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Ruidoso Art Festival By Rosalyn Stevenson The Ruidoso Art Festival has grown mightily since its humble beginnings when it was held in a tent. Last year an estimated 60,00 people attended the event at the 24,000 square-foot Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive. Participating artists this year hail from across the North American continent including: Arizona; California; Colorado; Georgia; Kansas; Mississippi; Missouri; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Tennessee; Texas; and Ontario, Canada. The Ruidoso Art Festival features more than 100 award-winning artists displaying work in a variety of fine art mediums including: acrylics / oils; fabric, leather, and weaving; glass; jewelry; metalwork; mixed media; pastels, pencil, pen and ink; photography; porcelain and pottery; sculpture; watercolor and woodwork. During a reception for visiting artists on Friday evening, awards will be given for Best of Show and Best Booth. The artists will be awarded plaques and ribbons. Peers of the artists

in each medium jury all of the work in the show. A team of staff from the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Convention Center plus a host of volunteers including the Ruidoso Valley Greeters have worked since January putting together this art extravaganza. The event has been advertised to the public in Cowboys and Indians magazine and in Southwest Art magazine. A variety of food will be available for purchase. A cash bar will be available on Friday and Saturday. New artists interested in participating in the Ruidoso Art Festival can find the application at: Hours for the festival are: Friday:12 - 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: $6 for adults; $1 for children under 10. Two-day passes available for $10; three-day passes for $15; military discount $4. For more info: Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce, 877-784-3676 or 575-257-7395.

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Robert Shields Famous mime to show paintings

By Rosalyn Stevenson Robert Shields, also at one time known as Robbie the Robot, was San Francisco’s main tourist attraction at the young age of 19. Later as the duo Shields and Yarnell, he and his wife won the Las Vegas Entertainers of the year award two years in a row and together appeared on more than 400 national television shows and eventually had their own TV show. Robert Shields’ original scripted television special Toys On the Town earned Shields and Yarnell an Emmy. Robert Shields was also the director of clowns for Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus. As Red Skelton once put it “There are perhaps 35 great clowns in the world. Robert Shields may be the best one there is.” Now Shields uses his creativity and imagination to create whimsical metal sculptures, jewelry and paintings, collected by many including big name celebrities. In a brief interview, Shields said: “It

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was a natural transition for me to begin painting and making jewelry and sculpture. I am fascinated with antique toys, abstract shapes; suns, moons and symbols. I believe an artist has to draw and sculpt. These are basic tools for any artist. And color is my

friend! I love color – especially gem tone. Color combinations intrigue me. I will be showing mostly paintings at the Ruidoso Art Festival. My paintings are a combination of acrylic, oil and lacquers on canvas and on metal.” Shields has had his own gallery in Sedona, Ariz. but now prefers to work from his studio in Clarkdale, Ariz. and show and sell his creations at art shows. He keeps a very busy schedule of showing at two art shows a month, including shows in Beverly Hills, Calif.; Tempe, Ariz.; Las Vegas and the San Diego Art Walk. Fortunate visitors to the Ruidoso Art Festival this July 26-28 will be able to view and purchase art from Robert Shields, this world class mime and talented artist. Photos courtesy of Robert Shields

At far left, “Cat with Fish and Wine;” at left, mixed media on canvas, both by Robert Shields.


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Racers line up to start last year’s Ski Run Road Challenge, enduring 24-degree weather. The cold won’t be a problem this year, as the race will be held this Saturday, in the height of summer.

