Vision Magazine January 24, 2013

Page 1

JANUARY 24, 2013





The Cube

Also Inside:

Sage Foundation Bachelor Auction | Tommy Chong | Veteran始s Outreach

Roswell Daily Record’s


Thursday, January 24, 2013 Volume 20, Issue 2

Publisher: Charles Fischer Editor: Rey Berrones Ad Design: Sandra Martinez, Steve Stone Columnists: Donald Burleson, Stu Pritchard Roswell Daily Record Staff Writers: Illisa Gilmore, Vanessa Kahin, Noah Vernau

4 - 9 Entertainment Calendar 8


In The Spotlight The Cube

The Sage Foundation Bachelor Auction

10 9

Correspondence: Vision Magazine welcomes correspondence, constructive criticism and suggestions for future topics. Mail correspondence to Vision Magazine, P.O. Drawer 1897, Roswell, N.M. 88202-1897 or

Submissions: Call 622-7710, ext. 309, for writers’ guidelines. Vision Magazine is not responsible for loss or damage to unsolicited materials.



Get in touch with us online Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Email: www: For advertising information, call 622-7710


Veterans Resources Outreach



Up In Smoke with Tommy Chong

Vision Magazine is published twice a month at 2301 N. Main St., Roswell, N.M. The contents of the publication are Copyright 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record and may not be reprinted in whole or part without written permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. One copy of each edition is provided to 13,000 weekday subscribers to the Roswell Daily Record in the first and third Friday newspaper of each month. An additional 3,000 to 5,000 copies are made available free of charge to county residents and visitors and select site newsstands, and direct mailed to non-subscribers in the retail trade zone. Subscriptions are available by mail for $2 a month or free through subscription to the Roswell Daily Record. The Roswell Daily Record and Vision Magazine are represented nationally by Paper Companies Inc.

On The Cover


The Lincoln County War


Five years ago: the Stephenville, Texas UFO flap


The Cube is Roswell’s newest art gallery. Shows are on the first Friday of every month, and curated by Ryder Richards, a current Roswell Artist-inResidence. Photographer: Rey Berrones


Rey Berrones Photo From left, photographer Mark Wilson, author John LeMay and Dr. Vijay Chechani are among the eligible bachelors that will be on auction.

The Sage Foundation Bachelor Auction

Food, fun and possibly eligible bachelors up for auction for the Sage Foundation


By Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer ocal women, and even those who have to travel from afar, will have the opportunity to bid on area hotties, at the Sage Foundation Bachelor Auctions, which will be held on Jan. 26 at the Elk’s Club, 1720 N. Montana Ave. The Fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. and includes a dinner, silent auction and an auction that features some of Roswell’s most eligible bachelors. The Sage Foundation, for Dogs Who Serve, was named after local heroine Sage, a search and rescue dog who won the top American Humane Association award in the search and rescue category in 2011. She with her human companion traveled to Los Angeles to accept the award and meet such notables as Whoopi Goldberg and Betty White. The Border Collie worked for the military in the K-9 Corp and achieved a higher security clearance than her handler Diane Whetsel. Sage was New Mexico's last surviving service dog who served during 9/11, searching the Pentagon after that fateful day. During the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Sage served in the

Gulf Coast. Sage also did several tours of duty in Iraq and is reputed to be the only dog who played Frisbee at 30,000 feet. Sage was not only the poster dog for the Foundation, but also its inspiration when she suffered from not one but two bouts of lung cancer. By this time, she had retired from the military that made no allowance for the medical expenses of dogs who served their country. She bounced back from the first two surgeries, only to confront a third cancer and eventually a forth bout of cancer, when she finally went to chase Frisbee in a much higher state than can be flown by any military transport. Her death was occasion of much grief and she received a military send off, with an escort from the Freedom Riders. Service dogs were often exposed to and inhaled toxic substances as they searched through the wreckage trying to find people, both living and dead. The Sage Foundation was created to assist the dogs’ adoptive owners provide medical treatment for those ailments which may well have been con-

tracted as a result of their service. The bills can be phenomenal, with a single surgery costing several thousand dollars. The auction will benefit many dogs across the nation and should provide fun for bachelors and all who attend. The dinner will be a choice of either rib eye, Santa Fe chicken, complete with a vegetarian option. There will be pasta and shrimp. The price is reasonable in comparison to the $50 to $100 plate affairs, at $25, with more than half cover cost going directly to the Foundation. The Elks will provide a cash bar. The meat-and-potatoes of the auction will begin 8 p.m. where Roswell and Chaves County women will have the opportunity to bid of some pretty yummy bachelors, such as: Dr. Vijay Chezchanni, pulmonologist and Dr. Travis Bond, hospitalist from Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and Larry Spillman from Lovelace Regional Hospital. Not about to be outdone by the medical community, other talent includes: Eric Bradshaw, who besides being a physical therapist, also acts at Roswell Little Theater; author John LeMay, and the Record’s

own photographer, Mark Wilson. All together, Sage Foundation fundraiser has a total of 15 volunteers who will strut their stuff for the local ladies all in the name of a good cause. Besides their other notable attributes, each volunteer loves animals. John LeMay has a much beloved family pet, a standard poodle while Wilson has several dogs who, like many, help decorate his home with fur, dust bunnies and no few paw prints. With bachelor ages ranging from the 20s to the 50s, there should be something to suit many different tastes. The Sage Foundation will also hold a silent auction where they have collected numerous items for those in the audience who may not be interested in a bachelor, but are interested in helping service dogs across America. Maryanne Murphy will bring her service dog, the Shar Pei Dom Khai Mook. A recent graduate of service training, she has already made her mark and has been featured on “MSN News. For more information about the Sage Foundation for Dogs who Serve and their good works check out their website at

