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Tasia Ramage: The Gallery Featured Artist
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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Attack of the Moths!
Pictured is a White-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata).
Beth Roesler Biology Technician
Have you ever watched one of those horror movies in which people are being attacked by giant insects? That is what it felt like a month ago with thousands of moths fluttering around the area. They got into our homes, our cars, and flew around every light fixture they could find. The moths were more abundant this year due to last year’s mild winter and the on-going drought. For being such little flimsy insects, moths, like birds, can migrate hundreds of miles to obtain food. Thousands of moths travel and concentrate in areas with reliable flower nectar, usually in places full of water, like here in Roswell. This is why it felt THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
like we were under attack. The truth is these moths are more beneficial than they are harmful to the environment. The increased numbers of moths provide a boost to the diets of the local insectivores (insecteating animals). That, in turn, contributes to the flow of the ecosystem. Moths are an important part of the food chain and there are many predators (animals that feed on other animals) that chow down on them, including: other insects, spiders, toads, frogs, lizards, small mammals, and birds. They are high in protein, just like the meat we eat, but I wouldn’t suggest going out and eating a moth, unless you wanted to. So the next time you see the barn swallows feeding their young in a
doptera has a very cool life cycle. Moths (and butterflies too) start off as an egg attached to the underside of a leaf. The egg grows into a caterpillar, which is a worm-like stage that grows rapidly. The caterpillar eats the leaves of plants voraciously, sometimes killing the plant. Some plants produce special chemicals to prevent caterpillars and other insects from overeating the leaves. This process limits the damage to the plant, increasing its likelihood to reproduce. In order to prepare for the next stage, the caterpillar can shed its skin up to four times to make room for more growth. Imagine if that happened to you every time you grew an inch or two. Next, the caterpillar makes a cocoon in the pupa stage, stays in it for a while undergoing the magical transformation from a caterpillar to a moth
(called metamorphosis). Eventually, it emerges as a flying insect. Some of these adult moths visit flowers to eat the nectar while incidentally pollinating the flowers, which will allow the flowers to make seeds. In fact, some of our food crops depend on moths to pollinate them. As I write, a moth may be pollinating the plants in your garden, helping create that next crop of tomatoes or pecans. Although moths can seem annoying at times when gathering by the hundreds inside your home, they are actually harmless. They don’t bite, they are food for many animals, and they pollinate flowers. So the next time we have an invasion of moths, let’s welcome them for the important role they play in the ecosystems in your backyard and at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
nest near your house, you can tell your friends what they probably ate for breakfast: yummy moths. Moths have been around for at least 50 million years. That is a really long time, almost as old as my dad. They are part of a very diverse group called Lepidoptera, which is made up of more than 250,000 species that also includes butterflies. The group Lepi-
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Roswell author Dennis George has published his first book based on an incredible dream that he had one evening in 1995. George said, “I had this dream in 1995 of the whole book in one night, like a feature–length movie. It just played over and over in my head for a long time. I was general manager of a multistore operation, and I was busy. I just never felt that I could devote the time or attention that would turn it into a good book.” “I waited until I had the time, and last December it struck me that now is the time.” George began writing in his quiet home on the outskirts of Roswell, and finished writing in April. “The Ruby Chamber” is an inspirational and fictional tale of a boy whose life takes a drastic turn when he is given the sole responsibility of saving the universe. Not sure whether it is a dream or a reality, he must come to terms with who he is and with the power that now rests completely in his hands. “Readers will follow a boy led to the center of the
Rey Berrones Photo Author Dennis George with his book on his back deck in Roswell.
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Earth by an unseen force, discovering a majestic ruby chamber,” said George. “It is then that he learns the secrets of the universe and
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wonders if his path has been chosen for him or if he is able to decide the role he will play in life.” The story highlights local tribal life, but takes it into a science fiction realm to weave a story that has a positive message. “As I get older, I continue to reset my life goals and come up with new aspirations,” said George. “I have always wanted to write and publish a book and I’m elated to do that.” The book “The Ruby Chamber” by Dennis George is available from fastpencil.com or amazon.com. George will have a book signing at the Roswell Mall on July 28 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
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Shroud Exhibit and Museum The Turin Shroud interactive exhibit at White Sands Mall in Alamogordo offers a backlit, full-sized 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 4462113, or visit ShroudNM.com.
