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Snowy River Cave discovery celebrates 12th year By Eugene Heathman editor The Snowy River Cave discovery occurred in September 2001, by a team doing work under project lead John Corcoran in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management. The team leader was John McLean and members Lloyd Swartz, Andrew Grieco and Don Becker discovered what would become the world’s longest underground river of calcite. Before exploration and documentation could begin, an environmental assessment had to be carefully prepared by the BLM cave specialist in coordination with the Discovery Team and the caving community. This thorough process took two years and by July 4, 2003, the first formal trip was ready. The Fort Stanton - Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 2009 to protect, conserve, and enhance the unique and nationally important historic, cultural, scientific, archaeological, natural, and educational subterranean cave resources of the Fort Stanton - Snowy River Cave system. The NCA includes approximately 25,080 acres. The NCA was once known as the Fort Stanton Military Reservation. In 1855, the U.S. Cavalry established Fort Stanton as a cavalry fort. During these tumultuous times, the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers were sent to the New Mexico Territory to protect settlers in the area. The historic fort and its buildings are managed by the New Mexico State Parks Division. The lands

surrounding the fort are managed by the BLM. Within the NCA is Fort Stanton Cave, the third longest cave in New Mexico. This cave was explored by soldiers posted at the fort as evidenced by their inscriptions within the cave. According to Lynda Sánchez, a local author and historian, “The FSCSP has four expeditions a year and we have teams that do a variety of work inside and outside of the cave. Dr. Ron Lipinski, a Sandia Lab employee, caver and physicist is in the process of developing a simulation or 3D approach to visiting Snowy River. He is using photos from the cave and an Avatar-kind of presentation.” Sánchez contends the team is the first to do this for tourists who may wish to visit caves but can’t do so because of physical limitations or regulations keeping caves closed.












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ties. Many other historically significant living history events will bring the Civil War experience at Fort Stanton back to life. A rare collection of antique firearms will be on display in the cafeteria all day Saturday. Throughout the day infantry, cavalry and artillery drills featuring the firing of cannon will take place on the fort’s pristine parade ground which has changed little since the fort was built. A special presentation and battle re-enactment by the Mescalero Apache Warriors is scheduled for Saturday. Visitors will also be presented with the wonders of Snowy River with the Fort Stanton Cave Study Project. The lands surrounding the fort are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Within the National Conservation Area is Fort Stanton Cave, the third longest cave in New Mexico. This cave was explored by soldiers posted at the fort as evidenced by their inscriptions within the cave. Snowy River is a significant passage within Fort Stanton Cave. In 2001, this large diameter passage was discovered after more than 30 years of cavers investigating strong air flows coming through breakdown in the cave. Snowy River receives its name from a bright white crystal calcite formation covering the bottom of the passage. Relax in the afternoon with a Ladies’ tea aocial and Victorian fashion show on the lawn then later concludes with the Saturday evening military ball. Sunday will feature cavalry and artillery drills as well as historic period church services in the Fort Stanton chapel. The foundation envisions hosting three or four major events each summer and hopes visitor’s imaginations of Fort Stanton Live! will entertain the possibilities of indulging themselves in the fort’s rich and diverse

history, camping, horseback riding, hiking, bike riding, exploring nearby Snowy River Cave, and an experience with a flair for life in the late 1800s. Fort Stanton is the third most visited state monument in New Mexico with approximately 10,000 visitors per year. Fort Stanton Live!, one of the foundations largest fundraisers, attracts approximately 1,800 visitors. Although some consider the future of state-funded parks and monuments like Fort Stanton as uncertain due to tightening budgets, Fort Stanton Foundation President Clinton Smith embraces the legacy of the fort as being an unwritten book. Smith emphasizes the continued need of a strong volunteer base and the support of professionals to accomplish the foundation’s goals. “Sustaining such a significant historical monument takes a constant effort of working on grants, planning which projects at the fort have highest priority and historical value, and the continuous task of supporting the plan with funding,” Smith said. The journey through the fascinating history of Fort Stanton begins at the museum, which features a comprehensive exhibit. An introductory video provides breathtaking images and informative interpretive content brings the rich history and heritage of Fort Stanton to life. Fort Stanton’s museum was recently restored through a Save America’s Treasures grant. Initially, the museum building was a soldier’s barracks built in 1855, then later converted to serve as an administration building for the Public Health Service during the hospital era of the fort. Fort Stanton is easy to find just off the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway (Highway 380) on Highway 220 at the Bonito River. The turnoff to Highway 220 is four miles east of Capitan on the byway or 10 miles west of Lincoln. The fort is also easy to reach on Highway 48, with the turnoff past the airport. Local food vendors will be on hand. To purchase tickets in advance, go online at, or purchase tickets at the Fort Stanton during regular business hours. Tickets are $5 per person, children 15 and under are free. Call 575-354-0341 for more information.

Fort Stanton Live! A living legacy of southwest history By Eugene Heathman

For authentic, American Southwest historical action, look no further than the heart of Lincoln County, Fort Stanton. The annual Fort Stanton Live! celebration takes place July 12-14, bringing costumed reenactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the fort for demonstrations, presentations, a candlelight tour, concert and a military ball. Additionally, the event brings southwest history authors, historians dressed in clothing from the era, photographers, artists and a variety of historical vendors to historic Fort Stanton, sharing crafts reminiscent of the late 1800s and other custom handiwork. The celebration of Fort Stanton Live! will showcase more than 160 years of rich southwestern history. Fort Stanton was founded as a military garrison in 1855 and functioned as a fully occupied military fortification through 1896. Fort Stanton became the first tuberculosis hospital in New Mexico, functioned as a working ranch, a Civilian Conservation Corp work camp, and notably functioned as an internment camp for German seamen during World War II. Friday evening will feature candle light and lantern tours allowing visitors to observe soldiers and their families engaged in various activities reminiscent of the early days at the fort. Confederate soldiers will return from patrols and plan for the next day’s activi-

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The upcoming racing week at Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Downs’ racing returns to the usual Friday through Monday schedule this racing week. The racing action is dominated to trials for Zia Day races on July 28 with trials to the $409,000 Zia Futurity on Friday. Trials for the Zia Derby, Senor Futurity and Senorita Futurity are set for Saturday. First post time is 1 p.m. daily with free parking and free general admission.

Trials for Zia Day stakes dominate Saturday program A preview of three of the richest races on Zia Day, July 28, dominate the Saturday card at Ruidoso Downs with four trials to the $193,731 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity, three trials to the $191,150 Rio Grande Senor Futurity and four trials to the $128,375 Zia Quarter Horse Derby dominating the 12-race program. The $409,000 Zia Quarter Horse Futurity has the largest purse on the Zia Day program and the trials for that 400-yard stakes will be held on Friday. The qualifiers from each set of trials return for their respective finals during Zia Day, which offers New Mexico-breds more than $1 million in purses during the stakes-filled program. First post time is 1 p.m. with free parking and free general admission. The top two finishers in the C.O. Ken Kendrick Stakes at SunRay Park, Lady Genius and Unofficial Winner, head the Senorita Futurity trials for thoroughbred fillies. Each filly drew into the eighth race and they will start

side-by-side with Unofficial Winner in the eighth post position and Lady Genius in the ninth post position. Owned by Bill and Mike Carson with Leach Racing, Lady Genius has won each of her three starts, including stakes in her two latest outs. The Dallas Barton-trained miss won the filly division of the Copper Top Futurity at Sunland Park and then handled fillies again when she won the Kendrick by one-and-one-quarter lengths. Carlos Madeira has ridden her in every start and will be aboard. Unofficial Winner is a maiden after two starts with a pair of secondplace finishes. The Todd Finchertrained miss was a close second in a maiden race before her second-place run in the Kendrick. Aldo Arboleda was up for the Kendrick and retains the mount. Fincher also has a strong hand in the Senor Futurity for thoroughbred males with Cooper Top Futurity Colt Division winner Dandy Don Who starting in the seventh race and Totah

Stakes winner Roll Out The Band in the 11th race. Sam and Sammy Stevens’ homebred Dandy Don Who won the Copper Top Futurity by three quarters of a length before being soundly defeated as the odds-on favorite to Roll Out The Band in the Totah Stakes. Arboleda rides Dandy Don Who from the eighth post position. Brad King and Dale Taylor’s homebred Roll Out The Band has won

his latest two starts by impressive margins after finishing fourth in the colt division of the Copper Top behind Dandy Don Who. The Roll Hennessy Roll gelding won a maiden race by three-and-one-half lengths and then took the Totah Futurity by five-andone-quarter lengths. Alfredo Juarez Jr. has been up for each of his four outs and they start from the eighth post position. Continued on next page


