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In the Spotlight Denim and Diamonds ...............................................................................................3 Bitter Lake Duck Banding.........................................................................................4 The Prisoner..............................................................................................................14 Have a Heart.............................................................................................................15 Wag-n-Walk...............................................................................................................15

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Photo courtesy Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico The Diamond A Ranch, date unknown

Denim and Diamonds

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor

The Historical Foundation for Southeast New Mexico will present the second annual Denim and Diamonds, a western-finest dinner and dance featuring the return of the acclaimed Yarbrough Band and the historical tribute to the Diamond A Ranch. Denim and Diamonds will be held Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Peppers Grill and Bar will provide the dinner followed by a brief history on the Diamond A Ranch presented by Phelps Anderson, whose family once owned the famous ranch. According to Foundation past-president Phelps White III, this year will have less talking and more music and dancing. Last year the Yarbrough Band from Las Cruces played fiddles and guitars, and kept the dance floor full all evening. They are expected to do the same this year. The mission of the Historical Foundation is the financial support of the Historical Museum for Southeast New Mexico, located at 200 N. Lea, and the collection and preserTHURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

vation of the history of the region. Denim and Diamonds will help replenish the funds for continuing the museum’s services to the community by educating about the past. This is the second Denim and Diamonds event. Last year proved to be a successful way for the community to come out and support the Historical Society and have a great evening with dinner and music. The process of choosing the historical tribute comes from the historical society board. This year the Diamond A shines as this year’s tribute. The Diamond A Ranch was homesteaded in 1882 on the north side of the Hondo River, resulting in the control of a vast property of 300square miles. A family owned the ranch named Bloom and Thatcher. The Thatchers were related to Blooms and were from Pueblo and Trinidad, Colo. They were bankers and business people who owned several properties in various areas. While trying to get their ranching operations going the families started to acquire control of grazing and water rights along the Hondo. They

expanded into the cattle business and decided to build their operation at the Diamond A. The Blooms and Thatchers associated themselves with Capt. Burton C. Mossman, a frontier lawman who was captain of the Arizona Rangers. Mossman raised livestock over several western states and had the experience to become their foreman and manager. The operation of the ranch expanded and the Circle Diamond Ranch was born. The Blooms and Thatchers brought in a third party, Mr. W.E. Anderson as the overseer of the operation. Anderson had been a cattle operator in Texas, and brought with him, in 1885, the renowned Diamond A brand. The Bloom Land and Cattle Company was the principal identifying name until it was liquidated of the Hondo Valley properties in 1942. Diamond A Ranch had become a sheep ranch and was known as one of the prominent sheep growing areas in the state. As time went by, the operation was turned over to Burton C. Mossman, the ranch foreman. In December 1941, a contract was executed between the Bloom Land and Cattle Company and a member of the J.P. White family for the purchase of the Diamond A Ranch properties. Also participating was Mr. Sylvester P. Johnson. Johnson acquired a western portion of the range lands in Lincoln County. The balance of the ranch was divided between Tom D. White, the H.H. McGee family, and J.P. White, Jr. Lands along the Hondo, including the irrigated farm lands largely near the headquarters were operated by a family partnership called the Border Sheep and Farm Company. In 1948 ownership

was redistributed. The partnership was dissolved. J.P. White Jr. assumed the headquarters and Hondo River portion, and other members of the family took their shares of the Diamond A as their personal ranch, The Diamond A Ranch at Wagon Mound and the Diamond A brand were sold in a separate transaction to other parties. Mr. Robert O. Anderson acquired the Wagon Mound ranch and the brand in 1960. As a result of this transaction the Diamond A Cattle Company was incorporated. The Anderson family continued the ranch operations. By the early 1970s J.P. White Jr. had turned his interests over to his son, J. Phelps White III. This portion of the original Diamond A included 44,000 acres and 900 acres of irrigated farm. In 1980, the Diamond A Cattle Company acquired that and the McGee portions of the original ranch. The Paul Taylor family and the Kim Chesser family and several others control the rest of the ranch. In 1980 Mr. Anderson sold his Diamond A holdings to Mr. Gerald J. Ford of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Ford identifies the Diamond A brand in many of his personal pursuits throughout the world. Today, the Diamond A Ranch remains a thriving cattle enterprise in the Hondo Valley. Most of the original infrastructure of the headquarters remains as it was a century ago. Tickets for the Denim and Diamonds are $60 each. Tables for eight are available and corporate sponsorships are encouraged. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the foundation office at 622-1176.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Duck Banding at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Jesse Trujillo Biological technician

