Author archives: Vistas

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    UFO Festival invades Roswell 

    June 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    ET phone Roswell. The mural on the south wall of the International UFO Museum and Research Center (Timothy P. Howsare Photo).  The International UFO Museum and Research Center and MainStreet Roswell are proud to announce the 21st annual Roswell UFO...

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    Music and fun galore planned for M-A-D Camp

    June 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    Students enjoying art activities at last year’s M-A-D Camp (Submitted Photo). M-A-D (Music, Art, Drama) Camp will be held July 18-23 at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Michelle Olson will lead children and youth (completed grades one...

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    Many bands try to capture that funky New Orleans sound, but few achieve it

    June 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    The Revolutionary Snake Band many not be from Outer Space, but they are definitely out of this world and do believe in aliens. Every day of the year is Mardi Gras for this original band from the Big Easy (Submitted Photo). Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will...

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    Smokin’ on the Pecos BBQ brings international flavor

    June 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    Above: The Tejas Brothers, who consider themselves a Tex-Mex honky-tonk band, are among the entertainers at Smokin’ on the Pecos. Below: Also taking the stage is 23-year-old southern songstress Laura Leigh Jones with her brother, Will (Submitted Photo). The...


    Bob Hope visits Roswell — twice

    June 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    Beloved entertainer Bob Hope visited Roswell in 1943 and again in 1949 to entertain at the Roswell Army Air field. In 1949, Roswell had a parade in honor of Hope and fellow entertainers, seen here riding in a 1949 Mercury (Photos courtesy of HSSNM...


    Elvis comes to Roswell

    June 5, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    Above: KSWS radio station where John Anderson interviewed Elvis Presley when he did his performance with Hank Snow in Roswell. Below: The Nickson Hotel where Elvis Presley stayed in 1955. Bottom: The North Junior High Auditorium where Elvis Presley played in...

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    Jazz Ed. 101 continues

    June 5, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    Welcome to Jazz About Town! Monthly installments will be covering a wide variety of jazz related topics. We plan to keep you informed about the music’s colorful history, the lives of its important creators, composers and performers and information about...

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    Four locals honored by LULAC

    June 5, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    Former Roswell City Councilwoman Elena Velasquez, second from right, was one of three women honored at the May 28 Hispanic Women’s Award luncheon, part of the League of United Latin American Citizens state convention. She received the District II award. The...

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    Butterfly garden at Cahoon Park

    May 29, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    If the city’s bulldozers do show up to fill in Cahoon Park pool, let’s hope they steer clear of this beautiful butterfly garden near the 83-year-old swimming hole. The garden was planted last year by the Morning Garden Club of Roswell. Flowers in the...


    When ice first came to Roswell

    May 29, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

    Top: The building for the old ice plant still stands on North Virginia Avenue behind the Cattle Baron (Photo and image courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico.) The following story was printed in the Pioneer Edition of the “Roswell...