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We just published the winners in our Bulletin’s Best contest, and as I was looking through the 379 categories, I took pause at one category in the Community grouping: Best Local Newspaper Columnist. 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
During this last year, we have been able to listen to our favorite recordings as before. The pandemic, however, has precluded the possibility of many in-person performances and gatherings in which music figures prominently. more
Here at the Las Cruces Bulletin, as many workplaces do, we view our colleagues as family. We’ve got a pretty small staff, but three of us have worked here 10 years or more and four others have worked here between five and 10 years. more
It was late on a Tuesday night in early December, so late it turned into Wednesday morning. A person or persons decided, for whatever reason, the way to get in the holiday spirit in southern Doña Ana County would be to derail a train. more
In October, a representative for Public Safety Strategies Group, a private firm based out of Maryland that had been hired by the city to conduct regular police audits, presented an update to the city council. It did not go well. more
Americans love celebrity. That’s why TV programs such as “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and “Celebrity Apprentice” have such staying power. Celebrity has driven talk shows for generations. We each have our own stories of a “brush with greatness” we love to tell. more
Do you believe in ghosts? How ‘bout angels? Miracles? Tarot cards? more
In hunting camp an outfitter reached down and stirred the fire. His client belched contentedly and said, “Might I inquire, That jerky you been chewin’ up… could I just try a bit? more
I’m not sure if the Super Bowl this Sunday is a testament to our persistence and ability to overcome challenges, or more evidence that our priorities are all screwed up. more
Even if you’ve remained physically healthy these past few months, there’s a very real condition known as Covid Fatigue. Basically, it means, “I’m sick and tired of this damn pandemic.” more
Now comes the hard part. For the past several months, Republicans and Democrats have spent millions of dollars and invested countless hours to convince us that those on the other side are not just wrong, they’re corrupt, dishonest, greedy, thieving cowards. more
Why must Sunday morning remain the most segregated time of the week in America? Is breaking the color barrier in the church so impossible? Do we expect heaven to be separated by color, too? more
Catching avocado rustlers is sort of a cross between the COVID-19 virus, wildfires, exchange students bearing addictive goodies and racoon hunting. "All right, come down outta that tree and drop that avocado. Frisk him, Ken, and don't forget to check for lemons." more
There is nothing more basic to life than food and water. And, yet, in New Mexico we have among the highest rates of hunger in the country and communities that are without access to water. more
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947, but change came slower to Birmingham, Alabama. more
What is the best thing about running a small business? Most business owners and operators will tell you the best thing is the customers. more
My favorite interview of 2020 was a conversation with New Mexico State University Aggie basketball legend Jimmy Collins. Aggie Nation was saddened to learn Collins passed away Dec. 12. more
“The farmer has always been a peasant.” – Richard Blinco, Idaho When the market crashed in 1975, Richard had a ranch, feedlot, dairy, potatoes, alfalfa and a packing house. Here we sit 45 years later, and not much has changed. more
I consider myself among other things, a former horse mechanic. The horses I did veterinary work on were ranch and feedlot beasts of burden. Workin' animals from man's point of view. more
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