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Racehorse Hall of Fame induction

The best of the best are honored Friday night at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in the Hall of Fame showcasing the horses, trainers and jockeys of this incredible sport. Dinner and drinks $150; reservations required by Wed. at the racetrack office.

June 28-30

4th Annual Art Expo

A weekend of gallery hopping presenting a variety of artists and arts. Plus music, demonstrations, and entertainment. Maps available at the Chamber of Commerce, participating galleries and the Zine. 1-877-784-3676. Free.

June 29

Family Day at the races

Ruidoso Downs Racetrack’s annual family day with food specials, family activities and the traditional stick horse races. Create a tradition with the excitement of this live sporting event. Post time is 1 p.m. Free admission and free parking.

Chef Robert Irvine

Renowned Chef Irvine demonstrates an array of summer BBQ recipes just in time for July 4th. Enjoy this delicious performance presentation at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 7 p.m. 575-464-7777, www. $50.

Mama Hottie & The Sterilizers presents ‘The Jade Bracelet’

The stage is set for an evening of musical entertainment, murder and tongue-in-cheek mayhem. The Jade Bracelet is a one act play written by local, aspiring playwright, Blake Martin. Plus folk rock, bluegrass and beautiful harmonies. Benefit for the Old Dowlin Mill. The Old Mill, 7 p.m. 575-257-1090, www. $15.

Incendio at the Spencer

A ‘fiery’ group highlighting the Latin guitar which strums romance and power in bold rhythms including a sizzling brew of world fusion music blending flamenco, Celtic, Middle Eastern, jazz, and rock. Spencer Theater, 8 p.m. Fajita buffet, 6 p.m. $20. Performance, 8 p.m. $39 and $36. 575-336-4800,

June 29-30

Arts & Wellness Festival

Buddha Yoga’s first Arts & Wellness Festival in the historic Adobe Plaza. Browse handmade jewelry, ceramics, as well as bath, beauty and home décor gifts. 200 Mechem Drive, Sat. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 575-802-3013. Free.

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Alamo resident crowned Miss New Mexico 2013 Trail of crowns, next stop – the Miss America Pageant

By Eugene Heathman Editor Before a full house at the Spencer Theater Saturday night, Miss Otero County, Alexis Duprey was crowned Miss New Mexico. Following years of hard work and a grueling week of competition, Duprey, in her rhinestone encrusted lace bodice and floor length fuchsia evening gown descended the stairway to the stage following her back to back wins in the swimsuit and talent competition to be presented with a bouquet of roses, sash and crown adorning her as the 2013 Miss New Mexico. “I was feeling pretty good going into the home stretch but there is always that shade of doubt until my name was announced, then total elation took over,” Duprey said. Miss Kentucky Heather Renee French, crowned Miss America 2000 emceed the final event. The 2013 Miss New Mexico contest was hosted at the Spencer Theater in Alto, with 18 young ladies between the ages of 17 and 24 competing for the title of Miss New Mexico in order to further their character, charity efforts and See MISS NEW MEXICO, pg. A3

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Alexis Duprey, Miss Otero County, was crowned Saturday night as Miss New Mexico for 2013. Crowning her on the stage at the Spencer Theater is 2012 Miss New Mexico Candice Bennatt. At left is Miss Outstanding Teen New Mexico Jaden Smith, who was crowned the night before.

Governor assesses Little Bear Fire recovery By Eugene Heathman Editor When Governor Susana Martinez was in Ruidoso last year, it was to declare the Little Bear Fire as the most destructive in New Mexico history. During a June 20 visit to Lincoln County, it was to assess the remarkable agency post-fire recovery progress made by state, local and federal agencies. With a focus on the extreme drought conditions and current forest fires burning in the state, Martinez recognizes the necessary recovery efforts to remediate the burned areas, protect watersheds and encourage the return of wildlife and recreational use to burn scarred areas. She has seen firsthand, the need for interagency cooperation in forest fire prevention through healthy forest and watershed management. The tour included South Fork, Bonito Lake, Philadelphia Canyon and Bonita Park, the sites of several home losses due to the fire. After the tour, Governor Martinez has signed an executive order declaring an emergency due to the enhanced flood potential due to vulnerable areas left by recent wildfires as well as those currently burning throughout New Mexico. She received a detailed briefing and discussed continued recovery efforts in Lincoln County, as well as state plans for future recovery efforts.

and the city of Alamogordo. “Wildfires can leave a lasting impact on During the flooding in 2012, the state of communities even after the last flames are extinguished,” Governor Martinez said. “By ap- New Mexico requested and received a grant plying the lessons learned from fires in previous See LITTLE BEAR FIRE, pg. A9 years, we can prepare our communities for what to expect after a wildRuidoso is at Level III Fire Restrictions fire and use best practices to help The village has moved to Level III which includes those areas recover well.” In June requiring all chainsaw users to have a permit prior 2012, the Little Bear Fire destroyed to use, among other restrictions. Permits are free 220 homes, 10 additional structures at the fire station, 541 Sudderth. Permits allow fire and 44,300 acres of land. Heavy personnel to be aware of village activity. flooding after the fire left many For a complete list of restrictions, visit water supplies in the area severely or call 575-257-3473. contaminated. Executive Order 2013-022 will make $750,000 available to the New VOR weekly water report Mexico Department of Homeland Tanks: 74 percent full Security and Emergency ManageGrindstone Lake: 52.3 feet or ment to prepare for and to minimize 15 percent full pool the harm of potential flooding events Alto Plant production: 26.3 million gallons in fire burn areas. Grindstone Plant production: In the aftermath of the Little 10.5 million gallons Bear Fire, monsoonal rains that Cherokee Well production: 16.3 million gallons began June 22, 2012 and continued Hollywood Well production: 17.4 million gallons into mid-July caused severe run-off High School Well: .005 million gallons events causing far-reaching damage, Grindstone System: 15 percent of total production including depositing large amounts Cherokee System: 23 percent of total production of debris into Bonito Lake, as well Alto System: 62 percent of total production as causing surface water supply conTotal System volume: 70.59 million gallons tamination for the village of Ruidoso

Bonito Lake on track for a pricey restoration By Eugene Heathman Editor Hazardous debris and silt from rain storms immediately following the Little Bear Fire filled Bonito Lake and made the water unfit to drink. Last year, initial assessments predicted the lake; responsible for approximately 15 percent of the City of Alamogordo’s water supply, could be offline for at least a decade. During a June 20 post fire recovery tour by Governor Susana Martinez, Alamogordo Mayor Susie Galea was cautiously optimistic that Bonito Lake could be supplying water to the city again in five to seven years. At first glance, the lake looks low but deceivingly ready for service. Below its surface lurks 40 feet of silt and debris that needs to be removed, and that will be costly. “The Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting core samples in July to determine whether or not the several hundred thousand tons of hazardous silt and debris can be disposed of locally or if it needs to go outside of the county,” Galea said. The estimated cost of disposing the material is $18 million versus $24 million if the material needs to be shipped to See BONITO LAKE, pg. A8



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City of Alamogordo Mayor Susie Galea consults with Governor Susana Martinez regarding the city’s plan to get Bonito Lake back in operation during the governor’s review of post Little Bear Fire recovery operations June 20.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Pearce office hours U.S. Representative Steve Pearce is holding regular mobile staff office hours throughout southern New Mexico to meet with constituents face-to-face to discuss issues affecting them. The office will be open in Ruidoso every second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce at 720 Sudderth Dr.

Vietnam Vets The “Pfc Robert G. Montoya” Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1062 meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All Vietnam Era veterans are invited to attend the next meeting this Wednesday at Veterans Plaza - 201 Second Drive in Ruidoso Downs. Also, be sure to attend the Ruidoso Gun Show at the Civic Center July 6-7 for the Annual Vietnam Veterans membership drive and shotgun raffle for charity. If you have any questions or need directions, call Chapter President Vic Currier at 575-802-5293.

Library donations Donations for the Carrizozo Library’s annual flea market will be accepted this Saturday from 9 a.m. at Ned Peters Storage Unit 15. Acceptable donations include small, clean items such as dishes, knick-knacks, pots, pans, linens, artwork and jewelry. The fundraising flea market is scheduled for mid-August. Volunteers are also needed to accept book donations only at the old Hotel/Unit 11, across from the Post Office on 12th Street. To volunteer, call 575-648-2233.

Alpine district The Alpine Village Water and Sanitation District will hold its monthly meeting July 1 at 4 p.m. at 114 Alpine Meadows Trail. Agendas are available at least 24 hours prior to meeting time. For more information, call 257-7776 or 973-0324.

National bike run A Survivors Clean and Sober bike run will start from All American Park in Ruidoso Downs on July 20 and ride the Billy The Kid Scenic Byway through Hondo, Lincoln and Capitan before returning. Registration is at 8:30 p.m. and bikes will leave the park at 11 a.m. Door prizes, a live and silent auction, car show and music by the Homegrown Boys will highlight the day. There will also be bed races to raise funds for improvements to Ruidoso Downs River Park. All other proceeds raised by this event benefit Teambuilders Counseling Services in Lincoln County and Mescalero. For more information, call Teambuilders

at 630-0571 or Victor Montes at 808-3267.

Rascal Fair open Rascal Fair, a White Oaks community market, is open for the 2013 season every Friday through October. Each Friday, from 4 p.m. to dusk, the market will be open for local, organic fruit and produce, fresh eggs, plants and seeds, baked goods, pottery, woodwork and much more. The market is located just east of the No Scum Allowed Saloon in White Oaks.

Yoga by Donation Located at The Adobe Plaza, the Buddha Yoga Wellness Center offers yoga classes at 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 4:30 p.m. class is a relaxed stretch/basic yoga format, and the 6 p.m. is more vigorous yoga with variations for beginners. Both include guided mediations, aromatherapy touch for stress reduction and relaxation. Students of all levels are welcome. Three classes per week are recommended for therapeutic effects. The Buddha Yoga Studio is located at The Adobe Plaza, 200 Mechem. Park and enter from rear. For class schedules visit: or call 575-802-3013.

Lincoln County Transit The Lincoln County Transit service is for anyone needing to get to doctor’s appointments, to work, while the car is in the shop or if you’re a “golf widow.” Call 378-1177 to order a ride. Costs are $2 for 19 and over, $1 for students ages 7-18, seniors for $1 and children under 7 free. An all-day pass is only $5. The transit area includes the Village of Ruidoso and City of Ruidoso Downs, Inn of the Mountain Gods and Apache Travel Center on Highway 70. Hours of operation – Monday, 6:30-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Thursday, 6:30-11 a.m. and 2-6:30 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Sunday. American Legion Post 79 – Jerome D. Klein Post, meets on the third Saturday of each month at the American Legion building located at the southeast corner of Spring Road and Highway 70 at 9 a.m. For more information, or to join, call Harold Oakes, Post Commander, at 257-4001. American Legion Post 11 meets the third Saturday of each month at Wells Fargo Bank in Carrizozo at 9 a.m. The Arid Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 1216 Mechem at 7:30 a.m., noon and

5:15 p.m. daily; Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. There is also a Monday 6:30 p.m. women’s open meeting. The Sunny Spirit Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday at noon and Friday at 5:30 p.m., while the women’s group meets Wednesdays at noon in the parish hall of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount at 121 Mescalero Trail. For more information regarding AA meetings in Lincoln and Otero counties, call 430-9502.

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Al Anon of Ruidoso – for family members of alcoholics – meet at 1216 Mechem Dr. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Alcoholics Anonymous of Capitan meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 115 Tiger Dr., just one block off of Highway 48. For more information, call Ted at 354-9031. Alcoholics Anonymous of Carrizozo meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church Hall. Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road. If you think an organization like Altrusa may be a good fit for your volunteer efforts, contact membership chair Barbara Dickinson at 336-7822. The Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 5:15 p.m. at Otero Electric, 507 12th St. in Carrizozo. For more information, call Fran Altieri at 973-0571.


Champions in this year’s Little League Farm division were the Tigers, sponsored by Mathies Construction and coached by Rodney Griego, Justin Smith and Joey Saiz. Team members were Loren Jarvis, Eleck Stone, Tobyn Traylor, Soloman Chavez, Luke Griego, Emma Traylor, Thunder Vigil, Claydon West, Ashton King, James Colburn, Mason Brown, Aiden Smith, Edward Garcia and Conner Caywood. and Live your Passion coaching to enhance your life. Visit www. for a current event schedule, or call 630-1111 for more information. The Kiwanis Club of Ruidoso meets every Tuesday at noon at K-Bobs. The Lincoln County Garden Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Otero County Electric co-op, on Highway 48 in Alto, at 9:45 a.m. Visitors are welcome. The Garden Club’s purpose is to encourage community beautification and

conservation, and to educate members in the arts and sciences of horticulture. For more information, call 973-2890.

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

The Lincoln County Community Theater meets the fourth Monday of every month at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to come. Call 808-0051 for the meeting location, or visit

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 575-464-7106.

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

SAA meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church at the Holy Mountain at 321 Mescalero Trail Road. For more information, call 575-9563101 or 575-336-4187.

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

The Federated Republican Women of Lincoln County meet the fourth Monday of each month at K-Bob’s at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 3368011 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, and hosts Yoga Wednesdays. For times or further information, call 257-2309. Firefighters for Christ meet on the second Thursday of the month at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Chapel at 7 p.m. This service is open to firefighters and their families. For more information, call 258-4682. Gamblers Anonymous meets every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Mescalero Reformed Church, 336 Wardlaw Dr. in Mescalero. For more information, call 575682-6200. Inspired Living at Sanctuary on the River – ongoing programs




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MISS NEW MEXICO, from pg. A1 the way I like it. I am definitely up scholarship opportunities. Duprey for the challenge,” Duprey said. was awarded a $10,000 scholarship The step into pageantry for for the win with an additional $500 Duprey was more by circumstance for each talent division she won, rather than design. Advancing hertotaling $11,000 that will be applied self personally, professionally and toward her master’s degree in Comacademically to achieve her goals munication Studies & Journalism. motivated Duprey into pageantry. Duprey recently graduated Magna Finding a deeper sense of who she is Cum Laude from New Mexico State and who she can be is the result. University with a bachelor’s degree “I started participating in the in Communication Studies & Jourpageant because I thought the idea nalism. She will begin her Master’s of giving scholarships to young program in the fall. women for their hard work, schoThe direct scholarship support is lastic ability and commitment to made possible by the R.D. and Joan their community was a phenomenal Dale Hubbard Foundation and the idea. Over the years, I have found Westheimer Family Foundation. The that the Miss America system Ruidoso-based Hubbard Foundation is more of a sisterhood that has supports education and humaniinspired me to tackle all obstacles ties and has provided thousands in in my path and has given me the scholarship assistance to Miss New confidence to believe that I can do Mexico contestants in recent years. The Westheimer Foundation is an Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press anything,”Duprey said. Miss Ruidoso Catherine Compton dances in Duprey was born in Houston, educational advancement foundation. the final talent portion of the Miss New Mexico but since the age of 3, has been a Robert Donaldson executive pageant at the Spencer Theater on Saturday. Miss New Mexico 2013, Alexis Duprey long-time resident of Alamogordo. director for the Hubbard FoundaShe was first runner-up in the 2008 tion said, ”We are pleased to support the Miss New Mexico program and the opportunity it brings alive and well in Lincoln County and New Mexico. It warms Miss New Mexico’s Outstanding Teen Program and graduatto young women across the state. The scholarships we help my heart to see such a high level of generosity from the fun- ed from Alamogordo High School in 2009. She held the title of Miss Sacramento Mountains in 2010, Miss Las Cruces in provide to these dedicated young women help to build our draising, the wonderful host families who supported us and 2011, and currently represents her hometown as Miss Otero next generation of community and business leaders.” the exceptional staff at the lovely Spencer Theater who bent County 2012. This year was the third time she competed for over backwards for this event. I think the Miss New Mexico Developing character the title of Miss N.M. Pageant will be here for a very long time, “Duprey said. Duprey was raised by a single mother and learned at Being punctual, professional, academically proficient, Duprey keeps fit for her title with personal trainer and an early age the value of family and responsibility. “As a owner of Alamoshape, Rosemarie Ferrara and is stepping up friendly, talented, determined and exceptionally dazzling teenager, I quickly adapted to the concept that it’s not just all her training regimen for the Miss America pageant. In addionstage; Duprey is ready willing and able to become the next about me, it’s about the team. I worked three jobs through Miss America. tion to her newfound Miss New Mexico duties, Duprey will high school and college to help support our household while be travelling to New York paying for my gowns and pageant outfits,” Duprey said. City for gown fittings then One of Duprey’s main charitable platforms during her th attending the Miss Colorado Miss Otero County reign is supporting Parents Without and Miss Texas pageants to Partners (PWP, Inc.) an international organization formed to get an idea of the competiEarly Registration until July 1st • $25 address the issues in bringing up children alone, contending tion she will be up against in Call Shirley • 575.354.2247 with the emotional conflicts of divorce, never being married, September. separated or widowhood. PWP Inc. is the only international organization that provides real help in the way of discusThe journey to Miss sions, professional speakers, study groups, publications and America social activities for families and adults. “Being raised by a With just two months to single parent, I completely understand and have experienced prepare for the Miss America the challenges of growing up without a father around so I Pageant Sept. 15 in Atlantic mentor children of single parents to help them overcome City, N.J., Duprey is up for these obstacles as I have,” Duprey said. the task, “I am excited that As Miss New Mexico and a Miss America contestant, the Miss America Pageant is Duprey will become an ambassador for the Children’s Mira- so close to this win so I can cle Network. During the week of competition and appearanc- stay focused while keeping es in Ruidoso with her fellow contestants, Duprey attended the momentum from the Miss a classic car show in the Lodge at Sierra Blanca parking lot New Mexico contest win and was impressed with the $3,400 raised for the Make a moving forward. I have my Wish Foundation in just two hours. “The community spirit is work cut out for me but that’s