Music in the Park In order to keep the Ampitheater from being torn down, Almamogordolive.net will be hosting a monthly music fest every third Friday. This months music will be performed by the fantastic Burning Sunday, Mollyʼs Chamber “Lite”, and what would a party be without Digum Smak! Open mic is available for those whoʼd like to perform. Amazing prizes will be given away, and concessions will be available. Vendors will be set up by 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit alamogordolive.net.
had a brain” or “ding, dong, the witch is dead put a tune immediately into your head. Thatʼs an amazing accomplishment for Arlen and Harburg. The Aug 3, 4, 10 and 11 shows are at 7:30 p.m., and the Aug 5 show is at 2 p.m. General seating, all tickets $10. For more information, call 4372202 or visit flickingercenter.com.
The Unity Center
Saturday July 21
The Unity Center presents Betrayal with special guests City in the Sea, Rocky Loves Emily, Hidden By Ivory and Never Turn Back at the ENMU-Roswell Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8, and the doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/theunitycenter.
Alamogordo Metal Night Metalheads of Alamo, and everyone else come out to the Alamogordo Metal Night on Saturday at Dexterʼs Coffee located at 1211 Tenth St. #2A with Disengorged, Cruces Cult, and Burning Sunday. For more information, call 575-446-6161.
Tailgate Series - David Kurtz Band The Tailgate Series continues with the David Kurtz Band, a modern rock band that thrives on the unexpected. All Tailgate Series concerts take place at the upper parking lot of the NM
Museum of Space History. Your ticket lets you “pile everyone in your vehicle” and come to the shows. Tickets are $180 per space season pass (6 shows), $45 per space for weekly shows (as available), and $10 for individuals to walk up. For more information, call 437-2202 or visit flickingercenter.com.
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Summer Classic Movies Join us each Thursday evening at dusk in Heritage Walkway in downtown Artesia for free Summer Classic Movies. You bring your drink and a lawn chair, the popcorn and movie are on us! For more information and a complete list of movies, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 7464212.
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The Four Freshmen The Four Freshmen made their timeless mark with jazz and pop harmonies that spread through a complex range of five chords among four voices. And unlike most vocal groups, each of its four members played more than one instrument, which allowed the others to switch off to different roles and improvise – jazz style. The performance
starts at 8 p.m. with a pork tenderloin buffet before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $66 and 69. Preshow buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.
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Farmers Market will open the 2012 season on June 23 and will run through early to midOctober. It is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Eddy County Courthouse lawn in downtown Carlsbad. It features fresh produce, handmade crafts, entertainment, educational presenters, kidsʼ activities and more.
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Family Movie Night Family Movie Night, Friday nights in Cloudcroft. 8:30 p.m. in Zenith Park, behind the Chamber. bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a movie in the cool pines underneath the stars. Weather permitting.
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Aladdin The Youth Performing Arts Workshop presents Disneyʼs Aladdin at 1700 N. Grimes on July 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and July 22 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $10 and available by visiting communityplayersofhobbs.com. For more information, call 575-393-0676.
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Camp Mary White 85th anniversary celebration Planned events on July 21 include a ribbon cutting cere-
mony for the newly roofed lodge as well as other camp structures through a generous group of donors. The day will include tours, activity stations commemorating camp traditions throughout the decades, a silent auction and a camp reunion. Scrapbooks, photographs and a “time capsule” will be viewed during the festivities held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information about the Friends of Camp Mary White, visit groups.yahoo.com/group/cmwf riends, or contact them by email at email@example.com.
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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 wafbmuseum.org.
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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.
Friday July 27
Nosotros will be playing the Xcellent Music Series at the Anderson Museum on July 27 at 7 p.m. This is a free concert with Pecos Flavors Winery serving. For more information on Nosotros, to hear their music, or to find out their complete show schedule, visit nosotrosmusic.net.
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 www.wafbmuseum.org.
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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.
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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.