A challenge in the summer to be a boon, at least as far as regisBy Todd Fuqua trants are concerned. Sports Editor “Right now (as of Monday) we have 120 registrations, which is Hard-core runners always love a already a record,” Moras said. “I’m regood challenge, and the annual Ski ally delighted we made this move.” Run Road Challenge fits the bill. The race consists of solo and Starting at the Eagle Creek Complex at the base of Ski Run Road, team 12-mile competitions, as well as runners climb 12 miles and 2,600 feet a 3-mile fun run for those that aren’t interested in bringing home a carved to Ski Apache, and this year they’re bear trophy – they just want a chance doing it in the height of summer. to enjoy the great outdoors in the “This used to be in late Octosummer. ber, but the last few years it’s been The real goal of pretty chilly,” said all of this is to raise race director Frederic funds for the Ski Moras. “Also, we were Apache Disabled competing with races Skier program, where in El Paso around that Frederic serves as an time. Outside of Lininstructor. coln County, it’s very “What that prohot right now, so it’s a gram has done for good way to come and people since 1976 is cool off and run here at phenomenal,” Moras this time.” said. “This is such a The seventh annual good thing for those Ski Run Road Chalwho have lost limbs, lenge starts this Satursuffer from PTSD, are day at 7:30 a.m., with deaf or blind. It’s a registration continuing chance for them to get all week. out and do something Competitors can new. register at the Ru“It’s a lesson to idoso Athletic Club or the teachers, as well,” online at or he added. “I never say skirunroadchallenge. I have a bad day after com. The last chance working with those to register will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday Photo courtesy of Herb Brunell skiers.” Moras always welat Dreamcatchers in Local runner Wacey Chico comes volunteers to Midtown. There will from Mescalero ran the help run the Ski Run be no registration on entire race in sandals last Road Challenge. Anyyear. He was the secondSaturday. fastest local runner and one interested can call Moving the date of Moras at 937-7106. the race has turned out third male overall.


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belief that each individual in the comThe Chamber of Commerce’s has potential,” Kraft said. “We Leadership Roswell is currently taking SACRAMENTO munity MOUNTAINS get busy in what we do for a living that applications for the 2013-2014 class. RUIDOSO • RUIDOSO DOWNS • HWY 380 we need to really go through and ask The class runs nine months and meets ourselves ‘What am I all about?”’ one Friday each month. The program Classes will include workshops on gives participants the opportunity to the city of Roswell and Chaves County; learn through workshops, panel discuslaw enforcement; economic developsions and planning committees. The primary mission of the 30-year-old pro- ment, human services and healthcare; SANDS BASIN youth education; and manufacturing, gram is twoWHITE fold: first, the group works/ TULAROSA issues, and•agribusiness. Individuals with leadership training. The classes, ALAMOGORDO • CLOUDCROFT TULAROSA paying for the class can also get scholarwhich average 25-30 people, are given ships to participate. workshops on leadership concepts like Many of the Leadership Roswell dealing with critical people, decision students go on to make large contrimaking, personality types, writing personal mission statements and dealing butions in the community both in the spotlight and behind the scenes. with stress. For applications contact the ChamRick Kraft, a local attorney, is the ber of Commerce at 623-5695, deadline volunteer executive director for the Leadership Roswell Program along with for completed applications is July 31. For more information, contact Rick Program Director Laurie Jerge of the Kraft, executive director, at 625-2000. Roswell Recreation Director. “I have a







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James Tsoodle Acclaimed Native American artist

comes to Ruidoso Art Festival

By Rosalyn Stevenson The subjects that James Tsoodle paints are Native American Warriors of the Northern and Southern Plains. Tsoodle himself is of Kiowa and Taos Pueblo ethnicity. On his website, he says: “I believe an artist can best portray the image by being well versed in the subject matter. Hopefully if I achieve this, others will be able to see the passion and power in not only the image but the pigment and flow and composition of the painting. One of the driving forces behind my art work began as a young boy and the struggles I went through as a child. I could not read until I was 14 years old due to what was much later diagnosed as dyslexia. As a result of this personal struggle, I found that my gift of painting was something I could do very well that pleased me as well as others. I have been self-taught from a very young age.” As a child, Tsoodle sold his first pen and ink drawings at age six when he attended the New Mexico State Fair with his parents who were selling jewelry there. He currently works with acrylic on

