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The two presumptive nominees for president are 81 and 77 years old. They would be the oldest major party nominees for the office in history, just as they were in 2020. It is reasonable to consider … more
I am by nature an optimist, however, my optimism is being tested. Bill Maher, when being interviewed and asked about climate change recently, made the comment that we are like Thelma and Louise, … more
Remembering Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during 2022, at one of the weirder political events of my news career. more
Southern New Mexico is home to vibrant and resilient communities with proud histories, striving to build even stronger futures. For years, I have fought to deliver federal investments to support … more
My childhood was unusual in that I spent a great deal of time around a diverse crew of adults, many of whom were argumentative. My parents entertained large gatherings of friends at least twice … more
As president of the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, I am thrilled to share the excitement surrounding our upcoming New Year's Eve event, the renowned Chile Drop. This free family celebration has … more
“A Modern-Day Visit from St. Nick,” verse by Algernon D’Ammassa/Las Cruces Bulletin. more
For 13 years, former editor and publisher Richard Coltharp devoted space in each Bulletin before Christmas to reprinting Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem, “A Visit from St. … more
My Thursday started with this comment: “There is more time behind us than in front of us.” Around noonday, a friend quoted a favorite movie, “The Shawshank Redemption”: … more
Last summer I wrote a column praising the United States Senate for finally passing a bill to compensate those in southern New Mexico who suffered illness and death following exposure to the … more
My Thursday started with this comment: “There is more time behind us than in front of us.” more
They said it couldn’t be done … and by “they” I mean me and just about everyone else who has followed the New Mexico State University football team over the years. In … more
In my 13-plus years with the Las Cruces Bulletin, I’ve written more than 600 columns. Some have been serious, some have been light-hearted, some have been educational (I hope), and a lot have … more
The risk of talking to people who are much more knowledgeable on a particular topic is it may require a re-evaluation of long-held beliefs. Dr. James Conca accurately describes himself as one of … more
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
As the Board Chair of Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, a proud participant in both the New Mexico MainStreet and Main Street America programs, I cannot emphasize enough the crucial role Small … 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
I’ve always been good at endings, and this is a really big one for me. Friday, Nov. 10, is my last day with the Las Cruces Bulletin. I started part-time about eight and one-half years … 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
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