Oh, how I will miss Hastings

August 14, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Daily Record has covered the bankruptcy and closing of Hastings Entertainment stores, including our local store, extensively over the past couple of weeks, but as a multiple times-per-week shopper I’d like to throw in my two cents. When I moved back to Roswell a little more than a year ago, one of the few [&hellip...

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Historically Speaking — the golden age of cinema

August 14, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

While Roswell presently has two excellent movie theaters, Galaxy 8 and the Icon, back in the old days the Alien City had several smaller theaters. Above is the Yucca Theater on West Third Street, which opened April 17, 1931. Below the Princess Theater, 305 N....


Beautiful, strange, unusual: The music of Claude Debussy

August 7, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Nearly everyone who takes piano lessons learns how to play “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy, and I was no exception. I think I learned it twice. First in a simplified version in one of a series of method books that progress from one level to the next....


Interesting connections discovered through historical research

August 7, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Jane (Cooney) Baker By Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record Doing research at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, which often involves helping families looking up old houses or businesses, is always rewarding and...


The ‘Long’ haul

August 7, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Betty Long sits at the desk she will soon leave behind as she prepares to retire at the end of the month. After 31 years as director of the Roswell Public Library, Long said she is looking forward to retirement (Curtis Michaels Photo). (Ask her about the shoe...


Making magic: Third time’s a charm for local college student

July 31, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Kathy Ross’ persistence leads to getting ‘foot in the door’ at Walt Disney World with semester internship By Kathy Ross Special to the Daily Record ORLANDO, Fla. — Growing up, I was obsessed with Disney movies. From the classics to the less popular...


Historically Speaking

July 31, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: A postcard showing Washington Avenue School in Roswell. Below: And old Model-T car drives down a section of Main Street in Roswell on this old postcard (Images courtesy of Janice Dunnahoo)...

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Da blues has got a hold of me … and I like it

July 31, 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...


Historically Speaking

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A postcard tells a thousand words. These historic postcards are from the personal collection of a historical society volunteer. On the left is the old Elks Lodge building in Roswell and on the right is a view of South Main Street in the days of Model-T cars...


Billy-the-Kid country celebrates with three-day festival, food, performances and more

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Submitted story and photo The community of Lincoln, perhaps better-known as Lincoln Historic Site, comes alive during the annual Old Lincoln Days, a three day-long celebration and historic re-creation of the frontier West. Bring your family and take a trip...