Early in the fall each year, millions of ducks and geese begin their annual migration southward, leaving their summer breeding grounds in the northern United States and Canada to seek warmer areas to the south, where food is more available. Even though we already know a lot about migration of ducks and geese, detailed information on the migratory patterns and the life span of certain species is not widely known. Studies are currently being conducted to find out more about duck migration routes, how long certain duck species live and where these birds spend the winter. One tool that biologists use

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in order to obtain this information is a nationwide “banding effort.” The data collected during these efforts allows biologists to keep track of a bird’s age, weight, and health all while keeping tabs on how a population of birds is doing as a whole. One of these many banding efforts occurs right here at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. We start banding in early winter, when the first large flocks of ducks and geese arrive. We usually conduct an effort once a week depending on how many birds are using the Refuge. The effort first begins when we place around ten live swim-in traps throughout the Refuge wetlands, usually where ducks and geese are feeding or roosting. These

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Biological technician Jesse Trujillo preparing a youngster to release a male northern pintail duck.

traps are made of wire fencing that is positioned in a heart shape with only one entrance that is easily accessible. Each trap is occasionally baited with cracked corn in order to keep the ducks interested and comfortable with the set. The top of the trap is left open when we are not intending the capture birds. In order to set the trap and capture birds, we simply drape bird netting over the top of the live trap late in the evening, allowing ducks to swim in the next morning when they typically begin to feed. Draping the net over the top of the trap keeps the ducks from flying out once they go through the one-way entrance. Now the real work begins! When we get a bird, we place a specifically-sized band for that particular species on one of its legs. Each individual band has a unique number stamped on it that will then be tied directly to that one duck’s data history. It’s kind of like our medical history in a sense. Some of the data that is collected includes the tarsus (leg measurement), total head (measure from the tip of bill to back of head), the culmen (measure from the tip of bill to beginning of feathers), weight, gender and age. After all the data is collected, the bird is safely released. All of these measurements and determinations are important when comparing

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each duck banded with other ducks captured throughout the United States. All data collected is then entered into a banding program called “Bandit Band Manager.” This centralized program ensures that when a duck or goose is found with a band, the band number can be looked up and tied directly to that bird’s information, kind of like a criminal record, but in this case, more information is better. Bands that are recovered are either recaptures by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, other banding organizations, or from ducks that have been harvested during hunting season. Bands reported by duck hunters account for 72% of band recoveries, even though it is fairly rare to harvest a banded duck. Many ducks have been banded throughout the United States over time but are not always recaptured, as can be seen on Table 1. If you encounter a banded duck or goose, please report the number to 1-800327-BAND, to find out where the bird has traveled and to help us figure out the history of our feathered friends. If you are interested in helping with this effort, contact the Refuge Visitor Center during the winter months and they will let you know when the next banding effort will be held. THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012


ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

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March 24

Breakaway - The COPE Benefit Breakaway! is a little like American Idol or X Factor except that it features all local talent from curtain to curtain and empowers, rather than judges its performers. All profits from this performance benefit COPE – Center Of Protective Environment, in Otero and Lincoln Counties. The performance starts at 7:30, and tickets are $15 and $25. For more information, call 4372202 or visit flickingercenter.com.

March 25

23rd Bataan Memorial Death March The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. It is conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and in many cases, their lives. For schedule and times call Lisa Blevins, Public Affairs Specialist, White Sands Missile Range at 678-1134 or visit bataanmarch.com.

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is the use of two custom built Singing Tesla Coils, which have been modified to play musical notes by modulating their spark output. Tickets are $13 for adults or $8 for kids, students and seniors. For more information, call 4372202 or visit flickingercenter.com.

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March 16

Friday March 16

Marty Stewart and His Fabulous Superlatives is playing at 7 p.m. on March 16 at Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. Barn-burning honky tonk and hillbilly rock is the hallmark country sound of Marty Stuart, the four-time Grammy winning star who first made his mark on the charts in the 90ʼs. There will be a fried chicken pre-show buffet. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com. Stewart is also playing at 7:30 p.m. on March 29 at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 746-4212 or visit artesiaartscouncil.com.

March 28

Arc Attack Arc Attack is a performance art group that specializes in playing music through a combina-

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Marty Stewart and His Fabulous Superlatives Marty Stewart and His Fabulous Superlatives at 7 p.m. at Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. Barn-burning honky tonk and hillbilly rock is the hallmark country sound of Marty Stuart, the four-time Grammy winning star who first made his mark on the charts in the 90ʼs. There will be a fried chicken pre-show buffet. Tick-

ets for the performance are $79 & $76 For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.

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Sun Country Volunteer Fire Department Smokin Clays Shoot The Sun Country Volunteer Fire Department Smokin Clays Shoot is at the Eddy County Shooting Range. Registration is from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. and the shoot starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $150 per person and lunch will be provided. Lots of door prizes, fun targets and great food. For more information, email scvfd102@pvtnetworks.com.

