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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 • W W W . R U I D O S O F R E E P R E S S . C O M • VOL. 4, NO. 22

‘Epic’ weekend launches summer tourist season


happening May 31, June 1

Ruidoso New Mexico Line Dance Jamboree

Evolving from early settlers whose barn dances included polkas, reels and contra dances, line dancing is now about good health and excitement. Perfect for any level of dancer with or without a partner. Workshops, lessons and request sessions. Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. May 31, 2 - 4 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m. & June 1, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 575-336-7034.

June 1-2

‘Next to Normal’ by the HUB Theatre Group

One of the hottest musicals to leave Broadway winning both the Tony and Pulitzer Prize debuts their national tour in Ruidoso. Despite the serious nature of the material, the story is pushed forward by an extraordinary rock musical score and strong characters that leave room for tragedy, laughter and, ultimately, hope. RHS Performance Art Center, 125 Warrior Drive. www.hubtheatregroup. org, 806-300-5962. $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

June 2

NM piano man Doug Montgomery

Spencer’s favorite piano man, an entertainer with extraordinary musical gifts. The Juilliardtrained, award-winning artist is equally at home trilling complicated compositions of his own creation and the full gamut of classics from Rachmaninoff to Debussy and Puccini, Gershwin to Porter, Rogers & Hart, Billy Joel and the Beatles. Spencer Theater, 8 p.m. 575-336-4800, Pre-show buffet $20. Show $46 and $49.

June 3

St. Joseph Apache Mission Parish Bazaar

An afternoon full of games, arts & crafts and entertainment at the historic St. Joseph Apache Mission benefitting the restoration of this communal church. 626 Mission Trail, Mescalero., 575464-4473. 12-5 p.m. Free.

Sundays under the stars

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a free outdoor concert and movie. Live music by Suzie Weber & the Mixx followed by the movie, “The Smurfs” with Neil Patrick Harris. Inn of the Mountain Gods on the back lawn by the lake. 6-11 p.m. 800545-9011,

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By Eugene Heathman Editor Memorial Day weekend has historically served as the opening bell for Ruidoso’s tourist season. Ruidoso businesses during the weekend burst from the gates and hit the ground running, reporting an epic weekend to launch the summer tourist season. In recent times, the community has struggled with this muchPhoto courtesy of Ty Wyant anticipated jumpstart to summer due Feature Mr Bojangles, 2011 Champion Two-Year-Old to forest closures, spring forest fires Colt and 2011 Rainbow Futurity winner, owned by and a rocky economy. This year was R.D. Hubbard, Jim Helzer, S/M Cattle Export Compa- not to be as the first wave of summer ny and Jaime Dominguez. Jockey G.R. Carter earned the third-fastest qualifier to Grade 1, $679,000 Ruidoso Derby. Photo taken during Ruidoso Derby trial win. Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press

The parking lot of the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Billy the Kid Casino remained full throughout the Memorial Day Weekend with an estimated 22,550 patrons celebrating the start of the 2012 racing season.

tourists proved to be an economic tsunami. There were to be very few left turns available across Sudderth in bumper-to-bumper traffic from Friday evening through Monday, a good sign for Midtown merchants.

Racetrack sets the pace

Opening day at the Ruidoso Jockey Club embraced the atmosphere of a family reunion and fanfare as General Manager Lynn Crawford greeted new and long-time members alike with mimosas complete with a stunning breakfast and dessert buffet. “The energy of the crowd is electrifying. The Jockey Club is having a wonderful opening weekend,” Crawford said. The Club underwent recent major renovations that included numerous flat screen high definition viewing monitors, new carpet throughout, polished granite replacing the bar tops, air-conditioning units added to the dining and board rooms, expansion to allow for additional room seating, See OPENING WEEKEND, pg 5

White Fire teen Elk Foundation donates wheelchair to vet pleads ‘not guilty’ By Eugene Heathman Editor One of the juveniles charged with felony negligent arson in the White Fire has pleaded not guilty to the accusation of his role in starting the White Fire on April 3, 2011. The juvenile, now 13, is being represented by local attorney Angie Schneider who entered the appearance and is now in the process of acquiring the evidence against her client from the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s office. The defendant appeared before Judge Karen Parsons at the 12th Judicial Juvenile Court in Ruidoso Tuesday. The fire originated on U.S. Forest Service land just east of the White property in Gavilan Canyon and quickly spread, fueled by dry conditions and 60 mph winds, scorched more than 10,000 acres on public and private land, destroyed five homes and several structures. According to the complaint from the Forest Service the fire was deemed to be human caused by the illegal use of fireworks and allege that DNA from the two juveniles charged with the crime was recovered from a matchbook found at the scene.

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The Lincoln County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation donated a new wheelchair for local Vietnam veteran Larry Smith of Ruidoso Downs. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raises funds for wildlife and habitat conservation in addition to sponsoring local youth, women’s and disabled person hunting programs. Flick Graham of the local chapter said, “ We had an opportunity to award a local veteran with a new wheelchair from a sponsor in Georgia. We could not find anyone before the banquet but met Smith at Walmart. Smith was having to rent the wheelchair he was in and we found it to be the perfect opportunity to present him with the wheelchair for the sake of human interest and appreciation to his service to our country.”

June 4

Tobacco, alcohol use, decline among NM high school students

Grammy-nominated, American Idol Alumna Kellie Pickler concert singing her powerhouse country hits “Red High Heels”, “I Wonder”, “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”, and “Best Days of Your Life.” Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. 800-545-9011, www.innofthemountaingods. com. Tickets start at $25.

NM Dept. of Health

Kellie Pickler at IMG

Results of the 2011 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS), a collaborative project of the New Mexico Departments of Health and Public Education, reveal a decrease in the rates of several important health risk behaviors among the state’s public high school students. The prevalence of suicide attempts, cigarette smoking and binge drinking decreased. “We are encouraged by the decreases we see in youth suicide attempts, tobacco and alcohol use and violence. This is a great tribute to the hard work of New Mexicans engaging in prevention activities with youth at the local and state levels,” said Dr. Catherine Torres, Cabinet Secretary for the New

Mexico Department of Health. “Our goal is to encourage teens to have active, healthy lifestyles.” The most dramatic changes in youth risk behavior occurred in the areas of suicide attempts, tobacco use, and alcohol use. Suicide attempts in the past 12 months were reported by 8.6 percent of high school students, down 40.7 percent from a high of 14.5 percent in 2003. The percentage of high school students who were current smokers (smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days) declined from a high of 30.2 percent in 2003 to 19.9 percent in 2011. Binge drinking (five or more alcoholic drinks on at least one occasion in the past 30 days) decreased from a rate of 35.4 percent in 2003 to 22.4 percent in 2011. ALTO


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During the same period, drinking and driving decreased in prevalence from 19.1 percent to 9.3 percent. “The message that parents and teachers should take from the YRRS results is that they really do make a difference in the lives of our young people. When adults take the time to demonstrate that they care about our kids, it has a strong positive effect on youth,” said Hanna Skandera, SecretaryDesignate of the New Mexico Public Education Department. The YRRS is conducted in New Mexico public high schools and middle schools in the fall semester of odd numbered years. The 2011 YRRS surveyed 16,635 New Mexico high school students.


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Community Calendar

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The Lincoln County Community Theater presents “The Day They Kidnapped the Pope,” by Joao Bethencourt, June 1-2 at the ENMU-Ruidoso Annex at 203 White Mountain Drive. The play, directed by James Martel and assisted by Holly Braden, has proven a smash hit in Europe. When it was presented in Rome, the Vatican newspaper gave it a rave review. On a visit to New York, the Pope comes out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, confused by a thunderstorm, gets into a taxi. The driver, Sam Leibowitz, kidnaps him and takes him to his Brooklyn apartment where he holds him for a special ransom – a day of world peace. Play times are 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, visit or email

Alpine Village meet The Alpine Village Water and Sanitation District will hold its regular monthly meeting June 4 at 4 p.m. in the district’s building at 114 Alpine Meadows Trail. Agendas are available at least 24 hours prior to meeting time. For more information, call 2577776, 973-0324 or email

Pancake breakfast The Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of Realtors® will host a pancake breakfast, June 9, from 7-11 a.m. at the Gateway Church of Christ, 415 Sudderth Dr. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under. All proceeds benefit the association’s scholarship fund. You can purchase tickets from an association member, the board’s office at 700 Mechem Dr., #10, or at the door the day of the breakfast.

AARP drivers class An AARP driver safety class is scheduled for June 18 at the Ruidoso Senior Center. This four-hour program for seniors 55 years and older will refresh safe driving skills. Completion of the class qualifies attendees for three years of insurance discounts, and cost is $14. AARP members showing their card save $2. Call the center at 2574565 to register.

Fair Queen The Lincoln County Fair Board is seeking candidates for this year’s County Fair queen contest, to be held June 30.

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 www.

Helping 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 www.

5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Lotus Healing Arts Center, 2810 Sudderth in room 207 above Schlotzsky’s. The class includes strength and flexibility postures, restorative poses, meditation and aromatheraphy finale. 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. and Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. There is also a Monday 6:30 p.m. women’s open meeting and beginners and young peoples’ big book study Fridays at 7 p.m. The Sunny Spirit Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday at noon and Friday at 5:30 p.m., while the women’s group meets Wednesdays at noon in the parish hall of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount at 121 Mescalero Trail. Al Anon of Ruidoso – for family members of alcoholics – meet

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at 1216 Mechem Dr. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 258-8885. Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road. 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 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.

service is open to firefighters and their families. For more information, call 258-4682.

Church, 270 Country Club Dr. For information, contact Mary Barnett at 257-9810.

The Kiwanis Club of Ruidoso meets every Tuesday at noon at K-Bobs.

Rotary Club of Ruidoso meets at Cree Meadows Country Club noon every Tuesday.

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.

Ruidoso Evening Lions Club meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 106 S. Overlook.

Optimist Club meets at noon every Wednesday at K-Bobs in Ruidoso. The Lincoln County fibromyalgia and chronic pain support group meets on the third Thursday of each month from noon-1 p.m. in the parlor at First Baptist County Commissioner District 3

Firefighters for Christ meet monthly at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Chapel at 7 p.m. This

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. For more information, call 575464-7106. The Ruidoso Noon Lions meet at 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at Cree Meadows Country Club. 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 575-9563101 or 575-336-4187. Lincoln County District 3 Precincts 6, 7, 10

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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

Candidates must be young women between 16 and 24 years old and must be residents of Lincoln County. The Fair Queen presides over the Smokey Bear Stampede July 4-7 n Capitan, and is an ambassador for the county and our western heritage. Prizes include a saddle, breast collar, handmade buckle and crown, and a college scholarship. The queen is also eligible to compete in the New Mexico State Fair queen contest held during Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. For more information, call Mary Jane Cooper at 575-653-4180 or email at

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.

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Police Department to Esquibel began make it more conveworking in the 12th nient for citizens to Judicial District Attormeet with prosecutors. ney’s office in October In July 2009, 1991 and worked there Esquibel went to work continuously until her for Susana Martinez in resignation in July the 3rd Judicial DA’s 2009. She started as office as a Senior Trial an assistant District Attorney, assigned to Attorney assigned to the Repeat Offender the drug unit. There Esquibel learned the fine RoxeAnne B. Esquibel Unit. She continues to prosecute all types points of search and seizure law and how to work closely of violent crimes including murder, with law enforcement. She routinely with an emphasis on crimes against reviewed search and arrest warrants children. Esquibel secured a 1st for legal sufficiency, presented cases degree murder conviction at trial in Las Cruces, in addition to the one to the grand jury and did approxiin 2009 in Alamogordo that was mately 150 felony jury trials while recently upheld on appeal. assigned to the drug unit. Esquibel has taught numerSince Esquibel worked under a ous courses for law enforcement, federal grant she was also responincluding at the Las Cruces Police sible for ensuring that the case staDepartment and Doña Ana Sheriff’s tistics were accurate and that grant Department academies. reports were in compliance. Esquibel attended approximateIn 1997, Esquibel was reasly 20 advanced training courses for signed to the violent crimes unit, handling primarily child abuse, child prosecutors, almost half of which sexual abuse, aggravated battery, ag- were trial advocacy courses, including the Career Prosecutor Course. gravated assault and murder cases. Those courses are where she learned She has actual trial experience in the latest techniques for prosecuting almost every type of criminal case crimes so that she could bring that including property and white-collar crimes. Esquibel has tried more than experience back to the citizens of Otero and Lincoln counties. 300 felony jury trials in her career. Esquibel believes that experiEsquibel has actual supervisory ence matters in every facet of the experience, as a prosecutor, starting in 1994 as the senior attorney in the prosecution of a criminal case. From the decision to file charges and make drug unit, then as a Deputy District an arrest to the decision to offer a Attorney and finally as a Chief plea or go to trial, experience plays Deputy District Attorney. Throughout Esquibel’s career at a critical role. It takes experience to the 12th DA’s office, she prosecuted properly evaluate a criminal case, to determine appropriate charges, to cases in both Otero and Lincoln counties. Esquibel has worked as the know what additional investigation is needed and how to effectively supervisor of the Lincoln County present a case in court. It is vitally office and has experience with law important that the person responenforcement in both counties and sible for making these decisions is the needs of both communities. If someone who has the experience to elected, Esquibel would have office hours in both counties and would re- make the tough choices, the right open a satellite office at the Ruidoso choices.


