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Ruidoso Art Festival

Art lovers, from the serious collector to the firsttime buyer, will be sure to discover fine art treasures to complement any lifestyle or budget at the Ruidoso Art Festival with more than 100 vendors. Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, 575257-7395. $5/day, $12 3-day pass, $3 Military discount.

July 27-28

‘Harvey’ presented by Lincoln County Community Theater

This is the unforgettable story of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary 6-foot, 3 1/2 in. tall white rabbit companion. Mountain Annie’s Center for the Arts, 2710 Sudderth Dr. 575-257-7982, $20.

July 28

The Four Freshmen at the Spencer Theater

Making their timeless mark with jazz and pop harmonies that spread through a complex range of five chords among four voices, this vocal group plays multiple instruments capturing the incredible mix of jazz, big band and harmony-based rock and roll. Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., Pre-show buffet, 6 p.m. $20. Show, 8 p.m. $69, children $66.

July 29-30

Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs

The race for NM-bred horses racing with the largest purse in the history of the Zia Futurity, $395,028. The excitement spreads to the grandstands with an array of vendors showcasing NMmade arts & crafts. Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Billy the Kid Casino, 26225 US HWY 70. Post time 1 p.m. 575-378-4431, Free admission and free parking.

July 29

Triple RRR Express free concert

Enjoy some BBQ and a cold drink to benefit the Carrizozo Women’s Club and listen to the music of Triple RRR Express with Russell Burns, Ron Becker and Tim Rice in your comfortable lawn chair. Carrizozo Music in the Parks, McDonald Park, Carrizozo. 5 p.m. 575-648-2757, www.

Sundays Under the Stars at IMG

Live music by Aaron Lacombe Band and a movie after sunset – “Are We There Yet?” Bring your folding chair or your blanket. 575-4647777, 6 p.m. Free.

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Leaders brainstorm economic solutions in wake of disaster and disc golf. “Having this abundance of recreational opportunities will also complement local businesses due to the close proximity to Midtown,” Almager said. Proximity to everything in Ruidoso means more to do within a smaller square mile area and Becky Brooks, executive director of the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the prospect of the renewed interest to develop the village’s recreational assets. “I can’t tell you how many people who have been hiking, camping and fishing in the Bonito Lake area come into the Chamber and have never heard of or do not know where Grindstone is located,” Brooks said. Also on the table was a fresh perspective on the long-awaited progress of the River Trail project, the linking of bike lanes to the Links, Cedar Creek, Grindstone and now the new multi-use trail system recently constructed at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Moon Mountain motocross track proposals and other recreational project concepts are all on the table now for serious discussions. Another multi-use trails project, supported by former Ruidoso Downs Mayor Tom Armstrong, would develop points of entry from Ruidoso Downs into the National Forest. During a recent USDA-Rural Development seminar hoisted by the RVEDC at ENMURuidoso, Terry Brunner of the Albuquerque Field Office declared an enthusiastic willingness to develop a partnership with Ruidoso for the vast array of grants and low interest financing for such project. “Ruidoso is a prime candidate for rural development and quality of life improvement projects and I look Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press forward to assisting RuOchoa, far left, beats out the trio of Tres Seis Nueve (in yellow), Jess Lips (3) and Priceless idoso with these opportuFeature at the end of Saturday’s Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs. nities,” Brunner said.

By Eugene Heathman Editor Local business leaders are scrambling to develop outdoor recreation location alternatives to Bonito Lake and Ski Run road whose trail systems, camping and fishing opportunities were compromised by the destruction caused by the Little Bear Fire. During an emergency meeting of the Ruidoso Valley Economic Development Corporation July 18, members of the board of directors representing a variety of local business industries brainstormed to shift recreation and tourist opportunities from the burned areas. Several locations either within the village limits and under-developed areas interfacing with the neighboring National Forest were presented for discussion and possible action. A statement released by the RVEDC reads, “Although several outdoor recreation project concepts have been on the backburner due to the lack of funding or sense of urgency, the community is at a critical crossroads

to retain existing regular visitors in addition to developing a new visitor base due to the extensive damage caused by the Little Bear Fire. So few people realize that someone can affordably golf, ride a horse, ride a bike, fish, hike, shop and eat; all in one day without having to drive more than 3 miles.” One such project would be the possible development of village land in the Grindstone Reservoir area to accommodate day camping with improved facilities, an RV park, and possible overnight campground construction. “Feasibility discussions are taking place as the area is under-used but has experienced a surge of people seeking a place to fish, hike, bike and camp,” said Debbie Jo Almager, village parks recreation and economic activities director. A recreation development plan already exists for that area of the village which would complement the new trail system in the process of being constructed, Grindstone Stables which provides horseback riding, increased demand for fishing at Grindstone Reservoir

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Bonito Lake, a history of resilience and recovery From the book “The Nogal Mesa” by Gary Cozzens During one of the wettest summers on record in 1941, the Rio Bonito flooded and severely damaged the Bonito Dam. On Sept. 20, 1941, a rainstorm began and lasted for two weeks and submerged the valley with 28 inches of water. The pipeline on the South Fork was completely flattened, and boulders were washed into the Rio Bonito and then into the dam. Trees were uprooted and sent down the river, also ending up in the dam. In all, 26 feet of mud was washed in above the dam, completely closing the outlet. The tunnel under the dam did not work because it leaked and had been bolted fast, and the engine placed on top of the dam to raise and lower the gate had been removed. As a result, the debris remained in the dam rather than being released downstream through the tunnel. If the gate had been opened, much of the debris would have washed downstream rather than collect in the dam. Another benefit would have been that the

silt which collected in the dam during the flood that reduced permanent capacity would have also been sent downstream. Henry Mulchahey was sent to the dam by the railroad to survey the damage. His journal contains the following entry: “Went into Bonito Dam to investigate and photograph flood damage in 1941, just after the first and just before the second disastrous flood. This trip required walking in as the road was washed out for about two and one-half miles and staying in the old watchman’s dwelling with Mr. Runnels. The departure was very fortunate. As we walked out, we were met by Bowen Zumwalt and drove away just a few hours ahead of the principal of heavy flood which made our work impossible for a while.” The next trip to the dam, a week later required several more miles of walking and some help from B.G. Barnum and the Cletrac 50 tractor he operated at the time. The first step following the flood was to rebuild the road. This task took six weeks and the work of all ALTO


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locals in addition to the railroad using every available bulldozer, truck, shovel and dynamite before the road became passable. Before any work could begin on the dam, two outlet pipes had to be opened. To accomplish this, a raft 60 square feet made of logs and covered with two-inch lumber was constructed. On the bottom of the raft were 50 gallon oil barrels to be used for flotation. In the center of the raft, was a hole through which work was to be done. The raft was anchored to trees on the bank with four steel cables. A large jetting device pumped water from the lake and air from a compressor on shore. Lines from the compressor were placed in the mud and silt that had accumulated during the flood and by pumping and reversing the flow of water, the two eighteen-inch pipes were found, uncovered and cleaned. Two deep-sea divers went down, found the pipes and started the process of returning them to their original positions. During this process, the pipes had to be cleaned about every six hours until all the silt and

debris was removed from the lake. Eventually, the wooden outlet pipes were replaced with 18-inch steel pipes. To complete the repairs, the pipes had to be flushed repeatedly, and it still took three years to complete the total repair process. The U.S. Government decided that the dam was too low, and as a result was raised and additional 26 feet. To facilitate this, a camp for 60 workers was built at the caretaker’s house just below the dam. This camp stretched and consisted of 23 buildings, including dwellings, boarding houses, shops and garages. In the work of raising the dam, one of the landmarks in the canyon, “Steamboat Rock” had to be blasted from an outcropping above the spillway. Ernest Aguayo, the powder foreman, was in charge of bringing down the 2,500 yards of rock, a job he disliked because he had spent many happy hours on the Bonito. This time the benching system was used instead of the coyote hole method when see BoNito LAKe, pg 3


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July 24, 2012

Community Calendar Musical theater An actor from California and a church reformer from Texas are combining their talents to bring an original two-man play about the Wesley brothers – founders of the Methodist movement, to the Community Youth Warehouse this Sunday at 6 p.m. John & Charles: Sing Lustily and With Good Courage, is a musical drama depicting a conversation the Wesley brothers might have had in their later years. They will discuss dramatic and often tragic events that led Charles to write his hymns, which will also be performed. John & Charles will entertain and inspire anybody who believes the church should be a force in the world rather than merely a passive presence. Come and meet John and Charles Wesley and prepared to be thrilled as they “sing lustily and with good courage!” The 6 p.m. performance is preceded by a 5 p.m. pot-luck dinner, and all are welcome. There will also be a free-will offering taken to help defray the cost of the production. The Warehouse is located at 200 Church St. in Ruidoso.

Democratic meeting The August meeting of the Democratic Party of Lincoln County will be Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at the party’s headquarters at 2809 Sudderth Dr. The program is a presentation by Scott Tillman, the Organizing For America Regional Field Director for New Mexico OFA is a state-based, grassroots organization committed to re-electing President Barack Obama and boosting Democrats statewide through organizing efforts.

Horses found Four horses, three of them at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, have been found – presumably displaced by the Little Bear Fire. If you think any of these horses might be yours, contact the New Mexico Livestock Board at 575-649-2758.

Ruidoso Art Festival For more than 40 years, the Ruidoso Art Festival has been an event that has played host to some of the nation’s most accomplished artists. This year will be no exception, as Michael Hurd – son of famed artists Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth, will be the featured Lincoln County artist. This year’s festival will be held at the Ruidoso Convention Center July 27-29, and will feature 120 artists from 12 different states and the nation of Israel. Hours will be from noon to 7 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29.

Summer meals The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca plans to increase the number of meals that were

served last year as the Community Youth Center Warehouse. More than 13,000 meals were served to youth throughout Lincoln County, and club Executive Director Tim Coughlin wants to increase both the number of sites and total number of meals served in 2012. There is no income requirement for a youth to participate in the program, only that the youth be between the ages of 5 and 18. For more information, call Coughlin at 575-808-8338, or visit the club’s website at

Vote to enrich Hondo Thanks to a grant through Dreyers’ Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s “Communities Take Root” program, residents can vote to bring a fruit orchard to the Hondo Community Garden. The garden was selected from hundreds of applications nationwide as one of the possible sites for an orchard provided by Dreyers, but now it’s up to residents to make it a reality by visiting to support the planting of this orchard. You can vote once a day, every day, through Aug. 29. Only the top 17 locations with the most votes will get this opportunity. The Hondo Community Garden is part of the Lincoln and Otero County Healthy Life Initiative, a group of public and private agencies and local gardeners, supported by the U.S. Forest Service. In 2011, the program introduced more than 300 students to methods for cultivating a diverse, organic food garden. Learn more about the Healthy Life Initiative by visiting the NMAC’s website at

Free transportation Free transportation is available in Ruidoso for senior citizens aged 60 years and older. For details or to request transportation services, please call one day in advance. This service is provided Monday through Friday for local transportation only. Contact the Ruidoso Senior Center at 257-4565.

Low-cost yoga A low-cost community yoga class for beginners and intermediate students is held every Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Lotus Healing Arts Center, 2810 Sudderth in room 207 above Schlotzsky’s. Room temperature is warm, so wear layered clothing and bring water. Mats and props are provided. Call Marianne Mohr at 575-802-3013 for more information. 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. The Arid Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 1216 Mechem at 7:30 a.m., noon and 5:15 p.m. daily; Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. There is also a Monday 6:30 p.m. women’s open meeting 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. 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 regarding AA meetings in Lincoln and Otero counties, call 430-9502. Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road. If you think an organization like Altrusa may be a good fit for your volunteer efforts, contact membership chair Judy Griffin at 937-5437. 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

energy, strength and health, 10-11 a.m. Also on Thursday, music and lunch with TomTom and Friends, noon-1:30 p.m. For more information, call 630-1111. 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 fourth Thursday of each month from noon-2 p.m. in the parlor at First Baptist Church, 270 Country Club Dr. All are welcome and may bring a brown bag lunch. For information, contact Mary Barnett at 257-9810. The Lincoln County Community Theater meets the fourth Monday of every month at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to come. Call 808-0051 for the meeting location, or visit www. 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.

For more information, call 575464-7106. 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 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse is part of American Western history that continues today. 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.

The Ruidoso Noon Lions meet at 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at Cree Meadows Country Club.

Optimist Club meets at noon every Wednesday at K-Bobs.

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 575-956-3101 or 575336-4187.

The Photographic Society of Lincoln County – dedicated to the advancement of digital photography – meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Region IX offices at 237 Service Road. Annual dues are $15 per family which includes lectures and field trips. Contact Leland Deford at 257-8662 or Herb Brunnell at 258-4003.

Sacramento Mountain Village is a network of older adults in Ruidoso and surrounding communities who support independent living by offering services and activities that keep seniors healthy and happy in their own homes. Benefits of membership include art and yoga classes, weekly walking and discussion groups, social functions and monthly member breakfasts at Cree Meadows Country Club, on the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Membership is open to any Lincoln County resident 49 years or older. For more information, call 258-2120 or visit

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 Gambling Support meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. in the Lincoln Tower at 1096 Mechem Dr., Suite 212.

The Federated Woman’s Club of Ruidoso, supporting community service organizations and providing scholarships, meets Mondays at 11 a.m. at 116 S. Evergreen Dr. 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. Inspired Living at Sanctuary on the River is held every week from Tuesday through Thursday with various disciplines offered. Tuesday – Iyengar Yoga in the conservatory, intermediate 10 a.m.-noon, gentle 4-5 p.m., beginner/mixed 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday – Tai Chi. Develop balance, flexibility and movement, 10-11 a.m. Thursday – Qi Gong. Cultivate

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Taylor Ashley Vuicich graduated Ruidoso High School this year and is on her way to Texas Tech University in Lubbock to study pre-med as part of her degree plan to become a doctor. Vuicich, 18, attributes her ability to attend by receiving a Hubbard foundation academic scholarship that will provide $2,000 per semester for eight consecutive semesters. Vuicich is also a recipient of local Realtor, Optimist, Rotary, Kiwanis and Hospital Ladies Auxiliary from Ruidoso. Vuicich is also receiving Gilpin Family Leadership, Impact and Prescribed scholarships from Texas Tech. Vuicich attributes getting a jump start on her core course curriculum from the dual-credit class program from ENMU-Ruidoso. Texas Tech accepted the transfer of all dual credit coursework earned by Vuicich at ENMU-Ruidoso. BONITO LAKE from pg. 1 the mine was first built (and when two men were killed) the benching system was considered safer and in using it workmen drilled 20 feet down, two feet apart and five inches in diameter. Two sticks of dynamite were put in each hole and set off. About 20 holes per day were set off, producing twenty truckloads of rock. The face of the dam was raised 26 feet when the blasting was completed. Rocks were placed on the derrick behind the face of the dam. Editor’s note: With Bonito Lake and surrounding canyon in peril, this story restores hope that with the community coming together as one, with resolve; the damage can be repaired, as it was following the great floods in 1940.

