CASA to host outreach event Wednesday

April 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

From left, Carrie-Leigh Cloutier, executive director; Celeste Torres, receptionist; Samantha Palmore and Kiera Washington, both visitation and transportation monitors. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo) To raise awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, CASA of Chaves County is hosting a free after-school event starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday on the...

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Merle Haggard meant so much to so many

April 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Some of my earliest memories are of my mom and dad dancing in the living room to Merle Haggard songs, specifically “Silver Wings” — their song. I wasn’t the biggest fan of country music while growing up in the ‘90s. My parents liked to entertain and...


Remembering the ‘good old days’

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Esther Gromo and Morgan Nelson’s mother, Florace, cleaning wild ducks during flu quarantine. (All photos courtesy of Morgan Nelson) Top: A man with the hay harvest. Middle: A demonstration in 1951 of a Allis Chalmers mechanical cotton picker....


Historically Speaking

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The view here is looking west over Roswell from Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. From left one can see the post office under construction. In the center toward the back is the Masonic temple, and on right facing Fifth Street is the National Guard...


Rotarians become better leaders

April 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Three local Rotarians recently graduated from the Rotary Leadership Institute’s Rio Grande Academy. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) was founded to assist in improving the Rotary knowledge and leadership skills of the future leaders of Rotary clubs....


Argentine-born guitarist Alex Fox to perform at the Spencer Theater

April 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Guitar virtuoso Alex Fox, a native of Argentina, will perform with his band at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road in Alto, at 7 p.m. on April 9. Concert tickets start at $39 and are available online at or call the box office at...


Powerful and petite poet on piano

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Tien Hsieh A concert featuring pianist Tien Hsieh concludes the Roswell Symphony Orchestra Season of 2015-16. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pearson Auditorium at the New Mexico Military Institute. The concert includes works of...


Historically speaking

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Above: The Butterfield Stage Coach in the 1930 fair parade. (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society of Southeast New Mexico.) Parades have been a longstanding tradition on Roswell. Travel back in time with these photos from the city’s glorious past. A...

Mayor all smiles for Healthy Kids

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Dr. Barbara Ryan, principal of Pecos Elementary School, accompanied by some of her students, presents a certificate to Mayor Dennis Kintigh for attending a ceremony for the school’s Healthy Kids initiative. The kids had been walking each Wednesday as part...


The peculiar history of EGP Poker Club

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The East Grand Plains Poker Club gathered in this wooden shack. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Nelson) This is the second in a four-part series on local history from the perspective of writer Morgan Nelson with Marisalena Manchego. The group of men pictured in...