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The Zine, southeast New Mexico’s most recognized entertainment and lifestyle magazine, is designed to accompany our readers throughout the region as they enjoy the diverse and entertaining activities and destinations. The Zine can be found at the following locations, in addition to being inserted in each week’s Ruidoso Free Press. OTERO COUNTY Kent Quick/ Texico, Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, White Sands National Monument, Hampton Inn, Motel 6, White Sands Missile Range, Super 8 Motel, Imax/Space Hall, Holloman AFB, Plateau Expresso, Boothill RV Resort, Alamo Tire, 84 Lumber, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center Eddy County CMC, Hotels/Motels, Sutherlands, La Tienda, Artesia Chamber of Commerce, Bennies Western Wear, Eddy Federal Credit Union, Artesia General, Yucca Health

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season continues By Rosalyn Stevenson

Artists, crafters, photographers and other creative types work hard all year to prepare for the open studios and art festivals of summer. This colorful and inspiring season continues with the 10th anniversary Alto Artists Studio Tour. This is a free, self-guided tour of the Alto art community. The public is invited to visit private studios and homes in this beautiful mountain community to view the creations of some of the region’s finest professional artists. Hours for open studios are: 10 -5 Friday, 10-5 Saturday, and 11-5 Sunday. Participating artists in the Alto Artists Studio Tour are: Linda Hand: painter of New Mexico scenes; John T. Soden: photographer of New Mexico scenes and commercial photography; Andrea Dante: oils, acrylic, charcoal and India ink; Janet Alexander: metal artist and jeweler; Sally Wimberly: paintings of New Mexico scenes in watercolors pastels and acrylics; Bob and Yolanda Espinoza: artistic gourds; Deborah Christopherson: pendants bowls and plates, crosses, and art pieces in ceramic; Zoë de Negri: jeweler; Jane Pattillo: jewelry; Steve Sabo: hand-turned wood bowls and vases; Madeleine Sabo: wood art and ceramics;  Linda Caperton: watercolor and acrylic, dye on silk

Alto Artists Studio Tour August 2-4 21 artists, seven sites, three days of fun and art Gala preview party Aug. 1, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Spencer Theatre with entertainment, cash bar, appetizers, silent auction. paintings; Robin Riggio: creating art with clay; Alyce Van Tussenbroek: encaustic art;  Teresa Hughes: ceramic art; Laury Reed: painting animals, landscapes; Marjorie Rhoda Petree: artistic gourds; Bart Fischer:  acrylic paintings of landscapes, animals flowers; Renne C. Bradley: functional and decorative pottery; Kathy Holman: mixed media sculpture. Details and photos for each of the artists are available on the Alto Artists Studio Tour website. Maps for the tour are available at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, 720 Sudderth Drive, 575-257-7395 and on Applications for artists who would like to participate in the studio tours next year are also available on the website.

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Painting for self-expression Linda Hand shows work in modern Victorian home during studio tour By Rosalyn Stevenson

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Linda Hand started painting when she was 12 years old. This year will mark her fifth year of participation in the Alto Artists Studio Tour. The Alto Artists Studio Tour is in its tenth year of showcasing artists and craftspeople who live and work mainly in the Alto area. Hand paints mainly landscape scenes and animals from around New Mexico and from her travels. Her work is done in watercolor, acrylic or collage and ranges in size from eight inches to 24 x 30-inch canvases. She will be showing her paintings in one of the modern Victorian homes on Ft. Stanton Road, site number 4 on the Alto Artists Studio Tour map. Marjorie Petree, a ceramic artist and Jane

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16” x 16” acrylic painting, “The Burro” by Linda Hand.

Patillo, a jeweler will also be showing at site number 4. The whole map of the tour can be viewed on the website: www.altoartists. com or picked up at the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce.

