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Out of the box and on the road

I have only been Several months ago, I in Kingston four days wrote an article explaining and have had the joy of our box based society. We experiencing a day and live in our boxes (our homes, a half nature walk where schools, workplaces, etc), we I was taught to identify eat food out of boxes (fast many local herbs growfood, processed food and so ing in the forest, along forth), then we continue to with understanding stare into boxes (television their medicinal properscreens, iPods, cell phones ties. My classmates and computers and the like). In I also participated in the article I encouraged us to the making of tinctures step outside the box more offor healing purposes ten and I am doing just that. Angie Fernandez as we shared delicious This summer I have healthy food at the pot been downsizing my earthly luck we attended. I have belongings from a 1,500 also made several new friends from my square foot home, to what I can fit in my car. It is crazy how much we think we may herb class along with meeting several of Kingston’s 24 full-time residents. I have need and how little we actually do need. also enjoyed fresh food from the Black It has been an amazing process as I have Range’s organic garden and am looking learned to let go of many of my attachforward to the many things I will learn ments to the things I own. I found that I here. My living quarters also allow me feel so free to be responsible for so little. to learn to be more careful about my I always felt like I spent way too much environmental impact as I learn to reduce time looking through my stuff for my stuff my energy and water usage as my cooland that too much of my time was wasted looking straw bale “Hobbit” home allows trying to keep it organized. (If we ever questioned why our kids can’t seem to keep for a minimal imprint. As work is an inevitable part of life, their room clean, I now have the answer – I have maintained the mentality that the they also have too much stuff.) Another box I found myself in was the work I do is my exercise routine and a box of my comfort zone. I used to be afraid great way to learn the value of team work. Another wonderful part about the hard to travel alone and was often too afraid to work I am doing is that there is a chlorinetry new things. I am no longer trapped by free, naturally cleaned hot tub waiting for this box as part of my new journey is to me to stretch and meditate in at the end of jump out of my comfort zone. my workday. So my trusty little Honda Pilot and If you are disappointed when I don’t I are headed on the great adventure of send an article, keep in mind that I am busy my life. While I am on the road, money enjoying life and I’ll write when I can. is limited, therefore I have learned to be If you would like to follow my adresourceful. I have learned the value of ventures, feel free to visit me on Facework-trade. For the month of August, I book, where I plan to post photos and have signed myself up for an internship at the Black Range Lodge Bed and Breakfast, share some of my experiences. located in Kingston. Here I will cook, clean, help out in the garden and whatever other tasks are needed in trade for room and board and hands-on education in sustainable building practices such as straw bale building, rain water harvesting and composting toilets. I came to realize that the things I acquired throughout life are not that important and have begun to realize the true joys of life come through experiences. Just Courtesy photo think of how amazing the human Fernandez’ new living space is made out body is to allow us to experience of straw, mud and clay. She has electricity joys as touch, taste, sight along with what we can smell and hear. and a solar oven, but no running water.











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Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats

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flex strength and beauty at Spencer ALTO — The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a performance troupe of 27, represent the best of a timehonored tradition that began more than 2,500 years ago and celebrates tremendous athletic strength, balance, inner harmony and timing. Their acrobatic feats include amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, grace and strength. All is choreographed with a level

of ceremony and spellbinding beauty that takes viewers back in time. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. Having toured more than 65 countries on five continents, the company has enjoyed such honors as a six-week sold-out run on Broadway and the New York Drama Desk award nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience and Best Choreography. The troupe of acrobats appear in Spencer spotlights at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 to perform their beautiful daring-do in the theater’s intimate setting. Check them out – bring the entire family. Excellent seats are available for $69 and $66. Call 575-3364800 or go to for tickets. A pre-performance buffet ($20) is also available at 6 p.m.

About Chinese acrobatics

Steeped in tradition, the ancient art form of acrobatics is among the most popular art form in all of China. While many historical records provide evidence for the development of Chinese acrobatics as far back as the Xia Dynasty (4,000 years ago), it is most commonly held that the art form did not become wildly popular until approximately 2,500 years ago, when it began to capture the attention of the country’s powerful emperors. During the Warring States Period (475 BC - 221 BC) acrobatics in China began to evolve from the working lives of its people. Instruments of labor, such as tridents and wicker rings, and

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articles of daily use such as tables, chairs, jars, plates and bowls began to be used as performance props. This unorganized form of entertainment and leisure eventually evolved into a form of performance that became recognizable to the Chinese people. During the Han Dynasty (221 BC - 220 AD) these rudimentary acts of acrobatics developed into the “Hundred Plays.” More contents and varieties were quick to develop. Musical accompaniment was soon added to the performance as interest in the art form grew among the emperors. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) the number of acrobats greatly increased as the skills of each individual performer slowly began to become much more precise and amazing. Since these early times, acrobatics have evolved into many forms of performances including dance, opera, martial arts and sports. However, the impact of Chinese acrobatics goes far beyond the boundaries of performance as it has served an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations including the United States. The citizens of China continue to present their acrobatic art for the world, as it portrays the hard working nature of their people and sets forth an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture. Immerse your senses with this rich art form live in the intimate space of the Spencer. This promises to be a jaw-dropping acrobatic experience for all. Visit for more information.

