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happening January 24

Bill Rakocy Art Exhibit & Silent Auction at ENMU-Ruidoso

A reception for artist, historian and curator, Bill Rakocy, from 6 to 7 p.m. will also introduce a silent auction on forty paintings — closing Feb. 29. A portion of the proceeds benefi t ENMURuidoso art students. www., 575-2573006. Free.

January 27-28

Lincoln County Community Theater presents “Night Must Fall” at Mountain Annie’s

A PG-13 psychological thriller, “Night Must Fall” is a 1935 British Play so intriguing that is has been adapted into several fi lms. Come see this murder mystery and try to fi gure it out for yourself before the end... who done it and why. 7 p.m., 575-257-7982. $22, dessert included.

January 28

Ski Apache Disabled Skiers’ Auction

Come out and have some fun with food and friends and support the Ski Apache Disabled Skier’s Program, currently celebrating its 36th season. SADSP is a not-for-profi t organization dedicated to teaching people with cognitive and physical disabilities to ski and snowboard and hosts around 200 students each year. Guest speaker, Dana Bowman, skydiver, retired Army Sergeant 1st Class, and retired member of the elite Golden Knights parachute team will describe some of the challenges he has faced and overcome with determination and discipline. 575-464-3193. $1 cover.

Stayin’ Alive! The world’s No. 1 Bee Gees tribute band

An intimate experience of the brothers live in concert with matching vocals, swirling lights and sexy moves. The performance is packed with the songs, sensational lighting and photos of a full Bee Gees night with blockbusters such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin” and “How Deep is Your Love,” as well as their softer poetic ballads like “I Started A Joke,” “Fanny Be Tender” and “To Love Somebody.” 7 p.m. www.,1-888818-7872. Disco Buff et at 6 p.m. $20, Tickets $69 and $66.

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76-year-old Jack Hemby. Hemby First, in late November, was last seen at a friend’s house then on Friday morning; two in Ruidoso Downs on Nov. 15, separate cases of missing local 2011. Ruidoso Downs Police men have developed. Both men report Hemby’s vehicle was loare senior citizens with health cated in the parking garage at the conditions that would not bode Inn of the Mountain Gods which well with the outdoor winter enprompted and immediate search vironment and neither man has of the area between the Ruidoso been seen nor heard from since village limits and the Inn of the their disappearances. Mountain Gods. Ruidoso Downs Kenneth Paul Payne, 73 of Police also report that Hemby Ruidoso was reported missing has a medical condition affecting Friday. Payne was last seen at his ability to travel. Hemby is the Ruidoso Downs Walmart 5-foot, 11-inches tall and weighs and is described as being 5-foot, Kenneth Paul Payne Jack Hemby approximately 190 pounds. 8-inches tall, weighs 160 pounds Anyone with information about Hemby is asked to contact Payne’s family at 575-257and is reported to have Alzheimer’s disease. asked to contact the Ruidoso Downs Police Payne is reported to be wearing a white cow- 3259 or 575-937-7400. Department at 575-378-4001 or CrimestopIn an earlier missing person case, boy hat, wire-rimmed glasses, blue jeans and pers at 575-257-4545 or 575-258-7300. Ruidoso Downs Police are searching for blue sweater. Anyone with information is

Governor proposes education reform, reducing taxes By Patrick Rodriguez Reporter SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday outlined her agenda for the upcoming year in a State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature, which convened last week for a 30-day session focusing on the state’s budget. Although New Mexico faced a large deficit going into last year, this year the state has a projected $250 million surplus. However, the governor warned lawmakers that the state “cannot go back to the credit card spending that contributed to the financial crisis in the first place.” “Rather than using the surplus to grow government,” said Martinez, “I propose safeguarding it by using it to make targeted reforms – investments in our future to help struggling students, to make New Mexico

more competitive with job-creating tax reforms, and to maintain a safety net for our most vulnerable.” She urged lawmakers to approve her proposal that would require schools to retain thirdgraders if they can’t adequately read rather than promoting them to the fourth grade. As it stands, parents have the right to refuse

LCMC funding request tabled

By Patrick Rodriguez Reporter CARRIZOZO – Lincoln County commissioners during a regular meeting last week tabled action on what some county officials say is a request for an increase of 67 percent in the county’s contribution to the local Sole Community Provider program. The SCP program helps offset the burden of unpaid medical expenses for hospitals that are the only medical facility within a radius of 35 miles – in this case, Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, which is owned by the county and managed and leased by Presbyterian Healthcare Services See LCMC, pg. 3

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Ruidoso wrestler Tanner DeSoto, left, escapes the grasp of Goddard’s Jacob Letcher, Saturday, during the 220-pound championship of the Sierra Blanca Invitational at Ruidoso High School. DeSoto won the match in double overtime and the Warriors were second overall in the meet. See full story in sports.

More N.M. children falling into poverty

By Patrick Rodriguez Reporter SANTA FE – Poverty rates for New Mexico’s youth have increased due to economic woes, as more than half of the state’s children live in poverty or in lowincome households, according to an annual report from the New Mexico Voices for Children. Details of the report by the youth advocacy organization were released Tuesday during a press conference inside the Rotunda of the State Capitol building as the Legislature opened its 30-day budget session. According to the report, the rate of children living in singleparent families has increased from 33 percent in 2000 to 42 percent in 2010. Only three other states have higher percentages of children in single-parent homes. The report also says that the rate of children living in poverty has increased from 26 percent in 2000 to 30 percent in 2010. About 250,800 children live in poverty or in low-income households. “Fewer families are economically secure now and more children – especially those living in families with income below the poverty level – live in homes where employment for parents is either not full-time, not year-

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a school’s suggestion that their child be held back a grade. The governor noted that 80 percent of fourth-graders across the state can’t read proficiently. She has already proposed that the state spend roughly $17 million on reading reforms. “Passing children who can’t read from one grade to the next is not compassionate. It is mor-

ally wrong,” Martinez said. She added: “Holding children back is not the goal. The goal is for every child to learn the basics and to identify and help those who struggle before the third grade.” Democrats and educational groups have advocated for an alternative proposal that would continue to give parents the option whether or not their child should be promoted to the next grade but require more intensive targeted instruction for students lagging behind in reading and math. House Bill 54, introduced by Rep. Mary Helen Garcia, a Democrat from Las Cruces, has received bipartisan support. This piece of legislation is similar to what Martinez has proposed on social promotion, where students who are not reading proficiently by the end of grades K-8 See GOVERNOR, pg. 5

round or both,” said Christine Hollis, director for New Mexico Kids Count. The statistics were also broken down by county and school district for the 2010-11 academic year. In Lincoln County, the rate of children living in poverty was 34 percent from 2008 to 2010, and the rate of households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or food stamps, was 12 percent from 2008 to 2010. The rate of children in the county without health insurance was at 21 percent in 2009, while there were 2,924 children enrolled in Medicaid in 2011. The rate of students living in poverty that attend Ruidoso Municipal Schools was 23.6 percent. For Capitan Municipal Schools, that rate was 15.3 percent. For school districts in Carrizozo, Corona and Hondo, those rates were 29 percent, 27.2 percent and 32 percent, respectively. “After three years of deep budget cuts,” said Hollis, “New Mexico needs to be reinvesting in programs that serve children – child care, early learning, K-12 education, unemployment benefits, and other programs that help families that are struggling with the loss of income and other resources.”


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Community Calendar Call for artists The Hubbard Museum of the American West is calling for entries to its 2012 Biennale Grande art show, scheduled to open at the museum April 4. The juried fine arts competition seeks to recognize and honor excellence in visual arts of the American West. The competition is open to all artists of any age, both amateur and professional, living in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. Eligible media include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media. Entry fee is $25 for the first entry and $20 for each additional entry. Deadline to enter is Jan. 31. For more information on requirements and awards, call David Mandel at 378-4142, ext. 229.

Another call for artists The Lincoln County Art Loop studio tour will celebrate 17 years in 2012, and calls are now out for artists. This will be a juried show with a wide variety of arts and crafts. All details are included in the application which can be downloaded from, or picked up at Josie’s Framery or the RRCA office on Sudderth Drive. The 2012 tour will be July 6-8. For more information, call 937-6043 or visit

Alpine Water meeting The Alpine Village Water and Sanitation District will hold its regular monthly meeting Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in the District’s building at 114 Alpine Meadows Trail. Agendas are available at least 24 hours to meeting time. For more information, call 257-7776 or 973-0324. You can also e-mail Cheryl Knobel at

Hero with Heart The Nest Shelter is seeking nominations for this year’s Hero with Heart. Nominations are open to any individual or group whose heroism, heart and philanthropic efforts have made a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of our community. This year’s gala event will be an afternoon tea and is free and open to the public. Businesses or individuals wishing to reserve a table should call 973-1385.

ty service organizations and providing scholarships, meets Mondays at 11 a.m. at 116 S. Evergreen Dr. A pot luck lunch at noon is followed by bridge and other card games. A special program is also presented most months. The group and hosts Yoga Wednesdays. For times or further information, call 257-2309. Firefighters for Christ meet monthly at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Chapel at 7 p.m. This service is open to firefighters and their families. For more information, call 258-4682. The Kiwanis Club of Ruidoso meets every Tuesday at noon at K-Bobs. The Lincoln County Garden Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Otero County Electric co-op, on Highway 48 in Alto, at 9:45 a.m. Visitors are welcome. The Garden Club’s purpose is to encourage community beautification and conservation, and to educate members in the arts and sciences of horticulture. For more information, call 973-2890. The Lincoln County fibromyalgia and chronic pain support group meets on the third Thursday of each month from noon-1 p.m. in the parlor at First Baptist Church, 270 Country Club Dr. For information, contact Mary Barnett at 257-9810. The Lincoln County Regulators, members of the Single Action Shooters Society, hold matches the second Saturday of every month at the Ruidoso Gun Range located on Hale Lake Road. Registration is at 9 a.m., matches start at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to participate or watch the action. During the shooting matches, all other shooting is suspended. For more information, call Avery (AKA Rowdy Lane) at 937-9297. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse is part of American Western

Optimist Club meets at noon every Wednesday at K-Bobs in Ruidoso. Rotary Club of Ruidoso meets at Cree Meadows Country Club noon every Tuesday. Ruidoso Evening Lions Club meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 106 S. Overlook. Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice, offers bereavement and grief support groups for those who have had losses in their lives. Two groups are available – Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. or Friday from noon to 1 p.m. The groups meet at Ruidoso Home Health and Hospice, in the conference room, at 592 Gavilan Canyon Rd. For questions or directions, call Lyn Shuler at 258-0028. The Ruidoso Noon Lions meet at 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at Cree Meadows Country Club. Ruidoso Masonic Lodge No. 73 meets first Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. If the first Monday is a national holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 575-442-2026. SAA meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church at the Holy Mountain at 321 Mescalero Trail Road. For more information, call 575-201-4203.

If you have an emotional or mental health crisis, call our hotline.

Disc golf food drive The Ruidoso Disc Golf Club is hosting a “Frisbee for Food” drive, this March 24 at the Grindstone Disc Golf Course. Cost to enter the event is $20 plus five cans of non-perishable food. The goal is to raise 500 pounds of food. Cash and prizes will be presented to the top 25 percent of players over 27 holes. Sign up is at 9 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10 a.m. Contact Duane Slatton at 973-4413 to enter. The public is invited to watch the competition.

The Lincoln County Community Assistance Program provides professional counseling at no cost to Lincoln County residents of all ages. We can help when you or a family member needs crisis assistance, such as speaking to a licensed counselor over the phone or in person. Your story is our story.

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 11 a.m. For more information, or to join, call Vic Currier, Post Adjutant, at 802-5293.

Please call our hotline: 1-800-888-3689 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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. and Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. There is also a Monday 6:30 p.m. women’s open meeting and beginners and young peoples’ big book study Fridays at 7 p.m. 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.

history that continues today. Horsemen skills are encouraged, but not required. The Posse meets the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the headquarters located a mile south of Carrizozo on Highway 54. For more information, visit or call 575-512-7077.

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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. For more information, call 258-8885. Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road. Altrusa International of Ruidoso was established in 1970 and it’s long running Annual Low Cost Mammogram Program was established in 1988. Some of the organizations Altrusa supports are the local food bank, women’s shelter, humane society and others. One of Altrusa’s focus is on literacy, in that they provide scholarships to men and women returning to college, books three times a year to the children in the local Head Start programs and donations to the Literacy Council. If you think an organization like Altrusa may be a good fit for your volunteer efforts, contact membership chair Judy Griffin at 937-5437. The Carrizozo Roadrunners Chapter of the Lincoln County Extension Association meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Otero County Electric Cooperative community room on 12th Street in Carrizozo. Chapter meetings are open to anyone interested. For more information, call Barbara VanGorder at 575-648-9805 or Doris Cherry at 354-2673. The Democratic Women of the Sacramento Mountain Area meet the third Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit The Federated Republican Women of Lincoln County meet the fourth Monday of each month at Cree Meadows Country Club at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 257-4160 or visit www.frw.

I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Lincoln County Assessor. I have been employed in the County Assessor’s Office for 37 years and have experience as a mapper, appraiser, chief appraiser, chief deputy assessor, and am currently Lincoln County Assessor. I hold licensure as both a Certified and Licensed New Mexico Appraiser. Margie, my wife of 32 years, and I have two daughters and have resided most of our lives in Lincoln County. We are parishioners of Santa Rita Catholic Church. I am currently an active member of the Carrizozo Volunteer Fire Department, have served on the New Horizons Developmental Center Board of Directors and am now serving my first term on the New Mexico Association of Counties Board of Directors. I am a firm believer that the Assessor’s Office is a public service office first and foremost and will continue to provide the taxpaying public with the best possible service. I will continue to serve the people of Lincoln County with courtesy and according to the statutes and regulations of the State of New Mexico. Your support in the June primary will be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Paid for by the Committee to Elect Paul Baca

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LCMC from pg. 1 based in Albuquerque. Al Santos, administrator for LCMC, recommended that commissioners approve an increase of 5 percent to annual SPC program base for the 2012-13 fiscal year to $3,683,673, which would result in a $265,050 quarterly payment (or $1,060,520 annually) from the county through mill levy funds. He also sought approval for a 5 percent increase to the SCP supplemental base, requiring a one-time mill levy funding match of $200,818. Each local dollar paid into the program is matched by three federal dollars. In a memorandum to commissioners Jan. 9, though, County Manager Nita Taylor noted that on March 15, 2011 Santos submitted a revised request indicating an increase of 59 percent from the previous year to “level the playing field” for laboratory services and to put into action a community program for services to county residents. Santos wrote that the request was not intended to be relied on annually, said Taylor. Additionally, Taylor told commissioners the request for the upcoming fiscal year from Santos reflects a 7.7 percent increase over the previous year’s revised and approved demand, which would be an increase of 67 percent. Santos said his figures were maximum amounts using guidance from the state Medical Assistance Division. The agency calculates the base index cost of medical care in the country. He met with the agency on Jan. 13 to further discuss what the contribution at the federal level would be. Santos anticipated funding for the federal match to be less for the upcoming fiscal year, adding that the MAD had not sent the hospital a definitive outline of specific figures. He said an adjustment to $400,000 was requested last year because an additional $5 million was available. Commission Chairwoman Eileen Sedillo asked if that $400,000 should have been added to the supplemental base. Santos said the hospital had most likely understated the base because of the available funds that had not been asked for previously, adding that the base was artificially low in terms of what could have been requested in the past. Commissioner Mark Doth also disputed the figures presented by Santos. When calculating the mill levy fund quarterly payment amount, done by multiplying 30.22 percent by the base amount of $3,683,673 and dividing that by four, Doth said he received a different amount than the $265,050 that had been given. The quarterly amount would be about $278,300, said Doth. “Either that 30.22 percent is wrong or my math is wrong or something is different here,” Doth said. Santos said those numbers were based on what the federal match constituted as to what the county obligation would be at 30.22 percent of what the total amount requested. “I’d be happy to recalculate it,” he said. Like Sedillo, Doth also thought the $400,000 adjust-