Teresa Hughes –

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By Rosalyn Stevenson Teresa Hughes is a native of Bolivia where she learned the art of working with clay thirty years ago from the native Bolivian Aymara Indians who are descendents of the Incas. Hughes says: “When I was growing up, I was fascinated by the miniature sculptures of the Aymara. I asked some of them to show me how to work with clay. They were very kind and instructed me without pay. There was no place to buy clay. I had to go to the mountainside and dig the clay myself. The Indians taught me how to clean the clay and prepare it for making sculptures and utilitarian pieces like bowls, plates and vases.” Hughes has lived in the United States for the past 23

years and moved to Ruidoso 18 years ago. From 1997 to 2007 Hughes had her own shop in Midtown, Ruidoso, selling her ceramic creations. She now has a studio in Nogal, near Ruidoso, where she makes pieces for sale through the three shows she does each year. Her favorite subjects for her clay creations are religious themes such as crosses and monks. Mothers and children are another favorite theme. Hughes will be showing her work at site number seven during the Alto Artists Studio Tours, Aug. 2 - 4. She also shows at the Christmas Jubilee in Ruidoso the first weekend of November and in Roswell at the Holiday Magic show, Nov. 22 and 23. Photo courtesy of Teresa Hughes

“Monk” by Teresa Hughes, clay ceramic.


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All Goddard High School and Ro- school, find and check their lockers, and get information on clubs, sports, swell High School freshman students and other activities. The event will are invited to attend the R.I.S.D./ GEAR UP Transition Day on Monday, also feature several guest speakers ALAMOGORDO • CLOUDCROFT • TULAROSA and a presentation on “How to Get Aug. 5. The day’s activities will start Into the College of Your Choice.” 21st at 8 a.m. This special back to school Century Scholar Certificates will also event will help 9th graders become be issued. Free breakfast and lunch familiar with their new school and is included, with drawings for prizes. surroundings. Students will receive For more information, call RHS at their class schedules and school map, 637-3200 or GHS at 627-4800. review the block schedule, tour the







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Dragonfly Festival 2013 showcases Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge of Roswell will be celebrating its 13th annual Dragonfly Festival on Sept. 7. The festival will feature a schedule of family events at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge located at 4200 E. Pine Lodge Rd. in Roswell. The feature family events will include a treasure hunt, a variety of nature theme tours, arts and crafts, bird watching, wildlife exhibit tents

and many more fun activities. Dragonfly, refuge, and wildlife tour reservations will begin on Aug. 1. For more information on the Dragonfly Festival and to make your tour reservation, call the refuge at (575)625-4011. For general information regarding Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, please visit www.friendsofbitterlake. com. Paid in part by the city of Roswell Lodger’s Tax.


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Jewelry designer and instructor Janet Alexander Janet Alexander is an accomplished metal artist with her work shown in museums across Texas and published in several books and magazines, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay in Color, American Craft Magazine, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay 101 for Beaders, and in New Directions: Powder Metallurgy in a Sheet Metal World. Photo courtesy of Janet Alexander She also is an author of many Amethyst and Tourmaline earrings. online tutorials, magazines and books. While appearing on HGTV CraftShe has more than 38 years’ ers Coast to Coast and That’s Clever experience in jewelry metal arts as a demonstrating the process of lost wax bench jeweler, designer and instructor. casting and wax carving techniques. She Alexander is a national jewelry instruc- will be offering metal smithing classes tor teaching at conventions, and bead this fall at ENMU through the Continushows including Bead & Button, Intering Ed department. weave Bead Fest, Adorn Me and Metal Alexander has a BFA in Metals Clay by the Bay. continued on pg. 14

Prize-winning photographer showing in Alto Artist Studio Tour John Soden’s photo of Johnny Cash wins award

By Rosalyn Stevenson In February of this year, John Soden’s photo of Johnny Cash, taken in 1971 at a concert at Southern Illinois University, won the Single Image Award in Black and White Magazine. Black and White Magazine is billed as being for “Collectors of Fine Photography,” and sets the standard for much that transpires in the photo world. John Soden’s studio will be open August 2 - 4 during the Alto Artists Studio Tour. Also showing at Soden’s studio will be Zoë De Negri, jeweler and Linda Caperton, silk artist. The studio is located at 1086 State Highway 48, Alto, 575-336-2155. Photos courtesy of John Soden

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The upcoming racing week at Ruidoso Downs

Two prime Quarter Horse stakes this weekend with two-year-olds racing in the John Deere Ruidoso Downs Juvenile Challenge on Saturday and top older sprinters running 400 yards in Sunday’s Mr Jet Moore Handicap. Racing runs Friday through Monday. First post time is 1 p.m. daily with free parking and free general admission.

