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A little goes a long way Pictured (left to right) is Joan Dale Hubbard; Cary Gumbert; sons, Zachary, six; Andrew, 10; his wife Cynthia and R.D. Hubbard during Gumbert’s recent visit to Ruidoso. Gumbert is the first recipient of a Hubbard Foundation academic scholarship. see story pg. 3

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park lifts restrictions on smoking CHAVES sense of security about the possibility of fire igniGuadalupe Mountains National Park Superintions due to the recent rainfall, and should continue tendent Dennis A. Vásquez announced that, efto be careful with ignition sources. Under moderate fective immediately, the park is lifting restrictions ROSWELL fire danger levels, fire can still ignite and spread on smoking that have been in place since June 25. However, open flames, fireworks, campfires or char- rapidly from natural causes, such as lighting, as well as from accidental causes, such as an unextincoal or wood barbecues are never allowed within guished cigarette.” Vásquez emphasized, “We hope the park. that visitors will continue to recreate and enjoy the Vásquez stated “recent monsoon rains have set up a typical pattern of afternoon storms, which have park safely.” Guadalupe Mountains National Park offers a reduced fire danger levels from high to moderate, great variety•ofRUIDOSO recreational DOWNS opportunities, including so we are comfortable lifting the restrictions on RUIDOSO • HWY 380 camping, hiking, backpacking, wildlife watching smoking at this time. However, we will continue to monitor conditions and will re-evaluate this decision and birding, picnicking, horseback riding, nature if conditions change and increase the danger of fire. photography or painting, ranger-led interpretive programs and Junior Ranger programs. Horseback We remain, as always, concerneded for the safety riders must bring their own stock, however, as there of park visitors and staff, as well as park resources are no rentals available in the park. and structures, and are remaining vigilant. Visitors should continue to be fire safe and not have a false Park information, including current conditions,

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Eugene Heathman The very first recipient of a Hubbard Foundation Scholarship, Cary Gumbert recently visited with R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard to express his appreciation 22 years after receiving the very first Hubbard Academic Scholarship. Gumbert, a 1990 graduate from Ruidoso High School, received a $2,000 scholarship and went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Gumbert worked at the track the summer before going to MIT. “The summer after my freshman year I was testing and designing the most advanced satellite systems in the world at Hughes. So you could say Ruidoso Downs Race Track and MIT were two key stepping stones to my dream job,” Gumbert said. Performing well in his undergraduate studies Gumbert was lucky enough to be accepted into the graduate Aero/ Astro program at MIT with a full fellowship from Hughes. Gumberts thesis was focused on evaluating the financial and technical viability of mobile satellite systems like Iridium that were just starting to be proposed. Gumberts thesis advisors were the Department Head of aero/astro who later became the Chief Scientist of the Air Force, one of the founders of Orbital Science Corporation who was taking a year off to teach, and a professor who worked on the Apollo missions. MIT based financial aid on historical income (not future) which made the tran-

sition and timing very challenging for Gumbert. Tuition at the time was $20K per year and he didn’t qualify for much aid outside of his scholarships and loans. “The generosity of the Hubbard’s along with several other organizations in the community really helped. I probably wouldn’t have been able to stay at MIT without it. The Hubbard scholarship was the only four-year scholarship I had and it helped keep that first door open for me,” Gumbert said. President of the Hubbard Foundation, R.D. Hubbard said, “We are very pleased to recognize and assist these top graduates of Lincoln County in attaining their college educations and reaching for their dreams.” Hubbard noted that the scholarships are a way of actually procuring immediate results and in the smaller increments assist each student directly rather than being absorbed in administrative operations of large nonprofit corporations. “It is always my hope that the scholarship recipients will become a productive member of their community and they too will find a way to give back,” Hubbard said. “Now I’m an executive at Avaya responsible for the strategy and program management of their service business with about $2 billion in revenue. My wife Cynthia and I try to give back and follow the example the Hubbard’s set for me. We support an organization called Breakthrough Austin (www. breakthroughaustin.org) which mentors

and supports about 500 low-income students as they progress from 6th to 12th grade with the objective to help them become the first generation in their family to attend and complete college,” Gumbert and his wife Cynthia have talked about doing something for Ruidoso at some point. Perhaps establishing a scholarship for students that are accepted and attend MIT or Harvard as a carrot to apply or somehow mentor ones who are interested in going. “The Ruidoso schools and community are so unique and did so much for me but looking back there were not enough mentors or encouragement to try to apply. I was lucky because I had a 10th grade teacher in Alamogordo who went to MIT who convinced me to apply. I would like to help change that and see a few accepted every year from Ruidoso,” Gumbert said.