$11 in their checkbook for this large of an increase.” ment last year was a one-time increase. “In reality, it shows a pretty significant increase over what we historiCommissioner Tom Battin offered the motion to table cally have been kicking into the kitty,” he told Santos. the discussion and to suggest a special meeting to take “I’m just not quite comfortable doing that. It’s a 59 place with enough time before a Feb. 15 submission deadpercent increase, and then you tack on another 7.7 percent line. “We sit here facing some real challenges in funding increase.” medical care,” he said. “We have hospitals in the two counties adjoining us in severe straights – a small hospital Santos, though, insisted that the increase amounted in Roswell and a big one in Otero County – and we need to only 5 percent, saying that the county went in with a supplemental request that made up the difference on a base to be really careful about the decisions we make.” that was artificially low based on available funds. Doth understood that, but “the reality is you’re asking us for about a 60 percent increase over what we historically have been major trade unions. Carl E. Milchen, is giving,” he said. “I’m not Additionally, he was a candidate for a posicomfortable with that.” a certified rehabilitationtion on the Village of “I don’t dispute what training instructor, with Ruidoso Council. Mr. you’re saying in terms of Purple Heart Industries Milchen and his wife that represents an increase of Sacramento. Carl has Carol Ast-Milchen moved of what had previously had several years experito Ruidoso in 2005, been historically realized,” ence as a lead mechanical relocating from Seattle. Santos told Doth, “but I engineer, at the MeydenMr. Milchen grew up in think the 60 percent might bauer Convention Center the El Paso area, where be overstated because of in Seattle, and with highhe attended Ysleta High the super supplemental is rise buildings in both School. Carl is a graduate all that I am commenting Carl E. Milchen Hawaii and Sacramento. of Saint John’s Military on.” Memberships have been with Academy, where he received the Silver Commissioner Jackie the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, Star Award for academic excellence Powell said she supported Ruidoso Gun Club, and the Museum in Military Science and Tactics. As a the hospital but would of the American West. Mr. Milchen is a youngster, with his family he would have a difficult time selling vintage western firearms collector and spend every summer in Ruidoso, and such an increase to her avid Lincoln County history buff. has seen the many growth changes in constituents. “This isn’t “It really doesn’t get any better the Village. living within our means than living in Ruidoso. Ruidoso has Mr. Milchen enjoyed a rewarding to what the taxpayers been good to Carol and I. There are a career of 27 years with the Pacifi c Fruit gave the strong message a lot of genuinely, real nice folks living Express Company, a wholly owned few years ago,” she said. here,” Milchen said. subsidiary of the Union and Southern “There’s a limit to what the Carl and his wife Carol are Pacifi c Railroads. This career fi nished people of Lincoln County members of the Episcopal Church of with the position of Chief Operations want to do.” Lincoln County. Carol Ast-Milchen is Offi cer & Division General Manager Powell noted that the a certifi ed professional in Human Reof the Mechanical and Engineering Defrom 1993 to 2011 the sources and has worked eight years for partment. He had the full management county got by and lived the Mescalero Apache Tribe. She conresponsibility for over three hundred within its means finantinues for the Tribe in Retirement Plan employees and a payroll budget excially. Services and Special Projects. Carol is ceeding one million dollars per month. “Knowing how the also certifi ed Zumba fi tness instructor, This same position required extensive government hasn’t any with the RAC and ENMU. labor management skills with three money anyway, I don’t know how they can keep saying they are going to do this,” she said. “It’s a very hard sell for me to have to defend for the people who Like us on Facebook: ruidoso freepress haven’t got an extra $10 or


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SOPA falls short By Ty Vinney

With a surprising and welcome move today, Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced he will discontinue any action on the Stop Online Piracy Act better known as SOPA, effectively killing the controversial bill. The announcement was most likely brought on from the vast online resistance and open protest of the Internet community. Another sound reason could also be the White House had promised to veto the bill if it passed. It’s a victory for internet freedom, not just in the United States, but globally. The online protests about the bill were loud and spread like wildfire, ranging from users leaving domains hosted by those who supported SOPA, calling Inter-

net companies, Representatives and Senators in efforts to change minds. Major player GoDaddy lost more than 100,000 domains in roughly 10 days when they announced their support of the bill. Say what you will about the good and the bad in the complexity that is the Internet, but this time it has been a sure sounding effective tool to our democracy. Be aware though, there’s already an effort going on to push a baby sister to the bill in the form of Protect IP or PIPA bill. It’s less known than SOPA but is almost the same bill, including DNS blocking and censoring systems found in the original draft of SOPA. In essence it’s the same bill with a different name. Though we’ve won a victory, the fight continues. Well done America for standing up for our rights!

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Pioneering traffic control Trying to read all these By Sue Hutchison signs might be harder on the average motorWhile driving on a ist than driving while Lincoln County road a texting. Perhaps the few months ago I came governor’s office, in to a familiar intersecaddition to her thumb tion with new signage. band campaign, should On my right, planted sponsor sunglass bands in the gravel was the which say, “W8 2 familiar red stop sign Read.” and above that was a For non-Englishtriangular yield sign. speaking visitors, there Hmm… what to do? are yellow E.R. signs And then I realized, which could be confusSue Hutchison here in the Land of the ing since they have no Free we have options! connection whatsoever At that moment, I chose to combine the two so I slowed, to an Emergency Room. When one sees a Wild Horses sign, is there an looked around, precisely performed urge to park and roam through the a perfect rolling stop, and proceeded nearby forest with a Canon for a photo through. In my 35-plus driving years op? After the Wild Horses sign, should across the US of A, I’d never encounthere also be a Free Parking sign for tered a yield/stop sign before. Leave look-ee-loos? it to Lincoln County to be innovative. And then there’s the issue of retroWhere some counties merely adapt to reflectivity. At the January County DOT regulations, we pioneer creative Commission meeting, County Mantraffic control! ager Nita Taylor reported that the NM At the junction of Highways 37 DOT insists more than 690 Lincoln and 48, approaching eastbound from County signs may need to be replaced: Nogal, you’ll encounter strong ensupposedly when headlights hit the couragement to stop. With five sets of rumble strips carved in the asphalt, six “defective” road signs, the reflective sign paint simply isn’t bright enough. warning signs indicating you’ll need to think about stopping soon, and a red Purchasing the little hand-held machine to test sign paint could set the light flashing stop sign at the crucial county back thousands. It’s one of moment, you’d think all of us would those pieces of equipment whose price receive a clear idea. (Didn’t a red isn’t listed in advertising… sticker flashing light used to mean something shock. Taxpayers take note: this one else?) The entrance to Copper Canyon is was tabled. Lincoln County Commissioner across that intersection. I don’t know how many times the ornate gate to the Jackie Powell, when hearing about the retro-reflectivity issue remarked, subdivision has needed to be replaced or repaired because a driver just didn’t “There are better ways to spend our money.” And happily, I couldn’t agree get the message to stop. (Was that more, commissioner! you?) Between mile markers 11 - 13 on Highway 48 there are more than 60 Sue Hutchison can be reached at sue(count ‘em!) road signs. It’s worse and will be W8than “Tucumcari Tonight” on I-40! ing to Read...while she’s not texting.

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GOVERNOR from pg. 1 shall be held back a grade and provided with intensive remediation. Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, supports both the governor’s proposal and Garcia’s legislation. “It’s scientifically proven that a child from kindergarten through third grade is there to learn to read; and from fourth grade through 12th, they read to learn,” said Espinoza, a former educator. Espinoza said that the Martinez administration has strongly pushed education reform “to stop playing politics and get the money back into the classroom, so our children can learn to read.” “The issue here is not to all of a sudden hold them back – that’s not the focus,” added Espinoza. “The focus is that our children are given the education that they need before they reach the fourth grade. In her address, Martinez urged parents to become more involved in their children’s education, including reading to them. Using the savings from the operating costs on a luxury jet that the state sold last year, the governor proposed buying incoming first-graders “a reading book of their very own.” “Every child will get this book when they leave kindergarten, so that every family will have the opportunity to teach their children,” said the governor. “Every child will have a great book to read over the summer as they prepare for the first grade.” Martinez praised the fact that her education reforms have not only been met with bipartisan in the Legislature, but they have also been embraced by the Obama administration. “At the top of that list is a reform to reward our best teachers with higher pay,” she said. She asked lawmakers to approve a measure to revamp how teachers are evaluated and allow performance-based pay for educators. “That doesn’t mean teachers with the most A students get a bonus,” said the governor. “It means that we must measure and reward progress. It’s the progress that

counts. The teacher who takes kids three grades behind and gets them up to grade-level has arguably accomplished more than the teacher who has a class full of over-achievers.” Martinez said she’s willing to work with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to get her education reforms passed. “But increasing opportunities for our kids is more than just education,” she said. “We have to make sure there are jobs here in New Mexico when they graduate.” Martinez stressed that government doesn’t create jobs, suggesting that small businesses produce employment opportunities. “But government can, and does, create the environment to help small businesses grow,” she said, proposing that the state’s small businesses – those earning less than $50,000 per year – be exempt from the gross receipts tax. The governor estimated that 40,000 small businesses across the state would be affected. Among the governor’s tax proposals is a $1,000 credit for companies that hire veterans returning from military deployments. “These men and women should not fight for our freedoms abroad only to be stuck on the unemployment line when they return home,” Martinez said. Other tax initiatives would exempt 25 percent of a veteran’s pension from state income taxes. Martinez also asked lawmakers to increase penalties for those convicted of child abuse, including mandatory incarceration. Another of the governor’s priorities is stopping New Mexico from issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Martinez wants to repeal a 2003 law that allows licenses for people with-


Joe Eby

At the age of three citizens of Ruidoso and Joe Eby, a candidate for I am a strong believer in Ruidoso Village Council, the rule of law and our traveled in a cardboard Constitution,” said Eby. box across the Pacific Mr. Eby operates Ocean from Seoul, Korea two successful busito the west coast of the nesses in the Village. United States, to be The first is Straight Line embraced by his newly Tile, ceramic tile and adopted family. In 1958, marble installation comhe was among the first pany. His work ethic and group of babies brought attention to detail is well Joe Eby to this country seeking a known among the many better future. homeowners and contractors in the Even though he was a polio victim, area. His second business is a retail his new Father and Mother welcomed firearms firm called Straight Shooter him with love and open arms. Joe was Enterprises. raised in El Paso and moved to RuidJoe is confident his business and oso after graduating from high school. personal experiences qualify him well He then moved to several locations for a seat on the Village Council. As throughout the U.S. but always longed a concerned resident of Ruidoso, he to move back to Ruidoso where he felt wants to give back what he has been so at home. Joe returned in 1990, and met fortunate to receive here in the Village, his future wife, Ann. They were marin New Mexico, and in our country. ried in 1993 and have been full time The Ruidoso Village Council election residents here for more than 20 years. is Tuesday, March 6. Joe Eby is on the ballot as candidate number 4. “I sincerely want to help the

out Social Security numbers, including undocumented immigrants. Under her proposal, foreign nationals could continue to get a license if they were living in the U.S. legally. “It’s dangerous to allow people who are not citizens of the country to get a state-issued driver’s license,” said Rep. Zach Cook, a Republican from Ruidoso. Although auto insurance is mandatory for those receiving a driver’s license in the state, Cook said that just because someone has insurance “it doesn’t cover the underlying risk that illegals can come into this country. There are cases of people not just coming from Mexico but from other parts of the world into New Mexico getting licenses and with that license they’re free to move around.” “To me, this isn’t about cracking down on illegal immigration,” added Cook. “What I’m concerned with is people coming from countries that don’t like the United States. It’s more of a national security issue.” Rep. Andy Nunez, an Independent from Las Cruces, last year sponsored legislation to repeal the 2003 law. The bill cleared the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, but died in the Senate. A survey by Public Opinion Strategies in September shows that more than 70 percent of the state’s residents oppose allowing undocumented immigrants to have a driver’s license.


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Survey gathers input for BRT funds

By Patrick Rodriguez Reporter With the likelihood Lincoln County will see some money in excess of a voterapproved 0.1875 business retention gross receipts tax that provided $750,000 in offset to ease some of the financial gaming tax burden at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino, some local groups have banded together to find out where county residents would like to see those funds used. In a joint effort of the Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce, Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce, Ruidoso Valley Economic Development Corporation, Ruidoso Downs Economic Development Board, and Carrizozo Works Inc., an online survey has been developed to determine local residents’ desires on spending excess money generated by business retention tax.

The survey asks participants to list in order of importance four options as to where the excess money collected from the business retention tax might go toward – promotion or administration of the county, instructional or general purposes for a public post-secondary educational institution in the county, capital outlay to expand or relocate a public postsecondary educational institution in the county, and funding professional services contracts related to implementing an economic development plan. The survey, which also asks those taking part if they reside in the county and own a business in the county, can be found at

Dirk Norris put together the survey for the local organizations listed above. “Since the business retention tax was passed, I’ve just been kind of waiting around for somebody to say what we ought to do if there’s any extra money,” said Norris, president of the Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce. “So I contacted all these different organizations and said let’s get together and talk about it.” The aim of the tax was to help offset the heavy gaming taxation from the state which has become increasingly burdensome with the additional competition of a second Indian casino in 2005. The county would receive any additional funds in excess of the maximum $750,000 offset.

The tax was approved by voters during a special election in September 2010 and went into effect Jan. 1, 2011. Funds from the sales tax that go back to the county for disbursement may be used for administration purposes, secondary education and economic development. The county commission could also vote to have the supposed excess money distributed into the county’s general fund. The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department recently reported that the business retention tax collected $61,132.11 for the month of October. The total amassed for the ten months after the tax went into effect is $681,374.60, and the projected total for the year is $817,649.50.

Still depressed about your IRA? Though our the damage experistock and bond enced by the global markets have experieconomy with this enced a fairly healthy last dreadful dip? So recovery from their is it time to consider precipitous drops in something other than late 2008 through stocks and bonds in the first quarter or your IRA portfolio? so of 2009, you Well, how about a may still be getnice money marting those persistent ket account paying feelings of sadness something less than while reviewing a percent annually in your monthly IRA interest? Nope, that statements. Yep, wouldn’t seem to be staring right back the answer either. Bob Moroney at you from inside Anything else out the torn envelope is there to consider, the realization that, you ask? over the past three years, you’re down Yes! Drum roll maestro please! 10 percent in value and probably more. I know this may sound a bit conAnd really, it’s challenging to hit your trarian considering the devaluation of retirement goals when most stock port- real estate investments of late, but the folios sit today at a value fairly close to bottom of the market is on hand makthat which they were in 2000. ing this the time to buy something with doors, windows and a roof, if you have Do we really expect meteoric gains over the next decade considering a 10-year horizon or so. And the mecha-

nism known as the IRA real estate trust offers the perfect vehicle to effectuate the purchase. Just like you can keep cash, stocks or bonds in an Investment Retirement Account, either Traditional or Roth, your IRA real estate trust account can actually own any type of real estate whether residential, commercial or land and other categories. The trust will actually own the property and all expenses are paid by and all profits are returned to the trust. Why not buy a rent house with your IRA? The trust pays for the purchase in cash so without the costs of finance, the rent earned is pure profit above your taxes and insurance. Consider a house purchased for $150K and rented for $1,100 a month. Subtract insurance and taxes combined at approximately $2,500 and outside of maintenance costs paid by the trust, this investment would gather a seven percent annual gain. And considering this projected return does not consider any property appreciation, the time may just be right to consider real estate in your IRA.

