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.
  • Family and friends said Thursday Betty Hall Kalister, her husband Dr. Joseph Richard "Rick" Kalister and their daughter Nicole Marie Kalister were a friendly, fun loving family and very fond of the Fourth of July.
  • Fifteen days away from the 70th anniversary of the Trinity blast, Sen. Tom Udall met with the Tularosa Basin Downwinders to hear stories of how radiation from the atomic bomb affected the health and genes of the people in surrounding areas.
  • A meditation group is growing in Alamogordo. Lyn Brooks has been hosting a meditation circle Monday mornings in her home for the past two months and Tuesday mornings at the Alamogordo Senior Center for once a month.
  • The last E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial cartridges from the notorious Atari dig at the Alamogordo Landfill are now on sale on eBay.
  • The dance between the bright planets Venus and Jupiter in our evening sky that we've been witnessing over the past few days and weeks reminds us that we live in a dynamic universe.