Since 1990, when the Hubbard Foundation established the scholarship awards program in Lincoln County, more than $1.4 million has been awarded in scholarships. In 2011, $115,780 was awarded to students in various areas in the U.S from The R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation. Scholarships are awarded each year based on academics, student potential, community service and other criteria. Each of these scholarships will generate $16,000 during a four-year period toward the Scholarship Award recipient’s education expense. Graduates of all five county high schools are eligible to apply each year. Eligibility requirements call for individuals to have maintained a minimum first seven-semester high school GPA of 3.5 or better. This year, 31 students applied for the three scholarship awards.

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The Zine is published every Tuesday by the Ruidoso Free Press, 1086 Mechem, Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345. The circulation of The Zine exceeds 12,000 printed copies weekly delivered via direct mail to homes and post office boxes located exclusively within Lincoln County. Over 3,000 papers are available at newsstands, stores and hotels throughout Lincoln, Lea, Eddy, Chaves, and Otero Counties. First class subscriptions to the Ruidoso Free Press are available for $80 by calling 575-258-9922. Classifieds, legals, obituaries, wedding announcements, birth announcements and thank-you ads are available by calling the classified department at 575-258-9922. For all advertising opportunities, call 575-258-9922. For submission of all editorial copy, press releases or letters to the editor, please email eugene@ruidosofreepress.com, or call 575-258-9922.

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There will be a lovely 2,400 square Many people consider Ruidoso an foot enclosed tent for the “Fare of New “artist community.” Not only are there Mexico,” featuring local restaurants and multitudes of artists living there and ALAMOGORDO CLOUDCROFT • TULAROSA wine tasting, offering guests a comfortmany art-centered events, Ruidoso•also able venue for dining during their shophas one of the nations’ première juried ping experience. fine art shows. This year’s Ruidoso Art Festival will have more than 100 artists To make it possible for visitors from displaying their work. The success of the race track to attend the show, the this art show is a testament to the energy hours have been extended. Hours are Friand dedication of all the people inday, noon until 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. volved, making the Ruidoso Art Festival - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. a respected and prestigious event. Support the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce as it hosts an event This year will showcase the work that gets international acclaim for of Michael Hurd, son of the famous Lincoln County. The community is enPeter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth-Hurd couraged to get involved with this event and owner of the Hurd - La Rinconada Gallery & Guest Homes. A signed print, through sponsorships and volunteerism. “Winter Bramble,” will be available for Let’s have some fun growing Southern New Mexico as the avant-garde art purchase. There will be a drawing for a capital of New Mexico. signed and framed Giclee of this piece.

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Join the Ruidoso Hospice Foundation for 8th annual live butterfly release on Saturday, August 8 at the White Mountain MeadowsALAMOGORDO Subdivision on • CLOUDCROFT • TULAROSA Gavilan Canyon Road from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a life affirming expression of hope and rememberance that honors and memorializes loved ones. Reserve your Monarch butterfly by Aug. 13. Butterflies ar $12 each and quantities are limited. The butterfly release is a fundraiser event for the Ruidoso Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman Hospice Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists Lincoln To support this memorable event County residents with end-of-life care. and reserve your butterfly, call 575Ninety-two percent of all donations 258-0028 or visit www.rhch.org to are returned to the community. order.

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Hubbard Museum of the American West ‘Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence’ In preparation for the celebration of its 20th Anniversary during the annual fundraising gala, the Hubbard Museum of the American West will be closed to the public commencing Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. The Museum will re-open 9 a.m. on Monday, July 23. The July 21 event will celebrate the 20th anniversary of New Mexico’s first Smithsonian affiliate museum and is organized by the Museum’s fundraising arm, the Hubbard Museum of the American West Foundation. The gala includes a full dinner, hosted bar and dancing to the music of local favorites, the Graham Brothers. Reservations for the event are just $130 per person or $1,250 for a table of ten, and can be purchased by calling 575-258-5919 or 575-378-4142, ext. 227. The Museum’s annual fundraiser

also also includes live and silent auctions and a $50,000 cash raffle. A list of auction items can be found on the Museum’s website at www.hubbardmuseum.org. Bids on any item can be phoned in to the Museum up to July 20. Only 500 raffle tickets ($200 per ticket) will be sold and the winning ticket holder will receive $50,000. Raffle tickets can be purchased by calling either of the phone numbers above. The Hubbard Museum of the American West Foundation is registered 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is owned and operated by the City of Ruidoso Downs and is located at 26301 Highway 70. Visit the Museum’s web page at www.hubbardmuseum.org or call 575378-4142 for more information on the 20th anniversary gala fundraising event.