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By Sandi Aguilar For the Ruidoso Free Press Like many students in the area, Jody Chase spent her summers working at the racetrack. Little did she know back in 1977, thirty-five years later, she would still be there. Chase started in concessions, not as a server, but as a bookkeeper, ensuring proper accounting of monies and food. Chase was transferred to mutuels just a couple of years later, where her desire for numbers was cemented with practice in juggling monies from a complicated mix of mutuel stations. “The windows used to be marked by the denominations. You went one window for a $2 Win, Place, Show and another for a $5 Daily Double, and two more for cashing out each of those winnings.” Each teller could only sell or cash one specific transaction. Chase and her fellow bookkeepers had to count Courtesy photo by hand all the incoming and outgoing money after Jody Chase, growing up with the track. every single race for every single teller. Turf Club. “The menu was full service; there was fast turn“No money has ever disappeared,” says Chase and around and great valet parking. It was easy for them to get in explains that the money room manager, Ann Clemenic was and out.” Chase said there was also no admission for those really good at keeping track of all the transactions and also that just wanted a quick meal. Chase attributes the drop in employing great people. Most of the clerks, at that time were business lunches at the Turf Club in subsequent years to proteachers, off for the summer break. fessionals not going out to lunch as often and that meals are A memory Chase cherishes is when all of the racetrack no longer tax deductible. employees moved from Sunland Park on the second Monday Chase went to NMSU in Las Cruces and worked at in May and reported for work on that Thursday at Ruidoso Sunland Park throughout her college career while continuDowns. Both racetracks had the same owner but the changeover was fraught with frenzy. The weekend usually began with ing at Ruidoso Downs in the summer. She obtained degrees the trials for the Ruidoso Futurity—called the Kansas Futurity in Accounting and Business Administration with a major in Finance. Jody Chase is the Controller at the Ruidoso Downs at that time—wherein hundreds of horses vied for a spot. The Racetrack with the responsibility of ensuring all financial races easily ran from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Though overwhelmed activity from the three other bookkeepers and/or accountants with the move, hundreds of horse owners, and thousands of is reported accurately. Chase is overseen by the vice president spectators, the tellers never skipped a beat. The tellers had an of finance, Curtis Hilling. enormous potluck behind the lines, never leaving their post When asked if she ever puts a bet down on the horses, and never missing a customer. Chase responded, “I just don’t see it as fun entertainment.” In the day, Chase remembers businessmen from Ruidoso Apparently, only certain numbers look good to her. used to spend their lunches every Thursday and Friday in the


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Ask an entrepreneur: Small business success strategies In previous columns we learned from Ruidoso entrepreneurs - and those who advise them - a root theme to conducting business successfully in Lincoln County. They suggested that entrepreneurs should understand how Ruidoso’s resort economy is different than traditional commerce and they need to develop strategies to adjust successfully. We learned from entrepreneur-owners of local successful establishments such as: Brunell’s, Michelle’s, Ace Hardware, Golden Yarn and others, their common-sense strategies: “meet the customer’s need and give true customer service; operate the business full-time not like a vacation; have a reserve for the lean times; work with banking and accounting professionals; and buy smart to stay competitive with on-line or big-box competitors.” Josie’s Framery and Casa Feliz also discuss the strategies that make a difference and contribute to their success. Josie Powell has operated her Framery for 12 years - near the Upper Canyon circle in Ruidoso - and began to notice the effects of the general economic shift three years ago. Since most of her clients are not “tourists” but locals, artists and secondhome owners she had less dependence on tourism cycles, but as her clients were affected, she also felt a decline down the food-chain. Josie’s strategy is to “adjust” by: offering her employees more flex time to reduce hours during slower times while retaining these valuable personnel; conducting promotions on Facebook; advertising as much as possible and most importantly she buys wisely and maximizes waste. Josie explains “by buying materials when my suppli-

ers make them available at a very the community. She joined Rogood price, I can stock up and pass tary, Altrusa and the Chamber of the savings to my clients”. Commerce and is active in her As well Josie has begun a participation and volunteer roles. practice of using the material that Kathy’s goal was not to join for her might have been “waste” in the betterment but to contribute to the past to fashion frames that can be betterment of the community. Her sold “ready-made” not custom. familiar face and willingness to This serves double duty as the help has earned her a place in the extra material is no longer scrap community as friend and contribubut improves her profitability and tor, which results in a good reason can be offered at low cost to her for her business to be successful. customers… it also keeps her staff Kathy also added floral services busy and employed. She shares that to round out and differentiate her it may take 3-5 years to figure out offerings of classy home décor, Marianne Mohr what to do to survive in Ruidoso jewelry, silk florals, candles, furBusiness Editor and great help comes by having a nishings and home staging services. good relationship with your banker She has regular discounted sales and by trying to live frugally so initially income does that offer her customers excellent price points and she not have to come from the business. Josie believes sends those who register, a card to come in for a lovethe greatest pitfall to entrepreneurs starting out is not ly embellished flower on their birthday. Recently for being realistic, being over confident and taking one’s the Altrusa Mammogram Home Tour fundraiser, she self too seriously. decorated some of the homes on the tour at no charge, Kathy Dunn, owner of Casa Feliz in the Attic hosted the after party and provided gift certificates to Shopping Center on Mechem, had a profitable first the contributing home owners. For Kathy, these busiyear in 2011 and talks about the nuances of comness practices contributed to a successful first year in ing into Ruidoso’s existing market for the first time. Ruidoso, an accomplishment in any economy. Kathy says the biggest obstacle in starting out is that people do not know you – even though they may be Marianne Mohr is a retired investor and business consulfamiliar with the previous owner or the business. tant from Southern California and currently Multi-Media Kathy talks about the ways she became involved to Program Manager at MTD Media. Reach her at 575let others get to know her and for her to learn about 937-4015 or

Delivering smiles, one child at a time to their clients. By Eugene Heathman Her background is Editor actually in ogy. “I have a BA Children’s Dental in Criminal Justice Clinic of Ruidoso is the Police Science from only clinic in Lincoln Sam Houston State County specializing in University. My pasGeneral Dentistry and sion in life is helping Orthodontics for chilpeople and hopefully dren ages 19 and under. make a difference Kenneth W. Childress, in their lives which D.D.S. and his wife Laura is why I went into Childress employ three Broadcast Journalfull-time and one part-time ism,” Childress said. dental hygienists in adChildress operates dition to three full – time the public relations office employees. To the and marketing funcChildress’s, living in RuEugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press tions of Children’s idoso is much more than Kenneth W. Childress, D.D.S. and his staff provide complete dental Dental Clinic. the daily duties of providcare for children ages 19 and younger at The Children’s Dental Clinic The Children’s ing children quality care. in the Sierra Mall. The clinic is celebrating its second anniversary in Dental Clinic offers To them, it’s about being a Ruidoso. services for braces, part of and giving back to wisdom teeth extractions, root canals, the community. Las Cruces. Childress opened the Chilcrowns and teeth whitening. The main Kenneth Childress served as a U.S. dren’s Dental Clinic in the Sierra Mall wall in the reception area is dedicated to Navy aviator from 1986-1994. Childress and is celebrating the clinic’s second anphotos of cavity free patients and the clinwas a HSC-42 helicopter pilot, serving niversary Jan. 28. ic holds monthly prize drawings and rein both Desert Shield and Desert Storm Laura Childress is a former televicombat theaters. Childress’s father was sion news anchorwoman in Pueblo, Colo., ferral awards to the parent of the patients. The Children’s Dental Clinic also serves dentist and after leaving the Navy, Chiland Amarillo. “I had an 11-year career low-income patients through competitive dress attended the University Of Colorun in TV News before retiring. I’ve pricing. “We charge Medicare-Medicaid rado School Of Dentistry and practiced worked in both the English and Spanish reimbursable prices without sacrificing General Dentistry in Pueblo, Colo., for 6 markets,” Childress said. The Children’s quality of care,” Childress said. years before opening his own practice in Dental Clinic offers bilingual services

B U S I N E S S buzz The buzz this week on KRUI 1490 AM and W105.1 is about what’s new with one of our favorite hair salons—Rita’s On the Hill, the one-year old business The Stitching Post and the brand new Ruidoso Road Rangers. Tune in Wednesdays at 9 a.m. for Business Buzz.

Schwan’s to cease direct delivery in Lincoln County

For more than 55 years our Route Sales Representatives have paid visits to households, delivering easy-to-prepare meals and friendly personalized service. Lincoln County residents received notification last week that due to economic challenges, local delivery routes will shift to an online ordering platform using UPS for meal delivery. The letter issued by Schwan’s states, “As you are likely aware, today’s difficult economic conditions have created challenges for many American businesses. Unfortunately, Schwan’s is not immune to these realities. As a result, we have been forced to make some very difficult decisions. I am sorry to inform you that, due to a delivery depot closure, we are no longer able to offer our traditional home delivery service in your area, effective Jan. 21.”

Bring the World Home – Host an Up with People cast member

Families in Ruidoso will have the unique opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes from Feb. 27 – March 7 when an international cast of Up with People arrives in Ruidoso, a stop on their 2012 world tour. Host families are being sought to keep one or more students from Cast A 2012, the 120-member Up with People cast and staff, which represents 20 countries. “It is a great opportunity to experience other cultures while sharing your own,” explained Linda Chen, Promotion Representative. The opportunity to stay with local families during their stay in each community is a centerpiece of Up with People’s 22-week program. The giving goes both ways… while families share their traditions and local attractions; the cast members share their experiences and cultures. Local host families are asked to provide a bed, local transportation at the beginning and end of each day, as

well as breakfast and most dinners. While gone during the day, participating in regional learning, community service and preparing for the show, most evenings cast members will be home with the family to participate in their activities and interests. In addition to many wonderful experiences with their new “son” or “daughter,” each host family will receive two complimentary tickets to the Up with People Show which will be held at Ruidoso Convention Center on Sunday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available soon online at www.

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January 24, 2012

Education By Corey Bard

We all have memorable moments or times in our lives that remain with us. I remember being in the lounge of the dorm I was living in at Iowa State University and watching the space shuttle Challenger explode shortly after take off. I remember working the morning shift in a fitness center, a job before my day job at Quest Books Publishing, and watching the airplane crash into the World Trade Center. Fortunately for me, these events are not traumas I have to relive over and over. I have heard several talks on trauma and stressful occurrences in the past few years, and the body reacts biochemically in a similar manner when the person remembers the event almost like when the trauma first happens. Therefore, when people go untreated both for the mental anguish and the physical pain of such horrific events, people have difficulty leading a healthy and peaceful life. Since moving to Ruidoso, I have met Bill Dement, a police officer, several times at social events with his family. Bill is quite intelligent, and quite frankly my impression of cops has been from television shows “Adam 12,” “Hill Street Blues,” “SWAT,” and others. I remember Officer Friendly coming to Wilmot Elementary School when I was 8 years old. Chief Davenport lived around the block from us, but his children were much younger than I, so I never knew him personally. Bill, therefore, is one of the first policemen I have ever known as a friend. Sure, I have been pulled over for speeding and been to court. Chief Janik and I got to know each other in Gold Beach, Ore., when children vandalized the library’s parking lot lights and another time when a window was smashed by another senseless act, but Bill is a friendly guy who has a story to tell and has done it well in his new book, “Delay, Deny, Hope They Die.” The book is a very personalized account of Bill’s life and the events of 9/11. He was here in Ruidoso building his dream house and planning for retirement from years working as a cop

in New York City during the tragedy. Bill fits one impression I had of cops: You become a cop either because your father was a cop or because at one time you had been in trouble with the law and now you wanted to switch from being one of the bad guys to one of the good guys. I don’t know if Bill was ever a trouble maker, but his father and grandfather were cops in New York, so he followed their example. He seems to have no regrets about his chosen profession and seems to have been able to overcompensate with continuing to educate himself. How many cops walk around with several master’s degrees? Bill attended night school or day school somehow while switching from late shifts and night shifts and working overtime, which he emphasizes many cops sought as a way to keep up and provide a decent life for their families. The real story, Bill’s story, is how he returned to New York City and served in the wreckage and horrific conditions after 9/11. The book is well written and full of clear descriptive accounts of what he experienced and what he is dealing with today. Bill’s health is not good. I could kid him that his eating habits for over 20 years on the streets may have something to do with his condition, but the reality is that Bill was exposed to bad air, toxins, metals, and other contaminants while trying to manage chaos in the aftermath of 9/11. Bill does not think of himself as a hero, and Ed Tick, author of “War and the Soul,” probably would put Bill in the category of many of the soldiers he treats suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. We send men into battle. We teach them to live with stress and train them to react and deal with life threatening events. We fail to allow them to reenter society and live again. We train men to be warriors, but not how to live peacefully and deal with the experience of being on the frontlines and coping with death. Men like Bill and our soldiers return with physical ailments and psychological scars. “Delay, Deny, Hope They Die” is also about the city of New York ignoring what has happened to the survivors – firemen and policemen who continued serving during 9/11 and are now paying the consequences for selfless behavior. Bill will be at the Ruidoso Public Library at 10 a.m. on Feb. 24.

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Luddy Leong will give a 25-minute visual presentation of selected passages from her second novel at the Ruidoso Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. Luddy Leong will sign copies of the paperback novel, “Perceptions.” The novel is also available as an ebook. In “Perceptions,” Mel Faure wants to become a mother and raise a happy, productive child. However, she becomes blind and marries a woman, greatly diminishing her chances. Find out how her dream of motherhood comes true. The author may be contacted at 575-336-7811. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. Library hours are: Monday through

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Local scouts prepare for pinewood derby By Jack Shuster For the Ruidoso Free Press Every year more than a million Cub Scouts and adult partners team up to participate in a Pinewood Derby, a tradition that goes back generations. This year’s Sierra Blanca District, BSA Pinewood Derby will be hosted by Ruidoso Cub Pack 59 and held at the Youth Community Center Warehouse, located at 200 Church Drive in Ruidoso, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. The Sierra Blanca Pinewood Derby is sponsored by Sierra Blanca Motors at 300 West Highway 70 in Ruidoso. “Racing in the Pinewood Derby creates a bond between a Cub Scout and all those who have raced before,” according to Kevin Flusche, Pinewood Derby Chair for all of Lincoln County and Mescalero, “as well as all those who will follow in this same tradition.” Sierra Blanca Motors is sponsor of the 2012 Sierra Blanca Pinewood Derby and Ted Durham of Sierra Blanca Motors points out that, “As Cub Scouts learn the skill of good sportsmanship, they are better able to recognize and appreciate the new skills they’ve acquired, to show respect to all those involved, and to experience the fun and excitement of competi-

tion.” This Pinewood derby sponsorship is just one of the ways that Sierra Blanca Motors helps youth in the community. Certificates have gone out to the Cub Scout leadership in the Sierra Blanca District, which encompasses all of Lincoln County and Mescalero. These can be redeemed for a Pinewood Derby Car kit, by an adult, at Sierra Blanca Motors. The adults can look at some grown up cars, too. Major trophies for First, Second and Third place will be given, as well as trophies for Tops in each Pack, Best Design, etc. Every participant will receive a BSA Pinewood Derby patch. The Cub Scouts will gather at the Community Youth Center Warehouse at 1 p.m., Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25 and the public is invited to watch this exciting event. Information on becoming a Cub Scout for boys in first through fifth grades will be available, also. While the exhilaration of the actual race lasts only moments, the Pinewood Derby experience lasts a lifetime. The benefits, for Cub Scout and adult, are discovered through the process itself: strengthening bonds, sharing responsibility, developing teamwork, learning new skills, exercising creativity, building sportsmanship, and making new friends.

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New Carrizozo mayor, Lee Gross, takes the helm By Patrick Rodriguez Reporter CARRIZOZO – It’s Friday afternoon, roughly nine days since he was sworn into office as the mayor of this town, the county seat, and Lee Gross is standing around inside his new office at Town Hall, wearing a graphic T-shirt and a pair of carpenter jeans. The outfit might be the product of a casual workday centered mostly on sprucing up the new surroundings with personal mementos, you know, something to wear while hammering nails into the wall in order to hang picture frames and shelving and whatever else, which is what he had been doing before a reporter showed up. Or maybe it’s the consequence of being the chief executive officer of a municipality who’s attempting to come across as just a regular guy. Whatever the reason, it wouldn’t have been unusual to see Trustee Lee Gross wear a sports coat at town council meetings. Mayor Lee Gross, who will more than likely continue wearing a sports coat at town council meetings, definitely wants to portray an image as someone people feel comfortable talking to about issues – either negative or positive – relating to Carrizozo. Already he’s implemented – to use a not so casual word – the idea of allowing residents of the town to visit with him in his office between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. “It’s a time for people to make appointments, come in and talk to me about anything they want they relates to the town – dogs running around, cats running around, my street has water running in it, there are some huge potholes here – typical problems that people have about the town they live in,” explained Gross. “Obviously I’m not dealing with personal problems.” “I think that whenever you can reach out and know people and talk to them is

important,” added Gross. He intends to continue these meetings for the indefinite future. “I’ve been through two administrations now – Mike Petty and Dennis Vega,” said Gross. “One of the things I have seen that has been an issue is there hasn’t really been full disclosure, there hasn’t been transparency – just in terms of how the town runs. It’s not that these former mayors were secretive; they kind of just did their thing. It’s not enough to say this is the beginning, this is the end; people want to know what’s in the middle.”

Elected to town council

Gross, 61, moved to New Mexico three years ago, following his retirement as a management and program analyst with the Internal Revenue Service. He was living in Gaithersburg, Md., when he retired from the IRS. While in Gaithersburg, Gross served as the president of his homeowner’s association, the only office-holding experience he had before winning a seat on the town council during the March 2010 municipal elections, a campaign he won against two other candidates. During that municipal election, Petty defeated three-term incumbent Mayor Manny Hernandez. However, Petty resigned in June 2011, having served just 13 months. He was replaced by Dennis Vega, who at the time was mayor pro tem. Vega’s time as mayor was even shorter than Petty’s, having stepped down for personal reasons from the position on Dec. 28. The role of selecting someone to replace Vega was given to Trustee Dusty Voss, who had been serving as mayor pro tem. Unlike Vega, Voss had no intention of choosing himself to oversee the town’s government. When asked who Voss would choose as mayor, he said: “It will be someone who has previous experience, that’s been on the council or has served in some capacity for the town for sure, so we don’t start from scratch all over again.”

Chosen as mayor

Gross has been humble in the days following his selection as mayor. “I was really fine either way it went,” he said. “I have two more years as a trustee, and I figured I could accomplish a lot in those two years. … I’m not a very egotistical person. If it worked out, great; if it didn’t work out, that was okay too. In either position, I can make a good contribution to the town.” At the special meeting where Voss selected Gross as mayor, Voss said: “The moral of the story is we have a pretty green, pretty new council. We have a ton of stuff going on – whether we get the money or not, I don’t know. And if somebody new comes in, we’re going to have to stop, go back and show them where we are at this point in time, and I don’t want to do that.” According to Gross, the key issues for the town are applying for grants for capital improvement projects for infrastructure, including those for a new senior center and a public library. “That’s an area we’re focusing on.” And if those items come to fruition, “it’s important to know we are able to maintain them.” If the town is able to grow in population, “there needs to be businesses that draw people to this town,” said Gross. As of the 2010 census, the population of Carrizozo is 1,036. “Unfortunately, our 12th Street art district is kind of on the wane right now. There were a few galleries, but for purely economic reasons they closed up.”

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Gross said that by the end of January he would select someone to fill his seat on the town council. “The trustee jobs and the planning and zoning jobs, some people think they are good times, just people sitting in chairs and stuff,” said Gross. “But there are meetings we have, conversations we have – all the time they deal with town issues. People don’t realize how much time is really invested in doing those jobs. Because basically what they see is people come here – you know, we have our monthly meeting, which is normally negative, which will change shortly. And they see the people sitting up there, they see the people voting on things. Most of things that are being voted on the audience doesn’t really understand.”

Three members of the town’s planning and zoning committee resigned following January 1988 - January 2012 a town council regular meeting on Jan. 9. At that meeting, Judy Fitz, the planning and zone committee’s administrator, stepped down. The next day, the resignations to Lincoln and Otero County. of board members Dan


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Silent Auction benefits Disabled Skier Program By Lyn Kidder For the Ruidoso Free Press The Ski Apache Disabled Skier Program Silent Auction will be held Jan. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. The auction features items donated by local and national businesses and individuals, with all proceeds to benefit the program. “This is the 26th year that we’ve held this event,” assistant program director Lori Lamphere-Stewart said. “The variety of donated items is always extraordinary—ski equipment, original art, jewelry, furniture, vehicles, clothing, gift certificates from local restaurants and services like massage, pet grooming and manicures.” Raffle tickets will also be sold for two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines. The program began in 1976 when representatives from El Paso’s Fort Bliss asked ski instructor Diana Person to teach skiing to disabled Vietnam War veterans. T.L. Brock, a former Marine Corps sergeant who lost a leg in Vietnam, learned to ski in the program. In a newspaper interview he said, “Here I’m free. I can move just as gracefully as a normal person. If there wasn’t a place like this, people like me would be the bystanders, the outsiders.” Program Director Shippen Davis appreciates the community support for the Silent Auction, as well as events like the Ski Run Road Challenge, a race held every October. “Our mission is to allow anyone and everyone to experience the thrill, grace and confidence one gains by participating in snow sports,” she said. “It’s more than a sports program. Lives are transformed by denying barriers and building independence.” A special feature of this year’s Silent Auction is motivational guest speaker Dana Bowman. A retired Army sergeant, double amputee, athlete and skydiver, Bowman will parachute into Ski Apache at 10:30 a.m. and will speak at the Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m. According to Bowman, “it’s not the disability, it’s the ability.” SADSP serves about 200 skiers each year, many who are students at the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Roswell School District, the Fort Bliss Resilience and Restoration Center

Franklin and Jennifer Franklin were received by Town Clerk Leann Weihbrecht. Gross was sworn in as mayor the following evening. Gross acknowledged that the planning and zoning committee needs some retooling, but also mentioned that there has normally been a high degree of turnover on the board. “What I need to do sooner than later is appoint a new head of planning and zoning,” said Gross. “I’d like for that to happen by the end of the month. And what I want to do is work with that person in filling the vacancies.” Gross said that he would like to see all the vacancies filled by the end of February at the latest.

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January 24, 2012

Nominate your 2012 Heroes with Heart Help End Abuse for Life (HEAL) and the Nest Domestic Violence Shelter are now accepting community nominations for the “2012 Heroes with Heart.” Award recipients will be honored at the third annual Gala, an Afternoon Tea to be held Sunday, March 4 at Mountain Annie’s from 2 - 4 p.m. “Heroes with Heart” celebrates local heroes who have shown exceptional and unselfish caring for others. According to HEAL Treasurer and Committee Chair Lynn Myers, “By honoring ordinary people who perform extraordinary acts of kindness, philanthropy and significantly impact the lives of others in a positive way, we foster a community of Heroes with Heart. This annual ceremony is HEAL’s way of giving back to the community that is so kind and generous to the Nest.” 2011 Heroes with Heart winners include Linda

bers. Twelve winners will be selected to be honored during the awards ceremony. Recipients receive a custom Hero with Heart 2012 medal and a letter of congratulations from Governor Susana Martinez. Heroes with Heart nomination forms may be picked up at Sweet Charity Resale Boutique, Josie’s Framery, by calling the Nest at 378-6378 or visiting HEAL’s website at Nominations must be returned to the Nest by Feb. 14 and should be directed to the attention of Coleen Widell. The Heroes with Heart Gala is a free event and open to the public. Businesses or individuals wishing to reserve a table should call the Nest. The Nest Domestic Violence Shelter is located at 26374 US Highway 70 East in Ruidoso Downs. All services are free and confidential. For further information, call the shelter at 378-6378.

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January 24, 2012

The psychling chronicles

Psychling pioneers, a series

cling Pioneers. Over Organized cythe course of the cling in Ruidoso has next few months the a history that had its profiles will feature definitive start when some of the cyclists two young teachers that became competiwere offered the optive as part of various portunity to start their programs cumulating public school careers with Galen’s earnin the Ruidoso Muing his United States nicipal School District Cycling Federain August of 1973. As tion, Category Two a result of decades of coaching licence involvement, Galen that enabled parand Chris Farrington ticipation with the have experienced Galen Farrington U.S. Olympic Team the development of program encompassmany fine cycling ing the Games of citizens. Our con1984 through 1996. The Farringtons are tributory columnist, Galen, was asked proud of the accomplishments of these to create a short history of Ruidoso young men and women and hope our cycling. The project has resulted in a readers enjoy the periodic presentations. series of profiles that is entitled Psy-

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David Hoffer, Class of 1978

The newly formed (1973-74) and numerically small (three, David Hoffer, Jim McGarvey, and Brian Cupp) Alpine Shifters bicycle club of Ruidoso High School rode to the beginning of CR 532 (aka: Ski Run Road). Of the three students involved, the svelte David Hoffer made the uphill challenge even more arduous by bungee cording an added 30 pounds of rock to his luggage rack. I had commented that he flew up hills due to his body’s lack of mass that resulted in less gravitational pull that the rest of us had to endure; he said it was his strength. David started his bicycling on a single speed 20-inch bike that would take him, along with cycling buddy Terry Bernard (who later joined Ruidoso High School’s motorcycle club), from Ruidoso Downs to Alto Lake where they would be joined by their dads who would drive them home after their day at work. David remembers the ride as particularly challenging for two eighth-grade boys pedaling along the then narrow two-lane, mostly shoulderless roads, walking up the “great hills”like Swiss Chalet and free falling in spirited ground- based flight on the downward plunges. High school would tap into David’s competitive spirit with cycling, chess, and his favorite sport at that time, basketball and it was because of basketball that he purchased a multi-geared Schwinn. David had analyzed the movement needed to become a better jumper and rationalized the purchase of a bicycle to improve his vertical leap and the secondary benefit of year round conditioning proved to be an incredible bonus. Cycling is a demanding sport encompassing mathematics and physics to produce the technologically advanced tools of the competitive cyclist’s trade. David virtually became the spokesperson for conditioning first, equipment second, and physics non-existent as he and Jim would enter 100-mile events and ride the wheels off the posers of the time. David was the first to say nothing when he and Jim had their bikes criticized for being inferior to the high end, imported bikes of choice of the monied elite. His legs did the talking on American steel. Technological cycling was in its infancy in the 70’s and the new breakthrough was the six-speed gear cluster that permitted the higher gear which enabled David the opportunity to pedal slower but

would increase his overall speed. This was counter to established practice but David succeeded in developing his own winning style. During those high school cycling years, David rode all the Easter (Spring Break) trips, the Albuquerque century rides, the Portales events, and the local LAW (League of American Wheelmen) events. Today he says he was in the best physical condition of his life during that time thanks to year-round cycling. He continued challenging himself after graduation with basketball league play in Alamogordo, the local Ruidoso softball league, and then on to bowling which was to become his post high school obsession. The new found sport resulted in major competition, travel, and a professional license for three years. Bowling has proven to be a true love for David as he continues to travel the region for competitions in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. He has committed to the hard work and discipline and would like to continue “... as long as (he) can.” The physical challenge and skill required of competitive bowling is embraced as much as his basketball and cycling of over three decades ago but realizes work and family commitments vie for his time. But because of his competitive nature, David states matter-of-factly, “If I cannot bowl with the best, I’ll do something else.” When asked about the positive, longterm character traits he formed while in high school, David was quick to point out that the quality of effort he expended in his extracurricular activities overlapped with his academic work which created a balanced outlook on life. “The people I met helped me become more openminded. I was very narrow minded when I was young but learned to respect people’s differences as I matured. I learned not to argue; I learned to converse. I feel without sports or some activity, one becomes isolated.” As an independent businessman in Ruidoso, David has learned to put his customers first and provide a better quality of life experience for them by expertly completing his handyman jobs at not only reasonable rates but also taking special care in creating a trusting relationship with his elderly clients who are often alone and forgotten in our culture. And See PSYCLING, pg. 19



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Sports Results

Jan. 16

Girls basketball Capitan 55, Dexter 39

Jan. 17

Boys basketball Dexter 46, Ruidoso 38 Cloudcroft 69, Mescalero 52 Hondo 61, NMMI 45 Capitan 54, Carrizozo 32 Girls basketball Mescalero 62, Cloudcroft 59 NMMI 53, Hondo 44 Capitan 32, Carrizozo 29

Jan. 19

Boys basketball NMMI 69, Mescalero 55 Carrizozo 53, Corona 25 Dora 40, Capitan 38 (2OT) Girls basketball Corona , Carrizozo Dora 52, Capitan 51 (2OT) Tularosa 55, Mescalero 32 Ruidoso 77, Chaparral 69 (OT)

Jan. 20

Boys basketball West Las Vegas 63, Ruidoso 53 Elida 52, Corona 23

Jan. 21

Boys basketball Capitan 68, NMMI 47 Roswell 94, Ruidoso 28 Girls basketball Artesia 82, Ruidoso 46

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Jan. 24

Boys basketball Corona at Dexter JV, 6:30 p.m. Hondo at Elida, 6:30 p.m. Cloudcroft at Mescalero, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Corona at Dexter JV, 5 p.m. Hondo at Elida, 5 p.m. Cloudcroft at Mescalero, 5:30 p.m. Goddard at Ruidoso, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26

Boys basketball Hondo at Corona, 7 p.m. Carrizozo at Mescalero, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Hondo at Corona, 5:30 p.m. Carrizozo at Mescalero, 5:30 p.m. Capitan at Dexter, 6 p.m.

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Warrior grapplers take second DeSoto wins individual title By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Ruidoso wrestling coach John Pacheco wanted to prove his team belonged among the elite in the state. The Warriors’ performance in the Sierra Blanca Invitational Saturday was the first step toward that goal. The Warriors weren’t able to win as a team – no one was able to even come close to Class 5A Mayfield – but they tied for second with Goddard with 56 points and finished ahead of 1A/3A opponents Cobre, Tucumcari and Wingate. “Compare this to our dual with Goddard last week. Without our forfeits (at some weight classes) we beat them. Today, forfeits didn’t count against us and we tied them,” Pacheco said. “That proves that we’re on the best level with anybody in the state right now.” Ruidoso was able to take second on the strength of its many wrestlers in the champi-

onship matches – Cody Barry at 126 pounds, Armando Baca at 160, Matthew Carr at 195, Tanner DeSoto at 220 and Mikeal Montoya at heavyweight. Of those five wrestlers, DeSoto was the only one to win – outlasting Goddard’s Jacob Letcher Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press with a 2-1 deciRuidoso’s Michael Carpenter, left, strains to escape a hold by Deming’s David Padsion in overtime ron during the fi fth place, 145-pound match Saturday during the Sierra Blanca Inand bettering vitational. his stellar 34-2 record on the season. they’re really tired at the Sierra Blanca Invitational That match was a end.” Team standings virtual stalemate, with “As you saw to1. Mayfi eld 94; 2. Goddard 56; (tie) Ruidoso 56; 4. Cobre 53; 5. Oñate 49; 6. Tucumcari 47; 7. Deming 41; 8. Hobbs 32; the only points scored day, that was a hard 9. Wingate 18; (tie) Roswell 18; 11. Carlsbad 12. coming on escapes and battle against a lot of big Ruidoso finalists neither wrestler able to schools,” Pacheco said Championship get the other at an advan- of DeSoto’s performance 126 – Isaiah Sedillo (May) d. Cody Barry (Rui) pin in 1st; 160 tage. on a day in which he – Baldo Rodriguez (Dem) d. Armando Baca (Rui) 14-2; 195 – Luis Terrazas (God) d. Matthew Carr (Rui) pin in 1st; 220 – “My legs were so went unbeaten in six Tanner Desoto (Rui) d. Jacob Letcher (God) 2-1 in OT; 285 worn out from the match matches. “His endurance – Zac Rachal (Hob) d. Mikeal Montoya (Rui) pin in 1st. that by overtime, I just is second to none. He’s Third place didn’t have the strength beaten every state cham106 – Ty Marshall (Rui) d. Evan Polly (May) pin in 2nd; 138 in my legs,” DeSoto pion from 3A to 5A. I’m – Lorenzo Luas (Hob) d. Travis Barry (Rui) 6-3; 152 – Zach Mortensen (Carl) d. Brennan Moorehaed (Rui) 9-7. said. “I’m normally an very proud of him.” Fifth place endurance wrestler and Ty Marshall was 145 – David Padron (Dem) d. Michael Carpenter (Rui), 10-5. I usually get them when the only other Ruidoso Seventh place 132 – Amy Jackson (Win) d. Chris Estrada (Rui), pin in 1st.

