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Opinion
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When Mario Moccia was named athletics director at New Mexico State University in 2014, he inherited a men’s basketball program that, thanks in part to the legacy of Lou Henson, was a consistent conference champion and qualifier for the NCAA Tournament. more
No, that’s not a typo in the headline. Yes, we Americans love our independence, both as individuals and as a nation, and we’re right to celebrate it on July 4 and every other day. more
The decision 16 years ago to choose diversion of the Gila River over water conservation and restoration projects resulted in a promise that was always going to remain out of reach: new water. more
Recent events in the United States can be aptly described as being anything but “routine occurrences.” It is prudent at times like these to review our personal insurance policies. more
On July 1, New Mexico launched the Early Childhood Education and Care Department, becoming one of just four states across the country with a cabinet-level early childhood agency. more
Here in New Mexico, as across the nation, the economic effects of COVID-19 are making a significant impact on the people of our state, and the results could be particularly damaging for vulnerable New Mexicans. more
As a lifelong asthmatic, I went to work from home before the governor shut down the state and ordered social distancing. more
In the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 19, the New Mexico House of Representatives voted to give final approval to a $7.6 billion state budget, an increase in spending of about 8 percent from the previous year. more
If you want to see what people in Las Cruces believe, watch what they do. They believe compassion is a fundamental value, so they do things for their family, their friends and, most startlingly, people they don’t even know, or may not even get a chance to know. more
New Mexico has not escaped the disastrous impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. To date, we’ve had more than 7,000 cases and 300 deaths. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham didn’t wait on guidance … more
(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: We learned at presstime that the Fort Union Drive-In in Las Vegas, New Mexico, originally planned to re-open May 15, but was halted by the governor’s office, which said … more
"Hey buddy, maybe you'll rope better after your horse foals. Ha ha!" "Thanks, pal. I had a horse like yours once. But his brain was so small his head caved in and he bit his own ears off! Look … more
  I have spent my career fighting to reduce preventable deaths. It has been my life’s work educating communities across New Mexico and the country about the dangers and consequences of … more
Mary Kay Papen has always been a woman of boundless energy. Her skills and insights have established her as a knowledgeable and reliable leader. She is widely respected by her colleagues and is only … more
We consider Carrie Hamblen one of our local heroes and wish we could vote for her for senator in District 38. When we moved to Las Cruces, we were happy to find KRWG Radio and TV. When we listened to … more
Butch has a theory about hardcore born-to-rope ropers: as soon as they build a loop and take one swing, it kicks their brain out of gear. To demonstrate how this theory works, he told me about a … more
I live near El Paseo, and have always had a soft spot for it. I spend a lot of time shopping and commuting there, and don’t consider it blighted or dangerous. But it has seen better … more
If you oppose a minimum wage increase, proponents tend to label you. The labels include “Rich greedy business owner,” “Short-sighted capitalist,” or “blind to the issues of poverty.” I disagree with significant raises in minimum wage for two primary reasons. more
"Boys will be boys," reflected Jack, as he told me a story from his youth. Seems when Jack was a teenager back in Ripley, Oklahoma, he and his teenage friend were serious about becoming bull … more
Being a voter in New Mexico during the presidential primary election is a little bit like being a Cleveland Browns fan during the Super Bowl. It’s interesting to watch, but it would be a lot more … more
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