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“The farmer has always been a peasant.” – Richard Blinco, Idaho When the market crashed in 1975, Richard had a ranch, feedlot, dairy, potatoes, alfalfa and a packing house. Here we sit 45 years later, and not much has changed. more
“Where do you draw the line?” my friend asked, as we watched a news clip of Confederate monuments being removed. It’s a fair question, given the recent toppling of a monument dedicated to Ulysses S. Grant in San Francisco. more
We must sell it, I told Mother, for we really have no other choice. The price is much too dear to harbor any doubt. more
How do candidates running for office for the first time introduce themselves to the public at a time when public introductions can be deadly? more
Both wildfire and coronavirus are contagions. Both derive their power from their capacity to propagate. Both seem to have mutated from routine seasonal varieties into something meaner, the product of people changing how they live on the land. more
As a kid growing up in Deming, Trevor Hodgkins found a magic box in his grandparents’ Winnebago. It was an 8-track tape player. more
The New Mexico Open Meetings Act requires the Las Cruces City council and other government entities to provide notice before each meeting and access to see and hear what is happening during each meeting. more
Do you feel like a big Jenga tower?If you’re not familiar, the Jenga game is a tower made of rectangular, wooden blocks neatly stacked in alternating patterns.It’s pretty solid in the … more
Over the years, I have gotten to know or meet or hang out with what I call ‘famous people.’ From movie stars, politicians, world champions, athletes, writers and moguls. Often it was just … more
This is a time for bending the rules. The First Amendment clearly protects churches from interference by the government, but at a time when thousands of people are dying every day from a virus … more
It doesn’t have 57,000 names like the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. But there are 33 names that are on both walls. It should mean something to you even if you don’t know any … more
The sport (passion, or affliction) of team roping experienced a terrific boom in popularity years ago with thecreation of an association called United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC). It … more
To the editor: As we begin to get back to “normal” life again, I have been reaching out to individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to support our local healthcare … more
Alisha Porter was making clay pots as if her life depended on it.And it just may have.At the Friday, Feb. 28, opening of Devasthali Hall, New Mexico State University’s brand-new art building … more
To the editor: Hospital Week had deeper meaning this year as the MountainView Regional Medical Center team celebrated our work to provide, safe, high-quality care for patients. The COVID-19 … more
To the editor: While I respect Senator Mary Kay Papen’s service as a legislator, I intend to vote for Carrie Hamblen in the Democratic Primary. For nearly three decades, Carrie has been … more
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a huge labor market shock. Regional lockdowns have forced the layoffs and furloughs of millions of workers, disrupting long-term relationships between employers and … more
A few years ago, a friend of mine who isn’t a basketball fan asked me “Why is Lou Henson such a big deal? I mean, he and his wife are super nice and great in the community, but I don’t know the history. Help me out.” more
I played in a celebrity golf tournament in Oklahoma City a while back. Now, I’ve been to a few celebrity team ropings, a couple celebrity stock dog trials, a million brandings and one celebrity rock pickin’ -- but this was my first celebrity golf tournament. more
Few things evoke Americans’ passion more than guns. The passion is evident in New Mexico, as the state Senate voted 22-20 Feb. 7 in favor of Senate Bill 5, the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act, or the Red Flag bill. The state House of Representatives is likely to vote on the bill before the session ends Feb. 20. more
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