‘Where everybody knows your name’ LC Self Defense and Awareness support group

to community. “Community begins with comBy Sue Hutchison munication,” says Gieb. Reporter His family is well acquainted with public Eddie and Shannon Silva, owners of Zoc- service, with Gieb’s mother, Jamie, recently ca Coffee on Mechem, hosted the first meetelected to serve as a Carrizozo Council meming of LCSDA last Tuesday. Recent events ber. James says it’s time to support each other which, some say, challenge the safety of and provide community. As a member of the Lincoln County residents gave Shannon the new support group, he lends his training and motivation to begin a support group to share expertise as a self-defense instructor. Gieb experiences and gain knowledge of personal will assist group members in self-awareness safety issues. Inviting local police officers and incident prevention. and friends who expressed a similar desire, “The recent attack on a McDonald’s emmore than 20 attended the first meeting. ployee was the catalyst we needed to begin this “We need to be looking out for each group,” says Silva who invites anyone wishing other,” says Silva who offered Zocca as the to join to attend. “Things like looking around location for the group to meet regularly. She’s your vehicle before you get in, and paying atinterested in providing an opportunity for tention to your surroundings might save you.” accountability and support, while sharing life She’s planning to invite several of her friends lessons. “Awareness can be the prevention of who have experienced life’s difficult situations an attack,” she says. and have learned valuable lessons to share. Ruidoso Police Chief Joe Magill, Officer The next meetings are scheduled TuesKenneth Cramer and Lt. Ray Merritt attended day, May 29 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, May 31 the meeting, along with Robert Shepperd, can- at 10 a.m., both at Zocca. For more informadidate for Sheriff, assuring their availability in tion, phone 575-258-1445. the effort to provide a safe community. “We’re here for you,” said Cramer, who spoke to the Zocca group, and encouraged any who were in situations which made them feel uneasy to immediately contact police through 911. Cramer indicated the recent assault of a female McDonalds’ employee was being thoroughly investigated and assured listeners of the police department’s diligence in protecting all citizens. PROBATE JUDGE  LINCOLN COUNTY, NM Group member James Gieb, former US Army Self Defense instructor, was stationed in Iraq. Retired teacher (33 years) with the Personally experiencing the time to better serve the people of process of rebuilding Iraqi comthe county munities post war and establishing accountability, he’s concerned the Spencer: Busy rancher and businessman with same support isn’t shown in Linlimited time coln County. “Accountability is taking care of your fellow man,” Communication Skills, Fair Interpresays Gieb. He wants to be a part tation of the Law, Fresh Ideas of a place which fulfills the TV Spencer: 16 years of by-passing the term-limit jingle from the series, Cheers, “… law, alternating the office between where troubles are all the same. husband and wife You want to go where everybody knows your name.” He believes Paid for by the committee to elect Douglas O. Fuqua – Dennis Haskell, Chairman personal accountability is the key







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letterS to tHe editor To the people of Lincoln County, The Humane Society of Lincoln County would like to you to accept our most sincere thanks. You heard the call for help and you responded. You came and gave us truly heartfelt assistance providing fosterhomes for our dogs and helped in other ways. Thank you. The Board of Directors of Humane Society Wendy S. Foist, president, Humane Society of Lincoln County

What has happened to civility in politics? What has happened to civility in politics? Didn’t it exist in the past? These days I’m flabbergasted at the hostility, animosity, even hate directed toward President Obama. You may disagree with his position on some of today’s political issues but he is an intelligent, likable and decent person. Why is he so despised? I won’t vote for Mitt Romney and didn’t for George W. Bush but I’m civil about it. In each case I feel (felt) the Democratic Party candidate would be a better President. But I don’t hate Romney or Bush. I have to give them both some credit for running for President. I am serious. It’s a very demanding and difficult undertaking. Actually, I think either one of these guys would be a good next door neighbor. I think there are several reasons the Presidential campaign has gotten so ugly but I’ll discuss only what may be the worst reason: flat out lying. It’s a shame that so many voters are so gullible but if they read something they want to believe (even if it might be a lie) they often won’t question it. They’ll just accept it because it’s what they want to believe anyway. Truth may not really matter to them. This encourages lying. Below are three examples all in a $6 million political commercial funded by the Koch brothers from Wichita, Kansas. I’m from Wichita too and have known about the Koch brothers for some time. They have the second largest privately

held company in the U.S. and have lots of money to spend on their questionable political ideas. They are billionaire oil men who apparently will fund commercials, even if they’re not true, to tear down President Obama – maybe because Obama wants to take away billions of dollars in unnecessary oil company tax breaks they enjoy and that Mr. Romney would protect. The Washington Post has said about this Koch brothers funded commercial: “The erroneous assertions emerge yet again, without any shame.” gives these three accusations their lowest “Truth-O Meter” rating of “Pants on Fire.” You probably saw this commercial all of which was false. I haven’t seen it recently so maybe they were shamed into no longer playing it. The Koch brothers’ commercial said the Obama Administration gave money to build electric cars in Finland. This is not true. That loan was specifically for American jobs in America. It went to employ 700 workers at Fisker Automotive in Anaheim, Calif. They are also planning to build an automotive plant in Delaware. The commercial also said we sent money to China to build traffic lights. Again, not true. These lights were assembled in the U. S. This loan will help expand the light manufacturing capability in our country. The Koch commercial also said that we gave money for a plant in Mexico to build solar panels. Again, not true. This loan money is going to a solar plant in San Luis Obispo, Calif. to build the panels in the U.S. with American workers. Government, clean politics and honesty are so important to the health of our country that we must object when we read or see dishonest or misleading information presented as facts. None of us like to be lied to. Don’t believe something just because it’s what you’d like to believe. Check it out. We need to speak out against misleading information. Our political choices need to be based on facts and not trickery. Dick Mastin Ruidoso

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Obituary Bernice (Bee) Fritz

Bernice (Bee) Fritz passed away May 21 at the magnificent age of 107. And what a full life she did live. Born in Chester, Iowa, on Nov. 3, 1904, she witnessed the arrival of electricity and indoor plumbing, the introduction of the automobile (her father purchased one of the first in Chester), was in awe of the Wright Brothers and for more than 50 years frequently flew throughout the world. She was the Valedictorian of her high school class. She always laughed at that honor since there were only three in her class. Bee attended Winona Teachers College, Minn., for one year and took a job in a one room schoolhouse teaching all eight grades. She walked five miles each way daily, carrying a pistol for protection. Her teaching job only enabled her to attend Cornell College, Iowa, for two years. She left Cornell to teach again in Huron and Rossi, Iowa. She met Kenneth Fritz and they eloped on April 17, 1928. Married school teachers were not hired at that time, so their marriage was kept a secret. But in Ken’s proposal he promised to support her dream of a college degree and she graduated Cornell in 1929. After their first eight years in Moline near 23rd Avenue, Bee and Ken moved to their home on Hawthorn Hill overlooking the dam between Hampton and Rapid City. There they raised their three children: Majel Lee Powell (Ruidoso), Barie Pendelton Fritz and his wife, Jane, (Albuquerque) and Dawn Dee Hopkins and her husband, Ted, (Scottsdale, Ariz.) for the next 45 years. During WWII, there was a shortage of teachers. Ken taught Bee how to drive and she returned to teaching at Rose Hill School, East Moline (a one room school with all eight grades). She became an English and Latin teacher at Orion High School where she also directed school plays. She taught at Franklin Junior High, Rock Island, and she was an English and French teacher

at Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf, where for many years she took students to Europe over the Christmas holidays. She continued to teach there into her late seventies and then retired. In her eighties she was asked to replace a Port Byron French teacher, who had been in a car accident. After three years she finally retired for good. Bee was a writer all her life and had short stories, magazine articles and poems published. She wrote a column for the Port Byron Globe for several years. But her main love was travel, and she frequently traveled to exotic places most of her adult life. At the age of 96 she took a cruise around the world. At 100 she went to China for a three week trip. Bee Fritz was a member of many organizations in the area: DAR (Regent twice), Daughters of the Colonial Wars, Ancient and Honorable, New England Women, Mayflower Descendants, Magna Carta Society, Society of Charlemagne, Kings Daughters (President twice), National Rifle Association, PEO and the Black Hawk Hiking Club. Bee lived alone in her Moline home and was still driving until she was 104. She passed away in Ruidoso, where she was living with her eldest daughter. She had 8 grandchildren: Lee Powell Fones and her husband, Michael, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Lay Powell of Ruidoso, Zizi Fritz of Albuquerque, Ryan Fritz and his wife, Anji, of Corrales, Preston (Fritz) Youngdahl of Wayzata, Minn., Mark Hopkins and his wife, Kelly, of Rancho Pales Verdes, Calif., Scott Hopkins and his wife, Peg, of Davenport, Iowa, and Paige Hopkins Reilly and her husband, Kevin, of Winnetka, Ill. She had nine great grandchildren. Visitation was at the Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, Ill., May 24 and the funeral was at the Moline Riverside Methodist Church on May 25, where she was a member for more than 60 years.

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May 29, 2012

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County Commission District 3 Candidate Dallas Draper celebrates opening day at Ruidoso Downs Race Track by purchasing a flag from Rhonda Vincent, director of the ENMURuidoso Foundation. The fundraiser, in which individuals purchase a flag and a flag pole for $50, is designed to show support for higher education and to help regain our country’s standing in academic achievement. All flags purchased will be flown in the Field of Flags in front of the race track on July 4. If you are interested in purchasing a flag, please contact Rhonda Vincent at ENMU-Ruidoso at 257-2120.

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Ruidoso Jockey Club General Manager Lynn Crawford greets guests on opening day to a club filled to capacity, featuring an elegant buffet and a complete weekend of live world-class horse racing. OPENING WEEKEND from pg. 1 reupholstered chairs and benches, new ceiling fans above the slopes, and new business offices. All hands were on deck as patrons lined up at the windows to place an estimated $1.2 million in bets on a competitive weekend of race cards filled with world-class race horses vying for the Ruidoso Futurity – the first leg of the Quarter Horse Triple Crown. The racing season ends on Labor Day with the running of the $2.4 million All American Futurity. Ruidoso Downs Racetrack officials reported an overall weekend attendance of more than 22,000 visitors.

Lodgers at near capacity

a great attitude with these events so the village can provide the best playing conditions possible. The USSSA teams love coming up here to play,” Almager said. Next weekend, the USSSA women fast pitch softball Queen of the Mountain tournament will be in Ruidoso in addition to another activity packed weekend featuring the 19th annual youth fishing day June 2 at Grindstone reservoir and the Mountain Blues and Beer Fest at Wingfield Park. “What really added to the weekend is there was so much for the players and their families to do between games, like the arts and crafts festival at school house park and the gun show at the convention center,”Almager said.

In addition to strong attendance at the racetrack, area lodgers reported being either sold out or at 90 percent capacity. LIVE Doug McAllister, owner of RentRuidoso. MUSIC com reported 50 of 55 every Fr iday units occupied for the & S a turd weekend. “The boys Downst ay baseball tournament was airs a major impact for us this weekend because the teams and their families need large units and most of our inventory consists of homes for nightly rentals,” McAllister said, referring to the USSSA King of the Mountain tournament. The Lodge at Sierra Blanca reported the weekend was sold out several weeks ago and sales 2408 Sudderth Dr. • 575.257.8754 manager Katie Kmetz Every Friday & Saturday LIVE MUSIC sees the weekend as a good indicator as to how the summer is shaping up. “With higher purses at the track, golf courses in good EVEry FrIDAy 5-7 p.M. shape and sporting events Downstairs in the Cantina nearly every weekend, our Monday Three for $3 Appetizer plate advance reservations are – 2 Mini Beef Burritos, 2 pointing to a great seaMini Beef Tacos & 2 Chicken son,” Kmetz said. Wings • $3 16 oz. Drafts $ 3 Longneck Domestic Beers Recreational sport-


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Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs athletic fields were at capacity with the King of the Mountain tournament bringing more than 100 teams from New Mexico and Texas. Village Parks and Recreation Director Debbi Jo Almager commended field crews and maintenance personnel with keeping the fields in top shape. “Everyone is working hard and has

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Commission candidates square off at Realtor luncheon By Eugene Heathman Editor The Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of Realtors hosted a county commission candidate forum May 23 at Cree Meadows. Candidates for District 3 in attendance were; Dallas Draper, Anthony McKee and Vic Currier. Candidates for District 1 in attendance were Preston Stone; Karyl Williams was unable to attend. Following brief introductions, the candidates fielded questions submitted by members of the association prior to the forum. Questions ranged from water resources versus development, private property rights, budgeting, jobs and what to do with excess funds from the Business Retention Tax. The candidates ran head to head on the importance of sustainable water conservation efforts to sustain the current population in addition to planning for future growth. “I believe in development and growth and I know we (the county) can take advantage of technology and collective human ingenuity to engineer attainable solutions,” Draper said. Preston Stone commented on the controversial Capitan subdivision in regards to growth. “Capitan is utilizing just 20 percent of its allocated water rights. Although I would much rather see herds of Black Angus cattle grazing that property, I defend the rights of the property owner to do what he

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wishes within the subdivision requirements stated by law,” Stone said. The remaining candidates unanimously agreed that if development is conducted legally, property owners may do as they wish. Anthony McKee pressed upon the importance of keeping utility costs and taxes low for the citizens of Lincoln County living on fixed incomes. McKee also stressed the importance of fire prevention and offered industrial trade schooling as an alternative to traditional college curriculum in order to provide diversity and skill to the local workforce. Vic Currier emphasized the importance of sustainable job creation cited a net-net loss of jobs, contrary to current unemployment figures. “My top priority is jobs, the reported 5 percent unemployment rate does not tell the real story. There’s a reason why companies pass over Ruidoso and it has more to do with the lack of a skilled workforce,” Currier said. He also cited the impact of health services as an emerging source for employment. “It’s getting to be more about Health Services than casinos or the racetrack,” Currier said. The candidates unanimously agreed that excess Business Retention Tax funds should be applied to the abundant educational needs of Lincoln County citizens and that the Lincoln County Medical Center is a wellmanaged, vital asset to the community.

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The last few years in the housing market have been more than scary, they’ve been downright terrifying. Is it over? Is there real light at the end of this tunnel or is what we’re seeing currently only a mirage, some illusory reflection from yesterday’s heyday? So the real question becomes should a first time buyer jump in the pool or will the waters continue to cool? At first glance, the answer is assuredly “yes,” what with mortgage rates near historic lows and valuations down 25 to sometimes more than 50 percent depending on the market. And with these two factors as they are, as a percentage of income, your monthly mortgage may be the lowest it will be in some time … as in decades. But there are still some out there that insist home values will drop another chunk or so. These less than cheery folks insist that excessive home inventories will continue to depress values and the real bottom is still ahead. Well who really knows for sure? Probably neither side. We do see evidence around the country and even here in Ruidoso that investors (aka cash buyers) have returned to the market. This

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tious and observant over the next six to 12 months as you watch home inventories, the pace of new foreclosures and interest rates. Think of home ownership not necessarily as a great and always appreciating investment but rather as a quality of life issue. And how long are you willing live in your parent’s basement or put up with rental housing? Time is on your side. So be cautious but also be proactive with your life choices.

