Saturday, October 13, 2018

Absentee and Early Voting

Yesterday October 9th was the last day to register to vote and the first day for County Clerk’s to mail absentee ballots.   The Lincoln County Clerk’s office has mailed out 474 absentee ballots as of today October 10th.   

Individuals may vote an absentee ballot in person at the Office of the County Clerk in Carrizozo as of yesterday but as a reminder our Early Vote Sites will open October 20th in Ruidoso at the Horton Complex and October 22 in Carrizozo at the Lincoln County Courthouse.     We encourage voters who may not be able to cast a ballot in person at one of our six Election Day Vote Centers to Early Vote at one of these two sites:

Horton Complex                                
237 Service Rd. Ruidoso
Tuesday thru Saturday   October 20th -- November 3rd     10 am to 6 pm

County Clerk’s Office
300 Central Ave. Carrizozo
Monday thru Friday    October 9th – November 2nd   8 am to 5 pm
 Voter Guides which provide information regarding the Constitutional Amendments and Bond Questions are available through the Lincoln County Clerk Office Website



Please feel free to contact the County Clerk’s Office at 575 648 2394 ext 6 if you need further information.   

Lincoln County Votes! 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sunday movie in C'zozo library - Oct 14th

Creative Aging Notes - FYI

OCTOBER 10, 2018

Creative Aging’s September 28th meeting at Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso was a discussion of what is means to be mortal and how to die well.
 David Gerke and Dr. Clara Farah were the presenters and discussed Atul Gawande’s
 book Being Mortal. Three points were emphasized during the meeting. To know how
 someone wants to die, you need to ask him or her, then you need to respect those 
wishes. The ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life all the way to the end. 
What medicine can do often runs counter to what should be done. It is important to
 have a strong advocate during the end of life period. Small groups discussed how one
 should die then the 30 attendees came back together to share their ideas.
The next Creative Aging meeting will be held October 19th at 10:00 a.m. at ENMU-Ruidoso with a social hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served. The
 topic for discussion will be the new transportation system in Lincoln County. Cecile
 Kinnan will facilitate the meeting. Joe Hardin representing Z- Tran will present as will
 Dave Tomlin and Anthony Montes. The new county transportation system is up and 
running in Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs. Part of the discussion during this meeting will 
be ways of expanding the coverage area. Another area of discussion will be attracting 
drivers with the necessary commercial driver’s license.

Creative Aging meetings are open to everyone and address topics of concern to our 
aging population. For more information contact Dr. Clara Farah at 575-973-7835 
or email her at

Saturday, October 6, 2018

voter deadline and FLU shots

  The deadline to register and vote in the upcoming 2018 General Election is October 9, 2018.  

Free Flu shots October 19 from 8-12 at Capitan clinic

Oct 11 Land Grants and Water Rights: Fighting Words in the Twenty-First Century? @ NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

Land Grants and Water Rights: Fighting Words in the Twenty-First Century?

Thu, Oct 11, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM

Land grants and water rights have been an integral part of New Mexico's history. The subject of intense debates, long and arduous discussions and disagreements, court rulings and legislation, land grant and acequia rights remain an ongoing issue in New Mexico today. Dr. Stephanie Beninato addresses the cultural, social, economic and political history as well as jurisprudence.

Dr. Stefanie Beninato is a long-time public historian, working on projects ranging from archaeological surveys to genealogy, land use and water law.

Friday, October 5, 2018

First Friday Program

On Friday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.
come learn with Sid Goodloe 
Developing a Livestock & 
Wildland Ethic in Lincoln County 
Over a Century

For 62 years, Sid Goodloe has been owner-operator of the Carrizo Valley Ranch, 19 miles North of Capitan, NM. 

Sid and Cheryl Goodloe began implementing what was to become
Holistic Planned Grazing in the late 1960s. Carrizo Valley Ranch 
 began to divide paddocks, not using the cell approach, but by
 topography and water availability, and began noticing a general
 improvement in range condition and biodiversity.

Sids primary goal was to grow as much grass as the rain would 
allow and control erosion. This led to the realization that there were 
too many invading trees that were not only suppressing grass growth,
but causing sheet and gully erosion. It has taken 50 years to achieve 
that objective or goal and now the Goodloes are able to keep much 
of the rain that falls on the ranchon the ranch! 

The Goodloes have used a wide variety of vegetation manipulation 
methods to accomplish their landscape goal and sustain what they 
want to produce. They have included: chaining; dozing and piling; 
seeding; fire; hand grubbing; and herbicide. Their philosophy is to 
defer the riparian area during the growing season and flash graze 
during the dormant season. A lush riparian zone is also attractive to 
all forms of wildlife, and when combining that with uplands in near 
climax condition, fee hunting becomes a major player in the overall
profitability of the ranch.

Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation.

First Saturday of the month - $5 FOR A BAG OF BOOKS! 10 am to 2 pm

You could build a bookcave!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BookClub - open your books and compare notes at

the next meeting on Thursday, October 4, to discuss the latest Masie Dobbs book:
 To Die But Once

At the last meeting we decided on a book for November: 
A Gentleman in Moscow

Writers: gather your pens/pencils/papers/laptops/etc and GO! to

the next meeting is Monday, October 8 at Capitan Library at 9.45 a.m.

at the NM Humanities Council - an enlightening journey through photographs


Don Bartletti's Pulitzer Prize Winning LA Times Photo Essay on Exhibition at NMHC 

Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 6:00pm
In the vast migration that’s changing the face of America, thousands of Central Americans annually attempt a harrowing 1,500-mile journey through the length of Mexico on the tops of freight trains.
Nearly all are visited by cruelty, hunger and fatigue.  Stowaways call the unscheduled train they run to catch “La Bestia” or The Beast.  Some are maimed or killed by the iron wheels.  In the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mara Salvatrucha gangsters, corrupt immigration and police officers and opportunist citizens hunt them like animals.  By contrast, in the state of Veracruz trackside residents throw gifts of food, water and clothing to migrants as the train passes by. 
Among these migrants are children as young as 12 who travel alone.  Most are trying to find parents – usually mothers - who left them behind years ago to work in the U.S.  For children, the dream of reunification becomes the quest for the Holy Grail.  Success comes only to the brave and the lucky.
In 2003, Bartletti’s six-part photo essay in the Los Angeles Times, “Enrique’s Journey” was awarded a Pulitzer for Feature Photography.  Bartletti was the first U.S. photojournalist to document the ongoing Central American diaspora of children clinging to freight trains and their dreams of crossing into the U.S.
Bartletti has an interesting New Mexico connection, too. In 2003, he was assigned to photograph legendary New Mexico author, Tony Hillerman, for a Los Angeles Times Travel Section story written by Hillerman.  Bartletti will share with exhibit reception guests his wild adventure in the Sandia Foothills capturing the portrait of a New Mexico treasure.
“Enrique’s Journey” opens Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6 pm. The exhibit runs through December 28, 2018 at the New Mexico Humanities Council, 4115 Silver SE, Albuquerque. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Enrique’s Journey exhibition is part of the "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" initiative, which is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The series is aimed at deepening the public's knowledge and appreciation of the interconnections joining democracy, the humanities, journalism and an informed citizenry. 
Special thanks go to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of the initiative and to the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. Thanks, too, to the City of Albuquerque's KiMo Theatre as a major sponsor of the series.
 Contact Info: (505)633-7370;

from Bookbub-book news: Coming: "We Were the Lucky Ones" TV show

Great news, historical fiction readers: A We Were the Lucky Ones TV show is now officially in the works! According to Deadline, Old 320 Sycamore will adapt Georgia Hunter‘s bestselling World War II novel for the small screen. Director and producer Thomas Kail — best known for his Tony award winning work on Hamilton, as well as Oliver Twist, Critical Hours, and Grease Live — is set to direct.
Since its publication in 2017, readers have raved about Hunter’s debut novel, which tells the story of a Jewish family separated by the horrors of World War II who struggle the survive and reunite. BookBub readers described the novel as “inspirational” and “informative,” and emphasized the importance of preserving this story. One reviewer wrote, “This is a story that NEEDED to be told,” with another reviewer adding, “As harrowing as it is to read about the atrocities of the Holocaust and each character’s journey after leaving the Polish ghetto, this story and others like it should be continually told for each generation. Bravo Georgia Hunter for getting it right… You are a beautiful writer.”
And what makes the novel even more special is that it was inspired by the tale of the author’s own grandparents. Kail, who is set to direct the We Were the Lucky Ones TV show, spoke of how, like so many fans, he was moved by the story:
“Georgia and I have been friends for almost 20 years. I remember, years ago, when she first mentioned her desire to illuminate this remarkable piece of her family history. I am overjoyed to be partnering with her to create a television version of this story that honors this incredible book.”
Georgia Hunter herself can’t wait to see the We Were the Lucky Ones TV show come to light. Hunter shared with Deadline:
“As both a friend and a fan, I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Tommy! I love his work, and I’m especially impressed by his ability to connect audiences to characters in the most human and genuine way possible. For him to put his signature touch on my family’s story is an honor and a thrill.”
As production begins, we look forward to learning more details about this historical adaptation, including casting, trailers, and release dates. And if you haven’t read We Were the Lucky Ones yet, now’s the perfect time to add it to your reading list!  By G.G. Andrew|