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 areas. Additionally, a small dam was built in the Spring River and boating became [&hellip...

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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)...


Nelson beautifully interprets Gershwin songs on ‘Summertime’

March 6, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

If you ask any country artist who their musical influences are, you will most definitely hear the name Willie Nelson. But even the most legendary singers and musicians were inspired by someone. Nelson grew up listening to tunes penned by brothers George and...


Make a big splash at the Color Dash

March 6, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The start of the 2015 Color Dash (File Photo) It’s time to get your color groove on. The Color Dash is coming to Roswell for its second year on March 19. It begins and ends at DeBremond Stadium, 1010 N. Pennsylvania Ave., across from the Roswell Convention...

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‘Women of Ireland’ comes to Spencer Theater

March 6, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The “Women of Ireland” will perform at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts on March 19. (Submitted Photo) The unique “Women of Ireland” Show at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts brings a company of 20 in a full-stage performance of...


Chaves County’s first courthouse

March 6, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The first Chaves County courthouse, built in the late 1800s, was a vaguely Richardsonian Romanesque design composed of bricks and featuring a bell tower. It didn’t last long, but during its short life was the site of the county’s first hanging in 1894 on...


Spring has sprung

March 6, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

These daffodils and hyacinths were in full bloom last week at the “Alena Garden” in front of the Annex Building of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico on North Lea Avenue. (S.J. Ferguson Photo)...


Roswell Chamber of Commerce ribbon cuttings

March 5, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The chamber and business owner Ernie Hacker celebrate the ribbon cutting of Ernie’s Signs, which is located at 107 E. Gallina Road. Pictured are Roswell Redcoats Anjy Cooper, Rhonda Johnson, Ester Garcia, Hervey Gilliland and Peggy Seskey; employee...