Seven of top 10 juveniles preparing for All American RUIDOSO DOWNS — Seven of the 10 juveniles ranked in the national poll are at Ruidoso Downs to prepare for the trials to the $2.6 million All American Futurity. The trials will be held on Aug. 1516 with the horses with the five-fastest times from each day qualifying to race for the $1.3 million first-place check on Labor Day. The 440-yard All American Futurity has the largest purse of any 2-year-old race in North America, regardless of breed. The All American prospects are top-ranked Big Biz Cartel, third-ranked Ms First Prize Rose, fourth-ranked Especially Tres, fifth-ranked Wr Golden Eagle, seventh-ranked Coronado Cartel, ninth-ranked Hes Relentless and 10thranked Belle Helene. Hes Relentless is expected to be supplemented at a cost of $50,000 to enter the All American trials. The other horses are already eligible to compete in the trials. Four of the prospects – Big Biz Perry, Ms First Prize Rose, Especially Tres and Belle Helene – hail from the

Blane Wood barn. Ms First Prize Rose and Coronado Cartel are full siblings. They are by Corona Cartel and out of First Carolina. Jose Espinosa’s Big Biz Perry won the Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park and has been pointing at the All American Futurity trials since that June 1 victory. Burnett Ranches Ltd. and Johnny Trotter’s Ms First Prize Rose was a nose winner of the $1 million Rainbow Futurity on July 21. Jim Pitts’ Especially Tres is undefeated from three starts with a win in the Sam Houston Futurity. In her sole Ruidoso Downs’ start, the Dashair daughter won by three-and-one-half lengths and nearly broke the 350-yard track record. Rose Webb’s homebred Wr Golden Eagle won the West Texas Futurity and then took a Ruidoso Downs’ allowance race by one-and-three-quarter lengths for trainer John Stinebaugh. Reliance Ranches’ Coronado Cartel, trained by Eddie Willis, won the $720,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-

bred Futurity and then finished second to fastest-qualifier Rocked Up in their Rainbow Futurity trial. Now racing for R.D. Hubbard, Johnny Cope and Tom Maher, Hes Relentless was second by a head in the Heritage Place Futurity for trainer Amber Blair. The One Famous Eagle son won his Heritage Place Futurity trial by four-and-one-quarter lengths. JJ Cool L LLC’s Belle Helene was a very game second to Ms First Prize Rose in the Rainbow Futurity, beaten

by a nose. The Valiant Hero daughter won her Rainbow Futurity trial by two lengths. For complete Ruidoso Downs’ information, go to www.raceruidoso. com, visit the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino Facebook page and obtain the latest news by following the Ruidoso Press Box (@RuiPressBox) on Twitter. For Rainbow Futurity/ Derby and All American Futurity/ Derby insights, check out


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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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Hart receives Hall of Fame pin during ceremony at Ruidoso Downs

RUIDOSO DOWNS —Former jockey and current Ruidoso Downs’ steward Kenny Hart received his lapel pin for being inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame earlier this year during a winner’s circle ceremony at Ruidoso Downs July 21. Hart was the 1985 national champion jockey when his mounts earned $2.6 million. He was the leading rider at Los Alamitos 11 times and won 133 stakes races at the Southern California track. The champion horses he rode included three-time champion Town Policy, second in the All American Futurity and All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs, and two-time champion Florentine, winner of the 1987 Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs for trainer Russell Harris. Hart was inducted into the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame in 2008. During a golden era for quarter horse jockeys, Kenny Hart was a leading rider alongside Racehorse Hall of Famers Bobby Adair, Danny Cardoza, Jacky Martin, Jerry Nicodemus and Charley Smith. Town Policy and Florentine are also Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame inductees. Hart resides in the city of Ruidoso Downs with his wife Shirley.

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Hart, center with black hat, receives his American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame pin from AQHA president Johne Dobbs. Next to Dobbs is AQHA first vice president Johnny Trotter and he is flanked by AQHA executive committee member Dr. Glenn Blodgett. Behind Blodgett and champion jockey G.R. Carter Jr. is Russell Harris, who trained Florentine. Hart’s grandson Tyler is standing next to him. They are surrounded by members of the Ruidoso Downs’ jockey colony.

For the latest news, picks and results from this summer’s racing season, use this QR code to visit our home page. Look for the Horse Talk logo.