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hillbilly rock is the hallmark country sound of Marty Stuart, the four-time Grammy winning star who first made his mark on the charts in the 90ʼs. Tickets are $30. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 746-4212 or visit artesiaartscouncil.com.

March 30

Vinnie Baggatone & the Baggavaughns This fun bunch of misfits have a special adoration for the classic summertime oldies of the rock n roll era, you just canʼt help from joining in on the fun. Tickets are $15. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 746-4212 or visit artesiaartscouncil.com.

March 31

Tribute to the King Elvis music performed by Scot Bruce. Tickets are $20. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 746-4212 or visit artesiaartscouncil.com.

Carlsbad March 31

Secret Circus at YellowBrix Coffeehouse Secret Circus will be playing YellowBrix Coffeehouse. This is also a CD release party for the new Secret Circus album, LMNT. For more information on this show, call 941-2749.

Cloudcroft March 17

Beer Tasting Dinner Beer Tasting Dinner at the Lodge Resort. $50 per person, $66 per person with beer. Adult event for those who are 21 and older, please. Limited seating. Rebeccaʼs management reserves the right to replace the

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advertised beers with beers of equal or better quality if advertised beers become unavailable. For more information, call 682-2566 or visit thelodgeresort.com.

Roswell Community Little Theatre

The Prisoner

March 31

Podunk Pandemonium Cloudcroft Light Opera Company presents Podunk Pandemonium: A Murder Mystery by Paula Hilton at 6:30 p.m. at the Cloudcroft High School Commons. Tickets are $30 for couples or $17 for single tickets. For ticket locations, visit cloudcrofttheatre.com.

Clovis

March 17

Springbreak Your Face The Springbreak Your Face All Ages Metal Music Festival is at Klub K-OTIC, located at 701 N. Prince. Featured bands are ATMS, Butcher the Sheep, No Bragging Rights, Floral Terrace, As Royalty Awaits, Within This Hour, I Bleed Blood, Dyscarcia, SLSD, Eclipse of Empires, and Shackled to the Grave. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the first band takes the stage at 3 p.m.

Hagerman March 16

Shiloh at El Gomez Club Shiloh will be playing El Gomez Club 4 miles south of Hagerman on state road 2 from 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. For more information, call 7529928.

March 17, 24

Los Consantidos at El Gomez Club Los Consantidos will be playing El Gomez Club 4 miles south of Hagerman on state road 2 from 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. For more information, call 7529928.

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 Week, Thu, Fri, Sat

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 622-9280.

March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1

RCLT presents The Prisoner Play dates for “The Prisoner” are Friday and Saturday, March 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on March 25 and April 1. This is the second play to be presented in RCLTʼs newly renovated theater in the Plains Park Shopping Center, 1717 N. Union. Ticket prices are only $10 for adults and $7 for students. Master Card, Visa, and Discover, are accepted at the door. Friday and Saturday reservations are highly recommended by calling 622-1982. For more information visit RoswellLittleTheatre.com.

March 16

Los Bravos de la Sierra at El Gomez Club Los Bravos de la Sierra will be playing El Gomez Club 4 miles south of Hagerman on state road 2 from 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. For more information, call 7529928.

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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 informaVISION MAGAZINE

tion about the planes that flew at Roswell Army Airfield from 1941-1945. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit wafbmuseum.org.

Every Week, Mon, Wed, Fri

Peace Through Strength This Walker Aviation Museum exhibit is a tribute to the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron assigned 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. The 579th will hold its reunion here in Roswell May 4-6, 2012. For more information, call 2472464 or visit www.wafbmuseum.org.

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.

Jan. 6, 2012 - Jan. 31, 2013

Roswell: Diamond of the Pecos Diamond of the Pecos focuses on the history and accomplishments of Roswell since its inception as a trading post in the Pecos Valley along the Goodnight - Loving Cattle Trail in the 1860s. From the simple outpost, Roswell has grown into the hub of southeastern New Mexico. A collaboration between the RMAC and the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, this exhibit includes historic photographs, art, and artifacts from both organizations. For more information, call 624-6744. THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012


Feb. 17 - April 29

Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby features sixty-two silver-gelatin photographs of the 22,000 acre ranch and environs that are a part of the dramatic Piedra Lumbre Valley in northern New Mexico. First inhabited by ancestral Puebloan peoples, the area was named “Rancho de los Brujos”—the ranch of spirits and ghosts—by the Pedro Martin Seranno family who lived there in the 1700s. When OʼKeeffe discovered New Mexicoʼs high desert she called it the “Faraway Nearby.” Through his compelling images Varjabedian captures a moment in time by exploring and revealing the “power of place.” For more information, call 624-6744.

