American leaders have a rare opportunity to break through partisanship and support a common sense measure that will help our state, our country, and our relationships with our neighbors to the north and south. That measure is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the recently ne…

I came into the room where the boys were playing to find the three-year-old sitting on the floor balling. Beside him his three older brothers were playing peacefully with their cars completely undisturbed by their brother’s problem. It was not because their mother and I were not trying to te…

I recently attended a Socorro Co-op rate increase meeting in Tierra Grande. After Joseph Herrera gave his presentation, I asked why Socorro Co-op hadn't followed Kit Carson co-ops lead and buyout our contract with Tri-State generation and transmission. Also I asked why Socorro Electric Co-op…

During the fourth century after Christ many Christians who refused to renounce their faith in Jesus were killed. Some suffered miserable deaths. The Church honored these heroes of faith by observing a special day of prayer.

Ravi Bhasker seems so very desperate to take over the SEC at ANY COST. But what's puzzling is that there is not even a peep from the councilors. Is this ridiculously costly attempt ever going to be put on a referendum for the opinions of the people who pay the taxes and keep the cities noses…

My wife and I want to thank the Socorro Fire Department and all the kind people who came to the aide of me and my wife on Saturday the 22nd at the Socorro airport. After a long walk earlier that morning, my wife and I were walking back to my vehicle when my legs just folded under me. Me and …

If it is August, it means the Perseids! This is one of the best meteor showers going. This year, from an observational standpoint, should be an excellent one for viewing the shower. With no Moon to hinder viewing, the shower should entertain us during the evening of the 12th and the morning …

When a group of Socorroans — school-age children, their parents and numerous others — pensively, some prayerfully, rounded the Plaza several times early this spring, they were participating in the March for Our Lives, a call-to-action requested by the survivors of Parkland, Florida’s high sc…

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 San Miguel Christmas Giving Tree. We received over 500 gifts that were distributed to agencies that included Birthright, CYFD (Foster Care), Puerto Seguro (Homeless Assistance), El Puente (Domestic Violence), Maternal Child Healthcare, Good …

It is my view that Mr. Wheelock is mistaken about Trump voters. I would suggest that HRC & the never Trumpers are the “low information voter”. They are so “PC” that they were afraid they would not get their “Participation Trophy”, so they through tantrums (demonstrations), both before an…

It’s Christmas again and we celebrate the birth of Jesus. An impressive man no matter your religion. He spent his adult life teaching people how God wants us to live. Our world would be a wonderful place if we all lived as God wants us to. Especially if the powerful among us lived that way.

On Dec. 16, the Socorro Cooperative Nursery School held its Christmas Program with several parents, grandparents, and other family members in attendance. The last time I visited the Socorro Cooperative Nursery School was eighteen years ago when my daughter Ashley Pyke was one of Don’s studen…

Farmers Insurance was collecting teachers’ names from its clients to be selected for Teacher of the Month. Clara Reyes and Sara Mojica from Farmers Insurance (Clara Reyes Agency) presented gifts to me and my students several days ago, and told us that I was selected. Thank you to all who gav…

We as a nation need to focus on what’s best for our country, not only care for ourselves. Look at the people running for presidency, it’s pathetic. Look at the stuff we spend billions of dollars on. What about the poverty in our country, our educations? We have failed to realize what’s most …

If you’re like me, you’ve grown numb and despondent to news coming out of this election cycle. We know Hillary is the poster child for everything wrong with Washington, and we know that Donald is an anything-goes populist with no real principles guiding his actions.

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