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league winds up for summer season Photo courtesy of Karen Boehler
Invader Ben Chavarria (3) awaits the throw after White Sands Pupfish Mark Leacox slides safely into second during a Pecos League spring training game in Alamogordo. Story on pg. 3
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GAF Tornado to fly during Holloman’s Community Day HOLLOMAn Air FOrCe BASe — The german Air Force Tornado fighter jet will fly at the Holloman Air Force Base Community Day May 18. The Tornado will feature a 4-ship low-level formation and an airto-air refueling demonstration. The Community Day will be held on the Holloman flightline Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and will highlight the men and women of Holloman AFB through this year’s theme, “A day in the life of a Holloman Airman.” The event will feature static displays of the F-22 raptor, MQ-1B Predator, MQ-9 reaper, T-38 Talon, F-4 Phantom, Tornado, and more in addition to workcenter displays inviting guests to better understand what Holloman Airmen do every day. Holloman has hosted open houses and air shows for residents of the Tularosa Basin since the base opened in 1941. During the past decade, the 49th Wing has hosted an air show and open
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coaching at Kentucky Weslyan University By Karen Boehler in Owensboro, Ky. During the summers, For the Ruidoso Free Press ebright operated as the head coach in two rOSWeLL — Baseball fans in collegiate leagues over the past three seasons. southeastern new Mexico have a lot to He most recently led the newark, n.Y. look forward to as the third season of the Pilots in the Perfect game Collegiate Pecos League kicks off in Alamogordo Baseball League to the 2011 Championand roswell. ship with a 30-24 record. While only two of the five The invaders will once again original southern teams still explay on Coke Field at Joe Bauist – ruidoso, Carlsbad and Las man Stadium, and after spending Cruces are no longer playing – the spring training in Alamogordo Pupfish and Invaders are going and el Paso – where they beat strong along with the Alpine, the Pupfish in a scrimmage then Texas,Cowboys, another first year lost to the Diablos 17-9 Friday – squad, and four new northern new they’ll open the season at 7 p.m. Mexico teams and Trinidad, Colo. Tuesday vs. Las Vegas, an expanTrinidad and Santa Fe joined sion team already picked by many the league in 2012, then it exto win the league. panded this year with the addition “On Tuesday, we’re going of Las Vegas, Taos and raton. to put a competitive team on the That makes an eight-team league, with Alamogordo, roswell, Alpine Photo courtesy of Karen Boehler field,” Ebright said. “We’re going to throw strikes and we’re going and Taos playing in the southern White Sands Pupfish players to get on base and we’re going division and the other four in the congratulate each other after a to score some runs and make the north. home run in Alamogordo. routine plays.” League commissioner Andrew The invaders will open with ed Kohout on the Dunn said the season should be exciting. mound, a right hander from Lemoyne College and “i think the play will be even better than the second year,” he said. “i think that everybody can evi- Clarence, n.Y. The Train robbers will counter with edison Alvarez, a big right hander who saw time in the dently see that you have better players, better hitters, Minnesota Twins organization. better pitchers. And better ball parks in better cities. White Sands open its season at 10 a.m. Tuesday The eight cities we’re going with are cities we plan on with the first of many planned promotions. just being in. These cities, figuring out the north and The Pupfish will kick off the season against south, figuring out this and that, is something we’ll figure out later. But I think these eight cities, compared Alpine with Alamogordo Public School Day. Students will get in for $2 and team organizers are expectto the tons we tried, this is a great place to be.” ing 1,500-2,000 students to cheer on the home-town While roswell won the inaugural title in 2011, favorites. they slumped a bit on 2012, making the playoffs but White Sands will throw Justin Kuks, a Texas losing in the first round to Las Cruces, which then fell A&M grad from Tracy, Calif., while the Cowboys will to Alpine in the championship. counter with Mike Castrignano, a returner from last This season, the invaders come back with a new year’s championship team. head coach, Chris ebright, and assistant coach Kevin new manager Kevin nunn is thinking positive Dore. Both coaches are originally from Michigan, now
regarding his team. “i think as soon as these guys get up to par they’re going to be the team to beat,” he said. “i think all these guys came in for a reason, and one reason only, and that is to win the championship.” Monday won’t be the only big event for the ‘Fish. “We’re going to have lots of fun,” said Alamogordo assistant city manager Matt Mcneile. “We’re going to have lots of special days and special nights.” That includes a mariachi night; Christmas in July, where toys will be collected for Toys for Tots; rotary Club night; ’80s night; and “Bring your dog to the game” day, where dogs who bring their owners for a Sunday day game will get half price tickets. White Sands also has prepared for the heat, adding an inflatable misting station by the concession stands where fans can wait while getting their food and drinks. Besides last year’s beer and soft drinks, the Pupfish have installed two five-gallon tumblers for frozen margaritas, “or whatever frozen beverage we want to put in there,” Mcniele said. They’re also hoping for some new concessionaires, including Can’t Stop Smoking, a popular barbecue restaurant from Alamogordo and ruidoso. each team will play at least one home series against every other team – more from the southern division – with the regular season lasting through July 24. And the competition? “i guess we’ll see,” nunn said. “The game of baseball’s funny, because obviously the best team might not win, but it’s who’s going to run, throw, field hit that day who’s going to come out on top, so hopefully we can get these guys mentally driven to do that on a daily basis.” “i think Las Vegas, Alpine, Trinidad, even Santa Fe, all those teams, from what i hear and looking at their rosters, i think it’s going to be a pretty competitive league, from top to bottom,” ebright said. “One through eight, all the teams are going to beat up on each other and it’s going to come down to the last week or two.” “i’m just thrilled with these eight cities. Baseball fever is everywhere,” Dunn said.