Can smartphones be bad for joints? Smartphones are an essential part of the new world that we live in. They help boost productivity and enable us to stay connected. On the flip side, excessive use of smartphones can cause a variety of problems. Neck pain, back pain, and tenderness in the joints of the hands can at times, be attributed to excessive use of smartphones. In fact, ‘text neck’ is a phrase that’s used to describe headaches, shoulder pain and arm pain due to excessive text messaging. Individuals who spend hours slouched on the couch using their phones for texting, emailing, or even gaming tend to experience the most discomfort. This can also lead to constant pain in the thumbs and wrists due to inflammation of the tendons. This is a condition called De Quervains disease. Physical therapy offers a number of treatment options for patients with this type of joint pain and inflammation. Although the impact of smartphones seems trivial, it is not something that should be taken lightly since it can result in pain, discomfort and lost productivity. Physical therapists not only help with treatment, but also with prevention of smartphone induced neck and back pain. Your therapist can offer a variety of treatments to help patients with ‘smartphone induced’ symptoms, allowing them to experience pain relief and regain normal function. Medical treatment helps to reduce pain and inflammation, but physical therapy plays a vital role in the restoration of joint mobility and muscle strength. Physical therapy treatments include: • Hot/cold packs – Increase blood flow and reduce inflammation as needed. • Muscle stretching - Muscles in the neck and hands can become tight, which results in movement restriction. Stretching exercises can help reduce pain and inflammation while increasing range of motion.

Resistive exercises - An increase in muscle strength helps reduce pain and restore the ability to complete normal, daily activities. • Manual therapy – Soft tissue massage (to target deep muscles in the neck and shoulder region) and joint mobilizations are specialized treatments by physical therapists. These treatments have a significant impact in pain relief and range of motion. The physical therapist may also determine that posture is an issue that needs to be addressed. For example, if you spend several hours cradling the phone between your head and neck, your therapist will teach you important strategies like switching sides, stretching and the use of headsets. Simple things can save you a pain in the neck. Setting down the phone every 20 minutes and standing up from your desk, stretching the muscles every 30 minutes and taking a break to allow your eyes to relax are easy and powerful strategies to protect your body from the impact of smartphones. Never before have we depended so much on technology to help us with everything in our daily lives. The problem is - an increase in technology may result in a decrease in physical activity and movement. If you depend on technology like smartphones (and other devices like laptops, computers), consider the long-term impact on your posture, joint movements and muscle strength.

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Lydia C. Radosevich, PT, is owner of The Ruidoso Physical Therapy Clinic and has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years. Although she can’t make your smartphone do the dishes or vacuum the floor, she can give your body relief so you can continue with these tasks in a pain-free manner. Comments or questions? Call 257-1800 or email at

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Don’t worry, Lincoln County, it’s everywhere Being reared in Orange County, Calif., I got a healthy dose of the color. I’ve often recited a list of things in my hometown that were orange colored when I was a little one including fire hydrants, street signs, police cars alike. We were very advanced back in my day and we didn’t delineate between the sexes at Orange High: all of us wore orange when we graduated. The town was named after the citrus fruit, and from what I remember, the choice was a toss-up with lemon. Orange was common in my life for decades, and it became one of my least favorite colors. I had no idea it could get worse. It was truly amazing how much I saw of the color on our trip across the country last week. We’re not alone in our road work frustration, people. I’ve never seen so many orange and white reflective barrels on one trip. My man and I have joked for years that it’s not an official road trip unless there’s road work, but this was simply ridiculous, even in the summer. Crossing six states, each of them had long sections of roadwork. One lane of traffic, crisscrossing highways, lower speed limits (that one really hurt) and fines threatening to put any driver in the poorhouse for non-compliance became commonplace. There were some which indicated that work would be for the next 50-plus miles. Really? Can road crews accomplish all 50 miles in one day? Yet there were billions (I never exaggerate-I counted) of barrels blocking unoccupied-by-work-or-workers lanes for miles and miles. Remarkable! In addition to the lengthy distances, it was evident that the various Departments of Transportation workers countrywide simply cannot work alone. Clumps of work-

Across town were: Timeers hovered around holes, share disposal, Timeshare asphalt patches and various relief and Timeshare liquidaother equipment in a unified tion signs. I learned if there orange-or-yellow-vestedness was a sign which said Diswhich indicated single thinkcount Tickets, there was also ers and workers were not an obligation to listen to a approved. Most of the time, two hour “buy our timeshare I saw no work taking place now” speech. There’s not a during these conferences, big enough discount availhowever work didn’t seem able for that kind of torture. to be their priority at the There were the standard moment. multicolored religious toned I even saw two vested Sue Hutchison billboards which continued workers in Indiana who, after to educate me. One said that looking at a small fist-sized Catholic radio was Jesus’ rock determined the best microphone. I’ve thought all course of action was to kick along that the Creator has marvelous comit off the highway. I wonder if there was a Kicking Rocks Safety Course required for all munication skills all on His own and had no idea He needed a microphone. IN DOT workers. But the billboard which I thought best There were bright orange reflective signs expressed the heartland’s soul was one which printed in a font which looked like a firstadvertised a restaurant up the road which grader wrote them. They said, “My daddy said, “There’s no such thing as a chicken works hard.” I think it was to indicate that drivers should be careful when driving past said hard working fathers. It made me think about all the hard working road-crew-mothers who didn’t have a sign like their male co-workers. I passed several women who were less than two feet away from the traffic whizzing by (when I drive cross-country, I whiz) and noticed they were working alone. Non clumped lone ranger-ettes had my attention and earned my complete support. There were road signs and billboards which seemed to note the obvious. I was surprised drivers apparently needed one which said, “Do not drive into smoke.” There were also contradictory signs: Timeshares available! Timeshares here for a limited time!

knife.” Yep. Beef. It’s what’s for dinner in the heartland. Because I’m not too fond of it, I asked a person at one of the local info desks to point us to the best fish place around, and she looked at me like the Californian I am and said, “I don’t eat fish.” End of discussion. So, Ree-a-do-sa, never fear; the road work we face could be much worse. Instead of one stretch of Sudderth which, according to the signs around town, won’t be completed until fall, 2013, we could have all of Highway 48 from Capitan to the Y under the DOT’s orange barrel and signage. If that were the case, however, I’d take up a collection to include safety signage for the females who might be on the job. I’d insist they be any other color but orange. Maybe Lemon isn’t so bad of a choice after all. Glad she wasn’t reared in Grapefruit, California, Sue can be reached at suehutch@

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Cosmicon clones swarm to Roswell

By Karen Boehler For the Ruidoso Free Press ROSWELL — While the aliens won’t be returning to Roswell until July 5 (when the annual UFO Festival kicks off), fans of aliens and their ilk – science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, films, gaming, etc. – are invited to the Alien City June 28-30 for the third (sort of) annual Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon. played young Boba Fett in “Star Wars: EpiThe “sort of” is because while the film sode II – Attack of the Clones;” C. Andrew fest started in 2011, other parts of what Nelson, an award winning artist, actor, Cosmicon director Rodney Austin called “a writer and consultant, best known for playpop culture event” are evolving, with new ing Darth Vader in commercials, television events added each year. shows, print, games and live appearances; The film festival and shootout was start- actor/director/TV host Mark Vasconcellos; ed 2011 by Alan Trevor, a teacher at Eastern producer/director Dan Harris; and John New Mexico University-Roswell, and now Robert Beardsley, who will be teaching in its third year, the process is still the same. a three-day workshop, “Slinging Steel in After organizers sift through dozens Outer Space,” detailing “the intricacy of of 12-page movie scripts submitted from creating theatrical and realistic delivery in across the country, five are chosen to be the art and use of the sword for film.” filmed by teams of producers, directors and In honor of the 50th anniversary of the crew members, mostly college-age film stu- “Dr. Who,” a full-size TARDIS mockup — dents or community residents interested in sorry, just the police box; they couldn’t get movie production. But there’s a hitch. The the inside bigger than the outside — will be on display for photo ops; there will be a 3D short films must be shot, edited and everycinematography workshop; Mars Explorer thing else that goes into making the film in the week prior to the festival, on a budget of photographs and artifacts exhibit; a virtual interactive film workshop; makeup demabout $1,500. onstrations by special effect makeup artist Once they’re completed, the films are Joshua Fread; and a full-size replica of the judged and shown at the Red Carpet Gala, Star Wars landspeeder, provided by Far this year scheduled for 7 p.m. June 29 at Pearson Auditorium on the NMMI campus. Away Creations; and on-going screenings of science fiction films at the Roswell Art “That’s when we show all the films Center and Galaxy 8 Theaters, shot, and we have an awards ceremony, The latest addition to the weekend like best picture, best director and so forth,” festivities is a one-day gaming tournaAustin said. “And that’s a really cool ment featuring Black Ops 1, a first-person event.” shooting game, with entries being accepted The event is described on the website as “just like the Oscars in Hollywood,” and, through 11 p.m. June 27. And, of course, no self-respecting sci-fi Austin said, “Some people come dressed to convention would be complete without cosimpress; some people come just however tumes and a costume contest. Attendees are they feel.” invited to wear their best costumes throughBlack tie is not required, Austin said, out the convention, with the contest set for inviting anyone interested in seeing the 4 p.m. Saturday at the Roswell Mall. films to stop by. “If they want to come in “This isn’t only a costume contest, it is shorts and a polo shirt, they’re welcome to,” a full out stage performance,” the website he said. In 2012, the Cosmicon was added to the says. “Because it’s more than just posing on stage: it’s about portraying characters too, a event, a small-town version of San Diego’s show full of spectacle, beauty, awe, comfamous Comic-Con. edy. We want you to have fun with it.” “A very, very small version,” Austin Folks in costume are also invited to Frisaid. “But it in general, it was still very day’s Roswell Invaders baseball game vs. effective, because for our first year event Trinidad at Joe Bauman Stadium at 7 p.m. at the convention center last year, we had The first 50 costumed baseball fans will be more than 2,000 attendees. It was really good. It was successful. So that’s why we’re let in free, with Dr. Who’s Weeping Angel throwing out the first pitch. doing the Cosmicon this year.” The event officially kicks off with This year the event will move to the opening celebrations at 10 a.m. Friday and Roswell Mall, where they’ll have everyruns through 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $5 per thing from celebrity guests to vendors and day or $10 for the weekend. Children under artists to panels and workshops. 12 are free. 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USDA seeks applications for grants to improve the quality of rural housing Eligible applicants include public agencies, private non-profit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to help low- and very-low-income rural residents repair their homes. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today’s announcement is one part of the department’s efforts to strengthen the rural economy. “The Obama Administration and USDA are working to ensure that rural homeowners and renters have safe, affordable and sanitary places to live,” Vilsack said. “These grant funds will help low- and very-low-income residents in our rural communities maintain and repair their homes and make them more energy-efficient.” Grants are provided to qualified intermediaries such as town or county governments, public agencies, community organizations, federally recognized Indian Tribes, non-profit and faith based organizations. The grants are then distributed to qualified homeowners or owners of multi-family rental properties or cooperative dwellings who rent to low- and very-low-income residents. The grants can be used to weath-

erize and repair existing structures, install or improve plumbing or provide access to people with disabilities. In addition, the program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons. Here is how the Housing Preservation Grant Program helped improve the housing conditions for an elderly Madison, Ind., resident living on a fixed income. Elizabeth Young received an HPG grant in addition to funds from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and the city of Madison. USDA’s home inspection found rotted window sills, numerous leaks, obsolete electrical wiring and other items in need of repair. All of these defects have been addressed, thanks to the collaboration between USDA and state and local partners. Workers installed new gutters and downspouts, repaired and/or replaced vinyl siding and trim, installed new “energy star” doors, upgraded plumbing and electric systems, and made a host of other repairs. Now, Ms. Young, who has lived in her home for more than 40 years, has a safe and barrier-free home. For additional information on eligibility for Housing Preservation Grants, please see the June 18, 2013 Federal Register. President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural com-

munities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as the Department implements sequestration – the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $828 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.

Providing water to NM wildlife during drought

ALBUQUERQUE — Two state agencies and a nonprofit organization are teaming up to help provide water to New Mexico’s wildlife populations during the drought. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has made a one-time provision of $40,000 to New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) to help the state’s ranchers defray the extra cost of hauling or pumping water during the drought. NMDGF Director Jim Lane and NMDA Director/Secretary Jeff Witte made the announcement today during the mid-

year meeting of the New Mexico Joint Stockmen, which is comprised largely of ranchers. “Anytime a rancher provides water for his cattle, there will be wildlife that benefit from that water, also,” Lane said. “We recognize the contributions landowners make that go a long way toward keeping our wildlife healthy, especially during the drought, and this money is to say thank you for that.” NMDGF is primarily funded by the sale of licenses to hunt, fish and trap game species in the state, not by general taxpayer dollars.

The money will pass through NMDA to the New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts (NMACD), a nonprofit organization that represents the shared interests of the state’s 47 soil and water conservation districts (SWCD). SWCDs work with landowners through conservation planning and assistance to benefit the soil, water, air, plants and animals in a way that results in productive lands and healthy ecosystems. On a first-come, first-served basis, individual ranchers will be eligible for up to $350 to pay for such things as fuel to haul water or to pump groundwater. Neither NMDGF, NMDA, NMACD, nor any of the

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SWCDs will withhold a percentage for the administration of the funds. “This money will go straight to the ranchers in the state who are working hard to protect not only their cattle during the drought, but also the state’s wildlife population – a large percentage of which can be found on land where cattle are grazed,” NMDA Director/Secretary Jeff Witte said. Part of the mission of NMDGF is to “conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the state of New Mexico.” NMDA’s mission is to protect and serve New Mexico, including its citizens who are involved in agriculture.

Humane Society celebrates grand opening

Don Kilroy, vice president of the Lincoln County Humane Society, accepts a $4,000 donation from the Ruidoso Valley Greeters at the recent grand opening of the resale shop and administrative offices located at 413 Highway 70. The thrift shop contributes a significant amount of money to keep animals happy and healthy while waiting to be adopted. The 3.7-acre property will eventually be home to the shelter, adoption center, intake facility and more.

Carrizozo Chamber welcomes two new businesses Lone Star Plumbing, located at 305 E Ave and The Lunch Wagon, located at the corner of E Ave and Central. Lone Star is owned by Eddie and Hilda Lomax. The store is not just plumbing, but a full scale hardware with extras like hay and feed. The Lunch Wagon is owned by Ray and Vickie Hughes. They serve breakfast and lunch each day. All homemade and very tasty. Stop by Lone Star Plumbing on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. to welcome both businesses to town. The Lunch Wagon will be serving food. Refreshments will be provided.

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New Mexico Economic Development Commission to meet

The New Mexico Economic Development Commission will meet on July 8, in Las Cruces at the New Mexico State University campus in the Business Complex Building, Room 247. The July meeting will be the first of several sessions during which the commission will conduct its work to complete the Five Year Strategic Plan. Morning and afternoon session 10 to 11:45 a.m.: General business meeting of the commission plus presentations from the New Mexico Partnership and the Economic Development Department’s staff on research information in the draft proposal of the Five Year Strategic Plan. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Opportunity for groups/organizations and individuals to give presentations to the commission on potential elements they would like to see included in the upcoming Five Year Strategic Plan. For more information or to request a 15-minute presentation time slot please contact Judi Sandoval at or 505-827-0307.