March 15

Roswell Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours - Roswell Daily Record Business After Hours is from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Roswell Daily Record, 2301 N. Main. Join us for fun, refreshments, bring your business card and enjoy this great networking opportunity. For more information 623-5695

March 15

Photographic Arts Society of Roswell The Photographic Arts Society of Roswell will hold its March meeting at the Roswell Adult Center, located at 807 N. Missouri at 6:30 p.m. in room 28. If you are interested in photography, come join the activities.

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For more information, call Cliff Powell at 626-2529.

March 16

The Band Mercy at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge The country and classic rock band The Band Mercy plays Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge from 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

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March 17

Roswell Museum and Art Center - Lecture: Judith Phillips: Regionally Native Plants in Cultivated Landscapes Judith Phillips, author and award-winning landscape designer, will talk about local native plants and their role in cultivated spaces at the RMAC at 2 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 6246744.

March 17

Shamrock Wag-n-Walk The Rio Pecos Kennel Club will hold its sixth annual Shamrock Wag-n-Walk, on Saturday, March 17, at Cahoon Park. The dog walk begins by the swimming pool at Fourth Street and Union Avenue, where participants can register for the event between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information about the dog walk, contact Sarah Brinegar at 623-9190, or Debbie Allen at 626-5338.

March 17

The American Medical Response (AMR) - Steve Lovato Memorial Scholarship

Friday March 30

Secret Circus will be playing two release parties for their album LMNT. The first is on March 30 at Pecos Flavors Winery in Roswell, and for more information on this show, call 627-6265. The second show is on March 31 at YellowBrix Coffeehouse in Carlsbad, and for more information on this show, call 941-2749.

Golf Tournament, Three Person Scramble Breakfast and Registration at 7 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $60 per player, $180 per team. This includes entry into all events, 18-holes of golf, riding cart, range-balls, lunch, and a chance to win various prizes. Steve Lovato touched many lives doing the job he loved. He reached out and served our community provid-

ing superior care and always treated his patients with respect and dignity. We would ask that you prayerfully consider being a sponsor for this event. For more information, call 622-6033.

March 17

Roswell Adult and Senior Center – St. Patrickʼs Day Dance featuring Dwain & Jill Itʼs Saint Patrickʼs day so put

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Roswell Public Library EBook Mobile Unit Visit Anyone with an EReader can go to the EBook Mobile Unit for book downloads at 2 p.m., at the Roswell Public Library located at 301 N. Pennsylvania. For more information, call 622-7101.

March 18

Blackwood Legacy In Concert Roswell First Church of the Nazarene Presents Blackwood Legacy in Concert at 10:45 a.m., at the Roswell First Church of the Nazarene, 501 North Sycamore Ave. This award winning group has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call 624-2614.

March 23

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Secret Circus CD Release Parties

Rey Berrones Vision Editor

Courtesy Photo Secret Circus pictured from left to right Joel Åhman, Klas Åhman and Martin Sternelius.

If you like stripped down melancholic rock that is heavily influenced by jazz and blues, then you should pick up the new Secret Circus album LMNT. It is a great musical journey that pulls together an eclectic mix of musical styles while staying true to their own sound that is much like a modern version of the pre-punk pub-rock sound. While other bands may struggle to keep a defined sound, Secret Circus has an unconventional songwriting process that ensures that they stay true and consistent with their own style. The primary songwriters are the twin brothers Klas and Joel Åhman. Klas said of the writing process, “Typically he has a cool little riff, and I say, that would go perfect with the lyrics that I have wrote. “The most useful thing in the world is to have your

own second opinion. “When you do something yourself, it is really hard to take a step back and look at it, if it is really good. You always go through this creative process, where you think ‘this is the best thing that I have ever done, and then you go right to this is worthless shit. Then you go back to maybe it is really good, but I don’t know, and you end up at I have absolutely no idea if this is any good or not. “When it shows potential, I can show it to my brother, and he can tell me, ‘well this is what you would think if you heard it for the first time.’ “It is like you can listen to it yourself for the first time, again, and we both do that because we know we have the same exact taste. “We can trust completely in what the other person’s opinion is because musically we don’t have an ego towards each other. “It is like we are working

as the same person, because no one cares who did what in the band because everyone says that it is the twins that did it.” The end result of this process is a sound that experiments, while still remaining consistent and soulful. It breaks out of the typical folk and rock song structures, while remaining true to those musical forms. In the near future, the new album will be available online. According to Klas, “The physical cd is available at our shows, and on our website at secretcircus.se.” Secret Circus will be playing two release parties. The first is on March 30, at Pecos Flavors Winery in Roswell, and for more information on this show, call 627-6265. The second show is on March 31, at YellowBrix Coffeehouse in Carlsbad, and for more information on this show, call 941-2749.

