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Opinion
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They said it couldn’t be done … and by “they” I mean me and just about everyone else who has followed the New Mexico State University football team over the years. In … more
In my 13-plus years with the Las Cruces Bulletin, I’ve written more than 600 columns. Some have been serious, some have been light-hearted, some have been educational (I hope), and a lot have … more
The risk of talking to people who are much more knowledgeable on a particular topic is it may require a re-evaluation of long-held beliefs. Dr. James Conca accurately describes himself as one of … more
Perhaps the most community-unifying event I’ve ever seen in Las Cruces didn’t even happen in Las Cruces. It took place four hours west of here in Tucson, Arizona. You may have … more
As the Board Chair of Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, a proud participant in both the New Mexico MainStreet and Main Street America programs, I cannot emphasize enough the crucial role Small … more
What is the value of a dollar? We know it’s shrinking, but we’re now getting signals anything less than a dollar doesn’t have any value at all. I received an email from … more
I’ve always been good at endings, and this is a really big one for me. Friday, Nov. 10, is my last day with the Las Cruces Bulletin. I started part-time about eight and one-half years … more
Christians often refer to Israel as “the Holy Land.”  This is an allusion to the fact Jesus walked these highways and byways millennia ago. It may also refer to the notion the land, … more
The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s Casa for a Cause program, formerly known as the Anniversary House, is the perfect microcosm for all that is right with our community. If … more
In 2021, two employees of the state’s Children Youth and Families Department revealed the department was using a secure text messaging app that automatically deleted all of their messages, in … more
It’s that time of year for all the scary ghouls and goblins. You know, like zombies. El Chupacabra. And that elusive, mysterious monster, Ranked Choice Voting. This will be … more
I have worked for Doña Ana Community College for a total of 15 years. I started my career at the college in the 1980s and am likely to close my career at DACC. I have learned many lessons as a … more
I have worked for Doña Ana Community College for a total of 15 years. I started my career at the college in the 1980s and am likely to close my career at DACC. I have learned many lessons as a … more
Educators and scientists all agree it’s difficult for children to learn on an empty stomach. That’s why we have so many programs working to ensure young students have access to food at … more
Yvette Herrell is a skilled and tireless campaigner with a keen understanding of the Second Congressional District. But how is she going to convince voters next year that we have been well served by … more
The other day, as I was driving through traffic, something very jarring caught my eye. Some other dude was riding my bicycle. No, he hadn’t stolen it. After I processed the … more
Early voting started Tuesday, Oct. 10, in a municipal election that will result in Las Cruces electing a new mayor for the first time since 2007 and Mesilla electing a new mayor for the first time … more
In 28 pages, the City Charter (2019) embodies the structure of self-governance agreed upon by the voters of Las Cruces. First codified in 1985, the Charter has been amended five times to remain a … more
Two months ago, Bill Hawkins, Director of the Veterans Day Parade called a  meeting of the Veterans Day Parade committee to start planning for the 2023 Veterans Parade. The date, time, route and … more
In a recent City Council vote, a contentious issue emerged that has stirred the passions of the community, particularly its Veteran members. The topic at hand is the proposal for a civilian memorial … more
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