12th Judicial Court nominees The 12th Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Committee convened June 17, in Alamogordo, and completed its evaluation of the seven applicants for the vacancies on the 12th Judicial District Court. The committee recommends the following two applicants to Governor Susana Martinez: Angela K. Schneider of Ruidoso and James Scott Angela K. Schneider Newton.

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Final EIS released for SunZia Line Project

SANTA FE — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is releasing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) that provides a comprehensive analysis of potential environmental impacts for the proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Line Project in New Mexico and Arizona, and identifies a preferred alternative for the project. If built, the project would enable the development of currently stranded energy resources, including wind and solar, by creating access to the interstate power grid and adding 3,000 to 4,500 megawatts of electric capacity to the desert Southwest region. SunZia Transmission, LLC, has proposed to build, operate, and maintain two parallel overhead 500 kilovolt transmission lines across federal, state and private lands from the proposed SunZia East Substation in Lincoln County, to the existing Pinal Central Substation in Pinal County, Ariz. The transmission lines in the preferred alternative would be 515 miles in length. The SunZia project would provide additional reliability

for the existing transmission system, increase transfer capacity in areas of limited or no existing transfer capability, and provide access to market for future energy sources, including renewables. “The preferred alternative has been identified after a thorough environmental analysis and an extensive public involvement process – and we appreciate the input that has helped site this project,” said Jesse Juen, BLM’s State Director for New Mexico. “The existing grid system in the region has not been upgraded in more than 30 years, and this proposed project has the potential to improve the reliability and efficiency of the western electrical grid and deliver energy, including wind and solar, throughout the West.” In the preferred route, the transmission lines would parallel existing utility infrastructure and use existing roads wherever possible to minimize new disturbance and reduce impacts to sensitive resources and to military operations. Additional mitigation measures are described in the Final EIS and will continue to be developed as the project

moves forward. After coordination with the Department of Defense, the BLM selected a preferred alternative that includes a modification to the route near the White Sands Missile Range. The proposed alternative route is about 30 miles north of the missile range and does not cross any of the White Sands’ 2.2 million acres of withdrawn federal lands. In addition, the BLM and Department of Defense have recently established a Technical Working Group to analyze additional mitigation measures to address potential impacts to the missile range and the “northern call-up area.” The preferred alternative route, as described in the Final EIS, would amend two Resource Management Plans (RMPs) in New Mexico – the BLM’s Socorro Field Office RMP of 2010 and the Las Cruces Mimbres RMP of 1993. Amendments to both RMPs would adjust to existing decisions on visual resource management and right-ofway avoidance areas. Release of the Final EIS follows an extensive public involvement process initiated

by the BLM in 2009. Comments received on the Draft EIS, which was released in May 2012, are addressed and responded to in the Final EIS. The Notice of Availability for the Final EIS and proposed amendments to the RMP is published in today’s Federal Register, opening a 30-day protest period as well as a 60day period for governors’ review. Pending the outcome of those processes, the BLM, as the lead federal agency on the project, will issue a Record of Decision. These documents are available online Complete information on the opportunity to protest the land use plan amendments associated with the project is also provided at this website. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the following address: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 71383, Washington, D.C. 20034. For more information on the project or the opportunity to protest its planning decisions, contact the BLM Project Lead Adrian Garcia at 505-954-2199.

Law opens investor pool for small startups By Finance New Mexico

A crowdfunding campaign to finance a movie about TV character Veronica Mars recently set a record – $2 million in 10 hours – on the Kickstarter platform. The backers were fans of the show and wanted to see a movie based on the character. In return for this donation, the contributors will get rewards, such as DVDs of the movie or other swag. That’s a far cry from the typical crowdfunding project, which usually aims at a smaller target. But it suggests the possibilities of micro-financing vehicles that use the global reach of the internet to support projects unable to secure more traditional loans. Kiva is credited with being the first microlending website, though many have imitated its format. Investments in Kiva projects are loans – not donations – and investors expect to be repaid in full for their contributions to the small-scale ventures of entrepreneurs who don’t qualify for traditional credit – often because they live in poor, isolated communities in underdeveloped countries. Other businesses are taking crowdfunding to the next level, hoping to raise equity capital and essentially sell shares

of stock or ownership in aspiring companies. A year ago, Congress moved to simplify this process.

exemption from the registration requirements of securities law, disclosure requirements remain.

New paradigms

Crowdfunding in its evolving incarnation means raising capital by selling small amounts of equity to many investors by way of a website operated not by the company but by a third party or “intermediary.” The Jobs Act requires that this intermediary be a registered broker/dealer or a portal recognized by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, to protect the investor from fraud. But much remains to be sorted out so the SEC and FINRA can maintain oversight without imposing so many requirements that companies decide the process is more time consuming and costly than it’s worth. Until such rules are promulgated, funding portals cannot legally act as crowdfunding intermediaries and can’t sell securities to accredited investors through a general solicitation to the public.

When Congress passed the Jobs Act in April 2012, it lifted restrictions on the type of investor who could legally invest in early stage businesses eager to raise money through crowdfunding. The rules that will guide this new financing landscape haven’t been written, but when they are, entrepreneurs will be able to raise money from anyone – not just “accredited investors” with a net worth of $1 million – though they can only do so through portals approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Limits will be imposed on how much a single investor can contribute and how many securities a company can sell in a year. The companies are limited to $1 million in securities, and individual investors are limited to a certain dollar amount or a certain percentage of their annual income. The new law gives high-growth companies more breathing room before an initial public offering than they would normally get from a more traditional equity investor, such as an angel investor or venture capitalist. While the law offers

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NM drops to 50th in nation for child well-being

ALBUQUERQUE — For the first time New Mexico has fallen to the bottom slot – ranking 50th in the nation in overall child well-being in the 2013 national KIDS COUNT Data Book. New Mexico has never ranked above 40th in the publication’s 20plus year history, but this is the first time the state has ranked dead last. Last year, New Mexico ranked 49th and Mississippi at 50th. The data book, released annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranks the 50 states on 16 indicators of child well-being, classified under categories such as economic security, education, and heath. “This report must serve as a serious wake-up call to New

Mexico’s leaders. It’s time to make significant investments in young children. We will continue to rank at the bottom until we make kids our highest priority,” said Veronica C García, Ed.D., executive rirector for New Mexico Voices for Children. The state’s ongoing inability to recover from the recession is to blame for some of the drop to 50th. New Mexico’s child poverty rate continues to increase, especially for young children. More children are living in single-parent families, which put them at greater risk for poverty, and more children live in families where neither parent has full-time, year-round employment.

“While investments in young children are essential to improving poor outcomes, these economic indicators tell us that we also need to invest in working parents,” said Dr. García. “Parents need to earn a living wage, and they need adequate work supports like high-quality, affordable child care. They also need help improving their own educational levels.” While New Mexico is doing worse in some indicators, the change in rankings is more closely tied to the fact that Mississippi is doing better. Over the past decade Mississippi saw improvement in two indicators that are key to predicting a child’s educational success—the percent-

Resisting the talking impulse “If you have nothing to say, say nothing.”

— Mark Twain

“I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps, and I believe that our education like such as South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., should help South Africa, and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build our future.” — Miss Teen, South Carolina. When asked why a fifth of Americans were unable to locate their country on a world map. Have you ever had an opportunity to expose your ignorance on a subject by thinking out loud in front of an audience? If your answer is no, I can describe who you are with one simple word, ‘Liar.’ As a speaker for most of my adult life, I’ve had countless opportunities to verbally embarrass myself. I also hate to admit that I have taken advantage of nearly every opportunity afforded me (much to the chagrin of my wife and family). Today, within the spectrum of a continuous 24-hour news cycle, reams of words are being used to disguise intellectual laziness, stupidity and underdeveloped ideas. Ironically, sometimes it works – other times not. If verbal expression reflects the mirror of the mind, our unde-

veloped words can be a condition of our times. Problems can become more pronounced within a polarized society that is more concerned with how something can ‘look’ leading to verbal ‘excuse making’ and ‘cover ups’ rather than in grappling with the reality of the situation. The fact is clear thoughts become clear statements, whereas ambiguous James D. Martin ideas transform into vacant ramblings. In a complicated world it takes a great deal of mental effort to understand basic concepts. Maybe one of the problems in our day and time is that thinking has become a ‘sideline activity’ while talking has taken center stage. The long-term danger being that we, as a society, could drown in a sea of undeveloped thought and ill conceived ideas. As Harry Overstreet observed, “The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.” James D. Martin is the program manager of the Heritage Program for Senior Adults at the Lincoln County Medical Center. Heritage is a program designed to improve the quality of life for the older adult. Confidential screenings are available by appointment. If interested please call 575-257-6283.

Lincoln County unemployment rate remains stable The seasonally adjust unemployment rate for May remained unchanged from May 2012 at 5.1 percent. Lincoln County boasts a workforce of approximately 10,252 people. New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in May 2013, unchanged from April but down from 7.0 percent a year ago. The rate of over-the-year job growth, comparing May 2013 with May 2012, was 1.0 percent, representing a gain of 7,800

ages of children attending preschool and of children whose parents finished high school. New Mexico has not seen improvement in these two indicators. “More than 60 percent of our children are not attending preschool and 22 percent of our children live in families where the head of household lacks a high school diploma. These children will already be behind when they start school and they’ll be unlikely to catch up,” said Dr. García. “As a state we must continue to focus on high-leverage strategies to improve New Mexico’s national standings if we are ever to improve our graduation rates and see lasting economic development,” she added. The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book and New Mexico fact sheet are available online at

jobs. New Mexico has again reached growth of 1.0 percent after five years of experiencing either job losses or slower job growth. The jobs survey has shown sustained improvement for several months, suggesting that the conditions in the job market have improved. Nine industries added employment over the year and four industries lost jobs. The largest gains continue to be reported by the leisure and hospitality industry, which added 3,000 jobs over the year. Also,

the construction industry continued to report the best over-the-year numbers since 2006, gaining 2,100 jobs. The professional and business services industry reported a gain of 200 jobs, the first gain in almost two years. On the downside, manufacturing employment declined by 1,100 jobs from the year, and government employment registered a net loss of 800 jobs. Detailed analysis will be provided in the Labor Market Review scheduled for release on June 28.

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BONITO LAKE, from pg. A1 an accommodating landfill outside of the area. “That’s just with the current level of deposits in the lake which doesn’t account for significant additional deposits which could still occur with heavy rains. We should have a better assessment following the summer rainy season,” Galea said. The lake must be dredged not just to re-establish its original intended water capacity but Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press the additional weight of all Bonito Lake from the dam, August 2012. of the sunken debris and silt pushing against the to Homeland Security for the United States. bottom of the dam could cause a multitude A joint project of El Paso Water Utilities of serious problems. and Ft. Bliss, El Paso’s desalination facilities Beginning in the next couple of weeks, produces 27.5 million gallons of fresh water most of the water standing in Bonito Lake daily (MGD) making it a critical compowill be pumped out. “With summer monnent of the region’s water portfolio. Using a soon rains on the horizon, we recognize the potential of serious flooding and do not want previously unusable brackish groundwater supply, the Kay Bailey Hutchison DesalinaLincoln County residents downstream to tion Plant is creating a new supply of water be in peril. We are doing everything we can – water from water. to prepare for any scenario the rains may Even with the potential $24 million bring,” Galea said. The cost to pump the water from the lake is approximately $280,000. price tag associated with bringing Bonito Lake back online, the initial inquiry was Meanwhile, Alamogordo is exploring other met with little optimism by Lincoln County long term water supply options. Holloman AFB uses most of the water from the Bonito Commissioner Mark Doth proclaiming the cost of a regional inland desalination plant. Pipeline which has been shut down. “We Doth also contended water age testing of the are going to have to go back on other water potentially ancient aquifer should be consources and old wells while we work with ducted to determine the recharge rate, if any Holloman as it will be a few years before water flows through the Bonito Pipeline would hurt more than help the water supply again,” Galea said. and geological issues that could arise when Governor Martinez inquired about the the water is taken. feasibility of other long term back up supply Nevertheless, all eyes are on Bonito options including an inland desalination plant, Lake and Galea says with the core sample much like the one constructed in El Paso studies and subsequent protocol with the which treats brackish water and stores the Army Corps of Engineers could have the water in underground caverns. El Paso is the lakes dredging underway within the next site of the world’s largest inland desalination year or so. “Although we are very anxious plant. The $91 million plant represents a forto get this project moving forward, we must ward-looking water supply strategy between wait for (Federal Emergency Management the city and Department of Defense (DOD). Agency) FEMA and other entities to approve In Alamogordo, Holloman AFB and the and fund their portions of the project or we White Sands Proving Grounds are an instrurisk not being funded to the projects maximental economic partner and key component mum potential,” Galea said.

New Mexico sets standard for feral hog removal ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is leading the nation in the coordinated effort to humanely eliminate non-native and highly invasive feral hogs. To date feral hogs have been reported in 22 of New Mexico’s 32 counties and continue to spread rapidly. These feral hogs were originally brought into New Mexico for commercial hunting and quickly escaped. They carry infectious diseases that can be transmitted to agricultural animals, wildlife and humans and destroy agricultural lands and native habitat. They have been causing severe destruction in Texas and many other states for years, and they are now spreading rapidly in New Mexico. Feral hogs cause more than $1 billion in damage annually in the United States. “I commissioned a study on the feral hog problem in 2011 to determine the distribution of feral hogs on State Trust Lands because they were becoming a threat to domestic livestock, native wildlife, and human health as well as posing an economic threat,” said State Land Commissioner Ray Powell. “Feral hogs are capable of carrying more than 35 infectious diseases. We need to deal with this problem now, and this collaborative effort moves us closer to our goal of eliminating them in a humane manner.” A panel discussion about how to enhance collaboration to eliminate feral hogs in New Mexico was held during the New Mexico Cattle Growers Conference in Albuquerque today. Officials who participated in the panel included: New Mexico State Land Commissioner Ray Powell; Alan May, USDA Wildlife Services-New Mexico State Director; Edward Avalos, Undersecretary for USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs; Jeff Witte, Director/Secretary, New Mexico Department of Agriculture; Jim Lane, Director, New Mexico Game and Fish Department; Bill Humphries, Rancher/ Member N.M. Feral Swine Task Force.

Powell, who is a veterinarian, botanist, and plant ecologist, said the State Land Office is an active member of the New Mexico Feral Swine Eradication Team and has been aggressively working to eliminate this invasive and destructive non-native species. Other members of this group include: the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the U.S. Forest Service, State Game and Fish, State Department of Health, and the State Department of Agriculture, New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico Livestock Board, and the New Mexico Cattlegrowers Association. In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted $1 million to New Mexico to support the collaborative effort to remove feral hogs, and along with state and private funding and in-kind donations and is looking to New Mexico’s collaborative effort as a method to address this serious problem in other states. The State Land Office has already allocated $50,000 this fiscal year for feral hog control. The agency also has received another $250,000 from the State Legislature this year to continue the efforts on State Trust Lands.

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Lincoln County emergency notification By Michelle Caskey Lincoln County Public Information Officer The County of Lincoln utilizes the CodeRED high-speed emergency notification system for delivering critical communications to all or targeted areas within the county in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. This system is capable of dialing the entire county within minutes. It delivers a recorded message from the Emergency Services office or Lincoln County Sheriff’s Dispatch describing the situation and any instructions for immediate or future action. The message will play when answered by a live person or an answering machine and makes three attempts to connect to each number. Residents can opt-in for text message and/or email alerts and those will also be sent. Every land line phone number throughout Lincoln County is already part of our 9-1-1 emergency network and will receive CodeRED messages at the land line phone number. By registering with CodeRED residents are able to add mobile phones for notification, so that if an emergency situation is developing at the registered residence they will be notified wherever they are. “If you’re at Walmart and a flash flood warning has been issued for your home, it might be safer for you to shelter in town until the coast is clear,” advises Michele Caskey, Lincoln County Emergency Services. “By registering with CodeRED you will get that emergency notification on your cellphone, so you can take appropriate action even when you’re not actually at home.” By taking the extra step to register with CodeRED, residents have the opportunity to verify that Lincoln County has correctly identified the specific location of each residence on the CodeRED map feature, where individuals can move incorrectly placed addresses.