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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
Farmers and Gardeners Market The Farmersʼ and Gardenersʼ Market is from 9 a.m. - noon, at the Chaves County Courthouse Lawn. This family event features high quality fresh produce, flowers, and crafts that are produced by families in the Pecos and Hondo Valley. We also accept WIC coupons and Senior Citizen stamps. For more information, call Lester Peck at 627-2239.
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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 His-
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torical Society for Southeast New Mexico, this exhibit includes historic photographs, art, and artifacts from both organizations. For more information, call 624-6744.
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Convergence Celebrate the creative efforts of local students as Goddard and Roswell High Schools converge at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Convergence is a series of student-created contemporary art installations facilitated by local artist Nancy Fleming and Roswell Artist-in-Residence Corwin Levi of the artist team Radio Sebastian. This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Kerr Foundation, Inc, Pioneer Bank, RMAC Foundation, and the City of Roswell. The installation will be on display from May 19 - August 19.
June 22 - Aug. 5
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Exhibition: Brian Kluge Brian Klugeʼs sculptural work explores man-made objects and aspects of the human experience through the use of archetypal geometric forms that range from small objects to installations. He exhibits his work nationally, and concurrent to this exhibition at Roswell Museum and Art Center, his work will also be on display at Santa Fe Clay. He received an MFA degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and a BS degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Kluge was recently featured as an emerging artist in the May issue of Ceramics Monthly.
Friday July 29
The Letter Black is playing a free show at the MYFDC Community Center on July 29. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the show, call 347-5309. For more information on the band visit theletterblack.com.
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The Gallery: Featured Artist Tasia Ramage Tasia Ramage is a Roswell resident. She is a versatile, award winning artist whose work is included in many private and public collections across the United States. Tasiaʼs art includes works in figurative sculpture, tile murals and functional pottery, as well as paintings in oil, octopus ink and other mediums. She wants her work to invoke a sense of peace and harken to histrionic sentimentality. The show will be up for viewing the months of July and August. A reception will be held on Sunday, July 8 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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First Presbyterian Church KAPS Program - Missoula Childrenʼs Theater Camp The Missoula Childrenʼs Theater Camp is July 16 - 21, at First Presbyterian Church, located at 400 W. 3rd St. The Pied Piper, an original adaption of the classic childrenʼs tale. What would you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? Sara, an orphan girl, and the other Townspeople of
Hamelin Town turn to the Mayor of Hamelin and his Council when their town is threatened. They then call on the Pied Piper to save them from the troublesome creatures. The Mayorʼs son and daughter and the Cooks also join in the endeavor. Find out what happens when the town is unable to pay the Pied Piper and the children are led away from the town along with the rats. Registration has begun. Limited space available, your place will be guaranteed upon receipt of complete registration (including fee) First child - $80; Second child - $40; Third child Free. For more information, call 622-4910 or visit to roswellKaps.org.
Roswell Public Library Tween Craft - Duct Tape Creations Roswell Public Library - Tween Craft - Duct Tape Creations Thursday, July 19th, at 2:30pm, at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania This class is for all children ages 10, 11 and 12. For more information call: 622-7101
The Roswell Museum and Art Center International Summer Film Series - “Remembrance” The Roswell Museum and Art Center International Summer Film Series - “Remembrance” (Germany 2011). Thursday, July 12th, at 7pm, at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St. Fresh popcorn and a selection of beverages will be available. FREE and open to the public. Movie runs for 105 mins. For
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Nosotros Plays AMoCA
Do you like rock, Latin or jazz music? How about heavy metal, R&B, salsa or flamenco? If you are a fan of any of those genres, you owe it to yourself to check out New Mexico’s own Nosotros. While many bands might be called original, genre busting, and difficult to clas-
sify, Nosotros clearly earned all of those titles by exploring each individual band member’s musical background and reinterpeting it through a full Latin band. According to Dennis Jasso, Nosotros drummer, “All of us come from a background where Latin music isn’t our main influence or what we were brought up on.” Jasso’s roots are from rock drumming, and while he was primarily influenced by bands like Led Zepplin and Rush, it does not stop him from laying into a Latin
groove that is appropriate for the Nosotros sound. “I had a huge respect for the complexity of Latin rhythm, I wanted to show my appreciation of the music by learning the traditional rhythms, but being who I am, I didn’t want to be such a stickler to the rules. I feel like I hit the drums like a rock drummer. I feel the energy that I put into my playing is definitely the rock music,” Jasso said. As for the other influences of the band, Jasso continued, “Our bass player grew up on R&B. You can totally hear it, but for some reason,
