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Keep your trousers on, Billy!

Suspending disbelief?

Blue Corn Gather ’round, history buffs, it’s time for another rip-roaring tale of Billy the Kid. New Mexico sort of owns Billy, since he fought, killed and died here. He even spent a few months jailed in Santa Fe, b...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Robert Basler

You Want Art With That?

Look, it’s the Wienermobile!

Blue Corn It was a near tragedy. A family from Muncie, Indiana, was shopping for art on Santa Fe’s legendary Canyon Road last March when the mother suddenly keeled over from hunger!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Robert Basler

Go To Your Quarters!

Feeding the insatiable beast

Blue Corn Honey, where are you going? Downtown for lunch. Sweetheart, why are you walking all stooped-over like that? Backpack. Very heavy… It’s already time to have the anvil serviced?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Robert Basler

You May Be A Winner!

And the best lip-piercing parlor on Galisteo is…

Blue Corn You’ve probably seen the big news: SFR today announced the results of the 2016 Best of Santa Fe competition.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Robert Basler

Shooters at Hooters?

A contender for the Bad Idea Olympics

Blue Corn Let’s face it, all of us have some bad ideas now and then.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Robert Basler

A Modest Proposal

What fowl deed is this?

Blue Corn Let’s play a game. You try to name the only state in the US that doesn’t have an approved plan to identify and protect soon-to-be-endangered wildlife species. Give up? It’s New Mexico, the state that lik...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Robert Basler

Voting? Are You an Idiot?

When the NM Constitution trumps democracy

Blue Corn Hey, Bob? Aren’t you the guy in charge of Santa Feans for Trump? I guess I am … You guess? Yeah, our campaign has just been dealt a major blow here in New Mexico, and I’m still reeling from it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Robert Basler

Poem on the Range

Some ideas about building better verse

Blue Corn As you probably saw, this newspaper recently published its annual poetry competition issue, printing the winning poems from among lots of local entries. The winning poems were okay.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Robert Basler

Seal of Disapproval

Who are those two dudes, anyway?

Blue Corn Raise your hand if you’ve given a lot of thought to the official seal of the University of New Mexico. I know I haven’t, until I recently learned that a lot of UNM students think the thing really sucks.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Robert Basler

This 'Old' House

Has anybody here seen my head?

Blue Corn One of the more unusual tourist attractions in Santa Fe is a place called “The Oldest House.” Located over on De Vargas Street, the structure supposedly dates back to 1646.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Robert Basler
 
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Morning Word: Death Penalty Reinstatement Would Cost State Millions

Morning Word At the same time New Mexico lawmakers are trying to shore up the state’s budget, the New Mexico Public Defender's Office is questioning the costs associated with reinstating the death penalty.  ... More

Sept. 22, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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