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When the New Mexico Legislature passed SB 94 earlier this year, allowing college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image or likeness, some lawmakers feared we were picking a fight with the mighty NCAA. 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
A dawning summer morning, ‘Neath an early amber sky, On a day the waving cornfields, Has just come up to be knee-high. more
Frank and I were home after our first year of college, and Bruce had just graduated from high school in the summer of 1977 when we decided it would be safe to smoke pot in an abandoned field off a quiet road. 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
The League of Women Voters studies and takes positions on public policy issues at the local, state, and national levels. more
I rise today in support of leakers. Here’s to Daniel Ellsberg, a former Marine who was working as a private-sector military analyst in 1971 when he leaked the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study on U.S. activities in Vietnam dating back to the Truman administration. more
Mother gave me a small box of old pocket watches and a book entitled “A Practical Course in Horology.” It was a Christmas gift. A family heirloom, of sorts. more
Happy Father’s Day to the fathers, dads, poppas, grandpas and all men who have helped raise children. more
The steer that topped the show this year was partly Chianina. The bull that threw the biggest calf was partly Simmental. more
Thanks to solid investigative reporting by Searchlight New Mexico, the state Children Youth and Families Department is no longer using a secure messaging system designed to circumvent open records laws by automatically deleting records before a request can be made. more
To: The Las Cruces Mayor, City Manager and City Council, I would like the City of Las Cruces to financially support the continuing renovation of the Amador Hotel. 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
If it were possible to clone human beings from history, what would they be doing today? more
The Las Cruces City Council will hold a work session later this year on the Amador Project, the ongoing renovation of the historic Amador Hotel for adaptive re-use. more
What will happen to you when you die? I don’t mean, Will you go to heaven? Or, Will you be reincarnated? I mean, What will be done with your physical body? more
I wanna tell y’all a true story that happened to a friend of mine. Big Jim was judgin’ the rodeo at Burlington last year. They call him Big Jim ‘cause he’s big as a round bale and twice as tough. But he don’t move quite as fast as he did in his ol’ bronc ridin’ days. more
Next month, City Council will vote whether or not to fund the on-going restoration of the Amador Hotel, at 180 W. Amador, located west of the Visitor’s Center at the southern gateway to the revitalized Downtown. more
I graduated from both high school and college thinking that the Underground Railroad was an actual train, with Harriet Tubman at the controls. more
In elementary school, at least in my day, when you made a good grade, the teacher would put a gold star on your paper. Getting a gold star could make a kid’s day. If you’re a mom, … more
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