Photos courtesy of James Tsoodle

Above, James Tsoodle. At right, “Still We Are Here.” canvas. Tsoodle said in a brief interview: “My grandfather told me many stories when I was a child, stories about his people, and I listened. These were stories that were not written down but were passed down as a part of our oral tradition.” MODERN METAL AND STONE JEWELRY An example of one of those stories being interpreted into fine art is Tsoodle’s painting: “Still We Are Here”. The painting depicts Black Kettle, who was a peace chief for the Southern Cheyenne. He lost his life when attacked by

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government military forces at the Washita River in Oklahoma. There are crows, a star and a faded blue flag in the painting which depict the quote from Black Kettle before his death: “On the day when the stars fell upon our people (the military), they scattered us like birds of the air and still we are here.” The painting is 36” x 48”. Tsoodle has shown his art at the Heard Museum; Pueblo Grande Museum; Eiteljorg Museum; Colorado Indian Market, Tucson 4th Street Art Festival; Weems Art Festival; Rio Grande Arts Festival; Wheelwright Museum and many other venues and currently shows at seven or eight shows per year. Tsoodle won “Best of Show” at the Las Cruces Fine Arts Festival in March.

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The upcoming racing week at Ruidoso Downs

The very popular Zia Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday with vendors and local artisans offering their wares in the grandstand. On Sunday, more than $1 million in purses are up for grabs for New Mexico-bred racehorses. Racing runs Friday through Monday. First post time is 1 p.m. daily with free parking and free general admission.

Zia Fest showcases NM-bred all-stars July 26 to 29 is one of the biggest racing weeks of the summer season at Ruidoso Downs when the Zia Festival overwhelms the grandstand and racing schedule. The Zia Festival is designed to celebrate all things New Mexico, with New Mexico-bred horses and New Mexico-made merchandise. Racing runs Friday through Monday with the usual 1 p.m. first post time. There is always free parking and free general admission at Ruidoso Downs and early reservations for pay preferred seating is recommended. The Zia Festival vendors will line the grandstand on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The vendors represent everything New Mexico with art, Courtesy photo

crafts and wares from the Land of Enchantment. It is great browsing for the entire family and visitors are sure to find something they “must have.” Come early and shop before the races or walk around the booths between races for great values and distinctive merchandise. Ruidoso Downs employees will be “decking out” their areas with the hopes of winning the decorating contest that becomes more of a friendly

rivalry between contestants every year. To show their support, visitors line up in front of their favorite decorated teller booth. The Zia Festival racing program on Sunday afternoon features the best New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds on the track for the stakes-filled program fetching more than $1 million in purses. The Zia Festival was created more than a decade ago to bring attention to

the New Mexico-bred horses. Every year brings a higher quality of horse and more pride for New Mexico. These young horses fill the $409,402 Zia Futurity for 2-year-old Quarter Horses, the $128,375 Zia Derby for 3-year-old Quarter Horses, the $191,150 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity for 2-year-old Thoroughbred fillies and the $149,249 Rio Grande Senor Futurity for 2-year-old Thoroughbred males.


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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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enshrined in the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame. A grandson of Denim N Diamonds, An Absolut Diamond, is the fastest qualifier to Sunday’s Zia Quarter Horse Derby. Zia Festival weekend runs on Saturday and Sunday with the grandstand filled with vendors offering New Mexico-based wares and art. The racing hits the zenith on Sunday when the stakes filled card for New Mexico-breds offers more than $1 million in purses. Block N Tackle comes into the Farris with nine wins and 13 on-the-board efforts from 14 starts. The Matt Fales-trained and -bred gelding won the Rocky

Mountain Derby and the AQRA Turf Paradise Derby by daylight last year and was second by a head in the Mile High Derby. The Tac It Like A Man gelding won the 2011 AQRA Turf Paradise Futurity by one-and-one-half-lengths. Fales has named Jorge Martin Bourdieu to ride Block N Tackle with the eighth post position in the full 10-horse field. For complete Ruidoso Downs information, go to, visit the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino Facebook page and obtain the latest news by following the Ruidoso Press Box (@RuiPressBox) on Twitter.

