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If they get the technology right, this could be one of the most productive 60-day sessions in the history of the New Mexico Legislature. It will undoubtedly be the least ceremonious. more
Yer lookin’ at a man who never learned to cook unless you count pork & beans And a flowery grace like you’d read in a book is really beyond my means more
On the third Monday of January, the night before Opening Tuesday of the New Mexico Legislature, the Santa Fe Plaza is bustling. Music and people are spilling out of the many restaurants and bars, vehicles are all over the place. You can hear the laughter and feel the eager anticipation. more
New Mexico’s legislators will soon be making critical decisions about funding essential services, including education (which accounts for about 57 percent of the total budget). more
Trumpism was an ugly and violent political movement that was always destined to die an ugly and violent death. more
Dr. Fosse, once of Pretori, told me about Martha and Arthur, two star-crossed rare white rhinos. In a governmental gesture of goodwill, South Africa agreed to ship Arthur to Tanzania to mate with Martha. more
Rioting Americans overtook the U.S. Capitol building and tried to interfere with the Presidential election certification. more
This is the time of year when people all over the world join in a collective wish that next year will be better than this one. Never in my lifetime has that bar been set so low. more
Grandpa Tommy's dad used to say, "A cowful is a substantial quantity." According to my research, the rumen on a mature cow can hold up to 300 pounds. And by anybody's standards, that is quite a bit. more
Halls of Fame are terribly subjective entities. The criteria are vague and the elections mysterious. more
When I heard that the chairman of the Texas Republican Party wanted to secede from the union, I had the same thought as when then-Gov. Rick Perry floated the idea in 2009. What can we do to give them a nudge? more
Embarrassing moments. Nobody likes to talk about them. Oh, they’ll talk about slipping on the ice on their first date or getting bucked off a gentle horse. Other folks empathize and usually laugh. But it makes people uneasy when it’s really embarrassing. more
Almost no one was happy with 2020. There are presumable exceptions. Many people chose to get married during the year. Many babies were born. And, I’m pretty sure, it was a banner year for Sonic Drive-In, the restaurant built for a pandemic. more
We present to you the 1823 poem from Clement C. Moore, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” which begins with the classic line “Twas the night before Christmas …” Your friends at the Las Cruces Bulletin wish you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of holidays. more
Recently, a report was published by the Legislative Finance Council regarding a funding method utilized by New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) to compensate landowners for conservation practices essential to maintaining critical habitat provided to wildlife on their private property. more
He was the last burro left in the dusty corral. His two companions had been sold by the man. They were younger, stronger and finer looking, even by burro standards, which are quite high. They were worth more and brought more money, which was what the man needed. more
Tom Reeves was a big, blustery man. Six-foot-seven, bald, with some remaining wisps of graying red hair on the sides of his head, he wore cowboy boots and kept two silver dollars in his pocket. more
Can people of faith serve as bridge builders for the political divide gripping our country? Yes, we can. We can lean forward, reach across the proverbial aisle and find common ground. more
During the early days of his political career, the knock against Bill McCamley was that he never had a “real job.” Now, it could be argued that he and Dr. David Scrase have the two toughest jobs in the state. 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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