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The upcoming racing week at Ruidoso Downs

Racing runs on a special Thursday through Sunday schedule this week with trials to the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity on Thursday and Friday with trials to the Grade 1, $2.8 million All American Derby on Saturday. First post time Thursday and Friday is 11 a.m., first post time Saturday is noon and first post time Sunday is 1 p.m.

Stellar top-10 juvenile cast set for All American Futurity trials RUIDOSO DOWNS — Five of the top-10 juveniles in the weekly For the Futurity Trials program, national poll, headed by top-ranked scan this code with your Big Biz Perry, are set for the two smart phone or go to days of trials to the $2.6 million All American Futurity on Thursday and Friday at Ruidoso Downs. national poll into the 12th trial on the The All American Futurity has Thursday. The member of the deep the largest purse of any 2-year-old Blane Wood-trained 2-year-old continhorserace in North America. gent earned her top ranking with a 30-1 The horses with the five-fastest upset win in the $1 million Heritage times from the 14 trials on Thursday Place Futurity, her most recent start on will join the prospects with the fiveJune 1. The Mr Jess Perry-sired filly was fastest times from 14 trials on Friday sent off at the very long odds despite in the 440-yard finals of Quarter Horse winning her maiden by two lengths in racing’s showcase event on Labor Day. her Heritage Place Futurity trial. This is the first year with two days of Ricky Ramirez will have the mount trials and the total of 28 trials breaks on Big Biz Perry and all of the leading last year’s record of 26 trials. Wood-trained runners. First post time for each of the two Big Biz Perry drew the eighth post trial days will be 11 a.m. position. Wood, with 28 trial entrants, will The times of the top-three finishers also saddle and Ramirez will also ride will be tweeted from @RuiPressBox the fourth-ranked Especially Tres. as soon as they are approved by the Jim Pitts’ Especially Tres is undeofficials. feated from three starts and put on one Jose Espinosa’s Big Biz Perry of the most impressive displays of the brings her number-one ranking in the Ruidoso Downs’ summer season in

her only start at the track. The Dashair daughter won her John Deere Ruidoso Downs Juvenile Challenge trial in 17.011 seconds and nearly broke Planet Holland’s 350-yard track record. She easily won by three-and-one-quarter lengths under Ramirez. Especially Tres won the Sam Houston Futurity by one-and-one-half lengths back in April before coming to Ruidoso Downs. Especially Tres drew the fifth post position in the second trial on Thursday.

Rose Webb’s homebred Wr Golden Eagle holds the fifth-position in the national poll after winning the Grade 1 West Texas Futurity and then preparing for the All American Futurity trials with a one-and-three-quarter-length allowance win over the Ruidoso Downs’ strip for trainer John Stinebaugh. The One Famous Eagle daughter showed her grit in the West Texas Futurity back in April at Sunland Park when she won by a head in a very fast 14.862 seconds for 300 yards. Continued on next page


with Michael Cusortelli

AUGUST 14 • 9 a.m. All American Futurity & Derby Trials

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Michael Cusortelli is a handicapper, blogger and freelance writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graduate of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, he has been a racing publicist and was most recently field editor and electronic news editor for the American Quarter Horse Racing Journal for 10 years. He has contributed to several industry publications, including the New Mexico Horse Breedersʼ Magazine, Stallion E Search, The Horseplayer Magazine, Daily Racing Form, HoofBeats, and the Texas Thoroughbred Magazine. Joined SureBet in 2007. Email:

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ALL AMERICAN DERBY TRIALS, from pg. 5 Stinebaugh will have Esgar Ramirez in the saddle when they start from the seventh post position in the 13th trial on the Thursday. Reliance Ranches’ seventh-ranked Coronado Cartel won the $720,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity by a nose to gain national recognition and then finished second to Rocked Up in the Rainbow Futurity trial. Rocked Up recorded the fastest time on the second day of Rainbow Futurity trials. Trained by Eddie Willis, Coronado Cartel is in the 10th trial on Thursday with have Jimmy Dean Brooks aboard. Racing for R.D. Hubbard, Tom Maher and Johnny Cope, Hes Relentless holds the number-nine ranking after racing to a close second-place finish in the Heritage Place Futurity, beaten by just a head. The One Famous Eagle son

trained by Amber Blair was the evenmoney choice in the Heritage Place Futurity after dominating his trial by four-and-one-quarter lengths. One of five $50,000 supplemental nominees to enter the trials, Hes Relentless will have regular rider Cody Rodger Smith aboard with the third post position in Thursday’s eighth trial. The other supplemental nominees are Richard Frandsen’s homebred Ss Paydirt, Joe Mills’ homebred Skuze Pleeze, Antonio Delgado Jr.’s homebred Ad Nadaes Facil and Ellen Kennedy Living Trust’s Houdini. Ss Paydirt dominated the Northwest while crossing the finish line first in each of his four outs. However, he was disqualified from the win in the Bitterroot Futurity. The Carters Cartel gelding won the John Deere Les Bois Park Ju-

