East Grand Plains: Past and present

April 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: An apple harvest during the 1930s in East Grand Plains. Below: Apple picking time in the 1930s. Bottom: Cows graze new East Grand Plains School (Photo courtesy of Morgan Nelson) This is the last in a four-part series on local history from the perspective of writer Morgan Nelson with Marisalena Manchego. From his headquarters [&hellip...

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Cinco de Mayo theme brings new vitality to annual May event

April 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Roswell’s very own Ballet Folkorico will be among the many local and regional performers at Cinco de Mayo 2016 on May 7 and 8. Below: And they’re off! A file photo from the start of a Chihuahua race. Bottom: A taco eating contest. (Submitted...


ENMMC celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Daily Record congratulates the volunteers at ENMMC and all the other volunteers who work to make Roswell a better community. (Submitted Photo) Submitted National Volunteer Week is today through Saturday, and Eastern New Mexico Medical Center is honoring...

Be a hero to a neglected or abused child

April 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Submitted In just a few short hours a week, you can change a child’s life. It’s hard work, it’s rewarding and it’s fun. But most of all, it will really make a difference. The Children’s Court of The Fifth Judicial District is seeking CASA...


CASA to host outreach event Wednesday

April 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

From left, Carrie-Leigh Cloutier, executive director; Celeste Torres, receptionist; Samantha Palmore and Kiera Washington, both visitation and transportation monitors. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo) To raise awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month,...


Merle Haggard meant so much to so many

April 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Some of my earliest memories are of my mom and dad dancing in the living room to Merle Haggard songs, specifically “Silver Wings” — their song. I wasn’t the biggest fan of country music while growing up in the ‘90s. My parents liked to entertain and...


Remembering the ‘good old days’

April 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Esther Gromo and Morgan Nelson’s mother, Florace, cleaning wild ducks during flu quarantine. (All photos courtesy of Morgan Nelson) Top: A man with the hay harvest. Middle: A demonstration in 1951 of a Allis Chalmers mechanical cotton picker....


Historically Speaking

April 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The view here is looking west over Roswell from Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. From left one can see the post office under construction. In the center toward the back is the Masonic temple, and on right facing Fifth Street is the National Guard...


Rotarians become better leaders

April 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Three local Rotarians recently graduated from the Rotary Leadership Institute’s Rio Grande Academy. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) was founded to assist in improving the Rotary knowledge and leadership skills of the future leaders of Rotary clubs....


Argentine-born guitarist Alex Fox to perform at the Spencer Theater

April 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Guitar virtuoso Alex Fox, a native of Argentina, will perform with his band at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road in Alto, at 7 p.m. on April 9. Concert tickets start at $39 and are available online at or call the box office at...