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exotic wagering made easy

Exactas, Quinellas, Trifectas and Superfectas race exotics, the Superfecta, requires the bettor to predict the first four finishers, in order. Pickare now available on almost every race at most maing a winning Superfecta is difficult but very jor simulcast tracks. Exotic wagering offers the seriprofitable. ous race horse handicapper the potential for large Players who specialize in exotic wagers general- and even life-changing payouts, and now accounts for nearly 65 percent of all money wagered on horse ly take different combinations of horses rather than racing. a ‘straight’ bet of only one combination. Choosing several possible combinations of horses increases the chances of winning. For example, a ‘boxed’ wager allows Part of the fun of watching trials is you to take every poshandicapping the races, looking for what are sible combination of a known as “angles” that other handicappers set of horses. might miss. Along these lines, here are three If you a ‘key’ a basic rules of thumb to consider when anahorse, you are taking the lyzing 2-year-old trial races this time of year: horse to win and then 1. When looking at a horse’s workouts, take several horses in give extra weight to its performance in combination to finish training races, which give us a better idea second, third, etc. The of how a horse fares under actual racing bettor can also pick inMichael Cusortelli conditions. Training races for 2-year-olds dividual horses and then were held at Ruidoso Downs from May ‘wheel’ the remaining 6-8, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City in February and March, and horses. An example – if you like the No. 1 horse at Retama Park in Texas in February. to win but want to bet an 2. Consider a trainer’s record with 2-year-old starters. This information, Exacta – bet “1/ALL” including starts and winning percentage, can be found in most past perwhere you pick the No. formance products, including TrackMaster and Daily Racing Form. 1 horse to win and any 3. When looking at horses that have had previous starts, consider the (ALL) of the remaining competition they’ve run against. For example, if they’re coming out of horses in the race to fina maiden or trial win, did any of the horses they beat come back and ish second. win their next out? TrackMaster Quarter Horse past performances include class ratings which make it easier for handicappers to gauge the level of competition horses have faced in previous races, though these class ratings are more accurate with 3-year-olds, as most 2-year-olds Eusebio Sanchez’s homebred Taleas haven’t established class form this time of year. Liberty shows promise after three starts and makes her first appearance since Michael Cusortelli is a handicapper, blogger and freelance writer based in January when she finished a nose behind Albuquerque. A graduate of the University of Arizona Race Track IndusSlew By You in the Shue Fly Stakes at try Program, he has been a racing publicist and was most recently field Sunland Park. editor and electronic news editor for the American Quarter Horse Racing The Ramon Ochoa-trained filly Journal for 10 years. He has contributed to several industry publications, starts from the fourth post position including the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Magazine, Stallion E Search, in the third race with Esgar Ramirez The Horseplayer Magazine, Daily Racing Form, HoofBeats, and the Texas aboard. Thoroughbred Magazine. He joined SureBet in 2007. Email: oaktown_c@ Owned by Sandy Farris, Marc Jungers and Lisa McMinn, An Absolut Diamond was a close third in the Shue Fly, beaten by a neck while making a late run. He has two wins and two third- For the latest news, picks and results place finishes in his latest four starts. from this summer’s racing season, Carter Jr. has the mount on the use this QR code to visit our home Joiner-trained An Absolut Diamond with the third post position in the page. Look for the Horse Talk logo. second race.