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Letters to the Editor Voting since 1940

To the Editor: Let me introduce myself. I am a 92-year-old WWII veteran who has voted for every president since and including Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. The following is my opinion on several issues. I would like to think that I am an intelligent voter and have been all these years since 1940. I must admit that some were good years, some bad. So at this time, judging from what is going on in Washington and the political trail across the country, I find that I am confused as to what both parties are proposing for the country’s future. I suppose that in the next few weeks, they will settle down and give us the ups and common sense of their platforms and the downs of the opposite party. We must accept this part of politics so that we can arrive at the real issue of what is best for the country and how to fix it. It’s time to stop talking and produce some worthwhile solutions to our poor economy and job market. To stop sending jobs overseas might help so maybe we should boycott those companies who do. Because I am a patriotic American and have the right to vote my choice of either party or independent, I will do my duty and vote on Nov. 4. We are one of the few countries who can do this – so take advantage of your rights and vote. But before I make my mark, let me tell you, the candidate, what I want and what I will do. I will listen to what you have to say and judge accordingly, but before I do, I will request that you act like ladies and gentlemen and use the good manners you should have been raised with. The lack of civility in this campaign is appalling and casts the user in a very unfavorable light. Remember please that voters are constantly forming opinions as they watch and listen to you and your remarks. Remember also that you are not in a third grade playground anymore and that you are in a very important public life, trying to convince me and others to cast our votes for you. You will succeed sir if you are upfront and honest with us, the voters. May I remind you sir, that you are talking to intelligent people who just might be on or above the same level of what you profess to be. I, with others, am interested in how you will treat and refer to the other party. Will you be polite when you refer to the President as Mr. President or Mr. Romney? Believe it or not, some people pay

close attention to these little niceties and judge your character from what they see or read. One last thought before I end this. Whoever wins this election should know that we the people are behind them and that we want no harm to come to our country and to maintain our diligence for all our friends around the world. Bob Brophy Ruidoso

Lost everything, found more

To the Editor: My wife and I were victims of the recent Little Bear Fire. We lost everything. Forty years of memories, hard work and even some of our identity. We, like so many others are very frustrated and thought someone was “watching our back” only to discover that was not the case. But we were focusing our attention on some awesome organizations and businesses that have really stepped up like Angus Church, Gateway Church and First Baptist Church who have opened their doors and provided sanctuary and refuge; a place where many needs are being continually met. Samaritans Purse and the Baptist Convention Center Relief teams are two groups who are so unselfish that they would provide assistance for the need to clean up our land after the devastation caused by the fire. They not only cleaned our property but showed us a vivid picture of Christ in the process. The folks at Sierra Cleaners provided a little cleaning of our laundry which became such a huge need that they so willingly fulfilled. They will be have our business forever. The Recovery Center at River Crossing started from many in our community’s giving hearts. Toiletry items, household goods and much more simply offered for the taking. For us, who were left with virtually nothing, this has been a huge help. La Quinta Inn offered reduced price rooms and help early on after the fire for many displaced people like us. Mountain Annie’s opened their café and their hearts to all the victims and evacuees. Meal after delicious meal was donated free of charge and they provided a place where we could begin to mend as we shared stories and talked freely with so many others that had lost so much. Their impact was enormous in the time of suffering and I am sure there are others who feel the same way, but I know for sure that these folks have touched our lives forever in a way we will never forget or be able to repay. A thank you is simply not enough. Danny and Lynette Watkins

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July 24, 2012

To the Editor: Many years ago, my Jewish friends and associates kept throwing around a word that I was not familiar with. It was “chutzpah,” which is pronounced as “hoots’ spa.” I couldn’t seem to get a good definition of the word until my friend Don said, “Charlie, it’s like a kid who kills both his parents and then throws himself upon the mercy of the court because he’s an orphan!” Chutzpah was the word that kept coming to mind as I read reports in both papers of Mrs. Susan Lutterman’s “good faith suggestions” on what to do to solve this school board conflict. As a 20-year member of this school board, Mrs. Lutterman, more than anyone else, is responsible for the sorry state that our schools are in today. How in the world can she be expected to fix the problems that she’s in large part responsible for? One of her suggestions is to elevate Mrs. Rhonda Vincent to board president. Isn’t that just ducky?! Mrs. Vincent would have been on the board when Dr. Harris was elevated from principal to superintendent. Both would, in all probability, have approved this internal move, while most experts in this area insist that it’s best to bring in someone from the outside to become superintendent when the position opens. A new superintendent from outside the district would come in fresh and would start free from any preconceived notions or biases. They wouldn’t know where “all the bodies are buried” so to speak. Mrs. Lutterman also talks about the arrogance and personal agendas that get in the way of doing what is best for the kids

and the district. Really?! Is allowing your schools to get three Fs and two Cs and to be in the bottom two percent of schools in the state in their recently reported grades doing what’s best for the children? Under Dr. Harris’ leadership, that’s exactly what has happened. Mrs. Lutterman also says that if, after a month of investigating, that the majority of the board have not found just cause to terminate Dr. Harris, that she should be reinstated as superintendent. I guess that Dr. Harris’ not paying the final $600,000 to the Carl Kelly Construction Company for work on the Middle School, which cost the district an additional $1.4 million in settlement charges, would not be, in Mrs. Lutterman’s eyes, sufficient reason to terminate the current superintendent? After all, it’s only money. The taxpayers money. After attending some 10 to 12 school board meetings in the past year and a half or so, I’m convinced that most of the new board members are doing as good a job as they can under difficult circumstances. There’s going to be a “recall” election next February, when not just Mrs. Marshall and Mr. Temple, but all the board members will be voted on. Let’s not waste any more time or public money on this recall election, for the stench of sour grapes from the Lutterman, Vincent and Gladden camp is glaringly obvious. As a 20-year member of this school board, Mrs. Lutterman, more than anyone else, is responsible for the sorry state that our schools are in today. Charles Jones Ruidoso

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Ruidoso Free Press

July 24, 2012

History and hospitality

tions of the enactors who detailed life By Eugene Heathman as it was a century ago. Fort Stanton Editor Live! is a 365-day-a-year effort by a team of dedicated volunteers on a My first Fort Stanton Live! exshoestring budget with a mission to perience in 2007 left me excited that keep this treasure of southwest Amerisuch an event occurred in our very can history alive. own back yard, detailing the rarely Never before have my editorial mundane, often torrid settlement and staff and I been treated with such a cultural conflict of the southwestern United States. At that time, I pondered high level of hospitality during an event. Jack Shuster, Clinton Smith what it might be like if there was and so many other coordinators of this more to do and envisioned how cool event afforded the media with what it would be to really bring the fort was the finest treatment a dignitary back to life with larger troop demonwould receive at the fort in its prime. strations, entertainment, educational Thank you Fort Stanton Live! presentations, live theater acts, music and food vendors. This year’s Fort Stanton Live! is where those dreams came to life, literally. In the fast moving, “That was so 20 seconds ago” 21st-century life we live, hundreds of people were given the chance to slow down a bit and directly step into the living history of New Mexico and the treasured jewel of Fort Stanton. People of all ages and all walks of life got the chance to learn what couldn’t be taught in a classroom by holding the equipment, witnessing the thundering roar of cannons and an Apache ambush of a Soldier patrol on the frontier. People saw the food and Eugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press crafts from the era Living history hat and bag lady displays her crafts at and asked quesFort Stanton Live!


Gary Dean Henry

Gary Dean Henry was born Sept. 17, 1932 in Burnet, Texas to Chester Henry and Fannie Jennings Henry, and passed away July 19. He graduated from high school in Lampasas, Texas and then entered the Air Force where he became a registered X-ray technician. After leaving the service, he worked at Breckenridge Hospital in Austin while completing his BS and Masters degrees at Texas State University. Over the years he continued his education at Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Tarleton State University and East Texas State where he was also a guest professor for several summer terms. He taught and held administrative positions in Mineral Wells, Texas where he retired after 30 years of service. He married Ann AuBuchon of Lampasas, Texas on Aug. 31, 1956 and they became a life long team. Always involved with their two daughters in 4-H, church and school activities. They moved to their beloved ranch, Sugarloaf Hills at Stephenville, Texas in 1981 where for 20 years they raised and showed many champion Longhorn cattle. Gary was also an international cattle judge. Many will remember him breaking Longhorn steers to ride. He and his favorite steer Bubba made many ap-

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pearances nation wide. He was a renowned artist being named 1st alternate for the Texas State Artist of the year in 1978. His bronze castings are proudly displayed in many homes and have been used extensively for show trophies. He and Ann retired to Ruidoso in 2001 where he immediately became active in the Noon Lions Club receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow award. He was a charter member of the Mountain Top Turners and the Alto Artists Studio Tour. A member of the Presbyterian Church, he was an elder for many years. He is survived by his wife Ann, two daughters, Leah Henry Cash and son-inlaw Charles Cash of Ruidoso, Melinda Martin and Donnie Chavez of Belen, granddaughter Katherine Ann Martin a student at Tarleton State University, and brother Charles Henry and wife Helen, of Austin. Gary will be sorely missed by his family and friends, but he has left much love and joy in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Ruidoso on Tuesday, July 24. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ruidoso or the Ruidoso Valley Noon Lion’s Club.


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July 24, 2012

Orthopedic group moves to Ruidoso

By Sue Hutchison Reporter Orthopedic procedures which used to require an out of town hospital stay will soon be offered at Lincoln County Medical Center. Joint replacements, arthritis treatments and ortho trauma repair among them, New Mexico Bone and Joint Institute have found a new home in Lincoln County and LCMC. Seven physicians with specialties ranging from sports medicine to pain intervention will have office and clinic space soon on Highway 70 in the building which used to house Ruidoso Ford. “We hope to be operational in a few months,” said Douglas Dodson, D.O. who is part of the physician team of NM Bone and Joint Institute. Dodson is one of 45 in the nation fellowship-trained in joint replacement. Currently practicing in Alamogordo, the group anticipates contributing to LCMC’s story of local patient care. “LCMC has already purchased some equipment to make the necessary upgrades to our operating suites to be specific for orthopedic surgery. Our O.R. and patient rooms are in the process of making changes for post op ortho care. We continue to make improvements to offer the best medical care in a safe and cost effective man-

ner,” said Al Santos, LCMC administrator, who invited the ortho group to become a vital part of the LCMC team. “Staff is working with a consultant to develop protocols and Dr. Dodson is helping our staff to refresh skills needed for ortho patient care. With the new equipment and order sets, our staff is excited about getting trained and working with new physicians,” said Patsy Parker RN, MSN, director of LCMC patient care services. Working with Gary Jackson, DO LCMC medical director of clinical medicine, Parker feels the staff is preparing well. “For six years I’ve been hearing we need ortho care in town. Our patients don’t want to have to travel elsewhere when we can offer great ortho care here,” said Parker who knows the local hospital offers more than some small-town medical facilities. “With an ICU and telemetry available here, we offer a higher level of care. Our new ortho relationship will add to that. We have a sophisticated staff. We can deal with most issues which present themselves at our door.” NM Bone and Joint Institute’s physicians’ staff includes Dodson (founder and surgeon); John Anderson, DPM, FACFAS (podiatry); Eric Freeh, DO (trauma and fracture care); David Calkins, MD (anesthesia and pain management); Loren Spencer, DPM (podiatry);

Scott Gordon, DPM (podiatry); and Allan Rickman, MD (sports medicine). The staff is replete with fellowship training, surgical specialties and a host of medical affiliations which keep their skills current. “We’re expanding in location and our physician base. We’ll be able to accommodate our patients’ stable medical care in both our Alamogordo and Ruidoso locations,” said Dodson whose group had a clinic presence for several years in Ruidoso and is looking forward to a more permanent location. “Several of our physicians are fellowship-trained in specific specialties which add even more training to their already high levels.” “We’ve already started performing procedures at LCMC,” said Dodson. “With the Affordable Healthcare Act mandates, we are able to benefit the system and work together to give our input in developing a great ortho department in Lincoln County and LCMC. I’m very impressed with the quality of doctors here. We’re not stuck with physicians who couldn’t go anywhere else to practice.” “We can stick our heads in the sandbox with these (healthcare) changes or we can think outside the box. We choose to look at it proactively.” Dodson and the NM Bone and Joint Institute look forward to productive years in partnership with LCMC.

Hospital auxiliary to donate architectural funds to LC On July 26, the Lincoln County Medical Center Auxiliary will present a check for $200,000 for architectural services to the County of Lincoln for the new physician’s office building. Architectural renderings of the physician’s office building will be unveiled at that time. The physician’s office building represents the first phase of a multi-phased hospital master plan approved by Lincoln

County Commissioners in September 2009. The physician’s office building is approximately 22,600 square feet and will house primary and specialty care clinics with the convenience of a centralized location and onsite laboratory draw stations. The check presentation will be at 9:30 a.m. at Lincoln County Commission Chambers, 301 Central Avenue in Carrizozo. “This is an exciting project for Lincoln County, the hospital and Presby-

terian,” said Al Santos, Lincoln County Medical Center Administrator. “The hospital Auxiliary and Foundation, in addition to Lincoln County and Presbyterian, have helped make this project a reality.” “We’re committed to improving the health of those we serve and feel this project helps us in achieving this purpose,” added Santos. Lincoln County Medical Center is a county-owned facility leased by Presbyte-

rian Healthcare Services. This partnership has existed since 1972 and is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities. Lincoln County Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, 6 clinics and a countywide ambulance service. Lincoln County Medical Center employs more than 250 people, including more than 15 providers throughout Lincoln County.

CARRIZOZObriefs Mil levy correction

The town of Carrizozo is seeking to stockpile some reserve funding reserve funding for emergency services and repairs, if needed. To do so, a mil levy increase has been proposed. Due to the requirement for State approval, nothing will change until next year if the raise is granted. The Lincoln County Assessor’s calculates the two mil increase amounts to approximately $30 per year on improved property assessed at $50,000, which is the average home value in Carrizozo. The levy would increase the tax bills for those values affected with an approximate $15 increase each six months.

Golf course dilemma

Carrizozo Town leaders are looking for fiscally viable solutions for the Valle del Sol Golf Course. Although there is support to keep the course in operation, some difficult financial decisions face the townspeople with affordability. Mayor Lee Gross petitioned County Commissioners to provide $3,000 to open the mu-


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nicipal pool this year. Commissioners notified town leaders that Carrizozo will need will need to support itself next year following the approved funding request for the pool. Estimates indicate a requirement of at least $243,000 annually to operate the golf course. The electric bill in 2011 to operate the water pumps used to water the grass was $16,560 or $1,380 per month. A golf course committee has been assembled and will present the community proposing alternative yet beneficial uses for the golf course. The committee is seeking the most productive, cost effective, and quickest way to make the majority of the course functional in the least amount of time.

