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Opinion
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Thousands of Afghan refugees whisked to safety during the massive evacuation that concluded this week experienced their first taste of freedom here in Dona Ana County. more
Be kind. Rewind. Remember that label on your rented VHS tapes in the 1980s and 90s? We may need to revive that slogan, with a variation: “Be kind as you dine.” more
We are rapidly approaching the midway point in yet another year. Local media carry news stories about the future of the City of Las Cruces and its new budget. But, oddly enough, there’s been zero mention of the persistent “elephant in the room” sitting at the southern gateway to Downtown Las Cruces. more
It was every fair board's nightmare when the lightning hit the stage. Course, it might have been expected; it was just another page. In a trail of disasters that befell our county fair. more
Thanks to Sisbarro Volkswagen and El Paso Electric, I got to be Batman for a weekend. more
For those of you who forgot how easy it was to get started in farming, let me tell you about my friend Con. more
Since the second COVID-19 lockdown started Nov. 16, traffic on the street has been noticeably lighter in certain areas of Las Cruces, particularly at certain times of the day. more
Halls of Fame are terribly subjective entities. The criteria are vague and the elections mysterious. more
Yeah, he wished he was a cowboy but just at times like this (Yup, he's glad that he's a cowboy but there's times on days like this) When he spent the day a’horseback and had time to reminisce more
Grandpa Tommy's dad used to say, "A cowful is a substantial quantity." According to my research, the rumen on a mature cow can hold up to 300 pounds. And by anybody's standards, that is quite a bit. more
We will be dealing with the fallout of COVID-19 for years. The fallout will include nearly immeasurable long-term issues with health (both physical and behavioral), many social issues and far-reaching negative economic impacts, some of which we may not even realize right now. more
This is the time of year when people all over the world join in a collective wish that next year will be better than this one. Never in my lifetime has that bar been set so low. more
The Australian Open Tennis Tournament is being played without line judges this year to reduce the number of people in the arena. And it’s much better. more
Near the beginning of the 2021 New Mexico Legislature, nine statewide health professions’ organizations sent a letter to legislators and the governor in support of the 2021 Health Security Bill. more
As America approaches its 245th birthday, let’s take a look at some of the 50 states. Recently, I got the opportunity to spend a few days in Alaska, America’s biggest state. (Sorry, Texas.) It was the 39th U.S. state I’ve visited. more
No, Mexico didn’t pay for it. And no, it doesn’t stretch the entire length of the border. But when he leaves office in two months, Donald Trump’s administration will have completed construction on hundreds of miles of new barrier along the southern border. more
Frank and I were home after our first year of college, and Bruce had just graduated from high school in the summer of 1977 when we decided it would be safe to smoke pot in an abandoned field off a quiet road. more
A dawning summer morning, ‘Neath an early amber sky, On a day the waving cornfields, Has just come up to be knee-high. more
In 1930, Las Cruces and NMSU legend Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto, which was designated as the ninth and most distant planet in our solar system. more
With national discussions about the protection of voting rights and the congressional elections in 2022, residents of southern New Mexico may not be focusing on the local elections that are coming up in November. more
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