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he makes it fit into a Latin groove. David Diaz was really into jazz, but because we were in Las Cruces, we were always in touch with the Latin music, and it is almost unexplainable how it all came about that we were all playing Latin music,” “For the heavy metal guys, the speed helped them cross over. For me, it was the groove and the feel of Latin, and the feeling that made you want to get up and dance. We have all found a way to bring our influences in to the Latin beat, and that is one of the unique things about Nosotros, because we are able to call ourselves a Latin band, but you can’t put a label on us past that. We’ve been called Latinrock, we’ve been called salsa, we’ve been called Latin-jazz, we’ve been called flamenco, but ultimately it is hard to put a label on it.” This makes the band a little more versatile than most because they end up with fans and gigs outside of the Latin music realm, like the Teluride Jazz Festival. According to Jasso, “We can squeeze into other genres, because although it is a jazz festival, somehow we end up fitting in with it.” However, it wasn’t always like this, and as many Nosotros fans can tell you, following the band is more like watching an evolution of sound while the members explore different genres and bring them back into the Latin world. Nosotros has been one of my favorite bands since they started in 1994, yet they are the only Latin band that has music that I feel speaks to
me. To understand that, let me go through the band’s history from the viewpoint of a fan. Back in the mid-90s I was in El Paso at a heavy metal concert featuring the aggresive music of Embalmed. It was at that show where someone told me that if I liked this sort of sound, that I should check out Nosotros. I was doubtful, but later on, I saw their self-produced cassette sitting next to the Embalmed EP at Hubbard’s music and decided to give it a listen. While normally I didn’t get into that sort of music because, by then, I was under the impression that Latin music consisted of accordians and tubas played by a house band at a wedding. The music of Nosotros was vastly different. At the time, Nosotros was a guitar trio playing flamenco music. However, this wasn’t what I, or any of my peers were used to, because while it was Latin music at its core, it had the sensibility and vocabulary of much of the heavy music that was well represented in the underground scene. Heavy metal gallops, time changes, shredding guitar licks and phrasing that I was used to hearing in thrash metal, but adapted and interpreted in a Latin style. The music reached out as if to say, “I understand what it is about metal music that connects with your emotions, and I’m going to give you more of it.” I wasn’t alone. Nosotros See NOSOTROS, Page 13
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On the subject of the follow–up album, Anthony said, “The second record is the same style of music as the first record that we did, but it is different because it is way more mature sounding, way more pulled together. “The first record was way more eclectic, and it was a wide variety of different types of rock. This is more pulled together, and more uniform. We know more of what we like to sound like, and what we like to play as musicians. And so, it is just a more pulled together sound. “Hundreds and hundreds of shows later, you grow up a little bit more, you go
through different things and life, and situations in life that grow you up more when you are playing all the shows and being in all the cities and places worldwide, and you are a different person than you were two - three years ago, and that comes through in the music.” The new CD will come out in early 2013, with singles being released in late 2012. If you want to see The Letter Black, they are playing a free show at the MYFDC Community Center on July 29. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the show, call 347-5309. To hear the new remix album, visit theletterblack.com.
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Since signing with the Christian rock label Tooth and Nail Records in 2009, The Letter Black has been very busy. They released their “Hanging On By A Thread” debut album in 2010, and have since released two EPs and their remix album came out on May 22 of this year. They also make time to play about 150 shows a year and share the stage with bands like Thousand Foot Krutch, Hawk Nelson, Skillet, Disciple, Red and Decyfer Down. This from a band that has just finished recording on their second
album. Lead singer Sarah Anthony said, “We actually just got done with recording in the beginning of June. We put the remix album at on May 22, and it is kind of a juggling act trying to promote the remix record while finishing up the last–minute details on the new record. A lot is going on, but you just take it one day at a time. We are very busy, but it’s fun.” All of the extra work involved in putting out the extra EPs and the remix album is in response to fan support. Anthony said, “The reason that we decided to do it, is because people had been dying to get new
music. We keep getting messages, ‘We want new music, we want new stuff.’ and we are working on it, we finished and recorded it. But to tide people over we remixed the album to give people something new to listen to, a new version of stuff. Something a little different, just to tide them over until we could get the new record out into their hands.” “The second record is already done, we just need it to be mastered, photos, singles, and release date,” said Anthony, so rather than take a break while all these things are happening, they put out a remix album and do some summer shows.
