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.
  • The United Way of Otero County held its 24th annual Day of Caring on Thursday. The yearly event is a massive coordination of volunteers, primarily airmen from Holloman Air Force Base, to complete service projects around Otero County for individuals and families that are unable to perform them for
  • LAS CRUCES >> The arrival of the yearly Hatch Chile Festival, which starts today, serves as a reminder that the green chile harvest is in full-swing.
  • The New Mexico Office of the State Auditor released a special audit on Wednesday, finding a shortfall of over $100 million allocated for special education.
  • Daily News Staff ReportLINCOLN, NM >> New Mexico State Police continue their investigation of a Tommy Gun stolen from the historic Lincoln County Courthouse Thursday morning, according to a NMSP press release.
  • For the most part, the stars in the nighttime sky don't appear as much more than points of light, at least, at face value.