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Lincoln County Fair celebrates 59 years By Eugene Heathman In early 1953 The Lincoln County Fair was started during a meeting of the Capitan Chamber of Commerce. On March 11, 1956, the founders of Achievement Day met and renamed the event The Lincoln County Fair. A Fair Board was formed, with Charles Jones elected president and Eleanor Jones elected secretary-treasurer, positions they retained until 1985. The rodeo events were for local cowboys and one was a timed event called The Modern Cowboy Race. The contestant entered the arena with a horse in his pickup or trailer, unloaded the horse, roped and tied a calf, loaded the horse, and drove across the finish line. The early Fair buildings were all built with donated labor. The Smokey Bear Stampede was organized to raise

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money for the Fair. The Stampede quickly grew to a three-day event with a dance on the fourth. The rodeo usually paid the expenses and the dance was the profit. The 1960s and 70s brought some big changes. The Fair was incorporated in 1960. The arena was lighted in 1961 and land was purchased from Frank Pino to enlarge the parking lot. The next big change was the addition of the Junior Livestock Sale in the early 60s. The addition of the sale created more interest in the Fair and extra days were added to accommodate the increased events. In 1969 The Fair building burned to the ground just before the Stampede. A trailer was rented for an office and school superintendent Bud Darling allowed the gym to be used for dances. The animal barn burned just before the Fair and the school was used for inside exhibits. Johnson Stearns, the Lincoln County Commissioners, the Capitan Village Council, and the American Legion, to name a few, are credited for the construction of a new fair building and animal barn. In 2011, the Lincoln County Commission with the help of Tom Stewart provided funding to improve the rodeo area and livestock pens. The

Lincoln County Fair continues to be an important part of the rural and local communities of Lincoln County. 4-H, FFA and local citizens look forward to participating in the events that the fair brings year after year. The 2012 Lincoln County Fair and Livestock Auction will be Aug. 6 - 11 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Capitan. For information: Mozie Sparks 575-648-2311.

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The psychling chronicles: Recycle

rack, fenders, and difEverybody has ferent wheels, the owner a Volkswagen story could tour the country; a involving the classic Swiss Army bicycle so “Beetle” whether it was to speak. their’s as they smelled Thirty-nine years the flowers in an enafter the sale I found the hanced ’60s state of “correct and original” olfactory stimulation or replacement. The bike someone else’s search was stripped of every for peace and love. As I nut, bolt, and bearing. rode out to the Ruidoso Every original part was airport recently on my inspected for wear and if 1971 Raleigh Profesneeded, replaced with a sional, I reflected on Galen Farrington “period correct” compohow my VW enabled the rablady@beyondbb.com nent. The seat had been purchase of the original replaced, a common occurrence due to “Pro” I’d purchased in very late 1970s. most riders not wanting to “break in” The Texas state cycling champ had advised me to get a “real racing bike” as a Brooks leather saddle. I had sold my bike without the saddle and had kept it a result of our shared podium finish but for four decades and it now is serving the cost of such a machine was beyond me again. my savings at the time. He suggested It took about five months of refurthat I take out a bank loan. I did and I bishing to bring the bike back to its forused my 1966 VW as collateral for the mer glory and during those five months exorbitant $350 buy-in to the world of I remembered the youthful experiences bicycle racing. A crash in a California enjoyed on that bike along with the road race terminated my immediate three “10-speeds” that preceded it. I plans for competition and I sold the bike in 1973, a decision I would learn to remembered how carefully I’d take the regret. A couple of decades later I would bike apart and put it in the collateralized VW each Friday night before a weekbegin the nostalgic search. end of racing. I remembered the tour of The Internet and the various elecnorthern New Mexico with three other tronic classified lists provided me with cycling teammates. I had learned to hours of searching for the aberrantly not be hasty in the recycling of the old large sized, 1971 Raleigh I had ridden so many years ago. No other year would machine and memories. I knew the day suffice for numerous, youthfully memo- would come when the “Pro” would be rable reasons: training, competition, and ridden again. There I was on Airport Road riding touring. I had ridden up to 400 miles the “Pro” on its recycled maiden voya week in training, competed in three states of cycling significance, had taken age. The ride was nostalgically smooth and the bike whispered along the road my first multi-day tour of New Mexico as we united as one mobile entity. on that bike and it was the last of a And for fleeting moments even my dying breed. It was a bike designed to age had been recycled. race first and secondly, with a luggage

