Roswell Chamber to host tailgate party

October 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Robert Garcia, left, and the Fenn Food staff. Below: Chamber Executive Director Candace Lewis, left, and Office Manager Ester Portillo  (Submitted Photos and Story).   Football season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to spend an afternoon tailgating with the Roswell Chamber of Commerce? On Nov. 3, the eve of the famed...

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Roswell’s musical family, the Blakleys

October 14, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Jimmy Blakley, far left, and Dorothy Blakley, far right, playing for KSWS radio (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). By Debbie Blakley-Eaton and Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record Roswell has hosted or been home to...

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11th annual Roswell Jazz Festival begins Wednesday

October 14, 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...


Fundraiser for genealogical research library

October 14, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

On Saturday, the Wilson-Cobb History & Genealogy Research Library, the only freestanding genealogy research library in southeastern New Mexico, will present its fall workshop with the award-winning genealogist Judy G. Russell, who is known as “The Legal...


Historically Speaking: Business endeavors that never succeeded in Roswell

October 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Roswell fire of April 25, 1904, destroyed the recently built opera house and Ullery Furniture on the west side of Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. The blaze, however, did give the town a chance to test its new fire engine, shown in the photo...


Roswell Folklorico to perform at Peanut Valley Festival in Portales

October 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Bonita senoritas. Roswell Folklorico will perform on Oct. 16 at the Peanut Valley Festival at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds (Submitted Photo). Portales is set to celebrate its goober-growing tradition with the 43rd annual Peanut Valley Festival Oct. 15-16...


Musical metaphors in HBO’s ‘Westworld’

October 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Imagine you walk into an Old West saloon and after a few moments you realize the player piano in the corner of the room is playing something familiar to you, but not the time period in which you are currently visiting. As the slowed piano version of...


This Neverland is real, not make-believe

October 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Neverland Theatre Company plans to enhance local scene Neverland Theatre Company is a new company, yet has familiar faces with a large board of members and supporters who have extensive acting, directing and production experiences. “We’re a New Mexico...


Yee haw! Cattle drives were once the norm in Roswell

October 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The LFD Ranch in Chaves County. Below: James Phelps White Sr., right, and J.W. Wilkinson at Bosque Grande Ranch headquarters (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico).   By Janice Dunnahoo  Special to the Daily Record...


Sonics boom: Earthy sound of mid-60s Tacoma band inspires generations of musicians

October 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A small piece of my reality was shattered about a year ago while listening to Underground Garage on SiriusXM, which is hosted by Little Steven (aka Steven Van Zandt, a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band). Being a fan of classic rock, I...