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.
  • SANTA FE >> New Mexico is a step closer to allowing home delivery of beer and wine with meal purchases.
  • SANTA FE >> The House Judiciary Committee on Monday gave a unanimous recommendation to a bill that would require lobbyists to disclose more information about their activities, although some members complained that the bill had been drastically watered down from its original form.
  • TULAROSA >> The Otero County Sheriff's Office arrested a 58-year-old Tularosa man last week on methamphetamine trafficking charges stemming from the execution of a search warrant on his residence in February.
  • Daily News reportSANTA FE >> A bill that would extend the school year for elementary school students passed in the Senate Education Committee Monday on a 5-4 vote.
  • About 40 Alamogordo High School students gathered at the Tigers football field Monday morning to protest New Mexico's newest standardized test.