START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT WITH YOUR PLAINS PARK MERCHANTS Convenient-Free Parking-Quality Products At The Following Merchants:

DFN Computers & Internet

Farmers Country Market

Lopez Insurance Agency Just Cuts Beauty Shop

La Familia Care Center

Bank of the Southwest

Postal Annex

(Located in Just Cuts)

Plains Park Beauty Shop H N R Nutrition Roswell Community Little Theater ICON Cinema

Located on West Hobbs at Union and Washington. Serving Roswell for over 40 years.

Your friendly neighborhood center




Every Week, Tues - Sun

Shroud Exhibit and Museum The Turin Shroud interactive exhibit at White Sands Mall in Alamogordo offers a backlit, fullsized picture, the only interactive VP8 Image Analyzer 3D experience. The exhibitʼs goal is make Turin Shroud available to all including the vision impaired. Hours are Sunday from 2 p.m. 4 p.m., Tuesday - Friday from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 446-2113, or visit

Jan 25

Golden Gates/Moscow Nights Golden Gates offers audiences an entertaining and authentic glimpse into Old Russia through music, song, and dance at the Flickinger Center, located at 1110 New York Ave at 7:30 p.m. The repertoire is centered on masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. The program is broad and varied, with something to appeal to everyone, including audience participation though clapping and learning Russian songs and words. Lilting balalaikas, dynamic Bayan accordion, unique Trashotky and Loshky, humorous dances, and superb vocals combine for an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages. Ticket prices vary, for more information, call 4372202, or visit

Jan 26

Lake Lucero Tour Have you ever wondered how the white sands formed? Take a tour to Lake Lucero with a ranger and learn about the formation of the sands and the special plants and animals that live in and around the dunes. This 3 hour tour is to the dry lakebed of Lake Lucero and only offered once a month and reservations are required. Admission is $3 per adult and $1.50 for kids and America the Beautiful Senior and Access pass holders. For more information, call White Sands National Monument at 679-2599.

Saturday Feb 2

Spencer Theater

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” The performance starts at 7 p.m., with a baked chicken buffet before the show at 5 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $76 and $79. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit


Jan 29

Dan Gogginʼs Nunset Blvd Co-starring the original New York cast, this newest “Nunsense” adventure takes the sisters to Tinseltown, where theyʼre thrilled at the prospect of performing at the Hollywood Bowl. But oops, they soon discover the actual booking is at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama. So bowling is their fate. Prayers are answered and spirits soar when they hear that a big-time producer is running auditions for a new movie musical about the life of Dolores Hart, the famous movie star who became a nun. Could this be their big break? The performance starts at 7 p.m., with a chicken fried steak buffet before the show at 5 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $66 and $69. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For


more information, call 1-888818-7872 or visit

Feb 2

Stomp STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The eightmember troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The performance starts at 7 p.m., with a baked chicken buffet before the show at 5 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $76 and $79. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit

Hobbs Jan 24

Crime Lab Detectives Opening Join the Western Heritage Museum for the opening of our newest traveling exhibit: Crime Lab Detectives. Refreshments will be served. Crime Lab Detectives comes to us from the Museum of Discovery with help from the J.F Maddox Foundation and the New Mexico Junior College. Enter the world of crime scene investigating (CSI). Learn some of the skills it takes to solve a crime. Visitors gather the evidence, investigate the suspects and determine who they believe committed the crime. This exhibit will be fun for the whole family. For more information call the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame at 575492-2678 or visit

Jan 26

Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding The Lea County Event Center is hosting the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Championship Challenge at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature over two dozen of the best PBR riders, and some of the biggest, meanest broncos and bulls around. The tournament will be sure to live up to the Tuff Hedeman name and legend. Tickets on sale at and the Lea County Event Center.


Every Week, Mon, Wed, Fri

Lest We Forget: Roswell Army Airfield - The Early Years This Walker Aviation Museum display will remain through the end of the year. This exhibit features a short history of the base and many items from the WWII era, as well as information about the planes that flew at Roswell Army Airfield from 1941-1945. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit

Every Week, Mon, Wed, Fri

Peace Through Strength This Walker Aviation Museum exhibit is a tribute to the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron as-


signed to Walker Air Force Base during the early 1960s. The squadron was responsible for operating and maintaining 12 Atlas missile silos around the greater Roswell area. The exhibit was funded through a grant from the Association of Air Force Missileers. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit

Every Week, Wed, Sat

Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge at 118 East Third St. from 9 p.m - until people stop singing.

Every Thu

Ritmo Latino at El Toro Bravo Ritmo Latino plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 6229280.

Every Week, Fri, Sat

David and Tina at El Toro Bravo David and Tina plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 6229280.