No more graveyard parties

Effective immediately, the Town cemetery will be closed (via a new gate just installed) from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. because of litter left behind by those using the cemetery as a place to party. The gates will open at 7 a.m. each day and be closed at 7 p.m.

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Ask an entrepreneur – Life in River City When I backed up into a car below my line of sight at the RAC, I didn’t figure it would belong to an off-duty cop. Not just a cop’s car mind you, but a hot black mustang he was trying to sell. Drat, what kind of karma is that? The lovely effects of my swim in the RAC pool wearing off slightly, I went back in to ask who might be the owner. Here came Steve, quite the gentleman and we politely exchanged what anyone might, when a stranger dents a man’s prize automobile. We decided to take it to Copper Mountain Autobody and the folks there handled my “difficulty” with professionalism and to all our satisfaction. We even hugged afterward, feeling that while things aren’t always perfect, we can still gain some valuable human contact and civility from any encounter. Later across the street Denny shared a chuckle about his encounter with an older gentleman at the Village offices when he asked Denny in a southern drawl: “Where’s the May-or?” Denny being a card, responded “Dunno but we got some fillies” (only funny if you read it as mare). He pointed the way and the gentleman went off scratching his head. We all

agreed his wife explained it to him later. Christi our friend at Riata in the Adobe Plaza is saying her farewells by offering 30 percent off all inventory… and of course I availed myself of more deals than I need. But geez – 30 percent off is, like, free! My mate reminded me it was not exactly free… but he’s an ole poop. Who listens to their mate anyway? So with some friends going, other friends are coming to “The Corner” of Mechem and Sudderth: Two Dames, Illusions and Grill Caliente. Other are expanding like Blue Lotus Yoga & Massage – and in the fall beginning another renowned Massage School. The Dems set up shop across the street and JD from Backdoor has her glorious summer collections in house – not only for visitors but locals as well. Sacred Grounds has gelato to tempt you besides yummy – well, everything, to eat and drink. And the Ranchers is opening soon where old Santino’s lived for some sure to be great dining with Ken in the kitchen. That’s some Chock-Full-Of-Fun Corner so slow down and stop.

Finally, at the week’s end, I knew I had to have that hot black two-horse trailer on the lot for my mini mares. So coming full circle, I bought it with pleasure from the family at Copper Mountain. Now we girls can ride in Marianne Mohr Business Editor style wherever the road leads. Some say life in a small town is just too small… but I say small is cozy and surprisingly, comforting. Marianne Mohr is a retired investor and business consultant from Southern California and currently Advertising Director at MTD Media. Reach her at 575-937-4015 or

Commercial real estate sales surge in 2012 By Eugene Heathman Editor

The pace of a community’s commercial real estate market is generally accepted as an indicator to the overall health of the local economy followed by the progression of home sales. According to a report from the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of Realtors, the number and dollar volume of commercial real estate transactions in 2012 are encouraging indicators of confidence in the small business sector. The construction of a new Dollar General on Sudderth and national retailer, Big 5 Sporting Goods moving into the former Dollar General location on Highway 70, the opening of three new businesses in the Four Seasons Mall and the addition of new ladies’ clothing retailers in Midtown, are an uptick from what was a relatively flat 2011 in commercial real estate. Year-to-date transactions in June 2011, the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of Realtors reported seven transactions closed for a total of $1.5 million. However, year-to-date transactions ending June 30 reported 13 transactions closed for a total dollar volume of $5.5 million with nine more commercial transaction pending for an additional $2.9 million. The availability and increased awareness of USDA Rural Development business programs have complemented entrepreneurial confidence in

addition to assistance offered by the Small Business Development Center at ENMU and the Ruidoso Valley Economic Development Corporation striving to expand business opportunities. Local banks are participating in conventional commercial and Small Business Administration (SBA) financing as well. Last fiscal year, USDA Rural Development provided $529,144 to assist 10 New Mexico recipients including Rio Grande Community Development Corporation which provided technical assistance to 25 small and emerging value-added producers in 10 rural New Mexico counties to access retail and wholesale buyers. RBEG funding has also provided technical assistance to small businesses including a feasibility study and master plan for a business center with a business incubator in Sierra County by the Sierra County Economic Development Organization (SCEDO).

New Mexico home sales and median prices continue on a positive track

While the number of statewide sales in June 2012 reported to the REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) is down slightly from May of this year, 2012 year-to-date sales outpace 2011 by nearly 10 percent. June’s reported median price is higher than May 2012 and June 2011; 2012 year-to-date median is identical to

2011 year-to-date median price. Median price indicates half the properties sold for more and half for less. For June 2012, 1,360 sales were reported. Nearly 1,300 sales were reported for the same month in 2011. A total of 7,013 sales have been reported for January through June 2012. January through June 2011 sales were 6,390. The year-to-date 2012 number is less than 1 percent less than the number reported January through June 2010. June 2012’s median price is $175,000. This compares to May 2012’s median of $170,000. Year-todate median for both January through June 2011 and 2012 is $165,000. Nearly 80 percent of the counties reporting sales January through June 2012 show an increase in activity over the same period last year. Median prices declined slightly in half the reporting markets and rose slightly in the remaining counties. Steven Anaya, executive vice president of RANM, says “record low interest rates and high levels of housing affordability continue to help the housing market. The National Association of REALTORS continues their diligence in Washington, D.C. to make sure Congress knows all the issues regarding the housing market, including Qualified Mortgage and appraisal regulations.” “The recent Flood Reauthorization legislation, signed into law this month by President Obama, is a great step toward eliminating the constant uncertainty that flood insurance would

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I never thought I would be forced to go on a diet. I have always exercised in some form. Running began at age 13 and I have run on and off for 34 years, played pickup basketball, joined softball leagues, and biked periodically the last four years. For many years, I worked second jobs in fitness centers and health clubs and lifted weights and attended aerobics classes, martial arts, yoga and meditation. For nine years at the Theosophical Society, vegetarian lunches, yoga classes and mediation were a part of working there. Now, here I am at 47 years old, 25 pounds heavier than I was at 30, and it was not like I sat watching football with a case of beer for 17 years. Sure I watch sports, but I also trained for 12 marathons, organized and rode Bike the Rogue the last two years, hardly ever missed the open gym basketball at Gold Beach High School, hiked the Pacific Coast trail, have not eaten red meat in more than 20 years, and I still have gained 25 pounds over the last 17 years. I went to the doctor which I have done pretty regularly since I have had a job with health insurance. I have elevated cholesterol, borderline high blood pressure, and the knowledge my father started insulin at age 54 for Type II diabetes. My father is turning 80 this year so he has been pretty successful managing is blood sugar for 26 years. Yet my father started dialysis treatments three times a week for over three hours per session this year because his kidneys have failed from being diabetic. I know he is fighting for his life, but it is frightening me what my future might be like. So I am searching for the right diet with the goal to take off 20 pounds. Diet books are one of the more published categories of books in nonfiction every year. Here are the three books that I am going to use as guidance to get my health in order. “Atkins for Life: The Complete Controlled Carb Program For Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health.” The back cover

testimonial says it is a delicious, safe and effective plan for improving health and shedding pounds for good. The Atkins Diet has not been without medical controversy, but most agree that cutting carbohydrates will lead to weight loss. The second book is “Dr. Atkins’ Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook” filled with recipes to help change my eating habits. The second book is to keep meals interesting by not eating the same thing day after day. In 2003, The New England Journal of Medicine reported a 40 percent dropout rate within six months of those starting the Atkins Diet. After one year, there was no difference in weight loss between the Atkins group and those on other diet programs. With any diet program, sticking to the plan, having the discipline to stay on target, goal setting, and making it a life changing event often are not enough to keep with it. I always felt if I could keep my metabolism burning more calories than I ate I would not gain weight. I thought I would remain fit and trim by exercising and what I ate was not as important as the quantity. As a distance runner, feeding the furnace with carbohydrates was fuel for my exercising. I now see that those carbohydrates packed on the pounds even if I still can complete a ten mile run now and then. Because I have a vegetarian background too, I am consulting the “Better Than Atkins: The Country Club Diet – America’s Weight Loss Solution” because you can’t lose weight if your body won’t let you book. It too focuses on protein, reducing carbs, and changing your metabolic rate. I have known the benefits of a vegetarian diet for years, but drifted away when fish became so readily available living on the Oregon coast. Chicken was regularly a part of our meals in our family as a child. I remember hearing Wade Boggs’ wife had to learn to prepare different versions of chicken every night. Boggs was a star third baseman for the Boston Red Sox. Working for the Theosophical Society was a life changing time, I embraced vegetarian eating then and I can do it again. I will keep you posted if I have lost weight in six months and turned my health around. That’s what’s important to me — leading a healthy, active life.

Zoo to You event at the library

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Saturday at the Ruidoso Public Library, two former docents of Zoo to You – Doris Franklin and Sue Stake – met current docents, Lisa Hada and Mary Lou Elkins. Franklin and Stake were the first volunteers for the ABQ BioPark program almost 28 years ago. Pictured are (left to right) Lisa Hada, Sue Stake, Doris Franklin and Mary Lou Elkins.

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For artists, connoisseurs and fans of book covers

Have you wondered about the artists or departments responsible for your favorite book? Are you interested in finding a new venue for your artistic talent? Do you wonder who creates the colorful wrappers (and how) that makes you pick up a new book in the first place? Ruidoso Public Library is hosting a discussion of these topics, art design concepts and the future of the book as art on Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m. The discussion begins with Chip Kidd’s short talk about four book jackets he designed. It may be the funniest 17 minutes of your day. Several of the book jackets mentioned will be on display for examination afterwards. Depending on audience interest and participation, the discussion to follow could go anywhere. Whether you are looking for a career change or just a deeper appreciation of the art on the shelf, please stop by. As Chip Kidd says, “A book cover is a distillation, a haiku, if you will, of the story.” Do you feel up to the challenge? Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or

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The library is going to the dogs... again

Back by popular demand, Ruidoso Public Library’s Doggie Fashion Show hits the stage. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. and come to the concrete stage behind the library. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Dogs will be judged in three categories: Best Dressed Dog, Mr./Miss Congeniality Dog and Swimsuit Dog. Prizes for each category will be awarded after the judging by local humane society sponsors and Josie Parsons. You can still register to participate. You’ll need proof of your dog’s vaccination and also sign a release before your dog will be allowed on the premises to participate in the fashion show. Please jot

down your dog’s name, breed and why it is wearing this particular costume for your dog introduction. Any donations will go to the Lincoln County Humane Society. For more information call the library at 575-258-3704. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ruidosopl/ or http://ruidosopubliclibrary.

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July 24, 2012

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Pictured are chefs Brendan Gochenour and Perry Champion choosing the winners of the Supply Drive Raffle.

White Apron Society announces winners of ‘Supply Drive Raffle’ In response to the Little Bear Fire, the White Apron Society sponsored a “Supply Drive Raffle” at Sweet Charity Resale Boutique. The Society encouraged members of the community to take donations for the fire victims to Sweet Charity and, in exchange, their name was placed in a drawing for four wonderful, local prizes. Three prominent chefs from Ruidoso established the White Apron Society: Perry Champion, Brendan Gochenour and Curtis Williamson. According to Co-Chair Chef Gochenour, “One of our primary functions is to provide scholarships for students pursuing culinary training. In order to do that, we will be doing some very creative fundraisers. We will also offer cooking classes for youth, to begin a fascination and love of food early in their lives. One of my favorite memories as a kid was cooking in the kitchen with my mom.” Their focus on youth got put on the back burner when the Little Bear Fire started. The chefs creatively used their talents and contacts to help during the

crisis. They not only prepared free meals for many of those displaced by the fire, but they also encouraged several local businesses to donate prizes for the raffle. In the end, Schlotzsky’s offered several gift cards, The Café at Mountain Annie’s contributed a dinner for four people to be prepared by the chefs of the White Apron Society, Chefs Champion and Gochenour donated a free culinary class for two and Dr. Stephen Rath of Fusion Medical Spa provided a $1,000 gift certificate to the Spa. The winners of the raffle items are Hillary Kvamme, Val Wilson, Dorothy Bailey and Martha Rosales. In addition to their individual prize, the chefs have invited the winners to attend the July 29th Celebration Meal at Mountain Annie’s for the survivors of the Little Bear Fire. The White Apron Society and Sweet Charity Resale Boutique wish to thank Schlotzsky’s, The Café at Mountain Annie’s and Fusion Medical Spa for the wonderful prizes. Most of all, thanks to the caring community members who donated to the fire victims.

This week in Lincoln County History Courtesy of Gary Cozzens, President, Lincoln County Historical Society July 25, 1854 Henry Stanton promoted to Captain. July 25, 1855 Captain Alexander W. Bowman assumes command of Fort Stanton. July 25, 1935 Dr. Porter notified of a decision to build a CCC camp on the reservation. July 25-28, 1941 German seamen hold “Fort Stanton Olympics.” July 26, 1872 Private Henry F. Lyon, Company I, 15th Infantry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery. July 28, 1868 Captain Richard Wall, Company F, 3rd Cavalry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery. July 28, 1880 Private William H. Saunders, Company F, 9th Cavalry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery. July 26, 1931 Army airplanes made first

known aerial photos of the Fort. July 29, 1878 Carr’s command attacks Apaches at Alamosa Canyon. July 31, 1855 Post return for month of July. Companies B, I and K, 1st Dragoons; Company E, 3rd Infantry; Company B and detachments Companies A, C, I and K, 3rd Infantry and Company C, New Mexico Volunteers. The aggregate strength is 239. July 31, 1908 Christian L. Heller appointed Post Master at Fort Stanton. July 1878 Charles Ilfeld awarded contract to supply 50,000 pounds of corn to Fort Stanton at the price of $4.25 per 100 pounds. Frank Lesnet awarded contract to supply 20,000 pounds of oats to Fort Stanton at the price of $4 per 100 pounds.