Glen Crane Memorial Scholarship recipients honored The committee for the Glen Crane Memorial Scholarship is pleased to award the 2012 Glen Crane Memorial Scholarship to Vivian Wilson-Kind from Ruidoso High School, Maritza Nava from Capitan High School, and German Lerma from Hondo High School. This is the tenth year that this scholarship has been awarded to students in Lincoln County. Glen Crane was very involved in the Lincoln County Community and was a school administrator for the Hondo and Capitan Schools, and later a school board member of the Capitan Schools. Glen was the broker/owner of Prudential Lela Real Estate Company, and was involved in helping the youth and residents of the Lincoln County Community.

The Glen Crane Memorial Scholarship fund was set up in Glen’s name in 2002 as a tribute to him by his realtor friends, the Ruidoso Board of Realtors, and his family to help high school students attend college. The Community Foundation of Lincoln County, which is a 501c3, manages this fund. If you would like to make a donation please send your donation to the Community Foundation of Lincoln County for the Glen Crane Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 83, Nogal, N.M. 88341. If you have any questions please call Barbara Crane at 432-312-2355 or email Congratulations to Vivian, Maritza, and German and best of luck in their future.

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may be an indication to those new buyers who wait much longer that they may miss a good and possibly historic buying opportunity. And, as a first time buyer, you avoided the hit of this past dip so why not jump in while affordability is at this current peak? Additionally, as most first time buyers are under 30 years of age, the possibility of amassing a large stock portfolio that was whacked by the recession is probably pretty slim as well. Let’s face it first-time buyers. You are going to have to live somewhere and a roof over your head in all types of economic times is still a good thing. And, time is on your side. Even if you do jump into the market today and we experience another precipitous drop of say 20 percent, you’ve the time to ride it back up and recover all while enjoying the many positives associated with home ownership. I’m not trying to be Pollyannaish, my friends. There are some real indicators out there that can be interpreted to portend another round of home devaluations. With the complexity of our national economy and its interdependence with global markets, market timing is difficult, if not impossible. So be cau-

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Ask an entrepreneur – What’s resale got to do with it? Whatever your experience may be with resale shops... my Mom says I have “the touch.” She thinks I’m the only person in the world that can find a gem in pile of discards. While it’s nice to believe that I am speshul (Mom) but I know the truth is: resale shops are almost always full of fabulous finds. This includes the various monikers you find for the basic premise: that someone else previously owned your gem. So call it “Vintage or Consignment” on the high end, or resale and thrift on the less glamorous end. Either way you get great value for your budget dollar especially in these inflationary times when it seems everything is now $19.99 at the big box store. Where can one find a cool loveseat for $5 barely used with

only a broken cushion zipper? Well, I can. Where you ask? Right here in Ruidoso! If you too are a resale shopper, you are not alone. Recently the idea of upscale thrift has gained a national following with popular programs like “House of Consignment” on VH1. Frankly in my mind, anybody can pay lots of money for classy objects d’art... but it takes real talent to take thrift, upscale. Visit these fine to funky establishments to find your favorite gem (in no particular order): Lotsa Stuff, Sweet Charity, Humane Society Thrift, Emporium, Behr’s Barn, 2nd Hand Heaven, Took & Johnnys, My Sister’s Closet, Yesterdays, Simply Celina, Backdoor, Rose Furniture and Mountain Home Furnishings.

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Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of Realtors® 2012 scholarship recipients Emma Grace Lindsey Emma is planning on attending New Mexico State and will be pursuing a degree in Business Administration. Emma was on the High Honor Roll grades 9-12, member of National Society of High school honors, academic all-district, Homecoming Queen, volleyball team captain and is a published poet. Brenda Macias Lopez Brenda is planning on attending the University of New Mexico and will be majoring in Mass Communications and hopes work for a magazine like People en Español or Seventeen. Some of Brenda’s accomplishments are: Grand Champion Lincoln County Fair-Art Dept., Homecoming Queen, All-District volleyball, biology, algebra, english and competed in UNMPNM’s statewide math competition as a second round finalist. Maritza L. Nava Maritza is planning on attending the University of New Mexico and will be pursuing a medical doctorate in physical therapy. Maritza is very active in community service and has taken AP courses throughout high school and several college dual-credit classes. Maritza is a member of National Honor Society, Team Noble Anti-Bullying Club, Youth for Christ, volleyball team, football manager, basketball team, Overwhelmed Youth group, and Students Against Drunk Drivers. Christopher Thomas Olmstead Christopher has been accepted to Vanderbilt University and will pursue a degree in

political science. Christopher is involved in community service to include Mentorship – Capitan Elementary, referee for Lincoln County Youth Soccer League, and visiting Veterans to name a few. Christopher’s accomplishments include: AP classes, ENMU-Ruidoso dual-credit program at age 14, invited to National Youth Leadership, National Honor Society, A honor roll, accepted to Stanford University’s Educational Program for Gifted Youth on Legal Studies, and will graduate high school with 30 hours of college credits under his belt. Bonner V. Patton Bonner will be attending Fort Lewis College and majoring in Business AdministraEugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press tion. Bonner was a member of The Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of Realtors presented the 2012 scholarthe honor roll, honor band, honor ship awards during a ceremony held at the Sanctuary on the River May 22. choir, attended the National Guitar Workshop in Los Angeles, Calif., took several AP courses in high school the Ruidoso High School Marching nee, and is a member of the First Baptist and several dual-credit college courses at Youth Praise Team. Band, and finished in the top three of the ENMU-Ruidoso. Taylor is valedictorian Ruidoso High Talent Show to name a for Ruidoso High School, was a semifew. History of RLCAR scholarships fi nalist for the Senate US Senate Youth The Ruidoso/Lincoln County AsTaylor Ashley Vuicich Taylor will be attending Texas Tech University and pur- Program, selected for Rotary Youth Lead- sociation of Realtors® has been giving scholarship to seniors of Lincoln County suing a degree in the medical profession. ership, published poet, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for High School students, for many years. According to records, Taylor is active in community service to and nominated and attended NM conthe scholarship fund was originally set include The Nest, Help End Abuse for gressional student leadership. up for the children of Realtor® members Life, Food for Kids, Salvation Army, FCC Mission work Alamosa Colorado, Ryan H. Williams Ryan will be attending of the Ruidoso association. Several years REC IX Developmental Services summer New Mexico State University and pursu- ago the association decided to open up the opportunity for the RLCAR scholarpre-school program to name a few. Taylor ing a degree in Electrical Engineering. ship to all Lincoln County high school Ryan is a volunteer at Mescalero Care Center, a volunteer at the Joplin Missouri seniors. tornado disaster relief, Santa’s Helpers The RLCAR scholarship committee reported an increase in sales numbers but and Ruidoso River flood disaster. Ryan reviews all applications with the followa decrease in median prices. played football and basketball throughout ing categories being used: community NAR’s composite quarterly Houshigh school, a member of National Honor service; honors, academic and personal ing Affordability Index rose to a record Society, Officer for Warriors for Christ, awards; future goals; brief essay explainhigh of 205.9 in the first quarter of nominated to National Young Leaders ing why students deserve to receive the 2012, based on the relationship between Conference, Distinguished Warrior nomi- RLCAR scholarship. median home price, median family income and average mortgage interest rate. The higher the index, the greater the household purchasing power. “Market conditions are optimal for home buyers. 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Sales numbers continue on upward trend

April was a good month for realty business, as 1,234 sales were reported to the Realtors® Association of New Mexico. This number is just over 11 percent higher than the number of sales reported in April 2011. Year to date sales (4,227) are 8.6 percent higher than 2011 year to date sales and 1.8 percent higher than 2010 January through April totals. The 2012 year to date median price of $160,000 is lower than the 2011 January through April median, however, April’s median of $165,000 is higher than last month’s median and equal to that reported during April of 2011. “Sales of distressed properties are still weighing heavily on median prices in New Mexico,” said Debbie Rogers, 2012 RANM president. “RANM leadership just returned from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) midyear meetings in Washington, D.C., where we found optimism for a slow, steady recovery of the market and sales prices.” While nearly two-thirds of reporting counties showed an increase in the number of sales comparing April 2012 to April 2011, only half of the reporting counties show an increase in median prices for the same period. Bernalillo County reported an increase in number of sales and an increase in median prices comparing April 2012 to April 2011. Doña Ana, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Taos Counties

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Education By Corey Bard

“The news that a peach almost as big as a house had suddenly appeared in someone’s garden spread like wildfire across the countryside, and the next day a stream of people came scrambling up the hill to gaze upon this marvel.” (Chapter 8 from “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl.) Parents, now is a great time to revisit classic children’s stories. One of my teachers read to us daily and I have not forgotten “James and the Giant Peach” or “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Sign your kids up for the summer reading program. Read to your kids and encourage them to read this summer. It does not mean skipping baseball, softball, wilderness camp, family trips, swimming and all the great things kids have time to do in the summer. Reading in the summer can be an exploration of the imagination, a chance for discovery, and bridge the time from the end of school to the fall start again. Kids who participate in summer reading transition better school year to school year and improve their vocabulary, comprehension, ability to learn, and can pick books that really interest them. Try setting aside an hour a day for quiet time and reading. Chapter 18 from “James and the Giant Peach:” “Ladies and gentlemen,” the Old-Green-Grasshopper said, trying very hard to keep the fear and disappointment out of his voice, “I’m afraid that we find ourselves in a rather awkward situation.” “Awkward!” cried the Earthworm. “My dear Old Grasshopper, we are finished! Every one of us is about to perish! I may be blind, you know, but that much I can see quite clearly!” “Off with my boots!” shouted the Centipede. “I cannot swim with my boots on!” “I can’t swim at all!” cried the Ladybug. “Nor can I,” wailed the Glow-worm. “Nor I!” said Miss Spider. “None of us three girls can swim a single stroke.” Summer swim lessons and summer reading will make a lasting impression.

Spencer golf tourney benefits ‘class acts’

By Sue Hutchison Reporter The golf course at the Inn of the Mountain Gods provided a windy backdrop for Spencer Theater’s annual benefit golf tournament last Thursday to provide support for “Class Acts.” Approximately 40 golfers came to participate and enjoy world class golfing with less than perfect weather. Smoke filled wind gusts of up to 50 mph were expected, according to the Inn’s golf pro, Daniel Nunez. The weather didn’t deter golfers who lent their support for the theater’s education program. The mission of the Spencer Theater for the Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press Performing Arts is to enrich the cultural lives Ted Durham, general manager of Sierra Blanca Motors of South-Central New Mexico’s residents and with Tom Battin and one of the vehicles donated for the visitors. Part of that vision includes educating fundraiser. New Mexico’s children about performing arts, providing a place for students from every background to education,” said Centilli. learn and participate. Along with Class Acts, Spencer Theater brings Two vehicles, donated by Sierra Blanca Motors and Missoula Children’s Theater to town one week each Ruidoso Ford were available to win by hitting a hole-in- summer. Auditions begin Monday of the week and local one at two specific greens. “It’s our privilege to support children are encouraged to showcase their abilities and Spencer Theater and Class Acts, and we hope someone talents to professional directors who select actors for the wins the Jeep. The keys are here,” said Ted Durham, production which is performed Friday of the same week. general manager of Sierra Blanca Motors, who also Children rehearse, learn theater production protocols and played in the tournament. see professionals in action. This year, The Pied Piper Charles Centilli, Spencer Theater’s executive direcwill be produced Friday, July 13, using local talent. The tor was gratified to once again see community support Missoula Children’s Theater is yet another way Spencer evidenced by dozens of corporate and individual donaTheater benefits children. tions. “I came in 1996 when the theater was under conAccording to the website, Spencer Theater for the struction. It was a common sight to see Jackie in rubber Performing Arts offers special “Class Acts” performanc- boots and a hard hat, participating in the construction. It es strictly for the benefit of school children throughout was her dream to provide a community resource to bring the region. The programming is designed to enhance arts culture, discipline and education to strengthen life skills appreciation and education curriculums, and to introduce in children,” says Centilli. students of all ages to professional, live performing arts. Proceeds raised from the golf tournament at the Inn Bus transportation for Lincoln County and Mescalero will go to Class Acts. Although this year’s participastudents is subsidized through a significant grant from tion was less than last year, Centilli anticipates roughly the R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation. $8,000 will be raised for children’s programing at the Class Acts programming fulfills founder Jackie Spencer. As for the hole-in-one vehicles? Back to the lots Spencer’s core belief that performing arts are a vital inthey go. gredient for a healthy community, an indispensable tool Contact the box office at 575 336-4800 or go online for a civilized society and positive form of education. to for more information or to “Jackie Spencer had the means, the vision and the drive to fulfill her dream of enhancing children’s lives through make a donation to Class Acts.

Hubbard Foundation honors ‘2012 Lincoln County Scholarship Award’ recipients The R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation in Ruidoso, is proud to announce the award of the three Hubbard Foundation’s “Lincoln County Scholarship Awards” to the following outstanding Lincoln County High School Seniors: Christopher Olmstead of Capitan High School Taylor Ashley Vuicich of Ruidoso High School Brenda Macias Lopez of Hondo

High School. Christopher Olmstead is the son of Clifford and Kelli Olmstead of Ruidoso. Christopher is the 2012 Valedictorian of the graduating class of Capitan High. He hopes to be attending UCLA in Los Angeles. Taylor Vuicich is the daughter of Bud and Likis Vuicich of Ruidoso. Taylor is the Valedictorian of the graduating class of Ruidoso High. She will be attending

Bikes for books

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From left to right, Art Wright, Dennis Haskell and Dave Milchen of Ruidoso Masons, Lodge #73, presenting kindergarten graduate Eleck Stone of Capitan a new bicycle as part of area Masons’ “Bikes for Books” program. “We know the wisdom of the ages are at their fingertips if they learn to read,” said Art Wright of the Ruidoso Masons.

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Sierra Vista Primary principal Michelle Perry puckered up and kissed a pig on that last day of school after her 350 first and second grade students met the challenge of reading 1 million pages during the year. “I am so proud of their accomplishment and hope that they all continue to nurture their love of reading. And if seeing me kiss a pig motivates them to read then I am happy to do it,” said Perry.

Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Brenda Macias Lopez is the daughter of Felipe and Cecilia Macias of Hondo. Brenda is the 2012 Valedictorian of the graduating class of Hondo High. She will be attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Since 1990, when the Hubbard Foundation established the scholarship awards program in Lincoln County, one Hondo, 4 Carrizozo, one Corona, 12 Capitan and 43 Ruidoso High School graduates, have received this prestigious award for a total of 58 Lincoln County students, with assistance over $400,000 from The R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation.

Each of these scholarships will generate $16,000 over a four-year period toward the Scholarship Award recipient’s education expense. Graduates of all five county high schools are eligible to apply each year. Eligibility requirements call for individuals to have maintained a minimum first seven-semester high school GPA of 3.5 or better. This year, thirty one students applied for the three scholarship awards. Vice President of the Hubbard Foundation, Joan Dale Hubbard said, “We are very pleased to recognize and assist these top graduates of Lincoln County in attaining their college educations and reaching for their dreams”.

This week in Lincoln County History Courtesy of Gary Cozzens, President, Lincoln County Historical Society May 28, 1855 First Sergeant Abraham Ferguson become first soldier to die at Fort Stanton due to barracks fight. He is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery. May 28, 1879 William Bonney testifies at Dudley Court of Inquiry. May 28, 1953 Dr. Mankinen notified Fort Stanton will be closed on June 30, 1953. May 29, 1873 Troops sent to Lincoln to put down trouble. One Hispanic killed. Mescalero Apache Reservation is established by Executive Order issued by President Grant. James Dolan allowed to return to Fort Stanton. May 30, 1870 Indians thought to be Navajos attack settlers near Fort Stanton and

kill three stampeding stock and stealing horses. May 30, 1888 Elements of 10 Infantry arrive at Fort Stanton. Units of 6th Cavalry detach. May 31, 1855 Brevet 2nd Lieutenant Giles P. Higgins departs for survey of Rio Bonito. First Post Return for the month of May. Garrison is comprised of Companies I and K, 1st Dragoons; Companies A and K and detachments of Companies C and E, Third Infantry; Company B and detachments of Companies E, I and K, 8th Infantry, and Company C, New Mexico Volunteers. The aggregate strength is 412. May 31, 1937 Doctors Lauriand and Ausan visit the Hospital.

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June 1 Horse racing Mountain Top New Mexico Bred Futurity trials at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m. Softball USSSA Queen of the Mountain fast pitch tournament at Eagle Creek, TBA

Spring Futurity at Sunland By Todd Fuqua Park and a favorite coming Sports Editor into Friday’s trials. Her trial was impresThe motto for horse sive enough, running in racing could be simithe ninth race, the filly lar as the Post Office’s June 2 trained by Carl Draper and – neither wind nor rain Horse racing ridden by Esgar Ramirez Free Spirit Handicap at Ruidoso nor snow shall keep the Downs, TBA. found a second gear midsteeds from running their Football way through the race and appointed races. Class 1A/Six man North-South Allcruised to a three-length The only weather Star game at Albuquerque, 7 p.m. win with a time of 17.848 Softball condition prevalent seconds. USSSA Queen of the Mountain fast Friday during the Rupitch tournament at Eagle Creek, TBA Still, her time was only idoso Futurity trials on the third fastest on the day. June 3 the opening day of live Prince Of Alexander won Horse racing racing at Ruidoso Downs the 18th race with a time Maiden, claiming and allowance racRace Track was wind, ing at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m. of 17.786 for trainer and but it was enough to afSoftball owner Michael ValenzuTodd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press fect every horse that set USSSA Queen of the Mountain fastela and jockey Jesse Lee Jockey Cody Jensen rides Krash Cartel to a win in the trials to the Ruidoso pitch tournament at Eagle Creek, TBA hoof on the track. Levario. Futurity, Friday, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Cartel ran 350 yards in Track and field So much so that the That doesn’t mean PJ 17.759 seconds, and the time stood as the fastest through 23 more trials Hershey youth meet at Ruidoso High fastest horse on the day – School, 3 p.m. Chick In Black’s connecon the day. Krash Cartel running in tions aren’t proud of her. June 4 the second race early in Horse Trainer Jockey Time “That horse is fast, and she Horse racing the morning – wouldn’t have been Krash Cartel John Stinebaugh Cody Jensen 17.759 can accelerate near the end,” said Maiden, claiming and allowance racPrince of Alexander Michael Valenzuela Jesse Levario 17.786 fast enough to even qualify for last ing at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m. Dallas Draper, son of trainer Carl. Stoli Angel Russell Harris Larry Payne 17.819 year’s Ruidoso Futurity. “She’s also very smart. A little kid Pj Chick in Black Carl Draper Esgar Ramirez 17.848 June 8 But the horse ridden by Jesatar Raymond Vargas Cody Jensen 17.906 can lead her around because she Horse racing Cody Jensen and trained by John Coronas Ice Maiden Paul Jones Saul Ramirez 17.910 knows where to go.” Mountain Top New Mexico Bred ThorPajarita Sita Alonso Orozco Esgar Ramirez 17.913 Stinebaugh was fast enough for oughbred Futurity trials at Ruidoso The Ruidoso Futurity final will Hes Mighty Exclusive Fred Danley Bonifacio Perez 17.928 Downs, 1 p.m. this year’s first leg of the Quarter be run June 9, and the winner will Separate Battle Carl Draper Tanner Thedford 17.928 Girls basketball Horse Triple Crown with a time of Jess A Zoomin Heath Reed GR Carter 17.973 be the only horse eligible for the Class 1A/B North-South All-Star game 17.759 seconds in the face of a 20 $4 million Triple Crown bonus, at Rio Rancho High School, 6 p.m. mile-per-hour headwind. The fact which would be given to the horse the world is pretty impressive. Softball that the time stood through 23 more trials Class 1A/3A North-South All-Star Among the field was PJ Chick In Black, that can win the Ruidoso, Rainbow and All doubleheader at Cobre High School, featuring some of the best two-year-olds in American futurities. the winner of this year’s New Mexico 5 p.m. USSSA Queen of the Mountain Too fast pitch tournament at Eagle Creek, TBA

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Horse racing Maiden, claiming and allowance racing at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m. Softball USSSA Queen of the Mountain Too fast pitch tournament at Eagle Creek, TBA

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May 22 Pirates 20, Dodgers 19 May 23 Tigers 20, Dodgers 11 May 24 Wildcats 9, Rays 7 May 25 Pirates vs. Tigers at Alamogordo, score N/A May 29 Rays vs. Dodgers at Alamogordo, 6 p.m. May 30 Pirates vs. Tigers at Alamogordo, 6 p.m. May 31 Dodgers vs. Wildcats at Alamogordo, 6 p.m. June 1 Wildcats vs. Tigers at Tularosa (2), 6 p.m. June 2 Tigers vs. Dodgers at Ruidoso, 2 p.m. June 4 Pirates vs. Rays at Alamogordo, 6 p.m. Majors

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All eyes may have been on Ochoa and Feature Mr Bojangles in the trials to this year’s Ruidoso Derby Saturday, and neither horse disappointed – running fast enough to make it to the $600,000 finale in two weeks. But neither were able to clock the fastest time – that honor went to Executive Brass, a $15,000 supplement top the trials who raced to a time of 20.121 seconds. In fact, Ochoa – 2011 All American Futurity champion – wasn’t even fast enough to win his trial. Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press The Sleepy GilbreathJockey Tanner Thedford rides Dashing Spartacus to the winner’s circle at Ruidoso Downs trained gelding was the favorite in his race – one of six Race Track after winning the first trial of the Ruidoso Derby, Saturday. trials run in a 30-mph headwind – but was bested at the All American Derby as well. finish line by Dashing Spartacus for his Draper also led RC Black Mamba first win in six starts. and Texas Rockstar to the June 9 final. Of course, Dashing Spartacus didn’t Feature Mr. Bojangles – owned by exactly come from nowhere. He’s R.D. Hubbard, Jim Helzer, SM Cattle trained by Carl Draper, a man who’s led Export Company and Jaime Dominguez DM Shicago and Heartswideopen to – did win his trial, defeating RC Black wins in the All American Futurity. He Mamba in the fourth trial by a half a also led the pair to wins in the Ruidoso length. Even so, his time of 20.157 and Rainbow Derbies, and pulled off the seconds was only the third fastest on the hat trick with DM Shicago, winning the day.

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Longshots surprise in Derby trials Wanted: local teams By Todd Fuqua for local tourney

Executive Brass wins his Ruidoso Derby trial by almost a length, Saturday, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. The gelding had the fastest time of the day at 20.121 seconds.

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The Mets’ Aden Gomez swings for the fences during his team’s game against the A’s in the Ruidoso Farm League championship, May 22.


Summer is On here, have no the doubt. I spent a long threeday weekend watching horses run and young boys playing baseball, and I’m officially pooped. That things have been so Todd Fuqua hectic in this mountain town is a fantastically good thing. I don’t remember the Memorial Day weekend this busy last year, so things are looking up. The tourist industry aside, there’s something of a baseball nature that have been nagging me. Part of the Memorial Day crush was the King of the Mountain tournament, a United States Specialty Sports Association event held each year in the Ruidoso area that involves 102 teams from all over New Mexico and West Texas ranging in age from seven and under to 14, playing at every field in Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs. If you were out and about this weekend, I’m sure you saw several young men in their baseball uniforms, along with their siblings, parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. They were all in town for this great tournament. My only problem: Not one of those teams was local. I’m sure there are those who argue you can’t play USSSA and Little League baseball in the same year – it’s one or the other. But consider the case of the Roswell Invasion, a 12U (age 12 and under) team from our neighboring city to the east. I was only following the team for a professional colleague. What I learned from their coach is that the team is made up of players that are on the team in addition to their membership on Little League squads back home. Playing in USSSA did not take away from their ability to play Little League – indeed, it enhanced it. As I write this, the Invasion is preparing to play in the semifinal game of the top flight bracket of their age division, one game away from a title contest. If they can play both versions of youth baseball – and excel at it – why can’t we have a similar situation in Ruidoso? True, there’s a lot of travel involved in a USSSA team. Tournaments are located all over the state and West Texas, but the experience against top competition the players get I believe would be worth it. We’d see local teams reap the benefits when it comes time for Little League tournaments in June and July. Anyway, it would also be nice to see some teams from the host community in there. It would give them an added stake in an event that has helped to enrich the village’s gross receipts tax and bottom lines of so many retailers in town.


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Push one more time

by Sarah Crewe with Ty Wyant

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain You know that feeling: When you are almost done. When you see the light at the end of the tunnel. When you know that if you just turn that page on your test you will see “END”. When you hit that last nail. When you turn that corner, knowing you’re almost home. The final week before taper the taper week is key. This is the week you push each discipline with intensity, but not volume. Add a few pick-ups in your bike and run—for example 4x3 minutes (or more, depending upon your previous training) with equal amount of rest on both the bike and the run. Work your 50 pickups in the pool. After a good warm up, for example, do 8x50 yards

in groups of four with 10 seconds rest, descending each 50 with a one-minute break between each group. Then repeat. Always cool down well. Do you like massages? Now is the time to think about scheduling a massage at least two days out from the race. This will help you to relax, get the bugs out, needle any niggles you may have and help you recover. Check your bike: Has it been tuned? Have you ridden the course? Tested the turns? Check your bike shoes. Can you get in and out of them easily? Check your running shoes: Can you run without socks? Have you tried? Wear your trisuit or whatever you plan to race in, while on a training ride or run. How about your goggles: do they fit well? Will you wear a cap? If so, can you get it on easily on the run to the pool? Now is the time to get whatever you need and practice wearing it, eating it or using it. Practice training in what you are going to wear. Never ever wear anything new, or do anything new in a race. Its been said a hundred thousand times,

and everyone breaks this rule at some point. I’ve broken it many times and have scars and blisters from my foolish mistakes. So be prepared for the consequences should you change your protocol the night before the race. Are you eating well? Sleeping well? Try your best to sleep well at least most nights of the week leading into the race. Keep hydrated. Now is not the time to try a new pill or energy drink. Keep it simple. Focus on getting one key training session in each discipline this week, as well as a brick. Ten days out should be your last hard workout. After that, it is said there is little to no training effect, just muscle memory and mental peace. Next week is taper week. Just get over this hill and you will be ready to rock the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon! All columns are at Sarah Crewe is a USAT (USA Triathlon) Level 1 coach who

coaches triathletes and is a certified RPM, yoga and American Swim Coach Association Level 2 coach. She is lead faculty for health and physical education at ENMU. To contact Sarah Crewe for training or learn more about the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon, call the Ruidoso Athletic Club at 257-4900. Always contact your doctor before beginning physical training and it is advisable to have a personal coach.

First Lady, Fine Loom handicaps decided By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press Came West out finished favored She’smylittleman to take the $50,000 First Lady Handicap for fillies and mares, and Valentino de Lao raced to a late-running victory in the $30,000 Fine Loom Handicap Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. In the six-furlong First Lady, the Karl Pergola-owned and -trained Came West raced in a stalking position and made a five-wide move through the lane to catch favored She’smylittleman and win by one length. It was another three lengths back to third-place finisher Pyrite On My Mind. Isaias Enriquez was aboard for the win in 1:12.26 for the six furlongs. A six-year-old daughter of Came Home, Came West raced to an allowance win at Sunland Park two starts ago and was second in the El Diario Stakes at Sunland Park. In the 870-yard Fine Loom Handicap, Tony Cames’ Valentino de Lao made a wide move from the outside post position in the seven-horse field to score a victory after a string of three second-place finishes. Valentino de Lao, who was timed in 45.84 seconds, crossed the finish line three lengths in front of Cat Five Storm and Git Er Done was third. Esgar Ramirez rode the winner for trainer Carlos Sedillo. Valentino de Lao was the runner-up in stakes races in his last two appearances. He was second in the Red Cell Sunland Park Distance Challenge and then was second in the SunRay Park Marathon. The four-year-old gelding by Apollo has won five of 14 starts with three second-place finishes.

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Valentino de Lao, ridden by Esgar Ramirez, won this year’s Fine Loom Handicap at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Sunday.