Every Week, Thu

Los Band Dʼ Dos at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen Los Band Dʼ Dos playing Latin Pop and Country music at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 2103 N. Main from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. For more information, call Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 622-4919.

Every Saturday

Open Mic at Ginsberg Music Ginsberg Music opens up the stage every Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. P.A. system and drums are provided, all other instruments must be brought by the musician.

Every Week, Tues - Sat

Point of Vantage Art Exhibition, “Point of Vantage”, mixed media work by Valli West-Davis and Cate Erbaugh, is on view at Tinnie Mercantile Store, 412 W. Second Street. The work displayed includes the layering of photogra5 >>


Harlem Globetrotters

>>4 phy, homemade papers, drawing, painting, and some amazing found materials. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Nov 16, 2012 - Feb 10, 2013

Offer good Fri 1/25-Thurs 1/31 *See store for details

Layaway - Financing Available Free Local Delivery - 10-Day Comfort Trial

1010 S. Main Roswell • 624-1000

Since 1931

Monday Feb 4

Roswell High School

The Genuine. The Original.

The Harlem Globetrotters will be performing at Roswell High School at 7 p.m. The 2013 World Tour lets the fans write the rules. Visit to vote on which rule you want added to the game. Tickets are $45 for courtside seats, and $25 for general admission. The Magic Pass is available for an additional $15. For tickets, visit

Jerry West: Centennial Artist Exhibition This exhibition is coordinated in partnership with the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. Utilizing a myriad of cultural and family stories, dreams, and personal experiences, Jerry Westʼs paintings and prints present metaphors that explore life in New Mexico as well as the greater human condition. West earned a BS degree from Colorado State University and an MS degree from the University of New Mexico, both in Biology. In the 1960s, while teaching high school history and science, West began studying painting and printmaking at New Mexico Highlands University under Elmer Schooley and ultimately earned an MFA degree in 1970. His work is included in museum collections in New Mexico and Europe, and the Santa Fe Rotary Foundation for the Arts honored him as their 2010 Distinguished Artist of the Year. West was selected by the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program to represent New Mexico during the state centennial year. The exhibition is at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.

Jan 18 - Aug 4



Sept 22, 2012 - May 26, 2013

Eddie Dominguez: Where Edges Meet Where Edges Meet is the first major museum exhibition devoted to a comprehensive view of Eddie Dominguezʼs artistic journey that spans over thirty years of studio practice. The exhibition features many types of work that Dominguez has created including mixed media, works on paper, performance, and the ceramic sculpture environments that he is well known for. For more information, visit


Martie Zelt: In Spaces Between The Roswell Museum and Art Center presents the exhibit Martie Zelt: In Spaces Between. Zelt is a Roswell printmaker who has lived in the commu-

nity since 1989 after completing a second fellowship with the Roswell Artist-inResidence Program. Over thirty assemblages produced during the last twelve years are contained in the exhibition that runs through August 4. For more information, visit

Jan 18 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Delval Divas Stella, Rosemary, Linda, and Beth have one thing in common besides being educated, successful, professional women. They are also WhiteCollar criminals who reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility. The Divas assumed control of the prison and gave their cell block a little makeover. Now they indulge in a lavish and luxurious lifestyle until a murderess moves in, and the Department of Corrections announces its intention to close the Delval facility, and relocate inmates to the Black Rock Federal Prison. This play will open Jan. 18 and will show on Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on Jan. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. This play is Directed by Louise Montague, who played Mrs. Clackett in Noises Off!

8 >>


Company of Southeastern New Mexico SERVING ROSWELL AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO 622-0149

WE DOUBLE DARE YA. TERRAIN PARK COMPETITION SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 This is no walk in the park, the terrain park action can include jumps, rails, pipes, front flips, back flips, rodeos, box-grinds, spins, landings and more! Compete for prizes, medals and bragging rights! Entry Fee: $10

THE APACHE ARROW IS NOW OPEN The Apache Arrow is now open! Be one of the first to ride in the eight-passenger Gondola, getting you up the mountain two times faster!


oswell is set to go Up in Smoke this Friday when Tommy Chong hits town for a comedy act at the Civic Center. Chong, best known for his work in the Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong, will follow opening acts from his wife Shelby and comedians Daniel Van Nice and Ponchi Herrera. Chong’s Up in Smoke tour stop will mark the second time the 74year-old comedian and marijuana advocate has performed in Roswell since 2005. Chong said that while his show features plenty of humor, the material “goes a little deeper than just laughs.” “I try to keep everything fresh and new and different, but yet still talk about what people know me for, you know?” Chong said. “... It’s a history of hippies in America, I guess. We try to entertain by showing a very enlightened view of the world.” Chong, who has been a marijuana advocate since the early 1960s, served nine months in a California prison in 2003 and 2004 for conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia. He said the experience changed him for the better, leading to a better understanding of the war on drugs in America. “Well, prison changes everybody,” he said. “It opened my eyes. ... I’m more tolerant, and I’m aware of what’s going on in the world now. Before I was never aware, I just lived my life, sort