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Wellness Watch – Why you can no longer aﬀord to get sick in America – continued
in last week’s article 4, 2013 issue of Time i shared the story of my magazine is devoted to recent personal health this huge national probchallenge and the surprislem. The cover story is ing difference in cost for entitled “The Bitter Pill, medical care in a foreign Why Medical Bills Are country verses what it Killing Us” by Steven would have cost here in Brill. it is a very comprethe United States. Medical hensive piece and well Tourism, as it is now comworth reading. monly called is a large Some of the statisand ever growing internatics quoted in the article tional marketplace. More include the fact that: “We Tim Seay and more Americans are spend more on health looking overseas for health care. From care than the next 10 biggest spenders cosmetic and weight loss procedures to combined including Japan, germany, joint replacement surgery and advanced France, China, the UK, italy, Canada, cancer therapies many countries around Brazil, Spain and Australia”. Despite the world are reaching out to us with ex- this fact, we are ranked number 50 in tensive marketing campaigns aimed at the world in infant mortality rate, nine capturing our medical business. As U.S. spots below Cuba! Annual health care health insurance premiums continue to spending per person in the U.S. is about go up and the related coverage de$8,200 as opposed to Japan and Spain creases, U.S. citizens are coming to the at just over $3,000, both of whom have realization that they can receive as good average life spans of 82 years as opor better care in other countries at a posed to our 79. As an example of drug fraction of the cost. now estimated as a cost differences, one nexium, aka “The $100 billion dollar industry worldwide, Purple Pill” costs the same as eight in medical tourism is predicted to grow at France. a rate of 20 to 30 percent per year. Tens of millions of Americans curSo what is wrong with this picture? rently have medical bills that they can’t For many decades the United States has pay. in fact, more than 60 percent of all been one of the leading nations in the bankruptcy filings are related to medifield of medical technology and health cal bills and 69 percent of those that file care. What has changed? There are had medical insurance at the time of several factors threatening our healthfiling. care system. One of the main culprits The article uncovers the fact that is the “runaway money train” called the pharmaceutical and medical care pharmaceutical sales and the billions industry spends over $5.36 billion lobof dollars of malpractice litigation that bying congress each year as compared ride that same money train when new to the defense industry at $1.53 billion. drugs hurt people. Have you noticed Our system is strained to the max and how the drug ads on TV often don’t something has to give but it doesn’t even tell you what they are for? The ads look like the medical industry intends say something like “Ask your doctor if on softening the blow anytime soon blank drug is right for you.” Then the with that kind of money and lobbying next ad is some legal firm encouraging power behind them. you to sue the drug company for the Be aware, be informed and take side effects. Our doctors and hospitals care of your health with natural prevencharge more than anywhere else on tative measures when ever possible. earth for their services but part of that Until next time, good health and inflated cost is driven by the outrageous happiness to all. cost of malpractice insurance to protect them from the legal sharks. The March Tim Seay, firstname.lastname@example.org or 575-770-0136.
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Preparing camp at Fort Stanton The historic flag snaps in the breeze as the living historians of the Fort Stanton garrison transport visitors back to 1858 at Fort Stanton Historic Site on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 - 19. The living historians will gather, set up camp and prepare for the weekend on Friday evening. Living history interpretations will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the raising of the Fort’s historic flag. This will be followed at 10:15 by the infantry Manual of Arms. There will be a company laundress demonstration at 11 a.m. Laundresses washed the clothes of the soldiers three times a week in the summer and twice a week in the winter. Laundry was an all day task of sorting, removing stains, soaking, washing and scrubbing with a wash board, rinsing, repeating and hanging out to dry. Mending was done, too. After all that came the ironing. The roar of the artillery will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the ever-popular Mounted Saber exercise at 3 p.m. The ladies of Fort Stanton will enjoy a Victorian Tea at 4 p.m. and the Saturday public activities will end with the evening Flag Ceremony at 5 p.m. Following the Morning Flag Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sunday, living historians will be at the fort for most of the day. Anyone interested in becoming a living historian is invited to join the drill at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The most important thing for living historians is authenticity. Although generally not troops, women can play an important role in the garrison, portraying everything from army wives to laundresses. Teens can participate, too, as messengers, drummer boys and more. Fort Stanton was built in 1855 by soldiers of the 1st Dragoon and the 3rd and 8th infantry regiments to serve as a base of operations against the Mescalero
Apache indians. it served that role through 1896. Troops marched out from the Fort to search for and fight the Mescalero indians during numerous campaigns from 1855 until the 1880s. The living historians of the Fort Stanton garrison interpret Company K of the 8th regiment, U.S. infantry, which was at Fort Stanton from 1855 through 1860, with Mounted Rifles, Infantry and the Fort’s artillery piece. Begin the journey through the fascinating history of Fort Stanton at the Courtesy photo museum which features an excellent exhibit and introductory video that provides breathtaking images and informative interpretive content that bring the rich history and heritage of Fort Stanton to life. The Fort Stanton museum store sells a variety of gifts and keepsakes that support the mission of Fort Stanton, inc., in their efforts to preserve the history of new Mexico and the West as well as educate the public about the historical significance of Fort Stanton. The living historians are also hard at work on plans for Fort Stanton LiVe! to be held this year on July 14 and 15. For action and historical adventure, be sure to mark the calendar. Few historic sites in the nation encompass the breadth of history seen at the Fort Stanton Historic Site, the best preserved fort in new Mexico. A special place to visit, this is a place that will aid in understanding the history of new Mexico, and a place whose beauty and activity will leave an indelible impression on visitors. At the Fort Stanton State Monument, new Mexico history comes to life. A must-see attraction, Fort Stanton State Monument is in Lincoln County, nestled on Highway 220 that bisects the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway.