Don Farris Memorial starts Zia weekend at Ruidoso Downs Carolyn and Ralph Fales’ Block N Tackle, a two-time derby winner last year, makes his 2013 debut in the Don Farris Memorial over 300 yards on Friday afternoon and is a prologue to Zia Festival weekend at Ruidoso Downs. The Farris runs as the sixth race on the nine-race program. First post time is 1 p.m. with free parking and free general admission. Farris, who was born and lived in Lincoln County, is a member of the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame and trained numerous champions and stakes winners, most notably champion Denim N Diamonds. She won 25 of 35 starts is also

Hubbard announces three new $100,000 races at Ruidoso Downs for 2014 season Ruidoso Downs and the track’s supportive horsemen are once again breaking new barriers in Quarter Horse racing while offering increased opportunities for the Quarter Horse racing’s premier 3-year-olds racing by adding $300,000 in new stakes races for sophomores starting in 2014. Ruidoso Downs’ owner and prominent horseman R.D. Hubbard made the announcement during the Rainbow Futurity and Rainbow Derby party at the track on July 18 to an enthusiastic response from the more than 150 horsemen in attendance. The $100,000 First Down Dash at 440 yards, the $100,000 Corona Cartel over 440 yards and the $100,000 Mr Jess Perry at 400 yards will be added to the stakes calendar. The First Down Dash will be for 3-year-olds who did not qualify for the 440-yard All American Derby.

The Corona Cartel will run for sophomores who did not qualify for the 440-yard Rainbow Derby. The $100,000 Mr Jess Perry will be for 3-year-olds who did not qualify for the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby. The horses with the fastest times in each Grade 1 derby trial will be preferred in the corresponding stakes race. “These races really add depth to our stakes program and display our appreciation to the horsemen who so actively support our Grade 1 futu-

rity program,” said general manager Shaun Hubbard. “The gives the best three-year-old quarter horses, who race at Ruidoso Downs every summer, the additional opportunities they deserve.” Racing runs on a Friday through Monday schedule at Ruidoso Downs with a 1 p.m. first post time. There is always free parking and free general admission. For complete Ruidoso Downs’ information, go to www.raceruidoso. com.

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adopted as the Texas State Gemstone (Cut in House By Rosalyn Stevenson Concurrent Resolution #97). Fred Stockbauer started cutting semi-precious gemAll of the star topaz used in Stockbauer’s crestones in the mid-60s and acquired the art of lost wax ations follow this cutting formula. Many of these star casting at several workshops. Bracelets, rings, earrings, topaz designs will be available during the Ruidoso Art necklaces and pendant designs are created by the artist Festival show at the Ruidoso Convention Center, July in his Wimberley, Texas studio and are made using the 26-28, as well as other uniquely beautiful pieces. ancient lost wax casting method (www.fredstockbauer. com/html/_casting.html). A majority of the jewelry is cast in solid 14k yellow and white gold. 18k gold is also available on special order. The semiprecious gemstones used in the jewelry are of the highest quality, and most of the cabochons and inlays are cut in Stockbauer’s own lapidary shop. High quality diamonds are also available at near wholesale cost. He and his wife have more than 35 years experience in designing, constructing and selling their jewelry. In 1974 two Midland Texas faceters designed a new cut for the blue topaz featuring a perfect “Lone Star.” When viewed from above, the cut in the gem Photos courtesy of Fred Stockbauer Above, a Tourmaline, gold and diamond ring; center, a Topaz and gold Lone Star bracelet; and at reveals a five-pointed star. right, Fred Stockbauer setting a stone. On May 25, 1977 this “Lone Star” design was

