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Getting a B-24 bomber out of Turkey no small task for a 23-year-old captain

July 3, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

From left on camels, Capt. Morgan Nelson, Lt. Arthur Jaquette and Lt. Robert Cox with a group of local camel herders. This photo was taken in Egypt sometime between 1942 and 1944 (All photo courtesy of Morgan Nelson).   Top: Nelson on a donkey in Facus near Zagazig, Egypt, in 1942. Above: Nelson taking a casual [&hellip...

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‘Resurgence’ delivers as entertaining sequel

July 3, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Oh no! Not London on the Thames! Is this the chaos that ensued after Great Britain left the European Union? Breathe easy, anglophiles. It’s a promotional still from “Independence Day: Resurgence ” (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox).   They’re...

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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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Lee Speigel brings voices from the past to the Roswell Incident

June 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

After more than 40 years investigating and writing about UFO phenomena, Lee Speigel stands by one of his earliest decisions. “I’ve always said, if it’s not any fun, I’m not gonna do it,” Speigel said. “So many people in this field seem to believe...

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Dust off your running shoes, earthlings

June 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Runners get extraterrestrial in one of the past races (Submitted Photo). The 22nd annual Alien Chase attracts runners from all over the world By Christina Stock Roswell Daily Record This may be the last race organized by Bob Edwards, who has organized the...

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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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Natural beauty, culture and history

June 19, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: From left, Dianne Joop, education director for the National Cave and Karst Research Institute in Carlsbad; Valerie Gohlke, NPS public affairs specialist; Maddy Hayden, reporter at Carlsbad Current-Argus; and Suzanna Hernandez, NCKRI advancement...

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The healing power of music

June 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The healing power of music is incredible. A catchy melody or well-crafted lyrics can’t remove a tumor, but at its best, it can brighten spirits and provide motivation and at the very least its a welcome distraction from whatever fight someone is going...

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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...