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By Rosalyn Stevenson
Spotlight on local film making
JAY TAVARE, Hollywood actor, writer, producer and director, has worked for the past 20 years with Oscar winning directors such as ron Howard (The Missing), Spike Jonez (Adaptation); Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain); and Steven Spielberg (into the West miniseries) to name a few. He is also a popular Huffington Post blogger. In April of this year he filmed a documentary in part on the Mescalero Apache reservation near ruidoso. The film, Tavare said in a recent interview with this writer, was created to honor and raise awareness of the Chiricahua Apache Centennial Apache Freedom run commemorating the Chiricahua Apache survival and perseverance as they traveled on foot in April, 1913 through extreme hardship to a new homeland on the Mescalero reservation after their release from 27 years of imprisonment by the American government. The full story can be read on Tavare’s Huffington Post blog. www.huffingtonpost.com. The 540-mile journey from Fort Sill, Okla., to the Mescalero Apache reservation in new Mexico, home of today’s Chiricahua nation, was run in stages by 25 Apache runners who covered approximately 100 miles each day beginning April 1 and culminated at the Mescalero reservation on April 5 and 6. During the relay run, instead of a baton, a medicine bag containing sacred pollen was passed from runner to runner. Celebrations at the conclusion of the run included the traditional Apache War
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all along their 540 mile run, documenting the ordeals the runners faced. Another part of the crew ﬁlmed events on the Mescalero Reservation, where I was able to interview actual descendants of the survivors of the Apache ordeal in addition to ﬁlming the rest of the ceremonies. We got wonderful shots of the emotions in people’s eyes and captured the haunting mood of the nighttime dances, though out of respect for the traditions of the elders the dances themselves were not ﬁlmed. During ﬁlming, Brett Nichols of Paradime Media LLC, Ruidoso, who is a very talented cinematographer with natural skills for framing, assisted us with camera work. The Inn of the Mountain Gods on the Mescalero Reservation provided free meals to many of the crew. Inspired by these incredible runners, I have begun development of a script for a full length feature that I am very excited about.” The public can be a part of this documentary by contributing to the project on ingiegogo.com and Kickstarter.com.
BRETT NICHOLS Multi-Faceted Creative Owner Paradime Media LLC; Marketing / Advertising Manager inn of the Mountain gods; Ski Apache; Casino Apache Travel Center, Mescalero. “At my digital media company, Paradime Media LLC, we design static and motion graphics for all Courtesy photos media: TV, computer, varied platforms and formats. At left, Jay Tavare, Hollywood actor; at right, We design commercials and video spots as well as Brett Nichols, Paradime Media LLC. music and audio segments for clients nationwide. We have ﬁlmed ballets at the world class Spencer Theater Dance; social dancing; in Alto: The Nutcracker; Don Quixote and Copellia, to the Dance of the Mounmention some. My wife of ﬁve and half years, Natasha tain gods; feasting and singing. The names of the Nichols (Lopez) works with me at Paradime Media LLC, as Tooskie Photos (TooskiePhotos.com). I use 183 people who survived Canon 6OD’s and a Sony HD1000camera. I prefer the Apache ordeal of the DSLR’s for depth of ﬁeld and true HD 1080p im1913 were read aloud. age quality. The HD1000U can shoot for 65 minutes in this interview, Jay straight, so its good for long takes. We use a 15-foot Tavare talked about his camera crane, and have pro lighting and sound for all film: “I began thinking applications, on location or in the studio. We edit with about this project two Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro software and interyears ago. I thank Fredface with Adobe Illustrator, Flash, After Effects and erick Chino, president other software. I am currently developing green screen of the Mescalero tribe; special effects in my studio in Ruidoso. Debbie Naiche Martinez, I produced my ﬁrst digital beat on a non-linear Chiracuaha Community system at age 12, and many others before that, dubCommission and the digbing on linear systems. At 14 years old I produced my nitaries of the Mescalero ﬁrst original album in Tommy Martin’s Studio, with tribe for permission to Homegrown Boyz’ Anthony McTeigue. At 14, I ﬁlmed ﬁlm on the Mescalero skateboard movies, cut them onto VHS, then connected Apache Reservation. I two VCRs together and dubbed audio with a Walkman. raised money and drew together a ﬁlm crew of ten I have produced more than 1,000 music compositions. I’m offering a workshop this fall on every aspect of a people from my acquainproduction; writing, producing; audio; video; graphtances in Hollywood. ics; implementation of each in production; camera Many of the participants deferred payment because training; stills and video using DSLRs and / or video they wanted to honor this cameras; editing. Private mini sessions/shoots will project. We traveled from result in a ﬁnal product that guests will get to keep Los Angeles, Calif. to ﬁlm forever. this. More information: Paradimepictures@gmail.com. One part of the ﬁlm 575-937-3688. Space is limited. www.paradimepiccrew followed the runners tures.com.