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5 through eighth grade, and there is no cost to be in the club. Practice times are This year’s Hershey youth track from 6-7 p.m. June 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, meet will be held June 3 at Ruidoso 27-28. The meets are scheduled to begin High School. Registration is at 2 p.m., at 6:30 p.m. and be finished before dark. while the meet begin at 3 p.m. The youth will be coached by RuidThe meet is open for youth athletes oso high school and middle school track ages 9 to 14, and the top two in each athletes and coaches. For more informaevent and age group go to the state meet tion, call Sam Lee at 575-219-9502, or at Rio Rancho June 23. the Ruidoso Parks and Recreation office Events include the 50 meter dash (9at 257-5030. 10 years only), 100, 200, and 400 meter dash, 800 meter run (11-12 years), 1,600 Big Willie Classic meter run (13-14), 4x100 meter relay, A golf fundraiser for People for standing long jump and softball throw. Kids will be held June 16 at Valle Del Participants can enter two track and Sol Golf Course in Carrizozo. The one field event, or one track and two field events each. No spikes are allowed. tournament is also accepting prize or cash donations to keep the event fun and For more information, call the Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department interesting for participants. Prizes may include – but are not at 257-5030. limited to – golf bags, golf clubs, balls, towels, trophies and gift cards. Youth development track This event is named after Willie The Ruidoso high school and Silva, a long-time business owner in middle school track and field programs Carrizozo. He contributed greatly over are hosting a youth development track many years to his community, and we program at Ruidoso High School startwould like to continue that tradition. ing June 6 and culminating with two For more information, contact track meets, June 15 and June 29. The program is open to youths ages James Silva at 480-332-4354.

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‘The Day They Kidnapped the Pope’

By Holly Braden For the Ruidoso Free Press “The Day They Kidnapped the Pope,” the current production of the Lincoln County Community Theatre, is a world acclaimed play by the Hungarian/Brazilian playwright Joao Bethencourt. Bethencourt is renowned for his humorous writings about human foibles. His plays have been written in numerous languages and produced worldwide. The Vatican gave “Pope” rave reviews. Bethencourt died in 2006, and true to his humorous take on the world his last words were, “I’ve known more comfortable 5 star services.” He has left us 40 plays and one of the most popular is “The Day They Kidnapped the Pope.” The plot centers on the imaginary kidnapping of Pope Albert IV by Samuel Leibowitz, a Jewish cab driver who lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two teenage children. Samuel, played by Tug Bowden, wants to hold the pope, Don Madaris, as ransom for a day of world peace. This becomes increasingly difficult to pull off when the local rabbi, Lea Keylon, plays detective and informs the local sheriff that the pope is sleeping on the Leibowitz sofa. Sara, Lori Lamphere, is Sam’s long suffering wife who gives in to her libido and marries a man who drops his pants to

protest political causes. The teenage Leibowitz children, Jonah Bowden and Meagan Meyer, are typical in their disdain of their parents, until they find the pope residing in their pantry along with the apples. The action really starts when Sheriff Schultz and Cardinal O’Hara, Larry Kingsley, arrive with lots of fire power and attempt to storm the house through the garden that has been mined to kill the local ants. Watch for a delightful running commentary by Josie Parsons as a news reporter. Directed by James Martel, a seasoned theatre veteran who is new to the Ruidoso area, this play has sharp comedic lines interspersed with slapstick action. It is suitable for the entire family and will have all ages laughing out loud. “Pope” is a sweet comedy presented with a serious message. Who would have thought that a day of world peace could come about because of a brown paper lunch bag that smells of pickles? “The Day They Kidnapped the Pope” will be presented on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. The new Lincoln County Community Theatre venue is at the White Mountain Annex location of Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso, 203 White Mountain Drive.

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Fiesta time in Hondo By Cindy Gomez For the Ruidoso Free Press Hondo Valley Public Schools held its annual Folklorico Fiesta on Saturday, May 12 in the Hondo Gymnasium. Many people came to enjoy the colorful and spectacular performances of the students in grades Headstart -12th. This year was Hondo’s 60th anniversary. The very first Fiesta Queen, Cecilia Booky, was present at the event and participated in this year’s coronation. This year’s King and Queen were brother and sister, German

Lerma and Valeria Lerma. Runner ups were Andrew Padilla and Brenda Macias, third runner ups were Jesus Martinez and Selena Chavez. A special thanks to David Tremblay and Sidney Trujillo for the pictures that were taken at the event, the Master of Ceremonies Alice Booky Valesquez, judges Adam Herrera, Elizabeth Torres and Tara Richardson and to the faculty and staff who helped in putting on this year’s fiesta. This year’s fiesta was a great success.

BookTalk with local authors and a local artist

Discussions about a historical fiction novel for the BookTalk at the Ruidoso Public Library will take place Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. This time participants will “book travel” to the El Paso/Las Cruces/Alamogordo/Cloudcroft area with Virginia Tepfer, an Alamogordo resident, and her book, “Chamizal, a trilogy of Territory, War, and Statehood,” as well as Alamogordo artist, Ernie Lee Miller. This trilogy is a revelation of historical events laying the groundwork for the growth of the El Paso/Las Cruces/ Alamogordo/Cloudcroft area. These events portray New Mexico’s volatile history and introduces actual and some invented characters that made it happen. Travel along through Alamogordo’s formation and the startup of the logging industry in Cloudcroft, through the Spanish American War and Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, and at long last New Mexico’s becoming a state in January 1912. Joining Tepfer will be Alamogordo painter, Ernie Lee Miller, one of the finest historical painters in the Southwest. Miller will be displaying some of her paintings depicting the early years in the area, as well as other portrait paintings. Her painting, “Iron Horse in the Sky,” was used for the cover art and is on display at Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital. Miller emphasized that she received “…the most influence in my art from local artists,” she said. She especially admired Peter Hurd, who she saw painting a mural on the Alamogordo post office (now the Otero County office building). She refers to Hurd “as an artist of the people.” She also acknowledges the positive influ-

ence of workshops in Taos from David Teffel and Sherry McGraw. Certainly the centerpiece of her art has been the Founder’s Park project at the southeast corner of White Sands Boulevard and 10th Street in Alamogordo. She was first commissioned to do the busts of the two Eddie brothers and William Hawkins in recognition of Otero County and Alamogordo centennials. The name of the book, Chamizal is an actual national park in El Paso located near the erratic Rio Grande River. Because the river changes courses, Chamizal is sometimes located in Texas, sometimes in Mexico. It became the title because one of the main characters has Chamizal, the place, as a cherished memory of where she had fallen in love with an early childhood acquaintance. Meet these two interesting and talented Alamogordo women in the library conference room. Books will be for sale and signed. A portion of the proceeds will be The air in the mountains is thin – donated to the Friends of your chainsaw needs AmericAn Oxygen the Library. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. Library hours are: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.




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May 29, 2012

The Nest is music to her ears

Kolb plays keyboard Local musician Susan and sings anything from Landers Kolb is a busy country music to Irish woman. Whether playing and Spanish. Her goal is at weddings, country clubs to learn three new songs or local restaurants, she a week to keep her music clocks in countless hours fresh. Kolb has previously on the microphone and performed at a summer keyboard. celebration for the ladies Kolb sets Sundays of the Nest and recalls that aside for rest and worship. occasion fondly. “But sometimes the op“I had a comical little portunity to do something boy come up to me and good comes up and it Courtesy photo tell me, “You have to do overrides my need to rest Ruidoso musician, Susan Metallica.” I told him, “I and relax,” says Kolb. Landers Kolb. don’t do Metallica,” she Last Sunday, Kolb says with a smile. was asked to perform at Kolb hopes to encourage fellow a Mother’s Day Brunch in Alto. “I don’t musicians to find ways to give back to the desire to do any paid work on Sundays. community. Kolb can be seen at Grace However, I’m always looking for a way O’Malley’s on Thursday nights and weekto give back to the community,” she said. ends at Tina’s Café. For more informaHer solution? She performed at the event tion, find her on Facebook at https://www. and donated her entire salary and tips to the Nest Domestic Violence Shelter in Ruidoso Downs. The Nest Domestic Violence Shelter “The Nest seemed the ideal place to provides a full range of services to domesdonate the money, in recognition of the tic violence victims, including free and conwomen out there. People underestimate fidential shelter, counseling, legal advocacy the job of being a mother and I wanted to and resource development in the commushow my appreciation to the mothers at nity. Professional advocates are available the Nest,” explains Kolb. 24 hours a day by calling 866-378-6378.

Ruidoso High School’s Red Feather Theatre Company gives their very best wishes to four outstanding Red Feather graduating seniors who applied and received the high school’s theatre scholarship. Also best wishes to our other long time Red Feather members and Grads - Jorge Montelongo, Tommye Mitchell and Heather Ryen. A very big thank you to all in the community and school district personnel who have supported Red Feather, making the program and the following scholarships possible. Candace received $500 from Red Feather and $1,500 from NMSU and other scholarship offers. Based on the NMAA Drama Competition at San Juan College, Candace won first place in the state for the past two years for Dramatic Monologue and first place in the state for Dramatic Duet with fellow actor Mercedes. Candace also directed Jerry’s Cafe and is now a produced playwright.

Hub Theatre Group presents the acclaimed musical ‘Next to Normal’

Since Hub Theatre Group has announced its production of “Next to Normal,” an exciting and acclaimed Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, it has turned the focus of the musical performance towards education as well as entertainment. “Next to Normal” tells the story of a family dealing with bipolar disorder and family tragedy. Hub Theatre Group acknowledges the existence of social stigma surrounding mental illness and, along with sponsors in the local mental health community (TrustPoint, Covenant, UMC and MHMR), hope their efforts in conjunction with the musical can act to reduce the stigma and open conversations about mental illness. Next to Normal follows the story of Diana and Dan Goodman. Diana Goodman seems to have it all. She has a loving husband, Dan, and an over-achieving, am-

bitious young daughter, Natalie. But from the opening of the show it is clear that this family is anything but ordinary. Diana struggles with her bipolar disorder and the death of her infant son. Her struggles are shared by family members dealing not only with the present consequences of her disease, but with their own difficulties. Hub Theatre Group’s cast of “Next to Normal” will be performing at Pinecliff Village Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. The performance is free. Donations will be appreciated to offset travel costs for this Texas group. This is a free pre-view for their performances at the RHS Preforming Arts Center on June 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students and seniors (65 and up). For tickets go to www. or call 806-300-5962.

Mercedes Espinoza received $500 from Red Feather and other scholarship offers. Based on the NMAA Drama Competition at San Juan College, Mercedes won first in the state for the past two years for Dramatic Duet with fellow actor Candace and second place for Dramatic Monologue. In addition, she is a produced playwright. She wrote “The Fallen” and the sequel “Broken Wings.” Sarah Sue Jones received $500 from Red Feather. Based on the NMAA Drama Competition at San Juan College, Sarah Sue is third in the state for Dramatic Monologue, third for costume management and received a $1,000 ENMU scholarship. She helped the RHS Band place second at the state pageant. She was the choreographer for “1920’s Day Dance” and choreographed the dream sequence in “Grey Rose.“ Meagan Meyer received $500 from Red Feather, a $2,000 scholarship from ENMU Portales, $500 from The Knights of Columbus and $100 from the Luna Club. Meagan will study Theatre Arts and Business at ENMU Portales. Meagan is also a produced playwright. She wrote “Greyworld” for Playwright’s Nights and was also the play’s director/ stage manager.

Thank you to the following people and organizations who have contributed so much to Red Feather this year: Can’t Stop Smokin’ Jhett Schiavone - Chef and parents Cassandra and Pete Schiavone. Thank you for your tremendous donation of delicious food each night for over 30 in “The Wizard of Oz” cast and crew and for cooking for almost 600 people who attended! Thank you also for the show posters and tickets! The Inn of the Mountain Gods Golden Yarn Flooring Shirley Schenk, owner. Shirley’s daughter is Kayleen, the current Red Feather President who will also play Ariel in “The Tempest.” Thank you Shirley for organizing parent volunteers as well as your generous yearly donation and to Kayleen for all she has and will do in Red Feather. Eugene Heathman, Editor - Ruidoso Free Press Thank you for encouraging Red Feather students to write articles and submit their work, for sharing with students about the importance of writing, promotion, deadlines and the media cycle. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise to help Red Feather grow through writing, your radio shows and newspaper. MTD Radio • Ruidoso Free Press - Sandi Aguilar • The Humane Society Thrift store Lucina Sarber, Editor - Vamanos • Heleen Kobelnick - Vamanos • Gilmore Construction The Pink Ladies @ the hospital auxillary thrift store Walmart • Zia Natural Gas • The Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce Barbara Westbrook • The amazing RHS custodial staff • Dyann Perkins - RMS Sheri Dawson - Front desk reception RHS • Brigid Herrera - RHS Bookkeeping Spencer Theatre’s Bob Phaup - The Pumpkin Carriage for the middle school theatre plays RHS Instructors Marilyn Orr, Marilyn Lyons, Brian Brown, Yelena Temple, Jeff Owens More parents who donate time and/or resources: Bernadette Lozano, Angie Robinson, Richard Parsons, Catherine and Robert Diaz, Mr. James Gilmore of Gilmore Construction, Bernadette Chavez, Renee Hall of Papa Bear’s Cupcake Emporium, Teresa Meyers, Jack McCaw, Becky McCaw, Dori McKinley, Cecelia and Michael Francis The Ruidoso Municipal School District and School Board for allowing this performing arts program to exist. Joe Avalos - RSPAC Manager and RHS Instructor • The RHS staff • Marsha Sowder - RMSD Central Office • RMSD Central Office -Supertintendent Dr. Harris, Assoc. Supt. Patty White, Principals Pauline Staski and George Heaton, Activities Director Keif Johnson Last but not least, THANK YOU Ruidoso for attending the plays this year. There were six produced - two classics and four student-written. Red Feather is already in production for next year’s first semester play, all five acts of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 7 p.m., Nov. 3 & 4. Please make plans now to come hear and see the last play Shakespeare ever wrote!

