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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
Since people heard about the today’s closing of Day’s Hamburgers everyone, it seems, has a story about the restaurant that’s been a fixture in Las Cruces since 1932. … more
On a recent trip to California, I had the chance to spend time with a couple that had been riding buddies in the early days of my horse journey who later became students as my skills and knowledge … more
I had an 8 o’clock appointment. It was on the other side of town, so I left early to avoid rush hour traffic. Too early, as it turned out, because I got there with a lot of time to kill. A … more
Three guys just met each other in the middle of an uneven and old historic street. They are musicians, or at least want to be musicians. I was sitting a few feet above them. The street is not really … more
My father was one strict old coot. My brothers and I had it tough growing up, but our sisters had it worse. When my older sister was going on her first date, my father waCeFour Ssn't about to … more
I forgot to tell people that I wanted a real birthday cake on my birthday. An honest-to-goodness real birthday cake. I had carrot cake and other kinds of cake. They were good, but they didn’t … more
Boy, it sure is hot lately. How hot is it? It’s so hot I bought a loaf of bread and by the time I got home it was toast. It’s so hot my grandfather’s chicken laid an … more
As I write this, on Monday, July 10, the accumulated rainfall total for the calendar-year 2023 is 1.4 inches. I don’t have to tell you that’s not a lot of rain. We live in the … more
In June 2021, the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act went into effect authorizing medical aid in dying (MAID) in New Mexico. On this second anniversary it seems timely to provide a brief … more
I slept all day today. The entire past week was spent keeping our sanctuary horses safe from the fireworks that culminated in last night’s Fourth of July “Celebration.” It felt like … more
For a few minutes, I thought I was going to receive my inheritance, but before I tell you THAT story let me tell you this one: When my beloved mother was still alive she and my father were … more
A group of 3 identity theft thieves are stealing mail from mailboxes. They rent storage lockers around Las Cruces. Then the mail is opened and savings, checking, and retirement account numbers are … more
I doubt there are many people over the age of 50 who grew up in this country and have not experienced some form of hazing, including the governor. I still remember sprinting home following the … more
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