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Opinion
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“Zoom, I’d like to fly far away from here, where my mind can see fresh and clear …” From the song “Zoom,” by the Commodores, 1977 When Ronald LaPread and … more
Most of us men over 50 are self-conscious about our receding hairlines and expanding waistlines. Al Berryman, however, is concerned about different measurements. Things like split times on … more
I understand criticism of the Biden Administration for not acting sooner to address the baby formula shortage before it became a crisis.That’s justified. What I don’t understand is the … more
Marci Dickerson is making a stand, both literally and figuratively. The literal stand is a modified deer stand, positioned in the parking lot of the Game Sports Bar and Grill on Espina Street near … more
On Oct. 23 and 24, the taxpayer-funded Las Cruces Convention Center will be used once again to pump more guns onto the streets of Las Cruces and southern New Mexico. Those are the dates of the … more
Between them, the Las Cruces School Board and the Last Cruces City Council have approved combined budget increases of more than $50 million for the upcoming fiscal year. The School Board approved … more
No matter how many times you see it, the flag-folding ceremony at the funeral of a veteran is powerful and emotional. The most recent one I saw was performed by U.S. Marines in their dress blues, … more
Primary election voting is now underway in New Mexico. Unfortunately, voter turnout in primaries is often relatively low compared with general elections. Nationally in 2018, the last non-presidential … more
If March 13-15, 2020, was the weekend Covid shut down Las Cruces, then the past weekend May 6-8, 2022, just might go down as the weekend our city fully re-opened. more
May 20 is National Bike to Work Day, when local cyclists join a half-million nationwide as they enjoy a scenic ride to work. While they’ll mostly ride for pleasure, this cycling cadre will avoid rising fuel prices, boost the local economy and build community. more
As things stand now, there may not be any presidential debates in 2024. And I’m not sure that would be a huge loss. more
The recent federal court ruling to relieve the state from judicial oversight of its mental health system stemming from the Jackson lawsuit of 1987 is a huge victory for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, … more
The American Association of University Women -LC (AAUW-LC) supports an affordable housing obligation from the General Obligation (GO) Bond. As a national network, AAUW has been empowering women since … more
 Dear Editor:Mesilla Valley Community of Hope is a local, non-profit organization that serves the homeless and near-homeless population in our community. Our vision is a world in which … more
Sarah Stegall makes some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. She still makes these chewy, delicious, ginger-molasses delights, but it takes her longer than it used to. more
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a private mental health care provider from Arizona wins a government contract for services here by promising more than it is able to deliver. more
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) needs to be added to the U.S. Constitution now. Suffragist Alice Paul wrote the amendment in 1923 and got it introduced in Congress. She and others worked behind the scenes to get the amendment reintroduced through the 1940s and 1950s. more
Much has been written lately about the supplemental appropriation bill (SB48) that’s referred to as “House Bill 2 Jr.” in the Legislature. This bill is often the only opportunity for legislators to fund programs, small projects or small purchases in our respective districts. more
The top priority for our state’s leaders, not just this year but for the next several years, must be to diversify our economy and break free from our complete dependence on oil and gas revenue. more
It happens every year. We think spring has arrived, then we get a snap of cold weather, forcing us to dig out our coats again. more
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