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.
  • New Mexico Museuam of Space History Education Director Dave Dooling will discuss the accomplishments that resulted from the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.
  • The Alamogordo Daily News appreciates your input to the Community Calendar. To make sure items can receive proper attention, all information should be received by the newspaper at least five business days prior to the event.
  • The Alamogordo Daily News appreciates your input to the Community Calendar. To make sure items can receive proper attention, all information should be received by the newspaper at least five business days prior to the event.
  • Oregon Elementary School hosted a career day for students Friday, the last day of school before spring break. The school's Computer Lab Manager Sharon Loveland helped organize the event and said 11 groups participated this year, including the U.S. Air Force, UPS and Albertsons. Loveland said the school hosts a career fair every year before spring break as a way to get kids thinking about careers they might want to pursue.