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My travels recently the place was free. We protook me to an Albuquerque tested loudly when Knotts’ hotel which featured the Berry Farm began to Wall Street Journal as the charge one dollar to walk newspaper of choice availaround in Ghost Town. able at the front desk. Prior Points of reference to grazing on circular egg fade as I’ve grown older. patties with ketchup and The area in my hometown a bit of raisin bran at the which I called Downtown, breakfast bar, I picked up is now labeled Old Town. the Friday, 6/29 edition. Ouch. Where there were It wasn’t until a week acres of citrus groves, later I had time to actuthere are subdivisions with Sue Hutchison ally read the thing. While expansive and grandiose doing so, I turned to one of names. Both Disneyland the back pages and found and Knotts charge an entire Geoffrey A. Fowler’s article about gympaycheck (or more) to walk through their nasts from China who will compete in the front gates, which makes neither of them upcoming summer Olympics in London. happy places, in my book. Musing about the median age of the team And then there’s Nora. She lived (19.5 years of age), he asked, “How did in Phoenix when I was a fellow resithe Chinese team get so old in a sport that dent. For her 100th birthday she went favors the flexibility of smaller, younger to Disneyland. For her 103rd, she went bodies?” to Sea World. She died one week shy of her 107th. She laughed, smiled, chatted “So old?” Really? I understand age and kept up with her life every day of it in professional sports is an issue which until the moment she passed. She didn’t wreaks havoc on careers bent around one game or another. I’ve heard some who look let what was missing affect how she used what remained. I didn’t even notice if she at pro football players and call them old at age 35. Very much, I get the idea that flex- had flexibility issues. She became a new point of reference for me. ibility issues abound the older I grow. Regardless of my actual age I’ve I’m way beyond 19.5. So I began to think about some of the things I remember determined a few goals. Live every day. as I was growing up which are no longer a Live it until it’s finished. Take care of part of the current scenery. Readers under what’s left. Exercise, eat right, make friends, cherish momentous times and the age of 40 may not recall these facts. breathe deeply. Regardless of birthdate, McDonalds had burgers for 25 cents. When I hit Southern California’s freeways regardless of what the number may be this year or if it’s usually done another way, as a licensed driver, gas was 45 cents a use what is available and be significant togallon. We were furious when postage day. Plan for the years ahead. The number stamps hit six cents. Six cents to mail a of birthdays doesn’t matter half as much first class envelope across the country! as knowing we still have much to contribHighway robbery! ute to the scenery all around us. I don’t think I touched a computer I’ll never again perform a balance until I was in my 30s. The original amber beam routine (yep, been there, done that) text against the black screen has faded and flexibility is one of those yes-today, into memory lane and whenever I purno-tomorrow issues. I realize there will chase a new hi-tech gadget it’s obsolete always be a younger, quicker, firmer verbefore I leave the store. Those of us who lived near the Happi- sion out there somewhere. But 19.5 years? Spring chickens. est Place on Earth remember when going there meant standing in line at a ticket Sue doesn’t want to be bothered while she booth to purchase lettered tickets which swallows all her supplements, and can be gave you the privilege of riding correreached at sponding amusements. Walking around

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Hubbard Museum of the American West celebrates 20 years

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The annual fundraiser and gala celebrating 20 years of education, exhibits and family fun was held Saturday at the Hubbard Museum of the American West. An elegant dinner was followed by a live and silent auction and live country music performed by the Graham Brothers. Susan Landers-Kolb provided music for the reception. More than $125,000 was raised for the museums continued operations. In 2000, the Hubbard Museum became the first New Mexico Museum accepted into the Smithsonian Affiliate Program. Members at the $100 level or higher enjoy reciprocal membership benefits with the Smithsonian Institution. In June of 2009, the museum was honored to accept a major donation from Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Cope to cre-

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July 20

Softball Last Chance Qualifier at Eagle Creek Men’s D Thunder 21, Kryp2nite 5 Men’s E Tularosa Wrecking Crew 21, La Raza 17 Women’s C Just Us 12, Dangeress Diamonds 11

July 21

Softball Last Chance Qualifier at Eagle Creek Men’s D Wise Guys 15, Thunder 14 Softball Syndicate 15, Thunder 5 Men’s E Team Goodfellas 19, Mescalero Homeboys 13 Panthers 18, Los Animales 11 Haptic 22, Danger 21 Sunset Cleaning Softball Club 17, Quarters Softball 8 C-Men Softball 20, Mescalero Homeboys 16 Quarters Softball 14, Just Fer Fun 3 Danger 11, Los Animales 10 Women’s C New Mexico Elite 23, Haterz 3 Helios 19, Haterz 4 Crush 16, Dangeress Diamonds 14

July 22

Softball Last Chance Qualifier at Eagle Creek Men’s E Haptic 19, Panthers 10 Danger 13, Showtime Alamo 3 Quarters Softball 20, Team Stroke 10 Panthers 17, C-Men Softball 6 Danger 11, Quarters Softball 10 Tularosa Wrecking Crew 12, Panthers 9 Danger 11, Haptic 10 Tularosa Wrecking Crew 9, Danger 7

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July 27

Horse racing Maiden, claiming and allowance racing at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m.

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July 29

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July 30

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A Cookie to the winner By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor For a horse that was running in only his second race, Carters Cookie picked a heck of a time to win a second time. The gelding, owned by Mark Allen, Leonard Blach and Butch Southway, broke in about three spots from his post position at the start of Sunday’s Rainbow Futurity, then accelerated through the last 75 yards to pull off an upset victory in the $700,000 race. It wasn’t just a win at the wire, it was a win by more than a length, a testament to Carters Cookie’s speed at the end. “This race, he warmed up really good. When we stood him in the gate earlier in the week, you could tell he was going to have a big race,” said winning rider G.R. Carter. “He was focused and really had his energy level up. He blasted away from the gate and broke in a little bit, but was so strong at the start, he just ran a really good race.” Carters Cookie had raced only once before in the trials to the Rainbow Futurity two weeks before, breaking his maiden with a win, and trainer Mike Joiner was still a little nervous as he saw his charge being led to the starting gate. “He acted like a professional today, but I was nervous after the trials,” Joiner said. “When we had him in the paddock for that race, he just about run over my girls, and I was worried about it today because of all the people that where there (in the paddock.) “But he acted like a professional from the time he left the barn all the way through the race, even in the winner’s circle after the win,” he added. Joiner’s fears turned into joy as he saw the horse veer left at the break and join race

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Jockey G.R. Carter raises his arm in victory after leading Carters Cookie to a win in Sunday’s Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

favorite Vancouver Moon in a mad dash for the finish line. “This is a really good horse,” Carter said. “We knew he could run this spring; we knew he had talent, but I have to commend (trainer) Mike for waiting with him.” Joiner and company waited just the right amount of time for Carters Cookie, as he is now a prime candidate for the Aug. 16 trials to the $2.4 million All American Futurity. “He didn’t look like he was getting short today,” Joiner said. “If he comes back OK, that’s the plan, to put him in the All American. That’s always been the plan. Mark (Allen) never pushed me to start him early, and all I really wanted was a good race out of him in the trials to the Rainbow.” Carters Cookie was purchased by Allen for $40,000 last year at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, with Blach and Southway becoming co-owners after the Rainbow Futurity trial win. see futuritY pg. 15

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Jockey G.R. Carter stands in the stirrups after leading Carters Cookie, left, to a victory in the Rainbow Futurity, Sunday, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Carters Cookie ran down favorite Vancouver Moon, right, in the last 75 yards of the race.

Bad start, fantastic finish for Ochoa By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Less than a nose separated the top four finishers in Saturday’s Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs, a finish that was made all the more spectacular by the late performance by race favorite Ochoa. “He’s always had that second gear, thank the Lord,” said John Jones, the breeder of Ochoa. “I’ve got a pacemaker, and I thought it was going off at the break.” Ochoa – last year’s All American Futurity winner and a 1-1 favorite at post time – had to recover from a poor break from the gate and run down the duo of Priceless Feature and Tres Seis Nueve to win with a time of 21.353 seconds. “He’s just such a powerful horse, he just needed a little racing room,” said jockey Roy

Baldillez. “The four horse (Tres Seis Nueve) kind of came over and I had to go around him a little bit. He just needed a little racing room and is such a powerful horse that he overcame them at the end. “I probably caught him about 50 yards to the wire,” he added. “He just has a lot of power.” see derBY pg. 15

Mescalero youth headed to Hershey nationals Tadd Dictson, an 11-year-old from Mescalero, is one of the lucky 400 kids nationwide that will be competing at this year’s North American final of the Hershey Track and Field Games. Dictson earned a trip to the Aug. 4 games in Hershey, Pa. with a fast enough time in the 400-meter run. This year’s meet will be held at the Henry Hershey Field on the campus of the Milton Hershey School.


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Jockey Roy Baldillez, left, shakes trainer Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath’s hand after Baldillez rode Ochoa to a spectacular victory in the Rainbow Derby, Saturday, at Ruidoso Downs.


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Lopez signs with NMMI Broncos By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor To say the New Mexico Military Institute Bronco baseball team had an off year is more than an understatement, but one Ruidoso High School graduate is hoping to be part of the program’s turnaround. Julian Lopez, who helped lead the Warriors to a 10-12 record in his senior year, has signed with the Broncos as a pitcher on a full-ride scholarship, and he’s excited at the opportunity the school affords him. “It’s a good school, and they have a good criminal justice program,” Lopez said. “Also, I should be able to get some playing time right away.” The Broncos also have a new head coach in Chris Cook,

who signed on after serving as an assistant at Division II Arkansas State, and he’s hoping to give NMMI a better record than the 10-46 season they had this past spring. “I got to know him over the summer, and he’s real down to Earth,” Lopez said of Cook. “I was close to making my decision where to go when he came in. With him as coach, and the games being close to home, that made it for me.” Lopez has spent this year with the New Mexico School of Baseball, an 18U tournament team out of Las Cruces that has played in New Mexico, Arizona and California. The experience was eyeopening for him, as he had to make the jump from 3A high school to essentially collegelevel baseball immediately.


Ruidoso High School graduate Julian Lopez has signed a letter of intent to attend New Mexico Military Institution a full baseball scholarship.

“The tempo was way faster,” Lopez said. “Every player is great, and playing in junior college will be a tough road at first. But I should be able to handle it.” Improving his game is the goal at NMMI, and he hasn’t looked much farther past his first year of junior college. “I’m just seeing where this year will take me,” Lopez said.

Passig, Fish third at nationals By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor It may not have been the national title local team roper Cade Passig had hoped for, but to finish as high as he and teammate Joshuah Fish did at the National High School Finals Rodeo at Rock Springs, Wyo., is nothing to sneeze at. Passig, a Capitan native, joined with Fish out of Moriarty to finish third overall with an average time of 24.06 seconds, just three seconds back of Passig national titleists Morgan McVay and Bradin Porter of Nevada. Passig and Fish were 14th after the

first round and 24th in the average leaders at the end of the second round. Not a terrific position, but their average time was fast enough to get them into the final short round. That short round is what got them into the top three by the end, as the duo combined for a blazing-fast 4.66 seconds. As fast as they were, though, they still couldn’t knock the Nevada pair off the pedestal. Another Capitan youth competing at this year’s finals was Jace Davis, who paired with Abby Medlin of Tatum to turn in a time of 8.25 seconds in the second round, not fast enough to get them into the final go-round of the week.

Danger fourth overall at Last Chance The summer recreational softball season neared its end with the Last Chance Qualifier at Eagle Creek softball complex over the weekend, and at least one local team was good enough to finish in the top five. Danger had to fight its way through the double elimination bracket after falling 22-21 to Haptic in the first round, and their run to an eventual fourth-place finish included a one-run win over Los Animales of Loving and a 13-3 victory against Showtime Alamo. That set up an all-Ruidoso matchup between Danger and Quarters Softball early Sunday morning. Quarters had fallen to Sunset Cleaning of Albuquerque – the eventual tournament champs – in the first round, then had to defeat Just Fer Fun and Team Stroke – both of Alamogordo – to get

to their game with Danger. It was a close affair, and Danger prevailed with an 11-10 victory, then moved on to beat Haptic 11-10 to avenge their earlier loss. That put them up against the Tularosa Wrecking Crew, a team which had brought the Ruidoso Panthers trip to the bracket to an end a game before. Tularosa Wrecking Crew then defeated Danger 9-7, to oust the last remaining Ruidoso team from the tournament, forcing the locals to be satisfied with fourth place overall. In Class D, Ruidoso Thunder opened the tournament with a 21-5 victory over Kryp2nite of Seminole, Texas, but then fell to the Wise Guys, 15-14, placing them in the double elimination bracket. Thunder was then brushed aside by the Alamogordo Softball Syndicate, 15-5.

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John Deere trials come down to dead heat

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Stewards couldn’t determine whether Fastpass Regard (9) or Llano Cartel was faster in trials to the John Deere NM Challenge Friday at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. The pair were declared dead heat winners of the trial and are both the fastest qualifiers to the Aug. 4 final.

By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press The photo finish camera could not separate Llano Cartel and Fastpass Regard in the fourth of six trials, so they share the fastest-qualifying time to the $60,030 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge at Ruidoso Downs. The 400-yard trials were contested as the first six races on Friday’s ninerace card. Wootan Racing’s Llano Cartel, with Easgar Ramirez up, and KH Logax’s Fastpass Regard, under Jaime Parga Leos, dueled in the final 100 yards and finished on even terms with each recording a 17.493-second time. This Stoli Rocks was one-and-onehalf length behind in third in the trial and raced to the 10th-fastest qualifying time of 17.730. Llano Cartel won his maiden in the trial, however he sowed potential when he was second in the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile back in April. Fastpass Regard won his maiden in May at Turf Paradise and then followed a pair of one-the-board finishes before the dead-heat trial win.

Senior Olympians to compete

More than 40 registered competitors from Lincoln County are scheduled to perform at this year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics in Las Cruces, starting Wednesday. Lincoln County offered 17 sports locally for qualification, with 13 sports registered by local men and women ages 50-85. New for the county are 22 participants in the Hull Road Pickleball league, which has met six mornings a week. Pickleball has been a part of the state games since 2008 and is among 29 sports and games offered by the state organization. Athletes who place first through third in their age division are eligible to enter the biennial national games in Cleveland in 2013. The national games feature competitions for 19 sports, including team basketball, softball and volleyball. The 45 area athletes qualified for the state games are: Pickleball – Sharon Allen, Tim Beechler, Bill Bishop, Kai Brown, Andy Carter, Randy Chilton, Mackey Ervin, Della Hermes, Carol and Ted Hoffman, Paul Kunkel, Rich and Sharon Lurix, Lori Malone, Bill McGaughey, Stephen Morris, Don and Vicky Noakes, Marshall Pura, James Riggs, Leanne Smith, Ron Wall Racewalking – Chris Carusona Recreational events – Bart Young Swimming – June Hence Table tennis – Leanne Smith Track – Bart Young Archery – Dick Cox and Walter Winters Basketball free throw and 3-point – Alice Burnett and Bart Young Bowling – Martha Sanchez, Linda Clements, Jim Clements, Tom Douglas, Hubert Lee, Sandi Meek, Bob McCann, Spud Mitchum, Gene Nitz, Cindy Sanchez, Lucy Servies, Gloria Wheeler. Cycling – Lori Malone, James Malone, Galen Farrington Field events – Bart Young Golf – Tom Brady, Jim Clements, Ted Cruz, Daniel DeLa Pena Horseshoes – Bart Young

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Carters Cookie, fourth from left, can be seen already veering left after leaving the gate at Ruidoso Downs Race Track during Sunday’s running of the Rainbow Futurity. FUTURITY from pg. 13 “I’ve been watching him all summer since I’m around the Joiner barn,” Southway said. “Before the trials, Mark asked me if I wanted to buy a piece of him and after the trials I asked him if he still wanted to sell. He said, ‘Yes.’ So,

I bought my interest in him. I’ve never won a race this big.” If Carters Cookie can come through for the All American, Southway and company can toast an even bigger accomplishment.