Jan. 27

Boys basketball Lovington at Ruidoso, 7 p.m. Cliff at Carrizozo, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Lovington at Ruidoso, 5:30 p.m. Cliff at Carrizozo, 5:30 p.m. Wrestling Ruidoso at Las Vegas Robertson Invitational, 4 p.m.

Jan. 28

Boys basketball Corona at Reserve, 4:30 p.m. Ruidoso at NMMI, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Corona at Reserve, 3 p.m. Ruidoso at Hatch, 3:30 p.m. Wrestling Ruidoso at Las Vegas Robertson Invitational, 8 a.m.

Jan. 29

Boys basketball Carrizozo at Mountainair, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Ruidoso at West Las Vegas, 5 p.m. Carrizozo at Mountainair, 5:30 p.m.


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Ruidoso’s Ty Marshall, top, attempts to pin Mayfield’s Evan Polly in the third place match at 106 pounds during the Sierra Blanca Invitational Saturday.

wrestler to win in a finals match, taking third place in 106 pounds with a pin of Mayfield’s Evan Polly in the second round. While they may not have had much success once they got to the final round – the fact that so many Warriors were still wrestling in the final matches of the day made Pacheco happy. “Considering the level of the competition that was here today – we brought the best in the state in – and putting five guys in the finals, I am happy and pleased,” Pacheco said. “Tucumcari came into this ranked

ahead of us and we beat them in the team score, so I’m ecstatically happy for the boys.” A true test of Ruidoso’s mettle comes next weekend at the Robertson Invite, a tournament which will feature – according to Pacheco – every small school wrestling team in the state and is an excellent preview of this year’s state tournament. “That will give us a test of our team. It will be amazing,” Pacheco said. “We’ll see where we stand with the best teams in the state in one location.”

Coyotes pound short-handed Warriors Ruidoso girls By Todd Fuqua and Karen Boehler For the Ruidoso Free Press The tone of Saturday’s game between the Roswell and Ruidoso boys was set in the first two minutes of the match, as the Coyotes jumped out to a 11-0 lead on 3-pointers by Saul Carrillo and Cesar Nava; a three-point play by Marquel Warner; and a very-long field goal by Carrillo. The Warriors (5-12) didn’t score until 5:36 into the stanza when Ryan Williams notched two from the field, but the only other two Ruidoso scores came on a trey by Luis Marquez at 1:29 and a layup by Williams with 1:01 left, leading to a 34-7 Roswell lead after one and 94-28 victory. The Coyotes (16-0) got scoring from six different players in the first quarter as coach Britt Cooper brought his bench in early, and overall, 11 of the 13 who saw time on the floor put points on the board. Ruidoso was handicapped from the start, missing starters Terrence Shields, Wambli Little Spotted Horse and Ismail Lapaz because of injuries. “I’m not taking anything away from Roswell, because they’re a very good team,” said Warrior coach Dennis Davis. “But it would have helped us a little bit to have those guys in the game, too. We could have been a little closer.”

five chances at the charity stripe, they only went 4-for-9 from the line and could only get one more field goal, trailing 56-15 at the half.

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Ruidoso’s Joe Marquez, background, goes up high for a jump shot Saturday at Roswell High School. “They were undermanned, no doubt,” Cooper agreed. “That’s always tough when you’re shorthanded, but they kept playing. Got to give them credit for that.” Nava, Carrillo and Fernando Lujan put on a 3-point shooting clinic in the first half, tallying seven from the outside. Warrior Joe Marquez opened the second quarter scoring with a field goal just 24 ticks into the second quarter, but then Roswell went on 13-0 run and while Ruidoso had

The Warriors were unable to overcome a big deficit early in their game against West Las Vegas Jan. 19, as the Dons took advantage of numerous turnovers early to build up a 16-2 lead and held off a late charge by the Warriors to earn a 63-53 victory. “They did their very best to try and compete and made a great effort to get back into it,” Davis said. “If we had started out the way we finished there at the end, we’d have been in pretty good shape. We just made too many early mistakes and had to play catch-up the rest of the way, and it wore us down.” West Las Vegas (7-10) got strong outside shooting from Joe Ortiz, who led the game with 23 points, dominated early in every phase of the game, building a commanding 20-6 lead to start the second quarter. The Dons threatened to run away with it, but Ruidoso was able to stop the bleeding long enough to keep West from doing that, and by the end of the third quarter had fought back to within four points and made a game of it. see WARRIORS pg. 15

falter at Artesia

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor This wasn’t how Ruidoso girls basketball coach Dean Hood wanted to wrap up the week at all. Just two days after a narrow overtime win against Chaparral, the Lady Warriors dropped a huge 82-46 loss at Artesia. Hood minced no words when describing the game. “We got the snot beat out of us,” Hood said. “They were by far the best team we’d played all year. At least they were playing the best.” Ruidoso (12-5) still got double figure scoring out of Brittanie Vega and Madigan Gonzales with 15 and 13 points, while Gonzales was again a force on the boards with 14 rebounds. But it wasn’t enough to counter the onslaught of Artesia scoring, which came in the wake of a pressure defense. “We’ve got some work to do in the next week,” said Hood. “We have to focus and get back to doing the things we’re supposed to on the floor.” The Lady Warriors entertain Goddard a third time tonight, then host Lovington Friday in the District 4-3A opener.

Win in overtime It may not have been a game that should have gone into overtime, but the coaching staff the Lady Warriors was glad they had the test, and glad they won. Ruidoso squandered a big lead in the fourth see GIRLS pg. 15


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Mescalero girls can’t beat Tularosa twice By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor The Mescalero Lady Chiefs have been having a good season, but there have been times when they’ve been – inconsistent. That situation arose again Jan. 19 when Mescalero took on Tularosa in a rematch which saw the Lady Wildcats taking out its revenge over a one-point December loss with a dominating 55-32 victory. “The difference was attitude and us not executing,” said Mescalero coach Nate Raynor. “I don’t know what it is about that building, but it’s like a big state for them and they don’t know how

to perform.” The Lady Chiefs (13-5) committed 28 turnovers and were just 9-of-54 from the field thanks to a pressure Tularosa defense that caused Mescalero to rush things. “It was frustrating,” Raynor said. “But you have to pick up from that and move on.” It’s not like the Lady Wildcats were exactly on fire themselves – the score was 5-3 at the end of the first period, but they revved things up in the second quarter and outscored their opponents 25-13 and never looked back. Valerie Garcia and Diona Chavez were the team leaders for Mescalero with nine points each, while Cheyann

Bartram scored 16 points to lead the Lady Wildcats. Mescalero has games against Cloud-

croft and Carrizozo before starting the District 7-1A season against Capitan Jan. 31.

Mescalero boys fall short against NMMI

Karen Boehler For the Ruidoso Free Pres ROSWELL – After beating Mescalero 69-55, Jan. 19, NMMI coach Pilar Carrasco had praise for the Chiefs. “I didn’t feel comfortable until the final buzzer rang, I can tell you that,” Carrasco said. “They’re a good enough team that if we don’t execute ... “ Kaydahinne tore up the nets, leading all scorers with 25 points. Cordova had a double double for Mescalero with 17 points and 10 rebounds. But the Colts got double digit scoring from four players, led by point guard Reyes with 14; Petross and Marchez Coriz picked up 13 each and Stephen Powers had 11.

Ruidoso Downs horses prominent among champions By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press The Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreathtrained pair of world champion Cold Cash 123 and champion 2-year-old Ochoa head the five quarter horses who raced at Ruidoso Down last year and earned a 2011 championship title. The 2011 champion quarter horses were announced by the American Quarter Horse Association Jan. 19 and were selected by a committee. Also, Rainbow Futurity winner Feature Mr Bojangles was named champion 2-year-old colt, All American Derby runner-up Prospect To The Top was honored as champion 3-year-old colt and All American Derby trial winner Miss Racy Jess earned the champion 3-year-old filly title. Bred and owned by Carolyn and Walter Bay’s T Bill Stables, Cold Cash 123 earned his largest check when he won the $899,524 Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs as the favorite. An earner of $818,447 last year, Cold Cash 123 followed up his summer Ruidoso Downs’ campaign with grade 1 wins in the Texas Classic Derby at Lone Star Park and The Championship at Sunland Park. A son of 2003 world champion Oak Tree Special, Cold Cash 123 was also named the champion 3-year-old and champion 3-year-old gelding. Ochoa – owned by Johnny T.L. Jones Jr., Monte and Katsy Cluck, and Shavon Benson – has made each of his four career starts at Ruidoso Downs and he capped his summer season with a dominating one-and-one-half-length win in the $2.4 million All American Futurity, the world’s richest quarter horse race.


Feature Mr. Bojangle, center, seen here winning the 2011 Rainbow Futurity, was named champion 2-year-old colt by the American Quarter Horse Association Jan. 19. The gelded son of Tres Seis won his Four Corners Futurity at New Mexico maiden in his first start when he won his tracks. In the Rainbow Futurity, Feature Mr Ruidoso Futurity trial and then was a Bojangles drew away from The Long troubled third in the $500,000 Ruidoso Futurity. After his tough start in the 350- Knife to win by one-half length. Feature Mr Bojangles is owned by yard Ruidoso Futurity, Ochoa rallied to R.D. Hubbard, Jim Helzer, S/M Cattle gain third place and showed he would Export Company and Jaime Dominguez. be dangerous at longer distances with Joel Tavarez’s Prospect To The Top experience. Ochoa’s connections decided to pass first gained recognition when he qualithe 400-yard Rainbow Futurity and point fied for the 2010 All American Futurity and he came back to Ruidoso Downs at the 440-yard All American Futurity. last summer to gain his grade 1 credenHe made a late run to win his trial as the tials during his championship campaign. 1-2 favorite and pulled away to win and The Ralph Muniz-trained colt finished become the sport’s top freshman. fifth in the $702,896 Ruidoso Derby as Feature Mr Bojangles, a wellconformed son of Feature Mr Jess, was a close second in his first start and then reeled off six-straight wins, including three futurities. The Roberto Sancheztrained colt scored his most important with victory in the $700,000 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs and he also took SHORT the Hobbs America Futurity and the


By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press Gravity was the best friend of 35 snow riders at Ski Apache on Saturday. Those 35 skiers and snowboarder comprised the seven teams competing in the Celebrate 50 Vertical Challenge. Each team had five members and the goal of each team member was to ski or snowboard a maximum amount of vertical feet from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each participant carried a GPS tracking unit that counted their total vertical feet and then Photo by Ty Wyant each team member’s total verti- A skier prepares to ascend the mountain durcal feet were combined for the ing the Vertical Challenge at Ski Apache Satteam total. urday. The teams were comprised Ray Heid, Jatonna Holmes and Frank of at least one snowboarder, Shreve. Shreve was the individual winat least one person under 18-years-old, ner with 24,244 vertical feet and Holmes at least one member over 50-years-old was the top female with 21,000 vertical and at least one female member. A team feet. earned a bonus of 500 feet for each The Vertical Challenge was part of person over 50 beyond the required one the day’s 50th anniversary celebration 50-plus team member. for Ski Apache. A terrain park competiThe winning team accumulated tion and anniversary party were also 109,001 vertical feet and consisted held on Saturday. of Rick Bonnell, Raymond Chee,

Parks and Recreation Games at W.D. Horton Complex Jan. 24 Odd Future vs. Quarters, 6:30 p.m. Prophecies vs. The Lodge, 7:30 p.m. Chukars vs. J.L. Shavings, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 J.L. Shavings vs. Odd Future, 6:30 p.m. Toclanny vs. Chukars, 7:30 p.m. Quarters vs. McClurg, 8:40 p.m. Jan. 31 Elite vs. Purple Venom, 6:30 p.m. Rez Bombers vs. Prophecies, 7:30 p.m. The Lodge vs. Rez Bombers, 8:30 p.m.


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Men’s basketball standings As of Jan. 19 W L Odd Future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 Quarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 J.L. Shavings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 Elite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 Rez Bombers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 The Lodge at S.B. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Chukars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Prophecies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 2 McClurg Auto Parts . . . . . . . . . . 0 3 Toclanny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 3

the 2-1 favorite and was second in the $1.3 million All American Derby, quarter horse racing’s richest race for older horses in 2011. Prospect To The Top won the Hobbs America Derby and the Grade 3 West Texas Derby. Burnett Ranches and Johnny Trotter’s Miss Racy Jess, trained by Blane and Trey Wood, showed she was ready for a fall run for a championship title when she won her All American Derby trial by three quarters of a length over grade 1 winner Givinitaroyaleffort. The Mr Jess Perry daughter moved to Los Alamitos after her All American Derby trial win to take the $935,350 Los Alamitos Super Derby and secure her championship. Perennial leading Ruidoso Downs quarter horse trainer Paul Jones won the Blane Schvaneveldt champion trainer title for the 10th straight year. Last year, Jones-trained horses earned more $4.7 million nearly twice as much as secondleading money-earning trainer Gilbreath. Ruidoso Downs regular rider G.R. Carter Jr. took the champion jockey title for the ninth time in 2011. His mounts earned more than $4.3 million and he won the Ruidoso Derby aboard Llano Teller. Jones and Carter are each members of the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame.

