Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Good things come in good time

It was about this time of year, 22 years ago, when I was on the precipice of my future.

There I was, in my second semester of university, and my roommate had an epiphany: we should "go away" for the summer, she surmised. She had a poster in hand from the Ponderosa Ranch, an amusement park on Lake Tahoe, Nevada, that was built to celebrate the legacy of the popular western TV show, "Bonanza."

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