‘Pet Sounds’ album turns 50

May 29, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Beach Boys’ leader Brian Wilson fulfills own prophecy of producing masterpiece on par with Beatles albums of the day One of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time — and the first album that I bought as a CD — turned 50 earlier this month. “Pet Sounds,” released in 1966 by the Beach Boys, was [&hellip...

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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...


May 29, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The 32nd Annual Milkman Triathlon is taking place in Dexter on June 4 with registration deadline at 3 p.m. on June 1. Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian’s signature. Why would you do a triathlon? If you ask any...


May 22, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Though it got off to a slow start, Kiplings Confectionery became famous all over the Southwest for its fine candies.   Submitted by Janice Dunnahoo Historical Society for Southeast NM...


Studio+ brings the beloved childhood story of Peter Pan to life

May 22, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The cast of “Peter Pan.” Performance takes place at 6 p.m. on May 27 and 28 at Pearson Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and $20 and available at or at the door (Submitted Photo). Take the hand of Peter Pan and let your imagination take...


Concert or camping? Both!

May 22, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Warm weather is upon us and I’m sure you are pondering the same age-old question I am. What to do first — go camping or go to a concert? Camping sounds great, but without an RV or a major power source, how will you provide music to your campsite for an...


Soulman Al Green: ‘Smooth like butta’

May 15, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

If it’s true that the late James Brown was the Godfather of Soul, then it is equally true that Al Green, who topped the charts in the mid-70s with a series of soul singles, is the Smoothest Human Being to Ever Walk the Face of the Earth. Brown’s...


The Grand Central Hotel: Roswell’s first upscale accommodations

May 15, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above and below: The Grand Central Hotel during the days of cattle drives. In other photos the dining room, card room and open bar are shown.       Story and photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico The first hotel...


Leadership Roswell graduates class of 2016

May 15, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Leadership Roswell Class of 2016 (Submitted Photo) The Leadership Roswell Class of 2016 graduated at Third Street Station on May 7. Twenty nine students completed the nine month course learning about Roswell, Chaves County and the State of New Mexico. The...