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Bowling RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER Tuesday Senior team standings, week 18 of 32 Name Won Lost Ageless Wonders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 Serious Not. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3 Larry Larry’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Old Timers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 The Who? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5 Sput & the Tater Tots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 High scores Handicap series – The Who? 2603, Spud & the Tater Tots 2579, Ageless Wonders 2411 Handicap game – Larry Larry’s 902, Serious Not 889, Old Timers 824 Men’s handicap series– Harry Allwein 713, Tom Douglas 674, Larry Caywood 624 Men’s handicap game – Gene Nitz 259, Spud Mitchum 237, Jim Clements 227 Women’s handicap series – Sandi Meek 742, Sylvia Allwein 692, Linda Clements 645 Women’s handicap game – Pat Townsend 250, Rose Bivens 233, Gloria Wheeler, Lorene Caywood 224.

ers 841 Men’s scratch series – Virgil Reynolds 701, Weldon Ganaway 650, Joe Shafer 565 Men’s scratch game – Mike Kim 258, Ronnie Wright 223, Tim Vega 223 Men’s handicap series – Jim McGarvey 679, Brad Archer 658, Tom Douglas 590 Men’s handicap game – Spud Mitchum 255, Bob Layher 251, Anthony Romero 238 Women’s scratch series – T.J. Romero 492, Pam Bernard 479, Lucy Servies 421 Women’s scratch game – Sharla Ganaway 186, Crystal Ingle 170, Jean Fanning 146 Women’s handicap series – Marianne Mohr 649, Trina Thomas 628, Melissa McMillan 601 Women’s handicap game – Shelley McGarvey 247, Connie Reynolds 221, Anne Lindsey 215

Thursday Men’s team standings, week 17 of 32 Name Won Lost Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 1 Down’s Auto Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5 Insidhers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5 GSV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 7 Wednesday Mixed team standings, week 18 of 32 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7 Name Won Lost Ruidoso Septic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Buckner Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 8 Team 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3 Good Ole Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 9 Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3 Season high scores Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 Scratch series – Western Auto 3116, Down’s Auto Even Par. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 Repair 2784 No Doubt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5 Scratch game – GSV 1030, Ruidoso Bowl 917 Evan’s Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 Handicap series – Insidhers 3297, Good Ole Boys 3100 Car Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7 Handicap game – Ruidoso Septic 1100, Buckner Knight Riders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 8 Electric 981 Ruidoso U’Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 10 Individual scratch series – Evan Reed 709, Richard Wild Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 10 Guevara 683, John Cardone 637 High scores Scratch series – Western Auto 2229, Ruidoso U- Individual scratch game – Virgil Reynolds 258, Weldon Ganaway 236, Jim McGarvey, Bob Layher 226 Haul 1892, Car Quest 1681 Scratch game – Even Par 798, Evan’s Team 637, No Individual handicap series – Jason Parker 726, Darryl Bagley 693, Mike Bryant 690 Doubt 532 Individual handicap game – Ryan Cannon 261, Handicap series – Team 7 2579, Wild Cards 2338 Handicap game – Ruidoso Bowl 903, Knight Rid- Spud Mitchum 260, Dusty Reynolds 260

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Hondo boys still soaring, ranked No. 1 By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor The Hondo boys continued to fly high with a 61-45 victory at home Jan. 17 over New Mexico Military Institute, while the Lady Eagles fell 53-44. The Eagles (13-2) have now won eight in a row and were the top-ranked team in Class B after the release of last week’s poll. Hondo jumped out ahead of NMMI to begin. “We shot the ball as good as I’ve seen them shoot to start the game,” said Hondo coach Brad Holland. “But then they (the Colts) plugged away and got to within four in the third quarter.” Hondo was able to hit some shots after that and pull away for

the victory. Luis Montaño had 22 points to lead the Eagles, while German Lerma added 16. Greg Lewis led the Colts with 13 points. Holland was also happy with how his team shot free throws in the game, going 14-for-17 from the charity stripe. The Lady Eagles – struggling all year with a young and inexperienced team – ran up against a very talented NMMI girls team that is having one of its best years ever. The Lady Colts are 8-2 and never trailed in the game, but at least Hondo was able to make it close. “We defended pretty good and I thought we scored pretty well, but then I had to sit Selena and Valeria with foul trouble,” Holland said. “They (NMMI) were able to

pull away after that.” Selena Chavez was the top Lady Eagle with 17 points, while Valeria Lerma had nine for a Hondo team that trailed by only two points at the break. “We out-rebounded them for the most part, we just had trouble putting it in the hoop after that,” Holland said. The teams face Elida today and are at Corona Thursday to start District 3B play. The Hondo boys are itching to start the district schedule and challenge for a top seed at state, but the two contests will be particularly challenging for the girls. The Elida Lady Tigers are the defending state champions, while Corona’s girls are favored to win this year’s district title.


Corona girls beat Lady Grizzlies By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Carrizozo girls basketball coach George Vega has seen progress in his team, despite the 2-10 record and a very young and inexperienced team. But things didn’t get any easier for the Lady Grizzlies in their loss to Capitan Tuesday. Carrizozo had been on a roll after defeating Mountainair, and barely lost to the Lady Tigers, but they also lost sophomore Sarah Ferguson to an ankle injury. “That didn’t help us

at all,” Vega said. “Everybody has to show up and do their part.” The Lady Grizzlies suffered even more in a 52-29 Thursday loss to Corona, the third-ranked team in Class B. Corona (7-4) was supposed to play second-ranked Elida Friday night, but the Lady Tigers had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict. “They were disappointed they couldn’t play them,” said Corona coach Nicky Huey. “They were wanting a chance to beat them and claim that No. 2 spot.”

GIRLS from pg. 13 quarter against Chaparral Jan. 19 and survived with a 77-69 overtime win battling foul trouble, turnovers and free throw shooting in the fourth quarter. “We turned the ball over way more than we needed because we were getting into a hurry,” said Ruidoso assistant coach Jason Kampsky. “When we play a team that plays a little rough like Chaparral, and we’re not used to it, it gets into their heads. I think that’s what happened tonight.” It was one of the closest game Ruidoso had played all year, but it was a contest which the Lady Warriors led almost wire-to-wire before Chaparral

(7-11) started a pressure defense in the fourth quarter and went on a 10-2 run that put the Lady Lobos just three points back with two minutes left in the game. Things got particularly testy shortly thereafter when Ruidoso center Claudia Morales was called for a foul, then whistled for two technicals. That gave Chaparral six straight free throws and possession with 1:48 left in the game. Lady Lobo Melissa Amaya made all but one of her shots, while Marilyn Monroy hit one of two to tie the game at 64-all. It was the first time the game had been tied since Amaya hit a layup in the

Goals succeed in life and triathlon By Sarah Crewe with Ty Wyant

“Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” – Brian Tracy Goals provide the direction and a timetable to realize a dream. Setting goals is important if you’re looking for a new job, trying to get a kid to school on time or saving money to retire at 65. Triathlon – a single sport that combines swimming, bicycling and running – is a lifestyle adjustment. Therefore, setting and working toward goals is a desired strategy, and what is learned from setting athletic goals assists in establishing more-important life goals. The goal of this weekly column is to provide guidance for aspiring triathletes to realize their goal of completing the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon on June 9. This triathlon consists of a 3.5-mile run, 10-mile bike ride and a 400-yard swim in the Ruidoso Athletic Club pool. Take the time to think through and list your goals. This boosts your self-image because you realize you are worthy of these goals. Then you figure out ways to attain your most important goals. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals – specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and timely. Specific goals give clear direction to provide a plan and action to achieve that goal. Be straightforward and to the point. Example: I want to complete the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon. Measureable goals are concrete goals. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Example: I want to complete a 5K run in 30 minutes. Attainable goals are realistic and build self-esteem. Example: I can get my family organized and attend the London Olympics. After all, I’m 50 years old and am not going to qualify for the London Olympics. Realistic goals are goals that you are willing and able to work toward achieving. Example: Finishing a particular 10K run/walk in a faster time than the previous year. Be brave and set high goals because they boost motivation, but keep them attainable. Timely goals are the only genuine goal because they provide a clear target to work toward. Example: I will be prepared to complete the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon on June 9. If you don’t set a timeframe or deadline, then it is still a dream you wish would come true. The goal of this column over the next five installments is to specifically address each aspect of S.M.A.R.T. goals. Bob-the-soon-to-be-former-

first minute of the game. Chaparral took it’s first – and only – lead of the game seven seconds later on a layup by Maribel Sustiaita, but the Lady Warriors were able to tie it up with free throws by Lyndsey Saenz. With 49 seconds left, the Lady Lobos ran down the clock to get set for the last shot, but Amaya’s layup was no good, and it was on to overtime. Despite missing high scorer Brittanie Vega – who fouled out in the fourth quarter with 18 points, the Lady Warriors made the most of the extra period,

scoring the first seven points and holding off Chaparral the rest of the way for the victory. Saenz ended up with 20 points to lead the game despite finishing with four fouls, and the Lady Warriors were able to survive despite shooting 56 at the free throw line. One thing the Lady Warriors did well throughout was rebound – particularly Gonzales, who hauled in 22 boards in the game, including some crucial ones in the final seconds of overtime to help preserve the win.

WARRIORS from pg. 13 West Las Vegas was able to keep the Warriors at arms’ length the rest of the way. The closest Ruidoso got was three points with 2:59 left in the game on a pair of free throws by Ismail Lapaz, who led his team with 15 points. After that, the Dons played keepaway and Ruidoso was forced to foul to stop the clock.

West converted the free throws to go on a 7-0 run down the stretch and put the game away. The week began with Ruidoso losing a second time to Dexter, 46-38. Dexter (13-5) turned a 15all tie into a 24-17 lead in the last 3½ minutes of the second quarter and never trailed again. The Warriors had two chances to get closer near

the end of the first half with some breakaway buckets, but both times Ruidoso was called for the charge. The closest the Warriors got the rest of the way was six points. David Lopez was the big scorer for the Demons with 21 points, while no Ruidoso player was in double figures. Brandon Lewis led the Warriors with nine points.

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575.378.4752 couch-potato is one of our fictional newbie triathletes training toward the goal of finishing the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon. His wife, Betty, also wants to complete the triathlon. (You could be Bob or Betty.) Bob has two assignments this week. (Betty has the same assignment.) First, write down his three top goals for this year. Second, go out and buy a pair of new, quality running shoes. (That’s considered exercise because Bob gets off the couch.) Then, since Bob has received his doctor’s approval, he heads out in his new shoes for at least a 15-minute walk going up and down hills. (Several walks if he has his shoes.) That rules out walking around the couch with a television remote control in one hand and a bag of stale chips in the other. The new shoes are for walking/ running only. They are not for running errands. Use them for errands after you wear them out and treat yourself to new running/walking shoes. Remember to always set positive goals and keep a positive attitude. Focus on positive lifestyle change. Sarah Crewe is a USAT (USA Triathlon) Level 1 coach who coaches triathletes and is a certified RPM, yoga and American Swim Coach Association Level 2 coach. She is lead faculty for health and physical education at ENMU. To contact Sarah Crewe for training or learn more about the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon, call the Ruidoso Athletic Club at 575257-4900. Always contact your doctor before beginning physical training and it is advisable to have a personal coach. If you have any training questions for Sarah Crewe, email them to Selected questions will be answered in conjunction with this weekly column.

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Double overtime the norm for Capitan By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor A pair of wins bookened two of the most exciting games the Capitan boys and girls basketball teams have played all year last week. The Capitan girls opened the week with a 55-39 victory over Dexter Jan. 16, while the boys were 68-47 victors over New Mexico Military Institute Saturday. but it was their doubleheader against Dora Jan. 19 that had tongues wagging. The Lady Tigers opened with an 52-51 doubleovertime loss – their second double-overtime game of the year – while the boys capped things with a 40-38 loss, also in double overtime. “I think we played very well in this game,” said Capitan girls coach John Devine. “Dora is the best team we’ve faced all year, and they deserve their ranking. I think we played our best game of the year against them.” The pressure-cooker came just one game removed from the District 7-1A season, which begins Jan. 31 in Capitan against Mescalero. Devine said having a test this close to district can only help his team. “We need to continue developing the team, and right now we’re going a little deeper in the bench than I thought we’d need to for various reasons,” Devine said. “But they’re coming along.” Kersti Davis came through inside with 17 points to lead the Lady Tigers (10-4), while Kymbra Espinosa continued to contribute with 14 points. Sisters Dusty Rae and Georgia Lynn Eldridge combined for 16 points on the night.

Jessica Fierro had 18 points for the Lady Coyotes (13-4), including four 3-pointers. As a team, Dora had seven treys, and this was a night in which Devine felt his team was doing a good job defending the outside shot. What really hurt Capitan was free throws – or rather missed free throws. The Lady Tigers were 4-for-12 from the charity stripe in the extra periods. Just two more made foul shots, and this would have been a win for Capitan. “We had good shooters at the line, and I’m sure they were tired by that point, but we have to make those,” Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press Devine said. “We’ve got Capitan guard Teyna Montoya, right, drives to the basket on a fast break seniors on this team, and as Dexter’s Tabatha Salas defends Monday during the Lady Tigers’ win at Capitan. I’ve got confidence they can knock them down in the future.” The boys had a similar story in their game, except that the Tigers barely even got to the line, shooting only seven free throws all night. Jake Lamay had 15 to lead the team, while Dylan Privett had 22 points for Dora.

Weekly Featured Adoptable Pets

Sports in brief Free throw event

Baseball camp

The Knights of Columbus, Council 6597, will host its annual free throw championship Jan. 28 in the lower gym at the Horton Complex at 11 a.m. Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited. All participants must bring a birth certificate or proof of age. For more information, call Dave Tetreault at 257-9556 or 937-2919.

Gerald Fernandez, a scout for the Miami Marlins, will host a youth baseball camp, Feb. 5, at All American Park in Ruidoso Downs – weather permitting. The camp, for players 13 and under, will be for pitchers and catchers and will cost $45, which includes a T-shirt if registered by Jan. 31. For more information or to register, call 575-725-8301.

Stormy is a very friendly cat. She loves to be petted and pampered and gets along fairly well with other cats. Stormy is also very vocal cat when she wants some attention.

Mazda is a very outgoing friendly girl. She loves playing outside with other dogs and loves playing with toys and going for walks. Mazda is also house broken and enjoys being brushed.

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:

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR • 1-24 thru 1-30 Things to do every day

Ruidoso Winter Park Tubing Area, located at 500 W. State Highway 532, a quarter of a mile west of Hwy 48 on lower Ski Run Road in Alto. Open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on designated nights. “A premier snow play area,” as Bert the Conqueror from the Travel Channel says: “This is the Holy Grail of snow tubing.” The �irst-class tubing experience offers twists, turns, bumps, jumps and bobsled curves. They have more lift capacity and the largest tubing snow-making system in the Rockies. Featuring exclusively designed tubes for 3-6 riders and super size tubes for 3-10 riders. By popular demand they have expanded the Kidz Korral which is a designated area exclusively for the smaller guests! Full snack bar with hot chocolate, nachos, dogs and the best handmade pizza in town at the Pizza Stand! For more information: (575) 336-7079; Kids thru 7 years of age $9; juniors 8-17 $17 regular rates and $20 holiday rates; adults 18 and up $20 regular rates and $25 holiday rates. All tickets are good for 3 hours TUESDAY JANUARY 24 Bill Rakocy Art Exhibit & Silent Auction at ENMU-Ruidoso, 709 Mechem Dr., 6 - 7 p.m. A reception for artist, historian and curator, Bill Rakocy, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the main campus of ENMU-Ruidoso. A silent auction on the forty paintings is ongoing and will close Feb. 29. A portion of the proceeds benefi t ENMURuidoso art students. Silent auction on-going until Feb. 29. For more information, 575-257-3006; www. Free to view Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25 Farmer’s Market at SBS Wood Shavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 a.m. Preschool story time at the Ruidoso Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Pet and animal care stories; interactive day. Children’s Dept is located downstairs. Karaoke with DJ Pete at Lucy’s Mexicali Restaurant in Midtown from 9:30 p.m. to close. 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 JANUARY 26 Live Music with TomTom and friends at Sanctuary on the River, 207 Eagle Drive, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy hearty soups and salads at ChopChop Inspired Salads and have some lunch- time fun with live music performed by TomTom and

or until end of the day whichever is shorter. Snow clothing available for rent. Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Mechem Drive in the building which previously housed Rush Ski Shop. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan. The Smokey Bear Historical Park is located on highway 380 (better known as 118 Smokey Bear Blvd.) in the heart of the Village of Capitan and is open everyday of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. Entrance fees into the park are $2 for adults, $1 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRDForestry Division. Simulcast Horse Racing at Billy the Kid’s Race Book at Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino. Simulcast races are shown live from across the country and betting windows are open to place your wager. Billy’s Race Book also serves delicious food and has a full bar. If you love horse racing, it is the place to go.