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Public invited to propose forest projects for funding The Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is issuing a call for proposals for special projects on Federal lands (http://www. fs.usda.gov/pts/) under the 2012 Reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Secure Rural Schools, or Act). Deadline for proposals is close of business Aug. 10. The RAC will begin reviewing projects for possible funding recommendation during their meeting Sept. 6. The estimated funds (approximately $628,000) are limited to Catron ($293,387), Grant ($82,610), Lincoln ($38,700), Otero ($66,627), Sierra ($78,912) and Socorro ($67,431) counties. Projects must be located on, or benefit, the Cibola (Magdalena Ranger District), Gila or Lincoln National Forests. Funding would be available no earlier than the February 2013. Proposals and Title II monies will be recommended by the RAC to the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Kelly Russell, based on each affected County’s available Title II monies. All applicants must contact the affected National Forest District Ranger (http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/ about-region/offices) prior to submitting a proposal(s) for their input and to obtain the list of required elements for a complete proposal package. You can find the required items document at the Southern New Mexico RAC website https://fsplaces.fs.fed.us/fsfiles/unit/wo/ secure_rural_schools.nsf/RAC/Southern +New+Mexico?OpenDocument. The Secure Rural Schools legisla-

tion encourages cooperative agreements with willing Federal agencies, state and local governments, private and nonprofit entities, and landowners for protection, restoration, and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, and other resource objectives consistent with the purposes of the Act that benefit resources on national forest system lands. The types of proposals eligible for funding may include: • Road, trail, and infrastructure maintenance or obliteration; • Soil productivity improvement; • Improvements in forest ecosystem health; • Watershed restoration and maintenance; • The restoration, maintenance, and improvement of wildlife and fish habitat; • The control of noxious and exotic weeds; and • The re-establishment of native species. There will be two sessions made available to the public to assist in filling out project submission forms. The first session will be held July 30 at the Lincoln National Forest Supervisors Office, 3463 Las Palomas Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310; and second session on July 31at the Gila National Forest Supervisors Office, 3005 East Camino del Bosque, Silver City, NM 88061. People should submit proposals one of two ways: 1) Online at https://fsplaces.fs.fed. us/fsfiles/unit/wo/secure_rural_schools.nsf and then connect

to the Southern New Mexico RAC (click on ‘Propose a Title II Project’ and select the link to the on-line form at the bottom of the text); or 2) Download the rich text format document at the website as cited in #1, fill it out, and mail it directly to the RAC Coordinator at pturpin@fs.fed.us and attach it to an email.

The public is welcome to attend all RAC meetings which are announced through the Federal Register and news releases in the local newspapers of record. For more information on the RAC or to learn more about proposing projects please contact RAC DFO, Kelly Russell, at 575-388-8304 or RAC Coordinator, Patti Turpin at 575-4347230.

Proposals sent hardcopy are to be mailed to Patti Turpin/RAC Coordinator at the Lincoln National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 3463 Las Palomas Rd, Alamogordo, NM 88310 after input has been received from the affected District Ranger and include Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman the items required by Southern NM Resource Advisory funding assisted the RAC. with a multi-use trail system near Ruidoso.


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Beans – truly magical

Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more nutrients your body receives. Beans are known as legumes which are seed pods that split along both sides. Other popular legumes are peas, peanuts, soybeans and lentils. Beans contain excellent amounts of Iron, fiber, Vitamin B1, phosphorus and protein. Here are a few other considerations: • Canned beans should always be rinsed to reduce sodium and other additives. • Rinsing bean water after presoaking is believed to reduce 33 percent of its flatulence-causing agents. • Beans are an inexpensive protein source and fit every budget. • Both the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society give beans the thumbs up! • Because of the protein and fiber combination, beans are an excellent choice when trying to regulate blood sugar levels. • Beans are known to reduce Cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and also contain anti-inflammatory properties. • In an effort to reduce saturated fats, skip the ham hock or bacon and season your beans with onions, garlic powder and sea salt. • Beans freeze well, so feel free to cook more than you need and freeze some for later. Here are a few recipes: “Un” fried beans – Instead of refried beans, try them “unfried.” Cooked beans can be mashed on low in the blender or food processor, slowly adding bean juice until a desired consistency is reached.

