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Maybe it’s time to party like it’s 1969. When Jason Hooten was introduced as New Mexico State University’s new men’s basketball coach at the Pan American’s Center …
By Richard Coltharp | 3/30/23
You don’t often see a bill pass unanimously, but it happened a few times in the 2023 New Mexico Legislative Session, which wrapped up last week. Notable was the House of …
By Richard Coltharp | 3/23/23
I’m not at all comfortable with my new position to the right of Republican leaders on foreign policy. As a child who grew up watching the Vietnam War on the nightly news and fearing it would …
By Walt Rubel | 3/23/23
These days, as with so many other topics, it seems no one is neutral when it comes to the police. On one extreme, the view is “All Cops Are Bad,” or “Defund the …
By Richard Coltharp | 3/16/23
New Mexico’s unpaid, part-time Legislature has 15 members who are attorneys, including both the speaker of the House and the majority leader of the Senate. There are only two medical doctors, …
By Walt Rubel | 3/16/23
Back in the 1990s, when I drove a 1966 Mustang, it was fun tooling around in that nice-looking Ford. But if I was traveling more than 30 miles, I felt a lot better driving my 1978 Buick LeSabre. The …
By Richard Coltharp | 3/9/23
Of the four general obligation bonds approved by Las Cruces voters in the November 2022 election, two addressed critical needs (affordable housing and a new fire station) and two addressed wants …
By Walt Rubel | 3/9/23
We have a column this week from a medical doctor, Rebecca Coalson, that confirms some of the recent fears I’ve had regarding the medical community in New Mexico. For years, we’ve known …
By Richard Coltharp | 3/2/23
When I bought my home in 2002 there were two big selling points - an addition on the back that was large enough to accommodate the pool table I would buy a few weeks later, and the fact it was in a …
By Walt Rubel | 3/2/23