DERBY from pg. 13 One surprise was that an expected showdown between Ochoa and Feature Mr. Bojangles – the 2-year-old champion colt for 2011 – never really materialized. Feature Mr. Bojangles broke next-to-last from the gate and couldn’t recover, although he was a tenth of a second slower than Ochoa at the end. Priceless Feature, Jess Lips and Tres Seis Nueve were all bunched up at the wire, and Ochoa’s victory wasn’t immediately apparent in the photo finish. “I’ve tried to get Mr. Hubbard to run the race at 500 yards,” Johnson said, joking about Ochoa’s tendency to accelerate at the end. “We feel really good about him. He’s a great horse, and he’s a people person, too. He wants to win, but not any more than I do.”

The victory meant another big payday for Ochoa, who won almost $380,000 for his connections, bringing his career earnings to more than $1.6 million. Saturday’s purse for the Rainbow Derby was an all-time high of $903,774. Next up – of course – is the All American Derby, another race that has achieved record highs for its purse. It’s also a race with which Ochoa could push his career earnings to more than $2 million if he wins. “He’s a big horse, it just takes him a while to get rolling,” said trainer Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath. “Everything looks good with him so far, and I think the horse is just now getting ready to run. I think we’ve got some better races out of him.”

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Jockey G.R. Carter shakes hands with Butch Southway, one of the owners of Carters Cookie, after Carter rode the gelding to victory in Sunday’s Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

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Bowling RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER Tuesday summer team standings, week 9 of 14 Name Won Lost Marx-A-Lot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 7 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 15 Energy 2 Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 19 Homies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 20 Village Butterballs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 21 Four Feathers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 26

Last week’s high scores Handicap series – Marx-A-Lot 2649, Village Butterballs 2457, Ruidoso Bowl 2427 Handicap game – Four Feathers 863, Energy 2 Spare 846 Men’s handicap series – Gene Nitz 711, Ronnie Wright 693, Spud Mitchum 672 Men’s handicap game – Max Cimaron 257, George Hellman 240, Lonnie Edwards 238 Women’s handicap series – Pam Bernard 657, Teresa Gibson 625, Sylvia Allwein 571 Women’s handicap game – Cindy Sanchez 229, Mary Gillett 220, Mona Butts 220

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July 24, 2012

Little Bear Fire

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Disaster relief organizations making progress in clearing burn debris encouraged by the homeowners who are moving forward. This will not define their life.” As time progresses and volunteers need to return home, both organizations are looking for replacements.

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Even before the Little Bear Fire was contained, volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse and Baptist Disaster Relief had arrived in Lincoln County with the commitment to help homeowners sift through the ashes and clear burn debris from their properties at no cost to the homeowner. Now well into the recovery effort, their hard work is evident and dozens of burned homes have been loaded up and taken to the landfill. Volunteers have been mobilized to sift through ash in search of valuables, separate metal from burned homes and clean up ash, trees and brush from properties. They have found wedding and class rings, pottery, knives and pistols which made it through the fire, but were buried in ash. Associate Coordinator for New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief, Dick Ross said, “The homeowner is in charge. We will do what the homeowner asks as long as it is within our abilities. In fact, one of our crews cut down 32 trees yesterday. We will fill dumpsters if they are available and if one isn’t available at the time we will pile it up and come back when a roll off is available.” Samaritan’s Purse is working primarily with those with no insurance or those who were under-insured. They were also able to bring their own equipment which helps off-set costs for homeowners. You will see their well-equipped trailer at the Nazarene Church in Bonita Park. Samaritan’s Purse Program Manager, Brent Graybeal, arrived on June 14. “We were meeting with homeowners as soon as we could and we will stay until we’re done, as long as we can find volunteers to do the work.” he said. “The volunteers are

Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer requirements: • 18+ years • 16 to 17 years old with a parent • Volunteers must have health insurance. Samaritan’s Purse volunteer requirements: • 18+ years old • 16 to 17 with any adult as long as they have parent permission or are with a youth group. • 14 to 15 years old if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. • Volunteers must have a current tetanus shot “Come as a group or as an individual. Bring your work boots and we’ll show you how to do the rest.” said Graybeal. To reach Samaritan’s Purse call the Angus Church at 575-336-8032. To reach Baptist Disaster Relief, visit the Recovery Center to fill out an application or call them at First Baptist Church in Ruidoso, 575-336-1068. Both volunteer organizations will be here as long as there is work to do but when they leave they won’t be able to come back to help individuals. Homeowners interested in taking advantage of this service are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so that their homesite can be included in the action plan.

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to do with the burned trees on their property. Mike Caggiano with New Mexico State Forestry recommends leaving any trees that still have green needles in place until next spring to see if they will survive. Many are expected to survive the effects of the fire. For trees that are totally burnt, they can be cut down and local contractors who normally cut down trees need no special certification to cut down the burnt ones. Instead of hauling the downed trees it is recommended that they be laid down across the slope to mitigate flood damage and control erosion. They could also be chipped and spread over grass seed. The Upper Hondo Soil & Water Conservation District in Capitan is giving away free grass seed. For more information call 575-354-2220. Sierra Contracting is also giving away mulch to those affected by the fire and will haul the mulch for free to your site. They will also haul away metal from the fire for free. Sandbags are available at the Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center at 111 Copper Ridge Road and are limited to

50 per homeowner. Please call 575-258INFO(4636) for more information. Greentree Solid Waste does provide roll-off containers for disposing of burn debris. If you are experiencing a delay in scheduling roll-off services additional resources are available, Nelson Disposal, 575-437-1468, and Southwest Disposal, 575-434-1109, still have many roll-off containers available and are a good alternative. Mesa Verde Construction and Demolition Landfill, 575-437-2995, and Sierra Contracting, 575-378-1091, are authorized to take any tree debris and housing materials if the home was built after 1989. Homes built before 1989 are treated as containing asbestos and require special handling. Pinnacle Restoration 800-300-1943 and Servpro 505-891-2345 are both qualified to clear asbestos debris. If you have any questions about handling asbestos call the New Mexico Asbestos Hotline at 800-224-7009. As always, you may haul your own materials as long as they don’t contain asbestos. Contact these companies directly for pricing information.

Disaster cleanup stretching regional equipment services Courtesy Greentree Solid Waste

The magnitude of the aftermath cleanup associated with the Little Bear Fire, New Mexico’s most destructive wildfire, has stretched cleanup services and equipment available in the region, according to Greentree Solid Waste Authority Supervisor Debra Ingle. Large trucks, roll-off containers, grapple trucks, backhoes, and front end loaders are among the equipment that has become scarce and available only on a space available basis according to when landowners made clean up arrangements with the disaster relief organizations. Use in critical flood control and prevention efforts has also diverted use of some heavy equipment away from destroyed home or business cleanup. The lack of equipment customary in a small population rural area is slowing down some clean up recovery efforts “Private and authority haulers and roll-off providers have all assets in the field committed to folks who early in the fire aftermath settled insurance questions

and began cleanup work” stated Ingle. Both the Samaritan’s purse and Southern Baptist Relief organizations have lists of affected homeowners and are diligently working down through the lists on site cleanups, using all available heavy equipment and roll-off containers in the region. As other affected homeowners become ready for cleanup, they may have to wait for equipment and containers to become available. “We appreciate people’s patience in this matter” stated Ingle. “I know I and other private contractors are diverting employees and equipment from other operations to the cleanup. We are trying to help our neighbors and appreciate their patience.” For more information on Little Bear waste disposal operations, contact the Solid Waste Authority office at 378-4697; toll free at 1-877-548-8772 or via email at General trash disposal, recycling and roll-off container rental information is available on the Authority website at

Donations of goods available to fire victims

Christian Services of Lincoln County, Inc. received a shipment of goods from the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Team out of Nashville, Tenn. These are available to anyone affected by the fire - not necessarily just loss of homes. This includes food, personal care items, child care items, cleaning items and many other things. Christian Services of Lincoln County also

has an abundance of clothing, so anyone who is helping with cleanup and needs clothing which can be worn until it’s filthy and then thrown away is welcome to come and take what they need. Contact: Margo Mayo Christian Services of Lincoln County, Inc. 415 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, christianservices@live. com. 575-257-4381

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July 24, 2012


Seasonal residents affected by fire urged to clear debris Lincoln County is reaching out to part time residents who had houses and cabins burnt by the Little Bear Fire, encouraging them to clear burn debris from their properties now while disaster relief organizations are still active in the area. Even before the Little Bear Fire was contained, volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse and Baptist Disaster Relief had arrived in Lincoln County with the commitment to help homeowners sift through the ashes and clear burn debris from their properties at no cost to the homeowner. Now well into the recovery effort their hard work is evident and nearly half of all the homes burned in the fire have been loaded up and taken to the landfill. But many home sites, primarily belonging to

ties where the home was spared from the fire. They are available to cut down burned trees, clear and stack other fire related debris. The Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center can email or fax an application to homeowners out of the area, 575-258-INFO(4636) and a friend or neighbor can fill out an application in person on the homeowners behalf. Samaritan’s Purse – at The Church of the Nazarene 575-336-8032 Baptist Disaster Relief - at the First Baptist Church in Ruidoso 575-336-1068 For additional information; contact Michele Caskey, 575-336-8604.

part time residents of Lincoln County, have yet to be cleared. The relief organizations have both pledged to stay as long as there is work to do but they have yet to hear from nearly a third of homeowners who had damage in the fire. Homeowners need to sign up with either organization within the next few days to guarantee that they are put on the work order list. When The Samaritans and The Baptists run out of work to do here in Lincoln County they will be called away to other disaster areas and homeowners will become solely responsible for clearing their own burn debris at their own expense. The New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief group is also lending a hand clearing burn debris off of proper-

Recovery and preparedness progress Skies are expected to clear across Lincoln County for the next 3-4 days producing only isolated light rain. This will give the Lincoln County Watershed Protection and Restoration group an opportunity to make more progress clearing debris from waterways that are expected to see higher than usual flows during the monsoon season. Heavy rains last week kept the contractors out of the watershed areas due to concern of flash flood for many hours each day. After each rain event it was necessary to focus attention on clearing roadways of rocks, boulders, ash, silt and mud. Crews expect to clear roads of debris throughout the summer monsoons. The heaviest flows of water, silt and debris have been seen in and around Bonito Lake, and in Eagle Creek affecting the Alto Lake reservoir. Maintaining the capacity of Alto and Bonito Lakes to function as reservoirs is a top priority and pumps have been installed

to move water downstream. The Lincoln County Watershed Protection & Restoration group is a multi-agency response involving 19 cooperating agencies from Lincoln and Otero County. Sandbags are available to residents and are limited to 50 per homeowner. The limit is in place primarily due to the high number of homes affected by the fire and potential flooding. Additional sandbags may be approved as the need arises and on a case by case basis. Sandbags can be collected at the Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center at 111 Copper Ridge Road. NRCS is available to discuss slope stabilization and flood mitigation that homeowners can complete on private lands. Call 575-648-2941. Upon the request of Governor Susana Martinez, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared a disaster in Lincoln County as a result of the Little Bear Fire. The declaration will make

Flash flood awareness Isolated thunderstorms producing lightning and areas of heavy rain that increases the potential for flash flooding. Residents are being asked to be vigilant if they see or hear of rainfall moving into the area. The county will be issuing evacuations via the Reverse 911-Code Red system to residents within 100 yards of all affected rivers and streams as rain starts to fall. Residents are urged to take every evacuation order seriously and to move to higher ground at the first sign of rising water. Do not wait – evacuate. Skies may be clear where you are but rain falling upstream through the areas affected by recent fires may move downstream more rapidly than usual. Water flows coming from the Little Bear Fire burn area will be full of ash and debris making them heavier and more dangerous. Consider evacuation routes that avoid main roads at the bottoms of canyons which can unexpectedly flood. Do not drive through any flooded area. Waters may be full of silt which is extremely slick and can quickly cause loss of traction. You will not be able to see through flood waters carrying ash and debris to determine whether the roadway is intact. Waters flowing in creeks and streams that is black and full of ash and debris is dangerous and may contain toxic run off from burnt structures upstream. Do not allow your children to play in or near these waters or allow your pets to drink from them. The dark murky waters can disguise other hazards. Please keep children and pets away from creeks, streams and arroyos – even if they are dry. Homeowners are being urged to keep culverts on their private property free of debris and to move animals, equipment and anything that could be carried downstream by flood waters to higher ground now. Alert systems are in place but you may have only a short time to respond once an evacuation notice is issued. The Lincoln County Watershed Protection & Restoration group is clearing debris from drainages in 200 square miles of Lincoln County. It is the landowners personal responsibility to clear debris from private property. Monitor current weather conditions at

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Upper Hondo Soil and Water Conservation District are teaming up to help landowners restore burned areas and minimize erosion and flooding. Native Grass Seed to cover one acre is available free of charge at the Upper Hondo SWCD office in Capitan, 516 W. 1st St. (Hwy 380), 354-2220, across from the Capitan High School. This seed will have to be covered with mulch and watered. Mulch is also available (as much as you need) at the Capitan UHSWCD office, at the Little Bear Recovery Center on Highway 48 between MM 14 and 15, and at the entrance to The Ranches of Sonterra, Unit 1, Villa Madonna and Nazarene Church Camp (Bonita Park). New Mexico State Forestry is now taking orders for fall delivery of oneand two-year-old seedlings from their New Mexico Conservation Seedlings program. Native trees and shrubs are available for a very reasonable price. Go to their webpage at to order on line or call 505476-3325 to have information mailed to you. A Recovery Guide, designed to provide citizens with information regarding various forms of assistance, has been developed and is available at the Little Bear Recovery website ( The disaster recovery team has set up an information number, 575-258-INFO (4636), that is designed to put citizens in direct contact with an individual who can provide information regarding animal assistance, basic needs, health and wellbeing, insurance assistance, legal assistance, debris removal and other services that may be needed. This information line will be staffed Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recovery and preparedness assistance can also be found at: http:// If you are cleaning up a burned structure, you should be aware of the inherent hazards. Learn how to protect yourself by consulting: www.tpaa. Summary, returnhomeadvisory.htm, and www.