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AGELESS MEDICINE Data-driven docs, part 4
day without help? emphatically no! We are celebrating Fusion Medical Center, Ruidoso nurse’s Week as i write this The Data Driven Docs article. The safe practice of article series has previously medicine requires a team discussed three different approach, now more than issues dealing with ensuring ever. nurses are an essential that the actions of physiinterface in patient care. i’ve cians and other healthcare previously written about providers meet standards of how patient safety can be care. This article will address compromised without suppatient safety in a unique way port from kind and compasby looking at the healthcare Dr. Stephen Rath sionate nurses. They are team. often required to perform dirty jobs and representatives Bucshon (r-in) and never receive enough thanks. (Celebrating Scott (D-ga) introduced a bill entitled nurses all year would be more appropriate “Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act of but would lose the impact.) 2013” (Hr 1427) on April 9. The intent rural medicine couldn’t function of the bill is to clarify who is and who is without the tireless effort from our poorly not a medical doctor. According to the recognized mid-level providers. Our April 24 Medscape Medical news article, small community relies on nurse prac“The bill would make it illegal for any tioners to provide patient centered care healthcare professional to make false or within the community. All of Lincoln deceptive claims in advertisements and County Medical Center’s outreach clinics marketing materials regarding their trainare staffed by nurse practitioners. We ing, degree, license, or clinical expertise. ask them to serve as the pediatricians, Anyone marketing a health provider’s family practitioners, internists, gynecoloservices also must clearly state the license gists, and er docs for our outlying areas. the provider holds.” PTSD anyone? national nurse PractiWait! is this really necessary? Actioner week is in november, folks. Mark cording to two surveys referenced in your calendars. the bill it is. Approximately 50 percent Medicine is a group effort. Providing of patients polled in both surveys either safe, quality care can only be achieved identified chiropractors and psychologists when all parts are working correctly and as medical doctors or stated they didn’t in harmony. Your part? As the patient know the difference. you are responsible for ensuring that the Physicians/medical doctors in the healthcare system functions appropriately. United States will have either MD or DO To do this, you need to be educated about listed after the last name. The degree of ei- your medical conditions, your healthther medical doctor (MD) or doctor of oscare providers, and the local healthcare teopathy (DO) is earned after completing system. You need to hold us as healthcare twelve years of primary education, four providers accountable for the patient care years of undergraduate education, and four we deliver. We need to drive our healthyears of medical school. All physicians care system toward increased efficiency, must now complete residency training to increased patient safety and decreased be eligible for board certification. Resicost. The final article in this series will dency training adds an additional three to provide you with a clip-out data driven seven years depending on specialty. Felchecklist you can take to your medical lowships tack on one to four more. appointments. Stay tuned! So, graduating from high school is only the halfway mark to becoming a doc- Disclaimer: Dr Stephen Rath, MD, DABA tor? Ouch! It is definitely a long road that is a board certiﬁed anesthesiologist, Air few choose. As physicians, we receive ad- Force ﬂight surgeon, paramedic, and ditional training to ensure that we are expilot as well as the owner and medical perts in our field. As an anesthesiologist, director of Fusion Medical Spa located i have had the honor of putting patients to in Ruidoso. He ﬁrmly believes that the sleep for heart transplants. it is humbling quality of healthcare will continue to to be able to take someone that is clinidecline as long as the community fails to cally dead and bring them back to a better get involved. Comments or questions? His lifestyle than they had prior to surgery. email address is: DrRath@FusionMediCan physicians practice medicine tocalSpa.net. Dr. Stephen Rath
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park restricts smoking due to fire hazard Pine Springs, TX — Guadalupe Mountains National Park Superintendent Dennis A. Vásquez announced that the park will restrict smoking beginning Sunday, May 12, as a precautionary measure, in light of the park’s HIGH fire danger rating, which has been caused by continuing high temperatures, low relative humidity, very dry vegetation and high winds. The following restrictions will apply: • If you smoke, do so only inside vehicles or on hard, paved surfaces at least 30 feet from any vegetation and dispose of butts in your vehicle ashtray or in receptacles only. • Open flames, campfires, or charcoal or wood barbecues are never allowed within the park. • Don’t park vehicles on dry grass. • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Remember, fires can start easily and spread quickly. Vásquez stated “we have already experienced several red flag warnings and fire weather watches in the park this
