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Op-Ed
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It feels like we’re all in the opening scene of a horror movie, with birds flocking ominously on power lines all over town. more
Las Crucens have expressed hesitancy, trepidation and confusion about ranked choice voting and our 10 mayoral candidates. more
The snow at my feet suddenly started flying. I was trudging in bright sunlight through Glacier National Park with a friend in late February. Then I realized that it wasn’t the snow but a pair of Ptarmigan invisible against a glaring white background who took off as we approached. Yes, the disruption was startling, but we both responded with silent smiles. Who would break the quiet of a wintry day? more
Fans of horror movies know there are always early scenes that tip you off to the terrible things that will come later. I had that feeling last week as I watched the press conference held by prosecutors in Minnesota. more
In May 2011, at age 65, I walked out the back door of the Ruidoso News, where I had been editor for seven years, into the refreshing mountain scent of retirement. more
I was talking with a friend recently about buying local. Most of us understand the value and importance of local businesses. Most have heard the adage that, if you spend a dollar with a locally owned business, it stays in our area and gets spent at least seven times locally before it leaves town. With corporate chain stores, not as much. more
New Mexico is no stranger to astronauts. Borman Autoplex in Las Cruces is named for one (Frank), and two other New Mexicans – Harrison Schmitt and Edgar Mitchell – have walked on the moon. But Steve Braithwaite has to be the first “banananaut” to traverse the Land of Enchantment. more
When someone proclaims “Black Lives Matter,” a common response is, “All Lives Matter.” And that is certainly true. more
We’ve been missing a lot of things lately. One of my favorite annual events, the Lou and Mary Henson Community Breakfast, which benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces, would have been … more
If you’ve ever seen anyone panic as he or she is about to give a speech, you know it’s not a pretty sight. The speaker’s galloping anxiety, surely accelerated by uncontrolled … more
  Behind those eyes there shines a light that’s guided me from my first step, down life’s highway through thick and thin. So I could tell the wrong from … more
It arched across the cloudless sky like someone throwin' chum. more
The NFL Draft is always about hope. The team that had the worst record last season gets to pick the best player coming out of college, lifting the hopes of their fans for better seasons in the years … more
By this time next week, copies of our 16th annual Southwest New Mexico Legislative Guide should be making their way across the state. Creating this publication, which has won several state and national awards through the years, is a huge undertaking, stretching our small staff to its limits. The result, though, has always been worth it. The publication is used as a vital resource by people all over New Mexico, including the staff at the Roundhouse, our state’s capitol building in Santa Fe. In recent years, some readers have taken to tearing pages from our magazine, and putting them in plastic sleeves in loose-leaf notebooks so they don’t wear out from use. more
  It’s a funny thing, but through the ages wise and learned medical practitioners have incorporated laughter into their healing work. It was Solomon, the wise king of the United … more
Have you heard? 5G cell towers are spreading the coronavirus; Dr. Anthony Fauci sent the virus to China in 2015; Medicare is incentivizing hospitals to lie on admittance and deaths of patients, … more
There are many questions and concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The shutdown of schools, business establishments and restaurants combined with social distancing and self-quarantine have resulted … more
Do government officials get to tell the people protesting against them how, when and where they can protest? more
When the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM)decided to close our office one Friday afternoon in March and work from home, we weren’t sure what to expect. more
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico (LWVNM) urges Governor Lujan Grisham, the Public Education Department (PED), and the Legislature to withdraw their motion to dismiss court oversight of the Yazzie/Martinez Compliance and to invest in priority funding for education in New Mexico. more
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