Fishing report for Southeast New Mexico Bataan Lake: No reports from anglers this week. Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 12 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 to fair using nightcrawlers, chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. No reports on other species. 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 for all species. El Rito Creek: N reports from anglers this week. Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using hot dogs, liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. No reports on other species. Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using nightcrawlers 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 using homemade dough bait, nightcrawlers, shrimp and chicken liver for catfish. No reports on other species.

Oasis Park Lake: Heavy rains in the area slowed fishing considerably this past week. There were a few limits of catfish caught but several anglers reported just one fish or none. Best bait was nightcrawlers. Anglers are reminded that there is a 2-fish limit on channel catfish. Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 109 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.

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Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Ruidoso on Monday was 6.8 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

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Cowboy Action Shooters present Billy the Kid’s breakout Top-ranked Cowboy Action Shooters from all over the West and beyond will converge on Ruidoso for Billy the Kids Breakout, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9-11 in the premier Cowboy Action Shooting town of “Old Lincoln” at the Ruidoso Gun Club range on Hale Lake Road in Ruidoso Downs. This very popular annual Cowboy Action Shooting match is presented by the Lincoln County Regulators, the Cowboy Action Shooting arm of the Ruidoso Gun Club and an affiliate of the Single Action Shooting Society. The Lincoln County Regulators holds a monthly Cowboy Action Shooting competition in a unique Old West style in “Old Lincoln,” the premier Cowboy Action Shooting town at the Ruidoso Gun Club range. Cowboy Action Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles, and old time stage coach shotguns. It is the fastest growing family shooting sport in the world. The Lincoln County Regulators dress Western, shoot Western and they never use their real names. Billy the Kid’s breakout will feature six-main competition stages but that’s only a part of the weekend. Participants will enjoy Friday afternoon Side Matches that will include Long Range Pistol & Rifle, Big Bore Long Range Single Shot & Lever, Pocket Pistol & Derringer, Speed Pistol & Rifle, and Wild Bunch. Side matches will be followed by “Friday Night at the Watering Hole” at K-Bob’s Restaurant, with a no-host bar and lots of hors d’oeuvres, munchies and even enough grub for dinner, thanks to Doc Lecter, special constable of the Lincoln County Regulators, and Judith, the lady who runs his ranch. On Saturday, competitors will shoot six exciting main stages based on the infamous life of Billy the Kid. Stage historian is Sgt. Shuster of Ruidoso. Stage designer and match director is Gunsmoke Cowboy of Capitan with timing and scoring under the watchful eye of Angelo Pete. Ruidoso’s Captain Jack McQuesten and Mesa Rose will help with registration and posse assignments. On stage one, the ambush of Sheriff Brady, the Regulators plan to settle a score with Sheriff William J. Brady, who had arrested Billy the Kid and fellow deputy Fred Waite in the aftermath of John Tunstall’s murder. Regulators ambushed Sheriff Brady and his deputy, George W. Hindman, from behind an adobe wall, killing them both in Lincoln’s main street. Stage two is the gunfight at Blazer’s Mill, where the Regulators sought the arrest of Buckshot Roberts, a former buffalo hunter whom they suspected of involvement in the John Tunstall murder. Roberts refused to be taken alive, although he suffered a severe bullet wound to the chest. During the gun battle, he shot and killed the Regulators’ Special Constable, Dick Brewer. Four

