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Festival Express The nearly forgotten ‘Canadian Woodstock’

March 12, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Rock/blues legend Janis Joplin once said the only person who could throw a better party than her was Thor Eaton, a Canadian music promoter she got to know well in 1970. Joplin was right. Eaton, along with his brother George Eaton and another Canadian named Ken Walker, comprised the concert-promotion company Eaton-Walker Associates. In 1970, [&hellip...

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Senior Adult Singspiration to feature Roswell singer

March 12, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Submitted Pecos Valley Baptist Association invites all senior adults to the Senior Adult Singspiration for an exciting and meaningful time of worship, fellowship and praise. The fourth annual Senior Adult Singspiration will be on March 21 at First Baptist...

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Historically Speaking — Death was penalty for rambunctious fliers

March 12, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Beechcraft AT-11s, which were training aircraft for bombardiers and machine gunners. This type of aircraft was stationed at Roswell Army Flying School in 1942. (Photo courtesy of Kirkland AFB History Office.) Two training planes at Army Air Field plunge to...

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Baby Boomer Expo winners

March 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Mike Rowland was the winner of the 2017 Kawasaki BRUTE ATV. Miguel Casillas (not pictured) took home a 22 Woodstock Rifle donated by Zia Trading & Guns, and Eric Gomez (not pictured) won a $100 gift certificate. Above: The New Mexico Health...

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Historically Speaking — Remembering cool and comfy Pine Lodge

March 4, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Pine Lodge in the Capitan Mountains was marketed in the newspapers of the time as a rustic retreat, ideal for resting the “mind, body and soul” at reasonable rates. The lodge is long gone, but the paved road that is now the scenic back way to the village...

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Print sale to aid future miniature museum

March 4, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Silk screen prints by artist Myrl Good are now on display in the bistro part of Pecos Flavors Winery + Bistro (Submitted Photo). Silk screened prints once owned by long-time arts supporter Myrl Good (1921-2010) have found their way to the south wall of the...

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Historically Speaking — Famous black Americans of the Old West

February 25, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

The Chisum Ranch with an inset of its owner, cattleman John Chisum. The love of his life was the beautiful mulatto slave girl, Jensie Chisum. The story goes that John and Jensie had two children together and that John, who never married, provided a beautiful...

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Nina Simone The power of her message

February 25, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the last story in a four-part series on African-American musicians who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. A big thank you to contributing writers Michael Francis and Jim Shearer, along with Misty Choy, who...

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Denim & Diamonds to honor Wooton family

February 24, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell Livestock Auction in the early 1950s (Submitted Photos). By Christina Stock Roswell Daily Record The Historical Foundation for Southeast New Mexico, which is the financial steward to the Historical Society, invites the public to honor the Roswell...

Historically Speaking — The almost-forgotten story of Sgt. Brent Woods

February 18, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

African-American Medal of Honor recipient led Indian campaign in New Mexico By Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record This week, in continuation of honoring Black History Month and recognizing notable black citizens who trailblazed a part of both their...