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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
Christians often refer to Israel as “the Holy Land.”  This is an allusion to the fact Jesus walked these highways and byways millennia ago. It may also refer to the notion the land, … more
The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s Casa for a Cause program, formerly known as the Anniversary House, is the perfect microcosm for all that is right with our community. If … more
In 2021, two employees of the state’s Children Youth and Families Department revealed the department was using a secure text messaging app that automatically deleted all of their messages, in … more
It’s that time of year for all the scary ghouls and goblins. You know, like zombies. El Chupacabra. And that elusive, mysterious monster, Ranked Choice Voting. This will be … more
I have worked for Doña Ana Community College for a total of 15 years. I started my career at the college in the 1980s and am likely to close my career at DACC. I have learned many lessons as a … more
Educators and scientists all agree it’s difficult for children to learn on an empty stomach. That’s why we have so many programs working to ensure young students have access to food at … more
Yvette Herrell is a skilled and tireless campaigner with a keen understanding of the Second Congressional District. But how is she going to convince voters next year that we have been well served by … more
The other day, as I was driving through traffic, something very jarring caught my eye. Some other dude was riding my bicycle. No, he hadn’t stolen it. After I processed the … more
Early voting started Tuesday, Oct. 10, in a municipal election that will result in Las Cruces electing a new mayor for the first time since 2007 and Mesilla electing a new mayor for the first time … more
Remember the fable of stone soup? The innkeeper tells the travelers he can make a delicious soup from just a stone. And, by the way, he tells the travelers, if you could get some carrots and onions … more
In an old “Seinfeld” episode, Kramer and Newman are talking about whether days have a “feel.” “Tuesday has no feel,” Newman says. “Monday has a feel. … more
When you hear the painful words, everything else you’ve heard, seen or done in the recent past feels pointless and trivial in comparison: A loved one committed suicide. It doesn’t … more
We’re all familiar with the saying “desperate times call for desperate measures.” That’s apparently the motivation for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s suspension of … more
Three years of absolute power under an emergency order issued during the Covid-19 pandemic have apparently convinced Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that democracy is overrated. Last week the … more
One instant. A life can change in a single instant. It’s happened to many of us, and to people we love. If we have a flat tire, many of us know how to change it. But if we have a … more
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