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Marfa artist creates staff for Chicago cardinal

Marfa artist creates staff for Chicago cardinal

February 2nd, 2017

(Staff photo by CAMERON DODD)Marfa artist Camp Bosworth recently completed work on a crozier for Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — When Marfa artist Camp Bosworth finished college in 1989 he was primarily a painter. But he quickly taught himself woodworking and carving when offered a commission making furniture …

Marfa ISD ballet folklórico troupe grows

Marfa ISD ballet folklórico troupe grows

February 2nd, 2017

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa ISD’s ballet folklóriko troupe performs for the Marfa ISD school board.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Ballet folklórico has been a part of Marfa ISD coach Arturo Alferez’s life for quite some time, following him from his high school days in El Paso, through his college years at Sul …

‘Licha’ Jimenez retires after 47 years with the Presidio Neighborhood Center

‘Licha’ Jimenez retires after 47 years with the Presidio Neighborhood Center

February 2nd, 2017

Current and former staff of the Big Bend Community Action Committee Presidio Neighborhood Center, from left: Jesus Gutierrez, Iela Mendoza, Rosalinda Peña, Alicia “Licha” Jimenez, and Isaura Brito.

By CAMERON DODD

Cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — “My sister has such a good heart,” Juanita Hillin said of her sister Alicia Jimenez. “She’s helped so many people. The whole …

Valentine Post Office debuts 2017 Valentine’s Day stamp

January 26th, 2017

The 2017 Valentine Post Office, “Love Station,” special cancellation stamp designed by Valentine High School senior Elvis Tarango.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

VALENTINE — The quiet Jeff Davis County town of Valentine will once again have its moment of glory in the run up to February 14. Love Station, the colloquial name for the Valentine Post …

Presidio shelter dog fostered by Alpine’s Holland Hotel

January 19th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

Nina

PRESIDIO — Nina is a longhaired black mutt, a mix of some kind of shepherd. She’s sweet and well mannered but unkempt. Not yet spayed, Nina has already birthed one litter of puppies. She has spent three months in the Presidio Animal Shelter without finding an adopted home.

On Sunday, however, Nina …

Journey into grasslands

Journey into grasslands

January 12th, 2017

(photos courtesy of PILAR PEDERSON)A Bison at the Nature Conservancy’s Rancho El Uno in the Sonoran Desert.

By PILAR PEDERSEN

Since first experiencing open prairie as a young adult, I have been captivated by grasslands. Hearing about people in country like ours who were making inroads into restoration of watersheds and grasslands, preserving ranching heritage, and …

Marfa designer’s clothes hit the racks worldwide

Marfa designer’s clothes hit the racks worldwide

December 1st, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Designer Ashley Rowe at her Lumberyard studio.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – For the past two years, Marfa-based designer Ashley Rowe has been developing her clothing line, taking it from a small, locally sold brand to an internationally renown imprint that is available in four countries on three continents.

“Part of …

Former Presidio teacher from Alpine receives life-saving lung transplant

December 1st, 2016

Robin Sohl Ritchie

PHOENIX, Arizona – Former Presidio educator and retired teacher Robin Sohl Ritchie of Alpine had a grateful Thanksgiving after receiving the 500th lifesaving lung transplantation at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Recently released from the hospital, Ritchie celebrated Thanksgiving with her husband at their new Arizona home.

The …

Area woman conquers 163-mile foot race

Area woman conquers 163-mile foot race

December 1st, 2016

Elise Sibley, an Alpine native conquered the rugged desert by finishing the 2nd Annual Trans-Pecos Ultra.

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Elise Sibley-Chandler of Alpine and Marfa completed the recent 2016 Trans-Pecos Ultra Marathon, a six-stage, seven-day foot race that crossed 163 miles of rugged Big Bend Ranch State Park country.

Elise, one of 13 participants who registered …

Marfa Lights, the prize-winning quarter horse

Marfa Lights, the prize-winning quarter horse

November 23rd, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

RUIDOSO – When most people talk about the Marfa Lights, they tell tales of the strange glowing orbs that flicker and dance on the horizon at night.

At the Ruidoso Downs horserace track, The Marfa Lights is a two-year-old prize-winning quarter horse that took a second-place, $450,000 purse in the All American Futurity …

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