other Regulators were wounded in the skirmish. Fire at McSween’s house is stage three. Under indictment for the Brady killing, Regulators spent several months in hiding and were trapped, along with McSween, in McSween’s home in Lincoln, by members of the Murphy-Dolan gang and some of Brady’s men. A column of U.S. cavalry soldiers from Fort Stanton entered the fray. After a five-day siege, the posse set McSween’s house on fire. Billy the Kid and the other Regulators fled. The posse shot McSween when he escaped the fire, essentially marking the end of the Lincoln County War. After a break for lunch, available at the range, contestants will enjoy breakfast at Stinking Spring, stage four. Pat Garrett tracked Billy the Kid to an abandoned stone building located in a remote location known as Stinking Springs. While Billy and his gang were asleep inside, Garrett’s posse surrounded the building and waited for sunrise. As the lawmen began to cook breakfast over an open fire, Sheriff Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid engaged in a friendly exchange, with Garrett inviting Billy outside to eat, and the Kid inviting Garrett to “go to hell.” Billy’s Escape from the Lincoln County Courthouse will be remembered in stage five. With his execution scheduled, Billy the Kid was removed to Lincoln, where he was held under guard by two of Sheriff Pat Garrett’s deputies, James Bell and Robert Olinger, on the top floor of the town courthouse. Billy, being escorted back from the privy, slipped off his manacles at the top of the stairs, struck Bell over the head with them, grabbed Bell’s own gun, and shot him with it. Billy the Kid waited at the upstairs window for his second guard and as Olinger came running into view, Billy leveled the shotgun at him, called out “Hello Bob!” and killed him. The final stage, stage six, recounts Billy’s death at Fort Sumner. Close to midnight, as Pat Garrett and Pete Maxwell sat talking in Maxwell’s darkened bedroom, the Kid unexpectedly entered the room. Recognizing Billy’s voice, Garrett drew his pistol and fired twice; Billy the Kid fell to the floor and gasped for a minute and died. The day will end with a Saturday evening awards banquet at Cree Meadows Country Club, featuring a Western barbeque buffet, costume contests, plenty of door prizes and a few Billy the Kid stories with SASS Cowboy Chronicle writer and historian Sgt. Shuster. Find out who Bob Olinger really was.


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Lincoln County Regulators Special Constable Doc Lecter takes on the Murphy-Dolan Gang in Billy the Kid’s Breakout.

Participants will end their historic weekend in Lincoln County with a Sunday walk in the footsteps of the original Regulators on a guided tour of historic Lincoln. The public is invited to attend Billy the Kid’s Breakout and each of the Lincoln County Regulators’ monthly matches. Eye protection is required (sunglasses) and hearing protection is suggested. Eye and ear protection will be available. Bring a lawn chair, too. Visitors can also try their hand at Cowboy Action Shooting. All events will be open to the public, including the Awards Banquet and the Sunday walking tour of Lincoln. Banquet tickets at $25 each are available. Go to, click on Billy the Kid’s Breakout Registration Form, print it out, fill it out your name and address and mail to Sabrina Olson, PO Box 894, Ruidoso, NM 88355. Or call 257-6693 for a registration form. Following an opening ceremony and safety briefing, Billy the Kid’s Breakout will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 in the foremost Cowboy Action Shooting town of “Old Lincoln,” located at the Ruidoso Gun Club range, on Hale Lake Road a half-mile off Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs. For more information, call Gunsmoke Cowboy at 575-808-0459.




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LEA The longest-running theatrical production in EDDY Lincoln County history PERMIAN BASIN HOBBS • LOVINGTON


Re-enacting the escape of Billy the Kid CHAVES PECOS VALLEY

place. No two pageants are alike. Producers even use a few By Eugene Heathman recorded narrations from folks that passed away 20 years ago. Editor ROSWELL The pageant is one of the very few in the United States made up entirely of local players without any professional help. In 1940, a small town folk pageant ‘The Last Escape of The episodes of the pageant are based on historical Billy the Kid’ centering on the life of the legendary outlaw, incidents which took place during the notorious Lincoln Billy the Kid began an almost continuous seventy year run when San Patricio artist, Peter Hurd donned the costume of and County War, and in particular its focus is centered upon the best remembered of its fighters, Billy the Kid. The pageant portrayed one of Lincoln County’s most notorious legends. Aside from a few missed episodesRUIDOSO during World War ll, • RUIDOSO DOWNS • HWY 380 the pageants hearty history has involved longtime Lincoln County residents and attracted spectators from all over the world. ‘The Last Escape of Billy the Kid,’ takes place 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. The event is not without the trials and tribulations of • CLOUDCROFT • TULAROSA many stage productions. Every yearALAMOGORDO organizers wonder how this thing is going to come together yet everything falls into





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A marker behind the Lincoln County Courthouse marks the spot where James W. Bell died after being shot by Billy the Kid. At right, a bullet hole at the bottom of the staircase in the Lincoln County Courthouse is said to be from when Billy the Kid shot James W. Bell during his escape.

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An actor depicting the notorious outlaw, Billy the Kid rides off after escaping from the Lincoln County Courthouse during the annual Billy the Kid 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 12 cohorts, the siege of the McSween House, up to Billy’s incarceration in the Lincoln County Courthouse and his remarkable escape. Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman

This five-pointed star was presented to Pat Garret by Albert Fountain following the death of Billy the Kid and is displayed at the Ruidoso River Museum.