Spring, and forecasts are for continued drought conditions. Because of extreme fire danger, continuous days of red flag conditions, reduced availability of firefighting resources, and rapid rates of fire spread, we are taking this measure to ensure the safety of park visitors and staff, and to protect park resources and structures.” Vásquez emphasized, however, “Guadalupe Mountains National Park remains open and we hope that visitors will continue to recreate and enjoy the park. We are continuing to monitor conditions and will re-evaluate these restrictions should conditions change and significantly decrease fire danger.” For fire safety tips or more information on fire restrictions across Texas, visit http:// txforestservice.tamu.edu, http://ticc. tamu.edu or the Texas Interagency Coordination Center at 936-875-4786. For information on fire restrictions across New Mexico, visit www.NMFireInfo. com, http://InciWeb.org or call the Interagency Restriction and Closure Hotline at 877-864-6985. Plan before you visit. Check the
park’s website, www.nps.gov/GUMO or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ Guadalupe.Mountains, or call the Pine Springs Visitor Center at 915-828-3251 x2124 for park information, including park conditions, closures or restrictions, weather, safety and program information, may be found on Motorists travelling past the park on U.S. Highway 62/180 may tune in to the park’s Traveller Information System (TIS) radio broadcast, at 1560 AM, for up-todate park information. Free interpretive programs and guided hikes may be found on the Meetup page at www.meetup.com/ Guadalupe-Mountains-National-ParkMeetup-Group, on the park website or by calling the Pine Springs Visitor Center. The Pine Springs Visitor Center is
open daily (except for Christmas) from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Be sure to stop by and ask about the park’s Junior Ranger, Senior Ranger, Junior Paleontologist, Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger, Girl Scout Ranger or Boy Scout Ranger programs, or pick up a map, site bulletins, brochures, post cards, books or DVDs about Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Make sure to ask the staff how you can receive a 20 percent discount at the bookstore. The McKittrick Canyon, Frijole Ranch House, Dog Canyon and Salt Basin Dunes visitor contact stations are open intermittently. Please call the Pine Springs Visitor Center at 915-8283251 x2124 to find out whether they are open. For Dog Canyon, call the Dog Canyon visitor contact station/ranger station at 575-981-2418.
Fishing report for Southeast NM Bataan Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 2.5 cfs. Trout fishing was slow. Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs. Bonito Lake: Closed. Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using worms and PowerBait. Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was slow. 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: There were no reports from anglers this week. El Rito Creek: Trout fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs. Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Grindstone Reservoir: Trout fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and spinners. Fishing was slow to fair using worms for catfish. Jal Lake: There were no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Van: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light. Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 75 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species. Perch Lake: There were no reports from anglers this week. Ruidoso River: Stream flow near Hollywood on Monday was 4.8 cfs. Trout fishing was slow. Santa Rosa Lake: The lake has reopened to boating but the launch area is undeveloped and boating is restricted to no wake speed only. Fishing was described as sporadic this past week coinciding with weather changes and wind. A few walleye and crappie were caught by anglers using curly tail grubs, nightcrawlers and minnows. A few smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using tubes, jerk baits and nightcrawlers. There were no reports on other species. Sumner Lake: Fishing was fair using grubs, crank baits and minnows for walleye. Fishing was fair using crank baits, grubs and minnows for white bass. There were no reports on other species. The Violation Canyon boat ramp remains open at this time and will remain open as long as lake levels permit.
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Fort Stanton Cave Study Project volunteer honored with national award By Lynda A. Sánchez During the final day of a very successful FSCSP Spring expedition, Chuck Schmidt, manager of the BLM Roswell field office, presented long-time volunteer, Jim Cox, with the prestigious national “Take Pride in America Award.” The award is presented by the Department of the interior to groups and/ or volunteers who have been creative, and dedicated either within a special “friends group or as an individual.” national Awards are given annually in a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. including recognition of outstanding volunteer work, hours of service, or special awards. increasing awareness of the public’s sense of responsibility for public resources is a major goal. Jim Cox meets all the criteria. He has been a participant for many years in
the Fort Stanton Cave Study Project, a four-decades-long organization and nonprofit that has researched, mapped and explored Fort Stanton Cave. He earned the “outstanding individual volunteer” award for serving in many capacities “to ensure the protection and enhancement of our nation’s public lands.” not only has he worked on extensive projects in new Mexico in terms of trail construction but Jim has assisted with research and studies of wildlife, educational outreach projects and cave exploration. Cox played an important role in the 2001 discovery, exploration and documentation of Snowy river passage with his videography. He welded more than 2,500 pounds of stainless steel angle iron into 38 pound frames, to aid in a four story construction project, and along with other volunteers helped haul the steel and concrete one mile into Fort Stanton Cave.
