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Editorials
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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
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
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
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
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
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