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Worst Muppet Show episode ever

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 …

In the days leading up to the primary election in New Hampshire, several voters received phone calls from a voice that sounded like and claimed to be President Joe Biden encouraging them to stay home …
The two presumptive nominees for president are 81 and 77 years old. They would be the oldest major party nominees for the office in history, just as they were in 2020. It is reasonable to consider …
Opinions
In 2003, then-Gov. Bill Richardson convinced New Mexico voters that the only way to fix our chronically underperforming schools was to scrap the old state school board and put one person in charge. …
For many families living in New Mexico, especially those living in poverty, the opportunity to send their children to a quality private school is not always a reality. In these circumstances, charter …
In 2016, New Mexico voters passed a constitutional amendment to end the unfair practice of cash bonds after an arrest. A bond is different from a fine, which is a form of punishment imposed …
With the unfortunate closing of the Crisis Triage Center in Doña Ana County, we would like to reassure the community that services are available for them at Mesilla Valley Hospital.
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 …
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 …
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 …
The thing about getting older is that you find yourself going to the doctor more often, Blood tests, mammograms if …
Columns
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …

Driving off the cliff

I am by nature an optimist, however, my optimism is being tested. Bill Maher, when being interviewed and asked about climate change recently, made the comment that we are like Thelma and Louise, …

Remembering DeSantis in New Mexico

Remembering Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during 2022, at one of the weirder political events of my news career.

Commission will deliver for Southern New Mexico

Southern New Mexico is home to vibrant and resilient communities with proud histories, striving to build even stronger futures. For years, I have fought to deliver federal investments to support …

The joy of their spirits remain with us

My Thursday started with this comment: “There is more time behind us than in front of us.”

A dollar ain’t what it used to be

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 …
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