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‘Only In America’ filming for the History Channel at Winter Park Larry the Cable Guy will be at Winter Park filming his show, “Only in America” for the History Channel . Come tube and be on TV . 2-5 p .m . Winter Park, Ski Run Rd ., 575-336-7079, www .ruidosowinterpark .com . $9/$17/$20 .

December 13

Flying J Wranglers White Mountain Christmas Special

It’s Christmas time – cowboy style – with Ruidoso’s favorite performance troupe, the Flying J Wranglers at Spencer Theater . 108 Spencer Road, 7 p .m . 1-888-818-7872, www .spencertheater .com . $30 .

Tony Orlando’s Christmas Show

Hitting the national charts since the age of 16, Orlando brings us decades of classics like “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree .” Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p .m . (575) 464-7508, www .innofthemountaingods .com . $25 .

December 14

Ski Apache opens

The base is set and the new gondola polished . 575-4643600, www .skiapache .com .

December 15-16

A Garrison Christmas at Fort Stanton

Living history Christmas season re-enactment with drill musket and artillery firing, Christmas Tree raising, violin and guitar solos plus the Garrison Christmas dinner . Fort Stanton, just off Hwy 220 on Hwy 380 . fortstanton .org .

Bonito Lake recovery time in question

repair watershed issues, according to By Sue Hutchison their report dated June 30. “We could Reporter get the lake back in two years,” Millar said during the meeting. Johnny Bundick has lived on Ted Stallings of Aero Tech preBonito Road for 24 years, across from sented information about the capacity the Rio Bonito. He and his wife Shato spread hydromulch in affected areas ron, award winning artist and teacher, to encourage faster vegetation recovusually notice RVs as they drive in for ery. Hydromulching applies a slurry a summer of camping at Southfork, of water, wood fiber mulch, and often fishing at the lake and catching up with a tackifier to prevent soil erosion. The fellow campers. combo Stallings suggested contains 60 Not this past summer. percent wood, 40 percent paper and a The Bundicks fled their home in gum for adhesion. fear of fire and subsequent flooding, Aero Tech, based in Clovis, conand now live in the aftermath of both. tracts with land managers in the US Bundick was at a town meeting last Monday, led by Marty Millar, to listen Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and Buas alternatives were offered to restore The Rio Bonito and surrounding banks show the effects the lake area sooner than later. of both fire and flooding immediately after the Little Bear reau of Indian Affairs, among others. According to their website, they have Fire in August. Officials are now discussing exactly how Millar, until recently a Ruidoso long it could take for the area to recover from the disaster. logged thousands of hours providing restaurant manager, is the co-founder air defense against wildfires throughout of M3 Bio Tech, based in Ruidoso the US. With the addition of microbes from M3 newspaper. He said and attended with a bit of Downs. M3 Bio Tech uses microbes to “eat up Bio Tech, according to Millar, vegetation could anxiousness, unclear about the purpose. waste, recondition soil and manage contamibe accelerated. Millar stated the reason for the meeting was nation,” according to Millar’s literature. He “I don’t think they were interested in talkto gather entities together to derive a shorter invited area legislators and representatives of affected entities to attend, along with the public. recovery than what the Burned Area Emergency ing about the things I wanted to hear,” said Response (BAER) team predicted. BAER made Bundick. He wondered if Millar and Stallings David Warnack, Smokey Bear District Ranger, See BONITO LAKE, pg. A3 predictions of more than 20 years for nature to found out about the meeting through reading a

Arabela accident requires airlift

By Todd Fuqua Reporter A one-car rollover south of Arabela made for some tense moments on the winding, two-lane road Thursday afternoon. The driver of the pickup – still unidentified – was the only one in the vehicle at the time it lost control on a curve and left

the roadway. The truck was in such a shape that EMS personnel needed to extricate the driver, move the victim to an ambulance, and then transport that person two miles down the road to the only spot where a medical helicopter could land. Lincoln County Rescue Services have yet to identify the victim, who was taken to El Paso.

It snowed! It snowed!

December 15

Holiday Community Open House at the Hubbard Museum

Meander the artistic and historic rooms while visiting with Santa, listening to the Christmas choirs, and enjoy gifts and cheer courtesy of “Keep Ruidoso Beautiful .” 9 a .m . – 4:30 p .m . 575-378-4142, www .hubbardmuseum .org .

Cowboy Santa Parade in Capitan

Bringing the community together in this joyful time with Cowboy Santa and all nonmotorized entries – horses, wagons, cars, walkers, bikers plus music by Cindy Fogelsong and students . 12:30 p .m . Capitan Library for parade entry registration . 575-354-3035 .

Free movie ‘The Bishop’s Wife’

Free holiday movie at Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House, 2825 Sudderth Dr ., 6:30 p .m ., Free . 575-257-2273, www .sacredgroundscoffee .net .

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A Rancho Ruidoso resident works to clear off the driveway as wind knocks snow off the trees early Monday morning. A long-awaited winter storm blew through New Mexico, dropping between three to four inches of the white stuff in the Ruidoso area.

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A medical helicopter takes off from the site of a one-vehicle rollover near Arabela, Thursday. The flight was taking the driver of the vehicle – the only victim of the accident – to El Paso.

Legislators converge in Lincoln County By Sue Hutchison Reporter Several State legislators met at Ruidoso’s convention center last Tuesday to meet with local officials prior to Lincoln County Day in Santa Fe on Feb. 6. Although given an opportunity to deliver remarks, none who attended spoke at length from the podium. Rep. Nora Espinoza, Sen. Bill Burt, Sen. Phil Griego, Rep. Zach Cook and two senate-elect members – Cliff Pirtle and Ron Griggs of Roswell – attended along with

county commissioners and municipal leaders. Rutalee Todd-Jernigan offered greetings with Ruidoso Mayor Ray Alborn, welcoming the crowd. Todd-Jernigan invited Clayton Alred, President of ENMU-R and Chamber of Commerce member, to present Ruidoso’s four legislative priorities to gathered legislators. Alred listed fireworks control as the top priority. “The sale and distribution of fireworks should be a local issue,” he said, citing statistics which showed fireworks See LEGISLATORS, pg. A3

Larry’s coming to Ruidoso

Larry the Cable Guy stars in “Only in America!” highlighting adventures in unexpected places from coast to coast – including right here in Lincoln County. Larry will be filming his History Channel show and everyone is invited to be in the background at the Ruidoso Winter Park for a sliding good time today from 2-5 p.m. Other locations potentially included in the film segment are

Bears R Us in Ruidoso Downs, Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan and Old Lincoln County Courthouse and museum in Lincoln. This is not the first time Ruidoso Winter Park has been on a national cable television show. Bert the Conqueror on the Travel Channel filmed an episode in 2010 with Tubin’ Tommy, who created a jump that was worthy of being conquered.



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Blustery groundbreaking for LCMC’s newest building By Sue Hutchison Reporter “This county’s extremely progressive,” said Robert Garcia, vice president of regional operations for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Garcia, along with county and municipal officials, attended the breezy groundbreaking ceremony for the hospital’s new physician office building on Dec. 3. County commissioners Jackie Powell and Tom Battin, Ruidoso Mayor Ray Alborn, Gary Mitchell, chair of the Lincoln County Medical Center board of directors, Rifle Salas, Ruidoso councilman, and more than 30 community leaders gathered at the site of the future office building. When completed, the POB will house primary care, general surgery, lab, obstetrics and gynecology and internal medicine, among other services. Groundbreaking last Monday was the first step of a four-phase approach to improve services for county citizens. “The new rehab building is an example of the commitment we’ve made to Lincoln County,” Garcia said, explaining the partnership of Presbyterian and the county. The county owns LCMC and will also own the new office building. Presbyterian manages health care by a contract with the county. Garcia mentioned the 30-year history Presbyterian has with Lincoln County. “The new building will allow the community access to primary care,” he said, mentioning the efficient design of the proposed building. PHS is giving more than $2 million to the project for furniture, fixtures and equipment once the building is completed. Maury St. John, chaplain at LCMC, opened the proceeding with prayer, asking for God’s direction and protection for construction workers while the project is ongoing. With the unseasonably warm weather, con-

LCMC’s auxiliary contributed $200,000 to offset architectural fees, and the foundation gave $400,000 to help acquire the necessary properties for the POB to be built. Officially turning the ground were Al Santos, LCMC administrator, Alborn, Don Power, chair and CEO of Jaynes Companies (contractors), Powell, Bobby George of Dekker/ Perich/Sabatini architectural firm and Garcia. Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press With 19 exam rooms County and municipal leaders join builders at the groundbreaking for a future planned along with one physician’s office building being erected by the Lincoln County Medical Center. procedure room, the POB will centralize many asstruction may not be as delayed as previously anticipects of outpatient care, according to LCMC literature. All pated. 12-14 months is planned for construction, with clinics will maintain electronic health records of patients an estimated cost of $6.5 million for the 23,651 square making them accessible to patients who may need referfoot building. Powell congratulated the hospital, thanking the county ence when receiving health care elsewhere. “We are a community hospital,” Santos said. “Our for the mil levy support. “We’re looking forward to workfour-phase plan began in 2009 and we intend to complete ing on continued projects with the hospital,” she said the plan without any new taxes and with no disruption of while thanking the village of Ruidoso, the hospital auxservice.” iliary and foundation as well as residents and businesses. With mil levy funds of $4.5 million, no new taxes are anticipated to complete the building. Alborn added his support, mentioning LCMC’s contributions to the community. “We’re fortunate to have this economic engine,” he said. Supplying more than 200 jobs with wages, benefits and salaries, LCMC is one of the largest contributors to the village’s economy. “Let’s keep our health care local,” encouraged Alborn.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Prescribed burning Despite the recent snow, the USDA Forest Service has scheduled prescribed burning on projects around Ruidoso until Dec . 21 during favorable weather conditions . Projects include sites near Ski Run Road, Brady Canyon, Lower Eagle Creek and near the Agua Fria subdivision of Ruidoso Downs . For more information on these prescribed fires, call the district office at 257-4095 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a .m . to 4:30 p .m .

Open house The Hubbard Museum of the American West hosts a Holiday Community Open House this Saturday from 10 a .m . to 4 p .m . The Open House features free admission to the day’s activities, including visits from Santa, choirs, gift bags courtesy of New Mexico Clean & Beautiful, refreshments and hands-on activities for the young and young-at-heart . The museum’s gift shop’s annual holiday sale is also in full swing, with all inventory discounted at least 25 percent, with current or new museum members getting a 35 percent discount . The Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 26301 Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs .

Mrs . Claus, enjoy roasted marshmallows, hot dogs and more . The festivities begin at 4 p .m ., and Santa arrives at 5 p .m . For more information, call 575-682-2733 or 1-866-UPHIGH7

Bear raffle The Carrizozo Volunteer Fire Department will be raffling a bear carving during Santa’s Christmas visit to McDonald Park on Dec . 22 . Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 . Tickets can be purchased from any fire department members at the Lincoln County Assessor’s Office . The carving is two feet call and was donated by Grizzly’s Bear of Ruidoso . Retail value is $70 .

Poster contest The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce is already looking ahead to Mardis Gras, and invites artists to enter the poster contest for this year’s Mardis Gras in the Clouds celebration . This year’s celebration has the theme “How Sweet It Is,” and entries must be submitted to the chamber office at P .O . Box 1290, Cloudcroft, NM 88317 no later than Jan . 10 by 5 p .m . Entry size is 16x20, and the materials can be canvas or professional grade paper . The artwork

Toys for Tots It’s a holiday tradition in Ruidoso, and it’s continuing this year . The Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the U .S . Marine Corps, will once more ask for your donation of toys for needy children in Lincoln County . Last year, more than 1,000 children in Ruidoso and Lincoln County received toys through this program . For more information, call 8083267 or visit ruidoso-nm .toysfortots .org .

Cantata practice Practice for the Community Christmas Cantata in Carrizozo is every Tuesday at 7 p .m . at the Trinity United Methodist Church . This year’s cantata is entitled A Time For Joy, to be performed Dec . 16 at 3 p .m .

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should be signed by the artist and only one entry per artist will be accepted . American Legion Post 79 – Jerome D . Klein Post, meets on the third Saturday of each month at the American Legion building located at the southeast corner of Spring Road and Highway 70 at 9 a .m . For more information, or to join, call Vic Currier, Post Adjutant, at 802-5293 . The Arid Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 1216 Mechem at 7:30 a .m ., noon and 5:15 p .m . daily; Thursdays at 6:30 p .m . There is also a Monday 6:30 p .m . women’s open meeting . The Sunny Spirit Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday at noon and Friday at 5:30 p .m ., while the women’s group meets Wednesdays at noon in the parish hall of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount at 121 Mescalero Trail . For more information regarding AA meetings in Lincoln and Otero counties, call 430-9502 .

tan meets every Wednesday at 7 p .m . at the Senior Citizens Center, 115 Tiger Dr ., just one block off of Highway 48 . For more information, call Ted at 354-9031 . Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p .m . on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road . If you think an organization like Altrusa may be a good fit for your volunteer efforts, contact membership chair Barbara Dickinson at 336-7822 . The Federated Woman’s Club of Ruidoso, supporting community service organizations and providing scholarships, meets Mondays at 11 a .m . at 116 S . Evergreen Dr . For further information, call 2572309 .

Al Anon of Ruidoso – for family members of alcoholics – meet at 1216 Mechem Dr . Tuesdays at 6:30 p .m . and Saturdays at 10:30 a .m . Alcoholics Anonymous of Capi-

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BONITO LAKE, from pg . A1 were there primarily to promote their products. “I wanted to hear about how the lake water would be cleaned up from contamination, and if we can get the river running again,” he added. Bundick was also hoping to hear about the road and what reparations were being planned for the near future. The Bundicks evacuated for two weeks during the fire’s fury. They were also required to evacuate twice after flooding became an issue on the Rio Bonito. Finally, when he was asked to evacuate again, he stayed put. “I told them, ‘I’m not leaving’ when I found out the danger was small,” he said. Stephanie Bason, from the Upper Hondo Water and Soil Conservation District, spoke about the technology presented. Although she said wasn’t endorsing, she was impressed with the samples she was shown. She shared information that acequia owners downstream from the burn scar were still in the process of digging out culverts from residual sludge flow. “I think they have the best of intentions,” Warnack said. During the next two weeks, Warnack and forestry are analyzing progress on the more than 19,000 acres which were re-seeded post Little Bear Fire. Additionally, 11,000 acres were mulched. More than two months ago, Warnack reported seeing volunteer aspen saplings of more than 18 inches in height in higher elevations of the burn scar. “We’ll take the time to assess the effectiveness of our re-seeding and mulching projects. We already have the areas plotted where we’ll take samples,” he said. “Their plan may be a bit premature, but we applaud people who want to help out,”

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Johnny and Sharon Bundick.

said Warnack. Results of the upcoming analysis will be available soon. “The barley was successful, and we laid it down in good timing. There was a relatively gentle rain which followed the re-seeding,” he said and will find out within the next two weeks if their effort was as successful as he hopes. State Rep. Nora Espinosa, State Sen. Bill Burt and Zach Riley (representative for US Rep. Steve Pearce) were present, among other local and area legislators, to discuss funding for the recovery project as presented by Millar and Stallings. Available funding from Washington D.C. and at the state level was appropriated due to immediate declaration of disaster by Gov. Susana Martinez within days of the Little Bear’s damage. Millions more would need to be available for the plan Millar presented last Monday. Bundick hopes to see the Rio flowing again soon. “I’d like to see my water tap back, and our lake restored.”

LEGISLATORS, from pg . A1 as a significant source of wildfire. Alborn actively lobbied last year for local entities to have complete control of fireworks bans but was unsuccessful. Alborn said during the 2011 session representatives from fireworks manufacturers and distributors were very aggressive. The chamber hopes to revive the issue during the upcoming legislative session. Water was a close second, with Alred stating the chamber was in complete support of water conservation efforts both locally and statewide. Third on the chamber’s list, according to Alred was doubling tourism funding to $5 million, stating state tourism dollars are vital to Ruidoso’s future. He

added a fourth priorty in Spaceport America, a commercial enterprise that would need state law changes to progress. Senator Griego spoke from the floor, mentioning he’d traveled to Lincoln County 27 times during months prior to his election. “It’s 378 miles from my front door to Lincoln County,” he said, and pledged his continued support of local issues. Lincoln County Day in Santa Fe is an opportunity for business owners and citizens to represent the voice of the county. Specific issues affecting local commerce and business concerns are focused. Sponsorships for the event are available by contacting Becky Brooks of the chamber at 575-257-7395.




LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A plea for donations

Happy Holidays! The holiday season is here and it is once again time for the volunteers at Santa’s Helpers to prepare for Christmas. Last year, we were able to provide Christmas for approximately 1,000 children in Lincoln County. Each year, we accept applications for needy children and attempt to provide them a suit of warm clothing and some great toys. This year’s “Joy for Kids” Toy Run brought in a great number of toys and donations. We also will be working with “Toys for Tots” to help us with our toy inventory. In addition, each family receives a food box for a Christmas meal including a turkey. Each year we struggle to raise enough money, through donations, to be able to accomplish this task. We have been a

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non-profit organization for many years and Santa’s Helpers is very dear to our hearts. We are asking you to add Santa’s Helpers to your list of favorite charities. If you can see it in your heart, please consider a donation to Santa’s Helpers. This is truly a wonderful program and we do need your help. You may send your donation to Santa’s Helpers Inc., 931 State Highway 48, Alto, NM 88312, with the check made payable to Santa’s Helpers. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Stacey Miller, President Santa’s Helpers

Dismaying lawsuit

To the Editor: First let me begin with something posi-

Rules are made to be, well… I don’t manage my no idea where 30 feet from fuels very well. I admit it my exterior begins, but in this public forum and of I think my wood pile is my own free will. When more than 10 feet from my it comes right down to it, home. Whew, I thought. I don’t manage my backThen I read the requireyard, my forest feathered ment states 20. friends or fauna well either. I truly thought I was It became clear to me as I a model citizen. I was attended a village planning wrong. I almost cried commission meeting last when I read that my wood week. I’m a misdemeanor chips needed to be treated. waiting to be fined. Where does one take wood My crowns are too chips for treatment? Is Sue Hutchison close. My ornamentals are there a 12 step program? not pruned. And, (here’s the I realize if there’s big one) I feed the birds who frequent my a natural disaster which begins with the yard. The neighboring deer, foxes, racletter f, we’ve got the market cornered. coons and skunks clean up what the birds We’ve not had time between fires, floods choose to leave behind. I’m a regular felon. and freezes to recuperate. Those f disasters My front deck is surrounded by junikeep coming and we’re wiser after each per. My back deck is pinon proud. Never one. Kudos to the forestry working group, mind the fact that a couple of my trees are planning commission, our Smokey Bear way closer than 10 feet. I have one which rangers, and Lincoln County’s finest. Howdangles delightfully over the deck corner in ever no one can be responsible to check the such a way that Better Homes and Gardens more than 7000 homes in our county for might come calling with a photographer. compliance. We can’t afford it. And right behind them would be the forEven during the holiday season, all of estry police to cite my tree and me. us who call this mountain home need to As I sat and listened at the planning be safe. Formerly alive and now bakingcommission, I wondered if I had a guilty in-the-living-room Christmas trees can look plastered over my face. I asked for become fire starters, lights attached to a copy of the current ordinance in place, standing dead outside can lead to live requiring certain actions for homeowners flame. All sorts of issues exist at this point to be firewise and in compliance. When in the year which can lead to another one I received the document, I noticed there of those f’s. were three columns: requirements, recomI’ll try to start paying attention to my mendations and comments. I began to read place, you pay attention to yours. The the requirements column in dismay. I’m planning commission plans (it’s just what obviously in trouble. they do) on making recommendations to I don’t know my basal area density Ruidoso’s village council to simplify regubelow original square footage from my lations and make them understandable to minimum square footage per acre. And as people like me who haven’t a clue what my for the standing dead, well that one can basal area actually is. But because I don’t go in a dozen different directions. There want my home and half acre to become a are those who are interested in my roof, problem for yours, I’ll keep trying to be chimney, gutters, wood chip depth and firewise and safe. Work on thinning your planting wells. Frankly, I had no idea. I’m yard and keep your pine needles raked. a county homeowner, rather than living in From what Dick Cooke, director of forestry a municipality which may account for my said, a raked pile of pine needles is less ignorance, but I clearly vex forestry folks. a fire threat than if they’re strewn across I have gravel or rock around my home, your lot. a chimney which doesn’t have any contact I’ll try to manage my half acre as with trees, and juniper vegetation. Pine well. But I’m still going to feed the birds needles don’t congregate on my half acre because sometimes, rules are made to be, because I have only four pine trees and well, broken. they’re pretty young. I do create forest slash from time to time, and pile it on the Knowing robins and jays think she’s stellar, right of way for pick up. I have not meaSue Hutchison can be reached at suehusured 10 feet out from my house and have

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tive. It is great to see Warrior football and Warrior volleyball doing so well. Nothing but good can come from both of their accomplishments. These young men and women are learning that hard work, discipline and perseverance can pay off and as we all know, those kind of lessons learned though extracurricular activities carry right on into life. Unfortunately, another lesson we are learning this week is that there are always people in this world who will stop at nothing to push their own agendas and place a dark cloud over other’s accomplishments. I was confused and dismayed to read the article in the sports section of the Ruidoso Free Press regarding John Pacheco’s assertion that his wrestling coach contract was not renewed because he alleges he is being treated unfairly due to the fact he is a whistle blower. The article specifically states that he questioned coach Kief Johnson regarding a $4,000 football player meal from the Inn of the Mountain Gods that was allegedly paid for with athletic funds, and that Johnson responded, “This is none of your business.” Pacheco alleges that following this encounter, the school exercised their option to not renew his contract, giving him no apparent reason. My confusion in this matter is that there seems to be absolutely no truth whatsoever to what Pacheco is alleging. As a close relative of a player on the team, I am well aware that this meal was donated by the Inn of the Mountain Gods as a result of a player’s request to the Tribal Council. My understanding was that this gesture was offered due to the Warriors’ success in becoming our

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district champions. No money was required by the football program, or anyone else, for that matter. This is a fact. Anyone can go to the school and ask for a receipt or a PO copy and they will find that no money was ever paid to the Inn of the Mountain Gods for this meal. So this leads me to my next question: Why would a confrontation take place between Pacheco and Athletic Director/Coach Johnson for a $4,000 meal purchase that never existed? My humble opinion is that no such conversation has ever taken place, and his assertion is merely a case of sour grapes. In the very short time that Mr. Pacheco has been in the Ruidoso community, he seems to have made quite an unfavorable impression on folks. Anything I listed would be heresay and gossip, but I can tell you that he seems to be quite a fan of suing others, according to This current trend in our country seems to reward people for suing people for what others have worked hard for. One might even conclude that some people actually make a living out of it. I am not saying that this is necessarily the case with Mr. John Pacheco, but look him up and draw your own conclusions. Hopefully, this situation will serve as a lesson for our youth as well. When you Continued on next page

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Support Tourism Department’s request for funds By Rep. Steve Pearce

The time to invest in the Tourism Department is now. Tourism is critical to New Mexico’s economy… and the numbers are up. More than 32 million people traveled to our state last year – an almost 5 percent increase from the year before. Tourism generated $5.5 billion in visitor spending last year and $1.2 billion in taxes, $565 million of which are state and local taxes. These tax revenues effectively offset the tax burden for the average household by $747 a year. The New Mexico Tourism Department has launched a new ad campaign branded “New Mexico True” leveraging the state’s unique visitor experience as “an adventure steeped in culture.” Early indicators reveal that the campaign is breaking through. Website visits in targeted media markets in Texas, Colorado, and Arizona saw lifts ranging from 53 percent to almost 338 percent, with the average lift in the markets we launched the campaign being 130 percent. Tourism in New Mexico is experiencing positive momentum. New Mexico’s overnight trip visits increased by almost 6 percent from 2010 to 2011. Primary overnight visitation increased LETTERS from pg . A4 are on top, there will always be someone that wants to knock you down. Keep your chin up and just keep truckin’. If you don’t, these unscrupulous people will have won. Margo Chee (Don’t bother coming after me, Mr. Pacheco, I have nothing) Ruidoso

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by more than 12 percent (people who are making the state their primary destination, vs. just a pass through on their way to somewhere else). Visitors are bringing more new dollars to New Mexico. Spending per trip is up more than 9 percent from the previous year. Significant growth in the industry means more jobs for New Mexicans. 2,500 new jobs were created in the leisure and hospitality industry in the past year, making it one of only a handful of industries in New Mexico experiencing growth in these tough economic times. These are good jobs for New Mexicans. They are high growth potential jobs with career paths that lead to management positions and many lead to self-employment opportunities. They are jobs in which important skills are learned that can be leveraged in many different fields. It’s time to capitalize on this momentum by investing in “New Mexico True.” An additional investment of $2.5 million to go directly towards advertising will allow the Department to capitalize on the momentum. This investment will allow the department to expand its advertising presence in key fly markets such as Chicago and San Diego.

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Brilliance recognized at LCMC By Sue Hutchison Reporter The hospital has done it again. Awarded the “Brilliant Torch” award for each of the four quarters of 2011, Lincoln County Medical Center has been recognized for achieving the highest tier of three award levels from HealthInsight New Mexico. This is one in a string of awards during the past three years for accomplishing benchmark progress in patient care. “Beth and I are 100 percent people,” says Patsy Parker, RN, MSN, director of patient care. Parker and Beth Bates, RN, BSN, MSN, manager of quality assurance and performance improvement, interact frequently with staff and physicians to continually improve outcomes. “Our staff is fantastic and it’s a collaborative effort,” says Bates who works closely with physicians to ensure current protocols are understood. With medicine being a fluid and changing practice, order sets are reviewed regularly to present up-to-date methods for patient care. “This achievement is no small feat. Only a handful receives the Brilliant Torch and even fewer achieve it consistently, like LCMC,” said Anne Timmins, BChD, MPH, project manager for HealthInsight, New Mexico. “We’re delighted they’re taking part in quality reporting to improve hospital performance and patient care. It shows they’re dedicated to providing the right treatment every time for every patient.”

Hospitals across the country that are making significant improvements in the evidence-based practices supporting good patient care are awarded the Brilliant Torch award by achieving perfect rates for core measures. LCMC submitted quality measures to Hospital Compare, which contains information about the quality of care at more than 4,000 nationwide Medicare certified hospitals. Hospital Compare has an online site which gives viewers comparisons and ratings from area hospitals by simply entering a zip code or mileage. “We continually educate the staff to new measures identified for best patient care. There are changes that affect our core measures every six months which give us new things to teach,” says Bates. During medical committee meetings Bates says they evaluate order sets which determine protocol for admitting patients while committing to constantly improving patient outcomes. “With consistent order sets, we deliver a high level of care to keep current treatments in the forefront,” she said and mentioned she dialogs frequently with hospital physicians regarding changes. With new standards on the horizon with the upcoming Affordable Healthcare Act, Parker says they may affect the hospital from a financial aspect. “It will never affect our patient care. We have to make sure our quality of care stays high,” she says. Many staff members have been employed with the hospital for more than 20 years, says Parker. “We’re taking care of our family and friends. I think it’s what helps us get 100 percent ratings,” she says.

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Dancing the night away at the Cowboy Ball By Marianne Mohr

This year’s Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse Charity Christmas Dance was fun for all and a great way to meet up with other Lincoln County residents. Held in the grand ballroom of the Inn of the Mountain Gods, handsomely displayed items donated by local merchants were displayed for auction and raffle, while the infamous Texas Cowboys and Jody Nix provided music. Do cowboys and gals love to dance? Well, heck yeah! On the very first song, the floor was filled with two-steppin’, smartly-dressed couples, clearly enjoying a chance to get out on the town. Mixed with the dancers were many prominent members of the community, such as Deandra Belatche – Miss

Mescalero Apache – and the many Posse member event organizers. Jan Aldrich, Jim Browning and all the volunteers worked tirelessly to make this year’s ball a great success. The Sheriff’s Posse Christmas Dance annually raises funding for Lincoln County youth vocational scholarships. The Posse welcomes new members and meets every 1st Sunday of the month at 12729 Hwy 54 one mile south of downtown Carrizozo. To join or get information about the Posse’s charitable events, Jim can be reached at 575-354-0115.

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At far left, the Sheriff ’s Posse’s oldest member – and event organizer – Jim Browning with his “bride of 20 years,” Betty. At top left, Capitan Councilman Dennis Haskell and his wife Judy. Above, Deandra Balatche - Miss Mescalero Apache XXXIV 2012-2013.

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While this scam usually targets individuBy Fidel Gutierrez als, businesses can also fall prey. To protect Senior Vice President, Los Alamos National themselves, businesses should accept only easBank ily verifiable payment methods. In an age when many products sell in cyScams directed at businesses often exploit berspace and the buyer and seller never meet, new technology to commit classic crimes. creative crooks are finding new ways to deSome crooks use bogus checks they design fraud businesses – especially web-based busion a computer and print out at home. Others nesses and individuals selling items through steal checks from the mail – especially mail online platforms. left in unlocked mailboxes or even overstuffed One scheme involves counterfeit versions curbside mailboxes – and use them to make of a time-honored currency – the cashier’s purchases or get cash before the bank alerts the check. Fidel Gutierrez victim that her account is overdrawn. Scammers commit cashier’s check fraud Some thieves “wash” the checks, removing using an authentic-looking cashier’s check to the intended recipient’s name and substituting their own. Stobuy a product. The seller deposits the check and her account len checks can also become templates for new checks bearis charged for the amount when the check bounces back to ing the account holder’s account number and information. the bank as a fake. Even a deposit slip provides enough information for a Another version of this scam involves checks written scammer to use the routing number and account number to for more than the sales price. The “buyer” typically asks the seller to remit the excess funds via a wire transfer or Western divert money from the account holder’s account to an account of his making. Union, offering a superficially plausible reason for the overWhen phony checks are used at a business, both the payment. When the phony check bounces, the seller is liable actual account holder and the business are victims. For this for the entire amount.

reason, many merchants are rejecting checks from people they don’t know and accepting payment only by credit card, debit card or cash. Other common scams involve tampering with merchandise to obtain refunds or to get big-ticket items for smallticket prices. One ploy is to swap a price tag or bar code from an inexpensive commodity and place it on an expensive one, hoping an inattentive or distracted cashier doesn’t notice the switcheroo. Or the scammer can attempt to attach the big-ticket bar code to something she bought earlier and returned it to the store for a refund. Checkout clerks and returns department employees should be trained to compare bar code data against the item being returned or purchased. Crimes like this can devastate a business, especially a small one with limited resources. To riff off the cautionary adage, “seller beware.” Finance New Mexico is a public service initiative to assist individuals and businesses with obtaining skills and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to

Disabled Skiers Program awarded foundation grant on-going program of adaptive snow sports The Ski Apache Disabled Skiers recreation. In preparation SADSP, staff Program (SADSP) has been in operation since 1976, where anyone with a permanent needs on-going training especially in the physical or cognitive impairment is eligible area of bi-ski and mono-ski operations. Many soldiers returning from Afghanistan for their services. Lessons are one to one and Iraq are returning with limb amputaand tailored to the individual. The benefits tions and spinal/brain injuries. Individuals, of sports and recreation for those with diswho cannot stand, ski by sitting in a bucket abilities include physical well-being, social aspects, a sense of belonging to the commu- that sits on one ski or two. Individuals are able to ski independently or with assistance, nity, and increased health. The Community Foundation of Lincoln depending on their injury and skill level. By helping fund this program, the County (CFLC) supports and promotes community will be another step closer charitable giving in order to improve the quality of life within our communities. The CFLC board has chosen to make 3 awards in 2012 to Lincoln County nonprofit organizations. The CFLC recognizes the great service that SADSP provides to people with all types of disability and particularly encourage accommodating the many veterans that can benefit from the use of this service. The grant of $500 to SADSP will go towards instructor training in the newest adaptive equipment, technique and skills at all levels, the latest safety regulations and current best Courtesy photo practices. Eric Padilla, left, of the Community FounSADSP’s goal is to provide profesdation of Lincoln County awards a check sional instruction and recreation opportu- for $500 to the Ski Apache Disabled Skiers nities in a winter environment to disabled Program received by their Director, Shippen Salas. military individuals, through an event or

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Three new members join EcoServants EcoServants, a nonprofit in Ruidoso, New Mexico, has helped the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Village of Ruidoso with recreational trail building and restoration, improvements to local parks, provided educational programs and helped numerous young people in the community through work experience and scholarships. This year’s crew consists of three members. Recently a graduate of Ruidoso High School, Brian Blake is a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe who has lived in this area all his life. He is the youngest EcoRanger and joined to leave a lasting impact in his community. Streisand Webb, who was born and raised in Ruidoso, joined because she wants to be part of something positive and to possibly open up doors for a career. Nicholas Giusti, a second year AmeriCorps member, joined to continue serving the community through direct action. For

the next year as EcoRangers, they will work together to fulfill their mission as members of the community. From 2008-11 EcoServants has dedicated 53,279 service hours to Lincoln and Otero County projects and awarded $159,599 in scholarships. EcoRangers, a yearlong AmeriCorps community outreach program now in its second year, aims to continue the mission of directly engaging the community through service. Many new and ongoing projects include participation in White Mountain Search & Rescue and American Red Cross, developing youth education programs at Ruidoso Middle School, promoting responsible land ethic and invasive plant management, increasing Lincoln County recycling efforts, increasing Firewise education and awareness, volunteering with local community garden efforts, and increasing involvement and awareness in regards to community service in general.