See history come to life!

AUGUST 2, 3, 4

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

Adults: $6; Children 6-12: $2; 5 & under: free




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Zozo’s Gwendolyn Rogers and Soul of the West Bootique From Reports

Gwendolyn Rogers was born to the Western lifestyle. With her background in ranching and rodeo the stage was set for a life of interesting people and places. Her father grew up cowboying and raised and showed Quarter Horses, heading the ranching operation of the Florida Sheriff’s Boys Ranch until his death; her uncle was a professional steer roper and ran the small family ranch in Oklahoma and is well-known in the professional rodeo circle. All though as an adult Gwen pursued art and design, she was never far removed from western culture, living in Oklahoma and Texas where she worked in the high-end apparel business in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. “After completing studies in merchandising and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, I was fortunate enough to work for the McCauley family in Fort Worth. The family owned three stores in the Forth

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Worth area and had high end retail down to a fine art. The years I spent managing their main store gave me a solid foundation in not only the fashion business, but business in general. I owe much of my success to Jim and Mary McCauley.” Gwen came to Lincoln County 20 plus years ago, met Gilbert, the love of her life, received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Business from Eastern New Mexico University and after working for the Hubbard Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank, she landed a position at Lincoln State Monument, now Lincoln Historic Site. One of her first assignments was to complete the Lawmen’s exhibit in the Courthouse Museum; she was searching eBay for a pair of black boots for one of the mannequins when not only did she find the black ropers but also a pair of 1979 Larry Mayhem boots for only $300. These very boots had been her favorite pair back in the day. Gwen, who had always been a collector of art and antiques, now had a growing passion for all things western, spurred by her study of history and New Mexican culture. The collections include cowboy boots, vintage saddles, western memorabilia and New Mexican folk art. Gilbert converted their greenhouse into a finished building just to handle the over flow. As this building began to fill with rare and Courtesy photo wonderful treasures she Gwen and Gilbert, owners of Soul of the West, ride mentioned to her friend in the Smokey Bear parade. Welda Grider; “When I retire I want a store, I love history and re- mark in the hotbed of retail that is Cartail and whatever will my family do with rizozo. They just recently bought the enall this stuff when I die?” Welda owned a tire building from the Griders and have building in Carrizozo and had some extra expanded their collection to include folk art and more antiques. A new collecroom so six weeks later The Soul of the tion will be installed called “Back in the West Bootique was born, boots, saddles, Day.” We can’t wait to see what more designer clothing and all things western. she will be offering. Gwen, who retires That was in February 2012 the from Lincoln next spring, has said that Bootique has been open just three days it is “time to edit the collection and prea week at 401 Central Avenue in downtown Carrizozo across from the grocery pare to be open five days a week.” Stay store. Gwen and Gilbert have made their tuned for the grand re-opening.


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World Breastfeeding Week EDDY PECOS VALLEY and the Big Latch On CHAVES CARLSBAD • ARTESIA

about breastfeeding basics In celebration of is encouraged to attend. World Breastfeeding For more information, Week, which is Aug. 1-7, call 575-393-0197. Lea County Breastfeeding Task Force, Hobbs WIC Schedule of Events: Office, and Natural NestROSWELL 10 a.m.: Registration ers will be hosting The 10:30 a.m.: The Big Big Latch On on Tuesday, Latch On Aug. 2 from 10 - 11 a.m. 11 a.m.: Special at 1923 N. Dal Paso, Suite presentation B in Hobbs. 6 p.m.: Breastfeeding Please join with other Class RUIDOSO • RUIDOSO DOWNS • HWY 380 feeding class will be providwomen around the world to There will be refreshbreak the record for the most ed, open to the public at the ments, an interactive exhibit Hobbs WIC Office on Tueswomen breastfeeding simuland information, free giveday, Aug. 2 from 6 - 8 p.m. taneously. In addition, a free breast- Anyone interested in learning aways and door prizes.






