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.
  • Maj. Clarence Anderson III was sentenced April 22 following a three-day general court-martial trial by a military judge to 3 1/2 years confinement and dismissal from the Air Force.
  • Editor's note: Police logs are provided to the Daily News by the Alamogordo Police Department.Friday, April 17Day shiftPatrick Richardson, 26, of Tularosa, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for an alleged probation violation.
  • A crowd of 300 people attended the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo's Tays Center on Saturday afternoon.
  • The Alameda Park Zoo kicked off it's 21st annual Earth Day Fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people in attendance.
  • Otero County Sheriff's Office deputies traded their uniforms for running shoes and athletic garb Friday for part of the leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics down U.