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.
  • LAS CRUCES >> Four years ago, Dianna Duran took advantage of scandals and criminal investigations involving her two Democratic predecessors — Mary Herrera and Rebecca Vigil-Giron — to become the first Republican elected as secretary of state in New Mexico since Jesusita Perrault
  • SANTA FE >> The last time New Mexico Republicans controlled the state House of Representatives, they rode the coattails of Dwight Eisenhower's landside 1952 presidential victory.
  • SANTA FE >> The New Mexico Department of Aging wants to speak with the public. Cabinet Secretary Gino Rinaldi will host a listening session Oct.
  • Members of the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired participated in the annual White Cane Awareness Walk Tuesday afternoon in observance of the White Cane Law.
  • People who dreamed of space exploration and shared their dreams with the world were honored on Saturday at the New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame.