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.
  • Alamogordo Police Department officers arrested a 39-year-old man after officers were called to the area of 24th Street and Harvard Avenue because the man was allegedly carrying a rifle and attempting to enter vehicles Saturday, an APD spokeswoman said.
  • Native American artists from New Mexico and Texas came to White Sands National Monument to display their wares and explain their crafts Saturday.
  • Gov. Susana Martinez, the First Gentleman Chuck Franco and other family members, along with Susan Reidel Republican candidate for the office of New Mexico Attorney General, came to Alamogordo to attend the Cottonwood Festival Saturday.
  • The Chamber of Commerce 34th annual Cottonwood Festival in Alameda Park got off to a good start with its Saturday kickoff, "The Ambassador's Club Pancake Breakfast.
  • A Chaves County jury found Matias M. Loza guilty of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering on Friday in connection with the AZ Boys'—Joe and Robert "Bob" Chavez—criminal organization that imported large quantities of methamphetamine into Otero County.