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Photographic Arts Society of Roswell Club Meeting The Photographic Arts Society of Roswell will hold its May meeting at the Roswell Adult Center at 6:30 p.m. in room 28 at the Roswell Adult Center, located at 807 N. Missouri. We will share and discuss photos from the last club safaris, and share and discuss photos from this monthʼs challenge “White Balance.” Time permitting, there will also be a show and tell session, so bring your photos, printed, on flash drive, or on disc. As always, free coffee. Interested in photography? Come join the PASR. For more information, call Cliff Powell at 626-2529.
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Birthday Party The 100th Birthday Party for the J. P. White House and Historical Museum, Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico is from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at 200 and 208 N. Lea. The museum building, the J.P. White house is 100 years old this year. Refreshments, door prizes, entertainment, demonstrations, and special tours of the museum.
Sienna Fleming, Playing Hookey Recent New Mexico School for the Arts graduate Sienna Fleming will exhibit work in Roswell before she prepares to head to college at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The Tinnie Mercantile exhibit, “Playing Hookey,” will be an eclectic mix of Flemingʼs past and current work, including photographs, ceramics, collages, and graphic works available as postcards and greeting cards. Tinnie Mercantile is located at
412 W. Second St. There will be an opening reception July 20 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Concert in the Park - Band DʼDos Band DʼDos plays the Concert in the Park. All concerts are from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Cahoon Park in front of the pool. Admission is free. The concession stand will be open.
Betrayal The Unity Center presents Betrayal with special guests City in the Sea, Rocky Loves Emily, Hidden By Ivory and Never Turn Back at the ENMURoswell Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8, and the doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/theunitycenter.
Bottomless Lakes State Park 22nd annual Sand Sculpture Contest Judging will begin at 1 p.m. by
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lifeguard staff at Lea Lake swimming area. Several prizes will be awarded to different age categories. Regular entrance fee. For more information, call 624-6058.
Galaxy 8 - Free Summer Kid Shows Galaxy 8 - FREE Summer Kid Shows - “Rio” (PG). Tuesday, July 17, at 9am, 11:20am, and 1:40pm at Galaxy 8, 4501 N. Main. For more information call 575-623-1010
Chippendales Chippendales: The Most Wanted Tour 2012 is at Tequilaʼs Nightclub located at 6514 Old Dexter Hwy. Show time is 9 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $18 at the door.
Nosotros Nosotros will be playing the Xcellent Music Series at the Anderson Museum on July 27
at 7 p.m. This is a free concert with Pecos Flavors Winery serving. For more information on Nosotros, to hear their music, or to find out their complete show schedule, visit nosotrosmusic.net.
Concert in the Park - Friend of God Friend of God plays the Concert in the Park. All concerts are from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Cahoon Park in front of the pool. Admission is free. The concession stand will be open.
Sons of Fathers Sons of Fathers play Pecos Flavors Winery at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call 627-6265.
Disfunktion at ClassicsFrozen Custard Disfunktion is playing live music at 7:30 p.m. at Classics Frozen Custard located at
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Have fun and learn about healthy habits at the same time. Learn how to play lacrosse, improve your jump rope skills, play disc golf and do the “Nosey Switch”. Make your own healthy snack and play fun games that teach you about healthy eating.
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July 27 - 28
The 3rd Annual Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial Bullriding Don GayĘźs Bull Riding Tour. Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial Bull Riding beginning at 7:30 p.m. on both nights at ENMS Fairgrounds. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Special Guest: Josh Barrentine, 2011 Don Gay Bull Riding Tour Champion and Bull #840 Captain America. Featuring Pro Tour FMX Freestyle Motorcross. For more information call Smiley Wooten 626-6253.