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Shredding in style They say; When In Rome, do as the Romans do. Well, when in Ruidoso, do as the locals do. Shop at two hottest stores in town. For quality eyewear such as Oakley, Spy, Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Dragon, Zeal, Revo, Electric, and other hot brands, then run, not walk to 9RED and Boarderstop. 9RED is located at 2315 Sudderth Drive in the heart of Midtown. Cathi McIntosh, the owner has a wide selection of sunglasses and some of the hottest fashions. She Carries Roxy, Element, Billabong, Fox, DC, Volcom, Silver Jeans, and a variety of other brands that are high in quality. Cathi never marks up her prices or carries second rate brands. 9RED has purses, backpacks, hats, watches, jewelry and more. 9RED is open every day. Stop in and find a unique gift or a

friend or shop for the latest fashions for yourself. 9RED has quality merchandise at everyday low prices. Boarderstop is located at 348 Sudderth Dr. They also carry many brands that 9RED has, where 9RED has more girlie stuff, BS is slanted more towards the guys and to outdoor sports. Snowboarding, skateboarding with longboards are staples of the store. BS also carries a huge selection of Disc Golf discs and accessories. Brands carried at BS in addition to the brands mentioned above include, Arbor, Never Summer, Leb Tec, GNU, Union, Roxy, 686, Grenade, Vans, Globe, DC, Innova, Discraft, Neff, One Ball Jay, Capita, and Nixon just to name a few. Dave wants you to come in and shop around for low prices and quality merchandise.

JAneT ALeXAnder, from pg. 6 from the University of North Texas and has studied metal working with several Master Jewelers. She has GIA certification in diamond grading and stone setting. Additionally, she has certification in Precious Metal Clay with Rio Grande, Crossover Certification with Art Clay, and is a PMC Photo courtesy of Janet Alexander Copper and silver bracelet. Connection Senior OPEN TO THE WORLD – JOIN THE FUN!


Instructor and Technical Advisor for the PMC Connection. She recently moved to Alto this last January and has already donated her jewelry to support NEST by making a one of a kind fine silver bracelet to be auctioned off this fall. Her designer jewelry is all one of a kind created in fine silver, sterling silver or gold.

Fri & Sat, Aug. 16 & 17 8 p.m. each night

Entries will be accepted from 4 - 7 p.m. in the arena each day. Events and entry fees available at: Add-on money sponsored by DESERT SUN MOTORS and OTERO COUNTY FAIR RODEO COMMITTEE

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All current NMLB rules & guidelines will be followed.


Saturday is TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK Night Mini Bull Riding (Sullivan Bucking Bulls) • Information: 505-860-7191

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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

LEA COUNTY LOVINGTON: Aug 2-10 78th Annual Lea County Fair & Rodeo. PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. More information at


The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Texas Tornadoes, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., 8 - 10 p.m. Grammynominated Fabulous Thunderbirds will rock the night with their special hybrid of Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll, performing hits like “Tuff Enuff ”, “Wrap It Up” and many more. Also, The Texas Tornados bring their infectious, party-ready sound to the stage with their early Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mexican folk music, country, R&B, including “Little Bit is Better than Nada”, “(Hey Baby) Que Pasó” and other hits. 575-464-7777; Tickets start at $25

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 SK Band, classic rock, at 6 and “Top Gun” after sunset. Free 2-3 Pro-Rodeo, Mescalero Rodeo Grounds, Mescalero, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.; Aug. 3, 6 p.m. This cowboy extravaganza will feature barrel racing, bull riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, tie down roping and much more. More than $12,000 in prizes will be awarded. 575-464-7777. Tickets are $10