There are two basic types of horse-racing bets – straight bets and exotic bets. The first article in this series, Five easy steps to place your first horse racing bet introduced straight bets including WIN, PLACE and SHOW. This article introduces the reader to EXOTIC bets which fall into two very distinct categories – single-race bets and multi-race bets. This week’s article covers the single-race bets: Exactas, Quinellas, Trifectas and Superfectas. These exotic bets allow for multi-horse wagering on individual (single) races. • Exacta: The simplest single-race exotic bet, the Exacta requires the bettor to predict the winning horse and the second-place horse, ‘exactly’ in order. The Exacta bet will pay more than betting either of the horses individually to win or place. • Quinella: Similar to the Exacta, but the Quinella does not require the bettor to predict the order of the first two horses. The bettor has to predict the horses which will finish in the top two places, but does not have to predict which of those two will actually win the race. The Quinella is easier to predict than an Exacta, and also pays less than the Exacta, generally about half of the Exacta payout. • Trifecta: The Trifecta is similar to the Exacta but takes it a step further. It requires the bettor to predict the horses that finish in the top 3 positions in the race in order. Much harder to predict than an Exacta, and will pay out much more. • Superfecta: The most difficult of the singleZIA DAY STAKES TRIALS, from pg. 5 The trials for the Zia Quarter Horse Derby will be the first four races on the program and include New Mexico Classic Futurity winner Dashin Ace and Shue Fly Stakes runner-up Taleas Liberty. Derol Hubbard and Ted Rushing’s Dashin Ace makes his 2013 debut in the trials after a seven-month layoff for trainer Mike Joiner. The Dash Ta Fame gelding won his maiden when he took the $294,000 New Mexico Classic Futurity by a neck. He then concluded his 2-year-old season by challenging open horses in the $250,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship and finishing a troubled eighth. Dashin Ace has the eighth post position in the first race with G.R. Carter Jr. up.

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Atypical patients?

specific issue, we can get Dr. Stephen Rath them scheduled for a proFusion Medical Center, Ruidoso cedure and be confident Occasionally I see a that they will see definite patient who asks about the improvement in their area “typical” patients seen by of concern. my practice. Easy quesWe always schedule tion, difficult answer. Botox or Xeomin patients While many aesthetic for a two-week follow-up medicine practices have appointment to ensure cut and dried protocols they have achieved the where patient X will get Dr. Stephen Rath desired results and “top treatment protocol 1 and them off” at my cost if we haven’t patient Y will get treatment protocol achieved their desired results. Dermal 2, my practice is different. fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm, and I believe that treatment should Belotero give instant results, although be individualized to the patient. I do recommend a follow-up appointEveryone is different, and thus must ment to assess the effects after the be treated differently. Although I filler has settled in. Bladeless facelift make exceptions for teeth whiten(combination ablative and non-ablaing, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and Botox; I see approximately tive laser resurfacing) patients return to the office during the week fol95 percent of the patients that come lowing the procedure to monitor the to my practice personally prior to healing process as well as the results any treatment occurring. During the before they return for complimentary initial no-charge consultation several Radiesse and Juvederm dermal fillers. different things occur. Everyone gets Aesthetic treatments have to wellness counseling up front. be individualized to each patient. It My wellness counseling includes would be easy to treat each patient discussions on healthy diet, approwith the same amount of Botox, filler, priate use of supplements, smokor laser energy, but the cookbook ing cessation, and counseling on approach just doesn’t work well sunscreen use. Interesting new data with my “atypical” patients. It takes published June 4 in the Annals of more work to consistently deliver our Internal Medicine showed that “The results, but I believe it’s worth it. Dodaily sunscreen group showed no detectable increase in skin aging after ing the right thing for every patient, 4.5 years.” Wow! Daily sunscreen use even when it isn’t convenient, is what allows me to sleep well each night. If really works! Note the emphasis on daily use – the same study showed an you haven’t visited my practice before, stop by and check us out during increase in skin aging in the “discreour Open House on July 20! tionary sunscreen” group. I screen our potential patients Disclaimer: Dr Stephen Rath, MD, to ensure that their expectations are reasonable and they want to achieve a DABA is a board certified anesthesiologist, Air Force flight surgeon, natural, younger look. Occasionally I paramedic, and pilot as well as the will screen out patients that are looking for a “done up, Hollywood” look. owner and medical director of Fusion I discuss different treatment options Medical Spa located in Ruidoso. He while ensuring the patient underenjoys practicing atypical aesthetic stands that doing nothing is always an medicine in an atypical community. option. Once the patient has reviewed Comments or questions? His email the options and had a chance to address is: DrRath@FusionMedicalconsider different ways to treat their

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This month in Lincoln County history July 15, 1938

Salano condition definitely improved.

July 16, 1855

Company K, 1st Dragoons, transferred to Albuquerque.

July 16, 1878 Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman

Fort Stanton Live! artillerymen recreate historical scenarios and give demonstrations of life and times in the settling of Lincoln County.

July 17, 1878

Sheriff Pepin requests loan of howitzer from Lt. Col. Dudley. Pvt. Berry Robinson fired on in the plaza as he brings Dudley’s reply. Captains Purington and Blaird and Assistant Surgeon Appel sent to Lincoln to investigate the attempted shooting of Private Berry Robinson.

July 18, 1938

Landry and Mencen were involved in motorcycle accident.

July 19, 1878

Alexander McSween and others are killed as they try to escape his burning house on the last day of the “Five Day Battle.”

July 19, 1878

July 19, 1938

Dudley and soldiers arrive in Lincoln. McSween house set on fire. Two patients, Glumm and Havert, smelling of alcohol were brought into the hospital for treatment.

July 20, 1878

Dudley returns to Fort Stanton. Tunstall’s store looted.

July 21, 1873

Capt. James Randlett is indicted by civil jury on charges of murder and attempted murder stemming from the Horrell War.

July 22, 1938

Miss Glum not doing well.

July 25, 1854

Henry Stanton promoted to Captain.

July 25, 1855

Captain Alexander W. Bowman assumes command of Fort Stanton.

July 25, 1935

Dr. Porter notified of a decision to build a CCC camp on the reservation.

troops from Los Lunas conduct reconnaissance of Capitan Mountains. July 1858

Lieutenant William H. Jackson leads expedition from Fort Bliss into Dog Canyon following Indians who stole animals from the Fort.

July 1861

Two companies of Infantry and two companies of the Regiment of Mounted Rifles sent to Fort Stanton for additional defense against Confederate attack.

July 1863

Picket of Company A, 1st New Mexico Volunteers attacked by Mescleros on Rio Hondo. Private Jose Chavez killed and buried on the spot.

July 25-28, 1941 German seamen hold “Fort Stanton Olympics.” July 26, 1872

Private Henry F. Lyon, Company I, 15th Infantry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery.

July 28, 1868

Captain Richard Wall, Company F, 3rd Cavalry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery.

July 28, 1880

Private William H. Saunders, Company F, 9th Cavalry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery.

July 1869

Captain Frank Smallwood leads expedition in pursuit of Mescaleros into Sacramento and Guadalupe Mountains.

July 26, 1931

Army airplanes made first known aerial photos of the Fort.

July 1870

July 29, 1878

Carr’s command attacks Apaches at Alamosa Canyon.

July 31, 1855

Post return for month of July. Companies B, I and K, 1st Dragoons; Company E, 3rd Infantry; Company B and detachments Companies A, C, I and K, 3rd Infantry and Company C, New Mexico Volunteers. The aggregate strength is 239.

Indians steal stock in vicinity of Abo Pass. Captain William McCleave leads patrol into the Oscurea Mountains and to the Capitan Mountains. No raiders were found.

July 1871

Chief Cadette leads between 500 and 600 Mescaleros to Fort Stanton.

July 1878

Charles Ilfeld awarded contract to supply 50,000 pounds of corn to Fort Stanton at the price of $4.25 per 100 pounds. Frank Lesnet awarded contract to supply 20,000 pounds of oats to Fort Stanton at the price of $4.00 per 100 pounds.

July 22, 1855

Company C, New Mexico Volunteers transferred to Santa Fe.

July 31, 1908

July 22, 1879

Col. Dudley transferred to Fort Union.

Christian L. Heller appointed Post Master at Fort Stanton.

July 1854

Lieutenant Isaiah Moore and

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Tasty tomatoes – trying something different I love tomatoes. They are red and round, sometimes they are oval, some are tiny and each species has its own unique flavor, but they all taste delicious. They also contain beta-carotene, B-complex vitamins, vitamins C and E, along with phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and lycopene, which is an antioxidant that is being studied for its preventative qualities for cancer. I love tomatoes so much that I was unconvinced that anyone could dislike them. As a matter of fact I did not believe my daughter when she told me she did not like tomatoes. And here is where we began our journey with the tomato struggle. At one point in my child’s life, my daughter Maia enjoyed tomatoes, then unexpectedly, she stopped. I am not sure exactly why my daughter decided she didn’t like tomatoes, but she began to refuse them at meals. I figured she was just going through a phase and thought she would eventually get over it, so I continued to give them to her; I just had to hide them. I would slice them in to thin pieces; I would chop them in to tiny pieces; I didn’t think she would notice, but she did. I even tried reasoning with her, often reminding Maia of the value of eating a variety of colors at each meal as each color often represents different vitamins and minerals. She was missing the color red in her daily dietary intake. I even asked her to at least try not to let them bother her and to see eating tomatoes as a small sacrifice for her health. I often reminded her how our taste buds change and one day she might learn to appreciate them again and she should keep trying. But still, she refused and continued to pick them off her meals. Sure she would get a little annoyed with me, but still I continued, and I’m sure she realized I came from a place of love. This struggle continued for about two years and finally one day she actually requested a tomato on her meal. Ha! We achieved success and she now loves tomatoes. In my profession, I have come across numerous picky eaters. I realize