Angie Fernandez

Veggie.gurl09@gmail.com

No-cheese nachos – corn tortilla chips, “un” fried beans, green lettuce or spinach in bite-size pieces, diced tomato and onion, avocado chunks and diced jalapeño, cumin, sea salt, garlic powder. Layer corn tortilla chips with “un” fried beans. Next add veggies and seasoning. Repeat for the multiple layers. Black bean tacos – cooked black beans, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, spinach, diced bell pepper, and finely chopped cilantro and corn tortillas. Heat corn tortillas until warm and soft, and then layer with spinach, beans and other veggies adding sea salt, cumin and garlic powder to taste. For even more flavor, add diced avocado and a squeeze of lime juice to each taco.


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Ask an entrepreneur –

New Mexico in national business news New Mexico At home was ranked No. 36 He burst into my on CNBC’s list of offi ce gleaming “I got America’s Top States something for you! You for Business 2012 as wanted a miniature donreported by New Mexico key (did I?) so I found one Business Weekly’s Joe that needs a home.” As I Renaud. The CNBC followed Greg Hathcock report, found at www. to the little paddock, he cnbc.com/id/46414199/ shared the story of a lady ranked Texas No. 1, an who came to his Grazing honor the Lone Star state Bull diner in Capitan for shared with Virginia for burgers to-go, the first years. “While the Land Marianne Mohr Saturday of the Little of Enchantment was Advertising Director on the lower half of the marianne@ruidosofreepress.com Bear Fire. He saw her weep and asked why. “I list, it has improved its just escaped with flames all around and standing by seven spots since 2011.” surely lost my home. ” Her sorrow filled That’s good news for those who the room. would like more businesses and jobs Without thinkin’ much, Greg coming into our state. The report used grabbed her hand and without hesitadata from the U.S. Census, S&P, Tax tion another cowboy joined in to pray Foundation, American Petroleum with them right then and there. Greg Institute, Bureau of Labor Statistics, recalls he didn’t how or what to say but Moody’s and others to measure each felt himself “an instrument as my words state in 10 different categories. These categories measured economic variables asked for open hearts and strength.” Then with a burger and a hug Greg most valued by businesses. According sent her off. Returning on Tuesday, this to the study, New Mexico improved in some categories: cost of doing business, time with a smile she shared that her home was spared. Silence. “You know workforce, infrastructure and transporwho to thank?” he replied. tation and economy - but slipped in the By now we were at the paddock and categories of education, technology and found the little fella who perked up to see innovation, business friendliness and us - anxious for company. I promised I’d access to capital. “Its standings in the look for a home and enlisted Pat Dunacost of living and quality of life catgan where my 2 miniature mares are egories remained static.” New Mexico got highest marks for infrastructure and boarded. Although Pat just took in a weak and starving little filly and had not much transportation, ranking 13 of 50 states space for another she offered temporary and our lowest ranking in “business boarding if we could find no other. friendliness” 47 of 50 states. I thought “I know who Category Score 2012 Rank 2011 Rank to thank” - and how much I Cost of Doing Business 160 31 36 love living in Southeast New Mexico. It’s the people and Workforce 175 25 28 business owners who are Quality of Life 197 24 24 friendly and they rank #1 in Infrastructure & Transportation 204 13 30 my book. Economy 178 15 25 Education Technology & Innovation Business Friendliness Access to Capital Cost of Living OVERALL

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Marianne Mohr is a retired investor and business consultant from Southern California and currently Advertising Director at MTD Media. Reach her at 575-937-4015 or marianne@ ruidosofreepress.com.

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The longest-running theatrical production in Lincoln County history By Eugene Heathman In 1940, a small town folk pageant “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” centering on the life of the legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid began an almost continuous 70-year run when San Patricio artist Peter Hurd donned the costume of and portrayed one of Lincoln County’s most notorious legends. Lifelong Lincoln County resident Dave Parks has been a narrator for the pageant for nearly 50 years. “I think I have been working the pageant long enough to have actually shaken hands with the Kid himself,” Parks said, with a chuckle. Four generations of the Parks family have participated in the pageant. Aside from a few missed episodes during World War II, the pageant’s hearty history has involved long-time Lincoln County residents and attracted spectators from all over the world. “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid,” is held annually during the first full weekend in August as a part of the Old Lincoln Days festival. “The pageant in itself is a part of Lincoln County history,” Parks said.