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ARTESIA: 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: Aug 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 1 Carlsbad Medical Center’s Healthy Woman 5th Anniversary Celebration “Journey of Hope,” Carousel House, Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Ave., 4 - 9 p.m. Women’s Health Expo (free): 4 - 6 p.m.; Dinner: 6:30 p.m.; Keynote speaker, Abby Rike, former Biggest Loser contestant: 7:30 p.m. 575887-4160. Tickets are $25 6, 13, Strictly Business: The Dale 20 Carnegie Immersion Seminar presented by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, at the 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 1 Business After Hours – Alto Artists Studio Tour Preview Party, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 5 - 7 p.m. Join the Chamber at the Spencer Theater for a preview of the Alto Artist Studio Tour. 575-257-7395; www. Free 2-4 Alto Artists Studio Tour, celebrating its 10th anniversary, this free, self-guided tour offers the chance to explore behind the scenes of the Alto art community. The public is invited to visit private studios and homes to interact with 27 local professional artists. Map available at 575-937-4498. Free 3 Eagles Tribute Band, Hotel California, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 8 - 10 p.m. There’s no sound like the easy country-folk rock-tinged classics of the Eagles, and the tribute group Hotel California captures that indelible sound, performing Eagles’ classics like: “Desperado,”“Take it Easy,” “Witchy Woman,”“Take It To The Limit,”“Peaceful Easy Feeling,”“One Of These Nights,”“Lyin’ Eyes,”“Best Of My Love,”“Hotel California,” “Heartache Tonight” and more. 575-336-4800; Pre-performance buffet at 6 p.m., $20. Tickets for the performance are $56 and $59 CAPITAN: Aug 2 Capitan Public Library’s 1st Friday Adult Lecture, 101 E. 2nd St., 7 - 8 p.m. Steve Cromier presents ”Music from the Ranch and Open Range.” Cowboy music from the late-19th through mid-20th century, including songs written by ranch hands about horses, cattle and lost love. They all have in common the expression of what ranch and farm work was like during this time. Steve Cormier performs these and also songs he has written, reflecting his years as a ranch and farm hand. 575-354-3035. Free 5-10 Lincoln County Fair, Fairgrounds, 5th St. and Highway 48. Indoor exhibits; art show, flower show, photography and fine art, and a sewing and quilt show. The Buyers dinner and livestock sale is Fri. Aug. 9. Food vendors also available. 575-648-2311. Free LINCOLN: Aug 2-4 Old Lincoln Days, Hwy 380, Street vendors, food, parade and mountain man camp. Activities

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all day. The “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant, based on historical facts of the notorious Lincoln County War, portraying the killing of John Tunstall, the Battle of Blazer’s Mill, the siege of the McSween House, up to Billy’s incarceration in the Lincoln County Courthouse and his remarkable escape. 575-653-4372; www. $6 adults; $2 children 6-12; under 5 free RUIDOSO: Aug 2 “O’Keefe!” by Lucinda McDermott, 2710 Sudderth, Aug. 2 and 3, 7 p.m. A one-woman play about the art, loves and life of Georgia O’Keefe, the iconic 20th Century artist. Starring Carolyn Wickwire and Directed by Ouida White. 575257-7982; www.mountainannies. com. Tickets are $20. 3 SPATULA Band presents “Spuds McGuffin Vanishes,” The Old Mill, 641 Sudderth Dr., 7 - 9 p.m., doors open at 6:30. An evening of music and audience participation. This is an unplugged concert in conjunction with a surreal romantic comedy of pseudo-couples in the fashion of Absurd Theater. SPATULA consists of Pete Davis on drums, Rich Chorné on guitar/flute/harmonica, Tim McCasland on dobro/banjo, and Deanna and Blake Martin play percussion and bass. Their repertoire includes a fusion of reggae R & B and rock and roll. 575-257-1090; Tickets are $20 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; 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

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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 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 “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 science adventure. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena! 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. Steer, heifer, swine, lamb and goat 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 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 SUNSPOT Aug 10 Ten Hours at Sunspot, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, 2 p.m. - midnight. A premiere one-afternoon/evening special event sponsored by Southern Rockies Education Centers. Participants are encouraged to bring telescopes. Learn about the National Solar Observatory (NSO) and tour the Sac Peak Observatory facilities. Special guest speakers; catered banquet by The Dickerson’s Group; laser constellation tour and view the Perseid meteor shower from 9,200 feet and more. Limited seating. 432-426-3939 or 800965-0679. Full event price: $75 per person; banquet and evening activities only: $55 per person

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 Bottomless Pasta — all you can eat for $3.95 Friday LIVE RACING Billy’s All American Cash Giveaway Surf & Turf starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Homegrown Boyz band performing starting at 8 PM Saturday LIVE RACING: JohN DEERE NM ChALLENGE FINAL G3 Prime Rib starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Homegrown Boyz band performing starting at 8 PM Sunday LIVE RACING: MR JET MooRE G3 Beer Specials in Billy’s Race Book Monday 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

Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino 26225 US Highway 70 • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 For More Information Call (575) 378-4431

Billy The Kid Casino is a Responsible Gaming Property. For more information, please call (800) 572-1142

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The July 31, 2013 issue of the Zine, the premiere source for entertainment, music, arts and travel news in Ruidoso, Lincoln County and south...