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Southeast Metal Fest

Rey Berrones Vision Editor

comes to Roswell

The Southeast Metal Fest is going to be in Roswell, at the Central Gallery located at 301 E. 2nd on March 31. This concert is a full bill that features several heavy metal acts from this region.

There is 19F7 from Roswell, Smite the Sheppard from Ruidoso, Trail of the Blood Staind God from Hobbs, and Skulldron from Albuqurque. All the bands are regional favorites that feature a heavy and agressive sound, which will be a treat for the

people in the Pecos Valley that enjoy hard driving heavy metal bands. 19F7 is currently recording their first album, and features Tim Skipper and Paul Mysza on guitar, Sawyer Morales on bass, Chris Sheriff on drums, and Will Webber on vocals.

Smite The Sheppard is a Ruidoso death metal band that features Nick Pacheco on guitar, Joe Faggion on vocals, and Calibur Clark on drums Trail of the Blood Staind God put out their first EP last year, and features Steven Henderson, Dallas Fortner, Anibal Marquez and Richard Balderrama. Skulldron, from Albuqurque, rounds out the bill, and features Ray Cordova on vocals, Anders Fingold on drums, Clayton Nunnally on bass, and David Baca and Alex Garcia on guitar. Skulldron brings an old school metal sound that is slow, heavy, and melodic. The members of Skulldron are fans of horror and suspense novels and movies, and many of their lyrics are inspired by writers like H.P. Lovecraft. Their music that unapologetically explores the feelings of fear and doom. The first band takes the stage at 7 p.m. and tickets are $6.

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Denim and Diamonds, a western-finest dinner and dance featuring the return of the acclaimed Yarbrough Band and the historical tribute to the Diamond A Ranch. Denim and Diamonds will be held Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Tickets for the Denim and Diamonds are $60 each. Tables for eight are available and corporate sponsorships are encouraged. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the foundation office at 622-1176.

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Last Child at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge The country and classic rock band Last Child plays Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge from 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Roswell Museum and Art Center - Lecture: Print Collector Robert Bell Robert Bell will present a program on his extensive print collection at the RMAC at 1:30 p.m. The subject of this discussion will be German printmaker Kathe Kollwitz who offered an eloquent and often searing account of the human condition in the first half of the 20th century. Bell will bring many of his prints for an intimate view of the artistʼs work. This is a free event. For more information, call 624-6744.

March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1

RCLT presents The Prisoner Play dates for “The Prisoner” are Friday and Saturday, March 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on March 25 and April 1. Ticket prices are only $10 for adults and $7 for students. Master Card, Visa, and Discover, are accepted at the door. Friday and Saturday reservations are highly recommended by calling 622-1982. For more information log on to RoswellLittleTheatre.com.

March 24

Womenʼs History Month Celebration Brunch This yearʼs Womenʼs History Month Celebration Brunch is from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Tickets are $12 per person. Brunch will be catered by Piccolinoʼs. For more information please call WESST at 624-9850.

Saturday March 31

The Southeast Metal fest is going to be in Roswell, at the Central Gallery located at 301 E. 2nd on March 31. This concert is a full bill that features several heavy metal acts from this region. There is 19F7 from Roswell, Smite the Sheppard from Ruidoso, Trail of the Blood Staind God from Hobbs, and Skulldron from Albuqurque. The first band takes the stage at 7 p.m. and tickets are $6.

March 25

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March 27

Chaves County Tourism Council Kick-off Event The Chaves County Tourism Council is hosting a Kick-off Event at the Civic Center at 5 p.m. This is a great networking event for venue operators, concert promoters and event organizers. There will be refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call 624-

March 30

Secret Circus at Pecos Flavors Winery Secret Circus will be playing Pecos Flavors Winery at 7 p.m. This is also a CD release party for the new Secret Circus album, LMNT. Admission is $5. For more information, call 6276265.

March 30

Renegade at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge The country and classic rock band Renegade plays Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge from 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

March 31

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Del Castillo at Pecos Flavors Winery Del Castillo from Austin, TX will be playing Latin Rock at Pecos Flavors Winery at 7 p.m. Admission is $25. For more information, call 6276265.

Ruidoso March 16

Music in the Library Come hear the Lincoln Winds playing Irish music to celebrate St. PatricksĘź Day in the upstairs library at the Ruidoso Public Library at noon. The Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road. For more information, call 258-3704.

