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Opinion
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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
When President Joe Biden announced a plan to send local public health workers door-to-door on a mission to increase Covid-19 vaccinations, conservative pundits warned that those foolish enough to open their doors would be forcibly vaccinated against their will. more
“Mama, when’s Daddy comin’ home? Is it time to worry yet?” “By supper, darlin’. Eat your Cheerios.” more
The current Las Cruces economy has got to be the strangest one it has ever had. Houses are selling like crazy, at prices higher than we’ve ever seen, thanks in large part to interest rates lower than we’ve ever seen. 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
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
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
For the past 16 months, as we’ve wrestled with Covid, we’ve wrestled with a lot of unknowns. As research and experience increases, some of the unknowns are revealed. Others remain elusive. more
In 2019, the New Mexico Senate rejected a bill that would have removed an old, invalid abortion law from the books. One year later, voters had their say. Six Democratic senators who had voted against the bill were removed from office, including powerful veterans such as former President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen and Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith. more
Ted and his dad needed some cows to stock their little ranch in Oklahoma, and they needed’em right away. A local trader solved their problem and injected a couple loads into them. more
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If that phrase gets you singing a jingle and thinking of red and green, I’ve done my job today. Except, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about New Mexico red and green. 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
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
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, its new strategic plan for the next five … more
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico (LWVNM) believes that education is the foundation for a strong and viable democracy. more
There are no free lunches. If you don’t work, you don’t eat. Everybody has to pitch in and carry their weight. more
A good cowboy will go beyond the call of duty and even put himself in harm's way to help a suffering beast. more
Seventy-six years ago today, scientists based in New Mexico, detonated the world’s first atomic bomb. It happened in a place a little over two hours’ drive from Las Cruces. more
Aunt Effie was the “Neighborhood Healer” in her community of Noble, Oklahoma. When I was visiting and scraped my arm or had a stomachache, she always had the right potion, poultice, roots, soak or fern to treat the ailment. more
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