of in a bubble.” “So we look at the marijuana world. And what’s happened (is), it’s gone mainstream,” he said. “It’s legal in Washington state and Colorado, and it’s in 19 states where they have medical marijuana. So my show, anyway, centers quite a bit around that world, in a humorous way.” “We try to get people to lighten up,”he said. “I mean, that’s really been my mission in life and in performing. That’s one of the reasons I’m still on the stage. We don’t only make people laugh but we educate. And I think that’s very important for this culture to be educated, because if you’re educated, then you’re not fearful. There’s nothing to be afraid of if you know what’s going on, and that’s basically what I try to do.” Chong said when it comes to hot button issues like marijuana legalization, laughter helps put things in perspective. “Humor comes from truth. That’s why some of the best comics, they talk about themselves. You know, they make fun of themselves because they know the truth about themselves, and they share that with the audience. So you’re not really preachin,’ you’re teachin.’” “The truth is that we’re really dealing with a substance that helps people,” he said. “It doesn’t hurt people; it literally helps people: it helps them sleep, it helps them relax, it helps them relieve stress, it

Laser Toner


Up In Smoke with Tommy Chong

By Noah Vernau Record Staff Writer helps people with Alzheimer’s and it helps people with M.S. ... I’ve never heard of a marijuana addict going berserk, except maybe in a candy store — eating.” Chong said he sees a future where America’s war on drugs ends and predicted that the Drug Enforcement Administration will be folded into the Bureau of Alcohol,

Courtesy Photo

Roswell welcomes the humor of Tommy Chong.

Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Chong said even though he always hopes to educate an audience, his Up in Smoke act should not be confused with a political event. “That’s not the humorist’s job, really. Our job is to show you things, and show you the humor in situations.” He said his humor manages to “skate between

the poles,” and pointed out that his fans range from Rush Limbaugh to President Barack Obama. Tickets to Friday’s show can be purchased at Best Western Sally Port and Los Cerritos and are $30 general admission and $45 VIP. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.


! Made in USA

Veteran Owned Business Call:


200 W. First Street (#124A)


If you would like to set up an appointment or need more information, call (575) 623-9322

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES: Medication Evaluations Psychological Testing Counseling

(Individual, Family, Couples and Play Therapy)

We see children, adolescents and adults

Phone: (575)623-9322 Fax: (575)627-6339 1010 N. Virginia Roswell, NM 88201

Did you know?

•People with diabetes are at greater risk for foot problems that included blister, calluses, ulcers, Charcot foot, deformities, infection and amputation? Protective footwear can help in the fight to prevent amputations due to complications of diabetes. Insurance and Medicare will often pay for diabetic shoes and inserts. Ask us. We can help you determine coverage.


2515 N. Kentucky Roswell NM 88201 Phone (575) 623-0344 Fax (575) 623-6696



Veterans Resources Outreach

Rey Berrones Photo

On Feb. 6, many Veterans organizations are coming together to help Veterans and their families understand and take advantage of the resources available to them. By Vanessa Kahin Vistas Editor


rejection by Veterans Affairs for Roswell to have its own veterans’ care facility may have seemed like an abominable obstacle—but a group of local veterans, backed by Rep. Steve Pearce, turned it into an opportunity. Part of taking advantage of this opportunity, however, will involve local veterans uniting to show that their numbers— and their needs—are great. They may have a chance to do just that during a veterans’ resources fair Feb. 6 from 12-6 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. Organizer Greg Neal said there will be about 25 services organizations available at the fair. These will include the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services, the New Mexico VA Healthcare System, the VA Regional Office and the Las Cruces Vet Center. New Mexico Workforce Connection and representatives from Leprino Foods will also be on hand to assist veterans who are searching for employment. Leprino will be

available to interview veterans, Neal said. Vets will only need to bring their DD214— discharge papers—to prove veteran status. Neal said the event’s main purpose is to acquaint veterans with the benefits available to them. The ultimate goal, he said, is to show there is enough need in the community for several innovative resources that would make assessing medical needs and delivering appropriate care simpler. One such resource is Telehealth—a device that would allow a veteran to monitor his or her own health and communicate this information to the VA in Albuquerque electronically. “(Telehealth) saves a lot of time, hassle and heartbreak,” Neal said of the technology that is already being used in other cities and by some in Roswell. There is also Fee for Service—a program that would allow the VA to approve a local doctor for a veteran to see. Through Fee for Service, a doctor could bill the VA

directly. The program could save local veterans from having to travel to Albuquerque to be seen by a VA-approved physician. The only thing that’s needed, Neal said, is to show Roswell has enough veterans to qualify for such assistance. The VA in Albuquerque rejected the construction of a care facility in Roswell, after local veterans had been advocating for such a facility for 10 years. The rejection, which came April 2012, prompted Pearce to work with local veterans to consider other avenues to help them receive their benefits. Their research led them to the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center in Salt Lake City, which is now a major sponsor of the veterans’ resources fair. Other sponsors approved by the time of this publication include PepsiCola, Frito Lay, Mama Tuckers Donut Shop and Desert Sun. For more information about the fair, contact Greg Neal at 317-8238 or call 1-800-6134012 ext. 4012.

Trained and credentialed staff. Personal attention. Se habla español.


Enjoy time with loved ones. Celebrate life.

Sunset Villa Care Center 1515 So. Sunset Ave. Roswell, New Mexico 88203 (575) 623-7097 “Quality Service with A Smile”


Schedule your “Outpatient Therapy” Appointment for Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy

At Pecos Valley Rehabilitation Suites

(Entrance on southwest side of Casa Maria Health Care)

Your Choice 365 Program

Our person-centered approach to independence in choices of activities, choice when you eat and wake. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapy to meet your needs.