Community Health Fair The annual free Community Health Fair will be held on Saturday, July 28 at the Roswell Boys and Girls Club, 200 S. Garden from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free services offered will include blood sugar screening, cholesterol screening, height and weight checks, blood pressure checks, EKGĘźs, and body fat analysis. Individuals who want blood sugar screening are encouraged to have no food or drink after midnight on July 27 for best results. Physicians and registered nurses from the community will be available to answer questions and provide counseling services for those who attend. Numerous exhibitors will provide educational and resource information. There will be many free items for children, so plan to attend! Free immunizations for children 2 months to 18 years old will also be given by the Roswell Health Office. The fair is sponsored by Chaves County Health Planning Council, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, ENMU-Roswell, and New Mexico Department of Health. For more information, contact Jane Batson at ENMURoswell Division of Health, (575) 624-7233 or (575) 624-7235.
The Ruby Chamber book signing Dennis George will have a book signing at the Roswell Mall on July 28 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. featuring his new book, â€œThe Ruby Chamber.â€? THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
The Letter Black The Letter Black is playing a free show at the MYFDC Community Center on July 29. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the show, call 347-5309. For more information on the band visit theletterblack.com.
Galaxy 8 - Free Summer Kid Shows Galaxy 8 - FREE Summer Kid Shows - â€œZookeeperâ€? (PG). Tuesday, July 17, at 9 a.m., 11:20 a.m., and 1:40 p.m. at Galaxy 8, 4501 N. Main. For more information call 575-6231010
Concert in the Park - Danzar Danzar plays the Concert in the Park. All concerts are from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Cahoon Park in front of the pool. Admission is free. The concession stand will be open.
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29, 2012. The juried show will feature 120 artists from 12 different states and Israel. In all, 12 different mediums will be represented including glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, pastels-pen-pencil-ink, photography, pottery-porcelain, sculpture, watercolor and woodwork. Hours for the show will also be extended this year to better accommodate people who attend the races. Hours will be Friday, July 27, from noon â€“ 7 p.m., Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. â€“ 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. â€“ 5 p.m. For more information visit RuidosoNow.com/ArtFestival.
Sundays Under The Stars Watch movies and listen to live music on sunday evenings all summer long at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Outdoor Entertainment at 6 p.m. is the Aaron Lacombe Band. Cinema after sunset is Are We There Yet? For more information, call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com. If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 622-7710 ext. 309.
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quickly became a must-see act in Las Cruces, and ended up putting out two albums, “Palomo” and “Pico.” If you like heavy metal, I can’t recommend “Palomo” enough. It is, at its core, a great showcase of heavy metal chops in a Latin music format. Over the course of the early years of the band, they played lots of live shows and started evolving as a band. 1999 was a big turning point for the band. It was then that Nosotros guitarist Jeff Watkins passed away. “Around that time, or just before Jeff passed away, they added Felipe Ruibal. And I think that was the biggest change, because Nosotros started off as an instrumental guitar trio, and what Felipe brought to the group was vocals. And that was the beginning of the
new chapter of Nosotros,” said Jasso. “A little bit after the band lost Jeff, is when it started to go through changes. The first change was the addition of Shane Derk who is still with the band now. He took the place of Jeff, if that is even possible...” “...David Diaz started sitting with the band and jumping into more gigs with his saxaphone. He had a jazz trio called Quantum Jazz, and the bass player and myself were part of Quantum Jazz. As David started playing more and more with Nosotros, he became more and more part of the band, and started putting in his own influence. One of the things he talked the guys into was bringing myself and Justin, the bass player at the time, into Nosotros. That kind of brought Nosotros into a more full band with drums, bass, horns, guitars and vocals.” From the fans’ point of
view it was almost as if every new interaction of Nosotros had a new level of complexity and emotional connection with the listeners, and they would take these musical and emotional cues from the musical backgrounds of the new members of the band. So, while Diaz was playing Latin music with Nosotros, his emotional connection with his audience came from the world of jazz. Along with this came new phrasing, ideas and ultimately fresh and new music. Every time they added another layer of musical style, they got more fans. By 2001 they were selling out their shows and decided to relocate from Las Cruces to Albuquerque. They put out a self-titled album in 2004, and “Llena La Alma” in 2008. As if to continue the tradition, each of these albums has been musical growth for not only the band, but to those who have followed the band over the years. In April of 2009, Diaz