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The adventure of Pat and Bucky Riding duo’s trek comes through Lincoln County

By Todd Fuqua Reporter A cross-country ride that began almost 20 years ago in Delaware is nearing its completion, and the pair that’s making the odyssey is spending the weekend in Lincoln county. Patrick Tyre, a native of Ocean View, Del., started his trip in 1993, with the initial goal of raising money for flood victims in the Midwest, but was caught short in Texas, twice. The second time he stalled out in Tomball, Texas in 1995, and this year he’s determined to make it to his original destination, Oceanside, Calif. He got through Texas last month and spent his first night in New Mexico in Artesia, from where he could see the Sacramento Mountains. A quick call back home to his friend Kelly Howard – a writer who is in the publishing stages of her story of Tyre’s first cross-country attempt – gleaned some information not just on the mountains, but also about Cloudriders on Horseback. This was a group was made up of Lincoln County riders, including Sage Leeyer. “We responded immediately,” Leeyer

said of her first contact with Tyre. “I was off Thursday through Saturday and had a trailer. I got up early Thursday morning and drove Pat to Lincoln and these mountains.” This marked the first time Tyre had set foot – or hoof, in the case of his horse, Bucky – in the southwest, and Tyre’s story has inspired more riders to join him in his stay in Lincoln County. “Michelle Streeter saw the link to Bucky’s Adventure, read his story and packed up her horse and trailer,” said Leeyer, referring to a Facebook blog chronicling this leg of Tyre’s treck. “She drove three hours just to meet and ride with Pat for the 10 days he’ll be spending in south central New Mexico.” Leeyer has been spending his time at Fort Stanton, where Leeyer has parked her trailer, and has been invited to ride in this Saturday’s Capitan Christmas Parade. “I’m making a sign for Bucky that says ‘California or Bust,’” Leeyer said.


Gregg R. Goldman

Gregg R. Goldman, age 45, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4 in Ruidoso from renal cell carcinoma. He is survived by his mother, Karen, daughter Devyn, father Richard (Lynda), sister Danielle, aunt Joan, and brother Lance (Cami) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chet and Leona Badgett. Gregg, a Sacramento, Calif. native, was born on Dec. 16, 1966 and lived in California, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico. Gregg was a 1985 graduate of Jesuit High School, attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and

had successful careers in the automotive and gaming industries. Gregg was an all-around athlete, animal lover, and music aficionado. At the time of his death, Gregg enjoyed handicapping horses. You’ve played your last game here, now it’s time to go play and sing with the angels. Go with God, until we see each other again. Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord your soul to keep. All my love, Mother. Condolences can be sent to P.O. Box 2785, Ruidoso, NM. 88355. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kelly Junge Kelly Junge passed away on Dec. 3, after battling hard against cancer. She passed peacefully in her Capitan home with her family. She was born on Feb. 9, 1959, in Fort Worth, Texas.

She was loved by many, and active in our community, especially within the Democratic Party, and will be deeply missed. A lifelong student, she never stopped learning, and never gave up her positive attitude and smile.

November 2012 births at LCMC 11/1: Janae Rose Marden, F, 7 lbs, 1.7 oz, 19 inches; Christlyn and David Marden, Mescalero. Kyron Deron LaPaz, M, 4 lbs, 6.7 oz, 18 inches; Bobbie Scott, Mescalero. 11/2: Bailey Jo Rey, F, 6 lbs, 1.1 oz, 19-1/2 inches; Kimberley and Joseph Rey, Capitan. 11/3: Kamila Michelle Mata, F, 5 lbs, 12.3 oz, 18-1/2 inches; Erica Mena, Hondo. 11/6: Blake Levi Blaine Reed, M, 7 lbs, 8.8 oz, 19 inches; Tysha and Jeffrey Reed, Alamogordo. 11/7: Jayla Marie Gee, F, 7 lbs, 13.9 oz, 19 inches; Abriana Herrera and Devon Gee, Ruidoso. 11/8: Riley Nikita Abbott Jackson, F, 5 lbs, 8.3 oz, 18-1/2 inches; Bambi Abbott and Jimmy W. Jackson, Ruidoso. Ezra Zakai Zen Morerod, M, 7 lbs, 15.3 oz, 19 inches; Kristi Aguilar and Nicholas Morerod, Carrizozo. 11/12: Ihan Gael Rodriguez de la Cruz, M, 5 lbs, 12.1 oz; 18 inchez; Aida de la Cruz Campos and Zeedxi Rodriguez Saavedra, Ruidoso Downs. 11/14: Gabriella Arlene Walls, F, 6 lbs, 2.6 oz, 18-1/2 inches; Heather and Jesse Walls, Ruidoso. Mason Rayder Slaten, M, 8 lbs, 2.9 oz, 20-1/2 inches; Shian L. Payne and Joshua B. Slaten, Ruidoso. 11/15: Misael Gonzalez Hernandez, M, 8 lbs, 1.0 oz, 18-1/2 inches; Rosa and Joel Gonzalez, Ruidoso. Darien David Talamantes Medina, M,

8 lbs, 8.9 oz, 21 inches; Diana Medina Martinez and David Talamantes Hernandez, Ruidoso Downs. 11/16: Santos Lucious Portillo, M, 7lbs, 0.1 oz, 18-3/4 inches; Kamaria and Issac Portillo, Alamogordo. Damian Issac Essary, M, 5lbs, 6.2 oz, 18-1/2 inches; Terry Antone and Robert Essary, Mescalero. 11/17: Matthew Paul Ray Samora, M, 5 lbs, 15.4 oz, 17 inches; Samantha R. Bush and Matthew Samora, Carrizozo. 11/18: Bryden Keith Dolan, M, 8 lbs, 5.3 oz, 22 inches; Robyn D. Coho and Brian R. Dolan, Mescalero. 11/19: Marcos Dominico Padilla, M, 7 lbs, 1.1 oz, 19 inches; Jenny M. VallejosPadilla and Jeremias Luis Padilla, Alamogordo. 11/21: Charlotte LuLena Rae Woolley, F, 7 lbs, 2.4 oz, 20-1/2 inches; Melena and Shane Woolley, Alto. 11/22: Patrick Joseph Ordorica, M, 6 lbs, 15.8 oz, 19”, Jacquelyn Anaya and David

Ordorica, Ruidoso. 11/23: Kalayla Andrea Lueras, F, 7 lbs, 6.5 oz, 19-1/2 inches; Kendra M. and Frederick D. Lueras, Jr., Tularosa. Maleeah Rae Prins, F, 8 lbs, 4 oz, 20 inches; Tasheena Prins, Tularosa. 11/25: Charles Dean Hugar Rice, M, 6 lbs, 14.8 oz, 19-1/2 inches; Robyn L. Hugar and Raleigh D. Rice, Mescalero. 11/27: Mikayla Irene Sida, F, 6 lbs, 7.1 oz, 17 inches; Kassandra M. Carrillo and David Sida, Tularosa. Kiara Lynn Robinson, F, 7 lbs, 5.8 oz, 19-1/2 inches; Carlyn Pablo, Ruidoso Downs. 11/28: William Britton Paul, M, 6 lbs, 2.5 oz, 20 inches; Grace Caroline and William Tyler Paul, Holloman AFB. Kaedin Raeann Fox, F, 6 lbs, 7.1 oz, 181/2 inches; Minerva D. Treas and Levin R. Fox, Mescalero. 11/29: Laura Ann Browning, F, 8 lbs, 13.9 oz, 21 inches; Carmen A. Webb and Cody B. Browning, Ruidoso.

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The Cancer Chronicles By Perry and Carrol Champion

According to Perry:

It has been several weeks since I last published Cancer Chronicles due to several factors but primarily due to the cancer, pain, and medicines leaving me with fewer lucid moments. I have trouble putting my thoughts in order. Hence, Carrol is helping me write and organize what I want to communicate. Here is a quick update since my last article: went to Coleman, Texas for our annual Thanksgiving White Tail deer hunt with my brother Greg and nephews Douglas Courtesy photo and Richmond and upon our return was admitted to Presbyterian Hos- Perry and Carrol Champion. pital in Albuquerque for blood clots this true. in my legs and Pulmonary Emboli resultCaring for Perry as best as I know how ing in a procedure to place a blood clot is my life for now. I cherish the moments filter in my lower vena cava; after 55 years when the “real Perry” is present with me of being single – got married to Carrol in and try to move past the moments when the eyes of God and family; and hosted my “pain filled and highly medicated Perry” own going-away Luau. says something hurtful to me. I try and What I have learned in an up close and stay in peace and harmony with the family personal way is that Cancer Sucks. It is a members who are miles from the day-tohorrific disease that affects not only the pa- day struggles and heartache. I cry for the tient but also those that love the patient and pain of Perry’s mother, father, and brother the community surrounding the patient. who, like many of us, are still trying to get Carrol and I were at Thriftway yesterday, their arms around what is happening to when a shopper quietly told us that she was their beloved son and brother. praying for me. We all try to hold onto hope that God I asked Carrol who the shopper was will choose to perform a miracle and save and when we bumped into her again at the Perry but with each passing day the reality checkout stand she told us her name. She of the cancer overtaking Perry’s mind and explained that we did not know her but body becomes greater. that she had read my articles. It has been so Perry and I have begun discussing if it touching to see how Cancer Chronicles has is time to bring Hospice into our lives and affected those in our community. home. The idea that we are at the end stagGranted, most people with terminal es of life and in need of Hospice is hard, as cancer do not have a public platform like we both would rather stay in denial of the I do. We hear comments from readers that need for Hospice a bit longer. But accordthe articles are helping them put a face on ing to Jennifer Chadwick with Ruidoso cancer and they like that I am frank about Home Healthcare and Hospice, it is better my feelings and not politically correct. to start sooner than later to allow us all to They often say that it gives them a very adjust and begin to develop trust. I have real perspective and helps them understand found even trying to work a few shifts at just a bit more about living with terminal my job extremely difficult. I am torn becancer. tween the need for a paycheck, the desire for a few hours of normality, and fear that According to Carrol Perry will need me while I am gone. As the primary caregiver for Perry, When asked how I am, the only word I I agree whole-heartedly with Perry that can come up to describe my current condi“Cancer Sucks.” tion is “Exhausted” – mentally, physically, I have known family members and and emotionally. Yet, I do not want to be friends who succumbed to cancer over the “Rested,” as that means that Perry has left years but have never been in the trenches me and I am not ready for that. Thus, the before. I could always go home and move dilemma of holding onto a loved one who on with my day-to-day life. No longer is is suffering and letting them go…

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Sports on the Radio

Dec. 13

Pro football Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 6 p .m .

Dec. 15

College basketball NMSU at UNM, 3:30 p .m .

Dec. 16

Pro football San Francisco at New England, 5:30 p .m .

Dec. 17

Pro football New York Jets at Tennessee, 6 p .m .

Sports Results

Dec. 4

Boys basketball Cloudcroft 46, Corona 26 Carrizozo 52, Vaughn 29 Girls basketball Corona 70, Cloudcroft 46 Carrizozo 66, Vaughn 33

Dec. 6

Boys basketball Hondo 76, Capitan 54 Steer Stampede at Magdalena Carrizozo 40, Hatch 31 Girls basketball Hondo 51, Capitan 27 Steer Stampede at Magdalena Hatch 50, Carrizozo 30

Dec. 7

Boys basketball Hot Springs 48, Ruidoso 47 Steer Stampede at Magdalena Magdalena 61, Carrizozo 29 Girls basketball Artesia JV 55, Mescalero 52 Steer Stampede at Magdalena Carrizozo 39, Bosque Prep 24

Dec. 8

Boys basketball Steer Stampede at Magdalena Evangel Christian 55, Carrizozo 43 Girls basketball West Las Vegas 68, Ruidoso 42 Steer Stampede at Magdalena Evangel Christian 45, Carrizozo 44 (OT)

Sports Upcoming

Dec. 10

Boys basketball Mescalero at Artesia JV, late

Dec. 11

Boys basketball Artesia at Ruidoso, 6:30 p .m . Corona at Carrizozo, 6:30 p .m . NMMI at Capitan, 7 p .m . Girls basketball Corona at Carrizozo, 4:30 p .m . Mescalero at Tularosa, 6:30 p .m .

Dec. 13

Boys basketball Sundevil Invitational at Albuquerque Ruidoso vs . Pojoaque, 5:15 p .m . Mountain Top Tournament at Cloudcroft Capitan vs . Animas, 2:30 p .m . Mescalero vs . Cloudcroft, 5 p .m . Lake Arthur Tournament Hondo vs . Artesia sophomores, 3:30 p .m . Corona vs . Lake Arthur, 6:30 p .m . Girls basketball City of Champions Tournament at Artesia Ruidoso vs . Artesia, 7 p .m . Mountain Top tournament at Cloudcroft Mescalero vs . Lordsburg, 1 p .m . Capitan vs . Cliff, 2:30 p .m . Lake Arthur Tournament Hondo vs . Loving, 2 p .m . Corona vs . Lake Arthur, 5 p .m .