venile Challenge as the odds-on favorite in his latest start. Trainer Blaine Hadley will have B. Russel Hadley in the saddle when they start from the 10th post position in the fifth race on the Friday. Skuze Pleeze is undefeated from three starts, all at Remington Park, for trainer Tana Pace. The Dashin Bye gelding capped his three wins with a oneand-one-quarter-length win in the Easy Jet Stakes over Oklahoma-breds. G.R. Carter Jr. rides Skuze Pleeze in the fourth trial on the Friday. Ad Nadaes Facil was second to Especially Tres’ impressive effort in the Sam Houston Futurity, his most recent start. He won his Sam Houston Futurity trial in his career debut by one-half

length. Trainer Judd Kearl has Rodrigo Aceves aboard with the sixth post position in the fourth race on Thursday. The Luis Villafranco-trained Houdini was second by a nose behind Coronado Cartel the Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity and then rolled to a one-and-one-half length win in his Rainbow Futurity trial, his only Ruidoso Downs’ start. Cody Jensen rides Houdini when they start from the second post position in the first trial on the Thursday. For complete Ruidoso Downs’ information, go to www.raceruidoso. com and visit the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino Facebook page. For All American Futurity/Derby insights, check out

Rascal Fair Farmers Market The gates open at 4 p.m. Fresh produce is really coming in now so be there early for the best selection on a huge variety of fresh produce and eggs. And check out some of the work in progress featuring Shampoo Bars made with fresh goat milk. Green Gulch Harvest will be offering ladies’ vintage skirts, CDs, books, eggs, iced chai tea, rainbow chard, ronde de nice squash, kale, cilantro, dandelion greens, fresh herbs, blooming geranium plants, aloe vera and homegrown, home-made catnip mice toys. Isle of Sky Farm will have one gallon container-size Concord grapevines on sale for $10 each (normally $12). 3” pot swiss chard transplants are on sale 2 for $5. Plant now for

delicious greens all through the Fall and Winter months. Kale transplants will be coming soon – at the proper transplanting time for Fall gardens or containers. This is the time to get perennials planted to develop strong root systems before winter’s cold. Peppermint, spearmint, yarrow and sage are just a few hardy perennials which provide food and medicine from your garden. They are also excellent natural pest management for your garden. At 5 p.m. the Gold Rush Grille will start serving pulled pork sandwiches, and rhubarb pie and cherry pie will be the homemade desserts today. The campfire will be burning, and free cowboy coffee will be ready to be enjoyed.

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Wicked Courage takes Triple Crown step in All American Derby trials


