Celebration planned Saturday for library’s 110th anniversary

March 26, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Photos from top:  Construction of the library’s present building at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in 2001. The new building opened in 2002. The Carnegie Library in 1925. The year 1984 wasn’t quite as futuristic as George Orwell had foretold. Anyone from the Jurassic … er … Baby Boomer era can remember tracking down books at [&hellip...

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Kiwanis pancake breakfast feeds over 1,300

March 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Kiwanis Club of Roswell held its annual pancake breakfast March 12. The pancake flippers fed over 1,300 hungry pancake lovers. Proceeds from the breakfast benefited children and youth programs in Roswell, including the Key Club, Builders Club and BUG...


When the south springs stopped flowing

March 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Chisum Ditch in all of its man-made beauty. Below: The Chisum Ditch distribution gate. (Submitted Photos)   This is a first in a three-part series on local history from the perspective of writer Morgan Nelson with Marisalena Manchego. James J....


Bottomless Lakes was NM’s Third state park

March 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

  Above: The pavilion and bathhouse at Lea Lake. Below: A panoramic view of one of the lakes, which are actually sinkholes, and the surrounding landscape. (Photos and story courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico) The New Mexico State...


Wesley Snyder selected as GOP essay winner

March 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Wesley Snyder, left, with his parents Britt and Jean Snyder. At right is Raymundo Campos, whose journey from Mexico to American citizenship was the topic of Wesley’s essay on patriotism, for which he was awarded a $250 scholarship from the Chaves County...


Roswell grad to sign first novel at Hastings

March 13, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

There’s a lot that can be learned while picking apples. Just ask Robert W. Gonzales, a 1972 Roswell High School graduate who just had a novel published that describes many lessons he learned from childhood while growing up in southeast Roswell. Gonzales...


The origins of Cahoon Park

March 13, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

An early sheriff of Chaves County, C. W. Haynes, was the proponent of Roswell’s Cahoon Park. It was first called “Haynes Dream” and then “Haynes Dream Park.”  Under Haynes’ urging and partial financing, it gained a large swimming pool and picnic...


Gonzalez gets promotion at Kansas State

March 13, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Submitted Photo Adriana Sanchez Gonzalez, daughter of Rudy and Margarita Sanchez of Roswell, has been promoted to associate professor and tenure at Kansas State University. A 1992 graduate of Roswell High School, Gonzalez received a bachelor’s degree from...

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Jazz is America’s original art form

March 13, 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...


Chamber to host at fairgrounds annual Rise with Roswell event

March 12, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Roswell Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Candace Lewis with Brad Houston, ex-officio with the Roswell Chamber of Commerce. Below: Attendees at the 2015 Rise with Roswell Agricultural Breakfast. For more photos, see page C3. (Submitted Photos)...