Joe Kenmore, director of Lincoln County Emergency Services says, “When a flash flood warning is issued it is often sent only to homes near rivers and streams at risk. The precise location of your home is critical for you to receive all relevant warnings.” Renters are also able to associate themselves with the residence they’re renting even though they are not the owner on record. By registering with CodeRED they will receive all relevant warnings. For tourists traveling to Lincoln County CodeRED offers a Mobile Alert App for any smartphone that will alert subscribers of notifications issued by public safety officials wherever they are in Lincoln County and in other places across the country that subscribe to the CodeRED Emergency Notification System. The app is geo-aware so no matter where an alert is issued, notifications are sent right to the mobile device. The app transmits geographically-based notifications, requiring subscribers to enable their GPS services so the app can determine the user’s specific location. CodeRED and Ruidoso’s ‘Call Me – Ruidoso’ program are two distinct emergency notification systems. Residents that live within Ruidoso should be registered with both programs. It is possible during a developing incident that someone could be notified by both Ruidoso and Lincoln County. “Yes, residents in Ruidoso could get two calls warning them of a dangerous developing situation that affects their home, but we would rather them get two calls than no calls at all. Their safety is our top priority,” says Kenmore. To register for CodeRED go to and follow the links. Call Michele Caskey, with Lincoln County, for further assistance at 800-687-2705 ext.106.

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Against a barren hillside in Bonita Park, rebuilding efforts are underway as residents recover from the Little Bear Fire. LITTLE BEAR FIRE, from pg. A1

that provided 75 percent of the cost of constructing and installing a Flood Threat Early Warning System on both the Little Bear Fire and Whitewater-Baldy burn scars. While weather models and the National Weather Service radar assist local officials in taking life-saving measures, these detection systems give immediate warnings based on real time, accurate flood information. These systems provide enhanced safety to citizens in these vulnerable Eugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press areas. Lincoln National Forest Public Information Officer Following the initial Loretta Benavidez shows Governor Susana Martinez assessment of post-fire flood how the heat and intensity of the Little Bear Fire levdamage near the Little Bear eled homes in Bonita Park. Fire, it was determined that cleared along approximately 25 miles of road; a major disaster declaration was needed. Governor Martinez requested the declaration, 39 miles of Dozerline was reseeded and rehaand President Obama approved. Currently, all bilitated; 34 miles of handline was rehabilitated; Removed vegetation from Bonito Creek the projects approved under the declaration and around all bridges. have been funded and initiated. Simultaneous with the BAER efforts, loConcurrent with fire suppression efforts, cal governments and agencies joined forces the Forest Service assembled a Burned Area to assemble a Watershed Protection and Emergency Response (BAER) team. The Restoration team. The team worked across BAER team finalized the burn severity map, boundaries to remove all floatable debris performed a risk analysis, and recommended from stream channels and in places to contreatments all within 12 days of containment. tour stream banks to facilitate the movement The following treatments were being impleof water. The operation was organized under mented on the burned area by the start of the monsoon season the first week of July; 19,211 the Incident Command System model, and was highly effective in preparing drainages acres received aerial seeding of native flora; to handle high water flows in order to protect 10,241 acres in the highest severity burn reroad and bridge infrastructure as well as ceived straw mulch; 8,916 acres of the White private land improvements. Mountain Wilderness seeded or mulched; The Smokey Bear Ranger District of the Installed 251 low rolling dips with sediment Forest Service worked in close coordinatraps and 3 overflow drains to prevent road erosion; 37 culverts improved/armored to han- tion with incident management fire teams, BAER teams and the Watershed Protection dle runoff; Removed 7 culverts to construct and Restoration team to protect the lives and low-water crossings; Placed jersey barriers at spill out points near cabins; Hazard trees were property of Lincoln County residents.

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Governor Susana Martinez and an entourage of local and state officials scan the rebuilding progress against the stark landscape of Bonita Park


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Volunteers extraordinaire

deliveries every other week since that time. Beyond their time, the Carpenters donate gas money. Carol said, “They’ve offered to reimburse us for gas, but that could go to someone who needs it. I was always raised to give back and I’m really the one who benefits. I’ve struggled before and people helped us out. I feel almost selfish in returning the favor. I’m the one that gets all the benefits, the good feelings.” The couple has seen what the community of Ruidoso can do. They met and married in 1984, right here in Ruidoso. “We love the community. We think the people are friendlier, even the travelers. We love how quickly people come together when somebody needs help. Of course, we also love that we always feel like we are on vacation here,” they stated. Bill and Carol Carpenter encourage other people to donate to Sweet Charity and to volunteer to help with retail operations, pick-ups and deliveries. Bill said, “It’s a good cause. Provide what you can. This is how we can show our love for people.” Together they encouraged even the most modest of donors. “Consider volunteering. If you want to volunteer or donate, even if you don’t think it will be that great, just do it! Come down to Sweet Charity and give it a shot. In our world, there’s never such a thing as too much help.” Sierra Blanca Motors is, once again, a primary sponsor of HEAL’s annual charity golf tournament, the Deacon Bob Open, Aug. 10. Ted Durham has agreed to provide a new Jeep for the Hole in One competition as well as sponsoring the player’s golf towel for the goodie bag. HEAL very much appreciates the long term support of Ted and Sierra Blanca Motors. Help End Abuse for Life extends its gratitude to Carol and Bill Carpenter, who have provided their astounding dedication to supporting all of the enterprises of HEAL. If you are interested in joining the ranks of volunteers or would like to arrange a donation, please call Sweet Charity at 575-378-0041. For more information about Help End Abuse for Life Courtesy photo and The Nest, visit their Pictured are Bob and Carol Carpenter, HEAL volunteers website at extraordinaire.

Help End Abuse for Life (HEAL) and The Nest domestic violence shelter are truly blessed with constant examples of generous support from the community. Sweet Charity, their resale boutique, supports a good part of what is accomplished at the shelter. It serves as a private and safe source of home furnishings for survivors who leave the Nest and begin setting up their own apartment or home. In addition, it also provides affordable options for members of the community. The support is two-fold, with all proceeds going directly to support the efforts of Lincoln County’s first and only domestic violence shelter. Carol and Bill Carpenter have pledged their support to HEAL and The Nest. They contribute hundreds of hours of volunteered time and energy, along with hundreds of dollars of gas money, to the retail operations of Sweet Charity. They began volunteering about one year ago after being recruited into the mission by retail staffers, Dora and Wellen. “We had always wanted to help out and give back. We liked shopping at Sweet Charity because they always made us feel warm and welcomed, like old friends. One day, we were there shopping and overheard a conversation with somebody who wanted to buy several large items, but that would not be able to get transportation for everything. We chimed in, ‘Do you need help?’ and offered to deliver it for them,” said Carol. The staff was thrilled. History was made. Carol has since volunteered her afternoons with Sweet Charity every Tuesday and the couple has continued to make

Bologna jerky Copyright © 2013 Jay McKittrick I enjoy gnawing on a fresh piece of beef jerky as much as the next mountain man, (but then I’m also into flossing, so go figure) but at $19.99 a pound – don’t tell me that there isn’t inflation! But a friend of mine told me the other day: “It’s because it takes about three pounds of meat to make one pound of jerky... and with the price of beef these days… and you have to slice it, smoke it, package it and distribute it, etc.” And then he suggested, “If you want to save a few bucks, why don’t you try making your own at home?” “That’s a good Idea,” I thought to myself. “How hard can it be? And think of the money I’ll save.” Well, to make a long story short, my first batch

of jerky cost me about $15 bucks, and turned into charcoal when the grill lit on fire while I was inside getting a beer. The second batch filled the house up with teriyaki smoke which resulted in my wife yelling, “You didn’t use a drip pan in my oven?!” For the third batch, I made an outside kiln using cinderblocks and my wife’s hair dryer. I turned it on at about midnight and checked on it the next morning. The dryer was toast, and the meat had been stolen by a bear. “There’s got to be a better way!” I lamented, and it was then that I received a vision – an idea of divine inspiration. “Bologna jerky,” I shouted to the heavens like a mad scientist, “… I’ll dry it out on the dashboard of the truck!”

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Now before you laugh, consider this: bologna is made out of meat, and it’s cheap, and it’s sliced thin, and it’s pre-smoked. And like I told my wife, “Honey… I saved us a bunch of money… and the smell will go away in a few weeks… and Armor All will cover up the stains on the dash.” By the way, if anybody wants to buy some of my homemade bologna jerky – I’m selling it for only $13.99 a pound (no additional preservatives added).

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Yankees survive Dodger comeback Pecos League June 25 Pro baseball Texas at New York Yankees, 5 p.m.

June 26 Pro baseball Texas at New York Yankees, 5 p.m.

June 28 Pro baseball Cincinatti at Texas, 6 p.m.

June 29 Pro baseball Cincinatti at Texas, 5 p.m.

June 30 Pro baseball Cincinatti at Texas, 1 p.m.

Sports Results

June 17

Little League baseball Minor playoffs – DBacks 15, Tigers 14 Major playoffs –Dodgers 10, Tigers 7

June 18 Little League baseball Minor championship Yankees 20, DBacks 7 Major championship Dodgers 9, Yankees 5

June 18 Little League baseball Major championship Yankees 18, Dodgers 15

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June 28 Horse racing Maiden, claiming and allowance racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, 1 p.m.

June 29 Horse racing NM Adequan Challenge, Higheasterjet Handicap at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m.

June 30 Horse racing Maiden, claiming and allowance racing at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m.

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

July 4 Horse racing Rainbow Futurity trials at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m. Running Mescalero Fire Rescue Fun Run, TBA

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Through an entire Little League season, the Yankees blew through the Major schedule with nary a loss. They streaked through the playoffs toward an encounter with the Dodgers, and then the unlikely happened. They lost 9-5 to force a final playoff game on June 19. Actually, the loss wasn’t all that surprising. The Dodgers showed they can hit – like, pound the ball almost over the mountain – and made a spectacular comeback in the championship before finally falling 18-15. The Yankees took an early lead, scoring nine runs through two innings, thanks in part to a three-run home run by Mason Taylor with two outs in the bottom of the first. The hit parade continued in the second inning with another six runs, but it was in the top of the third that the Dodgers woke up. They pushed across six runs, including a three-run homer by Brennan Stewart. There were five home runs in all – Grady Woodul and Tyler Mclendon added two for the Dodgers and Chris Shalley knocked one out for the Yankees – which underscored the tone of the night. The Yankees recovered in the

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The Yankees celebrate at midfield after defeating the Dodgers for this year’s Major championship at Gavilan Canyon Field on June 19. next two innings to push across eight runs and really put some distance between them and their competitors. They almost ended things early in the bottom of the fourth on the 10-run rule Shalley’s three-run dinger, but Mason Taylor ended up grounding out to first to extend the game. The Dodgers again staved off an early finish in the fifth inning and finally made good on their

Minors complete Yankee sweep By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor The Yankees – the Minor version – finished up a fine Little League season June 18 with a 20-7 victory over the DBacks in the championship game at Gavilan Canyon Field. The Yankees wasted little time taking a lead keeping it. After spotting the DBacks a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, they pushed across five runs in the bottom of the inning and kept on scoring. The Yankees scored five runs in each inning after that. The only reason they didn’t score any more was a league rule which stated an inning is over after the team at bat scores at least five runs. Patience at the plate was the big reason the Yankees won. They were walked 30 times in just four innings. The Minor All-Stars have already been chosen, with the District 2 playoffs set to begin July 5 at Eastside Little League in Roswell.

July 5 Horse racing Rainbow Futurity trials at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m. Softball Bomb it Out In Ruidoso at Eagle Creek, TBA

July 6 Horse racing Rainbow Derby trials, Mark Villa Memorial at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m. Softball Bomb it Out In Ruidoso at Eagle Creek, TBA

July 7 Horse racing Maiden, claiming and allowance racing at Ruidoso Downs, 1 p.m. Softball Bomb it Out In Ruidoso at Eagle Creek, TBA


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The Yankees celebrate their Minor championship after beating the DBacks at Gavilan Canyon Field on June 18.

second chance in the final frame. Down 18-5, the Dodgers scored six runs and had a runner at second before a strikeout ended the game and gave the Yankees the league title. Shalley got the win for the Yankees, pitching 4 1/3 innings before leaving the mound and Taylor took over. see MAJORS pg. B2

Lucky Laces debut at Roswell

By Karen Boehler For the Ruidoso Free Press ROSWELL – The very first softball tournament at Roswell’s new Charlie McVay Softball Complex was also the very first tournament for a new Lincoln County traveling softball squad. The 14U Lucky Laces were formed this spring with players from Ruidoso High School, Capitan High and Ruidoso Middle School. “This is a first-year team,” said Laces coach Margaret Madrid. “This is my first year of coaching a traveling team for a fast-pitch league. They’re learning. Some of them are new girls and some have played for the high school, but they’re doing very, very well. I’m very excited.” The ASA team has been competing every Wednesday in Alamogordo against teams from Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Santa Teresa, Carrizozo and other southern New Mexico communities. The competition, Madrid said, “is good. There’s a lot of good players. A lot of good teams.” And the Lucky Laces are pretty good, too, as leading into this week’s league playoffs, they’re 8-4 on the season. Pitchers include two Warrior players, Jade Devara and Taylor Mowdy, and, new to the mound, Lia Mosher and Dominique Vala-

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The “will they or won’t they” dynamic has been used to death in sit-coms, highlighting the romantic tension between the lead protagonists. Usually, the storytelling arc is good to bring in a lot of fans to the show. One place that arc isn’t effective – or welcome – is when a professional sports league is considering moving into a new town. Then, the storyline gets exasperating pretty quick. That’s the situation facing the Village of Ruidoso right now, as Andrew Dunn – commissioner of the Pecos League – has put his cards on the table and publicly expressed his desire to bring the league back to Ruidoso. White Mountain Athletic Complex was home to the Ruidoso Osos in the league’s inaugural season in 2011, and it was a season plagued with problems from the start. There were general management changes, supervisory alterations, low attendance, even players’ cars being broken into while they were parked at the field and the team was on a road trip. Through all that, the Osos still came within a game of winning the league’s first-ever championship, and now they’re gone. But now they want back in. Dunn hopes to hold a meeting with Ruidoso officials – and officials from Alamogordo and Roswell – to try to hammer out the details of the Osos’ return to the league, mostly in a limited sense. Speaking as a sportswriter whose entire career was inspired by the prospect of following pro ball for a living, I’m eternally hopeful something can be worked out. Speaking as a perpetual pessimist, I’m waiting to see what happens. The Pecos League is currently in its third year of operation, and it’s not been a smooth ride. Most independent leagues don’t last past five seasons, if they last that long. The survival of this league depends directly on how well it’s marketed to the fans. Near the end of the 2011 season, with the Osos in the championship series, there were still plenty of people in Ruidoso who didn’t even know there was a pro baseball team in town. If things can be worked out for 2014, here’s hoping the team can be properly promoted to the townsfolk. The games were entertaining, and the more that see them, the better.

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Ize In Trouble makes big run to win Zenyatta By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press Gaylon McGee’s Ize In Trouble was much the best when it counted to score a convincing victory in the $20,000 Zenyatta over seven-and-one-half furlongs on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Raucous Lady, one of two horses from the Henry Dominguez stable, rocketed to a big early lead and held her advantage until she entered the final turn. The Miguel Hernandez-ridden Ize In Trouble took charge on the turn and pulled away for the easy eight-length win. Ize In Trouble was timed in 1:33.29 for her first win since taking a Sunland Park allowance race on January 5 for trainer Weston Martin. The daughter of Proud Citzen came into the Zenyatta off a fourthplace run in the First Lady Handicap. Lil Miss Macky was second by 12 lengths over Ticket To Broadway. Raucous Lady faded to last in the field of five fillies and mares.

LACES from pg. B1 dez, who threw for the first time in Roswell. “(It’s) pretty much those four and they’ve done very well,” Madrid said. Behind the plate is Sarah Reynolds, who, Madrid said, “is awesome.” Reynolds played second at Ruidoso, “but she likes catching.” The infield includes first baseman Mosher, who started for the Lady Warriors this past spring and played Junior Little League baseball this summer. “Awesome. Fast. Backs up. Does whatever she can. She’s there,” Madrid said. First-time softball player Alyssia Portillo is at second, and “has done very well,” the coach said. Cheyenne Roller can be found at second, third and

MAJORS from pg. B1 Probably the biggest hit of the night came from Mclendon, who put an exclamation point on the top of the fourth inning with an opposite field home run over the right field fence that almost sailed all the way into the Ruidoso Schools’ bus barn – a good 350-400 feet from home plate. Selections have already been made for the Ruidoso All-Star team, with the District 2 tournament set to start at Roswell Noon Optimist on July 5.