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our dislikes for certain foods can come from a variety of different reasons. Sometimes we dislike the flavor, sometimes it is the texture we are uncomfortable with and sometimes we have issues with the colors and appearance. I used to dislike bananas as their mushiness used to gross me out. As I began to include them in to my lifestyle, thinking more about the health benefits instead of the mushiness, I slowly began to enjoy them. Many of us stick to what is comfortable to us, not realizing that we can find more opportunities to enjoy life through new experiences, even if we have tried it once before with no success. Perhaps all we need is to change our outlook. So we shouldn’t give up on fruits and vegetables that we may have written off in the past. We may find that with the right seasonings and mixtures, we can learn to take pleasure in the things we did not think we could enjoy. Here are a few suggestions to incorporate tomatoes into our lifestyle: Tomato basil dip - 2 cups diced roma, hothouse or cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup thinly chopped fresh basil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Mix ingredients in a bowl, adding salt and pepper to taste. This can be served with crackers or on top of toasted garlic bread slices. Tomatoes can also be added to a variety of meals, including sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, salads, burritos and more.

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July 9, 2013

Buffalo Soldiers of Fort Stanton and New Mexico

By William H. Wroth For the New Mexico Office of the State Historian At the end of the Civil War, Black cavalry and infantry troops known as Buffalo Soldiers were sent to the American west to take part in the Indian wars and the protection of settlers. The term “buffalo soldier” is said to have been applied to the Black troops by the Indians because of their short curly hair and their courage and fortitude, much admired qualities of the buffalo. The term was first applied to Black soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment in 1866 by the Kiowa Indians in western Kansas after encounters with them. It was taken as a compliment by the troops and the 10th Cavalry adopted a picture of the buffalo as its regiment’s crest. The origin of the Buffalo Soldiers goes back to the Civil War. Nearly 200,000 Black troops served in the war, approximately 10 percent of the Union forces. Black soldiers fought in 449 engagements during the war, 39 of them considered major battles. They also served to protect against White cattle rustlers and other outlaws in largely lawless southern New Mexico. One of the important duties of Black troops was to serve as escorts for both government and civilian parties crossing New Mexico. These included military personnel, U.S. mail carriers, supply trains of all kinds, private citizens traversing the Butterfield Overland Trail, the southern route to California, and even herds of cattle moving from one location to another. In December 1875 the 9th Cavalry, led by Colonel Edward Hatch, marched from Texas to New Mexico and were stationed at nine different forts. They continued the effort to curtail the raiding of the Apaches in southern New Mexico and soon earned a good reputation for their behavior. A newspaper editor in Mesilla described them as “quiet, sober, polite, and unobtrusive” and maintaining “perfect discipline.” However, their efforts against the Apaches yielded few substantial results due to the Indians’ superior knowledge of the terrain and abilities in desert raiding. The Black soldiers of the 9th Cavalry also played an important role in the effort to maintain law and order in frontier New Mexico. They participated in both