March 17-18

Mountain Living Home & Garden Show Hundreds of home & garden experts and retailers present latest products, services and innovative ideas at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Shoppers enjoy gourmet specialties, antiques, newest appliances, spas, flooring, windows and window treat-

Saturday March 31

REO Speedwagon in Concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino at 8 p.m. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has for decades been a confounding blend of consistency and change. For more information call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com. ments. Seminars, cookware demos, and ideas to update indoors and out.For more information call 808-0655 or visit nmmtnliving.com .

March 24

Hook & Ladder Firefighter Chili Cook Off Firefighters from around the state will converge on the

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March 28

LeAnn Rimes in Concert LeAnn Rimes in Concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino at 8 p.m. Known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on Star Search. Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her #1 album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blueâ&#x20AC;?. Since her debut, Rimes has won two Grammys in addition to many major industry awards. In addition, she has released ten studio albums and four compilation albums. For more information call 464-7777 or visit at innofthemountaingods.com.

March 31

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HISTORY

Mark Wilson Photo Ron Bowman of Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop, Texas, prepares a bronze Pat Garrett sculpture for placement to its new home behind the Chaves County Courthouse on Feb. 29.

Pat Garrett: Law on Horseback

Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian

Pat Garrett was a man worth telling about: Disregarded when there were no real law problems, Garrett was considered the law on horseback in times of violence. He could have been as much a folklore hero as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, or Wild Bill Hickok, but he lacked a truly talented press agent. Billy the Kid stole the march on him, dooming him, apparently forever, to be the good guy in a black hat. Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett was born in June, 1850, in Chambers County, Ala. Young Pat, growing like a wild weed, became a crack THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

shot stalking the wildlife of Louisiana, where his father moved after the death of his mother. He did have some formal schooling, but was never known as a learned man. Although the Garretts were considered prosperous, post-war Yankee confiscation and mis-handling of the estate after the father’s death left Garrett broke and somewhat bitter. For ten years he wandered as a wayfarer of the sunblistered West. He was in jail at least once, for what was termed “intent to murder.” He was a remarkably good buffalo hunter and often killed from 60 to 100 buffalo a day. But soon the time of the buffalo passed, and Garrett turned to the

killing of men. Garrett rode into Fort Sumner from the Panhandle, where he had succeeded in losing most of his poke in a card game. Clad in pants not long enough, with buffalo skins fastened to the lower legs, Pat Garrett went to work for Pete Maxwell on the ranch where destiny would have him slay the Kid. Garrett had previously been the principal in a posse which pursued a handful of Comanches who had stolen a herd of horses from a ranch at Roswell. A week after the posse departed, Garrett and a few hardy riders returned toting a sack of moccasins and leading the horses. When VISION MAGAZINE

Lea and Chisum met, Garrett’s name was chosen to run against incumbent George Kimball. During the Lincoln County War, Garrett was tending bar at Beaver Smith’s Saloon, playing a little poker, drinkin’ dancin’ and girl chasin’. He caught Juanita Gutierrez, or she caught him, but she died shortly after the marriage, and he married her sister, Apolinaria. As a married man, he accepted the offer to run for sheriff because of the land offer that went with it. In the general election the final tally was Kimball 179, Garrett, 320. The West had gained one of its most famous sheriffs ... and spawned another legend. Pat Garrett accepted 1,250 acres of land a mile east of Roswell in return for becoming sheriff of Lincoln County. It was good land, a bubbling spring, level, ripe. Now he was faced with the task of capturing or killing Billy the Kid. But the Kid was pretty far afield. From Seven Rivers he moved to White Oaks, was chased from there to the Great House Ranch and became involved in the killing of Deputy Carlisle. Then, in sequence, Billy was chased to Fort Sumner, captured at Stinking Springs, and escaped from Lincoln after killing Bell and Ollinger. When Garrett killed the Kid at Pete Maxwell’s ranch, the northern press tried to depict the killing as a service to civilization, but in Roswell he received a barrage of criticism as his reward. Most people seemed to think it most ungracious of Pat not to allow the Kid to kill him!