Ruidoso Little League Major Championship Yankees 18, Dodgers 15 Dodgers 006 216 – 15 12 1 Yankees 363 51x – 18 16 1 Anthony Keeton, Tyler Mclendon (2) and Grady Woodul, Connor Jameson (2), Xavi Otero (3). Chris Shalley, Mason Taylor (5) and Gage Guardiola. W – Shalley. L – Keeton. HR – Dod (Brennan Stewart, Woodul, Mclendon), Yan (Mason Taylor, Shalley). 2B – Dod (Connor Jameson, Woodul), Yan (Mikey Masias, Taylor, Shalley). LOB – Dod 1, Yan 3. ––– Pitching Dodgers IP H R ER BB K Anthony Keeton (L) 1 6 8 8 3 0 Tyler Mclendon 4 10 10 9 3 3 Yankees Chris Shalley (W) 4 1/3 8 9 3 2 9 Mason Taylor 1 2/3 4 6 6 4 3

The RANGER report

Rangers’ All-Star hopes in need of votes

By T.R. Sullivan The Rangers are going to need a major surge in the final weeks of the All-Star voting to get a player in the American League starting lineup. Lance Berkman is the only Rangers player who is higher than third place at his position in the latest balloting update released on Saturday. Berkman is second among designated hitters, but he’s more than 1.7 million votes behind David Ortiz of the Red Sox. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski, second baseman Ian Kinsler, shortstop Elvis Andrus and third baseman Adrian Beltre are all in third place at their positions and trail significantly in the voting. Beltre has started two straight years at third base, but he’s more than 3 million votes behind the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera.

Sports shots Archery expo An archery expo and petting zoo, hosted by Ruidoso Parks and Recreation, is scheduled for July 6 at Two Rivers Park. Open for boys and girls ages 12 and under, the event runs from 9 a.m. to noon, and cost is free.

Wildnerness camp

It’s “back to basics, back to nature” during this summer’s wilderness camp for all youth entering first through eighth

grades. The camp runs for seven weeks from June 24-Aug. 9, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The camp begins each day at Wilderness Park behind the Ruidoso Parks and Recreation office at 801 Resort Dr. Cost is $85 per week for all campers, with lunch supplied by the summer lunch program. Registration continues throughout the summer on a first come, first served basis.

Bowling RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER Tuesday summer team standings, week 3 of 14 Name Won Lost 3 Old Farts & A Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4 Village Butter Balls. . . . . . . . . . . . 11 5 Grissoms Raiders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 6 Four Feathers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 7 Split Happens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 8 The Outlaws. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 8 Strike Ballz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 8 Ball Busters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 9

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Last week’s high scores Handicap series – Split Happens2,639, Village Butter Balls 2,575, 3 Old Farts & A Kid 2,523 Handicap game – The Outlaws 904, Grissoms Raiders 878, Time Out Team 849 Individual scores will be tracked beginning with week 5

short – “She’s done very, very well. Hustles. She’s there,” Madrid said – with Guevara and Mowdy at short. “We just kind of switch them around so they can learn different positions and they’ve gotten them very well,” the coach said. Valadez, Mary Swanson and Shelby Southard are the outfield, with Sawyer Mowdy and Annahi Rojas in reserve. “Shelby did an awesome catch today,” the coach said. “We didn’t think she was going to catch it but she got it. Mary’s done the same. Dominique’s done the same. They’ve done very well overall.” After getting sponsorships from Scorpion Tattoos, Walmart and support from the parents, the Lucky Laces decided to give tournament play a try, and although they were nervous playing against some much more established teams, Madrid was happy with the results. “For being a first year team, win or lose, I think we played good,” she said. “It was an experience. We learn from what we play. Overall, I think it went very, very well.” The Laces came up against Xplosion from Las Vegas, New Mexico in their first pool-play game Friday, falling 13-1, then lost 13-0 to Roswell’s Young and Reckless. But playing an 11 p.m. game against Artesia’s Sonic Boom, the Lincoln County squad got its first win, 5-1. The Lucky Laces then lost their opening bracketed game 13-7 to the Hot Shots, and after spending most of

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Taylor Mowdy prepares to throw the ball to first base during the Lucky Laces’ appearance, Saturday, at the Charlie McVay Softball Complex in Roswell. Saturday trying to avoid the scorching heat in Roswell, once again faced off against Xplosion in a win or go home game. And this time, the Laces came out on top, going up 13-1 early before holding on for a 15-10 victory. “That was a big plus,” Madrid said. “Getting to

play them again then winning.” That gave the Laces a Sunday morning game against the Lady Blazers, and although they fell 12-8 in a close game, Madrid was happy. “Very proud of the girls and we did well and learned a lot. It was an experience and a good one.”

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Health & Wellness

NM releases proposed rates for health plans BERNALILLO — The New Mexico Division of Insurance released the proposed rates for health insurance premiums to be sold on the newly established New Mexico Health Insurance Marketplace for small business and individuals. Enrollment for this new marketplace begins in October. Five carriers are offering plans on the exchange, including two new insurance groups. These plans will vary in premium costs according to the out-of-pocket percentage chosen by the consumer. While plans can charge more for geography, tobacco use and age, they can no longer charge more or exclude consumers based on their health

history or gender. The age difference is now limited to three times as much for older consumers versus young adults. In the past it was sometimes more than five times as much for age differences. The premiums prices do not include the subsidies that will be available to people applying as individuals or up to 50 percent tax credits that will be available to small businesses. The New Mexico Superintendent has stated the premiums are about five percent higher than current prices. However this does not take into consideration the many people in New Mexico who have not been able to apply due to health conditions or whose health conditions have kept them in plans with spiraling costs. Public comments on the rates can be made for 30 days. Consumers are encouraged to review the rates at

New immunization requirements can make New Mexicans healthier Immunization registry law goes into effect July 1

SANTA FE – Governor Susana Martinez says new immunization requirements can help keep New Mexicans healthier – especially small children and seniors who are particularly prone to infectious diseases. Senate Bill 58, which takes effect July 1, makes it mandatory for all health care providers to report all immunizations to the New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System (NMSIIS). “This change will allow the Department of Health to better track and evaluate vaccination coverage and monitor disease outbreaks and disease coverage levels at a local level,” said Governor Martinez. “A properly immunized population is better protected from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.” Immunization reporting to the Statewide Immunization Information System for young children 19 to 35 months old is about 93 percent. Reporting drops off as children get older. Only about 51 percent of adolescents 13 to 17 years of age have two or more immunizations recorded in the system. Among adults over the age of 19,

only about 26 percent have one or more immunizations recorded in the system. For adults 50 years and older the percentage drops to about 20 percent. Low reporting of adolescent and adult vaccinations can have a significant impact on public health. For example, pertussis (whooping cough) is generally spread by adolescents and adults whose immunity has waned due to lack of booster shots. Pertussis booster shots are recommended every 10 years, yet most adults don’t receive them as recommended. Additionally, older adults who are susceptible to influenza and pneumonia may get confused when they had their last influenza or pneumonia vaccination leading to over or under immunization. The Department of Health and the NMSIIS Program launched statewide NMSIIS Training classes throughout New Mexico in May. The classes take a couple hours. Anyone entering the information into NMSIIS is required to take the training. NMSIIS classes and site-based trainings can be arranged through the DOH Helpdesk. Send an email to doh-helpdesk-main@state. Find more information about trainings at

NM receives national recognition for chronic disease program SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department received national recognition for a program that helps older adults manage their chronic conditions. The two departments and their statewide partners were recognized at a national conference in Arlington, VA for outstanding work on delivering the evidence-based Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) and Tomando Control de su Salud (Spanish MyCD) programs. The programs are highly interactive and encourage people to set weekly goals for behavior change, use relaxation techniques, eat well and exercise safely. Participants meet once a week for two and a half hours for six weeks. The classes are offered at no cost. New Mexico’s participation completion rate for the six-week classes during the latest reporting period was 82 percent, resulting in a commendation for reaching the highest percent of goal. Over the past two years, New Mexico has maintained a steady completion rate of 80 percent, compared to the national average of 74 percent. “Chronic disease is a problem in New Mexico. More than one in four adults ages 45 years and older in the state have been diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases,” said Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward, MPH. “The MyCD programs

are designed to help New Mexicans living with chronic disease develop skills to better manage those conditions so they can live better lives.” In 2012, New Mexico was one of 22 states awarded a federal grant for $200,000 a year for three years. New Mexico also received a grant in 2010 for the MyCD Program, nationally known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed and tested by Stanford University. The Department of Health is working closely with the Aging and Long-Term Services Department, which has identified and referred potential participants to the program. Governor Susana Martinez signed a measure approved by lawmakers, which gives the Aging and Long-Term Services Department $100,000 to help expand the MyCD program. “The additional money will help expand this program to serve more New Mexicans. We hope to target people living in rural areas,” said Aging and Long-Term Services Cabinet Secretary Gino Rinaldi. “The Aging and Long-Term Services Department is pleased to support this Department of Health initiative and we look forward to continue working together.” For more information about how you can attend or offer a program in your area, please contact the Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau at 505-222-8605.

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the division’s rate review website: “This is an exciting step forward for New Mexico and, like other states who have posted their proposed rates for their new marketplaces, the opportunity for insurance carriers to gain more members. The reality of increased competition has kept rates much lower than many predicted,” said Barbara K. Webber, executive director of Health Action New Mexico. “In New Mexico there are 200,000 uninsured persons who can benefit from the Health Insurance Marketplace. This is especially important for those with health conditions and in rural markets, where having more choices is crucial.” Health Action New Mexico is a consumer advocacy non-profit organization that focuses on bringing all New Mexico communities access to quality healthcare services. For more information, visit

Nominations wanted for 2013 NM Healthy Families Award ALBUQUERQUE — Nominate a family for the 2013 New Mexico Healthy Families Award. Do you know a family with good communication skills, strong family values and stability within their home? To nominate a family for the 2013 New Mexico Healthy Families Award, fill out the nomination form at www.nmchf. org and mail it to NMCHF P.O. Box 26755, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Entries must be received by Aug. 15. With many summer activities in swing, New Mexico families have the chance to show their communities just how much they are committed to nurturing relationships, stability, adapting to challenges, and community involvement. Now is the time to say “thank you” to those healthy families by nominating them for the New Mexico Healthy Families Award. This award will recognize and honor New Mexico families that show commitment and dedication to the well being of their children and their community. The second annual award celebration will take place on Nov. 4, bringing families together for fun, good food and an opportunity to recognize these special families from across the state of New Mexico. All nominees will be invited to attend this celebration banquet.

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June 25, 2013

News from around the state Distributed by the Community News Exchange

June 15 Church suing city over sewer backup

LOVINGTON — Lovington First Assembly of God has filed a lawsuit in district court against the City of Lovington for damages the church claims it received when the city’s sewer system backed up into its building on Dec. 28, 2012. The church is asking for a minimum of $100,000 in damages for breach of contract, negligence and loss of use of its facilities. The church claims the cost of making repairs to the building was more than the $45,000 the city’s insurance company offered for repairs after effluent from the sewer system damaged the building and its contents. “The church didn’t ask for lost revenues or anything — they just want it fixed,” said David Standridge, attorney for the church. In its answer to the complaint for damages, the city admits the sewer backed up into the Assembly of God building, but denies any of the remaining allegations in the suit. “Our insurance is handling this matter,” said city manager James Williams. “That is all I can say at this time.” — Lovington Leader

June 14 Space tightens as federal funds shrink

RATON — Colfax County is providing a new home to a workforce-development entity so it can continue to provide education and resources to people trying to find jobs and to local businesses looking for qualified workers. The Colfax Workforce Development Center, which is run by SER (Service, Employment and Redevelopment) Jobs for Progress, is the contractor that provides the services for the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board (NALWDB). It was created, along with other state regional boards, under the federal Workforce Investment Act that came into being a number of years ago. Budget cutbacks, because of federal sequestration this year, left the local Workforce Development Center facing the likelihood of closing as federal funding was reduced. Adrian Ortiz, executive director of the NALWDB that serves 10 New Mexico counties, said the center was “in dire straits.” He and other officials involved with the center indicated the center would have to shut down at the end of June – the end of the fiscal year – if a new location with a reduced cost was not found. A request for office space for the workforce center was made last month to the Colfax County commission, which, after more specifics were added to an agreement, this week approved leasing space in the county building to the center. The center had been leasing office space in a section of a privately owned building at the south end of the Doña Ana Shopping Center in Raton. — Raton Range

State gets its first teaching health center

LORDSBURG — Hidalgo Medical Services has become the first teaching health center in New Mexico. It was awarded this distinction by the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education after a two-year application process. The award is for three years. “This innovative training model allows family medicine residents to leave the urban academic environment and experience a robust immersion in medical training in a rural community,” according to a news release announcing the award. Darrick Nelson, program director and HMS chief medical officer, said, “Our residency program will allow HMS to host two residents per academic year for a total of six residents. The residents will reside in Albuquerque for their first year of training and work at the University of New Mexico Hospital in rotations such as high volume emergency room, neonatal intensive care, specific surgeries, et cetera, basically those types of experiences that are not available in high volume in rural, southwest New Mexico. “The residents will spend their second and third years working within the HMS system as well as with other local physi-

cians and Gila Regional Medical Center.” HMS will host its first two residents at the Silver City Community Health Center starting on July 1. — Hidalgo County Herald

Border commercial zone extended

LORDSBURG — U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce praised the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to extend the current border commercial zone from 25 to 55 miles in Southern New Mexico. In an effort to promote border commerce, Mexican nationals who have undergone background, fingerprint and security checks may receive Border Crossing Cards (BCC) and are currently permitted to travel 25 miles into the United States for a period of 30 days with- out obtaining additional permits. This latest decision expands the border zone to 55 miles, allowing cardholders to visit communities like Las Cruces, Deming and Lordsburg – the state’s three largest border cities. Lordsburg Mayor Frank Rodriguez has been working actively toward this outcome since taking office in 2010. “This will be a huge boost for our local economies,” Rodriguez said. According to Mayor Rodriguez, this extension will allow travelers to enter the U.S. in El Paso and travel along Interstate 10 into Arizona, whereas before they were forced to go back into Mexico to continue their journey. Rodriguez said that while there aren’t many shopping opportunities in Hidalgo County, the local economy will no doubt see a boost when these travelers make pit stops during their travels. — Hidalgo County Herald

Soup kitchen burglary stymies volunteers

ESPANOLA — Managers of the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen say they’re considering closing the doors permanently after burglars made off with more than $2,000 worth of property. “We’ve always had a little trouble over the years, but this might be too much,” said kitchen founder Suzan Roybal. “It’s sad, because we’re trying to do something good for the needy, then these scoundrels come and take what little we have.” The burglary was discovered early June 5, when an employee from the Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority, which owns the property, saw the heavily reinforced lock to the kitchen’s storage shed was busted, Roybal said. The shed, which cost $35,000, was given to the kitchen last year by an anonymous donor, she said. Taken in the burglary were 40 folding tables, at a cost of $45 apiece, and two tanks full of propane, Roybal said. The tables are used for the kitchen’s annual chili-cooking contest held each spring. Roybal said the cook-off is the kitchen’s biggest revenue generator, with the most recent contest raising approximately $25,000. — Rio Grande Sun

Rancher’s pretrial hearing scheduled

FORT SUMNER — A De Baca County rancher charged with 25 counts of cruelty to animals is scheduled for a pretrial hearing in Magistrate Court on June 26. Richard Herbert “Dick” Evans, 69, of Fort Sumner, was booked on the charges May 31 at the De Baca County Jail after turning himself over to the authorities. Evans posted a $100,000 cash bond and was released May 31 after surrendering all passports and agreeing not to leave De Baca County without permission of the court. Evans is accused of failing to “provide necessary sustenance to 25 or more animals under his custody,” according to the criminal complaint that provided the basis for the arrest warrant. Search warrants were executed on the ranch May 17. More than 60 carcasses in various stages of decomposition were photographed, as were cows and calves in extremely poor condition. — De Baca County News

June 12 ‘Ancient’ bones found at fire station

EDGEWOOD — Human bones were found recently at the fire station under

construction at 25 Frost Road in Bernalillo County. According to a county spokesman, Sgt. Aaron Williamson, the human remains were determined to be “ancient” and will be turned over to Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. “They will contact the state archaeology department and coordinate the approach to the site for historical value,” Williamson wrote in an email last week. — The Independent

Settlement could mean water for Sandia Knolls

EDGEWOOD — A settlement between water companies embroiled in a dispute centered on the long-planned Campbell Ranch development means New Mexico Water Service Co. will have access to an additional well site, according to attorney Maria O’Brien, representing NMWSC. New Mexico Water Service Co. provides water to the nearby Sandia Knolls subdivision, a center of public opposition to what Campbell and it’s partner Aquifer Science are asking of the state engineer: approval of deep wells and extraction of up to 1,010 acre-feet a year of previously unappropriated deep water. New Mexico Water Service Co. had been a protestant in a hearing in front of the state Engineer’s Office concerning Aquifer Science’s application. If the application is granted, the water would be used for a planned residential and commercial development along North 14 that would include a golf course. Aquifer Science is a joint venture of the Vidler Water Company and developer Campbell Ranch. O’Brien, of the Modrall Sperling law firm, said last week her client believed it could get more for its customers through a settlement than by continuing litigation. “If the application were granted there would be no assurance of the protection of our wells,” she said. The hearing began in March and is expected to conclude at the end of this month. Witnesses so far have testified about geologic features as well as water flow, drawdown and replenishment in the area, according to individuals who have attended hearing sessions. O’Brien said Aquifer Science’s and the state Engineer’s Office’s very similar water models indicate that NMWSC wells would not be impacted by Aquifer Science’s proposed draw “in a way that would require Aquifer Science to protect us.” — The Independent

Housing solution being sought

CLAYTON — Terry Brunner, state director of rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently held a meeting in Mosquero about how to work with local lenders to address rural housing needs. The meeting invited a number of local entities of both housing and economic development from the counties of northeastern New Mexico, including Union, Harding, Colfax, Quay, and San Miguel counties. The meeting involved about 40 representatives of nonprofit agencies, home mortgage lenders, realtors and municipalities in the area. — Union County Leader

June 11 Solar-power plant construction to begin

SILVER CITY — Construction of the state’s largest solar-power plant is scheduled to begin soon on state trust land in Luna County. “This 50- megawatt project will provide about 300 jobs during the construction phase, which is a huge boost to New Mexico’s ailing construction industry,” said Ray Powell, state land commissioner. After construction, three people will be hired for operations and maintenance jobs.