Brace For Bernal, a stablemate of Wicked CourAndrew Smith’s Wicked Courage will try age from the Villafranco barn, is a $50,000 supto take the next step towards sweeping the three plemental nominee and faces PJ Chick In Black Grade 1 derbies at Ruidoso Downs and secure in the fourth trial. He rides a six-race winning his 10th consecutive victory when he heads the streak, highlighted by the $253,000 Remington 10 trials to the all-time record-setting $2.8 milPark Oklahoma-bred Derby and the $285,780 lion All American Derby on Saturday afternoon Heritage Place Derby this spring. He won the at Ruidoso Downs. Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Derby by one The horses with the 10-fastest times from length and then took the Heritage Place Derby the 440-yard trials compete for the largest purse by one-and-one-half lengths. The Furyofthewind in quarter horse racing history on Sept. 1 in the son is now the nation’s fourth-ranked older horse All American Derby. The previous record purse and second-ranked 3-year-old. in the All American Derby was $2.2 million, set Photo courtesy of Gay Harris, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Paul Nieto rides Brace For Bernal with the last year. Wicked Courage winning the Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso second post position. The All American Derby also has the largest Downs, July 20. Antonio Delgado Jr.’s Tejas Energy B is purse for any three-year-old race in North Amernear Abilene, Texas when she was traveling to Ruidoso the other $50,000 supplement on the strength of ica. The purse surpasses the $2.2 million purse for to compete as one of the favorites in the Rainbow winning his latest three races. He capped the winthe Kentucky Derby and the $1 million purses for the Derby. The trailer flipped over with PJ Chick In Black ning streak with a one-half length win in the $59,000 Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the three legs of the inside, on her back, covered by shavings and matts. Adequan Sam Houston Derby Challenge on May 18 thoroughbred Triple Crown for 3-year-olds. The total She only received minor lacerations that required two for trainer Judd Kearl. purses for the three derbies this summer at Ruidoso sutures. She was back and training at Ruidoso Downs Tejas Energy B is in the ninth trial with the sixth Downs exceeds $4,686,000, compared to $4,180,000 for the All American Derby trials within a week of the post position and Rodrigo Aceves rides. for the Thoroughbred Triple Crown races. accident. She was scratched from the Rainbow Derby, Also in the All American Derby trials are Rainbow First post time for the All American Derby trials is noon with the 10 trials joining the 550-yard Brigand which was run the day she returned to Ruidoso Downs. Futurity winner Carters Cookie, Hobbs America Futu“She’s doing very well. It’s amazing,” said trainer rity winner A Dream To Remember, Dash For Cash FuStakes on the impressive card. Following the racing, turity winner One Handsome Man, El Primero Del Ano John Stinebaugh. the New Mexico-bred sale will be held at the nearby Derby winner Mr Ease Cartel, Higheasterjet Handicap Last year, PJ Chick In Black won the $600,000 sales pavilion. winner Lighting Regard, Remington Park OklahomaRuidoso Futurity and the New Mexican Spring The top-ranked older horse in the AQHARacing. bred Futurity winner Lota Pyc, All American Futurity com/ national poll, Wicked Courage’s Futurity during a career-starting five-race winning runner-up Sudden Thoughts, El Primero Del Ano Derby streak. She wrapped up that winning streak in her All sensational campaign this summer at Ruidoso Downs runner-up Henoshersecret, Golden State Million runnerAmerican Futurity trial when she won by five-andhas been highlighted by his neck win in the $822,000 up Separate Interest, Ruidoso Futurity runner-up Krash three-quarter lengths with the fastest qualifying time Ruidoso Derby and his one-length domination of Cartel, All American Futurity third-place finisher Aha from 26 trials of 21.081 seconds for 440 yards. She the $1 million Rainbow Derby for Oklahoma-based Moment, Ruidoso Derby third-place finisher Sugartrainer Luis Villafranco. then finished a troubled sixth in the $2.4 million All daddy B, Rainbow Derby third-place finisher Joker On If the son of Captain Courage can win the All American as the 7-10 favorite. Jack and Ruidoso Derby runner-up Ill Stop The World. American Derby, he will join My Easy Credit (1977), The Desirio daughter started another winning The top-three times from each of the trials will be Dash For Speed (1988) and DM Shicago (2005) as the streak when Stinebaugh brought her back at Sunland tweeted as soon as they are released by officials. Just horses to sweep the three derbies at Ruidoso Downs. Park this spring. She won her West Texas Derby trial, When My Easy Credit and Dash For Speed recorded the Grade 3 West Texas Derby and her Ruidoso Derby follow @RuiPressBox. For complete Ruidoso Downs’ information, go to their sweeps, the first derby of the summer season was trial. However, she raced into a 28 miles per hour called the Kansas Derby. headwind in her Ruidoso Derby trial and then the wind, visit the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino Facebook page. For Rainbow FutuIn the Rainbow Derby, his latest start, Wicked shifted to a tailwind. Her time was not fast enough to Courage covered the 440 yards in 21.19 seconds over qualify for the finals while the top-nine qualifiers came rity/Derby and All American Futurity/Derby insights, check out a sealed track labeled wet fast and push his earnings out of wind-aided trials. past the $1 million mark. PJ Chick In Black “He’s getting more serious about his job,” said won her Rainbow Derby winning jockey Cody Jensen after the race. “He’s trial by a neck as the 2-5 Livestock Producer finally maturing and, even though he isn’t a big horse, favorite with the fifthBUCKING H he is one of the truest quarter-mile horses I’ve been on fastest time of 21.033 8 p.m. each night in a long time.” seconds for her ninth win Entries will be accepted from 4 - 7 p.m. Jensen has been aboard Wicked Courage for eight from 10 starts. in the arena each day. of his nine-straight wins and has the mount with the Esgar Ramirez has Events and entry fees available at: HHH sixth post position in the 10th trial. been the only jockey All current NMLB rules & Add-on money sponsored by DESERT SUN MOTORS aboard PJ Chick In Black Owned by Denny Bowen, Susan Taylor and Jack guidelines will be and OTERO COUNTY FAIR RODEO COMMITTEE followed. and they start from the Smith Farms, 2012 champion two-year-old filly PJ HHH seventh post position in Chick In Black is not just fortunate to be in the All Saturday is TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK Night American Derby trials, she is lucky to be alive. 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ART ON SKIN IN RUIDOSO By Rosalyn Stevenson Tre Garcia, owner of Tre’s Tattoos, at 1309 Sudderth, started doing tattoos at 15. For the past nine years he has had a thriving tattoo business in Ruidoso. He says: “I run an upscale studio. Tattooing is not about outlaws and sailors anymore. Professionals are our biggest clients, a few more women than men. The women usually want something like whatever is trending on Pinterest or other online sources. We do all kinds of tattoos however. Professionals can wear shirts over the tattoo and still know they are making a statement on their body.” Garcia employs two other tattoo artists, Derek Toohey and Matthew Erskine and has one apprentice, Matthew Baca. New Mexico state requires that a tattoo artist have 1,500 hours of apprenticeship before becoming licensed. Licensing curriculum includes sterilization of tools; preparing the skin and much more. Garcia says, “We spend a lot of time learning how to best interact with clients, too. This is a people business.” The three also attend tatPhoto courtesy of Tre’s Tattoos Studio

Tattoo art by Matthew Erskine.