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HOPE – a gift to the community By Sue Hutchison Reporter In Lubbock more than two years ago, Mary Kay McCauley felt change was in the wind. Her husband had passed away more than 15 years earlier, her three sons were reared and on their own, and she knew an adventure was around the corner. She will tell you the wind of the Spirit of God blew her to Ruidoso to assume the leadership of the House Of Prayer for Everyone. She’s been at the helm of HOPE for more than two years and finds the fit perfect. “This is a delightful season of my life,” says McCauley. For years prior to becoming HOPE’s director, McCauley says she felt bonded to this area and had a sense something extraordinary would occur. Her earlier life prepared her for the extraordinary, learning valuable lessons through unusual circumstances. Her husband died suddenly after a freak lightning strike while he was camping. Throwing her into the world of single parenting, she learned by trial and error. Her sons are now involved in leading worship, missions and nursing after a few years of finding their own source of healing. “In that journey of healing, I always had a heart for prayer. I felt a calling to devote my life to prayer, like Anna in scripture.” McCauley’s journey has helped her understand the trauma of living with the effects of natural disaster. She feels poised to offer her heart to those affected by the disaster of the Little Bear Fire, or those facing any other personal tragedy. Knowing what it’s like to face devasta-

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tion, her heart is open to offer help. HOPE, located on Sudderth next to the Gazebo Shopping Center in Ruidoso, is the brainchild of area pastors who wanted to provide a non-threatening place for anyone to come who needed support through prayer. “It’s a neutral place in Midtown, not a church. We have a unique position with one focus – prayer. We can center on people’s relationships with God.” McCauley feels HOPE is a “blessing for the community” and also a place for pastors to find shelter. Scott Miller, local realtor, is providing the use of the building while it’s being offered for sale. Several churches have banded together to financially support HOPE as a gift to the community. Christ Community Fellowship in Capitan, Grace Harvest Church in Alto, and Angus Church consider HOPE an arm of their ministries. “Our main purpose is to enjoy God’s presence, and partner with Him in establishing the atmosphere of heaven in our community. We are all about giving people a place to encounter the presence of God.” HOPE’s mission statement is inclusive of the entire community, regardless of background. “Any time HOPE is open, we welcome you to come in and worship, receive prayer or simply sit and relax, enjoying God’s presence. We want everyone to feel safe and included.” McCauley’s goal is to provide a place to pray and sense God’s presence. The main prayer room is specifiCHURCH SERVICES Listen or Download FREE

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First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Ryan Arnold; 1211 Hull at Gavilan Canyon Road, 258-4250 Carrizo Christian Fellowship Leonard Kanesewah Ill, Pastor. 56 White Mt. Dr., 3 mi. W of Inn of the Mountain Gods Mescalero. 464-4656 CHURCH OF CHRIST Gateway Church of Christ 415 Sudderth, Ruidoso, 257-4381. John Duncan, Minister Church of Christ - Capitan Highway 48. Joshua Watkins, Minister CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Ruidoso Ward, 1091 Mechem Bishop Melvin Jenson, 258-1253 Church of Jesus Christ LDS Mescalero Branch, Mormon Missionaries 317-2375 EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount 121 Mescalero Trail, Ruidoso. Rev. Judith Burgess Rector 257-2356. Website: St. Anne’s Episcopal Chapel in Glencoe Episcopal Chapel of San Juan in Lincoln St. Matthias Episcopal Chapel Carrizozo, 6th & E Street FOURSQUARE Capitan Foresquare Church Hwy 48, Capitan. Harold W. Perry, Pastor EVANGELICAL The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church 1035 Mechem Dr. 802-5242 FULL GOSPEL Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Int’l K-Bob’s Hwy. 70 in Ruidoso. Ron Rice, 354-0255, e-mail Mission Fountain of Living Water San Patricio JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Jehovah’s Witness - Ruidoso Kingdom Hall 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 257-7714 Congregacion Hispana de los Testigos de Jehova 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 378-7095 JEWISH / HEBREW Kehilla Bat- Tzion & Hebrew Learning Center, Inc. 2204 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345. 257-0122 LUTHERAN Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 258-4191; 1120 Hull Road. Pastor Thomas Schoech. METHODIST Community United Methodist



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In the days ahead, the political heat is turned up to the point that the public tires of the rhetoric and recruiting of the parties and the candidates. However, every one of us has a responsibility as citizens to be knowledgeable and involved in the election process. As a result of this challenge, the J Bar J Country Church is hosting a Christian Citizens Conference on the weekend of Sept. 28-30. The schedule is in this format… on Friday, Sept. 28, there will be a supper in the Fellowship Hall of the church, with a discussion of the responsibilities of the Christian as a citizen in the United States of America. The time is 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. to noon, there will be six 20-minute studies of the Scriptures regarding the biblical guidelines of citizenship. There will be snacks and drinks to enjoy in the breaks. Then on Sunday morning, in the main worship service, the message will be directed to evaluate, discern, and support the candidates of God’s leading for your vote. This conference will not be political and supportive of any party or its candidates. As Christians in this great nation, we have the privilege and responsibility to be productive and participatory citizens. I hope that you will join us for the conference. There is no charge for the conference, meals, or refreshments. There will not be childcare available on Friday or Saturday. There will be childcare on Sunday morning. Please call the church office at 257-6899 – open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays – to make reservations. We need a number for meal and snack preparation. God bless America.

Church Junction Road, behind Wells Fargo Bank. Stephanie Harmon, Pastor. 257-4170 Capitan United Methodist Church Pastor Jean Riley and the congregation of Capitan United Methodist. White Oaks and Third in Capitan. 648-2846 Trinity United Methodist Church 1000 D. Ave. 648-2893/648-2846. Carrizozo. Jean Riley, Pastor NAZARENE Angus Church of the Nazarene Angus, 12 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy. 48, 336-8032. Rick Hutchison, Pastor QUAKER Quaker Worship Group Unprogrammed meeting at the Anderson-Freeman Visitor’s Center in Lincoln. For details of this and other Quaker activities contact Sandra Smith at 653-4951 PENTECOSTAL Apostolic Pentecostal Assembly Retired Pastor and author Harry A. Peyton Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church of Ruidoso 613 Sudderth Dr. Unit D. Pastor, Art Dunn, Youth Pastor, Nathaniel Dunn. Free home Bible studies PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 101 Sutton Drive (Nob Hill), Ruidoso, 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 E.W. “Bo” Lewis REFORMED CHURCH Mescalero Reformed Mescalero. Bob Schut, Pastor SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Ruidoso Seventh Day Adventist 207 Parkway, Agua Fria, Ruidoso Downs, 378-4161. Pastor Andrew Spooner 437-8916; 1st Elder Manuel Maya 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: RickS@ Calvary Chapel 127 Vision, next to Cable Co., 257-5915. Pastor John Marshall Casa de Oracion Comunidad Cristiana Ruidoso 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso,

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From Your First To Your Finest! NM 88345. 257-6075. Pastor: Carlos & Gabby Carreon. *All Services are Bilingual* - Translators Available Centro Familiar Destino 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345, 257-0447. Services are bilingual Christ Church in the Downs Ruidoso Downs, 378-8464. AI and Marty Lane, Pastors Christ Community Fellowship Capitan, Highway 380 West, 354-2458. Ed Vinson, Pastor Church Out of Church Meeting at the Flying J Ranch, 1028 Hwy. 48, Alto. Pastors: Tim & Julie Gilliland. Mailing Address: 1009 Mechem #11 Ruidoso 88345. 258-1388. Keepin’ it simple ... Keepin’ it real! Cornerstone Church Cornerstone Square, 613 Sudderth Drive, 257-9265. John & Joy Wyatt, Pastors 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, 378-8108. Email: revrobledo@ J Bar J Church 40 Hwy 70W, 257-6899 Pastor Charles W. Clary. E-mail: jbarjcountrychurcb@ Miracle Life Ministry Center Ron Rice & Catherine Callahan, Ministers Available 24 hours for healing, prayer. 354-0255; e-mail Pacto Viviente, 25974 Highway 70, la iglesia “J Bar J” en la granja roja. Domingos 12:30 p.m., Jueves 7 p.m. 937-6664. Es un lugar de familia, amistades y de crecimiento spiritual. Peace Chapel Interdenominational (ULC), Alto North, 336-7075. Jeamsie Price, Pastor Racetrack Chapel Horseman’s Entrance, Hwy 70, 3787264. 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. 937-7957 · 973-5413

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ANGLICAN Mescalero Family Worship Center Gary Dorsey, Pastor; 464-4741 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Carrizozo Community Church (AlG) Barbara Bradley, Pastor. Corner of C Ave. & Thirteenth One Church Pastor Todd Carter. 139 El Paso Road, Ruidoso. 257-2324. wwwonechurchnm. com BAPTIST Canaan Trail Baptist Roland Burnett, Pastor; Located just past milepost 14 on Hwy. 48, between Angus & Capitan. 336-1979 First Baptist Church - Carrizozo; 314 Tenth Ave., Carrizozo. 648-2968; Hayden Smith, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso 270 Country Club Drive, Ruidoso,NM 88345. 257-2081; Dr. Allen Stoddard, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso Downs 361 E. Hwy 70, 378-4611, Randy Widener, Pastor First Baptist Church - Tinnie Bill Jones, Pastor Mescalero Baptist Mission 1016 Old Road Box 9, Mescalero, NM 88340, 973-0560, Pastor Zach Malott Mountain Baptist Church Independent-Fundamental KJV. 145 E. Grandview Capitan. 937-4019 Ruidoso Baptist Church Wayne Joyce, Pastor; 126 Church Drive, Palmer Gateway. 378-4174 Trinity Southern Baptist Church (south on Highway 48) 700 Mt. Capitan Rd. 354-2044. Mel Gnatkowski, Pastor 808-0607 BAHA’I FAITH Baha’i Faith Meeting in members’ homes. 257-2987 or 258-5595 BUDDHIST Buddhism of the Lotus Sutra George Brown; 257-1569 CATHOLIC Saint Eleanor Catholic Church 120 Junction Road, Ruidoso, 257-2330. Reverend AI Galvan Saint Theresa Catholic Church Corona. Sunday Mass: 6 p.m. Saint Joseph’s Apache Mission Mescalero. Father Paul Botenhagen, OFM Our Lady of Guadalupe Bent. Father Larry Gosselin Sacred Heart Catholic Church 299 3rd St, Capitan, 354-9102 Santa Rita Catholic Church 243 Birch, Carrizozo. 648-2853. Father Franklin Eichhorst CHRISTIAN Christian Community Church 127 Rio Corner w/Eagle, Mid-town. For more information call: 378-7076

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Outdoor service at Shepherd of the Hills

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church welcomes you to their outdoor worship service in the church pavilion at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Members and summer visitors enjoy this outdoor service, and it is not unusual to see one of God’s creations in the form of a deer joining us. This additional worship service runs through Labor Day weekend. Led by Rev. Thomas Schoech, the outdoor service is followed by Bible class at 9:30 a.m. and the regular worship service at 10:30 a.m. held indoors. Shepherd of the Hills is located at 1120 Hull Road in Ruidoso. The church office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. For more information call 575-2584191.

HOPE from pg. 18 for guests, and a come-and-go atmosphere is encouraged. HOPE’s location promotes guests to drop in for any length of time. If desired, established classes are available for those who would like to join a group of likeminded people. Monday through Thursday, classes focus on specific points of help for those who attend. Ladies’ studies, Men’s groups, healing classes and prayer training are offered regularly. McCauley is a licensed minister, acquainted with community ministry and is grateful for the opportunity to

help any who walk through HOPE’s doors. “Our focus needs to be singular, we strive for intimacy with God.” HOPE is open every day throughout the week. McCauley can be reached at 575-201-3776 for more information.


June 2012 births at Lincoln County Medical Center 6/1 Adrian Mekhi Corley, M, 8 lbs 7.5 oz, 21 in. Nicole & Roy Corley, Carrizozo 6/2 Elijah Cain Ochoa, M, 6 lbs 6.5 oz, 19 in. Rachel & Augustine Ochoa, Holloman AFB Bryce LeiJun Nelson, M, 7 lbs 6.3 oz, 19 in. Toshia & Eric Nelson, Alamogordo 6/5 Jaxsyn Travis Pointer, M, 6 lbs 7.2 oz, 19 in. Joy Ann Pointer, Ruidoso Downs Majolee Keratci Muñoz, F, 7 lbs 13.9 oz, 19 in. Wendy &Luis Muñoz, Ruidoso Nathanuel Isaac Garcia, M, 6 lbs 4.6 oz, 18 in. Dezarae Mendez, Alamogordo 6/6 Presley Gage Gonzales, M, 8 lbs 13.1 oz, 20 ½ in. Apollonia Page & Adam Gonzales, Alto 6/7 Tyler Jacob Kaydahzinne, 8 lbs 2.3 oz, 20½ in. Cheryl Hornedeagle & Gerard Kaydahzinne, Mescalero 6/10 Analee Marie Lathan-Perea, F, 7 lbs 9.9 oz, 19 in. Keelyn Lathan, Mescalero Bayleigh Ann Helton, F, 8 lbs 0.2 oz, 21 in. Kyla Herrera & Shane Helton, Ruidoso Downs 6/11 Nicholas James Natalini, M, 8 lbs 10.7

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oz, 22 in. Jammie Smith, Tularosa 6/12 Cierra Dawn Mercer, F, 7 lbs 4.9 oz, 19 in. Kendall & Robert Mercer, Carrizozo 6/13 Jordan Ross Blea, M, 6 lbs 1.9 oz, 18 in. Calley Vandriver & Jarrod Blea, Ruidoso 6/15 Armando Carlos Espinoza, M, 7 lbs 14.8 oz, 21 in. Marisa Montoya, Ruidoso Downs Bryson Elliott Clement, M, 6 lbs 10.6 oz, 19 in. Brittany Clement, Ruidoso 6/17 Carson Mckenzie Stettheimer, F, 5 lbs 12.9 oz, 18 in. Joni & Chris Stettheimer, Ruidoso 6/18 Christopher Alexander Sedillo-Moore, M, 7 lbs 11.3 oz, 20 in. Jessica Sedillo-Moore & Jason Moore, Alamogordo 6/19 Alice Elizabeth Jackson, F, 7 lbs 5.9 oz, 20½ in. Sophie & Paul Jackson, Ruidoso 6/21 Harper Nayeli Cross, F, 6 lbs 2.4 oz, 18 in. Shelly & Brian Cross, Alamogordo Jayden Pierre Wray, M, 7 lbs 6.3 oz, 19 in. Elysia & Justin Wray, Holloman AFB Natalee Mae Lavin, F, 7 lbs 11.0 oz, 21½ in. Erica Lavin, Alamogordo

6/24 Leon Clay Williams, M, 6 lbs 15.5 oz, 18 in. Samantha Houston & Byron Williams, Alamogordo 6/25 Noah Jorge Gallegos, M, 9 lbs 2.1 oz, 21 in. Annmarie & Jorge Gallegos, Alamogordo Samantha Leigh Yahnahki, F, 7 lbs 3.0 oz, 20 in. Lori Apache & Thomas Yahnahki, Tularosa 6/26 Ivelle Joi Kalak Nanauq Hopson, F, 8 lbs 0.2 oz, 19½ in. Kathleen & Thomas Hopson, Alaska Nataline Loyce Blake, F, 7 lbs 5.7 oz, 19 in. Sharon Kaydahzinne & Gabriel Blake, Mescalero Koby Timothy Muñoz, M, 8 lbs 8.9 oz, 20 in. Bianca Carrillo & Michael Muñoz, Mescalero 6/27 Jaidyn Michael Salcido, M, 7 lbs 8.4 oz, 19½ in. Amanda Gomez & Gilbert Salcido, Alto 6/29 NiaMiah Kee Begay-Poncho, M, 8 lbs 15.1 oz, Gabriela Begay & Nakota Poncho, Mescalero 6/30 Azul Leticia Espinoza, F, 7 lbs 7.9 oz, 20½ in. Carolina Espinoza & Saúl Rojas, Alto

Authentic chuck wagon dinner

“Music in the Garden” will be held Wednesday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m., in the Prayer Garden at First Presbyterian Church at 101 S. Sutton Drive. The community is invited to this informal sing-a-long and picnic. Bring a salad or sandwiches to share potluck style. Call the church office at 257-2220 for more information.

