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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, encourages citizens to be civically engaged in their communities. Every community has problems, some being common throughout our state and … more
During the 2013 session of the New Mexico Legislature, Rep. Mary Helen Garcia introduced House Memorial 79, “celebrating the adventurous life of former State Representative J. Paul … more
Term limits can be incredibly liberating, as former Republican Gov. Gary Johnson demonstrated when he professed his love for marijuana shortly after winning re-election in 1998. Gov. Michelle … more
The city has had an extensive, detailed plan to revive the El Paseo corridor ever since 2009. That was the year Las Cruces was one of a handful of cities selected by the federal government for a … more
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Las Cruces Country Club clubhouse building, more than 90 years old, is facing demolition. Some historians are distraught at the thought of losing it, but as of this writing, … more
Citizen action and citizen engagement is needed to reach consensus and advance the common good on everyday issues like access to education and health care, a healthy environment, and a strong … more
Three years ago, none of the committees in the New Mexico House of Representatives were chaired by a member from Las Cruces. This year, our representatives lead three committees, including the one … more
At its best, sports can provide lessons to help us in life. At the New Mexico State University football celebration Jan. 21 Downtown at Plaza de Las Cruces, Aggie Coach Jerry Kill called his team … more
Dear Councillors (and interested others), I hope the material I’ve sent about the Trost Clubhouse has been of interest to you. It has taken time given by several people to pull these items … more
Imagine going with some friends to a local restaurant. You’ve checked in and are waiting for your table. Another group walks up to put their name on the list, and the host says to them … more
Did they ever pry that gun away from Charleton Heston, or did they just bury him with it? Inspired by Heston, U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, made a similar vow last week, though it will be … more
As the 2023 session of the New Mexico legislature begins, actions to “modernize” the state’s lawmaking body will likely be considered. Discussions about modernization occur in the … more
I like driving to Albuquerque. It’s an easy route, a straight shot, and plenty of opportunities for good stops on the way. And by good stops, I mean great green chile cheeseburgers like the … more
I grew up in Oklahoma not liking pecans. After moving to New Mexico, I had the chance to eat fresh pecans. By fresh, I mean they had been on a tree the day before. And I actually liked them. It … more
At the end of the Quick Lane Bowl on ESPN Dec. 26 in Detroit, New Mexico State University head football coach Jerry Kill was on the turf of Ford Field accepting congratulations from fans and … more
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: In this edition of the Bulletin, I continue a tradition carried by one of my mentors, the late Tom Reeves, who published newspapers in California, Colorado and Alamogordo, … more
Over 600 mass homicides in the U.S. in 2022. This - a major problem. Victims: Hispanics, Jews, Blacks, LBGTQ, others. Causes? Insanity, stress, copy cat, poor parenting not instilling respect for … more
I was walking along a public sidewalk the other day when a woman’s voice came from a nearby house informing me that I was being recorded. So, I belted out a medley of Broadway show tunes. … more
The Las Cruces real estate market showed signs of stability in December 2022, with homes still closing at an increased sale price over the prior year.  While activity was significantly down … more
As a retired public servant from the County Assessor’s Office, I want to congratulate Ms. Gina Ortega as she begins her term as Assessor. I also want to commend her choice of Mr. Ruben Reyes … more
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