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Keyword: Richard Coltharp
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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
What is the point of college football? Is it to win the national championship? Is it to win the Battle of I-10? 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
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
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
Where will you sleep tonight? Chances are, you’ll sleep in the same comfortable bed you slept in last night? more
The actor-director-movie star Clint Eastwood is always good for a quote. Some of the famous ones are “You just gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well do ya, punk?!” from 1971’s “Dirty Harry,” or “Go ahead, make my day!” from 1983’s “Sudden Impact,” or “Get off my lawn!” from 2009’s “Gran Torino.” more
“What?!” “Are you telling me the Cruces-Mayfield game is THIS Friday? And you’re talking about the Las Cruces High School-Mayfield High School FOOTBALL game?” more
It’s strange, sometimes, the details you remember. For me, whenever I think of it, the first image that funnels into my brain is my right shoe. A black, Stacy Adams Madison cap toe oxford. 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
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
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
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
“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
Be kind. Rewind. Remember that label on your rented VHS tapes in the 1980s and 90s? We may need to revive that slogan, with a variation: “Be kind as you dine.” more
Seventy-six years ago today, scientists based in New Mexico, detonated the world’s first atomic bomb. It happened in a place a little over two hours’ drive from Las Cruces. more
More than 20 years ago, Len Sugerman drove from Las Cruces to give a presentation at the Tays Special Events Center at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo. more
As America approaches its 245th birthday, let’s take a look at some of the 50 states. Recently, I got the opportunity to spend a few days in Alaska, America’s biggest state. (Sorry, Texas.) It was the 39th U.S. state I’ve visited. more
Happy Father’s Day to the fathers, dads, poppas, grandpas and all men who have helped raise children. 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
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