Ruidoso, NM

A mountain resort town, Ruidoso, New Mexico lies in the rugged Sierra Blanca mountain range of south-central New Mexico, where it merges with the Sacramento Mountains to the south. Ruidoso is a rapidly growing resort community due to the region's alpine scenery, Ruidoso Downs racetrack, and slopes of Ski Apache, the Mescalero Apache Indian-owned ski resort on the Sierra Blanca. The tribe also operates the Inn of the Mountain Gods resort in the area, which includes a casino, hotel, and golf course. Ruidoso is home to a rich history, seasonal recreation and world class entertainment. Enjoy winter skiing or snowboarding at Ski Apache, summer at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and year-round on the hiking and mountain biking trails of the Lincoln National Forest. Don’t miss a show at Spencer Theater, Inn of the Mountain Gods or from some of the local troupes. Festivals abound year-round with the Ruidoso Art Festival, Festival of Lights, Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally and Mountain of Blues Festival. Perfectly situated, our mountain resort is ideal for weddings, conventions, or family reunions and has everything including horseback riding, golfing, shopping, dining and art. Try your luck at one of the three area casinos and on the horses.
  • Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Saturday will announce the approval of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line in southern New Mexico, which supporters say will bring jobs to the region but which Rep. Steve Pearce says could threaten the mission of White Sands Missile Range.
  • Highways and roadways throughout Lincoln County were blanketed in snow Thursday, keeping law enforcement officers on the streets for the day.
  • A difference of opinion on procedure resulted in Ruidoso Mayor Tom Battin casting the deciding vote whether to exceed by $5,000 a recommended contract figure for the village tourism director.
  • It's a sneak peek if you will. In preparation for the official opening of the new Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House location at 2704 Sudderth Drive, owners Will and Rebecca Ponder are offering a week of open house tours and taste testing for new and existing customers.
  • A recommended configuration option to accommodate future growth in aviation at Sierra Blanca Regional Airport was adopted by Ruidoso village councilors and is on its way to federal aviation officials for review and approval.