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May 29, 2012



TUESDAY FRIDAY MAY 29 JUNE 1 Live Music at WPS in Midtown The Rascal Fair and White Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Oaks Community Market, 5 p.m. to dark. Produce, plants, flowers, WEDNESDAY crafts and unique entertainment. MAY 30 Every Friday through the summer. Farmer’s Market at SBS Wood Mike Sanjku performs in WenShavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 dell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the a.m. Mountain Gods Resort & Casino The Sterilizers perform at Casa from 5 to 10 p.m. Blanca Restaurant on Mechem Doug Fuqua performs in WenDrive from 6 to 9 p.m. dell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Live Music at WPS in Midtown Mountain Gods Resort & Casino Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. from 5 to 11 p.m. Cree Meadows Country Club THURSDAY is hosting a fish fry and live band. MAY 31 Cantina Night at Laughing Ruidoso New Mexico Line Dance Jamboree, Ruidoso Con- Sheep Farm, 1 mile west of Lincoln, vention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Hwy 380, mm 96, from 5 to 9 p.m. Dr., May 31, 2 - 4 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.; Live music with guitar and fiddle June 1, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Jam- playing Western Swing. Tomas Vigil performs at Landboree will begin with a workshop with local choreographers and locked Restaurant on Mechem resume with an all-request dance Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs session. Friday’s event will include a lunch break. Many of the dancers at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem will be coming from as far away Drive, 6 p.m. Susan Kolb performs at the No as Carlsbad and Farmington. For more information, contact LaNora Name Café 6 - 9 p.m. during Prime Time Fridays. 522 Sudderth, 575Pickel: 575-336-7034 Camp Capitan 1940 - Ruidoso 257-2253. Friday evening dinners Public Library, 10:30 a.m. and 7 are by reservation. p.m. This is a 75-minute play by The Eliminators perform at Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann. Casa Blanca Restaurant, Mechem Suitable for audiences ages 8 & Drive, 6 p.m. up. Brought to you by New Mexico Lincoln Co. Community TheatState Library Foundation grant er: “The Day They Kidnapped and the Friends of the Library. Get the Pope,” ENMU Annex at 203 a glimpse of the lives of six young White Mountain Dr., June 1 & 2, 7 women who attended the camp p.m. “The Day They Kidnapped the during the Depression, meet the Pope” is by Joao Bethencourt. This camp director, a visiting WPA play- delightful comedy tells the story wright, a New York City reporter, of how cab driver Sam Liebowitz and a young man from the nearby from New York City ends up with CCC Camp. For more information, an unlikely passenger - the Pope! Sharon Stewart, sharonstewart@ The message of peace and hope; for the world underlies this send an venturous and hilarious story. For email. FREE. more information, go to www. Live Music with TomTom and Admission: $10 per friends at Sanctuary on the River, person. 207 Eagle Drive, 12 - 1:30 p.m. “Next to Normal,” HUB TheaEnjoy hearty soups and salads at tre Group, RHS Performance Art ChopChop Inspired Salads and Center, 125 Warrior Dr., June 1, have some lunch-time fun with 7:30 p.m.; June 2, 2 & 7:30 p.m. live music performed by TomTom Hub Theatre Group presents this and friends every Thursday. For acclaimed musical, which is one more information, call 575-630- of only 8 musicals to win both the 1111. Tony and Pulitzer Prize. Despite Mark Kashmar, country blues, the compellingly serious nature of Cafe Rio, Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30. the material, the story is pushed Karaoke with DJ Pete! Cree forward by an extraordinary rock Meadows Lounge, 6 - 11 p.m., musical score and strong characevery Thursday, evening, including ters that leave room for tragedy, all-you-can-eat taco bar from 6 - 9 laughter and, ultimately, hope. For p.m. Pass the word, the Cree Mead- more information call 806-300ows lounge is open to the public! 5962; Mark Remington performs Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem for students and seniors. Drive, 6 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older Live music at WPS in Midtown songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m.

Things to do every day

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

Karaoke at The Elks Lodge on Highway 70, next to the Ruidoso Emporium, at 7 p.m. with All For Fun Karaoke. Suzi Weber & the Mixx (Classic Rock to Country) 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. Live music downstairs at Lucy’s Cantina in Midtown Ruidoso from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. SATURDAY JUNE 2 Kid’s Fishing Day, Grindstone Lake, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Boys and girls, ages 12 and under. The event will include friendly competitions divided by age groups for prizes. Canoe rides, lectures and refreshments will be provided. Smokey Bear will also be making an appearance. For more information, call Parks and Recreation: 575-2575030. Free. Masonic Lodge #41, Benefit Poker Run, Eagle Creek RV Park, 159 Ski Run Rd., Alto, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Poker run, brisket dinner, horseshoes, door prizes, and award ceremony. Dinner will be held at Eagle Creek RV Park. First bike out at 9 am. Last bike in at 3:30 pm. Dinner is at 4:30. For more information, call Carl McDaniel: 575-354-5707. $25. Includes poker run & dinner. Book Talk with Virginia A. Tepfer on Chamizal, Ruidoso Public Library, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join Virginia A. Tepfer for a talk on her historical novel on the Chamizal territory (El Paso). The trilogy in one book: “Territory - War - Statehood.”

museum to be granted “af�iliate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum is home to an extensive permanent collection of magni�icent carriages, wagons, saddles, �irearms and Indian artifacts, as well as everchanging traveling exhibits. Located just east of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Highway 70, the entrance to the Museum features the landmark bronze “Free Spirits of Noisy Water,” one of the largest equine sculptures in the U.S. with eight larger-than-life horses, representing seven different breeds. The Museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission begins at $6 for adults with discounts available for seniors, military and youth. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is owned and operated by the City of Ruidoso Downs. To �ind more information on the Hubbard Museum of the American West, please visit or call 575-378-4142. “Biennale Grande” juried art show and exhibit, Hubbard Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, runs through July 15. The 2nd “Biennale Grande” art show and exhibit is in the Museum’s Green Tree Gallery. Original art

For more information Sharon Stewart,; RuidosoPL. Free. Ruidoso Mountain of Blues Festival, Wingfield Park, 501 Wingfield Drive, Ruidoso, 12 - 8:30 p.m. The 15th Annual Ruidoso Mountain of Blues Festival - visit for the complete performance schedule. For more information, 575.257.9533; www. $20 in advance; $22 at the gate; military discount available. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 11 p.m. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. Acoustic Open Mic, Cree Meadows Country Club, 6 - 9 p.m. Everyone gets 15 minutes or 3 songs whichever comes first. They bring their own instruments and are encouraged to bring all their friends. Hosted by the band “Second Nature,” which has been performing in Ruidoso and surrounding areas for the past 20 years. For more information, call Ile Boren, 257-0872. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant & Bar on Mechem from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Drive, 6 p.m. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina on Mechem Drive from 7 to 9 p.m.

from some of New Mexico’s best artists will be on display. The Biennale Grande is a juried �ine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. Thirty-nine artists, representing 54 pieces of original art, were selected as �inalists for the show. These artists and their works will bene�it from regional recognition and exposure through New Mexico’s �irst Smithsonian af�iliate museum, as well as the opportunity to sell their work(s). The Hubbard Museum is open 7 days a week 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 575-378-4142, or 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. Pillow’s Funtrackers is the premier family fun center in New Mexico. We have been providing fun to thousands of families for over twenty years. Our park includes three go-kart tracks, miniature golf, arcade, Mountain Maze, and seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Panning for Gemstones, Rock Climbing Wall, Extreme Air and Kiddie Bounce House.

Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Suzi Weber & the Mixx (Classic Rock to Country) 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. Live music downstairs at Lucy’s Cantina in Midtown Ruidoso from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. SUNDAY JUNE 3 St Joseph Apache Mission Parish Bazaar, 626 Mission Trail, Mescalero, 12 - 5 p.m. Games, arts & crafts, entertainment. For more information, St Joseph Parish: 575464-4473; www.stjosephmission. org/. Free. Piñon Pottery Mosaic Flower Pot Workshop, 26465 E Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, 1 - 4 p.m. Vicki Conley will be holding a mosaic tiled flower pot workshop. The cost is $20 and covers all materials. All proceeds go to The Episcopal Church in Lincoln County’s outreach fund. For more information, call Vicki at 575-937-0873. Sundays Under the Stars, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 6 - 11 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or your blanket. There will be live music by the band Suzie Weber & the Mixx at 6 and a movie after sunset. This week’s movie is “The Smurfs” with Neil Patrick Harris. Both are outdoors next to the lake in the back of the resort. For more information, 1-800-545-9011; Free. Live music at WPS in Midtown

Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. MONDAY JUNE 4 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event! Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, 1 - 4 p.m. Start your engines! Kickoff party for the Ruidoso Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Races: Hot Wheels, marbles, slinky, and cars. Prizes! For more information, call Kari Dawn Kolander, 575258-3704; ruidosopl/send an email. Free. Kellie Pickler at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., Mescalero, 8 - 10 p.m. Country music artist Kellie Pickler was made famous on the fifth season of American Idol. Soon after, she established herself as a country music powerhouse with hits including, “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” and “Best Days of Your Life.” Her latest album “100 Proof” was released in January. For more information, 1-800-545-9011; www. Tickets start at $25. Full Moon Night at White Sands, 15 miles south of Alamogordo, Hwy 70, 8:30 - 9 p.m. Bring a picnic and enjoy the moonlight on the white sand or listen to music, learn about the monument and enjoy the beauty of the moonlit dunes at the program area. For more information, call White Sands National Monument: 575479-6124. Entrance fees are $3 per person 16 and older; children 15 and under are free. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Thank You, Ruidoso! The Parent Committee for Project Graduation 2012 Would like to thank our contributors for this year’s event! 75 students participated – it was a huge success and we could not have done it without you!

Special Thanks

to Ruidoso High School Administration, Matt Bryant with Lincoln County Transportation, RD and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation, Condotel, Zia Natural Gas, Walmart, McCracken Home Gallery AND ALL the parents and volunteers who showed up to help! Dr. Frank Dimotta Dr. Hewitt following financial/door Dr. Wolfel prize Contributors: Family Insurance Ace Hardware Family Vision Center Alan Morel, Attorney Framer’s Insurance Alto Café Funtrackers Altrusa Club of Ruidoso Gary Thompson, CPA American Oxygen Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub Apache Trading Co. GSV Title Assist to Sell Hair We Are Baja Broadband Holiday Inn Express Barnett Carpets R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Before & After Salon Foundation Bella Vita Salon Indulgence at Stettheimer’s Big O Tires Inn of the Mountain Gods Billy the Kid Casino J. Roberts Boots & Jeans John Underwood Brunell’s Mountain Clothing Josie’s Framery Candle Power Kellerman’s Midtown Century 21 Emporium Circle J BBQ Klassy Kids City Bank LaGrone Funeral Home Condotel Corp Laser Car Wash Dr. Bennett Leather’s With Style Dr. Taylor Orthodontics Lincoln County Abstract & Dr. Coyne, DDS Title

Thank you to all the

McCracken Home Gallery My Sister’s Closet Optimist Club Otero Federal Credit Union Postal Annex Red Raccoon Ruidoso Realtors Ronnie Hemphill CPA Rotary Club of Ruidoso Ruidoso Bowling Alley Ruidoso Flower Shop Ruidoso Ford Sacred Grounds Coffee Shaw Engineering Shrimpy’s Restaurant Sierra Blanca Motors Sierra Cinema Sierra Ski Rentals Simon Gomez Goldsmith Tansation The Links The Lodge at Sierra Blanca The RAC The Title Company Therapy Associates Took & Johnnie’s True Value

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May 29, 2012

The Center: a new place for caring in Carrizozo

listic approach to community assistance. on the corner of E and 11th, The By Sue Hutchison “Our ministry is in its infancy. It is a Center houses the Johnson’s Reporter work in progress and we believe God has counseling offices, the exercise/ great plans for The Center. In April, 2011, Wallace (Wally) PhD dance studio of Susana Toler and a great old building with 1,125 square and Kerry Johnson are as a community center. The Johnfeet of usable space became available, opposite as oil and vinegar. sons counsel both separately and and we’ve remodeled to make what The Married just four years, their together. Center is today,” says Kerry who is quick backgrounds are worlds apart. “We use Temperament to give her new husband credit for most Their common goal these Therapy. Each of us is born with of the structural work. Rhonica and Sudays, however, is to “come a unique self. We help our clients alongside Carrizozo churches discover the God-given bent they sana Toler spent countless hours renovating the dance/exercise space, making a reaching out to those who are were designed to live,” Kerry Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press explains. Discovering individualfunctional room for Susana’s classes. hurting,” according to Kerry. Kerry and Wally Johnson, The Center for Hope and Light. ity takes time. The Johnsons are To inquire about programs, counselWally, a Carrizozo naing, exercise classes and Bible studies, tive, was born in the ‘Zozo willing to develop relationships clinic in 1946 on Valentine’s Day. His which encourage this discovery. Tempera- phone 575-973-5757. showed Kerry the area and she recalls family lived in Claunch and left the area ment Therapy does not destroy individuthe moment she saw the Nogal valley for a few years later when it just wouldn’t ality but offers hope in the effort to live the first time. They married shortly after. rain. Wally returned to Roswell in 1994, authentically. Dealing with her own uphill struggles, working with Church on the Move, and The Center houses many types of she knew the importance of having in 2002, moved to Lincoln County to assistance to the community. In addition someone with which to talk. Her MA in Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran care for his ailing parents who have since education was fine for her first career but to current family and individual counselChurch welcomes you to their outdoor passed. He earned a PhD in Clinical ing services, The Center’s future plans wasn’t what she needed to join her new worship service in the church pavilion Christian Counseling from Cornerstone include academic tutoring for elementary husband’s calling and she’s in the proat 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. University. No stranger to life’s difficuland high school students, Little Theater cess of completing a PhD in counseling Members and summer visitors enties, Wally has been counseling those in productions, Reader’s Theater to encouras well. Currently she’s a commissioned joy this outdoor service, and it is not need for more than 15 years. age expression, and transitional assistance minister and licensed as a counselor. unusual to see one of God’s creation Kerry, a single public school teacher for recently released inmates. Working with the National Christian in the form of a deer joining us. This in California for 30 years, came to LinCurrently, a ladies’ Bible study meets Counselors’ Association, the Johnsons additional worship service runs from coln County in 2008 to visit friends who Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. with materials opened The Center for Hope and Light Memorial weekend through Labor knew and introduced her to Wally. He provided. Kerry facilitates the meetings at 1014 E Street in Carrizozo. Located Day weekend. and both outreach and fellowship are Led by Rev. Thomas Schoech, the byproducts of this group’s interaction. outdoor service is followed by Bible Prayer groups are available along with class at 9:30 a.m. and the regular youth Bible studies. worship service at 10:30 a.m. held in“Churches in Carrizozo see us as a doors. Shepherd of the Hills is located cooperating force. We’re not here to take Charles Clary at 1120 Hull Road in Ruidoso. The anyone away from any church but to church office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 You are invited to the J Bar J Country Church for a parenting conference this Friday, work together in making a difference in p.m. weekdays. For more information Saturday and Sunday. Friday, June 1 we will have a dinner at 6 p.m. and a viewing of the town,” says Kerry. ‘Zozo churches work call 575-258-4191. movie “Courageous” will follow. Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to noon we will have studies in tandem with The Center to create a hofor biblically-based parenting. There will be coffee, drinks and nibble food. There will be six 30-minute sessions on the basic principles of parenting. After the studies, there will be a discussion period for sharing, questions, and answers. Sunday, June 3, in the morning worship, CHURCH SERVICES the sermon will deal with the spiritual training needed in the lives of our children. Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Worship 10:45 AM This conference is for parents of all ages. We never quit being parents even though our Sunday Night 6:00 PM children are grown. In fact, they need our prayers and encouragement more than ever. We Listen or Download FREE Wednesday Night 7:00 PM never stop being needed by our children. We will provide childcare for nursery, preschool, and children. There is no charge for the conference, but we need to know if you would attend. Call the church at 257-6899 and give us your name and the number of children for which care is needed, so that we will be able to prepare food and childcare for those who attend. Teaching you Chapter by Chapter & Verse by Verse. We chose the time for the conference in between Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day for the 126 Church Drive • Ruidoso, NM • 575-378-4174 emphasis on parenting. We hope that you will attend and that the studies will help us all be Next to Family Vision Center on Mescalero Drive better parents. The J Bar J is located on Hwy 70 West, , just beyond the Twin Spruce Mobile Plenty of Parking! Home and RV Park. The conference will be held in the smaller building, the Fellowship Hall.

