Day trip: Smokey Bear Historical Park

Courtesy of Smokey Bear Historical Park Visitors can learn about forest fires and the famous Smokey Bear at Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan. Place: Smokey Bear Historical Park Location: 118 First Street, Capitan. The park is three hours and 20 minutes or 190 miles from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy […]

Capitan’s Smokey Bear Days set for next weekend

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Compiled by William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Capitan’s Smokey Bear Days set for next weekend Yes, Smokey Bear was a real bear and he was rescued from a forest fire near Capitan. That’s why Capitan holds a “Smokey Bear Days Celebration” once a year. Now a U.S. Forest Service icon known all over the world, […]

Columnist makes, receives comments

By Ned Cantwell I receive a lot of feedback from readers. Hardly a year goes by that a reader won’t mention something I’ve written. Here are samples, most of which are actually true. Here is a fictitious conversation with a reader, based on some things that have really happened: We noticed that in a recent […]