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You going to watch some football this weekend? Yeah, I used to be in your shoes. From 1971 through 1988, I watched every single Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. And there were some … more
It’s a variety of things, but most of us would agree the roasting of green chile is the first indicator of autumn in the Mesilla Valley. Usually, it’s still very hot during chile season, … more
By law, it’s required for children to attend and remain in school until they are legal dropout age. There are serious consequences to the guardian(s) of the child for not sending them to … more
A quiet power. That’s how I describe the effect of both the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and the far less visited Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, New Mexico. more
Barring anything unexpected, the 2022 mid-term elections will be over Wednesday, Nov. 9. Perhaps more important for our collective stress levels, the campaigns will be over. more
Voters are savvy enough to know there is no free lunch, but the fact city general obligation bonds on the ballot every four years replace retiring bonds does allow supporters to honestly state that passage will not increase taxes. And so, they usually pass. more
The eight former students who were named New Mexico State University Distinguished alumni for 2022 have almost nothing in common. Their career fields are wildly disparate. more
If Yvette Herrell wins re-election in the newly re-configured New Mexico Congressional District 2, will that disprove the lawsuit filed by the Republican Party now pending in the state Supreme Court alleging gerrymandering? more
The young man was loosening a bolt on a small combustion engine. He was assisted by the watchful eye and supportive voice of Nate Cooper of Renegade Construction. more
New Mexico voters have proven eager in past elections to change our antiquated state Constitution every time they get the opportunity. more
The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico supports procedures for free, fair, safe and accessible elections and encourages all citizens to be actively engaged in understanding the existing processes that support election integrity and in working to strengthen them. more
If you’re of a certain age, and watched your share of TV re-runs, I’m about to put an earworm in your brain that will last the whole day. more
I was disappointed to learn that filmmakers plan to resume production on “Rust,” a Western that began filming in northern New Mexico in 2021. I also urge state regulators to keep a much closer eye on that set this time. more
I read with interest three articles in this week’s Bulletin. Taken together, they combine to give a glimpse into a possible economic future of Las Cruces. more
During the next few weeks, voters will get their first chance to weigh in on the recent rulings by our new Supreme Court, with its 6-3 conservative majority. more
There’s something a politician could do that would not only surprise me, it would instill respect in me for that politician. It’s a simple thing, one you’d think would be commonplace. more
Every two years, those running for office tell us this will be the most important election of our lives, and I always roll my eyes and mumble, maybe for you. more
This month is National Recovery Month. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), it is a national observance to promote and support new evidence-based substance use disorder and mental health treatment. more
In our Page 3 article from Monday’s City of Las Cruces Council meeting, we quote the city’s economist, Monica Torres, who announced sales of cannabis in Las Cruces reached $3.3 million in August. A little over half of that was recreational, the rest was sold for medicinal purposes. more
The 14th Amendment, passed in 1868, was one of three changes made to the Constitution during the Reconstruction Era designed to ensure southern states didn’t slip back into their old ways. more
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