Two Rivers Park River Trail wildlife
Photos courtesy of Barbara Deck
His videography has been featured by entities including the State University of new York, the Cave research Foundation, the national geographic Society, Discovery Channel and the FSCSP that operates with a special MOU from BLM. Approximately 50 people were in attendance from all over new Mexico, Colorado and other areas as they honored this dedicated man who continued his work during the Spring, 2013 expedition by being part of a team setting up a special radio location for improved research within the cave system. The team of four underground and twelve top side spent hours establishing the radio location to improve precision of the more than 23 miles of cave survey placing FSC as the 21st longest cave in the United States. Snowy river was barely known in 2001. Today cavers continue to explore and map its more than 11 mile snowy white calcite formation, the
LC Historical Society plans ranch tour May 18 The Lincoln County Historical Society is planning a group tour on May 18, to the historic Bar W ranch, near Carrizozo. Sterling Spencer, descendant of the first statehood New Mexico governor, will guide the group to noteworthy areas of the ranch. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the Carrizozo Heritage Museum, 103 12th St., Carrizozo and will carpool together to the ranch. ranch tours are conducted by the Society from May-September annually by the Lincoln County Historical Society with reservations to each event strongly recommended. Participants are limited to 40 individuals. A $10 donation per participant is requested at event. Wear sturdy shoes as some walking over rough terrain may be necessary. Bring personal needs items, especially water, snacks, sunscreen and hat. Fourwheel drive vehicles to share are desired, if available. Signed release requested. Register at email@example.com. For information on the Bar W ranch, visit www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails_docs.php?fileID=460. See also: Carrizozo Street Fair events, Labor Day weekend, 2012, “round Up Time” at the ranch, http://carrizozostreetfair.org/cowboydays. The group will return to Carrizozo Heritage Museum by 1 p.m. Members and non-members of the LCHS are invited to attend. Contact member, ray Dean, at 575-648-5586 for further information..
Photo courtesy of Fort Stanton Cave Study Project
longest in the world. There is nothing like this magic river of white, and along the route are additional and intriguing side passages, high leads, unusual formations and always the unknown. His wide grin and winning ways are appreciated by all who have worked with him and we know that the FSCSP will continue to be proud to have Jim Cox, an Albuquerque resident, on our team. Congratulations, Jim.
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Hobbs, Mescalero residents support Con Alma Health Foundation’s work SAnTA Fe — Con Alma Health Foundation announced today that it has named Patricia Collins, executive director of Faith in Action in Hobbs, to its Community Advisory Committee, and Ardena Orosco, director of substance abuse prevention for the Mescalero Apache Tribe, to its Board of Trustees. “We appreciate Ardena and Patty’s commitment to Con Alma. We know they will contribute and support our work to improve health and help achieve health equity in which everyone has an equal chance at living healthy lives,” said Dolores e. roybal, Con Alma’s executive director. Collins is an active member of Hobbs, where she has contributed her time to numerous organizations including, Lea County Health Council, Salvation Army Advisory Council, Hobbs Federal Credit Union, Local Collaborative Behavioral Health Council and Hobbs rotary. She is working with the State on a Healthy Kids Healthy Communities initiative and with the University of new Mexico BA/MD program. Orosco works to prevent underage drinking and suicide in Mescalero. She
is involved with several programs, such as Lincoln and Otero DWi councils and Miss Mesceralo committee. She has spent most of her life as a coach, community organizer and parent. in addition, Con Alma elected Amy S. Duggan of Albuquerque to the Community Advisory Committee and the following four new members to the Board of Trustees. Twila rutter, a lifelong Clovis resident is general manager of interim HealthCare and Hospice; Sherrick roanhorse of Albuquerque is governmental affairs analyst with PnM resources; Valerie romero-Leggott, MD, of Albuquerque is the vice chancellor for Diversity at University of new Mexico Health Sciences Center; and richard Tyner of Santa Fe has more than 35 years of experience in asset management. The Board of Trustees’ new elected leaders are President erin Bouquin, MD of Los Alamos, Vice-President Louis Luna of Deming, Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD of Taos, and Treasurer Steve gaber of Santa Fe. Con Alma Health Foundation supports and partners with organizations to improve health in New Mexico. Visit www.conalma.org.
