of hay from the front section of my gooseneck stock trailer. more
I am a Republican state senator and a proud conservationist. We are at a crossroads in New Mexico between those who write environmental policy from downtown Albuquerque offices and those who live it out in the rest of New Mexico. more
Las Cruces has dreamed of becoming a bustling film production town for years. The film industry spends over $500 million each year in New Mexico and supports thousands of good jobs, small business, tourism, and educational and workforce advancement. more
A few years ago, I wrote in the space – more than once – about the horrors of the Valley Drive construction project, which dragged on forever, and cost more than a couple of people their businesses. more
A great nation is able to teach its history honestly, celebrating its triumphs and correcting its mistakes. more
God created America to be a free nation. It is our responsibility to live out our freedom! This is the most important thing we, as parents, must pass on to future generations; as it was fought for by … more
Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature will soon have to choose between good government and good politics. On the side of good government is the New Mexico Citizen Redistricting Committee, a seven-member board headed by former Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez, which has been holding public meetings throughout the state to gather input from residents to guide the redrawing of political district maps, as required every 10 year after the census. more
Vote. Make your voice heard. Participate in democracy. In recent years, election officials have made it easier and easier to vote. Early voting, mail voting, convenience centers and other improvements demonstrate that municipalities recognize the busy nature of American life in the 21st Century. more
Do you ever give much thought to where your weaner steers and heifers go when you load’em on the truck or take’m to the sale? more
Early voting began for local elections on Oct. 5. As you prepare to vote, you need reliable information to determine which candidates best represent your values. more
In addition to an array of candidates for local elections, your Nov. 2 ballot will feature two questions regarding the Las Cruces Public Schools. more
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