Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jan 22 Music in C'zozo

Carrizozo Music, Inc. presents nationally-renown Portland Cello Project in a free concert at 6 PM on Monday, January 22 at the Carrizozo School Old Gym.  The cellists will play a wide variety of music by many different composers from many different points in history, which they will announce and explain from the stage. They will build a unique show for the audience drawing from their repertoire of over 1,000 pieces of music, which means you can expect a performance similar to the Oregon weather: it is likely that whatever is happening at one moment will be completely different just a few minutes later. 

In the fall of 2006 a group of 10 cellists got on stage at Portland's Doug Fir Lounge to perform western classical music in an informal setting.  Many of the cellists that night thought it would only happen once.  But slowly that one-off event became a second, and a third, playing Portland's most popular clubs (Holocene, Mississippi Studios), and by 2009 the group had evolved into a nationally recognized performance and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists, releasing full-length albums, performing everywhere from punk rock clubs to, loading dock street parties, to exclusive private events, and symphony halls all over North America, spending more than a quarter of the year touring, and featuring a diverse repertoire of well over 1,000 pieces of music.

While the group changed and evolved in a hundred different ways over the last decade, the one consistent focus has always been building bridges between different musical communities through collaboration with myriad artists to educational and community outreach at schools and universities around the country.  Coming on the New Mexico tour will be all-star cellists Diane Chaplin, Kevin Jackson, Skip vonKuske, Collin Oldham and Lauren McShane.    The concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the musicians. 
A school outreach concert will take place at 3 PM, January 22, at the Carrizozo School Old Gym.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.

From 4-6 PM,   there will be a fundraising dinner to benefit the Culinary Arts Program and the Junior Class Prom Project.  The meal will include a choice of posole or vegetarian chili, corn bread, biscochitos, and tea, water or coffee.   Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.   Please call Carol Wilson at 575-799-8707 for tickets and information.  The meal will be served in the school cafeteria, across the courtyard from the Old Gym.  Take-out available.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2018 season schedule and concert updates please check, email or call Elaine at 575-648-2757.  Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances and workshops with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.

 Carrizozo School Old Gym is located at 
800 D Ave, on the corner of D Avenue and 10th

Monday, January 15, 2018

Expanding your Horizons by Looking into the Past - SUNDAY PROGRAM at the Library, January 28th at 2 pm:

Tiffanie Owen, schoolmarm in Lincoln

 "Going Old School in Lincoln:  Getting an Education on the Western Frontier" 

Join us on SUNDAY, January 28 at 2 pm for a slideshow presentation by Miss Owen, the schoolmarm in Lincoln.  She introduces the audience to the challenges of bringing education to the American frontier.  The building of a school in a frontier town signified that the "Wild West" was becoming a little less wild.  Schoolmarm Owen will share the trials and tribulations of both students and teachers in these early days of is hard to say whether these stories will make the audience grateful for the conveniences of schools today or long for the educational techniques of days gone by.

The presenter is Tiffanie Owen.  Tiffanie is the Instructional Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator for Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites.  She is a former middle-school teacher, Occupational Therapist, artist, musician and photographer.  Tiffanie's great-great grandfather, John Owen, was Sheriff of Lincoln County from 1902-1907.  For information on a presentation, tour, or volunteering at Lincoln or Fort Stanton, contact her at or 575-653-4025.
photo by Kenneth Walter 
Refreshments after the presentation so we can socialize and you can ask questions of the schoolmarm.  If you want to bring fingerfoods, please do.  All contributions are welcomed and appreciated.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NEW art display at the Library

The photography of Mark Stambaugh 
Photos taken in the Ruidoso and Lincoln County area

 More photographs than you see at the Capitan Library may be viewed at or on Mark Stambaugh's facebook page. New images will be added to on a weekly basis and a new photo appears almost daily on his facebook page.

Canvas reprints are now available for purchase.  They can be seen at the offices of Weaver Real Estate, located in River Crossing, at 1810 Sudderth. A select number of framed prints are also on display at the new Cornerstone Bakery.