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The health and wellness industry is booming and the billions of dollars spent annually are proof that people are working harder to choose healthier lifestyles. With numerous books, magazines, videos, etc., it can become overwhelming and confusing to understand which opinions and expert advice to follow. Then we have the numerous magic pills that offer us a quick fix in all types of ailments and concerns, including weight loss and cellulite issues and other physical burdens, such as heartburn and high blood pressure, all the way to the synthetic medicines that promise us deliverance from depression and other emotional issues. With so many pills on the market all claiming to be successful, it is no wonder that we are so easily swayed into purchasing these products that only offer short term effects. Unfortunately the magic pills are only temporary and often cause harmful and uncomfortable side effects. We have one body that is designed to carry us through our 80-plus years of existence, and hopefully it will be in a disability and disease free manner. it is not the magic pill that will take us there. So what are we to do? We can look to enhance and change our lifestyle choices to help ourselves feel great naturally. Scientists have studied humans of various cultures and environments around the globe, and have concluded that it is our lifestyle choices that have the most effect on our quality of life. Here are the seven contributing factors to our health and wellness and a few ideas to help us include them in our daily routine so we can wean ourselves of the meds and begin to enjoy life. Physical - (diet/exercise) • Studies suggest a plant-based lifestyle consisting of 75 percent or more fresh fruits and vegetables and limited processed foods • Incorporate exercise as part of daily routine, wash dishes by hand, hang clothes out to dry, use the stairs and so forth on days when time allows and as often as possible Intellectual – (learning/growing) • Reading books, learning new skills or hobbies can stimulate intellec-
tual growth Having an open mind and willingness to understand other points of view allow growth in this area Interpersonal/social • We should jump out of our comfort zone from time to time • Try different social outings to meet new people Occupational • This is where we need to ask ourselves “are we working with the team or against the team? How can i be a better coworker? • Work with your boss to spend more time doing the things that excite you and help you feel creative Spiritual – • Go for a hike or walk and expose yourself to nature and take the time to notice how all of life is interconnected and working together from the tiny bugs to the tall trees, to the things that are not currently visible like the rain or nutrients from the sun • Read one of the various books of wisdom (Bible, Tao Te Ching, Bhagavad gita, etc.), from cover to cover add to your perspective of life Environmental – • Try to downsize or learn to live with less by asking yourself if you really need some items • We can be mindful of the water we use each day it just so happens that there are not only seven contributing factors to our overall health and wellness, but there are also seven days in a week. if we worked in one area each day how great will we feel in a week? Month? Year? Maybe we don’t need those magic pills after all, or at least less of them. •
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ROSWELL: May 17-18 “The Beams Are Creaking,” Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee 2 p.m. A powerful, true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who defied the Nazis and led an assassination attempt against Hitler. roswelllittletheatre.com Jun 7-8 2nd Annual MainStreet Roswell Fiddle & Griddle Festival, 400 N. Main St., 8 a.m. The Country’s best fiddle players will entertain attendees while competing for $20,000 in available prize money. The festival features local talent as well as musicians from far and wide. Also featured is our 2nd Annual BBQ Contest with $8,000 available in prize money. firstname.lastname@example.org ARTESIA: May 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; artesiaartscouncil.com Jun 7-9 Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, event Location TBD. Register at www.macker.com. For more information: Vickie Grousnick, 575-746-2744 or 575-513-4290; email@example.com. $132/team 28-29 2nd Annual Smokin’ On the Pecos State BBQ Championship, Eddy County Fairgrounds, 1302 13th Street. Live music both days. NM Cowboy Mounted Shooters Sanctioned Shoot and a 2-day Craft Show. 575-513-4291 or 575-513-4290. Free admission/ parking to the public
LEA COUNTY HOBBS: May 18 Find It in Hobbs Golf Tournament, Ocotillo Golf Course, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Big prizes, cool giveaways, fun contests, great food and more. Businesses can set up a booth at a tee on the course to show off wares or talk about services. There is a full menu of opportunities for chamber members to participate in this tournament, in addition to actually playing golf. 575-397-3202; firstname.lastname@example.org
CARLSBAD: Fri’s Friday Focus, Best Western Stevens Inn, 1829 S. Canal St. 7:30 a.m. Carlsbad Chamber networking breakfast - come share information about your business and organization. operations@carlsbadchamber. com 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. Jun 1 2013 Carlsbad Chamber Golf Tournament, 8 am. shotgun start. Four-person scramble, longest drive; closest to pin; lunch. $35 entry fee plus cart and green fees. Corporate sponsors, $1,000 and $500. Hole sponsors, $100. Call Robert Defer 575-887-6516 or 575706-3678 for more information.