passed away. The music continues with what Jasso calls, “The Generations of Nosotros” on the new album “Ver El Sol.” “The opening track is unique in that David Diaz, who passed away a few years ago, wrote the opening track. We had done a very rough recording of it three or four years ago, and we were able to salvage his vocal track and his saxaphone track. We dropped it in with the three generations of singers. Nosotros has had three singers, and all three singers are on this opening track along with Dave’s saxaphone playing, and so it is somewhat of a tribute to the history of Nosotros. It is really great, and it is nice to hear Dave’s voice. And hear him with the new line-up. A couple of the guys that are in the band now have never played with Dave and didn’t really know him. So, it was great to hear what he would sound like with the present band,” said Jasso. For new fans, the newest
album is a complex collection of musical styles that make you want to dance and connects with your emotions. For fans that have followed them through the years, you can still hear the speed metal flourishes on the Cuban tres that give Nosotros the sound that feels like home. Jasso and the rest of the band are grateful to their fans and said, “It is amazing how many people have followed Nosotros for that long, and it is really great. It is that kind of support that has kept the band going for as long as it has.” Nosotros will be playing the Xcellent Music Series at the Anderson Museum on July 27 at 7 p.m. This is a free concert with Pecos Flavors Winery serving. They will also be playing the Teluride Jazz Festival on the first weekend of August. For more information on Nosotros, to hear their music, or to find out their complete show schedule, visit nosotrosmusic.net.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Rey Berrones Photo Tasia Ramage stands in front of her collection of work on display at The Gallery.
Tasia Ramage Gallery Featured Artist Julia Bergman Interim Editor
Tasia Ramage could paint before she could walk. As soon as the Colorado native could crawl, she began making art. “I was an only child until I was 12, so I drew to entertain myself,” Ramage says. She is the product of creative parents and would often attend art classes with her mother as a child. Her mother still recalls a picture Ramage drew when she was three. “We had gone to the zoo and seen the elephants. I had looked at their feet and they have those big toes. We were playing and I told her to draw me an elephant and she drew a picture of an elephant and then I took the pencil and I made his toes,” she said.
As a teenager, Ramage began experimenting with oils, and by the time she was a young adult she started working in clay. “I got bitten by the clay bug. I’m more of a painter, but once I touched the clay, I was hooked.” Though Ramage says she’s always identified herself as an artist, the practi-
cally life-long hobby was not always her career. She first worked as a nurse until her son was born. Now, her art has become an outlet for coping with the stresses of motherhood. Ramage’s work is on display at The Gallery, 107 E. Fifth St., until July 31. You’ll find her diverse collection of work, mostly
completed within the last three to five years, lining the back wall of The Gallery. The forty–plus– piece exhibit features still life oil paintings, glazed pottery, clay sculptures and a picture made from octopus ink. Prices range from $1.50 postcards to pieces costing upwards of $1,000. The collection is mainly made up of functional pottery, specfically square plates. Ramage says she feels limited by the throwing technique and prefers hand building when creating pottery. Though this is her first exhibit at the gallery, Ramage’s work has been featured at the Alto Lakes Country Club in addition to Farmington and Denver, Colo. Additionaly, she has completed several commissions during the past few years. While Ramage mainly works in oil painting and clay, she says she dabbles in everything. She particularly gravitates toward depicting horses and roses,
maybe because of her Colorado upbringing. Yet she is also attracted to the romantic beauty and over– the–top decorations of the gilded age. “Back then they were more gentile and our culture’s become so coarse and we’re not refined in any way. I like returning to that sensibility where things were more proper and pleasantries and that type of thing,” Ramage said. Ramage says she often garners inspiration from her son Kody, 4, and daughter Kaela, 6, who pose for her. A sculpture of her daughter is currently for sale at The Gallery. Her artistic muses and inspirations include John Singer Sargent, Dan Gerhartz and Crystal Boger. As for the reception of her art, Ramage says, “I just want people to enjoy viewing my work. I’m not in it for shock value. I like to make art that people would want to live with in their home, something that would make them feel happy.”