Prices are $100 for a print measuring 18 in. x 24 in, and $200 for a print measuring 36 in. x 24 in.  So if you see one at the Library that you like, please call Mark at 575-937-5719 to order a print or with any questions you may have.  You can also visit the offices of Weaver Real Estate to purchase prints. 
Mark Stambaugh is originally from Plainview, Texas and attended Texas Tech University.  After graduating in 1980 with a degree in business, he worked with Gulf Oil Corporation in West Texas.
Mark has lived in the Alto area since 1987, and began working as a real estate photographer in 2006.  His love for New Mexico and the Ruidoso area is evident in many of the landscapes shown in his work.  From snow covered shots of Sierra Blanca, to sunsets over Bonito Lake, there is a wealth of beautiful scenery to be found in Lincoln County.
recent post from Mark's Facebook page

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tax time approaches

AARP Tax Preparation will be held at the library on the following dates. Please come in or call 575-354-3035 for an appointment on these dates.  You cannot just show up and expect to be helped on the date.  Not going to happen.
Monday, February 12
Monday, March 19

Monday, January 1, 2018

Make a trip to see Artesia Library - worth the drive

Peter Hurd's mural from MD Anderson Building in Houston

 Library-themed bronzes.  But you should check out all the other bronzes on display in Artesia.  I swear I saw Billy, you know, the kid at one of them - The Rustler.

Wonder if they asked the librarians to choose the titles?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Free computer classes at the library

Classes begin January 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The free classes will run for 6 weeks every Thursday. Class size is limited so sign up soon.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday closures for the library

The Capitan Library will be closed December 23 through December 26 for Christmas 
AND closed January 2 for New Year's


Friday, December 8, 2017

Donations to CPL

Each year in November, the Capitan Library conducts a fund raiser to support our volunteer library. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to the library. 
Your donation can help us continue to have quality children's programs, new books for everyone and audio books and large print for those who need a little help. In addition, we provide public computers with internet, free, copying and fax machines, DVDs, and tutoring in a variety of subjects (just ask!)
Thank you for your support!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Looking for a job?

We are looking for 11 workers to do solar labor installation in Carrizozo NM. The Job pays 12.00 an hr. Applicants will have to be able to pass a drug test/ back ground check, have steel toe boots, and they need to have one year of construction experience. Applicants can apply online at . They will also need to take a survey, listed below.

Username: 049203519U

If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact

Jose Medina tel: 505-348-4911
Maria Chavez tel: 505-348-4906

Jose Medina
Trades Recruiter
Office (505) 348-4911 | Fax (505) 792-6167
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Book club meeting Thursday, December 7 at 10 am

The club members will each bring their favorite children's book to share with the rest of the group for the December meeting.

Get ready for the New Year's meeting (Thursday, January 4) by reading:
Zero: The biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife

The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshipped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. For centuries, the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. Zero follows this number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe and its apotheosis as the mystery of the black hole. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time, the quest for the theory of everything. Elegant, witty, and enlightening, Zero is a compelling look at the strangest number in the universe and one of the greatest paradoxes of human thought.

Note: February's book will be Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry

The first in a four-volume epic journey through the early American frontier, featuring the Berrybender family, English nobility adrift in the American West in the 1830s.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Come see local youth perform in the Nutcracker

Joey Garcia portrays Uncle Drosselmeyer, Clara's magical godfather
who at the stroke of midnight, creates a fantasy world
of childhood enchantments for Clara.
See Dali Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" this weekend at the Spencer Theater.
Emily Hutchinson portrayed an Arabian Dancer in last year's Dali Ballet Company's
production of "Nutcracker." She will dance the Spanish Dance lead
 this year, as well as Snowflake and Marzipan in this weekend's performances.

It's a dancer's dream to perform exquisite classics in professional venues. For over seventy dancers, that dream becomes reality when Dali Ballet Company of Ruidoso presents Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" Friday, December 8 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Spencer Theater, north of Ruidoso.

