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When Mario Moccia was named athletics director at New Mexico State University in 2014, he inherited a men’s basketball program that, thanks in part to the legacy of Lou Henson, was a consistent conference champion and qualifier for the NCAA Tournament. more
I played in a celebrity golf tournament in Oklahoma City a while back. Now, I’ve been to a few celebrity team ropings, a couple celebrity stock dog trials, a million brandings and one celebrity rock pickin’ -- but this was my first celebrity golf tournament. more
A few years ago, a friend of mine who isn’t a basketball fan asked me “Why is Lou Henson such a big deal? I mean, he and his wife are super nice and great in the community, but I don’t know the history. Help me out.” more
“Where do you draw the line?” my friend asked, as we watched a news clip of Confederate monuments being removed. It’s a fair question, given the recent toppling of a monument dedicated to Ulysses S. Grant in San Francisco. more
“The farmer has always been a peasant.” – Richard Blinco, Idaho When the market crashed in 1975, Richard had a ranch, feedlot, dairy, potatoes, alfalfa and a packing house. Here we sit 45 years later, and not much has changed. more
What is the best thing about running a small business? Most business owners and operators will tell you the best thing is the customers. more
When I moved to Las Cruces in 2002, The Whole Enchilada Fiesta was the one annual event that was listed in all the national tour guides. more
The other day on the internet, I saw an old commercial of a semi truck that had these words painted on the side: JONNY KAT, KITTY LITTER. more
People all over the country are re-evaluating the merits, or lack thereof, of the names of different buildings, parks, military bases, schools, sports teams and just about anything that has a name. more
Six months into this pandemic, it has become tragically clear that the coronavirus has no understanding of or regard for American exceptionalism. more
Another white horse just rode by. I guess I saw him comin' I felt him breathin' down my neck, I heard his hoofbeats drummin'. more
I badly needed to go to the restroom. It was Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. I remember the date for two reasons: 1. It was the day of the Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade and, 2. It was the day of Bedlam (the annual football game between the evil OU Sooners and my alma mater, Oklahoma State University). more
The New Mexico Legislature passed a number of useful bills in the recently completed special session dealing with police reform, racial equality and elections. more
It’s all about lines. Where is your line? It varies from topic to topic. Lately everyone, it seems, is expressing their line on almost every topic. more
I have watched and know many law enforcements officers who have behaved in extraordinarily kind and compassionate ways. They have responded with care to dangerous situations and shown compassion to … more
Here in New Mexico, as across the nation, the economic effects of COVID-19 are making a significant impact on the people of our state, and the results could be particularly damaging for vulnerable New Mexicans. more
On July 1, New Mexico launched the Early Childhood Education and Care Department, becoming one of just four states across the country with a cabinet-level early childhood agency. more
Recent events in the United States can be aptly described as being anything but “routine occurrences.” It is prudent at times like these to review our personal insurance policies. more
The decision 16 years ago to choose diversion of the Gila River over water conservation and restoration projects resulted in a promise that was always going to remain out of reach: new water. more
No, that’s not a typo in the headline. Yes, we Americans love our independence, both as individuals and as a nation, and we’re right to celebrate it on July 4 and every other day. more
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