Remembering Walker AFB

September 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The entrance to Walker Air Force Base as it looked in the early 1960s (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). Roswell has never been the same since this important Cold War installation closed Below: An open house in 1950 for the first completed house in the Wherry Housing. Bottom: A day [&hellip...

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Way Way Off Broadway presents play by Kyle Bullock

September 25, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Robin Hayes, right, and Devon Bullock during rehearsals of “Those Unforgettable Black Rims (Submitted Photo).”  Roswell resident’s  award-winning play is based on the life of Pat Marie Hobbs-Bullock Way Way Off Broadway presents the play “Those...


Flaunting their flutes

September 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

 Members of the Roswell Flute Ensemble rehearsing Wednesday at the NMMI band room. From left, Maj. Ricardo Valenzuela, Lisa Lacher, Sara Woodbury and Brittnye Lamb (Timothy P. Howsare Photos). Roswell Flute Ensemble dedicates itself to offering beautiful...


Mose Allison: A ‘musician’s musician’

September 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Have you ever heard of Mose Allison? Probably not unless you’re a jazz junkie or work in the music or film industry. In a career that has spanned over 60 years, the pianist, blues singer and composer has performed in jazz venues around the world and has...


Historically Speaking — banking in Roswell before drive-thrus and ATMs

September 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Photos and captions courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Above: The interior of Citizens National Bank, 327 N. Main St. Organized in 1900; nationalized in 1903. Pays interest on time deposits. Sells drafts from all foreign countries....


String quartet concert at Carlsbad Caverns will commemorate park service’s 100th birthday

September 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A 1933 symphony concert in the cave (Photo courtesy of the National Park Service). CARLSBAD — Even Jimi Hendrix would have agreed: There’s nothing quite like the sound of natural reverb. Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the New Mexico Philharmonic...


BeWellnm, state insurance office to host 2nd annual in-person road show

September 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE — In advance of the upcoming Open Enrollment period beginning Nov. 1, beWellnm and the Office of Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) have announced the launch of the second annual Health Insurance Road Show, where OSI and beWellnm leadership will...


No ghost town here

September 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above:  The 1895 White Oaks school building, which closed in 1947. The building is now a meeting place and museum. Below: The No Scum Allowed Saloon on White Oaks Avenue is a popular stop for motorcyclists. During the heyday of White Oaks, the red brick...


Historically Speaking — pharmacies, furniture and funerals

September 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: This concern, J.B. Dilley & Son, are dealers in fine furniture and rugs. They have the largest and most complete line in the Southwest, enabling all buyers to make their purchase in the light of comparison of all grades, and with the perfect...


David Cook to perform at The Liberty

September 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

2008 ‘America Idol’ winner looking forward to return to Roswell stage Singer-songwriter David Cook, the 2008 winner on “American Idol,” is performing on Tuesday at The Liberty, 312 N. Virginia. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 8. Ticket...