Dali's dancers attain their dreams of lead roles after years of disciplined "working up" from corps du ballet.  Fans anticipate each year's "Nutcracker" to discover how dancers have matured into leads or soloists.  And because Dali's dancers are versatile, many perform different roles in one production. 

This year's Clara and Fritz, Alora Shaver of Ruidoso and Matthew Rabke of Capitan, both performed in previous "Nutcrackers" as well as other Dali ballets. In addition to their lead roles, Alora will also dance with Snowflakes and Matthew with Toy Soldiers and Candy Canes.

"Waltz of the Flowers" leads are Kaylee Hall, last year's Clara, and Anya Rabke, last year's Ballerina Doll. Kaylee leads Marzipan, is a Snowflake, and demi-solos Arabian with Gaby Martinez, who also dances Snowflakes and Waltz of the Flowers. 

Anya also dances Arabian, Marzipan and Snowflakes. 

Emily Musgrave interprets Rat King for the first time this year. In Act II see her versatility in Arabian, Snowflakes and Waltz of the Flowers.

Emily Hutchison is a seasoned performer of several "Nutcrackers." See her versatility as Spanish Dancer lead as well as in Marzipan, Snowflakes, Waltz of the Flowers and Arabian.

Courtney Daniels performs Dew Drop Fairy, one of many leads she has danced in many "Nutcrackers" since the age of five. This year she also leads Arabian and dances with Snowflakes and Spanish Dancers. 

Joey Garcia reprises Uncle Drosselmeyer in his third "Nutcracker" and has performed in numerous Dali productions.

Saddie Hillburn and Zoe Hillburn dance Nesting Doll leads. 

Ashtin Bright leads Candy Canes and dances Snowflakes, Marzipan and Waltz of the Flowers.

Mia Simpson solos as Gypsy Doll, understudies Clara, and also dances Chinese and Snowflakes.

Z'maury Zamora delights as the comedic Jester Doll and dances Chinese.

Hannah Anderson interprets Ballerina Doll and appears in Chinese.

Kathryn Paulos brings exuberance as the Chinese lead and dances Spanish, Waltz of the Flowers and Snowflake.

Brianna Leach solos Gingersnap and dances Marzipan, Snowflakes and Waltz of the Flowers.

Although not an artist or dancer, "ballet dad" Robbie Hall reprises his comedic turn as Mother Ginger whose ample skirt hides little Polichinelles.

Tickets are still available for this weekend's production. Call the Spencer Theater at 575-336-4800, or visit 
Follow Dali behind the scenes by visiting Dali Ballet Company on Facebook.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Support the local Dali Ballet Company by coming to see this year's Nutcracker at the Spencer Theater

Open your holiday season like a gaily wrapped present with southern New Mexico's largest, most lavish production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," presented by the Dali Ballet Company of Ruidoso. Featuring all-new choreography and exquisite costumes, this timeless tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and their Christmas Eve journey to a world of dreams and magic begins Friday, December 8 at 7 PM and continues Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the elegant Spencer Theater in Alto, north of Ruidoso.

Joining Dali Ballet Company dancers are the professionals of the Youth American Ballet Company and Ballet Lubbock. "Dali's production offers a tremendous opportunity to see gifted and talented dancers from around the world," said a Dali Ballet Company spokesperson.

Sean Mitchell of Ballet Lubbock portrays the Nutcracker Prince. As the broken toy brought magically to life, athletic Mr. Mitchell brings drama to his battle with the Rat King then musicality to hispas de deux with Clara. 

The Nutcracker Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Act Two reveals to Clara the magic of Christmas Eve in an extraordinary display of special effects and lighting that highlight dancers' exceptional interpretation of Tchaikovsky's renowned music.

This is Mr. Mitchell's second year in the Nutcracker Prince role with Dali. With Ballet Lubbock, he has danced other classical ballet "Nutcracker" roles as well as musical theater.

Katherine Derkach and Georgi Rusafov of Youth American Ballet Company in Gilbert, AZ portray the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in their first appearances with Dali. 