Powell added that the plant “will provide clean, efficient solar power to El Paso Electric service territory customers, and the lease payments could generate as much as $40 million for state trust land beneficiaries over the 40-year term of the lease.” The money will “provide a constant stream of revenue for our public schools, universities and hospitals,” he said. A news release explained: “The solar array will realize immediate and very significant water savings over gas-fired or coal-fired generating plants, and will also have zero air emissions. The proposed Macho Springs solar-power plant will generate enough clean energy to power more than 18,000 average New Mexico homes.” First Solar Inc. is the contractor for the project, which is expected to begin in July. — Silver City Daily Press

Student selected as ‘Greenest Student on Earth’

SILVER CITY — Kashius Ford, 10, of San Lorenzo, who will be a fifth­-grader this fall, has been chosen as the “Greenest Student on Earth” in a worldwide compe­ tition sponsored by the Green School in Bali, Indonesia. Ford was selected by a panel of judg­es based on his video entry from among 50 entries from 20 coun­tries, a news release said. Students ages 3-18 were asked to submit a two- to three­-minute video describing their environmental achievements and aspirations, according to the release. Winners were chosen based on the character of the student as presented in the vid­eo, the green projects and ideas the students are involved in, and the number of votes received on the competition website. Three full scholarships for one year of study at the Green School were awarded, one each to entrants in primary, middle and high school. Ford was the winner in the primary school category. The Green School is an in­ternational school whose mis­sion is to inspire students to be creative, innovative green lead­ers, the release stated. “I want to go to the Green School in Bali so I can work with other kids to solve the problems our planet faces,’” Ford said. Ford is the son of Charris and Dulcie Ford of San Lorenzo. — Silver City Daily Press

June 7 Court ruling vacated in Pecos River Basin case

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on June 3 permanently halted an attempt by the Fifth Judicial District Court to stop an administrative hearing before the state engineer from going forward. The hearing is required for the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission to transfer water rights acquired by it to state-operated well fields for the purposes of compliance with the Pecos River Compact, an interstate agreement between New Mexico and Texas apportioning the water between the two states, and to meet irrigation demands in the state’s Lower Pecos Basin pursuant a 2003 settlement between the State, the United States Bureau of Reclamation, the Carlsbad Irrigation District and the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District. On April 17, Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Raymond L. Romero, at the request of area ranchers Larry and Scott Gregory, stopped the hearing based upon the Gregory’s allegations of “bias on the part of the State Engineer and his staff and the defects in the Interstate Stream Commission’s water transfer applications.” The Commission filed an emergency request on April 19 in the New Mexico Supreme Court asking it to overrule the district court’s order and allow the hearing to go forward. On June 3, a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court sided with the Commission. — Clovis Livestock Market News

June 25, 2013


Ruidoso Free Press

By Corey Bard

Often, I think I have little in common with my father. I met a man who told me he was searching for his real parents. After a brief digression, reincarnation, he said this was the only explanation for his being born into his family and there had to be people, his real parents who had the compassion and understanding to make him feel comfortable with who he was. So I must ask, who am I? One of my family memories is all seven of us sitting around watching my father’s slides. He took pictures throughout his life and had them developed into slides. Dad, the lifeguard. Dad swimming. Dad hurdling. Dad in the Army. Dad dating Mom. Dad’s wedding. Each of my siblings birth, birthdays, high school graduations, and weddings. Jeff jumping from the 15-foot wall of the obstacle course at Ma Ka Ja Wan Scout Camp in Pearson, Wis. College graduations – all five children earned Master’s degrees. Family trips: Disney World 1972, Boston 1976, Badlands 1983. The outdoor pictures were the best. Geese flying during the fall migration at Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin. Yosemite. 1975 Deerfield High School State Football Champions, 1976 and 1977 Deerfield State Cross Country Champions. Band Concerts, choral concerts, Girl scouts, Boy scouts, Eagle Scouts, baseball games, Thanksgiving and all the holiday family gatherings captured in photos. Dad and Mom sold their Wisconsin home about six years ago. They downsized to a two bedroom condominium. Dad went down to the storage locker at the condominium and discovered the lock he had placed on the storage locker had been removed and replaced with a new one. He met with the condominium

management and discovered a new tenant had thrown out Dad’s stuff and placed her own in the storage locker. Thousands of slides gone. At my parents 40th anniversary, a video tape was created with a small selection of the slides covering many years. The video now needs to be digitized because it is deteriorating. There had been talk of another slide project for years, but my father never found the time. Now the time my father has left is very precious. He is forced to spend three hours a day three days a week in dialysis because his kidneys have failed and diabetes is destroying his body. I bet he has a lot of time to think and remember the events of life that were recorded in pictures – that he experienced on the other side of the lens. The pictures were never going to end up in a Georgia O’Keefe like museum, but he is a man who was proud of his family and thought someone might enjoy the photos someday. My sister’s husband David had told my father he would take possession of the slides. David cared enough to want to store the slides preserving Dad’s sense of legacy. Thousands of slides gone. Someday will never come. I think the pictures I have taken in Oregon and New Mexico, the pictures I take of events at the library are one thing I may have in common with Dad. I like photography too. There was an old picture next to the piano in our house when I was a child. A black and white photo in an old frame possibly taken by my grandfather. The boy in the photo looked a lot like me. Who am I? I am still a Bard. Events: July 9: Jazz Workshop sponsored by Ruidoso Public Library and Southwestern Arts Alliance. 4:30 p.m.: Children’s Jazz Workshop (all ages welcome); 6 p.m.: Jazz Ensemble: Michael Francis, Ricky Malichi, Dan Borton and Jose Carmona; 7 p.m.: Music of Rich Chorne

RPL Summer reading program Ruidoso Public Library Children’s Department Summer Reading Program schedule of events: “Boot Hill” Week, June 24-28 June 26 10:30 a.m., Tiny tots and preschool, stories and craft: crayon resist boots* Tiny tots: sticker craft in the classroom * Tiny tots will meet in the classroom following story time. June 27 1:30 p.m., 10-12 years old, craft: Ribbon-weave trivets June 28 1:30 p.m., Family Craft Day, ages 6 teen Family Friday: “Phew! Yikes! Brrr! THE OUTHOUSE!” Bring a washed cardboard carton (milk, OJ, half & half) no plastic – plus any items to add to the outhouse diorama. “Salute to the Red, White & Blue” Week, July 1 - 5 July 1 10 a.m., 6-9 years old, red, white and blue headbands 1:30 p.m., 10-12 years old, craft: Egg carton 4th of July wreath July 2 2:30 p.m., 6-12 years old, 1800s oneroom school with Nisha Hoffman July 3 10:30 a.m., Tiny tots and preschool, stories and craft: star banner. JULY 4: LIBRARY CLOSED July 5 10 a.m., Family Friday movies “Liberty’s Kids; EST. 1776” (G)

“Home on the Range” Week, July 8 12 July 8 10 a.m., 10-12 years old, movie: “The Harvey Girls” 1:30 p.m., EVERYONE! Ft. Stanton Ladies Fashion. All are welcome July 9 1:30 p.m., 10-12 years old, The “Harvey Way,” presented by Kay Kuhlman. Join us to learn about becoming a Harvey Girl. We will pick our Harvey Girls at the end of the session. They will serve a dessert course to the Friends of the Library the following day. 4:30 p.m., Everyone! Family Jazz workshop for children. With Michael Francis, Ricky Malichi, Dan Borton & Jose Carmona. July 10 10:30 a.m., Tiny tots and preschool, stories and craft: Paper quilt blocks 1:30 p.m., 10-12 years old, Dessert course served by our Harvey Girls, who trained the previous day. July 11 1:30 p.m., ages 6 - teen, learn crossstitch, embroidery, darning, quilt tying, etc. Bring an embroidery hoop if you have one. We will also make butter July 12 1:30 p.m., Family Friday, ages 6 – teen Spinning Wheel Demonstration with Jennifer and Pacasha. Finger Knitting. Finish handiwork from previous day. Village of Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Rd. in Ruidoso, 575-258-3704.

South Africa at the Capitan Library The public is invited to Capitan Public Library at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5 for a photo journey to South Africa with Alto resident, Kai Brown. Brown will share what she learned about various African animals while on safari in South Africa. She will bring photographs taken during her two safaris and will talk about the big animals and how they live, their habits, family groups and enemies. Find out how South

African maintains the decreasing populations elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses, lions and cheetahs. A retired IBM executive, volunteer tutor for pre-GED math, and former president of the board of the Lincoln County Humane Society, Brown went on her first safari in 2011 and enjoyed it so much, she returned again this year, and plans to return this year.


NM families to benefit from new CYFD early childhood services funding SANTA FE – More than $16.175 million additional dollars in early childhood services funding will help more New Mexico families access child care assistance, pre-kindergarten programs, and home visiting programs. All three programs are designed to help low income New Mexico families with young children. The funding was allocated to the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) during this year’s legislative session and will benefit thousands of New Mexico families and children this upcoming fiscal year. The new early childhood service funding will become available July 1, when the state’s new budget takes effect. “These are important services for struggling families in New Mexico,” says Governor Martinez. “The Pre- K program helps prepare kids for success in school, while our child care assistance and home visiting programs can help families with the challenges of parenting and supporting a family. This additional funding is an investment in our kids and our families.” The new early childhood services funding will be distributed as follows: •

Child Care Assistance: $7.0 million dollars will go toward removing families from the child care assistance waiting list. This means that any family with an income of 100.01 percent to 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) will now be eligible to receive child care assistance as long as they meet all eligibility requirements. Currently, families with those income levels are placed on a waiting list, but that will change on July 1st. Over the last seven years, an average of more than 22,000 children a month received child care services through CYFD. Pre-Kindergarten: $5 million dollars will be allocated to CYFD’s New Mexico Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program to provide services to an additional 1,300-1,400 New Mexico children in

FY14. This will be a 64 percent increase over the 2,481 children in FY13 who were served in CYFD-licensed Pre-K facilities. New Mexico’s Public Education Department also received $14.95 million dollars to serve Pre-K students in public schools this coming school year. This funding will provide Pre-K for 4,230 students in the 2013-14 school year, which is 1,380 more students than the previous school year. •

Home Visiting Program: $3.8 million dollars will go to CYFD’s Home Visiting Services program. This funding will provide home visiting services for an additional 1,000 families in New Mexico. In FY13, services have been provided to a total of 1,361 families. This means that almost 2,400 total families will be provided home visiting services in FY14, which is a 74 percent increase over the previous year.

Home Visiting in High-Risk Communities: $375,000 will be allocated to high risk communities that do not currently have a home visiting program to help in the establishment of such a program in their area.

“Helping families and children in need is CYFD’s number one priority,” said CYFD Cabinet Secretary Yolanda Deines. “Governor Martinez has been very supportive of these CYFD programs, and with this additional funding we are able to assist many more families and children throughout New Mexico.” “We are truly grateful to Governor Martinez for her commitment to early childhood services in New Mexico,” said CYFD Director of Early Childhood Services Diana Martinez-Gonzalez. “With this new funding, many more children and families will get to take advantage of very important programs that are essential to our children’s and our communities’ future. Any family interested in applying for child care assistance, New Mexico Pre-K, or home visiting services should visit for more information.

Free books on Kindles at public library Spending the weekend at the track? Take free library e-books in your pocket Friday morning, June 28, 9:30 a.m., before heading out to the track, stop by the Ruidoso Public Library for a quick lesson. Learn how to read free e-books on your smart phone’s Kindle App, Kindle, Kindle Fire or other Amazon mobile device. Some visitors have their first book ready to go in less than ten minutes, but Jennifer is available for a full hour as you learn your device. Remembering your usernames and passwords before class saves a lot of time. If you wonder which usernames you need, call us and ask – the list is different for each type of device. Some devices need you to recall three accounts. The catalog of free e-books continues to grow. Join the 200 current users who have checked out more than 2,000 titles since last June. Read or listen to Brad Meltzer, John Le Carre or Micheal Connelly. Military titles in-

clude Unbroken, American Sniper and What it is Like to go to War. For family vacations, the trip might feel shorter listening to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, The Guardians of Ga’Hoole, or Winnie the Pooh. Summer time is full of movies and many of the original books are available: Harry Potter, The Help, Bel Canto or John Grisham’s The Firm. This class focuses on Amazon devices and apps, specifically any version of Kindle or a smartphone or tablet with the Kindle App or Kindle Cloud Reader. Classes on Apple, Android, and Nook devices are available this summer. Please check our online calendar for dates and times. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road. Hours are: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or http://

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INCENDIO sparks new world vibe with latin guitar and swirling rhythms The veteran Los Angeles-based songwriter musicians collectively known as INCENDIO knew the kind of inspired passion and energy they wanted to convey when they named their band for fire. Featuring master guitarists Jim Stubblefield, Liza Carbe and Jean-Pierre Durand and percussionist Bryan Brock, INCENDIO’s fiery rhythms take listeners from sun-kissed beaches of South America to the arroyos of New Mexico, shadowy alleyways of Morocco to the golden hills of Spain. Their lyrical guitars invite listeners to a world of pure romance and adventure at the Spencer Theater on Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m. This is a live concert experience not to be missed! Excellent seats are available for $39 and $36. A pre-performance fajita buffet ($20) will also be available in the lobby starting at 6 p.m. INCENDIO is a band that jams from the gut with tightly interlocked guitar solos that become spiraling contests of taut rhythms, and polyrhythmic swirls of boleros, cumbias, salsa, tango, mambo and indigenous Peruvian

valses criollos and combines them with Indian, Arabic and Celtic flavors. Then they add just the right touch of jazz improvisation and dynamics, and the sizzling result is virtual edge-ofyour seat music. On the strength of eight popular releases – Misterioso, Illumination, Intimo, INCENDIO, Dia Y Noche, Seduction, Vihuela and their 2013 release The Shape of Dream – INCENDIO is an award-winning, Billboard-charting group that is truly distinctive in their live concerts performing extensive, improvisational jams that keep fans following them to more than 200 concerts each year. Subtly weaving a tapestry through influences as diverse as Weather Report, Jimi Hendrix, XTC, Paco de Lucia, Buddha Bar and Joni Mitchell, INCENDIO’s music is a true “fusion” and sounds like little else

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in the genre. This is a band that jams from the gut with tightly interlocked guitar solos that become spiraling contests of taut rhythms, and their floor-pounding vibrations inspire im-

mediate visceral responses from listeners of all ages and demographics. Check them out and feel the fire. Call the Spencer Theater at 575-336-4800 or go online to

‘The Jade Bracelet’ premiers at the Old Mill June 29 One of these people is dead; another of them did it… which one? The Historic Dowlin Mill is Ruidoso’s oldest building. Since 1868, it’s been a mill, general store, post office, and a dance hall. And now, on June 29, it hosts “The Jade Bracelet.” The name alone sends chills up and down the spines of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Black Jack Pershing, Geronimo and Douglas MacArthur as they shake in their boots crying for mommy! They may have graced the Old Mill with their presence in times past, but for Mama Hottie & The Sterilizers’ tongue-incheek murder mystery concert… they dare not enter! Melodrama is in the air! As if acoustic rock-bluegrass-cha-cha-cha wasn’t captivating enough, the brain of a madman has introduced murder and intrigue into the creaking wave-like floors of restrained bedlam and mayhem. We invite you to become a part of the investigation, and enjoy some great music. Throw together a cast of musicians, gamblers, spies, aliens, beatniks and trans-locating nut jobs, and you’re bound to have an interesting party anyway. Add weapons and a priceless jade bracelet, and you’re gonna have some ’splaining to do by the time it’s all over. Mama Hottie & The Sterilizers have been a musical act for several years now due to the patronage of former

Ruidoso restaurateur Aaron LaCombe. The trio played every week at Landlocked or Casa Blanca until a few months ago. At that time, they were able to record some of their favorite arrangements on a CD called Rubber Glove. Copies will be given away at the concert. The Old Mill has already produced successful concerts including guitarists Thomas Radcliffe and Rich Chorne, as well as the ENMU-Ruidoso choir. Film actress Delana Michaels, owner of the Old Mill,

Lincoln County Community Theatre presents ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ By Don Madaris

Performances of Lincoln County Community Theater’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo” is scheduled for the last two weekends in July. Over the last several seasons, Lincoln County Community Theater has performed its plays and musicals in various locations: from a small, limited-seat theater in a store-front to the stage of a castle, from a tiny platform at a local restaurant to a makeshift warehouse stage, from the floor and stage of a local performance venue to the stage of a local performing arts center, from a dinner theater at one country club to coffee and dessert at another. All of these venues, halls, and auditoriums have provided Lincoln County Community Theater with much flexibility in performance. But, for the July performances of “Moon Over Buffalo,” the community theater will once again be utilizing the wonderful facilities at Ruidoso High School’s Performing Arts Center on Warrior Drive.