Dec. 14

Boys basketball Mountain Top Tournament at Cloudcroft Capitan vs . Cliff, 2 p .m . Mescalero vs . Animas, 3:30 p .m . Ruidoso in Sundevil Invitational at Albuquerque, TBA Hondo, Corona at Lake Arthur Tournament, TBA Girls basketball Ruidoso in City of Champions Tournament at Artesia, TBA Hondo, Corona at Lake Arthur Tournament, TBA Mescalero, Capitan in Mountain Top Tournament at Cloudcroft, TBA Wrestling Ruidoso at Las Cruces Invite, TBA

Dec. 15

Boys basketball Ruidoso in Sundevil Invitational at Albuquerque, TBA Hondo, Corona at Lake Arthur Tournament, TBA Mescalero, Capitan in Mountain Top Tournament at Cloudcroft, TBA Girls basketball Ruidoso in City of Champions Tournament at Artesia, TBA Hondo, Corona at Lake Arthur Tournament, TBA Mescalero, Capitan in Mountain Top Tournament at Cloudcroft, TBA Wrestling Ruidoso at Las Cruces Invite, TBA



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Missed opportunities in Warrior loss By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Execution. That’s what was missing in Ruidoso’s effort against Hot Springs on Friday. Ruidoso couldn’t put together a cohesive offense against the Tigers, nor could they put in a number of shots in a 48-47 loss. “We missed some easy opportunities,” said Ruidoso coach Dennis Davis. “Our outside shots also weren’t falling, and I could see it start to weigh on the kids’ minds. They weren’t being successful like they were used to, and it kind of rattled them.” Hot Springs (2-2) had the lead the entire night except for a 13-all tie midway through the second quarter on a three-pointer by Ismail LaPaz, but the lead was constantly in jeopardy. The only time the Tigers had Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press a comfortable lead was at the half Ruidoso forward Luis Marquez, left, makes a runafter they had gone on a modning jump shot as Hot Springs’ Marc Jimenez (10) est 4-0 run to earn a seven-point and Omar Covarubias (obscured) attempt a block advantage. during Friday’s game at Ruidoso High School. “The first couple of games we played this year were difficult, caught and went out of bounds. because I was assessing talent and trying to What kept the Tigers from completely figure out what we needed to do to compete,” running away with the game was their inabilsaid Hot Springs coach Brad Bailey. “We’re ity to hold onto the ball. Hot Springs gave it now starting the gelling process, and we’re away 17 times, while Ruidoso had only six really happy with what we got tonight.” unforced turnovers. Ruidoso started finding its shooting touch That’s not to say Hot Springs wasn’t getin the third quarter and was able to outscore ting the ball. They had five steals on the night, the Tigers 21-15 in the period to get within but Ruidoso was still in the game until the end one, but in reality they should have had some“We didn’t turn the ball over much, but thing like a nine or 10-point lead. when you shoot that poorly and don’t do a The Warriors (2-2) had numerous chances good job of offensive rebounding, you won’t at easy buckets inside or on fast breaks, but be in good shape,” Davis said. “We rebounded the ball was either off or the pass was never better in the second half, that’s why we were

Tigers 48, Warriors 47 Hot Springs (2-2) Marc Jimenez 1 2-2 4, Gus Barron 2 1-5 5, James Lipps 0 0-0 0, Forest Bolen 0 0-0 0, Brandon Rael 0 0-0 0, Owen Harrison 1 0-0 2, Alex Romero 0 0-0 0, Quaid Muncy 0 2-4 2, KC Swaim 0 0-0 0, Dylan Clendenin 2 0-0 4, Adrian Bencomo 0 0-0 0, Nick Moreno 5 3-3 16, Omar Covarrubias 7 0-0 15, Darrin Welty 0 0-0 0 . Totals 18 8-14 48 . Ruidoso (2-2) Adam Ramos 2 1-1 6, Avery Carr 0 0-0 0, Jordan Padilla 1 0-0 3, Rylen Vega 0 0-0 0, Danny Portillo 0 0-0 0, Joe Marquez 3 0-4 6, Isaac Gilliland 1 0-1 2, Ismail LaPaz 5 2-2 14, Devon Carr 0 0-0 0, Justin Platta 0 0-0 0, Blaine Maldonado 0 0-4 0, Keenan Kane 0 0-0 0 . Totals 19 5-16 47 . Hot Springs 11 15 15 7 – 48 Ruidoso 10 9 21 7 – 47 Three-point goals – HS 4 (Moreno 3, Covarrubias), Rui 4 (LaPaz 2, Ramos, Padilla) . Fouled out – None . Rebounds – HS 29 (Covarrubias 9), Rui 35 (JMarquez 7) . Steals – HS 5 (Harrison 2), Rui 2 (LaPaz, Maldonado) . Blocks – HS 2 (Covarrubias 2), Rui 1 (JMarquez) . Total fouls – HS 16, Rui 18 . Turnovers HS 17, Rui 6 .

able to come back a little bit. But we missed a lot of opportunities.” “We have to take better care of the basketball, that’s for sure,” Bailey said of his team’s effort. “We’re working on that every day, but what made up for that was our hustle. We played good defense.” The fourth quarter featured only 14 points by both teams, and Ruidoso had a shot at the lead near the very end. The Tigers had a 48-45 lead with 2:38 left when a jumper by Luis Marquez with 1:35 left in the game put his team a point back. After that, Hot Springs played keepaway with the ball, forcing the Warriors to foul to stop the clock. That put the Tigers at the line, but both times they were unable to convert the front end of a one-and-one, and Ruidoso got the ball back each time. But the Warriors were unable to put the see MISSED pg. B3

Ruidoso girls run over by Lady Dons Lady Dons 68, Lady Warriors 42 West Las Vegas (4-0) Briana Hidalgo 5 5-8 15, Deanna Bustos 3 1-3 8, Celeste Trujillo 3 2-2 8, Louanna Valencia 0 0-0 0, Franny Gonzales 1 0-0 2, Jayme Quintana 5 0-0 10, Desi Gonzales 0 0-0 0, Jaylen Gutierrez 3 2-4 9, Heather Ulibarri 0 0-0 0, Joedy Quintana 1 0-0 2, Michelle Tapia 7 0-0 14, Maya Roybal 0 0-0 0, Shania Gallegos 0 0-0 0 . Totals 28 10-17 68 . Ruidoso (1-2) Alexa Davis 1 2-2 4, Chloe Whipple 2 0-0 4, Jules Apachito 0 0-0 0, Daniela Puente 0 0-0 0, Madigan Gonzales 5 0-0 10, Felicia Polaco 3 0-0 7, Lyndsey Saenz 0 1-2 1, TyLynn Smith 2 0-4 4, Daisey Cuevas 4 0-0 8, Kayla Belin 0 0-0 0, Darian Magooshboy 2 0-0 4 . Totals 19 3-8 42 . West Las V 25 11 19 13 – 68 Ruidoso 15 11 2 14 – 42 Three-point goals – WLV 2 (Bustos, Gutierrez), Rui 1 (Polaco) . Fouled out – None . Total fouls – WLV 14, Rui 13 .

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Basketball is a team sport, but the Ruidoso Lady Warriors didn’t play like much of a team Saturday against West Las Vegas. Coach Dean Hood would be the first to tell you the team dynamic wasn’t there for his squad in a 68-42 loss. “This was definitely a beating, I would say that,” Hood said. “We have to focus more as a team and work more cohesively after this game.” West Las Vegas (4-0) wasted no time pulling out in front, as Lady Don Jayme Quintana took the tip off and

drove right to the basket for the first score just two seconds in. Less than a minute later, WLV had a 7-0 lead and never looked back. Ruidoso (1-2) couldn’t get an offense going against West Las Vegas’ press, although the Lady Warriors did get fairly close with just over two minutes left in the first quarter on a layup by Daisey Cuevas. That shot put the Lady Warriors behind by just six points, but they would get no closer. While the press put on by the Lady Dons was certainly a factor, Hood said that was only part of his team’s problems on Saturday.

“We got a little worried about them, when we knew they were going to press,” Hood said. “But that’s not what really got us. Shots weren’t falling and passes weren’t getting made.” Cuevas had eight points to lead the Lady Warriors. West Las Vegas had three players in double figures, led by Briana Hidalgo’s 15 points, Michelle Tapia with 14 and Jayme Quintana with 10 points. Ruidoso now has three days to prepare for the alwayschallenging City of Champions Tournament at Artesia, and they open up the three-day see GIRLS pg. B3

Semi-new coach nowBecause leads wrestlers the Warriors were still short By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor

The man now leading the Ruidoso wrestling team isn’t exactly a new face. David Shriver has been named the official head coach for the Warriors, returning to a position he had two years ago. He was placed at the helm just before the team appeared in their first tournament at Santa Teresa over the weekend. “It was a great tournament for us, I couldn’t be more proud of the kids,” Shriver said. “It was a great start to the season, and they did what they needed to do.” The tournament was a round-robin affair, with Ruidoso taking on Fabens, East Lake and Eldorado, all of Texas.

on wrestlers – there are still a few football players that need to get into wrestling shape – they were in a category with other squads missing athletes at various weight classes. As a result, teams with duplicates in weight classes farmed out their athletes to other squads, and these hybrid teams wrestled in a dual format. A tournament run this way doesn’t lend itself to team totals, but that wasn’t the point. The point of this tournament was to get the individual wrestlers as many matches as they can get. “In that sense, it worked very well,” Shriver said. see WRESTLERS pg. B3

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Confident Lady Eagles win opener By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor HONDO – The Hondo girls showed a lot of confidence and skill in their first game of the season Thursday, outscoring Capitan 17-5 in the second quarter to take a big lead they wouldn’t lose in a 5127 victory. “I was proud of Selena Chavez the girls,” said Hondo coach Brad Holland. “I was pleased after coming out timid and playing on their heels last year. This time we got after it and were a lot harder from the start.” The game was a close one through the first quarter, with Hondo never leading by more than four points and the teams tied twice. The Lady Tigers (01) used a steady offense and got contributions from Kymbra Espinosa, Lacy Rice and Teyna Montoya to make things close. But then Hondo (1-0) started to find its groove, as center Selena Chavez took over inside, scoring eight of her game-high 20 points in the second quarter to help propel the Lady Eagles to a 25-11 lead at the break. “I think this game was good for our confidence, we’ve taken our lumps from them,” Holland said. “It’s a good start. We’re young, but Selena really holds us together.” From then on, Hondo merely had to maintain the lead. Things dipped a little when Chavez fouled out in the fourth quarter and the Lady Tigers mounted a mini comeback, but the lead was too great. Chavez was also strong on the boards with 13 rebounds for the Lady Eagles, and contributed a block. Lauren Gomez scored 13 points for Lady Eagles 51, Lady Tigers 27 Capitan (0-1) Hondo. Jayda Silva 0 0-0 0, Teyna Montoya Espinosa 3 0-2 6, Regan Pruett 0 0-0 0, Torri was the only Trapp 0 2-5 2, Bryanna Parker 1 0-1 3, Lady Tiger Jaquelle Gutierrez 0 0-0 0, Kymbra Espinosa 6 1-2 13, Mary Swanson 0 1-7 in double fig1, Lacey Rice 1 0-0 2, Kalyn Hazen 0 ures with 13 0-0 0 . Totals 11 4-17 27 . points, while Hondo (1-0) Mary SwanYvette Medina 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Gomez 1 0-0 2, Lauren Gomez 6 0-0 13, Monson cleaned tana Prudencio 3 0-0 7, Bobbi Chavez up the boards 0 0-0 0, Savannah Herrera 0 0-0 0, with 14 reShania Gutierrez 0 0-0 0, Selene Mebounds. dina 1 0-0 2, Destiny Lackey 0 0-0 0, Selena Chavez 8 4-6 20, Valeria Lerma Hondo’s 2 0-1 5, Josephine Prins 1 0-1 2 Totals next appear22 4-8 51 . ance is at next Capitan 6 5 6 10 – 27 weekend’s Hondo 8 17 10 16 – 51 Three-point goals – Hon 3 (Lerma, Lake Arthur Prudencio, LGomez) . Fouled out Tournament, a – Hon (SChavez, Prins) . Rebounds tourney which – Cap 46 (Swanson 14), Hon 46 will feature (SChavez 13) . Steals – Cap 7 (Espinosa 3), Hon 10 (Lerma 3) . Blocks – Hon District 3B 2 (AGomez, SChavez) . Total fouls – opponents Cap 11, Hon 17 . Turnovers – Cap 24, Lake Arthur Hon 17 . and Corona.

December 11, 2012

Speed trumps size in Hondo win By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor HONDO – Last season, every time the Hondo and Capitan boys hooked up on the basketball court, it was a barn-burner. That’s certainly how Thursday’s season-opener between the teams started, with Capitan using its size inside to counter the Eagles’ speed and outside shooting and make for a three-point difference at the break. But then Hondo made the adjustment to put pressure on the Tiger guards and deny the pass inside, and their shooting stayed hot. The Eagles were able to pull away for a 76-53 victory. Capitan (0-1) started playing to their strength, getting the ball in to 6-foot8 center Jake Lamay, whose moves belied his size and enabled him to score a game-high 23 points on the night. Lamay also led the Tigers with 11 rebounds and had three blocks, making things difficult on the smaller Eagles. But Hondo (1-0) has the speed and shooting ability to counter that kind of a size advantage, and coach Brad Holland said things really started to turn around when his team started putting a lot of pressure on Capitan’s guards. “Early on, we were sitting there and letting the guards make easy passes inside to Jake,” Holland said. “We were in front and behind him, but we could put three guys on him and he’s going to get the ball if we let the guards stand up there with no ball pressure at all.” While the Tigers found it hard to find Lamay inside after halftime, they weren’t without options. It’s just that Hondo’s quickness and better shooting was too much to overcome. “We made an adjustment too, to where the guards didn’t have to get in that situation,” said Capitan coach Ben Sanchez. “There just wasn’t discipline. In the second half, it got into

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Capitan center Jake Lamay (33) is triple teamed by the Hondo Eagles during Thursday’s season opener at Hondo. their heads and we let them (the Eagles) play their own game. “We’ll have to come into practice and instill some more discipline,” he added. “I’m real confident with how big and quick we are. We’ve got everything a basketball team would want.” Tory Padilla was the only other Tiger in double figures besides Lamay with 13 points, while the Eagles had four men scoring in double digits – Billy Candelaria with 21 points, Beto Nores with 17, Jordan Brady 14 and Adrian Vazquez with 10. All four did their damage with the outside shot. Along with Andrew Padilla, the Eagles combined for 11 three-point goals. They also stole the ball quite a bit, taking the rock away eight times while turning the ball over only seven. “We blocked out a lot better than we had in the

Eagles 76, Tigers 54 Capitan (0-1) Cory Everett 0 0-0 0, Tory Padilla 3 6-8 13, Ruben Mendoza 0 0-0 0, Jacob Griego 0 0-0 0, Thomas Fields 1 0-0 2, Kaleb Clekler 4 1-2 5, Bobby Hughes 0 0-0 0, Tracker Bowen 1 0-0 3, Wyatt Berryhill 4 0-0 8, Dreamer Whipple 0 0-0 0, Jake Lamay 10 3-3 23 . Totals 23 10-13 54 . Hondo (1-0) Jordan Brady 5 1-2 14, Edwin Prudencio 0 0-0 0, Adrian Vazquez 4 1-2 10, Tobias Herrera 2 1-2 5, Antonio Vazquez 0 0-0 0, Irving Gomez 0 0-0 0, Beto Nores 6 2-2 17, Andrew Padilla 1 2-4 5, Juan Chacon 0 0-0 0, James Chavez 1 0-0 2, Billy Candelaria 9 0-0 21, Bryce Polido 1 0-0 2, Lalo Lerma 0 0-0 0 . Totals 29 7-12 76 . Capitan 13 22 8 11 – 54 Hondo 19 19 15 25 – 76 Three-point goals – Cap 2 (Padilla, Bowen), Hon 11 (Candelaria, Brady, Nores 3, AVazquez, Padilla) . Fouled out – None . Rebounds – Cap 40 (Lamay 11), Hon 21 (Nores, Chacon 6) . Steals – Cap 5 (Bowen 3), Hon 8 (Nores 3) . Blocks – Cap 4 (Lamay 3) . Total fouls – Cap 13, Hon 15 . Turnovers – Cap 20, Hon 7 .

past, and as little as we are, we have to do that,” Holland said. “We also handled the ball well. We’ve got a lot of guards, and most of the time anyone of our five can bring it up. That also presents some problems for some people.” “Defense and sharing the ball on offense,

that made the difference,” Vazquez said. “We pressured them a lot. Also, last year we didn’t shoot as good as we did today. We all practiced and played all summer long.”

Enjoy the Cree Experience

Corona boys cold against Bears By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Corona’s boys are hard up as soon as they take the court this year, what with only five boys on the roster and very little varsity experience among that number. The lack of numbers almost bit them in their only win to date this year, a victory over Mosquero in the Vaughn tournament, and it thankfully didn’t rear its head during the Cardinals’ 46-26 loss to Cloudcroft on Tuesday. What did hurt Corona was a lack of consistency. “We were a little cold, colder than we wanted to be playing at home,” said Co-

rona coach Ronnie Dunsworth. The Bears worked hard to neutralize Ethan Johnson, holding him to just four points after being the leading Cardinal scorer in three games at the Vaughn tournament. In his stead, Brandon Huey and Cutler Cox had eight points each to lead Corona (1-3). Next up is a Lincoln-County showdown with Carrizozo on Dec. 11, a game that Dunsworth knows will be a difficult one. “I just want the kids to step up, play and keep competing hard,” Dunsworth said. “We also want to control our free throw shooting.”

