Alamogordo, NM

Alamogordo is southeastern New Mexico’s gateway to the Land of Enchantment. A town that both locals and New Mexicans alike refer to as "Alamo" is located just sixty miles from Las Cruces, NM, an hour and a half north of El Paso, TX and less than an hour's drive from the mountain resort towns of Cloudcroft and Ruidoso, New Mexico. Our town has a full calendar of events and lots of civic pride. Alamogordo boasts many fun and interesting thing to do. The Alameda Zoo is the oldest zoo in the southwest. The nearly century old Toy Train Depot has a wonderful museum and gift shop as well as long train rides in beautiful Alameda Park. Alamogordo is just 15 miles from White Sands National Monument one of New Mexico's natural wonders. Another must see is Oliver Lee State Park, south of town which was the site of historic battles between the US Army and the area Apache tribes. The New Mexico Space Museum and IMAX theater are also "Don't Miss" experiences. Each year Alamogordo hosts a Hot Air Balloon Festival and the community's Fourth of July celebration rates as tops in the region.
  • Carrizozo >> A crash involving a cement mixer and a loose trailer left an Alamogordo man dead Tuesday morning, a New Mexico State Police spokesman said.
  • One of the original board members and current treasurer Loren Jackson said AMT has performed Annie previously, in 1989.
  • The winners of the Sertoma Scholarship Pageant were named as Brandi Holcomb, Misa Tran, Staesha Gentry and Sarah Saldana.
  • Alamogordo has received slightly more than a half an of inch of rain so far this month, below average for July, but heavy rains are a possibility going into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Airman First Class Jesse Allen McCreesh, of the 49th SFS, and originally of Cloverport, Ky., feeds Tiny, the American Black Bear, a cookie at the Alameda Park Zoo on Tuesday.