The Las Vegas Optic ran the headline “Pat Garrett, the terror of all evildoers in this lower country, planted a ball with unerring aim in the heart of Billy the Kid last night about midnight.” Then Ash Upson published his book “The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, the Noted Desperado of the Southwest, Whose Deeds of Daring Have Made His Name a Terror in New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico.” These were all the praise Garrett got, and Garrett failed in his reelection bid as sheriff. A statue of American Old West lawman Pat Garrett was placed behind Chaves County Courthouse, Feb. 29. Named, “Pat Garrett’s Ride to Destiny,” the statue depicts Garrett, on horseback, loading the pistol he used to shoot and kill Billy the Kid. It stands 14-feet, 2-inches tall from its base to the tip of Garrett’s hat, and is just over 9 feet wide from the nose of Garrett’s horse to the tail. Located east of the courthouse on Virginia Street, the statue will be unveiled in a dedication ceremony March 31, at 10 a.m. Tammy Brisco, purchasing agent, said the ceremony will feature several speakers and presentations. Sen. Rod Adair, R-Roswell, will be the keynote speaker; Michael McKee will be master of ceremonies; Mike Joy will read a poem he wrote about Pat Garrett; and New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe will present the Colors. El Paso author Leon Metz, who wrote the bestselling book, Pat Garrett: The Story of a Western Lawman, has also been invited to speak. PAGE 13


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Left: The cast of the Prisoner. Right: Boyd Barrett plays the imprisoned cardinal.

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor The Roswell Community Little Theatre is making itself comfortable at its new home and utilizing the new space on stage with the most intricate set I’ve seen the Theatre produce. This month the theater is proud to present Bridget Boland’s drama, “The Prisoner,” directed by Lynetta Zuber, opening March 23. The story of “The Prisoner” is that of the destruction of one man by another. The prisoner, played by Boyd Barrett, is a cardinal in the Catholic Church of a middle-European country. Curtis Folts plays the role of the interrogator who represents

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RCLT presents: The Prisoner

the totalitarian government that has taken over the country that finds it necessary to destroy the cardinal. The prisoner’s independence of spirit constitutes a danger to the government. The play is a series of scenes between the interrogator and the prisoner. The prisoner and the cardinal respect each other, but cannot accept what the other stands for. I simply can’t get over the transformation I have personally seen Folts take in the past year. From past roles as director to bare belly, hillbilly, redneck, looking for Vulcans to this intense dramatic hateful character as the interrogator. You love to hate Folts in this production; the dimen-

sions in his character are rooted with evil but his words are quick as a whip during interrogation. Boyd Barrett plays the cardinal. His acting is truly genius when placing himself in that time and place and delivering an impressive performance. This is the second drama I have had the privilege to see at the RCLT and they always seem to be my favorite because they tug at the heartstrings and you can see the effort behind the actors bringing these characters to life. While other productions seem to come together easily, dramas are harder since it takes extensive research on the characters and how VISION MAGAZINE

to properly portray them. In “The Prisoner,” all the emotions are felt in this drama and you see yourself somewhere between the two main characters. The supporting cast does a great job as well, including the cell warden played by Randy Nolen who has interaction with the cardinal while he is in jail. Tony Simoes, Peter Powell, Ty Whatley, and Brian Landreth are seen throughout the production and do a great job in telling the dramatic story. There is also an appearance by a secret guest star. Zuber’s resume for directing goes back to her college days at Southern Nazarene University. This is her first

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time directing for the theatre and hopes to do more directing in the future. Play dates for “The Prisoner” are Friday and Saturday, March 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on March 25 and April 1. This is the second play to be presented in RCLT’s newly renovated theater in the Plains Park Shopping Center, 1717 N. Union. Ticket prices are only $10 for adults and $7 for students. Master Card, Visa, and Discover, are accepted at the door. Friday and Saturday reservations are highly recommended by calling 622-1982. For more information log on to RoswellLittleTheatre.com. THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The cast of Have a Heart in early rehearsals for the upcoming production.

Have a Heart

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor The Gateway Christian School drama department is excitedly preparing for the opening of its new production “Have a Heart, A journey through Oz to find ultimate friendship,” a twist on the original story of the Wizard of Oz. The story takes place if Dorothy had never came to Oz. The Tin Man is in search of a heart with his good friend the Scarecrow. Gary Pack came up with the concept and Jamie Barnes, Gateway teacher and director of the production, wrote the play. This is not the first, time Barnes has had the chance to be creative with a production, as she wrote last falls hit “The Bakery.” The students are very excited to be a part of this THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

production and telling a new story and making the characters their own. Difficulty facing the production is the short time span in creating the costumes sets and backdrop. During rehearsal the students did not skip a beat in full character, without costumes and performing as if it were opening night. The students expressed how much they loved how the play was beautifully written and the symbolism the characters and the story represents. Each student who auditioned was given a part that was relatable to him. A few students are playing polar opposites. “I’m playing Glenda the good witch, and in the past I played tough, sarcastic characters. I’ve never played a character that was so girly,” said Erin Meeks.