1601 S. Main Roswell, NM 88203 Linda Mack, Admissions Coordinator (575) 623-6008 Cell (575) 910-0178

Jennifer Tutterow, Admissions Coordinator (575) 623-7097 Cell: (575) 444-8204


Del Norte - Plains Park - 2nd & Garden For Week of Jan. 28 Feb. 1




Muffin String Cheese Juice

Hamburger, Lettuce, Tomato, Curly Fries, Pickles, Seasonal Fruit


Pancake Sausage on a Stick Juice

BBQ Chicken Leg, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit, Gravy, Whole Wheat Roll


French Toast Sticks, Juice

Macaroni and Cheese, Steamed Broccoli & Carrots Cherry Pears


Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bar Juice

Tony's Pepperoni Pizza, Salad with Diced Tomatoes, Pineapple


February Lunch Menu not avaiable at press time.

February Lunch Menu not avaiable at press time.




Tommy Chong

Jan 25

Tommy Chong Tommy Chong, best known for his work in the Grammy Awardwinning comedy duo Cheech & Chong, will follow opening acts from his wife Shelby and comedians Daniel Van Nice and Ponchi Herrera. Tickets to Fridayʼs show can be purchased at Best Western Sally Port and Los Cerritos and are $30 general admission and $45 VIP. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Roswell Museum and Art Center at 1 p.m. for a personal tour of Where Edges Meet, an exhibition of Dominguezʼs ceramic and mixed-media work that continues through May 26. The gallery talk is free. For more information, visit

Jan 26

Jan 26

Artistʼs Gallery Talk: Eddie Dominguez Join Eddie Dominguez at the

Friday Jan 25

Roswell Civic Center

Tommy Chong, best known for his work in the Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong, will follow opening acts from his wife Shelby and comedians Daniel Van Nice and Ponchi Herrera. Chongʼs Up in Smoke tour stop will mark the second time the 74-year-old comedian and marijuana advocate has performed in Roswell since 2005. Tickets to Fridayʼs show can be purchased at Best Western Sally Port and Los Cerritos and are $30 general admission and $45 VIP. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran School 3rd annual Silent Auction Dinner Immanuel Lutheran School is having our 3rd annual Silent Auction Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Roswell Country Club. Tickets are $25 per person. This includes a catered dinner, door prizes, and plenty of bidding opportunities. The money raised from our fundraiser will go towards supporting our thriving and growing school. For more information, call the Immanual Lutheran School and Church at 622-2853.

Jan 26 - 27

Agustin Lucho Pozo Painting Exhibition Agustin Lucho Pozo is having a fundraising exhibition of small paintings, drawings and digital photographs to cover expenses for a painting exhibition in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The exhibition is at Susan Doppʼs Studio, located at 2004 E. Country Club Rd. from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on both days. For more information, call Susan at 420-0368. For more information on the artist, visit

Jan 26


The Sage Foundation Bachelor Auction and Benefit Dinner The Bachelor Auction, A Benefit



Chalet Woods®


1608 S. Main 622-2020 Mon-Fri 7:30 - 5:30 Sat. 8-12



for the Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve is at 6 p.m., at the Roswell Elks Lodge 969, located at 1720 N. Montana. There will be a rib eye and Santa Fe chicken dinner, a silent auction, and door prizes. Tickets are $25 and are available at Champion Motorsports and Alpha-Omega Printing, Inc. There will also be a sneak peek meet and greet of the bachelors at Champion Motorsports from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. For questions contact Lauren at 505-504-1890 or MaryAnn at 575-420-0243.

Feb 1

Detritus The Cube presents the exhibit Detritus, featuring current RAiR fellows, Natasha Bowdoin, Derek Chan, Miranda Howe, Ryder Richards and Ven Voisey. The exhibit is from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. Light refreshment and energetic conversation will be had. This exhibit is part of the ongoing First Friday exhibitions. For more information, visit

Feb 1

Aaron LaCombe Aaron LaCombe plays Pecos Flavors Winery at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call 627-6265.

Feb 2

All Saints Mardi Gras All Saints Mardi Gras, Saturday, February 2nd, from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., at the Roswell Convention Center. Live music will be provided by Louie Najar. There will be a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $35, and can 9 >>


Five years ago: the Stephenville, Texas, UFO flap

Looking Up


By Donald Burleson t's hard to believe that it has already been five years since the UFO sightings in Stephenville, Texas, one of the most remarkable groups of UFO events in recent times. As my fellow UFOlogist the late Karl Pflock used to say, sometimes they (whoever "they" may be) are around, and sometimes

>>8 be purchased by going to All Saints Catholic School located at 2700 N. Kentucky, or by calling 627-5744.

