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Keyword: Richard Coltharp
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“… like a tree planted by the water ... it does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green and it has no worries in a year of drought.” ¬¬ -- Jeremiah 17:7-8 Lying flat on my back, I gazed up through the leaves of the cottonwood tree at a perfect New Mexico sky. The tree was 30 feet high, and I lay halfway up it. more
In the summer of 1945, on a very foggy day in New York City, a B-25 military plane crashed into the Empire State Building. more
Even if you’ve remained physically healthy these past few months, there’s a very real condition known as Covid Fatigue. Basically, it means, “I’m sick and tired of this damn pandemic.” more
Where is the best place in Las Cruces to buy a recliner? What about your favorite place to get your hair cut? Who is the king of red enchiladas? more
When word came down last week New Mexico State University had canceled its football season, you could hear the snarky comments coming from miles away, things like: “Hey, the Aggies will finally have an undefeated season!” more
A few years ago, a friend of mine who isn’t a basketball fan asked me “Why is Lou Henson such a big deal? I mean, he and his wife are super nice and great in the community, but I don’t know the history. Help me out.” more
What is the best thing about running a small business? Most business owners and operators will tell you the best thing is the customers. more
People all over the country are re-evaluating the merits, or lack thereof, of the names of different buildings, parks, military bases, schools, sports teams and just about anything that has a name. more
I badly needed to go to the restroom. It was Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. I remember the date for two reasons: 1. It was the day of the Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade and, 2. It was the day of Bedlam (the annual football game between the evil OU Sooners and my alma mater, Oklahoma State University). more
It’s all about lines. Where is your line? It varies from topic to topic. Lately everyone, it seems, is expressing their line on almost every topic. 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
As a kid growing up in Deming, Trevor Hodgkins found a magic box in his grandparents’ Winnebago. It was an 8-track tape player. more
Here at the Las Cruces Bulletin, as many workplaces do, we view our colleagues as family. We’ve got a pretty small staff, but three of us have worked here 10 years or more and four others have worked here between five and 10 years. more
When someone proclaims “Black Lives Matter,” a common response is, “All Lives Matter.” And that is certainly true. more
During all the craziness, health concerns and economic slide of the Coronavirus Times, I’ve found periodic comfort in the knowledge there are still plenty of good things unaffected by the disease. more
We’ve gotten so many messages from so many sources the past two weeks, it makes the head spin. One of the more practical ones came Monday evening from Las Cruces City Councilor Gill Sorg: “Notice from Utilities: paper products like paper towels are not flushable – they will clog up the system.” more
I was talking with a friend recently about buying local. Most of us understand the value and importance of local businesses. Most have heard the adage that, if you spend a dollar with a locally owned business, it stays in our area and gets spent at least seven times locally before it leaves town. With corporate chain stores, not as much. more
I’ve thought a lot about home the past few weeks. Not the home where I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma — although I do think of that home often, especially lately – but I mean the … more
Few things evoke Americans’ passion more than guns. The passion is evident in New Mexico, as the state Senate voted 22-20 Feb. 7 in favor of Senate Bill 5, the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act, or the Red Flag bill. The state House of Representatives is likely to vote on the bill before the session ends Feb. 20. more
What do you think of when you think of war? If you’ve been to war, you don’t have to think. The images, the sounds, the pains, the tension come even when you don’t want to think about it. Those of us who have not been to war stand in awe of those who have served, and express gratitude for a debt that cannot be repaid. more
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