This performing arts center is a perfect venue for this production, which takes place both onstage and backstage, as a theater troop encounters personal and professional complications as they present two plays in repertory style, occasionally mixing up lines, costumes and characters, as they try to un-mix the problems in their private lives. Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Moon Over Buffalo,” directed by Lea Kealon and Don Madaris, will provide you with a fun and entertaining evening. All tickets to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday performances, July 19-20 and July 26-27, are only $15. All tickets for the 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21 matinee are only $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door before the show, at 125 Warrior Drive, near the corner of Warrior and Gavilan Canyon. For additional information, call 258-3133.

has a heart for the preservation of this state registered historic building and the performing arts. “The Jade Bracelet” premiers for one night only: Saturday, June 29. The Old Mill opens its doors at 6:30 p.m. Mama Hottie & The Sterilizers will begin their concert at 7 p.m., and then something will definitely happen. Will it appeal to clever, hard core mystery fans? Maybe… probably not… hope so, I don’t know… but it will be fun and entertaining. Tickets are $15 and available now at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce, Coyote Howling Shop for a Cause, Café Rio Pizza and Dream Catcher Café. Tickets will also be available at the door, but seating is limited, so you’re encouraged to reserve your part in the “casting call” now. For more information, call 575-973-4348 or visit and Mama Hottie & The Sterilizers on Facebook. Mama Hottie & The Sterilizers include Blake and Deanna Martin, and world famous Tim McCasland. The cast of “The Jade Bracelet” includes Ken Duke, Noa Martin, Phillip and Taylor Appel, Mike Buckley… and you if you choose to accept the mission. Costumes are optional, but please wear something.

Pet memorial service in honor of Mia Come celebrate the lives of all our wonderful pets – fourlegged, winged and scaly. Come tell your story of how they made the world a better place; share your pictures and poems. Join other pet lovers on Sunday, June 30 at 5 p.m., at the Cedar Creek Trail across from the Fitness Trail. For more info call Lydia at 973-1767.

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Arts & Wellness Festival at the historic Adobe Plaza June 29-30 Join some of Ruidoso’s most talented artists for the inaugural Arts & Wellness Festival at the Adobe Plaza Saturday June 29, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday June 30, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This is a free Artisan Festival featuring local artists and wellness providers at the Adobe Plaza Courtyard. Many remember the Adobe Plaza as home to the Deckhouse… now visitors are welcome to see the renewal of this historic building and browse works from local ar-

tisans including Robin Riggio’s ceramics, Sachi Kaskel’s handcrafted jewelry, Cameron Blagg’s paintings, Madlyn Rose natural bath and beauty potions, Marianne Mohr’s inspirational drawings and enjoy Dr. Sherry McVean’s guitar and singing. As a community project, some proceeds will benefit the tuition fund for Sachi Kaskel. Contributors also include raffled gift baskets from Coyote Howling and teas from Rosemary’s Herb Shop. Support local artists’ and artisans’ original, one-of-a-kind works.

Also learn from the new The Lion’s Cage about martial arts for youth and women’s self defense; from All 4 Pets about pet health; and from The Buddha Yoga Wellness Center about the healing benefits of Yoga and meditation. Demonstrations and a raffle will be held throughout the day. Attendance is free. Adobe Plaza Courtyard, 200 Mechem Blvd. in Ruidoso. For more info call Marianne 575-802-3013 or visit the EVENTS page at

June 25 through July 1 Things to do every day Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Mechem Drive. Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs. - Mon. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Live horse racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Friday - Monday through Labor Day weekend. Post time is 1 p.m. (with the exception of some holidays, special meets and horse sales). Visit for more information. Flying J Chuckwagon Supper and Show, Hwy 48 north of Ruidoso. Every day except Sunday; gates open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and show is $27 for adults; $15 for children 4-12. www.� for more information. Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan, located on Hwy 380. Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. $2 for adults, $1 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey TUESDAY JUNE 25 Jesus, Mommy & Me. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran

Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRDForestry Division. Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, just east of the racetrack. The �irst New Mexico museum to be granted “af�iliate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission $6 for adults with discounts available for seniors, military and youth. Visit or call 575-3784142. “Celebracion del Arte” Juried Art Show, Hubbard Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Runs through Sept. 9. Original art from some of New Mexico’s best artists will be on display. The Celebracion del Arte is a juried �ine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. Thirtytwo artists, representing 54 pieces of original

Church, 1120 Hull Rd., Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11 a.m. for preschool-aged children. Bible story, songs, finger plays, craft/art/learning activities and snack. No fee. 575-258-4191. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 7 p.m. Professional comedians will perform live every Wednesday night. $5 admission. Must be 21 or older to attend. 575-464-7028. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. THURSDAY JUNE 27 Tiny Tots Program, Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. For infants and children through 3 years old. Programs can include: stories, dance, music, free play and sometimes a craft. Jazz pianist Michael Francis at Laughing Sheep Farm, 5 - 9 p.m. 575 653-4041. 1 mile west of Lincoln, Hwy 380, mm 96. Mark Kashmar, country blues, Café Rio, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ruidoso Toastmasters, ENMU Annex, 201 E. White Mountain Dr, next to the elementary school, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Ruidoso Toastmasters Club is for those who want to improve their thinking, listening, speaking and leadership skills for that next job, promotion, or just to be more effective. 575-799-3215 or 832444-3633. Free for guests and prospective members. There is a membership fee when you decide to join the club. Karaoke with DJ Pete Cree Meadows Lounge, 6 - 11 p.m. All-you-can-eat taco bar from 6 - 9 p.m. Open to the public. The Mixx – Classic Rock – Classic Rock, 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. FRIDAY JUNE 28

4th Annual ART EXPO, runs through June 30. Join the Lincoln County Gallery Association for a weekend of galleryhopping! Special attractions at each of the participating galleries. Music, demonstrations, and entertainment. Maps are available at the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce or any of the participating galleries.1-877-784-3676. Free. Susan Kolb performs at

art, were selected as �inalists for the show. 575378-4142; “Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo,” Hubbard Museum of the American West, 26301 Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs. A photographic exhibit that focuses on one of the oldest Native American communities who have lived along the banks of the Rio Grande River in New Mexico for more than 1,000 years. The museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, with reduced admission for senior citizens, military personnel and youth. www. or call 575-378-4142. TimeOut Video Game Arcade - Ruidoso’s Gaming Epicenter! Open daily, including holidays. 2500 Sudderth Drive in the Four Seasons Mall. Air Hockey, Fooseball, Plush Cranes, Head to Head Motorcycle Racing, Pinball. Prepare for the Zombie Invasion!

Adobe Plaza, 200 Mechem. Sat., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring local artists, wellness providers and live music. Also learn about martial arts, pet health and the healing benefits of yoga from the merchants in Adobe Plaza. Free. 305-519-2700 or 575-8023013; www.buddhayogaclass. com. Family Day at the races Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, 1 p.m. The track’s annual family day with food specials, family activities and the traditional stick horse races. Create a tradition with the excitement of this live sporting event. Free admission and free parking. Chef Robert Irvine, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 1 - 8:30 p.m. Limited seating available. 1 - 4 p.m.: Registration open in the hotel lobby. 4 - 6:30 p.m.: A Barnes & Noble mini-bookstore feature Chef Irvine’s latest book. 6 p.m.: Doors open. Show begins at 7 – Chef Irvine will demonstrate an array of summer BBQ recipes just in time for the 4th of July. 8 - 8:30 p.m.: Q&A with the Chef. 575-4647777; Tickets start at $50. Susan Kolb performs at Tina’s Cafe, dinner reservations recommended. 257-8930. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 5 to 10 p.m. Spanish/Classical guitarist Tomas Vigil at Laughing Sheep Farm, 5 - 9 p.m. 575 6534041. 1 mile west of Lincoln, Hwy 380, mm 96. Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. Thomas Radcliffe, finger style guitar virtuoso performs at Old Mill Theater, 641 Sudderth Dr., 6 p.m. 575-257-1090. Bob Livingston Live, Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth Dr., 6:30 - 8 p.m. As a member of Austin’s legendary Lost Gonzo Band, performing and recording with such musical visionarSATURDAY ies as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael JUNE 29 Martin Murphey and Ray Wylie Arts & Wellness Festival, Hubbard, Livingston played

Tina’s Cafe, dinner reservations recommended. 257-8930. Rascal Fair, White Oaks Community Market open every Friday 4 p.m. to dusk. Located just east of No Scum Allowed Saloon in White Oaks. Local, organic fruit and produce, fresh eggs, plants and seeds, hot weekly favorites at the Goldrush Grill, baked goods, pottery, woodwork, handmade soaps, baskets, jewelry and metalsmithing from local artisans. Pan for gold and sip free coffee by the campfire. Ladies Night, No Scum Allowed Saloon, White Oaks, 5 - 9 p.m. $2 beer, $3 mixed drinks, Karaoke 7 p.m. 575-648-5583 Hillbilly Potentates, outstanding bluegrass music, perform at Laughing Sheep Farm, 5 - 9 p.m. 575 653-4041. 1 mile west of Lincoln, Hwy 380, mm 96. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 5 - 10 p.m. Terry Bullard Band performs at Cree Meadows Country Club, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Friday night fish fry. Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. Open Mic Night, Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth in the Boulder Plaza, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Hosted by Tradd Tidwell. 575257-2273; Free. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopelli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Karaoke at The Elks Lodge on Highway 70, next to the Ruidoso Emporium, at 7 p.m. The Mixx – Classic Rock – Classic Rock, 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.

Get your dance on with Dance Dance Revolution! Tournaments, specials and party rentals available. For a Fun Family Night Out, Take Them to TimeOut!; 575-937-9330. Cree Meadows is open to the public and invites all non-members to join the family and share the fun without membership. Cree offers golf with a view; Sierra Blanca view dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner; entertainment on Thursday nights: DJ Pete Karaoke and Friday nights: the Terry Bullard Band. The “19th Hole” bar and lounge offers libation at best prices in town and a dramatic Sierra Blanca view. Schedule weddings or meetings in the “North 40” banquet facility. Call 575-2575815 for information about participating in a classic hometown Country Club where everyone can enjoy the atmosphere and services without membership.

an integral role in creating the Contest entry fee: $100. Live music at WPS in Midmusic that first earned Austin the designation of ‘Live Music town Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to Capital of the World.’ His most 1:30 a.m. recent CD, Gypsy Alibi was named “Album of the Year” at the 2011 Texas Music Awards. 575-257-2273. Tickets are $15. Mama Hottie & The Sterilizers presents “The Jade Bracelet,” The Old Mill, 641 Sudderth Dr., 7 - 9 p.m. Enjoy and evening of music and audience participation. A portion of ticket sales will go to support the Old LOUNGE Dowlin Mill. Mama Hottie & the Sterilizers provide a concert of RESTAURANT acoustic folk-rock, bluegrass and cha-cha-cha in the midst ENTERTAINMENT of “The Jade Bracelet,” an audience-participation murder mysLAS VEGAS tery written by local aspiring VACATION playwright, Blake Martin. 575257-1090; www.olddowlinmill. GIVE-AWAY org. Tickets are $15. Graham Brothers Band, No OPEN TO THE Scum Allowed Saloon, White Oaks, 7 p.m. 575-648-5583. PUBLIC The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant, 7 - 9 301 Country Club Drive p.m. Ruidoso Michael Beyer performs 575-257-5815 older songs and jazz at Kokopelli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Incendio, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., Alto, 8 - 10 p.m. Pre-perfomance buffet at 6 p.m. This musical group’s sound is all about energy, exploration and passion. At the heart of Incendio’s sound is the Latin guitar, which strums romance and power in bold rhythms - a sizzling brew of world fusion music blending flamenco, Celtic, Middle Eastern, jazz and rock. 575-3364800; www.spencertheater. com. Tickets for the buffet, $20; tickets for the performance, $39 and $36. The Mixx – Classic Rock – Classic Rock, Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. SUNDAY JUNE 30 Sundays Under the Stars, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 6 11 p.m Live music performed by The Mixx (classic rock/country) at 6 and “Real Steel” after sunset. 1-800-545-9011; www. Free. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. MONDAY JULY 1 Ruidoso Mountain Music Showcase Contest, 2710 Sudderth Dr. A nationwide music contest designed for solo artists, bands and singers who are not signed to a major label record company. The goal is to find outstanding, talented performers - the “gem” that needs to be discovered. Winning entrants will perform live on stage Aug. 30 and 31. 12th Gate Studios will be filming and producing broadcastquality DVDs of the performances. Deadline for contest entry form is July 1. For more information, call 575-257-7982;

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AmeriCorps volunteers spread joy in Lincoln County By Lauren Frazier For the Ruidoso Free Press A team of young adults representing more than five states have been working in the greater Lincoln County area for the past four weeks serving our community. AmeriCorps deployed this team of trained and dedicated volunteers to the Lincoln County region to help rebuild and provide service to the Lincoln County residents, agencies, non-profit, and faith based organizations. AmeriCorps became operational in 1994 and has since grown to host more than 80,000 full or part time volunteers. The young men and women serving in the Lincoln County area are part of the NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), which is specifically a team based community service sector of AmeriCorps. Briana Helling, AmeriCorps team leader, explained that she and her team will be working with four separate organizations while in Lincoln County. The team spent the first few weeks working with the forestry service putting up new signs at trail heads. They have since moved on, and are

currently working with the Little Bear Fire Recovery Team. “They built a retaining wall, moved bricks, and did carpentry and framing work,” said Jesse Pape, Little Bear Fire survivor, “they are a talented, wonderful group of people.” The team worked at the home of Jesse and Sandy Pape for a few days, and also served at the homes of several other fire survivors providing services like building decks, pouring concrete footings, and clearing land debris. “I feel like we are actually making a difference, and you can see it,” Helling said, while lifting framing materials up to one of her teammates at the Pape home. “Our help is measurable, and we get to interact with the people we are serving,” Kelly Chandler, AmeriCorps Media and Outreach director said. This team of young adults will serve a 10-month commitment to the AmeriCorps NCCC. They will be in the Ruidoso area for an additional four weeks, during which time they will also serve at the Mescalero Fish Hatchery and the South Central Mountain Resource Conservation and Continued on next page CHURCH SERVICES Listen or Download FREE

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Thought for the week... Charles Clary Our nation is facing many trials and troubles at this point in time. There are scandals, abuses of power, disregard for the laws of the land and some more things that have not yet come to light. It is a shame that we cannot have more confidence in our elected officials, but many have betrayed the truth and the trust that we citizens have placed in them. It is human nature to blame someone else for our circumstances, or to lie and say that we didn’t know anything about the issue. For many officials who should take responsibility for their actions, there is the effort to hood wink the public and treat them as fools. There are two things that are required of our governing, elected politicians… their service to our nation is a God given privilege and a tremendous responsibility. Their responsibility is to represent their constituents in an open and forthright manner and obey the laws of the land. The privilege is to maintain the government of the people, by the people, and for the people of this great nation that God has blessed. Somewhere down the line, the idea has changed. The idea, for far too many politicians, is that we exist to serve them, rather than the other way around. Their retirement packages, medical insurance, and other benefits go far beyond that of common citizens. Their grandiose schemes to maintain their election to favored status, should be an embarrassment to Americans. Unfortunately, too many of our elected members of congress pass out the benefits to constituents to insure their reelection. Their privilege is to fleece the public. There responsibility is to continue the deception. The truth is this… our nation cannot long endure the selfish, self-centered service of the career politicians. All one has to do is to see the trash of European nations and realize that we are going down the same path. The great historian, Gibbon, once said that if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. The nations who began with God and His principles and then deserted them, are in the dust, the trash heap of history. We are on the same track, if we do not return to God and His principles. No! I do not believe in forcing religion on anyone, but I do believe there are guidelines and truths that devolve from God’s truths. With them, we have help for today and hope for tomorrow. Without them… the trash heap of history.


