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Opinion
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Years ago in Kansas City, I set out one night to find one of them ‘down home’ guitar blues pickers I had read about in the Sunday paper. I was drivin’ around Saturday night lookin’ for Walter’s Crescendo Lounge. more
You may know it as the Las Cruces Home Builders Association Anniversary House. Its new name is Casa for a Cause. more
Tuesday, April 6, while driving the long way to work, I found myself going through four different elementary school zones, flashing yellow lights, crossing guards, kids in backpacks, parent drop-offs, the whole deal. more
The government has no right to tell me what I can eat, drink, smoke, snort or inject. It can prevent me from doing those things in public. And it can hold me responsible for any crimes I commit after having done those things, including while driving. But that’s all. more
"Where were you born?" The reporter asked one of my Colorado cowboy friends. "Iowa," he answered. "Iowa!" she said. "Why did you move?" "Because it's hard to be a cowboy in Iowa." more
My favorite song is “Come Monday,” by Jimmy Buffett. It’s a love song, but it’s also a personal mantra that a new day is always coming, and if you’re down today, the new day will likely be better: “Come Monday, it’ll be all right.” more
Rodeo may be the only college sport that isn’t knee-deep in hypocrisy. That’s because rodeo is not part of the NCAA and has never held romanticized notions about the purity of amateur athletics. The sport has always been about prize money. more
When it’s springtime in the Rockies And my lips are turning blue I’ll be slogging through the blizzard like a brain-dead caribou. more
As you drive around Las Cruces today and see financial institutions on every corner, it’s difficult to imagine our city had only two banks in 1969. A few visionaries wanted to change that, and in April 1970, Citizens Bank opened its doors. more
The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico believes every student should have access to a high-quality, equitable public education system regardless of ethnicity, ability, age, family income or location. more
Every bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature begins with a conspiracy to break the rules and then cover it up. And every member is in on it. more
Imagine you were a livestock man in medieval England 1,000 years ago. It's early spring. Snow on the ground, mud in the cow lot. You walk the small pasture where the heavy heifers are kept. more
Last month I complained about state and federal legislators spending a lot of time on things not relevant to governing. My conclusion? They’ve spent a lot of time working on solutions to problems that don’t exist, as we face the biggest health, economic and social crisis of our generation. more
Two years ago, 21 New Mexico physicians from seven counties signed an Op-Ed in the Albuquerque Journal. Our goal? To highlight how the state’s Health Security Plan could alleviate the state’s chronic shortage of medical providers. more
I did not like Green Eggs and Ham I thought the book to be a scam. I knew that it could not be right for all the eggs I’d seen were white. more
He’s the tumbleweed chef and rides with the wagon Ahead of the thunderin’ herd. more
One year ago today, March 12, 2020, our world began changing. For me, it was a slow-motion change. The edges of the world were melting, as if we were trapped in a Salvador Dali painting. more
Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have become accustomed to wearing masks, social distancing, virtual schooling and remote working. We have all … more
A fine lookin' horse you've got there (if yer into modern art) I had a horse like that one time (but he wasn't very smart) more
Last week, waves of shock rippled through Las Cruces as the community got word of the sudden death of Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Karen Trujillo. more
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