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Learning Boundaries In Wide Open Spaces

Apr 24, 2012

Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on a special place in our community that helps young people turn their lives around.

Las Cruces – In this month's edition of "The Age Spot," Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on the importance of animals in our lives.

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz returns with our regular segment "The Age Spot." As she tells us, Claudette was out for a while due to an illness called "Valley Fever."

Las Cruces – Video games have become increasingly violent, like some other entertainment. Some thoughts on the trend from Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz.

Las Cruces – In this Black History Month edition of the Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on race in America.

Hatch – My experience fighting my first Wildfire was eerily similar to my most exciting Combat mission in what was often called "Tony Blair's War"; suddenly nothing was going right in a high threat environment.

Hatch – In this month's edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on the sometimes coarse nature of public discourse in modern America.

Hatch – On this Veteran's Day edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on the wait for loved ones to come home from war.

Hatch – In this edition of the Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on her personal experience of caring for adult parents.

Hatch – In this edition of the Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reminds us that some people have been "living green" for a long time.

Las Cruces – In this edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz explores how our attitude becomes our history.

Las Cruces – In this edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on how peace comes with a full belly.

Las Cruces – Commentator Dennis Delaney reflects on life in the nuclear age, from the perspective of a scientist who brought horror to life and those who are living with its consequences.

Las Cruces – Commentator Dennis Delaney's thoughts on Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070.

Hatch – In this month's edition of "The Age Spot," Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz has some thoughts on country living.

Hatch – In the month's edition of The Age Spot, Claudette Ortiz reflects on the special relationship she's had with her father.

Hatch – Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on taking time to appreciate the diverse landscape around us...and the diverse group of people who live here.

Las Cruces – March is Women's History Month. In honor of that, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz shares a personal story in this installment of "The Age Spot".

Las Cruces – With the recent struggle over health insurance reform, a lot has been said about the Obama Administration's attempts to fulfill its campaign promises. The Obama campaign recruited large numbers of young volunteers. And Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz got to know one of those volunteers, who is now an Obama staffer. More on that in this installment of "The Age Spot."

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Sun News Columnist Claudette Ortiz presents an unforgettable story about the value of empathy.

Las Cruces – With the aging population, a growing number of Americans are primary caregivers for elderly parents and other relatives. In this month's edition of "The Age Spot," Claudette Ortiz reflects on the role.

Las Cruces – In this month's edition of The Age Spot, Claudette Ortiz says....fear shouldn't get the best of us.

Las Cruces – Claudette Ortiz says...federal officials must find a solution to immigration reform...because the current system isn't working.

Las Cruces – Small towns don't always have the cultural attractions of big cities, but our monthly commentator says....small communities often have lots of big hearts.

Here's Claudette Ortiz with "The Age Spot"

Las Cruces – Around Independence Day, many of us think about those who have defended our freedom. That includes Claudette Ortiz...in this month's edition of The Age Spot.

Las Cruces – It's graduation time again. And as we think of young men and women leaving home...potential and bright futures often come to mind. But commentator Claudette Ortiz tells us....she now thinks of something else....danger. In her monthly segment The Age Spot....Ortiz says....for years, those in military service have faced a frightening danger...the use of depleted uranium weapons.

Las Cruces – In this segment of the Age Spot, Claudette Ortiz reviews a special time with her father.

Las Cruces, NM – Our monthly commentary, The Age Spot, takes a walk in Hatch Valley for relections on the treasures of home and family.

Las Cruces, NM – Our monthly commentary, The Age Spot, takes a look at how every American needs to conserve energy to protect our way of life.

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