The LOBO report

Lobos grind out win over Valparaiso

By Richard Stevens Senior Writer/ OK, you can use the word “sloppy” in this 65-52 Lobo win. But don’t aim that word at Lobos. That label is slapped on the Valparaiso Crusaders, who had 23 turnovers - 13 more than the undefeated New Mexico Lobos. It was a killer stat. “We thought we could turn them over,” said Lobo Coach Steve Alford. “That’s 23 possessions that are empty. You do that against us at home and that makes it difficult.” The Lobos were more or less “workmanship” in a game that did become sort of a grinder for the Lobos. The win will carry UNM into finals week and also will carry them undefeated into a full week of preparation for the New Mexico State Aggies.

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December 11, 2012

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By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor By Todd Fuqua todd@ruidosofreeSports Editor Corona girls So you’ve successfully debasketball coach fended your title belt for a fourth Nickey Huey time, what’s next? knows if his team For WBA Light Middleweight wants another champion – and Las Cruces nashot at the Class B tive – Austin Trout, the answer is state title this year, pretty simple, keep on fighting. they’ll need to face Actually, it’s not particularly the best teams they that easy. They can probably find can in the regular fights fairly easily since Trout’s season. most recent defense – a 12-round The Lady Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press unanimous decision over Miguel Cardinals’ latest Fighter Austin Trout, center, looks through a scrapbook of his Cotto on Dec. 1 at New York opponent on Dec. title-winning fight during a break in training last month at the City’s Madison Square Garden 4 was Class 1A First Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs. The defending WBA Light – but the fights they really want Photo by Michelle Huey Cloudcroft. While Middleweight champion is now considering who to face next in could be difficult to come by. Corona’s Corey Egan, left, drives the the Lady Bears “Floyd Mayweather would be the ring. baseline on Cloudcroft defender Whitney proved tough in the a great fight to get,” Trout said. Richardson, Tuesday, at Corona. actually gave him a C+. “I wanted to show that I could get first half and had a “But anyone that’s a top oppo“He followed the game inside and brawl like that.” three-point lead at nent, that’s what we’re looking said. “We were able to go with plan about 60 percent. If he had Regardless of who Trout the break, Corona’s press eventutoward.” any combination we wanted and followed it 100 percent, there’s fights next, he’ll be coming back ally wore Cloudcroft down in a Mayweather – despite not still did fine.” no doubt in my mind we could to Ruidoso Downs to train. 70-46 decision. holding a belt in the division – is Corona’s depth came in have stopped Cotto in the eighth “I didn’t think that high “They do have a good still considered the premiere light round,” Burke said. “All that handy Tuesday, as leading altitude training would make that ball club, and even though we middleweight boxer in the world, grappling and mixing it up with much of a difference, because forward Shelly Gensler was still pressed them and had them down and a bout against him would not him, I didn’t want, but he wanted it was so long between our last hampered by a bruised rib she by a lot after the first quarter, only raise Trout’s profile even to get in there and show that training and the fight,” Burke suffered last week and ended they were able to battle back,” further, it could also bring him a he wasn’t going to get pushed said. “But he wasn’t even breathup fouling out. The Lady Carsaid Corona coach Nickey Huey. dinals were also short Haleigh pretty significant payday in a bout around.” ing hard in between rounds. If he “I told the girls at half that they between unbeaten fighters. “I was drawn in a bit, but one realized how good of shape he Erramoupse, who is nursing an Another top bout would be thing I wanted to do was show was in, he might have picked it up were doing everything well, but injured foot. Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez, the we had to keep the pressure on that I could bang too,” Trout said. more and put him away earlier.” Kelly Gensler was the top current WBC title holder. them.” Corona player with 21 points, The ultimate goal, of Pressure is while Allysanne Huey had 15, course, would be to unify exactly what Cloud- Shelly Genlser finished with 10 the WBA, WBC, IBF and croft (2-2) brought despite her injury, and Saige bell WBO titles to become the to Tuesday’s game, put in 10 points. undisputed light middlewhich is why they Stacie O’Connor was the weight champion of the were able to take a only Lady Bear in double figures world. slim lead at halftime. with 16. But right now, Trout HONDO EAGLES It’s not that the Lady RUIDOSO WARRIORS “Our pressure was relentless, is basking in the glow of Cardinals (4-0) were and we kept picking at them,” Ruidoso wrestling CARRIZOZO GRIZZLIES his arrival on the world Hondo basketball • Friday and Saturday: At the Las intimidated, but they said coach Huey. “Right at the • Thursday-Saturda: Hondo at stage with his win over Cruces Invitational were rushing a few Lake Arthur Tournament end, we got some quick layups Cotto in the biggest venue Ruidoso’s season began The Eagles may have on steals that made it easier for shots. he’s yet found himself. finished second at state, but last week in a tournaus to score near the end.” “It took them a “That moment right they do have one tournament designed to get them Another test of Corona’s couple of quarters there was indescribable,” CORONA CARDINALS ment championship to matches. This is the fi rst mettle comes tonight, when they to settle down from said Trout, referring to defend – the Lake Arthur Corona/Carrizozo travel down the road to face that, and then our tournament in which they his reaction to hearing the Tournament. They’ll be a basketball press started to wear county rival Carrizozo, a 66-33 judges’ scores after he had can prove themselves as likely favorite again this • 5:30 p.m. today: Corona girls at season. victor over Vaughn on Dec. 4. them down,” Huey bruised and battered Cotto a team, but it’s a tough Carrizozo – who was practically tournament with lots of big This is always a big fighting on his home floor schools. showdown between Linthanks to all the Puerto Ruidoso basketball coln County schools, but Ricans in the stands. “I’m • Thursday-Saturday: Boys at the it’s even bigger with the still kind of floating right Sandia Prep tournament, girls at now. I knew I could do it Lady Cardinals unbeaten in the Artesia tournament and God would help me, Neither of these tourna- four games and itching to but to actually get it done get back to the state chamments are easy, and both was like winning a state pionship. Carrizozo is batteams are smarting after championship. It’s shocktling injuries but wants to losses to Hot Springs and ing to get so far.” show they are a team to be West Las Vegas. The boys While Trout was reckoned with in Class B. certainly good enough in also play Artesia tonight. the judges’ eyes to win the bout, trainer Louie Burke

County prep sports preview

GIRLS from pg . B1 event against host Artesia this Thursday. “We have to play ball together without getting frustrated with each other,” Hood said. “We have to work through it without it getting between us as players. We’ve got some talent, but unless we are able to pull it together, we won’t be successful.”



Capitan basketball

• Thursday-Saturday: At the Mountain Top Tournament in Cloudcroft

When you’re in a tournament featuring a team like Cliff, you know it’s challenging, but the Tigers are looking at this as a good early-season test of their mettle.

Mescalero basketball

• 6:39 p.m. today: Mescalero girls at Tularosa

No better way to get ready for the Mountain Top Tournament than a friendly rivalry game with Tularosa. There’s no shortage of history between these two schools.

WRESTLING from pg . B1 The Warriors combined to go 14-4 with 10 pins, and four wrestlers went unbeaten in four matches – Dillon and Ty Marshall, Michael Carpenter and Cannon Irons. Additionally, Joey Marshall and Alex Rosillo were each 3-1. Ty Marshall arguably had the best weekend, winning all four of his matches with pins. While a 14-4 aggregate record may

look good on paper, the weekend could have been better with a few less forfeits. But Ruidoso will get plenty more chances on the mat at the Las Cruces Invitational this Friday and Saturday. “I just want them to get out there and wrestle their best, that’s all I can ask of them,” Shriver said of the upcoming tournament. “They just have to improve every time they’re on the mat.”

MISSED from pg . B1 ball through the hoop when they got the rebound, and Hot Springs escaped with a victory. Omar Covarrubias was the only Tiger in double figures with 15 points, while Marquez and LaPaz led Ruidoso with 16 and 14 points each. Ruidoso’s next opponent is the always-tough Artesia on Tuesday. “I expect them to be talented and physical. They’ll be very tough for us,” Davis said. “We’ve only got one day basically to work on that, and hopefully we can improve on making our shots, which will make us more confident and successful.”

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Grizzly boys battling the injury bug

December 11, 2012

Carrizozo girls win big, fall in Magdalena

By Todd Fuqua By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Sports Editor After earning their first win of the The Carrizozo girls rebounded in season at Vaughn last Tuesday, the Cara big way Tuesday night, following up rizozo Grizzlies opened the Magdalena their narrow loss to Cloudcroft in the Steer Stampede with a 40-31 victory season opener with a 66-33 shellackover Hatch on Thursday. ing of Vaughn. Unfortunately for Carrizozo, that was Unfortunately for the Lady Grizthe last victory they would get the rest zlies, their winning ways didn’t of the week, as they dropped decisions continue through the weekend. They to Magdalena and Evangel Christian to were able to beat Bosque Prep, but lost finish fourth overall. to Hatch and Evangel Christian at the The Grizzlies (2-3) have been hamMagdalena Steer Stampede. pered since the beginning of the season “They did better, but that’s bewith injuries that most of them suffered cause we had our starters into the during the football season. One big blow fourth quarter,” said Carrizozo coach came when Tavi Nash went down in his George Vega of the Vaughn game, team’s win over Cloudcroft in the season pointing out the fact that all but one of opener, and hasn’t been able to play his starters had fouled out by the end since. of the Cloudcroft contest. “They’re Nick Chavez has also had problems, progressing pretty fast now.” although he did play some. He was on Kaitlyn Pierson poured in 26 the floor for the Hatch game, but had points for the Lady Grizzlies (2-3), to stay home in the 61-29 Magdalena while Shayna Gallacher and Andrea loss to get treatment. He was back on Vigil each had 12 points. Sarah FerguSaturday for the 55-43 loss to Evangel son added 11 and Lisa Ventura came Christian. through with a number of rebounds. With most of the experienced players While this was a good win for Caron the bench, there was plenty of time rizozo, the luck didn’t continue against for younger kids to get some time on the Hatch in the tournament’s opening floor. game, a 50-30 loss. “Magdalena just outran them, but I “We didn’t show up, and I can’t wasn’t completely disappointed,” said figure out why they weren’t doing Carrizozo coach Trampus Pierson. “We well,” Vega said. “It was like their first also got scoring from our key people against Evangel Christian. I’m starting to game out there.” figure out who can score and who we can The game against Bosque was an depend on.” easier test, a 39-24 victory, but then What has defined every Grizzly came Evangel Christian. game so far has been their slow starts. It was a game the Lady Grizzlies Against Hatch, Carrizozo had a threeprobably should have won – coach point deficit after three quarters, but then Vega certainly thinks so – but it was a turned on the jets in the final period to game they lost in overtime, 45-44. pull away. “We just let them hang around The Evangel Christian game was and couldn’t get anything to drop,” similar, but the hole the Grizzlies found Vega said. “We got into foul trouble, themselves in was far too deep for a so we need to work a bit more on our comeback. defense.” Josh Ventura scored 20 points in that game and was honored with an all-tournament selection. The Grizzlies’ next opponent is Corona tonight, and then they’re off for more than a week before Ping pong tournament the Mescalero tournament The Ruidoso Public Library hosts its second Dec. 20-22. annual ping pong tournament this Saturday at 10 “If we can get everyone a.m. Sign up in person at the library or call 258healthy and on the same 3704. page with our offense, we This is a free tournament, with refreshments proshould do well,” Pierson vided and prizes to the top two finalists. All players said. “We have a lot of are guaranteed two matches. talented athletes here.”

Sports brief

Bowling RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER Tuesday Seniors team standings, week 13 of 32 Name Won Lost Smokey Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 19 Spud & the Tater Tots . . . . . . . . . . 32 20 Ageless Wonders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29½ 22½ Just Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29½ 22½ The Who? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 26 Last week’s high scores Handicap series – Spud & the Tater Tots 2,504, The Who? 2.476, Ageless Wonders 2,413 Handicap game – Just Us 864, Smokey Bear 862 Men’s handicap series – Spud Mithcum 681, Harry Allwein 653, Larry Caywood 642 Men’s handicap game – Gene Nitz 263, Tom Bivens 240, Hubert Lee 229 Women’s handicap series – Gloria Wheeler 644, Rose Bivens 641, Martha Chavez Women’s handicap game – Linda Clements 238, Myrna Douglas 207, Lucy Servies 207 ––– Tuesday Mixed team standings, week 13 of 16 Name Won Lost Homies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 4 Rhino Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 8 No Pin Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 11 Living On a Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 11 Ebowla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 12 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 15 The Outlaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 16 Energy 2 Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 19 Last week’s high scores Scratch series – Rhino Rose 2,110, The Outlaws 1,615 Scratch game – Ruidoso Bowl 709, Living On a Spare 465 Handicap series – Homies 2,581, No Pin Zone 2.357 Handicap game – Ebowla 892, Energy 2 Spare 799 Men’s scratch series – Mike Kim 631, Tom Douglas 562, Don J 554 Men’s scratch game – Gene Nitz 224, Jimmy Mauritsen 196, Ronnie Wright 186 Men’s handicap series – Alan Kirgen 691, Tom Rheingans 660, Max Cimarron 655 Men’s handicap game – Keith Elkins 242, Etienne Turner 234, Joe Terrell 234 Women’s scratch series – Pam Bernard 492, Sherrie 324 Women’s scratch game – Millie Cimarron 154, Sam McAlister 115, Diana Prouse Women’s handicap series – Ginger Williamson 631, Dena Mitchell 578 Women’s handicap game – Diane Killingsorth 225, Mary Gillett 187 ––– Wednesday Mixed team standings, week 12 of 32 Name Won Lost Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 7


Ruidoso U-Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12½ 7½ Team 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 9 No Doubt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10½ 9½ Living Energies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10 Team 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10 Team 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 11 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 16 Last week’s high scores Scratch series – Western Auto 2,299, Living Energies 1,772 Scratch game – Ruidoso Bowl 734, Ruidoso UHaul 604 Handicap series – Team 7 2,658, Team 8 2,647 Handicap game – Team 6 942, No Doubt 819 Men’s scratch series – Jim McGarvey 755, Weldon Ganaway 626, Bob Layher 536 Men’s scratch game – Keith Brower 258, Tom Douglas 221, Virgil Reynolds 219 Men’s handicap series – Todd Fuqua 714, A.J. Seidel 668, Chris Carter 665 Men’s handicap game – Ronnie Wright 256, Kevin Allen 239, Ken Brower 220 Women’s scratch series – Pam Bernard 482, Sandi Meek 478, Irene Pawlowski 379 Women’s scratch game – Lucy Servies 186, Kathy Kiefer 163, Laura Flynn 134, Women’s handicap series – Linda Sinclair 706, Gloria Wheeler 660, Sonia Younis 654 Women’s handicap game – Sharla Ganaway 247, Michelle Lopez 243, Gail Bailey 223 ––– Thursday Men’s team standings, week 12 of 32 Name Won Lost GSV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6 Good Ole Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6 Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 8 Down’s U-Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10 Buckner Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 11 Ruidoso Septic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 14 Insidhers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 15 Last week’s high scores Scratch series – Western Auto 2,899, Good Ole Boys 2,486 Scratch game – Down’s U-Haul 1,004, Ruidoso Bowl 842 Handicap series – Buckner Electric 3,514, Ruidoso Septic 3.256 Handicap game – GSV 1,129, Insidhers 1,049 Scratch series – David Hoffer 750, Ron Buckner 632, Keith Brower 628 Scratch game – Virgil Reynolds 252, Mike Bryant 238, Hans Dubay 238 Handicap series – Donald Yeager 756, Ron Wright 723, Gene Nitz 710 Handicap game – Max Cimmaron 272, Brad Barretta 255, Bob Layher 253




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TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 “Only In America” Filming for the History Channel at Winter Park, Ski Run Road, 2 - 5 p .m . Larry the Cable Guy will be at Winter Park filming for his show, “Only in America”, for the History Channel . They are looking for people to come and “tube .” 575-336-7079; www .winterpark .com Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p .m . to 1:30 a .m .

