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Opinion
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District Judge Fred Van Soelen of Clovis has until Oct. 1 to decide if the redistricting map that allowed Democrats to wrest control of the Second Congressional District will still be in place for … more
As I write this, on Monday, July 10, the accumulated rainfall total for the calendar-year 2023 is 1.4 inches. I don’t have to tell you that’s not a lot of rain. We live in the … more
More than nine years after its designation as a national monument, the federal government has started the process to develop a resource management plan for the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National … more
In June 2021, the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act went into effect authorizing medical aid in dying (MAID) in New Mexico. On this second anniversary it seems timely to provide a brief … more
If you wonder if everyday people can make a difference in New Mexico, think of the Virgin Galactic spaceflight of June 29, the first commercial manned spaceflight out of New Mexico. I know what … more
I slept all day today. The entire past week was spent keeping our sanctuary horses safe from the fireworks that culminated in last night’s Fourth of July “Celebration.” It felt like … more
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the … more
The retirement of Las Cruces Police Chief Miguel Dominguez will not end the effort to create a civilian police review board. A petition drive seeking to force that issue has already been started; it … more
Did you get your $500 rebate-refund-tax-kickback from the state of New Mexico? I’ll probably spend mine on something practical, a couple of needed home repairs. Five hundred dollars is a … more
In last week’s column I explained why I think the secretary of state should not interfere in an effort to force a referendum on six bills passed this year by the state Legislature. This week … more
For many years, the Mesilla Valley enjoyed one of the largest hot air balloon events in New Mexico. For many of those years, the Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally was second in numbers of balloons only to … more
There has been a lot of discussion the past few months about the athletic rivalry between New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico. The discussion is warranted given the … more
I love democracy … the purer the better. And so, I‘ve always been a big fan of the referendum process, which allows citizens to circumvent the representative system and take their issue … more
There are lots of reasons Life is Good in Las Cruces. The weather is great, for the most part. The food is great, especially when you add some local green chile. And the mountain views and … more
I was working at a trendy Denver restaurant called the Colorado Mine Company in 1975 when the Denver Nuggets brought North Carolina State phenom David Thompson in for dinner during his recruiting … more
Since joining the State Historic Preservation Office as Director in 2012, there’s been a handful of projects in New Mexico that continue to shine for their impact and value to a community. The … more
For safety reasons, they were battery-powered candles, placed into clear plastic cups. Physically, it was not the same as, say, a live candle in a crafted tin holder in St. Patrick’s … more
The effort to create a civilian review board for the Police Department threatens to create a rift between the City Council and some progressive voters during a municipal election year when police and … more
Whether a student dreams of becoming a professional artist, an engineer, a chef, a doctor or a filmmaker, Alma d'arte Charter High School, with its commitment to nurturing creative minds and … more
Several months ago I broke my knee cap. I am 75 years old and active. I cannot ever recall not being able to drive myself since I was 16. I needed to get to doctor appointments, physical … more
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