too conventions: Rock the Ink in Albuquerque; Texas Tattoo Expo and others, for inspiration and contact with other tattoo artists. Matthew Erskine says: “I walked into a tattoo studio at 15. I instantly knew that’s what I wanted to do. I loved the art, the studio environment, all of it.” He Photo courtesy of Rosalyn Stevenson has worked in studios in Florida and Las Vegas, but From left: Matthew Baca, apprentice; Matthew Erskine, tattoo artist; Tre Garcia, tattoo artist and says he prefers working owner Tre’s Tattoos; Derek Toohey, tattoo artist. with Garcia in Ruidoso. Derek Toohey, called “D” in the studio, with new designs.” has been tattooing for 14 years and at one Tre: “We have clients who have come in once time had his own studio in Alamogordo. a month for over a year to keep expanding on their body art. My favorite tattoo is a little Stevenson: What is your favorite style? Erskine: American traditional; bio mechan- guy with syringes stuck in his back. The guy who had this done got it to commemorate ical; portrait; as long as it is a good clean overcoming drug addiction. It reminds him piece (solid lines, solid saturation) every day of what he’s been through and what Tre: “Tre style.” he has accomplished. Now he’s a successful “D”: Realism; painterly, like an oil painting professional. Another favorite is one family on skin.” that has me do Geronimo’s face on men in Stevenson: Who are your heroes in the their family when they come of age. I have tattoo world? done three brothers, two uncles, five nephews, Tre: “The two guys I work with! I was all direct descendants of Geronimo.” busy and needed help and really good Before their tattoo begins each client fills tattoo artists are not easy to find. out a medical disclosure form about allergies These guys are the best!” or medical conditions that may be pertinent. Stevenson: Who is the most famous After-care of the new tattoo includes cleanperson you have ever tattooed? ing the area with water and anti-bacterial Erskine: “We’re not really all that soap and using an anti-bacterial ointment or star struck. We care about each one “Tat Wax” to cover the area. Healing, Tre who is getting our art on their body. says, takes up to two weeks. Detailed written I’ve worked in places where I had instructions are provided to the client. contact with a lot of famous people. It Tre: “We use the highest quality vegetable isn’t that important to me.” and mineral based inks available. We use Stevenson: Where do your ideas pre-packaged sterile needles of various come from? sizes from very thin to a broad style that Tre: “We are artists. We can instantly is used for painterly brush like effects. All picture images and ideas. We also like are placed into a disposable tube, grip combo. The depth and range of the needles to collaborate with clients’ ideas. We is controlled by settings on a power supply have books of images they can look machine. Intricate art may require the use at, but we prefer doing original art. of three or four different size needles during We just pick up a marker and start the inking process. The tattoo artist uses drawing on the skin, then ink it in! these needles as a painter uses brushes to Sometimes someone might come to outline and create detail.” us and say, ‘Just fill this area on my Stevenson: Tattoos used to have spiritual arm.’ They might not know what the meaning for early tribal peoples. Do you art is until we’re finished. They trust us and our art. And we say no to gang think that still applies in some cases? art or offensive art.” Tre: “Yes.” Erskine, “D” and Baca all agreed. “D”: “This job doesn’t end when we Tre: “I have the word “Faith” tattooed on go home. We are always thinking my hand. It reminds me every day to have about the art, drawing and coming up faith.”

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Lea County Master Gardeners training event scheduled for Aug. 23 On Friday Aug. 23, the Lea County Master Gardeners will host two special events at the Western Heritage Museum. The first event that begins at 5:30 p.m. is for the Lea County Master Gardeners and others that we can pull into this training program by Bill Dunmire. This speaking engagement is entitled “New Mexico’s Living Landscapes a Roadside View.” The program and slides will about 45 minutes and wrap up with a question and answer session with Dunmire. Certified master gardeners and trainees will get accrual hours for attending this program, helping host the two public events as a subcommittee member. This is also the same training program that he has offered for the last two years in Albuquerque’s three-day Water Wise Landscape Conferences. New Mexico is third among states of greatest natural diversity, exceeded only by Texas and California. The illustrated talks will answer such questions as “Why does the countryside around Taos look so different from that surrounding Farmington, Albuquerque, or Las Cruces?” The slide-illustrated program amounts to a layman’s ecology of New Mexico, with stunning photographs. The 45-minute-long presentation takes viewers to the fours corners of our state, focusing on New Mexico’s

six eco-regions along with some of our national and state scenic byways. It will cover the Chihuahuan Desert bordering Mexico, the Great Basin Desert that spills over into the Four Corners region; the Great Plains Grassland covering our eastern prairies; the Great Basin Grassland occupying the middle Rio Grande westward; the alpine Montane Forests of the Sangre de Cristo, Sandia and Sacramento Mountains; and the Piñon-Juniper Woodlands scattered along the bases of New Mexico’s mountains. The second event will begin at 7 p.m. for the public at the Museum’s theater room. All presentations are free to the master gardeners and the public. As this special tour featuring Dunmire swings through Lea County, it is provided by the New Mexico Humanities Council and their grants. Jal’s, Woolworth Library was scheduled on Thursday night for Dunmire’s new book just released entitled, “New Mexico’s Spanish Livestock Heritage: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People.” More than three years of intense academic research went into this book and is the first book ever published on the history of livestock in New Mexico. The program will present some background on the several species of domestic livestock and then describe how Puebloans and Navajos slowly adopted horses, don-