St. Teresa of Corona is putting on an authentic Chuck Wagon Dinner during Corona Days. Come out and join the fun on Saturday, July 28 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Corona School cafeteria. The proceeds will go toward

improving the building (putting in a much-needed bathroom). Tickets available at the door: adults $14; children $9; toddlers are free. For more information, call Sharie at 575-849-0006.


Things to do every day Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Mechem Drive. Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs. - Mon. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan, located on Hwy 380. Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. $2 for adults, $1 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRDForestry Division. Live horse racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Friday - Monday through Labor Day weekend. Post time is 1 p.m. (with the exception of some holidays, special meets and

horse sales). Visit for more information. Flying J Chuckwagon Supper and Show, Hwy 48 north of Ruidoso. Every day except Sunday; gates open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and show is $25 for adults; $15 for children 4-12. www.� for more information. Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, just east of the racetrack. The �irst New Mexico museum to be granted “af�iliate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission $6 for adults with discounts available for seniors, military and youth. Visit or call 575-3784142. “A Land So Strange” exhibit, Hubbard

to 10 p.m. TUESDAY Doug Fuqua performs in WenJULY 24 dell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 11 p.m. WEDNESDAY Cree Meadows Country Club is JULY 25 hosting a fish fry and live band. Cantina Night at Laughing Farmer’s Market at SBS Wood Shavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 Sheep Farm, 1 mile west of Lincoln, Hwy 380, mm 96, from 5 to 9 p.m. a.m. The Sterilizers perform at Casa Live music with guitar and fiddle Blanca Restaurant on Mechem playing Western Swing. Tomas Vigil performs at LandDrive from 6 to 9 p.m. Live Music at WPS in Midtown locked Restaurant on Mechem Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at THURSDAY the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., JULY 26 6 p.m. Mark Kashmar, country blues, Open Mic Night, Sacred Café Rio, Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30. Grounds, 2825 Sudderth in the Karaoke with DJ Pete Cree Boulder Plaza, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Hosted Meadows Lounge, 6 - 11 p.m., every by Tradd Tidwell. 575-257-2273. The Eliminators perform at Thursday, evening. All-you-can-eat taco bar from 6 - 9 p.m. Open to the Casa Blanca Restaurant, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. public “Harvey” presented by the LinMark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., coln County Community Theater, Mountain Annie’s, 2710 Sudderth 6 p.m. Susan Landers Kolb, local fa- Dr., 7 p.m. The unforgettable story vorite, performs at Grace O’Malley’s, of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary 6 ft., 3 1/2 in. tall white rab7:30 p.m. SK Band (Classic rock hits from bit companion. A classic comedy. the 50s up to today’s contemporary 575-257-7982; style. Country and Blues are also Tickets are $20 and are sold only at among the band’s library of music) the door. Michael Beyer performs older perform in Club 49 at Inn of the songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live music at WPS in Midtown Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Karaoke at The Elks Lodge on Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Highway 70, next to the Ruidoso FRIDAY Emporium, at 7 p.m. with All For JULY 27 Fun Karaoke. TeamBuilders Large Rummage Tyler Jones, local band, perSale, 1400 Sudderth Dr., 9 a.m. - 1 forms at Grace O’Malley’s, 8 p.m. p.m. Items that were donated for SK Band (Classic rock hits from the fire victims will be sold. All pro- the 50s up to today’s contemporary ceeds will go to benefit the Little style. Country and Blues are also Bear Relief Fund. Only $1 per bag among the band’s library of music) full. All monetary donations will be perform in Club 49 at Inn of the accepted. All items are free to peo- Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. ple with relief vouchers. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Convention Center, 111 Sierra SATURDAY Blanca Drive, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Runs JULY 28 through July 29. Art lovers, from TeamBuilders Large Rummage the serious collector to the firsttime buyer, will be sure to discover Sale, 1400 Sudderth Dr., 9 a.m. - 1 treasures to complement any life- p.m. Items that were donated for style or budget. Silent Auction to the fire victims will be sold. All probenefit the Chamber’s Special Pro- ceeds will go to benefit the Little ject Fund which funds philanthrop- Bear Relief Fund. Only $1 per bag ic endeavors in local communi- full. All monetary donations will be ties. 877-RUIDOSO, 575-257-7395; accepted. All items are free to ple with relief vouchers. Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso Admission: $5 per day, children under 12: $1; two-day pass: $8; three- Convention Center, 111 Sierra day pass: $10; military discount: $3. Blanca Drive, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Runs Zia Weekend at Ruidoso through July 29. Art lovers, from Downs, 26225 US HWY 70, post the serious collector to the firsttime 1 p.m. New Mexico-bred hors- time buyer, will be sure to discover es plus free parking and admission. treasures to complement any lifeArts & Crafts Show (11 a.m.) featur- style or budget. Silent Auction to ing all New Mexico made products. benefit the Chamber’s Special ProRuns through July 29. 575-378- ject Fund which funds philanthrop4431; Free. ic endeavors in local communiThe Rascal Fair and White ties. 877-RUIDOSO, 575-257-7395; Oaks Community Market, 5 p.m. to dark. Produce, plants, flowers, Admission: $5 per day, children uncrafts and unique entertainment. der 12: $1; two-day pass: $8; threeEvery Friday through the summer. day pass: $10; military discount: $3. Mike Sanjku performs in WenDream Doggie Fashion Show, dell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 City Road, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For

Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, runs through Feb. 8, 2013. An educational journey of nearly 400 years of New Mexico history. Hundreds of artifacts and images from the 16th to the 20th century tell the story of the Native Americans, the Spanish, and the EuroAmericans who created the New Mexico we experience today. Visit www.hubbardmuseum. org. Free with admission to the museum. Pillow’s Funtrackers - Open weekends and most holidays throughout the year. 101 Carrizo Canyon Road just off Sudderth. Three go-kart tracks, miniature golf, arcade, Mountain Maze, and seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Panning for Gemstones, Rock Climbing Wall, Extreme Air and Kiddie Bounce House.

all ages. 575-258-3704; Free. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 11 p.m. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 10 p.m. Tony Avallone performs at Cree Meadows Country Club, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Prime Rib plate: $11.95. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant & Bar on Mechem from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. “Harvey” presented by the Lincoln County Community Theater, Mountain Annie’s, 2710 Sudderth Dr., 7 p.m. The unforgettable story of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary 6 ft/, 3 1/2 in. tall white rabbit companion. A classic comedy. 575-257-7982; Tickets are $20 and are sold only at the door. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina, Mechem Drive, 7 - 9 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Tyler Jones, local band, performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 8 p.m. The Four Freshmen at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., Alto, 8 - 10 p.m., pre-show buffet 6 p.m. The Four Freshmen made their timeless mark with jazz and pop harmonies that spread through a complex range of five chords among four voices. And unlike most vocal groups, each of its four members played more than one instrument, which allowed the others to switch off to different roles and improvise – jazz style. 575-336-4800; Tickets $69. Children $66. Buffet $20.

SK Band (Classic rock hits from the 50s up to today’s contemporary style. Country and Blues are also among the band’s library of music) perform in Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. SUNDAY JULY 29 Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art lovers, from the serious collector to the first-time buyer, will be sure to discover treasures to complement any lifestyle or budget. Silent Auction to benefit the Chamber’s Special Project Fund which funds philanthropic endeavors in local communities. 877-RUIDOSO, 575257-7395; art-festival. Admission: $5 per day, children under 12: $1; two-day pass: $8; three-day pass: $10; military discount: $3 The Rocky Plateau Band Open Music Jam, No Scum Allowed Saloon in White Oaks, 2 - 6 p.m. Every Sunday thru the summer. Triple RRR Express, McDonald Park, 12th St., Carrizozo, 5 - 7 p.m. Come enjoy some BBQ and a cold drink to benefit the Carrizozo Women’s Club and listen to Triple RRR Express with Russell Burns, Ron Becker and Rick Simpson. 575-648-2757; Free. Sundays Under the Stars, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 6 - 11 p.m. Live music by Aaron Lacombe Band at 6 and “Are We There Yet?” after sunset. 1-800-545-9011; Free. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. MONDAY JULY 30 Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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August 7, 2012 at Village Hall, 313 Cree Meadows Drive. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider case #PVC 20120779 a Vacation of Right of Way Request for the following property: A portion of El Paso Rd. Adjacent to Lincoln County Medical Center

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a.m., all rights of the defendants to the following described real property located in Lincoln County, New Mexico;

Interest to date of Sale: . . . . $75.36

Lot 94, DEER PARK VALLEY SUBDIVISION, Unit 4, Lincoln County, New Mexico as shown by the plat thereof filed in the office of the County Clerk and Ex-officio Recorder of Lincoln County on April, 17, 1981; and,

The Properties will be sold in the manner which realizes the most amount of cash at the sale, either singly, or together.

Lot 200, DEER PARK VALLEY SUBDIVISION, Unit 8, Lincoln County, New Mexico as shown by the plat thereof filed in the Office of the County Clerk and Ex-officio Recorder of Lincoln County on April 17, 1981 (hereinafter referred to as “the Properties”). Notice is further given that the court directed foreclosure of the Plaintiff’s claim of liens on the Properties and that the amounts to be realized at said sale from the Property, with interest calculated to date of sale, are as follows: Amount of Plaintiff’s Judgment . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,971.02

Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $453.75 Attorney’s Fees . . . . . . . . $1,500.00

In addition thereto there will be accruing interest, and costs of publication of this Notice, and the Special Master’s Fee fixed by the Court in the amount of$250.00. The terms of this sale are that the purchaser must pay cash at the time the Property is struck off to him, except that the Plaintiff may bid all or any part of its judgment, plus interest without paying cash. RICHARD A. HAWTHORNE, P.A. 1221 Mechem Drive, Suite 2 Ruidoso, NM 88345 (575) 258-3483 /s/ Jennifer Miller, Special Master Legal Notice The Ruidoso Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting scheduled on

By order of the Planning Commission Shawn Fort Building Official Legal Notice TThe Ruidoso Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting scheduled on August 7, 2012 at Village Hall, 313 Cree Meadows Drive. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider case #PVC20120783 a Vacation of Right of Way Request for the following property: A portion of Alhambra Dr. Adjacent to Lot 11, Block 3, Pinescape Addition By order of the Planning Commission Shawn Fort Building Official TWELFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF LINCOLN STATE OF NEW MEXICO ALTO LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, INC., a New Mexico corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANTONIO CATALDI and NORMA L. CATALDI, husband and wife, Defendants. CV 2011-00325 Div. III NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT NOTICE is hereby given that under and by virtue of the Default Judgment, Decree Of Foreclosure And Of Sale And Appointment Of Special Master entered by the District Court of Lincoln County, New Mexico, on July 12, 2012 in civil cause number CV-2011-00325, the under-signed will offer for public sale to the highest bidder for cash at the front entrance of the Ruidoso Municipal Building at 313 Cree Meadows Drive, Ruidoso, , New Mexico on the 20th day of August, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., all rights of the defendants

to the following described real property located in Lincoln County, New Mexico; Lots 51 and 52, Block 12, ALTO LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION, Unit 4, Lincoln County, New Mexico as shown by the plat thereof filed in the office of the County Clerk and Ex-officio Recorder of Lincoln County on November 12, 1960, in Tube No. 328; (hereinafter referred to as “the Properties”). Notice is further given that the court directed foreclosure of the Plaintiff’s claim of liens on the Properties and that the amounts to be realized at said sale from the Property, with interest calculated to date of sale, are as follows:

In addition thereto there will be accruing interest, and costs of publication of this Notice, and the Special Master’s Fee fixed by the Court in the amount of $250.00. The terms of this sale are that the purchaser must pay cash at the time the Property is struck off to him, except that the Plaintiff may bid all or any part of its judgment, plus interest without paying cash. /s/ Jennifer Flores, Special Master RICHARD A. HAWTHORNE. P.A. 1221 Mechem Drive, Suite 2 Ruidoso, NM 88345 (575) 258-3483 TWELFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF LINCOLN STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Amount of Plaintiff’s Judgment. . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,497.70

ALTO LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, INC., a New Mexico corporation,

Interest to date of Sale: . . . . $75.36


Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $553.75


Attorney’s Fees . . . . . . . . $2,699.87


The Properties will be sold in the manner which realizes the most amount of cash at the sale, either singly, or together.

Defendants. CV 2011-00044

Div. III NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT NOTICE is hereby given that under and by virtue of the Default Judgment, Decree Of Foreclosure And Of Sale And Appointment Of Special Master entered by the District Court of Lincoln County, New Mexico, on July 16, 2012 in civil cause number CV-2011-00044, the under-signed will offer for public sale to the highest bidder for cash at the front entrance of the Ruidoso Municipal Building at 313 Cree Meadows Drive, Ruidoso, , New Mexico on the 7th day of September, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., all rights of the defendants to the following described real property located in Lincoln County, New Mexico; Lot 89 DEER PARK VALLEY SUBDIVISION, Unit 3, Lincoln County, New Mexico, as shown by the plat thereof filed in the office of the County Clerk and Ex-officio Recorder of Lincoln County on April 17, 1981 in Cabinet D, Slide Nos. 7 to 10; (hereinafter referred to as “the Property”).