See history come to life!

“The pageant is amazingly simple yet so successful,” Parks said. The event is not without the trials and tribulations of many stage productions. “Every year we wonder how this thing is going to come together yet everything falls into place. No two pageants are alike. In fact, we use a few recorded narrations from folks that passed away 20 years ago,” Parks said. The pageant is one of the very few in the United States made up entirely of local players without any professional help. The episodes of the pageant are based on historical incidents which took place during the notorious Lincoln County War, and in particular its focus is centered upon the best remembered of its fighters, Billy the Kid. The Pageant portrays many scenes to include the killing of John Tunstall which precipitated Billy’s wrathful vengeance, the Battle of Blazer’s Mill in which the courageous “Buckshot Roberts” stood off Billy and his twelve cohorts, the siege of the McSween House, up to Billy’s incarceration in the Lincoln County Courthouse and his remarkable escape.

AUGUST 3, 4, 5

pageant grounds In Old Lincoln Performances Fri & Sat, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Adults: $6; Children 3-12: $2; 2 & under: free

FRI & SAT • 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. SHOPS & MUSEUMS OPEN; HISTORICAL CENTER & COURTHOUSE ALL DAY FOOD CONCESSIONS • ARTS & CRAFTS LIVING HISTORY DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT TOWN sunday • 11 a.m. • old lincoln days parade

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EvEntS CaLEndar LEa COuntY

HOBBS: July 20 Teen Center Dance 7 - 10:30 p.m. 21 Skate Park Competition @ Teen Center 27 Movie Under the Stars - “Soul Surfer” 28-29 Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament @ NMJC Campus Aug 10 Teen Center Back to School Dance 7 - 10:30 p.m. 17-18 Hobbs August Nights 24 Movie Under the Stars @ Del Norte Park - “Sherlock Holmes 2” Sept 8 Dog Daze of Summer @ Del Norte Pool 29 United Way Chili Cook-Off event center parking lot LOVINGTON: Aug 7-11 Lea County Fair and Rodeo

EddY COuntY

CARLSBAD: July Wed’s Coffee Connection, 7 a.m. Trinity Hotel Sat’s Carlsbad Downtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Eddy County Courthouse lawn. Runs through mid-October. Fresh produce, crafts, entertainment, kids’ activities and more. ARTESIA: July Wed’s Summer Classic Movies - OPAC 17- 12th Annual Quilter’s Guild 8/25 Exhibit - AHM 22-28 67th Annual Eddy County Fair & Rodeo - OPAC 27-28 National Day of the Cowboy OPAC 28 Kevin Harper Memorial Golf Tournament - CoC

Member Hobbs Chamber of Commerce • Member Lovington chamber of commerce Member Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce • Member Artesia chamber of commerce Member Roswell Chamber of Commerce • Member Alamogordo chamber of commerce Member ruidoso Valley chamber of commerce

CHavES COuntY

ROSWELL: July Sat’s Enchanted Evening, 8 p.m. Bottomless Lakes State Park Farmers & Gardeners Market, Chaves County Courthouse lawn, 9 a.m. - noon. 575-627-2239 19 International Summer Film Series “Remembrance,” Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St., 7 p.m. Free. 575624-6744 20 Sienna Fleming, “Playing Hookey,” Opening reception at Tinnie Mercantile, 412 W. Second St., 5 - 7 p.m. Recent NM School for the Arts graduate Sienna Fleming will exhibit an eclectic mix of past and current work, including photographs, ceramics, collages and graphic works. 29 Back To School Bash, featuring The Letter Black, MYFDC Community Center, 65 Yakima Rd. Doors open at 5:30. Meet the band, have some food & enjoy some rockin’ music! 575-347-5309. Free