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12 Farmer’s Market at SBS Wood Shavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 a .m . Crystal Skulls Activation, High Mesa Healing Center, 11:30 am . All invited . 575-336-7777 . The Sterilizers perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 6 to 9 p .m . Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p .m . to 1:30 a .m . THURSDAY DECEMBER 13 Business After Hours, Adobe Day Spa and Chiropractic, 1810 Sudderth Drive, Rivercrossing Luxury Suites, 5 - 7 p .m . Adobe Day Spa and Chiropractic has moved and expanded their Day Spa . They now offer a full menu of services including many types of massage, facials, body wraps, yoga and infrared sauna . Everyone is invited to come see their new place and see what they have to offer . Everyone is invited . 575-257-7395 . Free . Mark Kashmar, country blues, Café Rio, 5:30 - 7:30 . Karaoke with DJ Pete Cree Meadows Lounge, 6 - 11 p .m ., every Thursday, evening . All-you-caneat taco bar from 6 - 9 p .m . Open to the public . Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr ., 6 p .m . Flying J Wranglers White Mountain Christmas Special, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd ., Alto, 7 - 9 p .m . The Flying J Wranglers return to celebrate the heritage of the west and the beauty of the holiday season with rich melodious western yodeling, vocals, fiddle and guitars . Spirituals like “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” and “Beautiful City” along with old time

Things to do every day

7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRDRuidoso Winter Park Tubing Area, a Forestry Division. quarter of a mile west of Hwy 48 on lower Ski Hubbard Museum of the American West, Run Road in Alto. Open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ruidoso Downs, just east of the racetrack. The and until 9 p.m. on designated nights. The �irst New Mexico museum to be granted “af�ilitubing experience offers twists, turns, bumps, ate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. jumps and bobsled curves. Featuring exclusive- Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ly designed tubes for 3-6 riders and super size Admission $6 for adults with discounts availtubes for 3-10 riders plus a Kidz Korral for the able for seniors, military and youth. Visit www. smaller guests. Full snack bar. (575) 336-7079; or call 575-378-4142. Kids thru 7 Annual Fall American Photography years of age $9; juniors 8-17 $17 reg. rates and Competition & Exhibition, Hubbard Museum, $20 holiday; adults 18 and up $20 reg. rates 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, runs through and $25 holiday. All tickets good for 3 hours or March 17, 2013. The Hubbard Museum of the until end of the day whichever is shorter. Snow American West and the Photographic Society clothing available for rent. of Lincoln County are proud to present the 21st Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Annual Fall American Photography CompetiMechem Drive. Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs. tion and Exhibition. The Hubbard Museum will - Mon. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for be closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas children. Day. 575-378-4142; Simulcast Horse Racing at Billy the Kid’s “A Land So Strange” exhibit, Hubbard Race Book at Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, runs Casino. Simulcast races are shown live from through Feb. 8, 2013. An educational journey across the country and betting windows are of nearly 400 years of New Mexico history. open to place your wager. Billy’s Race Book Hundreds of artifacts and images from the also serves delicious food and has a full bar. If 16th to the 20th century tell the story of the you love horse racing, it is the place to go. Native Americans, the Spanish, and the EuroSmokey Bear Park is open in Capitan, Americans who created the New Mexico we located on Hwy 380. Open every day of the experience today. Visit www.hubbardmuseum. year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and org. Free with admission to the museum. New Year’s day. $2 for adults, $1 for children Pillow’s Funtrackers - Open weekends cowboy Christmas tunes like “Corn, Water and Wood,” and “Christmas For Cowboys,” plus original songs like “White Mountain Christmas” and “Riding To Ruidoso,” remind us why we love country living . 1-888818-7872; www .spencertheater . com . Tickets are $30 . Susan Kolb, local favorite, performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 7:30 p .m . Tony Orlando’s Christmas Show, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd ., 8 - 11 p .m . “Orlando, born and raised in New York City, began hitting the national charts at the age of 16 with Halfway to Paradise and Bless You as the first vocal artist to sign with Epic Records . He later became one of the youngest vice-presidents for CBS Records, heading their April-Blackwood music label . In 1973, he recorded “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree .” The song was number one for the year, became Orlando’s theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal .” - www. . Minors must be accompanied by an adult 575464-7508; www .innofthemountaingods .com . Tickets start at $25 . Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p .m . to 1:30 a .m . FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 Susan Kolb performs at Tina’s Cafe, dinner reservations recommended . 257-8930 . Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 - 10 p .m . Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 11 p .m . Terry Bullard Band performs at Cree Meadows Country Club, 5:30 - 8 p .m . Friday night fish fry . Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr ., 6 p .m . The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Mechem Dr ., 6 p .m .

• 12-11 thru 12-17

and most holidays throughout the year. 101 Carrizo Canyon Road just off Sudderth. Three go-kart tracks, miniature golf, arcade, Mountain Maze, and seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Panning for Gemstones, Rock Climbing Wall, Extreme Air and Kiddie Bounce House. Blue Lotus Healing Arts Yoga Center – Fun that’s good for you and the family. Daily mind-body activities ranging from meditation and relaxation classes to athletic, energizing classes and Hot Yoga are scheduled throughout the day at the Yoga Center. Classes are available for all levels from beginner to advanced. Located at 2810 Sudderth Suite 207, above Schlotzsky’s. Drop-in or purchase a package of classes with tuition ranging from $13 per class for drop-in to $108 for 20 classes in one month. For more information, go to or call 575 202-8010 or 802-3013. Christmas tree permits available through Dec. 21. The Lincoln National Forest has Christmas tree permits available for $5 each, one per household, at the Lincoln National Forest Ranger Stations in Carlsbad, Cloudcroft, and Ruidoso or the Supervisor’s of�ice in Alamogordo. For more info: Smokey Bear Ranger District of�ice at 575-257-4095 or Sacramento Ranger District of�ice at 575682-2551; home/?cid=stelprdb5336243.

Open Mic Night, Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth in the Boulder Plaza, 6:30 - 8 p .m . Hosted by Tradd Tidwell . Lincoln County Community Theatre will present readings and monologues including ‘Twas the Night before Christmas . LCCT contributions accepted but not required . 575-257-2273; www .sacredgroundscoffee .net . Free . Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p .m . Karaoke at The Elks Lodge on Highway 70, next to the Ruidoso Emporium, at 7 p .m . In the End – Albuquerque rockers return for another explosive show, Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p .m . Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p .m . to 1:30 a .m .

Downs, 9 a .m . - 4:30 p .m . Santa, choirs, gift bags courtesy of “Keep Ruidoso Beautiful”, hands-on activities, refreshments and more . 575-378-4142; www .hubbardmuseum .org . Free . A Garrison Christmas at Fort Stanton, just off the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway (Hwy 380) on Hwy 220 at the Bonito River . The turnoff to Hwy 220 is 4 miles southeast of Capitan on the Byway or 10 miles west of Lincoln, Events starting at 10 a .m . www .facebook .com/pages/Fort-StantonGarrison/309729472411423 for schedule . Steve Waldorf performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 12 - 3 p .m . Cowboy Santa Parade, Capitan, 12:30 - 1 p .m . Gift Bags and musical presentation by Cindy Fogelsong and students . 575-3543035 . SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 Susan Kolb performs at Tina’s Holiday Community Open Cafe, dinner reservations recomHouse, Hubbard Museum of the mended . 257-8930 . American West, Hwy 70, Ruidoso Mike Sanjku performs in Wen-

dell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 10 p .m . Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr ., 6 p .m . Free movie, “The Bishop’s Wife,“ Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth Dr ., 6:30 - 9 p .m . Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing and Christmas joy is blanketing the world - but the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham’s (David Niven) Victorian home . Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage . But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above (Cary Grant) has a mind of his own and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn’t all he’s got planned . 575-257-2273; www . sacredgroundscoffee .net . Free . The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina, Mechem Drive, 7 - 9 p .m . Luke West will perform at No Scum Allowed Saloon in White Oaks, 7 p .m . to close . No cover Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p .m . In the End – Albuquerque rockers return for another explosive show, Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p .m . Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p .m . to 1:30 a .m . SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 A Garrison Christmas at Fort Stanton, just off the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway (Hwy 380) on Hwy 220 at the Bonito River . The turnoff to Hwy 220 is 4 miles southeast of Capitan on the Byway or 10 miles west of Lincoln, Events starting at 10 a .m . www .facebook . com/pages/Fort-Stanton-Garrison/309729472411423 for schedule . Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p .m . to 1:30 a .m . MONDAY DECEMBER 17 Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p .m . to 1:30 a .m .



Ruidoso Free Press

By Corey Bard

I read biographies because real life experiences are often more interesting to me. Two years ago, my sister, Betsy, and I compared notes while reading Melissa Gilbert’s tale of growing up on the set of Little House on the Prairie. We grew up watching Michael Landon’s TV program. Recently, Melissa Sue Anderson, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder’s sister, Mary, completed her version of being a child actress. I bet the years playing the blind Mary were challenging. When I saw Andrew McCarthy had written “The Longest Way Home,” I was intrigued. I recently attended a library conference in Carlsbad and a representative from National Geographic presented how a library can now purchase all those magazines your grandfather saved available in one database. Imagine the entire history of travel, culture from seven continents, the complete articles and pictures accessible by computer in the library. So what does this have to do with Andrew McCarthy? Andrew McCarthy – teen actor from the films “Class” with Jacqueline Bisset, “Less Then Zero” with Robert Downey Jr. and star of numerous other brat pack films – has used travel as way to find himself. He has explored the world, gone off the beaten path, and convinced National Geographic he has something to write about. His biography tells of failed marriages, his relationships with women he loved, raising children, auditions for films, life as an actor, and escaping to every corner of the globe, embracing solitude, and trekking to incredible places. I have enjoyed reading history for years. When I sat through the presentation

on National Geographic databases, I imagined myself walking up Cahokia Mounds outside St. Louis and researching and writing the article for the magazine taking people back to this strange civilization of 3,000 years ago. Imagine walking the lakes in Minnesota tracing Norwegian heritage back to the Vikings, exploring North America at the time of Leif Erickson and Erik the Red. How many New Mexicans make the drive to Clovis to see the sites of where Clovis man and Folsom man were discovered? How many people even know what I am talking about? History. Boring. One reason for not becoming a history teacher was fear of being boring to all the students I have heard for years who just do not care of the country’s heritage. The same sister who I watched Little House on the Prairie and the Walton’s with – we both completed 4th grade teacher, Miss Coleman’s History hunt in Deerfield, Ill., where we had our parents drive to the Casper Ott log cabin, the Schmidt’s residence which was the original school house, settler Daniel Wright’s marker on Milwaukee Avenue, the cemetery where we learned what each person buried had done in Deerfield in the 1830’s. It is all about connections. When I read about Lincoln serving in the army during the Black Hawk War, men had left Deerfield during that time to fight too and so that’s why there is a statue of Chief Black Hawk in Oregon, Ill., a town more recently known for its proximity to a nuclear power plant. My sister Betsy taught 4th grade for more than 20 years and now runs her school library. Congratulations to her school for not moth balling the library when a librarian retired. Betsy completed project pathfinder when she was 12, reading books from all different subjects and numerous children’s fiction authors. She is headed to Africa this summer on her own educational trek. She will make a great librarian.

Reading Fiesta

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As many schools look for ways to increase parent involvement, Nob Hill hosts many evening parent- events throughout the school year. The latest was the “Reading Fiesta.” Families were invited to come to the school for free Nachos and fun literacy activities. Even the mayor of Ruidoso Downs, Gary Williams, got in on the fun, coming to the event and reading the children a book. Children and their families got to enjoy the annual book fair as well, which raised more than $800. Book fair money is used to supply the Nob Hill library with updated books and equipment.

Story time at the library

This month’s pre-school events at the Ruidoso Public Library: Dec. 12: Preschool open house – Merry Beary Christmas. Join us for Christmas stories and brunch in the classroom. Dec. 19: Reindeer stories. Craft: Reindeer craft and reindeer chow snack. Dec. 26-28: Holiday kids movies – movies shown in the morning will be

appropriate for younger children. Movies shown in the afternoon will be appropriate for older children. The films will be shown at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Rd. in Ruidoso. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


School board meeting

The next regular meeting of the Ruidoso Board of Education will be today at 5:30 p.m. at the schools’ administration office at 200 Horton Circle. On this month’s agenda are policy reviews on general school administration and fiscal management, approval of budget adjustments, consideration for approval of a bond sale resolution, and sending out a survey to school district staff. The board will also consider awarding the contract of renovating the Ruidoso High School science wing to ESA Construction of Las Cruces for $1.4 million.

December 11, 2012

Investigating higher education student debt: it’s personal

cious cycle of debt, versus a lack of income, versus choosing higher education or passing. Allen chose to put a By Sue Hutchison year’s distance between high school and college. Reporter He worked and tried to save for expenses, which Amy was elated to became a negative facreceive admission notificator later. His academic tion to her favorite universcholarships awarded in sity during her senior year high school faded as time of high school. A California progressed, forcing Allen resident, Amy chose a prito find additional funding. vate, four-year liberal arts Eastern New Mexuniversity with plans to Clayton Alred, ENMU-R ico University-Ruidoso become a special education president partners with local high teacher. Her twin brother, schools to provide debt management serAllen, chose the same school, majoring vice. Clayton Alred, ENMU-R president, in management and communication. Amy offers advice. With spring semester about stayed on campus while Allen moved off the last two years, studying abroad for one to begin, potential students are advised, acsemester. Graduating in four and four-and- cording to Alred, about financial concerns. ENMU’s tuition per credit hour is a-half years respectively, both Amy and $34.65 with adjustments for in district, in Allen had degrees in hand, in their midstate and out of state figures. “We do not 20’s, ready for life. offer students information about student They also had a combined debt of loans as their first alternative. We purmore than $150,000. With a living to make, cars to finance, groceries to buy and sue scholarships and grants,” says Alred. “We’ve begun to counsel and advise every a roof to rent, both of them have a dismal student who needs to secure a loan, to give outlook for the foreseeable future. They’ll them accurate information on the front be paying off their student loans for deend.” cades. They’re not alone. Cornell University recently converted With grant and aid funds coming in some of its longstanding grants into loans. more slowly than the need to give it out, many universities are nearing the breaking Provost Barbara Knuth says the school is still committed to supporting needy kids. point. Raynard Kington, head of Grinnell “There are very, very few institutions who College in Grinnell, Iowa, says, “It just will be able to say, ‘We could pay it all for became clear that if we continue to give more and more aid, the numbers don’t add you.’ On the other hand we have institutional fiduciary responsibilities and to future up.” With Warren Buffett as an alumnus, Cornell students to have an approach that is Grinnell has an endowment bigger than truly financially sustainable,” she says. many schools can ever hope to achieve. Most schools don’t have that advantage. Students in Capitan’s dual credit Jerrett Perry, Capitan High School composition class weighed in. “With these principal, is concerned. twins being in their mid-twenties now, debt “I’ve recently spoken to one my exis the last thing they need,” says Cheyenne students and he told me that he has graduSwistak, age 16 who plans to complete ated with is BA in education but that he a vocational Certified Nursing Assistant can’t afford to teach because he owes so degree after high school. She says she’ll much in student loans. He will make more work as a nursing assistant to pay bills as money if he works two menial jobs to pay she attends college to get a BA in business off his student loans quicker,” says Perry management. She continues. “Should we and adds “Isn’t that sad?” make students choose the rest of their lives “I have several teachers who graduso early?” ated over a decade ago and still owe on Tenya Montoya, 16 and Natalie their student loans,” he continues. “When Barnwell, 16, eleventh graders in Capitan, student loan debt comes due it becomes a wonder if Allen might frequently reminisce harsh financial reality.” about the freedom and simplicity of his His staff is not alone. Some postchildhood years as he lives in the confines graduation students end up filing for of current debt. Kymbra Espinosa, 16 and bankruptcy, or have wages garnished to Tristan Romero, 16 state Allen and Amy deal with debt. Perry attributes part of have slim choices for family and fun, the problem to the sagging economy, but because their debt likely overshadows all returned to the issue of student debt and other choices. the tremendous monthly payments that can It seems to boil down to choices, says be incurred. “As you know, federal loans Alred. “Community colleges represent must be repaid; there is no option to defer a tremendous value, with many students forever so the burden inevitably will have staying at home to get prerequisites to be dealt with.” finished and then go off to complete their Rebekah Stephens, Capitan school degree elsewhere,” he says. counselor, is a specially trained resource, More alternatives exist to offset a poraccording to Perry. She’s been vigilantly tion of student debt, but the problem won’t educating students in post-degree debt go away soon, according to colleges and management. But Perry admits it’s a viuniversities nationwide. Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on debt issues facing today’s college graduates