Notice is further given that the court directed foreclosure of the Plaintiff’s claim of liens on the Properties and that the amounts to be realized at said sale from the Property, with interest calculated to date of sale, are as follows: Amount of Plaintiff’s Judgment. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,959.61 Interest to date of Sale: . . . . $75.36 Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $553.75 Attorney’s Fees . . . . . . . . $2,500.00 In addition thereto there will be accruing interest, and costs of publication of this Notice, and the Special Master’s Fee fixed by the Court in the amount of $250.00. The terms of this sale are that the purchaser must pay cash at the time the Property is struck off to him, except that the Plaintiff may bid all or any part of its judgment, plus interest without paying cash. /s/ Jennifer Miller, Special Master RICHARD A. HAWTHORNE. P.A. 1221 Mechem Drive, Suite 2 Ruidoso, NM 88345 (575) 258-3483

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COOK AIDE PART TIME (30 hrs week) Zia Senoir Citizens Center in Ruidoso Downs. The applicant must assist in delivering meals to the homebound seniors; assisting with food preparation, service and cleaning kitchen area. The applicant must must have a clean driving record; no felony convictions; and must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License. Obtain application and job desription at the Ruidoso Downs Senior Center 393 Highway 70 West, Ruidoso Downs or from BillieJo Guevara at 575-648-2385 x100. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm Monday July30, 2012. Lincoln County, equal opportunity employer and in compliance with ADA requirements, tiltle II-A DRIVER/COOK AIDE PARTTIME (20 hrs week) Zia Senior Citizens Center in Ruidoso Downs. The applicant must deliver meals to home bound clients and assist kitchen staff with packing these meals. Applicant must assist head cook with food preparation, service and cleaning. The applicant must be able to follow oral and written instructions; complete daily reports assigned by the Site Manager. The applicant must also perform all duties with minimal supervision, attend job related meetings/training, and perform other duties as assigned. Obtain application and job desription at the Ruidoso Downs Senior Center 393 Highway 70 West Ruidoso Downs or from BillieJo Guevara at 575-648-2385 x100. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm Monday July 30, 2012. Lincoln County, Equal Opportunity Employer and in Compliance with ADA Requirements, Title II-A FULL TIME MAINTENANCE TECH NEEDED for apartment complex in Ruidoso. Must have general knowledge of electrical and plumbing. Duties will include groundskeeping, work orders and make readies. Must be able to pass criminal background check. Please apply in person at 107 Jack Little Drive or call 575-921-9276 MAINTENANCE AND HOUSEKEEPING needed full and part time, call 257-6913 to set up interview NEED DEPENDAbLE DAYTIME CAREGIVER Monday thru Friday approx. 8 am - 2 pm for disabled business man. We can train the right candidate! This is a great position for CNA. Must have references and pass a background check. Please call 575-336-7474 or fax 575-336-7475 DOLLAR CAb night and weekend drivers needed. 575-973-1427 NOW HIRING SERVER/bARTENDER Apply in person. Cree Meadows Country Club 301 Country Club Drive Ruidoso THE RUIDOSO PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC is looking for a full/part time Clinic Representative and a fulltime Clinic Aide with excellant people skills to help our business grow. Must be hard working, focused, and professional with a verifiable history of getting things done. Non Smoker. Apply at 439 Mechem Dr. 575-258-1800 NEWSROOM POSITIONS OPEN The Daily Times in Farmington,

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LeAnn Rimes at the Inn of the Mountain Gods

Known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on Star Search, Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her breakthrough #1 album “Blue”. Since her debut, Rimes has won two Grammys in addition to many major industry awards. In addition, she has released ten studio albums and four compilation albums. 575464-7777, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

March 31

Miss Ruidoso Pageant

Miss Ruidoso is a part of the Miss America system of pageants, and supports their main sponsor, “Children’s Miracle Network”, which helps children in need. Come support our candidates, each vying for a chance at gaining experience in poise, stage presence, confi dence plus the opportunity for a scholarship. Mountain Annie’s Center for the Arts at 2710 Sudderth Dr., 7 p.m. $15 for Adults. $10 for Students, Seniors, and Military.

REO Speedwagon at the Inn of the Mountain Gods

“Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has, for decades, been a confounding blend of consistency and change. Today it’s all about what it has always been - taking good care of the band’s legacy while keeping the focus on the future. That may be more important these days, Cronin believes.” Inn of the Mountain Gods, 1-800-5459011, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.

Building Common Ground: Action: Dance

Dancing to build community — hosted by Common Ground of Ruidoso. People are invited to a day of joy and fellowship shared through the art of dance at the Library in the downstairs classroom. Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, 575-258-3704 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free.

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When Camp presented the new Department. of a local NW Stan than any chapter in TF Hunting up Editor e’s ton, eer and to water buildin one nail at New Mexico. 21st centu music! live gs for Heritage Sup of gallons of water daily which are wasted to the village council March 13, eugene@ruido The Utilities Department and the Village campaign All of the money we er Fund-raisin ry stand a time g you banquet held activities and a raise ards. By Lynda banquet. Buy without owners knowing of a problem. Unoc- of Ruidoso are partnering with “Fix your Councilor Stoddard remarked, “When exclusive hun Lincoln County,” Herrera stays in on the Parade effort this Sánchez The National Wild tGrounds March 17-1 is, and how said. The Turkey Fedcupied homes without exterior water shut-off Flapper.” Residents, when paying utility bills get to being merchand my age, you’ll understand the leaky the ise and have Lincoln County Spurs eration (NWTF), a well the individ For histori assignment end of May. The 8 great time with friends wh a NWTF chapter national nonprofit Mountain valves, in addition to being non-compliant pipe concept.” will receive free leak-detector tablets which, uals chez, a Fort an Lynda Sándonates at least 10 organization, is the work togeth ile repair the selected was to complete Thanksleader in upland for wild turkeisy consid-wildlife with existing village ordinances, add to the Theraising funds village, geographically, when placed in toilet tanks, will show if leaksecond Home & Living very specia Stanton advocate, giving turkey dinners incredibly er. It is an habitat conservation conservation a rails and suppor floor balcony Garden to the Lincoln beautiful in North County Food problem when detected leakage cannot be extended drought condiage is occurring. Tablets are now available at ered high desert and and importa project was l historic restoration structure Show America. The local ts on Buildi programs that introduce thnt bank each which dates but even chapter in Rung 9, a quickly stopped. see CAMPAiGN, pg 5 supports the village’s utility payment desk, and resiFebruary begun earlier in e such chapter also purchased year. The A great way t idoso sturdy buildin outdoors to women, childre and should it was first back to 1866 when local youth hunting pleted by g be comused as a of home & garo see hundreds gun safe for the Lincolnand donated a programs and habitat and the disabled. Ruidoso n the house, later stone guard help to stand the needs County 4-H management like to call end of March. “I test of and retailers den experts club safe shooting Convention Center, 5:30 p.m time. The projects through annual Adjutant’s changing to the program, conwinds, rain fundraising ‘saving Fortthis kind of projec offi latest productpresenting the 575-937-3011. Singles $55, . structed a BB gun ce. and efforts. In 1877 came t the New Mexic major improv and archery range By Eugene Heathman one balustr Stanton one nail, innovative ide s, services, & couples $80. for the Boy Scout o sun have Rubin Herrera, who Adjutant’s ements in the jamboree at Fort ravage Editor organizes ing 9, like ade at a time.’ Buildenjoy gourme as. shoppers Office, and Stanton and participated of the buildin d all the local chapter fundraiser many of the was added. a library in the past gs at the structures antiques, new t specialties, recently March 25 two wildlife bonanza fort. The travelled to the state needed repair1870’s the 1890’s Toward the end of est app MTD Media, a multi-media company balusters programs with NWTF banquet plain old spas, fl it metam RHS Benefit Golf and the Lincoln National railing were in Albuquerque to , TLC. In this and just into a NWTF Lincoln County ooring, windo liances Courtesy based in Ruidoso announced the growth of photo Forest. receive an award. school readin orphosed in need windo Spurs chapter the railing ws and situation Scramble at the “The Lincoln County Committee member Rubin Herrera, Jamesw treat or g room, post of paint, and in office and ments. The members their workforce in a move which capitalizes Craig Malshow also inc Spurs NWTF the second balustrade along Herrera, some recreat Come play at this Scot-Links Billy Seelbach and donado is working cases total chapter raised more story was ludes s ing the 1930’s ion hall. Durupon the emerging multi-media marketplace with the forest ser- Jennifer Herrera replacereceive cookw money in 2011 badly an awardeminar tish style golf course in the are dem s, most deteriorating and -50’s it was ment. In fact money raised by the os, andfor in central and southeastern New Mexico. required paint- a movie hall. an NWTF to upd also see NwTf, pg 5 for ing, replace ideas beautiful southern Sacra- ate indchapter one hundre just about in New Mexico youth programs oors and out. as the facility It currently serves MTD Media is the owner of the Ruidoso Ruidosand d need to and other ment of balusters habitat conservatio mento Mountains o Conv manager’s replaced parts that and help n.rotted. and work Free Press newspaper and five radio stations; or painted be saturday, 10 a ention Center. office had raise money for the Ruidos totally area. ” and Sánchez restored and By Eugene Heathman sunday, 11 a. .m. - 6 p.m. AM1490 KRUI- News- Talk and Tourism; According High School Golf Team. 1 o Cavers from said. tailed taking that ento Fort Stanto Outdoor watering with State Monum www.nmmtnlm. - 4 p.m. the Southw Real Country W-105FM, KIDX Classic Photo courtesy p.m. Shotgun start. This is Editor Region (SWR n sprinkler ery day est railing off, the entire Not only was the, of K. Lindsle systems is prohibited. of the week. The use575-80 Bennie Long, ent spokesperson the 3rd of six golf scramble Rock 101.5FM; The Mix 96.7FM and The cleaning, tionally known) of the internawood rottin many places y Commerof 8-0655 , ing water repairing . $5. treated water for the cial car washes are ments’ Divisiothe State MonuThe Links Golf Course at 10 s. Nerve 107.1FM, broadcasting in Lincoln, The Village of Ruidoso and paintin operation of Reservoir levels at Grindstone moved prior , tree debris was g in logical Societ National Speleo not restricted. ornamental n is g. is and low precipitation reResidential washing It has turned Sierra Blanca Dr. Melissa at 5 fountains is now enforcing Level Otero, Eddy and Chaves counties. sitions. Lyndato marking balust with hamm y (NSS) arrived - the materials for furnishing of vehicles out 4 this winter. to be quite ited. Watering the soccerprohibMarianne Mohr Sue Hutchison Jacob Rodriguez ers, saws, and outdoor watering Cree Meadows: 575-257and the cavers the project strictions, due to low water reWayne Walke Sánchez sweep er poa fields, is allowed water “The water level at a lot of know how. drills and The team, project. are provid s while 5815. $35 entry fee. r inspects the labor. in the Grindstone Reservoir.levels two days per week, by hand-held pursuant to the lease between the As part of ing Mohr named made up the SWR’s channels of distribution. she strongly believes in our business and that ability and expanded the top rail. Recon stone is currently lower Grindof Projec Organizer village and the Ruidoso 50th Anniv hose or drip irrigation. wood workin struction and t According to a press than Stephen Flemin celebra the tion Munici- 20 feet ersary Advertising Director Design and execution of web-based sales and of our business partners. Her entrepreneur Homes every one g experts volunteers pal School District, below the spillway discussed believes it g, and sent out by the village, release with even addresses may have Peg Sorens is permitted re- /swr/),( Marianne Mohr has been promoted to marketing programs resulted in 100 percent attitude is seen in her work and can be read the is a worthy these quired to trigger Phase region Lindsley, in this phase. Watering en, Karen cause. several talente Tuesdays and Saturdays, do so als have been process; materirestrictions 4 Pete restricvolunt Eagle will be in effect the position of advertising director for MTD sales increases in six months, markedly in her weekly column. “Mohr has more than eers agreed tions, the intermediate d Check www.c Moses, Steve Lindsley, John Creek, North Park, addresses on Wednesdaysodd ordered. Two identified and “until to perform forecast Gavilan service projec aves.o Media. Mohr has been with the company as predictable revenue streams, successful newthe Grindstone Canyon 30 years experience in the field of advertisregion/swr/ for the lake is it will weekends Walker and Peerman, Wayne a Canyon and White Sundays. Plants, flowers and t in exchan planned to for additio rg/ Reservoir continue are Mountain use of several others to the cafeter part of the sales team in Ruidoso but will inform product & technology launches and diversifi - has an adequate water ing, marketing, sales, business development, ge compl and nal for tree be comm lower baseball ation, ete the projec than 20 feet, due to wells may be watered That is an will and ute either level.” Restrictions ia and other or contac the Sanchez, now serve in a regional capacity as MTD by the use permitted softball fields is t. que, amazing operations management and customer service cation into new markets. on water in t Lynda lack of water flow turnaround Las Cruces from Albuquer(Public Relatio of hand held buckets time and in this phase. Public Level 4 are: No outdoor into the resindicates or sprinkler Works aison for , or El capitalizes on market share and growth with firms in Information Technology, Real ervoir, and I believe waterns Lifew of the what a team the cans that have been Director, Randall Camp ing between 10 a.m. it’s volunteers Paso. A filled from Study Projec Fort Stanton Cave opportunities throughout central and southEstate and Retail industries. Mohr has devel- Rodriguez adds depth to MTD and 6 p.m. get ahead of the crisis best to in Lincol also live presented the recommenda hose bibs or interior n County and move tion faucets evor Stephe t) 575 653-48 eastern New Mexico. MTD Media General oped and deployed programs that successful- Media Sales Team and each to Phase 4 restrictions as a proactive response and castalo n Fleming, SWR,21 immedito fallmanager, Lisa Morales said, “I’m pleased to ly executed mission-critical sales functions Jacob Rodriguez has been added to the ately,” Camp said. at 1.085 ACRES . find an accomplished Advertising Director and marketing strategies. These programs MTD Media team as a business consultant FEATUR REAL ESTA with a track record of endurance and busiresulted in increased sales revenue, lowered for the Ruidoso and Otero County markets FEATURED PROPER ED PRO S.B. VIEW! TE TEAM FABULOUS see sTAff, pg 5 ness savvy. Mohr is innovative and creative, cost of sales, improved operational profitPER TY 3 BEDRO

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A property of

March 21

April is Keep Ruidoso Beautiful month

Water Fair – Free water quality testing

By Sue Hutchison


Pinecliff residents rebuild

Residents of Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Alto and Lincoln County with privat e wells serving homes not connected to a public wate utility bring a water sampl r to get tested for electrical e conductivity, iron, fl uoride, nitrates, pH and sulfate. To get a proper sample, let your water run for a couple of minutes and fi ll a clean jar. Ruidoso Village Council Chambers at 313 Cree Meadows Drive. 3:30 - 7p.m NMED Ground Water Qual . ity Bureau: 505-222-9574.

Ruidoso’s aging

water pip elines pre sent challen ges

We have good, dedicated, knowledg eable people who understan d the Village of Ruidoso and are meeting their best interests.

Realistically, the town could go up in flames if fire gets out of control.

Fix your flapper campaign encourages conservation

NWTF supports yout h

and opportu nity

activities, conserva tion

From cav ers

to carpen ters: Spe cial

Fort Stanto n restora tion project

MTD Media expands staff, capitalizes on regional marketplace

Village announce s Phase 4 water restr ictions

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