the Colfax County War in until 1887 when the 10th 1876 and the Lincoln County Cavalry was moved from War in 1878. Arizona to new headquarters in Santa Fe. Four units In the Lincoln County of the 10th Cavalry along War, Black soldiers stationed with eight companies of the at Fort Stanton, were again 24th Infantry were stationed used by the authorities in at Fort Bayard near Silver an effort to vanquish their City where they served until enemies. Several times in the 1896. The 24th Infantry was early months of 1878 Black soldiers came into Lincoln Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman led by Colonel Zenas R. Bliss, who had served with to aid law enforcement ofA squad of Buffalo Soldiers living historidistinction in the Civil War. ficers on both sides of the ans representing the 9th Cavalry musters Unlike some other White ofdispute between Alexander for duty at Fort Stanton Live! ficers, Bliss was not prejuMcSween’s forces and those diced against his Black troops. He often praised their associated with James Dolan. In July, 1878, a “fivework in his reports and tried to protect their interests. day battle” began in Lincoln where McSween and his men were held under siege in his home. Sheriff George With the Apaches no longer raiding, the buffalo soldiers Peppin, a Dolan supporter, asked for help from Colonel under Bliss played a role in maintaining the peace durNathan Dudley at nearby Fort Stanton. Dudley soon ar- ing this period, going on frequent scouting expeditions to investigate minor incidents. Among their final duties rived with a small squad of troops and officers includin New Mexico was the closing and dismantling of Fort ing 11 Black cavalrymen. Dudley and his men were Selden in 1891 and Fort Stanton in 1896, an indication supposed to be neutral in the conflict, but in actuality of the peaceable conditions now reigning in the territhey lent support to Dolan’s forces. When Dolan and tory. Here ended the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in New his men set McSween’s house on fire, Dudley refused Mexico in the Indian Wars of the nineteenth century. to do anything to help. In the desperate attempt to escape from the burning house, McSween and several of his men were shot and killed by Dolan by anglers using nightcrawlers. No Bataan Lake: Fishing was slow for all forces. Dudley was later species. reports on other species. brought before a military Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was court for his actions. Monday was 4.5cfs. No reports from slow for all species. Among the witnesses anglers this week. called were two Black Grindstone Reservoir: Trout fishing Blue Hole Park Pond: No reports from was fair to good using salmon eggs, ex-soldiers who were anglers this week. PowerBait, spinners and Pistol Petes employees of McSween. under a bubble. No reports on other Bonito Lake: Closed. Although they and others testified against him, Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow for species. Jal Lake: No reports from anglers this Dudley was acquitted of all species. Fishing pressure was very week. light. all the charges. Buffalo Soldiers did Bottomless Lakes: No reports from Lake Van: Fishing was slow for all anglers this week. not return to New Mexico species but there were a few catfish taken by anglers using blood bait and Brantley Lake: Anglers are to pracnightcrawlers. tice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for several fish. all species. Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumslow for all species. ner Lake on Monday was 98cfs. Fishing Chaparral Park Lake: No reports from was slow to fair using nightcrawlers and liver for catfish. No reports on other anglers this week. species. El Rito Creek: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, elk hair cad- Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. dis, flashback pheasant tails and small copper John Barrs. Ruidoso River: Stream flow near HolGreene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow lywood on Monday was 6.6cfs. Trout with just an occasional catfish caught fishing was slow.

Fishing report for Southeast NM

July 9, 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 13 Invasion Car Show, Center City Complex, 3905 SE Main St., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. More than 100 cars, motorcycles, low rider bikes on display; live music, food, Jolly Jumps, BBQ, sand volleyball and activities for the entire family

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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 Southern Soul All Stars (classic rock/blues/funk) at 6 and “Pocahontas” 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; 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. operations@ 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 13 Night Sky Watching Program, Carlsbad Caverns, 8 - 10 p.m. Telescopes, stories, night walks and other special programs start at dusk immediately after the Bat Flight program. 785-2232 18-20 “Wonderland,” Carlsbad Community Theater, 4801 National Parks Highway. CCT’s Summer Musical Fundraiser. Children’s musical based on the story of Alice in Wonderland; an up-beat, coming-of-age story for audiences of all ages. www.cctinfo. org. $12 adults; $6 students

LEA COUNTY HOBBS: Jul 18-21 “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Hobbs Community Playhouse, 7 p.m.; July 21, 2 p.m. Presented by the Youth Performing Arts Workshop. Tickets $10 LOVINGTON: Jul 13 Lea County Museum’s Summer Concert Series: Bobby Flores Band, 103 N. Love St., on the east side of the courthouse, 7-10 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes. Free. 575-3964805