keys, sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and chickens after their arrival with the Spanish colonist in 1598. It will cover the spread of livestock during the colonial times, how quickly the Plains Indians learned to steal and ride horses, and how horses became central to their economy. The talk will describe how sheep became New Mexico’s most important economic animal, growing to a population of five million animals in the province by then end of the 19th century. It will cover the arrival of cattlemen from Texas, the rising economic importance of cattle in the state and how cattle on our eastern plains have replaced the historic herds of bison and have become a vital positive element of grassland perpetuation there today. The effects of introduced livestock upon Native peoples – both the good and the bad – will be included. The topic of how an explosion of livestock numbers, particularly sheep, caused increasing environmental damage, will lead to how the deterioration of our native grasslands was finally recognized by scientists, eventually resulting in the enactment of the Taylor Grazing Act, various state regulations and the adoption of more progressive livestock management practices. The program concludes with interviews made with four ethnic groups, relating their views of how livestock has affected their families in the past.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with degrees in wildlife management and zoology, Bill Dunmire served 28 years in the National Park Service, mostly as a naturalist in a number of parks including Yosemite, Yellowstone and Carlsbad Caverns, where he retired as superintendent in the mid-80s. For seven years he was a field biologist with The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico. A professional nature photographer and author of numerous natural history publications, including co-author of award-winning “Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province and Gardens of New Spain: How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Changed America,” Dunmire lives with his wife, Vangie, in Placitas, New Mexico. He is an Associate in Biology at the University of New Mexico and a Research Associate at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. This program is partially supported by a grant from the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities.

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Mike Lagg’s obstacle course at the Carrizozo Street Fair Carrizozo woodworker Mike Lagg’s Obstacle Course is a Labor Day exclusive. It has been a kids favorite since 2007. This series of colorful, kinetic, and challenging obstacles are designed to inspire the physical imaginations of participants. Each obstacle

is completely handmade and one-of-a-kind. The obstacle course begins with “The Gauntlet” – swinging blood-tipped daggers flying through air in search of unprotected flesh. From there runners must navigate the water hazard – a bottomless pit filled with mud and venomous creatures. After that it is “The Fruit Loops”... don’t trip. Then up “The Tree Climb” where kids

Saint Rita’s Fiesta scheduled events The fiesta will be Aug. 17 - 18 in Fred Chavez Park, off Highway 380 on Birch St., Carrizozo. Activities will include: • Horseshoe tournament • Basketball Free Throw Tournament • 10 mile walk-a-thon • Enchilada Dinner • Silent auction • Folk Dancing • Food booths, games, Cake Walk • Raffles • Mass Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. • Dance, Aug. 17, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

• PARADE • CARNIVAL RIDES • FOOD VENDORS • LIVESTOCK • RODEO • INDOOR EXHIBITS NEW for 2013: Wild West Show, Aug. 14 Alamogordo Idol Auditions, Aug. 15 Schedules available at:

For more information, call 575-434-0788.

jump, landing at the foot of the compound teeter totter which tests their balance. The course ends with “The High Striker” where strength and leverage is used to ring the bell. “I wanted to incorporate my work into something that could inspire youths and it has been a continuing education ever since,” Lagg said. The course costs $1 per run. First place trophies are awarded separately to both male and female participants.

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Roswell Folklorico registration with Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane Jr. For tickets call Sally Baca at 575-937-6049 ($20 each; at door $25) • Other live entertainment (starting at 11:30 p.m. Sunday), Gilbert Chavez, Fantasia Dennis, Larry Hensly, Fred Lafave. For times and dates for activities call Ann Beltran 575-415-5258.

August 14 - 17

Registration for the Roswell Folklorico (Mexican Folk Dancing) classes will take place on the following dates: Monday through Friday, Aug. 19-23 at the Yucca Recreation Center on 500 S. Richardson from 6 -7 p.m. This registration is for those who did not participate in this year’s dance recital in May. Registration is for dancers ages 5

and up. The actual classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 26. Times and days will be given at the time of registration depending on age and experience. Classes will again be offered for children, young adults, senior adults and couples. If you have any immediate questions, please call Frank Herrera director at 575-624-272.

Roswell SBDC offers tax workshop The Roswell Small Business Development Center is pleased to offer a “Business Tax Workshop” Tuesday, Aug. 20. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the ENMU-Roswell campus in the Lawrence C. Harris Occupational Technology Center (OTC) Room 115, 20 W. Mathis. The presenter will be Pat Jenkins, EA, ABA, RTRP, from the New Mexico Society of Enrolled Agents. Topics to be addressed in-

clude: Gross Receipts Tax and How to File, Depreciation, Taxable and Non-taxable Transactions, Basic Forms, Selecting Your Business Legal Structure, Record Keeping, General and Home Office Expenses, Other State/Federal Regulations, and much more! The workshop is free but seating is limited so sign up now. To sign up, email: sbdc@roswell. or call Carolyn Arias at 575-624-7133.

