Friday, October 28, 2016

NOV First Friday at Capitan Library - CHANGE of venue - to allow more room for audience, 1st Friday will be at the Canaan Trail Baptist Church

Capitan Public Library presents
 "The Hopefuls”
Friday, November 4 @ 7pm
 Canaan Trail Baptist Church, 105 Canaan Trail, Hwy 48

Please note: 
This First Friday event 
 Come join us for some good ‘ole foot-tapping music by local musicians Roland Burnett, Dale Boren, Roy Black, Randy Jones, Jerry Burnett, Russell Burris, Scott Wilson and Chuck George. These musicians strum and sing some mighty fine western, gospel and old-time music for listening pleasure!

Cowboy poet, Chuck George, will share some of his poetic compositions. Nothing like a rhyming cowboy to put a smile on your face!

Refreshments will follow.

Canaan Trail Baptist Church is located approximately 12 miles from Capitan - south on Hwy 48 to Canaan Trail
Russell Burris-"lookin' forward to being with some of my great Lincoln County musician buddies".

Monday, October 17, 2016

Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Lincoln on Saturday, Oct. 29: 10am to 4 pm

The third annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration comes to the Village of Lincoln on Saturday, October 29th with a full range of fun events planned; admission is free.  The event is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Village of Lincoln is located 12 miles east of Capitan, on Highway 380 (Calle la Placita).
Family activities include mask decorating, paper flower making, face painting by popular local artists and displays  of "ofrendas". These free events will occur throughout the town of Lincoln.  Dr. Cynthia Orozco will demonstrate the building of an "ofrenda" and talk about this Hispanic tradition.  Mariachi bands and folkloric dancers will entertain. A schedule of events will be posted at various merchants' locations.  Door prizes will be offered;  get free tickets from participating merchants in Lincoln.
The story of Dia de Los Muertos  (Day of the Dead), observed  the world over, is celebrated in many ways, including the decoration of cemeteries and the building of "ofrendas", or altars to the deceased decorated with flowers, food offerings, photos and mementos.  This celebration expresses the idea that death is not to be feared, but embraced as a part of life.  Communities and families await the return of lost loved ones for food, music and fun.
Entertainment will feature "La Ultima", a New Mexico Spanish music trio from Carrizozo, "Mariachi Univo" from Carlsbad, NM,  and "Lubbock's All Star Mariachi Band" of Lubbock, TX;.  The musicians  will be performing for the entire day, throughout Lincoln. The Hondo Dancers will perform traditional Folklorico dances.
 Featured speaker is Dr. Cynthia Orozco, who will build an "ofrenda" for Juan Patron, the first known teacher in Lincoln County and a speaker of the house for the Territorial Legislature in the 19th Century.   While building the "ofrenda",   Dr. Orozco will discuss the history of the observance by indigenous people of  Mexico,  Europe and the U.S.   Orozco has taught New Mexico, Lincoln County, and U.S. history, and the humanities at ENMU for 15 years.  Born and raised in Texas, she has personal experience with "Dia de Los Muertos".   Her talk will take place in the Lincoln Community Church at 3 p.m.
Local eateries will provide food and drink specials.
Plan to bring friends and family to the Village of Lincoln for a fun-filled and historical day,  on Saturday, October 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information call 575-653-4045.

Contact person:
Annmarie LaMay- 575-937-3755

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My Apologies. Sent wrong information out. Absentee voting started Oct 11. See times for Early voting below:

From: Rhonda Burrows []
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:09 PM
We have been inundated with calls and the Boys and Girls Club in the Horton Complex have had numerous angry voters because someone said on the air this morning that EARLY Vote starts today.   This is incorrect…ABSENTEE voting started today – this is the first day to mail out absentee ballots, and individuals can vote ABSENTEE IN PERSON at the County Clerk’s office in Carrizozo.   

We are happy to accommodate those who wish to drive to Carrizozo to vote, but we do not actively encourage this because we have limited staff to continue our regular duties, mail out ballots and applications, and assist voters.  Please clarify for your listeners and readers EARLY VOTE SITES THAT ARE OPEN:

HORTON COMPLEX -- Saturday Oct 22nd – November 5th
Open Tuesday through Saturday  10 AM to 6 PM

LINCOLN COUNTY COURTHOUSE -- Monday October 24th – November 4th
8 AM to 5 PM and November 5th 10 AM to 6 PM

At ENMU-Ruidoso Oct 12. See times below:

We are excited for the big celebration that will happen tomorrow, Wednesday October12th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Here is a list of the agenda so you can join in the celebration!
  • 4:30-7:30 pm - Live remote from KWES/KBUY and MTD radio stations
  • 5:30-7:30 pm - ENMU-Ruidoso 25th Anniversary Celebration will begin: open house - information tables - door prizes - food
  • 5:30-6:30 pm - Business After Hours in room 102. Come enjoy networking and yummy food from Dreamcatchers
  • 6:30-7:00 pm - Let's have cake! We will celebrate the 25th Anniversary Celebration with some delicious cake in room 102 following the BAH event

Monday, October 10, 2016

Absentee voting starts Tuesday, Oct 11. Please be sure to vote on the New Mexico General Obligation (GO) Bond "B" Funds for Libraries

2016 General Obligation Bonds for Public and Tribal Public Libraries (see the actual Act SB122 that will be on the ballot below)

New Mexico State Library administers GO Bond funds for the public libraries.
Projected Allocations are based on the 4.5.8 NMAC, most current Census Information available, and Library eligibility.

Our local libraries will receive:
Capitan Public Library: $6,164
Corona Public Library: $4,250 
Mescalero Community Library: $ 41,534
Ruidoso Public Library: $ 26,696


School library funds are administered by the Public Education Department.  More information on school library GO Bond funds can be found on the PED website at

Academic library funds are adminstered by the Higher Education Deparment.  Please visit their website at:

The purpose of the New Mexico public library general obligation bond program is to provide supplemental funds for public library resources when such funds are approved by the legislature and/or the voters in statewide elections. Funds for the public library bond program are intended to supplement local effort in providing local public library service. The public library bond program funds public library resources and equipment for public libraries statewide, including the rural library services of the state library.

SB122, 2016 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act"

was approved by the 2016 New Mexico Legislature and will require the approval of the registered voters at the 2016 General Election of the State.
Language from the law [SFA/SB 122, pp. 22-23]:

B. for library acquisitions at public libraries,public school libraries, academic libraries and tribal libraries statewide:

(1) to the cultural affairs department:

(a) three million dollars ($3,000,000)for equipment, library furniture, fixtures and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, and for the purchase and installation of broadband internet equipment and infrastructure at nontribal public libraries statewide; and

(b) seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) for equipment, library furniture, fixtures and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, and for the purchase and installation of broadband internet equipment and infrastructure at tribal libraries statewide.

Dale Evans Chautauqua on Friday, Oct. 21 at 1 pm at the Ruidoso Public Library

It's BACK! Take advantage of FREE admission to NM museums & historical sites

Take a NM FamilyPass with you to tour museums or historical sites for FREE!

Don't forget the Capitan Library checks out the NM FamilyPass, which provides free admission for up to six people to any of the Department of Culture Affairs museums and historic sites.  Any Capitan Public Library card holder in good standing may borrow the pass for one week. 

The FamilyPass may be used at the following locations: