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Keyword: Richard Coltharp
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If that phrase gets you singing a jingle and thinking of red and green, I’ve done my job today. Except, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about New Mexico red and green. more
Be kind. Rewind. Remember that label on your rented VHS tapes in the 1980s and 90s? We may need to revive that slogan, with a variation: “Be kind as you dine.” more
Seventy-six years ago today, scientists based in New Mexico, detonated the world’s first atomic bomb. It happened in a place a little over two hours’ drive from Las Cruces. more
More than 20 years ago, Len Sugerman drove from Las Cruces to give a presentation at the Tays Special Events Center at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo. more
As America approaches its 245th birthday, let’s take a look at some of the 50 states. Recently, I got the opportunity to spend a few days in Alaska, America’s biggest state. (Sorry, Texas.) It was the 39th U.S. state I’ve visited. more
Happy Father’s Day to the fathers, dads, poppas, grandpas and all men who have helped raise children. more
In late May and early June we were lucky to have some cooler days, clouds and a little variety in our weather. My one complaint is my usual one after living 25 years in southern New Mexico: A lot of cloudy threatening looking skies producing little to no rain. more
What will happen to you when you die? I don’t mean, Will you go to heaven? Or, Will you be reincarnated? I mean, What will be done with your physical body? more
When I rolled out of Silver City that December night in 2000, I wasn’t thinking 20 years ahead. more
Though ceremonies will still not take on pre-pandemic levels of normalcy, there will be forms of in-person graduations this year. more
Thanks to Sisbarro Volkswagen and El Paso Electric, I got to be Batman for a weekend. more
Earlier this month, as is the custom, the governor signed approval on many capital outlay projects across the state. Many of them are predictable infrastructure allotments, for roads, bridge improvements, public safety, utility upgrades and repairs to school buildings. Another category found in multiple regions of the state are projects to assist the homeless. more
You may know it as the Las Cruces Home Builders Association Anniversary House. Its new name is Casa for a Cause. more
Tuesday, April 6, while driving the long way to work, I found myself going through four different elementary school zones, flashing yellow lights, crossing guards, kids in backpacks, parent drop-offs, the whole deal. more
As you drive around Las Cruces today and see financial institutions on every corner, it’s difficult to imagine our city had only two banks in 1969. A few visionaries wanted to change that, and in April 1970, Citizens Bank opened its doors. more
Last month I complained about state and federal legislators spending a lot of time on things not relevant to governing. My conclusion? They’ve spent a lot of time working on solutions to problems that don’t exist, as we face the biggest health, economic and social crisis of our generation. more
One year ago today, March 12, 2020, our world began changing. For me, it was a slow-motion change. The edges of the world were melting, as if we were trapped in a Salvador Dali painting. more
Last week, waves of shock rippled through Las Cruces as the community got word of the sudden death of Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Karen Trujillo. more
About a year ago, on a nice February Saturday, as I was driving near the New Mexico State University campus, I said, “I should go to Presley Askew Field and check out the Aggies’ baseball team and their star, Nick Gonzales.” more
We will be dealing with the fallout of COVID-19 for years. The fallout will include nearly immeasurable long-term issues with health (both physical and behavioral), many social issues and far-reaching negative economic impacts, some of which we may not even realize right now. more
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