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.
  • SOCORRO, TEXAS>> The FBI is leading a multi-agency investigation into an explosion that critically injured two women suspected of finding ordnance while scavenging for scrap metal at a military training range in the desert north of El Paso.
  • Secretary of State Dianna Duran, who was re-elected in November after stressing her support for a photo identification requirement at polling places, is not supporting a bipartisan voter ID bill crafted by a Republican House member and a Democratic senator.
  • Peace and Justice of La Luz held a rally Saturday celebrating the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.
  • LAS CRUCES >> A Santa Fe jury awarded a $165.5 million verdict Friday in connection with a triple-fatal crash west of Las Cruces.
  • The fourth annual Otero County First Lego League competition took place Saturday morning at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Tays Center, sponsored by NMSU-A and OteroSTEM.