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ANGLICAN Mescalero Family Worship Center Gary Dorsey, Pastor; 464-4741 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Carrizozo Community Church (AlG) Barbara Bradley, Pastor. Corner of C Ave. & Thirteenth One Church Pastor Todd Carter. 139 El Paso Road, Ruidoso. 257-2324. BAPTIST Canaan Trail Baptist, Roland Burnett, Pastor; Located just past milepost 14 on Hwy. 48, between Angus & Capitan. 336-1979 First Baptist Church - Carrizozo 314 Tenth Ave., Carrizozo. 648-2968; Hayden Smith, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso 270 Country Club Drive, Ruidoso,NM 88345. 2572081; Dr. Alan 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, 9730560, 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. 3542044. Mel Gnatkowski, Pastor 808-0607 BAHA’I FAITH Baha’i Faith 257-8857 or 258-5595 BUDDHIST Buddhism of the Lotus Sutra George Brown; 257-1569 CATHOLIC Saint Eleanor Catholic Church 120 Junction Road, Ruidoso, 257-2330. Reverend AI Galvan Saint Theresa Catholic Church Corona. Sunday Mass: 6 p.m. Fr. Mike Williams 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. Mass 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. Sunday. 354-9102. Fr. Mike Williams Santa Rita Catholic Church 243 Birch, Carrizozo. 648-2853. Fr. Mike Williams CHRISTIAN First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 1211 Hull at Gavilan Canyon Road, 258-4250

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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, preaching minister Church of Christ - Capitan Highway 48. Joshua Watkins, preaching minister CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Ruidoso Ward, 1091 Mechem Bishop Melvin Jenson, 258-1253 Church of Jesus Christ LDS Mescalero Branch, Mormon Missionaries 317-2375 EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount, 121 Mescalero Trail, Ruidoso. Rev. Judith Burgess Rector 257-2356. Website: St. Anne’s Episcopal Chapel in Glencoe Episcopal Chapel of San Juan in Lincoln St. Matthias Episcopal Chapel Carrizozo, 6th & E Street EVANGELICAL The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church 1035 Mechem Dr. 802-5242 FOURSQUARE Capitan Foresquare Church Hwy 48, Capitan. Harold W. Perry, Pastor, 937-7383 FULL GOSPEL Mission Fountain of Living Water San Patricio Full Gospel Church Seed of Faith Fellowship, 517 West Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan. Pastor Beverly Sills, 973-3721. 6 p.m. Sundays & Wednesdays, JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Jehovah’s Witness - Ruidoso Kingdom Hall 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 257-7714 Congregacion Hispana de los Testigos de Jehova 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 378-7095 LUTHERAN Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 2584191; 1120 Hull Road. Pastor Thomas Schoech. METHODIST Community United Methodist Church Junction Road, behind Wells Fargo Bank. Russell Parchman and Ed Barlow, interim pastors. 257-4170 Capitan United Methodist Church Pastor Jean Riley and the congregation of Capitan United Methodist. White Oaks and Third in Capitan. 354-2288 Trinity United Methodist Church 1000 D. Ave. 648-2893/648-2846. Carrizozo. Jean Riley, Pastor

Rick Smith, 682-2999. E-mail: RickS@ Calvary Chapel 127 Vision, next to Cable Co., 257-5915. Pastor John Marshall Centro Familiar Destino 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345, 257-0447. Services are bilingual Christ Church in the Downs Ruidoso Downs, 378-8464. AI and Marty Lane, Pastors Christ Community Fellowship Capitan, Highway 380 West, 354-2458. Ed Vinson, Pastor Church Out of Church Meeting at the Flying J Ranch, 1028 Hwy. 48, Alto. Pastors: Tim & Julie Gilliland. Mailing Address: 1009 Mechem #11 Ruidoso 88345. 258-1388. Keepin’ it simple ... Keepin’ it real! Cornerstone Church Cornerstone Square, 613 Sudderth Drive, 257-9265. John & Joy Wyatt, Pastors Foot of the Cross Christian Ministries, 2812 Sudderth (Pine Tree Shopping Center) Pastor, Phil Appel. For more info please call 937-8677 or visit our website at 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, 3788108. Email: J Bar J Church 40 Hwy 70W, 257-6899 Pastor Charles W. Clary. E-mail: Miracle Life Ministry Center Ron Rice & Catherine Callahan, Ministers Available 24 hours for healing, prayer. 354-0255; e-mail Open Circle - High Mesa Healing Center, Sundays, 10-11 a.m. Call 575-336-7777 for information NAZARENE Corona United Presbyterian Church, Pastor Pacto Viviente Terry Aiello, CLP Angus Church of the Nazarene 25974 Highway 70, la iglesia “J Bar J” en la Angus, 12 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy. 48, 336- Nogal Presbyterian granja roja. Domingos 12:30 p.m., Jueves 7 p.m. Church Reverend E.W. “Bo” Lewis 8032. Rick Hutchison, Pastor 937-6664. Es un lugar de familia, amistades y de crecimiento spiritual REFORMED CHURCH QUAKER Racetrack Chapel Mescalero Reformed Quaker Worship Group Horseman’s Entrance, Hwy 70, 378-7264. Chaplain Unprogrammed meeting at the Anderson-Freeman Mescalero. Bob Schut, Pastor Darrell Winter Visitor’s Center in Lincoln. For details, contact SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST NON-SECTARIAN Sandra Smith at 653-4951 Ruidoso Seventh Day Adventist Spiritual Awareness Study Group 207 Parkway, Agua Fria, Ruidoso Downs, 378-4161. PENTECOSTAL Minister: George N. Brown, PhD. ULC. 257-1569 Pastor Chuck Workman, 575-636-3773; 1st Elder Apostolic Pentecostal Assembly Manuel Maya 937-4487 Men’s Bible Study, Band Of Brothers Retired Pastor and author Harry A. Peyton Call 937-0071 for times and location SPANISH SERVICES Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church The 1st Iglesia Apostollca de la Fe en Cristo Iglesia del Nazareno of Ruidoso Angus Church, 12 mi north of Ruidoso on Hwy 48. Jesus Located at: 613 Sudderth Dr. Suite D, 613 Sudderth Dr. Unit D. Pastor, Art Dunn, Youth Ruidoso. 937-7957 · 973-5413 Marco Sanchez, Pastor. 336-8032 Pastor, Nathaniel Dunn. Free home Bible studies UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP PRESBYTERIAN ‘Come by our new Salon!’ Sacramento Mountains Unitarian Universalist First Presbyterian Church MARTHA’S HAIR & NAILS Fellowship, Call 336-2170 or 257-8912 for 101 Sutton Drive (Nob Hill), Ruidoso, 257-2220. Pedicures • Manicures location Tony Chambless, Pastor Colors • Perms • Tints • Waxing 900 Sudderth Dr. 575-808-1015 Ancho Community Presbyterian Church; Pastor NON-DENOMINATIONAL Massage Pedicure Chairs American Missionary Fellowship Terry Aiello, CLP

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AMERICORPS, from pg. B8 Development Council. Each team member has a specific role, and has undergone special training in order to best face each challenge while serving in our community including becoming CPR, first aid, and public safety certified. Phillip Hladky and Veronica Maidens, both AmeriCorps Assistant team leaders, work together to plan meals and purchase food items for

the team within the budget given to them by AmeriCorps NCCC. Kevin Francese, former AmeriCorps assistant team leader, and current PT (Physical Training) coach, explained that while serving for AmeriCorps the team is responsible not only for the assigned projects, but to fulfill a certain number of community service hours and physical training outside of regular working hours. Francese, the obvious comedian of the group kept the mood lighthearted and fun. “We are a family,” Helling laughed, “we live together, and work together, and are

just a bunch of goof balls.” After completing their term of service Hladky will meet with Timothy Estes and Sandi Wright, both yearbook representatives on the team, to compile a report and discuss what went well on their assignments and what did not. The AmeriCorps team is staying at the First Presbyterian Church during their term in Lincoln County. When they have down time they have been exploring the Ruidoso area and taking part in traditional area attractions like horseback riding, hiking, and watching the races. This group of young, spry individuals is spreading joy in the Lincoln County area through their works of service. For more information about the AmeriCorps team serving in this area Kelly Chandler can be reached by email at

Photos courtesy of Lauren Frazier

AmeriCorps team members gather for a group picture at the home of Jesse and Sandy Pape. At right is AmeriCorps team member Sandi Wright preparing for framing work at a fire survivors new home location.

Outdoor service at Shepherd of the Hills Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is hosting their outdoor worship service in the church pavilion at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and would like to welcome you. Members and visitors enjoy this service, and it is not unusual to see one of God’s creation in the form of a deer joining us. This additional worship service runs from Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend. Led by Rev. Thomas

Schoech, the outdoor service is followed by Children’s Sunday School at 9 a.m., Adult Bible class at 9:30 a.m. and the regular worship service at 10:30 a.m. indoors. Shepherd of the Hills is located at 1120 Hull Road, Ruidoso. The church office is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekdays; for more information call 575-2584191.



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Dorothy Lee (Dot) Bailey, 1922-2013

A Ruidoso resident for 31 years, Dorothy Lee Bailey passed away on June 13 in Waco, Texas after succumbing to cancer. She was educated at North Texas in Denton, Texas and later at TCU in Fort Worth. She married Bradford B. Bailey Sr. (a decorated Air Force pilot whose military career spanned 27 years including WWII, Korea and Viet Nam) in 1941. She served her country by sacrificing a “normal” life to be married to a military officer. “They also serve who stand and wait.” She was a dedicated school teacher and a piano teacher, as well as an accomplished musician. Over the years, she was active in the churches where she was a member by serving as church organist. In more recent years, she was a Sunday school teacher and served as an elder in the First Christian Church of Ruidoso. Among her many volunteer services for her community (too many to list), since living in Ruidoso she served terms on the board of the Ruidoso Community Concert Association including terms as concert chair and president. She also volunteered at the Hubbard Museum of the American West, worked for the American Cancer Society as a counsellor and to provide support for cancer patients, and at the Ruidoso Public Library up until she was 89 years old.

Dorothy was more of a doer than a talker. Rather than have a magnetic yellow ribbon on her car, she baked goodies and wrote letters to service personnel in Iraq. She sponsored a child (Save the Children) in Myanmar for many years. When the tidal wave of 2008 struck Myanmar and she didn’t hear from “her boy” for a few weeks, she wept until he was found to be safe. Dorothy was born Dec. 13, 1922 to Lee H. Tannahill Sr. and Evelyn Burgoon Tannahill in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death in 1980 by her husband of 39 years Bradford B. Bailey Sr. Also her brother in laws Joe Barnhill, Carrol Harbuck and Troy Stiles. She is survived by her sisters Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Stiles of Weatherford, Texas and her family, Bobbie Jane Harbuck of Waco and her family, her brother Lee H. Tannahill Jr. and his wife Sara of Stephenville, Texas, her sons Brad Bailey Jr. and his wife Melinda of Huntsville, Texas, Bobby Bailey and his wife Gail of Ruidoso, her daughter Sheri Bailey of Ruidoso, her grandsons Brad (Buddie) Bailey III of Houston, and Chad Bailey and his wife Amanda of Houston, granddaughter Jill Bailey of Ruidoso, and great granddaughter Aeriss Bailey of Baltimore, Md. She requested a private interment at the Garden of Memories at the First Christian Church of Ruidoso.

June 25, 2013

Memorial service for fallen Holloman Airman HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE — The Holloman Airman who died June 11 has been identified as Tech Sgt. Melissa L. Shroka. She was assigned to the 4th Space Control Squadron as the NCO in charge of material management. A memorial service was hosted in her honor June 20 at the Holloman Chapel with a reception to follow at the chapel annex. The service was open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders, escorted visitors and friends of the Shroka family from the community. Shroka’s death is currently under investigation. The 4th SPCS is a geographically-separated unit assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson AFB, Colo., and is a tenant unit at Holloman AFB. Holloman airmen in need of support or assistance after this tragedy can contact a chaplain at 575-572-7211 during normal duty hours or 24/7 at

575-572-7575. Flowers may be sent to the Holloman Chapel at 661 New Mexico Avenue, Holloman AFB, N.M., 88330. Donations offered in memory of Tech. Sgt. Shroka can be made to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors at


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130 EMPLOYMENT I’D GO WIRELESS, Your local Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer in Ruidoso is now accepting applications for a friendly, outgoing, professional Sales Manager, Customer Sales & Service Rep. Sales experience a plus. Will train. Please inquire in person at 26126 US Hwy 70, Ruidoso, NM. RUIDOSO BEST WESTERN HOTELS – Under New Management – HIRING MULTIPLE POSITIONS AT BOTH LOCATIONS. Apply In Person at 1420 Hwy. 70 W EXPERIENCED, physically capable caregiver needed for an active but wheelchair-bound man. A fulltime or permanent part time rewarding position is available for a person of strong ethics, reliability and self motivation. This position requires personal care and attention to detail. This not a babysitting type position. Former Caregivers stayed for 10 to 20 years and enjoyed (optional) interesting travel, nice working conditions etc., possible housing. Call any AFTERNOON 336-7474. Please call even if you have called before-lost several numbers. RAMADA INN is hiring for housekeeper and front desk. Apply in person.

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230 HOMES FOR SALE: FURNISHED / UNFURNISHED FOR SALE BY OWNER 3bdrm 1bth single wide $60,000 with $5,000 down payment for 20yrs. $460.04, 30yrs. $403.57, 4bdrm 3bth mobile/ stick built home $94,000 with $5,000 down 20yrs. $744.43, 30yrs $653.05, 5bdrm 4bth house $110,000 with $10,000 down 20yrs. $836.44, 30yrs $733.76, 4bdrm 2bth nice big double wide with good location $150,000 with $10,000 down 20yrs. $1171.02, 30yrs. $1027.27 owner will finance. Call 575-937-3059


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Gorgeous 4 bdrm, 3 ba home on nearly 2 acres with cedar & stone exterior, 3 decks, engineered hickory floors, Brazilian granite & stainless appliances. Large ponderosa pines, attached 2 car garage, zoned refrigerated air, extra 700+ sq.ft. of unfinished storage & fenced yard. Full golf membership. Priced to sell! $449,000 MLS #112374

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235 HOMES FOR RENT: FURNISHED / UNFURNISHED 2BD/1BA $775 plus utilities. 4bd/2ba $1200 plus utilities. Both unfurnished. 575-430-7009 2BD/2BA HOUSE, private well, fireplace, great room, 3/4 acre, $965 a month plus deposit. 575-378-4661



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Ruidoso Free Press June 25, 2013  

The June 25, 2013 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, the source for news, business, religion, education, opinion and sports in Lincoln Count...

Ruidoso Free Press June 25, 2013  

The June 25, 2013 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, the source for news, business, religion, education, opinion and sports in Lincoln Count...

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