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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
Like most people when they’re first introduced to horses, my early years were mostly about how much fun it was riding out on the trails, chatting with other riders and seeing some beautiful … more
Well, my father had been sick for several days. We warned him, but he didn't listen (The Sky Is Black! 1-23). He continued on his walks. In the cold. In the wet. It didn't matter. We asked him not … more
On a trip to Washington, D.C., recently, I was reminded of what it feels like to be patriotic. It’s something most of us say that we are, but it can be difficult to explain the emotions it … more
In 1981, Sally Field won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of an ambitious and reckless newspaper reporter in the film “Absence of Malice.” The reporter uses information leaked by a … more
I walked out of the dentist’s office after getting my teeth cleaned. Because of the pandemic it had been a year or two. Okay, three. Don’t judge me. Outside, I could hear children … more
When I was in high school, the little store on campus sold giant cookies. They seemed about U.F.O. sized and everyone’s favorite choice was the chocolate chip kind because you could see endless … more
On Feb. 3 and 4, Las Colcheras Quilt Guild of Las Cruces held its first show in three years. Our theme was Spring Fling, to create a sense of new life, joy, and new beginnings. Those of us who worked … more
I love my shower. This is because it’s neat, organized, everything is in its place. The products are the ones I love: the scents, the froth on the body wash. The right shampoo and face wash … more
It’s Southern New Mexico’s dark, dirty secret. The visitor centers from Alamogordo to Lordsburg, from Las Cruces to Truth or Consequences, avoid this truth and fear its … more
Cleanliness is next to godliness.      That’s why, once a month, I take a bath whether I need one or not. This past month, however, I had to give myself an … more
I imagine many readers of this paper are also fans of the quality programing on the various PBS stations across our state. If you enjoy a good story with interesting characters, and also happen to … more
My friend always chuckles when I go to a diner or a whole-in-the-wall, family-owned restaurant and order an Old Fashioned. It’s what I call a traditional, classic burger. You know the kind. … more
Here, New Mexico desert light strikes wonder in the heart, provides brilliant backdrops and translates to film. No winding here, just straight forward goldness at dawn, at sunset, … more
Sometimes, in between all the bad news, I wonder about things. Does the universe go on forever? Can life exist on other planets? Will Tide clean better than the next leading brand? And then … more
At the beginning of this month, the Dona Ana Arts Council is presenting quilts in two wildly different themes, Cryptography, and Oasis, created by art quilt group 4 Common Corners.  4 Common … more
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