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Opinion
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In 1775 Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general in the United States. Letters were taken to a post office, where the postmaster would note the postage in the upper right corner. more
September marks Suicide Prevention Month. Just as we are protecting our physical health right now, we must also take care of our mental health as we navigate this pandemic. Help is available. more
As a general rule, I think elections are better than appointments, and more perspectives are better than fewer. And so, the proposed constitutional amendment to reform the state’s Public Regulation Commission comes to the plate with two strikes against it in my scorebook. more
Mr. Moses remarked the other day he'd received a catalog in the mail from a western clothing outfit. He wasn't sure who the outfit catered to, but the name 'Long Island' seemed to stick in his mind. more
“… like a tree planted by the water ... it does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green and it has no worries in a year of drought.” ¬¬ -- Jeremiah 17:7-8 Lying flat on my back, I gazed up through the leaves of the cottonwood tree at a perfect New Mexico sky. The tree was 30 feet high, and I lay halfway up it. more
I have known and worked with many women in the feedlot business. Some as cowboys, some as vets, some as lay doctors, as cattle processors, feed truck drivers, forepersons and managers (or should that be womanagers?). more
In the summer of 1945, on a very foggy day in New York City, a B-25 military plane crashed into the Empire State Building. more
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947, but change came slower to Birmingham, Alabama. more
Catching avocado rustlers is sort of a cross between the COVID-19 virus, wildfires, exchange students bearing addictive goodies and racoon hunting. "All right, come down outta that tree and drop that avocado. Frisk him, Ken, and don't forget to check for lemons." more
Even if you’ve remained physically healthy these past few months, there’s a very real condition known as Covid Fatigue. Basically, it means, “I’m sick and tired of this damn pandemic.” more
This is why we can’t have nice things. That was essentially the claim made by local developer Randy McMillan after plans fell through for a special tax district to fund an upscale project on the old Las Cruces Country Club property off Main Street. more
They were just words. "Tear down the Berlin Wall!" Reagan to Gorbachev at the Brandenburg Gate, 1987 "Chance of rain." Weatherman in Louisiana before Hurricane Katrina, 2005 "Give me liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry, 1775 "I wish I'd never read this book, so I could read it again for the first time". Dan Trimble about Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea," 1992 more
Where is the best place in Las Cruces to buy a recliner? What about your favorite place to get your hair cut? Who is the king of red enchiladas? more
August is National Women’s Suffrage month, commemorating the struggles women faced for the right to vote, gained through ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920. more
In this time of contested history, it has become difficult to choose an appropriate way to recognize individuals. People in the past lived out the ideas and culture of their time. Few rose above them. more
Duplicity and political opportunism by prominent business leaders tears the fragile fabric of our community. It weakens the cohesiveness of a strong and vibrant and caring area like ours. We are seeing this in the efforts to discredit science and our governor, who is following science to protect us all from a virus that has no political agenda. more
When the crew came toward the cookhouse Hazel shut and locked the door. "Don't you even think about it! Looks like y'all been in a war." more
When word came down last week New Mexico State University had canceled its football season, you could hear the snarky comments coming from miles away, things like: “Hey, the Aggies will finally have an undefeated season!” more
Can we have a recovery before we find a cure to the sickness? Debbi Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, was recently selected for a national group formed by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. more
There is a common belief among many urban folks that a cowboy rides around all day and sings to cows. John Wayne and Tom Mix added "Drifting Ranch Saver" to their résumé. "Don't worry, Nell, Black Bart will never get your ranch as long as Silver and I remain compassionate!" more
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