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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
"As long as you've got good elimination, you've got it made." – Uncle Leonard "If a man can't drive in a bar ditch, he's got no business on the highway." – Tink more
Today I can report that the state of our state is … to be determined. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham broke with tradition last week and skipped the state of the state address, which has always been given by the governor a couple hours after the start of each legislative session. And I’m not sure why. more
People all over the country are re-evaluating the merits, or lack thereof, of the names of different buildings, parks, military bases, schools, sports teams and just about anything that has a name. more
The other day on the internet, I saw an old commercial of a semi truck that had these words painted on the side: JONNY KAT, KITTY LITTER. more
When I moved to Las Cruces in 2002, The Whole Enchilada Fiesta was the one annual event that was listed in all the national tour guides. 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
Leonard Jimenez was six the first time he went “up the mountain.” There’s a good chance he was carted up there a few other times before he could even remember. Just as his grandfather, his dad, his uncle, his cousins, his nieces, nephews. Just as hundreds of other families. more
1. New baler twine to tie up last year’s five-buckle overshoes. 2. Something to kill Canadian thistle. more
Yoli Diaz’s friend, Gisela Alvarez, kept bugging her. “You need to have the priest do an anointing and say a blessing for you,” Gisela said. Yoli kept putting it off, but the night before her scheduled cancer surgery Fr. Alex Urena showed up. He anointed her and prayed with Yoli and her friends. more
If it was not already clear, the pandemic has revealed broadband as an essential utility service that influences the future of our society and our state. more
It struck in late October like a plague of mustard gas. It started with a trickle but then soon began to mass. In pens and cattle alleys on the new receiving side, The fall run was beginning, and there was no place to hide. more
You may know it as the Las Cruces Home Builders Association Anniversary House. Its new name is Casa for a Cause. more
You probably haven’t had the time or inclination to look into the fine print on all of those negative political ads we’re being bombarded with, so I’ve done it for you. more
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
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
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
I graduated from both high school and college thinking that the Underground Railroad was an actual train, with Harriet Tubman at the controls. 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
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
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