The "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" is a pas de deux eagerly anticipated by ballet enthusiasts. The opening delicate bell-like notes of the celesta herald the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" as the most recognizable music of the ballet as well as an iconic holiday melody. 

Ms. Derkach, the Sugar Plum Fairy, is a principal dancer of Youth American Ballet Company. She has performed Aurora, Clara, Dew Drop Fairy and Snow Queen in their productions. She achieved third place the fourth World Ballet Art Competition in September. 

Georgi Rusafov portrays the Cavalier. He is the Artistic Director of Youth American Ballet Company. From Sofia, Bulgaria, Mr. Rusafov performed as a soloist with the Bulgaria National Opera and Ballet, received advanced Vaganova master education and won several ballet awards. In the US he was a principal dancer for Milwaukee Ballet, Northern Plains Ballet and Omaha Ballet Theater and Ballet Arizona.

Tickets for this traditional holiday classic at the Spencer Theater Friday,December 8 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 9 are available by calling the Spencer box office: 575-336-4800 or Follow "The Nutcracker" behind the scenes on Facebook at Dali Ballet Company.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

More sneaky looks at upcoming Holiday Bazaar

Cool book bags

Handmade ornaments

The cook? preparing the healing ointments?

Well-behaved raccoons

Things for the doggie

Oodles of Santas seen in closet.  Just two caught unawares.
SEE's Candy bars
Another beautiful cork creation. 
Other wreathes available - just were wrapped up tight waiting unveiling.

Found hidden in back closet

What is it?
Weird unicycle?

No wait - had two more wheels.  A tricycle? 
Have to come to Holiday Bazaar to see it in all one piece.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sneak preview of things to come at the Holiday Bazaar

Capitan Library Holiday Bazaar: 
Saturday, December 2 at 8 am to 2 pm
Sneaking a peak under the wrapping

cork wreathes
Covers for tablets and electronic readers

Look! A guitar in the closet!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

YOUR library. Self-supporting with YOUR help.

The Capitan Public Library is an all volunteer organization.  Several times a year we have a big fund raiser to keep operating the library.  Many of you come to the plant sale in the spring and now comes the second one, the Holiday Bazaar.  Many volunteers have worked hard to make and provide unique gifts.  The Library orders SEE's Candy special for the Bazaar, so be sure to come pick up several boxes and bars for presents and stocking stuffers.   There will be an array of delicious baked goods, but you have to come early, things go fast.  

The CPL is the hub of the community.  It provides and teaches computer training.  Job seekers come to fill out job applications.  Children come to do their homework.  Tourists stop by to find out where to go in Capitan and Lincoln County.  Debbie Myers does an incredible summer school program and after school program.  Genealogy research is available by appointment through volunteer, Kris Shearer.  Programs are presented once a month on a first Fridays or a Sunday afternoon.  A book club meets every first Thursday of the month.  ALL are welcome to attend this stimulating round table discussion of books.  A group of people meet for Bible study on Fridays.

The Not Too Shabby Shop, which has its own group of volunteers, is a vital part of the library.  The items donated and sold brings money for the operating costs of the library. So shop locally at N2SS.

Donations from the public and business also contribute to the on-going day-to-day expenses of the library.  Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

If you have books that you would like to donate, bring them to the CPL.  Every donated book helps to pay for the operation of the library.

THANK YOU for your patronage to the Capitan Public Library.  THANK YOU to all the volunteers, who make this library a reality.

When is the Holiday Bazaar?

Saturday 2 December 2017

What Time?

8:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

See you there.  A library is the most important part of any community, support Capitan's All Volunteer Library.  Your support makes a difference.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Learn to make Tamales!

(NO - we're not going to check out a cookbook on tamales to you) 

Would you like to learn to make tamales?   Here's your chance.

What: Tamale Making Class
Where: Capitan Library
When: Saturday, December 9
Time: 10 am
Phone# for more information: 575.354.3035

Cost for class is $25, payable when signing up for the class.  You will take home all your finished tamales. 

Class size is limited, so hurry and sign up at the library.