Feb 2, 3, 16, 17

Printmaking: Traditional and Modern Workshop Printmaking: Traditional and Modern Workshop, at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, located at 100 W. 11th St. This is a four day class that will be held Saturday, February 2nd, Sunday, February 3rd, Saturday, February 16th, and Sunday, February 17th. Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 16th the class will meet from 9am to 4:15 pm. Sunday February 3rd and Sunday, February 17th the class will meet from 1pm to 4:15pm. The class time will be split between traditional drypoint technique by scratching into the surface of zinc plates and modern monotype printing using plastic and formica plates and applying inks in a variety of ways. The cost of the class is $90 for members and $100 for non-members.

they’re not. On 8 January 2008 they were definitely around. Early in the evening of that eventful day the sighting reports started coming in, first several dozen witnesses and later, as people started realizing they should be reporting what they had seen, several hundred. Among the earliest reports was one from a pilot, a fortunate circumstance, since pilots (who are experienced at making accurate estimates of any airborne object's size, air speed, altitude, distance, angle of elevation, and trajectory) make uncommonly good UFO witnesses. The pilot reported a very large object, possibly a mile long and half a mile wide, moving at between 2000 and 3000 miles per hour at an altitude of about 3500 feet, heading west toward Stephenville,

Texas, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Beyond Stephenville, the object continued westward toward San Angelo. Other sighting reports would soon emerge, with more details. Apparently the object had banks of strobe-like lights and twin exhaust flames out the back, but made no sound. And, significantly, according to some observers the object was pursued by several military jets. These, of course, would not customarily chase other aircraft unless those aircraft appeared in restricted air space, which this was not. That means that military authorities in the area saw the large object and regarded it as anomalous. The Mutual UFO Network's Texas chapter was promptly on the case. MUFON field investigators ended up inter-

viewing hundreds of witnesses, at one point even renting a gymnasium in which to conduct the interviews. While witness accounts varied somewhat, overall they provided a reasonably consistent narrative. It would turn out that there were also photos and corroborating radar tracks. Clearly, something bizarre had been in the skies near Stephenville and regions to the west. Local military authorities at first denied that any military jets had been present. Several days later, though, they changed their story and said there had in fact been ten F16s in the air, taking part in a training exercise. One has to wonder, how difficult can it be to count airplanes? The number was zero, but oops, wait a minute, on second thought it was ten!

Cost of the class includes supplies: paper, ink and 2-3 zinc plates. To register or become a member go online or visit the museum. For more information call Tracy at 624-6744 ext 10

Magic Pass is available for an additional $15. For tickets, visit

Karaoke with DJ Pete, every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. 11 p.m. at Cree Meadows Lounge. There is also an all you can eat taco bar for $5.95 from 6pm to 9pm.

Feb 3

African Childrenʼs Choir The African Childrenʼs Choir, Sunday, February 3rd, at 10:45am, at the First Church of the Nazarene, located at 501 N. Sycamore Ave. The African Childrenʼs Choir share lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved childrenʼs songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support the African Childrenʼs Choir programs. For more information call 624-2614

Feb 4

Harlem Globetrotters The Harlem Globetrotters will be performing at Roswell High School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 for courtside seats, and $25 for general admission. The

Feb 6

Veteran Outreach Southeastern New Mexico veterans and their family members or significant others are invited to attend a free “come and go” outreach event from noon - 6 p.m. at the Roswell Convention Center. Veterans are encouraged to bring their questions, along with military discharge documentation, to the event that will include information about VA healthcare, benefits, claims assistance, National Cemetery burials, elderly care, educational opportunities, employment, low-income subsidy programs, home mortgages, and much more. For more information, please call Deanna Duran at 1-800-613-4012, extension 4099, or send an email to


Every Week, Thu

Karaoke at Cree Meadows Lounge

Jan 26

Ski Apache Disabled Skierʼs Silent Auction The Ruidoso Community has always supported this important fundraising event so come out and feel good about buying cool stuff. SADSP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching people with cognitive and physical disabilities to ski and snowboard. SADSP gratefully relies on the support of Ski Apache Ski Resort, fundraisers, and volunteers to host approximately 200 students each year. The program turns no one away due to type or extent of disability or financial constraints. Students and their families come from throughout the country as well as from regional and local schools, disables veterans groups, and development centers. All funds go directly to the

I can make a good guess at why the aircraft count changed so radically. What had happened between "zero" and "ten" was that MUFON investigators had conducted their first thorough-going rounds of investigation, turning up a wealth of witness information. Military authorities realized, with the appearance of all this information, that if they continued to claim there had been no military aircraft present at the time, this was going to be vexingly inconsistent with all those witness experiences. Obviously they had underestimated MUFON's ability to respond to the event professionally, quickly, and expertly.


program to update equipment, provide training and cover operating expenses. For more information, call 464-3193.

Ruidoso Downs

June 16, 2012 - Feb. 8, 2013

A Land So Strange Over the past four centuries, a distinctive culture has evolved in New Mexico, an area described 400 years ago in the journal of Cabeza de Vaca as “Una Tierra Tan Extrana” ... “A Land So Strange.” The Hubbard Museum is proud to present its newest interpretive exhibit “A Land So Strange.” For more information, visit If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email or call 622-7710 ext. 309.




