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Opinion
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Sunday, July 11, was definitely a long day. We were at the buses in Las Cruces at 2:30 a.m. and didn’t leave for Spaceport America until close to 4. We got there a little after 5 and the Unity 22 launch had been delayed until 8:30 a.m. more
Some might wonder why prehistoric cave drawings weren’t more detailed. Surely, there were artists capable of rendering intricate representations of the circulatory system of aurochs or the dentition of a saber tooth tiger drawn to scale. more
One of the few things Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on in our divided nation is a desire to restrict speech on the Internet. more
My favorite interview of 2020 was a conversation with New Mexico State University Aggie basketball legend Jimmy Collins. Aggie Nation was saddened to learn Collins passed away Dec. 12. more
I consider myself among other things, a former horse mechanic. The horses I did veterinary work on were ranch and feedlot beasts of burden. Workin' animals from man's point of view. more
During the early days of his political career, the knock against Bill McCamley was that he never had a “real job.” Now, it could be argued that he and Dr. David Scrase have the two toughest jobs in the state. more
Earlier this month, as is the custom, the governor signed approval on many capital outlay projects across the state. Many of them are predictable infrastructure allotments, for roads, bridge improvements, public safety, utility upgrades and repairs to school buildings. Another category found in multiple regions of the state are projects to assist the homeless. more
Can people of faith serve as bridge builders for the political divide gripping our country? Yes, we can. We can lean forward, reach across the proverbial aisle and find common ground. more
A while back I was asked who has had the greatest influence on my life. I hadn’t ever given it much thought, like most folks, I guess. After considerin’ for a while I came up with five people that I could say actually affected the direction of my thinkin’. My dad, Doc Brimhall, John Basabe, Red Steagall, Patrick Gottsch and Rupert Mansell. more
During the pandemic, access to voting increased and contributed to higher voter participation in 2020. Since the election, there have been efforts to reduce voter rights based on disinformation about voter fraud. more
Concerning our district's efforts to move on from this pandemic-induced situation, the insights I share come from 20 years of teaching in three states -- middle school, high school, college, Title 1 schools and gifted programs -- and years of professional development in art education. more
One year ago today, March 12, 2020, our world began changing. For me, it was a slow-motion change. The edges of the world were melting, as if we were trapped in a Salvador Dali painting. more
He’s the tumbleweed chef and rides with the wagon Ahead of the thunderin’ herd. more
Anyone who knows me quickly learns I’m a sports fan, and I make no apologies. People who have been around me as I watch games and cheer and jeer also know I can be a bit superstitious about sports. more
I did not like Green Eggs and Ham I thought the book to be a scam. I knew that it could not be right for all the eggs I’d seen were white. more
I was sittin' in the back row of a beautiful little church in a mountain town in the Rockies. I was there for the wedding of a daughter of good friends. As the service progressed, my attention was drawn to a banner that hung on the wall. It was handmade, cut from cloth and intended to be inspiring. It read, “Mount Up With Winos.” more
Two years ago, 21 New Mexico physicians from seven counties signed an Op-Ed in the Albuquerque Journal. Our goal? To highlight how the state’s Health Security Plan could alleviate the state’s chronic shortage of medical providers. more
If your neighbor doesn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain, you aren’t surprised if he gets sick. When that happens, you hope he gets well soon and learns from his mistake. more
Sports have always been a great pastime for Americans. Many of us love to play sports, and even more love to watch. Most of us have a favorite team, and some of us take it very seriously. more
They stood in the back of the room lookin’ like two Oakland Raider linebackers at a preppie quiche-tasting party. They had on unblocked hats with flat brims and each wore a neck scarf and new Wranglers. Steve ambled over and asked where they were from. “Nevada,” they said, “We ranch.” more
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