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Josh Hittle is playing the part of Mr. Smith in “Have a Heart.” “Drama has been a blast. I am more excited about this show than the last.” The students have just submitted the final ideas on costumes, and sets are being painted. With only a few short weeks left before they hit the stage, they are excited to show the school and public what they have been working on. “People will like that we are taking them to a familiar place but with a twist, and the students are taking in the characters and putting their own spin on it,” said Barnes. Have a Heart will have free shows on March 29 at 7 p.m. and April 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Gateway Chuch located at 1900 N. Sycamore. VISION MAGAZINE

Noah Vernau Record Staff Writer

Shamrock Wag-n-Walk

The Rio Pecos Kennel Club will hold its sixth annual Shamrock Wag-n-Walk, on Saturday, March 17, at Cahoon Park. The dog walk begins by the swimming pool at Fourth Street and Union Avenue, where participants can register for the event between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The dog walk will feature a variety of contests that encourage dog owners to dress up their four-legged companions in creative ways. Competitions include, Costume, Most Talented, Ugly Mug, Cutest, and Owner and Pet Look-alike. Dog-related prizes, such as treats and stuffed toys, will be awarded to each winner. “It’s great seeing how clever and inventive people are in making the costumes for the dogs and the fun they have,” said Sarah Brinegar, club treasurer. “It’s nice to see these dogs being treated so well, because there are a lot of dogs that aren’t treated well. Dogs are loving pets, they are loved and they give love.” Registration costs are $15 for each dog, and an additional $2 for subsequent dogs registered by the same owner. The event features 1and 2-mile courses, which begin at the Cahoon Park swimming pool and proceed west along Spring River Park Trail. Funds generated from the dog walk will go toward animal sciences scholarships for local residents. “We want to help anybody who is interested in going into the veterinarian profession,” Brinegar said. “It’s an important field and we want to assist anybody with that desire (to help animals).”

The club will also provide micro-chipping of dogs at the event for $30, a discounted price. “It’s a wonderful thing to do for your dog, because if they ever get lost, they can be identified immediately,” Brinegar said. “I recommend it for every dog, even the dog that rarely gets out.” The dog walk is co-sponsored by Roswell Parks and Recreation Department and Rio Pecos Kennel Club, which has been operating in the area for 55 years. “It’s an old club, and we have a lot of wonderful, active members,” Brinegar said. “We try to do a lot for the community, as far as the scholarships and the dog walks, and also to people looking for certain breeds. Or, especially, if they have a dog they can’t keep and want to place that dog in a loving home.” For more information about the dog walk, contact Sarah Brinegar at 623-9190, or Debbie Allen at 626-5338.

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UFOLOGY

What Makes for a

Classic UFO Case?

Many UFO reports come in every year. Sometimes sighting accounts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear terribly promising, as when a witness describes a lighting pattern typical of conventional aircraft. Once in a while, though, a sighting offers more intrigue than that. But what makes a UFO sighting especially interesting? Several things, though unfortunately we seldom get them all in a single event. For one thing,

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multiple witnesses are a plus. Not that we distrust individual observers, but the case is stronger when a number of independent sources report essentially the same experience. Sometimes witnesses may differ somewhat in their accounts, but we look for at least a broad consistency. It helps if a series of independent witnesses provide a timeline and a trajectory account; that is, a se-

quence of perceptions lined up plausibly in time, and a correlated sequence of places where an object was successively spotted. The more closely interlocked the time sequence is with the place sequence, the more convincing the overall picture is. Also one has to consider the nature of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sources. I once had a witness who claimed to see UFOs almost every night (a dubious claim, since there are longtime UFO investigators who have never themselves had a single sighting). I already felt this person was less than reliable even before he sent me a purported UFO photo that I determined (using computer image enhancement methods) to be a street light, complete with wattage markings on the bulb. By contrast, if one has pilots or police officers as witnesses, things may

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well be on surer footing. Another plus, of course, is photographic evidence. Photos can easily be faked nowadays, but they may always be genuine too. One astonishing case that combines all these desirable qualities occurred over southern Illinois during the early morning hours of January 5, 2000, when a police officer in Milstadt, near east St. Louis, reported seeing a large, anomalous airborne object with bright lights and a shape like an arrowhead. First, the fact that the report came from a policeman is significant. Police officers are trained to be good observers and to be serious in their work. Such a report is scarcely likely to be a hoax. (Other police personnel reported the object too, in nearby towns.) Since the police reports

were monitored and accurately recorded, it was possible to put together a precise timeline and a flight path that turned out to be highly correlated. The object was seen in successive places at successive times that made perfect sense. And one of the policemen involved snapped a photo of the craft. The image was not of very high quality, but at least it provided some tangible evidence. Interestingly, a computer animation company was engaged to study the witness accounts, producing not only an artistic reconstruction of the airborne object but also a group of simulations of its movements, overlaid on photo backgrounds of the actual sighting locations. Something truly strange was in the air. If only all our cases were this well documented!

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