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For those who remember the Muppet Show on television, one of the joys was seeing celebrity guest stars surrounded by muppet characters, usually in a typhoon of comic mayhem. Today, the Muppet Show is … more
I have always been puzzled by the crazy names of drugs and medications, especially those advertised on television – and there are plenty. Who comes up with these seemingly randomly lettered … more
The Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners elected first-term commissioner Christopher Schaljo-Hernandez as board chair on Tuesday. Schaljo-Hernandez represents District 1 after … more
My childhood was unusual in that I spent a great deal of time around a diverse crew of adults, many of whom were argumentative. My parents entertained large gatherings of friends at least twice … more
As president of the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, I am thrilled to share the excitement surrounding our upcoming New Year's Eve event, the renowned Chile Drop. This free family celebration has … more
“A Modern-Day Visit from St. Nick,” verse by Algernon D’Ammassa/Las Cruces Bulletin. more
For 13 years, former editor and publisher Richard Coltharp devoted space in each Bulletin before Christmas to reprinting Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem, “A Visit from St. … more
My Thursday started with this comment: “There is more time behind us than in front of us.” Around noonday, a friend quoted a favorite movie, “The Shawshank Redemption”: … more
Last summer I wrote a column praising the United States Senate for finally passing a bill to compensate those in southern New Mexico who suffered illness and death following exposure to the … more
My Thursday started with this comment: “There is more time behind us than in front of us.” more
They said it couldn’t be done … and by “they” I mean me and just about everyone else who has followed the New Mexico State University football team over the years. In … more
It seems as we get older it comes sooner each year. It’s the joyful opportunity to consider and remember what we as Americans are so thankful for. I am thankful for so much that I could not … more
In my 13-plus years with the Las Cruces Bulletin, I’ve written more than 600 columns. Some have been serious, some have been light-hearted, some have been educational (I hope), and a lot have … more
The risk of talking to people who are much more knowledgeable on a particular topic is it may require a re-evaluation of long-held beliefs. Dr. James Conca accurately describes himself as one of … more
It seems as we get older it comes sooner each year. It’s the joyful opportunity to consider and remember what we as Americans are so thankful for. I am thankful for so much that I could not … more
Perhaps the most community-unifying event I’ve ever seen in Las Cruces didn’t even happen in Las Cruces. It took place four hours west of here in Tucson, Arizona. You may have … more
As I approach my 900th golf column for the Bulletin I thought I’d share some personal ideas, senses and thoughts about how I play my own golf game. First of all, I don’t play … more
As the Board Chair of Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, a proud participant in both the New Mexico MainStreet and Main Street America programs, I cannot emphasize enough the crucial role Small … more
What is the value of a dollar? We know it’s shrinking, but we’re now getting signals anything less than a dollar doesn’t have any value at all. I received an email from … more
I’ve always been good at endings, and this is a really big one for me. Friday, Nov. 10, is my last day with the Las Cruces Bulletin. I started part-time about eight and one-half years … more
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