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Three years ago, none of the committees in the New Mexico House of Representatives were chaired by a member from Las Cruces. This year, our representatives lead three committees, including the one … more
At its best, sports can provide lessons to help us in life. At the New Mexico State University football celebration Jan. 21 Downtown at Plaza de Las Cruces, Aggie Coach Jerry Kill called his team … more
Dear Councillors (and interested others), I hope the material I’ve sent about the Trost Clubhouse has been of interest to you. It has taken time given by several people to pull these items … more
Imagine going with some friends to a local restaurant. You’ve checked in and are waiting for your table. Another group walks up to put their name on the list, and the host says to them … more
Did they ever pry that gun away from Charleton Heston, or did they just bury him with it? Inspired by Heston, U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, made a similar vow last week, though it will be … more
As the 2023 session of the New Mexico legislature begins, actions to “modernize” the state’s lawmaking body will likely be considered. Discussions about modernization occur in the … more
I like driving to Albuquerque. It’s an easy route, a straight shot, and plenty of opportunities for good stops on the way. And by good stops, I mean great green chile cheeseburgers like the … more
I grew up in Oklahoma not liking pecans. After moving to New Mexico, I had the chance to eat fresh pecans. By fresh, I mean they had been on a tree the day before. And I actually liked them. It … more
At the end of the Quick Lane Bowl on ESPN Dec. 26 in Detroit, New Mexico State University head football coach Jerry Kill was on the turf of Ford Field accepting congratulations from fans and … more
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: In this edition of the Bulletin, I continue a tradition carried by one of my mentors, the late Tom Reeves, who published newspapers in California, Colorado and Alamogordo, … more
Over 600 mass homicides in the U.S. in 2022. This - a major problem. Victims: Hispanics, Jews, Blacks, LBGTQ, others. Causes? Insanity, stress, copy cat, poor parenting not instilling respect for … more
I was walking along a public sidewalk the other day when a woman’s voice came from a nearby house informing me that I was being recorded. So, I belted out a medley of Broadway show … more
The Las Cruces real estate market showed signs of stability in December 2022, with homes still closing at an increased sale price over the prior year.  While activity was significantly down … more
As a retired public servant from the County Assessor’s Office, I want to congratulate Ms. Gina Ortega as she begins her term as Assessor. I also want to commend her choice of Mr. Ruben Reyes … more
The last time the New Mexico State University Board of Regents set out to pick a new leader, after having unceremoniously rid themselves of Garrey Carruthers, they had a hard time picking between the … more
On behalf of the Las Cruces Coalition for Attainable Housing, I want to thank the solid majority of city voters who approved $6 million in General Obligation Bonds to build more affordable housing in … more
COVID-19 has brought so many challenges to Las Cruces, NM and one of them is homelessness. Homelessness has always been an issue but as the years go on you see it more and more each day as … more
By law, it’s required for children to attend and remain in school until they are legal dropout age. There are serious consequences to the guardian(s) of the child for not sending them to … more
Voters are savvy enough to know there is no free lunch, but the fact city general obligation bonds on the ballot every four years replace retiring bonds does allow supporters to honestly state that passage will not increase taxes. And so, they usually pass. more
Most athletes have experienced an injury that has left them feeling hopeless and disappointed with themselves. This was just the case for Silver City local, Jason Burke. When he was in High School, … more
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