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For those who remember the Muppet Show on television, one of the joys was seeing celebrity guest stars surrounded by muppet characters, usually in a typhoon of comic mayhem. Today, the Muppet Show is … more
When kids ride in the backseat of a car with friends, they forget a parent is usually sitting behind the wheel listening to everything they say. Years ago, I was driving my … more
In a coffee shop where I like to do my writing, a small group of people broke into a Spanish worship song. I didn’t expect it but it was nice to hear. The group didn’t look like a … more
I have always been puzzled by the crazy names of drugs and medications, especially those advertised on television – and there are plenty. Who comes up with these seemingly randomly lettered … more
The thing about getting older is that you find yourself going to the doctor more often, Blood tests, mammograms if … more
My childhood was unusual in that I spent a great deal of time around a diverse crew of adults, many of whom were argumentative. My parents entertained large gatherings of friends at least twice … more
As president of the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, I am thrilled to share the excitement surrounding our upcoming New Year's Eve event, the renowned Chile Drop. This free family celebration has … more
For 13 years, former editor and publisher Richard Coltharp devoted space in each Bulletin before Christmas to reprinting Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem, “A Visit from St. … more
Last summer I wrote a column praising the United States Senate for finally passing a bill to compensate those in southern New Mexico who suffered illness and death following exposure to the … more
My Thursday started with this comment: “There is more time behind us than in front of us.” more
It seems as we get older it comes sooner each year. It’s the joyful opportunity to consider and remember what we as Americans are so thankful for. I am thankful for so much that I could not … more
What is the value of a dollar? We know it’s shrinking, but we’re now getting signals anything less than a dollar doesn’t have any value at all. I received an email from … more
Christians often refer to Israel as “the Holy Land.”  This is an allusion to the fact Jesus walked these highways and byways millennia ago. It may also refer to the notion the land, … more
In 2021, two employees of the state’s Children Youth and Families Department revealed the department was using a secure text messaging app that automatically deleted all of their messages, in … more
Yvette Herrell is a skilled and tireless campaigner with a keen understanding of the Second Congressional District. But how is she going to convince voters next year that we have been well served by … more
When you hear the painful words, everything else you’ve heard, seen or done in the recent past feels pointless and trivial in comparison: A loved one committed suicide. It doesn’t … more
Sept.15-17 in Alamogordo, you have the opportunity to attend a manageable and, to my way of thinking, a beautiful balloon fest. It’s the White Sands Balloon Invitational and this year marks the 30th anniversary of the event. more
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson died Friday night, Sept. 1, at his summer home in Chatham, Massachusetts at age 75. No cause of death given. more
I’ve been reading about surrendering lately. It’s something that’s hard to do. Thinking about it makes us feel like failures, like we are not in control. Maybe that’s the … more
When my granddaughter was four-years-old we were driving back from a road trip and she was asleep in her car seat. She looked like an angel, her hair a delicate tangle of curls. She was … more
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