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Looking back: Writer’s block and the first day of school

Since it is the beginning of a new school year in Roswell, I am sharing an article written by my friend and contributing author,...

Billy the Kid Days in song, story, dance proves great success;...

An article in the Roswell Daily Record dated Feb. 27, 1931, tells of a performance hosted by the Chaves County Historical Society, with at...

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...

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...

Anatomy of an avian collision

Ka-WHAAANNG! Except that what I heard was a double “ka-whang.” Looking up quickly from my desk, I saw nothing. Hurrying to the south picture window, I...

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...

Our great military leaders in Roswell; John J. “Black Jack” Pershing...

Southeastern New Mexico has a claim to so many “greats” and connections between those greats, it is amazing. Many of you may know that...

Memories of pioneer life in White Oaks; Life was hard, yet...

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, most settlers in these southeastern New Mexico mountains were either miners or homesteaders. Life was hard in...

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....

Not so little school on the prairie

It’s like one big family at Penasco Elementary School with grades K through eighth and only two teachers. Five of the students have parents and...

It’s time to power lunch; Join Thursday’s event and get motivated...

Do you ever sit at your desk and just stare off into space, maybe feeling a little overwhelmed with your to-do list, with all...

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...

‘Walk A Mile’ in celebrities’ shoes; New exhibit showcases footwear of...

HOBBS –– There is an old saying, attributed to the Cherokee tribe: “Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his...

Elks Lodge to hold charity golf fundraiser

The project exists to honor and empower Wounded Warriors from New Mexico who incur service-connected injuries. The organization is still looking for veterans who may...

Poverty, penance and prayer: A life devoted to God

Hard labor. Long hours. No pay. Constant debt. A job ad with the above headline would probably not get a single applicant, unless it happened...

Roller derby rocks in Roswell

By day they walk among us, working respectable jobs and raising families. But not unlike the fictional characters Clark Kent, who can transform into Superman,...

There’s a Lost River near Roswell; This article theorizes there may...

How many of you know that there was/is a place called Lost River out by Bitter Lake? Quoting from Georgia Redfield in 1947, “Lost River...

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