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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

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127 Rio Corner w/Eagle, Mid-town. For more information call: 378-7076 First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Ryan Arnold; 1211 Hull at Gavilan Canyon Road, 258-4250 Carrizo Christian Fellowship Leonard Kanesewah Ill, Pastor. 56 White Mt. Dr., 3 mi. W of Inn of the Mountain Gods Mescalero. 464-4656 CHURCH OF CHRIST Gateway Church of Christ 415 Sudderth, Ruidoso, 257-4381. John Duncan, Minister Church of Christ - Capitan Highway 48. Joshua Watkins, Minister CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Ruidoso Ward, 1091 Mechem Bishop Jon Ogden, 258-1253 Church of Jesus Christ LDS Mescalero Branch, Mormon Missionaries 317-2375 EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount 121 Mescalero Trail, Ruidoso. Rev. Judith Burgess Rector 257-2356. Website: www. St. Anne’s Episcopal Chapel in Glencoe Episcopal Chapel of San Juan in Lincoln St. Matthias Episcopal Chapel Carrizozo, 6th & E Street FOURSQUARE Capitan Foresquare Church Hwy 48, Capitan. Harold W. Perry, Pastor EVANGELICAL The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church 1035 Mechem Dr. 802-5242 FULL GOSPEL Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Int’l K-Bob’s Hwy. 70 in Ruidoso. Ron Rice, 3540255, e-mail Mission Fountain of Living Water San Patricio JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Jehovah’s Witness - Ruidoso Kingdom Hall 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 257-7714 Congregacion Hispana de los Testigos de Jehova 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 378-7095 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 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 4378916; 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, NM 88345. 257-6075. Pastor: Carlos & Gabby

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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. www. Keepin’ it simple ... Keepin’ it real! Cornerstone Church Cornerstone Square, 613 Sudderth Drive, 257-9265. John & Joy Wyatt, Pastors Cowboy Church Preacher Buster Reed of Amarillo. Call 378-4840 for more info Foot of the Cross Christian Ministries 2812 Sudderth (Pine Tree Shopping Center) Pastor, Phil Appel. For more info please call 937-8677 or visit our website at Grace Harvest Church 1108 Gavilan Canyon Rd, 336-4213 Iglesia Bautista “Vida Eterna” Pastor Rev, Ramon Robledo. 207 East Circle, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346, 361 E. Hwy. 70, 378-8108. Email: 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. 9376664. 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, 378-7264. Chaplain Darrell Winter The Word of Life Church Rev. Chuck Fulton, pastor/648-2339. 711 ‘E’ Ave., Carrizozo, NM. Afliated 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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120 LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC Notice Discharge Permit Application


The applicant is seeking a Discharge Permit for the proposed discharge. Provided the applicant has met applicable requirements, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will propose a Discharge Permit containing limitations, monitoring requirements, and other conditions intended to protect ground water quality for present and potential future use. Information in this public notice was provided by the applicant and will be verified by the New Mexico Environment Department during the permit application review process. NMED will accept comments and statements of interest regarding the application and will create a facility specific mailing list for persons who wish to receive future notices. You may send comments or statements of interest to: Melanie Sanchez, DP-244 Ground Water Quality Bureau PO Box 5469 Santa Fe, NM 87502 For additional information, please call 505-827-2900 Applicant Andrea Nieto, Superintendent Hondo Valley Public Schools PO Box 55 Hondo, NM 88336

130 EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted! Dishwashers, line cooks, servers and prep cooks. Apply in person Tuesday-Friday 10 am-3 pm at Kokopelli Club 1200 High Mesa Rd. Part time Maintenance person needed. General handyman knowledge required. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express. 400 W. Hwy 70. Part time Breakfast host needed. Must have prior serving experience. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30am-11:00am Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express 400 W Hwy 70. HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED. Housekeeping department under new management. Experience required. Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express 400 W Hwy 70. FRONT DESK POSITION available at the Holiday Inn Express. Must have knowledge of the local area, and possess strong customer service skills. Saturday-Tuesday, 3 pm - 11 pm. Please apply in person at 400 W Hwy 70. Cornerstone Bakery Café is seeking new applicants for all positions including experienced cooks, bakers, cake decorators and front of the house staff. Must work well with others, work well under pressure and a good attitude. Apply in person. 359 Sudderth Night Drivers needed. 575973-1427 Your local Verizon Wireless Retailer in Ruidoso is now accepting applications for a friendly, outgoing, professional Sales Rep. Sales experience a plus. Will train. Please inquire in person at 26126 US Hwy70 Ruidoso, NM part-time relief direct care staff needed to work with developmentally disabled adults at New Horizons Developmental Center in Carrizozo. Must be at least 21 years old and pass drug, alcohol, and criminal background screenings. Starting wage $7.65 per hour. pick up an employment application at New Horizons offices, 810 “E” Avenue, Carrizozo. Call Laura for information at 575-648-2379 www.newhorizonsdevelpopmentalcenter. org. Equal opportunity employer. Well-established Ruidoso real estate firm is searching for a Property Management Assistant. Prefer applicant to have a New Mexico real estate license. Send or drop by resumes to Prudential Lynch Realty, 616 Mechem Drive, NM 88345

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Eastern New Mexico UniversityRuidoso invites applications from qualified individuals for:

Hondo Valley Public Schools, DP-244 DP-244, Hondo Valley Public Schools, Andrea Nieto, Superintendent, proposes to renew the Discharge Permit for the discharge of up to 6,000 gallons per day of domestic wastewater to a treatment and disposal system. Potential contaminants from this type of discharge include nitrogen compounds. The facility is located at 111 Don Pablo Lane, Hondo, in Section 3, T10S, R17E, Lincoln County, Ground water beneath the site is at a depth of approximately 39 feet and has a total dissolved solids concentration of approximately 1,144 milligrams per liter.


300 Want to Buy WANTED: PRE-1975 COMIC BOOKS, sports & bubble gum cards. Mags, toys, movies & music, rock and roll stuff anything PRE-1975! Please call Mike: 201-892-1212 $pd

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Looking for a career in Real Estate? Call us! For additional listings & other valuable information: HEAD START TEACHER ASSISTANT - Region IX Education Cooperative is seeking a highly qualified individual committed to early childhood programs. Work Schedule: Aligned with the Capitan Municipal Schools’ calendar Work Hours: 37.50 per week Pay: Head Start Teacher Assistant Salary Schedule/ Education & Experience Approximate Start Date: August 2012 Application Deadline: Until filled Minimum Qualifications: 1. CDA certification in Early Childhood Education preferred or 11 college credit hours in related field 2. Successful experience working with preschool age children and special needs children 3. Demonstrates a willingness to work in a cooperative working environment For application and full job description go to then click on Internal Support then Human Resources and download documents. REC IX is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status or handicap/disability in employment practices or the provision services.

HEAD START TEACHER - Region IX Education Cooperative is seeking highly qualified individuals committed to early childhood programs for a Teacher position. Minimum Qualifications: 1. Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in Early Childhood or related field preferred 2. Successful experience working with preschool age children For application and full job description go to then click on Internal Support then Human Resources and download documents. REC IX is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status or handicap/disability in employment practices or the provision services. 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

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215 Cabin & RV rentals 2 BEDROOM CABIN. Furnished. $525/month, $350 deposit. Small pet OK w/ approval. Close to midtown. References required. Call days @ 257-0872. RV Spaces for rent. 575-258-3111

220 Mobile Homes for Sale 1997 Champion. 16x80. Completely furnished, 3BD 2BA. Ceiling fans throughout, washer, dryer, fridge, water softener, AC, carpet throughout and storm windows. Plus large deck. $34,500 Call 575973-0289. Amy’s Double-Wide 2004 Champion 3BR. $1000/month or will sell $36,000. 575-973-1242

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225 SANTIAGO CIRCLE – FURN or UNF 3 BDR / 2 BA w/2-car garage, microwave, dishwasher, & W/D. $3000/Mo includes utilities. 101 RANCHER ROAD – UNF 2 BDR, 1 3/4 BA w/1 car garage, wood-burning FP & fenced yard. $950/Mo + utilities. (On the Market - Subject to showing with a lawful 30-day notice) MONTH to MONTH ONLY 381 ENCHANTED FOREST LOOP – UNF 3 BDR, 1 3/4 BA with W/D hookups. $800/Mo includes water. 100 ALLISON LANE – UNF 2 BDR, 1 BA with wood burning stove and stackable W/D hookups. $750/ Mo + utilities. (On the Market-Subject to showing with a lawful 30-day notice) MONTH to MONTH ONLY.

HOUSES 323 HEATH DRIVE – FURN 4 BDR, 2 3/4 BA cabin with knotty pine interior and large wooded yard. $975/Mo + utilities. CONDOS 105 KEYES DRIVE #A-2 – UNF 2 BDR, 2 BA w/ stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and W/D. $800/ Mo + utilities. (Available 6-1-12). MANUFACTURED HOMES 215 VALLEY VIEW CIRCLE – UNF 3 BDR, 2 BA w/1-car carport. $900/ Mo + utilities. (Available 6-5-12). COMMERCIAL 2900 SUDDERTH DRIVE – Large building at the corner of Sudderth & Mechem with many potential uses. Come take a look.

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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.

Please support our school athletics. Check out the Sports Section for the lineup for all Lincoln County schools and come out and watch some baseball!



