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Bigger than one man’s vision

Men return to familial roots in effort to restore church and cemetery DURAN — Gary Sanchez is a man with a vision, based on a pledge he made years...

Wings for LIFE begins after-school programs later this month

Beginning mid-August, Wings for LIFE’s after-school programs will offer on-site and free of charge to children and youth at both elementary and middle schools....

ENMU-Roswell announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List

The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2018 semester. To be named to the...

Roswell Community Little Theatre turns 60; History of local theater dates...

Formed in 1939 by Zelma and Paul McAvoy as a touring company, the original Roswell Players produced musical variety shows and melodramas, carrying them...

A much-needed bird sanctuary grows in Roswell

One of Roswell’s best-kept secrets is the J. Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary and Nature Center located at the west end of town at 401...

Livestock Fair kicks off on Friday

Farm kids in Chaves County will get the recognition they deserve when the weeklong Chaves County 4-H & FFA Fair 2018 kicks off. The fair...

Two lesser-known stories about ‘The Kid’

This is a sort of follow up on last week’s article about Uncle Rufe and the good deeds he said Billy the Kid performed...

Horse show to honor former director Janet Randeau

The Chaves County 4-H & FFA Horse Show will be held at 5 p.m. on July 28 at the Bob Crosby Arena at the...

Merced, Francisca González family to be honored at Heritage Dinner

From their humble roots as Mexican immigrants working in the fields around Roswell, in 65 years the González family has grown to around 60...

When ‘The Kid’ helped Uncle Rufus

Roswell’s first blacksmith recalls that Billy the Kid’s quiet, polite demeanor belayed his reputation as a ruthless killer Following is an article I found in the...

Leadership Roswell now accepting applications for 36th class

Leadership Roswell is a Roswell Chamber of Commerce program designed to take current and future leaders to develop and equip them to be more...

Safety first!

ENMU-R’s occupation safety program is one of the best around, but few people know about it Michael O’Berry, who teaches occupational safety at ENMU-Roswell, said...

Did ‘Frenchy,’ the Dog Canyon cattleman, build the ‘Miracle Staircase’ in...

Two weeks ago, on June 24, I wrote a story about the life and times of “Frenchy” Rochas. Frenchy was one of the early...

Nature’s way

Above: A young Broad-tailed Hummingbird and Painted Lady Butterfly share a meal on a hummingbird feeder at the photographer’s house in Arabela. Below: These...

Celebrating America’s Independence Day; City’s fireworks show promises fun for the...

This year marks Roswell’s 20th annual Roswell Sertoma Club’s Mike Satterfield Fireworks Extravaganza, which is organized by the Roswell Sertoma Club and the city...

Game of Spotting ‘Flying Saucers’ Sweeps Country as Mystery Holds; Flurry...

In light of our annual International UFO Festival and the Vision edition of the Roswell Daily Record, I thought it would be fun to research...

Is there a future doctor in the house?

Students from UNM’s combined bachelor of arts, med school program completing internships in Roswell Actually, there are three “future doctors” in the same house. Three...

‘Step Right Up!’ to FUMC’s MAD Camp; Summer camp with music,...

MAD (Music, Art, Drama) Camp will begin on July 9 at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Michelle Olson will lead children...

Quiet and reclusive, Frenchy was one of the bravest men in...

One of the early settlers of the Dog Canyon area near Alamogordo and White Sands National Monument was a pioneer named Francois-Jean Rochas, known...

Land of the lost

Roswell woman’s vision for a flower garden evolves into a traffic-stopping attraction after only one year. Owner Cheryl Johnson will soon add a veterans’...

A splendid hotel in a rough-hewn Old West town

Roswell Hotel protected its guests from ‘vices and allurements’ such as tobacco and card playing Have you ever looked at an old picture and wondered what...

The lights and the darkness; Robert H. Goddard Planetarium unveils major...

A city with an approximate population of 50,000 people rarely has a planetarium, but we do. And a medium-sized one at that — 40...

Cowboy Hall of Famer Buff Douthitt was one of our own

We have some great visitors, researchers, authors and students who walk through our doors at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico archives from...

Piano teacher Mike Lively a true Renaissance man

Mike Lively knows how to do a thing or two. The Dexter native has been teaching private piano lessons in Roswell since the 1970s....

The legacy of the German POWs

Many of you may already know about Orchard Park, officially known as the Roswell POW Internment Camp. It opened on Nov. 26, 1942, with...

Vistas editor enjoys cruise over friendly skies of Roswell in ENMU-R...

I actually did fly a plane for real about 20 years ago. But only for maybe … five minutes. I was living in Hartsville, South...

Works of Hurd family to be shown in two exhibits; First...

Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd are well-known for their works and life in Roswell and the Southwest. Their paintings can be seen at the...

‘Uncle Kit’ Carson? Two Braids? Tommy Springfield? Who was he —...

On Jan. 15, 2017, the Roswell Daily Record ran an article in Historically Speaking about “Uncle Kit” Carson, a colorful figure around Roswell for...

Peter de La Fuente (grandson of Peter Hurd) will make presentation...

The Wyeth Hurd Gallery, in cooperation with the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, will present a one-week exhibition of paintings by four generations...

Hiking for health and spiritual renewal; Vistas section editor updates readers...

With improvements in my health since I was hospitalized a little more than a year ago, I’ve gotten back into fitness. I used to be...

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