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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
Bill Richardson was the most ambitious person I’ve ever met. Our first meeting was when I was a moderator for a 2002 gubernatorial debate against Republican John Sanchez and David Bacon of … more
Sept.15-17 in Alamogordo, you have the opportunity to attend a manageable and, to my way of thinking, a beautiful balloon fest. It’s the White Sands Balloon Invitational and this year marks the 30th anniversary of the event. more
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson died Friday night, Sept. 1, at his summer home in Chatham, Massachusetts at age 75. No cause of death given. more
Since people heard about the today’s closing of Day’s Hamburgers everyone, it seems, has a story about the restaurant that’s been a fixture in Las Cruces since 1932. … more
Some of you may be too young to remember Sam Donaldson, the longtime ABC TV newsman with the wandering eyebrows. Some of you may be too young to remember ABC TV news. Some years back, … more
My last paying gig was covering the state Legislature for its 2021 session, which was conducted entirely over Zoom to protect lawmakers and staff from the Covid-19 virus. It didn’t go well. … more
I’ve always viewed polls and rankings with a bit of skepticism. You have to consider who’s setting up the polls, who’s paying for it, how the questions were asked, what’s the … more
The movie “Oppenheimer” draws attention to the events at Trinity Site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, and in the days leading up to the detonation of the world’s first atomic bomb. … more
Most New Mexicans know Trinity Site, in the northern, Stallion Gate area of White Sands Missile Range, is Ground Zero for the first atomic bomb detonation in August 1945. With the release of the … more
The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to a “speedy and public trial.” The Speedy Trial Act of 1974 passed by Congress interprets that to mean an indictment within 30 days of arrest and … more
Most New Mexicans know Trinity Site, in the northern, Stallion Gate area of White Sands Missile Range, is Ground Zero for the first atomic bomb detonation in August 1945. With the release of the … more
Earlier this summer, an alert reader contacted me inquiring about the Bulletin’s golf columnist, Dr. Charlie Blanchard. “In recent months,” the reader wrote, “I found … more
Boy, it sure is hot lately. How hot is it? It’s so hot I bought a loaf of bread and by the time I got home it was toast. It’s so hot my grandfather’s chicken laid an … more
District Judge Fred Van Soelen of Clovis has until Oct. 1 to decide if the redistricting map that allowed Democrats to wrest control of the Second Congressional District will still be in place for … more
As I write this, on Monday, July 10, the accumulated rainfall total for the calendar-year 2023 is 1.4 inches. I don’t have to tell you that’s not a lot of rain. We live in the … more
More than nine years after its designation as a national monument, the federal government has started the process to develop a resource management plan for the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National … more
In June 2021, the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act went into effect authorizing medical aid in dying (MAID) in New Mexico. On this second anniversary it seems timely to provide a brief … more
If you wonder if everyday people can make a difference in New Mexico, think of the Virgin Galactic spaceflight of June 29, the first commercial manned spaceflight out of New Mexico. I know what … more
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