friends every Thursday. Come see what’s happening at the Sanctuary. Lunch hours 11-2 Tues-Sat. 575-6301111. Cree Meadows Country Club is hosting a taco bar and DJ. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. FRIDAY JANUARY 27 Cantina Night at Laughing Sheep Farm, 1 mile west of Lincoln, Hwy 380, mm 96, from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music with guitar and fi ddle playing Western Swing. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 11 p.m. Cree Meadows Country Club is hosting a fi sh fry and live band. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Susan Landers Kolb performs at the No Name Café 6 - 9 p.m. during Prime Time Fridays. 522 Sudderth, (575) 257-2253. Friday evening dinners are by reservation. Lincoln County Community Theater Presents “Night Must Fall” at Mountain Annie’s, 2710 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. A PG-13 psychological thriller, “Night Must Fall” is a 1935 British Play that was later adapted into several fi lms. Come see this murder mystery and try to fi gure it out for yourself before the end... who done it and why. Starring Lyn Kidder, Jason Johnson, and Elise Gomber, and directed by Laura Eisenberg. Dessert

Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs - the �irst New Mexico museum to be granted “af�iliate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum is home to an extensive permanent collection of magni�icent carriages, wagons, saddles, �irearms and Indian artifacts, as well as ever-changing traveling exhibits. Located just east of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Highway 70, the entrance to the Museum features the landmark bronze “Free Spirits of Noisy Water,” one of the largest equine sculptures in the U.S. with eight larger-thanlife horses, representing seven different breeds. The Museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission begins at $6 for adults with discounts available for seniors, military and youth. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is owned and operated by the City of Ruidoso Downs. To �ind more information on the Hubbard Museum of the American West, please visit or call 575-378-4142. “20th Annual Fall American Photography Competition & Exhibition,” Hubbard

is included. For more information, contact Mountain Annie’s: 575-2577982; Tickets are $22. 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. with All For Fun Karaoke. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 7 to 9 p.m. Suzi Weber & the Mixx (Classic Country and Rock) perform in Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Aaron R. Lacombe and Company perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 9 to 10 p.m. Music & Video w/ DJ Mike at Lucy’s Mexicali Restaurant in Midtown Ruidoso from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. SATURDAY JANUARY 28 Mark Kashmar, acoustic guitars and vocals, performs at Zocca Coffee from 2-4 p.m. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 11 p.m. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. Ski Apache Disabled Skiers’ Auction, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, 6 - 9 p.m. The Ruidoso Community has always supported this important fundraising event so come out and feel good about buy-

Museum of the American West, Hwy 70 E., Ruidoso Downs, runs through Feb. 12. Now into its twentieth year, the Fall American brings together work by photographers from around the country. Their images present widely differing perceptions of the “American West.” More than one hundred photographs are exhibited each year. Almost all photographs are for sale through the Museum’s Mercantile Store. For more information, contact Hubbard Museum of the American West: 575-378-4142; www. Admission: Adults- $6; seniors and military - $5; ages 6 to 16 - $2; under 6 - free. Pillow’s Funtrackers - Open weekends and most holidays throughout the year. 101 Carrizo Canyon Road just off Sudderth. Pillow’s Funtrackers is the premier family fun center in New Mexico. We have been providing fun to thousands of families for over twenty years. Our park includes 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.

ing cool stuff . A $1 cover charge purchases a chance at numerous door prizes awarded during the evening. A cash bar and hot dogs are available from IMG catering. The guest speaker will be Dana Bowman, Skydiver, retired Army Sergeant 1st Class, and retired member of the elite Golden Knights parachute team. Dana has faced and overcome challenges with determination and discipline. All funds go directly to the program to update equipment, provide training and cover operating expenses. For more information, contact the Ski Apache Disabled Skiers’ Program: 575-464-3193; www. skiapachedisabledskiersprogram. com. Donations may be made by calling Shippen or Lori at the SADSP offi ce: 575-464-3193 and we will arrange a pick up. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant & Bar on Mechem from 6 to 9 p.m. Lincoln County Community Theater Presents “Night Must Fall” at Mountain Annie’s, 2710 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. A PG-13 psychological thriller,

matching vocals, swirling lights and sexy moves. Stayin’ Alive features a gifted trio of singers, backed by studio musicians who wholly capture the sound mystique of The Bee Gees. The performance is packed with the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees night with blockbusters such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin,” and “How Deep is Your Love,” as well as their softer poetic ballads like “I Started A Joke,” “Fanny Be Tender,” and “To Love Somebody.” Stayin’ Alive is the largest and most defi nitive production of its kind, with sensational lighting and sound, plus big screen video clips, photos and imagery. There is also a Disco Buffet before the performance at 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Spencer Theater: 1-888-818-7872; Disco Buff et is $20. Tickets for the performance are $69 & $66. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina on Mechem Drive from 7 to 9 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Suzi Weber & the Mixx (Classic Country and Rock) perform in Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Aaron LaCombe Band performs at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina on Mechem Drive, 9 - 10 p.m. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

“Night Must Fall” is a 1935 British Play that was later adapted into several fi lms. Come see this murder mystery and try to fi gure it out for yourself before the end... who done it and why. Starring Lyn Kidder, Jason Johnson, and Elise Gomber, and directed by Laura Eisenberg. Dessert is included. For more information, contact Mountain Annie’s: 575-2577982; SUNDAY Tickets are $22. JANUARY 29 Stayin’ Alive! The World’s NumLive Music at WPS in Midtown ber One Bee Gees Tribute Band, Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., MONDAY Alto 7 - 9 p.m. Stayin’ Alive is the JANUARY 30 world’s #1 tribute to the great Gibbs, an intimate immediate experience Live Music at WPS in Midtown of the brothers live in concert with Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Ruidoso Free Press

January 24, 2012



New Mexico’s next top comic:

Jay McKittrick

He’s everybody’s friend and neighbor, and he’s rapidly ascending as one of New Mexico’s up-and-coming comics. Known locally for his many benefit concerts, Jay McKittrick is best known for his slightly more sophisticated southwest brand of stand-up comedy. The consummate entertainer, Jay performs humor that applauded by audiences of all ages and diversities. Working clean, he refrains from using extreme language on stage. Hitting on the hilarity of the human condition, Jay makes fun of everyday life in a way that is fun and relatable. Often satirical and sometimes surreal, Jay’s jokes fade in and out of fiction like the far side. I’m not trying to be shock-

ing,” says the 46-year-old family man “I’m trying to be entertaining.” Born and raised in California, McKittrick is a graduate of distinction from Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Administration. A resident to Ruidoso for more than 13 years, Jay worked as an aerospace inspector before moving to New Mexico. Delivering pizzas at night, McKittrick began writing jokes to tell his fellow employees, and soon he found his calling. McKittrick got his start in August of 2008, and has been developing his act ever since. His first CD is expected to hit the shelves by March, and he is currently booking his 2012 tour.

Jay McKittrick

Going cold turkey By Jay McKittrick

I was in a dinner the other day enjoying a green chilly cheese burger, when a truck driver sat down next to me at the counter and ordered a club sandwich. The gal took a pen out of her hair, and began to scratch down his order. “OK…one club sandwich, anything else?” He replied, “Yeah! Why don’t you hold the bread on that.” “You got it honey!” She replied. “Is that it for you?” “Um… no,” he mumbled. “Why don’t you hold the bacon, lettuce and tomato on that also.” Well, she gave him a look like he had a square head and asked; ”You want a club sandwich without the bread, the bacon, the lettuce and the tomato?’ And then added sarcastically, ‘What are you on a diet, or something?” “No!” He laughed. “I’m just going cold turkey!”

††† (Crosses) review – “EP1” and “EP2”

By Ty Vinney Music Reporter

Skrillex review – “Bangarang EP” Skrillex follows the collaboration on KoRn’s latest album with his third EP of dubstep material goodness. The seven tracks of “Bangarang EP” have the feel of earlier Crystal Method only with the dubstep drive to it instead of a techno beat. After winning MTV’s number one Electronic Dance Music artist of the year over big names like David Guetta and Deadmau5 and being nominated for five Grammys, Sonny John Moore shows no signs of stopping his thus far successful solo career. Title track “Bangarang” shows off a more glitch sounding side akin to the work done on the previous album “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” It’s chock full of electronic high distorted voices, reparative sound clips from Sirah, a mellowed down break and screaming sirens. A sure surprise on the album is a collaboration with The Doors on “Breakn’ a Sweat.” The song has a slower beat and shows off a new side of Skrillex. No fast tempos found here, just unclouded emotion. While still maintaining a high energy the song is slower and has some pretty smooth layering. “Kyoto” has a hip hop sort of vibe to it that makes it a very club friendly track. Sirah is once again featured in this song and adds in some vocals and raps to the smooth yet insanity that is the piece. All in all the EP’s not too bad. It’s something I can listen to every so often and enjoy but not something I can spin nonstop without aggravation. There’s talent here indeed, but at times the over repetitiveness gets in the way and causes more harm than good. If you like dubstep, you’ll take to “Bangarang EP” like a fish to water. If you’re not

I’d advise looking into the album more.

Lamb of God review – “Resolution”

The new wave of heavy metal is back! Band Lamb of God storms gates and attacks hard with their seventh album “Resolution.” Present are the heavy guitars, hard vocals from the infamous Randy Blythe and unforgiving melodies of their usual work. There are no ballads or any pauses for relieving calm here, just the relentlessness of sound attacking the listener. If you want in your face, no prisoners taken aggressive heavy metal , this is your band. Wasting no time on any sort of intro here at all, the album tears its way into the listener’s ears with “Straight for the Sun.” It’s heavy with guitar and primal sounding screams, leading into a low lit vocal growl and a lower grungy beat that would fit well to a funeral march. The track is full of brutality and a touch depressive and easily has elements of a good doom metal song. “Ghost Walking” Opens with a twangy southern styled guitar sound that would fit well in one of those hillbilly attack movies like “Wrong Turn” and goes into a full on assault with wicked crunchy guitars and vicious vocal screams. “Cheated” has this main underlying guitar that is infectious and feeds the song with a high energy. It’s one of those songs that’s sure to please an audience live and be accompanied by a mosh pit. The last track on the album is “King Me.” It opens slowly in guitar and then on a gritty spoken vocal line. Accompanying this is a female operatic vocal, all leading up to a full on orchestral attack. It has a balance that I’ve never really found in a Lamb of God song and is for certain my personal favorite. This album is anything but stagnant and hits with the force of a raging hurricane. I’m not a huge fan of the band, as I prefer something with a bit more of a melody to it, but “resolution” is good in its own right. If you were found wanting by their last album “Wrath,” this will more than make up for it!

Tune in to ‘EZ Geezy’ (Eric Giles) weekday mornings on the Mix 96.7

Chino Moreno of Deftones fame comes at the music scene from yet another side band, ††† (Crosses). Also aboard the project are Shaun Lopez (also from the band Far) and Scott Chuck. With their debut EP1 and then EP2 we’re given a monster of amazing noise and feeling. The general sound is electronic rock with Moreno’s cool vocal tones soothingly gliding along every track. It’s as if the band took the softer side of Deftones and spliced it in with a similar feel to Depeche Mode. Blissful yet almost unnerving at times, the music is a creature unto its own. Sliding in and tempting like a serpent is “Peurien†” a song in which the chorus just hooks in with “I know you want to try it so go on dive in taste it like it They’ve got so excited you want to climb in, taste the violence.” It’s an absolutely brilliant and layered piece that could easily stand alone a cappella. The band reaches a higher rock note with a hip hop beat that is sure to get happily stuck in your head for hours with

“This is a Trick.” It contains a general flavor of insanity and deception that is lyrical brilliance. “Bermuda Locket” could be described as a sensual sort of song with lines like “I got to tell you something I want to view your dreams I want to pull out your crazy pour it over me.” I have to highly recommend these guys to everyone. They stand to be listened to by lovers of all kinds of music. You won’t be let down if you spend the extra few dollars and buy the EPs off the band’s site. It’s amazing material that should be heard, and not just once either!

Lincoln County Community Theatre presents...


R LYN KIDDE & NSON JASON JOH Directed by Laura Eisenberg



Ruidoso Free Press


January 24, 2012

Putting aside differences: Lincoln County Ministerial Alliance may not be able to do because of limited By Sue Hutchison resources, the Alliance can accomplish Reporter when placing the group’s collective means in the community setting. Rev. Once each month, Lincoln County Arnold remarks that he’s rarely seen such ministers meet and work together for the a variety of backgrounds able to work in common good. At the January Ministesuch a cohesive manner. rial Alliance meeting, Rev. Ryan Arnold, When asked about the current diver27, Pastor of First Christian Church, sity of the Alliance church representation, 1211 Hull Road in Ruidoso, was elected Arnold comments, “I personally find Jeto serve as President of the LCMA for sus radically inclusive; continually calling a three year term. Relatively new to Lincoln County, Arnold, his wife Kristyn, the unexpected to “Come, Follow me!” Differences are shelved, commonalities and two year old son Jackson moved to are the focus, and community involveRuidoso almost a year and a half ago. ment is the goal. Churches who are not They eagerly expect the addition of a involved at this time are encouraged to daughter to their family in a few months. contact LCMA. Meetings occur monthly Arnold states, “For Kristyn and me, it’s at various church locations. always been a dream to live and minisRev. Ryan Arnold may be reached at ter in a small mountain community. Our the First Christian Church: 575-258-4250. dream is now a reality!” Arnold’s background is one of diverSue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press sity: his lifelong church involvement cov- Rev. Ryan Arnold, Pastor of First ers Assemblies of God, Baptist, Presbyte- Christian Church. rian, settling finally in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ denomination. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in TX, and his M.Div. is from George W. Truett TheoANGLICAN logical Seminary. Arnold The Anglican Church of the FNF NEW MEXICO, LLC and his family came to Savior the First Christian Church Fr. John Huffman, Pastor; 2816 106 Close Road Sudderth, Ruidoso. For more in Ruidoso from the Los 575-257-2300 information, call Father John @ Altos Christian Church in 937-7977 General Contractors Mescalero Family Worship Albuquerque, where he Center was a staff member. Pete J. Luna, Sr. Pastor; Elden D. Simon Gomez In addition to PresiStilly, Assoc. Pastor; 464-4741 JEWELER & ARTIST First Assembly of God dent Arnold, LCMA Rev. E. Thomas Kearns, Pastor; 139 EI 415 Mechem Drive • Ruidoso Officers include Secretary: Paso Road, Ruidoso 257-2324 575-257-6000 Pastor Rick Hutchison ASSEMBLY OF GOD Open: Monday-Friday Carrizozo Community Church 10 AM - 5 PM (Angus Church) and (AlG) Treasurer: Rev. StephaERIC N. THOMPSON OWNER Barbara Bradley, Pastor. Corner of C Ave. & Thirteenth nie Harmon (Community PENNY PINCHERS BAPTIST United Methodist Church, COIN SHOP Canaan Trail Baptist Ruidoso). Buy · Sell · Trade · Rare Coins Roland Burnett, Pastor; Located Bullion Silver & Gold · Free Appraisals just past milepost 14 on Hwy. 48, The Alliance has a 127 Rio (Eagle at Rio) • P.O. Box 1242 between Angus & Capitan. 336-1979 800-628-3269 • 575-257-7597 history of community email: First Baptist Church - Carrizozo; involvement. W.A.T.S. 314 Tenth Ave., Carrizozo. 648-2968; Hayden Smith, Pastor UP (We Are The Sermon) First Baptist Church - Ruidoso events in past years have 270 Country Club Drive, Ruidoso,NM centered around giving re88345. (575) 257-2081; Dr. Allen 341 Sudderth Drive Stoddard, Pastor sources, time, finances and 575.257.7303 First Baptist Church - Ruidoso skills at no cost to Downs calero/Lincoln County. 361 E. 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Lincoln & Collectibles Mall Wayne Joyce, Pastor; 126 Church 1001 Mechem • Ruidoso St. Matthias Episcopal Chapel One major function Drive, Palmer Gateway. 378-4174 575-937-2839 • 575-258-3250 Trinity Southern Baptist Church Carrizozo, 6th & E Street of the Alliance continues ~ OPEN DAILY ~ FOURSQUARE (south on Highway 48) 700 to be indigent support. Capitan Foresquare Church Mt. Capitan Rd. 354-2044. Mel Those who travel through Highway 48, Capitan. Harold W. Gnatkowski, pastor 808-0607 First Christian Church Perry, Pastor BAHA’I FAITH Lincoln County, finding Child Development Center EVANGELICAL 1211 Hull Baha’i Faith themselves in need can 575-258-1490 Meeting in members’ homes. 257The Lighthouse Christian rely on LCMA for assisHands-On Developmentally Appropriate 2987 or 258-5595 Fellowship Church Curriculum • A 4-Star Facility 1035 Mechem Dr. (575) 802-5242 tance. 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Weekday Bible study groups available There are two Bible study groups at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church that meet during the week. The men’s ministry group will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at El Paraiso Restaurant, 721 Mechem Drive (in the Sierra Mall). Hearts in Service women’s Bible study meets on Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. at the church in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.