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Kathleen Cotton

‘Called to painting’ – an artist profile By Rosalyn Stevenson “I really like to interpret New Mexico scenes. I paint landscapes, buildings, archways that are openings to something like a pathway, a spiritual pathway. I paint an impression of what I feel. Color is very important to me. It’s as if, let’s say, if heaven is a certain kind of blue, I am trying to match that heavenly blue. I paint when the Muse moves me. Something has to move within me spiritually. I paint about five hours a week, in my studio in my home using oil paint on canvas. Four years ago, I wandered into

Eastern New Mexico University just to see if there were any classes I might like to take. The only class that was available during the hours I could attend was a beginning painting class. The class started that day and in just three hours. So I signed up. I had never painted before. I had never had any art aspirations at all before, yet I instantly loved painting. The instructor asked me how long I had been painting. I said: “Forty five minutes.” He said he thought I had been painting for years. He encouraged me to keep painting and I have. Since then, I have had two one-

Kathleen Cotton with two of her paintings. person shows and I have sold dozens of paintings. For me, painting feels like a Divine Gift. I feel as if I have

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Cotton

been called to painting. It is a way for me to express my spirituality, a way for me to serve the Divine through art.”

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Dana J. Echols

An exploration of the intimacy of nature Colorado photographer Dana J. Echols will be exhibiting his recent works at the Ruidoso Art Festival July 26-28 at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Early in his career, Dana received classical training in photography and darkroom techniques from experts such as Ansel Adams, Philip Hyde, Richard Miserach, Jay Dusard, Christopher Burkett and many others. This training in color, composition and design paved the way for his migration to a digital camera in the mid-2000s. Today, he works only with digital cameras that enable him to create images 24” x 36” or larger and still maintain vivid color and detail. The trademark of Dana’s work is bright, engaging photographs that explore the intimacy of nature, focusing on design, lines, texture and color. Dana says, “To me, each photograph is a small jewel, a precious discov-

Photo courtesy of Dana Echols, ©2012

ery that is to be experienced in great detail. I hope my images provide the opportunity to connect with nature in a profound moment of stillness.” Dana photographs internationally but considers New Mexico his second home. Many of his photographs were made in remote areas such as Fourth of July Canyon, White Sands, Bisti Wilderness Area, Chaco Canyon and Jemez, as well as the quaint and romantic backstreets of Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. For more information, please visit or contact Monath Communications at 970-391-2822.

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Cheri Reckers Master silk artist to exhibit at Art Festival Master silk artist Cheri Reckers will be showing her contemporary silk paintings and wearable art at the Ruidoso Arts Festival July 26-28. Cheri’s silk paintings are known for their unique mix of bold patterns, textures and colors often inspired by nature. Her wearable art accessories and garments are wonderfully casual with jeans, yet dressy enough for evening and they even pack light for travel. Each piece designed, individually dye-painted and sewn in her Jarales, New Mexico studio where custom orders are always welcome. Cheri will have a good selection of elegant wraps to jazz up an outfit for an evening at the Spencer Theater and

her go-everywhere silk/linen jackets and vests that are perfect for travel. New for this year are her hand-dyed infinity scarves crafted from a variety of textured silks and super fun and funky silk leggings for feeling fun and funky. If you’re not in the market for something wearable, Cheri’s framed original silk paintings are available, as well as wall hangings and luscious velvet pillows to liven up your home or office. Visit booth No. 47 to see signature pieces of wearable art or an original silk painting made in New Mexico.

