Blog Archives

Let’s Go to the Fights
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Thursday night (October 1st)  is the Paint the town pink fight against breast cancer. It’s to raise awareness about the need to test, the ongoing research, the resources which are needed  and to spotlight people who have survived the tough fight. Cancer victims, doctors, nurses, caregivers of all kinds are working together to encourage, shine […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

It’s half past Tuesday and I am reflecting on my weekend. I enjoy “Sunday Driving”. Though I’ve been accused of doing it as a sport. A friend was working at a car lot Saturday night… some big sale or something. So I stopped in to see him. I know the guys there, so I thought […]

Guest Blog: Richard Stevens Senior writer at
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

You’re on a dark, desert highway somewhere Northeast of El Paso. The smell of New Mexico mesquite is rising up from the air. You’re too young to know any Eagles’ lyrics, but you are old enough to know what you want to hear on the radio. You want your University of New Mexico football, but […]

Guest Blogger Scott Vera: SMILE
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Smile seems like such a simple word. If more people practiced it the world could possibly be a better place. How many times in recent months have you been out to eat or shopping and when you were greeted the employee had either a blank look or a frown on their face? Makes you feel […]

Unsportsmanlike Parenting
Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Last season was pretty bad in the northern communities of NM for embarrassing outbursts by family members in the stands. Parents have gotten verbally out of line and even attempted to assault coaches, refs, other players. It could turn out to be a good thing for us in the more civilized area of Southeast New […]

Shine Some Light on Recreational Drug Use
Thursday, July 30th, 2009

There has been lots of titillating gossip here in Carlsbad about drug trafficking and ancillary bad behavior. I don’t know if any of it is true. I don’t want to know if a bunch of it is true. I don’t want to dwell on that aspect. I have heard recently that young people only experiment […]

The Three “aaaarghs” of In-service Training
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Lots of parents cry out loud when they hear another inservice day is coming up. The trend here in Carlsbad schools and I guess everywhere has been to schedule more and more “in-service” hours. I know that the schools are trying to train teachers and to help them achieve competencies that improve students’ outcomes and […]

Punks with Paint
Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Do you remember in the seventies when the petty vandals who were painting graffiti everywhere began to be referred to as “street artists?” I remember hearing old guys saying that they were nothing but punks who had no respect for themselves or other people’s property. I was pretty young back then and it seemed kind […]

Zack is Insane
Friday, June 26th, 2009

I was very impressed late last fall when Zack Palen spearheaded a big softball tournament at the new complex on West Lea Street, sponsored by the Loving Baptist Church. That night the Carlsbad Radio staff were running around like mad trying to get everything set up for our remote broadcast of the opening ceremonies. We […]

Guest Blog: John Woosley SBA Dist. Director
Monday, June 15th, 2009