On Stage

Cowboy Poetry in Rodeo

From 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, the Chiricahua Gallery is sponsoring Cowboy Poetry in Rodeo. Eight performers join for a two-hour program of poetry, storytelling and music.
32 Years in silver City

More on Forgiveness

I received a lot of feedback on my last article on forgiveness. People came up to me and said how could I forgive such a person? Was I exonerating him for what he had done? A little recap. Last month I wrote about my stepfather, Tobie, and how when I was a young child 6 years old until I was 13 years old, he used to beat me often with a belt. I can only surmise it was because I didn’t act like how a boy should act. I played with dolls, played “house” with the neighborhood girls, cried easily, and, in general, I just didn’t act like a boy.
More stories from the issue

40 Days and 40 Nights

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Editor's Notebook

Hacking the Scammers

Randy Zavala of Las Cruces got a phone call from a number he didn’t recognize one day. The voice he heard when he picked up the phone told him it was the Social Security office and they were contacting him because he was being investigated and there was a warrant out for him.
Everyday Observations

Sitting up Straight

I remember once my Nana told me to sit up straight. Actually, she said it tons of times. I could hear her voice now – “enderezate.” She always sat up straight. It meant something to her.

Six. Word. Horror. Stories.

As I was writing this month’s column, my father shuffled up behind me and peeked over my shoulder. “What are you writing?” he wanted to know. “Just a story, pop,” I told him.
The View from Here


With Gretchen Wilson headlining the Country Music Festival this year on Oct. 12, it is obvious how much the image of women in country music has changed since I was a kid. In her tragically brief career, Patsy Cline recorded three studio albums, one compilation album, six EPs, 24 singles and seven B sides. There were 59 songs in all, and none will ever be confused with “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves.
Living on Wheels

Dogs, Dogs and More Dogs!

I must preface this by admitting that I have never been a dog owner, and don’t plan to become one. But when one of our regulars came into the office here at Rose Valley and said, “I swear, every RV in my row has a dog in it except mine!” I began wondering. Why make RVing more difficult and inconvenient by dragging a dog along? I mean, the kids are finally gone, so why make life more complicated?