By Michael Ritterhouse and Gabriel Weinstein Tuesday (Nov. 11), our country will come together to honor our nation’s veterans. Here in Northern New Mexico, every...
ANGEL FIRE— Angel Fire Village Manager M. Jay Mitchell felt a rumble in the Pentagon at 9:38 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. A slight shake. Dust began to seep from the ceiling. Evacuation and alarm notices blared.
CIMARRON—If you spoke with Bernardino “Nino” Chavez you would not guess the longtime Cimarron resident had earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and participated in the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944.
RED RIVER — Dan Sewell, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday on May 12, is proud to be a veteran but admitted with a laugh, “I had the least exciting military career imaginable.”
EAGLE NEST— Lisa Sparks almost left Eagle Nest. Sparks put her house up for sale after her first winter in the village. She thought the cold weather wasn’t for her. But she decided to stay. Two years later, the Army veteran cannot think of a better place to live for someone with post-traumatic stress disorder.
By Gabriel Weinstein, Staff Writer Enrique “Henry” Cruz loves to chat. Cruz honed his conversational skills in the Marine Corps from 1953-1955. He reported to...
ANGEL FIRE — War correspondents are sometimes lost to history. Perhaps their name becomes nothing more than a forgotten byline on a forgotten news story. Perhaps, like so many of their brethren, they die alongside the soldiers whose stories they came to tell.