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Fishing report for Southeast NM Bataan Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 2.1 cfs. No reports from anglers this week. Blue Hole Park Pond: No reports from anglers this week. Bonito Lake: Closed. Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow for all species but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using nightcrawlers and liver. Bottomless Lakes: No reports from anglers this week. Brantley Lake: Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish. Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using hot dogs and nightcrawlers for catfish. No reports on other species. El Rito Creek: No reports from anglers this week. Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using nightcrawlers, hot dogs and homemade dough bait for catfish. No reports

on other species. Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using nightcrawlers and dough bait for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. Grindstone Reservoir: No reports from anglers this week. Jal Lake: Fishing was fair using worms for catfish. Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, nightcrawlers and chicken liver for catfish. No reports on other species. Oasis Park Lake: Fishing in the evening hours was good using homemade dough balls and nightcrawlers for catfish. Fishing was good using worms for sunfish. Anglers are reminded that there is a 2-fish limit on channel catfish. Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 86 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using nightcrawlers and liver for catfish. No reports on other species. Perch Lake: No reports from anglers this week. Ruidoso River: Stream flow near Hollywood on Monday was .00 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

July 24, 2013

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ROSWELL: Jul 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

LEA COUNTY HOBBS: Jul 26 Movies Under the Stars, Del Norte Park, 7:30 - 11 p.m. Presented by Hobbs Parks & Rec. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy “Thunderstruck.” 575397-9291 LOVINGTON: Aug 2-10 78th Annual Lea County Fair & Rodeo. PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. More information at

MESCALERO Jul 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 Dusty Low, country rock, at 6 and “Aristocats” after sunset. www. Free 31 The Fabulous Thunderbirds & Texas Tornadoes, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Are you “Tuff Enough”? The Grammy-nominated Fabulous Thunderbirds will rock the night with their special hybrid of Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Don’t miss the quintessentially American band perform hits like “Tuff Enuff,”“Wrap It Up” and many more. Plus the ultimate Tex-Mex super group is back – The Texas Tornados are bringing their infectious, party-ready sound with their early Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mexcian folk music, country, R&B & Blues, including “Little Bit is Better than Nada,”“(Hey Baby) Que Pasó” and many other hits. Disclaimer: Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets start at $25

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ARTESIA: Jul Thur’s Summer Classic Movie Series, presented by the Artesia Arts Council. On the plaza, 8:15 p.m. Bring a chair and a drink. Free. 646-4122; 24-27 Eddy County Fair, Eddy County Fairgrounds & Horse Council Arena, N. 13th St., 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Chili Cook Off, Friday, July 26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. A more detailed list can be found at the Chamber; Junior Livestock Auction, Saturday, July 27, Livestock Barn Show Ring, 9 a.m.; http:// directory/jsp/events/EventPage. jsp?ccid=325&eventid=682 27 Kevin Harper Memorial Golf Tournament, Artesia Country Club. For more information call the Country Club at 575-746-2055 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. Be a team captain. For more information contact Cheryl Bartlett mckenny5111@gmail. com or at First American Bank: CARLSBAD: Jul 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


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ALTO: Jul 25 The Music of ABBA Arrival from Sweden Tour, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd. 8 - 10 p.m. This critically-acclaimed concert is a recreation of the ABBA phenomenon, Sweden’s biggest music export ever and one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music. ABBA sold 370 million records during their run from 1972-1982. Pre-performance buffet at 6 p.m., $20. Performance is $69 and $66. 575-336-4800; 27 The Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd. 8 - 10 p.m. The Ruidoso Chamber Music Festival presents Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, “…the musical Olympics of the western world.” 575-336-4800; Adults $59; children 18 and younger $25 RUIDOSO: Jul 24 Registration for Ski Run Road Challenge due in person by 5 p.m. Ruidoso Athletic Club, 415 Wingfield St., 575-257-4900. Check or cash payments only. Print registration form from www. Entry fees variable from $30 to $150 26-28 Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Friday, noon - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art lovers will be sure to discover treasures to complement any lifestyle or budget. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the Chamber’s Special Project Fund which funds philanthropic endeavors in local communities. 877-RUIDOSO, 575257-7395,; 26-27 “Moon Over Buffalo,” presented by the Lincoln County Community Theater, Ruidoso High School Performing Arts Center, Warrior Dr., 7 p.m. Performed by the popular theater group that has performed “A Christmas Story,” and “Harvey,” the Lincoln County Community Theater presents “Moon Over Buffalo,” a situation comedy. George and Charlotte Hay, a husband-andwife team of actors, struggle to perform Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in repertory while dealing with family crises and the

