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 Public Schools district won an award for having a successful and beneficial partnership with Holloman Air Force Base.
  • The 12th Judicial District Attorney's Office on Wednesday had to drop the charges against a man accused in a stabbing because the victim said he couldn't remember anything about a stabbing incident, a prosecutor said.
  • MAYHILL >> A rancher shot a cougar in Mayhill Friday that had been threatening local herds.In an e-mail to the Daily News, Otero County Roads Supervisor Wade Moore wrote that the man shot the cougar after it had killed a neighbor's horse and one of his calves.
  • The Public Service Company of New Mexico is warning Alamogordo customers of a phone scam.According to a PNM press release, several customers have reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be from the "PNM Disconnection Department" and threatening disconnection in two to three hours unless
  • The New Mexico Department of Health reported on Wednesday the first human West Nile virus case in the state this year.