Ruidoso Library celebrates 1,000 e-titles

Ruidoso Public Library has provided neighbors with ebooks and e-audios. In fact, the 1000th title just checked out, and the library thanks readers, visitors, questioners, presenters and music program attendees. RPL just began offering ebooks – popular titles, such Riordan’s “The Lightning Thief,” Patterson’s “11th Hour,” and Paolini’s “Eragon” – this June, so reaching 1,000 before Christmas is a major accomplishment. This year has been an inflection point for digital books at Ruidoso Public Library. With the uncertainty of digital books, questions abound – “…which platform will be around in 3-5 years? Why can’t I share or sell this ebook to a friend? Why does an ebook cost the same price as the hardback?” –

the library is here to answer your questions. If you are ready to try the convenience of an audio book on your smart phone plugged into your car stereo, or have a book in your pocket (on your smart phone) for that unexpected wait at an office, visit the Ruidoso Public Library. The librarians are ready to help you with how to use free ebooks on your particular digital reading device. Just like a printed book, you can read up to four ebooks at a time for a two-week checkout period. Late charges are a thing of the past, at least on ebooks. You can even save gas because you can checkout ebooks wherever you find WiFi. Marie, Cheryl, Kari Dawn, Sharon, Jennifer and Corey look forward to reading the next 1,000 ebooks

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December 11, 2012


Christmas plans: Carrizozo and

Ruidoso’s First Baptist Church By Sue Hutchison Reporter The Christian community of Carrizozo will offer a musical presentation A Time for Joy. The performance is scheduled for Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1000 D Avenue in Carrizozo. The public is encouraged to attend and celebrate the Christmas season with neighbors and friends. A Time for Joy, written and arranged by well-known gospel musicians Bill and Gloria Gaither, compiles many beloved carols and Christmas songs and adds new creations. Gaither’s popular Homecoming concerts gather hundreds of legendary gospel musicians for spectacular events worldwide. A Time for Joy is one in the Homecoming series and includes “songs of the seasons and stories from the heart,” according to Gaither’s website. The afternoon concert in Carrizozo will have something for the entire family. After the community musical, a light reception with refreshments will be shared. Phone Pastor Jean Riley of the Capitan Unit-

ed and Trinity United Methodist churches at 575-648-2893 for more information. Volunteers with Carrizozo’s annual Luminaria display will begin their preparation at the Carrizozo Fire Department Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. A burger fry will follow the work. On Dec. 24, volunteers can meet at the fire department at 9 a.m. to assist in placement of the Luminarias throughout town. The village welcomes as many volunteers who can participate. According to organizers, Christmas Day will find helpers removing luminarias from town streets. “With everyone’s help again, the aftermath can be easily resolved in just an hour or two,” organizers say and encourage first time volunteers to help maintain the town’s tradition. Ruidoso’s First Baptist Church is in full season celebration. With several opportunities for involvement, the public is invited to visit and participate, according to Dr. Alan Stoddard, pastor. A holiday hayride is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14. Everyone is invited to wear their favorite Christmas apparel and join in the festivities. During the evening, the church will visit shut-ins to carol and bring

Thought for the week... Charles Clary There are prophecies in the Old Testament that speak of the coming of the Christ child. In Genesis 3:15, the statement is made that “I will put enmity between you (the Satan) and the woman (Mary) and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.” And in Isaiah 7:14, “therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” The name Immanuel translates into English from the Hebrew, and means “God with us.” In Isaiah 9:6-7, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” As we enter the Christmas season, we must understand that there are spiritual, religious, and historical reasons that we celebrate. Jesus is the reason for the season. The prophecies of Isaiah were written some 800 years before the birth of the Christ child. The statement in Genesis was given thousands of years before the birth of Jesus. The word “prophecy” has two biblical emphases… one is “foretelling” and the other is “forth-telling.” The first is an address of future things. The second is the address of present things. In all three of these Scriptures, there is the reference to future as well as present things. In the celebration of Christmas for spiritual and religious reasons, there is the acknowledgement of the fulfillment of the prophetic Scriptures. In the cultural celebration of Christmas, there is no emphasis or recognition of God or the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ. We live in a world that mimics the important, lasting things and lessens the reality of reason for the celebration. At Christmas, believers celebrate the greatest gift… Jesus Christ. Other folks just leave CHRIST out of it. All that is left is … MAS! In the Spanish, that means MORE! God help us if we miss the reason for the season… Jesus.

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ANGLICAN Mescalero Family Worship Center Gary Dorsey, Pastor; 464-4741 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Carrizozo Community Church (AlG) Barbara Bradley, Pastor. Corner of C Ave. & Thirteenth One Church Pastor Todd Carter. 139 El Paso Road, Ruidoso. 257-2324. BAPTIST Canaan Trail Baptist Roland Burnett, Pastor; Located just past milepost 14 on Hwy. 48, between Angus & Capitan. 336-1979 First Baptist Church - Carrizozo; 314 Tenth Ave., Carrizozo. 648-2968; Hayden Smith, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso; 270 Country Club Drive, Ruidoso,NM 88345. 257-2081; Dr. Allen Stoddard, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso Downs 361 E. Hwy 70, 378-4611, Randy Widener, Pastor First Baptist Church - Tinnie Bill Jones, Pastor Mescalero Baptist Mission 1016 Old Road Box 9, Mescalero, NM 88340, 973-0560, Pastor Zach Malott Mountain Baptist Church Independent-Fundamental KJV. 145 E. Grandview Capitan. 937-4019 Ruidoso Baptist Church Wayne Joyce, Pastor; 126 Church Drive, Palmer Gateway. 378-4174 Trinity Southern Baptist Church (south on Highway 48) 700 Mt. Capitan Rd. 354-2044. Mel Gnatkowski, Pastor 808-0607 BAHA’I FAITH Baha’i Faith 257-8857 or 258-5595 BUDDHIST Buddhism of the Lotus Sutra George Brown; 257-1569 CATHOLIC Saint Eleanor Catholic Church 120 Junction Road, Ruidoso, 257-2330. Reverend AI Galvan Saint Theresa Catholic Church Corona. Sunday Mass: 6 p.m. Saint Joseph’s Apache Mission Mescalero. Father Paul Botenhagen, OFM Our Lady of Guadalupe Bent. Father Larry Gosselin Sacred Heart Catholic Church 299 3rd St, Capitan, 354-9102 Santa Rita Catholic Church 243 Birch, Carrizozo. 648-2853. Father Franklin Eichhorst CHRISTIAN Christian Community Church

joy. For those who are allergy challenged, alternate transportation will be provided. The evening begins at 6 p.m. at the church. Changed by a Baby Boy is the gospel musical scheduled to be performed Sunday Dec. 16 at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services by the adult choir, according to Kay Dabbs, church administrative secretary. Who would have imagined that a tiny baby born in a small stable more Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press than 2,000 years ago could and would Dr. Alan Stoddard, Pastor First Baptist Church. change the entire world? Changed by a Baby Boy rejoices in The Greatest Story Allen has collaborated by creating narration Ever Told and how God’s miraculous plan impacted the world then, and now according which uplifts and inspires, while weaving the dynamic songs from “foot-stomping” to to the musical’s writers. heartfelt and soaring ballads, into a seamless Arranged and orchestrated by the 42-minute Christmas worship experience. Grammy and Dove Award-winning Lari Nursery facilities for babies and children’s Goss, who brings his inimitable style to Continued on next page this Southern Gospel-flavored musical, Nan

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Musical Theatre and Craft Class schedule The next Musical Theatre at the Church will be “A Christmas Carol” at 6 p.m. this Thursday. Kelsey Grammer (TV’s Frazier) brings Ebenezer Scrooge to life in this musical adaption of Charles Dickens classic tale. During a Christmas dream that evolves into nightmarish proportions, embittered and miserly Scrooge is visited by three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present and Future, who show him the life he has lived and the future consequences of that life. For more information, please call the

church office at 258-4191. December’s craft class will be this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the church. We will be making Christmas earrings. This craft is fast and easy and you don’t need to be a “crafter” to do it. Make a pair of earrings for yourself or as a gift. Please come and bring a friend. If you happen to have a pair of needle-nose pliers, bring those too. For more information, please call the church office at 258-4191 or Jan Sawyer at 336-4672. The church is located at 1120 Hull Road in Ruidoso.


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127 Rio Corner w/Eagle, Mid-town. For more information call: 378-7076 First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Ryan Arnold; 1211 Hull at Gavilan Canyon Road, 258-4250 Carrizo Christian Fellowship Leonard Kanesewah Ill, Pastor. 56 White Mt. Dr., 3 mi. W of Inn of the Mountain Gods Mescalero. 464-4656 CHURCH OF CHRIST Gateway Church of Christ 415 Sudderth, Ruidoso, 257-4381. John Duncan, Minister Church of Christ - Capitan Highway 48. Joshua Watkins, Minister CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Ruidoso Ward, 1091 Mechem Bishop Melvin Jenson, 258-1253 Church of Jesus Christ LDS Mescalero Branch, Mormon Missionaries 317-2375 EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount 121 Mescalero Trail, Ruidoso. Rev. Judith Burgess Rector 257-2356. Website: www. St. Anne’s Episcopal Chapel in Glencoe Episcopal Chapel of San Juan in Lincoln St. Matthias Episcopal Chapel Carrizozo, 6th & E Street FOURSQUARE Capitan Foresquare Church Hwy 48, Capitan. Harold W. Perry, Pastor EVANGELICAL The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church 1035 Mechem Dr. 802-5242 FULL GOSPEL Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Int’l K-Bob’s Hwy. 70 in Ruidoso. Ron Rice, 3540255, e-mail Mission Fountain of Living Water San Patricio JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Jehovah’s Witness - Ruidoso Kingdom Hall 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 257-7714 Congregacion Hispana de los Testigos de Jehova 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 378-7095 LUTHERAN Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 258-4191; 1120 Hull Road. Pastor Thomas Schoech. METHODIST Community United Methodist Church Junction Road, behind Wells Fargo Bank. 257-4170

Capitan United Methodist Church Pastor Jean Riley and the congregation of Capitan United Methodist. White Oaks and Third in Capitan. 648-2846 Trinity United Methodist Church 1000 D. Ave. 648-2893/648-2846. Carrizozo. Jean Riley, Pastor NAZARENE Angus Church of the Nazarene Angus, 12 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy. 48, 336-8032. Rick Hutchison, Pastor QUAKER Quaker Worship Group Unprogrammed meeting at the AndersonFreeman Visitor’s Center in Lincoln. For details of this and other Quaker activities contact Sandra Smith at 653-4951 PENTECOSTAL Apostolic Pentecostal Assembly Retired Pastor and author Harry A. Peyton Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church of Ruidoso 613 Sudderth Dr. Unit D. Pastor, Art Dunn, Youth Pastor, Nathaniel Dunn. Free home Bible studies PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 101 Sutton Drive (Nob Hill), Ruidoso, 2572220. Tony Chambless, Pastor Ancho Community Presbyterian Church; Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Corona United Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Nogal Presbyterian Church Reverend E.W. “Bo” Lewis REFORMED CHURCH Mescalero Reformed Mescalero. Bob Schut, Pastor SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Ruidoso Seventh Day Adventist 207 Parkway, Agua Fria, Ruidoso Downs, 378-4161. Pastor Andrew Spooner 4378916; 1st Elder Manuel Maya 937-4487 SPANISH SERVICES Iglesia del Nazareno Angus Church, 12 mi north of Ruidoso on Hwy 48. Marcho Sanchez, Pastor. 336-8032 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP Sacramento Mountains Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Call 336-2170 or 257-8912 for location NON-DENOMINATIONAL American Missionary Fellowship Rick Smith, 682-2999. E-mail: RickS@ Calvary Chapel; 127 Vision, next to Cable Co., 257-5915. Pastor John Marshall Casa de Oracion Comunidad Cristiana Ruidoso 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345. 257-6075. Pastor: Carlos & Gabby Carreon. *All Services are Bilingual* -

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Translators Available Centro Familiar Destino 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345, 257-0447. Services are bilingual Christ Church in the Downs Ruidoso Downs, 378-8464. AI and Marty Lane, Pastors Christ Community Fellowship Capitan, Highway 380 West, 354-2458. Ed Vinson, Pastor Church Out of Church; Meeting at the Flying J Ranch, 1028 Hwy. 48, Alto. Pastors: Tim & Julie Gilliland. Mailing Address: 1009 Mechem #11 Ruidoso 88345. 258-1388. Keepin’ it simple ... Keepin’ it real! Cornerstone Church Cornerstone Square, 613 Sudderth Drive, 257-9265. John & Joy Wyatt, Pastors Foot of the Cross Christian Ministries 2812 Sudderth (Pine Tree Shopping Center) Pastor, Phil Appel. For more info please call 937-8677 or visit our website at www. Grace Harvest Church 1108 Gavilan Canyon Rd, 336-4213 Iglesia Bautista “Vida Eterna” Pastor Rev, Ramon Robledo. 207 East Circle, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346, 361 E. Hwy. 70, 378-8108. Email: J Bar J Church; 40 Hwy 70W, 257-

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CHRISTMAS PLANS from pg . B7 church age 4 through 6th grade is available. Sunday evening services for Dec. 23 and 30 have been canceled to allow church members time with family and friends. The Baptist church’s Christmas Eve Candlelight service begins at 5 p.m. Family oriented and reflective, the service will include favorite carols, a message of hope and a time for fellowship. To complete the year, a New Year’s Eve celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with a potluck and games. Prayer, praise and fellowship will follow along with viewing a movie. Those who choose may stay until midnight to usher in the new year. Youth will have a lock-in beginning at 7 p.m. For information or to make reservations, youth may phone Brandon Phillips at 575-257-2081. Ruidoso’s First Baptist

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Weekly Featured Adoptable Pets

Jellybean is an adorable pup as sweet as she can be about 4 months old. She is very well behaved and very smart. Jellybean was dumped on our office door step very cold, shivering and terrified with a note saying she was the last of the litter. All she wants for Christmas is

a warm and cozy forever home.

Saturn is a very sassy 6 month old girl who has the cutest personality. She enjoys spending her time lounging around and loves to be the center of attention. Saturn would love to find a great home, and if given the chance, she is sure to warm your feet on the cold winter nights to come.