The Lincoln County War

By Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian he Lincoln County War was the bloodiest range conflict in recorded Western history. It encompassed an entire county, at that time the largest in the nation: 17 million acres. Rising in a conflict of ranchers, townsmen, merchants, drifters, hired guns, one side against another, it cost dozens of lives before it ended. What a cast: Billy the Kid ended up the best known participant, even though he did not start it, end it, or even play a significant role. John Chisum was one of the West's greatest cattle barons, owning more steers than he could count. There was Alexander McSween, a man who dreamed of power and riches, while he talked piously of the almighty. His wife, Susan, a red haired spitfire, was as brave as any man on the scene and dominated her husband. John Tunstall, an ambitious Englishman, had plans of his own and became a power in the county before becoming one of the early casualties. Other key characters involved were a young Irishman, James Dolan, junior partner to the Murphy Enterprise, Lawrence Murphy, also ambitious, a former military major who often made sensitve decisions while well under the influence of an ever present bottle of booze, and a Civil War general, Lew Wallace, who wrote Ben Hur while serving as the Territorial Governor in Santa Fe. When the cast for the Lincoln County War was assembled, a fierce struggle began. The goal was economic control of a growing southwestern county. In Lincoln, Major Lawrence Murphy's "House of

Part one in a series about the Lincoln County War

Murphy," a saloon and store, was the headquarters for a group called The Santa Fe Ring, all intent on destroying John Chisum and acquiring his beef contracts with Ft. Stanton. John Tunstall and Alexander McSween also had plans for advancing their own interests through a mercantile store and bank. The House of Murphy hired McSween to collect a $10,000 insurance policy on a Murphy partner named Emil Fritz. McSween did collect, but for reasons never clear, he retained the money. When Sheriff William Brady tried to pick up McSween's cattle as part payment, he discovered that the wily McSween had turned them over to Tunstall. The Englishman obviously hoped to retain the cattle and, stating his intent of arguing his case for retention of the cattle, Tunstall headed for Lincoln. With him were a motley crew of hands and area ranchers who were hired as protectors. In the area of Ruidoso, the group began chasing wild turkeys through the underbrush. Meanwhile, a band of sheriff's deputies, hired guns from the House of Murphy, came upon Tunstall and shot him to death. The killing of John Tunstall was not the direct cause of the Lincoln County War, but the incident was an eventful one that set the stage for acts to follow. Most movies display Tunstall as a fine old English gentleman with tweed hat and pipe, a father figure to Billy the Kid who swore to avenge the murder. In sharp contrast, at his death Tunstall was only 24 years old. The death of the Englishman John Tunstall lit the fuse for


the Lincoln County War. After Tunstall's death a quasi-vigilante group known as the "Regulators" was formed by Tunstall's friend and associate, A.A. McSween. The Regulators were led by Dick Brewer and included one William Bonney. Soon after forming, the Regulators rode into Seven Rivers, near present day Carlsbad, and arrested Billy Morton and Frank Baker, both of whom had been part of the posse that killed Tunstall. On its return to Lincoln, the group made a stop in Roswell where the prisoners were held over night at the Chisum ranch. Morton was certain they would be executed and asked to be allowed to file a letter to his relatives in Richmond, Virginia, stating his innocence and asking for an investigation if he were killed. He was: Billy Morton and Frank Baker were executed near Black Water Hole-25 miles from Roswell, along with a posseman named McCloskey who may have tried to stop the execution. There are two versions of the execution; one is a rather fanciful tale of an attempt to escape by the prisoners and their killings in the attempt, later told to Upson by Frank McNab, a posseman. But the accepted story is that McNab rode up and shot McCloskey after stating, "You're the S.O.B. that's got to die before we can get those fellows..." As McCloskey rolled from his horse a corpse, the terrified prisoners tried to flee. At the sound of the shots, Billy the Kid wheeled his horse, saw the prisoners spurring their mounts and in two quick shots, took the lives of Morton and Baker. The Kid's reputa-

Illustration by Gunnar Petersen tion grew from this incident. More violence was ahead, especially for Sheriff Brady, a major character in the early stages of the Lincoln County War. His handling of county taxes had become a subject of considerable correspondence between Tunstall, Gover nor Axtell and several newspapers. The posse selected by Brady to serve papers on Tunstall was an identified group of notorious characters: three were known wanted by the law. That Brady hated Tunstall was evident and area citizens considered Brady heavily responsible for Tunstall's killing. A month after the self-styled Regulators, including Billy the Kid, had executed possemen Baker and Morton while bringing them in for the murder of Tunstall, they turned their anger toward Sheriff Brady. On a spring morning in early April, Brady, Deputy

George Hindman and three others were strolling down the main street of Lincoln. As they walked past the deserted Tunstall building, the old adobe wall was suddenly ablaze with gun flashes. Brady fell in his tracks, mortally wounded. Hindman staggered a few steps but died within minutes. Several identifiable people stepped out from behind a wall, among them Billy the Kid. As the Kid stooped to pick up his rifle, which Brady had confiscated earlier, he was wounded in the inner thigh by a shot fired from a nearby house. The importance of this incident is illustrated by the fact that, although Billy the Kid was subsequently to be tried for two murders in old Mesilla, both charges were dropped and the murder of Brady substituted. The Kid was found guilty and sentenced to hang.


The Cube

“Nobody Beats Shorty”

Area art collectors get a bumper crop in 2013 as The Cube brings in more gallery shows.