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ALTO: Jul 12 The Missoula Children’s Theater presents “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast,” Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 7 - 9 p.m. This is the performance for the Missoula Children’s Theater workshop. “Beauty Lou & The Country Beast,” an original take on the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” 575-336-4800; www. Adult tickets $18; children’s tickets $10 13 Humane Society “Furr Ball,” Alto Lakes Country Club, 100 Country Club Dr., 6:30 - 11 p.m. A fundraising event to raise money for the Humane Society. 575-8088424. $110 for individual. $1,100 for a table. FORT STANTON: Jul 13-14 Fort Stanton Live! Saturday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The annual Fort Stanton Live! event brings costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concerts and a military ball. Additionally, there will be authors, historians, photographers, artists and a variety of historical vendors on site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Food vendors and live entertainment. For complete schedule go to $5 adults, children under 16 free. 575-3540341; RUIDOSO: Jul 9 Jazz Workshop and Concert, Ruidoso Public Library, outdoor stage (indoors in case of rain), 107 Kansas City Rd., 4:30 - 8 p.m. Ruidoso Public Library and Southwestern Arts Alliance present a free Jazz Workshop for children (all ages welcome) followed by an evening concert: Jazz Ensemble (6 p.m.) and the music of Rich Chorné (7 p.m.) 575-258-3704. Free 12 Annual Christmas in July Bridge Tournament, runs through July 14. Daily tournaments at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 7 p.m., 10 a.m. only Sunday. 575-257-1898; Fees: Pairs and KO’s: $11/person/session. Swiss Team: $100/team; Sunday lunch included in fee (Non-ACBL or unpaid member: add $2 for each session) Justice Comes to New Mexico, Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas

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City Rd., 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Justice Charles Daniels of the New Mexico Supreme Court will trace the development of the NM court system over the past two centuries, as it grew along with the territory and state. The presentation will include an overview on Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and the characters who sat on the bench, such as Chief Justice Houghton, who engaged in a duel with pistols with a newsman, and Chief Justice Slough, who was fatally gunned down by a lawyerlegislator who was acquitted on grounds of self-defense and went on to become the only prosecutor to get a murder conviction on Billy the Kid; and the current operations of the NM judicial system. 2583704. Free 13 Free movie: “My Life As A Dog,” Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth Dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. Ingemar, a 12-year-old from a working-class family, is sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. There, the boy finds both refuge from his misfortunes and unexpected adventure with the help of the town’s warmhearted eccentrics. Featuring an incredibly mature and unaffected performance from the young Anton Glanzelius, this is a beloved and bittersweet evocation of the struggles and joys of childhood from Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallström. 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; 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 12 Iron Hide Safety Awareness Motorcycle Rally, Alameda Park, North White Sands Blvd., 10 a.m. 2 p.m. This event is open to Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Department of Defense and Contract Civilians. 575-437-6120. Free 13-14 Gospel Rocks the Flick, Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave., 7 - 9 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Hand clappin’, foot stompin’ good time and great music, featuring many of your favorite local performers. Come out and raise the roof and lift the spirit. The final benefit concert for the Flickinger Center. 575-437-2202; $10 per person 18 Business After Hours for Eagle Ranch/Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wines, 7288 Hwy 54/70, 5:30 - 7 p.m. An evening of great food, refreshments and networking with fellow chamber members. A great opportunity to share, discuss and exchange ideas. 575-437-6120. Free CLOUDCROFT: Jul 12,13, “Big Bad” presented by the 19,20, Cloudcroft Light Opera Company, Open Air Pavilion in Zenith Park, 7:30 p.m. Free. cloudcrofttheatre. com 13-14 36th Annual July Jamboree, Zenith Park, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Arts and crafts, food and entertainment - Cloudcroft Light Opera Company’s Melodrama, 7:30 p.m. 575-6822733;

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: Zia QH Futurity Trials Billy’s Summer Punch Out! Surf & Turf starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Longhorn Dance Band performing starting at 8 PM Saturday LIVE RACING: Zia QH Derby Trials Rio Grande Señor Futurity Trials Rio Grande Señorita Futurity Trials Prime Rib starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Longhorn Dance Band performing starting at 8 PM Sunday LIVE RACING Beer Specials in Billy’s Race Book Monday LIVE RACING $2 Beer and Hot Dogs in Billy’s Race Book

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Zine July 9, 2013  

The July 9, 2013 issue of the Zine, the premiere source for entertainment, music, arts and travel news in Ruidoso, Lincoln County and southe...