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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 Church of Christ - Capitan Highway 48. Joshua Watkins, Minister CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Ruidoso Ward, 1091 Mechem Bishop Jon Ogden, (575) 258-1253 Church of Jesus Christ LDS Mescalero Branch, Mormon Missionaries (575) 317-2375 EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount 121 Mescalero Trail, Ruidoso. Rev. Judith Burgess Rector 257-2356.

88345 575-257-0122 LUTHERAN Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 575-258-4191; 1120 Hull Road. Pastor Thomas Schoech. www. METHODIST Community United Methodist Church Junction Road, behind Wells Fargo Bank. Stephanie Harmon, Pastor. Capitan United Methodist Church Pastor Jean Riley and the congregation of Capitan United Methodist. White Oaks and Third in Capitan. 575-648-2846 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 Anderson-Freeman Visitor’s Center in Lincoln. For details of this and other Quaker activities contact Sandra Smith at 575-653-4951 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 Sulton Drive (Nob Hill), Ruidoso, 257-2220. Tony Chambless, Pastor Ancho Community Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Corona United Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Nogal Presbyterian Church Reverend Bill Sebring 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 575-437-8916; 1st Elder Manuel Maya 575-9374487 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: Calvary Chapel 127 Vision, next to Cable Co., 2575915. Pastor John Marshall Casa de Oracion Comunidad Cristiana Ruidoso 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345 (575) 257-6075. Pastor: Carlos & Gabby Carreon. *All Services are Bilingual* - Translators Available Centro Familiar Destino 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345, (575) 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, 3542458. 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. 575-258-1388. Check website for additional information: www. Keepin’ it simple ... Keepin’ it real! Cornerstone Church Cornerstone Square, 613 Sudderth Drive, 257-9265. John & Joy Wyatt, Pastors Cowboy Church Preacher Buster Reed of Amarillo. Call 378-4840 for more info 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 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, (575) 378-8108. Email: J Bar J Church 40 Hwy 70W, 575-257-6899 Pastor Charles W. Clary. E-mail: Miracle Life Ministry Center Ron Rice & Catherine Callahan, Ministers Available 24 hours for healing, prayer. 354-0255; e-mail Peace Chapel Interdenominational (ULC), Alto North, 336-7075. Jeamsie Price, Pastor Racetrack Chapel Horseman’s Entrance, Hwy 70, 505378-7264. Chaplain Darrell Winter The Word of Life Church Rev. Chuck Fulton, pastor/648-2339. 711 ‘E’ Ave., Carrizozo, NM. Affiliated with the Evangelistic Assembly Church NON-SECTARIAN Spiritual Awareness Study Group Minister: George N. Brown, PhD. ULC. 257-1569 Men’s Bible Study, Band Of Brothers Call 937-0071 for times and location The 1st Iglesia Apostollca de la Fe en Cristo Jesus Located at: 613 Sudderth Dr. Suite D, Ruidoso. (575) 937-7957 · (575) 973-5413

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Ruidoso Free Press

January 24, 2012


en español

PSYCLING from pg. 11

La entrega de sonrisas, un niño a la vez Por Eugene Heathman Clínica Dental de los Niños de Ruidoso es la única clínica en el condado de Lincoln se especializa en odontología general y ortodoncia para niños de 19 años. Kenneth W. Childress, D.D.S. y su esposa Laura Childress emplean tres a tiempo completo y uno a tiempo parcial higienista dental, además de tres completos - los empleados de oficina a tiempo. A la de Childress, que viven en Ruidoso es mucho más que el trabajo diario de brindar atención de calidad para niños. Para ellos, se trata de ser una parte y devolver a la comunidad. Kenneth Childress sirvió como aviador de la Armada de EE.UU. 1986-1994. Childress era un piloto de helicóptero HSC-42, que sirven en Escudo del Desierto y dos salas de la Tormenta del Desierto de com-

bate. Childress padre era dentista y después de salir de la Armada, Childress asistió a la Universidad de Colorado School of Dentistry y Odontología practica general en Pueblo, CO durante 6 años antes de abrir su propia práctica en Las Cruces. Childress abrió la clínica dental de los niños en el centro comercial Sierra y está celebrando el segundo aniversario de clínicas de 28 de enero. Laura Childress es una presentadora de noticias de la televisión antigua en Pueblo, CO y Amarillo, Texas: “Tuve una carrera de 11 años se ejecutan en Noticias de TV antes de retirarse. He trabajado tanto en el mercado Inglés y español,” dijo Childress. Clínica Dental de los Niños ofrece servicios bilingües a sus clientes. Su formación es en realidad en Criminología. “ Mi pasión en la vida es

ayudar a la gente y esperamos hacer una diferencia en sus vidas y por eso entré en periodismo de la difusión,” dijo Childress. Childress opera las relaciones públicas y marketing de la Clínica Dental de los Niños. Clínica Dental de los Niños ofrece servicios para los frenos, la sabiduría extracciones dentales, tratamientos de conducto, coronas y blanqueamiento dental. La pared principal de la zona de recepción está dedicada a las fotos de la cavidad libre de los pacientes y la clínica tiene sorteos mensuales de premios y galardones de referencia para los padres de los pacientes. La Clínica dental de los niños sirve también pacientes de bajos ingresos a través de precios competitivos. “Cobramos Medicare-Medicaid precios reembolsables sin sacrificar la calidad de la atención,” dijo Childress.

although he may not ride his bicycle to his job sites, he hasn’t given up on two wheels as he sometimes commutes on his 250cc motorcycle as fuel efficient transport. After Sherry, his wife of 22 years, and David see their son Neil complete his trade school education, they are contemplating a move to Colorado Springs for religious studies at Charis Bible College to further their goal of a more complete spiritual service to others in their respective community endeavors upon their probable return to Ruidoso. The story of David hauling the rock up the ski area road became the food of legend and as the years disappeared under the wheels of time, he reflected that the rock load got heavier (he heard at one time the rock weighed sixty pounds) but the result was always the same – he was the first to the top. The spirit of adventure for David is not yet over as just recently he parasailed in the Bahamas continuing his thirst for challenge and personal development. And David now had a question for me, “Would Jim and I have been competitive if we had come along during your Olympic Development Program 10 years later?” The answer was easy, “You guys were at the top in the 70s, you would have been at the top in the 80s, but more importantly, today, 35 years later, you’re a contributing and benevolent member of our community and still at the top.”


Call 258-9922 or stop by 1086 Mechem (MTD Media) to place your classifi ed ad. Deadline for Legal Notices and Classifi ed Display is Wed. at 5 p.m.; Deadline for Classifi ed Liners is Thurs. at 5 p.m.









REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Village of Ruidoso is requesting qualification based sealed proposals for Sanitary Sewer System Relocation Project. Sealed Proposals will be received by the Village of Ruidoso, 313 Cree Meadows Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345 for RFP #2012-009P. A completed proposal shall be submitted in a sealed container indicating the proposal title and number along with the Offeror’s name and address clearly marked on the outside of the container. All proposals will be received by 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Village of Ruidoso Purchasing Department, c/o Vicki Eichelberger, 311 Center St., Ruidoso, NM 88345. By submitting a proposal for the requested services each firm is certifying that their proposal is in compliance with regulations and requirements stated within the Request for Proposals. Copies of the Request can be obtained in person at the office of the Purchasing Agent at 311 Center St. or will be mailed upon written request, e-mail request or telephone request to Vicki Eichelberger, Purchasing Agent, at 575/257-2721. Email address is: Any proposal received by the Purchasing Department after the time and date specified shall not be considered. This RFP may be cancelled and any and all proposals may be rejected in whole or in part when it is in the best interest of the Village of Ruidoso. (§13-1-131, NMSA, 1978) Vicki Eichelberger Village of Ruidoso Purchasing Agent

130 EMPLOYMENT KOKOPELLI CLUB NEEDS: 1 experienced server and 1 dishwasher. Apply in Golf Shop 10am-3pm Tuesday-Saturday at 1200 High Mesa Road, Alto. PART-TIME TEACHING ASSOCIATES NEEDED. Apply at DRIVERS NEEDED. Need night drivers and out of town med runners. 575-973-1427 POSITION AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES. Applicants must be computer literate and possess good people skills. Applications are available at 107 Cree Meadows Drive. 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. Phone 575-258-5816 CORNERSTONE BAKERY CAFE is seeking a creative, experienced


MTD Media is expanding our Sales Department We seek qualified Candidates for a full time position of:

New Account Sales Rep

Candidates must have experience in sales, account management and preferably in the fields of advertising and radio sales. Skills required: competent with computer applications, works well in a fast-paced environment and good at multi-tasking. Personal attributes include: Great Listener, Hunter, Motivated by Sales Goals and Willing to Do What It Takes to build the territory and service clients with Care and Excellence. Please email your resume and why you think you are qualified for this position to Please no calls. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Benefits include: Salary, Car Allowance, Commissions and Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance plus office with use of laptop and cell phone for MTD-related work.

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breakfast cook for a fulltime position. Cornerstone has an excellent, positive working environment and a quality-oriented atmosphere. Must work well with others, work well under pressure and a good attitude. Apply in person. 359 Sudderth PHYSICAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN opening. Duties would included greeting customers and general cleaning. Bring resume to 141 Mescalero Trail Ruidoso. LOOKING FOR WONDER WOMAN/MAN! Executive Aid for disabled businessman. Needs to be an outgoing, organized, detail oriented, flexible, multitasker. Marketing and/or Bookkeeping experience a plus. This is an interesting, challenging, and exciting career - never a dull day. Some travel involved. Email resume to info@properfoods. com or fax 575-336-7475. No calls please.

140 GENERAL HELP WANTED LEGAL/LAW ENFORCEMENT NAVY RESERVE Serve part-time. Elite training. Great pay & benefits. Sign-on bonus up to $20K. Travel. Call Mon-Fri (800) 354-9627

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225 SANTIAGO CIRCLE – FURN or UNF 3 BDR / 2 BA w/2-car garage, microwave, dishwasher, & W/D. $2000/ Mo includes utilities. 135 N. CANDLEWOOD – UNF 1 BDR, 1 BA. Woodburning fireplace, jacuzzi tub, W/D, deck. $650/Mo + utilities. 103 ENCANTO ROAD – UNF 3 BDR, 2 BA with 2-car garage, wood-burning fireplace & fenced back yard. $1200/Mo + utilities. (Available 2/1/2012) 101 RANCHER ROAD – UNF 2 BDR, 1 3/4 BA w/1 car garage, wood-burning fireplace & fenced yard. $950/Mo + utilities.


101 RACQUET COURT #3 – FURN 2 BDR / 1.5 BA. $1100/ Mo includes utilities. THE SPRINGS #31 – FURN 2 BDR / 2 BA stand-alone condo. $1650/Mo (with minimum 6 month lease) includes utilities. MANUFACTURED HOMES

481 PARADISE CANYON – FURN 3 BDR, 2 BA with log siding and a great deck. $1600/ Mo includes utilities. 111 GRINDSTONE CANYON – UNF 3 BDR, 1.5 BA. $550/Mo. + utilities. (Available 2/4/2012) COMMERCIAL

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All American Realty HOMES & APARTMENTS FOR RENT 2 and 3 bedroom homes, apartments $ 475 to $1,000 / month in Ruidoso and Capitan

Call Call Pat 257-8444 or 937-7611 for information. 210 ROOMMATE WANTED 1 BEDROOM WITH BATH. Nice area in Ruidoso. $350. 520-9758840.

215 CABIN & RV RENTALS 1 & 2 BEDROOM UNITS furnished. Central Ruidoso $325-$525/month. References required. 575-257-0872

225 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM UNITS $325-$525 month. References required 2570872

235 HOMES FOR RENT: FURN / UNFURN 3/2/2 FURNISHED. 1 year lease. No pets. $1700 monthly. 575-2575818 3/2, 2 STORY with carport. $880+ utilities. Southside Cree N/P/S. 575257-7911 PEACEFUL LIVING in Lincoln Historic District. Adorable, clean 2BD/2BA house with single attached garage on acreage. W/D and A/C. Pets considered. $895+deposit, elec. and gas. 575-653-4073 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, living room, kitchen, fenced yard. $800 per month. Ready in February. 575973-1009; 575-973-5854

250 FARMS, RANCHES OR LAND/ACREAGE PROPERTY FOR SALE - Approximately 100x75 ft. lot located on 138 Upper Terrace. Large pine trees on lot. Includes city water, electric and gas. $50,000 cash. Call 575808-1324. Serious enquiries only. BEAUTIFUL 4 ACRE PARCEL in Alto. Take Mesa Heights Dr. between TR’s Store and Post Office to second Rango Loop Road, go left to By Owner Sign. Beautiful trees, views, wild life, privacy, constructed homes only. Asking $50,000 707-542-7408 20 ACRES WITH WATER! Near Ruidoso $34,900. New to market, municipal water, maintained roads and electric. Won’t last at this price! Call NMRS 866-906-2857.



Inspiration Heights Apartment Homes 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms.

Nestled in the pines of Ruidoso Downs 301 Sierra Lane


Under New Ownership 2BD 1BA RUIDOSO DOWNS. Tenant pays gas and electric. $450/ month $300 deposit. 575-9371081 1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS for rent, Unfurnished, Bills paid. 575-258-3111. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! Ruidoso FreePress


On approx. 9.5 acres. 3 bdrms, 2 1/2 ba, gourmet kitchen w/Subzero refrig, dbl oven, granite countertops, tile, large walk-in pantry, the works! Xeriscaping in front, 2 car garage, & 1 car carport. 3 loafing sheds, birthing stall, round pen, tack room & more! Extremely nice property w/gorgeous views! $497,500 MLS #109835

3 bdrm, 2 1/2 ba ranch-style home w/triple heated attached garage. Open living & kitchen/ dining areas. Charming wood floors & large breakfast bar. Nicely sized bedrooms. Updated baths. Low maintenance exterior, metal roof. 2/3 acre, sprinkler system, fully fenced front yard & towering trees. $279,000 MLS #109908


Building, name, furniture, fixtures & inventory go with the sale. High visibility restaurant. Books available to qualified buyers. Owner will consider a possible trade or lease or option to purchase. $690,000 MLS #109419

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GARAGE SALE-INSIDE Not your usual sale - A little bit of everything from art and antiques



to the (bathroom)sink. Art, furniture, small kitchen appliances, pots and pans, china, crystal, etc. Saturday only, January 28, 8:00-3:00, 1311 Mechem Drive (Studio W). MOVING SALE CARRIZOZO Jan. 27 & Jan. 28 9 am til 2 pm Tools, furniture and house goods. Carrizozo Junktique Thrift Store on Central Ave/Hwy 54 next to Roy’s Ice Cream


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