By Illisa Gilmore Record Staff Writer

hey say, “old habits die hard.” For some, it’s smoking; for others, it’s nail-biting. For artist Ryder Richards, it’s gallery-making. The Roswell native and Roswell Artist-in-Residence has started several art venues in Texas—even a traveling gallery inside a moving truck—and works as gallery coordinator for Richland College in Dallas. So, it didn’t take too long after beginning his residency in Roswell for Richards to create yet another gallery. However, you could say this one is closer to home, as it was constructed inside the studio attached to his apartment on the artists’ compound, #8 Howard Cook Road. Standing 10 feet-by-10 feetby-10 feet, the white-walled space is known as The Cube and Richards, drawing on his background in architecture and carpentry, built it himself. He said he originally intended it for himself , but soon decided to open it up as a showcase for other artists. In a way, he said the space represents a microcosm of the residency, as it is a smaller space inside a larger space. “I feel that my art itself involves other people,” he said. “I’m being given this wonderful space and I wanted to find a way to give back.” Richards has removed most of the studio’s features to create a certain blankness, a “nowhere space,” he said. He puts pieces of cardboard on the windows to block natural light, allowing him to cast his own shadows using accent lighting. While the studios have textured walls, the walls of The Cube are stark white and smooth to replicate the look and feel of high-end, contemporary art galleries found in cities such as New York and Berlin. Richards has held three


203 E. McGAFFEY • ROSWELL, NM PHONE 575-624-2280 • FAX 575-624-2286

Courtesy Photo The next show at The Cube, “Detritus” on Feb. 1 and features several RAiR fellows. small exhibitions in The Cube and plans to have at least eight more before his residency ends. Along with featuring his own work, the gallery also has shown work from other Texas-based artists. Dallas artist Andrew Douglas Underwood’s “Sky’s Limit” exhibition examined how artists try and often fail to capture the power and beauty of the sky. Jonathan Whitfill of Lubbock brought to The Cube pieces of his “Edition” exhibition, which repurposes old books into art, taking what is often unused information and transforming it into works that demand attention. The next show, “Detritus,” is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, and will involve the residents on the compound creating a work of art out of objects used during their work that they would usually discard. “It ought to be a fun show— a little bit goofy,” Richards said. “It’s nice to have shows with good ideas, but sometimes you can get too serious about your work.” Some of the art featured in shows are for sale, but

Richards said he’s not interested in taking a commission. “Everything is for the artist,” he said. As far as maintaining the space, there are only minor costs involved, he said, and he will split shipping cost with artists in the show, if necessary. Shows are usually held the first Friday of every month. Richards said that consistency every month helps to build and maintain an audience. The events usually see 20 to 30 attendees, mostly regulars. Though the gallery operates much like others, and even serves refreshments, the shows tend to be more informal, to where it becomes a gathering of people, getting together and talking. “It’s become a community bonding experience,” Richards said. “In the end, it’s about having those conversations with people.” To find a schedule of upcoming shows at The Cube and see excerpts from Richards’ upcoming exhibition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, visit his blog,


FINE FLOORING 3114 N. Main St. (575)622-3829


Mark Wilson Photography Visit the store at: Prints, framed and unframed Image licensing available

575-420-0541 Weddings Commercial Editorial Portrait Fashion

Peachtree Village Retirement Community 1301 W. Country Club Rd. Roswell, NM 88201 575-627-8070

• Beautiful Apartments Studio 1&2 Bedroom • Superb Dining • Housekeeping • Transportation • Activities • Bus Tours of the Countryside

“Home Is Where The Heart Is”

Call today for lunch and a tour! 575-627-8070

Great food, super neighbors & lots of fun activities! “We have it all for the retiree that wants a new home!” Afforded Retirement Living- from as low as $1350 a month. Price includes three meals daily, activities seven days a week, housekeeping services, transportation and cable TV. No hidden fees, and no long term contract to sign.

"#$%!&!#$&'(#)*! +'$&%!#,-$! -&(($./!-,/(0! "#,!1,!),2!(.2/(3! 4.$$!5$&'(#)!5,-$! 6%/7$+(8,%9! :,!-&;$!&%!8%<,.-$1*! '$//!/(.$//<2'!1$+8/8,%! ===97.,>/($&-$.9+,?,!),2!@2&'8<)!<,.!,2.! <.$$!.,,-!,<<$.33! ABA>CDE>FGGE

COME GROW WITH US IN - WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, SERVICE Sundays Worship 10am & 5pm (10-11 A.M. Service Broadcast Live over KBIM-AM 910)

Bible Class 9 am, Spanish Bible Class 9 am Children’s Bible Class 5 pm (2 year olds - 4th grade) Bible Power 5 pm (5th & 6th grades)

Wednesdays - Ladies Bible Class 10 am • Bible Study 7 pm • Nursery available for all services • Services interpreted for the deaf

Church of Christ Country Club Road

Doug Austin-Minister & Family

700 W. Country Club Rd. • 622-1350

__CHECK US OUT.... __FAST...All Checkouts Are Express __FRIENDLY...Serving You, the Customer __FRESHEST PRODUCE...Direct to You __QUALITY MEATS...Cut Fresh All Day Long __EXTRA SERVICES...Stamps, Money Orders, __CARRY OUT YOUR GROCERIES...Yes We Do! Western Union, Checks Cashed, Payment Center for Utility Bills, WIC, EBT, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Cards...etc.


Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.