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possibility of a Hollywood director’s visit. 258-3133. Tickets are $15 27 Ski Run Road Challenge, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ski Run Road Challenge is a 12M run (solo or team relay) and 3M Fun run on Ski Run Road, among the beautiful Sacramento mountains. It is a point to point run, uphill to MM 9.5 (10,000 feet) with a downhill finish at Ski Apache Plaza (9,600 feet). Sanctioned by the USA Track & Field. All proceeds will benefit the Ski Apache Adaptive Skier Program. 575-257-9507 or 575-937-7106; Free movie “Red Dog” Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth Dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. The legendary story of the red dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and communities together, some who find love, and others who find themselves. Story is based on true events. 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 artist. The Celebracion del Arte is a juried fine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts of the American West. Thirty-two artists were selected as finalists for the show. 575-3784142; Jul 27-28 Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, 26225 U.S. Highway 70. Live racing with New Mexicobred horses from 1 - 5 p.m.; Arts & Crafts Show featuring all New Mexico made products from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 575-378-4431; www. Free parking and admission WHITE OAKS: Jul 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

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ALAMOGORDO: IMAX NM Museum of Space History “HUBBLE,” Daily at 11 a.m. 2 and 4 p.m. The seventh awe-inspiring film for the award-winning IMAX space team. Accompany the walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult tasks ever undertaken 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 “AIR RACERS,” Daily at 10 a.m. 12 and 3 p.m. Devoted to the fastest race in the world: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. Enter into Nevada’s Valley of Speed to experience the intensity and high-speed thrills of a sports event like no other combined with spectacular air show entertainment. También en español Jul 26 Fourth Friday at the Zoo, Alameda Park Zoo, 1321 N White Sands Blvd. (Northwest corner of Hwy 54/70 and 10th Street), 5- 9 p.m. A fantastic free community event with live bands, entertainment and prizes. Food, beer and concessions available. 439-4203 27 Lake Lucero Tour. Take a tour with a ranger and learn about the formation of the gypsum dunes and the special plants and animals that live in and around them. This three-hour tour is to the dry lakebed of Lake Lucero and only offered once a month; reservations required. 575-679-2599. $3 per adult and $1.50 for kids and America the Beautiful Senior and Access pass holders Moths of White Sands, Amphitheater at White Sands National Monument, 19955 U.S. 70, 8 - 10 p.m. Dr. Eric Metzler will take you on a journey through the research that has revealed that White Sands has the highest number of endemic species of moths than any other single location or habitat type in North America. 575-479-6124; whsa. Program is free; Monument entrance fees apply CLOUDCROFT: Aug 3 Art & Wine in the Cool Pines, Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Art, wine, food, live music - $12 in advance; $15 at the door. 866-8744447 or 575-682-2733

Tuesday Billy’s Summer Punch Out! Locals Day, 3X Points & 2 for 1 Lunch or Dinner $2 Beer and Hot Dogs in Billy’s Race Book 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 Billy’s Slot Tournament Bottomless Pasta — all you can eat for $3.95 Friday LIVE RACING Billy’s Summer Punch Out! Surf & Turf starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Terry Bullard performing starting at 8 PM Saturday LIVE RACING: Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Gwendolyn Eaves By By JJ Prime Rib starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Terry Bullard performing starting at 8 PM Sunday LIVE RACING: ZIA FESTIVAL. 11 NM BRED RACES Beer Specials in Billy’s Race Book Monday LIVE RACING $2 Beer and Hot Dogs in Billy’s Race Book

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Zine July 24, 2013  
Zine July 24, 2013  

The July 24, 2013 issue of the Zine, the premiere source for entertainment, music, arts and travel news in Ruidoso, Lincoln County and south...