MESCALERO May Wed’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods. 7 p.m. Professional comedians will perform live every Wednesday night. $5 admission. Must be 21 or older to attend. 575-464-7028 16-19 16th Annual AspenCash Motorcycle Rally, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. One of the hottest Motorcycle Rallies of the Southern Rockies. Ride the high roads where the sky meets the horizon. Beat the heat riding the shaded pines of the Sacramentos. Live music, stunt rider, $10,000 Poker Run, large 4-day trade show with 33,000 sq.ft. of vendors. 575-973-4977; www.motorcyclerally.com. Visit the website for admission fees Jun 8 Dokken and Quiet Riot, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., 8 p.m. Rock out 80s style as metal bands Dokken and Quiet Riot take the stage. Dokken’s most recent album, “Broken Bones” came in 2012. Known as one of the best metal bands of the 70s and 80s, Quiet Riot’s first North American album, “Metal Health” was the first American heavy metal debut album ever to reach No. 1 in the U.S. Tickets are available from $25 online at www.InnOfTheMountainGods.com or Ticketmaster
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
ALTO: May 17 Spencer Theater Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Inn of the Mountain Gods. 1 - 4 p.m. Get your golf swing ready for the Spencer Theater’s annual fundraising golf tournament. Noon is lunch and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Awards ceremony follows. All proceeds help the Spencer Theater’s children’s programming. Player fees: $125 individually or team of four for $500; includes lunch, green and cart fees and a goodie bag. 575-336-4800 24 Flying J Ranch Opens, Highway 48 N, 6:50 - 9 p.m. Chuck wagon dinner and stage show featuring the Flying J Wranglers. Great food and excellent family entertainment. Pony rides for kids, an “old west town” with gift shops, a pistol range and gold panning. 1-888-458-3595 or 575-336-4330; www.flyingjranch.com. Adults $24 (13 years and older); Children $14. Children 3 and under do not require a ticket or reservation. 25 Sinatra Celebration, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 2 and 8 p.m. Dave Alexander, a four-time Grammy nominee, is joined by his 15-piece band in performance of Frank Sinatra’s greatest tunes. Sinatra had more than 17 chart-topping hits including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Way,”“Luck Be A Lady,”“New York New York,”“That’s Life,”“You Make Me Feel So Young,”“Come Fly With Me” and more. Beef short rib buffet at 6 p.m., $20. 2 p.m. tickets are $45 and $42. 8 p.m. tickets are $46 and $49. 575-336-4800; www. spencertheater.com RUIDOSO: May 17-19 Gun & Craft Show, Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Buy, Sell, Trade. Guns, ammo, knives, military surplus, jewelry. All federal and state regulations will be followed. 575-430-8681. Daily admission is $5 per person. Children under 10 free with a parent 18 Annual Hook & Ladder Firefighter Chili Cook Off, Wingfield Park, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Firefighters from around the state will converge to battle it out for title of Best Firefighter Chili in New Mexico. Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and a special award for the people’s choice winner. Live music, beer garden. Public tasting is at 12 p.m. 575-257-4116
Free Movie “Away We Go,” Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth Dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. Burt and Verona are very much in love and find they are expecting. Verona’s parents are deceased and when the couple learns that Burt’s parents are leaving the country just before the baby is due, they realize that they have no reason anymore to stay put. So, the couple embarks on an ambitious (and comedic) trip across America to visit friends and family in order to find their perfect home. 575-257-2273/ www. sacredgroundscoffeeshop.com 19 4th Annual Cancer Relay Survivor-ity, Hotel Ruidoso, 2 - 4 p.m. RSVP to Yolanda Espinoza 575-993-4479 RUIDOSO DOWNS: May 18 Longhorn Dance Band, Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino. 8 p.m. With the reputation as a great band to dance to, don’t miss this – country classics, country hits and a dusting of rock ‘n roll. 378-4431. Free 24-27 Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Opening Weekend, 12 - 5 p.m. Ruidoso Downs Race Track hosts exciting annual live racing from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Spectacular summer races take place Friday through Monday with a 1 p.m. post time, with the exception of some holidays, special meets and horse sales – on opening weekend, post time is 12 p.m. 575-378-4431; www.raceruidoso.com. Free Thru “Time Exposures: Picturing a 7/5 History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century,” Hubbard Museum, 26301 Hwy 70. This exhibit focuses on one of the oldest Native American communities with photos, interactive video, stories of the Pueblo of Isleta during the 19th century, artwork and pottery. 575-378-4142; www.hubbardmuseum.org. Admission: Adults, $6; seniors and military, $5; ages 6 to 16, $2; under 6, free 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; www.hubbardmuseum.org
ALAMOGORDO: May 18-19 Gus Macker - Armed Forces Day. Washington Park (between 1st St. and Mountain View Ave.), 8 a.m. Presented by the City of Alamogordo Community Services Dept. and area businesses. Featuring the best in Gus Macker Basketball, honoring the Armed Forces, plus activities, food, crafts, carnival rides, live music, car show, and military demonstrations and displays. 575-439-4142. Free to watch. Cash only accepted for games, carnival rides and food booths 24 Healthcare and Your Business, Lunch and Learn, Pepper’s Grill 3200 N. White Sands Blvd., 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Presented by John Battle, general manager Accounting & Consulting Group. Learn how heathcare reform can impact business owners and individuals. Sponsored by Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center. RSVP to 437-6120 CLOUDCROFT: May 24-26 Memorial Day Weekend. Get away from the heat and come enjoy the nice, “cool” weather. The Cloudcroft Light Opera Company will be having a Melodrama, “The Great Ice Cream Scheme,” each night at 7:30 p.m. at the Open Air Pavillion in Zenith Park. Fun for the whole family. Free 25-26 Mayfair juried art show. An art show where spectacular artists from all over have their handmade products available for sale. Food vendors and live music all day Jun 8 Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Golf Tournament, The Lodge Golf Course. Registration 7:30 a.m.; Shotgun start 8:30 a.m. 4-Person Scramble is $55 per person and Mulligans 2 for $5. Come play around at 9,000 feet in Cloudcroft where it’s the “cool” place to be 29 Carapalooza Car Show, Zenith Park/James Canyon Highway, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will also be a “Pie in the Sky” pie auction, great food, 50s, 60s, and 70s music, Shopping on the Boardwalk and lots of family fun. Trophies and/ or cash prizes will be awarded. 575-682-2733