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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the … more
The retirement of Las Cruces Police Chief Miguel Dominguez will not end the effort to create a civilian police review board. A petition drive seeking to force that issue has already been started; it … more
Did you get your $500 rebate-refund-tax-kickback from the state of New Mexico? I’ll probably spend mine on something practical, a couple of needed home repairs. Five hundred dollars is a … more
In last week’s column I explained why I think the secretary of state should not interfere in an effort to force a referendum on six bills passed this year by the state Legislature. This week … more
There has been a lot of discussion the past few months about the athletic rivalry between New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico. The discussion is warranted given the … more
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