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Ruidoso n or in n, Double J from Mid-town business seats and Eby were sworn March 24 Kidz LLC owner of was the center be given for best ! Prizes will owners got right ing the village by planting of attention in for three Lynn Crawford new store opened a Teri Sodd (Mountain Rankin was to 1st Annual Hook in the Four biggest splash, a costume, Arts Galtrees and flowers in addition casts as the on statewide newsalso swornwork. Municipal vacated council & Mall just lery and Framery) Seasons council membe Judge in during in crossing. Plus a b nd best Ladder Firefighter and Rebekah to spreading the importance during the champion for snow the meeting Beverly rs were also Residents who lost spring break time for the younger Milchen (Rebekah’s). of election recent storm ikini Contest (for their homes in the . The new Chili Cook-Off crowd. room and of volunteerism. Heathman/Ruidoso the chics Free homes amid a still devastating Swallow Eugenebody Co Clerk, Irma confirming the presented with certifi “When we go a week “We are already cabins filled as hotel ) and be Press charred landscape. offi fire last summer Firefi ghters from arou ach withrestaura The proclamation folcates ntest (fo up Lincoln Last rebuild was to electDevine. The councilcial results from having and nd year’s fire season out any rain, we’re County residents nts their. r dudes) a the state will converge on is still1 - 3:30 p in danger of even as a new Village a Mayor fresh in.m. 575-4 travelers. bustled with hungry lows Ruidoso’s membership Fire was alleged to the minds At Mayor fire.” Sodd and Milchen Pro-Tem ors first order of of 64-3600 www.skiapache.c have been started high threat risk season approaches. Ruidoso to battle it out for from the business , insist as a certified village with cigarettes. No one by a person in a homeless The Swallow Salas was Raymond “Gus” Alborn’ counseling folks don’t realize om. Free. title of Best Firefighter has been charged unanimously how dangerencampment smoking body. Keep America Beautiful, Inc. several in Chili the blaze others. ous that elected tos suggestion, Rifl the situation can become. in New Mexico! Public ta destroyed nine Marc e homes h 15 the position The organizations camsting and Eugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press Add spring winds is at 12 p.m. Beer . Red Feath damaged in the mix garden. paign, the Great American Volunteers working on the Peoples Garden, a community garden located at the Smokey Bear ing extreme fire risk, Winners announc and the threat level they’d ed at 3 p.m. heightens. Company er Theater Cleanup is celebrating its alert visitors and residents Ranger District headquarters on Mechem Drive, gather at the arbor donated by the ENMU-Rulike Trophies awarded Midtown When businesses presents the village is facto be By Sue 1st, 2nd, fl‘Greyw ags and know to 15th anniversary in 2012, especially vigilant. idoso construction industries division during a cleanup day to prepare the garden fortogrowing display red flags which to Hutchis and 3rd place—p Using says orld’ be alert,” lus a special on would Sodd Reporter featuring more than 3 million season. who hopes Reverse-911 information the Written a award for the people’s choice all residents nd direc relay suehutch take ted by Rhs volunteers participating in part in senior M winner. www.ruidoso-nm. system, proprietors @valorne registering eagan M through would be sustainable practices that nurture, maintain eyer and the Many things gov/Fire_Dept/B Reverse-911 assisted Community Gardens more than 30,000 events in informed by the fire information oard.html, by freshm department relay haven’t. “Most age gracefully. and protect the health of soil, water and air an Luci575-257-4116. W ana schi Community gardens such as the more than 32,000 communities nationwide. system which days and become ingfi eld avone. “M idoso Utilities of our infrastru Ruidoso’s water pipes y Aladdiinby providingPark. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m a beautiful place. in the comwritten b The village has appointed a keep Ruidoso Peoples Garden at the U.S. Forest Service to fly their y Rhs ju volved n” Director Randallcture needs replacing of updating nah Castleman annior Jen-in fire munity to gather, learn, share and enjoy. beautiful committee tasked with engaging Smokey Bear Ranger District headquarters flags. .” RuCamp realizes awareness. Frisbee tion will takethe village’s old pipes by Rhs sophomo d directed forAllen, Master Gardener Roger Foodforest serthe community in taking pride in its natural are just one way to celebrate involvement Village a long time and water the process “I’m Participate, watc team of employe schenk. humoro re Kaylee vice employees, volunteersh and cheer from the New transportaand a lot resources, its neighborhoods while seekin the campaign. The Peoples Garden manager, thrilled n for the Ruidoso Disc Golf of money. they Ruidoso schools us conte village’s utilities es are on top Mexico Alliance for Children, EcoSerHe and nt. ing to protect and improve the community grows fresh fruits and vegetables for those Debi Lee, of competition, and don’t came to Arts Center, 7 p.m Perform years of previous director four it. Camp has been his vants, Team Apple Corps, and other meming through the action of citizens, schools, gov- in need and native trees, shrubs and flowfully supforget to bring a me!” Chief . Tickets experience and a half years and the are $5. see non-perishRuidoso, pg 5 ernment and businesses working together. ers for wildlife. The project demonstrates ports their to the position able food item. T brings Vincent “If it’s not he goal is . efforts, to raise 500 pounds of food. broken, it’s March 17 thinks it’s a Camp, a not ours.” Cash and prizes awarded. supporting marvelous cy response civil engineer and St. Patric Hosted by the Ruidoso Disc the purchase former HazMat concept and k’s Day work, and coordinator is no emergencelebr stranger to dents mayGolf Club. 10 a.m request enough tablets to diagnose Permanent residents may be unaware of of 100 flags has several By Sue Hutchison – Harlan ations . – 12 p.m. Vincent, is encourcrises and flowing smoothl projects in Homegr Simple directions are available in leakage issues, both in their household toilets each toilet.Grindstone Disc to begin the hard Acting the mix to Golf Course Reporter VOR Fire own Boyz aged to see y. With Sue Hutchison, Ruidoso Midtown business vironmental keep Ruidoso at 399 Resort Dr. at Billy’s Sports Bar Chief – Randall Free Press program. owners Teri Sodd, both English and Spanish. 575-937and faucets. “If ‘jiggle the handle’ is a stanconditions, variables of harsh and Grill villagers take and Mountain weather and 4413. Participation: $20 plus the utilities Ruidoso downs R VOR Utilities Camp, at the Ruidoso’s water supply could be headed “Leaky toilets and faucets are thieves ship Framery and Rebekah Milchen, Rebekah’s Arts Gallery dard phrase in your house, you have faulty Using endepartment the village’s codesuch an inDirector 5 cans of non-perishable with the village hope acetrack in a partner7 p.m. strives to terest in fire prevention. down the toilet. Up to 200 gallons of water a of moneyfood. Spectators and water,” says Camp. “Even . approved wooden flappers,” says Camp. to raise public awareness ing red flags throughout posts already Eugene Heathman see PiPeLiN : Free by post- installed, the stands, whenever there’sAs it day can leak from one faulty flapper, accordif a plumber is used, the cost towith fix a leak dangerous A leaky faucet with a steady stream town on days with es, pg 9 cans of food enc flags will fly at “red VOR Utilities /Ruidoso Free high winds and Highlan fire conditions. flag warning” Press ing to Randall Camp, Village of Ruidoso head level. “When will usually pay for itself ouraged. in a year.” With which measures a diameter of just one d Way Irish issued, all 150 innovation Director Randall we put them Grace band plusO’Malle at village y’s Utilities Director. downtown, people the village using up to 2 million gallons of sixteenth of an inch can waste in excess of National Camp employees wastewater and hard work Wild are notiIrish will see the in Midto Turkey in comple praises the wn. see Red Pub With 70 percent of Ruidoso homeownwater daily, Camp is a champion of water 600 gallons in a 24 hour period, according to plant but Federation first step ting the fLAG, pg 5 caution banquet of many new Lucy’s Mexical ers receiving utility bills in another zipcode, conservation methods and wants citizens toBy Eugene information produced by the village Utilities Come and join in Saving Fort utility infrastr in bringin s the plant is just the fun Heathman g the Village’ with green beer i in Midtown the Camp knows there are potentially thousands be informed. When Camp presented the new Department. ucture up of a local NWTF H than any chapter in Editor unting to 21st century s water one nail at Stanton, buildings for activitie New Mexico. and live music! Heritage Super F of gallons of water daily which are wasted campaign to the village council March 13, eugene@ruidosofr The Utilities Department and the Village All of the money we und-raising standards. a time banquet held s and raise By Lynda banquet. Buy exc without owners knowing of a problem. Unoc- of Ruidoso are partnering with “Fix your Councilor Stoddard remarked, “When you Lincoln County,” Herrera stays in on the Parade a lusive hunteffort this Sánchez The National Wild Grounds March 17-18 is, and how said. The Turkey Fedcupied homes without exterior water shut-off Flapper.” Residents, when paying utility bills get to being merchandise my age, you’ll and have a understand the leaky the Lincoln County Spurs eration (NWTF), a well the individu For historian assignment end of May. The great time with friends while NWTF chapter national nonprofit Mountain Lynda Sánvalves, in addition to being non-compliant pipe concept.” will receive free leak-detector tablets which, chez, a Fort donates at least 10 organization, is the work together als repair the selected was to Living complete Thanksleader in upland . It is an with existing village ordinances, add to the Theraising funds for village, geographically, is consid-wildlife when placed in toilet tanks, will show if leakwild turkey second floor Home very special Stanton advocate giving incredib turkey habitat & dinners conservation and important ,a rails and conservation in North Garden ly beautifu balcony to the Lincoln problem when detected leakage cannot be supports drought condiage is occurring. Tablets are now available at ered high desert and extended project was historic restoration County Food bank l Show structure America. The local on Building programs that introduce the which dates each chapter in Ruquickly stopped. see CAMPAiGN, pg 5 supports the village’s utility payment desk, and resiFebruary begun earlier in 9, a sturdy but even such chapter also purchased year. The A great w idoso outdoors to wom and should it was first back to 1866 when local youth hunting building ay to see en, children pleted by be comused as a of home & garde hundreds gun safe for the Lincolnand donated a programs and habitat and the disabled. Ruidoso 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 presn 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 project offi latest products, s enting the 575-937-3011. Singles $55, structed a BB gun and the New efforts. major improve ce. In 1877 came and archery range By Eugene Heathman Mexico one balustradStanton one nail, innovative ideas ervices, & couples $80. for the Boy Scout sun have ments in Rubin Herrera, who Adjutant’s e at a time.’ jamboree at Fort the ravaged all Editor . shoppe organizes ing 9, like enjoy go Stanton and participated of the building rs the local chapter fundraiser urmet sp many of the Build- was added. Office, and a library in the past structures s at the antiques, newest ecialties, recently March 25 two wildlife bonanza fort. The travelled to the state needed repair1870’s the 1890’s Toward the end of MTD Media, a multi-media company balusters programs with applianc NWTF banquet plain old spas, fl it metamo RHS Benefit Golf and the Lincoln National es, railing were in Albuquerque to TLC. In this and just into a NWTF Lincoln County ooring, window Courtesy based in Ruidoso announced the growth of photo Forest. receive an award. school reading rphosed in need window treatme the railing situation chapters and Scramble at the “The Lincoln County Committee member Rubin Herrera, James Spurs office and room, post of paint, and in some their workforce in a move which capitalizes nts. The members the second or balustrade along Craig Malshow alsHerrera, Spurs NWTF recreatio Come play at this Scot-Links Billy Seelbach and donado is working cases total o includes semin chapter raised more story was ing the 1930’s-5 n hall. Durupon the emerging multi-media marketplace with the forest ser- Jennifer Herrera replacereceive cookwar money in 2011 badly an award for the ars, most deteriorating tish style golf course in the e demos ment. In fact money raised by 0’s it was and required a movie hall. , and ide in central and southeastern New Mexico. an to updat also see NWTF ing, just NwTf, chapter in New beautiful southern Sacraas replacem about pg 5 for youth programs e indoor paint- as It one hundred ent of balusters s and out. Mexico the facility currently serves MTD Media is the owner of the Ruidoso Ruidoso and need to be habitat mento Mountains Conven conservation. and other parts manager ’s replaced and help and work tion Cen Free Press newspaper and five radio stations; or saturday office rotted.” Sánchezthat had totally raise money for the Ruidoso ter. area. , 10 a.m. restored andpainted and By Eugene Heathman sunday, 11 a.m. - - 6 p.m. AM1490 KRUI- News- Talk and Tourism; According High School Golf Team. 1 Cavers from said. tailed taking that ento Fort Stanton Outdoor watering with 4 p.m. State Monume www.nm the Southwe Real Country W-105FM, KIDX Classic Photo courtesy p.m. Shotgun start. This is Editor Region (SWR) sprinkler, railing off, the entire Not only was the st ery day of the week. of K. Lindsley systems is prohibited. Bennie Long, nt spokesperson, the 3rd of six golf scrambles. Rock 101.5FM; The Mix 96.7FM and The The use575-808 cleaning, tionally known of the internawood many places, Commerof -0655. $5 ing water the repairing treated water for the cial car washes are tree debrisrotting in The Links Golf Course at 105 Nerve 107.1FM, broadcasting in Lincoln, The Village of Ruidoso and painting operation of Reservoir. levels at Grindstone moved logical Society National Speleo- ments’ Division State Monunot restricted. ornamental is . sitions. prior to markin was reis furnishin and low precipitation Residential washing It has turned the material Sierra Blanca Dr. M fountains is now enforcing Level Otero, Eddy and Chaves counties. with hammer (NSS) arrived of vehicles elissa at Rodriguez g baluste out 4 s for the project g this winter. Lynda to be quite ited. Watering the soccerprohibMarianne Mohr Sue Hutchison Jacob and outdoor watering Cree Meadows: 575-257and the cavers strictions, due to low water reWayne Walker Sánchez sweeps r poa a lot of know s, saws, drills and fields, is allowed water “The water level at The team, project. are providin 5815. $35 entry fee. while inspects the labor. in the Grindstone Reservoir.levels two days per week, by hand-held pursuant to the lease between the Mohr named made up the SWR’s how. As part of channels of distribution. she strongly believes in our business and that ability and expanded the top rail. Reconstruction g stone is currently lower Grindof Project Organizer village and the Ruidoso 50th Anniver hose or drip irrigation. wood working According to a press than Stephen Fleming and celebrati the on MuniciAdvertising Director Design and execution of web-based sales and of our business partners. Her entrepreneur Homes sary every one 20 feet below the spillway volunteers experts have pal School District, ( discussed believes it sent out by the village, release with even addresses may Peg Sorensen , and cause. is permitted reMarianne 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/s wr/), Lindsley, in this phase. Watering Tuesdays and Saturdays, do so als have been process; materirestrictions will be 4 restricPete Lindsley , Karen volunteers several talented Eagle the position of advertising director for MTD sales increases in six months, markedly in her weekly column. “Mohr has more than in effect odd tions, identifi Check Moses, the Creek, agreed , John intermediate addresses North ordered. ed and “until Steve Park, Gavilan to perform forecast on Wednesdays service project Two weekend 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 Walker and Peerman, Wayne a Canyon and White Sundays. Plants, flowers and planned to in exchang Reservoir continue Mountain use of to the cafeteria part of the sales team in Ruidoso but will information,for additional product & technology launches and diversifi - has an adequate water ing, marketing, sales, business development, complete s are e for be lower than 20 feet, commute several others will wells may be watered and tree baseball and softball fields That is an the project. level.” Restrictions or contact due to the either from and other is Sanchez, now serve in a regional capacity as MTD by the use permitted operations management and customer service cation into new markets. amazing on water in Lynda lack of water flow que, Albuque turnarou Las (Public of time hand in Level into this phase. Cruces, or held buckets or sprinkler r- aison the resand indicates 4 are: No outdoor waterRelations nd capitalizes on market share and growth with firms in Information Technology, Real ervoir, and I believe El few of the for the Works Director, RandallPublic Liwhat a team cans that have been ing between 10 a.m. it’s volunteers Paso. A Camp Rodriguez adds depth to MTD filled from Study Project)Fort Stanton Cave opportunities throughout central and southEstate and Retail industries. Mohr has develand 6 p.m. get ahead of the crisis best to in Lincoln also live presented the recommendation hose bibs or interior and move 575 653-482 County and faucets evor Stephen eastern New Mexico. MTD Media General oped and deployed programs that successful- Media Sales Team to Phase 4 restrictions as a proactive response 1 each and Fleming immedito fall, SWR, at castalon@gmail manager, Lisa Morales said, “I’m pleased to ly executed mission-critical sales functions Jacob Rodriguez has been added to the ately,” Camp said. .com. 1.085 ACRES find an accomplished Advertising Director and marketing strategies. These programs MTD Media team as a business consultant FEATURED REAL ESTAT with a track record of endurance and busiresulted in increased sales revenue, lowered for the Ruidoso and Otero County markets FEATURED PROPERT S.B. VIEW! PROPERTY FABULO E TEAM see sTAff, pg 5 ness savvy. Mohr is innovative and creative, cost of sales, improved operational profitUS 3 BEDROO Y A property

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Pinecliff residents rebuild

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Ruidoso’s aging wate r pipelines present chal lenges and We have opportunity good,

dedicated, knowledge able 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 youth

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MTD Media expands staff, capitalizes on regional marketplace

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