To adopt one of these featured pets, contact the Humane Society of Lincoln County. Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-5 and Saturday 11-2. Location: 422 Gavilan Canyon, Ruidoso. 575-257-9841. Website:


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120 leGal NOtICes ResOlutION aNd pROClamatION OF easteRN NeW meXICO uNIveRsItY-RuIdOsO bRaNCH COmmuNItY COlleGe bOaRd autHORIZING aN eleCtION FOR tHe puRpOse OF eleCtING tWO bOaRd membeRs WHEREAS, the voters of the Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Branch Community College District (herein the “Community College District”) elected the five members of the present Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Branch Community College Board (herein the “Board”) in an election that took place on February 6, 2007; and WHEREAS, upon the drawing of lots by members of the Board pursuant to law and the Board’s resolution of March 7, 2007, it was determined that the terms of office for the Board members serving for Positions 2 and 3 will expire and come up for election on February 5, 2013; and WHEREAS, the Board has determined that an election shall be held in the District to elect Board members for Board Positions 2 and 3 on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, (the “Election”), in accordance with NMSA 1978, §§ 1-22-1 through 1-22-19. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-RUIDOSO BRANCH COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD, IN THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN AND THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO THAT THE FOLLOWING PROCLAMATION IS HEREBY ISSUED: pROClamatION section 1. On Tuesday, the 5th day of February, 2013, there will be held an Election for Positions 2 and 3 of the Eastern New Mexico UniversityRuidoso Branch Community College Board, in Lincoln County, New Mexico. section 2. One Board member shall be elected for Position 2 and one Board member shall be elected for Position 3 for a total of two Board members. Positions shall be designated on the ballot as Position Two (2) and Position Three (3). section 3. Declarations of candidacy are to be filed with the Lincoln County Clerk, at 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 1-22-8. In making a declaration of candidacy, the candidate shall submit a sworn statement of intent in substantially the following form: “DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY -STATEMENT OF INTENT I, ___________________, (candidate’s name on certificate of registration) being first duly sworn, say that I am a voter of Precinct No. _________ of the County of Lincoln, State of New Mexico. I reside at _____________________ and was a resident at that place on the date of the Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Branch Community College Board’s proclamation calling the election for which I am a candidate; I am a qualified elector of the State of New Mexico residing within the East-

ern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Branch Community College District; I desire to become a candidate for the Eastern New Mexico UniversityRuidoso Branch Community College Board, Position No. ______ at the Eastern New Mexico UniversityRuidoso Branch Community College Board election to be held on February 5, 2013; I will be eligible and legally qualified to hold this office at the beginning of its term; and I make the foregoing affidavit under oath, knowing that any false statement herein constitutes a felony punishable under the criminal laws of New Mexico. ______________________ (Declarant) ______________________ (Mailing Address) ______________________ (Residence Address) Subscribed and sworn to before me this ___ day of ____________, 20 ___. _____________________. (Notary Public) My commission ___________.”



section 4. Declarations of intent to be a write-in candidate are to be filed with the Lincoln County Clerk, at 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. section 5. Precincts shall be consolidated for the Election pursuant to NMSA 1978, §1-22-6, all as hereinafter set forth. The precincts, including consolidated precincts, and the location and designation of each polling place shall be as follows: Voting District

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Polling Place Lincoln County Clerk’s Office 300 Central Ave. Carrizozo, New Mexico section 6. A person is a qualified elector if he or she is a citizen of the United States, at least eighteen years of age, and a resident of the Community College District on the day of the Election. In order to vote, qualified electors must have previously registered with the County Clerk of Lincoln County or any voter registration agent in accordance with law. Any qualified elector of the Community College District who is not now registered and who wishes to vote at such Election should register during regular office hours prior to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on

Tuesday, January 8, 2013, that being the twenty-eighth day immediately preceding the Election at the office of the County Clerk of County, at 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico, or by any registration agent at a designated agency as provided in NMSA 1978 §§1-4-47 and 1-4-48. section 7. Only residents of Community College District may vote for candidates running for Board positions 2 and 3. section 8. The polling places will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on the day of the Election, Tuesday, February 5, 2013. section 9. Absentee voting will be permitted as authorized by NMSA 1978, § 1-22-19, and the Absent Voter Act of the Election Code, NMSA 1978 §§ 1-6-1 through 1-6-18. Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the office of the County Clerk of Lincoln County, at 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico; however, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Monday, February 4, 2013 (the Monday before the election), the County Clerk is required by statute to destroy unused absentee ballots. Therefore, completed applications must be returned to the County Clerk prior to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Friday, February 1, 2013. Absentee ballots of District voters may be marked in person at the office of the County Clerk of Lincoln County, 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico, and delivered to the County Clerk from Friday January 11, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time until Friday, February 1, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. At any time prior to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Monday, February 4, 2013, any person in the Community College District whose absentee ballot application has been accepted and to whom an absentee ballot has been mailed, but who has not received the absentee ballot, may execute, in the office of the County Clerk of Lincoln County, a sworn affidavit stating that he or she did not receive or vote his or her absentee ballot. Upon receipt of the sworn affidavit, the County Clerk shall issue the voter a replacement absentee ballot. At any time prior to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, any voter in the Community College District who has applied for, but not received an absentee ballot, may present himself or herself at his or her assigned polling place and execute an affidavit of non-receipt of absentee ballot. Upon execution of such affidavit, such voter shall be permitted to vote on an emergency paper ballot. section 10. The County Clerk of Lincoln County, New Mexico is required by law to close the registration books for the election at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, and a person will be allowed to vote only if he or she is an elector of the Community College District and currently registered to vote in the Community College District at that time. Any qualified elector of the Community College District who is not now registered and who wishes to vote at the election should register during regular office hours

at the office of the County Clerk of Lincoln County, at 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico prior to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. For federal qualified electors and overseas voters, the County Clerk shall accept a certificate of registration by electronic transmission from a voter qualified to apply for and vote by absentee ballot in the Community College District if the transmission is received before 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on February 1, 2013, the Friday immediately preceding the election. section 11. The President of Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso is further directed to file a copy of this Resolution and Proclamation with the County Clerk of Lincoln County. section 12. The President of Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso is hereby authorized and directed to take all actions necessary or appropriate to effectuate the provisions of this Resolution and Proclamation. section 13. All actions heretofore taken by the Board, the Chairman of the Board, the Secretary of the Board and the President of Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso or his agents to facilitate and effectuate the Election that are not inconsistent with law and the provisions of this Resolution and Proclamation are hereby ratified, approved and confirmed. PASSED AND ADOPTED this 26th day of November 2012. ______________________ Chairman, Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College Board [SEAL] Attest: ______________________ Secretary, Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College Board ResOluCIÓN Y pROClamaCIÓN del CONseJO COmuNal uNIveRsItaRIO de la sede RuIdOsO de la uNIveRsIdad easteRN NeW meXICO autORIZaNdO uNa eleCCIÓN CON el pROpÓsItO de eleGIR dOs mIembROs del CONseJO DADO QUE, los votantes del Distrito Comunal Universitario de la Sede Ruidoso de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico (de ahora en adelante “Distrito Comunal Universitario”), ha elegido a los cinco miembros del presente Consejo del Distrito Comunal Universitario de la Sede Ruidoso de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico (de ahora en adelante el “Consejo”) en una elección que se llevó a cabo el 6 de febrero de 2007; y DADO QUE, luego de sorteos llevados a cabo por miembros del Consejo de acuerdo a la ley y a la resolución del 7 de marzo de 2007, se determinó que el término del cargo para los miembros del Consejo que sirven los Distritos de Sufragio 2 y 3 terminarán y estarán disponibles para elección el 5 de febrero de 2013; y DADO QUE, el Consejo ha determi-

nado que una elección debe llevarse a cabo para elegir a miembros del Consejo para el Distrito de Sufragio 2 y el Distrito de Sufragio 3 el martes 5 de febrero de 2013 (la “Elección”), de acuerdo con el decreto NMSA 1978, §§ 1-22-1 hasta 1-22-19. AHORA, DEBIDO A ESTO, SEA RESUELTO POR EL CONSEJO COMUNAL UNIVERSITARIO, SEDE RUIDOSO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD EASTERN NEW MEXICO, DEL CONDADO DE LINCOLN Y EN EL ESTADO DE NUEVO MEXICO QUE HA SIDO EMITIDA LA SIGUIENTE PROCLAMACIÓN: pROClamaCIÓN sección 1. El día martes 5 de febrero de 2013, se llevará a cabo una elección para los Distritos de Sufragio 2 y 3 del Consejo de la Universidad del Distrito Comunal Universitario de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico, Sede Ruidoso en el condado de Lincoln, Nuevo Mexico. sección 2. Un miembro del Consejo será elegido del Distrito de Sufragio 2, y un miembro del Consejo será elegido del Distrito de Sufragio 3, por un total de dos miembros del Consejo. Las posiciones serán designadas en el voto como Posición Dos (2) y Posición Tres (3). sección 3. Las declaraciones de candidatura deben ser entregadas en la oficina del condado de Lincoln ubicada en 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico, el día martes 18 de diciembre de 2012, entre las 9:00 AM y las 5:00 PM, hora estándar de la montaña. Siguiendo lo indicado en la sección 1-22-8, NMSA 1978. Al hacer una declaración de candidatura, el (la) candidato (a) debe entregar una declaración jurada de intento siguiendo substancialmente el siguiente formato: “DECLARACIÓN DE CANDIDATURA – DECLARACIÓN DE INTENTO Yo, ___________________, (nombre del candidato(a) como aparece en el certificado de inscripción) habiendo primero declarado juramento debidamente, digo que soy un votante del Precinto N° ____ del condado de Lincoln, estado de Nuevo México. Yo resido en _____________________ y era residente de aquel lugar a la fecha de la proclamación de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico de la sede Ruidoso del Consejo de la Universidad del Distrito Comunal Universitario llamando a elección en la cual soy candidato(a); Soy un elector que cumple con los requisitos del estado de Nuevo México que reside dentro del Distrito Comunal Universitario de la Universidad de Eastern New Mexico de la sede Ruidoso; Yo deseo convertirme en candidato (a) para el Consejo del Distrito Comunal Universitario de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico, Sede Ruidoso, en la Posición No. ______________ para la elección de Consejo del Distrito Comunal Universitario de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico de la sede Ruidoso, que será llevada a cabo el 5 de febrero de 2013; Cumpliré con los requisitos y las calificaciones legales para trabajar en esta oficina al inicio de mi término; y

Hago la presente declaración bajo juramento, en conocimiento que una declaración falsa de ahora en adelante constituye una felonía que recibe castigo de acuerdo a las leyes criminales de Nuevo Mexico. ______________________ (Declarante) ______________________ (Dirección de correspondencia) ______________________ (Dirección de residencia) Suscrito y jurado ante mí este día____de ____________, 20 __. _____________________. (Notario Público) Mi permiso expira: _________________”. sección 4. Las declaraciones de intento de ser un(a) candidato(a) en el registro deben ser enviadas para archivo de la oficina del condado de Lincoln, ubicada en 300 Central Ave. Carrizozo, New Mexico hasta las 5:00 PM, hora estándar de la montaña, el día miércoles 2 de enero de 2013. sección 5. Los precintos deben ser consolidados para la elección de acuerdo a lo indicado en 1-22-6, NMSA 1978, de aquí en adelante dispuesto. Los precintos que incluyen los precintos consolidados, y la ubicación y designación de cada lugar de sufragio deben estar establecidos como a continuación: Distrito Elección en Votante precintos consolidados 3

8, 9, 10, 11,18 y 22, más aquellas partes de 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14 y 21 que están dentro de los límites del Distrito No. 3 de la Escuela Municipal de Ruidoso

Lugar de sufragio Ruidoso Convention Center 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. Ruidoso, New Mexico Distrito Elección en Votante precintos consolidados 3

Sufragio en Ausencia/ Temprano

Lugar de sufragio Lincoln County Clerk’s Office 300 Central Ave. Carrizozo, New Mexico sección 6. Una persona es un votante calificado si él o ella es ciudadano de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, si tiene al menos dieciocho años de edad y es residente del Distrito Comunal Universitario al día de la elección. Para poder sufragar, los votantes calificados deben haberse inscrito con anterioridad en la oficina del condado de Lincoln o en otra agencia de votantes de acuerdo a la ley. Cualquier votante calificado del Distrito Comunal Universitario que no está inscrito ahora, y que desea votar en esta elección deberá

inscribirse en el horario habitual de oficinas antes de las 5:00 PM, hora estándar de la montaña del día martes 8 de enero de 2013, que es el vigésimo octavo día que precede inmediatamente a la elección en la oficina del condado de Lincoln, ubicada en 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico o por otro agente de inscripción en una agencia designada como estipulado en el decreto NMSA 1978 Sección 1-4-47 y 1-4-48 sección 7. Sólo los residentes del Distrito Comunal Universitario pueden votar por candidatos que compiten por la posición en el Consejo de los Distritos de Sufragio 2 y 3. sección 8. Los lugares de sufragio estarán abiertos entre las 7:00 AM y las 7:00 PM, hora estándar de la montaña en el día de la elección, el día martes 5 de febrero de 2013. sección 9. El voto en ausencia es permitido como lo autoriza la Sección 1-22-19, NMSA 1978, y el decreto del votante ausente del código de sufragio, Secciones 1-6-1 a la 1-6-18, NMSA 1978. Las solicitudes para votos en ausencia pueden ser obtenidas en la oficina del condado de Lincoln, ubicada en 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico; sin embargo, a las 5:00 PM hora estándar de la montaña del día lunes 4 de febrero de 2013 (el lunes antes de la elección) la oficina del condado requiere, por estatuto, destruir todos los votos en ausencia sin usar. Por ello, las solicitudes completas deben ser enviadas a la oficina del condado antes de las 5:00 PM hora estándar de la montaña, el día viernes 1 de febrero de 2013. Los votos en ausencia de los votantes del Distrito pueden ser emitidos en persona en la oficina del condado de Lincoln, ubicada 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New Mexico, y entregados a la oficina del condado desde el día viernes 11 de enero de 2013 a las 8:00 AM, hora estándar de la montaña hasta el día martes 5 de febrero de 2013 a las 7:00 PM, hora estándar de la montaña. En cualquier momento antes de la 5:00 PM hora estándar de la montaña del día lunes 4 de febrero de 2013, cualquier persona del distrito cuya solicitud de voto en ausencia haya sido aceptada y que se le ha enviado por correo el voto en ausencia, pero que no lo ha recibido, puede hacer en la oficina del condado de Lincoln una declaración jurada declarando que él o ella no recibió o no votó usando el voto en ausencia. Luego de recibir la declaración jurada la oficina del condado debe emitir al votante un voto en ausencia de reemplazo. En cualquier momento antes de las 7:00 PM hora estándar de la montaña el día martes 5 de febrero de 2013, cualquier votante del distrito que ha solicitado, pero que no ha recibido su voto en ausencia, puede presentarse en su lugar de sufragio asignado y hacer una declaración jurada estableciendo que no ha recibido el voto en ausencia. Luego de llevar a cabo la declaración jurada, a ese votante

se le permitirá votar en un papel de voto de emergencia. sección 10. La oficina del condado de Lincoln de Nuevo México requiere por ley cerrar los libros de inscripción para la elección a las 5:00 PM, hora estándar de la montaña, el día martes 8 de enero de 2013, y se puede permitir a una persona votar solamente si él o ella es un votante del Distrito Comunal Universitario y está actualmente inscrita para votar en el Distrito Comunal Universitario en ese momento. Cualquier votante calificado del Distrito Comunal Universitario que no está inscrito en este momento y desea votar en la elección deberá inscribirse durante el horario normal de oficinas de la oficina del condado de Lincoln, ubicada en 300 Central Ave., Carrizozo, New México antes de las 5:00 PM, hora estándar de la montaña del día martes 8 de enero de 2013. Para votantes federales calificados y los electores fuera del país, la oficina del condado debe aceptar un certificado de inscripción enviado en forma electrónica de una votante calificado para solicitar y votar por medio de voto en ausencia en el Distrito Comunal Universitario si la transmisión es recibida antes de las 5:00 PM, hora estándar de la montaña, el día 1 de febrero de 2013, el viernes que precede inmediatamente al día de la elección. sección 11. El presidente de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico, Sede Ruidoso, debe también enviar una copia de esta Resolución y Proclamación para archivo en la oficina del condado de Lincoln. sección 12. Por medio de la presente se autoriza y solicita al presidente de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico, Sede Ruidoso, a tomar todas la acciones necesarias o apropiadas para llevar a cabo las provisiones de esta Resolución y Proclamación. sección 13. Todas las acciones tomadas aquí por el Consejo, el presidente del Consejo, el secretario del Consejo y el presidente de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico, Sede Ruidoso, y sus agentes para facilitar y efectuar la Elección que son consistentes con la ley y las provisiones de esta Resolución y Proclamación quedan ratificadas, aprobadas y confirmadas. PASADA Y ADOPTADA el día 26 de noviembre 2012. _____________________ Presidente del Consejo de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico, Sede Ruidoso del Consejo Universitario Comunal [SELLO] Doy Fe: ______________________ Secretario del Consejo Comunal Universitario, Sede Ruidoso de la Universidad Eastern New Mexico

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December 11, 2012

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The December 11, 2012 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, the source for news, business, religion, education, opinion and sports in Lincoln C...

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