Tularosa Wine & Art Festival

The Tularosa Wine & Art Festival put on by the Rotary Club of Tularosa was a great success! This was the Rotary Club’s effort to bring the festival back to the village where the festival started 10 years ago. Thanks to all the terrific sponsors who helped make this event a success:
* United Country – Properties
* Flickinger Center
* Bank ’34
* Otero Federal Credit Union
* Otero County Electric Cooperative
* Coble Constructors
* First National Bank
* Mesa Verde Enterprises

The Rotary Club is already planning for the 2017 Tularosa Wine & Art Festival!

-Tom Jacoby

Goodbye German Air Force!

Photo courtesy German Air Force

For almost 20 years, the German Air Force has operated a flying training center at Holloman Air Force Base. But now they’re leaving by 2019 – what a sad development for our community. We have counted them as friends and neighbors, and it will be sad to see them go.

They’ve also been a major factor in our Otero County economy, with an impact of $50+ million dollars annually. With our county still suffering through the Great Recession, this is a heavy blow to absorb.


-Tom Jacoby