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ROSWELL: Aug Fri’s Summer Concert Series, Cahoon Park, 1101 W. 4th, 6:30 8 p.m. Presented by the Roswell Parks & Recreation Department. Performances will vary and different types of music will be showcased along with Country & Western, Rock and Roll, Jazz and many others. 624-6720. Free Sat’s Farmers and Gardeners Market, Chaves County Courthouse lawn, featuring high-quality fresh produce, flowers and crafts. 575-627-2239 Sep 7 Dragonfly Festival, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about dragonflies and damselflies from specialists. Fun kids activities including archery, crafts, fishing. Reservations required for tours. 575-625-4011; Free 13-15 Piñatafest, Chaves County Courthouse lawn. A three-day cultural event, featuring live Mexican entertainment, food and family fun. Vendors with unique items, parade on Saturday and Mariachi Mass on Sunday. 575624-0889

To post your event here send to: or call 575-258-9922

LEA COUNTY LOVINGTON: Aug Sat’s Lovington Downtown Farmer’s Market, Courthouse Square, 8 a.m. - noon. 575-3961418 17 Billy Joe Shaver; Lea County Museum’s 2013 Summer Concert Series, Love St. on the east side of the Courthouse, 7 - 10 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes. Free 20 MainStreet Branding community meeting, Troy Harris Center, 201 S. Main, 6 - 8 p.m. Learn more about the branding process; see examples from other communities; share thoughts about the strengths and challenges of the MainStreet district; be a part of the positive changes in the community. 575396-1418

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ARTESIA: Thru Artesia Quilter’s Guild 8/30 Annual Show, Artesia Historical Museum & Art Center, M-F, 9 a.m. - noon; 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat, 1-5 p.m. 575-748-2390 Aug 17 Sportsman’s Gathering of Southeastern NM, First Baptist Church in the Total Life Center, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Prizes, demonstrations and lunch included. $10 per person or $30 per family of four. 575-365-4437; http://cloud. UserFiles/chambers/325/File/ SportmansGathering.pdf 23-24 Relay For Life, Martin Luther King Park, from 6 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. Support this worthwhile charity by entering a team. For more information contact Cheryl Bartlett mckenny5111@gmail. com or at First American Bank: CARLSBAD: Aug Thur’s Movies in the Park, 418 W. Fox St. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy an outside movie along with fun and games. cityofcarlsbadnm. com; 887-0276 Fri’s Friday Focus, Best Western Stevens Inn, 1829 S. Canal St. 7:30 a.m. Carlsbad Chamber networking breakfast - share information about your business or organization. Pre-School StoryTime, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. A short walk in the Park, weather permitting and activity will follow the story. 575-887-5516. No fee for this program: however, children must be accompanied by an adult Sat’s Carlsbad Downtown Farmer’s Market, Eddy County Courthouse lawn, 8 - 11 a.m. Fresh produce, handmade crafts, prepared food, entertainment. 628-3768 18 Full Moon Walk, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, 7:30 p.m. Normal entrance fees apply (adults $5, children 7-12 $3, children 6 and under free). Docents will illuminate the animals but adults may carry a flashlight to use on the trail. 575- 887-5516. 20 Strictly Business: The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar, National Cave & Karst Research Center, 400-1 Cascades Avenue, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 915-772-2999 or 915-731-0786, www.elpaso. to register and for pricing information


Member Hobbs Chamber of Commerce • Member Lovington Chamber of Commerce • Member Artesia Chamber of Commerce Member Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce • Member Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce Member Roswell Chamber of Commerce • Member Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce Member Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce • Member Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce

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ALTO: Aug 17 The Golden Dragon Acrobats, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 8 - 10 p.m. The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a performance troupe of 27, represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Worldrenowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. 575336-4800; www.spencertheater. com. Pre-performance buffet, $20. Performance is $66 and $69 CARRIZOZO Aug 17-18 2013 Saint Rita’s Fiesta, Fred Chavez Park (off Highway 380 on Birch St. Live entertainment, folk dancing, raffles, food booths, games, cake walk, horseshoe tournament, basketball free-throw tournament and much more. Mass Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. 575 415-5258 17 Al Hurricane, Nike Hall, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Tickets available at the Chapparel Motel, $20; at the door, $25 RUIDOSO: Aug 15 Business After Hours, Ruidoso Physical Therapy, 439 Mechem, 5 - 7 p.m. A great opportunity to network with fellow chamber members. Tour the clinic and see what they have to offer. Refreshments provided. Free Southern Hayes, Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Rd., 6 - 8 p.m. Don and Shay Hayes from Louisiana perform the music from the 1950s to the present, including the tunes of Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Bill Monroe, Patsy Cline, Stevie Nicks, The Statler Brothers, Elvis and more. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic supper and sodas. 575-258-3704. Free 17 Annual Hospice Butterfly Release, White Mountain Meadows Pavilion, off Gavilan Canyon Rd., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Butterflies will be distributed at 11 a.m. Unclaimed butterflies will be released by 12 p.m. Fundraiser benefits the Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice Foundation, providing end of life care for Lincoln County Residents. 575-258-0028. All butterflies are Monarchs and are $12 Free movie “First Position,”

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Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth Dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. A very compelling documentary that follows six young dancers from five continents as they prepare for a worldwide ballet competition that could transform their lives overnight. Enjoyable even for those who don’t like ballet. 575-257-2273 RUIDOSO DOWNS: Thru “Celebracion del Arte” Juried 9/9 Art Show, Hubbard Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Original art from some of New Mexico’s best artists. This is a juried fine arts competition that seeks to honor excellence in the visual arts of the American West. Thirty-two artists were selected as finalists for the show. 575-378-4142; www. 15-18 Ruidoso Downs Race Track All American Art Show. 575-937-1734 WHITE OAKS: Aug Fri’s Rascal Fair, White Oaks Community Market open for 2013 season, 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

MESCALERO Aug Wed’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods. 7 p.m. Professional comedians will perform live. $5 admission. Must be 21 or older. 575-464-7028 Sun’s Sundays Under The Stars, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 6 - 11 p.m. Live music performed by Tempting Disaster, country/classic rock, alternative/modern rock; movie: “Game Plan” after sunset. www. Free 22 The Gatlin Brothers, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. In their four-decade career, the brothers scored more than a dozen Top 40 hits, including “Denver,”“Houston (Mean That I’m One Day Closer To You),”“Midnight Choir (Mogen David),”“She Used To Be Somebody’s Baby,”“What Are We Doing Lonesome,”“The Lady Takes The Cowboy Every Time,” and “Talkin’ To The Moon.” Tickets start at $20.

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ALAMOGORDO: IMAX NM Museum of Space History “HUBBLE,” Daily at 10 a.m. 12 and 3 p.m. The seventh awe-inspiring film for the award-winning IMAX space team. Accompany astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult tasks in NASA’s history; experience the power of the launches, heartbreaking setbacks and dramatic rescues. Explore the galaxies and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings “Tornado Alley,” Daily at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Join storm chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding adventure. Experience the adrenaline of nature’s most dramatic phenomena! Aug 31 - Sep 2 23rd Cottonwood Festival, Labor Day weekend, Live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, carnival and Beer Garden. 575-437-6120 Chamber Ambassador Pancake Breakfast - Sat. and Sun., 7 - 10 a.m. Tickets $7 ea., includes pancakes, made-to-order eggs, sausage, coffee, milk and juice Aug 14-17 Otero County Fair and Rodeo, Otero County Fairgrounds, on the corner of White Sands Blvd. and Fairgrounds Rd, paid gates open 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Thur., Fri. and Sat. No gate fee on Wed. and Sun. Rodeo is at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Food, games and carnival rides. Livestock shows. 575-434-0788. Gate fee is $2 (5 and under, 65+ are free). Rodeo tickets are $8 each and $3 for 12 and under 15 Business After Hours, Love Inc. of Otero County, 2826 Indian Wells Rd., 5:30 - 7 p.m. CARLSBAD Aug 26 Carlsbad Mayor’s Oil & Gas Summit, Walter Gerrell’s Civic Center Annex, 4021 National Parks Hwy., 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register by Aug. 19: 575-887-3798 CLOUDCROFT: Aug 31 - Sep 2 Labor Day Fiesta Shop Celebration and Sidewalk Sales, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. Sat.: Street Dance with the Corner Pockets featuring Preston Eldridge, 7 - 11 p.m. at the Skating Rink; Wild West Gunfights on Burro Street; Melodrama, CLOC Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. Sun.: 3rd annual Outhouse Races, 2 p.m. 575-6822733;

Wednesday Billy’s Seafod Night starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $21.95 Senior Day Senior Specials for $3.95 in Billy’s Race Book Thursday LIVE RACING: ALL AMERICAN FUTURITY TRIALS Bottomless Pasta — all you can eat for $3.95 Friday LIVE RACING: ALL AMERICAN FUTURITY TRIALS NM BRED HORSE SALE Billy’s All American Cash Giveaway Surf & Turf starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Longhorn Dance Band performing starting at 8 PM Saturday LIVE RACING: ALL AMERICAN DERBY TRIALS NM BRED HORSE SALE Prime Rib starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Longhorn Dance Band performing starting at 8 PM Sunday LIVE RACING Beer Specials in Billy’s Race Book Monday NO LIVE RACING $2 Beer and Hot Dogs in Billy’s Race Book Tuesday Billy’s All American Cash Giveaway Locals Day, 3X Points & 2 for 1 Lunch or Dinner $2 Beer and Hot Dogs in Billy’s Race Book

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Zine August 14, 2013  
Zine August 14, 2013  

The August 14, 2013 issue of the Zine, the premiere source for entertainment, music, arts and travel news in Ruidoso, Lincoln County and sou...