LongCoat Fine Art 2012 Summer Show Schedule

LongCoat Fine Art is proud to present the work of California artist Richard Aliers. Richard currently resides in Escondido, Calif., but will be moving to Lubbock in the near future. Richard is a perfect fit for our gallery. Watch for more of his wonderful work coming here very soon. Richard works in oil, as well as does beautiful pencil works. We will see if we can work a show in at the end of the summer. JULY 2012 Saturday, July 21 – Watercolor artist William K. Schumpert will be here with a show of his new works. William’s love of the Native American culture is reflected in his wonderful paintings. Artist’s reception: from 4 - 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28 – Chuck Mardosz from Colorado Springs will be here with a show of his new works. Chuck’s lush, representational style of painting follows in the tradition of American art, and makes Chuck one of the most popular artists in the gallery. Artist’s reception: from 4 - 8 p.m. AUGUST 2012 Saturday, August 4 – James Roybal, master sculptor, pastel and oil painter, and McCreery Jordan, a husband and wife duo, will be here with a show of new works. James’ many awards in the various mediums he works in, makes him a very popular artist. McCreery’s beautiful impressionist style has also won her many awards throughout her career. Artist’s reception: from 4 - 8 p.m.

MESCALERO July 22

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Sundays Under the Stars, Inn of the Mountain Gods. Live music at 6 p.m. with SK Band; movie at dusk, “Up.” 575-464-7777; innofthemountaingods.com Ronnie Dunn, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Known for being half of the duo Brooks & Dunn, Dunn began working as a solo artist in 2011. He released his self-titled debut album in June of 2011, reaching top 10 with its lead-off single “Bleed Red.” 575-464-7777; innofthemountaingods.com

LinCOLn COuntY

ALTO: July 28 The Four Freshmen, Spencer Theater, 8 p.m. Pre-concert buffet, 6 p.m. The Four Freshmen made their timeless mark with jazz and pop harmonies that spread through a complex range of five chords among four voices. Unlike most vocal groups, each of its four members played more than one instrument, which allowed the others to switch off to different roles and improvise. 1-888-818-7872; www. spencertheater.com. Tickets are $66 and $69; buffet $20. RUIDOSO: July Thru “Up From The Ashes” Art 8/24 Benefit, Ruidoso Regional Council for the Arts, 1712 Sudderth. A benefit for those who suffered losses during the Little Bear Fire. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated. 575-257-7272; www.ruidosoarts.org 20 “Harvey” presented by the Lincoln County Community Theater, Mountain Annie’s, 2710 Sudderth Dr., 7 p.m. The unforgettable story of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary 6 ft., 3 1/2 in. tall white rabbit companion. A classic comedy. 575-257-7982; www. lcct-nm.com. Tickets are $20 and are sold only at the door. 21 Christmas in July Bazaar, Episcopal Church, 121 Mescalero Trail, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Garage sale, bake sale, candy sale, crafts, boutique, silent auction and a luncheon. 575-257-4156. WHITE OAKS: July Fri’s The Rascal Fair and White Oaks Community Market, 5 p.m. to dark. Produce, plants, flowers, crafts and entertainment Sun’s The Rocky Plateau Band Open Music Jam, No Scum Allowed Saloon in White Oaks, 2 - 6 p.m. Every Sunday thru the summer. LINCOLN: Aug 3-5 The 72nd Billy The Kid Pageant, “The Last Escape,” Pageant grounds in Old Lincoln, Performances Fri. & Sat. 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. Old Lincoln Days Parade, Sun. 11 a.m. Shops, museums, historical center & courthouse. All day food concessions, arts & crafts, living history demonstrations.

OtErO COuntY

ALAMOGORDO: July Tues- Shroud Exhibit and Museum Sun The Turin Shroud interactive exhibit at White Sands Mall offers a backlit, full-sized picture, the only interactive VP8 Image Analyzer 3D experience, making the Turin Shroud available to all, including the visually impaired. Tues-Fri, 1 - 6 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 2-4 p.m. Free admission. 575-4462113, ShroudNM.com Wed’s Farmer’s Market, Alameda Park, & Sat’s 1987 White Sands Blvd., 5 p.m. Wed & 9 a.m. Sat. All vendors grow, raise or make the items they sell. 575-682-3323 22-28 Toy Train Depot Tour, Take a trip back in time with a train ride and a tour of the Toy Train Depot. Fun and educational for all the family. 575-439-1124 CLOUDCROFT: July Fri’s Family Movie Night. 8:30 p.m. in Zenith Park behind the Chamber, weather permitting. Fri’s & “Shoot-Out at Hole-in-the-Wall” Sat’s or “Thou Shalt Aim For Honesty” Cloudcroft Light Opera Company’s Melodramas; 7:30 p.m.

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