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Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian
This is the introduction of a four–part series about the major cattlemen and ranches of southeast New Mexico. The next three articles will feature Pecos Valley’s cattle king, John Chisum. Southeast New Mexico was host to dozens of talented and influential cattlemen during the latter days of the 19th century and well into the next. Many of the most famous ranches in the frontier West were located in our area of the state. Many were subsidiaries of huge ranches that spread from the Dakotas to Mexico, and from western Arizona through most of Texas. The CA Bar Ranch, the LFD Cattle Company, Lea Cattle Company, the Milne–Bush, the VV, Diamond A, FNC, the Turkey Track and the Jin-
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glebob are among the most prominent. Very special westerners who owned or managed ranches often made their names known in other trades or unusual circumstances. “Cap” Burton Mossman was the originator of the Arizona Rangers as well as being associated with the Turkey Track and the Diamond A ranches. His lovely old home in Roswell was recently renovated and is often pointed out to visitors. Charlie and John Slaughter of the Lazy S were prominent in the trades. John, a man of small stature, became the sheriff of Tombstone, Ariz., during some of its most violent days. It is said that in the performance of his duties, he killed more men than Billy the Kid. Martin V. Corn had John Chisum as a mentor and became a major developer of
Major Cattlemen and the Ranches of
Southeast New Mexico
the southeast Roswell area. His Macho outfit, farther north, had large herds of sheep and cattle as well as major agricultural fields. James Hinkle of the CA Bar and IE ranches, became a Roswell mayor and spent several terms in the territorial legislature, then became the first governor from southeast New Mexico. John Poe’s ranch, although not as large as the others, was known as a stock ranch, adding significantly to the growth of fine beef cattle. An early banker and entrepre-
neur, Roe was one of the three-man posse that ended the life of Billy the Kid. J.P. White, long associated with Littlefield’s LFD, became one of Roswell’s treasured citizens, even though he was severely injured and almost lost his life in a prairie fire. Later cattlemen include many noteworthy citizens: Anderson, Lusk, Boswell, Hendricks, McComb, so many that several are unmentioned here. Each had an interesting part in the development of the
Courtesy Photo Historical Society for SENM Cap Mossman in his later years southwest. Fortunately much of their intriguing lives has been record in journals, manuscripts and books, many available at the Historical Archives for Southeast New Mexico and our local library.
Canada openly admits to UFOs, so why can't we? On November 21, 1950, a Canadian radio engineer named Wilbert Smith wrote a top-secret memo to Canada's Deputy Minister of Transport for Air Services, urging the Canadian government to investigate the possibility of magnetic propulsion as a probable feature of UFOs, from which scientists and engineers might learn a great deal.
To gather support for this idea, Smith had already consulted with Dr. Robert Sarbacher, scientific adviser to the Research and Development Commission in the U.S. Department of Defense. Sarbacher told Smith that in the United States, UFOs were "classified two points higher even than the H-bomb" and that the whole subject was "the most highly classified sub-
ject in the U.S. government" at that time. He also intimated that UFO propulsion systems were already a subject of study in the U.S. by a small, elite group of scientists. (This had to involve back-engineering materials from such UFO retrievals as Roswell and Aztec. I discuss all this in more detail in my book UFO Secrecy and the Fall of J. Robert Oppenheimer.)
Armed with Sarbacher's If this document had originated in the United States, written by some American functionary and directed toward high officials in our government, it most likely would never have been declassified. But the government of Canada clearly had no qualms about making it public, even though the implications are enormous. The memo, and the Canadian government's implementation of it, could only imply that Canada not only openly recognized the reality of UFOs but had in fact engaged in activities designed to learn and benefit from the workings of those mysterious objects. The irony is that the Smith memo convinced the government of Canada to undertake this study of
propulsion systems probably peculiar to UFOs, in part because Smith's information source in Washington had confided to him that a scientific team in the U.S. was already doing the same thing, a team originally headed up by Dr. Vannevar Bush, who had been a dean at MIT and held leading posts in several crucial scientific groups in government, including the chairmanship of the Joint Research and Development Board, a precursor of the Atomic Energy Commission. So why is it that Canada's government can openly acknowledge a scientific and practical interest in UFOs while our own government seemingly cannot bring itself to do that, or at least to date never has? I'm only asking.
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